Reminder from Parking Services

Happy New Year and welcome back to campus! If you are driving a new vehicle to campus this semester - or a current vehicle with NEW plates - remember to update your parking account!

Feeling Stressed or Overwhelmed?

Ever feel stressed or overwhelmed? Join us for the Stress Management Workshop and get tools to help.

Switching to the High Deductible Health Plan?

If you elected to enroll in the HDHP for 2017 and currently have a balance in your PPO healthcare Flexible Spending Account, you must spend the remaining dollars and have a ZERO balance as of December 31, 2016.

Need eyeglasses or contacts before the new year?

If you currently subscribe to Baylor's supplemental vision insurance, National Vision Administrators (NVA), you may wish to consider an appointment with your provider before the end of the year, especially if you need to exhaust your Flexible Spending Account balance.

M. Basketball. Motley Leads No. 6 Men's Hoops Past Texas, 74-64

Johnathan Motley set career highs with 32 points and 20 rebounds for No. 6 Baylor, which went ahead to stay with a big run before halftime on the way to a 74-64 victory over Texas on Tuesday night.

W. Basketball. No. 2/2 WBB Welcomes Iowa State Wednesday

The No. 2/2 Baylor Lady Bears begin a two-game home stand with a matchup against Iowa State on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. (CT) inside the Ferrell Center. It is the first meeting of the conference season between Baylor and the Cyclones.

Thank you, Baylor Police!

In a time of danger — say, a fire breaks out, or a crime is committed — most of us will run away; that’s just human nature. Thankfully, we have first responders — such as Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) officers — who run to the scene, even into harm’s way, to help keep us safe. We […]

Baylor, Round Rock set to honor 90th anniversary of Immortal Ten’s passing

Sunday, January 22 will mark the 90th anniversary of the tragic accident outside Austin that took the lives of 10 Baylor students — the group we remember today as the Immortal Ten. For generations, their story has been passed down each year during Mass Meeting just before Homecoming, and in 2007, a memorial went up in […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “We actually got engaged over break…”

Him: “We actually got engaged over break, just after New Year’s! We met here last year… We’ve been dating for almost a year now.” Her: “Which a lot of people say is very quick, but we’re pretty mature for our age. … I think a part of us was like, why can’t we just start living […]

Baylor named a ‘Best College Value’ again — this time, by Kiplinger’s

Hearing this sort of thing from outside sources never gets old: Once again, Baylor has been named a “Best College Value” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, coming in at No. 64 among private universities. Kiplinger’s 2017 list is based on factors such as admission rate, student-faculty ratio, graduation rate, financial aid, and of course sticker price. […]


Renee & Andrew Meyer

Congratulations to faculty members Renee Umstaddt Meyer and Andrew Meyer, health, human performance and recreation, on the birth of their daughter Cora Marie on January 4, 2017.

Hannah King

Congratulations to staff member Hannah King, office of the registrar, and spouse Justin, faculty member in Religion and the Honors College, on the birth of their son, Grayson Skinner King, on December 6, 2016.

Amos Barker

Congratulations to Amos Barker, student financial aid, and spouse Alisha, on the birth of their daughter Juliana Alexa on November 21,2016.

Kimo Cummings

Congratulations to staff member Kimo Cummings, academic integrity, and spouse Joanna on the birth of their son, James Walker Cummings on November 2, 2016.

With Sympathy

Dr. Scott Koziol

Sympathies to Dr. Scott Koziol, Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, on the passing of his father, Mr. Mike Koziol, on January 10th, 2017.

Dr. David Jeffrey

Sympathies to Dr. David Jeffrey, Distinguished Professor of Literature and the Humanities in the Honors Program and Senior Fellow in the Baylor Institute for Studies in Religion, on the passing of his mother, Mrs. Florence Jeffrey, January 8, 2017.

Nan Ketcham

Sympathies to Nan Ketcham, Clinical Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director in the Louise Herrington School of Nursing , on the passing of her mother, Mrs. Sammie Baker, on January 8, 2017.

Susan Anz

Sympathies to Susan Anz, Interim Associate Vice President for Financial Services & Treasurer in the Controller’s Office, on the passing of her brother, Mr. Craig Dunham, on January 8, 2017.

KDFW-TV (Dallas, Fort Worth/FOX): Texas family to receive vet's remains 50 years after his death

Jan. 13, 2017
VIDEO: The remains of Air Force Capt. Robert Russell Barnett, M.A. ’55, a former Baylor football standout in the 1950s, have been returned to his family 50 years after his plane was shot down in Laos in 1966. Barnett was awarded the Purple Heart, the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and the Air Medal with Clusters, and his name is listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. “We are so appreciative and just so grateful and thankful to our country that they did this for us,” his youngest daughter Debra Coffey said. “We'll be at peace, and our dad will be at peace. Our dad will home. He's a Texan, and he needs to be brought back to Texas.”

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): REACH hosts volunteer training class for community

Jan. 15, 2017
VIDEO: Baylor University senior psychology major Hanna Forbes was one of the volunteers working with a local therapeutic riding center with REACH, Riding Equines to Achieve Confidence and Health (REACH). "It helped so much getting to learn everything about this program," Forbes said. "I just love horses, and I have a heart for people with disabilities and I just think this is a great way to volunteer."

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Volunteers prepare for city-wide day of service

Jan. 14, 2017
VIDEO: Campus Kitchen at Baylor and Heart of Texas Urban Gardening Coalition partnered for a service project on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service that would eventually send more than 300 volunteers to urban garden sites across the city. Among those interviewed was Eric Pritt, an Americorps VISTA who serves as coordinator of Campus Kitchen at Baylor. "They're going to places where kids use those gardens to learn about nutrition from the roots up. And these churches have gardens that they feed community members fresh local grown produce where people don't have fresh local grown produce," Pritt said.

National Review: William Peter Blatty, Between Time and Eternity

Jan. 14, 2017
Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., dean of the Honors College and Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Culture at Baylor, writes about his personal friendship with William Peter Blatty, best known as the author of “The Exorcist,” later made into an Academy Award-winning film. “Whatever one makes of the most visually offensive images in the film, it cannot be doubted that it embodies a desperate search for faith and sacrificial love in a world that has lost its ethical and metaphysical bearings, where modern science apparently has no need for God and where the pervasive suffering of the innocent casts doubt on the existence of a good and all-powerful God,” Hibbs wrote.

Want to Ace an Exam? Tell a Friend What You Learned

WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2017) — Students who are given information and tell someone about it immediately recall the details better and longer — a strategy which could be a plus come test time, says a Baylor University researcher.

Biblical Mosaics Discovered in Ancient Israeli Synagogue Will Be Topic of Lecture by Excavation Director Jan. 19

WACO, Texas (Jan. 12, 2017) — New discoveries of mosaics uncovered in an ancient synagogue in Israel’s Galilee region will be the topic of an upcoming slide-illustrated lecture by Jodi Magness, Ph.D., director of the excavations.

This Week at Baylor – Jan. 9-14, 2017

WACO, Texas (Jan. 9, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host notable events, including a lecture on the origin of evil.

Baylor Mourns the Passing of Texas Baptist Leader, Dean Emeritus of Truett Seminary Paul W. Powell

WACO, Texas (Dec. 29, 2016) — Baylor University is mourning the passing of Dr. Paul W. Powell, the Texas Baptist pastor and leader who served as dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary and former chair of Baylor University’s Board of Regents. Powell died Dec. 28 in Tyler at the age of 83.

Acts of Love

Truett graduate Jeremy Courtney (MDiv ’04) was recently named Baylor University’s Young Alumnus of the year. Courtney cofounded Preemptive Love Coalition, a global coalition of peacemakers changing the way we engage the world’s most polarizing conflicts by confronting fear with acts of love.

Baylor and Xavier University of Louisiana

Baylor signed its first ever exchange program with an HBCU on Thursday, October 20th.

Engineers in the Field

Supported by a Missions Research grant from Baylor Missions, students and faculty from the organization Engineers with a Mission travelled to Laredo, Texas in July 2016 to drill a water well. Despite being only 15 miles outside of Laredo, the people that live in the Las Lomas colonia do not have running water in their homes.…

Remembering our Hope

In the midst of the challenges we are facing at Baylor, it is important for us to remember “the hope to which we have been called” (Eph. 1:18).  In a reflection this past summer for Baylor Magazine (, I note that the virtue of hope enables us to face the brokenness of our lives and…