Do you need to create a will?

Full time faculty and staff, and eligible family members, can access the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for a template suitable for a will or other documents.

Notice of Public Safety Training Exercises

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, from 7 a.m. until 12 noon, five agencies from McLennan County will be conducting a large-scale training exercise of a simulated incident occurring in Martin Hall on the Baylor University campus.

Baylor to Conduct Full Monthly Test of Emergency Notification System on May 20

Baylor University will conduct the monthly test of its outdoor mass notification and indoor voice evacuation systems, as well as all Baylor Alert emergency notification system modalities, including voicemail, email, text and @BaylorAlert Twitter, between 2:45 and 3 p.m. Friday, May 20. All contacts will receive the test voicemail, email and text messages.

Something Happening in Your Life Soon?

Getting married? Having a new baby bear soon? Don't forget to update your Baylor benefit coverage in SmartBen!

Baseball. No. 6 Baseball Falls to No. 3 TCU at Big 12 Championship

No. 6 seed Baylor baseball fell 12-5 to No. 3 seed TCU (ranked 14th in country) on Wednesday evening at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark at the 2016 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship.

M. Tennis. Lenz Loses In NCAA Singles Championship First Round

Baylor men's tennis senior Julian Lenz was eliminated in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championship with a straight-set loss against Wake Forest’s Petros Chrysochos Wednesday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

W. Tennis. Generette, Shankle Ready For NCAA Doubles Action

The Baylor women's tennis duo of Kiah Generette and Blair Shankle will open its NCAA Doubles Championship run against Georgia’s Mariana Gould and Ellen Perez Thursday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla.

W. Soccer. Soccer Germany Trip Final Blog Entry

Our alarm clocks went off at 8 AM here in Germany, and we hopped out of bed and peaked outside at the weather so we could plan to dress accordingly.

For these father-daughter Baylor grads, protecting the environment is a family affair

Greer Tidwell, BSES ’85, and his daughter Brittainy, BSME ’15, have a lot in common. For starters, they’re both Baylor engineering graduates; they also both love the outdoors. It’s a love that came naturally. Greer grew up on a farm outside of Nashville, where his father, Greer Tidwell Sr., was an early environmental engineer. He passed on […]

Baylor School of Social Work names new dean

It’s official: Dr. Jon Singletary, BA ’93, is the new dean of the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. And it won’t take Singletary long to get up to speed; neither the position nor the school is entirely new to Singletary. He’s been interim dean since June 2015, when he succeeded the late Dr. Diana Garland. […]

New Disney castle in Shanghai designed by a Baylor grad

There’s a new kingdom coming to China: Disneyland Shanghai. Opening in June, the park features six different lands, including Adventure Isle, Gardens of Imagination, Mickey Avenue, Tomorrowland, Treasure Cove, and Fantasyland. But the crown jewel of the park? The Enchanted Storybook Castle (pictured above) — which, as it so happens, was designed by a Baylor Bear. That […]

Baylor marina update one of many campus projects underway this summer

It’s amazing to think that it’s only been in the last 20 years or so that Baylor has begun to really utilize the campus’ unique riverfront setting. The push that began with Baylor Ballpark and the rest of the Turner Riverfront Athletic Complex in 1999 has been followed by the Umphrey Law Center in 2001, Mayborn Museum Complex in 2004, […]


Antonio Macias

Congratulations to faculty member Antonio Macias, school of business, and wife Paula, on the birth of their daughter Filomena on May 11, 2016.

Bradley & Lindsay Rettler

Congratulations to staff and faculty members Bradley and Lindsay Rettler, philosophy, on the birth of their son Duncan on May 5, 2016.

Danielle Williams

Congratulations to faculty member Danielle Williams, English, and husband Christopher on the birth of their daughter Adrienne on March 2, 2016.

Finley Edwards

Congratulations to faculty member Finley Edwards, economics, and wife Emily on the birth of their son Alvin Charles on May 5, 2016.

With Sympathy

Betsy Willis

Sympathies to faculty member Betsy Wills, accounting department, on the death of her mother, Mrs. Almarie Best, on May 20, 2016.

Colton (Coho) Menk

Sympathies to the family and friends of Baylor graduate Colton (Coho) Menk who passed away May 19, 2016.

Sally Askins

Sympathies to faculty member Sally Askins, theater arts, on the death of her mother, Mrs. Patricia Askins, on May 16, 2016.

Travis Engel

Sympathies to Baylor student Travis Engel on the death of his father, Mr. Darrell Engel, on May 20, 2016.

Focus Daily News: DBU grants honorary doctorate to Mitch Bennett

May 24, 2016
Mitch Bennett, BBA Accounting ’88, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Dallas Baptist University on May 13, 2016. Bennett has worked for DBU for the past 28 years, and he currently serves as the director of gift accounting and assistant to the chancellor.

Heavy: Chip and Joanna Gaines: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

May 24, 2016
Chip Gaines, BBA Marketing ’98, and his wife Joanna, BA Communication Specialist ’01, run Magnolia Market, Magnolia Homes and Magnolia Farm, and star in the HGTV hit-series “Fixer Upper.” The couple does not own a television, but instead have a farm with chickens, cows, goats and horses. They met at an auto repair shop, have four children, and transformed their own Victorian farmhouse from a two-bedroom house into their family home. They were honored as “The Alumni of the Year” in 2015 for their remarkable achievements.

What ‘Pro Bono’ Really Means And Why Such Work Is Important Today

WACO, Texas (May 19, 2016) – Most people believe “pro bono” means “for free.”

Faith and ‘The Facebook Effect’: Young Social Media Regulars Less Committed to One Religion

WACO, Texas (May 16, 2016) — Youths who use social media are more likely to develop a “pick-and-choose” approach to customize their faith — regardless of what their religious tradition teaches — than those who do not use social media, according to a Baylor University study.

UPDATE - Power Restored - Campus Power Outage, May 14, 2016

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WACO, Texas (May 14, 2016) – Power is gradually being restored throughout campus after a power outage caused by a lightning strike affected a significant portion of the main Baylor University campus today.

Regents Receive Briefing from Pepper Hamilton; Approve Operating Budget, Capital Projects; Confirm New Regents

WACO, Texas (May 13, 2016) – At its regular spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents attended to a variety of matters related to the business of the University. The Board received a comprehensive briefing from Pepper Hamilton LLP, whose services were retained by the Board in September 2015 to conduct an independent and external investigation of the University’s response to reports of sexual and interpersonal violence. Over the coming weeks, the Board will carefully consider the information provided in the briefing and determine how to decisively act upon Pepper Hamilton’s findings and recommendations. The members of the Board will be guided by their faith as they make significant decisions for the welfare of Baylor students, the direction of the institution and the good of Baylor Nation.