Last week the Baylor University Board of Regents held its quarterly meeting, which included an orientation for seven new Regents, a new committee structure and implementation of a comprehensive slate of governance reforms aimed at making our University even better.
WACO, Texas (July 21, 2017) – The Baylor University Board of Regents held its first meeting since adopting a slate of best-practice governance reforms in the spring that enhance operations, Board diversity, open communication and constituent representation.
The Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Coalition unites 45 agencies and organizations for an unprecedented, effective collaboration to bring traffickers to justice and help survivors heal. Baylor alumni, faculty and staff fill vital roles in the coalition.
July 10, 2017 Article about Jay Dittmann, Ph.D., and Kenichi Hatakeyama, Ph.D., associate professors of physics in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, who have been working since 2010 with the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) collaboration at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, an international collaboration among 21 member states and more than 500 academic institutions and corporations. Dittmann is deputy project manager of the team that manages the Hadron Calorimeter, a key component of the CMS. He is primarily focused on one of the most enigmatic concepts in the cosmos — dark matter.
Things may be different on campus during the summer, but that doesn't mean you don't have access to fun and fitness as you attend summer classes. Here you will find summer hours of operation for dining, the McLane Student Life Center, the Pullin Family Marina, and the Game Room at the Bill & Vera Daniel Student Union Building.
WACO, Texas (May 19, 2017) – As Baylor University continues to pursue an environment that exhibits cultural humility and inclusion, the work of two groups is making an impact. For the past 18 months, a Special Assistant to the University President and the 15-member President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD) have been working across the University to build programs, complete agreements and organize initiatives that provide an environment of acceptance and support for students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.
Baylor University continues to cooperate with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in their Title IX investigation on our campus. For the last several months, we have been working collaboratively with OCR to provide timely and responsive information about our policies, procedures, and practices. Last month, OCR began the process of visiting our campus to hear from interested students, faculty and staff regarding their experiences and perspective regarding Baylor's efforts to prevent and address sex- and gender-based harassment and violence. OCR will be on campus again next week to continue this stage of the process. We encourage interested community members to take advantage of this opportunity.
If you opened Facebook at all last week, you probably saw this viral video of a men’s choir group “go coconuts” on an Emirates flight. Posted a week ago today, the video has already been viewed more than 12 million times on social media. That choir was none other than the Baylor University Men’s Choir. […]
“My favorite part [of Line Camp as a freshman] was probably Independence. … Walking through the archway was pretty awesome for me, because I was like, ‘Oh dang, I have friends and a family here.’ It was really cool. It was like all the generic stuff people say — ‘you have a community’ — but […]
Get ready — tickets for #BaylorHomecoming and #BaylorFamily Weekend events go on sale — online only — at 10 a.m. this Tuesday, Aug. 1. Returning to Waco for Homecoming (Oct. 19-21)? Visit www.baylor.edu/homecoming/buy to get your tickets for the football game against West Virginia, Pigskin Revue and the Class Reunion Gatherings, hosted by the Baylor Alumni Network for those who […]
Every four years, the International Association for the Psychology of Religion (IAPR) chooses one scholar whose impact on the field is most deserving of their biggest honor. This year, a Baylor professor earned that honor. Dr. Wade Rowatt, a Baylor psychology since 1997, was honored with the 2017 IAPR Godin Prize for the Scientific Study […]
Sympathies to Baylor student, Brayden Dyson, on the passing of her mother, Mrs. Kristen Dyson, on April 7, 2017.
Ray and Vicki Nazzario
Sympathies to Ray Nazzario, Senior Analyst Programmer in the ITS/Technology/Libraries and Mrs. Vicki Nazzario, part-time Student Athlete Support Academic Support Services in the Student Athlete Support Services Department, on the passing of their father and father-in-law, Mr. Raymond Nazzario, on April 13, 2017.
Sympathies to Lee Lowe, BSB Animal Facility Supervisor, on the passing of her father Bill (William James) Harlan, a Baylor retiree, on April 7, 2017.
Sympathies to Melinda Oliver, Assistant Director of Scholarships in the Student Financial Aid Department, on the passing of her father, Mr. James Hallum, Jr., on April 8, 2017.
July 22, 2017 Incoming Baylor freshman Katie Gasiorowski is one of three students recently honored as 2017 recipients of the Class of W.B. Ray High School 1958 Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship was established in 2003, supported by Class of 1958 classmates and friends, and is endowed at Coastal Bend Community Foundation.
July 28, 2017 VIDEO: Baylor University’s Moody Memorial Library will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year, and to help it get ready in a big way, the library has received a $100,000 grant from the Moody Foundation to begin renovations and upgrades to its first floor. “We hope to see the entire first floor reimagined to include the kind of spaces students have told us are important to their success, like individual study spaces and aesthetically pleasing areas that inspire creativity, collaboration and academic success,” said Beth Farwell, director of Central Libraries. Work is expected to begin this fall.
July 28, 2017 VIDEO: Baylor President Linda Livingstone joined anchor Julie Hays for a "Midday" interview on a variety of topics, including why she returned to Baylor, the various challenges and opportunities ahead as the University prepares for fall classes to begin and her excitement about Baylor’s athletics programs.
WACO, Texas (July 27, 2016) – More than one hundred fifth- through ninth-graders will learn about civics and provide a rich resource for Baylor faculty research during the annual Baylor University iEngage Summer Civics Institute. Now in its fifth year, running from July 31 - Aug. 4, the camp is hosted by Baylor School of Education through a grant from the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation.
WACO, Texas (July 27, 2017) – Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., will address Baylor University graduates for the first time as University president during summer commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Aug. 12. The ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive.
WACO, Texas (July 25, 2017) – In a continuing effort to provide alumni, parents and the general public with a convenient online ordering system for Family Weekend and Homecoming special events, Baylor University will launch event ticket sales at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1.
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.
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.…
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 (www.baylor.edu/alumni/magazine/1403/index.php?id=934251), I note that the virtue of hope enables us to face the brokenness of our lives and…