New Faculties-in-Residence announced

Dr. Candi K. Cann and Dr. Clay Butler will serve as Faculties-in-Residence at North Village Texana House and Martin Hall respectively beginning in the fall.

Leaders of Campus Diversity Initiatives Report Progress

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.

Another opportunity to share your campus perspectives

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.

Another opportunity to share your campus perspectives

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.

Softball. No. 15 SB Punches Ticket to Women's College World Series

TUCSON, Ariz. -- No. 15-seeded Baylor softball (48-13) used some more late inning magic, powering through No. 2-seed Arizona (52-9) with a 6-5 win on Sunday evening at Hillenbrand Stadium, punching the team's ticket into the Women's College World Series.

M. Golf. Men's Golf Remains Seventh at NCAA Championships

Baylor men's golf remains tied for seventh place at the NCAA Championships after shooting 1-under-par 287 in Sunday's third round. The Bears sit at 9-under 855 heading to Monday's fourth and final round of stroke play.

Softball. No. 15 Rallies to Take Down No. 2 Arizona, Force Game Three

TUCSON, Ariz. -- No. 15-seeded Baylor softball (47-13) powered through a four-run sixth inning rally, taking down No. 2-seed Arizona (52-8) with a 6-4 win on Saturday evening at Hillenbrand Stadium, forcing an elimination Super Regional final on Sunday.

Track & Field. Track & Field Totals 17 Entries For NCAA Outdoor Championships

The Baylor track and field team will have 21 student-athletes representing it with 17 entries into the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championships, after qualifying 10 more entries on the final day of the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds at Mike A. Myers Stadium Saturday.

How one alumna’s Baylor mission trip led to a permanent move to serve

As a junior at Baylor in 2008-09, Kara Fonville joined the Baylor Religious Hour Choir. In between all the concerts, worship services and practices, she often heard her fellow choir members talking about the mission trip they had taken the year before to Port Shepstone, South Africa. By summer, she decided she needed to experience this for […]

Meet the women shaping the future of Baylor University

On June 1, Dr. Linda Livingstone will become the 15th president of Baylor — and, as many have noted, the first woman at the helm of the university. But by no means will Livingstone be the only woman molding the future of this university; dozens of women already serving in positions of leadership will be working with Livingstone as […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s probably just God taking you a different way than you’re expecting…”

“There were several times I was thinking I was never gonna make it to graduation, because I was struggling. I kept pushing, and calling my dad crying because I was stressed out. You just gotta keep going, no matter what… I think it was my first year, spring semester. I hadn’t really found my group […]

A national title and 2 Big 12 titles already this spring for Baylor — and the year’s not over yet

While it feels like we just barely turned the calendar over to 2017, in actuality, the spring semester is done, and with it, Baylor’s spring sports are drawing to a close. With two Big 12 titles (women’s indoor track, equestrian), one national title (acrobatics and tumbling), and nine spring sports currently in the top 25, here’s […]

Congratulations

Tao Zhu

Congratulations to faculty member Tao Zhu, Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research(CASPER)and spouse Shufan, on the birth of their daughter, Yingying, on April 18, 2017

Shawn Bell

Congratulations to staff member Shawn Bell, athletics, and spouse Hali, on the birth of their daughter, Saydi Lindsay Faye Bell, on February 21, 2017.

Yang Li

Congratulations to faculty member Yang Li, engineering and computer science, and spouse Dandan, on the birth of their daughter Anna on March 3,2017.

Renee Hanna

Congratulations to staff member Renee Hanna, office of investments, and spouse Si, on the birth of their daughter Lainey R. Hanna on February 14, 2017.

With Sympathy

Brayden Dyson

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.

Lee Lowe

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.

Melinda Oliver

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.

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: The Ball Game of Life

May 21, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden features J.M. Gates, who was influential to the sound of authentic black preaching and music. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

KXAS-TV (NBC Dallas/Fort Worth): Social Worker Helps Weatherford Student Succeed

May 24, 2017
VIDEO: Morgan Eary (M.S.W. Social Work ’16), program manager for Communities in Schools, is featured in this story for her work with a student at Weatherford High School. Eary worked with the student, who had suffered the loss of her mother and battled with drugs and alcohol, to provide emotional support, help her stay in school and pursue life goals – including acceptance into college. "I'm always amazed at the resiliency of teenagers," Eary said. "It always makes my heart so happy to see how far they've come and knowing how far they're gonna go."

Lake Cities Sun (Plano, TX): NCTC to host World Dracula Day Symposium

May 26, 2017
J. Gordon Melton, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of American Religious History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, spoke this week at the World Dracula Day Symposium at North Central Texas College’s Flower Mound campus. Melton, who has written reference books on vampires, presented “How Dracula Made the Protestant Reformation Possible.”

The Dispatch (Moline, IL): Westwood Singers remain dedicated to youth education

May 20, 2017
Information from Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project will be added to the curriculum at the Gospel Music Camp for youth. The project preserves vintage black gospel music through digital recordings.

Interactive Race Car Exhibit Comes to Mayborn Museum

WACO, Texas (May 25, 2017) – Do you think you have what it takes to be a Formula One driver? The Mayborn Museum Complex’s newest exhibit, “SPEED: Science in Motion,” allows visitors of all ages to test their reflexes and experience the exhilarating world of professional race car driving.

Baylor Physics Department Sends First Group of Students to McDonald Observatory

WACO, Texas (May 24, 2017) – Students in Baylor University’s “Topics in Astronomy” class took a break from the classroom last semester to visit McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas. The hands-on experience with observing the night sky gave them a better understanding of what the daily, or nightly, life of an astronomer is really like.

Everyone Likes A Discount. But Is Customized Pricing The Way To Go?

WACO, Texas (May 23, 2017) – Everyone likes a discount, right? And a discount tailored to your specific purchase patterns sounds even better. But is this approach effective?

What Zombies Can Tell Us about Ourselves: Baylor Professor and Author Talks about ‘Living with the Living Dead’

WACO, Texas (May 23, 2017) — Quick, before it’s too late: May is Zombie Awareness Month — so it’s high time for people to prepare for a zombie pandemic. But that’s more than a heads-up for those who are passionate about zombies. Those who yawn at the notion of the walking dead also have reason to take notice, says pop culture critic Greg Garrett, Ph.D., of Baylor University.

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 (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…