Waco Fire and Baylor Department of Public Safety to Participate in Campus Fire Safety Exercise Feb. 15

First responders with the Waco Fire Department and Baylor Department of Public Safety will participate in an exercise on campus at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, to evaluate the various agencies’ response in the event of a fire at Old Main, Draper and Burleson.

North Village, Texana House Announcement of Faculty-in-Residence Position

Campus Living & Learning invites applications for the North Village, Texana House Faculty-in-Residence position that will begin with the fall 2017 semester.

Baylor Launches Mentor Network to Students and Alumni

Baylor University launches the Baylor Mentor Network, an online platform that will create partnerships and drive career-related conversations between students and alumni.

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!

M. Basketball. No. 9 MBB Holds Off Oklahoma, 60-54

Johnathan Motley had 21 points with 16 rebounds and No. 9 Baylor ended a two-game slide with a 60-54 victory over Oklahoma on Tuesday night to remain in a tie for second place in the Big 12.

Softball. No. 24 SB Faces McNeese State in Midweek DH

No. 25/24 Baylor softball (7-3) is prepped for a midweek doubleheader with the McNeese State Cowgirls (5-6), facing MSU twice on Wednesday, Feb. 22, starting at 4 p.m. at Getterman Stadium.

New Baylor study: Did a drought — not flood — kill the Waco mammoths?

If you’re one of the tens of thousands of people who visit the Waco Mammoth National Monument every year (even more since its national monument designation in 2015!), you’ve heard the prevailing theory of how the mammoths found here died. For years, scientists have believed it likely that rising waters from the Bosque River flooded the site […]

Four ways Baylor parents support Baylor students

Sure, parents of college students everywhere send encouraging text messages and the occasional box of cookies to their kids away at college. But Baylor parents take it a step further, truly becoming part of the Baylor family. Whether they live close to campus or thousands of miles away, here are four special ways Baylor parents support Baylor students: […]

From Baylor to Paris: Alum’s work appears at prestigious modern art museum

At first glance, the images in “Someone to See,” a video by digital photographic and video artist Zach Nader, BFA ’07, appear both familiar and a bit disorienting. There’s a reason for that — Nader takes images from the world of advertising and fashion and digitally manipulates them to help viewers see them in a […]

Barbara Walker: social work leader, and Baylor’s first female African-American graduate

On June 2, 1967, Barbara Walker, BA ’67, graduated from Baylor with her degree in sociology. When she crossed the Commencement stage and received her diploma that day, Walker earned the distinction of becoming the first African-American woman to graduate from Baylor. (Just moments before, her classmate, Robert Gilbert, BA ’67, had received his degree in history […]

Congratulations

Jamie Justice

Congratulations to staff member Jamie Justice, sponsored programs, and husband James on the birth of their son, James Clayton Justice, on December 16, 2016.

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.

With Sympathy

Brennon Arnold

Sympathies to Brennon Arnold, Assistant Director for Internet Systems in the ITS - Internet Systems & Services Department, on the passing of his mother, Mrs. Amy Arnold, on January 18th.

Kathy Gorgas

Sympathies to Kathy Gorgas, Senior Account Payable Administrator in the Accounts Payable Department, on the passing of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Hazel Gorgas, on January 21st.

Becky Cliett

Sympathies to Becky Cliett, Senior Payroll Coordinator in the Payroll Department, on the passing of her sister, Ms. Sharon Monday, on January 11, 2017.

Felicia Cruz

Sympathies to Felicia Cruz, Director of Legal International Services in General Counsel, on the passing of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Juanita Salazar, on January 12, 2017.

Baylor Lariat: Communities in Schools looks to hire tutors, mentors

Feb. 13, 2017
Baylor students are among those being recruited by Communities in Schools, a national dropout prevention organization. Waco has a large at-risk student population.

Distinction (Hampton Roads, VA): Carver brings wood to life.

Feb. 20, 2017
Feature on Spencer Tinkham, B.A. (Economics) ’15, a woodcarver and conservation-minded sculptor on the Back Bay and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: The Blind Boys of Alabama

Feb. 19, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden tells about the Grammy-winning Blind Boys of Alabama, who have been singing spirituals since 1939. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

Baylor Board of Regents Adopts Slate of Governance Changes

WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – The Baylor Board of Regents today adopted new bylaws that will improve University governance by increasing diversity among the Regents, provide voting privileges to a second-term student Regent and give the public a more transparent view of Board operations and decisions.

Penn State Professor To Present “The Myth of the Dead Sea Scrolls” Lecture

WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – Daniel Falk, Ph.D., professor of classics and ancient Mediterranean studies and the Chaiken Family Chair in Jewish Studies at Penn State University, will lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Baylor University.

Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science Students Host Activities to Celebrate Engineer’s Week, Feb. 19-25

WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2017) – In recognition of the National Engineer’s Week, Feb. 19-25, Baylor Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) students joined together to plan ECS Week, their adaptation of the event.

Baylor Competition Winners to Perform at Carnegie Hall

WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2017) – Fifteen soloists and four chamber groups have been selected as winners of this year’s Semper Pro Musica Solo and Chamber Music Competition within Baylor University’s School of Music. To celebrate their accomplishments, the student winners will take to the stage May 25 at renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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…

Feb. 22 4:00-6:00pmSoftball vs. McNeese State
Feb. 22 6:30-8:30pmSoftball vs. McNeese State
Feb. 22 6:00-9:00pmBaseball at Texas State
Feb. 24Track at Big 12 Indoor Championship
Feb. 24 11:00am - 2:00pmWomen's Tennis at Miami
Feb. 24 3:00-5:00pmSoftball vs. SIUE
Feb. 24 5:30-7:30pmSoftball vs. Massachusetts
Mar. 29 2:00-3:00pmSpring Staff Forum