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Emergency Action Plan

Baylor University is required to have in place an Emergency Action Plan per OSHA standards. The following information is included within the plan and should be reviewed by each employee.

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To learn more about the Staff Performance Appraisal process and how to navigate through it in BaylorCompass, consider attending a Performance Management Workshop.

Football. Linwood, Russell Tabbed To Maxwell Award Watch List

Baylor juniors Shock Linwood and Seth Russell have earned a spot on the watch list for the 79th-annual Maxwell Award, The Maxwell Football Club announced Tuesday.

Football. Billings, Oakman Named To Bednarik Award Watch List

Baylor junior defensive tackle Andrew Billings and senior defensive end Shawn Oakman have been named to the 2015 Chuck Bednarik Award watch list, The Maxwell Football Club announced Tuesday.

W. Basketball. WBB's Nina Davis and USA Squad Cruise to Win

The USA Women’s World University Games team posted a 90-75 victory over China in Group C play in the 2015 World University Games on July 6 at Dongkang College in Gwangju, South Korea.

W. Basketball. USA Women Defeat Italy In Opener

The USA World University Games women's basketball team, after committing 33 turnovers and a trailing by as much as six points in the first-quarter, went on to defeat Italy, 80-68, in Group B preliminary round play on Saturday night at Dongkang College Gymnasium.

Loving Annabelle: A Baylor family’s heartbreaking, yet inspiring journey

Warning: You’re going to need Kleenex for this one. Almost exactly a year ago, we wrote about Baylor alumna Tricia Roos, BBA ’04, being named TAPPS 5A Female Coach of the Year — the top honor for any female coach from the state’s largest private schools. She had recently learned she and her husband, Jonas (BBA […]

Summer Send-Off Parties connect new Baylor students from coast to coast

Hundreds of incoming Baylor students are headed to campus this fall from places where seeing someone dressed in green and gold and throwing up a “sic ’em” isn’t an everyday occurrence. But in places like Chicago, Washington, Los Angeles, and dozens of other cities across the nation, there are more members of the Baylor family then […]

Baylor named a Fiske ‘Best Buy’ School – again

I would call a Baylor education “priceless,” but each year, studies like this one from the Fiske Guide to Colleges manage to put a value on it — and this year was no different. Baylor is one of just 44 institutions — public or private, college or university, from the U.S., U.K. and Canada — on […]

#FiveStarr: Celebrating athletic highlights of President Starr’s 5 years at Baylor

Five years ago this summer, Ken Starr took office as Baylor’s 14th president. From the beginning, he said that athletics were “the front porch of the University,” and since the early days of his tenure, when he fought tirelessly to stabilize and secure Baylor’s spot on the national stage, Baylor’s front porch has grown in […]


Daniel Peppe

Congratulations to Daniel Peppe, geology, and spouse, Sholly, on the birth of their son, James Vincent Peppe, March 11, 2015.

Deborah Ganske

Congratulations to Deborah Ganske, psychology training clinic, and spouse, Gordon, on the birth of their son, Everett James Ganske, February 27, 2015.

Doug and Lacy McNamee

Congratulations to Lacy McNamee, communications, and spouse, Douglas, athletics development, on the birth of their daughter, Josephine Ryan McNamee, March 23, 2015.

Emily Sandvall

Congratulations to Emily Sandvall, engineering and computer science, and spouse, Bryce, on the birth of their daughter, Beckham Wynn Sandvall, October 24, 2014.

With Sympathy

Tommie R. Thompson

Sympathies to family, friends and Baylor co-workers of Dr. Tommie R. Thompson, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, who died June 29, 2015.

Della Adams

Sympathies to the family and friends of retired Baylor staff member Mrs. Della Adams, residence life, on her death June 24, 2015.

Jeanette Kucera

Sympathies to Baylor staff member Jeanette Kucera, student financial aid, on the death of her mother, Mrs. Normajean Limpscomb, on June 28, 2015.

Lisa McKethan

Sympathies to Baylor staff member Lisa McKethan, sponsored programs on the death of her father, Mr. Bill Hamlin, on June 29, 2015.

Black Christian News: Study Shows Church Size Matters When It Comes to Views on Racial Inequality

July 6, 2015
Congregation size has an impact on how people view the reasons for racial inequality, according to a new study by researchers at Baylor and the University of Southern California. Those who attend very large congregations do not tend to attribute divisions between blacks and whites to discrimination, but to something other than structural failings in society. Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D., and Jerry Z. Park, Ph.D., both associate professors of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, co-authored the study, which was published in the journal Religions. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights: Graves of Shame

July 6, 2015
For years, a team of forensic anthropologists led by Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, helps identify migrant remains found near the Texas-Mexico border and return them to grieving families. This is a portion from an article in The Texas Observer. (Tonya Lewis, covers faculty and research in the department of anthropology in Baylor’s
College of Arts and Sciences.)

The Baptist Standard: Texas Tidbits: McLendon named dean at Baylor School of Education

July 6, 2015
Baylor graduate Michael McLendon, BA ’91, has joined Baylor University’s faculty as dean of the School of Education and professor of higher education policy and leadership.

Associated Press/Stars and Stripes: VA hospital that once treated Civil War veterans could close

July 3, 2015
John Klocek, Ph.D., lecturer and clinical director of the Baylor Psychology Clinic, is quoted in this article about Battle Mountain Sanitarium, a historic VA hospital in Hot Springs, S.D., which has treated veterans from the Civil War to today’s conflicts and could soon close. While Klocek agreed with the VA that there is no proof treatment is better in tranquil environments, "we know that even from just everyday experience that being in an environment that is quieter reduces the amount of stimulation coming in; it helps folks relax and focus on what's at hand." But he added that the access to employment and opportunities to help veterans re-enter society is also crucial. Klocek has studied and worked with veterans for years, including at a VA hospital. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Baylor Bookstore to Host Isaiah Austin Book Signing

WACO, Texas (July 6, 2015) – In partnership with Isaiah Austin, the Baylor Bookstore will host an in-store book signing for Austin’s new title, <i>Dream Again</i>, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 10, at the bookstore at 1201 S. Fifth St. on the Baylor campus.

Baylor University Mourns Passing of Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering

Baylor University is mourning the passing of Tommie R. Thompson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, who died June 29, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. A memorial service will be announced at a later date and held at Austin Avenue United Methodist Church in Waco.

Isaiah Austin book signing at the Baylor Bookstore on July 10

In partnership with Isaiah Austin, the Baylor Bookstore will host an in-store book signing for Isaiah’s new title Dream Again on Friday, July 10.

Baylor Law School’s Veterans’ Assistance Clinic Receives Grant from State Bar of Texas

WACO, Texas (July 1, 2015) — For the first time in Baylor Law School history, the State Bar of Texas has awarded a grant to support and foster the ongoing effort of the Baylor Law School Veterans’ Assistance Clinic to provide Texas military veterans free legal counsel.

Sep. 24 11:30am - 1:00pmFall Staff Forum Luncheon