Invitation to share your campus perspectives

On Thursday, March 2, 2017, from 9 a.m. until noon, OCR representatives will be on campus on the second floor of the Student Union Building to host open office hours. During this time, students, faculty and staff may stop by and visit with OCR representatives one-on-one.

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.

W. Basketball. Lady Bears Sweep Big 12 Weekly Awards

For the third time this season, Baylor women’s basketball swept Big 12 weekly awards on Monday, Feb. 27. Sophomore Kalani Brown was selected Big 12 Player of the Week for the third time this season and freshman Lauren Cox earned her fourth Freshman of the Week accolade.

W. Basketball. No. 4/3 WBB Wraps Regular Season at No. 16/16 Oklahoma

The No. 4/3 Baylor Lady Bears conclude regular season action at No. 16/16 Oklahoma on Monday, Feb. 26, 2017. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. (CT) in Norman, Okla.

M. Tennis. Men’s Tennis Welcomes UCF For Monday Match

Baylor’s 11th-ranked men’s tennis team closes out a three-match home stand by hosting No. 48 UCF Monday at 3 p.m. at the Hurd Tennis Center.

M. Golf. No. 11 Men’s Golf in Fourth Place at Querencia

Baylor men’s golf is tied for fourth place after shooting 3-under-par 281 in Sunday’s first round at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate at Los Cabos Querencia Country Club.

Scenes from Sing 2017

Congratulations to the winners of #BaylorSing 2017 — Kappa Omega Tau, for their act “Bein’ Green”! Phi Kappa Chi (“Fool’s Gold”) and Chi Omega (“Ice Ice Baby”) took home second- and third-place honors, respectively. The three prize-winning acts will be joined at this fall’s Pigskin Revue by Alpha Chi Omega & Pi Kappa Phi, Delta Delta Delta, Kappa […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I really truly wanted to be able to offer the same sense of community I got…”

[For Community Leader Appreciation Week, we’re sharing thoughts from CLs across campus all week; today, a University Parks CL.] “I’m a first-gen college student, so my parents didn’t go to college either, and I’m the oldest, so I really didn’t know what to expect at all. Then one of my professors, Dr. LeCompte, really gave me […]

Meet Baylor’s first professor — a 30-year-old Episcopalian from Connecticut

On Jan. 12, 1846, the original Baylor University Trustees met for the second time, just six months after Republic of Texas President Anson Jones had signed the university’s charter. The Trustees had already chosen Baylor’s first president, Henry Lee Graves; their next task was to determine who would have the honor of being the university’s first teacher. […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “The tests seem to all pile up in the same week.”

“I’m from Kansas City… It is so nice here today! It’s like, 65 degrees but it doesn’t feel like it. It feels like 80. It’s a lot warmer [in Waco compared to Kansas City]. I don’t know how warm it is there today — 45 or 50 degrees, so I’m not used to this, it […]

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: Baylor Campus Kitchen competes for hunger relief

Feb. 23, 2017
For the first time, the Campus Kitchen at Baylor University competed in “Raise the Dough,” an annual online fundraiser for the Campus Kitchens Project. Funds raised will help fund seeds and mulch for the Baylor community garden, cooking supplies and potentially a garden shed.

Baylor Lariat: NAACP hosts The Black Art Experience

Feb. 23, 2017
The Baylor NAACP will host The Black Art Experience at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in Barfield Drawing Room, featuring poets, singers, rappers, musicians, painters and vendors. “My number one goal is that the artists featured feel empowered to continue pursuing their artistic passions. This event is all about the artists. It’s their showcase; I’m just here to create a space in which they feel comfortable to do so,” said Tori Hasty, a junior from Washington, D.C., and NAACP vice president.

BBC World Service “Outlook”: On a mission to save gospel music

Feb. 23, 2017
AUDIO: Robert Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, speaks about his dedication to preserving gospel music through Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project. Over the years he's collected 8,000 songs, digitized them and made them available to the public. “Outlook,” a program produced by the BBC World Service, features true life stories from around the world.

Games for Change: Promoting Civics Education Through Serious Games

Feb. 23, 2017
This article cites the research of Brooke Blevins, Ph.D., and Karon LeCompte, Ph.D., both assistant professors of curriculum and instruction in Baylor’s School of Education. Blevins and LeCompte studied the effectiveness of iCivics, a free online website founded by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, and recommend it as a tool for teaching civics to primary and middle school students.

Millennials in PR Feel Unprepared to Offer Companies Advice on Moral Dilemmas at Work, Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2017) — Millennials who are pursuing careers in public relations do not feel prepared to offer advice on ethics to their companies — and in fact, they do not expect to face ethical dilemmas at work, according to a Baylor University study.

Progress Proceeds to Interviews with Presidential Candidates

WACO, Texas (Feb. 24, 2017) – In a report to the Baylor University Board of Regents on Feb. 17, Presidential Search Committee Chair Bob Brewton, B.B.A. ’74, of Houston, shared progress by the 12-member committee toward the recommendation of the University’s 15th president. The Committee hopes to complete its work and join the University in announcing a new president by the end of the spring semester.

This Week at Baylor – Feb. 26-Mar. 3, 2017

WACO, Texas (Feb. 24, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, events and concerts, including the African Student Association Fashion Show and a black gospel music celebration in honor of Black History Month.

School of Education Associate Professor Doug Rogers Elected President of National Association

WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2017) — Doug Rogers, Ed.D., associate professor in the Baylor School of Education, will be inducted as the president of the National Association of Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) on March 10, 2017, at the organization’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. Elected by a vote of all members, Rogers has served as president-elect since last year.

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…

Mar. 29 2:00-3:00pmSpring Staff Forum