Open Enrollment is Just Around the Corner

November 1 - 18, 2016 is Baylor's Open Enrollment for benefits that will be in effect for 2017. If you have been considering a change in plans for medical, dental or vision, or want to continue your Flexible Spending Account, you can do so during Open Enrollment.

Baylor Pledges Cooperation with OCR Review

WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2016) – On Tuesday evening, the University received notice from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) that it will investigate a complaint filed by Baylor’s former Title IX Coordinator. An OCR review of this nature results in a broad, comprehensive look at policies, procedures and practices for a specified number of years: in this case, from the Fall of 2014 to the present. Interim President David E. Garland immediately assured OCR the University will cooperate fully with the investigation.

Outstanding Staff

Have you submitted a nomination for a staff member you believe is outstanding? Honor a staff member for their contribution to Baylor's students, community members, and colleagues!

Memorial service for David Grotberg Wednesday

Baylor University will hold a memorial service for David Grotberg, a sophomore University Scholar from Fergus Falls, Minnesota, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Powell Chapel at George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Football. Can't Make It To Austin?

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W. Golf. Women’s Golf Wins Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown

Baylor women’s golf won the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown by eight strokes after shooting 10-under-par 278 in Tuesday’s final round at Boulder Creek Country Club. The Bears finished the 36-hole tournament at 25-under 551, and Amy Lee birdied her final two holes to claim her career-first individual title.

M. Golf. Men's Golf Sweeps Royal Oaks Titles

Baylor men's golf continued its stretch of great play in the final round and cruised to its first-ever Royal Oaks Intercollegiate team championship. The Bears (-31) bested second place Houston (+1) by an impressive 32-stroke margin, and Matthew Perrine and Braden Bailey shared the individual title at 10-under 203.

M. Basketball. Coach Drew Big 12 Media Day Quotes

Coach Drew Big 12 Media Day Quotes

#BearsOfBaylor — “We’re roommates!”

“We’re roommates!” “We just lived super well together [as freshmen], so we were like, let’s do it again!” [What’s it like living off-campus versus on-campus?] “It’s super different. [On campus,] I feel like you’re just constantly forced to be social, and when you’re in your apartment, you can decide what you want to do. So I […]

Big 12 schools aren’t just rivals — they’re partners, too

The popularity and frequency of college athletic contests often lead us as fans to think of other Big 12 Conference schools as our opponents, someone we must fight against and try to beat, at all costs. But outside of the world of athletics, Baylor partners with other Big 12 schools (yes, even Texas and TCU) on a regular basis; it just […]

Unique class hymns welcome Baylor freshmen to campus each fall

While it’s common for incoming freshmen to be welcomed to college by campus leaders, it’s not so common for that encouragement to come in the form of a hymn — but that’s what we do at Baylor. Since 2008, each class of freshmen has received its own unique message of encouragement and hope written by University Chaplain Burt Burleson, […]

What’s it like to have a professor living in your dorm?

One of the strongest memories I have of my first days at Baylor was meeting the professor who lived in my residence hall. She invited us into her home and fed us all kinds of snacks and goodies while asking us about our fears, doubts and excitements about our new phase in life as college freshmen. […]


Rebekah Johnson

Congratulations to staff member Rebekah Johnson, Truett Seminary, and spouse Junius, on the birth of their daughter Sophie on September 10, 2016.

Ed Rogers

Congratulations to staff member Ed Rogers, counseling services, and spouse Elizabeth, on the birth of their son, Joseph David Rogers, on August 27, 2016.

Cameron Talley

Congratulations to Cameron Talley, university libraries, and spouse Megan, on the birth of their son Samuel Walden Stewart, on September 2, 2016.

Joshua Ogden

Congratulations to staff member Joshua Ogden, ITS Client Services, and spouse Krista, on the birth of their son Cooper on August 30, 2016.

With Sympathy

Dr. William Jensen

Sympathies to the family and friends of Dr. William Jensen, Professor Emeritus of Art, who passed away on October 10, 2016.

Donna Powell

Sympathies to Donna Powell, Senior Lecturer in the Communication Sciences & Disorders Department, on the passing of her mother, Mrs. Linda Caton, on October 12, 2016.

Ashlyn Gill

Sympathies to Baylor student, Ashlyn Gill, on the passing of her father, Mr. Charles Gill, who passed away on October 8, 2016.

Emma Gotcher

Sympathies to Baylor student, Emerson "Emma" Gotcher, on the passing of her father, Mr. Jeffrey Gotcher, who passed away on October 8, 2016.

Baylor Lariat: David Grotberg’s legacy lives on at Baylor

Oct. 25, 2016
Article about the life and legacy of David Grotberg, a Baylor sophomore honors student from Fergus Falls, Minn., who died in a hit-and-run accident on Oct. 6. “David loved his God with all of his heart, soul, mind and strength and true to that he loved his neighbor as himself, and he was the epitome of actually doing good things instead of talking about doing good things,” Waco senior Andrew Baas said.

Broadcast Beat: Corey Carbonara at #SMPTE2016

Oct. 25, 2016
VIDEO: Interview with Corey Carbonara, Ph.D., professor and Master Teacher of film and digital media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, about Baylor’s student chapter of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. The chapter began in 1984 and allows students to network with and do joint research with SYMPTE professionals. “We’re working hand in glove with SYMPTE to push the cutting edge of all sorts of frontiers in the new technology arena,” Carbonara said.

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Waco: Kind gesture morphs into charitable organization

Oct. 24, 2016
VIDEO: A new student organization called Helping Hands which helps fulfill needs that cannot be met due to a physical or mental disability. The organization, led by Taylor Ernst, a sophomore at Baylor, assists people throughout the local community. “Whether you have a family member with a disability or you have a disability that hasn't been met, we are here to fill that gap. Whether you might need a hearing aid because he can't afford it or possibly it could be you might need an extra battery for your scooter, we are here to bridge that gap,” Ernst said.

Longview News-Journal: Miss Texas encourages Hallsville girls

Oct. 25, 2016
Caroline Carothers, a Baylor sophomore majoring in secondary education and the reigning Miss Texas, spoke to a group of Hallsville High School freshman girls about their futures, prioritizing activities in their life and making good decisions.

Hunger Expert Discusses USDA Report Showing Significant Drop in Household Food Insecurity

WACO, Texas (Oct. 26, 2016) – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released its report, “Household Food Insecurity in the United States in 2015.” The report shows a significant decline in the national food-insecurity rate, from 14 percent to 12.7 percent in one year, which means that millions more people throughout the nation now have access to food.

Speakers to Address Challenges, Transformations in ‘Higher Learning’ Symposium Hosted by Baylor’s Institute for Faith and Learning

WACO, Texas (Oct. 25, 2016) — The 2016 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture will focus on “Higher Learning” with nearly 200 presenters exploring the promise and challenges in contemporary colleges and universities.
Each year, the Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture,

Baylor University and South Texas College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2016) – Baylor University and South Texas College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.

Baylor Mourns Passing of Distinguished Alumna Alma Rohm, Retired Southern Baptist Missionary

WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2016) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Distinguished Alumna Alma Hazel Rohm, a beloved Southern Baptist emeritus missionary who served for more than half a century in Nigeria. Rohm finished her mission on Oct. 17 at the age of 90, when she went to spend eternity with her God and Savior. Services will be held Dec. 8 and 9 in Iwo, Nigeria, where she will be buried.

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.…

Baylor and Xavier University of Louisiana

Baylor signed its first ever exchange program with an HBCU on Thursday, October 20th.

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.

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 (, I note that the virtue of hope enables us to face the brokenness of our lives and…