Annual Health & Wellness Fair

Mark your calendars for the faculty and staff annual Health & Wellness Fair, to be held October 15th from 8:30 am - 1 pm in Cashion 510.

BU vs OSU: Live Active Challenge

Join your Baylor colleages and participate in the Live Active Challenge! Beat the Cowboys!

Fall Professional Development Available

Baylor University is one of The Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For, thanks to all of our employees, and one of the reasons is that we learn with each other through professional development offerings. Take advantage of these opportunities and check out the courses for the fall semester!

Emergency Notification Test Friday, 9/5/2014

Baylor University will conduct the monthly test of its outdoor mass notification and indoor voice evacuation systems, as well as all Baylor Alert emergency notification systems, including voicemail, email, text and @BaylorAlert Twitter, between 2:45 and 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. All contacts will receive the test email and text messages, but only a select group of contacts will receive the test voicemail message.

W. Volleyball. VB Drops Five-Set Heartbreaker to TTU

Texas Tech battled back after falling down two sets to one to defeat Baylor at home in five sets.

M. Tennis. Rios Falls Short of Main Draw at ITA All-American Championships

Baylor men's tennis junior Felipe Rios came up one win short of the singles main draw at the Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Championships, after a 6-2, 6-4 loss at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on Wednesday.

Football. Petty Makes Condensed Golden Arm Award Watch List

Baylor senior quarterback Bryce Petty is one of 15 quarterbacks, who remains on The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award watch list following a trimming of the original 27-man list on Wednesday.

Track. Track & Field Announces 2015 Meet Schedule

Baylor track and field head coach Todd Harbour released his squad's 2015 schedule on Wednesday, which features six indoor meets and a total of 11 outdoor competitions.

Texas Hunger Initiative hosting hunger & poverty summit at Baylor

Ending world hunger is a daunting and overwhelming task, to say the least. But like they say, how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. With that in mind, the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI), housed in Baylor’s School of Social Work, does whatever it can to end hunger in Texas and beyond. Right now, THI […]

Showing off Baylor pride, at home or in the office

One of the fun things about social media is seeing all the ways Baylor Bears show their love for their alma mater. Our family of more than 165,000 living alumni is Baylor Proud, and likes to show it. Over the last couple of years, we’ve shared examples of how Bears fling their green and gold at home and […]

Peers honor Briles as college football’s best offensive head coach

ESPN asked 128 current head football coaches this question: “Who is the nation’s best offensive head coach?” The clear winner? Baylor’s Art Briles, with 22% of the vote. And it really shouldn’t be any surprise, looking at the numbers the Bears have put up during Briles’ tenure: Through four games this season, Baylor leads the nation in points and yards per […]

Bestselling author of ‘The Joy Luck Club’ to speak today at Baylor

Amy Tan has been a fixture on The New York Times bestseller list over the last 25 years, with five bestselling novels to her credit, plus a hit movie, a memoir and two children’s novels. Today, she’s sharing her story on campus with the Baylor community. “An Afternoon with Amy Tan” is the featured lecture of Baylor’s […]


Blake H. Thomas

Congratulations to Blake H. Thomas, academic affairs/research, and spouse, Alexis, on the birth of their son, Charles Clay Thomas, August 8, 2014.

Rachel Erwin

Rachel Erwin, constituent engagement, and spouse, Andrew, on the birth of their son, Hayes Taylor Erwin, August 22, 2014.

Ryan Blagg

Ryan Blagg, athletics, and spouse, Lindsay, on the birth of their son, Cooper Marshall Blagg, August 6, 2014.

Ryan Surratt

Ryan Surratt, school of social work, and spouse, Mandy, on the birth of their son, Christian Avery Sterling Surratt, August 14, 2014.

With Sympathy

Tomas Vasquez

Sympathies to Baylor student, Tomas Vasquez on the death of his father, Mr. Tomas Vasquez, Sr. on September 30, 2014.

Tanya Pruitt

Sympathies to Tanya Pruitt, university development, on the death of her husband, Bobby, on September 24, 2014.

Cindy Ratliff

Sympathies to Cindy Ratliff, controller's office, on the death of her father, Mr. Bill Martin, on September 20, 2014.

Karla Walther

Sympathies to Karla Walther, payroll office, on the death of her mother, Florine Betzen, on September 8, 2014.

ABC7-TV (Los Angeles): Cellphone study: 60 percent of college students addicted

Sept. 30, 2014
VIDEO: This story about cellphone use cites a recent study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, that revealed female college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones whie male students spend about eight hours on them. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers multidisciplinary research and faculty and originally pitched Dr. Roberts’ research to national media in August.)

Examiner: Texas, faith-based movies and more in theaters in October

Sept. 30, 2014
Three faith-based movies are coming to theaters in October. “The Song,” “Believe Me,” and “Left Behind” are all biblically-inspired films with cast and crew with Texas roots. Will Bakke, B.A. ’11, wrote and directed “Believe Me,” a new faith film about four college seniors who start a fake charity to embezzle money for tuition. “The Song,” a contemporary interpretation of the Biblical books of Song of Solomon and Ecclesiastes is written and directed by Richard Ramsey, McLennan Community College ’95. “Left Behind” also features some Texan actors in a film about the day of Rapture.

Mobile Sports Report: Wi-Fi Whispers: Standing fans and marching band interference; NFL sideline Wi-Fi fixed?

Oct. 1, 2014
A story about the unforeseen issues with Wi-Fi interference at Baylor University’s McLane Stadium. “There’s really no issue with the design, it works absolutely perfect — as long as people are either sitting in their seats or standing on the ground,” said Pattie Orr, Baylor’s vice president of information technology. “It doesn’t ruin the reception, but it makes the angles of the antenna not the best option.” Wi-Fi supplier for McLane Stadium, Extreme Networks, is looking into the problem by readjusting the antenna angles for optimum reception.

North Texas e-News: Austin College hosts lecture on Virgil’s Aeneid

Sept. 27, 2014
Julia Dyson Hejduk, Ph.D., professor of classics in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, is scheduled to present the lecture "The Liberal Arts and Virgil’s Aeneid: What Can the Greatest Text Teach Us?" hosted by Austin College at 4 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Wright Campus Center. Hejduk specializes in Latin poetry, intertextuality, Roman religion in literature and women in antiquity. She received her BA from Princeton University, going on to earn her MA and Ph.D. at Harvard University before joining the faculty at Baylor University in 2003.

Baylor Student Veterans: Maximizing Their Academic Success

Baylor is providing two sessions this fall to provide faculty and staff the opportunity to learn about the veterans attending Baylor and VETS, the campus program for supporting their academic success.

Baylor Academy for Leadership Development Welcomes Suzii Paynter

WACO, Texas (Sept.30, 2014) – Baylor’s Academy for Leadership Development will host Suzii Paynter, executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in Miller Chapel. Paynter will be speaking on “Advocating for the Least of These.”

Baylor Honors College Presents Fifth Annual Drumwright Family Lecture

WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2014) – The Baylor Honors College and Honors Residential College will sponsor the fifth annual Drumwright Family Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Alexander Reading Room. The lecture will feature Ken Myers, host and producer of MARS HILL AUDIO Journal, a bimonthly audio magazine that examines issues in contemporary culture from a framework shaped by Christian conviction.

Oxford Scholar to Speak on the Relevancy of Oral Learning

WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2014) – The Baylor University Department of Classics presents Stanley P. Rosenburg, Ph.D., on the topic of “Besides books: the Bible, Augustine’s preaching, pedagogy, and oral culture in Late Antiquity.” Rosenburg will present his lecture from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 1, in the Mayborn Museum Complex’s Community Room, 1300 S University Parks Drive in Waco.