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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.

Performance Management Workshop for Employees - Register Now!

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

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We all experience times when we need a little help – from planning a birthday party to writing a will - and everything in between.

Football. Football Season Opener at SMU to Air on ESPN at 6 p.m. CT

Baylor's 2015 season-opener at SMU will be televised on ESPN at 6 p.m. CT on Sept. 4.

Softball. Softball's Thumann Named Senior CLASS Award All-American

Baylor's Kaitlyn Thumann earned 2015 Senior CLASS Award First-Team All-America honors Wednesday after she was a top-10 finalist for Senior CLASS Player of the Year this season.

General News. Women's Golf & Softball Teams Earn NCAA APR Awards

Baylor University's highly-successful women's softball and golf teams earned public recognition awards from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Academic Performance Program for registering an Academic Progress Rate (APR) score which ranks among the top 10 within their respective sport.

W. Golf. Baylor Quotes NCAA Women's Golf Semifinals

Baylor Quotes NCAA Women's Golf Semifinals

Waco Hall: Celebrating 85 years of a campus landmark

Eighty-five years ago today — May 27, 1930 — Waco Hall was officially dedicated during Spring Commencement activities. But you may be surprised to learn that the building, which has given so many Bears happy memories of Sing performances and Chapel performances, was a child of tragedy and struggle. The tragedy? A fire that gutted Carroll […]

Baylor alum leading research on 'the brain's GPS'

You probably don’t spend too much time thinking about your brain’s grid cells — you know, the neurons that allow us to make sense of where we are spatially and to navigate the places we go. Dr. Lisa Giocomo, BA ’02, does. And the research she conducts at her Stanford University lab is breaking new ground in helping build a […]

Since 1946, Baylor's memorial lampposts have honored those who served our country

As simple tributes to those who have gone before us, they are easy to miss or take for granted. But the 140-plus red granite lampposts scattered across Baylor’s campus are more than just utilitarian lighting — they are memorials to those who have served our country, including many who gave their lives in action. The […]

7 books that should be on every Baylor Bear's shelf

The selection of books that line a person’s shelves can tell you a lot about the person. So what’s a Baylor home without a selection of Baylor books? Below are 7 books that should be on every Bear’s shelf, followed by a host of “honorable mentions” for those who really want to dig deep. * To […]

Congratulations

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

Kate Nogalo

Sympathies to Baylor student Kathryn (Kate) Nogalo on the death of her father, Mr. John Nogalo, on May 22, 2015.

Tom Lindsey

Sympathies to Baylor staff member Tom Lindsey, controller’s office, on the death of his father, Mr. W. T. (Truett) Lindsey on May 25, 2015.

Alex Rogers

Sympathies to Baylor student Alex Rogers on the death of his brother, Johnny Rogers, on May 20, 2015.

Lexi and Lindy Reamer

Sympathies to Baylor students Lexi and Lindy Reamer on the death of their mother, Mrs. Robin Reamer, on May 12, 2015.

America in the Morning with Jim Bohannan (KRLD-AM, Dallas/Fort Worth): Audie Murphy

May 25, 2015
AUDIO LINK: On Memorial Day, “America in the Morning” host Jim Bohannon interviews David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, about his new book, “The Price of Valor: The Life of Audie Murphy, America’s Most Decorated Hero of World War II.” “America in the Morning” is WestwoodOne's award-winning radio news magazine that offers the latest overnight developments in breaking news, politics, entertainment, business and sports, delivered first thing in the morning. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the history department.)

Business Insider (Australia): Science says using thin models could put off a lot of women buyers

May 25, 2015
This article centers on research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, which shows that advertisers who default to the believe that “thinner is better” could be alienating up to 70 percent of their market. Roberts is quoted in the story. “Advertisers need to do a bit more research with their target market,” he said. “They need to find out what these women are thinking, as related to body size.” (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

KBTX-TV (Bryan/College Station, CBS): Blinn Names New District President

May 19, 2015
Dr. Mary Hensley, Ed.D. Educational Administration ’89, has been named the new district president of Blinn College’s four campus, including Bryan and Brenham. She is the first woman to lead the district in the institutions 132-year history. Dr. Hensley previously served as Executive Vice President of College Operations for the Austin Community College District.

New Delhi Television: Thin Models May Put Off More Women Than They Inspire Says Study

May 23, 2015
New Delhi Television, one of India’s top news and lifestyle networks, published this story about Baylor research showing that the use of thin models in advertising could alienate up to 70 percent of the market. The study’s co-author, James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Baylor Student Elected to National Student Nurses’ Association Board

WACO, Texas (May 27, 2015) – Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) junior Johanna Bridges was elected to serve on the 2015-2016 Board of Directors for the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA). Bridges who currently serves as president for the Baylor Student Nurses Association at LHSON is the first Baylor student to serve in a national role for NSNA.

Professor Awarded $359,000 from Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Program

WACO, Texas (May 27, 2015) – Joseph Kuehl, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, has received a $359,000 research grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Program to study physics-based hypersonic boundary-layer stability and transition prediction.

Baylor A Cappella Group Places at International Competition

WACO, Texas (May 21, 2015) – Baylor a cappella group VirtuOSO was pitch perfect as they placed fourth at this year’s International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA).

Baylor Campus Buildings To Change Hours for Memorial Day

WACO, Texas (May 21, 2015) – Baylor University will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day, while some campus buildings will have changed hours. No classes will be held, and all administrative offices will be closed.

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