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.

Track. T&F Puts Eight Entries Into NCAA Indoor Championships

The Baylor track and field team had eight entries accepted in to the field for the 2017 NCAA Indoor Championships, the NCAA Committee announced late Tuesday.

Baseball. Baseball Improves to 9-0 with 17-3 Win vs. UAPB

Baylor baseball mashed its way to a 17-3 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Tuesday evening at Baylor Ballpark. The Bears (9-0) scored multiple runs in five innings to overwhelm the Golden Lions (0-7).

W. Tennis. No. 13 WT Anticipates Three Home Matches

The No. 13 Baylor women’s tennis team (7-2) returns to Hurd Tennis Center for three consecutive home challenges. The Lady Bears will open the stretch against Incarnate Word (3-7) and Old Dominion (6-3) on Thursday at 11 a.m. (CT) and 5 p.m., respectively. The team meets No. 21 UCLA, its third opponent in the three-day stretch, on Saturday at 1 p.m.

M. Golf. No. 11 Men’s Golf Takes Second Place at Querencia

Baylor men’s golf finished in second place at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate with a 54-hole total of 19-under-par 833. The Bears shot 14-under 269 in Tuesday’s final round, climbing one spot on the leaderboard by passing Texas (-6, 846).

After outpouring of support, David Grotberg’s family creates scholarship in his name

When Baylor sophomore David Grotberg passed away suddenly last fall, the outpouring of support his family saw from various communities, both inside and outside Baylor, was humbling. Now, his family is working to give back by creating a scholarship in David’s honor. Grotberg was a second-year University Scholar, a member of the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, president of […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I was finding value in the wrong places…”

[For Community Leader Appreciation Week, we’re sharing thoughts from CLs across campus all week; today, a Kokernot CL.] “[As a freshman, I struggled with] identity. A lot of it was, ‘Where do I find my place? Where do I find belonging? What are the things that make me find value?’ I was finding value in the […]

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 […]


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: BU’s Texas Hunger Initiative to Host Forum Food Drive

Feb. 27, 2017
Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative co-hosted a campuswide food drive and hunger awareness forum with Baylor Campus Kitchen and No Kid Hungry at Bill Daniel Student Center. Quoted are senior Megan Rollag and Grace Norman, No Kid Hungry campaign manager for Baylor.

Baylor Lariat: Chapel hosts ‘Change the World in a Day’

Feb. 27, 2017
Baylor Spiritual Life held its fourth annual Change the World in a Day event on Monday in Chapel to raise money for a ministry in Kenya to protect young girls and better their lives through education. Quoted are Randall Bradley, D.M.A., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Music and director of the Baylor Men’s Choir, and Ryan Richardson, associate chaplain and director of worship at Baylor.

Baylor Lariat: Students participate in END IT movement to put a stop to human trafficking, slavery

Feb. 27, 2017
International Justice Mission students participated in the END IT Movement Thursday by wearing a red “X” on their hands to spread awareness about human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Quoted are Grand Prairie junior Sarah McWilliam and senior Omar Mosqueda of Salem, Oregon.

Charisma Magazine: What Mainstream Research Isn't Telling You about Holy Spirit's Activity Across the Globe

Feb. 27, 2017
This article quotes Rodney Stark, Ph.D., co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, who says that the common assertion that Islam is outpacing Christianity is proving to be wrong. Stark is the author of “Triumph of Faith: Why the World is More Religious than Ever.”

Baylor Apparel Design Students Awarded for Entries in National Make it With Wool Competition

WACO, Texas (Feb. 28, 2017) – The work of four apparel design and product development majors at Baylor University received national recognition at this year’s highly competitive National Make it with Wool competition held (date) in Denver.

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.

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 (, 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