Reminder from Parking Services

Happy New Year and welcome back to campus! If you are driving a new vehicle to campus this semester - or a current vehicle with NEW plates - remember to update your parking account!

Feeling Stressed or Overwhelmed?

Ever feel stressed or overwhelmed? Join us for the Stress Management Workshop and get tools to help.

Switching to the High Deductible Health Plan?

If you elected to enroll in the HDHP for 2017 and currently have a balance in your PPO healthcare Flexible Spending Account, you must spend the remaining dollars and have a ZERO balance as of December 31, 2016.

Need eyeglasses or contacts before the new year?

If you currently subscribe to Baylor's supplemental vision insurance, National Vision Administrators (NVA), you may wish to consider an appointment with your provider before the end of the year, especially if you need to exhaust your Flexible Spending Account balance.

M. Tennis. Men's Tennis Set For Dual-Match Season Opener

The 22nd-ranked Baylor men's tennis team will open its 2017 dual-match season by welcoming Incarnate Word (1 p.m.) and Grand Canyon (6 p.m.) to the Hurd Tennis Center on Saturday.

Track. Track & Field Travels North For Rod McCravy Memorial

For the fourth-straight year, Baylor's track and field teams will compete at the University of Kentucky's Rod McCravy Memorial meet on Friday and Saturday at Nutter Field House in Lexington, Ky.

W. Basketball. Davis, Jones Included on Wooden Award Midseason 25

Baylor women's basketball is the only Big 12 Conference program to have players recognized in the Wooden Award Midseason 25. The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced this week that senior forward Nina Davis and redshirt senior guard Alexis Jones are in consideration for the 41st John R. Wooden Award, which honors the most outstanding basketball player of the year.

W. Basketball. Baylor, Iowa State Postgame Quotes

Postgame quotes from Baylor's 68-42 win over Iowa State on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

Communication Sciences and Disorders’ new home serves BU students — and Waco

Last year, Baylor received an incredible — and anonymous — $10 million gift to transform the Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders (CSD). Part of that gift allowed CSD to move into a new home, leaving Neill Morris Hall for a newly renovated Cashion Academic Center — and what a beautiful new home it is! Approximately 18,000 square feet on […]

Lariat reporters to cover Inauguration live — thanks in part to D.C.-area alumni

Eight years ago, a team of Baylor journalism students covered the presidential inauguration live in Washington, D.C. This week, seven more Baylor students are enjoying the same experience — thanks in part to a group of D.C.-area alumni. The team of seven students includes five Lariat staff members (editor-in-chief Gavin Pugh, digital managing editor Didi Martinez, broadcast […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s really eye-opening to see … how we’ve kept the tradition alive for so long.”

“I’m from Waco, so I’ve been coming to basketball games since I was six months old. It’s really nice to transition from the fans to the student section. There’s a lot of energy.” [What do you know about the Immortal Ten?] “Our freshman year, they take you into Waco Hall and tell you about the […]

‘Blind Side’ director’s latest film, ‘The Founder,’ opens Friday

With hits like The Blind Side, The Alamo and The Rookie under his belt, John Lee Hancock, BA ’79, JD ’82, has built a reputation as one of Hollywood’s top writers and directors. Friday, the two-time Baylor alum’s 10th feature film, The Founder, hits the big screen. Hancock’s latest tells the story of fast-food magnate Ray Kroc, […]

Congratulations

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.

Kimo Cummings

Congratulations to staff member Kimo Cummings, academic integrity, and spouse Joanna on the birth of their son, James Walker Cummings on November 2, 2016.

With Sympathy

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.

Janet Knox

Sympathies to the family and friends of Janet Knox, Coordinator for Telephone Services in the ITS - Telephone Services Department, who lost her battle with cancer on January 17, 2017.

Kelsey Dehnel

Sympathies to Baylor student, Kelsey Dehnel, on the passing of her mother, Mrs. Sharon Dehnel, January 14, 2017.

KARE-TV (Minneapolis, St. Paul/NBC): Re-telling method could help test grades

Jan. 19, 2017
VIDEO: Students who tell someone about information they have learned shortly after receiving it recall it better — and for a longer period, which could be helpful at exam time, according to a study led by Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Re-telling is more effective than simply re-reading class notes or texts, according to the study, published in the journal Learning & Memory. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Military Technologies: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Elects Five New Directors

Jan. 6, 2017
Kyle E. Conklin, B.S.M.E. (Mechanical Engineering) ’05, has been elected a director in the Mechanical Group of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C., a law firm in Washington, D.C., that focuses on intellectual property rights. Conklin, who has a J.D. from Texas Tech University, counsels clients at all stages of the patent cycle.

MSN: The Memory Hack That Helps You Pass Any Test

Jan. 18, 2017
While preparing for an exam, sharing what you learned may help you recall better and for a longer time than simply re-reading class notes or studying a textbook, says Baylor psychologist Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., lead author of a study published in the journal Learning & Memory. The study found that the method helped students better recall not only central themes but also details, said Sekeres, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

MyCenTX.com: Miss Texas visits Robinson ISD

Jan. 17, 2017
Baylor University student Caroline Carothers, who was crowned Miss Texas last summer, visited Robinson ISD to give a motivational talk to students on Tuesday. Carothers spoke to elementary, intermediate and junior high students about the importance of respect and perseverance. "Eighty percent of the job of Miss Texas is in the schools, and it's a program and a platform called Texans Cares for Children, which means we travel to as many schools as possible and spread the message of reaching goals, doing well in school and respect and all that fun stuff. So that's what I really enjoy doing more than anything because I want to be a teacher," Carothers said.

Want to Ace an Exam? Tell a Friend What You Learned

WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2017) — Students who are given information and tell someone about it immediately recall the details better and longer — a strategy which could be a plus come test time, says a Baylor University researcher.

Biblical Mosaics Discovered in Ancient Israeli Synagogue Will Be Topic of Lecture by Excavation Director Jan. 19

WACO, Texas (Jan. 12, 2017) — New discoveries of mosaics uncovered in an ancient synagogue in Israel’s Galilee region will be the topic of an upcoming slide-illustrated lecture by Jodi Magness, Ph.D., director of the excavations.

This Week at Baylor – Jan. 9-14, 2017

WACO, Texas (Jan. 9, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host notable events, including a lecture on the origin of evil.

Baylor Mourns the Passing of Texas Baptist Leader, Dean Emeritus of Truett Seminary Paul W. Powell

WACO, Texas (Dec. 29, 2016) — Baylor University is mourning the passing of Dr. Paul W. Powell, the Texas Baptist pastor and leader who served as dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary and former chair of Baylor University’s Board of Regents. Powell died Dec. 28 in Tyler at the age of 83.

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