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Responding in Prayer

In these days, as we begin another school year and especially do so as our nation is struggling with a darkness upon us, we are called again to be faithful and “light the ways” of our time. Dr. Livingstone is challenging us to respond prayerfully this Friday. As individuals, as small groups, and as a gathered faith community, we are invited to pray.

Summer dining, fun, fitness

Things may be different on campus during the summer, but that doesn't mean you don't have access to fun and fitness as you attend summer classes. Here you will find summer hours of operation for dining, the McLane Student Life Center, the Pullin Family Marina, and the Game Room at the Bill & Vera Daniel Student Union Building.

New Faculties-in-Residence announced

Dr. Candi K. Cann and Dr. Clay Butler will serve as Faculties-in-Residence at North Village Texana House and Martin Hall respectively beginning in the fall.

Leaders of Campus Diversity Initiatives Report Progress

WACO, Texas (May 19, 2017) – As Baylor University continues to pursue an environment that exhibits cultural humility and inclusion, the work of two groups is making an impact. For the past 18 months, a Special Assistant to the University President and the 15-member President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD) have been working across the University to build programs, complete agreements and organize initiatives that provide an environment of acceptance and support for students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Football. Leap of Faith: McGuire Left Cedar Hill for Baylor

Debbie McGuire had heard her husband say “no” to college coaching offers so many times, the day Joey McGuire was leaving to visit with Matt Rhule at Baylor, she asked, “Why are you’re going? You’re never going to leave Cedar Hill.”

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Completes Green & Gold Scrimmage

Baylor volleyball played its annual Green & Gold Scrimmage, giving the fans a preview of the 2017 team Tuesday night at the Ferrell Center.

Football. Rhule Believes O-Line Developing Rotation of Seven to Eight

Less than a month ago, first-year Baylor head coach Matt Rhule was bemoaning the Bears' lack of depth and experience in the offensive line.

W. Basketball. Lady Bears Wrap U24 Four Nations Play

Two Lady Bears placed first and second with their respective national teams at the inaugural U24 Four Nations Tournament. Junior Kalani Brown won the team title with the USA U23 Women’s National Team, helping the Red, White and Blue to a perfect 3-0 record, while senior Kristy Wallace led the Australian U23 Women’s National Team to a runner-up result (2-1).

Recent Baylor grad takes leadership role at ancient Israel synagogue dig site

For the last five years, explorers from Baylor and three other colleges have painstakingly uncovered a puzzle in Huqoq, Israel. Buried underground for centuries, an ancient synagogue filled with elaborate mosaics has emerged from the rubble, and amazingly, many of the 1,500-year-old artifacts have been found mostly intact. This summer, the excavation team uncovered even […]

Looking back at Baylor Line Camp 2017

The Class of 2021 begins classes in just a week, which means the summer season at Baylor is already winding down. Before they ever took a class at Baylor, however, many of those students received a crash course in what it means to be a Bear thanks to Baylor Line Camp, that great summer tradition […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I think I was kind of na´ve about college.”

“I think I was kind of naïve about college. Everyone who comes to college, there’s a certain maturity they get from that first year. They change a little bit, but it’s for the better. I feel like you go into college as a kid from high school, but after your first year you’re 25% less […]

Three triplets, three personalities, one college — Baylor

When starting their college search, one major factor for many high school students is distance from family. Your college years are about meeting new people, growing into your own person, and having your own experiences — independent of your parents and siblings. That’s all the more important when you’ve lived your entire life as a triplet, […]

Congratulations

Amira Alvarado

Congratulations to Amira Alvarado, Undergraduate Admissions in California, and spouse Noel, on the birth of their son, Sebastian Amir Alvarado on April 1. 2017.

Ben Johansen

Congratulations to staff member Ben Johansen, University Libraries, and spouse Heather, on the birth of their son Beau Solomon Johansen, on August 17, 2016.

Christopher Pieper

Congratulations to faculty member Christopher Pieper, sociology, and spouse Stephanie, on the birth of their daughter Audrey Monroe Pieper on June 21, 2017.

Matthea Williams

Congratulations to faculty member Matthea Williams, health, human performance and recreation, and spouse Rafael, on the birth of their son, Israel James Williams on July 8, 2017.

With Sympathy

Brayden Dyson

Sympathies to Baylor student, Brayden Dyson, on the passing of her mother, Mrs. Kristen Dyson, on April 7, 2017.

Ray and Vicki Nazzario

Sympathies to Ray Nazzario, Senior Analyst Programmer in the ITS/Technology/Libraries and Mrs. Vicki Nazzario, part-time Student Athlete Support Academic Support Services in the Student Athlete Support Services Department, on the passing of their father and father-in-law, Mr. Raymond Nazzario, on April 13, 2017.

Lee Lowe

Sympathies to Lee Lowe, BSB Animal Facility Supervisor, on the passing of her father Bill (William James) Harlan, a Baylor retiree, on April 7, 2017.

Melinda Oliver

Sympathies to Melinda Oliver, Assistant Director of Scholarships in the Student Financial Aid Department, on the passing of her father, Mr. James Hallum, Jr., on April 8, 2017.

360 Solutions (Waco): Identifying Leadership Characteristics in Children – with Dr. Karon LeCompte

Aug. 11, 2017
On this 360 Solutions podcast, civics and leadership expert Karon LeCompte, Ph.D., associate professor of curriculum and instruction in Baylor’s School of Education, discusses a range of leadership topics, including how to identify and foster leadership characteristics in children and Baylor’s annual iEngage Summer Civics Institute. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this story and arranged the interview.)

Baylor News: Vocation and Purpose: A Conversation with Matt Rhule

March 14, 2017
VIDEO: At Truett Seminary’s community gathering, Baylor football coach Matt Rhule talks with John B. White, Ph.D., director of Truett’s sports ministry program, and Cindy White, project director in Baylor’s sports chaplaincy, about his approach to guide the men in green and gold toward a greater purpose.

Houston Chronicle: Tony Buzbee, Texas universities react to White Lives Matter in Charlottesville, College Station

Aug. 14, 2017
Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., released a statement about the violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, saying that “Our hearts are heavy and our prayers go out to the victims of the horrific events that took place Saturday in Charlottesville. Racism has no place in our country nor in God’s Kingdom. God calls us to reach out to those around us and show that He is love. We pray for His presence to help us heal our nation."

Baylor Freshmen Welcomed to Campus with a Hymn Written for Them

WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2017) – Nine years ago, when Baylor University’s chaplain Burt Burleson, D.Min., wrote a hymn dedicated to the class of 2012, he didn’t realize it was the beginning of a tradition. Now, nearly every incoming Baylor freshmen who attended the opening sessions of New Student Orientation at Baylor has learned the learned the hymn – “Love the Lord Our God” – written specifically for their class.

Baylor Professor and Space Weather Scientist Provides Tips for Watching the Total Solar Eclipse, Details on the Next Eclipse

WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2017) – For three hours on August 21, the moon will pass in front of the sun causing a total solar eclipse. While Waco will not experience a full eclipse, it will be worth viewing, according to a Baylor professor and space weather scientist.

Addressing the Access-to-Justice Gap: Baylor Law School’s Legal Mapmaker Program Helps Young Lawyers Open Cost-Conscious Firms

WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2017) – Baylor Law School's annual three-day Legal Mapmaker program runs Aug. 16-18 in Fort Worth. Attendees will attend workshops led by experts in numerous areas ranging from business planning and alternative fee arrangements to marketing, client relations and community involvement.

Baylor Launches Center for Christian Philosophy

WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2017) – Baylor University’s department of philosophy and Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) have announced the establishment of the Baylor Center for Christian Philosophy (BCCP).

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…

Aug. 17 5:00-7:00pmVolleyball at Rice
Aug. 18 5:00-8:00pmSoccer vs. UL-Lafayette
Aug. 20 6:00-9:00pmSoccer vs. Wyoming
Aug. 25 7:00-9:00pmVolleyball vs. Florida State
Aug. 25 7:00-10:00pmSoccer at Rice
Aug. 26 7:00-9:00pmVolleyball vs. Illinois State
Aug. 27 2:00-4:00pmVolleyball vs. UC Santa Barbara