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.

M. Tennis. Men’s Tennis Cruises Through Doubleheader

The 11th-ranked Baylor men's tennis team continued its dominant start to the 2017 regular season with a 4-0 sweep over Abilene Christian, and then a 4-1 victory UT-Arlington Saturday at the Hurd Tennis Center.

Track. Track & Field Women Win First Big 12 Team Title

In dominant fashion, the Baylor women's track and field team captured the first Big 12 Championship title in program history Saturday at the Lied Recreation Center

Acrobatics & Tumbling. No. 1 A&T Comes Up Short at No. 2 Oregon

The top-ranked and defending national champion Baylor acrobatics & tumbling team (1-1) suffered their first loss to the second-ranked Oregon Ducks (3-0), 285.025-277.900, in a rematch of last year’s national championship.

Baseball. Baseball Takes Series in Wild 10-9 Win vs. South Alabama

Baylor baseball rallied for a 10-9 win over South Alabama on Saturday afternoon at Baylor Ballpark in a game that featured four lead changes.

Meet Baylor’s first professor — a 30-year-old Episcopalian from Connecticut

On Jan. 12, 1846, the original Baylor University Trustees met for the second time, just six months after Republic of Texas President Anson Jones had signed the university’s charter. The Trustees had already chosen Baylor’s first president, Henry Lee Graves; their next task was to determine who would have the honor of being the university’s first teacher. […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “The tests seem to all pile up in the same week.”

“I’m from Kansas City… It is so nice here today! It’s like, 65 degrees but it doesn’t feel like it. It feels like 80. It’s a lot warmer [in Waco compared to Kansas City]. I don’t know how warm it is there today — 45 or 50 degrees, so I’m not used to this, it […]

Award-winning Baylor prof’s path takes him from opera to IT

The Baylor faculty is full of professors who are leaders in their field and outstanding in the classroom, so it was noteworthy (but not unexpected) to hear earlier this month that a Baylor business professor, Dr. John Tripp, had been recognized as a rising star in the world of information systems. What was unexpected, however, is how […]

New Baylor study: Did a drought — not flood — kill the Waco mammoths?

If you’re one of the tens of thousands of people who visit the Waco Mammoth National Monument every year (even more since its national monument designation in 2015!), you’ve heard the prevailing theory of how the mammoths found here died. For years, scientists have believed it likely that rising waters from the Bosque River flooded the site […]

Congratulations

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: Baylor Campus Kitchen competes for hunger relief

Feb. 23, 2017
For the first time, the Campus Kitchen at Baylor University competed in “Raise the Dough,” an annual online fundraiser for the Campus Kitchens Project. Funds raised will help fund seeds and mulch for the Baylor community garden, cooking supplies and potentially a garden shed.

Baylor Lariat: NAACP hosts The Black Art Experience

Feb. 23, 2017
The Baylor NAACP will host The Black Art Experience at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in Barfield Drawing Room, featuring poets, singers, rappers, musicians, painters and vendors. “My number one goal is that the artists featured feel empowered to continue pursuing their artistic passions. This event is all about the artists. It’s their showcase; I’m just here to create a space in which they feel comfortable to do so,” said Tori Hasty, a junior from Washington, D.C., and NAACP vice president.

BBC World Service “Outlook”: On a mission to save gospel music

Feb. 23, 2017
AUDIO: Robert Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, speaks about his dedication to preserving gospel music through Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project. Over the years he's collected 8,000 songs, digitized them and made them available to the public. “Outlook,” a program produced by the BBC World Service, features true life stories from around the world.

Games for Change: Promoting Civics Education Through Serious Games

Feb. 23, 2017
This article cites the research of Brooke Blevins, Ph.D., and Karon LeCompte, Ph.D., both assistant professors of curriculum and instruction in Baylor’s School of Education. Blevins and LeCompte studied the effectiveness of iCivics, a free online website founded by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, and recommend it as a tool for teaching civics to primary and middle school students.

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.

School of Education Associate Professor Doug Rogers Elected President of National Association

WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2017) — Doug Rogers, Ed.D., associate professor in the Baylor School of Education, will be inducted as the president of the National Association of Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) on March 10, 2017, at the organization’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. Elected by a vote of all members, Rogers has served as president-elect since last year.

The Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society Presents Timely Lecture and Panel on Today’s Russia

WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2017) – The Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society at Baylor University will hold its annual spring lecture on a timely global topic – “Today’s Russia: Religion, Politics and Society” withRussian historian, sociologist and journalist Roman Lunkin – at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Kayser Auditorium in the Hankamer Academic Center.

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