Another opportunity to share your campus perspectives

Baylor University continues to cooperate with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in their Title IX investigation on our campus. For the last several months, we have been working collaboratively with OCR to provide timely and responsive information about our policies, procedures, and practices. Last month, OCR began the process of visiting our campus to hear from interested students, faculty and staff regarding their experiences and perspective regarding Baylor's efforts to prevent and address sex- and gender-based harassment and violence. OCR will be on campus again next week to continue this stage of the process. We encourage interested community members to take advantage of this opportunity.

Another opportunity to share your campus perspectives

Baylor University continues to cooperate with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in their Title IX investigation on our campus. For the last several months, we have been working collaboratively with OCR to provide timely and responsive information about our policies, procedures, and practices. Last month, OCR began the process of visiting our campus to hear from interested students, faculty and staff regarding their experiences and perspective regarding Baylor's efforts to prevent and address sex- and gender-based harassment and violence. OCR will be on campus again next week to continue this stage of the process. We encourage interested community members to take advantage of this opportunity.

Our Responsibility in the Protection of Minors

Baylor University is committed to ensure a safe and secure environment for minors who visit our campus as well as faculty, staff and students who have contact with a youth off--campus through a Baylor organization.

Easter Egg Hunt set for April 6

The ladies of Kappa Kappa Gamma invite you, your children and grandchildren to their annual Easter Egg Hunt at 4:30 p.m. April 6.

M. Tennis. Men's Tennis Set For Big 12 Championship

The sixth-ranked and No. 3 seed Baylor men's tennis team will open its 2017 Big 12 Championship run against No. 41 and sixth-seeded Texas Tech Thursday at the Headington Family Tennis Center in Norman, Okla.

M. Golf. Men’s Golf Places Sixth at Big 12 Championship

Baylor men’s golf finished in sixth place at the 2017 Big 12 Championship after shooting 24-over-par 304 in Wednesday’s final round at Prairie Dunes Country Club. The Bears finished the 72-hole tournament at 70-over 1190.

General News. Baylor Athletics Bolsters External Relations Staff

Baylor University Vice President and Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades announced numerous additions to the restructured external relations department on Wednesday.

Baseball. Baseball Topples Texas State 10-2

Baylor baseball posted a 10-2 win over Texas State on Tuesday night at Baylor Ballpark. The Bears (25-16) used 15 hits and a quintet of bullpen arms to cruise by the Bobcats (22-20).

Baylor Trumpets win nationals for fourth time in eight years

For the fourth time in eight years, Baylor Trumpets have won first place in the National Trumpet Competition! This year, it was the Trumpets’ “Green” ensemble that took first in the Large Ensemble Division. [Watch their title-winning performance below.] Out of the 157 trumpeters who applied to this national competition in Colorado, 14 members of the […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “Sometimes people, including myself, can’t always see the other person’s perspective.”

“I think Baylor is doing a good job of trying to include diversity and trying to be a better neighbor towards everyone, but it’s something that needs to be continually reinforced so that it continues to grow… I think on every college campus, there always are those divides because sometimes people, including myself, can’t always […]

The highlight of Baylor football’s spring game? This special touchdown run.

Saturday’s Green and Gold Game was the first chance most fans got to see what Baylor football will look like under Matt Rhule. But the highlight of the day wasn’t the new coach, the new-look team, or even the touchdown scored by former men’s basketball standout Ish Wainwright; instead, it was a special play by longtime staffer Clint […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “That’s my goal — to get us all to work together to move [Baylor] forward.”

[NOTE: On Saturday, we had the chance to speak with the newest Bear of Baylor, Baylor President-Select Linda Livingstone, about her return to Baylor and her view of the university.] “One of the main reasons we decided to come back to Baylor was because we love the mission of Baylor. We think it’s amazing to have a significant […]

Congratulations

Shawn Bell

Congratulations to staff member Shawn Bell, athletics, and spouse Hali, on the birth of their daughter, Saydi Lindsay Faye Bell, on February 21, 2017.

Yang Li

Congratulations to faculty member Yang Li, engineering and computer science, and spouse Dandan, on the birth of their daughter Anna on March 3,2017.

Renee Hanna

Congratulations to staff member Renee Hanna, office of investments, and spouse Si, on the birth of their daughter Lainey R. Hanna on February 14, 2017.

Richard Jordan

Congratulations to faculty member Richard Jordan, political science, and spouse Dana, on the birth of their daughter Ellavere Jordan on February 6, 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.

Abilene Reporter-News: ARN's Williamson retiring as editor

April 25, 2017
Doug Williamson, B.A. (Speech/Journalism) ’73, who has served as editor of the Abilene Reporter-News for almost five years and has worked at the newspaper for almost 32 years, announced his retirement Tuesday. He taught journalism, photography, debate and broadcasting at Waco High School for three years and worked for the Waco Tribune-Herald for nine years before returning to Abilene in 1985.

Consumerism Commentary: How to Best Handle Old Credit Card Accounts

March 25, 2017
Stephanie Colestock, B.S. (Biology) '10, managing editor and contributing writer at Consumerism Commentary, writes about how to handle old credit card accounts in this article. Colestock frequently writes about personal finance. She also writes for a number of other sites including: Dough Roller, Five Cent Nickel and allCards, in addition to running her small business, Pink Orchid Press.

Baylor Graduate Selected for Prestigious Fulbright ETA to Taiwan

WACO, Texas (April 25, 2017) – Recent Baylor University graduate Taylor Demons, who earned her B.A. in international studies in December 2016, has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Taiwan.

Baylor Model United Nations Team Honored at National Conference

WACO, Texas (April 25, 2017) – The Baylor Model United Nations (MUN) team received Outstanding Position Paper Awards in five of the seven committees in which they participated—the same number of position paper awards that the team received in the last three years combined—at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City, where thousands of students from more than 100 nations participated in a simulation of the U.N.

Graduate School Hosts Doctor of Physical Therapy Open House

WACO, Texas (April 24, 2017) – Baylor University’s Graduate School will host an open house for the new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Room 100 of Morrison Hall, 1410 S. Fifth St.

Alternating Skimpy Sleep with Sleep Marathons Hurts Attention, Creativity in Young Adults, Study Finds

WACO, Texas (April 24, 2017) — Skimping on sleep, followed by “catch-up” days with long snoozes, is tied to worse cognition — both in attention and creativity — in young adults, in particular those tackling major projects, Baylor University researchers have found.

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…