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“Unintentional Intolerance” with Dr. Steve Robbins Canceled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the presentation by Dr. Steve Robbins scheduled for tomorrow morning in Roxy Grove Hall has been canceled. We hope to reschedule the presentation for the fall semester and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Register for "Lift Up Your Hearts" prayer and worship service

Register today for "Lift Up Your Hearts," and join the Baylor community in bringing the spring semester to a close with prayer, worship, and fellowship at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 4 in the Truett Seminary Chapel.

M. Tennis. Road to Waco: Previewing the NCAA Championships

We know who's in, but who's moving on? Only once since the NCAA went to a 64-team, no-bye format in 1999 have all 16 seeds in either the men's or women's bracket survived the opening weekend.

Baseball. Baseball Takes Series with 14-4 Win at Kansas

Baylor (19-28, 8-13) slugged its way to a 14-4 win over Kansas (20-28, 7-11) to claim a series win on Sunday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark.

Softball. No. 17 Softball Completes Sweep at Kansas with 7-0 Win in Finale

Heather Stearns tossed a two-hit shutout and Robin Landrith drove in a career-high four runs as No. 17 Baylor completed the Big 12 series sweep at Kansas with a 7-0 win Sunday at Arrocha Ballpark.

Track. Williams Breaks School Record At Payton Jordan Invitational

Junior middle distance runner Olicia Williams broke the 800-meter Baylor school record with a time of 2:02.26 Saturday at the Payton Jordan Invitational.

Baylor leads state of Texas in NFL draft picks since 2011

The back-to-back Big 12 football defending champs will return 18 of last season’s 24 starters this fall. Five of the six who have moved on are headed to the NFL this fall. Two-time All-American Bryce Petty was the first Bear to be selected in the 2015 NFL draft, going early in the fourth round to the New York Jets […]

Baylor grad’s play nominated for 5 Tony Awards

Just a few years ago, Robert Askins was a theatre major at Baylor writing plays in his spare time. As of this week, he is Tony Award-nominated writer Robert Askins; his brainchild, Hand to God, is up for five Tonys this summer, including “Best Play.” Hand to God is not for the faint of heart. […]

Joe Lieberman joins President Starr on campus for ‘On Topic’ conversation

Joe Lieberman has been a lot of things: a state attorney general, a U.S. Senator, even the Democratic candidate for vice president. Tuesday night, he was President Ken Starr’s latest guest in Baylor’s “On Topic” series, meeting with Judge Starr for a public conversation in Waco Hall. (See photos from the event here.) “I’ve never been to […]

Construction begins on Fifth Street renovation — including new fountain on Fountain Mall

Students finishing up their last few days of class this spring have encountered a temporary obstacle in the heart of campus — green construction fencing running along much of Fifth Street that some students have dubbed the “Bearlin Wall.” Inside the fence, work has begun on a long-awaited project: A complete remodel of Fifth Street, […]


Alan Raines

Congratulations to faculty member Alan Raines, school of music, and spouse, Frances, on the birth of their son, Ford Balkcom Raines, February 4, 2015.

Amanda Anderson

Congratulations to staff member Amanda Anderson, constituent engagement, and spouse, Thomas, on the birth of their son, Tripp Anderson, July 2, 2014

Amine Qourzal

Congratulations to staff member Amine Qourzal, student financial aid, and spouse, Lisa, on the birth of their son, Aaron Marshall Qourzal, on February 10, 2015.

Benjamin Johansen

Congratulations to staff member Benjamin Johansen, university libraries, and spouse, Heather, on the birth of their son, Shepherd Hayes Johansen, February 25, 2015.

With Sympathy

René Coker-Prikryl

Sympathies to staff member René Coker-Prikryl,history department, on the death of her mother, Mrs. Barbara Harrison, on May 1, 2015

Jessie Price

Sympathies to Baylor student Jessie Price on the death of her father, Mr. Gary L. Price, on April 24, 2015.

Nita HIght

Sympathies to Baylor student Nita Hight on the death of her mother, Mrs. Mary Hight, on April 25, 2015.

Joyce Nuner

Sympathies to faculty member Joyce Nuner, family and consumer sciences department, on the death of her brother, Mr. Brandon Emmons,on April 19, 2015.

Austin American-Statesman: Patterson: You too can celebrate Law Day

April 30, 2015
Column by Justice Jan P. Patterson, J.D., a senior justice on the Texas Court of Appeals and justice-in-residence at Baylor Law School, about the importance of Law Day on May 1. According to Patterson, Law Day is to be a special day of celebration by the people of the United States in appreciation of their liberties. “It is a time for all Americans to reflect on their legacy: that in America the rule of law is the link between the individual and freedom,” Patterson wrote.

Cosmetics Design: Analyzing the motivations behind sun tanning and UV exposure

April 30, 2015
In Europe and America, tanned skin can be seen as desirable and a sign of good health and beauty. Jay Yoo, Ph.D., assistant professor of family and consumer sciences in Baylor's Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, carried out a study of 333 college students who were surveyed about their body-tanning attitudes and behaviors and presented the findings at the annual Family and Consumer Sciences Conference of Texas. According to Yoo, “a significant motivation can be that tanning is a pleasurable and social activity.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story. She covers research in the department of family and consumer sciences.)

Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System: Soldiers lead Baylor football players through Army training

April 29, 2015
Thirty Baylor University football players trained with soldiers from the Army’s 91st Engineer Battalion “Saber,” First Armored Brigade Combat Team, First Calvary Division in Fort Hood, Texas, as part of the battalion’s community outreach program. Players were lead through physical readiness training, the Leadership Reaction Course and received hands-on training with a variety of small arms weapons. Quoted in the article is Baylor student-athlete Seth Russell, the team’s quarterback.

The Baptist Standard: Baptist women paved way in improving race relations, historians say

April 30, 2015
Quoted in an article about how Southern Baptist women were decades ahead of the denomination’s male leaders in improving race relations among Baptists are Laine Scales, Ph.D., professor of higher education and associate dean for graduate and professional studies in the Graduate School, and Nicholas Pruitt, a doctoral student in history at Baylor. Dr. Scales said that personal friendships between black and white Baptist women date back to 1901, when the Women’s Convention, the women’s auxiliary connected to the National Baptist Convention USA Inc., invited Woman’s Missionary Union Corresponding Secretary Annie Armstrong to address the convention in Cincinnati.

Baylor Medical Humanities Students Receive DeBakey Scholarship

WACO, Texas (May 1, 2015) – Seven Baylor Medical Humanities students have been awarded the 2015 Michael E. DeBakey, Selma DeBakey and Lois DeBakey Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Baylor University’s Gaming Capstone Students to Demonstrate New Video Games to Public

WACO, Texas (May 1, 2015) - Are you ready to travel through dungeons and ghost towns to battle monsters and vengeful spirits? Grab your game controllers and let's go! Senior students from the computer science department in Baylor's School of Engineering and Computer Science will demonstrate video games they've developed.

ExxonMobil Foundation Presents Baylor with Check from Matching Gifts Program

WACO, Texas (May 1, 2015) – Baylor University announced today that it has received $434,625 from ExxonMobil and its employees through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2014 Educational Matching Gift Program.

Prayer Vigil for Nepal

The Baylor community will gather tonight with our students from Nepal from 9-10 PM in the SUB Bowl for a prayer vigil. This time of remembrance and prayer will gather faculty, staff, students, and community members to hear directly from those impacted and provide opportunities to respond.