Free Flu Vaccines

Miss your "shot" at the Health & Wellness Fair? Look up your nearest CVS retail pharmacy....

Open Enrollment for 2015 Benefits

Benefit-eligible faculty and staff are encouraged to review changes and enhancements to medical and dental plans, and enroll in November!

Annual Health & Wellness Fair

Mark your calendars for the faculty and staff annual Health & Wellness Fair, to be held October 15th from 8:30 am - 1 pm in Cashion 510.

BU vs OSU: Live Active Challenge

Join your Baylor colleages and participate in the Live Active Challenge! Beat the Cowboys!

W. Equestrian. Horsemanship Leads No. 3 EQ to 11-7 Win over No. 7 TCU

Baylor's 5-0 win in horsemanship led the No. 3 Bears' equestrian team to an 11-8 win over No. 7 TCU in Big 12 competition Friday at the Willis Family Equestrian Center.

W. Volleyball. Volleyball, ISU to Square Off in Big 12 Match Saturday

The Baylor volleyball team (11-11, 1-6) plays host to Big 12 foe, Iowa State (11-7, 3-4) Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Ferrell Center.

W. Soccer. Soccer Faces No. 19 TTU on Road Friday, Hosts UT Sunday at 6 P.M.

Baylor soccer has a split Big 12 weekend ahead of itself as BU faces a road match at No. 19 Texas Tech and home tilt vs. Texas.

Track. 2014 Hall of Fame Profile: Jeremy Wariner

Coming off an injury-plagued freshman season that saw him finish seventh indoors and not even run the open quarter at the NCAA outdoor meet, no one could have predicted or even dreamed what 2004 would hold for Jeremy Wariner.

‘Green, Gold, Baylor’ board book teaches colors (and BU) to future Bears

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” — Proverbs 22:6 As a parent, there are few things more fun than sharing your Baylor pride with your little ones at an early age, and the newest release from Baylor Press makes that even […]

NBA Bear’s book club builds community online and in-person

If you watched NBA games in the 1990s or early in the millennium, you couldn’t miss the old PSAs featuring NBA stars like Shaquille O’Neal and Reggie Miller encouraging young basketball fans to read, all with the tagline, “Reading is Fundamental.” Had former Baylor star and current Los Angeles Clipper forward Ekpe Udoh, BSEd ’11, […]

How Baylor researchers (and students) are fighting breast cancer

Seeing a lot of pink lately? That’s probably because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many organizations take this to mean they should turn their product pink for 31 days. Here at Baylor, however, we prefer a more direct approach. Thanks to a $900,000 grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, […]

Homecoming at Baylor isn’t just about football; it’s a family reunion

Why is Homecoming such a big deal at Baylor? Because it’s not just a visit to campus for a football game; it’s a weekend-long family reunion. Here’s how Kathleen Elliott, BA ’95, described it in a note to the university last fall: “My husband and I met at Baylor in 1992. We dated until 1999 […]

Congratulations

Blake H. Thomas

Congratulations to Blake H. Thomas, academic affairs/research, and spouse, Alexis, on the birth of their son, Charles Clay Thomas, August 8, 2014.

Rachel Erwin

Rachel Erwin, constituent engagement, and spouse, Andrew, on the birth of their son, Hayes Taylor Erwin, August 22, 2014.

Ryan Blagg

Ryan Blagg, athletics, and spouse, Lindsay, on the birth of their son, Cooper Marshall Blagg, August 6, 2014.

Ryan Surratt

Ryan Surratt, school of social work, and spouse, Mandy, on the birth of their son, Christian Avery Sterling Surratt, August 14, 2014.

With Sympathy

Keely Tunnell

Sympathies to Baylor student, Keely Tunnell, on the death of her sister, Candice Tunnell, on October 18, 2014.

Naymond Keathley

Sympathies to faculty member, Dr. Naymond Keathley, religion department, on the death of his brother, Carmen Keathley, on October 14, 2014.

Tracey Greene

Sympathies to Tracey Greene, Budget & fiscal planning office, on the death of her mother, Frances C. (Charlene) Roberts, on October 18, 2014.

Elizabeth De La Garza

Sympathies to Elizabeth De La Garza, office of the registrar, on the death of her husband, Mr. Jose De La Garza on October 12, 2014.

All 4 Women: Reducing menopause related memory decline

Oct. 24, 2014
Memory decline — a frequent complaint of menopausal women — potentially could be lessened by hypnotic relaxation therapy, say Baylor University researchers, who already have done studies showing that such therapy eases hot flashes, improves sleep and reduces stress in menopausal women. Quoted are Jim R. Sliwinski, a doctoral student in the department of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences; and Gary Elkins, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory and a professor of psychology and neuroscience. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers faculty and research in psychology and neuroscience and pitched this research to national media.)

America Magazine: What I Learned From Attending “The Witness of Flannery O’Connor” Symposium

Oct. 20, 2014
Ralph Wood, Ph.D., University Professor of Theology and Literature at Baylor and author of “Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-Haunted South,” is mentioned in an article about what the author learned from attending a symposium on Christian writer Flannery O’Connor at which Dr. Wood spoke.

ArtsJournal.com: TT: A pair of shrines

March 13, 2012
Two of Waco’s tourist destinations, Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library and the Dr Pepper museum in downtown Waco, are discussed in an arts journal blog post by Terry Teachout, drama critic of The Wall Street Journal and the critic-at-large of Commentary. Teachout will speak at the 2014 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture on Oct. 25 and the 21st Annual Laura Blanche Jackson Lectureship in World Issues on Oct. 27.

#BaylorHomecoming 2014 Will Welcome Bears Flung Afar Via Social Media

WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2014) – Oct. 30-Nov. 1, thousands of Baylor University alumni will descend on Waco to celebrate Homecoming 2014. Reunion dinners, Pigskin Revue, the bonfire, parade, and of course the football game versus Kansas highlight the event’s schedule. Even though some of Baylor's 165,000 living alumni won't be able to make it back to campus, they can join in the Homecoming spirit, thanks to the university’s social media channels.

The Wall Street Journal Drama Critic to Speak at World Issues Lectureship

WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2014) – Renowned theater critic Terry Teachout will return to Baylor’s campus to speak at the 21st Annual Laura Blanche Jackson Lectureship in World Issues at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, in the Paul W. Powell Chapel in Truett Seminary. Teachout will lecture on, “The story of Ambassador Satch: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, and International Relations.” A reception will follow in Truett’s Great Hall.

Scare up some treats at Family Treat Night

Children and grandchildren (ages 12 and under) of Baylor faculty and staff are invited to trick-or-treat in the Baylor residence halls from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28 for Baylor's annual Treat Night. Please note that a Baylor ID is required for entry and children must be escorted at al times.

National Forgiveness Day on Oct. 25: Let Bygones Be Bygones for Your Emotional Health

Forgiving — and being forgiven — are good for your emotional health, research has shown, and National Forgiveness Day on Oct. 25 may be a good time to let bygones be bygones and also to make amends.