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Apply Now for Texas Hurricane Relief Mission Trips over Fall Break, Spring Break

Starting this fall break and again during spring break, Baylor Missions will be sending teams of Baylor students, faculty and staff to work on various relief projects in south Texas communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Baylor Missions teams will be partnering with various community groups and relief efforts, who are already mobilizing, identifying needs and sharing hope as they help communities rebuild their lives. For more information or to apply, go to: www.baylor.edu/missions/txrelief.

Response to Harvey Update

Our hearts ache for those impacted by the unprecedented devastation from Hurricane Harvey along the Texas coast and in Houston and southeast Texas. Many among our Baylor Family -- alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff -- have been personally affected by this catastrophic storm. While in Waco, we have been spared any storm damage, we are ever mindful of the needs of those in the storm's path.

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.

Football. Confident Martin Boots Pair of 40-Yard FGs

There’s just something about that fourth Saturday in September that rubs Connor Martin the right way.

W. Golf. Women’s Golf Finishes 12th at Schooner Fall Classic

Baylor women’s golf shot 3-under-par 281 in Monday’s final round to finish in 12th place at the Schooner Fall Classic. The Lady Bears carded a 54-hole total of 18-over-par 870.

W. Tennis. WT Advances to Round of 16

Baylor women’s tennis continued its successful run at the Stillwater Pro Tennis Classic with a pair of wins on Monday at the Greenwood Tennis Center.

M. Tennis. Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Spotlight: Benjamin Becker

Sixteen years ago, when Benjamin Becker came to the U.S. for the first time, he initially struggled with the language barrier and even the team tennis concept as a Baylor freshman.

Newest Baylor Religion Study results again draw national attention

Since 2005, Baylor’s Department of Sociology, along with the university’s Institute for Studies of Religion, has been conducting national surveys of American religious beliefs, values and behaviors. They’ve delved into topics such as American secularism, megachurches, religion’s influence on voters, and whether Americans believe in healing prayer. Their results are often surprising, provocative, even incendiary […]

Baylor students unite refugee and American families over dinners

This past summer, 12 Baylor pre-health students signed up for an internship at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kansas. It’s an area that has seen a spike in the refugee population, primarily from Somalia, due to the proximity of a Tyson Foods plant that provides many immigrants with jobs. Unfortunately, that also makes it an […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “So many have connections down in Houston.”

“We are here with Alpha Phi Omega, which is a co-ed service fraternity, and we run the blood drive twice a year. This semester is really special, because all the donations are going towards the victims in Houston. I’m hoping the purpose of this will touch the hearts of a lot more people, and hopefully […]

One month to Homecoming 2017!

The nation’s oldest collegiate Homecoming celebration returns exactly a month from today: Baylor Homecoming 2017! If you haven’t already, it’s time to make your plans for Homecoming. Clear your calendar for Oct. 19-21 and schedule your visit now; a limited number of tickets are still available for some of the weekend’s main events, including a few for the Baylor-West Virginia football […]

Congratulations

Brian Buckles

Congratulations to faculty member Brian Buckles, economics, and spouse Marcela, on the birth of their daughter, Abigail Sofia Buckles on August 29, 2017.

Jeremy Uecker

Congratulations to faculty member Jeremy Uecker, sociology, and spouse Elisabeth, on the birth of their son, William Fritz Ueker, on August 24, 2017.

Jorge Carmona Reyes

Congratulations to staff member Jorge Carmona Reyes, Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research, and spouse Amparo, on the birth of their daughter, Itzayana, on September 8, 2017.

Michael Whitenton

Congratulations to faculty member Michael Whitenton, religion, and spouse Rachel, on the birth of their son, Reece Wilson Whitenton, on September 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.

“The Source” Texas Public Radio: One in Seven Texans Struggle to Put Food on the Table

Sept. 18, 2017
Jeremy Everett, M.Div. ’01, founder and executive director of the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI), a capacity-building, anti-hunger project within Baylor University, is among the guests discussing food insecurity and the role of social services like school lunch programs, on-campus food pantries and SNAP plays for families in need. “The Source” on Texas Public Radio is a daily program that invites newsmakers and experts to give life, context and breadth to the events and issues affecting San Antonio.

Baylor Lariat: Baylor named one of the South’s most beautiful campuses

Sept. 20, 2017
Southern Living Magazine named Baylor one of the top 21 most beautiful college campuses in the south. The magazine highlighted the architecture of Baylor buildings, as well as Burleson Quadrangle, Armstrong Browning Library and McLane Stadium.

Baylor Lariat: Baylor Songleaders take on 28th Shanghai Tourism Festival

Sept. 18, 2017
The Baylor Songleaders traveled to Shanghai, China, this month to perform in the 28th Annual Shanghai Tourism Festival. “We’ve already been invited to come to several other countries and perform and represent America, so we’re excited to hopefully continue to do things like this and really continue to get the mission of Baylor and the Baylor name not just nationally but internationally known,” said Kristen Hankins, director of spirit and traditions.

Broadcasting & Cable: SMPTE and HPA Announce Official Selections for 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival

Sept. 21, 2017
A documentary short by Gustavo Raskosky, a senior film and digital media major at Baylor University, has been selected for the 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival on Oct. 23 in Hollywood. Raskosky’s film focuses on the use of technology in a virtual reality music video featuring VirtuOSO, the premier pop/a cappella/vocal jazz ensemble at Baylor. Jurors curated the official selections from 119 shorts submitted by student filmmakers from more than 30 countries.

Baylor University Named to Top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List

WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2017) – Baylor University, which implemented expansive new policies in April that provide paid parental leave for staff and an adoption assistance program that benefits both staff and faculty, has been recognized on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 2017 Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List.

Baylor’s Allbritton Art Institute to Host Biennial Artist Convention

WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2017) – Art critic Jason Kaufman and twin artists Doug and Mike Starn will be discussing their careers and the influence of art on their lives at the 2017 Allbritton Art Institute Biennial Artist Conversation. The event will take place at 7 p.m., Sept. 18 in Roxy Grove Hall.

Impact of Protests on NFL Brand? Baylor Sports Sales Expert is Watching How 'Generations' Respond

In response to this weekend’s protests during many of the NFL games, Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., director of Baylor University’s Sports Sponsorship & Sales program, said he is closely watching the “generations” of fans, particularly the season ticket holders and millennials.

Pulitzer Prize Winner Will Speak At This Year’s Beall-Russell Lecture

WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2017) — Baylor students and the Waco community will have the opportunity to hear from Pulitzer Prize winner and National Humanities Medalist Isabel Wilkerson during this year’s Beall-Russell Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 in Cashion Room 510.

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…