Leaders of Campus Diversity Initiatives Report Progress

WACO, Texas (May 19, 2017) – As Baylor University continues to pursue an environment that exhibits cultural humility and inclusion, the work of two groups is making an impact. For the past 18 months, a Special Assistant to the University President and the 15-member President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD) have been working across the University to build programs, complete agreements and organize initiatives that provide an environment of acceptance and support for students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.

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.

W. Golf. Women's Golf in Fifth Place at NCAA Championships

Baylor women's golf is in fifth place after shooting 12-over-par 300 in Sunday's second round at the NCAA Championships. BU sits at 35-over 611 heading to Monday's final round, nine strokes in front of the current eight-team cut to advance to match play.

Softball. SB's Rodoni Spins No-Hitter, Sends Lady Bears to Super Regional

WACO, Texas -- No. 15-seeded Baylor softball (45-12) punched its ticket into the NCAA Super Regional round, with Gia Rodoni spinning her second-consecutive no-hitter, downing the 12th-ranked James Madison Dukes (52-8), 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at Getterman Stadium.

Softball. NCAA Waco Regional Game 5 Quotes

James Madison 4, Kent State 0

Baylor professors of the year come from all across the arts and sciences

We’ve reached the end of another academic year at Baylor, when final grades are submitted, seniors are graduated — and Baylor’s professors of the year are named. The Collins Outstanding Professor Award is voted on each year by the outgoing senior class and includes a cash prize of $10,000. Past Collins Professors include Dr. Tom Hanks (1998), […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I had a blast. It’s sad that it has to come to an end.”

[Reflecting on your five years here at Baylor, what’s going through your head?] “It was too short! I had a lot of fun. I was a vice president in student government, I was a president of my fraternity… I had a blast. It’s sad that it has to come to an end.” [What would you […]

New shows coming this summer from two Baylor alumni

There are so many Baylor alumni on screen lately, it’s getting hard to keep up – and that’s a good problem to have! So if you’re looking for something new to watch, here are two more TV shows to add to our ever-growing list of Bears in Hollywood. Downward Dog debuts May 17 (8:30 p.m. CT, ABC). Allison […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “Your experiences here at Baylor will shape you…”

“It’s surreal… There’ve been moments leading up to right now that have been incredibly nostalgic, like walking around campus for the last time as an undergrad student, little things like that. Packing up my apartment that I’ve been in all four years. I think surreal is the best way to describe it.” [What would you […]

Congratulations

Tao Zhu

Congratulations to faculty member Tao Zhu, Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research(CASPER)and spouse Shufan, on the birth of their daughter, Yingying, on April 18, 2017

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.

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.

Albuquerque Journal: Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson former NMSU Regent Laree Perez to receive honorary degrees

May 18, 2017
Laree Perez (B.B.A. ’76) received an honorary degree from New Mexico State University for her generosity in establishing student scholarships and serving on NMSU’s board of regents.

Business News Daily: When Work and Life Overlap: The Pros and Cons of Boundary Violations

May 18, 2017
It's not uncommon for employees to take calls from their significant others while at work. In fact, you probably often overhear a brief conversation between colleagues and their family members. But have you ever stopped to think whether those interruptions are helping or harming performance? This article centers on new Hankamer School of Business research which found that there are consequences and benefits when home life interrupts work life, and vice versa. Lead author Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of management, is quoted. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this research nationally.

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Too Close to Heaven

May 14, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden features gospel legend Alex Bradford, whose million-selling “Too Close to Heaven” was influential on both sacred and secular artists. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

Philadelphia Tribune: How to temper smartphone overuse

May 12, 2017
Article about smartphone “overuse” quotes James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business. Roberts is an internationally known expert on the use of smartphones and smartphone addiction.

Baylor Graduate Selected for Prestigious Fulbright ETA to Spain

WACO, Texas (May 22, 2017) – Recent Baylor University graduate Katerina Levinson has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Spain. Levinson was a University Scholar in Baylor’s Honors College and earned her B.A. magna cum laude earlier this month.

Baylor Junior to Study in U.K. at Fulbright Summer Institute

WACO, Texas (May 19, 2017) – Luke Pederson, a rising junior University Scholar in the Honors College at Baylor University, has received a place with a Fulbright Summer Institute to study at the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Durham University in England. The Fulbright Summer Institute is one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide.

Leaders of Campus Diversity Initiatives Report Progress

WACO, Texas (May 19, 2017) – As Baylor University continues to pursue an environment that exhibits cultural humility and inclusion, the work of two groups is making an impact. For the past 18 months, a Special Assistant to the University President and the 15-member President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD) have been working across the University to build programs, complete agreements and organize initiatives that provide an environment of acceptance and support for students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.

When Your Spouse Calls and Interrupts Your Workday, Is That a Good Thing?

WACO, Texas (May 15, 2017) - A new Baylor University Hankamer School of Business study looks at the consequences and benefits of interruptions during work and family time.

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…