Adjunct Teaching Workshop Registration Open

The Academy for Teaching & Learning announces the 5th annual Adjunct Teaching Workshop, open to all part-time and full time temporary lecturers, graduate teachers of record and other interested colleagues.

The Rx for Research: Baylor Engineering & Computer Science is impacting the medical industry

ECS faculty members are blazing trails in collaborative research with meaningful real-world applications in the healthcare and medical fields - and beyond.

Baylor University Names Task Forces to Act Upon 105 Recommendations and Implement Improvements to Address Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

WACO, Texas (June 10, 2016) – Baylor University has actively launched groups to lead the implementation of recommendations made by Pepper Hamilton, LLP following its independent investigation into the University’s handling of sexual assault. Two complementary executive-level task forces have been named to efficiently implement change that leads to improved processes, communication, training and response and that cultivates a culture of respect and character that reflects Baylor’s mission.

UPDATE: Addressing Sexual Violence at Baylor

Last week I shared with you information concerning the high priority we have placed on implementing improvements across campus to increase the safety of students at Baylor University. We have committed to doing all we can to implement change based on the recommendations of Pepper Hamilton, LLP following their independent review of the University’s response to reports of sexual violence.

Track. Track & Field At 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials

The Baylor track and field team will be represented by nine current and former athletes at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, which start Friday and continue through July 10, at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

M. Basketball. MBB Announces 2016-17 Non-Conference Schedule

Baylor basketball released the non-conference portion of its 2016-17 schedule on Thursday, and the 13-game slate features a pair of home games against preseason top-10 ranked teams, along with a return trip to Fort Hood and the fourth-annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge.

W. Equestrian. No. 3 EQ Falls in NCEA Quarterfinals to End Season

Needing just one point out of the last three rides, Baylor's third-seeded equestrian team came up empty and lost to sixth-seeded TCU by the slimmest possible margin in the NCEA National Championship quarterfinals Friday afternoon.

W. Tennis. Frusci Hired As New Women’s Tennis Assistant Coach

Baylor women's tennis head coach Joey Scrivano announced the addition of Chris Frusci as assistant coach Tuesday.

What were Sam Houston’s connections to Baylor University?

No single name is more synonymous with Texas independence and statehood than legendary Texas general, president, governor and senator Sam Houston. Given Baylor’s position as Texas’ oldest continuously operating university, it seems only fitting that Houston would have strong ties to Baylor. Houston’s Baylor connection actually changed his life, and that of his family. The 1830s and 1840s were […]

Houston civil rights icon a longtime friend to Baylor

In his hometown of Houston, Rev. Bill Lawson is known as a legendary civil rights leader. He marched with Dr. Martin Luther King in the 1960s, and he has been a tireless advocate for the underserved for more than six decades. And for just as long, he has been a friend to Baylor University. That relationship […]

Eight ways Baylor researchers are fighting cancer

For most of us who are not scientifically-inclined, it’s easy to focus more on the beautiful exterior of the Baylor Sciences Building (BSB) than to think about what goes on inside. But what’s going on inside the BSB could save your life, or the life of someone you love. Teams of Baylor professors and students are […]

Baylor’s Prince the No. 12 overall pick in 2016 NBA Draft

Taurean Prince, BSED ’16, came to Baylor four years ago with little acclaim or notice. He leaves with his degree in hand as one of the highest draft picks in program history. Thursday night, the Utah Jazz selected Prince with the the 12th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft; once paperwork is complete, he will reportedly […]

Congratulations

Addie Woods

Congratulations to staff member Addie Woods, Texas Hunger Initiative, and spouse James on the birth of their son Asher on April 23, 2016.

Drew Triplett

Congratulations to staff member Drew Triplett, Mayborn Museum Complex, and spouse Eleanor, on the birth of twin sons Bowie and Moses Triplett on May 17, 2016.

Kristen Pond

Congratulations to faculty member Kristen Pond, English, and spouse Justin on the birth of their daughter Elizabeth on March 6, 2016.

Leslie Hahner & Scott Varda

Congratulations to faculty member Leslie Hahner, communications and her husband, faculty member Scott Varda, communications, on the birth of their daughter Annika E. Varda, on April 29, 2016.

With Sympathy

Jimmy Schmoke

Sympathies to the family and colleagues of staff member James (Jimmy) Schmoke, CASPER Center, on his death on June 29, 2016.

Sharmayne Adkinson

Sympathies to the family and friends of Baylor student Sharmayne Adkison, on her death on Saturday, June 25, 2016.

Barry Hopper

Sympathies to the family, friends, and students of retired School of Music faculty member Barry R. Hopper on his death June 15, 2016.

Haley Alloway

Sympathies to student Haley Alloway, Truett Seminary and resident chaplain, on the death of her father, Mr. John Loffer on June 21, 2016.

Daily Mail (United Kingdom): American parents have the largest 'happiness gap' between them and childless people than 22 other countries

June 29, 2016
American parents are generally unhappier than their childless counterparts in the United States, and the country has the largest 'happiness' gap of 22 industrialized countries, according to a study co-authored by Baylor. The reason the U.S. is “strikingly behind” is the relative lack of such policies as parental leave and flexible work schedules, said researcher Matthew Andersson, assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story and arranged the interview. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

San Juan Island (Washington) Update: Community Foundation Awards Scholarships

June 22, 2016
Emily Guard, a junior accounting major at Baylor University, was awarded a renewal of the Inskeep Legacy Scholarship given by the San Juan Island Community Foundation. The fund provides a permanent source of scholarships for the education of the island’s students.

The Baptist Standard: Baylor interim president cites continued improvements

June 30, 2016
Baylor is doubling the size of its counseling center’s staff and has trained about 600 employees as campus security authorities, Interim President David Garland reported in a June 29 letter to the faculty, staff, students and alumni. “We are daily working to ensure than our 16,000 students are safe . . . We are resolved to create a culture of accountability and respect across the entire campus and are refining processes and systems to ensure we respond rapidly and sensitively when students report incidents of interpersonal violence and seek our help.” Garland provided updates on how Baylor is responding to the 105 recommendations from the Pepper Hamilton law firm, which investigated the university’s responses to sexual violence complaints.

The Baptist Standard: Research shows U.S. parents less happy than childless people

June 29, 2016
American parents generally are not as happy as people who aren’t parents, while the United States has the largest “happiness gap” among parents compared to nonparents in 22 industrialized countries, according to a study by researchers at Baylor, the University of Texas at Austin and Wake Forest University. A main reason is the relative lack of workplace “packages’’ of policies such as paid sick time, paid vacation, flexible work hours, and paid maternal or parental leave, said co-researcher Matthew Andersson, assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Baylor Named 'Best Buy' in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017

WACO, Texas (July 1, 2016) – Baylor University has been named a "Best Buy" in the 2017 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Campus Facilities Observe Alternate Hours for Independence Day

WACO, Texas (June 30, 2016) – Most facilities on Baylor University’s campus will be closed on July 4 for Independence Day, and others will operate under alternate hours for the holiday weekend.

Think You Know The American Revolution? Read These Five Books This Fourth of July, Professor Says

WACO, Texas (June 30, 2016) — This Fourth of July marks the 240th anniversary of the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted. This year, in addition to firing up the grill and donning red, white and blue, why not pick up a book?

Baylor University and Art Briles Issue Joint Statement Regarding Their Employment Relationship

WACO, Texas (June 24, 2016) – Baylor University and Art Briles have mutually agreed to terminate their employment relationship, effective immediately. Both parties acknowledge that there were serious shortcomings in the response to reports of sexual violence by some student-athletes, including deficiencies in University processes and the delegation of disciplinary responsibilities with the football program. Baylor is addressing these shortcomings and making ongoing improvements.

Aug. 11 6:00-9:00pmSoccer vs. Houston Dash
Aug. 13 7:00-10:00pmSoccer vs. Houston Baptist
Aug. 19 3:00-6:00pmSoccer at Detroit Mercy
Aug. 21 1:00-4:00pmSoccer at Michigan State
Aug. 26 6:00-8:00pmVolleyball at UTRGV
Aug. 26 7:00-10:00pmSoccer vs. Purdue
Aug. 27 11:00am - 1:00pmVolleyball at Prairie View A&M