Baylor University Board of Regents announces leadership changes and extensive corrective actions following findings of external investigation

WACO, Texas (May 26, 2016) – In Fall 2015, Baylor University’s Board of Regents engaged outside counsel Pepper Hamilton, LLP (Pepper) to conduct an independent and external review of Baylor’s institutional response to Title IX and related compliance issues through the lens of specific cases.

Do you need to create a will?

Full time faculty and staff, and eligible family members, can access the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for a template suitable for a will or other documents.

Notice of Public Safety Training Exercises

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, from 7 a.m. until 12 noon, five agencies from McLennan County will be conducting a large-scale training exercise of a simulated incident occurring in Martin Hall on the Baylor University campus.

Baylor to Conduct Full Monthly Test of Emergency Notification System on May 20

Baylor University will conduct the monthly test of its outdoor mass notification and indoor voice evacuation systems, as well as all Baylor Alert emergency notification system modalities, including voicemail, email, text and @BaylorAlert Twitter, between 2:45 and 3 p.m. Friday, May 20. All contacts will receive the test voicemail, email and text messages.

Track. Track & Field Rained Out At NCAA West Prelims

Due to multiple weather delays, Baylor track and field’s participation on the first day of the NCAA West Preliminary Championships was washed out Thursday at Rock Chalk Park.

W. Tennis. Generette, Shankle Win NCAA Doubles First Round

The Baylor women's tennis duo of Kiah Generette and Blair Shankle captured a straight-set victory in the opening round of the NCAA Doubles Championship against Georgia's Mariana Gould and Ellen Perez Thursday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

Baseball. No. 6 Baseball Ends Season with Loss to No. 7 Texas

No. 6 seed Baylor baseball lost 15-3 in a seven-inning run rule decision to No. 7 Texas on Thursday afternoon at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in an elimination game at the 2016 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship.

M. Golf. Men’s Golf Hoping to Carry Momentum into NCAAs

Baylor’s men finished fifth at the NCAA Kohler Regional in advancing to the NCAA Championship for just the sixth time in program history and first since 2010.

For these father-daughter Baylor grads, protecting the environment is a family affair

Greer Tidwell, BSES ’85, and his daughter Brittainy, BSME ’15, have a lot in common. For starters, they’re both Baylor engineering graduates; they also both love the outdoors. It’s a love that came naturally. Greer grew up on a farm outside of Nashville, where his father, Greer Tidwell Sr., was an early environmental engineer. He passed on […]

Baylor School of Social Work names new dean

It’s official: Dr. Jon Singletary, BA ’93, is the new dean of the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. And it won’t take Singletary long to get up to speed; neither the position nor the school is entirely new to Singletary. He’s been interim dean since June 2015, when he succeeded the late Dr. Diana Garland. […]

New Disney castle in Shanghai designed by a Baylor grad

There’s a new kingdom coming to China: Disneyland Shanghai. Opening in June, the park features six different lands, including Adventure Isle, Gardens of Imagination, Mickey Avenue, Tomorrowland, Treasure Cove, and Fantasyland. But the crown jewel of the park? The Enchanted Storybook Castle (pictured above) — which, as it so happens, was designed by a Baylor Bear. That […]

Baylor marina update one of many campus projects underway this summer

It’s amazing to think that it’s only been in the last 20 years or so that Baylor has begun to really utilize the campus’ unique riverfront setting. The push that began with Baylor Ballpark and the rest of the Turner Riverfront Athletic Complex in 1999 has been followed by the Umphrey Law Center in 2001, Mayborn Museum Complex in 2004, […]

Congratulations

Antonio Macias

Congratulations to faculty member Antonio Macias, school of business, and wife Paula, on the birth of their daughter Filomena on May 11, 2016.

Bradley & Lindsay Rettler

Congratulations to staff and faculty members Bradley and Lindsay Rettler, philosophy, on the birth of their son Duncan on May 5, 2016.

Danielle Williams

Congratulations to faculty member Danielle Williams, English, and husband Christopher on the birth of their daughter Adrienne on March 2, 2016.

Finley Edwards

Congratulations to faculty member Finley Edwards, economics, and wife Emily on the birth of their son Alvin Charles on May 5, 2016.

With Sympathy

Betsy Willis

Sympathies to faculty member Betsy Wills, accounting department, on the death of her mother, Mrs. Almarie Best, on May 20, 2016.

Colton (Coho) Menk

Sympathies to the family and friends of Baylor graduate Colton (Coho) Menk who passed away May 19, 2016.

Sally Askins

Sympathies to faculty member Sally Askins, theater arts, on the death of her mother, Mrs. Patricia Askins, on May 16, 2016.

Travis Engel

Sympathies to Baylor student Travis Engel on the death of his father, Mr. Darrell Engel, on May 20, 2016.

"Imaginate" Exhibit to Open at Mayborn Museum

WACO, Texas (May 25, 2016) – Imaginate, an interactive summer exhibit focused on encouraging innovation and imagination, will open at the Mayborn Museum Complex on May 28 and run through Sept. 5.

Focus Daily News: DBU grants honorary doctorate to Mitch Bennett

May 24, 2016
Mitch Bennett, BBA Accounting ’88, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Dallas Baptist University on May 13, 2016. Bennett has worked for DBU for the past 28 years, and he currently serves as the director of gift accounting and assistant to the chancellor.

Heavy: Chip and Joanna Gaines: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

May 24, 2016
Chip Gaines, BBA Marketing ’98, and his wife Joanna, BA Communication Specialist ’01, run Magnolia Market, Magnolia Homes and Magnolia Farm, and star in the HGTV hit-series “Fixer Upper.” The couple does not own a television, but instead have a farm with chickens, cows, goats and horses. They met at an auto repair shop, have four children, and transformed their own Victorian farmhouse from a two-bedroom house into their family home. They were honored as “The Alumni of the Year” in 2015 for their remarkable achievements.

Lamppost Memorials Honor Baylor Veterans

WACO, Texas (May 25, 2016) – Scattered across Baylor University’s campus are more than 140 granite memorial lampposts — silent stone sentinels that each bear a plaque commemorating a Baylor student who was killed in service.

Campus Facilities Closed, Open Alternate Hours for Memorial Day

WACO, Texas (May 27, 2016) — Most facilities on Baylor University’s campus will be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day, and others will operate under alternate hours.

Dr. Johnny Henderson Honored as Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year

WACO, Texas (May 27, 2016) – Johnny L. Henderson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Mathematics in Baylor University’s College of Arts and Sciences, was honored as the 2016 Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year during the University’s Academic Convocation on April 15.

Baylor University Board of Regents announces leadership changes and extensive corrective actions following findings of external investigation

WACO, Texas (May 26, 2016) – In Fall 2015, Baylor University’s Board of Regents engaged outside counsel Pepper Hamilton, LLP (Pepper) to conduct an independent and external review of Baylor’s institutional response to Title IX and related compliance issues through the lens of specific cases.

Baylor University Board of Regents announces leadership changes and extensive corrective actions following findings of external investigation

WACO, Texas (May 26, 2016) – In Fall 2015, Baylor University’s Board of Regents engaged outside counsel Pepper Hamilton, LLP (Pepper) to conduct an independent and external review of Baylor’s institutional response to Title IX and related compliance issues through the lens of specific cases.