Annual Service Awards Recognize Faculty & Staff

See a copy of the program listing faculty and staff with 5 to 45 years of service to Baylor University.

UPDATE: Baylor to Close at 1:15 p.m. Today (Feb. 23, 2015), Law School Classes Will Be Canceled Following 2:15 p.m. Class

WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2015) – Baylor University will close early at 1:15 p.m. today (Monday, Feb. 23, 2015) because of inclement weather conditions. Offices will be closed, and all classes after 1:15 p.m. have been canceled. The 2:15 p.m. class at Baylor Law School will be held as scheduled. However, all classes at the law school after 2:15 pm. have been canceled.

Faculty & Staff Go Above & Beyond the Campaign!

The Waco McLennan County United Way newsletter shares how Baylor Faculty and Staff went above and beyond for the annual campaign.

Additional Benefits for Faculty & Staff

If it has been a while since you perused the list of additional benefits available for faculty and staff, refresh your memory.

Baseball. No. 25 Baseball Falls to Cal State Fullerton, 7-6

No. 25 Baylor (6-5) lost the finale to Cal State Fullerton (5-5) 7-6 on Saturday afternoon at Goodwin Field as the Titans completed the weekend series sweep.

W. Equestrian. No. 1 EQ Drops First Two Meets of the Season at OSU, KSU

The No. 1 Baylor equestrian team dropped a pair of Big 12 meets on the road Friday and Saturday putting a stop to its perfect season.

First African American to play SWC football was a Baylor Bear

Fifty years ago this fall, a young man from Elgin, Texas, enrolled at Baylor with plans to walk on to the football team. A year later, that man — John Hill Westbrook, BA ’69 — made history as the first African American to play a down of football in the Southwest Conference. Westbrook’s father, grandfather and great-grandfather […]

Professors’ app helps parents detect eye disease in babies

Most new parents take hundreds of pictures of their newborns. Thanks to a pair of Baylor professors, those photos can now be used to screen for pediatric eye cancer — a simple act that could save the eyesight (and maybe even the lives) of children before it’s too late. Baylor chemistry professor Bryan Shaw and computer […]

A snowy morning at Baylor

It’s been years since the Baylor campus got as much snow as we saw here Wednesday morning, as large, fluffy flakes quickly coated already cool surfaces. It snowed hard for about two hours, but the snow disappeared almost as quickly as it arrived; by midday, it was almost completely melted, as the sun came out and temperatures jumped […]

Baylor alum named Texas Superintendent of the Year — again

For the second time in four years, the state of Texas’ Superintendent of the Year is a Baylor graduate. This year’s American Association of School Administrators honoree, Dr. Michael McFarland, BBA ’93, EDD ’05, completed both his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees at Baylor. (Apparently his leadership skills were on display early; McFarland also served as a team […]

Congratulations

Andrea Turner

Congratulations to Andrea Turner, university libraries, and spouse, Bradley, on the birth of their daughter, Rachel Elizabeth Turner, November 19, 2014.

Austin Kertesz

Congratulations to Austin Kertesz, student learning and engagement, and spouse, Arielle, on the birth of their daughter, Georgia Claire Kertesz, December 17, 2014.

Emma Wood

Congratulations to Emma Wood, counseling services, and spouse, Russell, on the birth of their daughter, Winnie Beth Wood, December 17, 2014.

Kristen Mainor

Congratulations to Kristen Mainor, educational psychology, and spouse, Frederick, on the birth of their daughter, Leah Julianne Mainor, December 28, 2014.

With Sympathy

Zachary Evans

Sympathies to Baylor student Zachary Evans on the death of his father, Mr. L. Charles (Chuck) Evans, on February 15, 2015.

Billie Gilbert

Sympathies to staff member Billie Gilbert, marketing and communications, on the death of of her father-in-law, Mr. Joe Gilbert, on February 16, 2015.

Francis Beckwith

Sympathies to faculty member Francis Beckwith, philosophy department, on the death of his father, Mr. Harold Beckwith, on Feburary 18, 2015.

Johnny Bhojwani

Sympathies to staff member Johnny Bhojwani, admission services, on the death of his sister, Mrs. Karishma Sham, who passed away on February 2, 2015.

Christianity Today: Why We're Hooked on Heaven and Hell

Feb. 23, 2015
Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, explores the timeless cultural obsession with heaven and hell in his latest book “Entertaining Judgment.” In his book, Garrett draws on popular examples of afterlife motif from “The Hunger Games” to Dante. Garrett is quoted.

Exhibitor Online: Dallas Market Center Announces Two Company Promotions

Feb. 26, 2015
Cole Daugherty, B.A. ’92, was named senior vice president of marketing communications at Dallas Market Center. Prior to joining Dallas Market Center, he served as account executive with Springbok Technologies, a Dallas-based public relations agency. In Daugherty’s new role, he will oversee content and creative for marketing communications including public relations, advertising, social media, graphic design, videography and copywriting.

First Things: Beleaguered Behemoth

Feb. 24, 2015
Blog about “Baptists in America: A History,” a book by Baylor scholars Thomas Kidd, Ph.D., associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, and Barry Hankins, Ph.D., professor and graduate program director of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Blogger Peter J. Leithart notes that “as Kidd and Hankins detail, the Baptists were the original American outsiders, ‘troublers of churches in all places,’ according to the Puritans, who banished and beat and imprisoned them, often for preaching Baptist doctrine or singing Baptist hymns.” Leithart quotes Kidd and Hankins, who wrote that “Baptists’ enduring feeling of being under attack” is part of the secret of their success, as it helps them to be vigilant. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers history and the Institute for Studies of Religion.)

Baylor Nursing School grant to help develop tool to measure geriatric competencies

WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2015) - Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) has received a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to partner with Baylor Scott & White Health North and Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation to develop, test and validate an evaluation model to measure geriatric competencies.

Baylor Research Finds First Direct Evidence of Gene-Exposure Link in Gulf War Illness

WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2015) — February 28 marks the 24th anniversary of the cease fire that ended the 1991 Gulf War, also known as Operation Desert Storm. But the end of the war signaled the beginning of a new struggle for thousands of service men and women—their personal battle with Gulf War illness (GWI).

Academy for Leader Development Welcomes Bryan Stevenson for Lecture on “Just Mercy”

WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2015) – Baylor University’s Academy for Leader Development will welcome Bryan Stevenson, J.D., to its annual lecture series at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in Waco Hall.

Baylor Lariat TV Newscast Debuts Today at 11 a.m. CT

WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2015) – For the first time in its 115-year history, the Baylor Lariat campus newspaper will launch its first television newscast at 11 a.m. CST Thursday, Feb. 26. Baylor will be one of 12 universities from four continents participating in the Global News Relay.

Feb. 28 1:00-11:00pmSing Performance #6