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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.

New Faculties-in-Residence announced

Dr. Candi K. Cann and Dr. Clay Butler will serve as Faculties-in-Residence at North Village Texana House and Martin Hall respectively beginning in the fall.

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.

W. Soccer. Soccer Opens 2017 Season with Louisiana, Wyoming

WACO, Texas – Baylor soccer kicks off its 2017 season at home, hosting Louisiana-Lafayette and Wyoming for a pair of weekend tilts.

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Downs Rice in Exhibition Match

Baylor volleyball closed out preseason action with a dominating 3-0 win over Rice Thursday night at Tudor Fieldhouse.

Track & Field. Silver Medal Smile: London Builds Confidence at Worlds

Tempered with the disappointment of not winning a gold medal in his first trip to the World Championships, Baylor junior quarter-miler Wil London saw his confidence rise in running leadoff leg on the USA's runner-up 4x400-meter relay team.

Football. Leap of Faith: McGuire Left Cedar Hill for Baylor

Debbie McGuire had heard her husband say “no” to college coaching offers so many times, the day Joey McGuire was leaving to visit with Matt Rhule at Baylor, she asked, “Why are you’re going? You’re never going to leave Cedar Hill.”

Move2BU crew welcomes Baylor’s Class of 2021

Baylor’s not the only school in the country where volunteers line up to help new students move into their residence halls — but it’s hard to believe any school does it better. Wednesday and Thursday, more than 3,400 new Baylor students (both freshmen and transfers) were helped into their new homes by more than 2,800 […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “We just can’t wait to see what God does with her life.”

Dad: “This is our first. We just can’t wait to see what God does with her life. We’re just really excited about this next chapter of her life. It’s a day of great excitement for us, and pride, and a little bit of nervousness.” Mom: “First time I stepped on this campus, I stopped and […]

Top 10 pieces of advice from alumni for Baylor freshmen

On Facebook earlier this week, Baylor asked a simple question of the university’s 200,000+ followers: What one piece of advice would you share with #Baylor freshmen on their first day of college? Baylor alumni and others were quick to respond, sharing more than 5,000 words worth of wisdom. Feel free to read through all their advice […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “That’s when she fell in love with Baylor.”

Mom: “We had a friend coming with her son, and they said, ‘You should go visit Baylor and some of the schools around there with us!’ We went to Baylor, TCU and SMU; we looked at all three, and that’s when she fell in love with Baylor. Then she came back, and she came back, […]

Congratulations

Amira Alvarado

Congratulations to Amira Alvarado, Undergraduate Admissions in California, and spouse Noel, on the birth of their son, Sebastian Amir Alvarado on April 1. 2017.

Ben Johansen

Congratulations to staff member Ben Johansen, University Libraries, and spouse Heather, on the birth of their son Beau Solomon Johansen, on August 17, 2016.

Christopher Pieper

Congratulations to faculty member Christopher Pieper, sociology, and spouse Stephanie, on the birth of their daughter Audrey Monroe Pieper on June 21, 2017.

Matthea Williams

Congratulations to faculty member Matthea Williams, health, human performance and recreation, and spouse Rafael, on the birth of their son, Israel James Williams on July 8, 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.

Christianity Today: Bringing Back Baylor

Aug. 18, 2017
Wide-ranging Q&A with Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone about the responsibilities of today’s university presidents, the factors that led her back to Baylor, her historic role as Baylor’s first female president, changing the culture regarding sexual assault and interpersonal violence, how Christian universities should manage sports and the conversations she hopes will define the Baylor community in the coming years. The interview was conducted by Taylor University professor and Baylor alumnus Todd Ream, B.A. (Religion) ’93.

Denver Post: Kiwanis Club of Castle Rock Helps Douglas County Students Follow Their Dreams

Aug. 16, 2017
Incoming Baylor freshman Jackson Jaeger, a graduate of Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, was among the four scholarship recipients from the Kiwanis Club of Castle Rock for the students’ hard work and civic mindedness. Jaeger plans to major in Business/Law.

KCEN-TV Ch. 6 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): Move-in day brings excitement to Baylor students, volunteers

Aug. 16, 2017
VIDEO: Move-in day began Wednesday on the Baylor campus as hundreds of volunteers, including President Linda A. Livingstone, welcomed more than 3,000 new students to campus. All students had to do was pull up next to their residence halls and volunteers took over, moving their belongings in their rooms in a matter of minutes. “I’m so excited to get my journey started,” said incoming freshman Landace Bolden. “I was very nervous about college but the campus, the very friendly staff and all of the super helpful students who have been through this before, I know they are going to be there for me.”

KWKT-TV Ch. 44 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/FOX): Move-in day for Baylor freshmen

Aug. 16, 2017
VIDEO: Thousands of incoming freshmen and transfer students began moving onto Baylor University's campus on Wednesday, and it a massive airport-like effort to get every student settled into their new home. "Just very exciting because it's just really the true indication of the new year starting off and so I'm thrilled to be here and thrilled to have the opportunity to be with our students today," said Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone.

Baylor Campus Kitchen Volunteer Speaks at D.C. Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 17, 2017) – Of the more than 60 universities with a Campus Kitchen, Baylor University was one of only two schools asked to lead a workshop at the 2017 Campus Kitchens Project (CKP) Boot Camp last week in Washington, D.C.

Baylor Freshmen Welcomed to Campus with a Hymn Written for Them

WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2017) – Nine years ago, when Baylor University’s chaplain Burt Burleson, D.Min., wrote a hymn dedicated to the class of 2012, he didn’t realize it was the beginning of a tradition. Now, nearly every incoming Baylor freshmen who attended the opening sessions of New Student Orientation at Baylor has learned the learned the hymn – “Love the Lord Our God” – written specifically for their class.

Baylor Professor and Space Weather Scientist Provides Tips for Watching the Total Solar Eclipse, Details on the Next Eclipse

WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2017) – For three hours on August 21, the moon will pass in front of the sun causing a total solar eclipse. While Waco will not experience a full eclipse, it will be worth viewing, according to a Baylor professor and space weather scientist.

Solar Eclipse Selfies? Baylor Expert Shares Safety Tips for Taking Photos of Aug. 21 Phenomenon

WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2017) – Monday’s solar eclipse will draw millions of eyes toward the sun to see the long-awaited phenomenon. And while it’s tempting to capture the sight with your camera or smartphone, a Baylor University engineer and imaging expert says it’s best to play it safe – for the photographer and for the camera.

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…

Aug. 18 8:00am - 12:30pmResponding in Prayer: Elliston Chapel
Aug. 18 8:00am - 5:00pmResponding in Prayer: Bobo Spiritual Life Chapel
Aug. 18 3:00-5:00pmResponding in Prayer: Robinson Tower
Aug. 19 2:30-4:00pmMeet the Bears
Aug. 21 9:00am - 12:00pmWelcome Breakfast
Aug. 22 5:15-7:30pmStephen Wykstra Lecture
Aug. 26 7:00-9:00pmKari Jobe - The Garden Tour
Aug. 18 5:00-8:00pmSoccer vs. UL-Lafayette
Aug. 19 2:30-4:00pmMeet the Bears
Aug. 20 6:00-9:00pmSoccer vs. Wyoming
Aug. 25 7:00-9:00pmVolleyball vs. Florida State
Aug. 25 7:00-10:00pmSoccer at Rice
Aug. 26 7:00-9:00pmVolleyball vs. Illinois State
Aug. 27 2:00-4:00pmVolleyball vs. UC Santa Barbara