QEP Proposal Feedback

Baylor is entering our decennial reaffirmation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and one aspect of the process is the creation of a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Over the past academic year, a group of faculty, staff, and student representatives have worked to create a draft proposal for the QEP, which is entitled <em>Global Baylor: Addressing Challenges to Human Flourishing</em>. A copy of this draft is available at <a href="http://www.baylor.edu/qep">www.baylor.edu/qep</a>, and your comments on any aspect of this proposal are invited.

New Parking Options

Parking and Transportation Services has made some parking modifications that will take effect this fall.

Campus Carry Law

Last spring, Baylor completed a deliberative process outlined by Texas Senate Bill 11 through which private universities could opt out of what is known as the “campus carry law.” After robust conversations, Baylor determined that it would continue to prohibit license holders from carrying concealed handguns on the Baylor University campus, on any grounds or building on which an activity sponsored by Baylor University is being conducted or in a passenger transportation vehicle owned by Baylor University.

Northbound I-35 lane closures in Waco start Tuesday night

All Interstate 35 northbound lanes in Waco will be closed overnight from 7 PM Tuesday to 7 AM Wednesday as crews shift the work zone for bridge repairs to the outside two lanes.

W. Volleyball. VB Holds Successful Green & Gold Scrimmage

Baylor volleyball played its annual Green & Gold Scrimmage on Tuesday evening at the Ferrell Center, giving fans a preview of the 2016 team, set to open its 2016 season on Friday with the Hampton Inn North Baylor Invitational.

Football. McLane Stadium Honored For Safety, Security

Baylor’s McLane Stadium was recently honored with the Facility of Merit for Safety and Security Award by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

Football. Football Places Five On Senior Bowl Watch List

Five Baylor football players, Kyle Fuller, Shock Linwood, Ryan Reid, Seth Russell and Orion Stewart, were named to the watch list for the 2017 Senior Bowl, bowl officials announced Tuesday.

W. Volleyball. VB Hosts Annual Green & Gold Scrimmage

Baylor volleyball will have a final preseason tune-up, hosting its annual Green & Gold Scrimmage on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Ferrell Center.

Missions Line Camp student: ‘It’s not about whether they know who to thank’

While most Baylor Line Camp participants took part in a camp on the Baylor campus, two special Line Camps took place far from Waco. One of those took incoming freshmen to Guatemala, where they not only got to know Baylor and one another, but served local children through an organization known as Orphan’s Heart. Garrett Burton, a freshman biology […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “There are a lot of hidden treasures around here.”

“I’ve lived in Waco my whole life, and [coming to Baylor] has been something I’ve been looking forward to… Waco is a great town. It’s easy to get involved, and it’s a great community. Explore as much as you can. It’s really easy to get rides, everyone is really friendly, so if someone has a […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’m excited to meet everybody.”

“The summer really helped with the transition from high school friends to meeting new college friends. I was here for Line Camp. … It was great. I don’t even know how to describe it — you just have to be there.” “I guess I’m just more nervous about classes, how it differs from high school. […]

Move2BU crew welcomes Baylor’s Class of 2020

The smartest (and second-largest) class in Baylor history has moved into its new home — but the Class of 2020 (and their families) didn’t have to do it alone. Almost 3,400 Baylor students, professors and staff members — the most ever — were out in the rain Wednesday and Thursday, swarming upon car after car as […]

Congratulations

George Thornton

Congratulations to staff member George Thornton, construction services, and wife Blaire, on the birth of their daughter, Madeline Camille on December 17, 2015. Our apologies for the delay in recognizing this blessed event.

Alex Vaughan

Congratulations to faculty member Alex Vaughan, modern languages and cultures, and her spouse Robert on the birth of their daughter Margie Lucille on January 28, 2016.

D. Stanton Greer

Congratulations to Stanton Greer, mechanical engineering, and his wife Kristen, on the birth of their son Elijah David Greer on July 2, 2016.

Danielle Fearon

Congratulations to staff member Danielle Fearon, Institutional Research & Testing, and spouse Toure Drake, on the birth of their daughter Chelsea Tori Drake on June 28, 2016.

With Sympathy

Carey Ann Smith

Sympathies to the family, friends, and students of retired Assistant Dean for Student Services in the School of Nursing Carey Ann Smith on her death August 13, 2016.

Dr. John Olson

Sympathies to the family, friends, and students of Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. John Olson on his death August 16, 2016.

Darren Frame

Sympathies to Baylor professor Darren Frame on the death of his son and Baylor student, Jared Frame, on August 4, 2016.

Nicole (Niky) McCafferty

Sympathies to Baylor student Nicole McCaffety on the death of her father, John D. McCaffety, on June 16, 2016.

Baptist News Global: Despite size, Nagasaki Cross inspires reflection on Christian unity, breaking barriers

Aug. 18, 2016
Baylor is hosting the Nagasaki Cross, forged from debris found in the wreckage of a middle school 1,500 feet from where an American plutonium bomb detonated on Aug. 9, 1945. Quoted are Kathy Hillman, associate professor and director of Baptist collections and library advancement for Baylor Libraries, and Baylor interim President David Garland. “It’s a striking reminder of how the (Christian) cross arises out of total desolation,” Garland said.

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): The "As You Wish" Movie under the Stars, benefiting the Allison Dickson Baylor Law Scholarship

Aug. 11, 2016
VIDEO: Interview with Allison Dickson, J.D. ’07, who was diagnosed with a rare form of muscular dystrophy when she was 15 months old but has not let that stop her from pursuing her dreams. She graduated from Baylor Law School at the top of her class and is raising money to endow the Allison Dickson Baylor Law Scholarship so others can receive the same education she did.

Medical News Today: Healthy people more at ease socializing with stocky folks, but it can hinder weight loss

Aug. 17, 2016
Research by Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, found that people trying to shed pounds, but who regularly spend time with heavier people, may feel more comfortable with those individuals but are more likely to lose weight if they include thinner people in their social lives. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research to national media. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Musical Tastes Are Cultural in Origin, Not ‘Hard-wired’ in the Brain, Study Suggests

WACO, Texas (Aug. 23, 2016) — Scientists previously thought musical preferences are “hard-wired” in the brain, but a new study of a remote Amazonian farming and foraging community suggests that musical tastes are cultural in origin. One of the study’s authors, published in the journal Nature, is Alan Schultz, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.

This Week at Baylor - Aug. 22

WACO, Texas (August 23, 2016) — This week, Baylor will be hosting several notable speakers, actors and theatre professionals through multiple events. Baylor Student Activities is also reinitiating its Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome beginning next week.

Sub-Saharan Africans Satisfied with Their Sex Lives, with 18 Percent Rating Them a Perfect 10, Baylor Researcher Finds

WACO, Texas (Aug. 22, 2016) — People in Africa’s Sub-Sahara region, a relatively undeveloped area, are generally satisfied with their sex lives, with the most common rating — reported by 18 percent of respondents — being a perfect “10,” according to Baylor University research presented Monday at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).

Baylor University and Ken Starr Issue Joint Statement Regarding Their Employment Relationship

WACO, Texas (Aug. 19, 2016) – Effective today, Judge Ken Starr will be leaving his faculty status and tenure at Baylor University’s Law School.

Aug. 23 6:00-8:00pmVolleyball vs. Green and Gold Scrimmage
Aug. 26 6:00-8:00pmVolleyball vs. UTRGV
Aug. 26 7:00-10:00pmSoccer vs. Purdue
Aug. 27 11:00am - 1:00pmVolleyball vs. Prairie View A&M
Aug. 27 7:00-9:00pmVolleyball vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Aug. 28 5:00-8:00pmSoccer vs. Incarnate Word
Aug. 30 6:30-8:30pmVolleyball at Texas State