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.

M. Golf. Men's Golf Tied for Eighth at Cabo Collegiate

The No. 6-ranked Baylor men's golf team shot 6-over-par 290 in Monday's second round of the Querencia Cabo Collegiate. The round moved the Bears up two spots into a three-way tie for eighth place, four strokes out of the top five.

W. Golf. Women's Golf in Fifth at Bruin Wave Invite

The Baylor women's golf team is in fifth place after the first round of the Bruin Wave Invitational. BU shot 14-over-par 302 on Monday at the El Caballero Country Club. The 15-team field was scheduled to play two rounds on Monday, but rain delays forced the players to stop play midway through the second round.

Scenes from Sing 2015

Saturday night marked the final night for All University Sing 2015, and with the final showing came the naming of this year’s top groups. [PHOTOS: See almost 200 pictures from this year’s performances] Phi Kappa Chi won 1st place for their act, “Dust Bowl Days.” The Baylor Lariat agreed, describing their performance as “the best thing […]

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 […]

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.

Climate News Network: Ancient landscapes point to dramatic climate change

Feb. 26, 2015
Scientists from China and the U.S. have discovered prehistoric evidence of mass migration caused by climate change. Steven Forman, Ph.D., professor of geology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, helped lead a study using an optically stimulated luminescence technique to identify when minerals were last exposed to sunlight. According to Forman, the study as a whole “has far-reaching implications for understanding how human populations respond and adapt to drastic climate change.”

CNN: Amid killings and kidnappings, can Christianity survive in the Middle East?

Feb. 27, 2015
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History and co-director of the Program on Historical Studies of Religion in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, is quoted in this story, which deals with how savagery by ISIS and other extremists is shrinking the population of openly practicing Christians in the Middle East. “What we’re seeing right now is the latest phase of something that has been going on for 100 years,” Jenkins says. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR research and faculty.)

Gift Shop Magazine: Dallas Market Center Names Senior Vice President, Marketing Communications and Vice President, Market Services

Feb. 25, 2015
Cole Daugherty, B.A. ’92 (English), has been named senior vice president of marketing communications at Dallas Market Center, the world’s largest wholesale merchandise mart. 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.

New “Waco History” Website and Mobile App, Created by Baylor University, Showcase Central Texas Heritage

WACO, Texas (March 2, 2015) — A "virtual museum" to help tourists and residents learn about the rich history of Waco and Central Texas has debuted as a joint venture of Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History and Baylor’s The Texas Collection.

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.