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.

General News. Ian McCaw Resigns As Director of Athletics

Baylor University has been informed that Vice President and Director of Athletics Ian McCaw has resigned his position

Football. Jim Grobe Named Baylor's Acting Head Football Coach

Baylor University officials announced Monday that 2006 Associated Press National Coach of the Year Jim Grobe has been named acting head football coach, effective immediately.

M. Golf. Men's Golf Places 27th at NCAA Championship

Baylor men's golf finished in 27th place at the 2016 NCAA Championship after shooting 11-over-par 291 in Sunday's third round at Eugene Country Club. BU recorded a three-round total of 40-over-par 880, which was 13 strokes back of the top-15 team cut to advance to the final round of stroke play.

M. Golf. Baylor Men’s Golf in 28th at NCAA Championship

Baylor men’s golf dropped two spots to 28th place after shooting 16-over-par 296 in Saturday’s second round at the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship at Eugene Country Club. The Bears are 14 strokes back of the top 15 teams, which is the cut to advance following Sunday’s third round.

What it means to be BaylorProud, even in disappointment

If this week’s Baylor news has left you shaken, you’re not alone. How, you may wonder, can we ever be proud of Baylor when the university has fallen so far short of the standards it sets for itself? A little history… Almost nine years ago, this blog was started to show the many reasons why […]

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 […]


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.

Jim Grobe Named Baylor's Acting Head Football Coach

WACO, Texas (May 30, 2016) -- Baylor University officials announced Monday that 2006 Associated Press National Coach of the Year Jim Grobe has been named acting head football coach, effective immediately. Grobe brings to Waco 19 seasons of Football Bowl Subdivision head coaching experience and a well-earned reputation for disciplined play, having enjoyed a record-setting 13-year tenure at Wake Forest (2001-13) and a successful six-year run at Ohio University (1995-2000).

McCaw Resigns As Director of Athletics

WACO, Texas (May 30, 2016) – Baylor University has been informed that Vice President and Director of Athletics Ian McCaw has resigned his position.

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.