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5th Street and MP Daniel Esplanade Closure

Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 30, 2015, the intersection of 5th Street and MP Daniel Esplanade is scheduled for closure in preparation for underground utility work on 5th Street as part of campus improvements.

Kappa Kappa Gamma invites Baylor families to Easter Egg Hunt

Kappa Kappa Gamma invite Baylor faculty and staff, their children, and their grandchildren to the annual Easter Egg Hunt starting at 4:30 p.m. on March 30 at Founder's Mall.

ORCID simplifying lives for Baylor researchers

Baylor is introducing the Open Researcher and Contributor ID system in order to make researchers' lives a lot easier and efficient.

W. Equestrian. Equestrian's Championship Hopes Dashed with 10-6 loss to SC

The No. 2 seeded Baylor equestrian team fell short in a 10-6 loss to South Carolina in the NCEA Championship semifinals Saturday at the Extraco Center.

Softball. No. 5 Oklahoma Rebounds to Even Series with No. 17 Softball, 5-2

Georgia Casey's bases-clearing double in the bottom of the first inning carried No. 5 Oklahoma to a 5-2 win over Baylor Friday night at Hynes Field to even the Big 12 series at a game apiece.

W. Equestrian. Equestrian edges out OSU in NCEA Quarterfinals

The No. 2 seeded Baylor equestrian team advanced to the semifinals of the NCEA championship Friday with a dramatic comeback win against No. 10 Oklahoma State.

W. Tennis. Women's Tennis Sweeps Past No. 72 Kansas, 4-0

The eighth-ranked Baylor women's tennis team opened its season-ending homestand by blanking No. 72 Kansas, 4-0, Friday.

National, international leaders calling on Baylor for expertise on fighting hunger

Since the beginning, Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) has had two goals: to develop (and implement) plans to end hunger in Texas, and to create methods that can be reproduced elsewhere around the country. THI’s work has already made an impact. THI has gathered and trained more than 1,100 community-based organizations — churches, libraries, hospitals, schools, shelters, etc. — that are […]

Baylor music groups making waves nationwide

Academics. Athleticism. Giving nature. Baylor students seem to have it all. This past March, it was their musical talents that took center stage, emanating from the Baylor campus and across the nation. Baylor trumpet students made history at the national level, becoming the first group to win the National Trumpet Competition (NTC) three times. An ensemble group […]

Diadeloso 2015: Gray skies, but warm hearts

The cloudy skies threatened showers all day, but never carried through, giving the Baylor campus a surprisingly cool and enjoyable Diadeloso 2015. From zumba and a fun run (complete with paint and foam) in the morning, on through the traditional games and performances, all the way to the Nico & Vinz concert to close the night, the […]

Baylor mock trial teams headed to nationals

For the first time in more than a decade, the Baylor Undergraduate Mock Trial Team is headed to nationals. Having accomplished that goal, they decided it was so enjoyable that they went ahead and qualified a second team for nationals, as well — an honor just three other schools in the nation can match. For further context, fewer […]


Alan Raines

Congratulations to faculty member Alan Raines, school of music, and spouse, Frances, on the birth of their son, Ford Balkcom Raines, February 4, 2015.

Amanda Anderson

Congratulations to staff member Amanda Anderson, constituent engagement, and spouse, Thomas, on the birth of their son, Tripp Anderson, July 2, 2014

Amine Qourzal

Congratulations to staff member Amine Qourzal, student financial aid, and spouse, Lisa, on the birth of their son, Aaron Marshall Qourzal, on February 10, 2015.

Benjamin Johansen

Congratulations to staff member Benjamin Johansen, university libraries, and spouse, Heather, on the birth of their son, Shepherd Hayes Johansen, February 25, 2015.

With Sympathy

Mark Anderson

Sympathies to faculty member Mark Anderson, art department, on the death of his mother, Mrs. Noni Anderson, on April 11, 2015.

Tyler Couch

Sympathies to Baylor student Tyler Couch on the death of his father, Mr. Steve Couch, on April 8, 015.

Katelyn Voigt

Sympathies to Baylor student Katelyn Voigt on the death of her father, Mr. Thomas Voigt, on April 3, 2015.

Sandi Cooper

Sympathies to faculty member Sandi Cooper, curriculum and instruction department, on the death of her father, Robert Bennett on April 3, 2015.

Austin American-Statesman: Rail bridge to honor Baylor’s ‘Immortal Ten’

April 16, 2015
Round Rock city officials have approved a plan to commemorate a rail bridge as the “Immortal Ten Bridge,” honoring the 1927 deaths of 10 Baylor University men’s basketball players, coaches and fans who were killed when the bus they were riding in collided with a train on that stretch of road. The team was traveling to nearby Austin to play a game against the University of Texas. The tragedy paved the way for the construction of railroad overpasses throughout the nation.

Christianity Today: Died: Billy Ray Hearn, CCM Pioneer Who Discovered Amy Grant, Keith Green, and Steven Curtis Chapman

April 16, 2015
Billy Ray Hearn, a 1954 Baylor University church music graduate, died Wednesday, April 15 at the age of 85. Hearn was considered a pioneer of contemporary Christian music, and he helped launch the careers of artists Amy Grant, Keith Green, Steven Curtis Chapman, and BeBe and CeCe Winans. Hearn served on Baylor’s Board of Regents for nine years. In 2008, he was honored with the Award for Exemplary Leadership in Church Music, given by Baylor’s Center for Christian Music Studies.

Deseret News: Nearly every college student in America has this addiction

April 16, 2015
An article about college students and texting references a study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which shows that women college students spend an average of 10 hours each day on their cellphones, while male students average eight hours. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director in Baylor Media Communications, placed the original stories about Roberts' research.)

Inside Higher Education: New Presidents or Provosts: Baylor, Campbell, Cape Breton, Naval War College, State U of New York-Geneseo, U of Nebraska, William Mitchell College of Law

April 17, 2015
Inside Higher Education’s listing of new presidents and provosts highlights Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H., who has been named Baylor’s executive vice president and provost and will join the University on June 1. Trevathan is currently dean and professor of epidemiology in the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University and professor of neurology and pediatrics at SLU’s School of Medicine. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)

Baylor’s New Venture Competition awards student entrepreneurs

WACO, Texas (April 16, 2015) — The Baylor New Venture Competition, hosted by the department of entrepreneurship in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, awarded more than $130,000 in cash and prizes to student teams pitching original business plans.

Baylor University to Lead Physical Activity and Screen Time Components of a $4.9 Million Grant from USDA

WACO, Texas (April 15, 2015) – Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation (HHPR), along with partners from Texas A&M University’s School of Public Health (lead on the overall project), New Mexico State University, the Mariposa Community Health Center in Arizona, and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have received a five-year, $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to improve the lives and families living along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Dr. Diana Garland, Dean of the School of Social Work, to Step Down, Return to Faculty

WACO, Texas (April 15, 2015) – Baylor University Provost and Executive Vice President David E. Garland, Ph.D., has announced that Diana R. Garland, Ph.D., inaugural dean of the Baylor School of Social Work, will be stepping down from her administrative post effective June 1.

Too Tanned in Paradise? Baylor Researcher Examines Why Some People Risk Skin Cancer

WACO, Texas (April 14, 2015) — Tanning as “paradise” — the depiction in ads and magazines of smiling people sporting even tans and often enjoying exotic vacation spots — may influence people to tan in the sun or tanning beds and take risks with UV ray exposure and ultimately, skin cancer, says a Baylor University researcher.

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