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“Unintentional Intolerance” with Dr. Steve Robbins Canceled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the presentation by Dr. Steve Robbins scheduled for tomorrow morning in Roxy Grove Hall has been canceled. We hope to reschedule the presentation for the fall semester and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Register for "Lift Up Your Hearts" prayer and worship service

Register today for "Lift Up Your Hearts," and join the Baylor community in bringing the spring semester to a close with prayer, worship, and fellowship at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 4 in the Truett Seminary Chapel.

M. Golf. Men's Golf Earns 18th Straight NCAA Tournament Berth

The No. 22-ranked Baylor men's golf team has been awarded the No. 4 seed in the Bremerton (Wash.) Regional of the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship. The bracket was announced Monday on the Golf Channel's Morning Drive.

M. Tennis. Road to Waco: Previewing the NCAA Championships

We know who's in, but who's moving on? Only once since the NCAA went to a 64-team, no-bye format in 1999 have all 16 seeds in either the men's or women's bracket survived the opening weekend.

Baseball. Baseball Takes Series with 14-4 Win at Kansas

Baylor (19-28, 8-13) slugged its way to a 14-4 win over Kansas (20-28, 7-11) to claim a series win on Sunday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark.

Softball. No. 17 Softball Completes Sweep at Kansas with 7-0 Win in Finale

Heather Stearns tossed a two-hit shutout and Robin Landrith drove in a career-high four runs as No. 17 Baylor completed the Big 12 series sweep at Kansas with a 7-0 win Sunday at Arrocha Ballpark.

Baylor leads state of Texas in NFL draft picks since 2011

The back-to-back Big 12 football defending champs will return 18 of last season’s 24 starters this fall. Five of the six who have moved on are headed to the NFL this fall. Two-time All-American Bryce Petty was the first Bear to be selected in the 2015 NFL draft, going early in the fourth round to the New York Jets […]

Baylor grad’s play nominated for 5 Tony Awards

Just a few years ago, Robert Askins was a theatre major at Baylor writing plays in his spare time. As of this week, he is Tony Award-nominated writer Robert Askins; his brainchild, Hand to God, is up for five Tonys this summer, including “Best Play.” Hand to God is not for the faint of heart. […]

Joe Lieberman joins President Starr on campus for ‘On Topic’ conversation

Joe Lieberman has been a lot of things: a state attorney general, a U.S. Senator, even the Democratic candidate for vice president. Tuesday night, he was President Ken Starr’s latest guest in Baylor’s “On Topic” series, meeting with Judge Starr for a public conversation in Waco Hall. (See photos from the event here.) “I’ve never been to […]

Construction begins on Fifth Street renovation — including new fountain on Fountain Mall

Students finishing up their last few days of class this spring have encountered a temporary obstacle in the heart of campus — green construction fencing running along much of Fifth Street that some students have dubbed the “Bearlin Wall.” Inside the fence, work has begun on a long-awaited project: A complete remodel of Fifth Street, […]


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

Kathy Mirick

Sympathies to staff member Kathy Mirick, health, human performance & recreation Department, on the death of her father-in-law, Mr. Larry Mirick, on May 1, 2015.

René Coker-Prikryl

Sympathies to staff member René Coker-Prikryl,history department, on the death of her mother, Mrs. Barbara Harrison, on May 1, 2015

Jessie Price

Sympathies to Baylor student Jessie Price on the death of her father, Mr. Gary L. Price, on April 24, 2015.

Nita HIght

Sympathies to Baylor student Nita Hight on the death of her mother, Mrs. Mary Hight, on April 25, 2015.

Austin American-Statesman: Hundreds of Central Texas students commit to college at event

May 1, 2015
Hundreds of Central Texas students gathered in the Huston-Tillotson University in a college commitment event and pep rally. McCallum High School senior Jayson Garcia, featured in the article, is committed to attending Baylor in the fall. Garcia, a first-generation college student, plans to major in mechanical engineering.

Baptist Standard: Baptists respond to needs in earthquake-ravaged Nepal

April 28, 2015
PHOTO: Baylor students, alumni and Waco community members held a candlelight vigil on campus April 29 in support of the victims of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal, which killed more than 5,000 people. Ten of Baylor’s students are from Nepal, and some have received news of friends who died, are missing or are homeless.

BizEd: Familiarity and Race

April 29, 2015
Article about a National Bureau of Economic Research study co-authored by James West, Ph.D., W.H. Smith Professor of Economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which shows that increased contact between majority and minority groups leads to improved attitudes and behaviors. The research analyzed the roommate choices of cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Specifically, researchers looked at what happened when white cadets were assigned black roommates. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story with BizEd, the leading voice of business education. He covers the Hankamer School of Business.)

Cosmopolitan Magazine: Can You Really Be Addicted to Your Cell Phone?

May 4, 2015
A handful of rehabilitation facilities in the United States are offering treatment for "nomophobia" — short for "no-mobile-phone phobia." The problem of attachment to one’s cellphone is not unusual among college-age women, according to a Baylor study cited in this article. The typical female college student spends 10 hours daily on her cell, according to researcher James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Roberts is quoted in this article and notes that men use their phones primarily for entertainment, while women use them to enhance personal connections. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, has pitched and placed the story about this study in numerous national and international media outlets since it was published in August 2014.)

Baylor Medical Humanities Students Receive DeBakey Scholarship

WACO, Texas (May 1, 2015) – Seven Baylor Medical Humanities students have been awarded the 2015 Michael E. DeBakey, Selma DeBakey and Lois DeBakey Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Baylor University’s Gaming Capstone Students to Demonstrate New Video Games to Public

WACO, Texas (May 1, 2015) - Are you ready to travel through dungeons and ghost towns to battle monsters and vengeful spirits? Grab your game controllers and let's go! Senior students from the computer science department in Baylor's School of Engineering and Computer Science will demonstrate video games they've developed.

ExxonMobil Foundation Presents Baylor with Check from Matching Gifts Program

WACO, Texas (May 1, 2015) – Baylor University announced today that it has received $434,625 from ExxonMobil and its employees through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2014 Educational Matching Gift Program.

Prayer Vigil for Nepal

The Baylor community will gather tonight with our students from Nepal from 9-10 PM in the SUB Bowl for a prayer vigil. This time of remembrance and prayer will gather faculty, staff, students, and community members to hear directly from those impacted and provide opportunities to respond.

May 25Memorial Day Holiday
Sep. 24 11:30am - 1:00pmFall Staff Forum Luncheon