Campus News

[Tim Campbell]
8/3/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 3, 2015) – Baylor University junior Tim Campbell of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, was honored recently as one of 10 students nationwide selected to attend the prestigious Fulbright-Scotland Summer Institute.
[Joel Gregory]
7/31/2015
Dr. Joel Gregory delivers keynote address at Baptist World Congress in South Africa

WACO, Texas (July 31, 2015) — God is leading each person through a goal of opportunity for service, said Joel Gregory, Ph.D., professor of preaching at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary, in a keynote address July 26 to conclude the 21st Baptist World Congress in Durban, South Africa.
[Jacob Surges]
7/28/2015
WACO, Texas (Jul. 28, 2015) – Baylor University alumna Jake Surges is one of four Baylor students and recent graduates who have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. Surges is a University Scholar and a Crane Scholar, an arm of the Institute for Faith and Learning. He received the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) and will spend the 2015-2016 academic year teaching English in Taiwan.
7/27/2015
WACO, Texas (July 27, 2015) - Baylor University is mourning the tragic passing of incoming freshman Alger Ben Baker III, who died in a car accident July 25 in Plano.
[Hankamer School of Business]
7/24/2015
WACO, Texas (July 24, 2015) – At its annual summer meeting, Baylor University’s Board of Regents approved $26 million to renovate the Hankamer Cashion Complex and celebrated the announcement of a historic $10 million gift that will catapult the stature of the department of communication sciences and disorders.
[Camp Success2]
7/21/2015
WACO, Texas (July 22, 2015) – Baylor University today announced a gift of $10 million to the department of communication sciences and disorders that will transform its students’ educational experience, expand its service to those with speech-language needs in Texas and position the department for national impact as a leader in the field of speech language pathology.
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7/20/2015
WACO, Texas (July 20, 2015) – For the fifth consecutive year, Baylor University has attained elite honor roll status in the “Great Colleges to Work For” survey released today by The Chronicle of Higher Education. No other university in the history of the survey has made the Great Colleges honor roll more than Baylor, according to ModernThink LLC, the firm that conducts the annual survey of faculty and staff at 281 colleges and universities.
[Brazil mission 2015]
7/13/2015
WACO, Texas (July 13, 2015) – Throughout the summer, 259 Baylor University students, staff and faculty have spread across the globe to 15 different countries as they took part in some of the 16 different global mission trips offered by Baylor Missions.
[Mammoth sign change]
7/10/2015
WACO, Texas (July 10, 2015) -- Today’s designation by President Obama of the Waco Mammoth Site as one of the nation’s newest national monuments culminates the efforts of the City of Waco, Baylor University and the Waco Mammoth Foundation to receive this important designation by the National Park Service. An official dedication ceremony is being planned later this month.
[Dream Again book cover]
7/6/2015
WACO, Texas (July 6, 2015) – In partnership with Isaiah Austin, the Baylor Bookstore will host an in-store book signing for Austin’s new title, Dream Again, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 10, at the bookstore at 1201 S. Fifth St. on the Baylor campus.
[Dr. Tommie Thompson]
7/6/2015
Baylor University is mourning the passing of Tommie R. Thompson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, who died June 29, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. A memorial service will be announced at a later date and held at Austin Avenue United Methodist Church in Waco.
[Veterans Clinic Sign]
7/1/2015
WACO, Texas (July 1, 2015) — For the first time in Baylor Law School history, the State Bar of Texas has awarded a grant to support and foster the ongoing effort of the Baylor Law School Veterans’ Assistance Clinic to provide Texas military veterans free legal counsel.
[Fiske 2016 badge]
7/1/2015
WACO, Texas (July 1, 2015) – Baylor University again has been named a “Best Buy” in the 2016 edition of the best-selling Fiske Guide to Colleges.
[Judge Starr Doc Anderson presentation]
6/29/2015
WACO, Texas (June 29, 2015) – State Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson, R-District 56, congratulated Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today on his fifth anniversary as the University’s leader with a special presentation.
[Charles H. Walter]
6/25/2015
WACO, Texas (June 25, 2015) – Baylor University announced today that Charles H. Walter, a longtime museum executive and current chief operating officer of the San Antonio Children’s Museum, has been named director of the Sue and Frank Mayborn Natural Science and Cultural History Museum Complex. He will begin his duties on Aug. 3.
[Thunderbirds]
6/3/2015
WACO, Texas (June 3, 2015) – Baylor University graduate Maj. Christopher Scheibler, flight surgeon for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, will fly at the Heart of Texas Airshow on June 6 and 7 at the Texas State Technical College (TSTC) Campus Airport.
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6/1/2015
WACO, Texas (June 1, 2015) – Five years ago today, Judge Ken Starr officially began his service as president of Baylor University – with an early morning run on the Bear Trail – as the distinguished academician, lawyer, public servant and sixth-generation Texan became only the 14th president of Texas’ oldest continuously operating institution of higher education.
[Foster Campus rendering NW corner]
5/15/2015
WACO, Texas (May 15, 2015) – At its spring meeting today, the Baylor University Board of Regents voted to establish a new Ph.D. program in entrepreneurship in the Hankamer School of Business and approved $1.1 million for the design and construction of the Simpson Strength and Performance Center in the Simpson Athletics and Academic Center.
[ExxonMobil check presentation 2]
5/1/2015
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.
[Signing ceremony presidents 2]
4/23/2015
WACO, Texas (April 23, 2015) – Baylor University and Temple College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.
[Billy Ray Hearn]
4/21/2015
WACO, Texas (April 21, 2015) – Baylor University is mourning the death of Billy Ray Hearn, a distinguished Baylor graduate and former University Regent renowned as the “father” of contemporary Christian music. Hearn died April 15 in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 85.
3/10/2015
WACO, Texas (March 10, 2015) – Baylor University graduate programs in law, business, health disciplines, the sciences and education were among those nationally ranked in the 2016 U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings.
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3/5/2015
WACO, Texas (March 5, 2015) – In partnership with the National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America project, Baylor Bookstore will host an in-store celebration of Dr. Seuss Day on Friday, March 6. Read Across America’s Dr. Seuss Day is an annual event held to encourage reading with younger children by celebrating the birthday of famous children’s book author and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel.
3/4/2015
WACO, Texas (March 5, 2015) – Because of inclement weather conditions, Baylor University will delay opening until 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015. Classes will begin and Baylor offices will open at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Baylor Law School classes will begin at 9:15 a.m. Thursday.
[Bryan Stevenson]
2/26/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2015) – Baylor University’s Academy for Leader Development will welcome Bryan Stevenson, J.D., founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, for its annual lecture series at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in Waco Hall.
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