Campus News

[Alma Rohm]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2016) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Distinguished Alumna Alma Hazel Rohm, a beloved Southern Baptist emeritus missionary who served for more than half a century in Nigeria. Rohm finished her mission on Oct. 17 at the age of 90, when she went to spend eternity with her God and Savior. Services will be held Dec. 8 and 9 in Iwo, Nigeria, where she will be buried.
[Jacalyn Duffin1]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2016) – Jacalyn Duffin, Ph.D., M.D., will give two lectures on the history of medicine for the 2016 Charles Edmonson Historical Lectures at Baylor University. The lectures are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, and Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Room 240 of the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2016) – Baylor University’s Presidential Search Committee has completed more than 80 hours of listening sessions – both on and off campus – with various groups of faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and University administrators, who have provided their valuable input regarding the professional and personal characteristics and experiences important to the University’s next president.
[Baylor Xavier 1]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2016) – Baylor University and Xavier University of Louisiana have announced the creation of a domestic exchange program that will expand educational and cultural opportunities for students at both universities.
[LHSON Rendering Atrium]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 14, 2016) – At its regular Homecoming meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents today announced a significant gift from Baylor Regent Emeritus Drayton McLane Jr., B.B.A. ’58, his wife, Elizabeth, and the McLane family toward the renovation of Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) in Dallas.
[design 1]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2016) – The environment can have a big impact on people’s emotions, interior design students learned through a class project to create an interior design plan for a local grief counseling center.
[Hispanic Education Summit 1]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2016) – Baylor University will serve as host of the 7th annual National Hispanic Education Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Bill Daniel Student Center on the Baylor campus.
[Doug Welch]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2016) – Baylor University announced today that Doug Welch, who has served as Associate General Counsel at Baylor University since 2006, has been named as the University’s Chief Compliance Officer (CCO).
WACO, Texas (Oct. 5, 2016) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland has announced the appointment of Kristan Tucker as Baylor’s Title IX Coordinator, effective immediately.
[Gift of Grace Hymn]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 4, 2016) — Every fall, colleges and universities around the country teem with first-year students, who are excited – and maybe a bit anxious – to begin this new chapter in their lives. For the past nine years, Baylor University freshmen taking those tentative first steps on campus during summer orientation have been welcomed to Baylor in a very meaningful way – with an original hymn of encouragement written especially for them.
[2016 Missions Fair]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 4, 2016) – Baylor University Missions will host the 2016 Missions Fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave.
[BU National Night Out]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 28, 2016) –The Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) is hosting its first National Night Out event, #BUNightOut, for the Baylor residential community at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, on Fountain Mall.
[It's On Us BU logo]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 23, 2016) – As part of Baylor University’s ongoing commitment to sexual assault prevention education and training, student members of the It’s On Us Student Advisory Council and Baylor’s Title IX Office will be sharing the It’s On Us message at Saturday’s Baylor-Oklahoma State football game at McLane Stadium.
[Big 12 Water Conference]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2016) – Baylor University’s department of environmental science in the College of Arts & Sciences is hosting a select group of scientists at the second annual Big 12 Water Conference Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, through Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC).
[Matthew Andersson]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 20, 2016) — Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child’s physical health even decades later — but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background, according to a Baylor University study.
[Texas School Breakfast Report Card]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2016) – More Texas students than ever are starting their school days fueled for success with a school breakfast. And in a state where more than one in four children are food insecure, the public school system continues to grow as a primary infrastructure for reigning in childhood hunger, according to the third edition of the Texas School Breakfast Report Card, compiled by Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative (THI).
[Foster Campus students]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 13, 2016) – Baylor University topped milestones for overall, graduate and undergraduate enrollment and again improved its freshman fall-to-fall retention and graduation rates, according to statistics from Baylor’s Office of Institutional Research and Testing (IRT).
[Rita Patteson]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 12, 2016) — Rita Patteson, director of Baylor University's renowned Armstrong Browning Library, retired on Sept. 1, 2016, after 50 years of service at the University.
[aviation science2]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 9, 2016) — This year, Baylor University’s aviation sciences program has achieved a milestone — the 25th anniversary of a degree program that not only produces innovative research in atmosphere and space sciences, but also trains the next generation of pilots and leaders in the aviation industry.
[Move In Recycling]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 9, 2016) – Baylor University’s ongoing commitment to sustainability has been honored for the third time by the Sierra Club, which has named the university to its 2016 “Cool Schools” list.
[Campus Flags Pat Neff Hall]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 9, 2016) – Baylor University Carillonneur Lynnette Geary will play a memorial recital on the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. This program, presented in memory of those who tragically perished that day, will be performed on the McLane Carillon in Pat Neff Hall Tower, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 2, 2016) — Francis J. Beckwith, Ph.D., professor of philosophy and church-state studies and co-director of the Program in Philosophical Studies of Religion in the Institute for Studies of Religion, will receive the Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion: Constructive-Reflective Studies from the American Academy of Religion (AAR). Beckwith will be honored for his book, “Taking Rites Seriously: Law, Politics, and the Reasonableness of Faith.”
WACO, Texas (Sept. 2, 2016) — This week, in observance of Labor Day, Baylor University will be closed on Monday. Hours of operation are provided in links below. Baylor will host a number of notable speakers, lectures and events throughout the week.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 1, 2016) – Junha Kwon, a senior economics and finance double major at Baylor University, recently received the 2016 Korean Honor Scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding students of Korean heritage to encourage high achievement of academic performance and the development of leadership qualities for their future professional careers.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 31, 2016) – Baylor University students, faculty, staff and alumni will explore how friendship can enrich community and cultivate virtues during a panel discussion, “Companions in Hope: Why Community Is Good but Friendship Is Better,” at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, in Roxy Grove Hall. A Vespers and music service will follow the discussion at 3 p.m., also in Roxy Grove.
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