Announcements

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.
[U.S. Capitol]
7/22/2015
WASHINGTON (July 22, 2015) – A bipartisan group of national thought leaders, including Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr, has called upon Congress to take action now to develop a national strategy addressing the tragic global crisis in religious freedom.
[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.
7/17/2015
WACO, Texas (July 17, 2015) — Baylor University’s Center for Christian Music Studies mark its 14th annual Alleluia Conference for church musicians July 21-24, as well as a new endeavor running concurrently — the Worship Lab, a camp providing training for high school students who hope to become youth worship leaders or instrumentalists.
[CS4]
7/15/2015
WACO, Texas (July 15, 2015) – Since summer 2003, Baylor University’s department of communications sciences and disorders (CSD) has partnered with the Waco Scottish Rite Bodies to host Camp Success, a free and dynamic four-week program designed to help children with speech, language and reading challenges.
[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.
[Flags]
7/1/2015
WACO, Texas (July 1, 2015) – In observance of Independence Day weekend, some buildings on Baylor University’s campus will have changed or abbreviated hours.
[Dr. Lois Marie Sutton]
6/30/2015
WACO, Texas (June 30, 2015) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Lois Marie Sutton, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of French, who passed away June 17 in Waco after a brief illness.
[Dr. John C. Park]
6/29/2015
WACO, Texas (June 29, 2015) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of John C. Park, Ph.D., associate professor of curriculum and instruction in Baylor’s School of Education.
[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.
[Theatre logo]
6/17/2015
WACO, Texas (June 17, 2015) – Baylor Theatre will present two productions this summer: “Tigers Be Still,” which will run June 18-21, and “Crimes of the Heart,” which will run June 25-28. Both will be staged in Theatre 11 at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.
6/12/2015
WACO, Texas (June 13, 2015) – Baylor Police have released the name of the worker who died yesterday in a tragic accident at the construction site of the business school building on the Baylor campus.
[movie night]
6/10/2015
WACO, Texas (June 10, 2015) – Baylor University’s Campus Kitchens Project will host a movie night at the Baylor Community Garden at the corner of Ninth Street and James Avenue on Friday, June 12.
[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.
[MMoA poster]
5/28/2015
WACO, Texas (May 28, 2015) – The Baylor University Martin Museum of Art will showcase works of art from its permanent collection, including some recent acquisitions, from June 2- July 17.
[American flags]
5/21/2015
WACO, Texas (May 21, 2015) – Baylor University will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day, while some campus buildings will have changed hours. No classes will be held, and all administrative offices will be closed.
[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.
[Alamo Signing 1]
5/11/2015
WACO, Texas (May 11, 2015) – Baylor University and Alamo Colleges 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.
[Commencement 2015]
5/11/2015
WACO, Texas (May 11, 2015) – The time has come for a new class of graduates to receive a diploma from Baylor University and leave fortified with the wisdom imparted on them during their time here. For those graduating from Baylor and George W. Truett Theological Seminary, commencement ceremonies will be held on Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16.
[Winfred Moore]
5/9/2015
WACO, Texas (May 9, 2015) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Texas Baptist leader and Regent Emeritus Dr. Winfred Moore, who died Friday in Amarillo at the age of 95.
[notes]
5/8/2015
WACO, Texas (May 8, 2015) – Members from eight regional high school women’s choirs will gather for the 11th Annual Women’s Choir Festival Concert at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, in Baylor University’s Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building.
[Matthew Lindner]
5/6/2015
WACO, Texas (May 6, 2015) – Baylor University today announced a gift of $2 million from Matthew B. Lindner and his father, Carl H. Lindner III, of Cincinnati, Ohio, to create the Matthew B. Lindner Endowment for Excellence in Film and Digital Media. The gift will help make the Film and Digital Media program, currently housed within the Department of Communication, a freestanding department within the College of Arts and Sciences, effective June 1. Matthew Lindner and his father, Carl, each gave $1 million as part of the collective gift to the University.
[Robert Browning]
5/5/2015
WACO, Texas (May 5, 2015) – Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library will host Browning Day, a concert and lecture in celebration of the 203rd birthday of Victorian poet Robert Browning, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, in the Hankamer Treasure Room of Armstrong Browning Library.
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