I truly enjoyed my first-ever Family Weekend as President and the opportunity to interact with so many members of our extended Baylor Family – parents, brothers and sisters, guardians, friends and others who support our students.
Starting this fall break and again during spring break, Baylor Missions will be sending teams of Baylor students, faculty and staff to work on various relief projects in south Texas communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Baylor Missions teams will be partnering with various community groups and relief efforts, who are already mobilizing, identifying needs and sharing hope as they help communities rebuild their lives. For more information or to apply, go to: www.baylor.edu/missions/txrelief.
The fall semester has been in session for almost a month now. Class schedules have been finalized, students have established their routines, and the numbers are officially in for this year’s student body. Once again, this year’s students have set new records. Baylor’s student body — all 17,059 students — is more diverse than ever, […]
Sept. 26, 2017 VIDEO: Baylor President Linda A Livingstone, Ph.D., sat down for an interview with Jessica Babb with Lariat TV to discuss how she is moving the University forward and helping it to heal from the past. In the interview, she discusses an upcoming accreditation review, goals for the university’s endowment and her plans for future growth.
Sept. 22, 2017 In recognition of his military service and for his mission to help orphaned and abandoned children, first-year Baylor Law School student Stephen Carl was named a 2017 Pat Tillman Foundation Scholar. Tillman Scholars are U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses chosen in recognition of their service, leadership and potential. Of more than 2,000 applicants, only 60 are named each year. Carl said he decided to pursue a law degree after he and his wife, Lindsey, adopted three children. “My heart is with these kids in the Texas child welfare system who don’t have a home, and I know there are a lot of things that can only be solved by lawyers,” he said. “A lot of the issues are legal issues, and so that put the little spark in me to go to law school, get a law degree and help people.” (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, wrote this story.)
Sept. 25, 2017 Baylor University's Golden Wave marching band debuted a Guardians of the Galaxy-themed halftime show over the weekend, one that was so well done that the band received a series of appreciative tweets from the movies’ writer and director James Gunn. The band performed a medley of songs from both Guardians soundtracks and formed some of Guardians’ most recognizable iconography, including Rocket Raccoon’s head, Star-Lord’s mixtape and helmet, and an adorable dancing Baby Groot.
Sept. 25, 2017 Only one in four U.S. adults see God as mainly a force for good who is actively involved in the lives of individuals, according to the latest findings from the 2017 Baylor Religion Survey. Catholics were the only group most likely to believe in a benevolent God, while among mainline Protestants, a plurality believed in a distant God who set the laws of nature in motion but is not actively involved in day-to-day events.
No, that’s not a real “Sailor Bear” Baylor football helmet pictured above; a fan mocked that up several years ago just for fun. In fact, in the program’s 110+ seasons, the Bears’ helmets have never featured a bear of any kind — only the interlocking BU. But that hasn’t stopped Baylor Bear logos from showing up […]
Since 2005, Baylor’s Department of Sociology, along with the university’s Institute for Studies of Religion, has been conducting national surveys of American religious beliefs, values and behaviors. They’ve delved into topics such as American secularism, megachurches, religion’s influence on voters, and whether Americans believe in healing prayer. Their results are often surprising, provocative, even incendiary […]
This past summer, 12 Baylor pre-health students signed up for an internship at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kansas. It’s an area that has seen a spike in the refugee population, primarily from Somalia, due to the proximity of a Tyson Foods plant that provides many immigrants with jobs. Unfortunately, that also makes it an […]
“We are here with Alpha Phi Omega, which is a co-ed service fraternity, and we run the blood drive twice a year. This semester is really special, because all the donations are going towards the victims in Houston. I’m hoping the purpose of this will touch the hearts of a lot more people, and hopefully […]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2017) – Baylor University, which implemented expansive new policies in April that provide paid parental leave for staff and an adoption assistance program that benefits both staff and faculty, has been recognized on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 2017 Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2017) – Art critic Jason Kaufman and twin artists Doug and Mike Starn will be discussing their careers and the influence of art on their lives at the 2017 Allbritton Art Institute Biennial Artist Conversation. The event will take place at 7 p.m., Sept. 18 in Roxy Grove Hall.
In response to this weekend’s protests during many of the NFL games, Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., director of Baylor University’s Sports Sponsorship & Sales program, said he is closely watching the “generations” of fans, particularly the season ticket holders and millennials.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2017) — Baylor students and the Waco community will have the opportunity to hear from Pulitzer Prize winner and National Humanities Medalist Isabel Wilkerson during this year’s Beall-Russell Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 in Cashion Room 510.