General News. Baylor Student-Athletes Continue to Excel in Classroom

A year removed from having a school-record 678 student-athletes earn Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll status, 616 BU student-athletes were so honored in 2014-15--314 for the 2014 fall term and 302 for the 2015 spring semester. It marked the fourth straight year BU produced 600 or more total Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selections.

W. Basketball. Nina Davis Begins USA Basketball Competition

Following a week-long training camp in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Nina Davis and her 2015 USA Basketball Women’s World University Games teammates traveled to South Korea for the next step in its preparations for the July 5-13 World University Games (WUG).

W. Tennis. Scrivano Chosen To Lead Texas Junior Team at National Championships

Baylor women’s tennis head coach Joey Scrivano has been selected as the Texas captain for the USTA Girls 18s National Team Championships to be held in Claremont, Calif., at The Claremont Club, July 26-29.

Baseball. Rodriguez Completes Baseball Full-Time Coaching Staff

Baylor head baseball coach Steve Rodriguez completed his full-time coaching staff with the additions of Jon Strauss and Mike Taylor, the program announced Monday.

Absolutely Katy: Meet Sarah Michelle De Lost Santos Fernandez

June 30, 2015
Incoming Baylor freshman Sarah Michelle De Los Santos talks about her success at Katy High School. At Katy, Santos graduated in the top sixth percentile of her class with a GPA of 4.16/5.0, received academic achievement awards her sophomore and junior years and was recognized as the Student of the Month twice during her senior year. “Dedication has a major impact in my life and is something I value over a lot of things,” Santos said. “Nothing can be done without putting in 110 percent of everything you’ve got and striving to do your very best and nothing less. It is my driving force to work hard in order to see results.” Santos will major in biochemistry on a pre-medicine track in hope of one day becoming a forensic pathologist.

Brightsurf: Huge congregations view racial inequality differently than others do, Baylor study shows

June 30, 2015
Congregation size has an impact on how people view the reasons for racial inequality in America, according to a new study by researchers at Baylor University and the University of Southern California. Those who attend very large congregations do not tend to attribute social divisions between blacks and whites to discrimination, but to something other than structural failings in society. Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D., and Jerry Z. Park, Ph.D., both associate professors of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, co-authored "Congregational Size and Attitudes toward Racial Inequality among Church Attendees in America," published in the journal Religions. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

KWBU-FM (Waco, NPR): Today KWBU Celebrates 15 Years of NPR in Heart of Texas

July 1, 2015
Today (July 1) marks the 15th anniversary for National Public Radio on KWBU-FM in the Heart of Texas. Reporter Carlos Morales looks back at the history of the station. KWBU 103.3 FM is a non-profit station and receives funding from grants, Baylor University support, underwriting support from local businesses, and membership to the station.

#FiveStarr: Celebrating athletic highlights of President Starr’s 5 years at Baylor

Five years ago this summer, Ken Starr took office as Baylor’s 14th president. From the beginning, he said that athletics were “the front porch of the University,” and since the early days of his tenure, when he fought tirelessly to stabilize and secure Baylor’s spot on the national stage, Baylor’s front porch has grown in […]

Summer at Baylor means classes and camps — for all ages

Parking lots and garages are full. Penland is packed during the lunch hour. The workout machines, Ping-Pong tables, racquetball and basketball courts at the SLC are just as busy as ever. You’d think it was the middle of the fall or spring – but this is Summer at Baylor. Many of those on campus are here […]

A sneak peek at Baylor’s Class of 2019

Every summer we take a look at some of the freshmen who will be joining the Baylor family come fall. Here’s your first look at some of the members of Baylor’s Class of 2019: * Mandeville, La., native Ryan Keller is one of just 141 students nationwide to be named a 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar. The award […]

A field guide to Baylor fountains, past and present

This fall, Fountain Mall will get its fountain back, as a a 46-by-61-foot water garden will anchor the newly renovated Fifth Street through the heart of campus. The new Rosenbalm Fountain, currently under construction, is actually the third fountain to grace the part of campus known as Fountain Mall. In 1964, the original Green and Gold Fountain was built […]

Baylor Law School’s Veterans’ Assistance Clinic Receives Grant from State Bar of Texas

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.

Baylor Named ‘Best Buy’ in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2016

WACO, Texas (July 1, 2015) – Baylor University again has been named a “Best Buy” in the 2016 edition of the best-selling <i>Fiske Guide to Colleges</i>.

Misquotes and Memes: Did Ben Franklin REALLY Say That?

WACO, Texas (July 1, 2015) – As Independence Day approaches, social media is lighting up with memes and quotes from the nation’s Founding Fathers. But did George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin actually say these things for which they receive so much acclaim? Find out what Baylor's Franklin expert and biographer Blaine McCormick has to say.

Huge Congregations View Racial Inequality Differently than Others Do, Study Shows

WACO, Texas (June 29, 2015) — Congregation size has an impact on how people view the reasons for racial inequality in America, according to a new study by researchers at Baylor University and the University of Southern California.

On the Baylor Horizon April 27, 2015

Ring Out will be held on Thursday, April 30. Finals start next week!

On the Baylor Horizon April 20, 2015

Hispanic Student Association Presents ¡FIESTA! and Salsafest! The Kente Ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 26.

On the Baylor Horizon April 13, 2015

Dia Del Rio today! Baylor Relay for Life to be held this Friday to Saturday.

Baylor Horizon Diadeloso Special Edition April 10, 2015

Come out to Dia and enjoy all the fun activities, food, and entertainment!

March 2015 To-Do List

Do you feel like you set goals but aren't getting results? Maybe you have set a goal to "study more," "do better," or "be more organized." These goals are noble, but they are vague. How will you know when you have reached your goal? Try making your goals as specific as possible.

February 2015 To-Do List

Ever feel like you spend SO MUCH TIME studying but don't see the results you wish you did? Are you putting in lots of hours but not seeing an improvement? Maybe it's time to rethink the way that you study.

November/December 2014 To-Do List

Review the Registration Checklist, be familiar with the Early Registration Schedule, and review the CL&L Calendar for resident hall hours during breaks.

October 2014 To-Do List

We hope you are enjoying your Fall semester at Baylor! How are you progressing in your courses? If you are doing well, then keep up the great work! If you are not doing so well, then be proactive and seek out assistance from a member of our caring and supportive Baylor community. We want you to be successful and enjoy your time at Baylor!