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Observing MLK Day at Baylor

#Baylor students observed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day via service and solemnity. During the day, students volunteered with the Urban Gardening Coalition (including work at the Baylor Community Garden at 9th Street & Bagby). Then in the evening, they joined with the Waco community for a candlelight vigil in MLK Park, on the east side of the Suspension Bridge.

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W. Soccer. Soccer Announces 2015 Spring Schedule

Baylor soccer will play five exhibition matches this spring from March 28 to April 26, the program announced Tuesday.

Track. Track & Field Moves Into USTFCCCA Top 25

In the first regular season edition of the NCAA National Team Computer Rankings, the Baylor men's and women's track and field teams both made jumps into the top 25, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Monday.

W. Basketball. No. 3 WBB Travels to Take on TCU

The third-ranked Baylor Lady Bears put their 17-game win streak on the line when they travel to Fort Worth to take on TCU Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

M. Basketball. No. 20 MBB Heads to Oklahoma State

The 20th-ranked Baylor men's basketball team is headed to Stillwater, Okla., for Tuesday's game against Oklahoma State. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. CT on ESPNews.

Christian Today: David Crowder's 'Come as You are' tops the chart; Grammy nominated singer extends tour

Jan. 23, 2015
Grammy-nominated artist and Baylor alumnus (David) Crowder has just celebrated his first career No. 1 hit single and first Grammy nomination with "Come As You Are,” which has been nominated in the Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song category. The folktronica musician will be extending his Neon Steeple Tour this April to 13 more cities. He will kick off the tour April 8 at Baylor.

CLTV (Chicago, Regional Cable): Sleep and Memory

Jan. 23, 2015
VIDEO: Sleeping soundly in youth and middle age may help people’s memory when they reach old age, a time when they no longer sleep as long or as well, according to research led by Michael K. Scullin, Ph.D., director of the Baylor University Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory and assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences. An article by Scullin, who examined 50 years of sleep research, was published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

EthicsDaily.com: Profiles in Goodwill: Roger Olson

Jan. 21, 2015
Roger Olson, Ph.D., the Foy Valentine Professor of Christian Theology at Baylor’s Truett Seminary, is interviewed by EthicsDaily.com, a website for which he is a frequent columnist. He answers questions about his personal life and states that Philippians 2:12-13 is his favorite Bible verse because “it sums up the whole biblical message…the paradox of grace that is at the heart of everything the Bible tells us about salvation.”

Financial Planning: Social Security Needs Dependability, Even If Benefits Decrease: Retirement Scan

Jan. 23, 2015
Compilation of advice from articles in major news outlets on social security and financial planning. From the Wall Street Journal, William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment Management at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, says Congress needs to revamp Social Security to ensure that retirees will receive about 75% of their benefits in case the trust fund is depleted. He suggests using a new measure that yields a lower inflation than what the current formula provides. "I believe most of us would rather have a slightly lower level of promised benefits that we can depend on than to have a potentially dramatic reduction in benefits about 2033,” Reichenstein said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers research and faculty in the business school.)

Happy Birthday, Joy and Lady!

Can you believe it? Baylor’s beloved campus mascots, Joy and Lady, are now teenagers! Judge Joy Reynolds (“Joy”) was born on this date in 2001, and her sister, Judge Sue Sloan (“Lady”), was born a year and four days later (Jan. 31, 2002). The bears came to the Baylor campus from a private Oregon ranch when they were each […]

Former Baylor football player restores 1950 ‘Floyd Casey Tribute’ Chevy truck

Brace yourself; this may be the most BaylorProud vehicle you’ve ever seen. Former Baylor football player Klayton Shoals, BA ’07, found a unique way to honor his alma mater — by taking a Chevy truck from 1950 (the year Floyd Casey Stadium opened) and remodeling it to honor his former program and the Bears’ longtime home. The 1950 “Floyd […]

Baylor scientist is a Washington regular for U.S. veterans

Dr. Lea Steele, research professor of biomedical studies and Director of the Baylor Veterans Health Research Program, is no stranger to the halls of power in Washington, D.C. In the past few weeks alone, Steele — a neuroepidemiologist and recognized expert on the complex health conditions affecting American veterans — has been to the nation’s capital for scientific […]

Happy 75th birthday, Alexander Hall!

In 1939-40, while the Great Depression was still deeply felt across the country, Baylor University faced the kind of “problem” that many would love to have; the University was growing so quickly that it was hard to keep up. In fact, more than 100 deserving female students were turned down for admission in 1939 simply […]

Baylor THIS MATTERS Panel to Discuss Charlie Hedbo, Faith and Freedom of Speech

WACO, Texas (Jan. 27, 2015) -- THIS MATTERS, a series of dialogues at Baylor University that connect leaders from diverse perspectives to offer context to society's most challenging questions, will explore the intersection of freedom of speech, religion and the role of satire in society during a panel discussion at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in the SUB Den.

Baylor University and Collin College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

MCKINNEY, Texas (Jan. 26, 2015) – Baylor University and Collin College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.

Modern Languages and Cultures Hosts Colloquium

WACO, Texas (Jan. 23, 2015) – What do a French writer and a French king have in common?

Truett Seminary at Baylor University Receives $500,000 Lilly Endowment Grant to Strengthen Preaching

WACO, Texas (Jan. 23, 2015) — Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary has been awarded a $500,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of the Endowment’s “Initiative to Strengthen the Quality of Preaching.”

On the Baylor Horizon January 26, 2015

My Sister My Self Presents Selma 2015. Books for Bears Applications now open!

On the Baylor Horizon January 20, 2015

This Is My Story and Cross Cultural Ministries Spring Kick-Off. Yearbook pages are still for sale! Check out Baylor Bookstore announcements.

On the Baylor Horizon Special Edition: Martin Luther King Jr. Event

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service starts this Friday!

On the Baylor Horizon January 12, 2015

Sign up for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Bearathon early registration starts now!

April 2014 To-Do List

Did you know that a lot of students are absolutely wrong about their professors?

March 2014 To-Do List

Did you know that you could be really hurting yourself by not getting at least 7 hours of sleep per night?

February 2014 To-Do List

Check out the new OsoMobile App and Baylor Box, note all dates for projects and exams in your Planner, get a jump start on your papers this semester with the new Paper Planner Tool from the Library website, and much more.

November 2013 To-Do List

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