“Last evening, our students came together as a family. They displayed great poise and maturity during the vigil at Allbritton House and in the prayer service that followed at our beloved Truett Seminary.
We hear your voices loud and clear. You want us to continue to improve. And you want definitive, responsible actions after we receive the insights and recommendations from Pepper Hamilton. You have my word on both.”
Greetings from Baylor University, where the spring semester is in full swing. The month of February is a special time in the life of our University. Each year, we celebrate the founding of Baylor University on February 1, 1845 — 171 years ago. Today, in this Anno Domini 2016, we continue to carry forward our Founders’ vision to address the needs of the broken world around us.
With a new semester underway and a year of promise and opportunity before us as a caring and dynamic Baylor community, I write to provide you with an update about Title IX, Baylor’s efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence and the ongoing external review we commissioned in the fall. Many of you have participated in our Title IX training activities and “It’s on Us” awareness campaign, and I am deeply grateful for your willingness to help ensure that Baylor is a safe campus, free from harassment, discrimination and interpersonal violence. Together we are developing a campus culture that is educated about interpersonal violence and responsive to those who have experienced sexual violence.
In the fall of 1844, when Texas was still its own country, the Texas Baptist Education Society petitioned the Republic of Texas to charter a Baptist university. And on Feb. 1, 1845, Baylor University was established in Independence, Texas. Today, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. That’s not to say Baylor is without […]
The fourth-ranked Baylor Lady Bears put their 11-game win streak on the line as they travel to Lubbock, Texas, to take on the Texas Tech Lady Raiders on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m.
Baylor softball starts off its 2016 season with a three game series against the McNeese State Cowgirls (1-0), beginning Friday, Feb. 12, at Getterman Stadium.
After narrowly missing out on an NCAA berth in 2015, head coach Ryan McGuyre, preparing for his second season at the helm of the Baylor volleyball team, enters the 2016 spring season with a team that has a year of experience in his up-tempo, high-flying offense.
A program record-tying six Baylor Football players have been invited to work out for coaches and front office personnel at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine Feb. 23-29 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the NFL announced Thursday.
Feb. 9, 2016
Michael Dean, M.B.A. '94 (Information Systems Management), has been named the chief technology officer of Zonesty.com, a Houston-based company that helps small and midsize businesses in Texas compare companies to contract with for electricity. Dean will be responsible for leading the advancement of Zonesty’s website and enhancing the residential electricity shopping platform.
Feb. 9, 2016
As baby boomers retire and an increasing number of millennials enter the workforce, internal communicators must adapt to accommodate the shift of generations, the rise of internal social media and the development of metrics to determine employee engagement, according to a study by Marlene S. Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers faculty and research in the journalism, public relations and new media department.)
Feb. 10, 2016
Bryan Shaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry along with Greg Hamerly, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, developed CRADLE, an app that helps detect rare eye cancer in children. Since then, it has been downloaded more than 40,000 times, with great success in Germany, and has helped parents discover eye problems early on, which means issues can be treated without chemotherapy or radiation. (Tonya B. Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, assisted with this interview and has pitched Bryan Shaw’s work nationally since November 2013.)
Feb. 3, 2016
Article about the dangers of social media quotes Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Baylor University, following his decision to unplug from most social media indefinitely. “I spent about seven years reading replies to my tweets, and more than a decade reading comments on my blog posts,” Jacobs said. “I have considered the costs and benefits, and I have firmly decided that I’m not going to be held hostage to that stuff anymore.” The article addresses how to “use social media Christianly” by holding our smartphones and social media accounts with a loose grip.
When most people look at algae, they see an icky, slippery green patch — something that is either an inconvenience or easily ignored. But when Dr. Scott James sees algae, he envisions the future — a future where cities save energy and money as they harness the power of algae to provide clean water. James, […]
Friday will mark the fifth straight Opening Day in which Baylor softball has ranked among the nation’s top 25. This year’s squad opens the season at No. 16 in the polls, pegged by league coaches to finish second in the Big 12. In a sport that demands excellent pitching to be successful, the Lady Bears feature one of […]
A Baylor alum who started in the stockroom of a growing company in the 1980s is now the president and COO of that same company — which just so happens to be the largest private publisher of Christian books in the world. Last month, Jeff Johnson, BS ’85, was named president and chief operating officer of […]
Last summer, we compiled this list of 14 BaylorProud artists you should be listening to — singers and bands who have made names for themselves in recent years, and who, just like you, are Baylor Bears. Since then, you’ve brought to our attention eight more names that to check out. Here’s a quick rundown, starting with our updated Spotify playlist: Two former Uproar […]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2016) – Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library will present “Broadway at the Movies,” its Eighth Annual Valentine’s Day Extravaganza at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in Armstrong Browning Library.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2016) – Virgil Storr, Ph.D., senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center, will give a lecture on his most recent book, "Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster: Lessons in Local Entrepreneurship," from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Room 240 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2016) – The Baylor University Center for Christian Music Studies will host Sacred Harp Sing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Great Hall of George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2016) – Baylor Law School presents its 11th annual People’s Law School, a free half-day curriculum of courses designed to educate the public about their legal rights and to make the law user-friendly.
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.
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.
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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!