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, […]
Baylor men’s tennis junior Johannes Schretter will compete in the singles main draw of the 2017 Oracle ITA Masters, starting Thursday at the Malibu Racquet Club and Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.
Sept. 18, 2017 New research by Baylor University scholars finds that most Americans don’t use the Internet to find or share religious or spiritual content, and most don’t see technology and the internet as threats to their faith. The finding is part of the latest wave of the Baylor Religion Survey, which polled 1,501 adults nationwide. Quoted is Baylor sociologist Paul McClure, co-author of the report on the internet and faith.
Sept. 8, 2017 Jana Litsey, J.D. ’86, has been named general counsel of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. She will join Huntington from Bank of America, where she served in multiple leadership roles for more than 20 years. In her new role, Litsey will be only the third general counsel at Huntington.
Sept. 17, 2017 Article about the latest findings from the Baylor Religion Survey, including data that found that three in 10 non-religious people fear conservative Christians as a threat to their physical safety, while Evangelicals viewed Muslims and atheists as such a threat. Even without the threat of physical danger, the survey found that Americans often saw members of other religions as hostile or inferior to themselves.
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 […]
The nation’s oldest collegiate Homecoming celebration returns exactly a month from today: Baylor Homecoming 2017! If you haven’t already, it’s time to make your plans for Homecoming. Clear your calendar for Oct. 19-21 and schedule your visit now; a limited number of tickets are still available for some of the weekend’s main events, including a few for the Baylor-West Virginia football […]
For 130 years now, the spires of Old Main towering above campus have been a signature image of Baylor University. In fact, it was 130 years ago this week — Sept. 19, 1887 — that Old Main opened and held classes for the first time. The building — originally known simply as “Main Building” — was […]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 20, 2017) — Voters reward or punish incumbent school board members based on the achievement of white students in their district, while outcomes for African-American and Hispanic students get relatively little attention at the ballot box, according to a study co-authored by a Baylor University scholar.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2017) –The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will host author Paul Marshall, Ph.D., the Baylor University holder of the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), on Tuesday.