About Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas and welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

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Remembering Baylor history professor James Vardaman following his passing

Remembering Baylor history professor James Vardaman following his passing

It is one of my greater regrets about my time at Baylor that I didnot have the pleasure of taking a class taught by legendary Baylor professor James Vardaman, BA ’51. Dr. Vardaman passed away Jan. 31 at the age of 89. One could review his life in biographical fashion: A U.S. Marine who enrolled …

Baylor University Regents Receive Status Update on Academic Strategic Plan

Baylor University Regents Receive Status Update on Academic Strategic Plan

WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2018) – During its regular February meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents received a status update from Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., on the Academic Strategic Plan – called <i>Illuminate</i> – which will represent the second phase of the University’s <i>Pro Futuris</i> vision over the next five years.

Baylor Co-Sponsors Series in Washington D.C. on Race and Film

Baylor Co-Sponsors Series in Washington D.C. on Race and Film

WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2018) — Before his death in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. remarked that while the nation had come “a long, long way” in its quest for racial justice, it still had a long, long way to go. As the nation prepares to commemorate the 50th anniversary of King’s death in spring 2018, Baylor University and the Austin Film Festival will co-sponsor a three-part series — “A Long, Long Way: Race and Film” — Feb 16-17 at Washington National Cathedral in Washington D.C.

Baylor Model UN Team Honored with “Outstanding” Ranks at TexMUN Conference

Baylor Model UN Team Honored with “Outstanding” Ranks at TexMUN Conference

WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2018) – Baylor University’s Model United Nations was honored at the fourth annual Texas Collegiate Model United Nations (TexMUN) held at Baylor University. Approximately 100 students from across Texas gathered to discuss topics related to global peace and development, and Baylor MUN students received the rank of “Outstanding” – the highest award given – in nearly every category.

Baylor Music Competition Winners to Perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City

Baylor Music Competition Winners to Perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City

WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2018) – Eighteen students from Baylor University School of Music will travel to New York City in May and perform in the historic Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall after winning the third annual <i>Semper Pro Musica</i> Solo and Chamber Music Competition Feb. 11 in Roxy Grove Hall.

Baylor University Missions Sends Spring Break Relief Teams to Areas Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

Baylor University Missions Sends Spring Break Relief Teams to Areas Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

WACO, Texas (Feb. 9, 2018) – Teams of Baylor University students, faculty and staff will partner with various community groups and relief efforts over spring break March 4-9 in order to bring hope to communities that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Baylor Missions will work to identify needs, serve others and bring relief to the recently devastated and desolate areas in south Texas and along the Texas Gulf coast.

Baylor University’s Institute of Archaeology Casts Doubts on Early Humans in California

Baylor University’s Institute of Archaeology Casts Doubts on Early Humans in California

WACO, Texas (Feb. 8, 2018) – When did prehistoric humans first arrive in North America? In an article published today in the premier journal <i>Nature</i>, "Contesting Early Archaeology in California," researchers from Baylor University’s Institute of Archaeology and the Departments of Anthropology and Geosciences challenge a widely reported claim for the earliest archaeological evidence of the peopling of the Americas.

Baylor Celebrates Black History Month

Baylor Celebrates Black History Month

WACO, Texas (Feb. 7, 2018) — Baylor’s Department of Multicultural Affairs will host a multitude of events in honor of black history month.

Three Baylor Students’ Dreams Come True as Finalists in the 2018 Disney Imaginations Competition

Three Baylor Students’ Dreams Come True as Finalists in the 2018 Disney Imaginations Competition

WACO, Texas (Feb. 7, 2018) – Have you ever wondered how places like Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Typhoon Lagoon came to be? From a generation of Disney Imagineers, that’s where.