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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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Recapping #BaylorHomecoming 2017

Recapping #BaylorHomecoming 2017

Thousands upon thousands of Baylor Family members filled campus this past weekend, taking advantage of ideal weather to enjoy all the traditions of Homecoming, from bonfire and Pigskin to the parade and the football game. Thanks, as always, to everyone who made the weekend such a success, from the students of Chamber who worked so …

Baylor Debate Team Wins Season Opener Under Leadership of Award-Winning Coach Matt Gerber

Baylor Debate Team Wins Season Opener Under Leadership of Award-Winning Coach Matt Gerber

WACO, Texas (Oct. 23, 2017) – Baylor University’s Glenn R. Capp Debate Forum won first place at a recent invitation-only tournament that featured the top teams in the nation, including those from Cornell University, Rutgers University, Arizona State University, Gonzaga University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Binghamton University and University of West Georgia.

2018 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching Finalist Clinton O. Longenecker will Present Public Lecture at Baylor

2018 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching Finalist Clinton O. Longenecker will Present Public Lecture at Baylor

Waco, Texas (Oct. 20, 2017) – Clinton O. Longenecker, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Leadership at the University of Toledo and finalist for the Robert Foster Cherry Award, will present his lecture "Career Success and Survival in the 21st Century: The Mandate for Life-long Learning." The public lecture will take place at 4:30 p.m., Oct. 23, in Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, Room 240, 1621 S. Third St.

President Livingstone Updates Baylor Regents on Successful Accreditation Visit, Academic Strategic Planning; Announces Organizational Changes

President Livingstone Updates Baylor Regents on Successful Accreditation Visit, Academic Strategic Planning; Announces Organizational Changes

WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2017) – During its annual Homecoming meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents heard updates from Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone on the University’s recent successful accreditation visit, academic strategic planning process and new organizational changes, and celebrated the recipients of the 2017 Baylor Meritorious Achievement Awards.

Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture Will Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Reformation

Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture Will Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Reformation

WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2017) — The annual Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture Oct. 25-27 will commemorate the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the European Reformation, one of the most significant times in the history of Christianity.

Faculty-In-Residence Program Benefits Students, Faculty and Baylor University

Faculty-In-Residence Program Benefits Students, Faculty and Baylor University

WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2017) – It began in 2004 when a distinguished engineering professor, Walter Bradley, and his wife, Ann, moved into Texana House to live among students. Today, Baylor University’s faculty-in-residence program is highly competitive, employs 15 faculty throughout campus and serves as a model that brings representatives from numerous universities to campus to learn more.

What Makes Horror Movies Scary? “We do,” Says Baylor Film Expert

What Makes Horror Movies Scary? “We do,” Says Baylor Film Expert

Waco, Texas (Oct. 18, 2017) – The best scary movies adapt to society’s current fears and turn current cultural, social and political preoccupations into elements of horror, says a Baylor University film historian and an expert on the horror film genre.

Hollywood Leaves ‘Great Deal of Money on the Table’ Regarding Movies Featuring Actors of Color, Baylor Expert Says

Hollywood Leaves ‘Great Deal of Money on the Table’ Regarding Movies Featuring Actors of Color, Baylor Expert Says

WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2017) – The new film “Marshall” – a legal thriller about Thurgood Marshall, an American Civil Rights leader and the U.S. Supreme Court’s first African-American justice – didn’t break the box office’s Top 10 during its opening weekend. But don’t count it out just yet, says a Baylor University movie marketing expert.

How Can We Have A Civil Discussion About Climate Change? Start With 'Observation,' Baylor Expert Says

How Can We Have A Civil Discussion About Climate Change? Start With 'Observation,' Baylor Expert Says

These days, it doesn’t take much to turn a civil conversation into a full-blown catastrophe. Just mention the words “climate change” and feathers can start to ruffle. But it doesn’t have to be that way, says Dan Peppe, Ph.D., climate change expert and associate professor of geosciences at Baylor University.