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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Baylor Chaplain: How spiritual formation works at a university of 16,000+ students

Baylor Chaplain: How spiritual formation works at a university of 16,000+ students

Baylor University is well-known for its distinctive mission and for the unambiguously Christian educational environment it offers — a place where students and teachers can examine issues and relate to one another through a lens of faith. At the same time, Baylor’s student body — now made up of more than 16,000 students — isn’t …

New SUB Retail Establishments Go Local

New SUB Retail Establishments Go Local

WACO, Texas (July 10, 2018) – Baylor University’s Bill Daniel Student Center, known to generations of Baylor students as the SUB, will welcome new retail additions this fall that will be very familiar to the campus and Waco communities.

Baylor Journalism Professor Selected as Arthur W. Page Fellow

Baylor Journalism Professor Selected as Arthur W. Page Fellow

WACO, Texas (July 6, 2018) — Marlene Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences, has been designated as a research fellow at the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication, a research center at the Penn State University Bellisario College of Communications. The fellowship is a response to a new report from the Commission on Public Relations Education that recommends public relations education programs offer a stand-alone ethics course, as well as integrate ethics throughout curriculum.

Losing the ‘Summertime Snooze’ Doesn’t Have to Give Students the Blues

Losing the ‘Summertime Snooze’ Doesn’t Have to Give Students the Blues

WACO, Texas (July 3, 2018) — Students soon must gear up for back-to-school hours, leaving behind the more relaxed summer schedules. That won’t come easy for many — especially for adolescents, whose natural sleep pattern tends to be late to bed and late to rise, says a Baylor sleep expert.

Baylor’s Benjamin Franklin Scholars Bring Light to Complex Figure

Baylor’s Benjamin Franklin Scholars Bring Light to Complex Figure

WACO, Texas (June 29, 2018) – Founding Father Benjamin Franklin was a complex man. And even with a treasure trove of accomplishments, sometimes the Franklin legends are bigger than Franklin the man – and it’s taken an army of historians and scholars, such as Baylor University's Thomas S. Kidd and Blaine McCormick throughout the centuries to sort it out.

Bad Behavior Toward Significant Other in Tough Times Has More Impact than Positive Gestures

Bad Behavior Toward Significant Other in Tough Times Has More Impact than Positive Gestures

June 26, 2018
Refraining from bad behavior toward a significant other during stressful life events is more important than showing positive behavior, according to a Baylor University study. Negative actions tend to trigger more intense and immediate responses, according to the study by Keith Sanford, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. "When people face stressful life events, they are especially sensitive to negative behavior in their relationships, such as when a partner seems to be argumentative, overly emotional, withdrawn or fails to do something that was expected," he said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is pitched this research to national media. She covers psychology research and faculty.)

President Livingstone Invites Local Pastors, Faith Leaders for July 11 Community Prayer Breakfast

President Livingstone Invites Local Pastors, Faith Leaders for July 11 Community Prayer Breakfast

WACO, Texas (June 26, 2018) – Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., will welcome senior pastors and leaders of all faiths, denominations and races throughout Waco and Central Texas for a Community Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday, July 11, on the Baylor campus. The event will bring together faith leaders to pray collectively for students, teachers, faculty and families as communities prepare for the upcoming school year.