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 student group raises thousands for local children’s hospital

Baylor student group raises thousands for local children’s hospital

For the past three years, the Baylor student group BU For the Kids has hosted a dance marathon on campus. Dubbed the “BU-THON,” volunteers push through eight continuous hours of moving, dancing, grooving to music until the wee hours of the morning — all to raise money forBaylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Hospitalin nearby …

Black Gospel Music Expert Discusses Timelessness of Christmas Spirituals, Which Differ From Christmas Carols

Black Gospel Music Expert Discusses Timelessness of Christmas Spirituals, Which Differ From Christmas Carols

WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2017) — One of the most cherished parts of entering the holiday season is gathering to sing and listen to Christmas carols. Songs like <i>Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing</i> and <i>The First Noel</i> resound as Christmas approaches. However, a Baylor University expert in black gospel music holds another Christmas tradition near and dear to his heart. He treasures the rich sounds of Christmas spirituals, which differ from Christmas carols.

Baylor University Announces Faculty ‘Rising Stars’ for 2017-2018

Baylor University Announces Faculty ‘Rising Stars’ for 2017-2018

WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2017) – The Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Baylor University has announced the 2017-2018 class of the Rising Stars Fellowship program. Selected from nominations provided by their deans, Rising Stars represent faculty from a range of disciplines, including the sciences, the arts and humanities and the professional schools.

Baylor Doctoral Student Selected as 2018 Congressional Science Fellow

Baylor Doctoral Student Selected as 2018 Congressional Science Fellow

WACO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2017) – Zack Valdez, a doctoral candidate in the Institute of Ecological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (TIEEES) at Baylor University, has been selected as a 2018 Congressional Science Fellow as part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellowships. Valdez’s fellowship is sponsored by the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA).

The Family Awakens: Baylor Law School Hosts 10th Annual McLennan County Adoption Day

The Family Awakens: Baylor Law School Hosts 10th Annual McLennan County Adoption Day

WACO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2017) – As families walked through the doors of the makeshift courtroom at Baylor Law School, they were greeted with unfamiliar sights and sounds. Court officials traded their traditional suits and ties for cloaks and robes, and many wielded lightsabers. Among the witnesses for the day's events were a host of Jedi, Stormtroopers and an occasional Wookie.

Baylor Freshman Receives Honor For Lifting Young Girl’s Spirits

Baylor Freshman Receives Honor For Lifting Young Girl’s Spirits

WACO, Texas (Nov. 28, 2017) — San Antonio freshman Matthew Garcia was honored at the 2017 Musial Awards for turning a heartbreaking experience into a heartwarming gesture that gained massive attention.

Baylor University Will Host a Variety of Christmas Concerts, Lectures and Special Events

Baylor University Will Host a Variety of Christmas Concerts, Lectures and Special Events

WACO, Texas (Nov. 28, 2017) – Baylor University will celebrate Christmas and the 2017 holiday season with several concerts, lectures, parties and all-university events.