Faculty & Staff News: Featured

Dec
13
2017

Online MBA student surprises parents by revealing Baylor degree

Imagine for a minute just how much work it would take to keep a secret from your parents that — surprise! — you’ve been taking online MBA classes and your shared dream of a Baylor degree is about to become a reality. Oh, and you reveal the surprise a few weeks before graduation through an […]

Dec
13
2017

National Endowment for the Humanities Awards a Digital Advancement Grant to Baylor Researchers to Develop an Automatic Architecture Analysis System

WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2017) — Elise King, assistant professor of interior design in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, and David Lin, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, have been awarded a Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to expand and develop their prototype for an open-source system that reads and analyzes floor plans automatically.

Dec
5
2017

How to prepare your home for a very Bear-y Christmas

If you or someone close to you are a Baylor Bear, you might have noticed that Christmas traditions lend themselves very well to the Baylor spirit. From green-and-gold trees with bear ornaments to BU Christmas sweaters and mugs, it certainly isn’t hard to combine your Christmas spirit with a bit of Baylor pride. If you […]

Nov
30
2017

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.

Nov
20
2017

Baylor University Mourns Passing of Longtime Advocate Kate McLane Dimmitt, B.B.A. ’56, Baylor Legacy Award Recipient

WACO, Texas (Nov. 20, 2017) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Kate McLane Dimmitt, B.B.A. ’56, a longtime Baylor advocate and 2014 Baylor Legacy Award recipient who died Nov. 17 in Temple. She was 83. A celebration of Dimmitt’s life will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, in the Creekside Center at Temple Bible Church, 3205 Oakview Drive in Temple.

Sep
12
2017

Baylor at No. 75 in U.S. News Rankings

WACO, Texas (Sept. 12, 2017) – Baylor University is ranked No. 75 among National Universities in the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

Aug
9
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’m radiating positivity all the time now; I just love it here so much.”

[How has being a Line Camp leader changed your Baylor experience?] “Oh, my goodness. I mean, I loved Baylor before with all my heart, but I think this has not only changed my perception of Baylor, but with my whole life I’m seeing everything in a whole new perspective. I’m radiating positivity all the time […]

Jul
25
2017

Baylor Update from the Chairman and President

Last week the Baylor University Board of Regents held its quarterly meeting, which included an orientation for seven new Regents, a new committee structure and implementation of a comprehensive slate of governance reforms aimed at making our University even better.

Jul
3
2017

The New York Times: From N.B.A. Bench Player to Cult Hero in Turkey

June 30, 2017
Former Baylor basketball student-athlete Ekpe Udoh, B.S.Ed. ’11, who played five seasons in the NBA, has become a fan favorite in his two seasons in Turkey, not only for his championship play but for what he does off the court, including running a book club, studying Turkish history and visiting schools. He sent high school seniors a good-luck message ahead of their exams. “I never saw something like that in my entire life,” said one student who appreciated the gesture. “He’s not just Ekpe Udoh the basketball player. He’s like a big brother.”

Jun
5
2017

How Baylor has changed over the past year to address sexual assault

About a year ago, we wrote about what it means to be BaylorProud, even in disappointment. How could we be proud of a university that had fallen so far short of the standards it sets for itself? The answer: by refocusing on our mission: “to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating […]

May
15
2017

Baylor Regents Establish David E. Garland Scholarship Fund for Truett Seminary Students

WACO, Texas (May 15, 2017) – Baylor University's Board of Regents has established the David E. Garland Scholarship Fund in appreciation of Garland's "unselfish and extraordinary" service to Baylor on two occasions as interim president and as interim provost. The $5 million fund will be dedicated to scholarships for students at Baylor's George W. Truett Theological Seminary, where Garland will return to teach in spring 2018.

May
8
2017

Successful Businessman Finishes College Degree – 30 Years Later

WACO, Texas (May 8, 2017) – In the fall of 2012, Kevin Harmon parked his truck, grabbed his backpack from the passenger seat, threw it over his shoulder and walked onto the Baylor University campus as a sophomore.

Apr
24
2017

USA TODAY College: How I became a screenwriter and director: Michael Brandt

April 21, 2017
Q&A with Hollywood screenwriter Michael Brandt, B.B.A. (Business Broadcasting) ’91, M.A. (Communication Studies) ’94, about his biggest challenges, biggest passions and biggest pieces of wisdom. Brandt mentions his mentors are his writing partner, Derek Haas, B.A. (Journalism) ’91, M.A. (English) ’95, as well as Baylor professors Robert Darden and Michael Korpi.

Apr
10
2017

A place of help and healing

The Baylor Counseling Center has long offered students a wide array of services to support student well-being, but the University’s action plan presented an opportunity to dramatically enhance Baylor’s caring community and take mental health services to the next level.

Apr
6
2017

“I’M GOING TO BAYLOR!” Student’s acceptance video goes viral

By now, you’ve probably seen the video of the high school senior’s heartwarming reaction after opening an envelope from Baylor and reading the words every future Bear hopes to see: “You’ve been accepted for enrollment into the Class of 2021.” That senior is future Baylor Bear Patrick Eriom, and his video has gone viral within […]