Faculty & Staff News: Featured

May
11
2018

Baylor Regents Accept Illuminate Strategic Plan to Move Forward

WACO, Texas (May 11, 2018) – At its regular spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents accepted the University moving forward with the implementation of Illuminate, Baylor’s Academic Strategic Plan, and took action to approve a $660.1 million operating budget for 2018-2019, five new academic degrees and new Board members.

May
8
2018

Baylor Senior Neuroscience Major Selected for Fulbright to the United Kingdom

WACO, Texas (May 8, 2018) – Alexa Larsen, a senior neuroscience major at Baylor University, has been selected to receive a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to the United Kingdom in global health. Larsen is among five Fulbright recipients at Baylor this spring and the University’s 56th Fulbright recipient since 2001.

May
8
2018

Baylor Senior University Scholar Selected for Fulbright ETA to Mexico

WACO, Texas (May 8, 2018) – Rebecca Voth, a senior University Scholar at Baylor University studying political science, international studies, philosophy and Spanish, has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Mexico. Voth is among five Fulbright recipients at Baylor this spring and the University’s 55th Fulbright recipient since 2001.

May
4
2018

Baylor University and Truett Seminary Will Host Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremonies

WACO, Texas (May 4, 2018) — Baylor University’s spring graduating class of 2018 will enter their next phase of life as they walk the graduation stage during commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12, at the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive.

Apr
26
2018

Baylor University and 2U, Inc. Partner for the First Time on Three Online Graduate Programs

WACO, Texas and LANHAM, Md. (April 26, 2018) – 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), a global leader in education technology, today announced a partnership with Baylor University to deliver three online graduate degree programs: Education@Baylor, an online Doctor of Education (EdD) in Learning and Organizational Change; MPH@Baylor, an online Master of Public Health (MPH) with a specialization in Community Health; and MSW@Baylor, an online Master of Social Work (MSW). Each of these three programs will be a new Domestic Graduate Program (DGP) for 2U.

Mar
23
2018

Like #BaylorHomecoming? Then check out Baylor’s first Green and Gold Weekend

For years, many Baylor Bears have wished Homecoming could come more than once a year. If that’s you, your wish has been granted. Four weeks from today — April 20-22 — Baylor will host its first Green and Gold Weekend, full of sporting events, concerts, and other fun opportunities for the entire Baylor Family. Here’s a look […]

Feb
23
2018

After avoiding God’s calling for years, this Truett alum now leads a growing Austin church

Joseph C. Parker, Jr. was raised the only son of a Baptist preacher in Birmingham, Ala. Growing up in the church, those around him always told him he would grow up to be a pastor just like his father — but Parker never wanted to be a preacher, and throughout the first half of his […]

Feb
7
2018

Baylor Mourns Passing of Professor Emeritus of History and Master Teacher James Vardaman

WACO, Texas (Feb. 7, 2018) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Professor Emeritus of History and Master Teacher James W. Vardaman, Ph.D., who died Jan. 31 in Waco. He was 89. A Service of Remembrance at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Seventh & James Baptist Church, 602 James Ave. in Waco. A memorial gathering will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in the President’s Suite at McLane Stadium, where friends and family are welcome to visit and remember Dr. Vardaman.

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 […]