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Apr
27
2021

Baylor Health Services has COVID-19 vaccination appointments available this week, including the one-shot option, and will continue to offer vaccines each week throughout the summer for students, faculty and staff as vaccine availability continues to increase. Why should you get vaccinated, and what difference will it make for you and your family and friends and Baylor University in the fall?



We put some of the most frequently asked COVID-19 vaccination questions to Dr. Sharra Hynes, associate vice president for Student Life; Dr. Sharon Stern, medical director of Baylor Health Center; and Dr. Ben Ryan, clinical associate professor of environmental sciences focusing on public health. They also are members of the Baylor Health Management Team, which is responsible for continually assessing community COVID-19 trends to make recommendations to University Administration about the health and safety of campus.

Apr
20
2021
As of April 19, all adults in every U.S. state, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, especially important with the emergence of new and more contagious variants. To date, approximately 13.77% of our campus community has reported they are fully vaccinated. Baylor students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to pursue vaccination as soon as possible and then report when they are fully vaccinated to Baylor Health Services, so all of us in our campus community are protected and the University can continue planning for a return to normal campus operations and activities in the fall.
Apr
20
2021
We at Baylor remain “BearAware” by avoiding and reporting phishing attempts, maintaining secure passwords, and protecting the university’s information resources. Here are a couple of tips that will help keep Baylor strong when it comes to cybersecurity.
Apr
13
2021
Beginning April 24, 2021, anyone calling a number in the 254 area code (the area code assigned to Waco) is advised to dial all 10 digits of the phone number (area code + telephone number) for all calls, including local calls. This change is necessary to accommodate emergency calls to 988 as a new abbreviated three-digit dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Because some numbers within the 254 area code contain 988 in their prefix, the transition from seven-digit phone numbers to 10-digit phone numbers for local dialing is necessary.
Apr
6
2021
Vaccination against COVID-19 is a safe and effective way to protect the Baylor community and provides a vital step toward a return to more normal campus operations in the fall. Members of the Baylor Family who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are asked to share their vaccination status with the Baylor Health Center. By reporting your status, you help the University more accurately understand how well our community is protected.
Mar
30
2021
With all individuals age 16 and older eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in Texas, we have an important opportunity as the Baylor Family. We can take the shot and take the next step toward a return to more normal campus operations in the fall. Sign up to get the COVID-19 vaccine on campus or elsewhere in the community and then report your vaccine to the Baylor Health Center. By reporting when you are fully vaccinated, you help the University know how well-protected we are as a community.
Feb
9
2021
During Black History Month, Baylor continues recognition of the many significant contributions of the Black community within Baylor, in our community and beyond. The campus and Waco communities have pulled together videos, events, readings and more that provide opportunity for the Baylor Family to engage in the month’s recognition.
Jan
12
2021
For the past several months, all faculty, staff and students have received Baylor News Digest each Wednesday. The Digest consolidates content from a variety of sources into a single, concise email, reducing the volume of emails and event invites you receive in your inbox.
Jan
6
2021
Baylor Athletics Announces Ticket Return and Standby Program
While traditional Faculty/Staff ticketing policies for Baylor home basketball games have been suspended to account for limited 25% capacity requirements, Baylor Athletics has launched the Ticket Return and Standby Program to help ensure every available seat (up to 25% capacity) is used throughout the remainder of the Men's and Women's Basketball seasons.
Dec
17
2020
The annual Baylor McNair Research Conference draws students from more than 50 different universities nationwide and is one of the ways the program provides students with an opportunity to put their hard work on display while simultaneously gaining invaluable experience.
Dec
15
2020
As President Livingstone shared in a previous message to the Baylor community, the University is requiring a negative COVID-19 test of all students before returning to campus for the Spring 2021 semester, which is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.
Dec
1
2020
Advent is an important time of waiting and focus ahead of Christmas. To celebrate, Baylor has prepared daily devotionals for each week of Advent. Join the Baylor Family as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior.
Nov
16
2020
Additional COVID-19 Testing
As we near the completion of on-campus instruction on Wednesday, Nov. 25, Baylor University is offering voluntary COVID-19 rapid testing (Nov. 23-25) at no cost for all students, faculty and staff before departing campus for the Thanksgiving holidays and the rest of the Fall semester. We encourage you to take advantage of this testing opportunity, especially if you plan to travel or gather with family or friends.
Nov
11
2020
Adley Vahue, a Baylor student veteran, shares about why he chose Baylor and his academic experience. Vahue has been able to find community with other veterans through the Baylor VETS program, Veterans of Baylor and volunteering at the Veteran’s One-Stop in Waco.
Nov
3
2020
Post-Election Tips and Resources for Navigating Thoughts, Conversations and Information
Participating in an election and the days and weeks following can be exciting, but an election also can be emotional and even stressful. Amidst any uncertainty, it is important to focus on the steadfast nature of God; spiritual, mental and emotional well-being; and fostering a caring campus community.
Oct
20
2020
To help address the growing needs in our community, Baylor University has once again joined United Way of Waco-McLennan County in the "United Way Workplace Campaign," which runs until Nov. 20.
Oct
14
2020
"The idea for a homecoming celebration at Baylor was pioneered in 1909 by professors seeking a way to connect alumni to each other and to their beloved university. In a time when on-campus events are adapting to protect Baylor and the surrounding Waco community from the spread of COVID-19, it’s only fitting that the University that hosted the first recognizable collegiate homecoming celebration in the United States would creatively find a way to re-imagine a longstanding tradition."
Oct
6
2020
October is one of the busiest times of the year for university counseling centers across the nation. In recognition of daily mental health struggles, difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic and World Mental Health Awareness Day Oct. 10, Baylor University will focus on sharing information and engagement opportunities related to mental health and wellbeing, including resources available to students, faculty and staff.
Sep
29
2020
With flu season around the corner and COVID-19 still prevalent, Baylor University continues the work to keep students, faculty, staff and the Waco community healthy. To fight the flu on Baylor’s campus, this year’s flu shot is available at no cost to the Baylor community.
Sep
22
2020
Undergraduate Admissions would like assistance in identifying prospective students interested in Baylor to provide the best admissions experience for dependents and referrals of the Baylor Family.
Sep
22
2020
Baylor Students Encouraged to Participate in Census, Register to Vote
Baylor University is committed to ensuring that students have the necessary resources and opportunities for eager and informed civic participation. This year provides students two major chances for national civic engagement: the census and the general election.
Sep
18
2020
Virtual Career Fair Brings New Meaning to Job Hunting
Students who are preparing to graduate or begin internships in their field of study will find invaluable resources and contacts through a Virtual Career Fair to be held on Wednesday, Sep. 23.
Sep
9
2020
Baylor recently held virtual versions of the annual Faculty Meeting and Staff Forum via Zoom to provide important Baylor Community updates and kick off the fall semester. The Faculty Meeting and Staff Forum were both recorded and are available for viewing.
Sep
2
2020
Baylor introduces Baylor Family Groups
To combat COVID-19 constraints and conditions, new students are being placed in newly created Baylor Family Groups. Upper-class student leaders assist new students in building connection, finding belonging within the Baylor community, reflecting on chapel content and more.
Aug
26
2020
Healthy Behaviors for a Successful Fall
With the semester underway and as allergy, cold and flu seasons approach, members of the Baylor Family are asked to closely monitor their health and behavior. For COVID-19 prevention and mitigation, faculty, staff and students should get a flu shot, monitor symptoms daily, limit risky behavior, and stay home if you don't feel well.
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