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Sep
22
2021
‘Readers Meet the Author’ Virtual Reading Group Highlights Books Written by Baylor Faculty
Baylor University faculty are prolific writers, researchers, mentors, and teachers, and we welcome every opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments. "Readers Meet the Author," presented by the Office of the President and Office of the Provost, encourages opportunities for faculty and staff to gather virtually for shared reflection and collegial conversation about big ideas. This is the second year for the popular series.
Sep
8
2021
Teaching 9/11 to the Next Generation
The morning of September 11, 2001, Baylor's First Gentleman Brad Livingstone spent the drive to the Vanguard College Preparatory School campus in Waco listening to the radio, preparing for another day of teaching history to Vanguard's students.
Sep
7
2021
Vax to Normal featuring Sophia Garza
Sophia Garza, a senior public health major from Brownsville, Texas, closely followed the development and progress of the COVID-19 vaccine, hopeful that its authorization would give her a modicum of peace and protection.
Sep
1
2021
Baylor Prepares Moment of Prayer, Remembrance for 20th Anniversary of 9/11
As the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 approaches, Baylor University prepares to remember the countless lives lost in the tragedy, to honor and thank the community’s first responders and to offer a prayer for continued healing and hope for our nation.
Aug
26
2021
Vax to Normal featuring Emily McCollum
Emily McCollum, a senior social work major from Roanoke, Texas, watched her sister being college last year at another Texas institution. After seeing what her sister and last year's freshman classes around the country had as their introduction to college in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, McCollum made the decision to get vaccinated to be part of the solution to ensure the next incoming classes do not have to repeat a similar experience.
Aug
25
2021
Full FDA Approval Strengthens National and Local Vaccine Efforts
As the fall semester begins, the fight against COVID-19 continues in our world and in our community. Health experts have consistently reported that vaccinated individuals are better protected from severe illness than unvaccinated. As a member of the Baylor Family, you have convenient access to vaccines on our campus.
Aug
20
2021
SophoMORE September: Preparing for Success
Baylor sophomores have many ways to prepare for postgraduate success. It is important for students to begin planning for a career or graduate school as early as possible, and the Baylor Career Center is equipped to help sophomores get that jump start.
Aug
17
2021
Busting Vaccine Myths
With so much misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine populating online news and social media, it can be hard to know what is myth and what is truth. We asked Baylor experts, Benjamin Ryan, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor and noted public health researcher and Sharon Stern, M.D., Medical Director of Baylor Health Center, to address some of the most common vaccine myths.
Aug
10
2021
Vax to Normal featuring Jonah Shaw
Jonah Shaw, a sophomore religion major from DeSoto, Texas, knew he wanted the COVID-19 vaccine when it was available to protect himself and his community from the novel coronavirus.
Aug
3
2021
Fall 2021 COVID-19 Update
As the University shared in a recent update to the campus community, Baylor is preparing for a normal fall with classes and events at 100% capacity. Although COVID-19 vaccinations are not required for students, faculty and staff for the fall semester, Baylor's medical team strongly encourages everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Jun
22
2021
Avanzando Through College
Baylor program fosters welcoming, caring community for Latino Students.
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.
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