Baylor University Closed Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2018) – Baylor University will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, because of winter weather conditions. Baylor Law School and Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas also will be closed Tuesday.

Save the Date: Spring Faculty Meeting

Please join Interim Provost Michael K. McLendon, Ph.D. for the Spring Faculty Meeting at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 25 on the 5th floor of the Cashion Academic Center. Reception begins at 3 p.m.

Construction Projects to Impact Campus During Christmas Break

Two construction projects will impact campus during the Christmas break starting Dec. 14.

Title IX Office Update

There have been several significant developments involving Baylor’s Title IX Office during the Fall 2017 semester, most notably the external verification of the completion of the 105 recommendations in response to past incidents of sexual violence within the campus community and the recent lifting of an accreditation warning sanction by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

M. Basketball. Baylor, Kansas State Postgame Quotes

Postgame quotes from Baylor's 90-83 loss to Kansas State on Mon. Jan. 22, 2018 at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

M. Basketball. Men's Hoops Downed by Kansas State, 90-83

Tristan Clark had 14 points and 8 rebounds to lead the Bears, but Baylor men's basketball fell to Kansas State, 90-83, Monday night at the Ferrell Center.

M. Basketball. Baylor, Kansas State Postgame Notes

Postgame notes from Baylor's 90-83 loss vs. Kansas State on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

W. Basketball. 'We Were All Blessed To Be A Part Of Chameka's Life'

Chameka Scott, who fought cancer with the same ferociousness that she brought to the defensive end of the basketball court, died Sunday night in Houston.

After their son’s passing, this family experienced “Baylor Family” at its best

When your child heads to college, whether for an undergraduate or graduate degree, you expect them to take a few years to finish that degree — maybe an extra “victory lap” year. But you never, ever expect their time on earth to end before their studies do. That very thing happened to the Swanson family […]

Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert on coping with grief and loss

Dr. Helen Harris has centered her life’s work on a topic that most would prefer to avoid: grief and loss. While no one likes to think about the loss of a loved one, facing grief is unavoidable. Harris’ research on those tough subjects has made her one of the nation’s most-sought after experts on the […]

#NextLevelBU: How are Baylor alumni doing in the NBA?

Statistics show that only about 1% of college basketball players reach the NBA. In many cases, it takes more than just skill — it takes persistence, too. That’s certainly true of the four Baylor Bears who are playing in the NBA right now. Take Ekpe Udoh, BSEd ’11, for example. The former Bear standout became […]

Denny’s CMO — a Baylor grad — named among 2017’s most innovative CMOs

When it comes to brands on social media, few can match the tone set by Denny’s. The diner chain’s approach — somewhere between snarky and silly, without going too far either direction — has won the acclaim of hundreds of thousands of followers on such platforms as Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. The man overseeing all that? Denny’s […]


Brian Sitton

Congratulations to staff member Brian Sitton, university libraries, and spouse Jennifer, on the birth of their son, Daniel James Sitton on December 2, 2017.

Dakota Farquhar-Caddell

Congratulations to staff member Dakota Farquhar-Caddell, student activities, and spouse Shannon, on the birth of their son, Ryko Win Farquhar-Caddell, on December 1, 2017.

Loretta Landry

Congratulations to staff member Loretta Landry, Texas Hunger Initiative, and spouse Garrett, on the birth of their son, Griffin Trevor Landry, on November 27, 2017.

Daniel Shallcross

Congratulations to faculty member Daniel Shallcross, accounting and business law, and spouse Courtney, on the birth of their son, Clark Byron Shallcross, on November 28, 2017.

With Sympathy

Brayden Dyson

Sympathies to Baylor student, Brayden Dyson, on the passing of her mother, Mrs. Kristen Dyson, on April 7, 2017.

Ray and Vicki Nazzario

Sympathies to Ray Nazzario, Senior Analyst Programmer in the ITS/Technology/Libraries and Mrs. Vicki Nazzario, part-time Student Athlete Support Academic Support Services in the Student Athlete Support Services Department, on the passing of their father and father-in-law, Mr. Raymond Nazzario, on April 13, 2017.

Lee Lowe

Sympathies to Lee Lowe, BSB Animal Facility Supervisor, on the passing of her father Bill (William James) Harlan, a Baylor retiree, on April 7, 2017.

Melinda Oliver

Sympathies to Melinda Oliver, Assistant Director of Scholarships in the Student Financial Aid Department, on the passing of her father, Mr. James Hallum, Jr., on April 8, 2017.

ABA Journal: Baylor Law to offer LLM program in litigation management

Jan. 19, 2018
Baylor Law School will be launching the nation’s first executive LLM in litigation management program for experienced lawyers this coming fall. Many law schools have LLM programs that focus on litigation or trial advocacy, but Baylor’s new LLM program will address the rise of litigation costs by showing lawyers the nuances of managing large cases through the latest technology and strategies. “How do you design a plan that makes it cost-effective, outcome effective, and where you discover the case in a way that doesn’t take five years and billions of dollars? That’s what this program is about,” said Baylor law professor Liz Fraley, who co-created the LLM program with Jim Wren.

Baylor Family News: Global Learning: Baylor Study Abroad Opportunities

Baylor University strives to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service. This is a part of Baylor’s very own mission statement. A tangible, experiential way to live this out as a Baylor student is to strongly consider participating in the international education opportunities offered all over the world.

BBC: Sunday Sequence: The Power of Gospel Music

Jan. 21, 2018
AUDIO: Journalism professor Robert Darden, director of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, pays tribute to the legendary musician Edwin Hawkins, whose 1969 Grammy Award-winning recording of “Oh Happy Day” brought gospel music from the church to the charts.

Baylor Apparel Merchandising Professor is Awarded Prestigious Texas Leadership Award

WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2018) – Jay Yoo, Ph.D., associate professor of family and consumer sciences at Baylor University, has been selected to receive the 2018 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences-Texas Affiliate Leader Award (AAFCS-TX).

Where There Are More Local Community Banks, Rural Entrepreneurs Are More Likely to Obtain Conventional Business Loans

WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2018) — The greater the proportion of local banks in a nonmetropolitan area, the better the chances that a conventional business loan helped start or expand a business, according to a Baylor University study. The finding suggests that a locally oriented financial sector should boost such a community’s well-being.

Baylor Psychology Professor Named a ‘Rising Star’ by the Association for Psychological Science

WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2018) — Annie T. Ginty, Ph.D., assistant professor of <a href=""><b>psychology and neuroscience</b></a> in the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University, has been selected as a “Rising Star” by the <a href=""><b>Association for Psychological Science</b></a> (APS), the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology across disciplinary and geographic borders.

This Week at Baylor: Jan. 21-27, 2018

WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2018) — This week at Baylor, students will have the opportunity to attend many lectures, concerts and conferences as the community continues into the new year.

Acts of Love

Truett graduate Jeremy Courtney (MDiv ’04) was recently named Baylor University’s Young Alumnus of the year. Courtney cofounded Preemptive Love Coalition, a global coalition of peacemakers changing the way we engage the world’s most polarizing conflicts by confronting fear with acts of love.

Baylor and Xavier University of Louisiana

Baylor signed its first ever exchange program with an HBCU on Thursday, October 20th.

Engineers in the Field

Supported by a Missions Research grant from Baylor Missions, students and faculty from the organization Engineers with a Mission travelled to Laredo, Texas in July 2016 to drill a water well. Despite being only 15 miles outside of Laredo, the people that live in the Las Lomas colonia do not have running water in their homes.…

Remembering our Hope

In the midst of the challenges we are facing at Baylor, it is important for us to remember “the hope to which we have been called” (Eph. 1:18).  In a reflection this past summer for Baylor Magazine (, I note that the virtue of hope enables us to face the brokenness of our lives and…