I-35 Northbound Mainlane Traffic to Temporarily Share Southbound Lanes

WACO, Texas (July 15, 2019) – As crews update drainage features along the I-35 corridor as part of the reconstruction project, traffic will be shifted Tuesday, July 16, at 7 p.m., weather permitting, from the I-35 northbound mainlanes to the southbound lanes from 4th Street to 18th Street for approximately two months. Traffic will be reduced to two lanes in each direction during this time and all exits will remain open.

Payroll Changes Coming Aug. 1

As good stewards of University resources, Baylor is streamlining several key Payroll processes. The following improvements to the efficiency of the Payroll System will become effective August 1.

Delays Expected Today at 4th/5th Street Intersections

WACO, Texas (June 12, 2019) - TxDOT has sent out a notification that the construction contractor plans to replace the traffic lights with temporary lights at the 4th & 5th Street intersections under I-35 tomorrow, beginning around 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 12, 2019).

Important I-35 Update: Full Mainlane, Frontage Road Closures May 28-June 1 for Pedestrian Bridge Removal

WACO, Texas (May 24, 2019) – Construction crews will permanently close the I-35 pedestrian bridge at 8th Street on Tuesday, May 28, with removal scheduled to begin that night in anticipation of the reconstruction of I-35 mainlanes. To keep crews and the traveling public safe, this will include overnight FULL southbound and northbound frontage road and mainlane closures throughout the week. Please read the information below so you can plan alternate routes to, from and around campus next week.

Meet Baylor’s expert on the intersection of mental health and religion

Dr. Holly Oxhandler knows that a person’s faith can be integral to that person’s mental health — but she’s found it’s not often addressed in social work situations. As an active researcher and professor, she’s working to change that. Oxhandler, an assistant professor in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, serves as […]

Baylor again among Big 12’s top 2, Texas’ top 5 in U.S. News rankings

When prospective students look to U.S. News & World Report’s college rankings over the coming year, they’ll once again find Baylor among the top universities in the state, conference and country. For the eighth year in a row, Baylor ranks among the top five Texas universities and as one of the Big 12 Conference’s top […]

The Baylor coffee you can serve at home — and that serves others around the world

Every Bear of the past two decades knows Common Grounds, the iconic coffeehouse that’s served a generation of students and their families. What you might not know is that Common Grounds’ owners, both Baylor graduates, harbor a missional conviction that business should be a means to enrich the lives of others. Thanks to a fitting […]

One month to Baylor Homecoming 2019!

The weather outside may not exactly scream “fall” yet, but believe it not, we are just one month from Baylor Homecoming 2019! Yes, the nation’s oldest collegiate Homecoming celebration returns exactly a month from today: Oct. 10-12. That means now is the time to make your Homecoming plans; a limited number of tickets are still available […]


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

Dr. Ralph Wood

Sympathies to Dr. Ralph Wood, University Professor, Theology & Literature in the Religion Department, on the passing of his son, Mr. Kenneth Wood, on April 12, 2018.

Dr. Terry York

Sympathies to Dr. Terry York, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Truett Seminary, on the passing of his mother, Mrs. Helen York, on April 10, 2018 in Stanberry, Missouri.

Dr. John Vasut

Sympathies to Dr. John Vasut, Senior Lecturer in the Physics Department, on the passing of his father, Mr. Joseph Vasut, on March 28, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Delany Carlovsky

Sympathies to Baylor student, Delany Carlovsky, on the passing of her father, Mr. Gregory “Scott” Carlovsky, on April 2, 2018.

Barre Montpelier Times Argus (Barre, VT): Tanner Mathias joins team at Rutland Regional

Sept. 7, 2019
Tanner Mathias, B.S.Ed. (Health Science Studies) ’11, MD, has joined Rutland Regional Medical Center as a Hospital Medicine Specialist. Mathias earned his medical degree from University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and completed his residency at St. Anthony’s North Health Campus in Westminster, Colorado.

Baylor Lariat: English professor shines as novelist and screenwriter

Sept. 12, 2019
A feature story on Mark Olsen, a lecturer in the English department, who has been teaching classes and assisting students for seven years. Along with teaching English, Olsen is also a screenwriter and a published author.

Independent Record: Caldera chronicles: Tiny holes in crystals reveal gaseous, compressible magma

Sept. 10, 2019
Yellowstone Caldera Chronicles is a weekly column written by scientists and collaborators of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. This week's contribution is from Kenneth Befus, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of geosciences at Baylor University, who writes about surveying hundreds of quartz crystals and their “reentrants,” small cavities that resemble worm holes in an apple.

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Baylor Connections: Sara Dolan

Sept. 13, 2019
AUDIO: APA “Citizen Psychologist” Sara Dolan, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor, joins host Derek Smith on Baylor Connections for a conversation about her experiences working with first responders, soldiers and citizens dealing with trauma, and the themes of community, scholarship and resilience.

Baylor University Named a 2019 Great College to Work For

WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2019) – For the eighth time, Baylor University has attained elite Honor Roll status as a 2019 Great College to Work For, according to a new survey by The Great Colleges to Work For program.

Behind-the-Scenes: How DPS Keeps Bears Safe Abroad

WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2019) – The world is a place begging to be explored, especially by Baylor University students who complete coursework abroad or impact communities through global missions.

Heart-Healthy Forager-Farmers in Lowland Bolivia Are Changing Diets and Gaining Weight

WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2019) — A group of forager-farmers in Bolivia’s tropical forests — known for having remarkable cardiovascular health and low blood pressure — experienced changes in body mass and diet over a nine-year period, with increased use of cooking oil being the most notable dietary change.

Turning Assisted Living into a Home: Baylor Interior Design Faculty Members Discuss How to Create Homes for People in Assisted Living

WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2019) – When people hear the term “assisted living,” they might think “nursing home” or “old folks’ home.” But what people don’t know is that interior designers are working hard to ensure that these facilities provide a sense of comfort and a sense of home to their residents.