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Protection of Minors Policy

Baylor University is committed to ensure a safe and secure environment for minors who visit our campus as well as faculty, staff and students who have contact with a youth off-campus through a Baylor organization.

Revised Travel Policy - Meal Per Diem

In response to faculty and staff feedback, Baylor University has revised its individual meal reimbursement policy to provide more flexibility for employees traveling within the United States.

Baylor to Host Public Education Documentary 'Backpack Full of Cash' Sept. 10

Baylor University School of Education and Baylor Movie Mondays, a program of Baylor’s Department of Student Activities, will host a showing of the documentary "Backpack Full of Cash," on 6 p.m. Monday. The film explores the real cost of privatizing America's public schools.

Dr. Beth Allison Barr named new Faculty-in-Residence for the LEAD LLC

Campus Living & Learning, in collaboration with the Provost Office, is pleased to announce Dr. Beth Allison Barr as the new Faculty-in-Residence for the LEAD LLC in Allen and Dawson halls, beginning fall 2018.

M. Tennis. Around The World in Eight Days

Hopping on a plane in Dallas, starting an eight-day journey that would take them to 10 countries and 16 different airports, Brian Boland turned to Michael Woodson and asked, "Now, where are we going?"

W. Golf. Women's Golf Names Ludwig Assistant Coach

Baylor women's golf has hired Carly Ludwig as the program's assistant coach, head coach Jay Goble announced Friday.

W. Soccer. SOC Announces 2018 Fall Schedule

WACO, Texas - Baylor soccer released its 2018 fall schedule on Thursday afternoon. The slate features 10 home matches and eight matchups against 2017 NCAA Tournament foes. Three opponents ranked in the 2017 Top 20 final RPI rankings, while 10 matches will be against 2017 Top 100 RPI programs.

W. Volleyball. Bears Picked Second in Big 12 Preseason Poll

Baylor volleyball has been picked to finish second in the 2018 Big 12 Preseason Coaches' Poll, announced Thursday by the conference office.

7 Baylor-themed Christmas ideas for all the Bears in your life

If you’re reading this, there’s a pretty good chance that either you or someone close to you is a Baylor Bear. If it’s you, consider this a little help toward completing your Christmas wish list; if it’s a loved one, then consider us your personal shopping assistant. Here are 7 of our favorite gift ideas that will knock this […]

Houston feels like home for Bears as football preps for Texas Bowl

When the Baylor Family descends upon Houston shortly after Christmas for the 2018 Texas Bowl, it should feel a lot like homecoming. After all, Baylor and Houston have a long connection that dates all the way back to the city’s namesake. Some 15,000 Baylor alumni live in the Houston area — second-most of any metropolitan area […]

Breaking new ground and building understanding — through whale earwax

History is embedded in, of all places, whale earwax. Scientists have long examined the layers found in a whale’s earwax to determine its age (not unlike the rings found on a tree), but it wasn’t until two Baylor professors learned you could also learn more about their environment through earwax research that we realized just […]

80 years ago, the cornerstone was laid for Baylor’s beloved Pat Neff Hall

Every Baylor Bear knows the iconic Pat Neff Hall. It houses the highest offices at the university — including the president herself — and is no doubt one of the most photogenic buildings on campus. Eighty years ago today — Dec. 7, 1938 — the building was “born,” when the cornerstone was laid in a […]

Congratulations

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.

ArtfixDaily: The Amon Carter Museum of American Art Announces the Establishment of Carter Community Artists, A Program Dedicated to Working with and Supporting Local Artists

Dec. 6, 2018
Diane Durant, Ph.D., B.F.A. (Studio Art) ’01, is among the four artists selected to participate in Carter Community Artists, a new program through Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth dedicated to working with and supporting local artists. Durant currently serves as senior lecturer in photography and assistant director of the photography program at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Black Christian News Network: Pew Research Study Finds How Income Levels Correlate to Whether People Change Congregations

Dec. 10, 2018
Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D., associate professor and sociology graduate program director in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about new findings from the Pew Research Center that reveal education and income levels relate directly to whether Americans look for a new religious congregation and how they look for another place to worship.

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments – The Windy City Four's Jubilee Styled-Harmonies

Dec. 9, 2018
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden highlights the Windy City Four, who for decades have popularized the glorious jubilee-styled harmonies of Gospel's Golden Age. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides sounds and stories for this weekly program.

Science Codex: Bonus for superior snoozing: Students who meet 8-hour sleep challenge do better on finals

Dec. 4, 2018
Students given extra points if they met “The 8-hour Challenge” – averaging eight hours of sleep for five nights during final exams week – did better than those who snubbed (or flubbed) the incentive, according to new research by Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory and assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, and Elise King, assistant professor of interior design in Baylor’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. King and Scullin’s collaborative interior design study was published in the Journal of Interior Design. Scullin’s study of psychology was published in Teaching of Psychology.

Baylor Global Missions Teams to Serve Texas, International Communities over Winter Break

WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2018) – Baylor University Missions provides students with experiences that foster informed global engagement and promote the integration of faith with discipline-specific learning and hands-on service to contribute solutions to real-world challenges at home and abroad. This mission will continue over winter break, as Baylor Missions sends three teams of 48 students, faculty, staff and friends of the University to serve at locations in Texas and the countries of Guatemala and Italy.

Baylor University, Truett Seminary to Host Winter 2018 Commencement Ceremonies

WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2018) – Baylor University and George W. Truett Theological Seminary will celebrate graduation of its students with commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 15.

Baylor University Partners with McLennan Community College to Offer Cybersecurity Training Program

WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2018) – Baylor University’s Department of Public Safety and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research has partnered with McLennan Community College and the U.S. Department of Justice to offer a cybersecurity program to law enforcement officers to help combat cyber-related threats.

Baylor Professor Named as One of “Fifty Minds that Matter” by Roman Catholic Periodical

WACO, Texas (Dec. 10, 2018) – John Haldane, Ph.D., The J. Newton Rayzor Sr. Distinguished Professor of Philosophy in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, was named to “Fifty Minds that Matter: artists, scientists, philosophers, theologians, musicians and architects who are shaping the modern world,” a list published by The Tablet. This follows his being named one of “The Fifty Most Influential Living Philosophers” by TheBestSchools in 2016.