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I-35 Northbound and Southbound to Close for Forrest St. Bridge Work

Please read and share the important information below from the Texas Department of Transportation regarding full I-35 mainlane closures beginning Wednesday night that impact cross traffic at University Parks Drive and MLK Blvd.

2019 Meal Per Diem and Mileage Reimbursement Rate

Consistent with recently issued Internal Revenue Service guidance, Baylor's daily meal per diem and the standard mileage rate for the use of personal automobiles on authorized University trips has changed.

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.

MBB Earns NCAA No. 9 Seed, Will Face Syracuse

First Round

Baylor is appearing in the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time in the last six seasons.

Baseball Blasts Cal Poly 14-3 in the Rubber Game

Andy Thomas vs. Cal Poly 2019

The Bears' offense took over as they blasted 14 runs on a season-high 22 hits to take the rubber game over visiting Cal Poly, 14-3, on Sunday afternoon at Baylor Ballpark.

Men’s basketball headed to NCAA tournament for 5th time in 6 years

There’s no questioning the fact that Scott Drew is the most successful coach in Baylor men’s basketball history. In his 16 seasons leading the Bears, he’s won more games (and a higher percentage of his games) than any coach in program history, reached the Sweet 16 five times and the Elite Eight twice, and produced nine NBA players. […]

Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert on water quality and environmental science

Long before he became a distinguished professor and a national leader in the study of environmental science, Bryan Brooks was simply a child fascinated by his grandfather’s experiences. His grandfather, a missionary the Philippines, told young Bryan stories of service, such as how they drilled wells to supply clean water for smaller communities upstream from […]

Meet 9 Baylor women who blazed new trails in law & politics

When Baylor was chartered in 1845, it was one of the first coeducational colleges or universities west of the Mississippi River — about 10 years before any public institution of higher learning would introduce mixed-gender learning, and a full 75 years before American women were guaranteed the right to vote. Since that groundbreaking beginning, countless […]

Lady Bears sweep Big 12 titles for 8th time in 9 years

Winning a conference title is hard. Sweeping both the regular season and conference tournament titles in the same year? Even more impressive. But doing it eight times in nine years — well, that’s almost unfathomable. But that’s exactly what Baylor women’s basketball has accomplished, following last night’s 67-49 win over Iowa State. A tight game for […]

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.

General Counsel News: Jennifer Adams joins Hogan Lovells from Koch in Texas

March 14, 2019
Jennifer Adams, J.D. ’02, has joined Hogan Lovells’ Houston office as a partner in its Environment and Natural Resource practice. Adams joins the firm from Koch Companies Public Sector, where she has served as Chief Counsel of Litigation for the last eight years, focusing on complex environmental matters throughout the U.S.

Inside Higher Ed: Arguing With AI

March 15, 2019
Scott J. Varda, Ph.D., associate professor of communication in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and associate director of debate at Baylor, is quoted in this article about IBM’s Project Debater, powered by artificial intelligence, that can debate humans and could be used to help college debaters become more persuasive. Varda said the IBM technology was “impressive” but had limitations. “Debate is both an art and a science,” he said.

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Baylor Connections – Chloe Honum, Ph.D., Baylor English Professor and Poet

March 15, 2019
AUDIO: On this week’s edition of Baylor Connections, host Derek Smith interviews Chloe Honum, Ph.D., poet and assistant professor of English in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, who was recently awarded the Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship, New Zealand’s most prestigious writing fellowship. In this interview, she shares her love of poetry, teaching and the craft of writing before closing the show with a reading of an original poem. Baylor Connections is a weekly radio program/podcast that introduces the people behind Baylor’s teaching, research and distinct role in higher education.

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Campaign raises awareness for Meals on Wheels

March 14, 2019
This month, local celebrities will deliver lunches to seniors as part of March for Meals. Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., and Waco Fire Department Chief Bobby Tatum are among the people who will deliver meals this month. The Meals on Wheels campaign aims to raise awareness of the service the nonprofit provides to seniors in the community.

Baylor Faculty Member Earns Nearly $3 Million Grant to Study Evidence-Based Practices in Psychology

WACO, Texas (March 18, 2019) – Sara L. Dolan, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded a five-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – for a project aimed at improving clinical practice for children who have been victims of abuse and trauma.

Mayborn to Celebrate ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar Day’ March 20

WACO, Texas (March 17, 2019) – Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum will host “Very Hungry Caterpillar Day” – also known as World Storytelling Day – on Wednesday, March 20, in honor of its newest Eric Carle exhibit, called Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit.

Baylor’s Mayborn Museum Accredited by American Alliance of Museums

WACO, Texas (March 14, 2019) — After a rigorous review process, Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex has achieved a significant milestone: accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums.

This Week At Baylor: March 17-23, 2019

WACO, Texas (March 14, 2019) – This week, Baylor University will host a variety of events presented by the department of political science, the School of Music and the department of multicultural affairs.