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.

Baylor University Partners with Barron's in Education

Baylor University has partnered with Barron’s in Education to provide Barron’s digital access for all students, faculty and staff at the University. Thomas McBride and the Crockett, McBride and Associates Team at Merrill Lynch have generously sponsored a two-year subscription to Barron’s to provide access to the award-winning news, insight, perspective and commentary.

Brewer, Lynch Named to Preseason Watch Lists

Charlie Brewer

Junior quarterback Charlie Brewer was named to the watch list for the 83rdannual Maxwell Award, while junior defensive lineman James Lynch was named to the watch list for the 25thannual Bednarik Award, it was announced today by the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA).

Waco Native, DeGrate, Transferring to WBB from Texas Tech

Erin DeGrate

WACO, Texas – Erin DeGrate has come full circle as she will return to Waco and join the Baylor women's basketball team for the 2019-20 season, head coach Kim Mulkey announced Monday. DeGrate, a La Vega High School alumnus, will use her final season of eligibility as a graduate transfer after playing at Texas Tech the last two seasons.

Baylor Athletics Announces Partnership with University’s S3 Program


Baylor University's Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Mack B. Rhoades, IV, announced Friday, an innovative new partnership uniting Baylor Athletics and the institution's Sports Strategy & Sales (S3) program.

South Carolina Standout, Cooper, Joins WBB as Graduate Transfer

Te'a Cooper

WACO, Texas – For the second-straight year Baylor women's basketball head coach Kim Mulkey will have a starting All-SEC guard join the program as a grad transfer with the intent of switching to point guard. South Carolina standout Te'a Cooper will join Baylor as a graduate transfer for the 2019-20 season, Mulkey announced Thursday.

Meet Baylor’s new class of Regents

As Baylor’s Board of Regents holds its regular summer meeting this week, six new Regents are taking their seats at the table to start new terms: three serving at-large, one elected by alumni, one nominated by the Bear Foundation, and one new Faculty Regent: Sarah Gahm, BS ’84, at-large Regent, is a senior vice president of […]

The summer scoop on ice cream in Waco

Summer is in full swing — and with it, Texas’ notorious heat. One great way to beat that heat: a sweet treat like ice cream. Whether you’re a new Baylor student, an upperclassman returning to campus this fall, or a Baylor alum planning your next visit back, you might want to check out these Waco […]

This just in: Bears anchor local and national news across the country

The music swells, the graphics give way, and the camera zooms in to the anchor desk; the nightly news is on the air once again. And all across the country, there’s a decent chance it’s a Baylor alum reading you the news. On local newscasts from the Gulf Coast to the Great Plains, you’ll find […]

10 campus activities for the active Baylor Bear

Whatever your preferred method of working out, Baylor likely has something for you. From hitting the gym to playing sports, from swimming to rock climbing, Baylor’s Campus Rec department provides countless opportunities to get and stay fit. Here are 10 of the most popular campus activities for the active Baylor Bear: 1. Indoor facilities — […]


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.

Bioengineer: Tour De France Pelotons Governed By Sight, Not Aerodynamics

July 10, 2019
As 190 riders speed through the streets of France, spectators at the 2019 Tour de France will marvel at the tightly-packed formation of cyclists known as the peloton. But what if the patterns in the peloton are formed not because of aerodynamics but rather due to visual limitations? In a recent study published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, researchers at Utah State University, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Baylor University, VeloCam Services and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reveal that vision is the main factor in the formation and shape of a peloton.

Futurism: Astronomers Discover “Deep Structure” Under Moon's Largest Crater

June 10, 2019
A mysterious large mass of material has been discovered beneath the largest crater in our solar system — the Moon’s South Pole-Aitken basin — and may contain metal from an asteroid that crashed into the Moon and formed the crater, according to a study led by Peter B. James, Ph.D., assistant professor of planetary geophysics in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.

Baylor Journalism Professor Nominated for National Federation of Press Women Award

WACO, Texas (July 15, 2019) — Cassy Burleson, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the department of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor University’s College of Arts and Sciences, was recognized as a nominee for the 2019 Communicator of Achievement Award from the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW).

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.

Baylor Alumnus, Longtime Music Minister to Receive Leadership Award During Annual Alleluia Conference

WACO, Texas (July 11, 2019) — Baylor University alumnus and retired music minister Thomas Coker will be welcomed back to campus to receive the Exemplary Leadership in Christian Music Award at the 18th annual Alleluia Conference.

Baylor Institute for Air Science Partners with Universal Flight Concepts to Provide Training

WACO, Texas (July 11, 2019) — Baylor University and the Baylor Institute for Air Science have entered into an agreement with UHI, INC./Universal Flight Concepts to provide flight training for the aviation sciences program starting in Fall 2019.