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.

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.

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.

Meet Baylor’s expert on public relations management and ethics

The public relations world is among the many fields that have drastically changed over the last decade. Social media has empowered the everyday person, giving them the tools to call out an organization on its bad judgment, morals and ethics — which means it’s also changed how PR professionals must react. Since 2006, Dr. Marlene […]

4 Baylor Bears whose lights are shining bright

Over the past year, you might have noticed we’ve been focusing a lot on “Baylor Lights.” One of the university’s goals has been to share stories from the Baylor Family about how Bears are shining their light on our campus, in their communities, and across the world. We’ve heard from so many amazing Bears who […]

Remembering a Baylor Nursing legend: Louise Herrington Ornelas

Just before Christmas, the Baylor Family truly lost a great one: Louise Herrington Ornelas, longtime benefactor of the Baylor nursing school, which bears her name. Ornelas — or “Ms. Lou,” as students called her — dedicated much of her life to Baylor nursing students. In 1999, her $13 million gift to the Baylor School of […]

#NextLevelBU: Meet the Bears in the NBA (plus the ones knocking at the door)

When Vinnie Johnson, ’80, played in his first game for the Seattle SuperSonics in 1979, he tipped off a pretty impressive streak: from that moment on, there has been at least one former Baylor Bear in the NBA every single NBA season for the last 40 years. Former Baylor stars like Terry Teagle, ’78, Micheal […]


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.

Baylor Lariat: Helping Hands provides young girl with a $7,700 wheelchair

Jan. 16, 2019
As most Baylor students hunkered down in the library to prepare for final exams, Baylor’s Helping Hands, a club designed to support mentally and physically disabled students on campus and throughout the Waco community, donated a $7,700 wheelchair to 7-year-old Alaina Davis. Davis has cerebral palsy, as well as severe scoliosis, and was in desperate need of a wheelchair to help improve her daily life. “It is without a doubt one of the best feelings in the world,” said Taylor Ernst, Huntsville senior and founder and president of Helping Hands. “Being able to show Christ’s love to someone in need is one of the most rewarding feelings ever.”

Baylor Lariat: Louise Herrington Ornelas passes away at the age of 93

Jan. 16, 2019
Louise Herrington Ornelas, an East Texas philanthropist and Baylor benefactor, died on Dec. 18, 2018, in Tyler, Texas. In fall 1999, Ornelas donated $13 million to Baylor’s nursing school, which was renamed in her honor, and in 2015, made possible the purchase of the BGCT building in Dallas, which now serves as the Louise Herrington School of Nursing Academic Building. “She was so sweet and caring and asked what kind of nurse we wanted to become,” said Georgetown junior and nursing major Courtney Hewlett, who was among the nursing majors who had the opportunity to meet Ms. Lou at the building dedication. “It makes me sad that new students coming in will only get to learn about her impact without being able to meet the woman that made it possible.”

Baylor Media and Public Relations: Baylor’s Center for Christian Music Studies Receives $1.2 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment

Jan. 17, 2019
Baylor University’s Center for Christian Music Studies in the Baylor School of Music has been awarded a four-year $1.2 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of its Strengthening Congregational Ministries with Youth Initiative. The initiative’s primary aim is to support projects – such as Baylor’s new “Building Bridges to the Future” project – that help congregations design, test and implement new models for nurturing the religious lives of middle and high school youth and for engaging them more fully in the congregations’ mission and ministries.

KCEN-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): Baylor University awarded $900K to build clinic in India

Jan. 17, 2019
VIDEO: The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (USAID/ASHA) recently awarded Baylor University a $900,000 grant for Bangalore Baptist Hospital (BBH) to construct a new Women’s and Children’s Healthcare and Research Center in Bengaluru, India. In this feature, Shelby Garner, Ph.D., assistant professor in Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, shares the goals associated with the grant, which is expected to add 100 beds to the hospital, spark new innovations and expand educational opportunities. Baylor and BBH have been partners for many years. “We’re both grounded in Christian faith, so it’s a very good partnership,” she said. “We’re both focused on serving people.” (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media and Public Relations, helped facilitate the interview with Dr. Garner.)

Baylor’s Center for Christian Music Studies Receives $1.2 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment

WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2019) – Baylor University’s Center for Christian Music Studies in the Baylor School of Music has been awarded a four-year $1.2 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of its Strengthening Congregational Ministries with Youth Initiative.

This Week at Baylor: Jan. 20-26, 2019

WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2019) – This week, Baylor University will host lectures in a wide variety of academic disciplines, from physics and chemistry to film and digital media, as well as an opera theater performance and the debut of an art exhibit. In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, classes will not be held on Monday, Jan. 21., and the Baylor and Waco communities will hold various celebrations to commemorate the life and legacy of the late Civil Rights leader.

University response to recent video posting

Statement from Kevin P. Jackson, Ph.D., vice president for student life:

Mosquito Known to Transmit Malaria Has Been Detected in Ethiopia for the First Time

WACO, Texas (Jan. 16, 2019) — A type of mosquito that transmits malaria has been detected in Ethiopia for the first time, and the discovery has implications for putting more people at risk for malaria in new regions, according to a study led by a Baylor University researcher.