Today we live in a world in which it seems people struggle to get along with one another. Everyone has a “hot take” on current issues, opinions are at polar extremes and compromise is nearly non-existent. And while it may seem to the contrary, we embrace diversity of thought on university campuses, including here at Baylor.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 19, 2019) – Students and faculty who haven’t been on the Baylor University campus since May will return to find Interstate 35 alongside campus significantly different than when they last saw it. And with that, the campus community will have to employ a different mindset – be patient, alert, resilient and “Know Before You Go” – when traveling to and from campus, to the downtown side of the interstate and other areas in Waco.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 13, 2019) - As work continues on the southbound I-35 frontage road, I-35 construction crews have shifted the traffic pattern under the overpass on University Parks Drive. This work is expected to last about a month.
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.
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).
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.
HOWELL, N.J. – Former Baylor soccer player Julie James, now Julie Doyle, was named to the U.S. Under-23 Women's National Team. The Sky Blue FC midfielder will travel to England for the 2019 Nordic Tournament running from Aug. 28 - Sept. 2.
Baylor’s not the only school in the country where volunteers line up to help new students move into their residence halls — but it’s hard to believe any school does it better. Wednesday and Thursday, more than 3,000 new Baylor students (both freshmen and transfers) were helped into their new homes by some 3,200 faculty, […]
Baylor soccer will open the 2019 season Sunday against Northwestern State with new uniforms, but with an increasingly familiar place in the top 25 nationally. For the second straight season — a program first — the Bears are ranked in the preseason coaches poll, coming in at No. 14 nationally. Baylor is also picked to […]
While it’s common for incoming freshmen to be welcomed to college by campus leaders, it’s not so common for that encouragement to come in the form of a hymn — but that’s what we do at Baylor. Since 2008, each incoming class has been welcomed with its own unique hymn, each capturing an aspect of […]
One of the things we look forward to every summer is seeing all the amazing places Baylor Bears fling their green and gold. From vacations to mission trips to studying abroad, students and alumni share their adventures (and their Baylor pride) on social media using the hashtag #MyBaylorSummer. Here are 10 of our favorites from […]
Aug. 12, 2019 Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, writes about the late Lebanon Cardinal Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, who scarcely was known outside his part of the world but represented a link to the earliest Christian ages.
Aug. 21, 2019 VIDEO: Thousands of Baylor students are headed back to campus, and the University is giving students and parents a heads up as they travel I-35. Once they’re on campus, more than 3,200 volunteers are there to help students move into residence halls. “We get to take the burden off the parents and students. It’s really cool to be able to give back, to help out wherever we can,” a student volunteer said.
Aug. 21, 2019 AUDIO: David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses the storied history of Andrew Jackson and the calling for removal of his portrait in the Oval Office.
Aug. 21, 2019 VIDEO: It’s Move-In day, and more than 3,000 volunteers helped Baylor’s newest students move into their dorm rooms. “It’s such a great feeling to see these parents heave a sigh of relief when 15 kids swarm their car and just take everything out of it. It just takes that burden off of them,” said senior Caleb Harris.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 23, 2019) — Caregivers of people with dementia lose between 2.5 to 3.5 hours of sleep weekly due to difficulty falling asleep and maintaining sleep — a negative for themselves and potentially for those who receive their care, Baylor University sleep researchers say.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 19, 2019) — Baylor Theatre’s 2019-2020 season includes a sixth show and will be divided into a gold series and a green series. The gold series denotes the production size and design complexity that audience members are used to seeing from Baylor theatre. The green series productions will be minimalistic to train students to strengthen creativity.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 19, 2019) — Whether making the transition to college, starting a new job, ending a relationship or retiring, change can cause psychological stress, which in turn can make for wear and tear on the body. A new video series from Baylor University offers ways to cope.