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.

No. 12 Baseball Overpowers Cornell, 17-0

Davis Wendzel vs. Cornell 2_22_19

The No. 12 ranked Baylor baseball team opened its weekend series against Cornell Friday night with a dominating 17-0 win over the Big Red (0-1) at Baylor Ballpark.

Lightfoot Wins Big 12 Pole Vault Championship

KC Lightfoot

Freshman KC Lightfoot defeated defending indoor National Champion Hussain Al Hizam of Kansas to win the Big 12 Championship in the pole vault Friday night at the Texas Tech Sports Performance Center.

No. 1/1 WBB Can Clinch Outright Big 12 Title at No. 20/21 ISU Saturday

Kim Mulkey

WACO, Texas - The No. 1/1 Baylor Lady Bears (24-1, 14-0) take on No. 20/21 Iowa State (20-6 10-4) in Ames, Iowa Saturday at 3 p.m. on Fox Sports Southwest Plus.

Baylor faculty & students honored for career contributions and promising new research

It’s always impressive when any one Baylor student or professor wins a statewide, national or even international award — but recently, Bears have been winning so many awards that we can’t write about them fast enough! Take a moment to check out these four amazing Bears and the work they’re doing in their respective fields: […]

Lady Bears win 9th straight (!!!) Big 12 title

As Baylor women’s basketball has dominated the Big 12 in recent years, many of the team’s conference titles have been hard fought — leagues won by a narrow margin, clinched in games against similarly top-ranked opponents decided by just a few points. This was not one of those. Wednesday night, head coach Kim Mulkey’s team […]

Baylor alumna’s Waco eatery named among Yelp’s top 100 in the country

In January, Yelp released its list of the “Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. 2019“. While perusing the list, we noticed something quite exciting: sitting at No. 71 was Waco’s own Lula Jane’s, owned by Baylor alumna Nancy Grayson! Lula Jane’s is a beloved local café in East Waco that, since 2012, has been […]

How many of these Bible verses have you seen on Baylor’s campus?

Anyone who’s ever set foot on the Baylor campus knows how deeply the university is dedicated to its Christian mission. The very first part of our motto is “Pro Ecclesia” — for the church. The first pillar of our academic strategic plan is to have an “unambiguously Christian educational environment.” Chapel and religion are mandated […]


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.

Baptist Standard: Around the State

Feb. 13, 2019
(Fourth news item): The National Institutes of Health awarded a $626,000 grant to Kelly R. Ylitalo, Ph.D., assistant professor of public health in Baylor's Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, to study the link between physical activity and healthy aging. The grant will span a five-year project period, allowing Ylitalo to work with local health care organizations to develop and test new methods for capturing and interpreting data about physical activity.

Baptist Standard: Research links intimacy with God and belief in biblical literalism

Feb. 21, 2019
Women are more likely than men to believe the Bible is literally true, but a Baylor University study finds this may have more to do with how people relate to God than it does gender. Both men and women who report high levels of closeness to God take the Bible more literally – and this confidence grows stronger as they seek intimacy with God through prayer and Bible study. The research, published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, was conducted by Christopher Pieper, Ph.D., senior lecturer of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, and former Baylor sociologist Blake Victor Kent, Ph.D., now a research fellow at Harvard Medical School.

Baylor Media and Public Relations: Baylor Regents Focus Discussion on Christian Environment, Research Aspirations

Baylor Regents Focus Discussion on Christian Environment, Research AspirationsFeb. 22, 2019
At its regular February meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents focused the majority of its discussion on the first pillar of the University’s academic strategic plan Illuminate, which focuses on Baylor’s unambiguously Christian educational environment. Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., and Regent committees from Academic Affairs to Student Life discussed the ways in which the University will maintain its Christian heritage and commitment while expanding institutional focus on research, scholarship and discovery.

Bioengineer: Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon around Arctic

Feb. 20, 2019
Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon collected at five sites around the Arctic, which has implications for global warming, according to a study by an international group of scientists that included a U.S. team from Baylor University. Baylor research, conducted in Barrow, Alaska, was led by Rebecca Sheesley, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental science in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Tate Barrett, Ph.D., now a postdoctoral scholar at the University of North Texas. The study was published in the premier journal Science Advances.

Baylor Regents Focus Discussion on Christian Environment, Research Aspirations

WACO, Texas (Feb. 22, 2019) – At its regular February meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents focused the majority of its discussion on the first pillar of the University’s academic strategic plan Illuminate, which focuses on Baylor’s unambiguously Christian educational environment.

New Certificate in Global Engagement Helps Prepare Students for Leadership, Service in 21st-Century Global Society

To help students become academically and cross-culturally prepared to adapt and succeed in a diverse and multicultural world, Baylor University’s Center for Global Engagement now offers a Certificate in Global Engagement that immerses students in global culture and prepares them for greater awareness and engagement with global challenges.

This Week at Baylor: Feb. 24-March 2, 2019

WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2019) – This week, Baylor University will host a variety of lectures hosted by the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), departments of environmental science and chemistry and biochemistry and the Honors College, along with performances by the Campus Orchestra and All University Sing.

$2M Gift Establishes Chair for Baylor’s Global Mission Leadership Program

WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2019) – Baylor University today announced a gift of $2 million to create an endowed Chair in Global Leadership within Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. The gift, which was made by Baylor parents from California, will support the School’s nationally renowned Global Mission Leadership (GML) program, whose purpose is to contribute to Christ-centered international development through culturally informed education.

Feb. 23 2:30-4:00pmMen's Choir
Feb. 24 4:30-5:30pmAndrew Jennings (violin)
Feb. 25 1:00-3:00pmMaster Class with Andrew Jennings (violin)
Feb. 25 4:00-6:00pmMaster Class with Andrew Jennings (violin)
Feb. 25 7:30-8:30pmEric Varner (bassoon)
Feb. 26 10:00am - 12:20pmRecital/Master Class with Joseph Alessi (trombone)
Feb. 27 6:00-7:00pmPatchwork