Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and Your Paycheck

The Department of Treasury has released the income tax withholding tables that are reflective of the changes stemming from the Tax Cuts and Job Act which was passed in December. The paychecks that are issued on or after January 29th will be processed using the new withholding tables, therefore you may notice a change in your net pay amount.

Baylor University Closed Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2018) – Baylor University will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, because of winter weather conditions. Baylor Law School and Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas also will be closed Tuesday.

Save the Date: Spring Faculty Meeting

Please join Interim Provost Michael K. McLendon, Ph.D. for the Spring Faculty Meeting at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 25 on the 5th floor of the Cashion Academic Center. Reception begins at 3 p.m.

Construction Projects to Impact Campus During Christmas Break

Two construction projects will impact campus during the Christmas break starting Dec. 14.

W. Basketball. No. 2 WBB Advances to Sweet 16

Lauren Cox had 18 points and 16 rebounds for the Lady Bears as No. 2 Baylor women's basketball defeated Michigan, 80-58, Sunday night to advance to the Sweet 16.

Baseball. Baseball Unable to Complete Sweep of No. 8 Texas Tech

Baylor baseball lost an 11-4 game to No. 8 Texas Tech on Sunday afternoon at Baylor Ballpark. The Bears (10-7, 2-1) had an early lead but the Red Raiders (17-5, 1-2) bats pushed through to prevent the BU series sweep in Big 12 opening weekend.

M. Golf. Men's Golf in Fourth at Valspar Collegiate

Baylor men's golf is in fourth place after shooting even-par 284 in Sunday's first round of the Valspar Collegiate at Floridian National Golf Club. The Bears are seven shots back of the lead with 36 holes remaining.

M. Tennis. Men's Tennis Dominates Tulsa, 5-0

The 29th-ranked Baylor men's tennis team bounced back from Saturday's loss to close out their run at the BNP Paribas Open Collegiate Tennis Challenge with an emphatic 5-0 win over Tulsa Sunday morning at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

‘I Can Only Imagine’: The song (and the new movie) abound with Baylor ties

No contemporary Christian song in history has been played more than “I Can Only Imagine,” the 2001 mega-hit by MercyMe. The song’s inspiring lyrics and moving backstory have struck a chord with listeners for almost 20 years, and now it has inspired a film by the same name. The movie version of I Can Only […]

Lady Bears to host NCAA tournament early rounds for 7th time in 8 years

The bad news? The Baylor Lady Bears didn’t get the No. 1 seed many thought they deserved, and enter this year’s NCAA tournament as a No. 2 seed. The good news, however, is plentiful: Baylor gets to open the tournament at home for the 7th time in 8 years. The Lady Bears have experience making […]

Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized experts on civics education

Every summer, more than 100 5th- through 9th-grade students converge on the Baylor campus to hear from members of Congress, community leaders, attorneys, philanthropists and more. They return home with a greater understanding of the need for good citizenship, community issues and civic responsibilities. Students learn those insights over a week-long experience in the iEngage […]

Men’s basketball named a No. 1 seed for 2018 NIT

Sunday night, Baylor men’s basketball learned it is headed to the NIT as one of four No. 1 seeds. The Bears will host first round action Tuesday night at the Ferrell Center; tickets are available now. Sure, we’d all rather see the Bears in the NCAA tournament. But we can choose to pout about being […]


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

Abigail Hofbauer

Sympathies to Baylor student, Abigail Hofbauer, on the passing of her father, Theodore (Ted) Hofbauer, on March 10, 2018.

Dr. Suzanne and Mr. Douglas Nesmith

Sympathies to Dr. Suzanne Nesmith, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the Education Department and Mr. Douglas Nesmith, Environmental Laboratory Coordinator in the Environmental Science Department, on the passing of Suzanne’s brother, Mr. Gregory Johnson, on March 10th, 2018.

Randy Jacobs

Sympathies to the family and friends of Professor Randy Jacobs, Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Director in the Department of Sociology, who passed away today, Wednesday, March 14th.

Cannon Williams

Sympathies to Baylor Student, Cannon Williams, on the passing of her father, David Williams, on March 10, 2018.

Community Connection Magazine (Diana R. Garland School of Social Work): MSW Student Combines Love for Music with Social Work

March 14, 2018
Kayle Dickie, a second-year social work graduate student, channels her passion for suicide prevention through her music. Dickie will soon release a full album of songs tackling various issues of loss and grief, influenced by her own life and passion for social work entitled Songs of Deliverance.

Gulf News Technology: What is the future of workforce with AI?

March 15, 2015
This article about the growing number of jobs being taken over by robots and artificial intelligence software cites a recent study conducted by Baylor University sociology Paul McClure. The study found that 37 percent of participants were “technophobic”, meaning they have a fear of losing their jobs to automation.

Harrisburg (IL) Register: Harrisburg Medical Center announces Donald Hutson as new CEO

March 9, 2018
Donald H. Hutson, M.H.A. (Health Care Administration) ’95, has been named chief executive officer of Harrisburg Medical Center in Harrisburg, Illinois. He most recently served as CEO for University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada and UMMC Holmes County in Mississippi. During a 21-year military career, Hutson served a variety of healthcare leadership positions and retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel in 2006.

Baylor Mission Teams Provide Harvey and Hunger Relief, as Well as Respite Care to Many in Texas

WACO, Texas (March 16, 2018) – Three Baylor University mission teams served in Texas over spring break to provide relief for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, as well as by hunger, homelessness and many other circumstances. More than 60 students, faculty and staff traveled across the state to serve in schools, nonprofits, neighborhoods, respite centers and community buildings.

Senior Class Selects 2018 Collins Outstanding Professor Award Recipient

WACO, Texas (March 16, 2018) — Rebecca McCumbers Flavin, Ph.D., senior lecturer of political science at Baylor University, has been selected as this year’s Collins Outstanding Professor Award recipient. This award is distinctive because the recipient is determined by the senior class.

This Week at Baylor: March 18 – 24, 2018

WACO, Texas (March 16, 2018) – This week, Baylor University will celebrate Women’s History Month with lectures and history walks. There will also be a variety of concerts, forums and the 16th annual Bearathon half-marathon and 5k.

Two Environmental Health Science Students at Baylor University Win Toxicology Awards

WACO, Texas (March 16, 2018) – Two undergraduate students from Baylor University, Yoomin Jo and Dan Dinh, received awards from the Society of Toxicology (SOT), the leading scholarly scientific society in the field of toxicology.