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.

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.

T&F: Moorer Set to Compete at Pan American U20 Championships

Matthew Moorer

Matthew Moorer will represent USA Track & Field on the men's 4x400-meter relay team Sunday at the 2019 Pan American U20 Championships in San José, Costa Rica.

EQ Releases 2019-20 Schedule


WACO, Texas – Baylor equestrian released its 2019-20 schedule on Thursday afternoon, announced by head coach Casie Maxwell.

WT Earns ITA All-Academic Team Honors, Kraus & Parker Recognized

Baylor Women's Tennis

WACO, Texas – The Baylor women's tennis team earned 2019 ITA All-Academic Team status for the fourth-straight year and 15th overall. In addition, Baylor's Livia Kraus and Katelyn Parker earned ITA All-Academic Scholar awards for their work in the classroom.

Three Bears Earn ITA Scholar-Athlete Recognition


TEMPE, Ariz. -- Baylor men's tennis had three players in Jimmy Bendeck, Sven Lah and Will Little earn ITA Scholar-Athlete honors, announced by the organization Thursday afternoon.

Another sneak peek at Baylor’s Class of 2023

About a month from now, Baylor’s Class of 2023 will arrive on campus for Welcome Week and the start of the fall semester. Each will arrive with big plans — for their time at Baylor, and beyond. Here’s a sampling of what some of the newest Bears hope to do with what they learn at […]

The power of words: How an anonymous Baylor student’s note changed this Bear’s life forever

You never know the impact a kind word can have. For Ben Woolley, BA ’17, a simple note from an anonymous fellow Baylor student sparked a new trajectory for his entire life. Originally from Longview, Texas, Woolley started playing piano when he was just 5 years old. He had a passion for playing music from […]

Meet Baylor’s expert on urban education, HBCUs and multicultural awareness in schools

Dr. Lakia M. Scott joined the Baylor School of Education as an assistant professor in 2014, teaching courses on elementary reading methods and diversity issues to students undergoing the student-teaching portion of their degree. She also serves as executive director for Baylor’s Freedom Schools program, which instills character and ignites social action in local children […]

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 […]


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 Magazine: In Their Own Words: Christina Gaw

July 18, 2019
Senior Biochemistry and Anthropology Major Christina Gaw, a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship recipient and part of the Baylor2 Medical Track Program at Baylor, writes about her transformational undergraduate research experience at Baylor, beginning with the Baylor Summer Science Research for Freshman program. “Little did I know my participation through this summer program would lay the foundation for exciting opportunities related to research in the future,” Gaw writes.

Laboratory Journal: New Insights into Sun-induced DNA Damage and Cell Repair

July 15, 2019
A new study led by a Baylor researcher explores how DNA repair is begun following sunlight-induced damage. Jung-Hyun Min, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, is lead author of the breakthrough article, which has been published in the Oxford Academic journal Nucleic Acids Research. It reveals how the damage is recognized by the molecular repair machinery in cells.

Midland Reporter-Telegram (Midland, TX): MHS alumna selected as Fulbright scholar

July 17, 2019
Baylor alumna Lauren Barnes, B.A. (International Studies) '19, received an award from the J. William Fulbright Scholarship program and will teach English in Taiwan for the 2019-2020 school year. Barnes aspires to be an immigration lawyer serving the east and southeast Asian community.

News Medical Life Sciences: Research sheds light on sun-induced DNA damage and repair

July 15, 2019
A new study led by a Baylor researcher explores how DNA repair is begun following sunlight-induced damage. Jung-Hyun Min, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, is lead author of the breakthrough article, which has been published in the Oxford Academic journal Nucleic Acids Research. It reveals how the damage is recognized by the molecular repair machinery in cells.

Board of Regents Celebrates Successful Year of Giving, Including Transformational $100 Million Gift

WACO, Texas (July 19, 2019) – During its regular July retreat and summer meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents celebrated the largest annual fundraising year in the University’s 174-year history, as members of the Baylor Family made $243 million in gifts and pledges during the 2018-19 fiscal year.

11th/12th Streets Bridge Removal Continues

WACO, Texas (July 18, 2019) - Crews began removing the 11th/12th Streets bridge last night and will continue work to remove the bridge deck. This is a large operation that is anticipated to last for three weeks. Timelines are estimated based on work progress and field conditions. Please understand that schedules may change as work progresses.

I-35 Update: 11th/12th Streets Bridge Removal Begins Tonight

WACO, Texas (July 17, 2019) – Demolition of the 11th/12th Street bridge is expected to begin at 7 p.m. tonight, July 17, 2019, as crews remove the bridge deck, beginning over the southbound frontage road and moving east as the work is completed. Please note that crews will close the southbound frontage road between 5th Street and 17th Street from 7 p.m. tonight to 6 a.m. Thursday.

Out-of-This-World Research: Moon Investigator Sets His Sights on Mercury

WACO, Texas (July 17, 2019) — Fifty years ago, America loved its astronauts to the Moon and back. And this week, as the country marks the historic liftoff and landing, a Baylor University planetary geophysicist is over the Moon about researching a new space frontier.