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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.

Softball. SB No. 8 in Coaches, No. 10 in USA Softball Polls

WACO, Texas – Baylor softball jumped to No. 8 in the USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Top 25 Coaches Poll, announced Tuesday by the organization.

Baseball. Baseball Cancels Tuesday Game vs. No. 16 Dallas Baptist

Due to an inclement weather forecast, Baylor baseball's Tuesday game vs. No. 16 Dallas Baptist has been canceled. The teams will play a makeup game on a date that has yet to be determined.

W. Basketball. No. 3 WBB Wins Eighth Consecutive Big 12 Championship

Dekeiya Cohen scored 24 points and pulled down eight rebounds as No. 3 Baylor women's basketball defeated Texas, 93-87, Monday night in Austin.

Lady Bears win 8th straight (!!) Big 12 title

While Monday night’s win over No. 6 Texas was a big one for the No. 3-ranked Lady Bears, it also had a feeling of familiarity about it. Why? The victory gave head coach Kim Mulkey’s squad its eighth consecutive Big 12 Conference championship. It was the second time in three years that Baylor clinched the Big […]

Remembering Baylor history professor James Vardaman following his passing

It is one of my greater regrets about my time at Baylor that I did not have the pleasure of taking a class taught by legendary Baylor professor James Vardaman, BA ’51. Dr. Vardaman passed away Jan. 31 at the age of 89. One could review his life in biographical fashion: A U.S. Marine who enrolled […]

Baylor students raise $10,000 in one day for Hurricane Harvey efforts

In 2014, the philanthropy chair for Baylor’s Phi Kappa Chi fraternity sat in the office of University Chaplain Burt Burleson, trying to figure out how to raise $40,000 so his organization could build an education and dining facility for Ugandan orphans. Burleson had an idea: “You know, there are 4,000 students in Chapel. If everybody […]

Baylor center offers community, support for students recovering from addiction

There’s a group of students at Baylor that harness what one campus leader calls a “superpower.” They support one another, show up to class, refuse to skip meetings, have higher GPAs than average, and even get a proper night’s sleep — because they’ve learned the pitfalls that come with lack of balance in their lives. […]

Congratulations

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

Brayden Dyson

Sympathies to Baylor student, Brayden Dyson, on the passing of her mother, Mrs. Kristen Dyson, on April 7, 2017.

Ray and Vicki Nazzario

Sympathies to Ray Nazzario, Senior Analyst Programmer in the ITS/Technology/Libraries and Mrs. Vicki Nazzario, part-time Student Athlete Support Academic Support Services in the Student Athlete Support Services Department, on the passing of their father and father-in-law, Mr. Raymond Nazzario, on April 13, 2017.

Lee Lowe

Sympathies to Lee Lowe, BSB Animal Facility Supervisor, on the passing of her father Bill (William James) Harlan, a Baylor retiree, on April 7, 2017.

Melinda Oliver

Sympathies to Melinda Oliver, Assistant Director of Scholarships in the Student Financial Aid Department, on the passing of her father, Mr. James Hallum, Jr., on April 8, 2017.

Baylor Lariat: BUCC’s Hope Peace Love event advocates for mental health

Feb. 14, 2018
The Baylor Counseling Center (BUCC) hosted its annual Hope Peace Love event fair on Valentine’s Day in two campus locations to raise awareness for mental health and offer students opportunities to learn about suicide prevention, dealing with anxiety and stress, keeping a healthy mindset and maintaining healthy relationships. “I think it (each event in the Hope Peace Love fair) means knowing students are having different struggles and lets them know we are available and that we have resources,” said Kyle Johnson, Baylor Counseling Center’s initial assessment counselor. “It helps me know that we are staying connected to our student population.”

High Performance Leadership Podcast: Phubbing Ruining Trust at Work?

Feb. 19, 2018
AUDIO: In this 30-minute interview for Waco-based 360 Solutions, James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, discusses a range of business topics. from his research on smartphone addiction and consumer behavior to his thoughts on various workplace environments and the myths of multitasking. A larger portion of the interview centers on phubbing – or “phone snubbing” – and the research Roberts has conducted with colleague Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, on the subject.

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Morning Buzz: Black Panther Discussion

Feb. 20, 2018
Tyrha Lindsey-Warren, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, discusses the cultural significance of the movie Black Panther and the months-long marketing campaign that led to more than $350 million in global box office ticket sales. Lindsey-Warren studies consumer behavior, multicultural media, entertainment and word-of-mouth advertising and is an expert on movies featuring actors of color. The movie, she said, “celebrates such themes as family, ancestry and spirit – and these are universal themes that everyone can relate to.” (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, arranged the interview. He covers faculty experts and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Surprise Scholarship Winner

Feb. 19, 2018
VIDEO: Live interview with incoming Baylor student Daniela Perez from C.C. Winn High School in Eagle Pass, Texas, who received a free four-year surprise scholarship from Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone during a timeout at the Baylor-Kansas men's basketball game on Feb. 10. An aspiring physician, she plans to major in biochemistry on the pre-med track at Baylor. She is currently ranked in the top five of her graduating senior class and earned an SAT score among the top 10 percent of all national test-takers.

Perceptions about God Make Democrats More Conservative and Republicans More Liberal — But in Different Ways

WACO (Feb. 20, 2018) — Republicans who believe that God is highly engaged with humanity are like Democrats — more liberal — when it comes to social and economic justice issues, according to a Baylor University study.

Baylor Professor Robert F. Darden to Present Lecture on Black Gospel Music

WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2018) – Baylor University Libraries and The Texas Collection will host author and Baylor journalism professor Robert F. Darden for a lecture on his two-volume book on black gospel music, Nothing but Love in God’s Water, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Guy B. Harrison Jr. Reading Room at The Texas Collection.

Baylor School of Engineering and Computer Science and the Mayborn Museum Complex Celebrate National Engineers Week Feb. 18-23

WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2018) – Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) celebrates ECS Week through Friday, Feb. 23.

Artifacts of Human Trafficking Exhibit Captures Raw Emotions of the Sex Trafficking Industry in the United States

WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2018) – When you first walk into Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, all appears normal. Bright lights. Colorful flags. Students filling the lobby.
Then you turn the corner.