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.

Football. Football To Hold Annual Green & Gold Game April 21

Baylor Football will hold its annual spring Green and Gold game presented by TFNB Your Bank for Life, Saturday, April 21 at McLane Stadium.

Softball. No. 11/13 Baylor Softball Faces North Texas in Tuesday Contest

• Baylor hosts North Texas for the final home nonconference tune-up before Big 12 play kicks off, facing the Mean Green on Tuesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Getterman Stadium.

Baseball. Baseball Ready for Road Challenge Tuesday at Dallas Baptist

Baylor baseball heads north on I-35 for a midweek tilt at Dallas Baptist on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. CT at Horner Ballpark.

M. Golf. Men's Golf Climbs to Second at Valspar Collegiate

Baylor men's golf climbed two spots into second place after shooting 5-under-par 279 in Monday's second round of the Valspar Collegiate. The Bears are 12 shots back of the lead at 5-under 563 heading to Tuesday's final round at Floridian National Golf Club.

Lady Bears advance to Sweet 16 for 10th straight year

For the 10th straight season (and the 13th time in 15 years), the Baylor Lady Bears are headed to the Sweet 16! Head coach Kim Mulkey’s squad advanced (again) after defeating Grambling State, 96-46, and Michigan, 80-58, Friday and Sunday in the Ferrell Center. The Lady Bears are now 15-1 in NCAA tournament games in […]

‘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 […]


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.

ABC News: Package bombings that killed 2 seen as possible hate crimes in state where hate crimes underreported: Experts

March 17, 2018
Brian Serr, professor of law at Baylor Law School and an expert on criminal law and procedure, is quoted in this article about the small number of hate crimes that are reported and prosecuted in Texas. “It’s hard enough to prove some crimes beyond a reasonable doubt without adding another element like motive,” Serr said. “Prosecutors have to decide, ‘Should I take on trying to prove this suspect committed a hate crime when I’m already putting a bad guy in jail for the actual crime committed?’”

Austin Business Journal: Residential Real Estate: Austin startup catches SXSW's eye with 3D-printed tiny home that costs less than a car

March 14, 2018
Alex Le Roux, B.S.M.E. (Mechanical Engineering) ’15, is among the founders of Austin startup Icon, which has made quite a splash with a 3D-printed concrete home that costs far less to build compared with traditional tiny homes. On March 11, the company won a South by Southwest Accelerator Pitch award, then a day later publicly unveiled its initial prototype: a 350-square-foot home in East Austin that was built almost entirely with additive manufacturing — aka three-dimensional printing.

Baylor Lariat: Baylor’s only conducting graduate student walks in May

March 14, 2018
Baylor School of Music graduate student Yoona Jeong traveled across the world from South Korea to pursue her goal of becoming a conductor and composer and will earn her master’s degree in orchestral conducting in May. Jeong said she became excited about her degree when she toured Baylor and felt a sense of belonging. “When I applied here and took the audition, my mind was totally into Baylor because I saw the ensemble and they were really good,” Jeong said. “This is totally my dream school, and I’m really happy.”

Baylor Lariat: RecoverED: Baylor increases resources to fight eating disorders

March 15, 2018
Baylor is one of the few schools in the country equipped with an eating disorder specialist on campus, the addition of which was part of the $5 million plan in 2016 to expand Baylor’s Title IX Office, Counseling Center and Department of Public Safety. “We looked at other schools across the country that were really tier one, top level schools, and one of the things we’ve found is that they typically had someone who was an eating disorder specialist,” said Jim Marsh, Ph.D., executive director for Counseling Services. “We had that opportunity to hire additional staff, and we decided to hire an eating disorder specialist … because that’s such a unique area, [it] requires a lot of training and experience.”

Baylor Graduate Programs Ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Edition of Best Graduate Schools

WACO, Texas (March 20, 2018) – Baylor University graduate programs in law, business, nursing and health disciplines, education, engineering, the sciences and social sciences and humanities were among those nationally ranked in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings, released today.

Keston Center Welcomes Russian Historian, Hosts Panel on Religion and Secular Media

WACO, Texas (March 20, 2018) – The Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society at Baylor University will welcome notable Russian historian Alyona Kojevnikov for its annual spring lecture, “HUSH! Religion and the Secular Media,” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in Kayser Auditorium inside the Hankamer Academic Center.

Beall Poetry Festival Celebrates Contemporary Poets with Readings, Panel Discussion

WACO, Texas (March 19, 2018) – Baylor University will host the 24th annual Beall Poetry Festival on March 21-23, featuring a student literary contest, poetry readings and a panel discussion.

Persecution of Christians Is Rising in China, but Christianity Is ‘Vibrant, Unashamed and Rapidly Growing,’ Says Baylor Religion Professor Who Lectures There

WACO, Texas (March 19, 2018) — In recent days, Baylor University religion professor Daniel H. Williams, Ph.D., has walked a thin line. He must stay in the academic arena — not the personal one — as he teaches the history of Christianity.