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Register for United Way's Hands on Waco (HOW) Day

On October 14, hundreds of community members will join together in volunteering for Hands on Waco Day (HOW)—a volunteer day of service. The day kicks off at 8 a.m. at Waco City Hall; projects are expected to last approximately four hours.

Apply Now for Texas Hurricane Relief Mission Trips over Fall Break, Spring Break

Starting this fall break and again during spring break, Baylor Missions will be sending teams of Baylor students, faculty and staff to work on various relief projects in south Texas communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Baylor Missions teams will be partnering with various community groups and relief efforts, who are already mobilizing, identifying needs and sharing hope as they help communities rebuild their lives. For more information or to apply, go to: www.baylor.edu/missions/txrelief.

Response to Harvey Update

Our hearts ache for those impacted by the unprecedented devastation from Hurricane Harvey along the Texas coast and in Houston and southeast Texas. Many among our Baylor Family -- alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff -- have been personally affected by this catastrophic storm. While in Waco, we have been spared any storm damage, we are ever mindful of the needs of those in the storm's path.

Responding in Prayer

In these days, as we begin another school year and especially do so as our nation is struggling with a darkness upon us, we are called again to be faithful and “light the ways” of our time. Dr. Livingstone is challenging us to respond prayerfully this Friday. As individuals, as small groups, and as a gathered faith community, we are invited to pray.

M. Tennis. MT's Schretter Ends Run in ITA Championship Final

Baylor men's tennis junior Johannes Schretter ended his run at the ITA Texas Regional Championship Presented by Oracle in the singles championship final Monday morning at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center in College Station, Texas.

M. Tennis. MT's Johannes Schretter Advances to ITA Regional Singles Championship

Baylor men's tennis junior Johannes Schretter secured a spot in the ITA Regional Championship singles final after rolling through his quarterfinal and semifinal matchups Sunday at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center in College Station, Texas.

M. Golf. Royal Oaks Tourney Gives Fans Up-Close Look

Looking back on it, Mike McGraw kicks himself that he hadn’t thought of using the Maxwell format before in the Baylor-hosted Royal Oaks Intercollegiate.

Football. Football Rallies, Falls to West Virginia 38-36

Xavier Preston sacked Charlie Brewer on a two-point conversion attempt with 17 seconds left and No. 23 West Virginia withstood a furious fourth-quarter Baylor rally to escape with a 38-36 win Saturday night.

Recapping #BaylorHomecoming 2017

Thousands upon thousands of Baylor Family members filled campus this past weekend, taking advantage of ideal weather to enjoy all the traditions of Homecoming, from bonfire and Pigskin to the parade and the football game. Thanks, as always, to everyone who made the weekend such a success, from the students of Chamber who worked so […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I feel proud that Baylor’s my home.”

“I feel proud that Baylor’s my home. That I have a community that loves me and supports me. My aunt was in Student Foundation, so I’m really proud that I get to continue her legacy and other peoples’ before me. Especially during Homecoming. This is a time when people can come back and say, ‘Look […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “Everyone takes off Friday and they come down here. It’s like our holiday.”

“This is my 20th Homecoming. I think I missed one, maybe, when I was pregnant. We just come back every year. We stay with my college roommate; there’s 11 kids at the house this year! We just keep growing and growing. It’s like “family” — friends and family. We call it our Christmas. It’s like […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “Baylor is where I found who I was.”

“I graduated in ’97, so this is my 20-year reunion. I was in Chi Omega. I got to be a part of Pigskin and Sing, and they [the kids] got to see that. Those were awesome, awesome memories. They’ve heard me talk about it, and they got to see what it’s all about. “Baylor is […]

Congratulations

Lesley & Scott McAllister

Congratulations to faculty members Lesley and Scott McAllister, school of music, on the birth of their son, Camden Patrick McAllister, on August 25, 2017.

Jeremy Lindsay

Congratulations to Jeremy Lindsay, University Libraries classroom technology services, and spouse Christine, on the birth of their daughter, Alyssa Mae Lindsay, on September 19, 2017.

Sharon Moore

Congratulations to staff member Sharon Moore, engineering and computer science, and spouse David, on the birth of their son, Michael Thomas Moore, on May 9, 2017.

Brian Buckles

Congratulations to faculty member Brian Buckles, economics, and spouse Marcela, on the birth of their daughter, Abigail Sofia Buckles on August 29, 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 Media Communications: What Makes Horror Movies Scary? “We do,” Says Baylor Film Expert

Oct. 18, 2017
The best scary movies adapt to society’s current fears and turn current cultural, social and political preoccupations into elements of horror, says a Baylor University film historian and an expert on the horror film genre, said James Kendrick, Ph.D., associate professor of film and digital media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. However, as elements of fear transform with society, the elements of horror films remain. “Character and story, atmosphere and the monster,” Kendrick said. “That’s all you really need. Interesting, engaging characters in an effective setting pitted against some kind of monstrosity. That is the core of the genre, and anything and everything else grows from and functions to support those three elements.”

Baylor Debate Team Wins Season Opener Under Leadership of Award-Winning Coach Matt Gerber

WACO, Texas (Oct. 23, 2017) – Baylor University’s Glenn R. Capp Debate Forum won first place at a recent invitation-only tournament that featured the top teams in the nation, including those from Cornell University, Rutgers University, Arizona State University, Gonzaga University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Binghamton University and University of West Georgia.

Baylor Police Department Hosts Collection Site for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

WACO, Texas (Oct. 23, 2017) – Baylor University’s Police Department (BUPD) will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, presented by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). BUPD will have a DEA reception box from October 25-30 in the station’s lobby, 1521 S. 4th St.

Baylor’s Executive MBA Program Moves Up in 2017 Financial Times EMBA Ranking

WACO, Texas (Oct. 23, 2017) – The Executive MBA program at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, which operates EMBA programs for senior executives in business and health care in Dallas and Austin, moved up to No. 89 among the top 100 U.S. and international programs in the 2017 Financial Times EMBA rankings.

Series of Academic Events, Film Screenings Revisit Red October

WACO, Texas (Oct. 23, 2017) – Baylor University will host a series of academic lectures and film screenings sponsored by the Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, Department of History, McBride Center for International Business, International Studies and Armstrong Browning Library that look back at the world-transforming events that took place 100 years ago during the Russian Revolution.

Acts of Love

Truett graduate Jeremy Courtney (MDiv ’04) was recently named Baylor University’s Young Alumnus of the year. Courtney cofounded Preemptive Love Coalition, a global coalition of peacemakers changing the way we engage the world’s most polarizing conflicts by confronting fear with acts of love.

Baylor and Xavier University of Louisiana

Baylor signed its first ever exchange program with an HBCU on Thursday, October 20th.

Engineers in the Field

Supported by a Missions Research grant from Baylor Missions, students and faculty from the organization Engineers with a Mission travelled to Laredo, Texas in July 2016 to drill a water well. Despite being only 15 miles outside of Laredo, the people that live in the Las Lomas colonia do not have running water in their homes.…

Remembering our Hope

In the midst of the challenges we are facing at Baylor, it is important for us to remember “the hope to which we have been called” (Eph. 1:18).  In a reflection this past summer for Baylor Magazine (www.baylor.edu/alumni/magazine/1403/index.php?id=934251), I note that the virtue of hope enables us to face the brokenness of our lives and…