Campus Living & Learning announces new Faculty-in-Residence for Kokernot and Earle

Campus Living & Learning, in collaboration with the Provost Office, is pleased to announce Dr. Nicole McAninch and Dr. Mark (Devan) Jonklaas as the new Faculty-in-Residence for Kokernot and Earle halls, beginning fall 2018.

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.

Softball. No. 18/16 SB Falls to No. 14/14 Texas A&M in Regional Final

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – After waiting out a six-hour delay due to lightning and heavy rainfall, No. 18/16 Baylor softball (38-18) saw an early lead disappear after a late push by No. 14/14 Texas A&M (43-16), ending the 2018 season for the Lady Bears in the NCAA College Station Regional on Sunday evening at Davis Diamond.

W. Golf. Women's Golf Jumps to 10th Place at NCAA Championship

Baylor women's golf needed to move up at least one spot on the leaderboard to extend its run at the 2018 NCAA Championship, and the Bears easily cleared that hurdle, jumping six spots into 10th place after shooting 1-under-par 287 in Sunday's third round at Karsten Creek Golf Club.

Softball. No. 18/16 SBs Advances to Regional Final in Dominating Effort

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – No. 18/16 Baylor softball (38-17) saw more postseason heroics, highlighted by a no-hitter by Gia Rodoni in a 6-0 win over McNeese (41-21) to punch BU's ticket into the College Station Regional finals on Saturday evening at Davis Diamond.

W. Golf. Women's Golf Climbs to 16th Place at NCAA Championship

Baylor women's golf improved by 18 strokes and carded a 7-over-par 295 in Saturday's second round at the NCAA Championship, climbing five spots into a tie for 16th place at 32-over-par 608. The Bears had the second-best round of the 12 teams in the afternoon wave and the eighth-best round in the 24-team field.

Baylor Trumpets win first (again!) in the National Trumpet Competition

For what is now the fifth time in eight years, Baylor trumpeters have won first place at the National Trumpet Competition! Every year, the NTC brings in the top young trumpet players from around the country. This year, the Baylor Gold team took first in the small ensemble division at the competition in Kentucky, upholding […]

15 Baylor & Waco landmarks that are gone, but not forgotten

Whether it’s been five years or 50 years since you last visited the Baylor campus, chances are good there’s something new that you’ve haven’t seen before. Something new almost always means something else is gone — but gone doesn’t mean forgotten. Below are 15 landmarks that were once an important part of the Baylor experience, […]

Baylor softball makes NCAA tournament for program-record 8th straight year

Baylor has been responsible for some of college softball’s most memorable moments over the last few years during the program’s run of eight consecutive postseason appearances. Whether it’s two no-hitters in a weekend, historic comebacks, or extra-inning heroics, the Lady Bears have established a national reputation as a postseason force. This year, their postseason run will […]

Congratulations, Baylor Class of 2018!

Congratulations, Class of 2018 — you did it! Some 2,500 Bears walked the Ferrell Center stage over the weekend at Commencement to receive their diplomas and officially become Baylor alumni. More than 20,000 friends and family members filled the Ferrell Center for each of Baylor’s three ceremonies this weekend, and another 30,000+ watched streaming video 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.

Institute for PR: How PR Executives Use Strategies to Counsel Internally

May 15, 2018
Article by Marlene S. Neill, Ph.D., APR, an assistant professor in the department of journalism, public relations and new media, about her new book “Public Relations Ethics: Senior PR Pros Tell Us How to Speak Up and Keep Your Job.” The insights from she and co-author Amy Oliver Barnes are based on in-depth interviews with 58 members of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) College of Fellows and Arthur W. Page Society and survey research.

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Baylor Connections – Jeremy Everett, Texas Hunger Initiative

May 18, 2018
AUDIO: On this week’s episode of Baylor Connections, host Derek Smith interviewed Jeremy Everett, founder and executive director of the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University, which since its founding in 2009, has grown to become a national leader in the fight against hunger. Everett discusses what hunger looks like in Texas communities, shares the importance of public and private partnerships to address food insecurity and shares the vision of eliminating food insecurity in Texas. Baylor Connections is a weekly radio program/podcast that introduces the people behind Baylor’s teaching, research and distinct role in higher education.

Salt Lake Tribune: Officer Joe Ingles? Firefighter Alec Burks? How this year’s Jazz inspired NBC’s ‘Chicago Fire’

May 17, 2018
Derek Haas, B.A. (Journalism) ’91, M.A. (English) ’95, co-creator of the NBC drama “Chicago Fire,” left a trail of “Easter eggs,” some Baylor related, for Utah Jazz fans in the show’s season finale. Haas and Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey, B.S. (Physical Education) ’92, were at Baylor together and were in the same circle of friends. Characters also were named after former Baylor basketball student-athletes and Jazz players Ekpe Udoh, B.S.Ed. (General Studies) ’11, and Royce O’Neale, B.S.Ed. (General Studies) ’15. Udoh actually had a cameo in an episode of the “Chicago Fire” spin-off “Chicago P.D.”

Record Number of Baylor Missions Teams Serving in Eleven Countries in May

WACO, Texas (May 18, 2018) – This summer, <a href=""><b>Baylor Missions</b></a> is sending its largest group ever – 19 teams of 294 students, faculty, staff and alumni – to 11 different countries, including England, Ghana, Guatemala, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia, as well as two domestic locations in Dallas and Washington, D.C.

Office of Career and Professional Development Suits Up for a Grand Opening

WACO, Texas (May 17, 2018) – Baylor University’s Office of Career and Professional Development (CDP) is rolling up its sleeves and suiting up for the grand opening of its new Career Closet – a space designed to provide students who may not have excess funds with free business and professional attire.

International Security Expert Says Trump’s “Brinksmanship” Must Be Followed by Humility in Talks with North Korea. Is that Possible?

In less than a month, on June 12, President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with North Korea’s President Kim Jong Un in Singapore. How did we get to this point? Is such a meeting between two men who’ve engaged in name-calling and threats of nuclear war even possible? If so, what should we expect?

Philosophy Professor Stephen Evans Honored as Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year

WACO, Texas (May 16, 2018) – C. Stephen Evans, Ph.D., University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, director of the Baylor Center for Christian Philosophy and Distinguished Senior Fellow in the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University, has been named the 2018 Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year.