Construction Projects to Impact Campus During Christmas Break

Two construction projects will impact campus during the Christmas break starting Dec. 14.

Title IX Office Update

There have been several significant developments involving Baylor’s Title IX Office during the Fall 2017 semester, most notably the external verification of the completion of the 105 recommendations in response to past incidents of sexual violence within the campus community and the recent lifting of an accreditation warning sanction by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

CLL seeks applicants for two Faculty-in-Residence openings for Fall 2018

Campus Living & Learning invites applications for the Faculty-in-Residence positions at Kokernot Residence Hall and Earle Hall that will begin with the fall 2018 semester.

Baylor and Waco communities invited to Thursday's Musical Advent Service

The Baylor and Waco communities are invited to a Musical Advent Service at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 at Armstrong Browning Library.

M. Basketball. No. 21 MBB Hosts Savannah State on Sunday

No. 21-ranked Baylor men's basketball hosts Savannah State at 2 p.m. CT Sunday at the Ferrell Center. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest and Fox Sports Go.

M. Basketball. Lual-Acuil Doesn’t Want Basketball to Define Him

Jo Lual-Acuil watched last year as Johnathan Motley took over the “next man up” role with Baylor basketball when Taurean Prince left for the NBA.

W. Basketball. Louisiana Homecoming at Nicholls State

Monday’s nonconference finale is an opportunity for head coach Kim Mulkey (Hammond, La.), junior All-American Kalani Brown (Slidell, La.) and freshman Moon Ursin (Destrehan, La.) to return to their home state to coach and play in front of family and friends.

M. Basketball. No. 21 MBB Races Past Texas Southern, 99-68

Nuni Omot and Manu Lecomte each scored 22 points as No. 21 Baylor men's basketball defeated Texas Southern, 99-68, Thursday night at the Ferrell Center.

As a teen, she was homeless, then left on her own. Now, she’s a Baylor graduate.

In some ways, Denise Anderson’s viral tweet said it all: Two drug-addicted parents. Removed to a domestic abuse shelter at age 12. Homeless and on her own by age 16. Then… Accepted to Baylor. Contractually signed to a law firm at age 20. Baylor University graduate, Class of 2017. But if you tell Denise that she seems to […]

Online MBA student surprises parents by revealing Baylor degree

Imagine for a minute just how much work it would take to keep a secret from your parents that — surprise! — you’ve been taking online MBA classes and your shared dream of a Baylor degree is about to become a reality. Oh, and you reveal the surprise a few weeks before graduation through an […]

Baylor student group raises thousands for local children’s hospital

For the past three years, the Baylor student group BU For the Kids has hosted a dance marathon on campus. Dubbed the “BU-THON,” volunteers push through eight continuous hours of moving, dancing, grooving to music until the wee hours of the morning — all to raise money for Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Hospital in nearby […]

Baylor student-athletes lead Big 12 in Graduation Success Rate for 4th straight year

When it comes to preparing champions for life, Baylor continues to lead. For the fourth consecutive year, Baylor student-athletes are tops in the Big 12 in Graduation Success Rate (GSR). Baylor ’s overall score of 89 led all other Big 12 institutions, continuing a streak of excellence that has seen the Bears at or near the […]


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.

Matt Burchett

Congratulations to staff member Matt Burchett, student activities, and spouse Holly, on the birth of their son, Micah Davis Burchett, on November 6, 2017.

Jonathan Tomes

Congratulations to staff member Jonathan Tomes, Poage Legislative Library, and spouse Shawna, on the birth of their daughter, Rosalie Marie, on November 13, 2017.

David Lechner

Congratulations to staff member David Lechner, Institutional Events, and spouse Amy, on the birth of their daughter, Laila Grace, 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.

American Geophysical Union Blogosphere: Earwax like ice cores: Unlocking the past hidden in whale earplugs

Dec. 14, 2017
Farzaneh Mansouri, an environmental science doctoral student, and Sascha Usenko, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, are studying whale earwax to determine carbon and nitrogen isotopes in the earplugs, which can be used as a timeline, showing stability or variability over the years of a whale’s life. Mansouri presented the results of her work earlier this week at the 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans.

Honolulu Civil Beat: These Hawaii Seniors Hang Out In A Warehouse To Spice Up Their Lives

Dec. 15, 2017
Article about the Hawaii Men’s Shed Association, a community-based nonprofit aimed at improving senior health through socialization, community involvement and workmanship, mentions a 2011 Baylor University study by Michael Tornes, M.A. (Communication Studies) ’11, that found that while women are more likely to socialize through face to face interaction, men are prone to communicating side by side in shared activities.

KWKT-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/FOX): 12th annual Care Bear Drive; Baylor University athletes partner with Whataburger to bring smiles to children

Dec. 14, 2017
VIDEO: Baylor student-athletes and spirit squad members teamed up with Whataburger for the 12th annual Care Bear Drive, bringing joy – and teddy bears – to patients at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Hospital in Temple. "It's the season to give and just to give back to people who would love to experience some joy," said sophomore cheerleader Leah Van Vleet. "I feel great you know, seeing these smiles on their faces, you know brighten them up for the holidays is really special to me," said Jaime Jacobs, a junior football student-athlete at Baylor.

Mortification of Spin Podcast: The Rocket Science of Thinking

Dec. 6, 2017
AUDIO: Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program in Baylor’s Honors College and author of “How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds,” is a guest on this podcast about how to navigate life from an Augustinian view of humanity, especially as in the social media spin cycle of partisan bickering around politics, religion and celebrity gossip.

Baylor University and Truett Seminary Fall 2017 Commencement Ceremonies

WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2017) — Baylor University’s fall graduating class of 2017 will enter their next phase of life as they walk the graduation stage during the commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive.

Bosses Who “Phone Snub” Their Employees Risk Losing Trust and Engagement, Baylor Researchers Say

WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2017) – Supervisors who cannot tear themselves away from their smartphones while meeting with employees risk losing their employees’ trust and, ultimately, their engagement, according to a new research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.

National Endowment for the Humanities Awards a Digital Advancement Grant to Baylor Researchers to Develop an Automatic Architecture Analysis System

WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2017) — Elise King, assistant professor of interior design in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, and David Lin, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, have been awarded a Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to expand and develop their prototype for an open-source system that reads and analyzes floor plans automatically.

Weekly “Baylor Connections” Radio Program to Debut in January 2018

WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2017) – Baylor University and Waco’s KWBU 103.3FM, Heart of Texas Public Radio, will debut a new weekly radio program, “Baylor Connections,” beginning in January.

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 (, I note that the virtue of hope enables us to face the brokenness of our lives and…