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.

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).

W. Basketball. WBB Continues Big 12 Play on the Road

The No. 4/4 Baylor Lady Bears (15-1, 5-0) hit the road to face the Iowa State Cyclones (8-9, 2-4) for the second time this season on Jan. 17, 2018. The game is set for 8 p.m. (CT).

W. Basketball. Four Named McDonald’s All-Americans

The McDonald’s All-American Games unveiled the official roster of 24 for the premier high school basketball all-star event, which will take place on March 28 at Atlanta Philips Arena at 4 p.m. (CT) on ESPN2. Baylor led the nation with four selections, including forward Aquira DeCosta (Sacramento, Calif.), center Queen Egbo (Houston, Texas), guard Honesty Scott-Grayson (Brick, N.J.) and forward NaLyssa Smith (Converse, Texas).

M. Basketball. Baylor, Oklahoma State Postgame Quotes

Postgame quotes from Baylor's 76-60 win over Oklahoma State

M. Basketball. MBB Races Past OSU in Second Half

Manu Lecomte scored 30 points, including seven three-pointers, as Baylor men's basketball defeated Oklahoma State, 76-60, Monday night at the Ferrell Center.

#NextLevelBU: How are Baylor alumni doing in the NBA?

Statistics show that only about 1% of college basketball players reach the NBA. In many cases, it takes more than just skill — it takes persistence, too. That’s certainly true of the four Baylor Bears who are playing in the NBA right now. Take Ekpe Udoh, BSEd ’11, for example. The former Bear standout became […]

Denny’s CMO — a Baylor grad — named among 2017’s most innovative CMOs

When it comes to brands on social media, few can match the tone set by Denny’s. The diner chain’s approach — somewhere between snarky and silly, without going too far either direction — has won the acclaim of hundreds of thousands of followers on such platforms as Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. The man overseeing all that? Denny’s […]

Baylor takes on student hunger with on-campus food pantry

It’s not uncommon to hear someone joke about living off of ramen noodles during their college days. For many college students, however, an inability to afford nourishing food is no joking matter. At a private university like Baylor, it’s easy to assume that everyone has enough money for basic necessities like food, but not every […]

The Final Frontier: How Baylor professors are helping shape our understanding of space

Did you know that Baylor has a research center that contributes to our understanding of outer space? It’s called CASPER — the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research — and it’s located at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC). Were you aware that Baylor is part of a prestigious consortium of leading universities […]


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: Waco honors Martin Luther King Jr. with acts of service

Jan. 15, 2018
VIDEO: Baylor students and Waco residents celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday by participating in events throughout the community. Over 300 Baylor students worked in community gardens throughout Waco, sponsored by Campus Kitchen and the Heart of Texas Urban Gardening Coalition. “What we want today is just to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by giving back and… investing in this community and being able to feed people by all the work we’re doing today,” said Georgetown senior and Baylor Community Garden manager Madison Stewart. “It shows that were thankful for what [Martin Luther King Jr.] did and what the whole Civil Rights Movement did… Giving back is just a better way of thanking them,” said Paris junior and student-athlete Jordan Williams.

Dallas Mavericks: From Tallulah to the NBA: Melvin Hunt’s journey as a coach

Jan. 12, 2018
Feature on Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Melvin Hunt, B.B.A. (Marketing) ’91, M.S.Ed. (Health/PE/Recreation ‘95, about his NBA coaching career and the relationships he formed at Baylor that would shape the rest of his life. “Dennis Lindsey, the Utah Jazz general manager, was my roommate, and David Wesley, who is my best friend and does television for the Pelicans, was my other backcourt mate… All three of us are NBA guys off the same team out of Baylor,” Hunt said.

Discover Magazine: Make a List; Fall Asleep Faster

Jan. 12, 2018
A solution for some people who have trouble falling asleep might be as simple as writing a to-do list at bedtime. Using polysomnography (the “gold standard” of measuring sleep), researchers from Baylor University monitored the electrical brain activity of 57 healthy adults between the ages 18 and 30 while they slept. Each person completed a writing assignment five minutes before bed. Some were told to write lists of upcoming tasks, while others were assigned to write about previously completed tasks. Those who wrote to-do lists fell asleep significantly faster than those who wrote about what they’d already accomplished, said lead author Michael K. Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory and assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers psychology research and faculty and is pitching this research nationally.)

Forbes: Writing a To-Do List May Help You Fall Asleep Faster

Jan. 14, 2018
Writing a to-do list before bedtime may reduce the time it takes to drift off, according to a Baylor University study of young adults conducted in Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory. Lead author Michael K. Scullin, Ph.D., lab director and assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience, said half of the participants wrote down the things they needed to do the next day or in the coming days; the other half wrote about what they had accomplished in the previous few days. Those who wrote to-do lists feel asleep an average of nine minutes sooner, similar to the effect of certain sleep medications, Scullin said. The study was published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Moody Memorial Library to Hold Relighting Ceremony as Kickoff to 50th Anniversary Celebration

WACO, Texas (Jan. 16, 2018) – The Baylor University Libraries will celebrate the relighting of Moody Memorial Library’s exterior lights with a ceremony at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, inside Moody’s Allbritton Foyer. Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., will initiate the countdown that will culminate in the lighting of 92 newly installed LED lights on the upper level of the library. The new lights replace original fixtures that haven’t glowed for decades.

Baylor Weather Information – Winter Storm Warning (Jan. 15, 2018)

WACO, TEXAS (Jan. 15, 2018) – The Central Texas area is under a Winter Storm Warning from midnight tonight to 6 p.m. Tuesday, as a strong cold front is expected to bring wintry precipitation across most of North and Central Texas. In advance of freezing precipitation, Baylor Police will be closing the top decks on all parking garages tonight. At this time, Baylor officials are monitoring the weather, and any change in University operations will be communicated by 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Using the Internet May Prompt Religious ‘Tinkering’ Rather than Belief in Only One Religion

WACO, Texas (Jan. 16, 2018) — Internet use may decrease the likelihood of a person affiliating with a religious tradition or believing that only one religion is true, according to a Baylor University study.

Baylor Campus Kitchen and Heart of Texas Urban Garden Coalition Partner to Host MLK Day of Service

WACO, Texas (Jan. 12, 2018) – More than 200 Baylor University students and community volunteers will gather on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service to work at nine community garden sites across the city of Waco from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15. The service project is hosted by Baylor Campus Kitchen and H.O.T. Urban Garden Coalition.

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…

Jan. 17 8:00-10:00pmWomen's Basketball at Iowa State
Jan. 20 12:00pmTrack at Texas A&M Quadrangular
Jan. 20 2:00-5:00pmMen's Tennis vs. UMKC
Jan. 20 5:00-7:00pmMen's Basketball at Kansas
Jan. 20 6:00-8:00pmWomen's Basketball vs. Kansas State
Jan. 20 6:00-9:00pmMen's Tennis vs. UMKC
Jan. 21 11:00am - 2:00pmWomen's Tennis at Rice