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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.

Acrobatics & Tumbling. Take Five With Jerry

Director of Sports Journalism Jerry Hill gives his five takes for Saturday's acrobatics & tumbling meet between No. 1 Baylor and No. 2 Oregon, which starts at 7 p.m. at the Ferrell Center.

M. Basketball. MBB Trio Named Academic All-Big 12

Baylor men's basketball student-athletes Jake Lindsey and Jonathan Davis were named to the 2018 Academic All-Big 12 First Team, and King McClure was tabbed a second team honoree, as announced Thursday by the conference office.

W. Basketball. Cox Earns Academic All-District Accolades

Baylor women's basketball sophomore Lauren Cox is a 2017-18 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Women's Basketball First Team selection, the organization announced Thursday morning.

Baseball. Baseball Faces Weekend Road Test at No. 11 UCLA

Baylor baseball travels to Los Angeles this weekend for a three-game series at No. 11 UCLA. Games are set for 8 p.m. CT Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

Baylor alumna was among the first to treat cancer patients’ emotional needs

Today, it’s a given that patients with catastrophic illnesses like cancer need help with both their physical problems and their emotional distresses as they fight their illness. This is the story of the Baylor alumna who helped make that the standard: Dr. Jimmie Holland, Class of 1948. As a doctor at New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering […]

Lady Bears win 8th straight (!!) Big 12 title

While Monday night’s win over No. 6 Texas was a big one for the No. 3-ranked Lady Bears, it also had a feeling of familiarity about it. Why? The victory gave head coach Kim Mulkey’s squad its eighth consecutive Big 12 Conference championship. It was the second time in three years that Baylor clinched the Big […]

Remembering Baylor history professor James Vardaman following his passing

It is one of my greater regrets about my time at Baylor that I did not have the pleasure of taking a class taught by legendary Baylor professor James Vardaman, BA ’51. Dr. Vardaman passed away Jan. 31 at the age of 89. One could review his life in biographical fashion: A U.S. Marine who enrolled […]

Baylor students raise $10,000 in one day for Hurricane Harvey efforts

In 2014, the philanthropy chair for Baylor’s Phi Kappa Chi fraternity sat in the office of University Chaplain Burt Burleson, trying to figure out how to raise $40,000 so his organization could build an education and dining facility for Ugandan orphans. Burleson had an idea: “You know, there are 4,000 students in Chapel. If everybody […]

Congratulations

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.

Baptist Standard: Around the State: Gerson speaks at DBU; gifts to ETBU create endowed scholarships

Feb. 21, 2018
At the Baylor University Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 16, President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., updated Regents on development of an academic strategic plan, called “Illuminate,” which will represent the next phase of the Baylor’s Pro Futuris vision over the next five years. The board is expected to receive a detailed report on the final version of the academic strategic plan at its May meeting.

Baylor Lariat: Mission Waco awards Baylor students with servant leader award

Feb. 21, 2018
Mission Waco hosted its annual banquet on Feb. 20 and presented its “Servant Leader” award to six Baylor University students and two affiliated programs, Alpha Pi Omega (APO) and Baylor Campus Kitchen.

Baylor Media Communications: Followers, “Likes,” Attractiveness Increase Social Media Likability. Selfies? Not So Much, Baylor Study Says

Feb. 22, 2018
A new Baylor University study published in the journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture looks at the value that outside observers place on social media cues (followers, likes, perceived attractiveness, numbers of selfies, etc.) and measures the perceived likability of the people whose profiles were viewed. Study authors are Hankamer School of Business faculty members Steven W. Bradley, Ph.D., associate professor of entrepreneurship, and James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing. “There are many studies of individuals’ self-perception through social media use. We are turning that around and looking at the audience’s perspective,” Bradley said.

Baylor Alumnus and Staff Member Sings in UNISA International Voice Competition

WACO, Texas (Feb. 22, 2018) — A journey through different kinds of music led Baylor University alumnus Justin Kroll to pursue an instrument he wasn’t expecting to be his strongest — his voice.

Followers, “Likes,” Attractiveness Increase Social Media Likability. Selfies? Not So Much, Baylor Study Says

WACO, Texas (Feb. 22, 2018) – Maybe you think your Facebook posts are hilarious. Or you might think that Instagram selfie of you at the beach is picture-perfect. And that clever Tweet? You nailed it! But what do other people – your “friends,” “followers” and anyone else who might stumble across your profile – think of you based on your social media presence? Do they really like you?

Baylor University Extends Condolences to the Family of Billy Graham

WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2018) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of the Rev. Billy Graham, who received an honorary doctorate from Baylor in 1954 and later Baylor's Pro Ecclesia Medal of Service for his contributions to a Christian ministry that made an immeasurable global impact. Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., said, “Our deepest prayers are with the Graham family, and we join millions around the world in giving thanks for Billy Graham, for his unyielding faith in a risen Savior and his mission to bring Christ’s light to the world.”

Baylor University, Baylor Line Foundation Announce Slate of Alumni-Elected Regent Candidates

WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2018) – Baylor University, in conjunction with the Baylor Line Foundation, has announced the slate of alumni-elected Regent candidates presented for election this spring.