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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.

W. Tennis. Kraus Advances to Consolation Singles Final

Baylor women’s tennis freshman Livia Kraus advanced to the consolation singles final of the ITA Texas Regional Championship Presented by Oracle with another victory on Monday.

W. Volleyball. VB’s Pressley Tabbed Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week

Baylor volleyball freshman outside hitter Yossiana Pressley was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, announced by the conference office Monday afternoon.

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Chalks Up Program-High RPI Ranking

Baylor volleyball topped last week’s program-high RPI ranking, checking in at No. 22 in the latest rankings Monday afternoon.

M. Basketball. Lecomte Named to Cousy Award Watch List

Baylor senior guard Manu Lecomte is one of the 20 watch list candidates for the 2018 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award, as announced Monday by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

It’s #BaylorHomecoming Week!

In 1909, Baylor hosted the first collegiate homecoming celebration in the nation. This weekend, we again renew that tradition, as the Baylor Family returns to campus to “catch that Baylor spirit again,” as President Samuel Palmer Brooks famously wrote so long ago. As usual, the festivities begin in earnest Thursday night with Mass Meeting and the […]

That Good Old Baylor Bloodline

On Aug. 13, 2016, April Clanton (pictured above in the Baylor shirt) graduated from BU with a degree in communication sciences and disorders. The milestone was celebrated by her brother, mom, grandparents — and, no doubt, the dozens upon dozens of Baylor alumni in her family’s history. April’s family includes more than 60 relatives who […]

“God Is Good”: Remembering David Grotberg

On Oct. 6, 2016, the Baylor Family lost one of its own. David Grotberg, a sophomore Honors College student and member of the Golden Wave Marching Band, was riding his bike through Waco when he was struck and killed by an unknown driver, who fled the scene. That night, David’s parents, Clark and Diane Grotberg, […]

The 25 most Instagrammable spots on the Baylor campus

Ever wonder where the Baylor Instagram account and those featured on it get such breathtaking photos of campus? Or looking to fill your own account with photos like it? Well, here you go: your guide to the most share-worthy spots on the Baylor campus. Whether it’s your first time visiting Baylor, or you practically grew up […]

Congratulations

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.

Jeremy Uecker

Congratulations to faculty member Jeremy Uecker, sociology, and spouse Elisabeth, on the birth of their son, William Fritz Ueker, on August 24, 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: Christian calling shaped in chapel, in the classroom

Oct. 10, 2017
This article highlights the good work of Baylor’s Spiritual Life and Character Formation Task Force, which was created in June 2016, and examines the many ways faculty, students and staff are reinvigorating Baylor’s Christian mission daily in both word and deed.

Baylor Lariat: Student organizations highlight service as the heart of medical profession

Oct. 10, 2017
Article about the importance of service for Baylor students in pre-health majors as they apply for their next level of schooling. Medical Service Organization (MSO) and Multicultural Association of Prehealth Students (MAPS) are just two examples of the many service-oriented organizations on campus which help organize students to contribute to the Waco community. “Being a healthcare professional means that you will be dedicating your life to other people for your entire career,” said Houston senior and MAPS president Maya Fontenot. “If students want to see, ‘Is this really what I want to do? Do I want to dedicate my life to serving others?’ then they get the chance to taste that while they’re in college and see how wonderful it can be.”

Christianity Today: Breathing New Life into the Christian University

Sept. 29, 2017
Review of “Restoring the Soul of the University: Unifying Christian Higher Education in a Fragmented Age” by Baylor faculty Perry L. Glanzer, Ph.D., professor of educational leadership, and Nathan F. Alleman, Ph.D., associate professor of educational leadership, both in the Baylor School of Education, and Taylor University professor and Baylor alumnus Todd Ream, B.A. (Religion) ’93. The book outlines of a renewed vision for the future of the broken university and focuses ultimately on the Christian university.

General Counsel News: Trial Lawyer Scott Thomas Joins Winston & Strawn in Dallas

Oct. 12, 2017
Attorney Scott Thomas, M.Tax. (Taxation) ’99, joined Winston & Strawn LLP as a partner in the Dallas office. Thomas has experience in commercial litigation, securities litigation and shareholder disputes in federal and state courts in Texas, New York and California.

Hollywood Leaves ‘Great Deal of Money on the Table’ Regarding Movies Featuring Actors of Color, Baylor Expert Says

WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2017) – The new film “Marshall” – a legal thriller about Thurgood Marshall, an American Civil Rights leader and the U.S. Supreme Court’s first African-American justice – didn’t break the box office’s Top 10 during its opening weekend. But don’t count it out just yet, says a Baylor University movie marketing expert.

2018 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching Finalist Neil K. Garg will Present Public Lecture at Baylor

Waco, Texas (Oct. 13, 2017) – Neil K. Garg, Ph.D., professor of chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and finalist for Baylor University's Robert Foster Cherry Award, will present his public lecture, "How Organic Chemistry Became One of UCLA's Most Popular Classes," at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Baylor Sciences Building Room B.110, 101 Bagby Ave.

This Week at Baylor - Oct. 15-21, 2017

WACO, Texas (Oct. 13, 2017) — This week at Baylor there are numerous opportunities to attend interesting events as Baylor approaches Homecoming weekend.

Dress for Success: Baylor’s Career and Professional Development Teams Up with JCPenney for “BU Suit Up” for Students

Waco, Texas (Oct. 12, 2017) – Resume, check. Interview, check. Professional wardrobe, check. Thanks to Baylor University’s Career and Professional Development (CPD) and its partnership with a Waco department store, students from all majors were able to afford new professional outfits on a college budget.

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…