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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.

M. Tennis. MT's Johannes Schretter Advances to ITA Regional Singles Championship

Baylor men's tennis junior Johannes Schretter secured a spot in the ITA Regional Championship singles final after rolling through his quarterfinal and semifinal matchups Sunday at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center in College Station, Texas.

M. Golf. Royal Oaks Tourney Gives Fans Up-Close Look

Looking back on it, Mike McGraw kicks himself that he hadn’t thought of using the Maxwell format before in the Baylor-hosted Royal Oaks Intercollegiate.

Football. Football Rallies, Falls to West Virginia 38-36

Xavier Preston sacked Charlie Brewer on a two-point conversion attempt with 17 seconds left and No. 23 West Virginia withstood a furious fourth-quarter Baylor rally to escape with a 38-36 win Saturday night.

M. Tennis. Men’s Tennis Advances to ITA Regional Quarterfinals

Baylor men's tennis will have two players in the singles draw quarterfinals at the ITA Regional Championships Presented by Oracle. Juniors Johannes Schretter and Jimmy Bendeck scored two straight singles wins Saturday at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center in College Station, Texas.

#BearsOfBaylor — “Everyone takes off Friday and they come down here. It’s like our holiday.”

“This is my 20th Homecoming. I think I missed one, maybe, when I was pregnant. We just come back every year. We stay with my college roommate; there’s 11 kids at the house this year! We just keep growing and growing. It’s like “family” — friends and family. We call it our Christmas. It’s like […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “Baylor is where I found who I was.”

“I graduated in ’97, so this is my 20-year reunion. I was in Chi Omega. I got to be a part of Pigskin and Sing, and they [the kids] got to see that. Those were awesome, awesome memories. They’ve heard me talk about it, and they got to see what it’s all about. “Baylor is […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’ve only missed four Homecomings since 1954.”

“I’ve only missed four Homecomings since 1954. It’s what alumni are supposed to do — to meet their classmates! I have family, they live in Dallas, and they had my grandchildren. We brought them from age 1 all the way up. Now I’ve got a great-grandchild. She’s a year and a half. They’re bringing her […]

Teach your friends about Baylor Homecoming in 3.5 minutes

Trying to explain to your friends why Baylor Homecoming is so special? Ask them for 3.5 minutes of their time, and show them these four videos: Baylor University Homecoming History in 60 Seconds: All About the Baylor Homecoming Parade: All About the Baylor Homecoming Bonfire: Baylor’s Immortal 10 / Mass Meeting Tradition: And […]

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.

American Psychological Association: The power of restorative sleep

Oct. 20, 2017
An article about the recent Baylor study on the benefits of regular sleep and the growing body of research that points to how consistency in sleep correlates to boosting productivity. Conducted by Elise King, assistant professor of interior design, and Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, the study of interior design students found that skimping on sleep, followed by supposed “catch-up days,” was associated with worse cognition — both in attention and creativity.

Baylor Lariat: Professor’s book recalls experience in Iraq

Oct. 17, 2017
Between 2003 and 2007, teams of Baylor professors and other volunteers made five trips to Iraq to help fellow educators rebuild following the rule of Saddam Hussein. Bill Mitchell, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of History and retired U.S. Air Force officer, has chronicled the Baylor teams’ efforts in a new book, “Baylor in Northern Iraq During Operation Iraqi Freedom.” “Every university should teach about its history,” Mitchell said. “This book is a small part of Baylor’s extensive and wonderful history. It is a now a published part of the Baylor legacy. Other generations years from now deserve to know how we were called for the unarmed forces—with heart—in an armed forces environment.”

2018 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching Finalist Clinton O. Longenecker will Present Public Lecture at Baylor

Waco, Texas (Oct. 20, 2017) – Clinton O. Longenecker, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Leadership at the University of Toledo and finalist for the Robert Foster Cherry Award, will present his lecture "Career Success and Survival in the 21st Century: The Mandate for Life-long Learning." The public lecture will take place at 4:30 p.m., Oct. 23, in Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, Room 240, 1621 S. Third St.

Baylor’s Parchman Lectures on Oct. 24 and 25 Will Address Impact of Martin Luther

WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2017) — Renowned theologian Robert A. Kolb, Ph.D., will present three lectures with a theme of “What Did Martin Luther Change, and Why?” as George W. Truett Theological Seminary hosts the annual Leo and Gloriana Parchman Endowed Lecture series Oct. 24 and 25.

President Livingstone Updates Baylor Regents on Successful Accreditation Visit, Academic Strategic Planning; Announces Organizational Changes

WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2017) – During its annual Homecoming meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents heard updates from Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone on the University’s recent successful accreditation visit, academic strategic planning process and new organizational changes, and celebrated the recipients of the 2017 Baylor Meritorious Achievement Awards.

President Livingstone Updates Baylor Regents on Successful Accreditation Visit, Academic Strategic Planning; Announces Organizational Changes

WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2017) – During its annual Homecoming meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents heard updates from Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone on the University’s recent successful accreditation visit, academic strategic planning process and new organizational changes, and celebrated the recipients of the 2017 Baylor Meritorious Achievement Awards.

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…