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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.

Recapping #BaylorHomecoming 2017

Thousands upon thousands of Baylor Family members filled campus this past weekend, taking advantage of ideal weather to enjoy all the traditions of Homecoming, from bonfire and Pigskin to the parade and the football game. Thanks, as always, to everyone who made the weekend such a success, from the students of Chamber who worked so […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I feel proud that Baylor’s my home.”

“I feel proud that Baylor’s my home. That I have a community that loves me and supports me. My aunt was in Student Foundation, so I’m really proud that I get to continue her legacy and other peoples’ before me. Especially during Homecoming. This is a time when people can come back and say, ‘Look […]

#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 […]

Congratulations

Lesley & Scott McAllister

Congratulations to faculty members Lesley and Scott McAllister, school of music, on the birth of their son, Camden Patrick McAllister, on August 25, 2017.

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.

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 Media Communications: What Makes Horror Movies Scary? “We do,” Says Baylor Film Expert

Oct. 18, 2017
The best scary movies adapt to society’s current fears and turn current cultural, social and political preoccupations into elements of horror, says a Baylor University film historian and an expert on the horror film genre, said James Kendrick, Ph.D., associate professor of film and digital media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. However, as elements of fear transform with society, the elements of horror films remain. “Character and story, atmosphere and the monster,” Kendrick said. “That’s all you really need. Interesting, engaging characters in an effective setting pitted against some kind of monstrosity. That is the core of the genre, and anything and everything else grows from and functions to support those three elements.”

KWKT-TV Ch. 44 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/FOX): Baylor accreditation visit "successful"

Oct. 20, 2017
Baylor Regents received an update from Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone on Friday about the recent visit of a special committee of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, who conducted an on-site visit Oct. 2-4 in response to a warning sanction by the University's accrediting body last December. After reviewing student services, athletics and the overall institutional environment, the special committee found Baylor to be compliant in all three areas. The review committee also verified that all 105 recommendations that Baylor undertook in response to incidents of sexual violence have been implemented.

KWTX-TV Baylor GameDay: BU homecoming queen talks importance of sign language

Oct. 21, 2017
VIDEO: Baylor Homecoming Queen Kaylee King, a senior communication sciences and disorders major from Flower Mound who was the nominee for Baylor’s American Sign Language club, visited the KWTX Baylor GameDay set to advocate for American Sign Language and the deaf community. King was joined by Emilye Harris, a senior communication sciences and disorders major from Gladewater, who served on the set as a sign language interpreter.

Baylor Debate Team Wins Season Opener Under Leadership of Award-Winning Coach Matt Gerber

WACO, Texas (Oct. 23, 2017) – Baylor University’s Glenn R. Capp Debate Forum won first place at a recent invitation-only tournament that featured the top teams in the nation, including those from Cornell University, Rutgers University, Arizona State University, Gonzaga University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Binghamton University and University of West Georgia.

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.

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…