Faculty & Staff News
WACO, Texas – Baylor men's golf is headed to the 2019 NCAA Men's Golf Championship, which runs Friday through Wednesday at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark. The Bears will extend their school record with a fourth consecutive NCAA Championship appearance and will compete at the Championship for the ninth time in program history.
May 22, 2019
(Sixth news item) The Center for First-generation Student Success named Baylor University to its inaugural cohort of First Forward institutions. The designation recognizes institutions of higher education that demonstrated a commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes of first-generation college students. Baylor’s First in Line program is an on-campus support unit that provides scholarships, directed programming, mentoring and a network of faculty and staff to assist first-generation student success.
WACO, Texas (May 21, 2019) – More than $27,000 in personal contributions from the Baylor University Board of Regents will help fund operations during the 2019-2020 academic year for The Store, a free student food pantry operated by the Paul L. Foster Success Center-Student Success Initiatives.
May 22, 2019
This article cites a Baylor University study which found that three of 10 attendees who approached their church for help related to a mental health condition for themselves or a family member reported negative interactions counterproductive to treatment. For one in eight who approached their church for help, the experience was so distressing that they left for good.
May 19, 2019
Francisco “Paco” Velez, B.S. (Biology/Anthropology) ’98, has served as president and CEO of Feeding South Florida since 2012, after working for 12 years as director of services and then executive VP at the San Antonio Food Bank. Since his arrival at FSF, Velez has increased overall funding and the number of pounds of food distributed across his territory.
It was such a joy to celebrate our nearly 3,000 spring graduates during last week’s Commencement ceremonies.
May 17, 2019
Allison Dickson, who graduated from Baylor Law in 2007 at the top of her class, was honored by the Girl Scouts of Central Texas as this year’s Rising Star during the 2019 Women of Distinction banquet. Dickson was diagnosed with Werdnig-Hoffman muscular dystrophy at 15 months. Despite doctor’s predictions that she might only live one year, she’s succeeded in many endeavors.
May 18, 2019
Thomas Harris, B.A. (English) '63, author of “The Silence of the Lambs” and other novels based on his most famous character, Hannibal Lecter, has released a new book titled "Cari Mora." The novel is about a Colombian refugee, giving him the chance to explore the plight of immigrants and refugees, especially in Miami, his adopted home for the last 30 years.
May 20, 2019
Incoming Baylor freshman Jude Bugenhagen is among the 21 seniors who will be honored at commencement as “Cooper Pioneers” for attending The John Cooper School in The Woodlands continuously since kindergarten. The tradition was established at commencement for the Class of 2001, when The Woodlands founder George Mitchell and Cynthia Woods Mitchell bestowed special shawls on the first Cooper Pioneers.
May 23, 2019
“Be the Astronaut,” a traveling exhibit, will open Saturday at Baylor’s Mayborn Museum Complex, which is celebrating its 15th birthday. Visitors can guide rockets, fly lunar landers and drive Martian rovers with one big advantage over reality: A mistake won’t kill them. Instead playing a video game will give them insight into the challenge of spaceflight as they try to master the balance of rocket weight, thrust, acceleration and the force of gravity.
May 22, 2019
Baylor University recently announced it will receive an unprecedented $100 million gift toward the Baptist school’s philanthropic campaign, putting it on a select list of schools that have received large-scale gifts in recent years. The anonymous gift takes the University to nearly $700 million of its ambitious fundraising campaign goal of $1.1 billion and is the single largest recent gift given to the school.
Champions' TriBUne is a special feature through Baylor Athletics that will give you the student-athlete's perspective and tell their story in their voice. Kiana Horton, a senior All-American from San Antonio, Texas, has won three Big 12 400-meter championships and set the indoor and outdoor school records. A May graduate who won a pair of gold medals in the 4x400 relay running for USA last summer, Kiana will compete in the NCAA West Preliminary Championships that start Thursday in Sacramento, Calif.
The No. 2-seeded Bears opened up the 2019 Big 12 Championship much like how they left in 2018, with a big win, this time an 8-2 victory over Oklahoma on Wednesday evening at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
It’s official: The academic year has come to a close. Finals grades are in, seniors have walked the stage — and Baylor’s professors of the year have been named. The Collins Outstanding Professor Award, which is voted on by the outgoing senior class, awards the recipient a $10,000 cash prize. Past Collins professors include Rachel […]
Baylor track & field is set to take 22 individual athletes and four relay teams to the NCAA West Preliminary Championships Thursday-Saturday (May 23-25) in Sacramento, Calif.
WACO, Texas (May 22, 2019) – This month, Baylor Missions is sending 15 teams of 247 students, faculty, staff and friends of Baylor University who will be integrating their faith with their academic disciplines and hands-on service at locations in Ecuador, England, Guatemala, Kenya, Romania, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Washington, D.C., and the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.