Faculty & Staff News

May
26
2020

Waco Hall: Celebrating 90 years of a campus landmark

Ninety years ago this week — May 27, 1930 — Waco Hall was officially dedicated during Spring Commencement activities. But you may be surprised to learn that the building, which has given so many Bears happy memories of Sing performances and Chapel performances, was a child of tragedy and struggle. The tragedy? A fire that gutted […]

May
26
2020

SOME UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Men's Tennis

Just a couple weeks away from being at full strength for the first time all season, Brian Boland saw his second year at Baylor abruptly end due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

May
22
2020

Football: Statements from Mack Rhoades and Dave Aranda

"We are grateful and excited for the return of our football student-athletes on June 15. Over the past several weeks, our Health and Wellness team led by Kenny Boyd has worked in conjunction with University leadership, conference governance, and local health officials, to develop a comprehensive plan to support the safe return of our student-athletes, coaches, and staff..."

May
22
2020

Baylor Displays Strong Academics with Latest NCAA APR Scores

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Baylor's academic excellence in Preparing of Champions for Life was on full display with the recent release of the Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

May
22
2020

Baylor alumna leading the fight against human trafficking

Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, with more than 40 million victims worldwide — and its happening in communities all across the globe, including right here in Texas. Baylor alumna Susan Peters, BA ’86, has made it her mission to put an end to it. After witnessing exploitation and injustice […]

May
21
2020

MT's Dickerson Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

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WACO, Texas – Baylor men's tennis senior Ryan Dickerson was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District At-Large First Team, announced by the organization Thursday morning.

May
21
2020

Baylor Students Use Summer School to Zero In on Subjects, Graduate Sooner

WACO, Texas (May 21, 2020) – Baylor University’s May Minimester is underway, and students are currently enrolling in large numbers for the University’s Summer of Discovery with two online summer sessions from June 2-July 7 and July 9-August 12, respectively.

May
21
2020

Baylor University Receives $75,000 Gift to Combat Food Insecurity During COVID-19 Pandemic

WACO, Texas (May 21, 2020) – Baylor University today announced a gift to support the University’s efforts in coordinating, administrating and leading accessibility efforts for children experiencing food insecurity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The $75,000 gift from the H-E-B Tournament of Champions Charitable Trust will provide staffing support for the Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, helping to fund the Emergency Meals-to-You effort over the next six months.

May
21
2020

Presidential Perspective - May 21, 2020

As the state of Texas continues to re-open more and more businesses and other community services each week, we are receiving an increasing number of questions as to how these decisions affect the University.

May
20
2020

ONE MORE OPPORTUNITY

Back to Baylor

Since she had only played in 10 of Baylor softball's 24 games because of a pulled hamstring, the thought of not coming back for a fifth year never even crossed Nicky Dawson's mind.

May
20
2020

Baylor professors of the year represent religion, business, English & geosciences

Another academic year has come to an end. However strange it was, some things are still familiar: Final grades have been posted, books are being returned, students have graduated — and Baylor’s professors of the year have been awarded! The Collins Outstanding Professor Award, which is voted on by the outgoing senior class, awards the […]

May
20
2020

SIX SPORTS REPRESENTED IN 2020 CLASS

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A quartet of three-time All-Americans and a No. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft highlight a 2020 Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame class that includes eight former student-athletes from six different sports.

May
20
2020

Baylor University’s Truett Seminary Announces Plans to Launch San Antonio Extension Campus in 2021

WACO, Texas (May 20, 2020) – Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary has announced that it plans to launch an extension campus for the San Antonio region in 2021, seeking to reach students who cannot pursue traditional, in-residence theological education. True to Truett’s mission, the extension will exist to equip God-called people for gospel ministry in and alongside the local church.

May
19
2020

USDA expands Baylor program for feeding rural schoolkids to provide 5 million meals a week

It was barely a month ago that we wrote about how a Baylor program — picked up and supported by the USDA, PepsiCo, McLane Global and others — had quickly ramped up to provide a million meals a week to schoolchildren in rural areas impacted by COVID-19-related school closures. Here’s how well that program has […]

May
19
2020

Dr. Brooke Blevins Named Strickland Endowed Chair in School of Education

WACO, Texas (May 19, 2020) – Brooke E. Blevins, Ph.D., associate professor of social studies education and chair of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the Baylor University School of Education, has been named The Conwell G. Strickland Endowed Chair in Education.

May
19
2020

Fishing Rod ‘Selfie Stick’ and Scientific Sleuthing Lead to Clues about Extinct Reptile Resembling a Dolphin

WACO, Texas (May 19, 2020) – A Russian paleontologist visiting the Natural History Museum in London desperately wanted a good look at the skeleton of an extinct aquatic reptile, but its glass case was too far up the wall. So he attached his digital camera to a fishing rod and — with several clicks — snagged a big one, scientifically speaking.

May
18
2020

WHEN A PLAN COMES TOGETHER

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The A-Team's Colonel John "Hannibal" Smith used to say, "I love it when a plan comes together."

May
18
2020

Lah, Frantzen Named ITA Regional Award Winners

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WACO, Texas – Baylor men's tennis senior Constantin Frantzen and junior Sven Lah were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Texas Regional award winners, announced by the organization Monday morning.

May
18
2020

Congratulations, Baylor Class of 2020!

Congratulations, Class of 2020 — you did it. No class in Baylor’s 175-year history has had a senior year quite like yours, and certainly not a Senior Week or graduation weekend like yours. But while missing out on such traditions is sad, they don’t diminish the fact that you did it. You graduated. And that […]

May
18
2020

Chemicals Often Found in Consumer Products Could Lead to Obesity and Fatty Liver Diseases, Baylor University Study Finds

WACO, Texas (May 18, 2020) – Chemical compounds found in many consumer products could be major contributors to the onset of lipid-related diseases, such as obesity, in humans, according to a Baylor University study.