WACO, Texas (March 5, 2021) – After winter storms postponed committee meetings during February's quarterly meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents reconvened committee meetings virtually this week with the full Board taking subsequent action to approve construction of an Autism Center and appointment of a new Student Regent. In addition, the Board announced the slate of Alumni-elected Regent candidates for the upcoming election this spring.
[Global Mission Leadership1]
WACO, Texas (March 4, 2021) – Baylor University today announced a $1.5 million gift from Stephen and Lori Angel of Connecticut, and their children, Logan Angel (B.A. ’13) of Dallas, and Mason Angel of Venice Beach, California, through the Angel Family Foundation to support student scholarships within the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work’s Global Mission Leadership (GML) Program.
[Outdoor Emergency Notification System]
WACO, Texas (March 4, 2021) - As severe weather season begins, Baylor University will join City of Waco and McLennan County partners, in cooperation with the Waco/McLennan County Office of Emergency Management, to conduct a regular test of outdoor tornado sirens, beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, March 5.
[The Store2]
WACO, Texas (March 3, 2021) – During the recent winter storms that wreaked havoc across Texas, The Store food pantry at Baylor University provided food items for students in need, as well as for those who found themselves without power, heat or water at their apartments or homes.
[Champions of Change]
WACO, Texas (March 2, 2021) – Baylor University will honor and celebrate unsung heroes of Baylor’s past and present through Champions of Change, a new program that recognizes and acknowledges the accomplishments of faculty, staff and alumni who have demonstrated efforts to foster greater appreciation and advancement of diversity, inclusiveness and equity for communities of color at Baylor and in Waco.
WACO, Texas (March 2, 2021) — Baylor University’s John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise has announced its top 10 finalists for the 10th annual New Venture Competition, a two-day business plan and elevator pitch competition for collegiate entrepreneurs around the world held March 25-27.
[Topgolf Live Stadium Series]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2021) – Baylor University will engage in dedicated outreach with prospective students and their families as part of the Topgolf Live Stadium Series held Feb. 25-28 at McLane Stadium. The event is the first of seven at Division I Football Bowl Subdivision college stadiums this spring, followed by events at the universities of Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Tennessee.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 25, 2021) – Ahead of the public release of the full, independent report of the Commission on Historic Campus Representations by the end of March, Baylor University will hold three "Baylor Conversation Series" events on March 2, March 9 and March 16.
[CCSI logo]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2020) – Baylor University and Compassion International announced today the “Christian Collective for Social Innovation” (CCSI), another exciting initiative in their partnership to bring about global human flourishing for children and families in poverty.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 22, 2021) – The inaugural ARC (Athletics, Race, Christianity) Talks, hosted by the Faith & Sports Institute, Baylor Athletics and the Black Church Studies Program at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2021) - On Monday, Feb. 22, Baylor University will return to normal operations with on-campus instruction and on-campus work. Please be advised that clean-up and restoration continues in some facilities and on the grounds, so we ask for your patience and understanding while our facilities teams work to resolve any building issues caused by the winter storm.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2021) - At its quarterly meeting held virtually, the Baylor University Board of Regents officially accepted the final report of the Commission on Historic Campus Representations, passing a resolution that expressed its gratitude to the 26 members of the Commission and sets a path forward for the University Administration to develop an action plan of the Commission's recommendations for Board consideration.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2021) - Due to winter weather conditions, the Baylor University Waco campus will close at 2 p.m. today through all-day Friday, Feb. 12. Classes held at 2 p.m. and later today and all-day Friday will shift to remote instruction.
[Trailblazer Scholars Program]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2021) – Baylor University announced today that fundraising for the Trailblazer Scholars Program has surpassed $2 million since the program’s creation in July 2020, pairing with the University’s commitment of $5 million to establish the program.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 10, 2021) - Due to potential icy conditions, the Baylor University Waco campus will delay officially opening until 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. In-person classes will begin at 9:30 a.m. There is no impact to online classes, which will continue as scheduled.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 9, 2021) — “A Long, Long Way Film Series” sponsored by Baylor University and Washington National Cathedral annually will be fully online this spring and open to all Baylor faculty, staff and students, rather than a few undergraduates who usually attend the annual event in Washington, D.C.
[National History Day]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 9, 2021) - More than 120 students have entered projects in the virtual 2021 Heart of Texas Regional History Fair, which will be held online Feb. 15-19. Students representing 18 Central Texas schools have registered 75 projects in various categories.
[Women’s World Day of Prayer]

WACO, Texas (Feb. 8, 2021) - A session of the Women's World Day of Prayer, "Life! Standing Together Unified in Hope," will take place virtually via Zoom at 10:15 a.m. CST Friday, Feb. 12. Individuals from Texas and beyond are welcome to participate.

[LHSON vaccination 1]
DALLAS, Texas (Jan. 28, 2021) – Around 120 senior-level, second-semester nursing students and assigned faculty with Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) have volunteered to help administer the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine at the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District vaccination clinic beginning today and every Thursday through Feb. 18 at the Waco Convention Center.
[The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A Celebration Through Word and Song]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 26, 2021) - The Department of Multicultural Affairs at Baylor University will host this year's signature celebration of The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A Celebration Through Word and Song online from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27. The celebration will remain available for viewing on the Multicultural Affairs website.
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