Announcements

[MTY boxes]
5/21/2020
WACO, Texas (May 21, 2020) – Baylor University today announced a $75,000 gift from the H-E-B Tournament of Champions Charitable Trust that will provide staffing support for the Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, helping fund the Emergency Meals-to-You effort over the next six months.
[truett]
5/20/2020
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.
[Dr. Brooke Blevins]
5/19/2020
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.
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5/15/2020
WACO, Texas (May 15, 2020) – At its regular spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved a $679.9 million annual operating budget for 2020-2021 and passed a resolution supporting the University’s continued commitment to its academic and Christian mission, while prioritizing the health and safety of the Baylor campus community amid the health risks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
[Dr. Shanna Hagan-Burke]
5/6/2020
WACO, Texas (May 6, 2020) – Following a nationwide search, Baylor University Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., announced today that Shanna Hagan-Burke, Ph.D., professor of special education and head of the department of educational psychology at Texas A&M University’s College of Education and Human Development, has been selected as Dean of the Baylor School of Education. Her appointment is effective July 1.
[Rural Texas mailbox]
5/5/2020
WACO, Texas (May 5, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a major expansion of Meals-to-You, an innovative partnership between the Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, USDA, McLane Global and PepsiCo, to feed low-income kids in rural areas. The initiative will serve nearly 5 million meals per week to rural children impacted by COVID-19-related school closures – five times its original goal.
[BU25]
4/27/2020
WACO, Texas (April 27, 2020) – After gathering input from across student support offices, all academic units and the Office of the Provost, Baylor University has made the decision to become a test-optional institution for the 2021 application cycle for incoming freshman students.
[Christian Leadership in a Time of Crisis]
4/21/2020
WACO, Texas (April 21, 2020) – Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., will be a featured speaker in “Christian Leadership in a Time of Crisis,” a virtual discussion to be held online at 7 p.m. (CST) Thursday, April 23.
[Summer of Discovery]
4/17/2020
WACO, Texas (April 17, 2020) – With travel and activity restrictions changing summer plans for many students, Baylor University today announced its 2020 Summer of Discovery, an innovative collection of discounted summer course bundles for current students, incoming freshmen and rising high school seniors in an online environment to help them advance toward their academic goals.
[FHC Tension Relief Bands]
4/16/2020
WACO, Texas (April 16, 2020) – Thanks to the resources of the Baylor University Libraries, health care professionals on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic at Family Health Center Waco have received 550 3D-printed surgical mask tension-relief bands produced on equipment from the libraries’ Experiential Learning Commons (ELC).
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4/13/2020
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2020) – Social distancing efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 may have scattered Baylor University students far and wide this spring semester, but they still will have the opportunity to celebrate the University’s traditional Diadeloso, or “The Day of the Bear,” which will be hosted virtually by the Baylor Chamber of Commerce all day Tuesday, April 21, 2020.
[Steppin In Challenge]
4/9/2020
WACO, Texas (April 9, 2020) – Although Baylor University’s traditional Steppin’ Out day of service has been canceled this spring, that has not stopped Baylor students, alumni and members of the Baylor Family – wherever they are around the country and across the globe – from taking an active role in service to their communities through the 2020 Steppin’ In Challenge on Saturday, April 18.
[Dr. Trena Wilkerson]
4/9/2020
WACO, Texas (April 9, 2020) – Trena L. Wilkerson, Ph.D., professor of mathematics education in the Baylor University School of Education, has taken on a national leadership role as the newly installed president of the Board of Directors of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
[Doug Henry]
4/8/2020
WACO, Texas (April 8, 2020) – Baylor University Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., announced today that Douglas V. Henry, Ph.D., who has served since last summer as Interim Dean of the Honors College, has been selected to serve as Dean in an official capacity, effective May 1.
[who]
4/5/2020
WACO, Texas (April 5, 2020) – Benjamin Ryan, Ph.D., clinical associate professor of environmental science at Baylor University, will be a keynote speaker at a global webinar presented by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the World Health Organization at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 7.
[Joy and Lady]
3/30/2020
WACO, Texas (March 30, 2020) - In response to the City of Waco’s call for shelter in place, Baylor University has temporarily closed the Bill and Eva Williams Bear Habitat, a Class C Zoo, to visitors. Out of an abundance of caution, the facility will remain closed until group gatherings are deemed safe to resume.
[Baylor Law School]
3/25/2020
WACO, Texas (March 25, 2020) – Baylor University graduate and professional programs were among those nationally ranked in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings, released March 17.
[Mailboxes]
3/17/2020
WACO, Texas (March 17, 2020) – The Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty has joined together with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, McLane Global, PepsiCo and others in a national effort called Emergency Meals-to-You, which delivers food boxes to students in a limited number of rural schools close
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3/16/2020
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2020) – Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., updated the Baylor University community today regarding the extension of online instruction through the remainder of the spring semester, the postponement of May Commencement and more.
[Bagged lunches]
3/15/2020
WACO, Texas (March 15, 2020) – To help families with children find food sites in their local communities while schools are closed due to COVID-19, the Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty has launched a website that provides a running list of school closures accompanied by the meals schools will have available.
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