Announcements

[Scott C. James, Ph.D.]
5/6/2021
WACO, Texas (May 6, 2021) - Baylor University is mourning the passing of current faculty member, Scott C. James, Ph.D., associate professor of geosciences, who died May 2, 2021, while visiting family in California.
[McLane Commencement2]
5/5/2021
WACO, Texas (May 5, 2021) – Baylor University will celebrate more than 3,600 graduates of the Classes of 2020 and 2021 during six in-person commencement ceremonies May 6-8 at McLane Stadium on the banks of the Brazos River.
4/22/2021
WACO, Texas (April 22, 2021) – Baylor University released the following statement in response to a reported assault on an Asian American student near campus on Sunday, April 18. The incident was reported by the student to the Waco Police Department and by the University to the Equity Office.
[Drug Take Back 2021]
4/20/2021
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2021) —The Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) will collect old and expired prescription drugs as part of a National Take-Back Day Saturday, April 24. Although the official collection day is on Saturday, BUPD will accept prescription drugs all week.
[Wemimo]
4/19/2021
WACO, Texas (April 19, 2021) — Baylor University’s department of religion has announced that Wemimo Bright Jaiyesimi of Lagos, Nigeria, has been named the recipient of the inaugural Robert L. Gilbert Scholar in Religion Graduate Fellowship.
[Dia Week 2021]
4/15/2021
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2021) – As Baylor University winds down the spring semester, students will be able to take a break from studying each evening of April 19-24 and enjoy a range of campus activities in the spirit of the University’s Diadeloso tradition.
[Baylor Sciences Building]
4/15/2021
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2021) – Baylor University today announced an estate gift from John and Eula Mae Baugh, creating an endowed chair in physics. The Eula Mae and John Baugh Chair in Physics, which will receive matching funds through the Baylor Academic Challenge, will provide faculty funding within the department of physics and focus on innovative research and teaching in the area of materials science.
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4/13/2021
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2021) – Baylor University’s Career Center reports a surprising increase in job placement of graduating Baylor University students in the spring of 2020 compared to spring 2019, despite an anticipated decrease due to the effect of COVID-19.
[Dr. Linda Plank, LHSON Dean]
4/12/2021
WACO, Texas (April 12, 2021) – Following a nationwide search, Baylor University Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., announced today that Linda Plank, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, who has served since last summer as Interim Dean of Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas, has been selected to serve as Dean in an official capacity, effective May 1.
[Browning Day 2021]
4/12/2021
WACO, Texas (April 12, 2021) – Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library and Museum will present its annual Browning Day lecture virtually at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 16, featuring Joshua King, Ph.D., associate professor of English and The Margarett Root Brown Chair in Robert Browning and Victorian Studies at Baylor.
[Baylor Alumni Week]
4/9/2021
WACO, Texas (April 9, 2021) – Baylor University will host Alumni Week April 12-17, providing numerous opportunities for Baylor Alumni to reconnect with their alma mater and fellow Baylor graduates from across the country and support their University.
[Baylor MBB Parade]
4/6/2021
WACO, Texas (April 6, 2021) - The 2021 Men’s Basketball National Champions will be celebrated with full fanfare in a parade through downtown Waco. The Bears will join Baylor University, the City of Waco, the Waco Chamber of Commerce and the Baylor Bear Foundation in celebration on Tuesday, April 13.
[Old Main2]
4/5/2021
WACO, Texas (April 5, 2021) – Baylor University again has joined universities and communities around the country to increase public awareness and prevention education about sexual assault and interpersonal violence during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).
[Outdoor Emergency Notification System]
4/1/2021
WACO, Texas (April 1, 2021) – During severe weather season, Baylor University has joined 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, at 10 a.m. on the first Friday of each month.
[Sandeep Mazumder, Ph.D.]
4/1/2021
WACO, Texas (April 1, 2021) – Following a nationwide search, Baylor University Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., announced today that Sandeep Mazumder, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Economics at Wake Forest University, has been selected as The William E. Crenshaw Endowed Dean of Baylor's nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business. His appointment is effective July 1.
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3/31/2021
WACO, Texas (March 31, 2021) – Three preeminent scholar/teachers from United States universities have been selected as finalists for Baylor University's 2022 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the only national teaching award – with the single largest monetary reward of $250,000 – presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching. The winning professor will be announced by Baylor in spring 2022.
[northcutt and music]
3/31/2021
WACO, Texas (March 31, 2021) – Baylor University’s Center for Christian Music Studies will host David W. Music, professor of church music at Baylor University, for the Spring 2021 Northcutt Lecture Series. His lecture, “The Teaching Ministry of Congregational Song,” will be held on Zoom at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
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3/23/2021
WACO, Texas (March 23, 2021) – Baylor University today released the full independent and unedited report of the 26-member Commission on Historic Campus Representations, which was charged by the Baylor Board of Regents with independently reviewing and evaluating the historical record and context of the University and its early leaders solely related to slavery and the Confederacy.
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3/22/2021
WACO, Texas (March 22, 2021) – The Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society at Baylor University will welcome nine scholars from around the globe, who will participate in "Where in the World?" — a Zoom-based presentation, discussion and moderated Q&A on the current state of religion, politics and society at 3:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday, March 23, and 11 a.m. CDT Friday, March 26, to accommodate time differences.
[Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunity]
3/16/2021
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2021) – Baylor University joined nearly 40 institutions in launching the Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunity, announced Friday by the Taskforce member institutions.
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