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Dec
5
2019
"It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … everywhere you go." That’s certainly true on the Baylor campus, as we celebrate the birth of our Risen Savior, Jesus Christ.
Nov
21
2019
Serving as President of Baylor University has provided many “firsts” for me. My latest “first” was pardoning a turkey at the beginning of last night’s All-University Thanksgiving meal!
Nov
14
2019
There is so much buzz on campus about Saturday, and I am just as excited as all of you.
Nov
7
2019
I can’t believe it’s been a year since the public launch of Give Light, Baylor’s $1.1 billion philanthropic campaign in support of our efforts to become the preeminent Christian research university.
Nov
1
2019
WACO, Texas (Nov. 1, 2019) – At its regular fall meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved phase 1 design and fees for the Mark and Paula Hurd Welcome Center and the Baylor Basketball Pavilion and approved design and construction fees to fit-up shared research lab space for mechanical engineering in the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC).
Oct
31
2019
Happy Halloween, Bears … or I should say, Growl-O-Ween! I am looking forward to a special Thursday night football game at McLane Stadium as we face West Virginia in Big 12 play at 7 p.m.
Oct
24
2019
I’ve been traveling this week, and I am currently en route to California to meet with several members of the Baylor Family and prepare for Saturday’s Give Light event at the Paramount Theatre in Hollywood.
Oct
18
2019
WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2019) – Baylor University is mourning the death of distinguished Baylor alumnus Mark V. Hurd, B.B.A. ’79, CEO of Oracle and Vice Chair of the Baylor Board of Regents.
Oct
17
2019
What a great Homecoming we had last week! I suspect my favorite moment is shared by many of you – Coach Matt Rhule and our Bears’ 33-30 Big 12 win over Texas Tech in double overtime.
Oct
10
2019
Homecoming Week is off to a great start, as 2,200 students joined the First Gent and me on our front lawn for Dinner with the Livingstones Tuesday evening. The entire campus is decked out in green and gold and certainly abuzz with a full slate of Homecoming activities – and our annual fall invasion of Texas field crickets!
Oct
3
2019
I can’t believe that Homecoming is next week – it’s so early this year! Here we have some Homecoming notes and other spotlights for this week.
Sep
26
2019
Yesterday was certainly exciting as we celebrated our faculty and research community as part of National Research Administrator Day.
Sep
24
2019
As Baylor University moves toward Research 1/Tier 1 recognition among the nation’s top research universities, tomorrow we will honor all staff who work behind the scenes to support research across the campus on National Research Administrator Day. This occasion offers an important and unique opportunity to celebrate the dynamic growth and passion for service at Baylor, and I want to let the entire Baylor Family know what we have planned.
Sep
19
2019
The University’s official fall enrollment contains plenty of great news: Our freshman class of 3,307 students is the most academically qualified first-year class in University history and also among our most diverse freshman classes ever.
Sep
13
2019
In a little more than a month, Baylor will welcome West Virginia to campus for an ESPN nationally televised football game at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, which is also the night of Halloween.
Sep
12
2019
It’s hard to believe that 18 years have passed since the harrowing events of 9/11.
Sep
5
2019
Earlier this week our President’s Council had a retreat in which we charted our priorities for the academic year and discussed our journey to become a Research 1/Tier 1 university. Our team is fully committed for Baylor to achieve recognition as the preeminent Christian research university and have a distinct, much-needed voice in higher education.
Aug
29
2019
I am having a hard time determining what has been my highlight of the first week of the semester so far.
Aug
28
2019
WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2019) – At today’s regular Fall Faculty Meeting, Baylor University officially announced plans to pursue Research 1/Tier 1 (R1/T1) recognition by building on Illuminate, the University’s strategic plan, which will guide Baylor towards joining the nation’s top research universities and achieving status as the world’s preeminent Christian research university.
Aug
27
2019
Over the past several months, an increased number of questions have been raised regarding Baylor University’s stance on human sexuality and the support we provide our students who identify as LGBTQ.
Aug
26
2019
Today is a great day in the life of Baylor University – the first day of class for the fall semester!
Aug
22
2019
Today we live in a world in which it seems people struggle to get along with one another. Everyone has a “hot take” on current issues, opinions are at polar extremes and compromise is nearly non-existent. And while it may seem to the contrary, we embrace diversity of thought on university campuses, including here at Baylor.
Aug
15
2019
Campus is abuzz with preparations for the fall semester, which begins Monday, Aug. 26.
Aug
8
2019
In just a few weeks, after we cheer on our newest Baylor graduates during Summer Commencement, we’ll begin to see the exciting signs of the fall semester and the start of a new academic year.
Aug
1
2019
As I spent some time this week reflecting and preparing for the upcoming fall semester, I was re-inspired and re-energized about what lies ahead for Baylor. I am glad that you are on this journey with me, as we shine our light boldly and brightly.
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