WACO, Texas (Sept. 20, 2018) – For nearly 100 years, Baptist Student Ministries has worked to equip college students across the country to follow Christ and transform the world. On Wednesday, Baylor University and the Baptist General Convention of Texas signed a cooperative agreement for a renewed vision of Baptist Student Ministries (BSM) as a chartered student organization on campus.
Our campus community kicked off National Hispanic Heritage Month yesterday with a luncheon and special guest speaker. Suzette Quintanilla Arriaga, the sister of the late singer Selena, shared her family’s story and reminded those in attendance of the importance of celebrating one another’s cultures.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 13, 2018) – Carter BloodCare recognized Baylor University as its 2017-18 College of the Year, thanks to faculty and students’ donations of more than 1,000 units of blood that saved 3,000 lives.
WACO, Texas (July 27, 2018) — Baylor Symphony Orchestra, led by Baylor Conductor-in-Residence Stephen Heyde, has received The American Prize in Orchestral Performance in the college/university category, making this its fourth consecutive year to win first place. This also marks the first time any a university has achieved that many consecutive first-place wins.
Hopping on a plane in Dallas, starting an eight-day journey that would take them to 10 countries and 16 different airports, Brian Boland turned to Michael Woodson and asked, "Now, where are we going?"
Baylor women's golf has hired Carly Ludwig as the program's assistant coach, head coach Jay Goble announced Friday.
WACO, Texas - Baylor soccer released its 2018 fall schedule on Thursday afternoon. The slate features 10 home matches and eight matchups against 2017 NCAA Tournament foes. Three opponents ranked in the 2017 Top 20 final RPI rankings, while 10 matches will be against 2017 Top 100 RPI programs.
Baylor volleyball has been picked to finish second in the 2018 Big 12 Preseason Coaches' Poll, announced Thursday by the conference office.
Sept. 24, 2018
In “Reclaiming Joy,” a book for new widows, author Ella Pritchard, B.A. (History) ’63, a former member of Baylor’s Board of Regents, describes her experience of grief, recovery and “return to joy” in the months and years following the death of her husband, Lev, after 46 years of marriage. The book was released Sept. 15 by Baylor University’s 1845 Press.
Sept. 21, 2018
Sophomore Jinhaeng Lee is one of the hundreds of international students at Baylor, having lived in five countries, including South Korea, the United Kingdom, Madagascar, Kenya and now the United States. His parents are in Madagascar as missionaries and have been serving there for 14 years. “My dad hopes to improve the mobile medical service of Madagascar, so they are planning on staying for a few more years,” Lee said. “I hope to bring people from Baylor to Madagascar — especially pre-med students and engineers — but really anyone’s welcome.”
Feature on Nicole Johnson, B.B.A. (Computer Information Systems) ’03, a former Baylor women’s golf student-athlete, who after graduation entered U.S. Navy Officer Candidate School, was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 83 as, at the time, the lone female pilot in the Air Wing, and completed two combat deployments and flew 63 missions over Afghanistan. She believes the discipline she learned at Baylor carried over to her military and now professional career as a First Officer for FedEx Express based in Memphis, Tennessee. “The premise is the same as far as discipline, time management, situational awareness and being able to compartmentalize things,” Johnson said.
Sept. 18, 2018
AUDIO: Sonya Benson, B.A. (Chemistry) ’97, associate principal engineer at PepsiCo, participates in the Society of Women Engineers’ Diverse podcast series, which supports the advancement of women in engineering and technology. Benson shares what led her to develop a passion for polymer science, the packaging work she is most proud of at PepsiCo and how she’s used her scientific background to support the work of PepsiCo’s Food for Good program.
The bad news: Children who undergo radiation treatment to fight the most common childhood brain tumor may have trouble recalling recent memories after the treatment. The good news (such as it is): Radiation therapy in such cases does not seem to affect episodic memories from before the children’s treatment. This, according to a recent Baylor research […]
It’s hosted three presidents and housed six national championship teams, welcomed some of the biggest country music acts in history, and christened tens of thousands of Baylor Bears who walked across its Commencement stage and exited as alumni. We’re talking, of course, about the Ferrell Center, which opened in style 30 years ago this week. […]
We love seeing the many ways Baylor grads fling their green and gold afar — especially in fun and unexpected ways. Like this one: Diego Rivas, a 2017 Baylor MBA graduate who lives in Austin, recently donated a beautiful Belgian Malinois puppy to the University of Texas Police Department. His only request? That they name the dog […]
During his days as a Baylor student, Trey Wingo, BA ’85, would go home to Connecticut over breaks and watch a fledgling cable network called ESPN. As he took in the novelty of a cable network dedicated exclusively to sports, Wingo remembers thinking, “How cool would it be to be able to come home and […]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 24, 2018) – Leslie Hahner, Ph.D., associate professor of communication at Baylor University, received the James A. Winans and Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address and the Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award from the Public Address Division of the National Communication Association for her book, “To Become an American: Immigrants and Americanization Campaigns of the Early Twentieth Century.”
WACO, Texas (Sept. 24, 2018) – Most people take for granted the ability to take a breath, lift an item over their head or grip something as small as a glass or a toothbrush. For 7-year-old Faith Fortenberry of Waco, who lives with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 2, these seemingly simple tasks used to be incredible struggles.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 21, 2018) – The Baylor University Academy for Leadership Development’s fall speaker series will bring to campus an engineer who became a motivational speaker, a foster child who became a successful author, and a World Championship basketball player who became an inspiration to young women.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 21, 2018) – Inspired by the “Where Lights Shine Bright” campaign, Baylor University will unveil its new institutional commercial during the national television broadcast of Saturday’s football game between Baylor and Kansas. The Big 12 opener on FS1 between the Bears and the Jayhawks will kick off at 2:30 p.m. at McLane Stadium.