Students News

Jul
9
2020

Waco Mammoth National Monument celebrates 5 years as part of the National Park Service

Over 40 years ago, Paul Barron and Eddie Bufkin set out to collect arrowheads and fossils near the Bosque River. To their surprise, they found something much larger — what is today known as the Waco Mammoth National Monument. Since its discovery in 1978, the site has revealed 24 adult and juvenile Columbian mammoths, a […]

Jul
9
2020

Baylor University Recruits Rising Cancer Researcher, Baylor Alum with $2 Million Grant from CPRIT

WACO, Texas (July 9, 2020) – Liela Romero, Ph.D., a highly regarded rising cancer researcher and 2011 Baylor University alumnus, has joined the Baylor faculty with the support of a $2 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). The highly coveted grant, aimed at recruiting top cancer researchers to establish their careers in Texas, enables her appointment as assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry and provides funds for the establishment of The Romero Lab.

Jul
9
2020

Presidential Perspective - July 9, 2020

Starting off with some good news this week: You may recall that in December, one of our beloved black bears, Lady, underwent a first-of-its-kind treatment, called Tomotherapy, for a thymoma in her chest. Last month, Lady underwent a check-up from her veterinary team who came to visit her in Waco. The team took images of Lady’s chest and have reported that the Tomotherapy treatment is successfully managing the size of the mass – it has not grown.

Jul
8
2020

‘Patient Patients’ in Psychiatric Care for Depression Disorders Show Decreased Symptoms, Baylor University Study Finds

WACO, Texas (July 8, 2020) – Psychiatric inpatients with major depressive disorders who increased in the virtue of patience during hospitalization also showed fewer symptoms of depression, according to a Baylor University study.

Jul
8
2020

Top Questions for the Fall Semester

What will Baylor University’s fall semester look like?

Jul
7
2020

WGolf: Kaur Earns No. 1 Seed at Women’s Texas Amateur

Gurleen Kaur

Baylor junior Gurleen Kaur carded a 4-under 67 in Tuesday's qualifying round at the 99th Women's Texas Amateur golf tournament to earn Medalist honors and the No. 1 seed in the Championship Match Play Bracket.

Jul
7
2020

Baylor profs earn school-record 4 NSF CAREER awards

For young faculty members at research institutions across the nation, the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) is an aspirational goal that only a handful attain each year. Along with its prestige comes a high degree of competitiveness — early-career faculty members at every major university are also applying — which makes 2020 […]

Jul
7
2020

A BRICK IN THE FOUNDATION

Jason Smith

Even though Baylor football won just 19 games in his five years, Jason Smith was part of the foundation that eventually led to a pair of Big 12 championships, nine bowl games in 10 years and a shiny new stadium on the river.

Jul
7
2020

Study Finds Troubling Connection Between Workplace Pregnancy Discrimination and Health of Mothers and Babies

WACO, Texas (July 7, 2020) – Perceived pregnancy discrimination indirectly relates to increased levels of postpartum depressive symptoms for mothers and lower birth weights, lower gestational ages and increased numbers of doctor visits for babies, according to a management study led by Baylor University.

Jul
6
2020

Baylor University Announces Members, Charges for Commission on Historic Campus Representations

WACO, Texas (July 6, 2020) – Baylor University today announced the members of the 26-member Commission on Historic Campus Representations – established as part of a unanimously passed resolution by the Board of the Regents on June 26 that acknowledged the University's historical connections to slavery and the Confederacy – and the specific charges that will guide the work of the Commission.

Jul
6
2020

Baylor University Announces Members, Charges for Commission on Historic Campus Representations

WACO, Texas (July 6, 2020) – Baylor University today announced the members of the 26-member Commission on Historic Campus Representations – established as part of a unanimously passed resolution by the Board of the Regents on June 26 that acknowledged the University's historical connections to slavery and the Confederacy – and the specific charges that will guide the work of the Commission.

Jul
6
2020

eNews: Baylor University Announces Charges, Members of Commission on Historic Campus Representations

Many years ago, Baylor University made a strong commitment to reflect the racial diversity of God’s creation among our students, faculty and staff. Through various task forces, the President's Diversity Council and other initiatives, significant progress has been made in several areas, including admissions, faculty hiring and our campus climate, to name a few. Yet we recognize we must do more as Baylor strives to be a caring Christian community for all of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends.

Jul
3
2020

SACE June Champions of the Month

Simpson Center

Johnny Keefer (men's golf), Brayden Utley (football), Moorea Long (women's track & field) and DiDi Richards (women's basketball) have been selected as the Student-Athlete Center for Excellence (SACE) June Champions of the Month.

Jul
2
2020

Celebrating 50 years of the Baylor Institute of Oral History

History is recorded in a variety of ways, but none are as dynamic as the art of oral history — and Baylor has its very own collection! For 50 years now, the Baylor Institute for Oral History has preserved the stories of those who helped create the fabric of history and whose lives, in turn, […]

Jul
2
2020

Presidential Perspective - July 2, 2020

We continue to closely monitor the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in the Greater Waco area. In conversations with our local public health and government officials, there is a strong collective commitment to taking appropriate mitigating measures and keeping our community safe during this pandemic.

Jul
1
2020

Baylor Has 80 Named to Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team

Eighty Baylor student-athletes have been named to the 2019-20 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team, the conference office announced Wednesday morning. The list honors conference competitors who are new, incoming freshmen at their respective league institution.

Jun
30
2020

HE’S BEEN WHERE THEY WANT TO GO

Izak van der Merwe

Izak van der Merwe has been where most of Baylor's tennis players would like to go.

Jun
30
2020

VB Tabbed Second in Big 12 Preseason Poll

Baylor volleyball has been picked to finish second in the 2020 Big 12 Preseason Coaches' Poll, as announced by the league office on Tuesday.

Jun
30
2020

Meet Baylor’s nationally respected expert on Black composers

Names like Ulysses Kay, Florence Price and William Grant Still aren’t as widely recognized today as they were in their time, but their impact on American music runs deep. They are just three examples of the Black composers Dr. Horace Maxile, associate professor of music theory in the Baylor School of Music, studies and shares […]

Jun
30
2020

Baylor University Announces Funding of Health Science and Leadership Chair

WACO, Texas (June 30, 2020) – Baylor University today announced the funding of a new endowed faculty position within the Honors College, which will provide increased emphasis within the College on research in the Health Sciences. The $1.5 million gift from Dr. James Robert (JB) Parker of Amarillo, Texas, will combine with a match from the Baylor Academic Challenge to create The James Robert Parker Endowed Chair in Health Science and Leadership.