At the intersection of societal need and faculty strengths throughout the institution, Baylor is launching new programs in key fields of study. Materials science efforts provide a meaningful example of the University’s approach to program growth—multidisciplinary fields that are collaborative by design.
Judging by my calendar, the semester is definitely in full gear. I have a feeling that most all of you can relate, but here’s something to look forward to … Spring Break is only 22 days away!
Thirty-four finalists for the U.S. Government's flagship international exchange program far surpasses Baylor's previous high.
A spotlight on research growth since the launch of Baylor's strategetic plan, Illuminate.
In December, a team led by Baylor faculty, staff, and students, as well as Waco community members, had the opportunity to go to Pakistan as part of a unique project empowering women for leadership through sports. The workshops in Pakistan were structured in a way that fostered insights on leadership concepts, sports teaching strategies, and time to play new sports together.
Our North American Black Bear mascots Indy and Belle celebrated their first birthdays last weekend, and today, it’s Baylor University’s turn! Happy Birthday to Baylor, which celebrates turning 179 years old today as the oldest continuously operating university in Texas.
Baylor University and the Greater Waco community will join together in celebration of Black History Month in February with a variety of events that embrace history, enrich knowledge and encourage communities to celebrate the diversity within the Baylor family.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 26, 2024) – Baylor University announced today that five vendors have been selected as the University’s new campus facilities services partners, effective June 1, 2024. The vendors are HES Facilities Management, AHI Facility Services, TDIndustries, Sports Field Solutions and Texas Urban Enterprises.
The Baylor Family’s favorite (real) bears are turning 1! I hope you’ll join me for Judge Indy and Judge Belle’s First Birthday block party this Saturday, Jan. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bill & Eva Williams Bear Habitat.
As an R1 institution, Baylor draws top graduate students from around the globe and, as a Christian research university, attracts many who naturally desire to intentionally pursue their calling on a faith foundation. The University welcomes students of all faith backgrounds, but is a natural place to explore the connection between high-level scholarship and their Christian faith.
Baylor is renowned for offering a caring community to students, an expression of hospitality grounded in the University’s Christian mission. That care for students is found in relationships across campus and in services that meet students’ distinct needs. Significant growth in the graduate student population, along with new programs commensurate to Baylor’s growth as an R1 research institution, have led to a renewed focus on programs and resources to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student body.
Lauren Muhl began in the new role on January 22, 2024.
Baylor is distinct as an R1 Christian research university—big enough to call elite national research universities as peers, but with a focus on faculty-student relationships that are a hallmark of the Baylor experience. Traditionally, that experience was in-person, but the online and hybrid educational opportunities have become an important part of that focus. Now, Baylor faculty are demonstrating the same level of care and availability to students wherever they are.
How does Baylor work with students to help them along the way? Two graduate program directors in exemplary Baylor programs—Jane Harvill, Ph.D., professor of statistical science in the Department of Statistical Science, and Lidija Novakovic, professor of New Testament in the Department of Religion—share examples from within their own departments.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 23, 2024) – Baylor University today named Jay L. Banner, Ph.D., F. M. Bullard Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin, as the 2024 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching.