Along Fifth Street

Campus News and Updates, Spring 2024

A Season of Transition

For many people experiencing change in their lives, the verses found in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 provide welcome wisdom and the promise of God’s enduring presence throughout the varying circumstances we may encounter over the years.

Prepared for Worldwide Leadership and Service

Providing leadership opportunities for students across their years at Baylor is a hallmark of the Baylor experience.

Students Step Out

Each year, thousands of Baylor students step out together into Waco to serve the community in various projects from cleanup to renovation.

New Leadership in Key Baylor Post

Baylor welcomes Curtis Reynolds, an experienced Research 1 university administrator, to lead Baylor’s business and finance operations.

Baylor S3E to Host Innovative National Sports Sales Competition

The High School Sports Sales Championship is an innovative competition series designed for students in grades 8-12 who are interested in the field of sports business.

The Science of Flourishing

In October, the University launched the Baylor Research in Growth and Human Thriving Science (BRIGHTS) Center, a multidisciplinary center designed to catalyze research related to the science of human flourishing.


Baylor partnered with local schools on National STEM Day by providing engaging science presentations for students and teachers and connecting Baylor researchers in the community.

Baylor Welcomes New Deans

After nationwide searches, Baylor appointed two new deans.

Eclipse Over Texas

Waco is one of the best places to view the 2024 total solar eclipse, with four minutes and 13 seconds of totality on the eclipse path.

Centennial Celebration

Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business (HSB) is 100 years old, and the school has embarked on a two-year long centennial celebration.

Translating Success in East Asian Languages

At a time when many universities are reducing their support in funding, programming and faculty and staff for foreign language and culture programs…

Baylor Launches Cybersecurity Research and Training Hub

The Central Texas Cyber Range (CTCR), a $3.5 million partnership between Baylor University and McLennan Community College (MCC), launched this fall...

Continuing a Legacy

This fall, Jared E. Alcántara, Ph.D., professor of preaching and holder of The Paul W. Powell Endowed Chair in Preaching at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, was named director of the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching.