Acrobatics & Tumbling. A&T Picked Second in Preseason Poll

The Baylor Acrobatics & Tumbling team is picked to finish second in the recently released National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) Preseason Coaches' Poll.

M. Basketball. No. 20 Men's Basketball Falls to Oklahoma State, 64-53

Lester Medford scored 13 points, Taurean Prince added 12 and Rico Gathers added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Baylor (15-5, 3-4), which had won four of five. Baylor shot just 34.5 percent from the field and posted a season-low point total.

Ethics Daily: Profiles in Goodwill: Thomas Kidd

Jan. 23, 2015
Thomas Kidd, Ph. D., the associate director of Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion, professor of history and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion, is interviewed by EthicsDaily.com, a website for which he is a frequent columnist. He answers questions about his personal life and states that Isaiah 26:4 is a favorite verse for him because “peaceful trust seems to be a perpetual challenge” for him, yet “God’s character is the answer.”

Frisco (TX) Online: Baylor University and Collin College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

Jan. 27, 2015
Baylor University and Collin College announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas. Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr attended the signing ceremony and is quoted in the article: “The Baylor Bound program is focused on helping qualified students transfer to Baylor in a direct and efficient manner, saving time and maximizing financial resources. We are grateful to Collin College for entering into this important partnership, which will provide greater educational access for dedicated students in the North Texas area.” (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story. She covers university initiatives.)

Laredo Morning Times: Valls brothers’ athletics tied to war memoirs

Jan. 25, 2015
Article about John Valles, one of the Texas liberators of World War II concentration camps, whose memoir is housed in Baylor’s Institute for Oral History. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers the Institute for Oral History.)

McKinney (TX) Online: Collin College and Baylor University Announce Partnership on New 'Baylor Bound' Transfer Agreement

Jan. 26, 2015
Collin College and Baylor University announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions. Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr attended the signing ceremony and is quoted in the article: “The Baylor Bound program is focused on helping qualified students transfer to Baylor in a direct and efficient manner, saving time and maximizing financial resources. We are grateful to Collin College for entering into this important partnership, which will provide greater educational access for dedicated students in the North Texas area.” (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story. She covers university initiatives.)

More sleep now means better memory later, says Baylor research

It might be time for you to turn out the lights and hit the sack. Dr. Michael K. Scullin, a Baylor professor and director of the university’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, has linked lack of sleep to a poorly-functioning memory, and says a good night’s sleep will help with memory not only tomorrow, but also 40, […]

Happy Birthday, Joy and Lady!

Can you believe it? Baylor’s beloved campus mascots, Joy and Lady, are now teenagers! Judge Joy Reynolds (“Joy”) was born on this date in 2001, and her sister, Judge Sue Sloan (“Lady”), was born a year and four days later (Jan. 31, 2002). The bears came to the Baylor campus from a private Oregon ranch when they were each […]

Former Baylor football player restores 1950 ‘Floyd Casey Tribute’ Chevy truck

Brace yourself; this may be the most BaylorProud vehicle you’ve ever seen. Former Baylor football player Klayton Shoals, BA ’07, found a unique way to honor his alma mater — by taking a Chevy truck from 1950 (the year Floyd Casey Stadium opened) and remodeling it to honor his former program and the Bears’ longtime home. The 1950 “Floyd […]

Baylor scientist is a Washington regular for U.S. veterans

Dr. Lea Steele, research professor of biomedical studies and Director of the Baylor Veterans Health Research Program, is no stranger to the halls of power in Washington, D.C. In the past few weeks alone, Steele — a neuroepidemiologist and recognized expert on the complex health conditions affecting American veterans — has been to the nation’s capital for scientific […]

Baylor THIS MATTERS Panel to Discuss Charlie Hedbo, Faith and Freedom of Speech

WACO, Texas (Jan. 27, 2015) -- THIS MATTERS, a series of dialogues at Baylor University that connect leaders from diverse perspectives to offer context to society's most challenging questions, will explore the intersection of freedom of speech, religion and the role of satire in society during a panel discussion at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in the SUB Den.

Baylor THIS MATTERS Panel to Discuss Charlie Hedbo, Faith and Freedom of Speech

WACO, Texas (Jan. 27, 2015) -- THIS MATTERS, a series of dialogues at Baylor University that connect leaders from diverse perspectives to offer context to society's most challenging questions, will explore the intersection of freedom of speech, religion and the role of satire in society during a panel discussion at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in the SUB Den.

Baylor University Student Awarded Fellowship from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

WACO, Texas (Jan. 27, 2015) – Sarah Guberman, a senior studying environmental science at Baylor University, has been awarded a fellowship through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship Program.

Opera Meets Disco As Baylor Opera Theater Presents “The Elixir of Love”

WACO, Texas (Jan. 27, 2015) – Baylor Opera Theater will raise the curtain on the Italian classic “Elixir of Love” for its first production of the year. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, and run through Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Jones Theater located inside the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.