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#WatchBU parties - Sept. 13, 2014

Where do you #WatchBU? We found Bears gathered across the nation to watch #Baylor's first road game of the year. To find a watch party near you (or to start your own), visit

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W. Volleyball. Volleyball Wins Fifth-Straight Match With Four-Set Win over NSU

Katie Staiger and Andie Malloy helped Baylor beat the scrappy Northwestern State Demons Tuesday night at the Ferrell Center, 25-20, 27-29, 25-22, 25-19.

Cross Country. Anderson Wins Big 12 Runner of the Week Honor

Baylor cross country freshman Eric Anderson was named the Big 12 Men's Runner of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.

Football. Cannon Added To Biletnikoff Award Watch List

Baylor freshman wide receiver KD Cannon was one of 12 players added to the 2014 Biletnikoff Award watch list, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation announced Tuesday. The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football.

W. Golf. Women's Golf in 20th at Cougar Classic

Baylor women's golf finished Monday's second round in a tie for 20th place at the Cougar Classic at Yeamans Hall Club in Hanahan, S.C. The Lady Bears shot 16-over-par 304 for a total score of 32-over 608 after the second of three rounds at the 12th-annual tournament.

America Weekend: College Students and Cellphone

Sept. 14, 2014
AUDIO: Research published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, found female college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, and male students spend about eight hours on them. Out of 164 students surveyed in the study, 60 percent claimed to feel addicted to their phones. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers multidisciplinary research and faculty and placed this story.)

Christianity Today: Does Islam Encourage Violence More Than Other Religions?

Sept. 12, 2014
Article about a new Pew Research Center study that finds that more Americans across the board believe that Islam encourages violence more than other religions quotes an interview CT conducted earlier this year with Rodney Stark, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and co-director for Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). In that interview, Stark said “religious violence isn't something new in the world” and that Muslim violence was largely because "most Middle Eastern nations have several Muslim groups that have been bitter enemies for centuries." (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR’s research and faculty.)

Entrepreneur: Top 25 Colleges for Entrepreneurship for 2015 (Undergrad)

Sept. 16, 2014
Entrepreneur presents the top 25 undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation as ranked by The Princeton Review. Baylor University’s Entrepreneurship Program came in third. Baylor offers 29 entrepreneurship-related courses and currently has 2,112 students enrolled in the program. Within the past five years, Baylor Entrepreneurship graduates have started 200 companies. In addition, 100 percent of the staff and faculty have reportedly started, bought or run a successful business. Other top-ranked universities include Babson College (#1), University of Houston (#2) and Brigham Young University (#4). (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist in Baylor Media communications, covers the Hankamer School of Business.)

Baylor Twitter, Instagram accounts top 30,000 followers

Recent surveys show about 20% of American adults are on Twitter, and about the same number is on Instagram. When you consider that Baylor has about 160,000 living alumni, that suggests the university should have about 30,000 followers on each platform. Lo and behold, that’s exactly where Baylor sits today. In the last month, Baylor’s official Twitter […]

Baylor profs honored for excellence in teaching and mentoring

If you were to look inside the classrooms at Baylor, you’d quickly see some of the nation’s best professors teaching and mentoring future Baylor alums. Already this fall, two Baylor professors have been recognized for excellence in working with students in their disciplines. Dr. Wade Rowatt, professor of psychology and neuroscience, and Dr. Andrea Dixon, associate professor […]

Penland dining hall, South Russell get new looks

Penland — Baylor’s “crown jewel of campus dining”? South Russell – a 21st-century residential hall? It’s a new day at Baylor in more ways than one. As the eyes of Baylor Nation have been focused on McLane Stadium’s rise on the banks of the Brazos, other projects have also been underway elsewhere on campus. In addition to the stadium, […]

Baylor sophomore a finalist in national anthem competition

Baylor sophomore Lindsay Webber’s 20th birthday is coming up. It’s Sept. 22 — the same day Webber could be announced as the grand-prize winner of FMC Agricultural Solutions’ “Stand and Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest.” Lindsay, a vocal performance major in Baylor’s School of Music, is one of four finalists in the competition. The grand prize? […]

Wealthy Citizens Have More Clout in State Government, but Stricter Lobbying Rules Can Help Close the Gap, Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2014) — State legislators are more attentive to wealthy citizens’ political opinions compared to poor citizens’ opinions when making policy decisions, but stricter regulations on professional lobbyists can help curb this trend and promote more equal political representation, according to a Baylor University study.

Baylor University College of Arts & Sciences Releases Long-Range Strategic Plan

WACO, Texas (Sept. 12, 2014) – After two years of planning that included the active participation of its senior administration and deans, department chairs, faculty and staff, the Baylor University College of Arts & Sciences today released a long-range strategic plan titled <i><a href=" ">A&Spire: Acts of Determination in Support of Baylor University Pro Futuris.</a></i>

Baylor Academy for Leader Development Welcomes African-American Women’s Literature Scholar Katherine Bassard

WACO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2014) – The Baylor University Academy for Leader Development will welcome Katherine Bassard, Ph.D., chair of the department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Paul W. Powell Chapel.

Memorial Carillon Recital to Be Held in Remembrance of Sept. 11

WACO, Texas (Sept. 10, 2014) – As America commemorates the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Baylor University Carillonneur Lynnette Geary will play a memorial recital in remembrance of those who perished that day at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, on the McLane Carillon in Pat Neff Hall Tower.