Track. Track & Field Moves Into USTFCCCA Top 25

In the first regular season edition of the NCAA National Team Computer Rankings, the Baylor men's and women's track and field teams both made jumps into the top 25, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Monday.

W. Basketball. No. 3 WBB Travels to Take on TCU

The third-ranked Baylor Lady Bears put their 17-game win streak on the line when they travel to Fort Worth to take on TCU Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

M. Basketball. No. 20 MBB Heads to Oklahoma State

The 20th-ranked Baylor men's basketball team is headed to Stillwater, Okla., for Tuesday's game against Oklahoma State. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. CT on ESPNews.

Baseball. Baseball Announces 2015 TV Dates

Baylor baseball will feature 11 home TV games during the upcoming 2015 season on the FOX Sports family of networks, the program announced Monday.

A Lesson on Comedy: Professor Discusses Racial Joke Sensitivity

Jan. 23, 2015
Samuel Perry, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Honors College’s Baylor Interdisciplinary Core program, met with members of the Waco Community to discuss the effects of laughing at culturally and racially sensitive jokes. The meeting was hosted by the Community Race Relations Coalition. “Comedy provides a way to talk about things that remain difficult to understand,” Perry said. He hoped his presentation would help make the community more empathetic about the presence of race relations in humor. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Honors College.)

Baylor Academy for Leader Development Lecture Series Welcomes Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch

The Baylor University Academy for Leader Development will welcome former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch, Ph.D., research professor of education at New York University, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Jones Concert Hall.

Dallas Citybizlist: Elisa Fox and Sarah Powers Promoted to Senior Associate at Decker Jones, P.C.

Jan. 21, 2015
Elisa C. Fox, B.B.A. ‘02, has been promoted to senior associate at Decker Jones, P.C., a Texas law firm. Fox previously worked in commercial, residential and construction lending.

Fox-TV (Eau Clair, Wisconsin): Extensis Hosts Upcoming Webcast: How Baylor University Put the Insta in Instagram with Digital Asset Management

Jan. 20, 2015
Software company Extensis has announced it will host a webcast with Baylor University representatives on Jan. 27 to discuss how Baylor became the sixth most influential university on Instagram and the university’s usage of digital asset management to triple their social media engagement figures. Baylor University Director of Photography Robbie Rogers and Assistant Director of Photography Matthew Minard will share some of Baylor’s solutions for getting high-quality photos and the importance of photography in social media. A live Q&A with Rogers and Minard will follow the presentation.

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 […]

Happy 75th birthday, Alexander Hall!

In 1939-40, while the Great Depression was still deeply felt across the country, Baylor University faced the kind of “problem” that many would love to have; the University was growing so quickly that it was hard to keep up. In fact, more than 100 deserving female students were turned down for admission in 1939 simply […]

Former U.S. Congressman named Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom

In December, Baylor announced a $2 million gift from Jerry and Susie Wilson to endow a chair in religious freedom, in support of the university’s educational mission and its Institute for Studies of Religion. It didn’t take long for the chair to be filled; Monday, longtime U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf was announced to fill the role. […]

Baylor University and Collin College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

MCKINNEY, Texas (Jan. 26, 2015) – Baylor University and Collin College today 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.

Modern Languages and Cultures Hosts Colloquium

WACO, Texas (Jan. 23, 2015) – What do a French writer and a French king have in common?

Truett Seminary at Baylor University Receives $500,000 Lilly Endowment Grant to Strengthen Preaching

WACO, Texas (Jan. 23, 2015) — Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary has been awarded a $500,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of the Endowment’s “Initiative to Strengthen the Quality of Preaching.”

Baylor Political Science Professors Awarded Outstanding Academic Titles by Choice Magazine

WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2015) – Each year, an exclusive group of academic titles are selected by Choice, a premier source of academic books and digital resources for scholars and students in higher education. This year, two Baylor professors made the list: Jerold Waltman, Ph.D., professor of political science, for his book “Congress, the Supreme Court, and Religious Liberty,” and Timothy Burns, Ph.D., professor of political science, for his book “Shakespeare’s Political Wisdom.”