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.

Christian Today: David Crowder's 'Come as You are' tops the chart; Grammy nominated singer extends tour

Jan. 23, 2015
Grammy-nominated artist and Baylor alumnus (David) Crowder has just celebrated his first career No. 1 hit single and first Grammy nomination with "Come As You Are,” which has been nominated in the Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song category. The folktronica musician will be extending his Neon Steeple Tour this April to 13 more cities. He will kick off the tour April 8 at Baylor.

CLTV (Chicago, Regional Cable): Sleep and Memory

Jan. 23, 2015
VIDEO: Sleeping soundly in youth and middle age may help people’s memory when they reach old age, a time when they no longer sleep as long or as well, according to research led by Michael K. Scullin, Ph.D., director of the Baylor University Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory and assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences. An article by Scullin, who examined 50 years of sleep research, was published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.) Profiles in Goodwill: Roger Olson

Jan. 21, 2015
Roger Olson, Ph.D., the Foy Valentine Professor of Christian Theology at Baylor’s Truett Seminary, is interviewed by, a website for which he is a frequent columnist. He answers questions about his personal life and states that Philippians 2:12-13 is his favorite Bible verse because “it sums up the whole biblical message…the paradox of grace that is at the heart of everything the Bible tells us about salvation.”

Financial Planning: Social Security Needs Dependability, Even If Benefits Decrease: Retirement Scan

Jan. 23, 2015
Compilation of advice from articles in major news outlets on social security and financial planning. From the Wall Street Journal, William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment Management at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, says Congress needs to revamp Social Security to ensure that retirees will receive about 75% of their benefits in case the trust fund is depleted. He suggests using a new measure that yields a lower inflation than what the current formula provides. "I believe most of us would rather have a slightly lower level of promised benefits that we can depend on than to have a potentially dramatic reduction in benefits about 2033,” Reichenstein said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers research and faculty in the business school.)

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.”