Football. Quotes: Football Preps for Cotton Bowl

Baylor Football head coach Art Briles and players met with the media before practice Wednesday morning.

Football. Drango, Oakman Garner Associated Press All-America Honors

Baylor juniors Spencer Drango and Shawn Oakman were named to the Associated Press (AP) All-America team, the organization announced Tuesday.

Football. Briles Named Dodd Trophy Finalist

Baylor head football coach Art Briles was named one of 12 finalists for the Dodd Trophy Tuesday.

M. Basketball. Men's Hoops Hosts New Mexico State

Following an eight-day break, Baylor men's basketball returns to the court to host New Mexico State at 8 p.m. CT Wednesday. The game will be televised nationally on ESPNU.

BBC Earth: How predators changed the world

Dec. 16, 2014
Article on how predators may have played a big role in many of the biggest leaps forward in the history of life, from the origin of animals to the evolution of skeletons to humans becoming more intelligent, quotes Joseph Ferraro, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences. Ferraro’s research in Kanjera, Kenya, found how a change in diet 2 million years ago due to predation by early humans may have affected the growth of larger brains. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in anthropology and originally pitched Dr. Ferraro’s research to national and international media in May 2013.)

C-SPAN3 American History TV: Texas Collection at Baylor University

Dec. 7, 2014
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: John Wilson, professor and director of The Texas Collection at Baylor University, shows viewers some of the special collections’ holdings, including maps, early postcards of the Waco Suspension Bridge, the archive of Waco native, Baylor and Baylor Law graduate and well-known prosecutor Leon Jaworski (war crimes trials, Warren Commission and Watergate) and the archives of another Waco native, Jules Bledsoe, the first African-American to sing on Broadway. The Texas Collection provides specialized published and primary materials for research into all phases of life in Texas. Wilson’s segment was taped on the Baylor campus as part of C-SPAN’s “2014 Cities Tour,” which highlights cities that are rich with history and have interesting local literary communities. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, pitched Wilson as a source to C-SPAN producers and facilitated the interview. Fogleman and Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, worked with producers to set up interviews with Baylor authors and experts, as well as with special collections.)

IT Wire (Australia): How high density Wi-Fi is making sports fans winners

Dec. 16, 2014
Australian technology news source reports on the use of cellphone apps in American stadiums, including Baylor’s McLane Stadium, which has been outfitted with a robust Wi-Fi network and custom mobile applications that enhance the in-game fan experience. In August, the university and Extreme Networks rolled out the Baylor In-Game App, the first college athletics application to provide instant replays from multiple views to fans, at their seats. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, covers university technology and helped coordinate national media coverage in August of McLane Stadium’s wireless technology and in-game app.)

Happy 75th birthday, Pat Neff bells!

Something about the sound of the McLane Carillon bells, chiming from atop Pat Neff Hall, elevates even the most routine strolls across campus into something more. They’ve provided the soundtrack to daily life here at Baylor for generations, having played their first hymn (“Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow”) 75 years ago this month, in […]

What does #BaylorChristmas look like in your home?

This (above) is how we decorate our home for campus. What about you? Check out these Bears (below) who have covered their homes in green and gold for Christmas; maybe they’ll spark some ideas for your own home! [View the story “Bears everywhere celebrate #BaylorChristmas” on Storify] So, how does Baylor show up in your home’s Christmas […]

Baylor grad SaraBeth making waves in country music

Imagine you’re cruising around, cranking up the radio, when something even more familiar than the top 20 starts to play: your own voice. That was reality for country singer and Baylor grad Sarah Elizabeth Swagerty, a.k.a. SaraBeth, when she recently heard her single “Nowhere With You” on the radio for the first time. “What am I […]

Christmas gift ideas for the Baylor Bears in your life

This Christmas, give your loved ones something that comes from the heart. Something that is near and dear to you, something they’ll really love: Baylor swag. If your parents are Baylor Proud and love to cook, you can’t go wrong with a Baylor-themed cutting board, engraved with the family name. Or, if their living room […]

Third Street Closure Planned Dec. 16-18 for Water Line Work

The southbound lane of Third Street on the Baylor campus is scheduled for closure between Bagby Avenue and the East Campus Parking Facility from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, through Friday, Dec. 19.

Resolving to Be More Generous in the New Year? Baylor Philanthropy Expert Offers Four Ways to Develop Spirit of Generosity in 2015

WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2014) – Many Americans already have enough “stuff,” and the gift-giving season sometimes adds to that collection of things we really don’t need. Instead of always receiving, how can we resolve to be more generous in the New Year?

Baylor Model United Nations Team Earns Top Honor at National Conference

WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2014) – The Baylor Model United Nations Traveling Team recently represented the university with success as 14 students participated in the American Model United Nations International Conference.

Baylor University and Truett Seminary Winter Commencement Ceremonies

WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2014) – As 2014 comes to a close, so does time for many students at Baylor University. For those graduating from Baylor and George W. Truett Theological Seminary this winter, commencement ceremonies will take place Dec. 19 and 20.