M. Basketball. Baylor Defense Not Enough In Las Vegas Invitational Championship

Something had to give in Friday's night Las Vegas Invitational championship game. Illinois came in with the third best scoring average per game in the country at 95.6, while Baylor came in ranked best defensively at 49.4.

M. Basketball. MBB Falls to Illinois in Las Vegas Invitational Final

Rayvonte Rice and Malcolm Hill each scored 17 points to lead Illinois to a 62-54 win over Baylor in the championship game of the Las Vegas Invitational on Friday night.

W. Basketball. Baylor, Utah State Postgame Quotes

Postgame quotes from Baylor's 99-43 win over Utah State to kick off the Basketball Travelers Classic Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at the Ferrell Center.

Big News Network: Workers of small, locally owned firms show more loyalty

Nov. 23, 2014
New Baylor research published in the journal “Local Economy” shows that employees who work at small, locally owned businesses have the highest level of loyalty towards their employers and tend to stay committed to their company even in the face of low job satisfaction. "When it comes to your job, it is usually not just one thing that affects your commitment. You may say 'I like my boss' or 'I am satisfied with what I do'," said lead author Katie Halbesleben, a doctoral student in sociology at Baylor. "Our study re-affirms that working for a small and local company is also an important factor that contributes to a worker's commitment.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story to national and regional media. Goodrich covers research and faculty in the department of sociology.)

Business Insider: The 50 Best Law Schools In America

Nov. 25, 2014
Baylor University Law School was ranked No. 22 according to Business Insider’s 50 best law schools in the nation. The rankings were based primarily on a survey of more than 300 legal industry professionals, produced with help from Survey Monkey. The ranking also factors in data on acceptance rates and post-graduated employment rates.

Huffington Post: Regaining Contact With the Heavens

Nov. 14, 2014
Blog post by Robert Darden, associate professor of journalism, public relations and new media in the College of Arts & Sciences and founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, about how spirituals, such as "Rise Up Shepherd and Follow” and "Foller the Drinkin' Gourd" are connected to the night sky. “The sense of wonder, the sense of majesty that the night sky imparts is hard-wired into our DNA. We need to replenish our capacity to be awed,” Darden wrote. “It's when we lose that wonder for the glory of creation that we tend to dismiss, denigrate and -- too often -- despoil it.”

Insurance Journal: Employee Loyalty Highest at Small, Local Businesses

Nov. 24, 2014
This article references a recent Baylor study published in the journal “Local Economy” that found more than half of employees who work at small, locally owned businesses have the highest level of loyalty to their employers. Quoted is lead author Katie Halbesleben, a doctoral student in Baylor’s department of sociology. Co-author of the study was Charles M. Tolbert, Ph.D., chair of the department of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story to national and regional media. Goodrich covers research and faculty in the department of sociology.)

So much to be thankful for

Thanksgiving is the time of year when we stop and count our blessings — and Baylor has a lot to be thankful for! Another outstanding year of academics. This year, Baylor achieved its highest-ever U.S. News ranking. This is in no small part thanks to our outstanding faculty, many of whom have received prestigious awards […]

Business school construction reaches midway point

Last Friday, Baylor Nation got its first peek inside the $100 million Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. As work continues, the final steel beams signed by students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends will soon be fitted into place at the top of the Foster Campus structure. The Hankamer building that current houses […]

Waiting and hope at the heart of Giglio’s new Advent devotional

What does the Christmas season have to do with our hopes and desires — the things we wait on and pray for? And how can Advent, the days leading up to Christmas, help us better learn about God, promise and fulfillment? “This season leading up to Christmas builds in us the hope that God is […]

Baylor alum wins national award for research on racial segregation in public schools

Imagine being in elementary school and unable to communicate with teachers and students. You’re alienated, confused and unable to keep pace with your peers. This was Roy Castañeda’s children in the 1970s. Castañeda, whose household (pictured above) spoke primarily Spanish, brought a lawsuit against his local Texas school district, which he believed was allowing racial […]

Baylor Observes Special Hours Nov. 25 to Nov. 30 for Thanksgiving Holiday

WACO, Texas (Nov. 24, 2014) -- Happy Thanksgiving, Baylor! In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, Baylor University will not hold classes and administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 30. Other university facilities will modify their hours.

Entrepreneurs to Venture Capitalists: Don’t be a Scrooge

WACO, Texas (Nov. 24, 2014) – Note to venture capitalists: Entrepreneurs are watching to see if you’re naughty or nice.

Baylor Alumnus George Chandler Receives Texas Legal Legend Status

WACO, Texas (Nov. 21, 2014) –Baylor University alumnus George Chandler, B.A. ’60, J.D. ’62, recently received the title of Texas Legal Legend, a high honor given by the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas.

Baylor Celebrates ‘Topping Out’ of $100 Million Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation

WACO, Texas (Nov. 21, 2014) – Since 2001, Baylor University has invested more than $1 billion in new academic, residential and athletics facilities on its campus. Today, Baylor reached the significant “topping out” milestone – or midpoint of construction – on its latest project: the $100 million, 275,000-square-foot Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. When it opens in fall 2015, the Foster Campus will provide a dynamic new home for the University’s nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business.