Teal Regatta

Students, faculty and staff associated with the Teal Residential College for Engineering and Computer Science recently built boats out of nothing but cardboard and duct tape to race them. Enjoy the hilarious antics.

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W. Tennis. Women's Tennis Finishes Regular Season at Texas

The14th-ranked Baylor women's tennis team will travel to face 20th-ranked Texas in its final regular season matchup at 5 p.m. on Friday at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center in Austin, Texas.

M. Tennis. Men's Tennis Trounces No. 7 Texas For Big 12 Title

The sixth-ranked Baylor men's tennis (21-5, 4-1) topped No. 7 Texas (19-4, 3-1), 5-2, to claim a share of the Bg12 regular season title on Wednesday at the Hurd Tennis Center.

Baseball. Baseball Returns to Big 12 Play with Series at K-State

Baylor baseball returns to Big 12 play this weekend with a three-game series at Kansas State. The Bears (17-19, 4-7 Big 12) and Wildcats (20-17, 2-7 Big 12) have games scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT Thursday on FOX College Sports, 6:30 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday on ESPNU.

W. Golf. Women's Golf Trio Named Academic All-Big 12

Baylor's Laura Lonardi, Hayley Davis and Natalia Perez were named to the 2014 Academic All-Big 12 Golf Team, as announced by the Big 12 Conference on Wednesday.

Marshall News Messenger: TB&T chairman one of four named to Texas Bankers Hall of Fame

April 12, 2014
Rogers Pope Sr., who earned his degree in economics from Baylor, has been selected as one of four 2014 honorees to be inducted to the Texas Bankers Hall of Fame. The chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Texas Bank and Trust in Longview is a former member of the Baylor Board of Regents and the Hankamer School of Business Advisory Council.

Mental Trauma persists a year after West fertilizer blast

April 17, 2014
Article about the mental health of those who experienced the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, quotes Jim Ellor, Ph.D., a professor in Baylor’s School of Social Work who has worked with a team of therapists to provide counseling to residents since the explosion.

Midland Daily News: Study: Stronger kids have less risk of diabetes, heart disease

April 17, 2014
Article on a recent study that suggests adolescent boys and girls who have greater muscle strength are at a lower risk for heart disease and diabetes. Paul M. Gordon, Ph.D., chair and professor of health, human performance and recreation at Baylor's School of Education, was the study’s corresponding author and noted that strengthening activities may be just as important as aerobic fitness. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)

Psychology Today: 5 Simple Steps to End Any Fight

Article offering suggestions on how to resolve conflict in relationships mentions a research by Keith Sanford, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, who found that negative communication between couples doesn't always result in negative resolutions and that avoiding negative communication doesn't always result in positive resolutions. (This story was placed by Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who covers the psychology and neuroscience department.)

Alum’s book captures first responders’ stories from West

A year ago today, the Baylor community sprang into action following the tragic explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, just 20 miles up I-35 from Waco. Students organized a midnight prayer rally on campus just a few hours after the blast. The next day was scheduled to be Diadeloso, but was quickly turned […]

McLane Stadium groom’s cake highlights this Baylor Proud wedding

You may have seen the photo above of the McLane Stadium grooms cake that was making the rounds online last week; even Yahoo! Sports picked up the story. But as magnificent as the cake was, that was only the beginning of the Baylor connections on display at this wedding reception. First off, as you might have […]

Baylor alum stars as ‘Fargo’ TV series debuts

A Baylor alum starring in the TV adaptation of Fargo? You betcha. Allison Tolman, BFA ’04, plays the female lead in the televised version of “Fargo,” a 10-episode series premiering tonight at 9 p.m. CT on FX. Tolman plays a rookie deputy in the program, which is based on the 1996 movie that AFI named one […]

Baylor students study business of sports in unique S3 program

Big brands doled out $4 million for a 30-second Super Bowl spot this year. AT&T is reportedly paying $19 million a year to have their name on the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium. The New York Yankees are worth $2.5 billion, according to Forbes. Clearly, professional sports have become big business. Yet, only one university in the […]

Baylor School of Education Professor Honored with Outstanding Professor Award

WACO, Texas (April 17, 2014) — Paul La Bounty, Ph.D., associate professor of health, human performance and recreation (HHPR) in the Baylor School of Education, is the recipient of the Collins Outstanding Professor Award for 2014. The Collins Professor is chosen each year by a vote of Baylor’s senior class.

Baylor Students Try to Solve Real-Life Teaching Problems Through Research

WACO, Texas (April 15, 2014)—Which is better for learning — small groups or full-classroom instruction? Does individual teacher attention really improve a struggling student’s reading? How do you get rambunctious boys to behave?

First Responders Share Stories about West Explosion in New Book by Baylor Professor

WACO, Texas (April 15, 2014) – It’s not always easy to get first responders and emergency workers to talk candidly about “the job,” particularly something as devastating as the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in the City of West one year ago this week.

Sung Joon Jang, Ph.D., Will Join Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion

WACO, Texas (April 15, 2014) -- Sung Joon Jang, Ph.D., one of the nation’s preeminent quantitative criminologists, has accepted a post as Research Professor of Criminology and co-director of the Program on Prosocial Behavior within Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR).