W. Basketball. No. 3 WBB Faces Iowa State in Road Trip

The third-ranked and Big 12 champion Baylor Lady Bears, 26-2 on the season, travel to Ames, Iowa, to take on the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 3:00 p.m.

M. Basketball. No. 19 MBB Hosts No. 20 WVU for #EveryoneInBlack

Baylor's 19th-ranked men's basketball teams hosts No. 20 West Virginia at 3 p.m. CT Saturday on ESPNU. The game is Baylor's second-annual #EveryoneInBlack, with fans encouraged to wear black with the team.

Baseball. No. 25 Baseball Set for First Road Series at Cal State Fullerton

No. 25 Baylor (6-2) embarks upon its first road trip of the 2015 season to face Cal State Fullerton (2-5) for a three-game weekend series.

W. Tennis. Women's Tennis Picked No. 1 In Big 12 Poll

For the third time in four years, the Baylor women's tennis team has been unanimously selected to claim the Big 12 regular season championship by a vote of the league's head coaches, conference officials announced Thursday.

Christianity Today: Why We're Hooked on Heaven and Hell

Feb. 23, 2015
Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, explores the timeless cultural obsession with heaven and hell in his latest book “Entertaining Judgment.” In his book, Garrett draws on popular examples of afterlife motif from “The Hunger Games” to Dante. Garrett is quoted.

Exhibitor Online: Dallas Market Center Announces Two Company Promotions

Feb. 26, 2015
Cole Daugherty, B.A. ’92, was named senior vice president of marketing communications at Dallas Market Center. Prior to joining Dallas Market Center, he served as account executive with Springbok Technologies, a Dallas-based public relations agency. In Daugherty’s new role, he will oversee content and creative for marketing communications including public relations, advertising, social media, graphic design, videography and copywriting.

First Things: Beleaguered Behemoth

Feb. 24, 2015
Blog about “Baptists in America: A History,” a book by Baylor scholars Thomas Kidd, Ph.D., associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, and Barry Hankins, Ph.D., professor and graduate program director of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Blogger Peter J. Leithart notes that “as Kidd and Hankins detail, the Baptists were the original American outsiders, ‘troublers of churches in all places,’ according to the Puritans, who banished and beat and imprisoned them, often for preaching Baptist doctrine or singing Baptist hymns.” Leithart quotes Kidd and Hankins, who wrote that “Baptists’ enduring feeling of being under attack” is part of the secret of their success, as it helps them to be vigilant. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers history and the Institute for Studies of Religion.)

First African American to play SWC football was a Baylor Bear

Fifty years ago this fall, a young man from Elgin, Texas, enrolled at Baylor with plans to walk on to the football team. A year later, that man — John Hill Westbrook, BA ’69 — made history as the first African American to play a down of football in the Southwest Conference. Westbrook’s father, grandfather and great-grandfather […]

Professors’ app helps parents detect eye disease in babies

Most new parents take hundreds of pictures of their newborns. Thanks to a pair of Baylor professors, those photos can now be used to screen for pediatric eye cancer — a simple act that could save the eyesight (and maybe even the lives) of children before it’s too late. Baylor chemistry professor Bryan Shaw and computer […]

A snowy morning at Baylor

It’s been years since the Baylor campus got as much snow as we saw here Wednesday morning, as large, fluffy flakes quickly coated already cool surfaces. It snowed hard for about two hours, but the snow disappeared almost as quickly as it arrived; by midday, it was almost completely melted, as the sun came out and temperatures jumped […]

Baylor alum named Texas Superintendent of the Year — again

For the second time in four years, the state of Texas’ Superintendent of the Year is a Baylor graduate. This year’s American Association of School Administrators honoree, Dr. Michael McFarland, BBA ’93, EDD ’05, completed both his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees at Baylor. (Apparently his leadership skills were on display early; McFarland also served as a team […]

Baylor Nursing School grant to help develop tool to measure geriatric competencies

WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2015) - Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) has received a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to partner with Baylor Scott & White Health North and Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation to develop, test and validate an evaluation model to measure geriatric competencies.

Baylor Research Finds First Direct Evidence of Gene-Exposure Link in Gulf War Illness

WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2015) — February 28 marks the 24th anniversary of the cease fire that ended the 1991 Gulf War, also known as Operation Desert Storm. But the end of the war signaled the beginning of a new struggle for thousands of service men and women—their personal battle with Gulf War illness (GWI).

Academy for Leader Development Welcomes Bryan Stevenson for Lecture on “Just Mercy”

WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2015) – Baylor University’s Academy for Leader Development will welcome Bryan Stevenson, J.D., to its annual lecture series at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in Waco Hall.

Baylor Lariat TV Newscast Debuts Today at 11 a.m. CT

WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2015) – For the first time in its 115-year history, the Baylor Lariat campus newspaper will launch its first television newscast at 11 a.m. CST Thursday, Feb. 26. Baylor will be one of 12 universities from four continents participating in the Global News Relay.