Softball. Softball's Friudenberg Named All-American by NFCA

Baylor's Shelby Friudenberg became the first freshman to earn NFCA All-America honors since Brette Regan in 2006, as Friudenberg was named a third-team all-American Wednesday.

Football. Football Season Opener at SMU to Air on ESPN at 6 p.m. CT

Baylor's 2015 season-opener at SMU will be televised on ESPN at 6 p.m. CT on Sept. 4.

Softball. Softball's Thumann Named Senior CLASS Award All-American

Baylor's Kaitlyn Thumann earned 2015 Senior CLASS Award First-Team All-America honors Wednesday after she was a top-10 finalist for Senior CLASS Player of the Year this season.

General News. Women's Golf & Softball Teams Earn NCAA APR Awards

Baylor University's highly-successful women's softball and golf teams earned public recognition awards from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Academic Performance Program for registering an Academic Progress Rate (APR) score which ranks among the top 10 within their respective sport.

Big Picture Science: Skeptic Check: After the Hereafter

May 25, 3015
AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: Interview with Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences and author of “Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in Popular Imagination,” about why the idea of an afterlife seriously influences how we live our lives on Earth. Garrett’s interview begins at the 18:00 mark. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the English department.)

Business Standard (India): Thin models may put off more women than they inspire

May 23, 2015
The Business Standard, India's leading business daily, published this story about Baylor research, which shows that the use of thin models in advertising could alienate up to 70 percent of the market. The study’s co-author, James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted. "For those who did not ascribe to the thin ideal, model size did not play a part in ad effectiveness," Roberts said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Daily Trojan: Honoring athletes who have served

May 26, 2015
Baylor graduate and baseball and football star Andrew (Jack) Lummus was recognized by the Daily Trojan as being an athlete who served. Lummus played professional football for the New York Giants before joining the Marine Corps in World War II. Lummus rose to the ranks of first lieutenant and led troops in storming the beaches of Iwo Jima. Lummus was mortally wounded in the battle after losing both his legs. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his courage.

KWBU: Baylor Researcher Using Hypnosis as Means of Treatment

May 27, 2015
AUDIO: A feature on Gary Elkins, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, who has recently been using hypnotic audio recordings to help his patients reduce pain. Specifically, his research has focused on using clinical hypnosis to treat symptoms that postmenopausal women face, like hot flashes and an inability to sleep. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who covers faculty and research in psychology and neuroscience, placed this story.)

Waco Hall: Celebrating 85 years of a campus landmark

Eighty-five years ago today — May 27, 1930 — Waco Hall was officially dedicated during Spring Commencement activities. But you may be surprised to learn that the building, which has given so many Bears happy memories of Sing performances and Chapel performances, was a child of tragedy and struggle. The tragedy? A fire that gutted Carroll […]

Baylor alum leading research on 'the brain's GPS'

You probably don’t spend too much time thinking about your brain’s grid cells — you know, the neurons that allow us to make sense of where we are spatially and to navigate the places we go. Dr. Lisa Giocomo, BA ’02, does. And the research she conducts at her Stanford University lab is breaking new ground in helping build a […]

Since 1946, Baylor's memorial lampposts have honored those who served our country

As simple tributes to those who have gone before us, they are easy to miss or take for granted. But the 140-plus red granite lampposts scattered across Baylor’s campus are more than just utilitarian lighting — they are memorials to those who have served our country, including many who gave their lives in action. The […]

7 books that should be on every Baylor Bear's shelf

The selection of books that line a person’s shelves can tell you a lot about the person. So what’s a Baylor home without a selection of Baylor books? Below are 7 books that should be on every Bear’s shelf, followed by a host of “honorable mentions” for those who really want to dig deep. * To […]

Baylor Student Elected to National Student Nurses’ Association Board

WACO, Texas (May 27, 2015) – Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) junior Johanna Bridges was elected to serve on the 2015-2016 Board of Directors for the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA). Bridges who currently serves as president for the Baylor Student Nurses Association at LHSON is the first Baylor student to serve in a national role for NSNA.

Professor Awarded $359,000 from Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Program

WACO, Texas (May 27, 2015) – Joseph Kuehl, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, has received a $359,000 research grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Program to study physics-based hypersonic boundary-layer stability and transition prediction.

Baylor A Cappella Group Places at International Competition

WACO, Texas (May 21, 2015) – Baylor a cappella group VirtuOSO was pitch perfect as they placed fourth at this year’s International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA).

Baylor Campus Buildings To Change Hours for Memorial Day

WACO, Texas (May 21, 2015) – Baylor University will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day, while some campus buildings will have changed hours. No classes will be held, and all administrative offices will be closed.