Football. Drango Named Outland Trophy Semifinalist

Baylor offensive lineman Spencer Drango was named one of six semifinalists for the 2014 Outland Trophy, the Greater Omaha Sports Committee announced on Thursday.

M. Basketball. Men's Hoops Hosts Prairie View A&M

Baylor men's basketball looks to start the season 3-0 when it takes on Prairie View A&M at 6 p.m. Friday at the Ferrell Center. The game will be televised on FOX Sports Southwest-Plus.

Cross Country. Women's Cross Country Heads To NCAA Championships

Following its second-place finish at the regional meet, the Baylor women's cross country team will be one of 31 squads running at the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind.

W. Equestrian. No. 1 EQ Heads to First Road Meet at DSU

The No. 1 Baylor equestrian team (7-0) will face Delaware State Friday at the Gambler's Choice Equestrian Center in Dover, Del.

AL.com (Alabama): Surviving grief at Christmastime?

Nov. 19, 2014
Helen Harris, Ed.D., assistant professor in Baylor’s School of Social Work and an expert on grief, is featured in this article, which provides tips on how to interact with those grieving the loss of loved ones during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. AL.com is an online publication of the Alabama Media Group, which aggregates news content from several online and print publications. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers faculty and research in the School of Social Work. He placed this story.)

Baptist News Global: Ministry model appears to overcome barriers to reviving challenged communities

Nov. 17, 2014
A new model of ministry that empowers residents in an at-risk Dallas neighborhood to transform their community has resulted in crime reduction, better meeting of health needs, more jobs and improved student academic performance, according to research by Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). The two-year case study of 13 ministry partners’ collaboration was presented to community, government and business leaders Nov. 6 in Dallas. Quoted is researcher Byron Johnson, Ph.D., co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion and Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, wrote, pitched and placed this story. Goodrich covers ISR’s research and faculty.)

KTSM-TV (El Paso, NBC): Dancy named Acting Director of El Paso VA

Nov. 14, 2014
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that Pete Dancy, who earned his M.H.A. in health care administration from Baylor in 1994, will served as acting director of the El Paso VA Health Care System.

KWTX-TV: Advancement in Cancer Research Made by Researchers in Central Texas

Nov. 18, 2014
VIDEO: Story on the collaborative breast cancer research of Kevin Pinney, Ph.D., professor of chemistry, and Mary Lynn Trawick, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, whose work creating agents that target cancer cells to reduce side effects to healthy cells has proven effective in their early trials. Their findings are the result of a three-year, $900,000 grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Pinney and Trawick are partnering with Ralph Mason, radiology professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, on the project. Also interviewed for the story are Samuel Odutola, doctoral candidate in biomedical studies at Baylor; Blake Winn, doctoral candidate in chemistry; and Laxman Devkota, doctoral candidate in chemistry. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, coordinated the interview and covers the chemistry and inorganic chemistry department.)

President Starr welcomes “The Blind Side” couple for “On Topic” conversation

If you’ve seen The Blind Side, you know the story of Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, and how two words — “Turn around” — changed their lives forever. (If you’re not familiar with the story, here’s a quick rundown.) The Tuohys were the latest guests in President Ken Starr’s ongoing series of “On Topic” conversations, […]

#EveryoneInBlack set for Saturday

Forget the rankings, the controversy, the fact that the Big 12 could be left out entirely from the first College Football Playoff. All Baylor football can do now is just keep winning. Asked how he would lobby for the No. 7-ranked Bears with the playoff committee on Monday, head coach Art Briles had a pretty pointed […]

School of Ed dean wins Texas lifetime achievement award

The dean of Baylor’s School of Education, Dr. Jon Engelhardt, will retire in May after 36 years in higher education (including the last eight at Baylor). But before he goes, he’s got at least one more honor coming his way. Engelhardt is the newest recipient of the rarely-given Robert B. Howsam Award, a lifetime achievement award from […]

Baylor ranked the No. 2 most influential Texas university on social media

As if you needed another reason to stand and yell “Sic ‘em!”… Baylor University is currently the second-most influential Texas college or university on social media, as measured by the popular Klout score. Klout, as you may know, is a social media tool that attempts to measure social media influence by tracking what you post on Facebook, […]

Potential Football Gameday Weather-Related Communications

Saturday's weather forecast currently predicts rain and strong storms possible throughout the day as Baylor prepares to take on OSU at 6:30 p.m. at McLane Stadium. In the event weather prevents pre-game traditions such as the Bear Walk and Baylor Alumni Network Tailgate at 3:30, we will use several communication tools to keep you informed.

Employees of Small, Locally-owned Businesses Have More Company Loyalty than Other Workers Do, Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Nov. 20, 2014) — Employees who work at small, locally-owned businesses have the highest level of loyalty to their employers — and for rural workers, size and ownership of their company figure even more into their commitment than job satisfaction does, according to Baylor University researchers.

Potential Football Gameday Weather-Related Communications

Saturday's weather forecast currently predicts rain and strong storms possible throughout the day as Baylor prepares to take on OSU at 6:30 p.m. at McLane Stadium. In the event weather prevents pre-game traditions such as the Bear Walk and Baylor Alumni Network Tailgate at 3:30, we will use several communication tools to keep you informed.

Baylor Classics Department Presents Lecture on Epicureanism in Roman and Greek Culture

WACO, Texas (Nov. 19, 2014) – Curious about Epicurus?
In an explanation of Epicureanism in Greek and Roman cultures, Pamela Gordon, Ph.D., University of Kansas professor of classics, will present her lecture “Code-switching for Epicurus: When are Greek and Roman Pleasure Not One?” from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, in Morrison Hall, Room 120.