M. Tennis. Doubles Tandem Falls Short In USTA/ITA Regional Final

After four straight wins, the Baylor men's tennis doubles pairing of Tony Lupieri and Felipe Rios dropped a 1-6, 7-5, 10-7 decision in the doubles draw final at the USTA/ITA Regional Championships on Tuesday at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center.

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Looks to Halt Big 12 Skid at Home vs. WVU

The Baylor volleyball team (11-10, 1-5) plays host to Big 12 foe, West Virginia (12-8, 2-4) Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Ferrell Center.

M. Tennis. Doubles Duo Makes USTA/ITA Regional Final

The Baylor men's tennis doubles tandem of Tony Lupieri and Felipe Rios advanced to the USTA/ITA Regional Championships final with a 1-6, 6-2, 10-7 victory on Monday at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center.

M. Golf. Men's Golf Tied for Eighth at Tavistock

The Baylor men's golf team shot even-par 288 in Monday's second round of the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational, placing the Bears in a tie for eighth place heading to Tuesday's final round at Lake Nona Golf Club.

Austin American-Statesman: Texas members of US House rake in campaign cash

Oct. 20, 2014
Although few of Texas' 36 congressional races are considered to be seriously competitive, that hasn't stopped lawmakers from raking in serious campaign cash, according to a report by The Dallas Morning News that quotes Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. The fund-raising helps build party loyalty, Flavin said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who covers faculty and research in political science, arranged the interview with Flavin. The story was picked up by The Associated Press and ran in other media outlets.)

Christianity Today: Divinity School for Liberals; Religion's Demise

Oct. 16, 2014
While media reports have highlighted a supposed significant decline in women’s religious attendance, this is not accurate, according to the national Baylor Religion Survey. In 2007, 38 percent of women, compared with 26 percent of men, described themselves as “very religious.” In 2010, 34 percent of women and 25 percent of men said they attended weekly, according to General Social Survey data. “The real story is that across 40 years, there have been only small variations in church attendance,” says Byron Johnson, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the Institute and pitched this story in September.)

New Pittsburgh Courier: The Top 50 Schools for Entrepreneurs

Oct. 17, 2014
Baylor University’s entrepreneurship program was recently ranked as third best in the nation by Forbes. Baylor came in behind Babson College and The University of Houston. The schools were ranked based on how well offered courses prepare students to become successful entrepreneurs. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers research, faculty and programs in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.)

Homecoming at Baylor isn’t just about football; it’s a family reunion

Why is Homecoming such a big deal at Baylor? Because it’s not just a visit to campus for a football game; it’s a weekend-long family reunion. Here’s how Kathleen Elliott, BA ’95, described it in a note to the university last fall: “My husband and I met at Baylor in 1992. We dated until 1999 […]

Just how healthy is that pumpkin scone, latte or pie?

It’s everywhere during the fall, almost singlehandedly taking over the food industry. It’s in bread, pie, lattes, cookies, ice cream, coffee creamer – and tomorrow, Oct. 21, is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day. Pumpkin. With its numerous nutritional benefits – filling fiber, eyesight-improving nutrients, and immune system-boosting minerals – it could probably be considered a super fruit (yes, pumpkin is […]

What this year’s Reunion Classes experienced as seniors at Baylor

As part of Homecoming, Baylor’s Reunion Classes — those who graduated in years ending in 4 or 9 — will be honored in a series of events over Homecoming weekend (Oct. 30-Nov. 1). On Friday, the 50-Year Alumni Reunion (Class of 1964) will be honored with a dinner in Barfield Drawing Room from 4-7 p.m., while […]

Baylor Entrepreneurship entrenched among nation’s elite, ranked No. 3 nationally

It’s been five years since Baylor’s entrepreneurship program first ascended to a top-5 Princeton Review national ranking, and the Hankamer School of Business program that’s shaping the next generation of business visionaries, innovators and creators has never looked back. Each fall, Princeton Review releases its list of the top 25 colleges for entrepreneurship in Entrepreneur Magazine, and […]

Expert answers the question: ‘Why do we root for the underdog?’

The last time the Kansas City Royals were in the World Series (1985), Ronald Reagan was President and a gallon of gas cost less than a buck. So why are baseball fans picking the team to win the 2014 Fall Classic?

Combatting Memory Decline Among Menopausal Women Could Be the Next Research Frontier for Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy, Baylor Researchers Say

WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2014) — Memory decline — a frequent complaint of menopausal women — potentially could be lessened by hypnotic relaxation therapy, say Baylor University researchers, who already have done studies showing that such therapy eases hot flashes, improves sleep and reduces stress in menopausal women.

Rutgers University Professor to Present Lectures on Evangelical Christians in the Muslim World

WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2014) -- Barbara Cooper, Ph.D., professor of history at Rutgers University, will deliver two lectures on Wednesday, Oct. 22, and Thursday, Oct., 23 in honor of the 37th Annual Charles Edmondson Historical Lecture Series under the topic of "Evangelical Christians in the Muslim Sahel."

Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture Will Explore Faith and Film

WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2014) -- "Faith and Film" will be the theme of the 2014 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture. Hosted by the Institute for Faith and Learning and the Institute for Studies of Religion, the conference will take place Thursday, Oct. 23 through Saturday, Oct. 25.