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“I want to be a professor… I didn’t decide to go to graduate school until December of my senior year. I was actually applying to jobs in corporate finance when I just thought, I do want to be a professor, why am I going to take time off and work for a few years and […]
Aug. 30, 2016
A study by Baylor researcher Brian Rundle indicates that “contagious yawning” is associated with empathy, while psychopaths were less likely to “catch” a yawn from another person. The study by Rundle, a doctoral candidate in psychology and neuroscience, was published in the Journal of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally in August 2015. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)
Baylor’s McLane is the first Big 12 stadium to add metal detectors to its game-day security efforts which helped garner the Facility of Merit for Safety and Security Award by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4). Also new this year is a pre-game concert series, which will begin right after the Bear Walk.
Aug. 30, 2016
While overweight people may be more comfortable with people of a similar build, they are more likely to drop weight if they include leaner people in their social circle, according to Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. His study was published recently in the journal Obesity. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)
Aug. 30, 2016
Robin Battershell, Ed.D. ’93, has been recognized as a finalist for the 2016 Superintendent of the Year Award. Since 2008, Battershell has served as Superintendent of Temple ISD.
Aug. 30, 2016
Trayvon Bromell, a senior majoring in Health/Kinesiology/Leisure Studies at Baylor University, finished eighth in the 100m final at the Rio Olympics while competing with a strained Achilles tendon.
Aug. 28, 2016
Kristen Jones, a sophomore music theory major from Hewitt, was among three McLennan County students to receive educational scholarships from the Rotary Club of Waco Scholarship Trust. Jones was awarded a $3,000 scholarship to continue her studies at Baylor.
This Friday, Sept. 2, Baylor will open the 2016 football season at 6:30 p.m. versus Northwestern State at McLane Stadium.
Baylor volleyball (3-1) kicked off an eight-match road trip with a 3-1 victory over the Texas State Bobcats (1-3) in front of a record-crowd at Strahan Coliseum.
Baylor University and its athletics administration have imposed corrective actions against sophomore wide receiver Ishmael Zamora after its review of the animal abuse incident that resulted in a Class “C” Misdemeanor citation from City of Waco Police last month.
Whether it’s video games, checkers, trivia or actually playing their respective sports, student-athletes by nature are some of the most competitive people on the planet.
Imagine you’re 6 years old again. But instead of running through the playground, climbing trees, and learning to ride a bike, you’re stuck in a hospital bed, surrounded by fluorescent lights and the hums and whirs of medical machinery. Unfortunately, that’s the reality for many children in the United States. But some Baylor nursing alumni are […]
In an on-going effort to provide the safest environment for Baylor fans, student-athletes, coaches, staff and visiting guests, walk-through metal detectors have been installed at all entrances to McLane Stadium for the 2016 football season.
Baylor soccer sophomore forward Lauren Piercy was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.
In its third season at McLane Stadium, Baylor football radio broadcasts will again be available to fans across the Lone Star state on the Baylor IMG Sports Network and nationally on Sirius Satellite Radio, school officials announced Tuesday.
Aug. 29, 2016
VIDEO: After a full academic year of renovations, the Cashion Academic Center has re-opened as the new home to Baylor’s department of communication sciences and disorders in Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. A transformational $10 million gift from anonymous donors has allowed the department to grow its faculty and graduate student program, as well as add new space for its community clinics. Quoted are Deborah Rainer, senior lecturer and clinical director, and Michaela Ritter, interim chair and associate professor.
Aug. 22, 2016
Article about research presented at the American Sociological Association meeting by lead author Stephen Cranney, Ph.D., a postdoctoral scholar in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion and lecturer of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences, about sex life satisfaction in Africa’s Sub-Sahara region, a relatively undeveloped area. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, has pitched this research nationally. She covers sociology and ISR research and faculty.)
Aug. 10, 2016
James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this story for his expertise and research on smartphone addiction. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)
Aug. 29, 2016
Richard Thompson, B.S.Ed. (Secondary Education) ’80, is one of five individuals named to the 2016 Wall of Fame in Mission, Texas, which honors those who positively influenced the community for 30 years or more. A Mission native, Thompson is in his 37th year with the Sharyland School District and has served in an array of programs with the athletic department before becoming the athletic director in 2000.