Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Aug
31
2014

Statue of Robert Griffin III Unveiled at Baylor’s McLane Stadium

WACO, Texas (Aug. 31, 2014) – Baylor University today officially unveiled a bronze statue of Robert Griffin III, winner of the 2011 Heisman Trophy, during a ceremony prior to the football team’s inaugural game in McLane Stadium against SMU.

Aug
29
2014

Baylor Closed Sept. 1 for Labor Day

WACO, Texas (Aug. 29, 2014) - In observance of Labor Day, Baylor University administrative offices will be closed and no classes will be held on Monday, Sept. 1.

Aug
29
2014

Baylor Psychology Professor Receives APA Mentoring Award

WACO, Texas (Aug. 29, 2014)--Wade C. Rowatt, Ph.D, professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded national mentoring award from the American Psychological Association. Rowatt was recognized for his contribution to the psychology of religion by mentoring individuals who have become active in the field.

Aug
29
2014

Baylor Student Places At International Music Competition

WACO, Texas (Aug. 29, 2014) – Baylor University has its very own Piano Man. His name is Jie Fang Goh. He goes by “Jeff.”

Aug
28
2014

Baylor Expert: ‘Big Data’ Marketing Success Requires Culture Change, Correct Technology

WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2014) – The amount of data collected in today’s marketplace – about people, their habits, the products they purchase, how, when and where they purchase – is staggering.

Aug
28
2014

Texas and Baylor History Portrayed by Baylor's First Art Professor On Display in Martin Museum of Art

WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2014)— As football fans flood into Baylor’s new $266 million McLane Stadium for its debut game this weekend — Baylor vs. opponent SMU — the two universities will be on the same team in a much smaller venue across the Brazos River.

Aug
25
2014

Esteemed Religion Historian Thomas Kidd Assumes a Leadership Role within Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion

Waco, Texas (Aug. 25, 2014) — Thomas Kidd, Ph.D., one of the nation’s most respected historians of religion, has accepted a post as associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR).

Aug
20
2014

Expert: Three Tips to Develop Meaningful Church-School Relationships, Ministries

WACO, Texas (Aug. 20, 2014) – It’s less about money and more about mentoring. With students and teachers back in the classroom, it’s the time of year when many churches and congregations engage with local schools.

Aug
19
2014

Parking Lot Closures & Traffic Pattern Changes for 2014 Move-In Days

In preparation for Move-In days on Wednesday, Aug. 20, and Thursday, Aug. 21, Baylor University will CLOSE some campus parking lots and interior streets beginning Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m., and will change traffic patterns during the morning Wednesday, Aug. 20, and Thursday, Aug. 21. All affected lots and streets are listed below.

Aug
18
2014

Baylor University's McLane Stadium Features Extreme Networks Wi-Fi and Baylor In-Game App by YinzCam to Boost Fan Experience

WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2014) — Baylor University, Baylor Athletics, Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) and YinzCam today announced that the University's new $260 million on-campus McLane Stadium, with a capacity of 45,000, has been outfitted with a robust Wi-Fi network and custom mobile applications that will enhance the in-game fan experience like never before.

Aug
18
2014

Baylor University’s McLane Stadium Features Extreme Networks Wi-Fi and Baylor In-Game App by YinzCam to Boost Fan Experience

WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2014) — Baylor University, Baylor Athletics, Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) and YinzCam today announced that the University’s new $260 million on-campus McLane Stadium, with a capacity of 45,000, has been outfitted with a robust Wi-Fi network and custom mobile applications that will enhance the in-game fan experience like never before.

Aug
18
2014

Gameday Parking Impact on Campus

The opening of McLane Stadium is an historic event for Baylor University, and it will require some modifications in the parking routines of all faculty, staff and students. With McLane Stadium, our students will have the opportunity to walk from their residences, on or off campus, to football games for the first time in more than 70 years. All campus parking is within a 25 minute walk of McLane Stadium — within the industry standard for event parking.

Aug
18
2014

Surprising Number of Older Adults Weathered ‘The Great Recession’ Without Financial Strain, Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2014) — The “Great Recession” may have put a dent in many older adults’ pocketbooks, but a new study by Baylor University found that more than 40 percent reported a decrease in “financial strain” between 2006 and 2010.

Aug
15
2014

Baylor University Holds Summer 2014 Commencement Ceremony Aug. 16

WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2014) - The closing of summer at Baylor University also marks the completion of degrees for many Baylor students. Graduating students will walk across the stage and shake the hand of President and Chancellor Ken Starr during Summer Commencement ceremonies Saturday, Aug. 16, in Baylor’s Ferrell Center.

Aug
15
2014

Baylor’s First Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate Completes Internship at Renowned Sandia National Laboratories

WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2014) – It started with Lego towers.
Then, as Sarah Stair’s love of building things grew, she advanced to constructing weight-bearing bridges out of paper and participating in the egg-drop contest – a rite of passage for students involved in science Olympiads and other such competitions.

Aug
15
2014

Bigger Government Makes for More Satisfied People, International Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2014) — People living in countries with governments that spend more on social services report being more contented, according to a Baylor University study.

Aug
13
2014

Baylor Law School Awards 35 Juris Doctor Degrees During Summer Commencement

Thirty-five Baylor University Law School students were awarded their Juris Doctor degrees during the School’s summer commencement ceremonies.

Aug
13
2014

Baylor Professor’s New Research Geared to Keep Women from Fleeing IT Profession

WACO, Texas (August 13, 2014) – For years, employers and experts have been trying to reverse the exodus of women from information technology positions. They’re failing.

Aug
13
2014

Baylor University’s Civics Engagement Camp Provides Students with Opportunities to Impact their Communities

WACO, Texas (Aug. 13, 2014) – More than 90 fifth-through ninth-graders are participating in iEngage, a civics engagement summer camp Aug. 11-15 at Baylor University, where they are learning how to make a difference in their neighborhoods, schools and communities and build leadership skills.

Aug
12
2014

Emergency Notification Test Friday, Aug. 15

The monthly test of the outdoor mass notification and indoor voice evacuation systems will occur this Friday, August 15th between 1:00 and 1:15 PM. There will be three activations of the systems during this 15 minute period, each activation approximately 30 seconds long.