Free Flu Vaccines

Miss your "shot" at the Health & Wellness Fair? Look up your nearest CVS retail pharmacy....

Open Enrollment for 2015 Benefits

Benefit-eligible faculty and staff are encouraged to review changes and enhancements to medical and dental plans, and enroll in November!

Annual Health & Wellness Fair

Mark your calendars for the faculty and staff annual Health & Wellness Fair, to be held October 15th from 8:30 am - 1 pm in Cashion 510.

BU vs OSU: Live Active Challenge

Join your Baylor colleages and participate in the Live Active Challenge! Beat the Cowboys!

Football. Football to Partake in Uplifting Athletes TD Pledge Drive vs. KU

The Baylor University Chapter of Uplifting Athletes is hoping to turn touchdowns into rare disease research.

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Falls to West Virginia in Four Sets

West Virginia hit .263, used seven service aces and out-blocked Baylor 11-7 in a 25-20, 25-21, 22-25, 25-19 win over the Bears Wednesday night at the Ferrell Center.

W. Soccer. Soccer Changes Sunday's Home Finale vs. Texas to 6 P.M. Start

Due to a mutual agreement between both teams, Sunday's Baylor soccer home finale vs. Texas has been changed to a 6 p.m. CT start time.

Acrobatics & Tumbling. Acrobatics & Tumbling Announces 2015 Schedule

Baylor Acrobatics and Tumbling head coach Felecia Mulkey announced her squad's 2015 schedule Wednesday.

NBA Bear’s book club builds community online and in-person

If you watched NBA games in the 1990s or early in the millennium, you couldn’t miss the old PSAs featuring NBA stars like Shaquille O’Neal and Reggie Miller encouraging young basketball fans to read, all with the tagline, “Reading is Fundamental.” Had former Baylor star and current Los Angeles Clipper forward Ekpe Udoh, BSEd ’11, […]

How Baylor researchers (and students) are fighting breast cancer

Seeing a lot of pink lately? That’s probably because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many organizations take this to mean they should turn their product pink for 31 days. Here at Baylor, however, we prefer a more direct approach. Thanks to a $900,000 grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, […]

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 […]

Congratulations

Blake H. Thomas

Congratulations to Blake H. Thomas, academic affairs/research, and spouse, Alexis, on the birth of their son, Charles Clay Thomas, August 8, 2014.

Rachel Erwin

Rachel Erwin, constituent engagement, and spouse, Andrew, on the birth of their son, Hayes Taylor Erwin, August 22, 2014.

Ryan Blagg

Ryan Blagg, athletics, and spouse, Lindsay, on the birth of their son, Cooper Marshall Blagg, August 6, 2014.

Ryan Surratt

Ryan Surratt, school of social work, and spouse, Mandy, on the birth of their son, Christian Avery Sterling Surratt, August 14, 2014.

With Sympathy

Keely Tunnell

Sympathies to Baylor student, Keely Tunnell, on the death of her sister, Candice Tunnell, on October 18, 2014.

Naymond Keathley

Sympathies to faculty member, Dr. Naymond Keathley, religion department, on the death of his brother, Carmen Keathley, on October 14, 2014.

Tracey Greene

Sympathies to Tracey Greene, Budget & fiscal planning office, on the death of her mother, Frances C. (Charlene) Roberts, on October 18, 2014.

Elizabeth De La Garza

Sympathies to Elizabeth De La Garza, office of the registrar, on the death of her husband, Mr. Jose De La Garza on October 12, 2014.

ABC News Radio: The Bigger the Government, the Happier the People?

Oct. 21, 2014
People living in countries with governments that spend more on social services report being more contented, according to a Baylor University study. Cited is research by Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, whose study was published in the journal Social Forces. He and other researchers analyzed data from 21 industrialized countries collected by the World Values Survey from 1981 to 2007, with nearly 50,000 respondents. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who covers political science, pitched this initial story in August.)

Market Wired: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas Announces Officers for Its Board of Directors

Oct. 22, 2014
Christopher B. Trowbridge, J.D., 1998; B.B.A., 1995, was recently named Chairman of the Board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas. He has been a member of the BGCD board of directors since 2006.

Science Daily: Pharmaceuticals and the water-fish-osprey food web

Oct. 20, 2014
Ospreys do not carry significant amounts of human pharmaceutical chemicals, despite widespread occurrence of these chemicals in water, according to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Baylor University research. The finding, published by Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, is the first published study that examines the bioaccumulation of pharmaceuticals in the water-fish-osprey food web. Fish exhibit abnormal behavior and lower levels of anxiety when exposed to drugs used to treat depression and other disorders. A 2012 study by Baylor University researchers found that human data for drug activity can be used to predict surface water concentrations of antidepressants that negatively impact fish behavior. That study was done by Bryan Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in environmental sciences.)

The Arkansas Traveler: ASG Working to Add a Sign Language Course at the UofA

Oct. 22, 2014
Baylor University is mentioned as one of the few universities in the country that offers sign language courses, and Baylor was highlighted for offering a minor in sign language.

Scare up some treats at Family Treat Night

Children and grandchildren (ages 12 and under) of Baylor faculty and staff are invited to trick-or-treat in the Baylor residence halls from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28 for Baylor's annual Treat Night. Please note that a Baylor ID is required for entry and children must be escorted at al times.

National Forgiveness Day on Oct. 25: Let Bygones Be Bygones for Your Emotional Health

Forgiving — and being forgiven — are good for your emotional health, research has shown, and National Forgiveness Day on Oct. 25 may be a good time to let bygones be bygones and also to make amends.

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.