Baylor to Conduct Full Monthly Test of Emergency Notification System on May 20

Baylor University will conduct the monthly test of its outdoor mass notification and indoor voice evacuation systems, as well as all Baylor Alert emergency notification system modalities, including voicemail, email, text and @BaylorAlert Twitter, between 2:45 and 3 p.m. Friday, May 20. All contacts will receive the test voicemail, email and text messages.

Baylor to Conduct Full Monthly Test of Emergency Notification System on May 20

Baylor University will conduct the monthly test of its outdoor mass notification and indoor voice evacuation systems, as well as all Baylor Alert emergency notification system modalities, including voicemail, email, text and @BaylorAlert Twitter, between 2:45 and 3 p.m. Friday, May 20. All contacts will receive the test voicemail, email and text messages.

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Hiring a student worker?

If you are hiring a student worker, a step-by-step list of what to do is available on the Office of Academic Scholarships and Financial Aid website.

M. Tennis. Lenz Set For NCAA Singles Championship Play

Baylor men's tennis senior Julian Lenz will begin play in the NCAA Singles Championship against Wake Forest’s Petros Chrysochos Wednesday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla.

Baseball. Baseball Set to Face TCU at Big 12 Championship Wednesday

No. 6 seed Baylor baseball faces No. 3 seed TCU on Wednesday at 4 p.m. CT on FOX College Sports to begin the 2016 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

M. Basketball. MBB to Play at Ole Miss in 2017 SEC/Big 12 Challenge

Baylor men’s basketball will play at Ole Miss in the fourth-annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge Presented By Sonic. All games in the Challenge will be played on one day in the middle of conference play for the second consecutive year – Saturday, Jan. 28.

Baseball. Baseball Earns Six All-Big 12 Selections

Baylor baseball had six players garner All-Big 12 honors, the league announced Tuesday.

For these father-daughter Baylor grads, protecting the environment is a family affair

Greer Tidwell, BSES ’85, and his daughter Brittainy, BSME ’15, have a lot in common. For starters, they’re both Baylor engineering graduates; they also both love the outdoors. It’s a love that came naturally. Greer grew up on a farm outside of Nashville, where his father, Greer Tidwell Sr., was an early environmental engineer. He passed on […]

Baylor School of Social Work names new dean

It’s official: Dr. Jon Singletary, BA ’93, is the new dean of the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. And it won’t take Singletary long to get up to speed; neither the position nor the school is entirely new to Singletary. He’s been interim dean since June 2015, when he succeeded the late Dr. Diana Garland. […]

New Disney castle in Shanghai designed by a Baylor grad

There’s a new kingdom coming to China: Disneyland Shanghai. Opening in June, the park features six different lands, including Adventure Isle, Gardens of Imagination, Mickey Avenue, Tomorrowland, Treasure Cove, and Fantasyland. But the crown jewel of the park? The Enchanted Storybook Castle (pictured above) — which, as it so happens, was designed by a Baylor Bear. That […]

Baylor marina update one of many campus projects underway this summer

It’s amazing to think that it’s only been in the last 20 years or so that Baylor has begun to really utilize the campus’ unique riverfront setting. The push that began with Baylor Ballpark and the rest of the Turner Riverfront Athletic Complex in 1999 has been followed by the Umphrey Law Center in 2001, Mayborn Museum Complex in 2004, […]

Congratulations

Antonio Macias

Congratulations to faculty member Antonio Macias, school of business, and wife Paula, on the birth of their daughter Filomena on May 11, 2016.

Bradley & Lindsay Rettler

Congratulations to staff and faculty members Bradley and Lindsay Rettler, philosophy, on the birth of their son Duncan on May 5, 2016.

Danielle Williams

Congratulations to faculty member Danielle Williams, English, and husband Christopher on the birth of their daughter Adrienne on March 2, 2016.

Finley Edwards

Congratulations to faculty member Finley Edwards, economics, and wife Emily on the birth of their son Alvin Charles on May 5, 2016.

With Sympathy

Betsy Willis

Sympathies to faculty member Betsy Wills, accounting department, on the death of her mother, Mrs. Almarie Best, on May 20, 2016.

Colton (Coho) Menk

Sympathies to the family and friends of Baylor graduate Colton (Coho) Menk who passed away May 19, 2016.

Sally Askins

Sympathies to faculty member Sally Askins, theater arts, on the death of her mother, Mrs. Patricia Askins, on May 16, 2016.

Travis Engel

Sympathies to Baylor student Travis Engel on the death of his father, Mr. Darrell Engel, on May 20, 2016.

One News Now: Separate church studies examine pews, pulpit

May 23, 2016
A study from Baylor University suggests that churches pushing to become more racially diverse may actually end up with a decrease in attendance. The study, by Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. The report examined data from more than 11,000 congregations in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America from 1993 to 2012, as well as data from the U.S. Census. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Post Online Media: Concho Resources EVP Jack F. Harper assumes CFO role

May 23, 2016
Concho Resources, an oil and gas exploration company announced that Jack F. Harper, B.B.A. (finance) '93, executive vice president, has assumed the additional roles of chief financial officer and treasurer.

WKRG-TV (Mobile, AL): FIGHT THE BITE: Gulf Coast Conditions Make the Perfect Storm for Zika Outbreak

May 23, 2016
VIDEO: Story about the possibility of an outbreak of mosquito-borne cases of the Zika virus in the United States — the Gulf Coast in particular — includes an interview with Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., auxiliary University Professor of Biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. He helps create vaccines for tropical diseases and says doctors are working to create a useable Zika vaccine, but nothing will be ready anytime soon.

Youth Today: Selfishly selfless: social anxiety, addiction and the benefits of service

May 24, 2016
Article co-written by Byron Johnson, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), about a study examining the relationship between social anxiety disorder (SAD) and drug use as related to peer-helping and recovery. In a sample of 195 teens in court-mandated residential treatment, 42 percent had a fear of being humiliated, with 15 percent fitting the criteria for SAD. But offering service to others struggling with addiction was associated with reduced rates of relapse.

What ‘Pro Bono’ Really Means And Why Such Work Is Important Today

WACO, Texas (May 19, 2016) – Most people believe “pro bono” means “for free.”

Faith and ‘The Facebook Effect’: Young Social Media Regulars Less Committed to One Religion

WACO, Texas (May 16, 2016) — Youths who use social media are more likely to develop a “pick-and-choose” approach to customize their faith — regardless of what their religious tradition teaches — than those who do not use social media, according to a Baylor University study.

UPDATE - Power Restored - Campus Power Outage, May 14, 2016

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WACO, Texas (May 14, 2016) – Power is gradually being restored throughout campus after a power outage caused by a lightning strike affected a significant portion of the main Baylor University campus today.

Regents Receive Briefing from Pepper Hamilton; Approve Operating Budget, Capital Projects; Confirm New Regents

WACO, Texas (May 13, 2016) – At its regular spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents attended to a variety of matters related to the business of the University. The Board received a comprehensive briefing from Pepper Hamilton LLP, whose services were retained by the Board in September 2015 to conduct an independent and external investigation of the University’s response to reports of sexual and interpersonal violence. Over the coming weeks, the Board will carefully consider the information provided in the briefing and determine how to decisively act upon Pepper Hamilton’s findings and recommendations. The members of the Board will be guided by their faith as they make significant decisions for the welfare of Baylor students, the direction of the institution and the good of Baylor Nation.