An invitation to faculty and staff to join the Baylor Club

Sign up for a Baylor Club membership by September 15 and receive a complimentary dinner for two.

Online tool assists Baylor community in responding to issues

The Report It website is a new resource to help faculty, staff, students and others locate mechanisms for reporting violations of University policy, troubling behavior or criminal activity to the appropriate authorities.

QEP Proposal Feedback

Baylor is entering our decennial reaffirmation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and one aspect of the process is the creation of a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Over the past academic year, a group of faculty, staff, and student representatives have worked to create a draft proposal for the QEP, which is entitled <em>Global Baylor: Addressing Challenges to Human Flourishing</em>. A copy of this draft is available at <a href="http://www.baylor.edu/qep">www.baylor.edu/qep</a>, and your comments on any aspect of this proposal are invited.

New Parking Options

Parking and Transportation Services has made some parking modifications that will take effect this fall.

Baseball. Perlman’s Path From Walk-on to 1st-Round Pick and HOF

Mickey Sullivan didn’t recruit Jon Perlman to Baylor. He had never even heard of him until the 6-foot-1, 150-pound freshman pitcher showed up at his office at Floyd Casey Stadium.

W. Soccer. Soccer Claims 3-0 Shutout Win over Incarnate Word

Baylor soccer grabbed a 3-0 win over Incarnate Word on Sunday evening at Betty Lou Mays Soccer field to complete a 2-0-0 home opening weekend.

General News. Baylor Athletics Aims To Hand Pack 132,000 Meals

For the fifth-straight year, more than 500 Baylor University student-athletes, coaches and staff will rally to be part of the hunger solution through a partnership between Baylor Athletics and non-profit Feed My Starving Children (FMSC).

W. Volleyball. VB Sweeps Final Day of Baylor Invitational

Baylor volleyball (2-1) went 2-0 to cap its run in the 2016 Hampton Inn Waco North Baylor Invitational Saturday at the Ferrell Center.

Baylor family has 50 years of photos with Judge Baylor

If you love Baylor, you probably have some pictures of you and your friends and family with Judge Baylor. It’s a rite of passage for every Bear, and is even part of the Baylor Bucket List. But you probably don’t have as many as Donna Oates’ family. Since Oates first stepped onto the Baylor campus for a […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “If I go to law school in Nigeria, I’ll practice there.”

“I got a scholarship from Nigeria to come to Baylor, [majoring in] international studies. I’m thinking of going to law school and doing immigration law. I’m thinking of going to Baylor Law! It’s one of my options – or SMU. Those are my two main options right now. I’m super excited about it. … “If I […]

Let’s stand together — for our students

One week from today, Baylor football will kick off the 2016 season by hosting Northwestern State at McLane Stadium. The game on the field will feature a lot of firsts — most notably, the first game for the Bears under head coach Jim Grobe and the first game back from injury for senior quarterback Seth […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “55 is just an age. I can still hang with the students.”

“My title is assistant director of wellness, and my responsibilities are I get to come to work — according to my husband, I get to come play every day — and I’m in charge of the group exercise classes, all the 40- to 50-person classes of zumba, yoga, pilates, cycling that we have. “I just […]

Congratulations

Erica Ellis

Congratulations to Erica Ellis, Constituent Engagement, and husband Karl on the birth of their daughter, Piper Henley Ellis, on July 24, 2016.

Lindsey & Joe Rogers

Congratulations to Lindsey & Joe Rogers, Baylor police department, on the birth of their second daughter, Delaney Kate, on August 17, 2016.

George Thornton

Congratulations to staff member George Thornton, construction services, and wife Blaire, on the birth of their daughter, Madeline Camille on December 17, 2015. Our apologies for the delay in recognizing this blessed event.

Alex Vaughan

Congratulations to faculty member Alex Vaughan, modern languages and cultures, and her spouse Robert on the birth of their daughter Margie Lucille on January 28, 2016.

With Sympathy

Carey Ann Smith

Sympathies to the family, friends, and students of retired Assistant Dean for Student Services in the School of Nursing Carey Ann Smith on her death August 13, 2016.

Dr. John Olson

Sympathies to the family, friends, and students of Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. John Olson on his death August 16, 2016.

Darren Frame

Sympathies to Baylor professor Darren Frame on the death of his son and Baylor student, Jared Frame, on August 4, 2016.

Nicole (Niky) McCafferty

Sympathies to Baylor student Nicole McCaffety on the death of her father, John D. McCaffety, on June 16, 2016.

Baptist News Global: Students’ art project generates big bucks for Zambian orphans

Aug. 25, 2016
Recent artwork created by Baylor studio art majors Veronica Campbell and Rachel Taylor has generated tens of thousands of dollars to help Zambian orphans. Campbell and Taylor traveled to Zambia this summer with Baylor Missions and its women’s leadership team. The finished canvases of trees - with leaves made by orphans’ fingerprints - were auctioned to raise funds for the Legacy Academy at the Family Legacy Tree of Life Children’s Village, a community for orphaned children located outside Lusaka, Zambia’s capital.

Ethics Daily: Promotion and Practice of Core Values and Ethics Vital

Aug. 22, 2016
Article about a new study conducted by Marlene S. Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media, which found that communicating and practicing core values and ethics is vital to the success of companies and organizations. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers JPRNM research and faculty.)

Financial Post: As our homes get smarter ‘it could become incredibly easy to spend money’

Aug. 24, 2016
James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this story about the impact of new technologies in the home on people’s spending habits. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

HealingWell.com: 5 Tips to Help Teens Get Needed School-Year Zzzzzs

Aug. 10, 2016
Michael Scullin, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences and director of Baylor's Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, offers five tips to help teens adjust their sleeping habits before school begins. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Three Baylor Professors Designated Master Teachers

WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2016) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland has announced the designation of Master Teacher – the highest honor granted to Baylor faculty members for sustained excellence in teaching – has been conferred on Corey P. Carbonara, Ph.D., professor of film and digital media, College of Arts & Sciences; T. Laine Scales, Ph.D., professor of higher education, School of Education, and associate dean of graduate studies and professional development, Graduate School; and Gaynor I. Yancey, D.S.W., professor of social work, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.

Musical Tastes Are Cultural in Origin, Not ‘Hard-wired’ in the Brain, Study Suggests

WACO, Texas (Aug. 23, 2016) — Scientists previously thought musical preferences are “hard-wired” in the brain, but a new study of a remote Amazonian farming and foraging community suggests that musical tastes are cultural in origin. One of the study’s authors, published in the journal Nature, is Alan Schultz, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.

This Week at Baylor - Aug. 22

WACO, Texas (August 23, 2016) — This week, Baylor will be hosting several notable speakers, actors and theatre professionals through multiple events. Baylor Student Activities is also reinitiating its Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome beginning next week.

Sub-Saharan Africans Satisfied with Their Sex Lives, with 18 Percent Rating Them a Perfect 10, Baylor Researcher Finds

WACO, Texas (Aug. 22, 2016) — People in Africa’s Sub-Sahara region, a relatively undeveloped area, are generally satisfied with their sex lives, with the most common rating — reported by 18 percent of respondents — being a perfect “10,” according to Baylor University research presented Monday at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).