Fall Professional Development Available

Baylor University is one of The Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For, thanks to all of our employees, and one of the reasons is that we learn with each other through professional development offerings. Take advantage of these opportunities and check out the courses for the fall semester!

Emergency Notification Test Friday, 9/5/2014

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 systems, including voicemail, email, text and @BaylorAlert Twitter, between 2:45 and 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. All contacts will receive the test email and text messages, but only a select group of contacts will receive the test voicemail message.

Fall Staff Forum Luncheon set for September 25

All staff members are encouraged to join their colleages for lunch at this annual event.

Financial Peace University Classes offered to Faculty & Staff

This Fall, Baylor University Human Resources is hosting Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) coordinated by Brian Davis and Brian Remson.

W. Golf. Women's Golf Places 21st at Cougar Classic

Baylor finished Tuesday's third and final round of play in 12th place at the Cougar Classic at Yeamans Hall Club in Hanahan, S.C. The Lady Bears shot 16-over-par 304 and finished at 48-over 912 in the 12th-annual tournament.

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Returns to Road to Face LSU Twice, UTSA

Baylor (9-2) faces LSU (2-4) at Noon on both Friday and Saturday and closes the UTSA Classic against the hosts, the Road Runners (2-6), at 5 p.m. Saturday.

W. Basketball. WBB's Welcome Back Supper Set

The Lady Bear Tip Off Club (TOC) invites all members and prospective members to the 15th annual Welcome Back Supper, Thursday, Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ferrell Center.

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Wins Fifth-Straight Match With Four-Set Win over NSU

Katie Staiger and Andie Malloy helped Baylor beat the scrappy Northwestern State Demons Tuesday night at the Ferrell Center, 25-20, 27-29, 25-22, 25-19.

International studies major celebrates sixth decade at Baylor

Dwight Eisenhower was president and the Korean War was drawing to a close in 1953 when a type-written press release announced a new major at Baylor. “Foreign Service,” as it was known in the beginning, would become the International Studies major of today, a course of study that is truly educating students for worldwide leadership […]

Baylor Twitter, Instagram accounts top 30,000 followers

Recent surveys show about 20% of American adults are on Twitter, and about the same number is on Instagram. When you consider that Baylor has about 160,000 living alumni, that suggests the university should have about 30,000 followers on each platform. Lo and behold, that’s exactly where Baylor sits today. In the last month, Baylor’s official Twitter […]

Baylor profs honored for excellence in teaching and mentoring

If you were to look inside the classrooms at Baylor, you’d quickly see some of the nation’s best professors teaching and mentoring future Baylor alums. Already this fall, two Baylor professors have been recognized for excellence in working with students in their disciplines. Dr. Wade Rowatt, professor of psychology and neuroscience, and Dr. Andrea Dixon, associate professor […]

Penland dining hall, South Russell get new looks

Penland — Baylor’s “crown jewel of campus dining”? South Russell – a 21st-century residential hall? It’s a new day at Baylor in more ways than one. As the eyes of Baylor Nation have been focused on McLane Stadium’s rise on the banks of the Brazos, other projects have also been underway elsewhere on campus. In addition to the stadium, […]

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

Velma Dwyer

Sympathies to the family of Velma Dwyer, retired Baylor staff member, who passed away on Monday, September 15, 2014.

Patt Black

Sympathies to Patt Black, ITS-Client Services on the death of her mother, Margaret Flores on September 5, 2014.

CJ Jackson

Sympathies to CJ Jackson, Hankamer School of Business, on the death of her husband, Michael Yearty on September 5, 2014.

Richard Sanker

Sympathies to faculty member Richard Sanker, prehealth studies, on the death ofhis father, Mr. Otto Sanker on August 27, 2014.

America Weekend: College Students and Cellphone

Sept. 14, 2014
AUDIO: Research published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, found female college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, and male students spend about eight hours on them. Out of 164 students surveyed in the study, 60 percent claimed to feel addicted to their phones. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers multidisciplinary research and faculty and placed this story.)

Christianity Today: Does Islam Encourage Violence More Than Other Religions?

Sept. 12, 2014
Article about a new Pew Research Center study that finds that more Americans across the board believe that Islam encourages violence more than other religions quotes an interview CT conducted earlier this year with Rodney Stark, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and co-director for Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). In that interview, Stark said “religious violence isn't something new in the world” and that Muslim violence was largely because "most Middle Eastern nations have several Muslim groups that have been bitter enemies for centuries." (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR’s research and faculty.)

Entrepreneur: Top 25 Colleges for Entrepreneurship for 2015 (Undergrad)

Sept. 16, 2014
Entrepreneur presents the top 25 undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation as ranked by The Princeton Review. Baylor University’s Entrepreneurship Program came in third. Baylor offers 29 entrepreneurship-related courses and currently has 2,112 students enrolled in the program. Within the past five years, Baylor Entrepreneurship graduates have started 200 companies. In addition, 100 percent of the staff and faculty have reportedly started, bought or run a successful business. Other top-ranked universities include Babson College (#1), University of Houston (#2) and Brigham Young University (#4). (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist in Baylor Media communications, covers the Hankamer School of Business.)

Baylor Achieves Numerous Milestones in Fall Enrollment, Diversity, Across-the-Board Retention

WACO, Texas (Sept. 17, 2014) – Coming on the heels of its rise among top national universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, Baylor University topped milestones for freshman, undergraduate and overall enrollment and achieved all-time highs across the board for fall-to-fall retention numbers, according to statistics released today by Baylor’s Office of Institutional Research and Testing.

Baylor Achieves Numerous Milestones in Fall Enrollment, Diversity, Across-the-Board Retention

WACO, Texas (Sept. 17, 2014) – Coming on the heels of its rise among top national universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, Baylor University topped milestones for freshman, undergraduate and overall enrollment and achieved all-time highs across the board for fall-to-fall retention numbers, according to statistics released today by Baylor’s Office of Institutional Research and Testing.

Wealthy Citizens Have More Clout in State Government, but Stricter Lobbying Rules Can Help Close the Gap, Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2014) — State legislators are more attentive to wealthy citizens’ political opinions compared to poor citizens’ opinions when making policy decisions, but stricter regulations on professional lobbyists can help curb this trend and promote more equal political representation, according to a Baylor University study.

Baylor President Starr to Discuss Federalist Papers at Baylor Law School

WACO, Texas (Sept. 15, 2014) - In honor of Constitution Day, which is celebrated on Sept. 17, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr will present a lecture on the Federalist Papers for the inaugural John and Marie Chiles Federalist Papers Lecture Series. The event will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Baylor Law School, Room 127.

Sep. 25 11:30am - 1:00pmFall Staff Forum