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! Click <a href="https://www1.baylor.edu/td_reg/BrowseAll.aspx">HERE</a>to view upcoming courses and to register.

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.

Football. Cannon Added To Biletnikoff Award Watch List

Baylor freshman wide receiver KD Cannon was one of 12 players added to the 2014 Biletnikoff Award watch list, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation announced Tuesday. The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football.

W. Golf. Women's Golf in 20th at Cougar Classic

Baylor women's golf finished Monday's second round in a tie for 20th place at the Cougar Classic at Yeamans Hall Club in Hanahan, S.C. The Lady Bears shot 16-over-par 304 for a total score of 32-over 608 after the second of three rounds at the 12th-annual tournament.

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Looks for Fifth-Straight Win vs. NSU

Baylor (8-2) plays host to Northwestern State (La.) (3-6) Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Ferrell Center in the Bears' first home match since Sept. 2.

Football. Football's Iowa State Contest To Start At 7 p.m. On FOX

Baylor football's first Big 12 Conference game vs. Iowa State on Sept. 27 will be played at 7 p.m. CT and will be televised to a full national audience on FOX, the Big 12 Conference announced Monday.

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, […]

Baylor sophomore a finalist in national anthem competition

Baylor sophomore Lindsay Webber’s 20th birthday is coming up. It’s Sept. 22 — the same day Webber could be announced as the grand-prize winner of FMC Agricultural Solutions’ “Stand and Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest.” Lindsay, a vocal performance major in Baylor’s School of Music, is one of four finalists in the competition. The grand prize? […]

Baylor earns best-ever U.S. News ranking

In new rankings released yesterday, Baylor came in at No. 71 out of more than 250 national universities — the school’s highest ranking ever. Baylor is the second-highest ranked school in the Big 12, behind only Texas — and Baylor has cut the gap between us and the Longhorns almost in half since 2009 (from 33 spots to […]


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

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.

Joe Bennett

Sympathies to student Joe Bennett on the death of his mother, Sharon V. Bennett, on August 27, 2014.

AOL: What Your Waiter is Doing Behind Your Back

Sept. 8, 2014
A new study co-authored by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, looks at how restaurant servers, hosts, bartenders, cashiers and managers behave and react when faced with difficult customers. The results found that difficult diners cause staff to exhibit counterproductive work behavior. “The laborious emotional demands of these positions make it difficult for an employee to maintain positive emotions while managing any negative emotions they may experience on the job,” said Hunter. (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist for Baylor Media Communications, covers Hankamer School of Business research and faculty.)

Associated Baptist Press (Herald Magazine): The rise and fall and rise again of Joel Gregory

Aug. 21, 2014
Feature story about iconic Baptist preacher/pastor/professor/author Joel Gregory, Ph.D., professor of preaching in Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, traces his rise from a boy of modest means in Fort Worth to a preacher in prominent churches to a humbling time away from the pastorate and redemption through the support of other Christians and preaching before African-American congregations nationwide. Gregory, who earned his B.A. in Greek and religion from Baylor in 1970 and his Ph.D. in religion in 1983, is quoted extensively about his spiritual journey and “the great unity of Truett.” Also quoted is David Garland, Ph.D., interim provost and former dean of Truett Seminary. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers faculty and research at Truett Seminary.)

Austin American-Statesman/McClatchy-Tribune Information Services: Workers try to put names on migrants who die near border

Sept. 15, 2015
The McClatchy-Tribune wire picks up Claire Osborn’s Austin American-Statesman feature story on the Reuniting Families Project of Lori Baker, Ph. D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, and her team of forensic anthropologists and students, who exhumed remains during the summer at a Texas border cemetery to identify them and return them to their families. Interviewed are Baker and Eva Abernathy, a senior anthropology major from Round Rock, Texas. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is responsible for covering anthropology faculty and research and has been working with national media on Baker’s story since summer 2012. Lewis arranged for these interviews with Baker and Abernathy.)

Baylor University College of Arts & Sciences Releases Long-Range Strategic Plan

WACO, Texas (Sept. 12, 2014) – After two years of planning that included the active participation of its senior administration and deans, department chairs, faculty and staff, the Baylor University College of Arts & Sciences today released a long-range strategic plan titled <i><a href=" http://www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/index.php?id=865292 ">A&Spire: Acts of Determination in Support of Baylor University Pro Futuris.</a></i>

Baylor Academy for Leader Development Welcomes African-American Women’s Literature Scholar Katherine Bassard

WACO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2014) – The Baylor University Academy for Leader Development will welcome Katherine Bassard, Ph.D., chair of the department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Paul W. Powell Chapel.

Memorial Carillon Recital to Be Held in Remembrance of Sept. 11

WACO, Texas (Sept. 10, 2014) – As America commemorates the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Baylor University Carillonneur Lynnette Geary will play a memorial recital in remembrance of those who perished that day at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, on the McLane Carillon in Pat Neff Hall Tower.

Baylor Rises to No. 71 in Latest U.S. News Rankings

WACO, Texas (Sept. 9, 2014) – In the latest rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report, Baylor University moved up to No. 71 among National Universities, achieving the University's best rating since U.S. News began ranking institutions beyond the top 50 in 2002. Baylor was ranked No. 75 by U.S. News in 2013.

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