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!

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.

M. Golf. Men's Golf Finishes Seventh at Tavistock

The Baylor men's golf team shot 3-under-par 285 in Tuesday's final round to move up one spot and finish in seventh place at 8-under-par 856 at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational.

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 […]

What this year’s Reunion Classes experienced as seniors at Baylor

As part of Homecoming, Baylor’s Reunion Classes — those who graduated in years ending in 4 or 9 — will be honored in a series of events over Homecoming weekend (Oct. 30-Nov. 1). On Friday, the 50-Year Alumni Reunion (Class of 1964) will be honored with a dinner in Barfield Drawing Room from 4-7 p.m., while […]

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.

Austin American-Statesman: Texas members of US House rake in campaign cash

Oct. 20, 2014
Although few of Texas' 36 congressional races are considered to be seriously competitive, that hasn't stopped lawmakers from raking in serious campaign cash, according to a report by The Dallas Morning News that quotes Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. The fund-raising helps build party loyalty, Flavin said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who covers faculty and research in political science, arranged the interview with Flavin. The story was picked up by The Associated Press and ran in other media outlets.)

Christianity Today: Divinity School for Liberals; Religion's Demise

Oct. 16, 2014
While media reports have highlighted a supposed significant decline in women’s religious attendance, this is not accurate, according to the national Baylor Religion Survey. In 2007, 38 percent of women, compared with 26 percent of men, described themselves as “very religious.” In 2010, 34 percent of women and 25 percent of men said they attended weekly, according to General Social Survey data. “The real story is that across 40 years, there have been only small variations in church attendance,” says Byron Johnson, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the Institute and pitched this story in September.)

New Pittsburgh Courier: The Top 50 Schools for Entrepreneurs

Oct. 17, 2014
Baylor University’s entrepreneurship program was recently ranked as third best in the nation by Forbes. Baylor came in behind Babson College and The University of Houston. The schools were ranked based on how well offered courses prepare students to become successful entrepreneurs. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers research, faculty and programs in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.)

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.

Rutgers University Professor to Present Lectures on Evangelical Christians in the Muslim World

WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2014) -- Barbara Cooper, Ph.D., professor of history at Rutgers University, will deliver two lectures on Wednesday, Oct. 22, and Thursday, Oct., 23 in honor of the 37th Annual Charles Edmondson Historical Lecture Series under the topic of "Evangelical Christians in the Muslim Sahel."