Fall Staff Forum: Focus on Happiness Advantage

Amy Blankson, co-founder of GoodThink, Inc., spoke at the Fall Staff Forum this week on the benefits of and techniques to take advantage of happiness. For a summary of Amy’s presentation, <a href="http://www.baylor.edu/hr/index.php?id=935925">TEXT</a>click here.

Notification Systems to be Tested Today at 4:00 p.m.

Due to a recent update in programming, a test of the outdoor and indoor speakers of emergency notification system will be conducted today, September 23, 2016, at 4:00 PM.

ID Office on the Move

The ID Office will move from Robinson Tower to the Speight Parking Facility October 3.

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.

W. Soccer. Soccer Faces Road Test at No. 4 West Virginia

Baylor soccer travels to No. 4 West Virginia for its lone match this week on Friday at 6 p.m. CT.

W. Equestrian. EQ Hosts Ninth-Annual Willis Invitational

No. 5 Baylor equestrian (1-0) will host the ninth-annual Willis Invitational tournament this weekend, running Friday, Sep. 30, through Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Willis Family Equestrian Center.

M. Tennis. Men’s Tennis Continues Fall With ITA All-American Championships

Three Baylor men's tennis players, Jimmy Bendeck, Constantin Frantzen and Max Tchoutakian, will compete in the 2016 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championships, held in Tulsa, Okla., from Oct. 1-10

Cross Country. Cross Country Set For Notre Dame Invitational

Baylor's cross country teams will race in the 61st-annual Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational at the Burke Golf Course in Notre Dame, Ind., on Friday.

For Baylor’s police chief, this isn’t a job; it’s a mission

Long before he became chief of the Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) in the fall of 2014, Brad Wigtil developed a love for the Baylor mission. His two children, Erin Wigtil-Faya (BA ’04) and Matthew (BBA ’11), both attended Baylor, and their experience left a lasting impression on him. “I learned to love this university,” Chief […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “We start rehearsal five hours before every game…”

[What’s the most challenging thing as a member of BUGWB at a game?] “I would say the endurance it requires, because we start rehearsal five hours before every game, and we go until the game is over.” “And being on the drumline, we play 99% of the time. We play during the parades. We play […]

From Greek life to quidditch, Baylor student organizations offer something for everyone

Pop quiz: How many Baylor students participate in official student organizations? How many student organizations does Baylor offer? Before you guess, take into consideration all the Greek organizations and professional societies Baylor offers. Then start thinking outside the box a little bit; if you’re a Baylor student with an interest in sailing, there’s a club for that. […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s probably one of the best leadership experiences anyone could have…”

“I’ve been involved in Baylor Crew for about three years… It’s probably one of the best leadership experiences anyone could have. It’s a unique experience because we’re such a large club, and we handle such a large budget. It’s taught me so much about real-world experience, how to deal with insurance, working with Campus Rec. […]

Congratulations

Ed Rogers

Congratulations to staff member Ed Rogers, counseling services, and spouse Elizabeth, on the birth of their son, Joseph David Rogers, on August 27, 2016.

Cameron Talley

Congratulations to Cameron Talley, university libraries, and spouse Megan, on the birth of their son Samuel Walden Stewart, on September 2, 2016.

Joshua Ogden

Congratulations to staff member Joshua Ogden, ITS Client Services, and spouse Krista, on the birth of their son Cooper on August 30, 2016.

Matthew Frise

Congratulations to Baylor staff member Matthew Frise, philosophy department, and spouse Olivia, on the birth of their son, Rowan, on August 8, 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.

ABL Advisor: Alvarez & Marsal Hires Two in Disputes and Investigations Practice

Sept. 28, 2016
Robert Lang, B.B.A. (Financial Services & Planning) ’95, was hired as managing director of global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal. Lang is also a frequent guest lecturer in the Graduate Accounting program at Baylor and serves on the Advisory Board for the Accounting and Business Law Department.

KWTX: Professor: 2016 election will be studied for decades

Sept. 28, 2016
Martin Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and
professor of political science, is quoted in this article about the 2016 Presidential Election. “This is going to be an election that will be written about for years and years to come and people should pay attention to it because they probably won't hear anything like this again in their lifetimes,” Medhurst said.

Northern Ontario Business: Progress coming on North Bay recommendations for change

Sept. 28, 2016
Baylor M.B.A. students, as part of the Focus Firm program, created the Baylor report to help the city of North Bay in Ontario, Canada, become a more desirable community. North Bay received the report in June 2016 and has since taken strides to put the students’ recommendations into effect.

Star-Telegram: New History channel show built around Fort Worth’s Hull Historic

Sept. 28, 2016
Brent Hull, B.A. (History/English) ’89, is the owner of Fort Worth-based contracting company Hull Historical and the star of the new History channel series “Lone Star Restoration,” which premieres at 9 p.m. Monday on the History channel. In this article, Hull said contemporary construction practices don’t stand up to the way things were built in the past. “We need to rethink the current culture of the quick build and cheap craftsmanship. Our homes should be built to last and our homes should have character,” Hull said.

Baylor’s Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic Will Host Community Open House at its New Home Oct. 6

WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2016) — Baylor University’s Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic, which recently moved to a new location, will host an open house for the community from 5:15 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6.

Mayborn Museum Complex Presents Programs on Holy Places, Faith Groups in October and November

WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2016) — Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex will host three public local events in conjunction with the National Geographic Sacred Journeys exhibition in Waco, which runs from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31.

This Week at Baylor — Oct. 3 – Oct. 7, 2016

WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2016) — This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, events and performances.

Farrell O’Gorman Delivers the 2016 Charles G. Smith Lecture

WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2016) – Farrell O’Gorman, Ph.D., will deliver the 2016 Charles G. Smith Lecture at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in room 101 of Carroll Science Building, 1401 S. Fifth St.