The Rx for Research: Baylor Engineering & Computer Science is impacting the medical industry

ECS faculty members are blazing trails in collaborative research with meaningful real-world applications in the healthcare and medical fields - and beyond.

Baylor University Names Task Forces to Act Upon 105 Recommendations and Implement Improvements to Address Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

WACO, Texas (June 10, 2016) – Baylor University has actively launched groups to lead the implementation of recommendations made by Pepper Hamilton, LLP following its independent investigation into the University’s handling of sexual assault. Two complementary executive-level task forces have been named to efficiently implement change that leads to improved processes, communication, training and response and that cultivates a culture of respect and character that reflects Baylor’s mission.

UPDATE: Addressing Sexual Violence at Baylor

Last week I shared with you information concerning the high priority we have placed on implementing improvements across campus to increase the safety of students at Baylor University. We have committed to doing all we can to implement change based on the recommendations of Pepper Hamilton, LLP following their independent review of the University’s response to reports of sexual violence.

ID Office temporarily moving to Foster for New Student Orientation

The Baylor ID Office will be temporarily located in Foster 123 from June 8 through July 1 to facilitate New Student Orientation.

W. Equestrian. No. 3 EQ Falls in NCEA Quarterfinals to End Season

Needing just one point out of the last three rides, Baylor's third-seeded equestrian team came up empty and lost to sixth-seeded TCU by the slimmest possible margin in the NCEA National Championship quarterfinals Friday afternoon.

W. Tennis. Frusci Hired As New Women’s Tennis Assistant Coach

Baylor women's tennis head coach Joey Scrivano announced the addition of Chris Frusci as assistant coach Tuesday.

W. Basketball. Women’s Hoops Finalizes 2016-17 Non-Conference Slate

Baylor women’s basketball has finalized its 2016-17 non-conference slate, 17th-year head coach Kim Mulkey announced on Monday, June 27.

W. Tennis. Women’s Tennis Welcomes International Standout

Baylor women's tennis head coach Joey Scrivano announced the signing of Jessica Hinojosa Gomez of Guadalajara, Mexico, to a National Letter of Intent Monday.

Eight ways Baylor researchers are fighting cancer

For most of us who are not scientifically-inclined, it’s easy to focus more on the beautiful exterior of the Baylor Sciences Building (BSB) than to think about what goes on inside. But what’s going on inside the BSB could save your life, or the life of someone you love. Teams of Baylor professors and students are […]

Baylor’s Prince the No. 12 overall pick in 2016 NBA Draft

Taurean Prince, BSED ’16, came to Baylor four years ago with little acclaim or notice. He leaves with his degree in hand as one of the highest draft picks in program history. Thursday night, the Utah Jazz selected Prince with the the 12th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft; once paperwork is complete, he will reportedly […]

Dr Pepper’s history preserved by a long line of Baylor grads

You know how much Baylor Bears love Dr Pepper. For years, we’ve served it all over campus, mixed it with ice cream every Tuesday, and even popped them open at weddings. Some even joke that the real reason Baylor moved to Waco was because administrators had heard about the drink’s invention the year before! But what […]

Groundbreaking World War II pilot was a Baylor Bear first

More than 70 years have passed since World War II ended, but the inspiring stories of more than 1,000 women who served U.S. war efforts as Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) are still new to many. The WASPs were trained pilots who flew in World War II, making the same types of sacrifices, flying the same airplanes […]

Congratulations

Addie Woods

Congratulations to staff member Addie Woods, Texas Hunger Initiative, and spouse James on the birth of their son Asher on April 23, 2016.

Drew Triplett

Congratulations to staff member Drew Triplett, Mayborn Museum Complex, and spouse Eleanor, on the birth of twin sons Bowie and Moses Triplett on May 17, 2016.

Kristen Pond

Congratulations to faculty member Kristen Pond, English, and spouse Justin on the birth of their daughter Elizabeth on March 6, 2016.

Leslie Hahner & Scott Varda

Congratulations to faculty member Leslie Hahner, communications and her husband, faculty member Scott Varda, communications, on the birth of their daughter Annika E. Varda, on April 29, 2016.

With Sympathy

Jimmy Schmoke

Sympathies to the family and colleagues of staff member James (Jimmy) Schmoke, CASPER Center, on his death on June 29, 2016.

Sharmayne Adkinson

Sympathies to the family and friends of Baylor student Sharmayne Adkison, on her death on Saturday, June 25, 2016.

Barry Hopper

Sympathies to the family, friends, and students of retired School of Music faculty member Barry R. Hopper on his death June 15, 2016.

Haley Alloway

Sympathies to student Haley Alloway, Truett Seminary and resident chaplain, on the death of her father, Mr. John Loffer on June 21, 2016.

Arkansas Online (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette): Trump Stumped by Jesus’ Answer to Disciples

June 25, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has been courting religious leaders, has drawn attention for his responses to the question about who exactly Jesus was and what is needed for salvation. Thomas Kidd, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History and associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, said that no one expects a “canned evangelic-sounding answer” when Trump faces religious questions, but the key is whether he can use personal language that rings true.

Bulldog Reporter: Lewis Public Relations Hires Ashton Brown as Associate, Promotes Shelby Tidwell to Senior Associate

June 29, 2016
Ashton Brown, BA (Journalism) ’16, was hired by Lewis Public Relations in Dallas as an associate. Shelby Tidwell, BA (Journalism) ’15, was promoted to senior associate. Brown previously interned for Baylor University Media Communications, Levenson Group, and McLennan Community College’s Office of Marketing and Communications. While at Baylor, she was twice recognized by faculty with an award for top public relations career portfolio and was named one of the “22 PR Rock Stars of the Future” by Arik Hanson of ACH Communications.

HealthDay: No Kidding: Childless Couples Happier

June 28, 2016
Parents in the United States generally are not as happy as those without children, with the major reason being the relative lack of workplace "packages'' of policies such as paid sick time, paid vacation, flexible work hours and paid maternal or parental leave, said co-researcher Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. The U.S. also has the largest "happiness gap" among parents compared to nonparents in 22 industrialized countries, according to the study, to be published in a forthcoming issue of the American Journal of Sociology. HealthDay is featured on more than 5,000 websites, among them CBS News, MSN Health Living, U.S. News & World Report and WebMD. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Outlook Series: Baylor's Sara Perry Identifies Keys to Managing Innovators

June 27, 2016
This story highlights a new study from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business that helps leaders better understand how to manage innovators, specifically scientists and engineers. “Our study suggests that leaders who understand how to manage their employees’ commitment to both their organizations and professions may be the most successful at motivating and retaining innovators,” said the study’s lead author, Sara Perry, Ph.D., assistant professor of management. Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of management served as coauthor. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Baylor University and Art Briles Issue Joint Statement Regarding Their Employment Relationship

WACO, Texas (June 24, 2016) – Baylor University and Art Briles have mutually agreed to terminate their employment relationship, effective immediately. Both parties acknowledge that there were serious shortcomings in the response to reports of sexual violence by some student-athletes, including deficiencies in University processes and the delegation of disciplinary responsibilities with the football program. Baylor is addressing these shortcomings and making ongoing improvements.

Baylor University and Art Briles Issue Joint Statement Regarding Their Employment Relationship

WACO, Texas (June 24, 2016) – Baylor University and Art Briles have mutually agreed to terminate their employment relationship, effective immediately. Both parties acknowledge that there were serious shortcomings in the response to reports of sexual violence by some student-athletes, including deficiencies in University processes and the delegation of disciplinary responsibilities with the football program. Baylor is addressing these shortcomings and making ongoing improvements.

Baylor University Opens Campus for Summer Programs

WACO, Texas (June 22, 2016) — Far from quieting down for the summer, Baylor University’s campus is teeming with elementary, middle and high school students attending Baylor’s many summer programs.

United States Parents Not as Happy as Those without Children, Baylor University Researcher Says

WACO, Texas (June 23, 2016) — Parents in the United States generally are not as happy as those who aren’t parents. Not only that, the U.S. has the largest “happiness gap” among parents compared to nonparents in 22 industrialized countries, according to a report by researchers at Baylor University, the University of Texas at Austin and Wake Forest University.