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President Starr at National Press Club

President Ken Starr spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Wednesday night. Starr, John Garvey (president of The Catholic University of America) and U.S. Congressman Bill Flores discussed the future of religious freedom in America.

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Evacuation systems test Friday

The monthly test of the outdoor mass notification and indoor voice evacuation systems will occur this Friday, July 11th between 1:00 and 1:15 PM; please note the time change for this month only. There will be several activations of the systems during this 15 minute period, each activation approximately 30 seconds long.

Revision to Baylor's Travel & Entertainment Policies & Procedures effective July 1

Baylor University's Travel & Entertainment Policies & Procedures have been revised to be effective July 1, 2014.

Baylor Club at McLane Stadium membership special for Baylor Faculty & Staff

We are aware that a number of you were unable to attend our introductory sessions for Faculty and Staff at the conclusion of last semester to learn more about the Baylor Club at McLane Stadium. As a reminder, your Initiation Fee has been satisfied for both membership levels provided you join prior to August 15th, after which this will not be the case.

Baylor Club at McLane Stadium membership special for Baylor Faculty & Staff

We are aware that a number of you were unable to attend our introductory sessions for Faculty and Staff at the conclusion of last semester to learn more about the Baylor Club at McLane Stadium. As a reminder, your Initiation Fee has been satisfied for both membership levels provided you join prior to August 15th, after which this will not be the case.

Football. Hager's Return at MLB Key For Defense's Resurgence

With a healthy Bryce Hager at middle linebacker, Baylor had one of the most dominant defenses in the country. Through the first eight games of last season, the Bears were ranked in the top 10 nationally, giving up just 15.4 points and 306.1 yards per game.

General News. BU Athletics' 2013-14 Academic Highlights

Baylor student-athletes set numerous academic records in 2013-14. The cumulataive GPA for all 19 teams is a 3.25.

Track. Bromell Helps United States Win World Junior Championships Title

Baylor track and field freshman Trayvon Bromell ran the second leg on the United States' gold-medal winning 4x100-meter relay team that posted a 38.70 on Saturday at the IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field.

Track. Holmes Places Third At World Junior Championships

Baylor track and field freshman TJ Holmes took third in the IAAF World Junior Championships 400-hurdle finals with a time of 50.07 Friday at Hayward Field.

Baylor among nation’s ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ for 5th time in 6 years

For the fifth time in six years, Baylor University has been named one of the country’s “Great Colleges to Work For” following a nationwide survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Perhaps more impressively, Baylor made the study’s Honor Roll — the best of the best — for the fourth straight year, as one of just […]

A sneak peek at Baylor’s Class of 2018

Orientation for this fall’s freshmen is complete, and Line Camp is nearly done as well. So what are Baylor’s newest students like? Here’s a sneak peek at just a few of the faces who make up Baylor’s Class of 2018: * Friends tell identical twins Abbey and Caroline Haines apart by their hair; Abbey, the older of the two, wears […]

Baylor Line Camp sets participation record for 8th straight year

Another summer of Baylor Line Camps is nearly over, and with more than 2,000 expected participants, this year’s group of incoming students was bigger than ever. [See photos from this year's Line Camps.] Of course, that’s become a regular occurrence for the program. Since the program began in 2003, attendance has grown every year but […]

Bears sweep Big 12 Athlete of the Year honors for 2nd time in 3 years

For the second time in three years, Baylor has swept the Big 12 Athlete of the Year honors. Bryce Petty was named Male Athlete of the Year, while Odyssey Sims was the league’s Female Athlete of the Year. To put Baylor’s sweep in perspective: Baylor is the first Big 12 school to sweep both titles, […]

Congratulations

Aimee Danley

Aimee Danley, biology, and spouse, Patrick, on the birth of their son, Walker Danley, June 12, 2014.

Brett Bufton

Brett Bufton, athletics, and spouse, Kristen, on the birth of their daughter, Finley Jo Bufton, June 2, 2014.

Daniel Hare

Daniel Hare, law school, and spouse, Adrienne, on the birth of their son, Griffin Patrick Hare, May 17, 2014.

Devan Jonklaas

Devan Jonklaas, chemistry and biochemistry, and spouse, Hannah, on the birth of their daughter, Amy Rose V. Jonklaas, May 30, 2014.

With Sympathy

Bill Hockaday

Sympathies to faculty member Bill Hockaday, geology department, on the death of his father, William C. Hockaday on July 25, 2014.

Teri Dobbs

Sympathies to Teri Dobbs, student financial aid, on the death of her father-in-law, Claude R. Dobbs, on July 23, 2014.

Amy McCauley

Sympathies to Amy McCauley, event services, on the death of her mother, Kathleen Cooper on July 21, 2014.

Christina Chan-Park and Jerry Park

Sympathies to Christina Chan-Park, University Libraries, and her husband, Jerry Park, Sociology, on the death of her father, Michael Chan, on July 20, 2014.

Associated Baptist Press: Poll: Americans feel good about evangelicals

July 25, 2014
J. Gordon Melton, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of American Religious History at Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, comments on a study released last week by the Pew Research Religion and Public Life Project that found that most Americans have warm feelings for evangelical Christians. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is responsible for covering research and faculty in ISR.)

Psych Central: Would Your Life Be Better if You Owned More Things?

July 27, 2014
World of Psychology, Psych Central’s premier and longest-running blog focused on human behavior, mental health and illness, features research from Baylor on materialism and the lack of happiness in people’s lives published by Jo-Ann Tsang, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, and James Roberts, Ph.D., professor and holder of The Ben Williams Professorship in Marketing in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications who is responsible for covering psychology and neuroscience research at Baylor, originally released news about this study to the media on March 31, 2014.)

The Baptist Standard: Texas Tidbits: Gift will renovate Baylor's Fifth Street

July 28, 2014
First, third and fourth news items about recent news from Baylor, highlighted by an $8 million gift from retired physician Thomas Rosenbalm of Spring to the University in honor of his father and mother that will provide for significant renovation to the campus’s historic Fifth Street and will be anchored by the addition of the Rosenbalm Memorial Fountain. The third news item is about Baylor’s designation as a Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The fourth items reports on Regent action on tuition at Baylor for the 2015-2016 academic year.

The Boston Globe: The Forgotten

July 26, 2014
VIDEO INCLUDED: Major multimedia feature in the Boston Globe set up by Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, on the work of Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology, and a team of Baylor students who have spent the past two summers along the Texas border in Brooks County, Texas, exhuming the unidentified remains of undocumented immigrants with hopes of reconnecting them with their families. Doing this, reporter Maria Saccehetti writes, is “the mission of a cadre of college students, who aren’t about politics but about dignity.” Quoted and photographed in the story about these efforts are Baker and Jim Huggins, lecturer in forensic science and retired Texas Ranger, and Baylor students Olivia Rowland, Rebekah Cameron, Lindsay Bone and Helen Garcia. (Lewis is responsible for covering anthropology and has been working with national media on Baker’s story since summer 2012.)

Dinosaurs Fell Victim to Perfect Storm of Events, Study Shows

WACO, Texas (July 28, 2014) — Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in history, scientists say.

Baylor School of Education Students Develop New Bear Habitat Curriculum

WACO, Texas (July 23, 2014) – As many as 20 school groups visit Baylor’s Bear Habitat in one week. And each group receives a guided tour conducted by student members of the Baylor Chamber of Commerce—the official keepers of the live bear mascots. Chamber members have been sharing their bear knowledge with visitors for decades, but when Chamber wanted to develop a more formal program for school groups, they turned to the School of Education for help.

Baylor Researcher to Present at Gilliland Military Medical Lectureship on Thursday

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2014) – Lea Steele, Ph.D., research professor and director of the Veterans Health Research Program in Baylor University's Institute of Biomedical Studies, is scheduled to present Thursday during the Gilliland Military Medical Lectureship at Baylor Scott & White's Temple campus.

Baylor University welcomes solar car teams, vehicles to campus Wednesday

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2014) – Baylor University will welcome 25 high school Solar Car Challenge teams – and their vehicles – to campus on Wednesday.

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