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. Soccer. Soccer Faces No. 19 TTU on Road Friday, Hosts UT Sunday at 6 P.M.

Baylor soccer has a split Big 12 weekend ahead of itself as BU faces a road match at No. 19 Texas Tech and home tilt vs. Texas.

Track. 2014 Hall of Fame Profile: Jeremy Wariner

Coming off an injury-plagued freshman season that saw him finish seventh indoors and not even run the open quarter at the NCAA outdoor meet, no one could have predicted or even dreamed what 2004 would hold for Jeremy Wariner.

W. Equestrian. No. 3 EQ Plays Host to No. 7 TCU and No. 1 Georgia

The No. 3 ranked Baylor equestrian team (4-0) is set to take on a pair of ranked foes in back-to-back meets this weekend at the Willis Family Equestrian Center.

Football. Football to Partake in Uplifting Athletes TD Pledge Drive vs. KU

The Baylor University Chapter of Uplifting Athletes is hoping to turn touchdowns into rare disease research.

NBA Bear’s book club builds community online and in-person

If you watched NBA games in the 1990s or early in the millennium, you couldn’t miss the old PSAs featuring NBA stars like Shaquille O’Neal and Reggie Miller encouraging young basketball fans to read, all with the tagline, “Reading is Fundamental.” Had former Baylor star and current Los Angeles Clipper forward Ekpe Udoh, BSEd ’11, […]

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 […]

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.

Edmond Sun (Edmond, OK): Church officials struggle to assist those with mental illness

Oct. 20, 2014
Matthew S. Stanford, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about churches and their struggles to assist people living with mental illness. The article references a Baylor study of 70 seminaries, led by Stanford, which found that seminaries do little to train ministers to recognize mental illness and refer individuals to a doctor or psychologist. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers psychology and neuroscience faculty and research and pitched the original study in September to national media.)

Investment News: 40 Under 40: Erik Milam

Oct. 23, 2014
Investment News spotlights its “40 Under 40” top financial planners who exhibit the greatest accomplishments to date, contributions to the industry, leadership and promise. One of the honorees is certified financial planner Erik Milam, B.B.A. ’03, who works for TrustCore Financial in Nashville, Tennessee, and regularly speaks about overcoming obstacles in life, such as cerebral palsy and a severe stutter as a child.

NJ.com (New Jersey): Poll: Are you reluctant to send food back at a restaurant for fear someone will spit in it?

Oct. 21, 2014
Article on a restaurant experience in Mount Olive, New Jersey, where an employee was dismissed for spitting into the returned entrée of a customer mentions a 2014 study, which found that only about six percent of restaurant employees have admitted to tampering with food at some point in their work. The study, co-authored by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, looked at how restaurant servers, hosts, bartenders, cashiers and managers behave and react when faced with difficult customers. (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist for Baylor Media Communications, covers Hankamer School of Business research and faculty.)

PR Urgent: Ruby Media, Inc. Selected As Finalist for Texas Family Business of the Year Award

Oct. 22, 2014
Baylor University’s Institute for Family Business in the Hankamer School of Business has named marketing agency Ruby Media, Inc. as a finalist for the Texas Family Business of the Year Award. The awards program recognizes outstanding firms whose families demonstrate a commitment to each other, business continuity and who are responsive to the needs of their employees, communities and industries. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Hankamer School of Business and placed this story.)

Scare up some treats at Family Treat Night

Children and grandchildren (ages 12 and under) of Baylor faculty and staff are invited to trick-or-treat in the Baylor residence halls from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28 for Baylor's annual Treat Night. Please note that a Baylor ID is required for entry and children must be escorted at al times.

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.