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.

Online tool assists Baylor community in responding to issues

The Report It website is a new resource to help faculty, staff, students and others locate mechanisms for reporting violations of University policy, troubling behavior or criminal activity to the appropriate authorities.

QEP Proposal Feedback

Baylor is entering our decennial reaffirmation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and one aspect of the process is the creation of a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Over the past academic year, a group of faculty, staff, and student representatives have worked to create a draft proposal for the QEP, which is entitled <em>Global Baylor: Addressing Challenges to Human Flourishing</em>. A copy of this draft is available at <a href="http://www.baylor.edu/qep">www.baylor.edu/qep</a>, and your comments on any aspect of this proposal are invited.

New Parking Options

Parking and Transportation Services has made some parking modifications that will take effect this fall.

Football. McLane Stadium Game-Day Improvements For 2016

In an on-going effort to provide the safest environment for Baylor fans, student-athletes, coaches, staff and visiting guests, walk-through metal detectors have been installed at all entrances to McLane Stadium for the 2016 football season.

W. Soccer. Soccer’s Piercy Named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week

Baylor soccer sophomore forward Lauren Piercy was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.

Football. 2016 Baylor IMG Sports Network Radio Affiliates Announced

In its third season at McLane Stadium, Baylor football radio broadcasts will again be available to fans across the Lone Star state on the Baylor IMG Sports Network and nationally on Sirius Satellite Radio, school officials announced Tuesday.

W. Volleyball. VB Takes Quick Trip to Texas State

Baylor volleyball (2-1) will trek to San Marcos to log its first road match of the season, a Tuesday evening match with the Texas State Bobcats (1-2) at 6:30 p.m. in Strahan Coliseum.

Baylor nursing alumni turn hospitalized kids into superheroes

Imagine you’re 6 years old again. But instead of running through the playground, climbing trees, and learning to ride a bike, you’re stuck in a hospital bed, surrounded by fluorescent lights and the hums and whirs of medical machinery. Unfortunately, that’s the reality for many children in the United States. But some Baylor nursing alumni are […]

Baylor family has 50 years of photos with Judge Baylor

If you love Baylor, you probably have some pictures of you and your friends and family with Judge Baylor. It’s a rite of passage for every Bear, and is even part of the Baylor Bucket List. But you probably don’t have as many as Donna Oates’ family. Since Oates first stepped onto the Baylor campus for a […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “If I go to law school in Nigeria, I’ll practice there.”

“I got a scholarship from Nigeria to come to Baylor, [majoring in] international studies. I’m thinking of going to law school and doing immigration law. I’m thinking of going to Baylor Law! It’s one of my options – or SMU. Those are my two main options right now. I’m super excited about it. … “If I […]

Let’s stand together — for our students

One week from today, Baylor football will kick off the 2016 season by hosting Northwestern State at McLane Stadium. The game on the field will feature a lot of firsts — most notably, the first game for the Bears under head coach Jim Grobe and the first game back from injury for senior quarterback Seth […]

Congratulations

Daniel Shallcross

Congratulations to Baylor faculty member Daniel Shallcross, accounting and business law, and his wife Courtney, on the birth of their son Graham Shallcross on August 5, 2016.

Erica Ellis

Congratulations to Erica Ellis, Constituent Engagement, and husband Karl on the birth of their daughter, Piper Henley Ellis, on July 24, 2016.

Lindsey & Joe Rogers

Congratulations to Lindsey & Joe Rogers, Baylor police department, on the birth of their second daughter, Delaney Kate, on August 17, 2016.

George Thornton

Congratulations to staff member George Thornton, construction services, and wife Blaire, on the birth of their daughter, Madeline Camille on December 17, 2015. Our apologies for the delay in recognizing this blessed event.

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.

Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL): Change of command coming Sunday at 345th Combat Support Hospital in Jacksonville

Aug. 20, 2016
Col. Noel Pace, M.H.A. (Health Care Administration) ’01, will serve as the new commander of the 345th Combat Support Hospital housed at Jacksonville Naval Air Station in Florida.

HealthDay: Friendships Matter if You Want to Lose Weight

Aug. 26, 2016
Overweight people who want to drop weight are less likely to succeed if they only socialize with other overweight people, according to research by Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. His study was published recently in the journal Obesity. HealthDay is a leading syndicator of health news for consumers and medical professionals. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research to national media. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

KPRC-TV (Houston/NBC): Universities take measures to increase safety on campuses

Aug. 17, 2016
Story about campus safety measures taken on Texas college and university campuses highlights measures taken by the Baylor Police Department, including license plate reader technology, BU Campus Guardian Safety app, alarm systems, security escorts and cameras, card access at entry points, emergency call boxes and a “Safe Place" for online exchanges in the BUPD lobby.

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Baylor professor speaks on bullying

Aug. 26, 2016
Tamara Hodges, Ed.D., senior lecturer in educational psychology in Baylor’s School of Education, is the featured expert in this story about bullying and how parents and schools can intervene. "It is more problematic for the child if the parents or the school doesn't listen and do something. So the level of support in a child's life is critical and some adult in their life that validates that they hear them and that they are going to do something about it, can stop the life-long impact of bullying," Hodges said.

Dr. Michael Korpi Awarded the SMPTE Excellence in Education Medal

WACO, Texas (Aug. 29, 2016) – Michael Korpi, Ph.D., professor of film and digital media, has been awarded the first Excellence in Education Medal Award from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).

Three Baylor Professors Designated Master Teachers

WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2016) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland has announced the designation of Master Teacher – the highest honor granted to Baylor faculty members for sustained excellence in teaching – has been conferred on Corey P. Carbonara, Ph.D., professor of film and digital media, College of Arts & Sciences; T. Laine Scales, Ph.D., professor of higher education, School of Education, and associate dean of graduate studies and professional development, Graduate School; and Gaynor I. Yancey, D.S.W., professor of social work, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.

Musical Tastes Are Cultural in Origin, Not ‘Hard-wired’ in the Brain, Study Suggests

WACO, Texas (Aug. 23, 2016) — Scientists previously thought musical preferences are “hard-wired” in the brain, but a new study of a remote Amazonian farming and foraging community suggests that musical tastes are cultural in origin. One of the study’s authors, published in the journal Nature, is Alan Schultz, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.

This Week at Baylor - Aug. 22

WACO, Texas (August 23, 2016) — This week, Baylor will be hosting several notable speakers, actors and theatre professionals through multiple events. Baylor Student Activities is also reinitiating its Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome beginning next week.