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!

Fall Professional Development Available

Baylor University is one of The Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For, thanks to all of our employees, and one of the reasons is that we learn with each other through professional development offerings. Take advantage of these opportunities and check out the courses for the fall semester!

Emergency Notification Test Friday, 9/5/2014

Baylor University will conduct the monthly test of its outdoor mass notification and indoor voice evacuation systems, as well as all Baylor Alert emergency notification systems, including voicemail, email, text and @BaylorAlert Twitter, between 2:45 and 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. All contacts will receive the test email and text messages, but only a select group of contacts will receive the test voicemail message.

M. Tennis. Rios Takes First Match at All-American Championships

Baylor men's tennis junior Felipe Rios debuted at the Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Championships with a three-set victory on Monday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

Football. No. 7 Football Travels to Austin to Take on Texas

No. 7 Baylor Football makes the trip down I-35 to take on Texas Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT. The game will be televised on ABC.

Football. Meet the Press: Football Weekly Presser vs. Texas

Baylor football head coach Art Briles met with the media Monday afternoon to discuss the Bears' Saturday game at Texas.

W. Volleyball. Staiger Named Big 12 VB Rookie of the Week

After helping Baylor pick up its first win in a Big 12 opener on the road since 1997 on Saturday, redshirt freshman Katie Staiger earned Big 12 Rookie of the Week.

Bestselling author of ‘The Joy Luck Club’ to speak today at Baylor

Amy Tan has been a fixture on The New York Times bestseller list over the last 25 years, with five bestselling novels to her credit, plus a hit movie, a memoir and two children’s novels. Today, she’s sharing her story on campus with the Baylor community. “An Afternoon with Amy Tan” is the featured lecture of Baylor’s […]

‘Believe Me': Alum’s thought-provoking film now in theaters

One of the last people you might expect to see in a Christian comedy would be Nick Offerman, aka Ron Swanson of NBC’s Parks and Recreation. But Believe Me (in theaters today) isn’t what you’d expect from a Christian film, either. Co-written and directed by Baylor alumnus Will Bakke, BA ’10, Believe Me is a film that playfully […]

Baylor alum to represent U.S. on golf's biggest stage

Many golfers will tell you that the Ryder Cup is the biggest event out there. Not the Masters, not the U.S. Open, not the PGA Championship, but the every-other-year match that pits America's best against Europe's best in an unusual team format. This year, "America's best" includes a Baylor Bear: Jimmy Walker. The former Baylor All-American turned pro [...]

Happy 10th Birthday, BSB!

If the BSB were human, it’d be in fourth grade and celebrating its birthday by getting a sugar rush from chocolate cake. That’s right; Sept. 24, 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the official dedication of the Baylor Sciences Building. The plans. Before the $103.3 million colossus known as the BSB was constructed, Baylor’s five […]

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

Tanya Pruitt

Sympathies to Tanya Pruitt, university development, on the death of her husband, Bobby, on September 24, 2014.

Cindy Ratliff

Sympathies to Cindy Ratliff, controller's office, on the death of her father, Mr. Bill Martin, on September 20, 2014.

Karla Walther

Sympathies to Karla Walther, payroll office, on the death of her mother, Florine Betzen, on September 8, 2014.

Wes Iley

Sympathies to Baylor student, Thomas (Wes) Iley, on the death of his mother, Mrs. Crickett Iley on September 19, 2014.

Associated Baptist Press: Baylor professor disputes reports of religious, church decline

Sept. 29, 2014
Byron Johnson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, asserts that headlines about the decline of religion in America are “misleading, inaccurate and biased” after analyzing data from major social and religion surveys, including the General Social Survey and the Baylor Religion Survey. Young people are not abandoning church, although they may be switching churches and denominations; and the percentage of atheists has not increased, but rather held steady for decades, Johnson writes in The Heritage Foundation’s recently published “2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity: The Social and Economic Trends that Shape America.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR faculty and research. Goodrich wrote and placed this story.)

PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly: Rev. Amy Butler

Sept. 25, 2014
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT: Kim Lawton, correspondent with the PBS program “Religion and Ethics Newsweekly,” sat down for an interview with the Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, a Baylor graduate and the first female senior pastor of The Riverside Church in Manhattan, a megachurch known for prominent voices in its pulpit in the past, among them Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Butler, who earned her B.A. in religion and political science in 1991 and her M.A. in religion in 1996, says she wants to join with her congregation in tackling tough questions, among them finding biblical meaning in modern times.

The Baptist Standard: Christians urged to pray, advocate for persecuted church in Iraq and Syria

Sept. 26, 2014
Baylor University’s department of religion hosted a panel discussion on “The Crisis Facing Churches in Syria and Iraq.” Guest speakers Jalil Dawood, pastor of the Arabic Bible Church of Dallas, and Mar Awa Royel, bishop of the Assyrian Church of the East, Diocese of California, joined Abdul Saadi, Ph.D., assistant professor of Arabic in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, in addressing the audience regarding the persecution of the church in Iraq and Syria. Saadi and Jeremy Courtney, MA ‘04, are quoted.
(Terry Goodrich, assistant director of media communications, covers faculty and research in the department of religion at Baylor.)

The Baptist Standard: Mental health not about churches ‘fixing’ people, Baylor prof insists

Sept. 27, 2014
Few seminaries teach future ministers the skills needed to help church members deal with mental health crises or psychological distress, according to a study by Matthew Stanford, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, whose research was published in the Journal of Research on Christian Education. “Christians should not see their job as fixing the mentally ill but rather showing them Christ’s love,” Stanford said. The topic is discussed frequently in Truett courses devoted to ministry, although it does not have courses focusing solely on counseling and mental health. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in Baylor’s department of psychology and neuroscience.)

U.S. Congressman, National Leaders to Discuss Approaches to Reduce Poverty and Domestic Hunger at 'Together at the Table Hunger and Poverty Summit’ Oct. 1-3 at Baylor

WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2014) – A Congressional Dialogue featuring San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro on public policy approaches to reduce domestic hunger will be among the highlights of the national “Together at the Table: Hunger and Poverty Summit” Oct. 1-3 at Baylor University. The annual Summit, now in its sixth year, brings together more than 350 leaders and practitioners from across the country to share their knowledge and expertise on addressing poverty, with a specific emphasis on food insecurity.

Celebrated Baylor Professor to Cover Homer to the Hunger Games at W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lecture

WACO, Texas (Sept. 26, 2014) – Acclaimed by BBC Radio as one of America’s leading authorities on religion and culture, Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor in department of English in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been selected as this year’s W.C. Dobbs endowed lecturer. Garrett will expound on the topic "From Homer to The Hunger Games: Imaginative Reading for Preaching, Teaching, and Formation” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Paul Powell Chapel, Truett Seminary, 1100 S Third St # 97126, in Waco, Texas 76798.

Baylor Crew Will Host Head of the Brazos Regatta

WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2014) – The Baylor Rowing Club will host the Head of the Brazos regatta on Saturday, Sept. 27, marking the first time a race has ever been held on the Baylor campus. The regatta will feature as many as 200 boats from 20 rowing clubs around Texas.

Baylor Environmental Research Program Partners with SciGirls National Effort

WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2014)—The Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research has been selected to partner with SciGirls Connect, a national effort with the goal of getting young girls engaged in the scientific field.