Campus-wide Steam Outage Planned for Nov. 26

A campus-wide steam outage that will affect heating and domestic hot water systems in all main Baylor University buildings will be performed from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Energy Curtailment During Thanksgiving Holidays

During the upcoming Thanksgiving academic recess, Baylor University has a unique opportunity to save considerable utility costs by curtailing the use of energy in those campus buildings that are closed or have minimal occupancy.

Coming Soon: New Career Development System - Contest Details Inside

In spring 2015, Baylor Human Resources will introduce an online tool to help faculty and staff access training and development opportunities with greater efficiency. Your participation could win you an iPad Mini!

Campus-wide Steam Outage Planned for Nov. 26

A campus-wide steam outage that will affect heating and domestic hot water systems in all main Baylor University buildings will be performed from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Football. AT&T Stadium Bag Policy In Effect Saturday

Fans attending the Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Shootout between Baylor and Texas Tech on Saturday, Nov. 29 at AT&T Stadium are reminded that the stadium's bag policy will be in effect.

W. Basketball. WBB's Nina Davis On Wade Trophy Watch List

Baylor sophomore forward Nina Davis is one of 25 players named to "Wade Watch" list, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced today.

M. Basketball. Men's Hoops Tops SFA, 67-51

Royce O'Neale had 19 points and a career-high 14 rebounds to lead Baylor to a 67-51 win over Stephen F. Austin.

Business school construction reaches midway point

Last Friday, Baylor Nation got its first peek inside the $100 million Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. As work continues, the final steel beams signed by students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends will soon be fitted into place at the top of the Foster Campus structure. The Hankamer building that current houses […]

Waiting and hope at the heart of Giglio’s new Advent devotional

What does the Christmas season have to do with our hopes and desires — the things we wait on and pray for? And how can Advent, the days leading up to Christmas, help us better learn about God, promise and fulfillment? “This season leading up to Christmas builds in us the hope that God is […]

Baylor alum wins national award for research on racial segregation in public schools

Imagine being in elementary school and unable to communicate with teachers and students. You’re alienated, confused and unable to keep pace with your peers. This was Roy Castañeda’s children in the 1970s. Castañeda, whose household (pictured above) spoke primarily Spanish, brought a lawsuit against his local Texas school district, which he believed was allowing racial […]

President Starr welcomes “The Blind Side” couple for “On Topic” conversation

If you’ve seen The Blind Side, you know the story of Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, and how two words — “Turn around” — changed their lives forever. (If you’re not familiar with the story, here’s a quick rundown.) The Tuohys were the latest guests in President Ken Starr’s ongoing series of “On Topic” conversations, […]

Congratulations

Amanda Norman

Congratulations to Amanda Norman, university libraries, and spouse, Evan, on the birth of their son, William Keys Norman, September 1, 2014.

Cody Hall

Congratulations to Cody Hall, athletics, and spouse, Ginny, on the birth of their daughter, Ellie Marie Hall, August 12, 2014.

Daniel Bolton

Congratulations to Daniel Bolton, physics, and spouse, Laura, on the birth of their son, Theodore Lewis Bolton, September 17, 2014.

David Kahle

Congratulations to David Kahle, statistical science, and spouse, Rebekah, on the birth of their daughter, Adelaide Hazel Kahle, September 23, 2014.

With Sympathy

Alex Weber

Sympathies to Baylor student, Alex Weber, on the death of his father, Mr. Benjamin Weber,Jr., on November 19, 2014.

Ashby and Corin Gleditsch

Sympathies to Baylor students, Ashby and Corin Gleditsch, on the loss of their mother, Mrs. Shannon Gleditsch, on November 17, 2014.

Hunter Noon

Sympathies to the family of Baylor sophmore, Hunter Noon, on his death on November 18, 2014.

Hannah Butler

Sympathies to the family and friends of former Baylor student Hannah Butler on her death on November 12, 2014.

Amarillo Globe-News: Beilue: Starr: Baylor will not compromise its values

Nov. 22, 2014
Column about the leadership of Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr as a “unifying presence among Baylor alumni, faculty and students” as he prepares to keynote the annual Amarillo Community Prayer Breakfast on Nov. 25. Judge Starr discusses many aspects of University life, including Baylor’s commitment to its mission and vision as a national research university that embraces its Christian identity, the importance of listening and shared governance, as well as recent historic success in athletics and in fundraising. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, is the media contact for the President’s Office and assisted with arranging Judge Starr’s interview with columnist Jon Mark Beilue.)

BILD.de: Neue App kann Kinderleben retten (New app can save children’s lives)

Nov. 24, 2014
(ARTICLE IS IN GERMAN) Article on BILD.de, Germany’s largest news portal that reaches nearly 12 million unique visitors monthly, features the work of Bryan F. Shaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, and Greg Hamerly, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, who have launched an iPhone app that they believe will speed up the detection of retinoblastoma, a form of eye cancer in children, helping families get critical and potentially life-saving treatment sooner. The free app, CRADLE, which stands for Computer Assisted Detector of Leukocoria, is available on Apple App Store. Hamerly and his team are in the process of launching an Android version of the app. Inspired by his son’s illness, Shaw authored a study on retinoblastoma in November 2013 that found that “white eye,” one of the first symptoms of the disease, can be detected by parents taking pictures of their children using digital cameras and smart phones. (This story is the result of an initial pitch to national media in November 2013 by Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who covers research and faculty in the department of chemistry.)

KWBU-FM (Waco, NPR): How Baylor Wired Up McLane Stadium For Your Phone

Nov. 18, 2014
AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: One of the great feats of Baylor’s McLane stadium is how wired it is, but what does it take to supply 45,000 people with cell phone coverage…in a place that didn’t really offer coverage before? KWBU’s Ryland Barton introduces listeners to Baylor and AT&T’s distributed antenna system, or DAS, that allows fans to send and receive about 660 gigabytes of texts, tweets, and video clips every football game. Interviewed for the story are Bob Hartland, associate vice president of information technology infrastructure at Baylor, and Pattie Orr, vice president of information technology. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, covers information technology at Baylor and helped arrange a Nov. 17 media tour of the DAS at McLane Stadium.)

Lincoln (NE) Journal: Put the 'thanks' back into Thanksgiving

Nov. 22, 2014
Article about how gratitude affects peoples’ mental and physical health cites research by lead author Jo-Ann Tsang, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, who found that materialistic people are more likely to be depressed and unsatisfied because they find it harder to be grateful for what they have. “Gratitude is a positive mood. It’s about other people,” Tsang said. “Previous research that we and others have done finds that people are motivated to help people that help them — and to help others as well. We’re social creatures, and so focusing on others in a positive way is good for our health.”

Baylor Observes Special Hours Nov. 25 to Nov. 30 for Thanksgiving Holiday

WACO, Texas (Nov. 24, 2014) -- Happy Thanksgiving, Baylor! In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, Baylor University will not hold classes and administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 30. Other university facilities will modify their hours.

Entrepreneurs to Venture Capitalists: Don’t be a Scrooge

WACO, Texas (Nov. 24, 2014) – Note to venture capitalists: Entrepreneurs are watching to see if you’re naughty or nice.

Baylor Alumnus George Chandler Receives Texas Legal Legend Status

WACO, Texas (Nov. 21, 2014) –Baylor University alumnus George Chandler, B.A. ’60, J.D. ’62, recently received the title of Texas Legal Legend, a high honor given by the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas.

Baylor Celebrates ‘Topping Out’ of $100 Million Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation

WACO, Texas (Nov. 21, 2014) – Since 2001, Baylor University has invested more than $1 billion in new academic, residential and athletics facilities on its campus. Today, Baylor reached the significant “topping out” milestone – or midpoint of construction – on its latest project: the $100 million, 275,000-square-foot Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. When it opens in fall 2015, the Foster Campus will provide a dynamic new home for the University’s nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business.