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Invitation: Chief Diversity Officer Town Hall Meetings

As mentioned by Dr. Trevathan during the Fall Staff Forum, please make plans to attend one of the meetings offered.

Benefit Expo set for October 14th, Noon - 4:30

Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the 2015 Benefits Expo at Barfield Drawing Room. Visit with benefit providers, chat with retirement plan professionals and learn about the NEW online system for your 2016 Open Enrollment: SmartBen

Annual Supplier Fair, Catering Expo & Supply Swap Event

Save the date: Wednesday, October 28th, 9am-1PM

M. Basketball. Gathers and Prince Named Preseason All-Big 12

Baylor men’s basketball senior Rico Gathers has been selected to the 2015-16 Preseason All-Big 12 team, as announced by the league office Thursday.

W. Tennis. WT Tandem Makes ITA All-American Main Draw

The Baylor women’s tennis duo of Kiah Generette and Blair Shankle carded two more doubles victories Wednesday to advance to the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships main draw.

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Drops First Home Match of Season to No. 2 Texas

Baylor volleyball dropped its first home loss of the season, falling in straight sets to No. 2 Texas, 25-16, 25-19, 25-19 Wednesday night at the Ferrell Center.

W. Soccer. Soccer Plays at Kansas Friday

Baylor soccer resumes Big 12 play this weekend at Kansas looking to add onto its seven-match winning streak.

Baylor alum a key to Texas Rangers’ postseason success

If the Texas Rangers have the lead this afternoon in their first game of the 2015 postseason — or in any game the rest of the year, for that matter — you can bet that they’ll have a Baylor Bear on the mound in the 9th inning to close out the game. The Rangers won the American League […]

Even ‘Saturday Night Live’ has covered this Baylor research

No matter how you get your news, chances are good you’ve seen a story lately on “phubbing” — short for “phone snubbing,” the act of using or being distracted by your cell phone while in the company of your spouse or significant other. The phenomenon and its effects have been discussed everywhere from the Today Show to TIME magazine. What you […]

Yet another Bear to lead Baylor Scott and White as board chair

Look closely, and you’ll find Baylor’s influence throughout the state of Texas’ largest non-profit health system. It starts with the system’s name: Baylor Scott & White Health. And since 2000, the system and its predecessor have been led by president and CEO Joel Allison, a 1970 Baylor graduate. Now this month, there’s a change at the top, […]

Baylor grad turns double-decker bus into rolling fundraiser for orphans’ needs

There’s a big, red, double-decker bus on campus today that has traveled to dozens of college campuses across the country over the last three years. At each stop, the bus galvanizes college students to raise money to serve orphans using items they have in their closets and drawers. Each campus contributes something that makes a […]


Alanna Martinez

Congratulations to staff member Alanna Martinez, graduate school, and spouse, Nieves, on the birth of their daughters, Sabrina Rose Martinez and Bianca Jane Martinez, May 26, 2015.

Brian Sitton

Congratulations to staff member Brian Sitton, electronic library, and spouse, Jennifer, on the birth of their son, Benjamin Samuel Sitton, August 8, 2015.

Daniel Hare

Congratulations to staff member Daniel Hare, law school, and spouse, Adrienne, on the birth of their daughter, Dylan Sue Hare, June 25, 2015.

Dionne Brown-Campbell

Congratulations to staff member Dionne Brown-Campbell, athletics, and spouse, Marcus, on the birth of their daughter, Camdyn Marie Rose Campbell, July 23, 2015.

With Sympathy

Diamond Teel

Sympathies to Baylor student Diamond Teel on the death of her father, Mr. Dwight Teel, on September 17, 2015.

Kenneth Glomb

Sympathies to staff member Kenneth Glomb, ITS Client Services, on the death of his mother, Mrs. Irene Glomb, on September 25, 2015.

Kevin Tankersley

Sympathies to faculty member Kevin Tankersle, journalism department, on the death of his mother, Mrs. Linda Tankersley on September 22, 2015.

Patricia Tolbert

Sympathies to staff member Patricia Tolbert, institutional effectiveness department, on the death of her father, Dr. Sidney Hesterly, on September 1, 2015.

AARP’s Life Reimagined Magazine: Does Your House Match Your Life?

Oct. 5, 2015
Elise King, Ph.D., assistant professor of interior design in Baylor’s Robbins College of Health and Human Services, discusses how people in midlife can benefit if they turning their homes into places that reflect new interests and lifestyles — often downsized — rather than “shrines” to their past. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Dr. King in July as an expert on this topic and arranged this interview. She covers family and consumer sciences.)

AINA.org: The Crisis In International Religious Freedom

Oct. 6, 2015
Essay initially published in the journal “First Things” by David Corey, Ph.D., associate professor of political philosophy in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, focuses on two recent lectures at Baylor on religious persecution and lack of American concern given by former congressman Frank Wolf, now The Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair of Religious Freedom at Baylor, and Princeton Professor Robert P. George, who chairs the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. “If Americans do not care about the state of religious liberty around the world, neither will their government, nor will the leaders of other nations,” Corey writes. “Americans have historically been the most outspoken proponents of religious liberty in modern history. Should we fall silent now, either out of ignorance or apathy, the effects will be disastrous.”

Associated Press: New NY law clinic in upstate New York set to help vets

Oct. 1, 2015
Article about a new legal aid clinic for military veterans at Syracuse University College of Law mentions that it is among 35 other clinics at U.S. law schools that focus on veterans, including Baylor Law School. The Baylor Law clinics are held monthly at the Veterans One Stop Center in downtown Waco, which allow veterans faced with legal issues the opportunity to meet with both a Baylor Law student and volunteer attorney for advice.

Austin-American Statesman: A well-earned designation: Waco mammoth site officially dedicated a national monument

Oct. 6, 2015
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell headlined the dedication of the Waco Mammoth National Monument, where she marveled at the partnership between Baylor University and the city of Waco that helped the site win national park status. Also in attendance were Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, former First Lady Laura Bush, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, former U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards and current U.S. Rep. Bill Flores.

Stadium SPOOKtacular Offers Halloween Fun

WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2015) – SMG is pleased to announce Stadium SPOOKtacular, presented by Lowe’s of Waco, a family-friendly Halloween event that will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, inside McLane Stadium.

Baylor’s Department of Mathematics Welcomes Renowned Mathematician for Lectures on Dark Matter

WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2015) – Baylor University’s department of mathematics in the College of Arts & Sciences will welcome renowned mathematician Donald Saari, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Economics in the department of logic and philosophy of science at the University of California – Irvine and director of the Institute of Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, for two lectures on dark matter at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Baylor Sciences Building, Room D109, and at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in Marrs McLean Science Building, Room 301.

Hitting the Rewind Button and Back in the Groove: Baylor expert muses on quasi-comeback of cassettes, vinyl

WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2015) — “Bigger, better and badder than ever before!!!” is how international indie cassette labels are billing Oct. 17 — Cassette Store Day. On the vinyl record front, Billboard Magazine recently reported that more vinyl albums were sold than in any year since Nielsen started tracking music sales in 1991. That’s — sorry — a record. And in case you missed it, National Eight-Track Day was April 11.

Is Your Child At Risk To Be Recruited For Human Trafficking? Know the Signs, Expert Says

“The average age for victims entering the human trafficking lifestyle is 14-16 years old,” said Elizabeth Goatley, Ph.D., assistant professor in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, who studies trafficking. “Each year, there are 30,000 to 40,000 children at risk for trafficking recruitment. Some common places for recruitment are schools, bus stations, homeless shelters, malls and on the Internet.”