Fall Staff Forum: Focus on Happiness Advantage

Amy Blankson, co-founder of GoodThink, Inc., spoke at the Fall Staff Forum this week on the benefits of and techniques to take advantage of happiness. For a summary of Amy’s presentation, <a href="http://www.baylor.edu/hr/index.php?id=935925">TEXT</a>click here.

ID Office Moving to Campus

The ID Office will be closed Monday for its relocation to campus, reopening 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Notification Systems to be Tested Today at 4:00 p.m.

Due to a recent update in programming, a test of the outdoor and indoor speakers of emergency notification system will be conducted today, September 23, 2016, at 4:00 PM.

ID Office on the Move

The ID Office will move from Robinson Tower to the Speight Parking Facility October 3.

W. Equestrian. EQ Posts Strong Opening Day at Willis Invitational

No. 5 Baylor equestrian (1-1) won its season opener over South Dakota State (0-1), 14-2, and take a big lead into day two in a split meet with New Mexico State (0-1), leading 6-2 at the half way mark at the Willis Family Equestrian Center.

W. Volleyball. Baylor Volleyball Treks to Showdown with No. 8 Kansas

Baylor volleyball (14-4, 1-1) continues through a steep stretch of conference competition, facing the No. 8 Kansas Jayhawks (12-2, 1-1) on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m. in Lawrence, Kan., the first Big 12 road match of the season for the Bears.

W. Soccer. Soccer Falls 2-0 at No. 4 at West Virginia

Baylor soccer lost a 2-0 decision at No. 4 West Virginia on Friday evening at Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

Cross Country. Montoya Leads Women To Fifth At Notre Dame Invitational

Senior Maggie Montoya’s fourth-place individual finish helped the Baylor's women's cross country team take fifth overall at the Notre Dame Invitational Friday at Burke Golf Course.

For Baylor’s police chief, this isn’t a job; it’s a mission

Long before he became chief of the Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) in the fall of 2014, Brad Wigtil developed a love for the Baylor mission. His two children, Erin Wigtil-Faya (BA ’04) and Matthew (BBA ’11), both attended Baylor, and their experience left a lasting impression on him. “I learned to love this university,” Chief […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “We start rehearsal five hours before every game…”

[What’s the most challenging thing as a member of BUGWB at a game?] “I would say the endurance it requires, because we start rehearsal five hours before every game, and we go until the game is over.” “And being on the drumline, we play 99% of the time. We play during the parades. We play […]

From Greek life to quidditch, Baylor student organizations offer something for everyone

Pop quiz: How many Baylor students participate in official student organizations? How many student organizations does Baylor offer? Before you guess, take into consideration all the Greek organizations and professional societies Baylor offers. Then start thinking outside the box a little bit; if you’re a Baylor student with an interest in sailing, there’s a club for that. […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s probably one of the best leadership experiences anyone could have…”

“I’ve been involved in Baylor Crew for about three years… It’s probably one of the best leadership experiences anyone could have. It’s a unique experience because we’re such a large club, and we handle such a large budget. It’s taught me so much about real-world experience, how to deal with insurance, working with Campus Rec. […]

Congratulations

Ed Rogers

Congratulations to staff member Ed Rogers, counseling services, and spouse Elizabeth, on the birth of their son, Joseph David Rogers, on August 27, 2016.

Cameron Talley

Congratulations to Cameron Talley, university libraries, and spouse Megan, on the birth of their son Samuel Walden Stewart, on September 2, 2016.

Joshua Ogden

Congratulations to staff member Joshua Ogden, ITS Client Services, and spouse Krista, on the birth of their son Cooper on August 30, 2016.

Matthew Frise

Congratulations to Baylor staff member Matthew Frise, philosophy department, and spouse Olivia, on the birth of their son, Rowan, on August 8, 2016.

With Sympathy

Ann Westbrook

Sympathies to Ann Westbrook, Office Manager in the Modern Languages and Culture Department, and Baylor student, Koby Westbrook, on the passing of Ann's father (Koby's grandfather), Mr. Charles Westbrook, on September 24, 2016.

Donna Haberman

Sympathies to Donna Haberman, Office Manager in the Campus Recreation Department, on the passing of her sister-in-law, Ms. Tanya Haberman, on September 25, 2016.

Dr. Jon Singletary

Sympathies to Dr. Jon Singletary, Professor and Dean in the Department of Social Work, on the passing of his mother, Mrs. Eva Price Singletary, on September 7, 2016.

Hannah Mortazavi

Sympathies to Baylor student Hannah Mortazavi on the death of her mother, Mrs. Angela Mortazavi, on September 6, 2016.

Austin American-Statesman: Flight attendant becomes first African-American to win Miss Missouri USA pageant

Sept. 29, 2016
Bayleigh Dayton, B.B.A. (Management) '14, became the first African-American woman to win the Miss Missouri USA pageant when she won the 2017 title this past weekend. Dayton will advance to the Miss USA Pageant next year.

Business Standard: If overweight, be friendly with thinner people

Aug. 17, 2016
Research by Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, found that people trying to shed pounds, but who regularly spend time with heavier people, may feel more comfortable with those individuals but are more likely to lose weight if they include thinner people in their social lives. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)

Baylor’s Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic Will Host Community Open House at its New Home Oct. 6

WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2016) — Baylor University’s Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic, which recently moved to a new location, will host an open house for the community from 5:15 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6.

Mayborn Museum Complex Presents Programs on Holy Places, Faith Groups in October and November

WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2016) — Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex will host three public local events in conjunction with the National Geographic Sacred Journeys exhibition in Waco, which runs from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31.

This Week at Baylor — Oct. 3 – Oct. 7, 2016

WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2016) — This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, events and performances.

Farrell O’Gorman Delivers the 2016 Charles G. Smith Lecture

WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2016) – Farrell O’Gorman, Ph.D., will deliver the 2016 Charles G. Smith Lecture at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in room 101 of Carroll Science Building, 1401 S. Fifth St.