Faculty & Staff News

Jan
27
2015

W. Soccer. Soccer Announces 2015 Spring Schedule

Baylor soccer will play five exhibition matches this spring from March 28 to April 26, the program announced Tuesday.

Jan
27
2015

Happy Birthday, Joy and Lady!

Can you believe it? Baylor’s beloved campus mascots, Joy and Lady, are now teenagers! Judge Joy Reynolds (“Joy”) was born on this date in 2001, and her sister, Judge Sue Sloan (“Lady”), was born a year and four days later (Jan. 31, 2002). The bears came to the Baylor campus from a private Oregon ranch when they were each […]

Jan
27
2015

Baylor THIS MATTERS Panel to Discuss Charlie Hedbo, Faith and Freedom of Speech

WACO, Texas (Jan. 27, 2015) -- THIS MATTERS, a series of dialogues at Baylor University that connect leaders from diverse perspectives to offer context to society's most challenging questions, will explore the intersection of freedom of speech, religion and the role of satire in society during a panel discussion at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in the SUB Den.

Jan
26
2015

Track. Track & Field Moves Into USTFCCCA Top 25

In the first regular season edition of the NCAA National Team Computer Rankings, the Baylor men's and women's track and field teams both made jumps into the top 25, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Monday.

Jan
26
2015

W. Basketball. No. 3 WBB Travels to Take on TCU

The third-ranked Baylor Lady Bears put their 17-game win streak on the line when they travel to Fort Worth to take on TCU Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

Jan
26
2015

M. Basketball. No. 20 MBB Heads to Oklahoma State

The 20th-ranked Baylor men's basketball team is headed to Stillwater, Okla., for Tuesday's game against Oklahoma State. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. CT on ESPNews.

Jan
26
2015

Former Baylor football player restores 1950 ‘Floyd Casey Tribute’ Chevy truck

Brace yourself; this may be the most BaylorProud vehicle you’ve ever seen. Former Baylor football player Klayton Shoals, BA ’07, found a unique way to honor his alma mater — by taking a Chevy truck from 1950 (the year Floyd Casey Stadium opened) and remodeling it to honor his former program and the Bears’ longtime home. The 1950 “Floyd […]

Jan
26
2015

Baseball. Baseball Announces 2015 TV Dates

Baylor baseball will feature 11 home TV games during the upcoming 2015 season on the FOX Sports family of networks, the program announced Monday.

Jan
26
2015

M. Basketball. Gathers Named Big 12 MBB Player of the Week

Baylor junior forward Rico Gathers has been voted Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week, as announced Monday by the league office.

Jan
26
2015

Baylor University and Collin College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

MCKINNEY, Texas (Jan. 26, 2015) – Baylor University and Collin College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.

Jan
26
2015

CANCELLED: Baylor Academy for Leader Development Lecture Series with Dr. Diane Ravitch

Due to extreme weather conditions in the Eastern United States, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch, Ph.D. will not be able to travel to speak at the Baylor Academy for Leader Development Lecture Series originally scheduled for January 27.

Jan
26
2015

Christian Today: David Crowder's 'Come as You are' tops the chart; Grammy nominated singer extends tour

Jan. 23, 2015
Grammy-nominated artist and Baylor alumnus (David) Crowder has just celebrated his first career No. 1 hit single and first Grammy nomination with "Come As You Are,” which has been nominated in the Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song category. The folktronica musician will be extending his Neon Steeple Tour this April to 13 more cities. He will kick off the tour April 8 at Baylor.

Jan
26
2015

CLTV (Chicago, Regional Cable): Sleep and Memory

Jan. 23, 2015
VIDEO: Sleeping soundly in youth and middle age may help people’s memory when they reach old age, a time when they no longer sleep as long or as well, according to research led by Michael K. Scullin, Ph.D., director of the Baylor University Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory and assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences. An article by Scullin, who examined 50 years of sleep research, was published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Jan
26
2015

EthicsDaily.com: Profiles in Goodwill: Roger Olson

Jan. 21, 2015
Roger Olson, Ph.D., the Foy Valentine Professor of Christian Theology at Baylor’s Truett Seminary, is interviewed by EthicsDaily.com, a website for which he is a frequent columnist. He answers questions about his personal life and states that Philippians 2:12-13 is his favorite Bible verse because “it sums up the whole biblical message…the paradox of grace that is at the heart of everything the Bible tells us about salvation.”

Jan
26
2015

Financial Planning: Social Security Needs Dependability, Even If Benefits Decrease: Retirement Scan

Jan. 23, 2015
Compilation of advice from articles in major news outlets on social security and financial planning. From the Wall Street Journal, William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment Management at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, says Congress needs to revamp Social Security to ensure that retirees will receive about 75% of their benefits in case the trust fund is depleted. He suggests using a new measure that yields a lower inflation than what the current formula provides. "I believe most of us would rather have a slightly lower level of promised benefits that we can depend on than to have a potentially dramatic reduction in benefits about 2033,” Reichenstein said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers research and faculty in the business school.)

Jan
26
2015

On the Baylor Horizon January 26, 2015

My Sister My Self Presents Selma 2015. Books for Bears Applications now open!

Jan
26
2015

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Vets study links PB pills, genetic variations to Gulf War illness

Jan. 25, 2015
Article features a recent study published in the journal Environmental Health by epidemiologist Lea Steele, Ph.D., research professor in Baylor’s Institute of Biomedical Studies. Dr. Steele and a team of researchers identified a significant link between Gulf War illness and a genetic factor that can render some individuals more susceptible to adverse effects of certain chemicals. The study, which included 304 veterans, found that soldiers with certain genetic variations were 40 times more likely to contract Gulf War illness if they ingested anti-nerve gas pilled called pyridostigmine bromide, or PB, which the Department of Defense issued during the war. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers biomedical studies and pitched and placed this research story.)

Jan
26
2015

Self Magazine: Get Better Sleep—Or This Might Happen to Your Brain

Jan. 23, 2015
Article in Self Magazine, which has a circulation of 1.5 million and a total audience of 5.2 million readers, about sleep research led by Michael K. Scullin, Ph.D., director of the Baylor University Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory and assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences. After examining 50 years of sleep research, Scullin found that sleeping soundly in youth and middle age may help people’s memory when they reach old age, a time when they no longer sleep as long or as well. Scullin’s research was published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Jan
26
2015

The Baltimore Sun: Seeking the Mighty Wonders of Aquasco, singers of one fine gospel tune

Jan. 24, 2015
Article about rediscovery of the musical group The Mighty Wonders of Aquasco, Maryland, and their single “Old Ship of Zion,” the latest addition to Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project. "We sat there and listened to it on the best speakers in America, and we were both in tears at the end of it,” said Robert Darden, professor of journalism, project founder and author of "Nothing But Love in God's Water: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement." Darden along with other leading authorities in gospel music have been stunned by the composition and quality of the otherwise unknown single.

Jan
26
2015

The Baptist Standard: Around the State: Baylor names Wolf to religious freedom chair

Jan. 25, 2015
Former U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf has been named the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor University. Wolf served his Virginia district from 1981 until his retirement Jan. 3. As the Wilson Chair, he will lead Baylor’s efforts in Washington, D.C., and throughout the world to address significant issues of freedom of conscience and worship, as well as Christianity’s enduring role in promoting human freedom. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story. She covers University Development and the Office of the President.)