Faculty & Staff News

Sep
22
2014

M. Tennis. Lenz Qualifies For Napa Valley Challenger Main Draw

With his third victory in three days, Baylor men's tennis junior Julian Lenz earned a spot in the singles main draw at the Napa Valley 50k Challenger on Monday.

Sep
22
2014

W. Tennis. Burgic Tallies Upset Victory at Red Rock Open

Baylor women's tennis senior Ema Burgic came from behind to take a 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over American Hayley Carter in the second round of qualifying singles at the Red Rock Open on Monday.

Sep
22
2014

Football. No. 7 Football Opens Big 12 Play at Iowa State

No. 7 Baylor football opens Big 12 play by traveling to Ames, Iowa, to face Iowa State at 7:20 p.m. CT on Saturday, Sept. 27. The game will be broadcast on FOX.

Sep
22
2014

Football. Meet the Press: Football Weekly Presser vs. Iowa State

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

Sep
22
2014

Family Weekend 2014 blends old and new traditions

The Baylor family was especially large this weekend, as thousands of parents, siblings and relatives experienced campus life firsthand at Family Weekend 2014. Since the first gathering more than 50 years ago, Family Weekend (which has been known as Parents Weekend and other names previously) has allowed Baylor families to put faces to the names […]

Sep
22
2014

Football. Football's Contest vs. Texas Slated For 2:30 p.m. Kick on ABC

Baylor football's Big 12 Conference game at Texas on Oct. 4 will be played at 2:30 p.m. CT and will be televised to a regional audience on ABC.

Sep
22
2014

W. Equestrian. Baylor Equestrian Ranked No. 5 in Preseason NCEA Poll

Baylor's equestrian team, a national quarterfinalist last season, begins the 2014-15 season ranked No. 5 by the NCEA selection committee.

Sep
22
2014

W. Basketball. Sims and Griner Make USA BKB Cut

Former Baylor Lady Bears Odyssey Sims and Brittney Griner are two of 13 finalists for the 2014 USA World Championship Team.

Sep
22
2014

3DPrint.com: Baylor University Theatre Utilizes 3D Printing for Costume Design in Latest Production of “Into the Woods”

Sept. 19, 2014
Baylor’s department of theater arts has incorporated 3D printing technology for the first time into the costume design of a main character in its upcoming production of “Into The Woods.” Quoted in the article is Joe Kucharski, MFA, assistant professor of theater arts in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, who talks about “how 3D printing is set to make a huge impact on how costume, scenic and prop designers approach the design and build process in theatre and film.” Kucharski said the department’s goal is to work 3D printing into the theater curriculum and “equip students with the necessary skills to design and print original 3D objects for use in professional stage shows and film production.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director for Baylor Media Communications, covers events, faculty and research in theater arts.)

Sep
22
2014

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.

Sep
22
2014

Associated Baptist Press: Study: Youth experiment less with alcohol, drugs when plugged into church

Sept. 22, 2014
Young people are less likely to try alcohol and drugs if they attend religious services regularly and self-identify as religious, according to a Baylor study published in Alcohol Treatment Quarterly. Research finding suggest that young people who connect to a “higher power” may feel a greater sense of purpose and are less likely to be bothered by feelings of not fitting in, said Byron Johnson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR’s research and faculty and placed this story.)

Sep
22
2014

Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion Welcomes Bush Institute’s Director of Historical Scholarship Brendan Miniter

WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2014) – The American people have united to face many crises in the history of the country, especially in the days following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. In a lecture at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in the Cox Lecture Hall of Armstrong Browning Library, Brendan Miniter will speak on leadership, purpose and national unity in times of crisis.

Sep
22
2014

KQED Radio (San Francisco): Scientist IDs Bodies Of Migrants, Helping Families Find Closure

NPR’s Morning Edition, Sept. 19, 2014
San Francisco’s KQED Public Radio, the most-listened-to NPR station in the U.S., is one of the hundreds of stations that aired the StoryCorps/Morning Edition segment on Friday featuring Lori Baker, Ph. D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Recorded on the Baylor campus, Baker was interviewed by her husband, Erich Baker, Ph.D., associate professor in bioinformatics in the School of Engineering Computer Science, about her efforts to identify remains of immigrants and match them with families who are looking for lost relatives. The segment will be preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, coordinated the interview with the Bakers and StoryCorps producers. She covers research and faculty in the anthropology department and has placed numerous national media stories since 2012 about Lori Baker’s DNA project.)

Sep
22
2014

Medical Humanities Students Bring Visual and Healing Arts to Life with Quilt

WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2014) – This past spring, a class of Baylor medical humanities students sowed into a service project that was anything but patchwork.

Sep
22
2014

On the Baylor Horizon September 22, 2014

Check out Up 'til Dawn Childhood Cancer Awareness Events this week. Want to vote for the next Texas governor? Register to vote!

Sep
22
2014

The Baptist Standard: Texas Tidbits: U.S. News recognizes Texas Baptist schools

Sept. 22, 2014
In the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, Baylor University moved up to No. 71 among National Universities, achieving the University’s best rating since U.S. News began ranking institutions beyond the top 50 in 2002. Baylor was ranked No. 75 by U.S. News in 2013.

Sep
22
2014

The Waco Tribune-Herald: Digital media transforming our funerals, memorials

Sept. 21, 2014
Article about how technology and the explosion of social media are shaping how people share loss and remember the departed. Quoted in the article are Jim Moshinskie, Ph.D., part-time lecturer in information systems in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who is president of OakCrest Funeral Home, and Candi Cann, Ph.D., assistant professor of religion in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core in the Honors College, who writes about the dynamics of online grief and memorials in her book “Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-first Century.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director for Baylor Media Communications, covers religion research at Baylor and originally pitched Cann’s book and expertise on grief to national media in September 2013.)

Sep
22
2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph: VIDEO: Mental, spiritual health focus at conference

Sept. 21, 2014
Matt Stanford, PhD., professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was among the speakers at a conference at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas, that emphasized the need to merge the spiritual guidance of the religious community with resources of mental health professionals to help those suffering from mental illness. Stanford, who has studied the intersection between mental health and faith for at least eight years, spoke about the role of the church in mental health issues and specific ways the church could help. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in psychology and neuroscience and pitched Stanford’s research, published in the Journal of Research on Christian Education, to national media earlier this month.)

Sep
22
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor students’ behavior leads to McLane Stadium Wi-Fi tweak

Sept. 21, 2014
The Wi-Fi network at McLane Stadium continues to undergo minor adjustments to account for unforeseen events, like students standing on their seats, that disrupt some access points. Quoted in the article are Pattie Orr, Baylor’s vice president of information technology, and Bob Hartland, associate vice president of information technology infrastructure, about how Baylor is working with Internet provider Extreme Networks to reconfigure the placement of existing Wi-Fi access points in student and band areas and to add more spots. “Wi-Fi is very personal — if my Wi-Fi is not working, the whole stadium is down,” Orr said. “We want every fan’s Wi-Fi to work well.” (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, covers information technology at Baylor.)