Faculty & Staff News

Apr
24
2014

Track. Distance Runners Open Drake Relays

A quartet of Baylor track and field distance runners kicked off the Bears' participation in the 2014 Drake Relays by competing on Thursday at Drake Stadium.

Apr
24
2014

Baseball. Baseball Hosts Kansas this Weekend for Three-Game Series

Baylor baseball hosts Kansas this weekend in a three-game Big 12 series at Baylor Ballpark. The Bears (19-22, 5-9 Big 12) and Jayhawks (23-20, 6-9 Big 12) have games scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT Friday on FOX Sports Plus, 3 p.m. Saturday on FOX Sports Plus and 1 p.m. Sunday on FOX College Sports.

Apr
24
2014

Softball. Softball Looks to Gain Ground with Big 12 Series vs. Kansas

The No. 14 Baylor (33-12, 6-4) softball team plays host to Kansas (29-16, 3-6) in a three-game Big 12 series Friday through Sunday at Getterman Stadium.

Apr
24
2014

W. Tennis. Women's Tennis Set for Big 12 Championships

The 14th-ranked Baylor women's tennis team will take on eighth-seeded and 68th-ranked Kansas at 9 a.m. on Friday in the quarterfinal round of the Big 12 Championships.

Apr
24
2014

W. Golf. Women's Golf Seeded 4th at Big 12 Championship

The Baylor women's golf team begins postseason play this weekend at the 2014 Big 12 Women's Golf Championship in Austin, Texas. BU will compete against eight other teams beginning Friday at the UT Golf Club.

Apr
24
2014

M. Golf. Men's Golf Heads to Big 12 Championship

Baylor is headed to the Big 12 Men's Golf Championship, which begins Friday and runs through Sunday at the Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas. The three-day, 72-hole tournament is hosted by TCU at the par-72, 7,473-yard course.

Apr
24
2014

Austin American-Statesman: Former AP Reporter Robert Heard Dies at Age 84

April 23, 2014
Article on the passing of Associated Press reporter Robert Heard, B.B.A. ’51, J.D. ’55, who covered Texas state government, politics and sports for AP. Heard was known for his coverage of the 1966 University of Texas tower shootings, during which he, too, was hit by gunfire.

Apr
24
2014

Baylor couple’s HGTV series, ‘Fixer Upper, begins tonight

Believe it or not, the photos above are of the same house. On the left, the before; on the right, the after — as in, after Baylor alumni Chip and Joanna Gaines got their hands on it. The Gaineses are the hosts of HGTV’s newest show, Fixer Upper, which debuts tonight at 10 p.m. CT. You […]

Apr
24
2014

Baylor Lariat: Baylor Vice president to join school in Georgia

April 24, 2014
Karla Leeper, Ph.D., chief of staff, vice president of board and executive affairs and chief compliance officer at Baylor University, will soon become chief of staff to the president at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Ga. Quoted are Leeper and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.

Apr
24
2014

KXAN-TV: Ann Richards HBO documentary premiers in Austin

HBO premiered its new documentary “All About Ann,” which details the second female governor of Texas Ann Richards, in Austin on Wednesday. Richards received her bachelor of arts from Baylor University in 1954.

Apr
24
2014

Mozart’s Final Work Will be Performed at Baylor’s 111th Annual President’s Concert

WACO, Texas (April 24, 2014) – Combined choirs from the Baylor School of Music will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Requiem Mass” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, for the school’s 111th annual President’s Concert in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave.

Apr
24
2014

MSN Healthy Living: Religious music a high note for older Christians

April 18, 2014
New research has found that listening to religious music among older Christians is associated with a decrease in anxiety about death and increases in life satisfaction, self-esteem, and sense of control over their lives. In particular, listening to gospel music is associated with a decrease in anxiety about death and an increase in sense of control. The research article in The Gerontologist, titled “Listening to Religious Music and Mental Health in Later Life,” was co-authored by Matt Bradshaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers the sociology department.)

Apr
24
2014

Paul Wadell of St. Norbert College Will Lecture at the First Annual Bill and Roberta Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics

WACO, Texas (April 24, 2014) – The Institute for Faith and Learning at Baylor University will host a new annual lecture, the Bill and Roberta Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics, named in honor of Bill and Roberta (Hatch) Bailey for their family’s commitment to Baylor, Waco and the church.

Apr
24
2014

The Baptist Standard: One in five Texas still food-insecure

April 23, 2014
A study by the Texas Food Bank Network showed that in 2012, 18.3 percent of Texans were food secure, only a slight improvement from 2011. Quoted is Jeremy Everett, recent appointee to the National Commission on Hunger and director of the Texas Hunger Initiative, a project developed in the Baylor School of Social Work.

Apr
24
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Arts: Waco arts scene on upswing, but in danger nationwide

April 24, 2014
David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, writes that although the artistic side of Waco is growing, the art scene nationwide is still struggling to retain its audience. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers the history department.)

Apr
24
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Increased spending, hotel stays spur growth in Greater Waco economic index

April 24, 2014
The Greater Waco Economic Index rose from 112.8 in February to 113.1 in March, in part because of the ongoing construction of Baylor’s McLane Stadium.

Apr
24
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Robert Griffin III to headline Friends for Life fundraiser

April 24, 2014
Former Baylor Bears and current Washington Redskins player Robert Griffin III will return to Waco on May 9 as the guest star in the Friends for Life fundraiser. Griffin, who volunteered at Friends for Life as a student at Baylor, will participate in a question-and-answer session with Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.

Apr
23
2014

Baseball. Baseball Loses 2-0 at Texas State

Baylor baseball dropped a 2-0 game to Texas State on Wednesday night at Bobcat Ballpark. The Bears (19-22) were unable to overcome the Bobcats' (23-18) two-run eighth.

Apr
23
2014

Softball. Balanced Offensive Effort Lifts No. 14 BU Past UTSA, 7-1

No. 14 Baylor (33-12) pounded out 10 hits and beat UTSA (20-27) for the second time this season with a 7-1 win Wednesday night at Roadrunner Field.