Faculty & Staff News

Jul
23
2014

Track. Track & Field Recognized By USTFCCCA For Academics

The Baylor men's and women's track and field teams, along with 11 individuals earned All-Academic recognition from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, the organization announced recently.

Jul
23
2014

ESPN rolls cameras as Baylor alums’ 12-year-old son’s dream comes true

If you follow @BaylorProud on Twitter, you saw the photo above back in the spring, when the Baylor baseball team and Chi Omega teamed up to help make a wish come true for 12-year-old Jace Andrews. Jace, the son of Baylor alumni John (BS ’92) and Julie (BA ’93) Andrews and brother of incoming freshman […]

Jul
23
2014

Amy McCauley

Sympathies to Amy McCauley, event services, on the death of her mother, Kathleen Cooper on July 21, 2014.

Jul
23
2014

Baylor School of Education Students Develop New Bear Habitat Curriculum

WACO, Texas (July 23, 2014) – As many as 20 school groups visit Baylor’s Bear Habitat in one week. And each group receives a guided tour conducted by student members of the Baylor Chamber of Commerce—the official keepers of the live bear mascots. Chamber members have been sharing their bear knowledge with visitors for decades, but when Chamber wanted to develop a more formal program for school groups, they turned to the School of Education for help.

Jul
22
2014

Track. Bromell Wins 100-Meter Heat At IAAF World Junior Championships

To open his run at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Baylor track and field sprinter Trayvon Bromell turned in the fastest 100-meter qualifying time of 10.13 on Tuesday at Hayward Field.

Jul
22
2014

W. Tennis. Anderson Wins ITA Summer Circuit Event

Baylor women's tennis incoming freshman Kelley Anderson claimed the singles title at the ITA summer circuit event hosted by UT Arlington on Monday in Arlington, Texas.

Jul
22
2014

Baylor authors fill bookshelves with summer releases

Accounts of heroism from first-responders in West. An example of a church that’s changing the world. The story of a certain football coach whose revolutionary offense changed Baylor forever. These are just some of the options available to Baylor Nation as Bears everywhere hit the beach or otherwise work through their summer reading lists, while the prolific library of […]

Jul
22
2014

Baylor Researcher to Present at Gilliland Military Medical Lectureship on Thursday

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2014) – Lea Steele, Ph.D., research professor and director of the Veterans Health Research Program in Baylor University’s Institute of Biomedical Studies, is scheduled to present Thursday during the Gilliland Military Medical Lectureship at Baylor Scott & White’s Temple campus.

Jul
22
2014

Baylor University welcomes solar car teams, vehicles to campus Wednesday

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2014) – Baylor University will welcome 25 high school Solar Car Challenge teams – and their vehicles – to campus on Wednesday.

Jul
22
2014

Christina Chan-Park and Jerry Park

Sympathies to Christina Chan-Park, University Libraries, and her husband, Jerry Park, Sociology, on the death of her father, Michael Chan, on July 20, 2014.

Jul
22
2014

Council for Christian Colleges and Universities: CCCU Institutions Recognized as Outstanding Workplaces

July 21, 2014
WASHINGTON – Eight institutions, including Baylor, that are part of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities were recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education in its seventh annual Great Colleges To Work For list, with four receiving additional recognition as “the best of the best” within their size divisions. Of the 42 national universities awarded Honor Roll status, Baylor is one of only two universities in the large university category (10,000 or more students) to achieve recognition in 11 of the 12 categories honoring specific best practices and policies.

Jul
22
2014

ESPN: My Wish - Dustin Pedroia

July 21, 2014
VIDEO LINK: ESPN’s “My Wish” feature, part of a collaborative effort with the Make-A-Wish Foundation that chronicles the granting of unique sports-related wishes for children, features 12-year-old Baylor fan Jace Andrews, the son of John, B.S.E. ’92, and Julie, B.A. ’93, Andrews, who has battled congenital heart defects since birth. Through Make A Wish and the help of Baylor’s Chi Omega chapter, his wish came true this summer to visit Boston’s Fenway Park and meet his favorite player Dustin Pedroia. Chi Omega raised funds for Jace's wish through their annual Chili Cookoff and partnered with the Baylor Athletics department and Make a Wish for a sports-themed party for Jace on the Baylor campus in April. It included throwing out the first pitch at a Baylor baseball game.

Jul
22
2014

Faith Radio: Anti-Israel sentiment, workplace happiness, and more!

July 21, 2014
PODCAST included. In the second item, a Baylor study about finding happiness in the workplace due to church attendance is discussed. Jerry Z. Park, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is the author of the study. Co-authors are Baylor researchers Jenna Griebel Rogers, a doctoral candidate in sociology; Mitchell J. Neubert, Ph.D., associate professor and The Hazel and Harry Chavanne Chair of Christian Ethics in Business in the Hankamer School of Business; and Kevin D. Dougherty, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology.

Jul
22
2014

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Baylor enjoying last laugh at expense of longtime doubters

July 21, 2014
Column by Jimmy Burch who reports on Big 12 Media Days and the Baylor Bears, who won the program’s first Big 12 title last year. Burch writes, “The clear takeaway from Baylor coaches, players and administrators who took part in Monday’s session of Big 12 media days is that the Bears remain in hot pursuit of an even bigger laugh — the ultimate laugh — at the expense of their doubters. Baylor plans to be in the inaugural four-team bracket released by College Football Playoff officials in December, with a legitimate chance to win the national championship that eluded the Bears during last year’s 11-2 campaign.”

Jul
22
2014

KWTX-TV: BU Regents Celebrate $8 Million Gift, Raise Tuition

July 18, 2014
Article on news coming out of the Baylor Regents’ July meeting that included an $8 million gift from Baylor graduate Dr. Thomas J. Rosenbalm, which will provide for significant renovations, including the addition of a fountain to historic 5th Street, which is the setting for traditions including Homecoming, Diadeloso and Christmas on the Fifth. The board also set tuition and fees for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Jul
22
2014

The Baptist Standard: Texas Tidbits

July 21, 2014
In the second item, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr appoints Tommye Lou Davis his chief of staff and Juan Alejandro Jr. interim vice president of governance and risk and chief compliance officer.

Jul
22
2014

Travel World: Wandering Waco

July 22, 2014
Baylor University is mentioned in this detailed article about the attractions and history of Waco. The university is recognized as holding the world's largest collection of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning memorabilia.

Jul
22
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Gaineses to remodel 13 more local homes for HGTV’s ‘Fixer Upper’

July 21, 2014
Wacoans and Baylor alumni, Chip, B.B.A. ’98, and Joanna, B.A. ’01, Gaines signed on for a second season of their show “Fixer Uppoer” on HGTV. For the season they will be remodeling 13 homes around Waco, starting the work right away.

Jul
22
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Hager, Bears see No. 2 ranking as ‘slap in face’

July 22, 2014
Report from Big 12 Media Days where Coach Art Briles’ Big 12 Champion Baylor Bears are fighting for respect after being picked second behind perennial power Oklahoma in the preseason media poll.

Jul
22
2014

WHSV-TV (Harrisonburg, Virginia): Blue Ridge Community College Garners Six “Great College to Work For” Designations

July 21, 2014
For the fourth year in a row, Baylor University joined an elite group of universities named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Honor Roll as one of the country’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Of the 42 national universities awarded Honor Roll status, Baylor is one of only two universities in the large university category (10,000 or more students) to achieve recognition in 11 of the 12 categories honoring specific best practices and policies. The Chronicle noted: “In light of Baylor University's warmly welcoming culture, it is little surprise that for three consecutive years Baylor has been named a ‘Great College to Work For.’ These heartwarming results demonstrate enthusiasm, dedication and a high sense of calling from our faculty and staff. The collaborative work environment these men and women foster allows Baylor to provide a transformational education within a caring community.”