Faculty & Staff News

Sep
30
2014

M. Tennis. Rios Claims Second Victory at ITA All-American Championships

Baylor men's tennis junior Felipe Rios continued his run at the Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Championships with a dominant 6-4, 6-1 victory at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on Tuesday.

Sep
30
2014

Cross Country. Women's Cross Country Enters USTFCCCA Poll at No. 24

Following four strong performances to start the 2014 season, the Baylor women's cross country team debuted at No. 24 in the week three edition of the National Coaches Poll released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Sep
30
2014

Football. 2014 Hall of Fame Profile: Adrian Robinson

As a part of Grant Teaff's final recruiting class in 1992, Adrian Robinson was a two-way all-state pick out of Edna, Texas, who was brought in to be Baylor's quarterback for the future.

Sep
30
2014

Cross Country. Johnson Tallies Big 12 Runner of the Week Honor

Baylor women's cross country runner Rachel Johnson earned her fifth Big 12 Runner of the Week honor of her career, the league's office announced on Tuesday. She is the first Big 12 women's athlete to receive the honor five times.

Sep
30
2014

Football. Can't Make The Trip To Austin?

Can't make it to Austin for Baylor football's game vs. Texas? Find out how to get your fix of BU football with our fan connection central.

Sep
30
2014

W. Basketball. WBB Adds a Record Eight TV Telecasts

As part of its largest third tier television programming package, Baylor women's basketball has added eight televised home games, bringing the team's season total to 15 broadcasts.

Sep
30
2014

W. Volleyball. VB Looks for 2-0 Big 12 Start at Home vs. TTU

The Baylor volleyball team (10-5, 1-0) opens its home Big 12 schedule Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Ferrell Center vs. Texas Tech (13-1, 1-1).

Sep
30
2014

Peers honor Briles as college football’s best offensive head coach

ESPN asked 128 current head football coaches this question: “Who is the nation’s best offensive head coach?” The clear winner? Baylor’s Art Briles, with 22% of the vote. And it really shouldn’t be any surprise, looking at the numbers the Bears have put up during Briles’ tenure: Through four games this season, Baylor leads the nation in points and yards per […]

Sep
30
2014

American School & University: Baylor refurbishes one residence hall, prepares for others

Sept. 30, 2014
Baylor’s renovation of South Russell Hall marks the completion of one out of eight residence hall project the university plans to complete over the next eight years. The $8.5 million project was finished in August, resulting in a 222-bed dorm equipped with new foyer, furniture, a full kitchen, game room, fitness room, classroom, seminar room and front desk area. “We have kept our focus (on) creating a transformational student experience, rooted in opportunities for positive peer leader, faculty, and staff influence,” said Jeff Doyle, Baylor University dean of student learning and engagement. Beginning next school year, South Russell will be the new home of Baylor’s Education Living Learning Center.

Sep
30
2014

Baylor Academy for Leadership Development Welcomes Suzii Paynter

WACO, Texas (Sept.30, 2014) – Baylor’s Academy for Leadership Development will host Suzii Paynter, executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in Miller Chapel. Paynter will be speaking on “Advocating for the Least of These.”

Sep
30
2014

Baylor Honors College Presents Fifth Annual Drumwright Family Lecture

WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2014) – The Baylor Honors College and Honors Residential College will sponsor the fifth annual Drumwright Family Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Alexander Reading Room. The lecture will feature Ken Myers, host and producer of MARS HILL AUDIO Journal, a bimonthly audio magazine that examines issues in contemporary culture from a framework shaped by Christian conviction.

Sep
30
2014

BBC News: Do the NFL's problems start in college - or earlier?

Sept. 26, 2014
VIDEO: Story about the popularity of high school and college football in America focuses on the recent successes of the Baylor football team and how that affects all aspects of campus from admissions to campus pride. However, as high-profile scandals in the ranks of professional football are making headlines, players and coaches have made sure they are aware of the potential for problems on their level and teach their players accordingly. Interviewed for the story are Baylor football student-athletes Jason Osei, a sophomore from London, England, and Troy Baker, who earned his B.B.A. in 2012 and currently is working on an MBA, and John Cunningham, senior lecturer in communication in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.

Sep
30
2014

Digiday: ESPN’S Bill Simmons suspension backfires online

Sept. 25, 2014
Article about reaction to the suspension of ESPN writer Bill Simmons after he criticized NFL commissioner Roger Goodell during a podcast about the league's response to domestic violence. Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., The Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail Marketing and executive director of Sports and Entertainment Marketing at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is quoted. “Clearly a lot of people do follow Simmons and agree with his position. So he has the credibility and following that allows him to say those things.” (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist in Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the business school.)

Sep
30
2014

Oxford Scholar to Speak on the Relevancy of Oral Learning

WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2014) – The Baylor University Department of Classics presents Stanley P. Rosenburg, Ph.D., on the topic of “Besides books: the Bible, Augustine’s preaching, pedagogy, and oral culture in Late Antiquity.” Rosenburg will present his lecture from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 1, in the Mayborn Museum Complex’s Community Room, 1300 S University Parks Drive in Waco.

Sep
30
2014

The American Conservative: Saddam’s Strategy Against ISIS

Sept. 29, 2014
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, questions why the United States would intervene in Syria and Iraq conflict when another “undignified American withdrawal in 2016 or 2012” seems likely. He writes that while American or other Western forces could easily prevail, doing so would require terrorist tactics. “No U.S. government would ever introduce such a policy, and if it did, it would cease to be anything like a democratic society . . . Why are they engaging in this combat in the first place?” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR research and faculty.)

Sep
30
2014

The Killeen (TX) Daily Herald: Professor: Survey shows religion not declining

Sept. 27, 2014
Byron Johnson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, asserts that headlines about the decline of religion in America are “misleading, inaccurate and biased” after analyzing data from major social and religion surveys, including the General Social Survey and the Baylor Religion Survey. Young people are not abandoning church, although they may be switching churches and denominations; and the percentage of atheists has not increased, but rather held steady for decades, Johnson writes in The Heritage Foundation’s recently published “2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity: The Social and Economic Trends that Shape America.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR faculty and research. Goodrich wrote and placed this story.)

Sep
30
2014

The New York Times: Some Judicial Opinions Require Only 140 Characters

Sept. 29, 2014
Feature on Texas Supreme Court Justice and Baylor alumnus Don Willett, one of the most avid judicial tweeters in America. The main reason for his online presence, he said, is a practical one: staying connected to voters. Justice Willett earned his B.B.A. in finance, economics and public administration from Baylor in 1988.

Sep
30
2014

Urban Christian News: Jenny Simmons Releases Independent Debut, “To Be Well”

Sept. 23, 2014
Veteran singer/songwriter and Baylor graduate Jenny Simmons, formerly of the group Addison Road, has released her first independent project, To Be Well: Songs for Hope and Healing, that reflects Simmons’ journey to be made well in her own soul, marriage and family. Simmons earned her B.A. in religion from Baylor in 2003.

Sep
30
2014

WTIP-FM (Grand Marais, MN): Are you addicted to your cell phone? Consumer behavior expert Dr. James Roberts Explains

Sept. 22, 2014
AUDIO: Radio interview with James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, about his study that examines cellphone addiction. Roberts talks in depth about the study and how cellphone use affects areas like academics and relationships. The study found that female college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, and male students spend about eight hours on them. Roberts explains how people are not addicted to their cellphones but the activity available through cellphones. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers multidisciplinary research and faculty and pitched Roberts’ study to national media in August.)

Sep
29
2014

M. Tennis. Rios Takes First Match at All-American Championships

Baylor men's tennis junior Felipe Rios debuted at the Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Championships with a three-set victory on Monday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.