Faculty & Staff News

Aug
20
2014

Move2BU ready to welcome Baylor’s Class of 2018

The largest class in Baylor history will move into residence halls today and tomorrow — but the students (and their families) won’t have to do it alone. Hundreds of Baylor upperclassmen, professors and staff members will be out in the heat both days, swarming on car after car as families pull up in front of the […]

Aug
19
2014

W. Tennis. Women's Tennis Welcomes New Assistant Coach

Baylor women's tennis head coach Joey Scrivano announced the addition of former Texas women's tennis player Elizabeth Begley as the program's new volunteer assistant coach on Tuesday.

Aug
19
2014

Football. Briles Wins Dave Campbell Award

Before a record crowd of 1,200 at Tuesday's Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce Kickoff Luncheon, Baylor head coach Art Briles was announced as this year's winner of the Dave Campbell Award for "significant contributions to the sport of football in Central Texas."

Aug
19
2014

McLane Stadium first to offer collegiate replays on fans’ mobile devices

USA TODAY put it best: “Baylor fans who attend games at the school’s new $260 million McLane Stadium will get to experience something no other collegiate fan base has experienced before.” With the new Baylor In-Game App (pictured above) and special high-density Wi-Fi throughout McLane Stadium, Baylor is transforming the gameday experience for Bear fans and providing […]

Aug
19
2014

Associated Baptist Press: Sociologist: Concept of God impacts power of prayer, anxiety-related disorders

Aug. 18, 2014
When it comes to easing symptoms of anxiety-related disorders, prayer has differing effects. How the praying person views God is more important than frequency and style of prayer, according to Baylor research funded by the John Templeton Foundation. Quoted is researcher Matt Bradshaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, wrote and placed this story. Goodrich covers research and faculty in the department to sociology.)

Aug
19
2014

Deseret News: 8 reasons why prayer is good for you

Aug. 18, 2014
When it comes to easing symptoms of anxiety-related disorders, prayer has differing effects. How the praying person views God is more important than frequency and style of prayer, according to Baylor research funded by the John Templeton Foundation and conducted by Matt Bradshaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Baylor is among five universities whose prayer research is cited. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story. Goodrich covers research and faculty in the department to sociology.)

Aug
19
2014

Financial Peace University Classes offered to Faculty & Staff

This Fall, Baylor University Human Resources is hosting Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) coordinated by Brian Davis and Brian Remson.

Aug
19
2014

Forbes: A Penny Saved Was Never A Penny Earned

Aug. 18, 2014
Blaine McCormick, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, writes about sayings incorrectly attributed to Benjamin Franklin. He says the inaccuracies are indicative of the financial illiteracy that plagues the United States. (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist for Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Aug
19
2014

IT Business: Baylor University's McLane Stadium Features Extreme Networks Wi-Fi and Baylor In-Game App by YinzCam to Boost Fan Experience

Aug. 18, 2014
Baylor, Baylor Athletics, Extreme Networks Inc and YinzCam officially rolled out the Baylor In-Game App, the first college athletics application to provide instant replays from multiple views to Baylor fans, right at their seats, at McLane Stadium. This combination of Wi-Fi gear, software applications and content, sponsored by Baylor, is the same technology used by the world’s leading professional sports teams. Quoted are Pattie Orr, Baylor’s vice president for information technology, and John Garrison, assistant athletic director for marketing. The story includes the latest photo of McLane Stadium taken by Baylor photographer Matthew Minard. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, helped pitch and place these stories nationally and locally.)

Aug
19
2014

KVUE: Baylor announces app for in-game replays on mobile devices

Aug. 18, 2014
Baylor University rolled out the new Baylor In-Game football app on Monday – the first college athletic application to provide instant replays from multiple views to fans in the $266 million stadium. Quoted is John Garrison, associate athletic director for marketing at Baylor.

Aug
19
2014

KWBU: McLane Stadium '99.5% Complete'

Aug. 18, 2014
AUDIO INCLUDED: Baylor’s state-of-the-art new McLane Stadium is ready for its inaugural day game on Aug. 31 against Southern Methodist University. Quoted are Brian Nicholson, vice president for facility planning and construction and Louis Iaeger, a Baylor senior and one of several “WiFi Coaches” who will assist fans on game day with the new Baylor In-Game football app —the first college athletic application to provide instant replays from multiple views to fans as they sit in their seats. Media were given a tour of the $266-million, 45,000-seat facility on Monday.

Aug
19
2014

Parking Lot Closures & Traffic Pattern Changes for 2014 Move-In Days

In preparation for Move-In days on Wednesday, Aug. 20, and Thursday, Aug. 21, Baylor University will CLOSE some campus parking lots and interior streets beginning Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m., and will change traffic patterns during the morning Wednesday, Aug. 20, and Thursday, Aug. 21. All affected lots and streets are listed below.

Aug
19
2014

Patheos.com: Does God Answer Prayer? Depends on Which God You Pray To, Study Says

Aug. 14, 2014
When it comes to easing symptoms of anxiety-related disorders, prayer has differing effects. How the praying person views God is more important than frequency and style of prayer, according to Baylor research funded by the John Templeton Foundation. Quoted is researcher Matt Bradshaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story. Goodrich covers research and faculty in the department to sociology.)

Aug
19
2014

Polly Flippin

Sympathies to Polly Flippin, Spiritual life, on the death of her father-in-law, James G. Flippin, Sr. on August 8, 2014.

Aug
19
2014

Psych Central: How You Think of God Impacts Prayer’s Effect on Mental Health

Aug. 14, 2014
When it comes to easing symptoms of anxiety-related disorders, prayer has differing effects. How the praying person views God is more important than frequency and style of prayer, according to Baylor research funded by the John Templeton Foundation. Quoted is researcher Matt Bradshaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story. Goodrich covers research and faculty in the department to sociology.)

Aug
19
2014

Roseanne Fuller, Hatt Fadal

Sympathies to Roseanne Fuller, Academic Services in the College of Arts & Sciences and Hatt Fadal, HSB Undergraduate Programs on the death of of their father and father-in-law (respectively), Walter Fadal, on August 8, 2014.

Aug
19
2014

The Baptist Standard: Truett Seminary dean search committee named

Aug. 14, 2014
A search committee has been named to find the next dean of Baylor’s Truett Theological Seminary. David Garland, Ph.D., left the post in June, when he assumed the role of Baylor’s interim provost, and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr appointed Larry Lyon, vice provost and dean of the graduate school, to chair the search committee. Garland was holder of The Charles J. and Eleanor McLerran Delancey Chair of the Dean and Professor of Christian Scriptures. Chris Rios, assistant dean of graduate studies at Baylor, will serve as search manager to oversee day-to-day operations. Six other members of the search committee represent Truett Seminary: Andy Arterbury, Ph.D., interim associate dean and associate professor of Christian Scriptures; Kimlyn Bender, Ph.D., associate professor of Christian theology; Jan Cason, financial manager; Joel Gregory, professor of preaching; Roger Olson, Ph.D., professor of Christian theology and holder of the Foy Valentine Professorship in Christian Ethics; and Mike Stroope, associate professor and holder of The M.C. Shook Chair of Christian Missions.

Aug
19
2014

The Dallas Morning News: Five things Baylor fans learned at the McLane Stadium media tour

Aug. 18, 2014
As Baylor hosted the final media tour of McLane Stadium before the stadium opens on Monday afternoon, the Dallas Morning News counts down five things that Baylor fans should know: 5) the Baylor in-game app, 4) extreme wi-fi, 3) awesome digs for football student-athletes, 2) stadium is built to hold in sound and 1) the stadium will be ready to go on time.

Aug
19
2014

The Wall Street Journal: Do Retirees Take Too Much or Too Little Risk With Their Investments?

Aug. 15, 2014
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance and holder of The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is featured in this Wall Street Journal “The Experts” blog in which he advises retirees on how to allocate assets. In part, his advice to retirees: “[I]nvest in a diversified portfolio of low-cost domestic and international stocks and bond funds. Furthermore, avoid firm-specific (i.e., inappropriate) risk from having more than a small portion of your funds in any individual stock or low-grade bond.” (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist for Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in Hankamer School of Business.)

Aug
19
2014

Third Age: Older Adults Weathered the Recession Well

Aug. 18, 2014
More than 40 percent of older adults who lived through the “Great Recession” reported a decrease in financial strain, according to a study by Lindsay R. Wilkinson, Ph.D., an assistant professor of sociology in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences. She presented the research at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story. Goodrich, who covers research and faculty in the department of sociology, wrote a summary of study findings for the American Sociological Association.)