Faculty & Staff News

Mar
31
2015

W. Basketball. Nina Davis Earns Pair of All-American Awards

Sophomore Nina Davis joined an elite club, earning first team All-America honors from both The Associated Press and the United States Basketball Writers Association today.

Mar
31
2015

‘The Gathering’ draws 35,000 to McLane Stadium for historic night of worship

Shortly after Baylor football broke in its new home on the Brazos River last fall, Drayton McLane Jr., BBA ’58, approached Waco pastor (and former Regent) Ramiro Peña, BA ’88, with another idea for filling the facility. “Drayton had a vision of using McLane Stadium for more than football,” said Peña. “He asked me, ‘Would you help […]

Mar
30
2015

W. Basketball. WBB's Nina Davis a Wooden All-American

Sophomore forward Nina Davis is one of five John R. Wooden Award Women's All Americans the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced on Monday.

Mar
30
2015

Baseball. Baseball Hosts No. 20 Houston Tuesday Night

Baylor (12-15) hosts No. 20 Houston (19-9) Tuesday at Baylor Ballpark with a 6:30 p.m. CT first pitch on FOX Sports Southwest.

Mar
30
2015

General News. Baylor Again Featured in Texas Rangers University Days

FOX Sports Southwest and the Texas Rangers announced today they are bringing back Texas Rangers University Days for a second season in 2015.

Mar
30
2015

Lady Bears’ run ends with 5th Elite Eight in 6 years

Entering this season, Baylor women’s basketball fans could have been excused for expecting a bit of a downturn. The team had graduated its leading scorer (and one of the best players in program history) for the second straight season. Furthermore, the roster featured just one senior, and more than 2/3 of the team’s minutes would go to freshmen […]

Mar
30
2015

W. Basketball. Baylor, Notre Dame Postgame Notes

Notre Dame 77, Baylor 68

Mar
30
2015

Baylor Provost David Garland Announces Appointment of Dr. Gary Mortenson as Dean of the School of Music

WACO, Texas (March 30, 2015) — After an extensive national search, Baylor University Provost and Executive Vice President David E. Garland, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Gary Mortenson, D.M.A., as the new dean of the School of Music at Baylor.

Mar
30
2015

Caroline Plapp

Sympathies to Baylor student Caroline Plapp on the death of her brother, Byron Plapp, on March 27, 2015.

Mar
30
2015

KCEN-TV: ‘The Gathering’ at Baylor’s McLane Stadium

March 29, 2015
VIDEO: More than 30,000 people joined together to worship in Baylor University’s McLane Stadium on Palm Sunday. "The Gathering" brought together believers from all denominations and people from across the United States. More than 100 Central Texas pastors worked together for months to spread the word.

Mar
30
2015

KWBU-FM: On Topic: Frank Wolf

March 27, 2015
AUDIO: Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr hosted an On Topic Q&A discussion with former Congressman Frank Wolf, during which the two men addressed the issue of religious freedom. Starr and Wolf, holder of the new Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor and author of the International Religious Freedom Act that infused religious freedom into U.S. foreign policy, discussed the state of religious freedom in the United States and abroad.

Mar
30
2015

KWTX-TV: "The Gathering Waco" Draws In More Than 30,000 People

March 29, 2015
VIDEO INCLUDED: More than 30,000 people joined together to worship in Baylor University’s McLane Stadium on Palm Sunday. "The Gathering" brought together believers from all denominations and people from across the United States.

Mar
30
2015

KXXV-TV (Central Texas): Preview of ‘The Gathering’ at Baylor’s McLane Stadium

Mar. 29, 2015
VIDEO INCLUDED: Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr is interviewed in this story previewing “The Gathering” at Baylor’s McLane Stadium and discussing the purpose and mission of the event. “We need to stand and say, ‘We stand for the values and the beauty of the words of Jesus our Lord, who came to bring peace to the world,” Starr said.

Mar
30
2015

KXXV-TV (Central Texas): Worshippers call The Gathering Waco a success

March 29, 2015
Thousands of people turned out for Palm Sunday’s “The Gathering,” a worship and prayer service at Baylor's McLane Stadium. The grass-roots effort begun by local pastors and volunteers attracted people from across the country as part of a movement for racial, socioeconomic and cross-denominational unity.

Mar
30
2015

Mary Catherine Edwards

Sympathies to Baylor student Mary Catherine Edwards on the death of her father, Mr. William (Bill) Edwards on March 29, 2015.

Mar
30
2015

MSN: Money Alone Can't Buy Us Happiness, But Gratitude Might Help

March 26, 2015
This story, originally published by The Huffington Post, features a Baylor University study showing the inverse relationship between materialism and happiness. The study was based on a questionnaire sent to 249 university students. Results revealed that individuals of high materialism showed lower levels of general satisfaction. Results also demonstrated that gratitude has the ability to “buffer” the negative effects of materialism. Authors of the study include James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, and Jo-Ann Tsang, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.

Mar
30
2015

On the Baylor Horizon March 30, 2015

StompFest World Tour tickets on sale!

Mar
30
2015

The Baptist Standard: God wants Christians for ‘officiating crew,’ Evans tells The Gathering

March 30, 2015
Standing near the end zone of Baylor University’s McLane Stadium and comparing life to a football game, Dallas pastor Tony Evans insisted Christians must act as a divine “officiating crew” to interpret God’s rules in a chaotic world. Evans preached the keynote sermon at “The Gathering” on Sunday, March 29. About 35,000 people assembled to sing, pray and worship.

Mar
30
2015

The Boston Globe: A PEN/Hemingway for Hemenway

March 28, 2015
Assistant Professor of English in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences Arna B. Hemenway, M.F.A., has received the 2015 PEN/Hemingway Award for a distinguished first book of fiction for his collection of short stories, “Elegy on Kinderklavier.” He will be honored at an award ceremony on Sunday, April 19, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, where novelist Ann Patchett will be the keynote speaker.