Faculty & Staff News

Dec
9
2016

Football. Rhule Announces First Five Hires to Baylor Football Staff

Baylor head coach Matt Rhule announced the first five members of his new football staff Friday, with the addition of Francis Brown, Evan Cooper, Sean Padden, Mike Siravo and David Wetzel to the Bears’ football program.

Dec
9
2016

Football. Football Signs Pitre To Financial Aid Agreement

Baylor football has signed Jalen Pitre (Stafford, Texas) to a financial aid contract that will allow him to enroll for the spring 2017 semester, acting head coach Jim Grobe announced Friday.

Dec
9
2016

Rand Paul and Bill Murray just the latest among notable Baylor visitors this year

One of the great things about life on campus is access to extraordinary people. Baylor students are blessed, year in and year out, with opportunities to learn from and interact with some of the most accomplished and influential figures in a variety of fields. This isn’t a new thing; a photo from the 1971 yearbook shared […]

Dec
9
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “Seeing others come together as a community — that’s what Baylor’s about…”

“The Multicultural Greek Council [MGC] is basically where people of different multicultural backgrounds can come together and form a community. All of our organizations within the MGC are historically ethnic-related. So the one I’m part of, Delta Epsilon Psi, is historically a South Asian interest fraternity. It’s kind of a good way for us to […]

Dec
9
2016

Baylor Law School Helps Bring 41 Children into Forever Homes in Annual Adoption Day

WACO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2016) – A record-breaking 41 children were adopted into their forever homes during Baylor Law School’s annual Adoption Day.

Dec
9
2016

Give the Gift of Family Leisure for Christmas

WACO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2016) — While some people rely on gift cards or certificates — perhaps even for a family getaway — it might be that creating a homemade “certificate” and committing to a pleasant evening at home with family could be a great alternative.

Dec
9
2016

Jacksboro (TX) Herald-Gazette: Mason Spiller Returns To Jacksboro to Practice Law

Nov. 18, 2016
Mason Spiller, B.A. (Biology) ’11, J.D. ’16, received his license as an attorney and counselor at law from the Supreme Court of Texas and the State Bar of Texas and has returned home to join the law firm of Spiller & Spiller in Jacksboro. While at Baylor Law School, Spiller was inducted into the Baylor Law School Order of Barristers – a society for top advocates at Baylor.

Dec
9
2016

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Aretha Franklin's Inspiration

AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden takes a look at the Davis Sisters, who specialized in “hard gospel” and inspired music icon Aretha Franklin. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

Dec
9
2016

Mic: What your smartphone addiction is doing to your brain

Dec. 7, 2016
This article cites 2014 research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. The research found that male and female college students spend an average of eight and 10 hours per day on their smartphones, respectively. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Dec
9
2016

The Good Men Project: She Phubbs Me, She Phubbs Me Not: Smartphones Could be Ruining Your Love Life

Dec. 9, 2016
Column by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business, about smartphone use and its effects on relationships. Roberts references a study he co-authored with Baylor colleague Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, which measured "phubbing" or "phone snubbing." The column was originally published by The Conversation, a website that offers informed commentary and debate on the issues affecting our world.

Dec
9
2016

Think Advisor: What the Future of Social Security Looks Like: Bill Reichenstein

Dec. 5, 2016
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor and holder of The Pat & Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, discusses some strategies retirees overlook in seeking to optimize Social Security benefits and portfolio longevity.

Dec
9
2016

Vogue: Find a Home-Cooked Meal Anywhere in the World With the Airbnb of Dining

Dec. 3, 2016
Article about the San Francisco-based communal dining company EatWith, which connects food lovers with “hosts” all around the globe, who open up their dining room tables to serve up authentic, home-cooked meals and a unique, local experience. Baylor graduate Vanessa Flores, serves as an EatWith who now opens her home to travelers and locals alike in the San Francisco Bay Area on a full-time basis.

Dec
9
2016

Waxahachie Daily Light: Gallo recognized for 15 years with Texas Bar College

Nov. 16, 2016
The Texas Bar College recognized Waxahachie criminal defense attorney, Joseph R. Gallo, J.D. ’96, on 15 consecutive years of membership in the College.

Dec
8
2016

M. Basketball. Baylor Hall of Famer Bill Menefee Passes Away at Age 95

Bill Menefee, a Baylor Hall of Fame inductee and former Baylor basketball coach and athletic director, died Thursday in Waco at the age of 95.

Dec
8
2016

Make a difference this Christmas; give the gift of Baylor

Last week, we gave you Christmas gift ideas for the Baylor Bears in your life. But if your loved one already has all the green-and-gold t-shirts, coffee mugs and office decor they can handle, then you might take a look at the Baylor Christmas 2016 Gift Catalog. The gifts in this catalog aren’t things you can wrap […]

Dec
8
2016

W. Soccer. Soccer Adds Two Players for 2017 Roster

Baylor soccer added midfielder Emily Bunnell (Cottage Grove, Minnesota) and goalkeeper Jen Wandt (Brookfield, Wisconsin), head coach Paul Jobson announced Thursday.

Dec
8
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “Then I heard, ‘Representing Pi Kappa Phi…’ and I was like, ‘Wait, what was that?!’”

“I’m here for the Phi Beta Kappa induction. It’s the oldest honors society in the country, founded in 1776. … I’m in Phi Alpha Theta, the history honors society. I’m in a couple different honors programs, the general honors program and the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core. … I’m on the club volleyball team. I’m in Pi […]

Dec
8
2016

Football. Matt Rhule Era Begins in Waco

Decked out in a slick gray suit and a new green tie, Matt Rhule looked more like an evangelical preacher than the new Baylor football coach.

Dec
8
2016

Baptist News Global: To help someone grieving at the holidays, avoid platitudes, experts say

Dec. 8, 2016
Helen Harris, Ed.D., assistant professor in Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, is a featured expert in this story. Harris, who is an expert on grief and bereavement, said the grieving process is connected to a person’s physical, emotional and spiritual makeup. “Give people permission to acknowledge that they are grieving and that that doesn’t make you a bad Christian or a weak person to wish things were different,” Harris said. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Harris as an expert. He covers faculty and research in the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.)