Faculty & Staff News

May
22
2015

7 books that should be on every Baylor Bear’s shelf

The selection of books that line a person’s shelves can tell you a lot about the person. So what’s a Baylor home without a selection of Baylor books? Below are 7 books that should be on every Bear’s shelf, followed by a host of “honorable mentions” for those who really want to dig deep. * To […]

May
22
2015

Track. Track & Field Adds Five To 2015 Signing Class

Baylor head track and field coach Todd Harbour announced the addition of five student-athletes to his 2015 signing class Friday.

May
22
2015

Alex Rogers

Sympathies to Baylor student Alex Rogers on the death of his brother, Johnny Rogers, on May 20, 2015.

May
21
2015

W. Tennis. Burgic, Doubles Duo Move On In NCAA Championships

Baylor women's tennis senior Ema Burgic picked up another win in the NCAA Singles Championship, while partnering with Blair Shankle to card an opening round NCAA Doubles Championship triumph Thursday at the Hurd Tennis Center.

May
21
2015

M. Tennis. Lupieri, Doubles Tandem Advance In NCAA Championships

Baylor men's tennis senior Tony Lupieri tallied another win in the NCAA Singles Championship, while Diego Galeano and Julian Lenz opened their NCAA Doubles Championship run victoriously Thursday at the Hurd Tennis Center.

May
21
2015

Baseball. No. 8 Baseball Falls to No. 5 Texas at Big 12 Championship

No. 8 seed Baylor (22-30) lost a 4-3 heartbreaker to No. 5 seed Texas (27-25) Thursday evening at ONEOK Field in the second round of the 2015 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship.

May
21
2015

Track. Track & Field Gets 28 Entries Into NCAA West Championships

Baylor's track and field teams will be represented by 28 entries and 23 athletes in the NCAA West Preliminary Championships next week at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.

May
21
2015

W. Golf. Women's Golf Heads to National Championship

Baylor's 18th-ranked women's golf team is headed to the NCAA Division I National Championship for the third time in program history. BU qualified by winning the NCAA San Antonio Regional, claiming the first regional title in school history just two weeks after winning the program's first-ever league championship.

May
21
2015

Track. Bromell Named Big 12 Performer of the Year

Baylor sophomore sprinter Trayvon Bromell was named the Big 12 Men's Track & Field Performer of the Year, the conference office announced Thursday.

May
21
2015

Baylor senior finds her true family inside the Baylor family

[We sometimes talk about the “Baylor family,” because that’s how Baylor people act — as a family. But three of the key players in this story — a Baylor student, an alum and a professor — have taken that term to a whole new level.] Born in Kentucky to a mother who may have suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, […]

May
21
2015

Baylor A Cappella Group Places at International Competition

WACO, Texas (May 21, 2015) – Baylor a cappella group VirtuOSO was pitch perfect as they placed fourth at this year’s International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA).

May
21
2015

Baylor Campus Buildings To Change Hours for Memorial Day

WACO, Texas (May 21, 2015) – Baylor University will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day, while some campus buildings will have changed hours. No classes will be held, and all administrative offices will be closed.

May
21
2015

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Hockey ticket sales official stresses networking, hard work

May 15, 2015
Feature article and Q&A with Todd Pollock, B.B.A. ’06 and M.B.A. ’14, who oversees season ticket deposit sales for a prospective Las Vegas National Hockey League team owned by Bill Foley, a title insurance businessman. Foley launched the ticket campaign in February to show NHL officials that Las Vegas is ready for big-league hockey. “We might be a good case study for a sports marketing or sales class one day,” Pollock said.

May
21
2015

National Catholic Register: Beauty in Evangelization

May 20, 2015
Michael Foley, Ph.D., associate professor of patristics in the Honors College, talks about his belief that “a solid scholarly component that involves careful historical and theological research” in the church will lead to a renewal in the liturgy and in the overall life of the church. “This is not to say that a liturgical quality is simply a matter of scholarship, but it is true that bad scholarship has harmed the liturgy, so we’re trying to reverse some of that,” Foley said.

May
21
2015

National Federation of Independent Business: NFIB Texas Young Entrepreneur Foundation Profile: Elizabeth Thorne of Ellie Thorne Photography

May 19, 2015
Arlington High School senior and incoming Baylor freshman Elizabeth Thorne talks about her business, Ellie Thorne Photography, and how she stays enthusiastic about her work while facing the challenges of owning a business. Thorne will major in photography with a minor in entrepreneurship.

May
21
2015

Newsmax: Professor, Christians: Reports of Faith Dying in US 'Just Not True'

May 14, 2015
Reports about the death of religion, rise of secularization and growth of atheism largely ignore facts or base conclusions on faulty research, according to scholars in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion who spoke at a recent symposium in Waco. Quoted is Byron Johnson, Ph.D., co-director of ISR and Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences. “There’s a story some people want to report — that religion is on life support — but it’s just not true,” Johnson said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched the story about the conference to national and international outlets. She covers ISR research and faculty.)

May
21
2015

Study: Hey, Advertising and Marketing Pros! Before You •Go Thin,’ Think Again

WACO, Texas (May 21, 2015) – Here’s the skinny: Not all women will buy products because the models in the advertisements are thin, according to a new study of a diverse group of 239 women by a Baylor University marketing professor.

May
21
2015

Waco Tribune Herald: Baylor’s •True West’ explores male identity at different stages of life

May 21, 2015
Baylor Theatre’s latest production “True West” opens for a four-performance run between May 20 and May 30 at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. The play follows two brothers at different stages of their life as they struggle with their personal identity. The play examines the concepts of American manhood, values and meaning.

May
21
2015

Yahoo Finance: St. Petersburg National Research University of IT, Mechanics and Optics Wins IBM-Sponsored International Collegiate Programming Contest

May 20, 2015
More than 120 university teams competed at the world’s oldest and most prestigious programming competition, which is headquartered at Baylor. The competition, which challenges teams of three students to solve a series of complex real-world problems in just five hours, was won by St. Petersburg National Research University of IT, Mechanics and Optics. Quoted is Bill Poucher, Ph.D., professor of computer science and executive director of ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers faculty and research in the School of Engineering.)

May
21
2015

Yuma News Now: The Social Psychology of Religion, Prejudice, and Intergroup Processes

May 9, 2015
Wade Rowatt, Ph.D., professor of psychology in the College of Arts & Sciences, writes about the psychological and social reasons behind religious prejudice. Rowatt discusses the origins of religious prejudice, whether or not the increased conflict between extremist groups has led to prejudice against Muslims as a whole, and if religious conflict and religious prejudice are growing across the world. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the psychology department.)