Faculty & Staff News

Jul
23
2014

General News. Sims, Petty Named Big 12 Athletes of the Year

Baylor point guard Odyssey Sims and quarterback Bryce Petty have been named 2013-14 Big 12 Conference Athletes of the Year, the league office announced.

Jul
23
2014

Track. Track & Field Recognized By USTFCCCA For Academics

The Baylor men's and women's track and field teams, along with 11 individuals earned All-Academic recognition from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, the organization announced recently.

Jul
23
2014

ESPN rolls cameras as Baylor alums’ 12-year-old son’s dream comes true

If you follow @BaylorProud on Twitter, you saw the photo above back in the spring, when the Baylor baseball team and Chi Omega teamed up to help make a wish come true for 12-year-old Jace Andrews. Jace, the son of Baylor alumni John (BS ’92) and Julie (BA ’93) Andrews and brother of incoming freshman […]

Jul
23
2014

Amy McCauley

Sympathies to Amy McCauley, event services, on the death of her mother, Kathleen Cooper on July 21, 2014.

Jul
23
2014

Baylor School of Education Students Develop New Bear Habitat Curriculum

WACO, Texas (July 23, 2014) – As many as 20 school groups visit Baylor’s Bear Habitat in one week. And each group receives a guided tour conducted by student members of the Baylor Chamber of Commerce—the official keepers of the live bear mascots. Chamber members have been sharing their bear knowledge with visitors for decades, but when Chamber wanted to develop a more formal program for school groups, they turned to the School of Education for help.

Jul
23
2014

Business Day Live: New oven force to be reckoned with

July 23, 2014
Researchers in Baylor’s electrical and computer engineering department in the School of Engineering and Computer Science have partnered with GE researchers to create a “microwave”-style device that can count the calories in food. A prototype has been constructed, and researchers are using it to count the calories in mixtures of oil, water and sugar. (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist in Baylor Media Communications, covers the School of Engineering and Computer Science.)

Jul
23
2014

Dallas Morning News: Briles: ‘Similarities’ between Bryce Petty and RGIII’s final years, atmosphere at McLane Stadium will be ‘special’

July 23, 2014
Baylor head coach Art Briles talks about how "special" the gameday atmosphere will be this season at the Bears' new $260 million on-campus McLane Stadium. "I think it’s going to be hard for anybody in America to mimic what the game day atmosphere is going to be like at Baylor University," Briles said.

Jul
23
2014

ESPN: Players tab Baylor as Big 12 team to beat

July 23, 2014
This ESPN article breaks down percentages of Big 12 players’ answers to questions such as "who is the league’s most impressive coach?" and “if you could draft an opposing Big 12 player and put him on your team, who would it be?” In the polls, Baylor edged out Oklahoma University as “The Team to Beat” this year in the Big 12.

Jul
23
2014

FOX Sports Southwest: FOX Sports Southwest partners with Baylor to promote Texas high school sports

July 23, 2014
FOX Sports Southwest's new campaign to promote the network's Texas high school sports programming this fall received an assist from creative students in the Sports Sponsorship and Sales (S3) program in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who presented a winning proposal through a real-life marketing and sponsorship project in the FOX Sports University program. The marketing campaign, “The Future of Football Starts Here,” developed by Baylor students Laura Cade, Alexa Charpentier, Daniel Knight and Collin Simpson, and led by Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., professor and The Edwin W. Streetman Professor in Retail Management, will be incorporated into the network's high school sports marketing campaign this fall.

Jul
23
2014

Intercollegiate Review: Is the West Really Best? An Interview with Rodney Stark

June 22, 2014
Rodney Stark, distinguished professor of the social sciences and Co-Director of the Institute for Studies of Religion, is interviewed in this Q&A article about his new book: “How the West Won: The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity”. In it, he describes the importance for students to be learning the history of western civilization.

Jul
23
2014

Killeen Daily Herald: Belton ISD board OKs promotions, new hires

July 22, 2014
The Belton Independent School District board of trustees unanimously approved three new principals and one assistant superintendent. Deanna Lovesmith, B.S. ’93, M.S. ’97, was approved as assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction.

Jul
23
2014

KWTX: Baylor Plays Host To High School Solar Car Challenge Teams

July 23, 2014
Twenty-five high school Solar Car Challenge teams were on the Baylor campus on Wednesday on the second-to-last leg of their trip across Texas. Quoted is Dennis O'Neal, Ph.D., dean of Baylor's School of Engineering and Computer Science, about how the challenge provides a great introduction to science and engineering. (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist in Baylor Media Communications, covers the School of Engineering and Computer Science.)

Jul
23
2014

NBC Sports: Isaiah Austin has a job with the NBA once he finishes degree at Baylor

July 22, 2014
Former Baylor men’s basketball student-athlete Isaiah Austin is featured in this NBC Sports article. He was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome just days before the June 26 NBA draft which ended his pro career before it started. Now, he's decided to partner with the Marfan Foundation to help educate people about the condition that can cause a rupture to the heart's aortic artery during high-energy activities, such as playing basketball. As for the future, he's going back to Baylor to finish his studies, and afterwards is promised a full-time job with the NBA.

Jul
23
2014

News OK: Oklahoma college among ‘great’ to work for

July 22, 2014
Baylor University is mentioned in this article about being as one of the country’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Of the 42 national universities awarded Honor Roll status, Baylor is one of only two universities in the large university category (10,000 or more students) to achieve recognition in 11 of the 12 categories honoring specific best practices and policies.

Jul
22
2014

Track. Bromell Wins 100-Meter Heat At IAAF World Junior Championships

To open his run at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Baylor track and field sprinter Trayvon Bromell turned in the fastest 100-meter qualifying time of 10.13 on Tuesday at Hayward Field.

Jul
22
2014

W. Tennis. Anderson Wins ITA Summer Circuit Event

Baylor women's tennis incoming freshman Kelley Anderson claimed the singles title at the ITA summer circuit event hosted by UT Arlington on Monday in Arlington, Texas.

Jul
22
2014

Baylor authors fill bookshelves with summer releases

Accounts of heroism from first-responders in West. An example of a church that’s changing the world. The story of a certain football coach whose revolutionary offense changed Baylor forever. These are just some of the options available to Baylor Nation as Bears everywhere hit the beach or otherwise work through their summer reading lists, while the prolific library of […]

Jul
22
2014

Baylor Researcher to Present at Gilliland Military Medical Lectureship on Thursday

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2014) – Lea Steele, Ph.D., research professor and director of the Veterans Health Research Program in Baylor University’s Institute of Biomedical Studies, is scheduled to present Thursday during the Gilliland Military Medical Lectureship at Baylor Scott & White’s Temple campus.

Jul
22
2014

Baylor University welcomes solar car teams, vehicles to campus Wednesday

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2014) – Baylor University will welcome 25 high school Solar Car Challenge teams – and their vehicles – to campus on Wednesday.

Jul
22
2014

Christina Chan-Park and Jerry Park

Sympathies to Christina Chan-Park, University Libraries, and her husband, Jerry Park, Sociology, on the death of her father, Michael Chan, on July 20, 2014.