Faculty & Staff News

Nov
26
2014

So much to be thankful for

Thanksgiving is the time of year when we stop and count our blessings — and Baylor has a lot to be thankful for! Another outstanding year of academics. This year, Baylor achieved its highest-ever U.S. News ranking. This is in no small part thanks to our outstanding faculty, many of whom have received prestigious awards […]

Nov
26
2014

W. Basketball. No. 13 WBB Hosts Basketball Travelers Classic

The 13th-ranked Baylor Lady Bears will host the four-team Basketball Travelers Classic, Nov. 28-30. Joining Baylor in the round-robin tournament are Marist (0-3), Stetson (3-0) and Utah State (1-2).

Nov
26
2014

M. Basketball. MBB Heads to Las Vegas Invitational

Baylor men's basketball is headed to Las Vegas to face Memphis at 11 p.m. CT on Thanksgiving night. The game will be televised live on FS1.

Nov
25
2014

Football. AT&T Stadium Bag Policy In Effect Saturday

Fans attending the Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Shootout between Baylor and Texas Tech on Saturday, Nov. 29 at AT&T Stadium are reminded that the stadium's bag policy will be in effect.

Nov
25
2014

Business school construction reaches midway point

Last Friday, Baylor Nation got its first peek inside the $100 million Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. As work continues, the final steel beams signed by students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends will soon be fitted into place at the top of the Foster Campus structure. The Hankamer building that current houses […]

Nov
25
2014

W. Basketball. WBB's Nina Davis On Wade Trophy Watch List

Baylor sophomore forward Nina Davis is one of 25 players named to "Wade Watch" list, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced today.

Nov
25
2014

Big News Network: Workers of small, locally owned firms show more loyalty

Nov. 23, 2014
New Baylor research published in the journal “Local Economy” shows that employees who work at small, locally owned businesses have the highest level of loyalty towards their employers and tend to stay committed to their company even in the face of low job satisfaction. "When it comes to your job, it is usually not just one thing that affects your commitment. You may say 'I like my boss' or 'I am satisfied with what I do'," said lead author Katie Halbesleben, a doctoral student in sociology at Baylor. "Our study re-affirms that working for a small and local company is also an important factor that contributes to a worker's commitment.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story to national and regional media. Goodrich covers research and faculty in the department of sociology.)

Nov
25
2014

Business Insider: The 50 Best Law Schools In America

Nov. 25, 2014
Baylor University Law School was ranked No. 22 according to Business Insider’s 50 best law schools in the nation. The rankings were based primarily on a survey of more than 300 legal industry professionals, produced with help from Survey Monkey. The ranking also factors in data on acceptance rates and post-graduated employment rates.

Nov
25
2014

Campus-wide Steam Outage Planned for Nov. 26

A campus-wide steam outage that will affect heating and domestic hot water systems in all main Baylor University buildings will be performed from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Nov
25
2014

Energy Curtailment During Thanksgiving Holidays

During the upcoming Thanksgiving academic recess, Baylor University has a unique opportunity to save considerable utility costs by curtailing the use of energy in those campus buildings that are closed or have minimal occupancy.

Nov
25
2014

Energy Curtailment During Thanksgiving Holidays

During the upcoming Thanksgiving academic recess, Baylor University has a unique opportunity to save considerable utility costs by curtailing the use of energy in those campus buildings that are closed or have minimal occupancy.

Nov
25
2014

Huffington Post: Regaining Contact With the Heavens

Nov. 14, 2014
Blog post by Robert Darden, associate professor of journalism, public relations and new media in the College of Arts & Sciences and founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, about how spirituals, such as "Rise Up Shepherd and Follow” and "Foller the Drinkin' Gourd" are connected to the night sky. “The sense of wonder, the sense of majesty that the night sky imparts is hard-wired into our DNA. We need to replenish our capacity to be awed,” Darden wrote. “It's when we lose that wonder for the glory of creation that we tend to dismiss, denigrate and -- too often -- despoil it.”

Nov
25
2014

Insurance Journal: Employee Loyalty Highest at Small, Local Businesses

Nov. 24, 2014
This article references a recent Baylor study published in the journal “Local Economy” that found more than half of employees who work at small, locally owned businesses have the highest level of loyalty to their employers. Quoted is lead author Katie Halbesleben, a doctoral student in Baylor’s department of sociology. Co-author of the study was Charles M. Tolbert, Ph.D., chair of the department of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story to national and regional media. Goodrich covers research and faculty in the department of sociology.)

Nov
25
2014

Jewish World Review: Tap Your Portfolio With Taxes in Mind

Nov. 21, 2014
Research by William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is referenced in this article written by Susan Garland, editor of Kiplinger’s Retirement Report magazine. Reichenstein’s research focuses on Social Security, financial planning, retirement investing and tax-based investment strategies. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Nov
25
2014

KVII-TV (Amarillo, ABC): Hundreds gather for 25th annual community prayer breakfast

Nov. 25, 2014
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr was the keynote speaker for Amarillo’s 25th annual Community Prayer Breakfast, an annual event designed to focus prayers and faith in a non-specific, non-denominational, “non-church” setting on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. The prayers are focused on the leadership of the community, the city, the state, the country and the world. “We want to ensure that our leaders at every level have strength, have wisdom, and we are doing our part. We need to get out and vote, we need to get involved and we need to pray for our leaders as the Bible tells us to do,” Judge Starr said.

Nov
25
2014

KWTX-TV (Waco, CBS): Behind the Green & Gold: Ehirim's Military Background Helps Lead Baylor

Nov. 24, 2014
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: Inspirational story of walk-on Baylor football student-athlete Nelson Ehirim as he reflects on what it means to play for Baylor and Coach Art Briles after first trading his helmet and pads for a different uniform – that of a U.S. Army officer. “That was probably the greatest accomplishment that I’ve achieved in life so far just because I know what it means and I know the responsibility that came along with it,” Ehirim said. "We have a great amount of respect for him and who he is as a person," Briles said. "He's been a valuable player to our team. He helps us on the scout team tremendously every day with the effort that he gives."

Nov
25
2014

Michael Hyatt: The Gratitude Advantage: Four Ways Giving Thanks Improves Your Life

Nov. 25, 2014
An article by Michael Hyatt, B.A. ’77, former chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, on the benefits of gratitude. The article links to a study by a multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Jo-Ann Tsang, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, who found that gratitude leads directly to feelings of satisfaction and wellbeing. “It seem the more I give thanks, the more reasons I have for gratitude,” Hyatt said.

Nov
25
2014

Patheos: Barry Hankins On America’s Perfect Civil Religion Holiday

Nov. 24, 2014
A reflection by Barry Hankins, Ph.D., professor of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, on the national and religious significance of Thanksgiving. Because it’s considered a national holiday and not a religious one, Hankins dubs Thanksgiving “America’s perfect civil religion holiday.” The reflection is a part of a series of writings by history professors assembled by Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D., columnist and professor of psychology at Grove City College in Grove City, Pa.

Nov
25
2014

SanAngeloLive.com (San Angelo, TX): State Agriculture Commish-Elect Taps Property Rights Attorney to be General Counsel

Nov. 24, 2014
State Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt, J.D. ’81, has been appointed General Counsel of the Texas Department of Agriculture by Agriculture Commissioner-elect Sid Miller. Kleinschmidt, a Lee County attorney, was recently elected to a fourth term in the Texas House, where he serves on the Agriculture & Livestock and the Homeland Security & Public Safety Committees.

Nov
25
2014

The Daily Oklahoman: Waco travelblog: Baylor's McLane Stadium a jewel on the Brazos

Nov. 24, 2014
Daily Oklahoman sports columnist Berry Tramel writes about his first visit to Baylor’s new McLane Stadium. “My only response is this. Fabulous. Simply fabulous. The setting. The architecture. The amenities. You walk around McLane Stadium and you get the same feeling you get when you walk through one of the new baseball parks that are so stunning. Just the feeling, that this is a cool place to be regardless of what might be happening on the field.”