Faculty & Staff News

Jan
19
2017

Track. Track & Field Travels North For Rod McCravy Memorial

For the fourth-straight year, Baylor's track and field teams will compete at the University of Kentucky's Rod McCravy Memorial meet on Friday and Saturday at Nutter Field House in Lexington, Ky.

Jan
19
2017

W. Basketball. Davis, Jones Included on Wooden Award Midseason 25

Baylor women's basketball is the only Big 12 Conference program to have players recognized in the Wooden Award Midseason 25. The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced this week that senior forward Nina Davis and redshirt senior guard Alexis Jones are in consideration for the 41st John R. Wooden Award, which honors the most outstanding basketball player of the year.

Jan
19
2017

Lariat reporters to cover Inauguration live — thanks in part to D.C.-area alumni

Eight years ago, a team of Baylor journalism students covered the presidential inauguration live in Washington, D.C. This week, seven more Baylor students are enjoying the same experience — thanks in part to a group of D.C.-area alumni. The team of seven students includes five Lariat staff members (editor-in-chief Gavin Pugh, digital managing editor Didi Martinez, broadcast […]

Jan
19
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s really eye-opening to see … how we’ve kept the tradition alive for so long.”

“I’m from Waco, so I’ve been coming to basketball games since I was six months old. It’s really nice to transition from the fans to the student section. There’s a lot of energy.” [What do you know about the Immortal Ten?] “Our freshman year, they take you into Waco Hall and tell you about the […]

Jan
19
2017

David Garland: Thoughts on Inauguration Day

As we approach Inauguration Day for our country, my prayer is that the music we add as Baylor students, faculty and staff is not the jangling clatter of hostility, but a powerful chorus of love for others – how Christ taught us to live.

Jan
19
2017

KARE-TV (Minneapolis, St. Paul/NBC): Re-telling method could help test grades

Jan. 19, 2017
VIDEO: Students who tell someone about information they have learned shortly after receiving it recall it better — and for a longer period, which could be helpful at exam time, according to a study led by Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Re-telling is more effective than simply re-reading class notes or texts, according to the study, published in the journal Learning & Memory. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Jan
19
2017

Military Technologies: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Elects Five New Directors

Jan. 6, 2017
Kyle E. Conklin, B.S.M.E. (Mechanical Engineering) ’05, has been elected a director in the Mechanical Group of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C., a law firm in Washington, D.C., that focuses on intellectual property rights. Conklin, who has a J.D. from Texas Tech University, counsels clients at all stages of the patent cycle.

Jan
19
2017

MSN: The Memory Hack That Helps You Pass Any Test

Jan. 18, 2017
While preparing for an exam, sharing what you learned may help you recall better and for a longer time than simply re-reading class notes or studying a textbook, says Baylor psychologist Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., lead author of a study published in the journal Learning & Memory. The study found that the method helped students better recall not only central themes but also details, said Sekeres, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Jan
19
2017

MyCenTX.com: Miss Texas visits Robinson ISD

Jan. 17, 2017
Baylor University student Caroline Carothers, who was crowned Miss Texas last summer, visited Robinson ISD to give a motivational talk to students on Tuesday. Carothers spoke to elementary, intermediate and junior high students about the importance of respect and perseverance. "Eighty percent of the job of Miss Texas is in the schools, and it's a program and a platform called Texans Cares for Children, which means we travel to as many schools as possible and spread the message of reaching goals, doing well in school and respect and all that fun stuff. So that's what I really enjoy doing more than anything because I want to be a teacher," Carothers said.

Jan
19
2017

Valley Morning Star (Harlingen) : Volunteers spent 11 days exhuming dozens of unidentified migrants

Jan. 17, 2017
This article cites the work of Lori Baker, Ph.D., vice provost for strategic initiatives, collaboration and leadership development and founder of the Reuniting Families Program, and her team of forensic anthropology students who exhumed bodies in Brooks County in 2013. The team worked to identify those that died while crossing the border in hopes of repatriating them to their families.

Jan
19
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Arts: Drama helps us understand tragedy in Syria

Jan. 19, 2017
David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in the College of Arts & Sciences, writes about the use of artistic programs during conflicts and wars to bring people together.

Jan
19
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor Opera turns to 18-year-old Mozart

Jan. 19, 2017
Baylor Opera Theater will perform Mozart’s “La Finta Giardiniara (The Secret Gardener)” at 7:30 p.m. from Jan. 25-28 at Baylor’s Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $15 and $10 for Baylor students, faculty and staff and are available online at www.baylor.edu/theatre.

Jan
19
2017

What's New BU January 16, 2017

It's flu season - get your flu shot! Sigma Phi Lambda Recruitment Week.

Jan
19
2017

What's New BU Special Edition: Martin Luther King Jr. Events January 13, 2017

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. events and hours of operation.

Jan
18
2017

W. Basketball. Baylor, Iowa State Postgame Quotes

Postgame quotes from Baylor's 68-42 win over Iowa State on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

Jan
18
2017

W. Basketball. No. 2 Baylor Dominant in Win Over Iowa State, 68-42

Nina Davis scored 17 points, Kalani Brown had 16 and second-ranked Baylor won its 16th consecutive game, beating Iowa State 68-42 Wednesday night in a surprisingly low-scoring contest.

Jan
18
2017

W. Basketball. Baylor, Iowa State Postgame Notes

Postgame notes from Baylor's 68-42 win over Iowa State on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

Jan
18
2017

W. Basketball. Feature: Talented Depth Has Made Mulkey Adjust Her Style

Kim Mulkey’s got a problem. But, don’t expect any of her coaching colleagues to show any sympathy. You see, her problem is having too much talent, too many players.

Jan
18
2017

‘Blind Side’ director’s latest film, ‘The Founder,’ opens Friday

With hits like The Blind Side, The Alamo and The Rookie under his belt, John Lee Hancock, BA ’79, JD ’82, has built a reputation as one of Hollywood’s top writers and directors. Friday, the two-time Baylor alum’s 10th feature film, The Founder, hits the big screen. Hancock’s latest tells the story of fast-food magnate Ray Kroc, […]

Jan
18
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “I couldn’t walk for a week… [and] I only had one arm that I could use…”

“Like four years ago I injured my shoulder, and I injured my ankle… They weren’t quite bad enough to where I had to have surgery right away, so I went ahead and waited it out… They weren’t quite bad enough to where I had to have surgery right away, so I went ahead and waited […]