Faculty & Staff News
No, that’s not a real “Sailor Bear” Baylor football helmet pictured above; a fan mocked that up several years ago just for fun. In fact, in the program’s 110+ seasons, the Bears’ helmets have never featured a bear of any kind — only the interlocking BU. But that hasn’t stopped Baylor Bear logos from showing up […]
(12-3, 2-0 Big 12) look for major upset Wednesday night as the Bears put their seven-match winning streak to the test against No. 5 Texas (9-2, 1-0) at Gregory Gymnasium in Austin.
Baylor volleyball’s Katie Staiger and Hannah Lockin were named the Big 12’s Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week, announced by the conference office Tuesday morning.
Sept. 26, 2017
VIDEO: Baylor President Linda A Livingstone, Ph.D., sat down for an interview with Jessica Babb with Lariat TV to discuss how she is moving the University forward and helping it to heal from the past. In the interview, she discusses an upcoming accreditation review, goals for the university’s endowment and her plans for future growth.
Sept. 22, 2017
In recognition of his military service and for his mission to help orphaned and abandoned children, first-year Baylor Law School student Stephen Carl was named a 2017 Pat Tillman Foundation Scholar. Tillman Scholars are U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses chosen in recognition of their service, leadership and potential. Of more than 2,000 applicants, only 60 are named each year. Carl said he decided to pursue a law degree after he and his wife, Lindsey, adopted three children. “My heart is with these kids in the Texas child welfare system who don’t have a home, and I know there are a lot of things that can only be solved by lawyers,” he said. “A lot of the issues are legal issues, and so that put the little spark in me to go to law school, get a law degree and help people.” (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, wrote this story.)
Sept. 25, 2017
Baylor University's Golden Wave marching band debuted a Guardians of the Galaxy-themed halftime show over the weekend, one that was so well done that the band received a series of appreciative tweets from the movies’ writer and director James Gunn. The band performed a medley of songs from both Guardians soundtracks and formed some of Guardians’ most recognizable iconography, including Rocket Raccoon’s head, Star-Lord’s mixtape and helmet, and an adorable dancing Baby Groot.
Sept. 25, 2017
Only one in four U.S. adults see God as mainly a force for good who is actively involved in the lives of individuals, according to the latest findings from the 2017 Baylor Religion Survey. Catholics were the only group most likely to believe in a benevolent God, while among mainline Protestants, a plurality believed in a distant God who set the laws of nature in motion but is not actively involved in day-to-day events.
Sept. 22, 2017
An analysis of data from the latest Baylor Religion Survey that looked at technology’s effect on religion found that more than three-quarters of U.S. adults (77 percent) say they never share their religious views via the Internet. That holds true regardless of religious tradition, said Baylor University sociologists, who recently presented the latest survey findings at the Religion Newswriters Association’s annual conference.
Sept. 21, 2017
Q&A with Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History and co-director of the Program on Historical Studies of Religion in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, about his new book, “Crucible of Faith: The Ancient Revolution That Made Our Modern Religious World,” which examines the revolutionary centuries between 250 and 50 B.C. that gave birth to the modern Judeo-Christian tradition.
Sept. 24, 2017
Former Edmond Police Chief Bob Ricks, B.B.A. (Accounting) ’67, J.D. ’69, will be honored with the Salt & Light Award, presented each year by the Christian Business Men's Connection of Oklahoma City to honor a man whose life reflects the “salt and light” that Christ asked believers to be in Matthew 5:13-16.
There’s just something about that fourth Saturday in September that rubs Connor Martin the right way.
Baylor women’s golf shot 3-under-par 281 in Monday’s final round to finish in 12th place at the Schooner Fall Classic. The Lady Bears carded a 54-hole total of 18-over-par 870.
Baylor women’s tennis continued its successful run at the Stillwater Pro Tennis Classic with a pair of wins on Monday at the Greenwood Tennis Center.
Sixteen years ago, when Benjamin Becker came to the U.S. for the first time, he initially struggled with the language barrier and even the team tennis concept as a Baylor freshman.
Baylor sophomore kicker Connor Martin was named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.
Sept. 18, 2017
Jeremy Everett, M.Div. ’01, founder and executive director of the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI), a capacity-building, anti-hunger project within Baylor University, is among the guests discussing food insecurity and the role of social services like school lunch programs, on-campus food pantries and SNAP plays for families in need. “The Source” on Texas Public Radio is a daily program that invites newsmakers and experts to give life, context and breadth to the events and issues affecting San Antonio.
Sept. 20, 2017
Southern Living Magazine named Baylor one of the top 21 most beautiful college campuses in the south. The magazine highlighted the architecture of Baylor buildings, as well as Burleson Quadrangle, Armstrong Browning Library and McLane Stadium.
Sept. 18, 2017
The Baylor Songleaders traveled to Shanghai, China, this month to perform in the 28th Annual Shanghai Tourism Festival. “We’ve already been invited to come to several other countries and perform and represent America, so we’re excited to hopefully continue to do things like this and really continue to get the mission of Baylor and the Baylor name not just nationally but internationally known,” said Kristen Hankins, director of spirit and traditions.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2017) – Baylor University, which implemented expansive new policies in April that provide paid parental leave for staff and an adoption assistance program that benefits both staff and faculty, has been recognized on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 2017 Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2017) – Art critic Jason Kaufman and twin artists Doug and Mike Starn will be discussing their careers and the influence of art on their lives at the 2017 Allbritton Art Institute Biennial Artist Conversation. The event will take place at 7 p.m., Sept. 18 in Roxy Grove Hall.