Faculty & Staff News

Dec
6
2016

W. Basketball. Baylor, Texas State Postgame Quotes

Postgame quotes from Baylor's 90-24 win over Texas State on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at the Ferrell Center at Waco, Texas.

Dec
6
2016

W. Basketball. No. 3 Lady Bears Roll Past Texas State, 90-24

Natalie Chou, Kalani Brown and Alexis Prince each scored 15 points, and No. 3 Baylor routed Texas State 90-24 on Tuesday night.

Dec
6
2016

W. Basketball. Baylor, Texas State Postgame Notes

Postgame notes from Baylor's 90-24 win over Texas State on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

Dec
6
2016

Why I’m excited about Baylor’s new football coach, Matt Rhule

Once upon a time, Baylor hired a new head coach — a young man from the midwest who wasn’t even on most fans’ radar — to head a program still reeling following a devastating scandal. That coach would go on to become the winningest coach in program history, leading his team to new heights — […]

Dec
6
2016

Football. Baylor To Welcome Matt Rhule in Wednesday Ceremony

Baylor will formally introduce new head football coach Matt Rhule to the Waco community at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Ferrell Center.

Dec
6
2016

Football. Football Lands Three on AP All-Big 12 Team

With one first-team defender and two second-team offensive selections, Baylor football landed three players on the Associated Press (AP) All-Big 12 Team, announced Tuesday by the organization.

Dec
6
2016

W. Volleyball. Volleyball’s Staiger Earns First Team All-Region

Baylor volleyball’s Katie Staiger was voted to the 2016 American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I Southwest Region First Team, announced Tuesday morning by the AVCA and voted on by the region’s head coaches.

Dec
6
2016

Football. Baylor Hires Matt Rhule as Head Football Coach

Baylor University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mack Rhoades IV announced today the appointment of Matt Rhule as the 27th Baylor Head Football Coach.

Dec
6
2016

Christmas on 5th signals the start of #BaylorChristmas

When there are camels and kangaroos on campus, a Christmas tree lighting and concerts, you know it must be Christmas on 5th Street, the official kickoff to the Christmas season at Baylor. The much-loved Baylor tradition was renewed Thursday night, with thousands of members of the Baylor family coming together to pause from the busy-ness of […]

Dec
6
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “Basically the entire Christmas break, we have a giant sleepover.”

“My best memory of the holidays, in general, is that every year we always — my extended family — all get together at my aunt’s house and basically, the entire Christmas break, we have a giant sleepover. We’re all on break and everyone’s visiting, so we all stay at my aunt’s house. There’s like 15-18 […]

Dec
6
2016

Baptist News Global: Time to re-friend social media adversaries, expert says

Dec. 5, 2016
It’s time to re-friend and unblock those people you unfriended and blocked on social media before and after the election, says Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., associate professor of journalism, public relations and new media at Baylor University, in this Q&A. “We have to find some type of mutual understanding,” she said. The path to healing, in a social media context, begins with having friends who have a variety of viewpoints, she said. (Kalli Damschen, student newswriter for Baylor Media Communications, interviewed Moody-Ramirez for an expert pitch to national media.)

Dec
6
2016

Baylor Hires Matt Rhule as Head Football Coach

Baylor University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mack Rhoades IV announced today the appointment of Matt Rhule as the 27th Baylor Head Football Coach.

Dec
6
2016

C-Ville Weekly (Charlottesville, VA): Jay Hunter Morris’ search for vocal perfection

Nov. 30, 2016
Feature on renowned tenor Jay Hunter Morris, B.M.Ed. (Choral Music) ’86, who grew up the son of a preacher in a small East Texas town. “Many of us grew up singing in church and in choir and it makes you want to study voice,” he says. “Once you get exposed to (singing), it’s easy to catch the fever.”

Dec
6
2016

Carlisle Wellness Network: Marriage to Soul Mate May Reduce Altruism

Nov. 30, 2016
Wives who have a romantic view of marriage are less likely to do volunteer work, leading their husbands to volunteer less as well, according to a Baylor University study published in Sociological Perspectives journal. Lead author Young-Il Kim, Ph.D., research assistant professor in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), set out to test the claim of a study done more than 40 years ago that marriage is a “greedy institution” that makes it harder for couples to spend time and money on other people and institutions. The Baylor study also found that time spent solely with their wives was positively associated with husbands' reports of their own volunteering.

Dec
6
2016

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Central Texas house turned into neighborhood social hub

Dec. 4, 2016
Laine Scales, Ph.D., professor of educational leadership, Master Teacher and associate dean of the Graduate School at Baylor University, has renovated and opened a North Waco home once green-tagged as unsafe for habitation. Now it is a neighborhood social hub aimed at breaking down prejudices, separation and fear. Many residents no longer know their neighbors, which includes people several streets over, not just in the immediate surrounding area, Scales said. “We don’t have that opportunity unless we have a space where we can gather and meet,” she said.

Dec
6
2016

Insider Higher Ed: ‘A New Moral Vision’

Dec. 6, 2016
Question-and-answer with Andrea L. Turpin, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, about her book, “A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917." In it, she explores how the entrance of women into U.S. colleges and universities shaped changing ideas about the moral and religious purposes of higher education in unexpected ways and shaped American culture.

Dec
6
2016

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Baylor's carillon brings joy to many this season

Dec. 4, 2016
Baylor University’s McLane Carillon, located in the tower of Pat Neff Hall, brings a lot of joy to many, especially during Christmas season. University Carillonneur Lynnette Geary performed a special Christmas program on Sunday. The carillon also is played to celebrate graduations and special occasions, besides the bells going off every hour from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Dec
6
2016

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Baylor names new VP for marketing and communications

Dec. 5, 2016
Baylor University filled the yearlong job opening of vice president of marketing and communications Monday with Jason Cook, a communications leader at Texas A&M University since 2003. “After spending time talking with Jason and hearing his passion for telling the Baylor story and his belief in our Christian mission, the selection team and I knew he was the right person to fill this important role,” Baylor Interim President David Garland said in a statement.

Dec
6
2016

Netscape What’s New: Dieting? Choose Your Friends Wisely

Dec. 1, 2016
Research led by Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, found that people trying to shed pounds, but who regularly spend time with heavier people, may feel more comfortable with those individuals, but they are more likely to lose weight if they include thinner people in their social lives.

Dec
6
2016

Paul’s Valley Daily Democrat (Pauls Valley, OK): Project to protect state's scenic rivers nears completion

Dec. 5, 2016
Findings from a two-year study by Ryan S. King, Ph.D., professor of biology and graduate program director in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, will be included in a comprehensive report to the governors of Arkansas and Oklahoma to recommend a phosphorus standard for Oklahoma's designated scenic rivers.