Individuals interested in contributing to this fund may do so online at www.baylor.edu/give. In the "Search" function, individuals can type: Eddie Briles Memorial Scholarship and then click "Continue" on the next page. Gifts may also be mailed to One Bear Place #97050, Waco, TX 76798, and indicate in the memo that it is for the Eddie Briles Memorial Scholarship.
The Bears tangle with long-time rivals TCU Saturday for the 109th time in the final road game of the season, with a Big 12 title still within its grasp.
Baylor football head coach Art Briles was named one of 16 semifinalists for the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year Award, the honor's national selection committee announced on Wednesday.
Nov. 22, 2013
Baylor's football team is undefeated because of its high-octane offense, its talented roster and its brilliant play-calling - and because of a long stretch of pavement known as I-35, which also brings great visibility to the University. Article quotes Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Director of Athletics Ian McCaw, Head Football Coach Art Briles and AVP for Facilities Brian Nicholson.
Nov. 22, 2013
Article about how college students around the country are commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy mentions Baylor's large collection of JFK research materials and that the University will host a special remembrance ceremony Friday at Poage Library.
Nov. 21, 2013
Article about an auction of two copies of the oldest known recording of a U.S. black vocal group quotes Robert Darden, associate professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor's College of Arts and Sciences. Darden is working to save yesteryear's black gospel music by digitizing existing vinyl recordings through the Black Music Restoration Project. This report was carried in numerous media outlets.
Nov. 22, 2013
The Paul and Jane Meyer Family Foundation has donated $2.5 million to create the Paul and Jane Meyer Conference Center within a new 275,000-square-foot facility that will house Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.
Baylor's internationally-renowned Institute for Studies of Religion will co-sponsor with the Georgetown University Religious Freedom Project "Christianity and Freedom: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives" on December 13 and 14 in Rome.
A total of 13 Baylor football student-athletes were named to the Academic All-Big 12 team, the conference office announced on Thursday.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 19, 2013) - Following favorable discussion, the Waco City Council tonight voted to establish the Baylor Waco Stadium Authority, a city-appointed board that will provide general oversight of non-Baylor events at the University's new $260 million stadium currently under construction on the banks of the Brazos River.
Nov. 14, 2013
VIDEO INCLUDED: Bryan F. Shaw, Ph.D., an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry in Baylor's College of Arts and Sciences, was the lead author on research that has suggested parents can use digital cameras and smart phones to screen their children for retinoblastoma, a common form of pediatric eye cancer. Shizuo Mukai, M.D., an associate professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, co-authored the study. The story links to Baylor-produced video of Shaw's research and personal connection to the discovery. (This story was placed by Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who is responsible for chemistry.)
WACO, Texas (Nov. 4, 2013) -- "The Day Kennedy Died," a Smithsonian Networks documentary, will be shown at Baylor University at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, as part of campus events commemorating the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.
Nov. 8, 2013
Bryan F. Shaw, Ph.D., an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry in Baylor's College of Arts and Sciences, was the lead study author on research that has suggested parents can use digital cameras and smart phones to screen their children for retinoblastoma, a common form of pediatric eye cancer. Shizuo Mukai, M.D., an associate professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, co-authored the study.
Nov. 11, 2013
(SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED) Opinion piece by Baylor President Ken Starr about the impact on the culture, institutions of freedom and U.S. national security stemming from increased persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. Next month in Rome, Georgetown University in partnership with Baylor will showcase the findings of a two-year study on Christianity and freedom and confront questions such as what happens to the Middle East if Christians flee.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2013) - In light of Baylor University's significant progress during the presidency of Judge Ken Starr, the Baylor Board of Regents has voted to extend the contract of President Starr. The Board has assigned Judge Starr the new title of "President and Chancellor." He will continue to serve as the University's chief executive officer. In providing the additional title, the Board has charged the President to work to increase Baylor's influence in the nation and around the world.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 6, 2013) -- Can parents use digital cameras and smart phones to potentially screen their children for the most common form of pediatric eye cancer? Baylor University and Harvard Medical School researchers believe so.
Jesse Palmer analyzes why Baylor is not only one of the programs on the rise in the country, but why the Bears are built to contend for a conference title.
July 4, 2013
Article about research by Jeff Levin, Ph.D., which shows a correlation between attending synagogue and happiness. Levin is University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and Director of the Program on Religion and Population Health at Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion.
Baylor junior linebacker Bryce Hager has been named to the 75-man watch list for the 19th annual Bednarik Award, The Maxwell Football Club announced Monday. Hager is one of seven Big 12 players on the list and one of 27 linebackers honored.
Baylor junior running back Lache Seastrunk has earned a spot on the 76-man watch list for the 77th annual Maxwell Award, The Maxwell Football Club announced Monday. Seastrunk is one of six Big 12 players on the list and one of 28 running backs featured.
WACO, Texas (July 8, 2013) -- The most common thing that couples want from each other during a conflict is not an apology, but a willingness to relinquish power, according to a new Baylor University study.
July 4, 2013
Column by Rodney Stark, Ph.D., co-director of Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion and Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences. Stark discusses various polls and news stories that suggest religion is losing its influence on American life. He notes that saying one has "no religion" is not the same as disbelieving in God and that those who have no official religious affiliation may have strong personal beliefs.
While most of us are celebrating Independence Day here in the United States, Baylor seniors Cory Jefferson and Odyssey Sims are in Russia preparing to don the red, white and blue as members of Team USA. Jefferson and Sims earned spots on the 12-member USA Basketball men’s and women’s teams, respectively, that will participate in [...]
June 29, 2013
A recent Baylor study by Kyle Irwin, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor, found that members of a group tend to punish more generous members by ostracizing them, even if their generosity benefits the entire group.
Baylor rising senior Brady Heslip will play for his native Canada in the upcoming Men's World University Games. Canada's 12-member Development Men's National Team roster was announced Wednesday by Canada Basketball.