W. Volleyball. VB Holds Successful Green & Gold Scrimmage

Baylor volleyball played its annual Green & Gold Scrimmage on Tuesday evening at the Ferrell Center, giving fans a preview of the 2016 team, set to open its 2016 season on Friday with the Hampton Inn North Baylor Invitational.

Football. McLane Stadium Honored For Safety, Security

Baylor’s McLane Stadium was recently honored with the Facility of Merit for Safety and Security Award by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

Football. Football Places Five On Senior Bowl Watch List

Five Baylor football players, Kyle Fuller, Shock Linwood, Ryan Reid, Seth Russell and Orion Stewart, were named to the watch list for the 2017 Senior Bowl, bowl officials announced Tuesday.

W. Volleyball. VB Hosts Annual Green & Gold Scrimmage

Baylor volleyball will have a final preseason tune-up, hosting its annual Green & Gold Scrimmage on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Ferrell Center.

"Multiplicity" Exhibit Features the Elegance of Math at Martin Museum of Art

The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University will host a gallery talk with the artists of its new exhibit, Multiplicity, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25. Multiplicity will run from Aug. 23 through Sept. 25 and demonstrates how art can use math to create beauty and elegance.

Diabetes.co.uk (United Kingdom): Being friends with thin people could help weight loss efforts, study reports

Aug. 24, 2016
A study by Baylor researcher Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., found that people may be more likely to lose weight if they socialize with thinner people. Obesity significantly increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes, and people who develop Type 2 are often urged to lose weight, according to this article. The study by Andersson, assistant professor of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences, was published in the journal Obesity. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Health Medicine Network: Sub-Saharan Africans satisfied with their sex lives, with 18 percent rating them a perfect 10

Aug. 22, 2016
Article about research presented at the American Sociological Association meeting by lead author Stephen Cranney, Ph.D., a postdoctoral scholar in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion and lecturer of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences, about sex life satisfaction in Africa’s Sub-Sahara region, a relatively undeveloped area. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, has pitched this research nationally. She covers sociology and ISR research and faculty.)

KWBU Radio (NPR affiliate): Why U.S. Parents Aren’t as Happy as Non-Parents

Aug. 23, 2016
AUDIO: This interview with Baylor researcher Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., explores why parents in the United States are less happy than those without children. Andersson, assistant professor of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences, said this country ranked at the bottom of 22 industrialized countries he studied when it came to providing workplace “policy packages” such as flexible hours, paid parenting leave, paid vacation and paid sick time. “Putting people in a situation where they have time and space to negotiate being a parent and being an employee seemed to matter a lot more to closing the happiness gap than any kind of short-term financial transfer incentive,” Andersson said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally and arranged this interview. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Hankamer/Cashion complex and Penland Hall debut new looks

A new school year means the start of a new era for the Hankamer/Cashion complex and Penland Hall, which both reopened for the 2016-17 school year to rave reviews after spending the past year undergoing massive makeovers. New labs and academic units at Hankamer/Cashion and updated residential units, community kitchens and more at Penland were […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “It is juggling.”

Him: “I’m a student [doctoral candidate] here, and I work here. People talk about balance, and I’ve gotten over that idea. It is juggling.” Her: “Juggling the kids is real hard. We’re just getting used to that. … I just had a baby, so stuff I’m dealing with is mostly just trying to raise three […]

Dr. Garland’s Commencement advice exemplifies the need for Christian universities

Baylor posted President Garland’s Summer 2016 Commencement address online earlier this week, and if you haven’t heard it yet, I encourage you to check it out. (Watch the video or read the complete transcript here.) In his speech, Dr. Garland gives an excellent explanation of what excellence looks like in a Christian context, and particularly at a Christian university. […]

Dr. Garland’s Commencement advice exemplifies the need for Christian universities

Baylor posted President Garland’s Summer 2016 Commencement address online earlier this week, and if you haven’t heard it yet, I encourage you to check it out. (Watch the video or read the complete transcript here.) In his speech, Dr. Garland gives an excellent explanation of what excellence looks like in a Christian context, and particularly at a Christian university. […]

Musical Tastes Are Cultural in Origin, Not ‘Hard-wired’ in the Brain, Study Suggests

WACO, Texas (Aug. 23, 2016) — Scientists previously thought musical preferences are “hard-wired” in the brain, but a new study of a remote Amazonian farming and foraging community suggests that musical tastes are cultural in origin. One of the study’s authors, published in the journal Nature, is Alan Schultz, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.

This Week at Baylor - Aug. 22

WACO, Texas (August 23, 2016) — This week, Baylor will be hosting several notable speakers, actors and theatre professionals through multiple events. Baylor Student Activities is also reinitiating its Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome beginning next week.

Sub-Saharan Africans Satisfied with Their Sex Lives, with 18 Percent Rating Them a Perfect 10, Baylor Researcher Finds

WACO, Texas (Aug. 22, 2016) — People in Africa’s Sub-Sahara region, a relatively undeveloped area, are generally satisfied with their sex lives, with the most common rating — reported by 18 percent of respondents — being a perfect “10,” according to Baylor University research presented Monday at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).

Baylor University and Ken Starr Issue Joint Statement Regarding Their Employment Relationship

WACO, Texas (Aug. 19, 2016) – Effective today, Judge Ken Starr will be leaving his faculty status and tenure at Baylor University’s Law School.

On the Baylor Horizon August 22, 2016

Welcome Back! Check out the first week of class events.

Baylor Horizon Move-In/Welcome Week August 16, 2016

Provided are the hours of operation of dining areas on campus.

On the Baylor Horizon April 25, 2016

Take a break before finals with Pancake Break! Good luck on your finals.

On the Baylor Horizon April 18, 2016

Baylor Theatre Story of a Marriage tickets on sale! Ring Out rehearsals start Sunday.

May 2016 To-Do List

Have a great summer!

April 2016 To-Do List

Backing your success!

March 2016 To-Do List

Success is yours!

February 2016 To-Do List

Steps to success!

Aug. 25 6:00-8:30pmBlack Student Welcome
Aug. 30 3:00-5:00pmAlice Luňáková Lecture: Czech Culture in Texas
Aug. 30 6:30-8:30pmHispanic Student Night
Aug. 31 6:30-8:30pmMosaic Asian Night
Aug. 25 - Sep. 1Mosaic Week
Sep. 1 6:30-8:30pmSouth Asian Night
Sep. 7 7:30-8:30pmBetter Together BU Interest Meeting