Students News

Sep
4
2015

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Tops Sam Houston State in Five Sets

For the second straight match Baylor volleyball came from behind to win the final two sets and defeat Sam Houston State in five sets, 25-21, 21-25, 20-25, 25-19, 15-9, on Friday afternoon at the Ferrell Center.

Sep
4
2015

General News. Baylor Hall of Fame Profile: Tom Muecke

Tom Muecke has to wonder what kind of numbers he might have put up in an Art Briles-coached offense.

Sep
4
2015

Baylor Horizon Labor Day Weekend Edition September 4, 2015

Events, activities, and hours of operation of dining areas on campus.

Sep
4
2015

Baylor Lariat: On Topic guest announced for Fall 2015

Sept. 3, 2015
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr announced that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be the guest speaker for the Fall 2015 On Topic, which will take place Sept. 23 in Waco Hall. Giuliani is a noted speaker and author and former. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Bill Daniel Student Center Ticket Office.

Sep
4
2015

Baylor University Closed Sept. 7 For Labor Day Holiday

WACO, TX (Sept. 4, 2015) – In observance of Labor Day, Baylor University administrative offices will be closed and no classes will be held on Monday, Sept. 7.

Sep
4
2015

Christianity Today: Books and Culture: “The Dregs of Christendom”

Sept. 1, 2015
Review of “Baptists in America: A History” by Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, and Barry Hankins, Ph.D., professor of history in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Sep
4
2015

Esteemed Architect to Visit Baylor, Motivate Students to Practice Sustainable Design

WACO, Texas (Sept. 4, 2015) – Baylor University’s interior design program is hosting “The Ethics of Sustainable Design: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Environmental Consciousness” at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, in Draper Room 152.

Sep
4
2015

KCEN-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): Baylor Fans Gearing Up for Gameday

Sept. 3, 2015
VIDEO: With the Baylor Bears enjoying their highest preseason football ranking ever at No. 4, Baylor fans are looking forward to the season by gearing up for gameday to show their spirit and support.

Sep
4
2015

KCEN-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): Baylor Football Games Completely Booked

Sept. 3, 2015
VIDEO included: Every Baylor University football season ticket package has been sold out since June. “We’ve got the nation’s longest home field winning streak,” said Nick Joos, executive associate athletics director for external affairs. “Having a rocking McLane Stadium is vital to Coach Briles and his team, and our fans bring tremendous energy and tremendous passion to the stadium six times a year.”

Sep
4
2015

KCEN-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): Lorena Middle School Principal Selected as Region Principal of the Year

Sept. 3, 2015
Dr. Celia Drews, B.S. in Education ’91, has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals as Region 12 Outstanding Principal of the Year. Drew has been a member of the leadership team at Lorena Middle School since 2009. As a Region 12 winner, Drews is eligible to compete for the state title of Texas Principal of the Year.

Sep
4
2015

KWBU-Radio: True Blue Loyalty: Why Texans Stand by Their Ice Cream

Sept. 2, 2015
AUDIO included: Chris Pullig, Ph.D., professor and chair of the marketing department in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, provides expert commentary in this story about customer loyalty to Blue Bell Creameries despite the company’s forced shutdown following a listeria outbreak that resulted in the deaths of three people. “I think what really made the Blue Bell brand successful in surviving this crisis was really these beloved, heritage-based associations that are not related to the functionality of the product per se," Pullig said. "But they make it to where we’re much more likely to forgive the brand and research shows that brands that are loved are more likely to be forgiven.” (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched Pullig as an expert source for this story. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Sep
4
2015

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Baylor Pushes New Title IX Initiatives

Sept. 3, 2015
VIDEO: Story about the steps Baylor has taken to show how serious the university is about Title IX, including required training campus wide. The story includes an interview with Title IX Coordinator Patty Crawford and freshman Allie Arnold.

Sep
4
2015

Refreshed Magazine: Is it pretty outside? Then you’re less likely to go to church

Sept. 1, 2015
U.S. counties with nicer weather and prettier natural surroundings see lower rates of religious affiliation, according to a Baylor study published in the journal Sociology of Religion. Quoted is Todd Ferguson, a doctoral candidate in sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Because some people use nature as a spiritual resource, it may be a competitor with religious organizations, he said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Sep
4
2015

Science Codex: Popular Herbicide Doesn’t Have Long-term Effect on Water and Aquatic Plant Life

Sept. 3, 2015
A multi-disciplinary team of Baylor University researchers found that the commonly used herbicide, atrazine, does not appear to have a long-term, measurable impact on aquatic plant life. Researchers dosed three different streams with four pulses of atrazine to achieve average concentration of atrazine and found no adverse reactions for primary producers, or those on the bottom of the food chain. The study’s lead investigator, Ryan S. King, Ph.D., professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, said this project is the first to address atrazine levels as they would “naturally occur in agricultural areas during rainfall runoff events.” Kevin Chambliss, Ph.D., professor of chemistry in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, and Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science and biomedical studies in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences also contributed to the project. (Tonya B. Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story.)

Sep
4
2015

The Gilmer Mirror (Texas): Expert: Nine Tips To Help You Break Away From Your Smartphone

Sept. 4, 2015
James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, is featured in this story, in which he provides nine tips to help people curb their use of smartphones. “It’s all about finding your ‘digital sweet spot,’ that magical place where you are still plugged in but have carved out time for the things that really matter,” Roberts said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Sep
4
2015

Women’s Health Magazine: Here's an Easy Way to Tell if You're Dating a Psychopath

Aug. 28, 2015
A new study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences found that people with psychopathic traits are less likely to “catch” someone’s yawn. Quoted is researcher Brian Rundle, a doctoral student in psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Sep
4
2015

Yahoo! Finance: Social Security strategy: Boost lifetime payouts with the spousal benefit

Sept. 1, 2015
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat & Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted about how spouses may maximize the higher earner's benefit when it comes to Social Security payouts. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers Hankamer School of Business research and faculty.)

Sep
3
2015

W. Soccer. Soccer Travels to SHSU and UIW for Weekend Tilts

Baylor soccer ends its first road trip this weekend by returning to Texas for a pair of matches against the Southland Conference.

Sep
3
2015

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Hosts Baylor Invitational

Baylor volleyball (2-1) hosts the Hampton Inn Waco North Baylor Invitational this weekend, marking the first chance BU fans will have to watch the team in Waco under new head coach Ryan McGuyre.

Sep
3
2015

W. Basketball. Sune Agbuke a Finalist for NCAA's 2015 Woman of the Year Award

Baylor women's basketball player and current Baylor Law School student Sune Agbuke is one of thirty women recognized by the NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee as a top 30 honoree for the 2015 Woman of the Year Award.