Students News

Sep
1
2015

W. Tennis. Women’s Tennis Welcomes New Assistant Coach

Baylor women's tennis head coach Joey Scrivano announced the addition of former South Alabama women's tennis player Emily Newton as the program's new volunteer assistant coach Tuesday.

Sep
1
2015

Who’s the most #BaylorProud? Vote now!

A few weeks ago, we asked you, Baylor Nation, to post pictures to Twitter and Instagram of how you show your Baylor pride. After sorting through hundreds of photos, we’ve picked 29 finalists for the “Are You #BaylorProud?” photo contest. Now, it’s your turn to choose the winner. Between now and Sept. 3, go to this photo gallery on the […]

Sep
1
2015

Baptist News Global: Texas Baptist headquarters building transferred to Baylor nursing school

Aug. 28, 2015
Representatives of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board staff and Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing joined in a “passing the mantle” ceremony on Aug. 26. After nearly 30 years in the Dallas building, the BGCT has passed the facilities on to Baylor nursing school. “Now, with the Louise Herrington School of Nursing making use of this facility, we Texas Baptists are confident and excited that many lives will enjoy the positive physical benefits of extraordinary nursing care from a spiritual foundation. The future is bright for Texas Baptists and Baylor Nurses,” said BGCT Executive Director David Hardage. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers Louise Herrington School of Nursing.)

Sep
1
2015

Baylor Lariat: New app to increase safety on campus

Aug. 31, 2015
Baylor University has joined the list of colleges using the Rave Guardian app to promote safety on campus. The app allows students, faculty and staff to communicate easily with the police department in the event of an emergency. Quoted are Baylor Police Chief Brad Wigtil and Mark Childers, associate vice president for public safety and security. According to Wigtil, “The ability to communicate with the police department is critical.” Referring to the usefulness of the app, Childers said “If there’s something going on that doesn’t look right, doesn’t seem right, that may be critical, (users) can report that real time and we can respond to it real time and stop whatever the threat is.”

Sep
1
2015

Carroll Crowson

Sympathies to Baylor staff member Carroll Crowson, academic support programs department, on the death of of her father, Mr. Stephen Bonner, on August 29, 2015.

Sep
1
2015

Have questions about Title IX training?

Faculty and staff are required to complete the Title IX course to better understand their rights, responsibilities, options, and resources. However, questions do arise even about the course itself. Here, you can find answers to many of your questions regarding the course and Title IX in general.

Sep
1
2015

Have questions about Title IX training?

Faculty and staff are required to complete the Title IX course to better understand their rights, responsibilities, options, and resources. However, questions do arise even about the course itself. Here, you can find answers to many of your questions regarding the course and Title IX in general.

Sep
1
2015

Houston Business Journal: The ABCs of graduate degrees: What’s hot, and why

Aug. 28, 2015
Article about the importance of a master’s degree mentions Baylor University’s online and evening M.B.A. programs to help students with jobs and families. A problem often faced by those pursuing an advanced degree is time away from a paying salary, yet with programs like Baylor’s, time is no longer an issue.

Sep
1
2015

NAMI.org: Despite Winning Miss International, Raising Mental Health Awareness Is Her Crowning Achievement

Aug. 27, 2015
Elise Banks, B.A. Psychology ’11, writes about “Healthy Mind, Successful Life,” a platform she started when she was 9 years old. A practicing therapist and Miss Texas International 2015, Banks has partnered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness to travel around, spreading awareness and starting the discussion about mental health.

Sep
1
2015

NASDAQ: Social Security strategy: Boost lifetime payouts with the spousal benefit

Aug. 28, 2015
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., Professor & Holder of 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
1
2015

PhysOrg: The greater a country's gender equality in employment, the higher its homicide rate

Aug. 25, 2015
Countries with greater workforce equality have higher murder rates, a new international Baylor study suggests. While greater gender equality does not cause an increase in homicides, the results indicate a definite correspondence, according to the study, presented at the American Sociological Association’s meeting in Chicago. Quoted is researcher Katie Corcoran, Ph.D., who says that men may “perceive women’s increasing economic attainment as directly threatening.” Corcoran is a fellow in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion and associate professor of sociology and anthropology at West Virginia University. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Sep
1
2015

Redbook Magazine: The Way You Yawn Could Tell Whether or Not You’re a Psychopath

Aug. 27, 2015
People with psychopathic traits are less likely to catch a yawn from the sleepy people around them because they tend to lack empathy, according to a Baylor study by Brian Rundel, a doctoral student in psychology and neuroscience at Baylor University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Rundel is quoted. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story and arranged the interview. She covers psychology research and faculty.)

Sep
1
2015

Ronnie Carter

Sympathies to the family and friends of Baylor student Ronnie Carter who passed away on Thursday, August 27th, 2015.

Sep
1
2015

San Francisco Chronicle: Kane Russell Coleman & Logan Hires New Associate Attorney in Houston Office

Aug. 31, 2015
Baylor alum Sarah Judge, J.D. 2012, is the newest addition to Kane Russell Coleman and Logan PC. She will be joining the Litigation Group in the firm’s Houston office. “We are confident that Sarah’s litigation experience will provide unique insights to the issues our clients face,” said Marcy Rothman, managing director in the firm’s Houston office.

Sep
1
2015

Spokane FAVS: Social workers want to talk religion — but they don’t

Aug. 14, 2015
Most social workers say they don’t discuss religion or spirituality with their clients, even though they think it could be beneficial in treatment, according to research by Holly Oxhandler, Ph.D., assistant professor in Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. Oxhandler’s research has received national attention since its release earlier this summer. “Our code of ethics really calls us to work within the client’s environment, strengths and culture,” Oxhandler is quoted in the article: “It’s not about us and our belief system. We’re supposed to attend to the client in their world and what’s going on in their life.” (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched and placed this story nationally. He covers faculty and research in the School of Social Work.)

Sep
1
2015

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Racial Views of Blacks in Multiracial Congregations Come to Resemble the Opinions of Whites

Aug. 31, 2015
A study by researchers at Baylor, the University of Chicago and the University of Southern California found little evidence that multiracial congregations promote progressive racial views among attendees of any race or ethnicity. Inside those congregations, views of blacks became more similar to those of whites’ explanations for inequality: personal motivation rather than discrimination. Quoted is Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Aug
31
2015

Football. No. 4 Football Begins 2015 Campaign on Road at SMU

Baylor, the 2-time reigning Big 12 champion, opens its 2015 season at SMU Friday, Sept. 4, on ESPN.

Aug
31
2015

Cross Country. Cross Country Opens Season Hosting Bear Twilight Invitational

Baylor's cross country teams will open the 2015 season by hosting the annual Bear Twilight Invitational at the Heart of Texas Soccer Complex Tuesday.

Aug
31
2015

Football. Meet the Press: Football Weekly Presser vs. SMU

Art Briles and players met with the media Monday afternoon to talk about Saturday's game vs. SMU