Students News

Oct
22
2014

W. Soccer. Soccer Changes Sunday's Home Finale vs. Texas to 6 P.M. Start

Due to a mutual agreement between both teams, Sunday's Baylor soccer home finale vs. Texas has been changed to a 6 p.m. CT start time.

Oct
22
2014

Acrobatics & Tumbling. Acrobatics & Tumbling Announces 2015 Schedule

Baylor Acrobatics and Tumbling head coach Felecia Mulkey announced her squad's 2015 schedule Wednesday.

Oct
22
2014

How Baylor researchers (and students) are fighting breast cancer

Seeing a lot of pink lately? That’s probably because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many organizations take this to mean they should turn their product pink for 31 days. Here at Baylor, however, we prefer a more direct approach. Thanks to a $900,000 grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, […]

Oct
22
2014

Keely Tunnell

Sympathies to Baylor student, Keely Tunnell, on the death of her sister, Candice Tunnell, on October 18, 2014.

Oct
22
2014

National Forgiveness Day on Oct. 25: Let Bygones Be Bygones for Your Emotional Health

Forgiving — and being forgiven — are good for your emotional health, research has shown, and National Forgiveness Day on Oct. 25 may be a good time to let bygones be bygones and also to make amends.

Oct
21
2014

M. Golf. Men's Golf Finishes Seventh at Tavistock

The Baylor men's golf team shot 3-under-par 285 in Tuesday's final round to move up one spot and finish in seventh place at 8-under-par 856 at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational.

Oct
21
2014

M. Tennis. Doubles Tandem Falls Short In USTA/ITA Regional Final

After four straight wins, the Baylor men's tennis doubles pairing of Tony Lupieri and Felipe Rios dropped a 1-6, 7-5, 10-7 decision in the doubles draw final at the USTA/ITA Regional Championships on Tuesday at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center.

Oct
21
2014

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Looks to Halt Big 12 Skid at Home vs. WVU

The Baylor volleyball team (11-10, 1-5) plays host to Big 12 foe, West Virginia (12-8, 2-4) Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Ferrell Center.

Oct
21
2014

Homecoming at Baylor isn’t just about football; it’s a family reunion

Why is Homecoming such a big deal at Baylor? Because it’s not just a visit to campus for a football game; it’s a weekend-long family reunion. Here’s how Kathleen Elliott, BA ’95, described it in a note to the university last fall: “My husband and I met at Baylor in 1992. We dated until 1999 […]

Oct
21
2014

Austin American-Statesman: Texas members of US House rake in campaign cash

Oct. 20, 2014
Although few of Texas' 36 congressional races are considered to be seriously competitive, that hasn't stopped lawmakers from raking in serious campaign cash, according to a report by The Dallas Morning News that quotes Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. The fund-raising helps build party loyalty, Flavin said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who covers faculty and research in political science, arranged the interview with Flavin. The story was picked up by The Associated Press and ran in other media outlets.)

Oct
21
2014

Christianity Today: Divinity School for Liberals; Religion's Demise

Oct. 16, 2014
While media reports have highlighted a supposed significant decline in women’s religious attendance, this is not accurate, according to the national Baylor Religion Survey. In 2007, 38 percent of women, compared with 26 percent of men, described themselves as “very religious.” In 2010, 34 percent of women and 25 percent of men said they attended weekly, according to General Social Survey data. “The real story is that across 40 years, there have been only small variations in church attendance,” says Byron Johnson, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the Institute and pitched this story in September.)

Oct
21
2014

Expert answers the question: ‘Why do we root for the underdog?’

The last time the Kansas City Royals were in the World Series (1985), Ronald Reagan was President and a gallon of gas cost less than a buck. So why are baseball fans picking the team to win the 2014 Fall Classic?

Oct
21
2014

Naymond Keathley

Sympathies to faculty member, Dr. Naymond Keathley, religion department, on the death of his brother, Carmen Keathley, on October 14, 2014.

Oct
21
2014

New Pittsburgh Courier: The Top 50 Schools for Entrepreneurs

Oct. 17, 2014
Baylor University’s entrepreneurship program was recently ranked as third best in the nation by Forbes. Baylor came in behind Babson College and The University of Houston. The schools were ranked based on how well offered courses prepare students to become successful entrepreneurs. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers research, faculty and programs in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.)

Oct
21
2014

Opera News: Sound Bites: Kiri Deonarine

Oct. 20, 2014
Soprano Kiri Deonarine, B.M.E. ’07, will sing in New York’s Metropolitan Opera as Frasquita in this season’s performance of “Carmen.”

Oct
21
2014

Progress Times (Mission, TX): Gov. Perry appoints Mission police chief to governing board of the Office of Violent Sex Offender Management

Oct. 20, 2014
Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed attorney Elizabeth “Christy” Jack, B.A. ’88, of Fort Worth to the Governing Board of the Office of Violent Sex Offender Management. Jack is deputy chief of the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office.

Oct
21
2014

Science Blog: Memory decline could be next target of hypnotherapy

Oct. 21, 2014
Memory decline — a frequent complaint of menopausal women — potentially could be lessened by hypnotic relaxation therapy, say Baylor University researchers, who already have done studies showing that such therapy eases hot flashes, improves sleep and reduces stress in menopausal women. Quoted in a review published in the journal Integrative Medicine Insights are Jim R. Sliwinski, a doctoral student in the department of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences; and Gary Elkin’s, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory and a professor of psychology and neuroscience. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers faculty and research in psychology and neuroscience and pitched this story.)

Oct
21
2014

Science Codex: Pharmaceuticals and the water-fish-osprey food web

Oct. 20, 2014
Ospreys do not carry significant amounts of human pharmaceutical chemicals, despite widespread occurrence of these chemicals in water, according to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Baylor University research. The finding, published by Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, is the first published study that examines the bioaccumulation of pharmaceuticals in the water-fish-osprey food web. Fish exhibit abnormal behavior and lower levels of anxiety when exposed to drugs used to treat depression and other disorders. A 2012 study by Baylor University researchers found that human data for drug activity can be used to predict surface water concentrations of antidepressants that negatively impact fish behavior. That study was done by Bryan Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in environmental sciences.)

Oct
21
2014

The Rock Hill (SC) Herald: Church officials struggle to assist those with mental illness

Oct. 17, 2014
Matthew S. Stanford, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about churches and their struggles to assist people living with mental illness. The article references a Baylor study of 70 seminaries, led by Stanford, which found that seminaries do little to train ministers to recognize mental illness and refer individuals to a doctor or psychologist. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers psychology and neuroscience faculty and research and pitched the original study in September to national media.)