Baylor cross country head coach Todd Harbour announced the release of his team's 2017 schedule Tuesday.
Highlighted by NCAA champions Benjamin Becker, Steffanie Blackmon and Jennifer Jordan Washington, Baylor's 2017 Hall of Fame class includes eight outstanding former student-athletes representing six different sports.
May 9, 2017
Elizabeth Vardaman, senior lecturer and associate dean for Engaged Learning in the College of Arts and Sciences, describes the little moments that remind her of Baylor's mission in this first-person essay. She said she feels that her calling as a Baylor faculty member is to help students find themselves by exploring their passions. “As a dean, I’ve had too many privileged moments to count with students. In fact, I imagine almost all of us here have had such interactions that adhere to our souls, too, as students think, pray, wrestle, meditate, contemplate, push again, deny failures, weep, startle to attention with epiphanies, embrace success and jump with joy,” Vardaman said.
WACO, Texas (July 25, 2017) – In a continuing effort to provide alumni, parents and the general public with a convenient online ordering system for Family Weekend and Homecoming special events, Baylor University will launch event ticket sales at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1.
July 21, 2017
Centenary College students interested in pursuing a nursing career will now be eligible to enter an accelerated post-baccalaureate program at Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON). Representatives from Centenary and Baylor signed an articulation agreement establishing the new partnership at a ceremony held at Centenary on July 20. Shelley Conroy, Ed.D., M.S. and R.N., dean and professor of nursing at Louise Herrington School of Nursing, said that Baylor and Centenary are a good match, since both are faith-based institutions.
July 24, 2017
VIDEO: Nate Parker, known for his role as Henry Lowe in “The Great Debaters,” hosted a summer film institute in Marshall, Texas, to give students the experience of writing, directing and acting in their own films. Ashley Williams, a sophomore in Baylor’s film and digital media department, participated in the institute and is quoted.
July 19, 2017
VIDEO: Ramona Curtis, director of community engagement and initiatives at Baylor University, was interviewed for this story on National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and how local organizations are shedding light on the mental health issues affecting Waco's minority communities. "The need to use the traditional avenues that people of color would go through," Curtis said. "For instance, in the African-American family, if the church has been that main source, the need for churches to raise awareness for churches to say it's okay." Curtis also spoke about how students and staff at Baylor are getting involved this month to make mental health issues easier to confront amongst each other.
July 25, 2017
VIDEO: The Baylor University Men’s Choir, whose viral video of “Da Coconut Nut” sung as a thank you to the crew of Emirates Airlines has been viewed more than 11 million times, stopped by the KWTX-TV studios on Tuesday to perform the catchy tune and share more information about their mission trip to Kenya. Interviewed are Reed Cooper, a choir officer and senior Baylor Business Fellow, and Randall Bradley, D.M.A., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Music and director of church music program in the School of Music.
July 21, 2017
Jenna Chang, B.A. (Psychology) ’09, will lead marriage and family life ministries as part of the newly created Family Office for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lubbock. She is currently completing her doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy at Texas Tech. She has served as a youth minister from St. John Neumann Parish and is the founder of the Divine Mercy in Action Sunday.
The Daily Mirror (UK): Winter is coming, and we can't wait for Game of Thrones zombie apocalypse - but why do we love it so much?
July 18, 2017
Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English and author of “Living with the Dead: The Wisdom of the Zombie Apocalpyse,” is quoted about how stories from the Odyssey of Homer to the hit horror TV dramas and movies help humankind find meaning and purpose, in part because they represent dealing with global threats from terrorism to Ebola, economic uncertainty to mental illness.
June 28, 2017
AUDIO: As people grow older, those who have an attachment to God are more likely to have a better sense of well-being, according to a Baylor University study published in the Journal of Aging and Health. those people who also pray have increased measures of well-being, optimism, self-esteem and a contentment with life. Interviewed is researcher Blake Kent, a doctoral candidate in sociology, who says that “the way you feel about God and the way that you think he feels about you is a pretty important factor to take into account when you’re looking at the effectiveness of prayerness of prayer and these outcomes of psychological well-being.” The study’s lead author was Matt Bradshaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
July 24, 2017
Article about couples maintaining a satisfying relationship quotes a Baylor researcher who took part in a study which found that parents in the United States usually aren’t as happy as non-parents. Co-researcher Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology, and other sociologists found that the United States, without any standard paid leave for families with dependent children, lags behind the 21 other industrialized countries in the study. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
After Baylor baseball’s very successful second season under Steve Rodriguez, 15 players have been assigned to play in various summer collegiate leagues across the country. The yearly tradition allows players to keep improving their skills in a live-game atmosphere against some of the country’s top talent.
Congratulations to the women of Baylor Tri Delta, recently named the No. 1 fundraising chapter of Tri Delta in the United States! Each year, the hundreds of Tri Delta chapters across the nation raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the nation’s leading pediatric treatment and research hospitals (and Tri Delta’s primary philanthropy). The Baylor […]
[What’s your major?] Incoming student: “I’m going to major in apparel merchandising with a minor in business. I love fashion, but I’m not really on the design-side of things. I love to shop, too, so I’m excited to hopefully be a buyer for a company. Baylor has a really good program and really cool internships, […]
Baylor volleyball was one of 145 NCAA Division I recipients of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award, announced by the organization on Monday.
July 12, 2017
Essay by Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Humanities in the Honors Program at Baylor’s Honors College, about self-examination by Christians and how “technological products that promise to fix whatever ails us have multiplied and diffused themselves into every imaginable area of our lives.” Jacobs writes that “Teaching about and reflection on technology should be a permanent and central part of church ministry, including pastoral understanding and regular conversation about the fears associated with silence and a lack of stimulation… if (church) cannot produce persons who have minds and consciences, it will surely die.”
July 22, 2017
VIDEO: A United States men's choir was overjoyed in their flight home from a mission trip in Kenya as they performed a song composed by Filipino music icon Ryan Cayabyab. In a video uploaded by the Emirates Airline, the Baylor Men's Choir sang and danced to the tune of "Da Coconut Nut," which was popularized in 1991 by Cayabyab's performing group Smokey Mountain. "When you go coconuts on an Emirates flight. Thank you Baylor University Men's Choir for a great onboard performance," Emirates said in its post.
July 21, 2017
Although centralized patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) reduce burden on practices, overall time and cost remain significant and should be weighed against the mixed evidence regarding their impact on quality and costs of care, according to research published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. “Evidence regarding the impact of the PCMH model on quality of care, health resource utilization, and outcomes has been gradually accumulating. However, little information is available regarding the time, effort, and costs involved,” wrote lead author Neil S. Fleming, Ph.D., clinical professor in the Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership at Baylor’s School of Business.