Students News

Oct
1
2014

W. Volleyball. VB Drops Five-Set Heartbreaker to TTU

Texas Tech battled back after falling down two sets to one to defeat Baylor at home in five sets.

Oct
1
2014

M. Tennis. Rios Falls Short of Main Draw at ITA All-American Championships

Baylor men's tennis junior Felipe Rios came up one win short of the singles main draw at the Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Championships, after a 6-2, 6-4 loss at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on Wednesday.

Oct
1
2014

Football. Petty Makes Condensed Golden Arm Award Watch List

Baylor senior quarterback Bryce Petty is one of 15 quarterbacks, who remains on The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award watch list following a trimming of the original 27-man list on Wednesday.

Oct
1
2014

Track. Track & Field Announces 2015 Meet Schedule

Baylor track and field head coach Todd Harbour released his squad's 2015 schedule on Wednesday, which features six indoor meets and a total of 11 outdoor competitions.

Oct
1
2014

W. Basketball. WBB's Davis and Johnson Receive Preseason Big 12 Honors

Baylor sophomore Nina Davis was named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Team, junior Niya Johnson received honorable mention honors.

Oct
1
2014

Showing off Baylor pride, at home or in the office

One of the fun things about social media is seeing all the ways Baylor Bears show their love for their alma mater. Our family of more than 165,000 living alumni is Baylor Proud, and likes to show it. Over the last couple of years, we’ve shared examples of how Bears fling their green and gold at home and […]

Oct
1
2014

ABC7-TV (Los Angeles): Cellphone study: 60 percent of college students addicted

Sept. 30, 2014
VIDEO: This story about cellphone use cites a recent study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, that revealed female college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones whie male students spend about eight hours on them. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers multidisciplinary research and faculty and originally pitched Dr. Roberts’ research to national media in August.)

Oct
1
2014

Baylor Student Veterans: Maximizing Their Academic Success

Baylor is providing two sessions this fall to provide faculty and staff the opportunity to learn about the veterans attending Baylor and VETS, the campus program for supporting their academic success.

Oct
1
2014

Examiner: Texas, faith-based movies and more in theaters in October

Sept. 30, 2014
Three faith-based movies are coming to theaters in October. “The Song,” “Believe Me,” and “Left Behind” are all biblically-inspired films with cast and crew with Texas roots. Will Bakke, B.A. ’11, wrote and directed “Believe Me,” a new faith film about four college seniors who start a fake charity to embezzle money for tuition. “The Song,” a contemporary interpretation of the Biblical books of Song of Solomon and Ecclesiastes is written and directed by Richard Ramsey, McLennan Community College ’95. “Left Behind” also features some Texan actors in a film about the day of Rapture.

Oct
1
2014

Mobile Sports Report: Wi-Fi Whispers: Standing fans and marching band interference; NFL sideline Wi-Fi fixed?

Oct. 1, 2014
A story about the unforeseen issues with Wi-Fi interference at Baylor University’s McLane Stadium. “There’s really no issue with the design, it works absolutely perfect — as long as people are either sitting in their seats or standing on the ground,” said Pattie Orr, Baylor’s vice president of information technology. “It doesn’t ruin the reception, but it makes the angles of the antenna not the best option.” Wi-Fi supplier for McLane Stadium, Extreme Networks, is looking into the problem by readjusting the antenna angles for optimum reception.

Oct
1
2014

North Texas e-News: Austin College hosts lecture on Virgil’s Aeneid

Sept. 27, 2014
Julia Dyson Hejduk, Ph.D., professor of classics in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, is scheduled to present the lecture "The Liberal Arts and Virgil’s Aeneid: What Can the Greatest Text Teach Us?" hosted by Austin College at 4 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Wright Campus Center. Hejduk specializes in Latin poetry, intertextuality, Roman religion in literature and women in antiquity. She received her BA from Princeton University, going on to earn her MA and Ph.D. at Harvard University before joining the faculty at Baylor University in 2003.

Oct
1
2014

The Baptist Standard: Imaginative fiction can help preachers convey truth

Sept. 30, 2014
Pastors should read good fiction for the insight it offers on the human condition, not just to seek quotes may be used out of context in a sermon, said Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Spiritual wisdom for all believers can be gained by reading fiction with discernment, whether written by Christians, non-Christians or authors who do not disclose their faith, Garrett told students and faculty at the W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lectureship at Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Such fiction ranges from the Greek epics of Homer to “The Hunger Games” trilogy, said Garrett, author of the books “We Get to Carry Each Other: The Gospel According to U2” and “One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the English department.)

Oct
1
2014

The Detroit News: Consumers still feel pinch after years of recession

Sept. 28, 2014
An article examining economic conditions five years after the national recession. A report by the Federal Reserve has found that more than one third of American households report to be in worse economic condition that in 2008. James Roberts, Ph.D., professor of marketing in the Hankamer School of Business, is quoted. Roberts has studied consumer behavior for 25 years and is author of the book "Shiny Objects: Why We Spend Money We Don't Have in Search of Happiness We Can't Buy." (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist in Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the school of business.)

Oct
1
2014

The Tyler Morning Telegraph: Pastors need support for mental illness

Sept. 28
An article examining the issue of mental illness among clergy members. “That’s an area that’s become popular to look at because pastors are in a different situation,” said Matthew S. Stanford, professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. “They’re held to a very different standard.” According to a survey by LifeWay Research, 23 percent of pastors struggle with mental illness and an additional 70 percent admit they fight depression constantly. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of media communications, covers faculty and research in the department of religion at Baylor.)

Oct
1
2014

Tomas Vasquez

Sympathies to Baylor student, Tomas Vasquez on the death of his father, Mr. Tomas Vasquez, Sr. on September 30, 2014.

Oct
1
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor Bear speaks at local alma mater about preparing for college

Oct. 1, 2014
Baylor football student-athlete Troy Baker, BBA ’12, spoke to a group of 80 students at Connally High School in Waco who are part of AVID — Advancement Via Individual Determination — the school’s program that prepares students for a college education. A Connally High alumnus, Baker emphasized the importance of maintaining good grades and preparing for college earlier on in high school. “If you’re not willing to work hard, you won’t reap the benefits,” Baker said. Currently Baker is working towards his MBA in the Hankamer School of Business.

Sep
30
2014

M. Tennis. Rios Claims Second Victory at ITA All-American Championships

Baylor men's tennis junior Felipe Rios continued his run at the Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Championships with a dominant 6-4, 6-1 victory at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on Tuesday.

Sep
30
2014

Cross Country. Women's Cross Country Enters USTFCCCA Poll at No. 24

Following four strong performances to start the 2014 season, the Baylor women's cross country team debuted at No. 24 in the week three edition of the National Coaches Poll released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Sep
30
2014

Football. 2014 Hall of Fame Profile: Adrian Robinson

As a part of Grant Teaff's final recruiting class in 1992, Adrian Robinson was a two-way all-state pick out of Edna, Texas, who was brought in to be Baylor's quarterback for the future.

Sep
30
2014

Cross Country. Johnson Tallies Big 12 Runner of the Week Honor

Baylor women's cross country runner Rachel Johnson earned her fifth Big 12 Runner of the Week honor of her career, the league's office announced on Tuesday. She is the first Big 12 women's athlete to receive the honor five times.