Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Jun
24
2016

Baylor University and Art Briles Issue Joint Statement Regarding Their Employment Relationship

WACO, Texas (June 24, 2016) – Baylor University and Art Briles have mutually agreed to terminate their employment relationship, effective immediately. Both parties acknowledge that there were serious shortcomings in the response to reports of sexual violence by some student-athletes, including deficiencies in University processes and the delegation of disciplinary responsibilities with the football program. Baylor is addressing these shortcomings and making ongoing improvements.

Jun
22
2016

Baylor University Opens Campus for Summer Programs

WACO, Texas (June 22, 2016) — Far from quieting down for the summer, Baylor University’s campus is teeming with elementary, middle and high school students attending Baylor’s many summer programs.

Jun
22
2016

United States Parents Not as Happy as Those without Children, Baylor University Researcher Says

WACO, Texas (June 23, 2016) — Parents in the United States generally are not as happy as those who aren’t parents. Not only that, the U.S. has the largest “happiness gap” among parents compared to nonparents in 22 industrialized countries, according to a report by researchers at Baylor University, the University of Texas at Austin and Wake Forest University.

Jun
21
2016

Zika Mosquitoes Differ From West Nile Mosquitoes, ‘Bite At All Times Of The Day,’ National Expert Says

WACO, Texas (June 21, 2016) – The nation is on high alert for the Zika virus – and rightfully so, said Richard Duhrkopf, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and nationally recognized expert on mosquitoes.

Jun
16
2016

Baylor Graduate Wins Fulbright Grant to Turkey

WACO, Texas (June 16, 2016) — Courtenay Klauber, a recent Baylor University graduate, was awarded the prestigious Fulbright grant to serve as an English teaching assistant in Turkey for the 2016-17 year.

Jun
13
2016

Baylor University Professor Wins International Award for Presentation

WACO, Texas (June 13, 2016) — Tanya Sudia, Ph.D., R.N., professor, associate dean for research and scholarship and interim graduate program director at Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, received the Best Oral Presentation Award at the Sixth Annual Pan-Pacific Nursing Conference and First Colloquium on Chronic Illness Care in March in Hong Kong.

Jun
10
2016

Four Tips to Help Parents Cope with Their Child’s Transition from High School to College

WACO, Texas (June 10, 2016) — The transition from high school to college can be as difficult for parents as it is for the students leaving the house.

Jun
9
2016

Baylor Hosts the Center for Public Justice’s Annual Kuyper Lecture

WACO, Texas (June 9, 2016) — Baylor University will host the Center for Public Justice’s annual Kuyper Lecture from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 10, in the Barfield Drawing Room in the Bill Daniel Student Center.

Jun
9
2016

Baylor University Mourns Passing of Retired Chair of Religion

WACO, Texas (June 9, 2016) — Glenn O. Hilburn, Ph.D., retired chair of the religion department in Baylor University’s College of Arts and Sciences and recipient of a national honor society award for his leadership, passed away Tuesday, June 7, at age 86.

Jun
9
2016

Lack of Transportation Hampers Hungry Children from Receiving Free Summer Meals, a Study by Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative Finds

WACO, Texas (June 9, 2016) — Lack of transportation is a hurdle for many families in Texas whose children could benefit from free summer meals, a federally funded program administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture, according to a study by the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University.

Jun
8
2016

Baylor University Researcher Studies Transportation of Oil Pollutants Along Gulf Coast

WACO, Texas (June 8, 2016) – “By increasing our understanding of boundary layer dynamics on the ocean floor, specifically over the Texas shelf break, we will be able to better predict the transport of materials like heavy oil pollutants,” said Joseph Kuehl, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Jun
2
2016

University Scholar Wins Boren Scholarship to Tanzania

WACO, Texas (June 2, 2016) — Chase Gottlich, a junior pre-medicine University Scholar from Ormond Beach, Florida, has been awarded the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship to study Swahili in Tanzania for the 2016-17 academic year.

May
31
2016

Mother Nature and the Spiritual Side: Do Lovely Weather and Scenery Matter?

WACO, Texas (June 1, 2016) — June is national Great Outdoors Month, and that may have religious implications as people spend more time outside — in particular if they live in counties with beautiful weather and scenery. Such areas have lower rates of membership with religious organizations.

May
30
2016

Jim Grobe Named Baylor's Acting Head Football Coach

WACO, Texas (May 30, 2016) -- Baylor University officials announced Monday that 2006 Associated Press National Coach of the Year Jim Grobe has been named acting head football coach, effective immediately. Grobe brings to Waco 19 seasons of Football Bowl Subdivision head coaching experience and a well-earned reputation for disciplined play, having enjoyed a record-setting 13-year tenure at Wake Forest (2001-13) and a successful six-year run at Ohio University (1995-2000).

May
30
2016

McCaw Resigns As Director of Athletics

WACO, Texas (May 30, 2016) – Baylor University has been informed that Vice President and Director of Athletics Ian McCaw has resigned his position.

May
27
2016

Campus Facilities Closed, Open Alternate Hours for Memorial Day

WACO, Texas (May 27, 2016) — Most facilities on Baylor University’s campus will be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day, and others will operate under alternate hours.

May
27
2016

Dr. Johnny Henderson Honored as Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year

WACO, Texas (May 27, 2016) – Johnny L. Henderson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Mathematics in Baylor University’s College of Arts and Sciences, was honored as the 2016 Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year during the University’s Academic Convocation on April 15.

May
26
2016

Baylor University Board of Regents Announces Leadership Changes and Extensive Corrective Actions Following Findings of External Investigation

WACO, Texas (May 26, 2016) – In Fall 2015, Baylor University’s Board of Regents engaged outside counsel Pepper Hamilton, LLP (Pepper) to conduct an independent and external review of Baylor’s institutional response to Title IX and related compliance issues through the lens of specific cases.

May
26
2016

Baylor University Board of Regents announces leadership changes and extensive corrective actions following findings of external investigation

WACO, Texas (May 26, 2016) – In Fall 2015, Baylor University’s Board of Regents engaged outside counsel Pepper Hamilton, LLP (Pepper) to conduct an independent and external review of Baylor’s institutional response to Title IX and related compliance issues through the lens of specific cases.

May
19
2016

What ‘Pro Bono’ Really Means And Why Such Work Is Important Today

WACO, Texas (May 19, 2016) – Most people believe “pro bono” means “for free.”