Faculty & Staff News

Jul
23
2021

Baylor math prof earns coveted NSF early career award (and $430,000 grant)

Viewers of the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind were introduced to the story of mathematician John Nash, who dramatically extended the field of game theory — the study of a set of agents, making decisions simultaneously, whose decisions impact one another. Dr. Jameson Graber, an assistant professor of mathematics at Baylor, is among the many […]

Jul
23
2021

NOW THE ‘OLD MAN’

Epke Udoh

Even though 11 years have passed since Ekpe Udoh's one season at Baylor, he still wears his green and gold gear proudly, "and I always let everybody know that we just won a national championship."

Jul
22
2021

Presidential Perspective - July 22, 2021

Time is certainly flying as we enter the final stretch of summer. In fact, we have only 32 days until fall classes begin at Baylor University! Our faculty, staff and I look forward to welcoming everyone back to our beautiful campus.

Jul
22
2021

Baylor’s history of Olympic excellence to continue in Tokyo

A school-record six former Baylor student-athletes are in Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympics, as they begin this week (one year late due to the COVID-19 pandemic). Trayvon Bromell (BSED ’18, track & field), Brittney Griner (BSED ’19, basketball) and John Peers (tennis) are each on Olympic rosters for the second time, while more recent […]

Jul
22
2021

NOTHING’S IMPOSSIBLE

KC Lightfoot

Going back to his freshman year at Baylor, KC Lightfoot has gone against the world's best pole vaulters, placing fourth in a historic NCAA Outdoor Championships and then earning a spot on the World Championship team with a then-career-best mark of 18-10 ¾.

Jul
22
2021

Baylor Football 2021 Ticket Information

Tickets July 28

The Baylor Bear Foundation revealed the full array of ticket options for the 2021 Football season on Thursday. Season tickets and mini plans are available now, while single-game tickets will be offered to the general public on July 28.

Jul
22
2021

FROM X GAMES DREAMS TO OLYMPIC REALITY

Brittney Griner

Brittney Griner never really dreamed about playing basketball in the Olympics. She was more about the X Games.

Jul
22
2021

Baylor Recruits Esteemed Researcher, Inventor as Inaugural Mearse Chair in Biological and Biomedical Engineering

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2021) – Baylor University today announced the hiring of Alan X. Wang, Ph.D. as the inaugural holder of The Mearse Chair in Biological and Biomedical Engineering, becoming the first faculty hire to an endowed chair position funded through the Baylor Academic Challenge.

Jul
21
2021

Tickets on sale next Wednesday for Homecoming, Family Weekend 2021 events

Get ready — #BaylorHomecoming and #BaylorFamily Weekend are back and in-person this fall! Tickets for both weekends go on sale one week from today: Wednesday, July 28, at 10 a.m. Returning to Waco for Homecoming (Oct. 14-16)? Visit www.baylor.edu/homecoming/buy to get your special event tickets. This year, viewers can watch Pigskin Revue either in-person in Waco […]

Jul
21
2021

Happy 85th birthday, Drayton McLane!

If you’ve spent any time at all around Baylor’s campus, then you’re probably familiar with the name “McLane.” For the last three-plus decades, Drayton McLane Jr. (BBA ’58), has been one of Baylor’s biggest and most dedicated benefactors, from his service as a Baylor Regent to the bells in Pat Neff Hall, the McLane Student Life […]

Jul
21
2021

THIS WASN’T THE PLAN

Michael Ford

When Michael Ford left Baylor 24 years ago with a degree in marketing, not only did he have no plans to coach, he certainly didn't expect to one day head up the historic track & field program at his alma mater.

Jul
20
2021

HIS TIME WILL COME

Wil London

Whether it was a district track meet at Waco High School, the Big 12 Championships at Baylor, a professional meet in Atlanta or the Olympic Trials, Wil London doesn't like to lose.

Jul
20
2021

BSB Lands Tarleton Transfer Ian Groves

Ian Groves

WACO, Texas – Baylor baseball has added catcher Ian Groves to the 2022 roster, head coach Steve Rodriguez announced Tuesday.

Jul
19
2021

'BAYLOR BEAR FOR LIFE'

John Peers

Ten years after earning All-America honors wearing the green and gold for the Baylor tennis team, John Peers will don the green and gold again when he represents his native Australia at the Olympics that begin Friday with the opening ceremonies in Tokyo.

Jul
19
2021

FB’s Bernard, Pitre Named to Bednarik Award Watch List

Jalen Pitre & Terel Bernard

WACO, Texas – The Baylor senior duo of Terrel Bernard and Jalen Pitre landed spots on Monday's Bednarik Award Watch List, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday. The Chuck Bednarik Award has been presented to the College Defensive Player of the Year since 1995.

Jul
16
2021

A sneak peek at Baylor’s Class of 2025

In about a month, Baylor’s Class of 2025 will arrive on campus for Move2BU, Welcome Week and the start of classes. But we can’t wait; here’s your first look at some of the members of #BU25: Tremane Smith will have a head start on many of his classmates, having earned his associate’s degree at the […]

Jul
16
2021

SB Adds Pair of Transfers to 2022 Roster

Glenn Moore

WACO, Texas – Baylor softball added a pair of transfers in Rachel Hertenberger (Houston) and Rhein Trochim (Illinois) to the 2022 roster, head coach Glenn Moore announced.

Jul
16
2021

Baylor WBB’s Collen Finalizes Coaching Staff with Addition of Pavlech

Chloe Pavlech

WACO, Texas – Baylor head women's basketball coach Nicki Collen announced Friday the hiring of Chloe Pavlech as an assistant coach, which rounds out her coaching staff entering her first season at the helm.

Jul
16
2021

Baylor Regents Hear Progress Report on University’s R1 Goals, Illuminate Strategic Plan

WACO, Texas (July 16, 2021) – During its regular summer retreat meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents focused on Baylor’s strategic positioning for the future as the University enters the final year of the initial Illuminate strategic plan. The discussions spotlighted the extraordinary progress that has accelerated the University’s aspirations of joining the nation’s top Research 1 universities as the world’s preeminent Christian research university.

Jul
16
2021

Baylor Regents Hear Progress Report on University’s R1 Goals, Illuminate Strategic Plan

WACO, Texas (July 16, 2021) – During its regular summer retreat meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents focused on Baylor’s strategic positioning for the future as the University enters the final year of the initial Illuminate strategic plan. The discussions spotlighted the extraordinary progress that has accelerated the University’s aspirations of joining the nation’s top Research 1 universities as the world’s preeminent Christian research university.