Faculty & Staff News
Baylor baseball opened the 2019 season with a 12-0 win over Holy Cross. The Bears shut out the Crusaders after seven strong innings by starter Hayden Kettler and scoreless appearances from Ryan Leckich and William Gilbert.
KC Lightfoot broke a Baylor indoor school record that stood for 28 years, and Riley Richards tied his dad/coach Brandon Richards on the all-time school performer list on a historic night for the Bears' pole vaulters in Lubbock, Texas.
Maybe you’ve heard, or maybe you haven’t, but Baylor’s entrepreneurship program is among the best in the nation. So perhaps it comes as no surprise that one of our entrepreneurship professors is highly sought out as an expert on the subject. Dr. Peter Klein has taught entrepreneurship at Baylor since 2015, and also serves as a […]
WACO, Texas - The No. 1/1 Baylor Lady Bears (22-1, 12-0) take on Oklahoma (6-17, 2-10) in Waco Saturday at 7 p.m. on Fox Sports Southwest.
Director of Sports Journalism Jerry Hill gives his five takes for this weekend's events in Baylor Athletics, which include home openers for baseball and softball.
Baylor acrobatics & tumbling senior base/back base Ceara Gray was named the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) Athlete of the Week, the organization announced Thursday evening.
WACO, Texas – The Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association announced Baylor's Kalani Brown as one of 10 finalists for the Lisa Leslie Award, which honors the nation's top center.
Arizona Republic: He objected to a photo of coal miners who appeared to be in blackface. He never imagined the backlash.
Feb. 15, 2019
Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about a Phoenix restaurant’s controversial photo of coal miners who appeared to be in blackface. Moody-Ramirez is a nationally recognized expert on the history of blackface and coauthored the book “From Blackface to Black Twitter.” Historically, she explained, blackface was used “to justify the institution of slavery and justify discrimination against African Americans.”
Feb. 13, 2019
Public worship that fails to include lament leads to spiritual stagnation, an Old Testament scholar told a crowd at Baylor’s Truett Seminary. “When we do not have lament as part of the worship of the church, we do not model for people growth in their relationship with God. The absence of struggle in that relationship guarantees only stagnation,” said William H. Bellinger, Ph.D., The W. Marshall and Lulie Craig Chair in Bible, who presented the W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lecture in applied Christianity. He spoke about the book of Psalms as “A School of Prayer.”
Jan. 17, 2019
Over the past year, you might have noticed we’ve been focusing a lot on “Baylor Lights.” One of the University’s goals has been to share stories from the Baylor Family about how Bears are shining their light on our campus, in their communities and across the world. We’ve heard from so many amazing Bears who are doing just that.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 15, 2019) – The Baylor University Model United Nations team participated in the Fifth Annual Texas Model United Nations Conference (TexMUN) Friday, Feb. 1, to Sunday, Feb. 3.
Daily Oklahoman: Jazz center, Edmond native Ekpe Udoh launches agricultural partnership with OSU-OKC
Feb. 14, 2019
Ekpe Udoh, B.S.Ed. (General Studies) ’11, is all about healthy eating. It’s why the Edmond native and Utah Jazz center was back in Oklahoma City this week to announce a partnership between Oklahoma State University and his Edmond-based hydroponic farming company, LGR Farms. The former Baylor men’s basketball standout launched LGR Farms in July with the hope of increasing awareness of healthy food options for metro-area schoolchildren, while also producing enough food to supply local schools with healthy food options.
Feb. 13, 2019
This article about relationship stability cites research by Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. A study by Karen Melton, Ph.D., assistant professor of child and family studies, and Maria Boccia, Ph.D., professor of child and family studies, found that couples who played board games together or took a painting class with each other released oxytocin — sometimes dubbed the “hugging hormone” because it is associated with bonding. The study was published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Marriage and Family.
KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Baylor Connections – Felecia Mulkey, Head Coach of Acrobatics & Tumbling and Senior Woman Administrator
Feb. 15, 2019
On this week’s Baylor Connections, host Derek Smith interviews Felecia Mulkey, head coach of Baylor Acrobatics and & Tumbling and Baylor Athletics’ senior woman administrator, who discusses what it means to prepare champions for life through both of her roles. She has played a key role in the creation of Acrobatics & Tumbling, winning eight straight national titles, including four consecutive championships since coming to Baylor. Baylor Connections is a weekly radio program/podcast that introduces the people behind Baylor’s teaching, research and distinct role in higher education.
Feb. 13, 2019
This article about natural methods that can help alleviate side effects of menopause cites a 2012 study at Baylor University’s Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory, in which women who underwent clinical hypnosis reduced their hot flashes by an average of 80 percent. The research was led by Gary Elkins, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences and director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory.
The Dallas Morning News: The heart of a school is its teachers, and teachers should be at the heart of school finance reform
Feb. 10, 2019
This column by education historians Wes Null, Ph.D., professor of education and vice provost for undergraduate education and institutional effectiveness at Baylor, and Diane Ravitch, a research professor of education at New York University, provides background on public school funding in Texas as the 86th Texas Legislature faces remedying the state’s public-school finance system.