Faculty & Staff News
By Jerry Hill
FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. – Baylor men's tennis incoming freshman Jenson Brooksby is headed to the U.S. Open men's singles main draw after three straight wins in the qualifying draw this week in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
After winning a pair of Big 12 championships and making back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight, Paul Jobson has to remind his Baylor soccer team that you might have to deal with a lot of thorns along the way to get roses at the end.
WACO, Texas – Baylor soccer opens the 2019 season against Northwestern State at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Betty Lou Mays Field. While it's the season opener for the Bears, the Lady Demons kicked off their 2019 slate with a 7-0 loss at North Texas on Thursday.
Baylor’s not the only school in the country where volunteers line up to help new students move into their residence halls — but it’s hard to believe any school does it better. Wednesday and Thursday, more than 3,000 new Baylor students (both freshmen and transfers) were helped into their new homes by some 3,200 faculty, […]
Sidney Holman-Mansell (softball), Halee Sowinski (soccer), Jared Butler (men's basketball) and Jay Sedwick (football) have been selected as the Student-Athlete Center for Excellence (SACE) August Champions of the Month.
Aug. 23, 2019
Caregivers of people with dementia lose between 2.5 to 3.5 hours of sleep weekly due to difficulty falling asleep and maintaining sleep — a negative for themselves and potentially for those who receive their care, Baylor University sleep researchers say. But the good news is that simple, low-cost interventions can improve caregivers’ sleep and functioning. The study – led by Chenlu Gao, a doctoral candidate of psychology and neuroscience, and Michael K. Scullin, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory – is published in JAMA Network Open, a publication of the American Medical Association.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 23, 2019) — Caregivers of people with dementia lose between 2.5 to 3.5 hours of sleep weekly due to difficulty falling asleep and maintaining sleep — a negative for themselves and potentially for those who receive their care, Baylor University sleep researchers say.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 23, 2019) – Baylor University and Common Grounds have collaborated once again to launch a new initiative that combines great coffee benefiting a great cause.
Houston Chronicle: Baylor dorm room has been home to three generations of women from the same family
Aug. 23, 2019
Three generations of women from the same family have now occupied Room 115 of Collins Hall at Baylor University: New freshman Brooke Altman, her mother, SueAnn Altman, and her grandmother, Sue Steakley. “I thought it was so fun to be in the same room,” Brooke said. “We started a family tradition to be in 115 Collins Hall.”
Aug. 23, 2019
AUDIO: Earlier this spring, the City of Waco was honored with one of Baylor University’s most distinguished awards, the Founders Medal, which highlighted the partnership between city and university for the betterment of the community. On the latest episode of Baylor Connections, host Derek Smith has a conversation with Waco Mayor Kyle Deaver, a Baylor Business and Baylor Law graduate, who examines the numerous ways the City of Waco and Baylor work together, looks ahead to future growth for the city and shares more about his family’s Baylor experience.
Aug. 18, 2019
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden highlights a sweet-spirited gospel tune by the otherwise unknown Sister Stella B. Lawless on the even more obscure Greatco label of Los Angeles, one of among the thousands of 45s loaned by gospel historian and collector Bob Marovich. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly program.
Aug. 23, 2019
The weariness of a 13-hour commute for Colorado native Chloe Johnson was masked by excitement as the Baylor University freshman moved onto campus Thursday with the help of her parents, plus 3,200 volunteers spread throughout campus. Fall enrollment is projected to be 17,000, with about 14,000 undergraduates. The freshman class is the most academically qualified in university history, with more than 40% coming from out of state.
Aug. 22, 2019
The Fox Sports talk show “Speak for Yourself,” announced on Wednesday that Nina Davis, B.A. (Communication Studies) ’17, will be joining the show and thanked Baylor women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey for the recommendation. “Speak for Yourself” features former Kansas City Star columnist and longtime talk show personality Jason Whitlock and former NFL defensive end Marcellus Wiley. It airs at 2 p.m. on FS1 and the Fox Sports Sirius XM channel.
Aug. 21, 2019
Suzii Paynter, B.A. (English) ’72, has been named CEO of Prosper Waco, which helps improve the “overall quality of life in Waco in three areas: education, health and financial stability,” by bringing together all the nonprofits and community organizations working toward the same goals and providing them with the data and research they need to make informed decisions.