May 17, 2023
Morning Lark or Night Owl: Baylor Researchers Highlight the Influence of Behavior on the Circadian Preferences of College Students

Baylor sleep researcher Michael K. Scullin, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience, and Blake Barley, doctoral candidate in psychology in Scullin’s sleep lab, examined how institutional factors, biological factors and behavioral choices play a role in sleep problems for college students and if chronotypes may more malleable than current theories suggest.

May 16, 2023
Are College Students with Religious Tattoos More Religious? Yes and No

WACO, Texas (May 16, 2023) – For most of U.S. history, tattoos have been associated with sailors and bikers, but not church-going people. As tattoos have become more popular, with nearly one-third of U.S. adults sporting at least one tattoo, religious-themed tattoos have also increased. A recent study examined the behaviors of college students with tattoos, including religious tattoos.

May 3, 2023
Baylor Researchers Explore Effect of Instagram, TikTok on Psychological Well-Being

WACO, Texas (May 3, 2023) – Noted Baylor University smartphone researchers Meredith E. David, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing, and James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business, have investigated the correlation between the “flow states” – or happiness experienced by individuals – while using Instagram and TikTok and psychological well-being.

May 2, 2023
Study Provides Insight into Community Dynamics During Once-in-a-Century Pandemic

WACO, Texas (May 2, 2023) – Results from the Waco COVID Survey have provided needed insights into how the dynamics of COVID-19 transmission, health behaviors and COVID-19-related attitudes changed across the first two years of the pandemic in the McLennan County, Texas.


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Jun. 2, 2023
Baylor Partners with Transformation Waco Schools on STEM+ Camp Launch

WACO, Texas (June 2, 2023) – Blasting off this summer is Baylor University’s STEM+ Camp Launch, designed for incoming fifth grade students from three Transformation Waco schools. Sponsored by the Baylor School of Education, with collaboration from the School of Engineering and Computer Science and funding from Waco’s Cooper Foundation, the program consists of three one-week sessions, taking place June 5-23 at the Mayborn Museum.

Jun. 1, 2023
Baylor University Announces $5 Million Naming Gift at Honors College, Capital Fund

WACO, Texas (June 1, 2023) – Baylor University today announced a $5 million gift from John and Helen Carona of Dallas, providing significant momentum and support for the renovation and construction of the Honors Residential College, as well as the University’s other major capital priorities through the Give Light Capital Fund.

May 31, 2023
Baylor to Test Outdoor Tornado Sirens at 10 a.m. Friday, June 2

WACO, Texas (May 31, 2023) – Baylor University will join City of Waco and McLennan County partners – in cooperation with the Waco/McLennan County Office of Emergency Management – to conduct a regular test of outdoor tornado sirens, beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, June 2.

May 30, 2023
Ba Wool (Paul) Kim Named Recipient of the 2023 Robert L. Gilbert Scholar in Religion Graduate Stipend

WACO, Texas (May 30, 2023) – Baylor University’s Department of Religion has announced that Ba Wool (Paul) Kim has been named the recipient of the 2023 Robert L. Gilbert Scholar in Religion Graduate Stipend. Kim has been accepted to the University’s Ph.D. program in religion with a concentration in Old Testament studies.

May 31, 2023
Baylor University Again Among Top 10 Most Trusted U.S. Universities

WACO, Texas (May 31, 2023) – For the second year in a row, Baylor University has been named among the nation’s top 10 Most Trusted Universities, according to global research firm Morning Consult as part of its Most Trusted Brands project, the definitive measure of consumer brand trust across industries, including higher education.

May 9, 2023
Baylor University Honors Outstanding Faculty for 2022-2023

WACO, Texas (May 9, 2023) – Twelve Baylor University professors have been honored with Outstanding Faculty Awards for teaching, scholarship and contributions to the academic community for the 2022-2023 academic year.

May 8, 2023
Baylor Institute for Oral History Receives Top Honor from Texas Historical Commission

WACO, Texas (May 8, 2023) – The Texas Historical Commission (THC) has awarded the Baylor University Institute for Oral History (BUIOH) with the Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation, the highest honor in Texas in the field of historic preservation.

May 2, 2023
Baylor Marketing Professor Honored as 2023 Piper Professor for State of Texas

WACO, Texas (May 2, 2023) – Andrea L. Dixon, Ph.D., The Frank M. And Floy Smith Holloway Professor in Marketing and executive director of the Center for Professional Selling at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, has been honored as a Piper Professor of 2023 for the state of Texas by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation.

May 24, 2023
Seven Tips to Preserving Your Family’s Oral History This Summer

WACO, Texas (May 24, 2023) – As families prepare to travel to grandma’s house over the summer or gather with extended family at reunions, we often are regaled with tales about an older relative’s fascinating life story or their firsthand experience as an eyewitness to history. So how do you capture and preserve those precious memories?

May 15, 2023
Baylor Researcher Seeks to Understand the Drive for the Perfect Tan

Baylor University researcher Jay Yoo, Ph.D., associate professor of apparel merchandising in Baylor’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, found that the social and cultural influences on the desirability of tanning – which has been associated with good health and an active lifestyle since the 1920s – is often stronger than the dangers of harmful UV exposure.

May 1, 2023
Baylor Expert: On Its 125th Anniversary, the Battle of Manila Bay Had a Lasting Impact on U.S. Diplomacy

​WACO, Texas (May 1, 2023) – May 1 marks the 125th anniversary of the Battle of Manila Bay – the first battle of the Spanish-American War.  Baylor University military historian David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history, is the author of A New Force at Sea: George Dewey and the Rise of the American Navy, which tells the story of one of the most important officers in the U.S. Navy between the Civil War and World War II. 

Apr. 25, 2023
New Baylor Initiative Promotes Ministry With and By People With Disabilities

Leading scholar on disability, faith and flourishing, Erik W. Carter, Ph.D., encourages churches to receive the gifts, friendship and faith of people with disabilities.