Bolt's indifferent season so far -- the Jamaican sprinter's best time in the 100 meters is 10.12 seconds -- was put into stark perspective when 19-year-old college student Trayvon Bromell ran 9.84s at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Oregon on Thursday.
June 23, 2015 Baylor graduate Judge Thomas Culver III, B.B.A. Law ’71 and J.D. Law ’73, will retire from his position of 240th District judge after 38 years of service to Fort Bend County. A public reception will be held for Culver on Tuesday, June 30. "Leaving office is bittersweet, to be honest," Culver said, "but I am looking forward to the flexibility of serving as a visiting judge so I can enjoy spending time with my grandson and soon-to-be grandchildren."
The 2014-15 academic year will go down as another historical one for the Baylor Bear Foundation, as Baylor Nation's continued generosity produced an 11th consecutive record fund-raising year which in turn allowed the long-time organization to fully cover the scholarship costs associated with Baylor's 19-sport intercollegiate athletics program for the first time. All-told, the Bear Foundation raised $16.2 million during the recently-completed fiscal year to surpass its previous high mark set just a year earlier by some $3.5 million.
You probably don’t spend too much time thinking about your brain’s grid cells — you know, the neurons that allow us to make sense of where we are spatially and to navigate the places we go. Dr. Lisa Giocomo, BA ’02, does. And the research she conducts at her Stanford University lab is breaking new ground in helping build a […]
Following a week-long training camp in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Nina Davis and her 2015 USA Basketball Women’s World University Games teammates traveled to South Korea for the next step in its preparations for the July 5-13 World University Games (WUG).
Baylor women’s tennis head coach Joey Scrivano has been selected as the Texas captain for the USTA Girls 18s National Team Championships to be held in Claremont, Calif., at The Claremont Club, July 26-29.
June 29, 2015 This article mentions a 2013 Baylor study of 389 U.S. congregations that had attracted and retained people from diverse races and ethnic groups. But even in churches with a nearly perfect three-way ethnic split – with the largest racial group making up 35 percent of the congregation – members of “out-groups” felt they didn’t belong. The study was led by sociologist Brandon C. Martinez, a doctoral candidate in the College of Arts & Sciences, and published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched the story about the study to national media outlets when it was released. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
July 1, 2015 Baylor alumnus Michael Jenkins, the president and managing director of Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) and president and founder of Leisure and Recreation Concepts Inc. (LARC), is described as the Walt Disney of Dallas by D Magazine. Jenkins began his career by investing $5,000 in the first national tour of “My Fair Lady” at age 17. With the money he made from the investment, he was able to pay his way through Baylor. During his career Jenkins co-produced several Tony Award-winning plays on Broadway and grew the DSM’s annual attendance to 500,000.
Parking lots and garages are full. Penland is packed during the lunch hour. The workout machines, Ping-Pong tables, racquetball and basketball courts at the SLC are just as busy as ever. You’d think it was the middle of the fall or spring – but this is Summer at Baylor. Many of those on campus are here […]
Every summer we take a look at some of the freshmen who will be joining the Baylor family come fall. Here’s your first look at some of the members of Baylor’s Class of 2019: * Mandeville, La., native Ryan Keller is one of just 141 students nationwide to be named a 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar. The award […]
This fall, Fountain Mall will get its fountain back, as a a 46-by-61-foot water garden will anchor the newly renovated Fifth Street through the heart of campus. The new Rosenbalm Fountain, currently under construction, is actually the third fountain to grace the part of campus known as Fountain Mall. In 1964, the original Green and Gold Fountain was built […]
A recent study named the top 50 American colleges and universities on Facebook and Twitter. Only four schools cracked the top 10 on both platforms: Florida, Wisconsin, Texas A&M… and Baylor. The evaluation, based on how engaged a school’s followers are and how responsive the university is to those followers, placed Baylor at No. 4 in […]
WACO, Texas (June 29, 2015) — Congregation size has an impact on how people view the reasons for racial inequality in America, according to a new study by researchers at Baylor University and the University of Southern California.
WACO, Texas (June 29, 2015) – State Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson, R-District 56, congratulated Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today on his fifth anniversary as the University’s leader with a special presentation.
WACO, Texas (June 26, 2015) — A Baylor sociologist who reshaped “test day” in his class — transforming it with balloons, streamers, treats and music — found that students in “learning celebrations” scored higher than students who took standard-style exams in previous semesters.
WACO, Texas (June 25, 2015) – Baylor University announced today that Charles H. Walter, a longtime museum executive and current chief operating officer of the San Antonio Children’s Museum, has been named director of the Sue and Frank Mayborn Natural Science and Cultural History Museum Complex. He will begin his duties on Aug. 3.