Softball. Stearns One-Hits Texas as No. 16 SB Cruises to 5-0 Win

Baylor, behind a one-hitter from Heather Stearns, shutout the Texas Longhorns in front of a national television audience and 1,387 fans at Getterman Stadium Wednesday night.

M. Tennis. Tchoutakian Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year

First-year Baylor men's tennis player Max Tchoutakian was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, the conference announced Wednesday.

W. Tennis. Scrivano, Burgic Win Big 12 Yearly Awards

Baylor women's tennis head coach Joey Scrivano has been named the Big 12 Coach of the Year for a sixth time, while Ema Burgic was named the Big 12 Player of the Year, the conference announced Wednesday.

W. Basketball. WBB Quartet Invited to USA Basketball Tryouts

Four Baylor women's basketball players have accepted invitations to try out for various USA Basketball Women's teams, the organization announced today.

Connect Statesboro (GA): What to do when you and your spouse can't agree on a baby name

April 20, 2015
A couple having a debate over their baby’s name have asked people to sign a petition to help with the choice. The article cites a 2013 study on relationships by Baylor researcher Keith Sanford, Ph.D., who says compromise and willingness to sacrifice power are at the top of couples’ lists of what they desire most from their spouses. Sanford, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story of Sanford’s research to national media outlets in July 2013. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen, ABC): BU Student-Athletes Recognized for Academic Success and Community Service

May 5, 2015
Senior Rachel Johnson and junior Julian Lenz are highlighted for winning Big 12 Conference Awards at 2015 Baylor Student-Athlete Banquet at the Ferrell Center. Johnson has earned All-America honors in cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field. Lenz is the No. 2-ranked singles player in the country this season. In addition, 31 student-athletes and seven teams were honored for academic excellence and community service during the banquet. Quoted is Bart Byrd, Baylor's associate athletic director for Student-Athlete Services.

Law Fuel: Locke Lord Chair Jerry Clements Named Baylor Lawyer of the Year

May 6, 2015
Jerry Clements, J.D. ’81, chair of the international firm Locke Lord, has been selected by the Baylor Law Alumni Association Executive Committee as the 2015 Baylor Lawyer of the Year. Baylor Law School hosted a luncheon May 5 in Austin to honor Clements, who serves on Baylor’s Board of Regents, as a distinguished leader in her professional achievements and service to the community. Clements and Baylor Law School Dean Brad Toben are quoted. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers the Law School.)

Paint Square: USGS: Sealcoat Runoff Fatal to Fish

Runoff from pavement sealcoated with coal tar is toxic to aquatic life and has detrimental effects on DNA, according to two new studies by the U.S. Geological Survey. A 2013 human health-risk analysis, done in partnership with Baylor, found an elevated risk of cancer in people living near pavement sealed with coal-tar products. E. Spencer Williams, Ph.D., assistant research scientist at the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR) in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, was the principal author of the original study. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers CRASR research and faculty.)

10-year-old gets creative to help Baylor serve ‘the least of these’

If you’re ever unsure of the meaning of “servant’s heart,” just take a look at Miriam Hinojosa. Miriam is in the 5th grade. She likes making bracelets. She likes rooting for Baylor. And most importantly, she likes helping others. This spring, Miriam put her passions to work. After overhearing her dad talking with Texas Hunger Initiative […]

Gospel Music Association to honor trio of Bears tonight

The Gospel Music Association hosts its second annual GMA Honors event tonight in Nashville — and three members of the Baylor family will be among the honorees. Roland Lundy, BBA ’72, longtime president and CEO of Christmas music giant Word Entertainment, is among the 2015 inductees into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, where he will join fellow […]

Baylor leads state of Texas in NFL draft picks since 2011

The back-to-back Big 12 football defending champs will return 18 of last season’s 24 starters this fall. Five of the six who have moved on are headed to the NFL this fall. Two-time All-American Bryce Petty was the first Bear to be selected in the 2015 NFL draft, going early in the fourth round to the New York Jets […]

Baylor grad’s play nominated for 5 Tony Awards

Just a few years ago, Robert Askins was a theatre major at Baylor writing plays in his spare time. As of this week, he is Tony Award-nominated writer Robert Askins; his brainchild, Hand to God, is up for five Tonys this summer, including “Best Play.” Hand to God is not for the faint of heart. […]

Gift from Matthew B. Lindner and Carl H. Lindner III Will Transform Baylor's Film and Digital Media Program

WACO, Texas (May 6, 2015) – Baylor University today announced a gift of $2 million from Matthew B. Lindner and his father, Carl H. Lindner III, of Cincinnati, Ohio, to create the Matthew B. Lindner Endowment for Excellence in Film and Digital Media. The gift will help make the Film and Digital Media program, currently housed within the Department of Communication, a freestanding department within the College of Arts and Sciences, effective June 1. Matthew Lindner and his father, Carl, each gave $1 million as part of the collective gift to the University.

Baylor Law School Selected to Receive 2015 ABA Pro Bono Publico Award

WACO, Texas (May 5, 2015) – Baylor Law School has been selected to receive the 2015 American Bar Association (ABA) <i>Pro Bono</i> Publico Award, making it only the third law school in the nation to be honored with the award since 1984.

Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library Celebrates Birthday of Poet Robert Browning with Browning Day

WACO, Texas (May 5, 2015) – Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library will host Browning Day, a concert and lecture in celebration of the 203rd birthday of Victorian poet Robert Browning, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, in the Hankamer Treasure Room of Armstrong Browning Library.

Jerry Clements Named 2015 Baylor Lawyer of the Year

WACO, Texas (May 5, 2015) – Jerry Clements, J.D. ’81, chair of the international firm Locke Lord, has been selected by the Baylor Law Alumni Association Executive Committee as the 2015 Baylor Lawyer of the Year.