Track. Track & Field Wins Texas Relays 4x800-Relay Title

For a second-straight year, the Baylor track and field women's 4x800-meter relay team captured the Nike Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays title Thursday at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

M. Tennis. Men's Tennis Picked Second In Big 12 Preseason Poll

With the start of the Big 12 season just over two weeks away, the league's head coaches have selected the Baylor men's tennis team to finish second in the regular-season standings, the conference office announced Thursday.

Baseball. Baseball Welcomes Oklahoma for Weekend Big 12 Series

Baylor (10-14, 2-4) hosts Oklahoma (17-10, 2-1) this weekend for its third Big 12 series and second at Baylor Ballpark.

W. Tennis. Women's Tennis Hits Road For Pair of Big 12 Matches

The seventh-ranked Baylor women's tennis team heads out of town for Big 12 matches against West Virginia Friday and Iowa State on Sunday.

AZ Central: Kane Russell Coleman & Logan, PC Adds Two Litigation Attorneys

March 24, 2015
Kane Russell Coleman and Logan PC (KRCL) has announced Philip Bean, JD ’10, as one of the latest litigators to join their firm in the Litigation Group in Dallas. Bean has extensive experience in a variety of civil litigation, including automobile dealership defense, consumer bad faith, automobile and trucking accidents, premises liability cases, wrongful death and complex tort cases.

Houston Chronicle: Baylor University expects to fill new sports stadium at Sunday prayer-worship rally March 29

March 25, 2015
(Digital subscription required) Baylor alumnus and former Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane Jr., along with area pastors, are inviting worshipers from across the nation to Baylor's 45,000-seat McLane Stadium for “The Gathering on the Brazos,” a Palm Sunday worship and prayer service expected to attract thousands and intended to promote racial, socioeconomic and interdenominational healing. McLane, who gave a leadership gift for the $266 million stadium, said the idea came to him as he attended last fall's first game in the facility. "This being a religious university, it seemed we ought to do something with a great religious purpose," he said. Lead speaker will be Tony Evans, lead pastor of the 10,000-member Oak Cliff, and the event will feature Grammy Award winner Israel Houghton and an 860-member volunteer choir. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story.)

Inside Higher Ed: New Presidents or Provosts: Amarillo College, Baylor U., Campbell U., Housatonic CC, Lakehead U., Louisiana State U.-Shreveport, Middlesex U., Rasmussen College, Tacoma CC

March 24, 2015
Edwin Trevathan, Ph.D., dean and professor of epidemiology in the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University, in Missouri, has been named executive vice president and provost at Baylor University. Trevathan is featured on a list of nine recently appointed university presidents and provosts.

U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait — and a Baylor grad

Douglas Silliman, BA ’82, is approaching the one-year anniversary of his arrival in Kuwait City as the United States ambassador to Kuwait. But this is far from the first time he has flung his green and gold afar. After graduating from Baylor in 1982 with a degree in political science, Silliman (pictured above right) earned […]

7 ‘Dos and Don’ts’ for every Baylor wedding

Whether you’ve just gotten engaged, have a friend who is planning his or her wedding, or are just dreaming of your big day, there are certain things to keep in mind if you or your future spouse is a Baylor Bear. Here are seven dos and don’ts for Baylor couples: 1. DO take engagement or wedding […]

School of Ed welcomes Baylor alum as new dean

Less than an hour after setting foot on campus for the first time as a Baylor freshman, Michael McLendon met the woman who would one day be his wife. That was in 1986. Almost 30 years later, McLendon (and that young lady, the former Kathy Coleman, BBA ’90) are returning to Waco. McLendon, BA ’91, was […]

Yet another Baylor Bear on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

In February, the Baylor family got to cheer on senior Savion Wright on American Idol. In March, Bears rooted for Baylor graduate Clinton Washington, BBA ’11, on NBC’s The Voice. Washington, a former Student Foundation member from Arkansas who now works in marketing in New York City, debuted on The Voice March 2. His rendition of Elton John’s “Candle […]

Baylor English Professor’s Book Receives Country’s Largest Award for Debut Fiction

WACO, Texas (March 25, 2015) – “Elegy on Kinderklavier,” a book by Arna B. Hemenway, M.F.A., assistant professor in the department of English in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded the 2015 PEN/Hemingway Award for a distinguished first work of fiction, the largest award for debut fiction in the country.

Finalists Selected for Baylor's $250,000 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

WACO, Texas (March 27, 2015) – Three preeminent scholar/teachers from U.S. universities have been selected as finalists for Baylor University's 2016 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the only national teaching award – with the single largest monetary reward of $250,000 – presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching.

Ivy League Scholar, Pastor to Lecture on Barth in Christian Ethics and Pop Culture

WACO, Texas (March 26, 2015) – Reformed Swiss theologian Karl Barth can be counted as one of the great minds of Protestant theology in the 20th Century.

‘Violence-Free’ Zones Improve Behavior and Performance in Middle and High School Students, Baylor University Study Finds

WACO, Texas (March 23, 2015) — A youth violence-reduction mentoring program for trouble-plagued schools in urban centers has contributed to improved student behavior and performance at high-risk middle and high schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Richmond, Virginia, according to findings of a new Baylor University case study.