Track. Track & Field Adds Five To 2015 Signing Class

Baylor head track and field coach Todd Harbour announced the addition of five student-athletes to his 2015 signing class Friday.

W. Tennis. Burgic, Doubles Duo Move On In NCAA Championships

Baylor women's tennis senior Ema Burgic picked up another win in the NCAA Singles Championship, while partnering with Blair Shankle to card an opening round NCAA Doubles Championship triumph Thursday at the Hurd Tennis Center.

M. Tennis. Lupieri, Doubles Tandem Advance In NCAA Championships

Baylor men's tennis senior Tony Lupieri tallied another win in the NCAA Singles Championship, while Diego Galeano and Julian Lenz opened their NCAA Doubles Championship run victoriously Thursday at the Hurd Tennis Center.

Baseball. No. 8 Baseball Falls to No. 5 Texas at Big 12 Championship

No. 8 seed Baylor (22-30) lost a 4-3 heartbreaker to No. 5 seed Texas (27-25) Thursday evening at ONEOK Field in the second round of the 2015 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship.

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Hockey ticket sales official stresses networking, hard work

May 15, 2015
Feature article and Q&A with Todd Pollock, B.B.A. ’06 and M.B.A. ’14, who oversees season ticket deposit sales for a prospective Las Vegas National Hockey League team owned by Bill Foley, a title insurance businessman. Foley launched the ticket campaign in February to show NHL officials that Las Vegas is ready for big-league hockey. “We might be a good case study for a sports marketing or sales class one day,” Pollock said.

National Catholic Register: Beauty in Evangelization

May 20, 2015
Michael Foley, Ph.D., associate professor of patristics in the Honors College, talks about his belief that “a solid scholarly component that involves careful historical and theological research” in the church will lead to a renewal in the liturgy and in the overall life of the church. “This is not to say that a liturgical quality is simply a matter of scholarship, but it is true that bad scholarship has harmed the liturgy, so we’re trying to reverse some of that,” Foley said.

National Federation of Independent Business: NFIB Texas Young Entrepreneur Foundation Profile: Elizabeth Thorne of Ellie Thorne Photography

May 19, 2015
Arlington High School senior and incoming Baylor freshman Elizabeth Thorne talks about her business, Ellie Thorne Photography, and how she stays enthusiastic about her work while facing the challenges of owning a business. Thorne will major in photography with a minor in entrepreneurship.

Newsmax: Professor, Christians: Reports of Faith Dying in US 'Just Not True'

May 14, 2015
Reports about the death of religion, rise of secularization and growth of atheism largely ignore facts or base conclusions on faulty research, according to scholars in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion who spoke at a recent symposium in Waco. Quoted is Byron Johnson, Ph.D., co-director of ISR and Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences. “There’s a story some people want to report — that religion is on life support — but it’s just not true,” Johnson said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched the story about the conference to national and international outlets. She covers ISR research and faculty.)

7 books that should be on every Baylor Bear’s shelf

The selection of books that line a person’s shelves can tell you a lot about the person. So what’s a Baylor home without a selection of Baylor books? Below are 7 books that should be on every Bear’s shelf, followed by a host of “honorable mentions” for those who really want to dig deep. * To […]

Baylor senior finds her true family inside the Baylor family

[We sometimes talk about the “Baylor family,” because that’s how Baylor people act — as a family. But three of the key players in this story — a Baylor student, an alum and a professor — have taken that term to a whole new level.] Born in Kentucky to a mother who may have suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, […]

Baylor grads honored among the best in Texas public education

What kind of educators does Baylor’s School of Education produce? Why, the best in Texas, that’s all. In 2015 alone, Baylor graduates have been named: * Texas’ Superintendent of the Year — Dr. Michael McFarland, BBA ’93, EDD ’05, became the second Baylor grad in four years to win this honor. McFarland has led Lancaster ISD in south Dallas since […]

Even cancer diagnosis couldn’t keep Baylor senior from graduating

For many members of the Class of 2015 who received their Baylor diplomas this past weekend, Commencement was simply the next step in their lives — perhaps one even taken for granted as they plotted out their next moves, whether entering careers or graduate school. Joy Ramey fit into that group — until she was diagnosed […]

Baylor A Cappella Group Places at International Competition

WACO, Texas (May 21, 2015) – Baylor a cappella group VirtuOSO was pitch perfect as they placed fourth at this year’s International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA).

Baylor Campus Buildings To Change Hours for Memorial Day

WACO, Texas (May 21, 2015) – Baylor University will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day, while some campus buildings will have changed hours. No classes will be held, and all administrative offices will be closed.

Study: Hey, Advertising and Marketing Pros! Before You •Go Thin,’ Think Again

WACO, Texas (May 21, 2015) – Here’s the skinny: Not all women will buy products because the models in the advertisements are thin, according to a new study of a diverse group of 239 women by a Baylor University marketing professor.

Baylor University and Alamo Colleges Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

WACO, Texas (May 11, 2015) – Baylor University and Alamo Colleges today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.