President Ken Starr spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Wednesday night. Starr, John Garvey (president of The Catholic University of America) and U.S. Congressman Bill Flores discussed the future of religious freedom in America.
July 23, 2014 VIDEO: A special report on the surge of child migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border on the Fusion Network program “AMERICA with Jorge Ramos” features the work of Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, and her students along the Texas border and in the University’s DNA lab. A digital news network, Fusion is a joint venture between Univision Communications Inc. and the Disney/ABC Television Network. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications who covers anthropology, worked with ABC News to set up interviews with Dr. Baker in the Valley and in her Baylor lab this summer.)
WACO, Texas (July 18, 2014) – At its annual summer meeting, Baylor University’s Board of Regents celebrated a major gift that will provide for significant renovation to the campus’s historic Fifth Street – home to many cherished University traditions, such as Homecoming, Diadeloso and Christmas on Fifth. The gift, which has an approximate value of $8 million, was made by Baylor alumnus and physician Dr. Thomas J. Rosenbalm in honor of his father and mother.
WACO, Texas (July 14, 2014) – Multi-platinum singer/guitarist and “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips will headline Baylor University’s annual Traditions Rally on Thursday, Aug. 28, which will begin a weekend of inaugural events as the defending Big 12 Champion Baylor Bears open up the University’s new $260 million on-campus McLane Stadium.
WACO, Texas (July 10, 2014) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced two appointments to the executive staff of the University. Tommye Lou Davis has been appointed Chief of Staff to the President. Ms. Davis also will retain her responsibilities as Vice President for Constituent Engagement. Juan Alejandro Jr., Ed.D., has been appointed Interim Vice President of Governance and Risk and Chief Compliance Officer. Both currently serve on the President’s Executive Council.
July 24, 2014 (VIDEO) Baylor Football head coach Art Briles speaks with ESPN about Baylor Football’s upcoming season and the success of the program. He talks about the excitement surrounding the new McLane Stadium, the legacy of RGIII and the promise that quarterback Bryce Petty shows as he gears up for the season.
July 25, 2014 Article lists Daniel J. Peppe, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of geology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, as one of the researchers exploring the disappearance of leaf-mining insects in the western United States after the Cretaceous period. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers the geology department.)
July 24, 2014 Former Baylor basketball student-athlete Cory Jefferson, B.S.Ed. ’14, has been signed by the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets to a multi-year contract. Jefferson was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs and traded to Brooklyn. He earned his way onto the team by averaging 11.2 points and 6.8 rebounds for Brooklyn’s summer league team in Orlando last month.
July 24, 2014 (VIDEO) Baylor University is mentioned in this report about the Texas Rangers’ investigation into mass graves of immigrants who died after crossing the Mexico/Texas border. The report references the work of Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, who, along with Baylor students, is exhuming bodies from the graves. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers anthropology and placed the original story about Baker's research and work in the region.)
Another summer of Baylor Line Camps is nearly over, and with more than 2,000 expected participants, this year’s group of incoming students was bigger than ever. [See photos from this year's Line Camps.] Of course, that’s become a regular occurrence for the program. Since the program began in 2003, attendance has grown every year but […]
For the second time in three years, Baylor has swept the Big 12 Athlete of the Year honors. Bryce Petty was named Male Athlete of the Year, while Odyssey Sims was the league’s Female Athlete of the Year. To put Baylor’s sweep in perspective: Baylor is the first Big 12 school to sweep both titles, […]
If you follow @BaylorProud on Twitter, you saw the photo above back in the spring, when the Baylor baseball team and Chi Omega teamed up to help make a wish come true for 12-year-old Jace Andrews. Jace, the son of Baylor alumni John (BS ’92) and Julie (BA ’93) Andrews and brother of incoming freshman […]
Accounts of heroism from first-responders in West. An example of a church that’s changing the world. The story of a certain football coach whose revolutionary offense changed Baylor forever. These are just some of the options available to Baylor Nation as Bears everywhere hit the beach or otherwise work through their summer reading lists, while the prolific library of […]
WACO, Texas (July 23, 2014) – As many as 20 school groups visit Baylor’s Bear Habitat in one week. And each group receives a guided tour conducted by student members of the Baylor Chamber of Commerce—the official keepers of the live bear mascots. Chamber members have been sharing their bear knowledge with visitors for decades, but when Chamber wanted to develop a more formal program for school groups, they turned to the School of Education for help.
WACO, Texas (July 22, 2014) – Lea Steele, Ph.D., research professor and director of the Veterans Health Research Program in Baylor University’s Institute of Biomedical Studies, is scheduled to present Thursday during the Gilliland Military Medical Lectureship at Baylor Scott & White’s Temple campus.
WACO, Texas (July 21, 2014) - For the fourth year in a row, Baylor University joined an elite group of universities named to The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2014 Honor Roll as one of the country's "Great Colleges to Work For." Of only 42 national universities awarded Honor Roll status, Baylor is one of only two universities in the large university category (10,000 or more students) to achieve recognition in 10 of the 11 categories recognizing specific best practices and policies.