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 […]
The USA World University Games women's basketball team, after committing 33 turnovers and a trailing by as much as six points in the first-quarter, went on to defeat Italy, 80-68, in Group B preliminary round play on Saturday night at Dongkang College Gymnasium.
A year removed from having a school-record 678 student-athletes earn Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll status, 616 BU student-athletes were so honored in 2014-15--314 for the 2014 fall term and 302 for the 2015 spring semester. It marked the fourth straight year BU produced 600 or more total Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selections.
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.
Baylor graduates, Brad Oswalt, B.B.A ‘00, and Erin Childs Oswalt, B.A. ’01, ran in this year’s Boston Marathon together. Brad and Erin met in college and began running together during their time at Baylor. Brad initially said that he took up running to be able to spend time with Erin, but over time his passion for the sport grew. In 2006, the couple ran their first half-marathon together and they did not stop there. In 2012, they ran the Disney Marathon in Orlando together, and in 2014 and 2015 they both qualified for the Boston Marathon. Erin is now currently training for an Ironman race in Panama City Beach, Florida in the fall, and Brad will likely begin marathon training in August. The couple runs six days a week with two other couples from Baton Rouge.
July 1, 2015 Record-breaking rainfall in Texas has resulted in higher-than-usual mosquito populations said Richard Duhrkopf, Ph.D. Baylor University professor of biology. As mosquito populations increase, so does the risk of West Nile virus. This week a sample of mosquitos collected from The Woodlands tested positive for West Nile. Duhrkopf states that mosquitos testing positive for the virus is a warning sign for people to take precautions. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story. She covers biology faculty and research.)
July 1, 2015 Blaine McCormick, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the management department in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business and author of the book “Ben Franklin: America’s Original Entrepreneur,” discuss the legitimacy of Ben Franklin quotes and memes found on social media. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched and placed this story. He covers the Hankamer School of Business.)
June 29, 2015 The U.S. Treasury’s website dedicated to news about the soon-to-be redesigned $10 bill includes a story about Dr. Kim Kellison’s suggestions of remarkable but maybe lesser known women who meet the Treasury’s criteria as champions of democracy or who helped break boundaries in a democratic society. As a result, the Treasury invited Dr. Kellison to participate this week in a conference call to provide input and feedback on the historic change. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Dr. Kellison’s list to national media outlets.)
I would call a Baylor education “priceless,” but each year, studies like this one from the Fiske Guide to Colleges manage to put a value on it — and this year was no different. Baylor is one of just 44 institutions — public or private, college or university, from the U.S., U.K. and Canada — on […]
Five years ago this summer, Ken Starr took office as Baylor’s 14th president. From the beginning, he said that athletics were “the front porch of the University,” and since the early days of his tenure, when he fought tirelessly to stabilize and secure Baylor’s spot on the national stage, Baylor’s front porch has grown in […]
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 […]
WACO, Texas (July 1, 2015) — For the first time in Baylor Law School history, the State Bar of Texas has awarded a grant to support and foster the ongoing effort of the Baylor Law School Veterans’ Assistance Clinic to provide Texas military veterans free legal counsel.
WACO, Texas (July 1, 2015) – As Independence Day approaches, social media is lighting up with memes and quotes from the nation’s Founding Fathers. But did George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin actually say these things for which they receive so much acclaim? Find out what Baylor's Franklin expert and biographer Blaine McCormick has to say.