M. Basketball. Gathers and Chery Named NABC All-District

Baylor men's basketball student-athletes Rico Gathers and Kenny Chery were named to the NABC All-District 8 team, as announced Friday by the NABC.

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.

Austin American-Statesman: Kiely counselor at RRHS for decades

March 25, 2015
A feature about Mary Ellen Kiely, B.A. ‘63, who is celebrating more than four decades as a counselor at Round Rock High School. Kiely, who began working at the school in 1971, is a counselor for sophomores, juniors and seniors. She is celebrated for the impact she’s had on the lives of thousands of students during her tenure.

Charisma Magazine: Why a Former Orphan Wants to Go Back

March 26, 2015
Baylor junior Elena Hall’s adoption from Russia has inspired her to make a return trip to her place of birth in order to share the Gospel she says rescued her. Hall’s parents were inspired to adopt by the Gospel message. Hall is planning to depart this summer on a month-long mission trip to serve several orphanages in St. Petersburg with Buckner International's Project Go. "My wonderful parents have always told me I was adopted, and I find joy in this," Hall said. "I believe I have always had the deep want and need to visit Russia because it is a part of me that I have yet to explore. The best way I can think to see Russia is by honoring the people through sharing the joy I have because of Jesus and allowing them to teach me about where they receive joy too."

Fort Hoot Sentinel: Armstrong Browning Library: Poets' life, love, works documented in Waco

March 26, 2015
Editorial piece on the rich history of Baylor’s Armstrong Browning Library and its namesakes. The article examines both the collections of the library and the lives of the Joseph Armstrong, Ph.D., former head of Baylor’s English department, and Elizabeth and Robert Browning, renowned lovers, authors and poets.

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.