M. Golf. Jones Named to 2015 Ben Hogan Award Watch List

Baylor men's golf senior Kyle Jones is one of 24 collegiate golfers on the 2015 Ben Hogan Award Watch List, presented by the Colonial Country Club, The Friends of Golf (FOG) and the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Baseball. Baseball Falls to No. 20 Houston, 11-0

Baylor (12-15) dropped an 11-0 decision to No. 20 Houston (20-9) Tuesday evening at Baylor Ballpark.

W. Volleyball. VB's Malloy Selected as U.S. Collegiate National Team Member

Baylor volleyball's Andie Malloy was announced as a member of the U.S. Collegiate National Team for the second-straight year.

W. Equestrian. Equestrian named No. 2 Seed for NCEA Championship

The Baylor Equestrian team will be the No. 2 seed in the NCEA National Championship to be held at the Extraco Event Center in Waco on April 16-18.

KWTX-TV (Central Texas): Former Baylor WR Reaches Out To Child Battling Life-threatening Illness

March 29, 2015
VIDEO INCLUDED: Dallas Cowboys' wide receiver Terrance Williams, B.S.E. ‘12, a former student-athlete at Baylor, sent a personal video message last week to a young fan in Indiana battling a life-threatening illness.

KXXV-TV (Central Texas): Record-breaking Crowd Attends ‘The Gathering’

March 30, 2015
VIDEO INCLUDED: “The Gathering,” a Palm Sunday worship event at Baylor's McLane Stadium, attracted more than 30,000 people, with more than 1,200 people making decisions about their faith and more than 12 tons of food donated for local pantries. Pastor Ramiro Pena, the event’s executive director, said the service is believed to be the largest worship gathering in Waco’s history. Pastor Kevin Harrison, lead administrator of the planning team, said some 40,000 Instagram pictures were put online during “The Gathering,” and it was the No. 4 trending topic on Twitter on Sunday. Both men believe the event will serve as a blueprint for mass worship services in other cities.

‘The Gathering’ draws 35,000 to McLane Stadium for historic night of worship

Shortly after Baylor football broke in its new home on the Brazos River last fall, Drayton McLane Jr., BBA ’58, approached Waco pastor (and former Regent) Ramiro Peña, BA ’88, with another idea for filling the facility. “Drayton had a vision of using McLane Stadium for more than football,” said Peña. “He asked me, ‘Would you help […]

Lady Bears’ run ends with 5th Elite Eight in 6 years

Entering this season, Baylor women’s basketball fans could have been excused for expecting a bit of a downturn. The team had graduated its leading scorer (and one of the best players in program history) for the second straight season. Furthermore, the roster featured just one senior, and more than 2/3 of the team’s minutes would go to freshmen […]

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 […]

Lead Gift from Longtime Benefactor Supports Purchase of New Building for Baylor Nursing School

WACO, Texas (April 1, 2015) – Baylor University today announced a lead gift by Louise “Lou” Herrington Ornelas of Tyler, Texas, that made possible the purchase of the Baptist General Convention of Texas building in Dallas for use as the new home for Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing. Baylor will begin plans to renovate the facility, to be named the Louise Herrington Nursing School Building, to house the outstanding academic programs and simulation training for which the School is nationally recognized.

Baylor Provost David Garland Announces Appointment of Dr. Gary Mortenson as Dean of the School of Music

WACO, Texas (March 30, 2015) — After an extensive national search, Baylor University Provost and Executive Vice President David E. Garland, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Gary Mortenson, D.M.A., as the new dean of the School of Music at Baylor.

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.