General News. Baylor Student-Athletes Continue to Excel in Classroom

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.

W. Basketball. Nina Davis Begins USA Basketball Competition

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).

W. Tennis. Scrivano Chosen To Lead Texas Junior Team at National Championships

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.

Baseball. Rodriguez Completes Baseball Full-Time Coaching Staff

Baylor head baseball coach Steve Rodriguez completed his full-time coaching staff with the additions of Jon Strauss and Mike Taylor, the program announced Monday.

225: Baton Rouge couples take on the Boston Marathon

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.

Houston Chronicle: Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in The Woodlands

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.)

Science Daily: Misquotes and memes: Did Ben Rankin really say that?

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.)

TheNew10.Treasury.gov: Baylor Historian Looks Beyond Familiar Names To Women Who Merit Consideration

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.)

Baylor named a Fiske ‘Best Buy’ School – again

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 […]

#FiveStarr: Celebrating athletic highlights of President Starr’s 5 years at Baylor

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 […]

Summer at Baylor means classes and camps — for all ages

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 […]

A sneak peek at Baylor’s Class of 2019

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 […]

Isaiah Austin book signing at the Baylor Bookstore on July 10

In partnership with Isaiah Austin, the Baylor Bookstore will host an in-store book signing for Isaiah’s new title Dream Again on Friday, July 10.

Baylor Law School’s Veterans’ Assistance Clinic Receives Grant from State Bar of Texas

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.

Baylor Named ‘Best Buy’ in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2016

WACO, Texas (July 1, 2015) – Baylor University again has been named a “Best Buy” in the 2016 edition of the best-selling <i>Fiske Guide to Colleges</i>.

Misquotes and Memes: Did Ben Franklin REALLY Say That?

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.