M. Basketball. Drew Named Naismith Coach of the Year Semifinalist

Baylor men's basketball head coach Scott Drew has been named a semifinalist for the 2015 Naismith Men's College Coach of the Year, as announced Wednesday by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

Track. T&F Advances 11 Entries To NCAA Indoor Championships

The Baylor track and field team had 11 entries accepted in to the field for the 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships, the NCAA Committee announced late Tuesday.

M. Golf. Jones Named Big 12 Men's Golfer of the Month

Baylor's Kyle Jones has been selected February's Big 12 Men's Golfer of the Month, as announced by the conference office Wednesday. With the award, Jones becomes the first three-time honoree in Baylor history, as he was previously honored in March 2014 and September 2014.

W. Volleyball. Ryan McGuyre Volleyball Camps Set for July

First-year head volleyball coach Ryan McGuyre and the Baylor volleyball program has announced its summer camp plans.

Aero-News Network: WAI Announces Pioneer Hall of Fame Inductees for 2015

March 4, 2015
Women in Aviation International announced the induction of mother-daughter team, Deanie and Nancy Parrish, M.A. ’80 (Theater Arts), to its Pioneer Hall of Fame as women who changed aviation history. Their achievements include founding Wings Across America, a non-profit created at Baylor University designed to educate people on the history of the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) of World War II, the first women in American history to fly a military aircraft. They will be honored March 5-7 in Dallas.

Arkansas Matters: Web Extra: Meet Clinton Washington, AR Native on “The Voice”

March 3, 2015
VIDEO INCLUDED: Baylor graduate Clinton Washington, B.B.A. (Marketing and Management) ‘11, performed in blind auditions for the television show “The Voice” and was selected to be a member of Christina Aguilera’s team and continue in the vocal competition. He currently works for a digital agency in New York City, but he has been singing and performing since he was young.

Herald-Tribune Health: Passionate Still, After All Those Years

March 3, 2015
A modest rebound in sexual activity occurs for those whose marriages last longer than half a century, according to a study by researchers from LSU, Florida State University and Baylor University. Quoted is former Baylor researcher Samuel Stroope, now an assistant professor of sociology at LSU. Researcher Jeremy Uecker, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was a study co-author. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story originally in the Feb. 23 edition of The New York Times. Goodrich covers sociology research and faculty.)

Houston Style Magazine: Researchers Use Roommate Selection Data to Examine Attitudes Toward Minority Groups

March 3, 2015
Article about a National Bureau of Economic Research study co-authored by James West, Ph.D., W.H. Smith Professor of Economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which shows that increased contact between majority and minority groups leads to improved attitudes and behaviors. Specifically, the research analyzes the roommate choices of cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy. West, who is quoted in the article, said the study went beyond just surveying cadets and used data to examine their actions. “If the actions of someone can be observed, that’s a much more powerful signal of what they really think,” West said. “Actions don’t lie.” (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers the Hankamer School of Business.)

Granddaughter carries on grandfather’s Baylor legacy

For some Baylor students, wearing the green and gold isn’t so much a decision as part of the family tradition. Junior Rachel Ticknor (pictured above right) is one such student. Her mother, Holli, shares the story of their legacy family: “My parents [Rachel’s grandparents] met and married while attending Baylor University over 50 years ago. They married in the […]

National survey finds Baylor in highly regarded company

You likely have green and gold on your mind a lot, and could quickly explain to anyone why Baylor is special, why our football team deserves a playoff spot, or how a professor or program impacted your life. But what do people who don’t have that personal connection think of when they think of Baylor? […]

Scenes from Sing 2015

Saturday night marked the final night for All University Sing 2015, and with the final showing came the naming of this year’s top groups. [PHOTOS: See almost 200 pictures from this year’s performances] Phi Kappa Chi won 1st place for their act, “Dust Bowl Days.” The Baylor Lariat agreed, describing their performance as “the best thing […]

First African American to play SWC football was a Baylor Bear

Fifty years ago this fall, a young man from Elgin, Texas, enrolled at Baylor with plans to walk on to the football team. A year later, that man — John Hill Westbrook, BA ’69 — made history as the first African American to play a down of football in the Southwest Conference. Westbrook’s father, grandfather and great-grandfather […]

Baylor University Delays Opening Until 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015

WACO, Texas (March 5, 2015) – Because of inclement weather conditions, Baylor University will delay opening until 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015. Classes will begin and Baylor offices will open at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Baylor Law School classes will begin at 9:15 a.m. Thursday.

Baylor School of Music Presents Women’s Choir Festival

WACO, Texas (March 3, 2015) – The Baylor University Women’s Choir and female vocalists from local high schools will join talents as part of the 11th annual Women’s Choir Festival Concert at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in Jones Concert Hall.

Researchers Use Roommate Selection Data to Examine Attitudes Toward Minority Groups

WACO, Texas (March 3, 2015) – A new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, authored by researchers from Baylor University, Texas A&M University and the University of California-Davis, examines the attitudes and preferences of white males toward black males by analyzing what affects the probability of choosing a black roommate at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Visiting Professor to Spell Out Muslim Impact on Philosophy

WACO, Texas (March 3, 2015) – David DiPasquale, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor in the department of political science and Islamic civilization and societies program at Boston College, will share his lecture "Alfarabi in Thirty Words: An Introduction to his Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle" from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Cox Lecture Hall of Armstrong Browning Library.