WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2014) — For the second year in a row, Baylor University took the lead on the last day of the <a href="http://www.baylor.edu/battleroyale/">Baylor vs. TCU Young Alumni Challenge</a> after a close race, raising nearly $39,000 from 1,011 Baylor young alumni. The fundraising competition, dubbed the I-35 Battle Royale, began Sept. 24 and ended Oct. 8.
Oct. 1, 2014 The Baylor Symphony Orchestra was awarded the 2014 American Prize in Orchestral Performance by The American Prize Competition. One judge remarked that the performance of the orchestra’s submitted recording was “truly remarkable all around.”
WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2014) — Pumpkin purveyors have reason for grins as wide as those of jack-o’-lanterns this time of year. Pumpkin products are proliferating for autumn — and not just for standard pies, breads and Halloween décor, but also for whimsical goodies that may not live up to the pumpkin’s healthy reputation.
One of the last people you might expect to see in a Christian comedy would be Nick Offerman, aka Ron Swanson of NBC’s Parks and Recreation. But Believe Me (in theaters today) isn’t what you’d expect from a Christian film, either. Co-written and directed by Baylor alumnus Will Bakke, BA ’10, Believe Me is a film that playfully […]
After four straight wins, the Baylor men's tennis doubles pairing of Tony Lupieri and Felipe Rios dropped a 1-6, 7-5, 10-7 decision in the doubles draw final at the USTA/ITA Regional Championships on Tuesday at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center.
Oct. 20, 2014 Although few of Texas' 36 congressional races are considered to be seriously competitive, that hasn't stopped lawmakers from raking in serious campaign cash, according to a report by The Dallas Morning News that quotes Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. The fund-raising helps build party loyalty, Flavin said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who covers faculty and research in political science, arranged the interview with Flavin. The story was picked up by The Associated Press and ran in other media outlets.)
Oct. 16, 2014 While media reports have highlighted a supposed significant decline in women’s religious attendance, this is not accurate, according to the national Baylor Religion Survey. In 2007, 38 percent of women, compared with 26 percent of men, described themselves as “very religious.” In 2010, 34 percent of women and 25 percent of men said they attended weekly, according to General Social Survey data. “The real story is that across 40 years, there have been only small variations in church attendance,” says Byron Johnson, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the Institute and pitched this story in September.)
Oct. 17, 2014 Baylor University’s entrepreneurship program was recently ranked as third best in the nation by Forbes. Baylor came in behind Babson College and The University of Houston. The schools were ranked based on how well offered courses prepare students to become successful entrepreneurs. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers research, faculty and programs in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.)
Seeing a lot of pink lately? That’s probably because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many organizations take this to mean they should turn their product pink for 31 days. Here at Baylor, however, we prefer a more direct approach. Thanks to a $900,000 grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, […]
Why is Homecoming such a big deal at Baylor? Because it’s not just a visit to campus for a football game; it’s a weekend-long family reunion. Here’s how Kathleen Elliott, BA ’95, described it in a note to the university last fall: “My husband and I met at Baylor in 1992. We dated until 1999 […]
It’s everywhere during the fall, almost singlehandedly taking over the food industry. It’s in bread, pie, lattes, cookies, ice cream, coffee creamer – and tomorrow, Oct. 21, is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day. Pumpkin. With its numerous nutritional benefits – filling fiber, eyesight-improving nutrients, and immune system-boosting minerals – it could probably be considered a super fruit (yes, pumpkin is […]
As part of Homecoming, Baylor’s Reunion Classes — those who graduated in years ending in 4 or 9 — will be honored in a series of events over Homecoming weekend (Oct. 30-Nov. 1). On Friday, the 50-Year Alumni Reunion (Class of 1964) will be honored with a dinner in Barfield Drawing Room from 4-7 p.m., while […]
The last time the Kansas City Royals were in the World Series (1985), Ronald Reagan was President and a gallon of gas cost less than a buck. So why are baseball fans picking the team to win the 2014 Fall Classic?
WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2014) — Memory decline — a frequent complaint of menopausal women — potentially could be lessened by hypnotic relaxation therapy, say Baylor University researchers, who already have done studies showing that such therapy eases hot flashes, improves sleep and reduces stress in menopausal women.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2014) -- Barbara Cooper, Ph.D., professor of history at Rutgers University, will deliver two lectures on Wednesday, Oct. 22, and Thursday, Oct., 23 in honor of the 37th Annual Charles Edmondson Historical Lecture Series under the topic of "Evangelical Christians in the Muslim Sahel."