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.

4-Traders: First Business Financial Services Opens San Antonio Office

March 31, 2015
Michael Doyle, B.B.A. (marketing and management) ’81, has been named vice president and business development officer of the newest branch of First Business Financial Services, Inc., set to open in San Antonio. Doyle has been active in the financial services industry for 28 years, focusing on asset-based lending.

FilAmStar (Publication for Filipinos in America): Pope Francis’ view of God

March 30, 2015
Article about Filipinos’ view of God mentions a study by Baylor University that found one’s view of God determines political views and values. The study, conducted by Baylor’s Institute for the Study of Religion (ISR), reviewed and analyzed the results of a survey of 1,721 Americans. It revealed four views of God: authoritarian, benevolent, judgmental and distant. The article says that Pope Francis espouses the view of God as benevolent and quotes a columnist who writes that Filipinos’ concept of God is distant but intervening. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR research and faculty.)

Medical Xpress: Sense of gratitude counters life dissatisfaction in psychological study

March 25, 2015
A Baylor University study led by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University, showed that individuals who were highly materialism were less satisfied with their lives, but that gratitude can “buffer” the negative effects of materialism. (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist for Baylor Media Communications, covers Hankamer School of Business research and faculty.)

Truett prof to succeed Garland as seminary dean

Two months from today, Dr. Todd Still, BA ’88, will take office as the fifth dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. A member of Phi Beta Kappa while at Baylor, Still graduated in 1988 with a degree in Greek and sociology. After earning his M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a doctorate […]

‘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 […]

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.