For many members of the Class of 2015 who received their Baylor diplomas this past weekend, Commencement was simply the next step in their lives — perhaps one even taken for granted as they plotted out their next moves, whether entering careers or graduate school. Joy Ramey fit into that group — until she was diagnosed […]
Every year, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal recognizes some of the industry’s rising stars with their “Forty Under 40″ list. Included among this year’s honorees were not one, but two Baylor Bears. Colin Faulkner, BBA ’98, is the Chicago Cubs’ vice president for sales and partnerships. Faulkner worked his way up from an internship with the Waco Wizards […]
We snagged a good one, Baylor Nation. Baylor has announced the appointment of world-famous philosopher John Haldane as a distinguished professor in philosophy beginning this fall. While Haldane may not be a household name to many Bears, it certainly is in the world of philosophy. He’ll be leaving his homeland of Scotland, where since 1983 he has taught at the […]
Baylor women's golf fell on the first playoff hole in the NCAA Division I national championship match against Stanford on Wednesday at The Concession Golf Club. The Bears got wins from Dylan Kim and Giovana Maymon, but Hayley Davis' putt on her 19th hole just missed, ending Baylor's chance at a national championship.
May 26, 2015 An article focusing on research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which found that marketers and advertisers who default to the “thin ideal” – the belief that thinner is better – could be alienating up to 70 percent of their audience. "Advertisers need to do a bit more research with their target market. They need to find out what these women are thinking, as related to body size,” Roberts said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)
May 5, 2015 Researchers at Baylor recently found that taking whey and casein protein along with 6 grams of free amino acids before and after workouts saw a greater increase in muscle mass and strength then those who did not consume the protein.
May 26, 2015 Keller High School senior and valedictorian Jenna White will attend Baylor University in the fall to study biology. White plans to become a physician’s assistant in order to combine her interest in biology and helping people.
May 26, 2015 According to the Pew Research Center’s recent survey, there was a decline in those that identify as Christian. Byron Johnson, Ph.D., ISR co-director and Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences, is quoted in the article speaking on why congregants choose to change church membership. "For many of them it's because they're not satisfied. If my needs aren't being met here, I want to go to a church where they will be met," Johnson said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.)
How far did Baylor women’s golf come this year in finishing as runners-up at the NCAA Championships? This is a squad that finished 21st out of 23 teams at the first tournament of the year. But it didn’t take the Bears long to start rolling; they never finished lower than eighth the rest of the year. Baylor […]
Eighty-five years ago today — May 27, 1930 — Waco Hall was officially dedicated during Spring Commencement activities. But you may be surprised to learn that the building, which has given so many Bears happy memories of Sing performances and Chapel performances, was a child of tragedy and struggle. The tragedy? A fire that gutted Carroll […]
You probably don’t spend too much time thinking about your brain’s grid cells — you know, the neurons that allow us to make sense of where we are spatially and to navigate the places we go. Dr. Lisa Giocomo, BA ’02, does. And the research she conducts at her Stanford University lab is breaking new ground in helping build a […]
As simple tributes to those who have gone before us, they are easy to miss or take for granted. But the 140-plus red granite lampposts scattered across Baylor’s campus are more than just utilitarian lighting — they are memorials to those who have served our country, including many who gave their lives in action. The […]
WACO, Texas (May 27, 2015) – Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) junior Johanna Bridges was elected to serve on the 2015-2016 Board of Directors for the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA). Bridges who currently serves as president for the Baylor Student Nurses Association at LHSON is the first Baylor student to serve in a national role for NSNA.
WACO, Texas (May 27, 2015) – Joseph Kuehl, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, has received a $359,000 research grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Program to study physics-based hypersonic boundary-layer stability and transition prediction.