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 […]
Oct. 21, 2014 People living in countries with governments that spend more on social services report being more contented, according to a Baylor University study. Cited is research by Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, whose study was published in the journal Social Forces. He and other researchers analyzed data from 21 industrialized countries collected by the World Values Survey from 1981 to 2007, with nearly 50,000 respondents. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who covers political science, pitched this initial story in August.)
Oct. 22, 2014 Christopher B. Trowbridge, J.D., 1998; B.B.A., 1995, was recently named Chairman of the Board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas. He has been a member of the BGCD board of directors since 2006.
Oct. 20, 2014 Ospreys do not carry significant amounts of human pharmaceutical chemicals, despite widespread occurrence of these chemicals in water, according to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Baylor University research. The finding, published by Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, is the first published study that examines the bioaccumulation of pharmaceuticals in the water-fish-osprey food web. Fish exhibit abnormal behavior and lower levels of anxiety when exposed to drugs used to treat depression and other disorders. A 2012 study by Baylor University researchers found that human data for drug activity can be used to predict surface water concentrations of antidepressants that negatively impact fish behavior. That study was done by Bryan Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in environmental sciences.)
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 […]
Children and grandchildren (ages 12 and under) of Baylor faculty and staff are invited to trick-or-treat in the Baylor residence halls from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28 for Baylor's annual Treat Night. Please note that a Baylor ID is required for entry and children must be escorted at al times.
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.