W. Basketball. WBB's Nina Davis and USA Squad Cruise to Win

The USA Women’s World University Games team posted a 90-75 victory over China in Group C play in the 2015 World University Games on July 6 at Dongkang College in Gwangju, South Korea.

W. Basketball. USA Women Defeat Italy In Opener

The USA World University Games women's basketball team, after committing 33 turnovers and a trailing by as much as six points in the first-quarter, went on to defeat Italy, 80-68, in Group B preliminary round play on Saturday night at Dongkang College Gymnasium.

Baylor Student-Athletes Continue to Excel in Classroom

A year removed from having a school-record 678 student-athletes earn Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll status, 616 BU student-athletes were so honored in 2014-15--314 for the 2014 fall term and 302 for the 2015 spring semester. It marked the fourth straight year BU produced 600 or more total Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selections.

W. Basketball. Nina Davis Begins USA Basketball Competition

Following a week-long training camp in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Nina Davis and her 2015 USA Basketball Women’s World University Games teammates traveled to South Korea for the next step in its preparations for the July 5-13 World University Games (WUG).

Associated Press/Stars and Stripes: VA hospital that once treated Civil War veterans could close

July 3, 2015
John Klocek, Ph.D., lecturer and clinical director of the Baylor Psychology Clinic, is quoted in this article about Battle Mountain Sanitarium, a historic VA hospital in Hot Springs, S.D., which has treated veterans from the Civil War to today’s conflicts and could soon close. While Klocek agreed with the VA that there is no proof treatment is better in tranquil environments, "we know that even from just everyday experience that being in an environment that is quieter reduces the amount of stimulation coming in; it helps folks relax and focus on what's at hand." But he added that the access to employment and opportunities to help veterans re-enter society is also crucial. Klocek has studied and worked with veterans for years, including at a VA hospital. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Baptist News Global: Don McGregor, editor, ABP founder, dead at 91

July 2, 2015
Don McGregor, B.A.Telecommunication ’47, who championed a free denominational press and established the nation’s first autonomous national news service founded by and for Baptists (Associated Baptist Press, now know as Baptist News Global), died June 30 in Mesquite, Texas.

CrossMap.com: Are Nominal ‘Christians’ Walking Away From Faith?

July 4, 2015
Thomas Kidd, Ph.D., professor of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and associate director of the Institute for Studies of Religion, is one of five Christian leaders who comment on “nominal Christianity” – the practice of identifying as Christian but bearing little evidence of the new birth. "The mainline churches have been in utter free fall for decades," said "If you're merely conforming to the surrounding culture and just parroting what it is saying about morality, the nature of people, and so forth, why would you keep going to church? You can get that from all kinds of cultural sources."

Gainesville (FL) Sun: Gainesville physician, state representative Dr. Robert 'Bob' Casey remembered

July 5, 2016
Memorial services were held over the weekend for former state Rep. Dr. Robert “Bob” Casey, B.A. Religion ’58, a prominent Gainesville physician who served as a state representative for Florida’s 22nd District from 1992 to 2000. Casey died of complications from pulmonary fibrosis on June 7.

Summer Send-Off Parties connect new Baylor students from coast to coast

Hundreds of incoming Baylor students are headed to campus this fall from places where seeing someone dressed in green and gold and throwing up a “sic ’em” isn’t an everyday occurrence. But in places like Chicago, Washington, Los Angeles, and dozens of other cities across the nation, there are more members of the Baylor family then […]

Baylor named a Fiske ‘Best Buy’ School – again

I would call a Baylor education “priceless,” but each year, studies like this one from the Fiske Guide to Colleges manage to put a value on it — and this year was no different. Baylor is one of just 44 institutions — public or private, college or university, from the U.S., U.K. and Canada — on […]

#FiveStarr: Celebrating athletic highlights of President Starr’s 5 years at Baylor

Five years ago this summer, Ken Starr took office as Baylor’s 14th president. From the beginning, he said that athletics were “the front porch of the University,” and since the early days of his tenure, when he fought tirelessly to stabilize and secure Baylor’s spot on the national stage, Baylor’s front porch has grown in […]

Summer at Baylor means classes and camps — for all ages

Parking lots and garages are full. Penland is packed during the lunch hour. The workout machines, Ping-Pong tables, racquetball and basketball courts at the SLC are just as busy as ever. You’d think it was the middle of the fall or spring – but this is Summer at Baylor. Many of those on campus are here […]

Baylor Bookstore to Host Isaiah Austin Book Signing

WACO, Texas (July 6, 2015) – In partnership with Isaiah Austin, the Baylor Bookstore will host an in-store book signing for Austin’s new title, <i>Dream Again</i>, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 10, at the bookstore at 1201 S. Fifth St. on the Baylor campus.

Baylor University Mourns Passing of Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering

Baylor University is mourning the passing of Tommie R. Thompson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, who died June 29, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. A memorial service will be announced at a later date and held at Austin Avenue United Methodist Church in Waco.

Isaiah Austin book signing at the Baylor Bookstore on July 10

In partnership with Isaiah Austin, the Baylor Bookstore will host an in-store book signing for Isaiah’s new title Dream Again on Friday, July 10.

Baylor Law School’s Veterans’ Assistance Clinic Receives Grant from State Bar of Texas

WACO, Texas (July 1, 2015) — For the first time in Baylor Law School history, the State Bar of Texas has awarded a grant to support and foster the ongoing effort of the Baylor Law School Veterans’ Assistance Clinic to provide Texas military veterans free legal counsel.