Baseball. Steve Smith Will Not Return As Baseball Coach

Steve Smith, Baylor University's baseball coach the past 21 years, will not return as the program's head coach for the 2016 season.

M. Tennis. Galeano, Lenz Make NCAA Doubles Final Four

For the first time in program history, a Baylor men's tennis doubles pairing has made the NCAA Doubles Championship semifinals as Diego Galeano and Julian Lenz picked up their third-straight three-set victory Saturday at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.

W. Tennis. Burgic, Shankle Fall In NCAA Doubles Quarterfinals

The Baylor women's tennis doubles pairing of Ema Burgic and Blair Shankle had its season ended with a three-set defeat in the NCAA Doubles Championship quarterfinals Saturday at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.

W. Golf. Women's Golf in Fourth at NCAA Championship

Baylor women's golf is the leader in the clubhouse and is in fourth place overall after Saturday's second round at the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship. BU shot 19-over 307 in the second round, which ranked fourth among the 12 teams to complete their second rounds before play was suspended due to lightning at The Concession Golf Club.

Christian Post: Is the Atheist Population Skyrocketing?

May 20, 2015
Byron Johnson, Ph.D., co-director of ISR and Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences, discusses the claim that Christianity is declining in the U.S. and the lack of evidence to support the claim. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.)

Financial Buzz: St. Petersburg National Research University of IT, Mechanics and Optics Wins IBM-Sponsored International Collegiate Programming Contest

May 20, 2015
Baylor serves as the headquarters for the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), which recently concluded in Marrakech, Morocco. Known as the "Battle of the Brains," the ICPC serves as a proving ground for the top collegiate programmers, challenging them to solve a series of complex real-world problems in just five hours. Bill Poucher, Ph.D., professor of computer science in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, serves as ICPC executive director. He is quoted in the story. "I am excited to see what these students will do with the mastery they've gained from this contest and from each other as they continue their academic and professional pursuits as ACM members," Poucher said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the School of Engineering and Computer Science.)

Monroe (LA) News-Star: LA Opera’s ―The Barber of Seville’ June 5, 7 at ULM

May 17, 2015
Comic opera “The Barber of Seville” by Goacchino Rossini will be presented by the Louisiana Opera company in June at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Joining the production is conductor Jeffrey Peterson, Ph.D., assistant professor of voice in Baylor’s School of Music.

Press-Register (Mobile, AL): Graduation 2015: 39 seniors walk during St. Luke's Episcopal School commencement

May 17, 2015
Ashlyn Murphy, who plans to attend Baylor University in the fall and major in biology, was honored as the Class of 2015 salutatorian at St. Luke’s Episcopal School graduation in Mobile, Alabama.

7 books that should be on every Baylor Bear’s shelf

The selection of books that line a person’s shelves can tell you a lot about the person. So what’s a Baylor home without a selection of Baylor books? Below are 7 books that should be on every Bear’s shelf, followed by a host of “honorable mentions” for those who really want to dig deep. * To […]

Baylor senior finds her true family inside the Baylor family

[We sometimes talk about the “Baylor family,” because that’s how Baylor people act — as a family. But three of the key players in this story — a Baylor student, an alum and a professor — have taken that term to a whole new level.] Born in Kentucky to a mother who may have suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, […]

Baylor grads honored among the best in Texas public education

What kind of educators does Baylor’s School of Education produce? Why, the best in Texas, that’s all. In 2015 alone, Baylor graduates have been named: * Texas’ Superintendent of the Year — Dr. Michael McFarland, BBA ’93, EDD ’05, became the second Baylor grad in four years to win this honor. McFarland has led Lancaster ISD in south Dallas since […]

Even cancer diagnosis couldn’t keep Baylor senior from graduating

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 […]

Baylor A Cappella Group Places at International Competition

WACO, Texas (May 21, 2015) – Baylor a cappella group VirtuOSO was pitch perfect as they placed fourth at this year’s International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA).

Baylor Campus Buildings To Change Hours for Memorial Day

WACO, Texas (May 21, 2015) – Baylor University will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day, while some campus buildings will have changed hours. No classes will be held, and all administrative offices will be closed.

Study: Hey, Advertising and Marketing Pros! Before You ―Go Thin,’ Think Again

WACO, Texas (May 21, 2015) – Here’s the skinny: Not all women will buy products because the models in the advertisements are thin, according to a new study of a diverse group of 239 women by a Baylor University marketing professor.

Baylor University and Alamo Colleges Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

WACO, Texas (May 11, 2015) – Baylor University and Alamo Colleges today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.