Baylor Alumni & Friends News

Jul
30
2014

Cross Country. Cross Country Releases 2014 Schedule

Baylor cross country head coach Todd Harbour announced the unveiling of his team's 2014 schedule Wednesday.

Jul
30
2014

What killed the dinosaurs? Baylor geology researcher part of new study

We’ve all heard that an asteroid killed the dinosaurs. A new study says that’s almost right — but not the complete story. The research, conducted by an international team that included Baylor geology professor Daniel Peppe, says that the asteroid strike was part of a “perfect storm” of events that proved to be the dinos’ […]

Jul
30
2014

Baylor Gameday Resource Information

On Sunday, Aug. 31, Baylor University will celebrate its inaugural game, opening the spectacular new on-campus McLane Stadium on the banks of the Brazos River. Coach Art Briles and the defending Big 12 Champion Baylor Bears take on the SMU Mustangs in a game that kicks off at 6:30 p.m. after an exciting series of pre-game events and ceremonies.

Jul
30
2014

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Wreck kills Baylor student, graduate, and injures two from Fort Worth

July 30, 2014
Friends share about the four North Texas Baylor students involved in a car accident that claimed the lives of Baylor junior Jack Stewart and May graduate Laura Onwudinanti and injured senior Jake Hale and incoming freshman Megan Ritzi. Includes a statement from Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.

Jul
30
2014

KTVT-TV (DFW): 2 Baylor Students Killed In Car Crash

July 30, 2014
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: Story about the four North Texas Baylor students involved in a car accident that claimed the lives of Baylor junior Jack Stewart and May graduate Laura Onwudinanti and injured senior Jake Hale and incoming freshman Megan Ritzi. Includes a statement from Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.

Jul
30
2014

KWBU-FM (NPR affiliate in Waco): Scientists: Asteroid Caught Dinosaurs at A Bad Time

July 29, 2014
AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: Article showcases the research work of Dan Peppe, Ph.D., assistant professor of geology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. He is one of 11 international experts whose study supports claims that dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in history. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who covers geology research and faculty, pitched Dr. Peppe's research to reporters and is responsible for placing this story.)

Jul
30
2014

KXAS-TV (DFW): Baylor Music Students Killed in Central Texas Crash

July 30, 2014
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: Friends share about the four North Texas Baylor students involved in a car accident that claimed the lives of Baylor junior Jack Stewart and May graduate Laura Onwudinanti and injured senior Jake Hale and incoming freshman Megan Ritzi. Includes a statement from Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.

Jul
30
2014

Mesquite News: Mesquite recognizes meal initiative

July 29, 2014
The mayor of Mesquite, Texas, presented Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative, housed in the Baylor School of Social Work, and Mesquite ISD summer meal staff with a proclamation for “No Kid Hungry Summer” to raise awareness of their free summer meal programs. No Kid Hungry is a national campaign to promote free meal options in the summer for children who normally receive free and reduced lunches during the school year.

Jul
30
2014

The Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City): LOOK: Baylor's McLane Stadium photos are spectacular

July 25, 2015
The Daily Oklahoman in Oklahoma City features some of the latest photos of Baylor’s new McLane Stadium, which the paper describes as "spectacular."

Jul
30
2014

The Dallas Morning News: 2 from Baylor killed, 2 others from North Texas hurt in crash

July 30, 2014
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: Friends share about the four North Texas Baylor students involved in a car accident that claimed the lives of Baylor junior Jack Stewart and May graduate Laura Onwudinanti and injured senior Jake Hale and incoming freshman Megan Ritzi. Includes a statement from Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.

Jul
30
2014

You Beauty (Online Magazine): Addicted to WebMD? 15 Signs You're a Cyberchondriac

July 30, 2014
Thomas Fergus, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted about his study on “cyberchondria,” the term used to describe the anxiety of those who obsess about their health by searching online about symptoms and illnesses. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications who covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty at Baylor, wrote the original story about Fergus' research in October 2013 and placed it in numerous national media outlets. She arranged this interview with Fergus.)

Jul
29
2014

Baylor among nation’s ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ for 5th time in 6 years

For the fifth time in six years, Baylor University has been named one of the country’s “Great Colleges to Work For” following a nationwide survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Perhaps more impressively, Baylor made the study’s Honor Roll — the best of the best — for the fourth straight year, as one of just […]

Jul
29
2014

Baylor Statement on Student, Graduate Deaths, Student Injuries in Car Accident

WACO, Texas (July 29, 2014) -- Baylor University is mourning the tragic deaths of one student and one recent graduate who were involved in a one-car accident today (Tuesday, July 29) on Hwy 7 near Kosse in Falls County in Central Texas. The accident also injured another Baylor student and an incoming Baylor freshman, who have been taken to Baylor Scott & White in Temple with serious injuries.

Jul
29
2014

Christian Post: God Doing the Impossible: FCA Ghana Director Vincent Asamoah

July 25, 2014
Feature about 2008 Truett Seminary graduate Vincent Asamoah and his calling into sports ministry. Asamoah is director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Ghana.

Jul
29
2014

Deseret News: To commemorate World War 1, reverend helps believers respond to war through prayer

July 28, 2014
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, is quoted about how religious beliefs pervaded all aspects of World War I, from the justifications offered by political leaders to the inspiration for soldiers in the trenches. Jenkins is the author of the recently-published book “The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, wrote a story about Jenkins’ book and pitched it to Deseret News and other media outlets in May.)

Jul
29
2014

Forbes: The (Atrocious) Luck of the Dinosaurs

July 28, 2014
Article showcases the research work of Dan Peppe, Ph.D., assistant professor of geology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. He is one of 11 international experts whose study supports claims that dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in history.
(Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers geology.)

Jul
29
2014

Julie Cash

Sympathies to Julie Cash, academic affairs, on the death of her father, Henry H. Jones, on July 27, 2014.

Jul
29
2014

KWBU-FM (Waco public radio/NPR affiliate): Migrating Grocery Stores Leave Food Deserts In Central Waco

July 25, 2014
AUDIO INCLUDED: Shamethia Webb, a regional director at Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative, is quoted in this article about the migration of large grocery stores and the "food deserts" they leave behind. According to a preliminary Baylor University study released earlier this year, food deserts span large portions of Waco. Webb said that people turn to convenience stores with options that are not as healthy.

Jul
29
2014

The Sacramento Bee: Big 12 football facilities always on the grow

July 26, 2014
Feature on Baylor’s new McLane Stadium, which will be christened on the final day of August with a primetime Sunday game against SMU. A national television audience will get the rare opportunity to see one of the nation’s top offenses play in college football’s newest stadium.