Baylor Alumni & Friends News

May
3
2015

Baylor leads state of Texas in NFL draft picks since 2011

The back-to-back Big 12 football defending champs will return 18 of last season’s 24 starters this fall. Five of the six who have moved on are headed to the NFL this fall. Two-time All-American Bryce Petty was the first Bear to be selected in the 2015 NFL draft, going early in the fourth round to the New York Jets […]

May
3
2015

Baseball. Baseball Takes Series with 14-4 Win at Kansas

Baylor (19-28, 8-13) slugged its way to a 14-4 win over Kansas (20-28, 7-11) to claim a series win on Sunday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark.

May
3
2015

Softball. No. 17 Softball Completes Sweep at Kansas with 7-0 Win in Finale

Heather Stearns tossed a two-hit shutout and Robin Landrith drove in a career-high four runs as No. 17 Baylor completed the Big 12 series sweep at Kansas with a 7-0 win Sunday at Arrocha Ballpark.

May
2
2015

Track. Williams Breaks School Record At Payton Jordan Invitational

Junior middle distance runner Olicia Williams broke the 800-meter Baylor school record with a time of 2:02.26 Saturday at the Payton Jordan Invitational.

May
2
2015

Track. Bromell Highlights T&F's Day At Longhorn Invitational

Sophomore sprinter Trayvon Bromell won the 200-meter dash to lead Baylor's track and field team at the Longhorn Invitational on Saturday at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

May
2
2015

Baseball. Baseball Evens Series at Kansas with 6-3 Win

Baylor (18-28, 7-13) earned a 6-3 win to even the series against Kansas (20-27, 7-10) Saturday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark.

May
2
2015

Football. Petty and Hager Selected in 2015 NFL Draft

uarterback Bryce Petty and linebacker Bryce Hager, key members of Baylor's 2013 and 2014 Big 12 championship squads, were selected in the 2015 NFL Draft.

May
2
2015

Softball. No. 17 Softball Takes Series at Kansas with 6-1 Win in Game Two

Jordan Strickland drove in three runs and Kendall Potts won her first Big 12 start in the circle for No. 17 Baylor in a 6-1 win over Kansas at Arrocha Ballpark.

May
1
2015

Baseball. Baseball Shutout in Series Opener at Kansas, 2-0

Baylor (17-28, 6-13) was shutout 2-0 in its series opener at Kansas (19-26, 6-9) Friday night at Hoglund Ballpark.

May
1
2015

Softball. No. 17 SB Takes First Game of Big 12 Series at Kansas, 4-2

Baylor and Kansas exchanged punches early, but the No. 17-ranked Bears prevailed in a 4-2, Big 12 series-opening win at Arrocha Ballpark Friday night.

May
1
2015

Baylor grad’s play nominated for 5 Tony Awards

Just a few years ago, Robert Askins was a theatre major at Baylor writing plays in his spare time. As of this week, he is Tony Award-nominated writer Robert Askins; his brainchild, Hand to God, is up for five Tonys this summer, including “Best Play.” Hand to God is not for the faint of heart. […]

May
1
2015

Track. Track & Field Splits For Final Regular Season Meets

To close out its 2015 regular season, Baylor's track and field teams will have athletes taking part in both the Longhorn Invitational and the Payton Jordan Invitational Saturday.

May
1
2015

Austin American-Statesman: Patterson: You too can celebrate Law Day

April 30, 2015
Column by Justice Jan P. Patterson, J.D., a senior justice on the Texas Court of Appeals and justice-in-residence at Baylor Law School, about the importance of Law Day on May 1. According to Patterson, Law Day is to be a special day of celebration by the people of the United States in appreciation of their liberties. “It is a time for all Americans to reflect on their legacy: that in America the rule of law is the link between the individual and freedom,” Patterson wrote.

May
1
2015

Baylor Medical Humanities Students Receive DeBakey Scholarship

WACO, Texas (May 1, 2015) – Seven Baylor Medical Humanities students have been awarded the 2015 Michael E. DeBakey, Selma DeBakey and Lois DeBakey Endowed Scholarship Fund.

May
1
2015

Baylor University's Gaming Capstone Students to Demonstrate New Video Games to Public

WACO, Texas (May 1, 2015) - Are you ready to travel through dungeons and ghost towns to battle monsters and vengeful spirits? Grab your game controllers and let's go! Senior students from the computer science department in Baylor's School of Engineering and Computer Science will demonstrate video games they've developed.

May
1
2015

Baylor University’s Gaming Capstone Students to Demonstrate New Video Games to Public

WACO, Texas (May 1, 2015) - Are you ready to travel through dungeons and ghost towns to battle monsters and vengeful spirits? Grab your game controllers and let's go! Senior students from the computer science department in Baylor's School of Engineering and Computer Science will demonstrate video games they've developed.

May
1
2015

Cosmetics Design: Analyzing the motivations behind sun tanning and UV exposure

April 30, 2015
In Europe and America, tanned skin can be seen as desirable and a sign of good health and beauty. Jay Yoo, Ph.D., assistant professor of family and consumer sciences in Baylor's Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, carried out a study of 333 college students who were surveyed about their body-tanning attitudes and behaviors and presented the findings at the annual Family and Consumer Sciences Conference of Texas. According to Yoo, “a significant motivation can be that tanning is a pleasurable and social activity.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story. She covers research in the department of family and consumer sciences.)

May
1
2015

Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System: Soldiers lead Baylor football players through Army training

April 29, 2015
Thirty Baylor University football players trained with soldiers from the Army’s 91st Engineer Battalion “Saber,” First Armored Brigade Combat Team, First Calvary Division in Fort Hood, Texas, as part of the battalion’s community outreach program. Players were lead through physical readiness training, the Leadership Reaction Course and received hands-on training with a variety of small arms weapons. Quoted in the article is Baylor student-athlete Seth Russell, the team’s quarterback.

May
1
2015

ExxonMobil Foundation Presents Baylor with Check from Matching Gifts Program

WACO, Texas (May 1, 2015) – Baylor University announced today that it has received $434,625 from ExxonMobil and its employees through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2014 Educational Matching Gift Program.

May
1
2015

The Baptist Standard: Baptist women paved way in improving race relations, historians say

April 30, 2015
Quoted in an article about how Southern Baptist women were decades ahead of the denomination’s male leaders in improving race relations among Baptists are Laine Scales, Ph.D., professor of higher education and associate dean for graduate and professional studies in the Graduate School, and Nicholas Pruitt, a doctoral student in history at Baylor. Dr. Scales said that personal friendships between black and white Baptist women date back to 1901, when the Women’s Convention, the women’s auxiliary connected to the National Baptist Convention USA Inc., invited Woman’s Missionary Union Corresponding Secretary Annie Armstrong to address the convention in Cincinnati.