Alumni, Parents & Friends News

May
24
2017

M. Tennis. Men’s Tennis Concludes NCAA Singles Championship Action

Three Baylor men’s tennis players all lost in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championship Wednesday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

May
24
2017

Track & Field. Track & Field Rolls Into NCAA West Preliminary Rounds

Baylor will have a total of 34 entries in the field at the NCAA West Preliminary Championships, which run Thursday through Saturday at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.

May
24
2017

W. Tennis. Shankle Advances in NCAA Championship

Baylor women’s tennis senior Blair Shankle advanced to the round of 32 of the NCAA Championship with a two set victory, 6-2, 6-4, in the opening round on Wednesday morning. She bested No. 42-ranked Brittany Lindl of Tennessee for her 10th consecutive win and her 12th over a ranked opponent.

May
24
2017

W. Golf. Amy Lee Named Women’s Golf All-American

Baylor women’s golf junior Amy Lee has been named to the Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-America second team. She’s the fourth All-American in program history, joining Hayley Davis, Dylan Kim and Laura Lonardi.

May
24
2017

Baseball. No. 5 Baseball Falls to No. 4 West Virginia

No. 5 seed Baylor baseball fell 11-1 in seven innings to No. 4 West Virginia in the first game of the 2017 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship on Wednesday morning at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The Bears (34-20) were unable to overcome the Mountaineers (33-22) big, seven-run first inning.

May
24
2017

A national title and 2 Big 12 titles already this spring for Baylor — and the year’s not over yet

While it feels like we just barely turned the calendar over to 2017, in actuality, the spring semester is done, and with it, Baylor’s spring sports are drawing to a close. With two Big 12 titles (women’s indoor track, equestrian), one national title (acrobatics and tumbling), and nine spring sports currently in the top 25, here’s […]

May
24
2017

Hot Springs (AR) Sentinel-Records: Interact scholarships

May 14, 2017
Incoming Baylor freshman Makya White, a senior at Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts, is among the Interact Club Scholars who received scholarships awards from Hot Springs National Park Rotary Club. She plans to major in nursing.

May
24
2017

Houston Chronicle: "Shark Tank" for felons teaches more than business plans

May 12, 2017
Article about the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) business plan competition at the Cleveland (Texas) Correctional Center mentions Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which awards PEP graduates with a Certificate in Entrepreneurship. All graduates find a job within 90 days of release. Graduates have started 289 legitimate, profitable businesses.

May
24
2017

Idaho Business Review: Cher Hendricks to join UI as vice provost for academic initiatives

May 24, 2017
Cher Hendricks, Ph.D. ( B.A. in Theatre Arts ’89), was named vice provost for academic initiatives at the University of Idaho.

May
24
2017

Inc.: Research: Entrepreneurs Are Happier and Healthier Than Employees

May 23, 2017
This article references 2012 Baylor University research, which found that counties and parishes with a greater concentration of small, locally-owned businesses have healthier populations.

May
24
2017

New Faculties-in-Residence announced

Dr. Candi K. Cann and Dr. Clay Butler will serve as Faculties-in-Residence at North Village Texana House and Martin Hall respectively beginning in the fall.

May
24
2017

New Faculties-in-Residence announced

Dr. Candi K. Cann and Dr. Clay Butler will serve as Faculties-in-Residence at North Village Texana House and Martin Hall respectively beginning in the fall.

May
24
2017

Realtor Magazine: Foster Healthy Rivalry at Your Brokerage

May 23, 2017
This article cites a 2016 study published in Baylor University’s Keller Center Research Report. After analyzing the performance of 117 salespeople, researchers found that if a competitive person is placed in a noncompetitive environment, he or she will perform no better than his or her noncompetitive peers. The office culture, therefore, overrides a person’s competitive nature, the study found.

May
24
2017

SFGate (San Francisco Chronicle): Waco families get 'prescription vegetables' for health

May 23, 2017
In a new partnership between the Family Health Center and World Hunger Relief Inc., doctors in Waco are supplying patients with fresh “prescription vegetables.” The seeds of the program came through Live Well Waco, Prosper Waco and Baylor’s Master’s of Public Health program, which has conducted research into the idea. Students of Baylor’s chapter of the American Medical Student Association fill prescriptions at the Family Health Center and help educate the patients on their new preventive remedies. Quoted is Jeremy Everett, executive director of Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative, a collaborative project researching policy solutions to food insecurity.

May
24
2017

TIME: Some Older Parents Are Missing Out on This Social Security Perk

May 24, 2017
This column features William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Reichenstein, a Social Security expert, explains retirement benefits for parents (62 years or older) of children who are still in high school.

May
24
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Waco couple encourage the arts in two ways

May 23, 2017
Allison Syltie, director of Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art, and her husband, Jonathan Syltie, art instructor at Vanguard College Preparatory School, met in a college art class and now have jobs where they work at expanding their love for art to others in the Waco community. Both are quoted.

May
23
2017

Baseball. No. 5 Baseball Begins Big 12 Championship vs. No. 4 WVU

No. 5 seed Baylor baseball beings the 2017 Phillips Big 12 Baseball Championship at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark Wednesday vs. No. 4 West Virginia at 9 a.m. CT on FOX College Sports.

May
23
2017

W. Golf. Women’s Golf Tournament Run Ends in Quarterfinals

Baylor women’s golf saw its run end in the 2017 NCAA Championships match play quarterfinals, as the Lady Bears fell 3-2 to No. 1-ranked Stanford on Tuesday morning at Rich Harvest Farms.

May
23
2017

W. Tennis. Shankle Begins NCAA Singles Action Wednesday

Baylor women’s tennis senior and Big 12 Conference automatic qualifier Blair Shankle begins 2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Singles Championship play at 8 a.m. (CT) on Wednesday, May 24, at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga. No. 3-ranked and No. 5 overall seed Shankle will face Tennessee’s Brittany Lindl in the opening round.

May
23
2017

Baseball. Baseball Coach Rodriguez Named Big 12 Coach of the Year

Baylor baseball garnered a league-high 15 end-of-season Big 12 Conference honors, including Steve Rodriguez being named Big 12 Coach of the Year and Montana Parsons earning Co-Big 12 Newcomer of the Year. BU also landed a co-league-high 13 players on the All-Big 12 teams (West Virginia also had 13).