Alumni, Parents & Friends News

Aug
24
2016

Dr. Garland’s Commencement advice exemplifies the need for Christian universities

Baylor posted President Garland’s Summer 2016 Commencement address online earlier this week, and if you haven’t heard it yet, I encourage you to check it out. (Watch the video or read the complete transcript here.) In his speech, Dr. Garland gives an excellent explanation of what excellence looks like in a Christian context, and particularly at a Christian university. […]

Aug
24
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “Get involved right away.”

[What advice would you give to new students?] “Just get involved right away. Find something that you think might be interesting and give it a shot… I’m part of the Swing Dance Society. It’s really great. I came in as a freshman, second semester, never had danced at all. I came in, just started showing […]

Aug
24
2016

Diabetes.co.uk (United Kingdom): Being friends with thin people could help weight loss efforts, study reports

Aug. 24, 2016
A study by Baylor researcher Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., found that people may be more likely to lose weight if they socialize with thinner people. Obesity significantly increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes, and people who develop Type 2 are often urged to lose weight, according to this article. The study by Andersson, assistant professor of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences, was published in the journal Obesity. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Aug
24
2016

Health Medicine Network: Sub-Saharan Africans satisfied with their sex lives, with 18 percent rating them a perfect 10

Aug. 22, 2016
Article about research presented at the American Sociological Association meeting by lead author Stephen Cranney, Ph.D., a postdoctoral scholar in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion and lecturer of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences, about sex life satisfaction in Africa’s Sub-Sahara region, a relatively undeveloped area. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, has pitched this research nationally. She covers sociology and ISR research and faculty.)

Aug
24
2016

KWBU Radio (NPR affiliate): Why U.S. Parents Aren’t as Happy as Non-Parents

Aug. 23, 2016
AUDIO: This interview with Baylor researcher Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., explores why parents in the United States are less happy than those without children. Andersson, assistant professor of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences, said this country ranked at the bottom of 22 industrialized countries he studied when it came to providing workplace “policy packages” such as flexible hours, paid parenting leave, paid vacation and paid sick time. “Putting people in a situation where they have time and space to negotiate being a parent and being an employee seemed to matter a lot more to closing the happiness gap than any kind of short-term financial transfer incentive,” Andersson said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally and arranged this interview. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Aug
24
2016

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Baylor’s McLane Stadium Honored For Safety, Security

Aug. 23, 2016
Baylor University’s McLane Stadium was awarded the Facility of Merit for Safety and Security Award, an accolade given by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) that is given to four NCAA schools to recognize a facility that takes innovative measures to enhance safety and security.

Aug
24
2016

Lindsey & Joe Rogers

Congratulations to Lindsey & Joe Rogers, Baylor police department, on the birth of their second daughter, Delaney Kate, on August 17, 2016.

Aug
24
2016

NewsOK (The Oklahoman): Care of Alzheimer's patients increasingly includes the soul

Aug. 23, 2016
This article about “soul care” for people with dementia quotes James Ellor, Ph.D., professor and co-director of the doctorate program in the School of Social Work. When Ellor was a chaplain at a Chicago nursing home, he discovered that people with Alzheimer’s might not remember recent events or even recognize their children, but they could remember beloved hymns from their childhoods, and many could recite Bible verses they learned as children.

Aug
24
2016

Science Magazine: Employers who promote ethics should reward workers who exhibit them, Baylor study suggests

Aug. 23, 2016
Tying company values such as honesty and respect into employee awards and job evaluations is being championed by public relations, marketing and human resources departments in some prominent companies, according to a study by Marlene Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers JPRNM research and faculty.)

Aug
24
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor professor to share Waco’s World War I memories in lecture

Aug. 24, 2016
Wacoans’ World War I memories, drawn from thousands of taped interviews in Baylor’s Institute for Oral History, will be the core of a talk by Steven Sielaff, the institute’s senior editor and collections manager, at 6:30 Thursday at Waco’s Lee Lockwood Library and Museum. Those interviewed ranged from residents who took soldiers under their wings during their pilot training to German Americans who were ostracized.

Aug
24
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: First Baptist program offers loaner furniture for Baylor graduate students

Aug. 20, 2016
Article about First Baptist Church of Waco and its Furnishings@First program, which has offered furniture and other household items for loan without charge to Baylor University graduate students.

Aug
23
2016

W. Volleyball. VB Holds Successful Green & Gold Scrimmage

Baylor volleyball played its annual Green & Gold Scrimmage on Tuesday evening at the Ferrell Center, giving fans a preview of the 2016 team, set to open its 2016 season on Friday with the Hampton Inn North Baylor Invitational.

Aug
23
2016

Football. McLane Stadium Honored For Safety, Security

Baylor’s McLane Stadium was recently honored with the Facility of Merit for Safety and Security Award by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

Aug
23
2016

Football. Football Places Five On Senior Bowl Watch List

Five Baylor football players, Kyle Fuller, Shock Linwood, Ryan Reid, Seth Russell and Orion Stewart, were named to the watch list for the 2017 Senior Bowl, bowl officials announced Tuesday.

Aug
23
2016

Missions Line Camp student: ‘It’s not about whether they know who to thank’

While most Baylor Line Camp participants took part in a camp on the Baylor campus, two special Line Camps took place far from Waco. One of those took incoming freshmen to Guatemala, where they not only got to know Baylor and one another, but served local children through an organization known as Orphan’s Heart. Garrett Burton, a freshman biology […]

Aug
23
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “There are a lot of hidden treasures around here.”

“I’ve lived in Waco my whole life, and [coming to Baylor] has been something I’ve been looking forward to… Waco is a great town. It’s easy to get involved, and it’s a great community. Explore as much as you can. It’s really easy to get rides, everyone is really friendly, so if someone has a […]

Aug
23
2016

Baptist News Global: Despite size, Nagasaki Cross inspires reflection on Christian unity, breaking barriers

Aug. 18, 2016
Baylor is hosting the Nagasaki Cross, forged from debris found in the wreckage of a middle school 1,500 feet from where an American plutonium bomb detonated on Aug. 9, 1945. Quoted are Kathy Hillman, associate professor and director of Baptist collections and library advancement for Baylor Libraries, and Baylor interim President David Garland. “It’s a striking reminder of how the (Christian) cross arises out of total desolation,” Garland said.

Aug
23
2016

Carey Ann Smith

Sympathies to the family, friends, and students of retired Assistant Dean for Student Services in the School of Nursing Carey Ann Smith on her death August 13, 2016.

Aug
23
2016

Dr. John Olson

Sympathies to the family, friends, and students of Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. John Olson on his death August 16, 2016.