Alumni, Parents & Friends News

Dec
8
2016

M. Basketball. Baylor Hall of Famer Bill Menefee Passes Away at Age 95

Bill Menefee, a Baylor Hall of Fame inductee and former Baylor basketball coach and athletic director, died Thursday in Waco at the age of 95.

Dec
8
2016

Make a difference this Christmas; give the gift of Baylor

Last week, we gave you Christmas gift ideas for the Baylor Bears in your life. But if your loved one already has all the green-and-gold t-shirts, coffee mugs and office decor they can handle, then you might take a look at the Baylor Christmas 2016 Gift Catalog. The gifts in this catalog aren’t things you can wrap […]

Dec
8
2016

W. Soccer. Soccer Adds Two Players for 2017 Roster

Baylor soccer added midfielder Emily Bunnell (Cottage Grove, Minnesota) and goalkeeper Jen Wandt (Brookfield, Wisconsin), head coach Paul Jobson announced Thursday.

Dec
8
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “Then I heard, ‘Representing Pi Kappa Phi…’ and I was like, ‘Wait, what was that?!’”

“I’m here for the Phi Beta Kappa induction. It’s the oldest honors society in the country, founded in 1776. … I’m in Phi Alpha Theta, the history honors society. I’m in a couple different honors programs, the general honors program and the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core. … I’m on the club volleyball team. I’m in Pi […]

Dec
8
2016

Football. Matt Rhule Era Begins in Waco

Decked out in a slick gray suit and a new green tie, Matt Rhule looked more like an evangelical preacher than the new Baylor football coach.

Dec
8
2016

Baptist News Global: To help someone grieving at the holidays, avoid platitudes, experts say

Dec. 8, 2016
Helen Harris, Ed.D., assistant professor in Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, is a featured expert in this story. Harris, who is an expert on grief and bereavement, said the grieving process is connected to a person’s physical, emotional and spiritual makeup. “Give people permission to acknowledge that they are grieving and that that doesn’t make you a bad Christian or a weak person to wish things were different,” Harris said. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Harris as an expert. He covers faculty and research in the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.)

Dec
8
2016

Colorado State Source: Baylor organist helps realize donors’ musical dream

Dec. 1, 2016
Organist Isabelle Demers, assistant professor of keyboard studies in Baylor’s School of Music, will perform Dec. 9 at Colorado State University as part of the Cavarra Organ Series. “I am so excited to be hosting Isabelle Demers at CSU,” said Joel Bacon, Stewart and Sheron Golden Chair of Organ and Liturgical Studies. “She is one of the most amazing organists I have ever heard in performance — breathtaking virtuosity, beautiful musicality and always a fascinating choice of repertoire.”

Dec
8
2016

KDFW-TV (Dallas-Fort Worth/FOX): Richardson ISD Nurses Praised For Saving Lives

Dec. 7, 2016
VIDEO: Richardson ISD is praising the quick-thinking of two school nurses – both Baylor Nursing alumni – for saving two lives over the past month. On Nov. 28, Annie Young, B.B.A. (Human Resource Management) ’01, B.S.N. (Nursing) ’06, a school nurse at Lake Highlands Junior High, used her AED/CPR training to help save the life of a 13-year-old student who had collapsed on the school track. Two weeks earlier, Jessica Haas, B.S.N. (Nursing) ’97, a school nurse at Wallace Elementary, also used an AED to save the life of a student’s mother who had collapsed outside the school.

Dec
8
2016

KTVT-TV (Dallas-Fort Worth/CBS): School nurse, PE coach save 13-year-old's life

Dec. 7, 2016
VIDEO: Richardson ISD is praising the quick-thinking of two school nurses – both Baylor Nursing alumni – for saving two lives over the past month. On Nov. 28, Annie Young, B.B.A. (Human Resource Management) ’01, B.S.N. (Nursing) ’06, a school nurse at Lake Highlands Junior High, used her AED/CPR training to help save the life of a 13-year-old student who had collapsed on the school track. Two weeks earlier, Jessica Haas, B.S.N. (Nursing) ’97, a school nurse at Wallace Elementary, also used an AED to save the life of a student’s mother who had collapsed outside the school.

Dec
8
2016

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Young man’s giving spirit lives on through organization

Dec. 8, 2016
The family of Dustin Chamberlain, a Baylor University pre-medical student who died tragically in December 2011, continues their son’s Christian mission through "Dustin's Dream," a foundation set up to establish medical clinics in Guatemala and provide scholarships for students going into the medical field from Siloam Springs (AR) High School and Baylor University. The organization founded the Heart of Love Clinic in Guatemala City, and partnered with Life of Hope Ministry in Joplin, Mo., to operate it. They hope to expand to Campur, located seven hours away from Guatemala City.

Dec
8
2016

Public Health Minute with Bill Latimer: Student Veterans – Janet Bagby, PhD – Baylor University

Dec. 6, 2016
AUDIO: Janet Bagby, Ph.D., senior lecturer in educational psychology at Baylor’s School of Education, is interviewed about her work helping student veterans transition from a highly structured environment to a higher education environment. In 2012, Dr. Bagby founded Baylor’s Veteran Educational and Transition services (VETS) Program, which promotes the academic success of student veterans at Baylor. Public Health Minute (PHM) is a production of the Lehman College School of Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing at the City University of New York.

Dec
7
2016

Football. Coach Matt Rhule Introductory Press Conference Quotes

New head football coach Matt Rhule met with the media for the first time Wednesday afternoon.

Dec
7
2016

Football. Football Places Four on Coaches All-Big 12 Teams

With three first-team and a second-team selection, Baylor football had four players honored on the All-Big 12 teams, the league announced Wednesday.

Dec
7
2016

Football. Baylor Introduces New Football Coach Matt Rhule

A new era began for Baylor football on Dec. 7, 2016, as Matt Rhule (pronounced RULE) was introduced as the 27th head coach to lead the Bears program.

Dec
7
2016

Amos Barker

Congratulations to Amos Barker, student financial aid, and spouse Alisha, on the birth of their daughter Juliana Alexa on November 21,2016.

Dec
7
2016

Baylor University Seeks Nominations for Youth Entrepreneur Award

WACO, Texas (Dec. 7, 2016) – Do you know a high school student who is a budding – or maybe already successful – entrepreneur?

Dec
7
2016

Chase Cantrell

Sympathies to Mrs. Cantrell on the death of her son and Baylor student, Chase Cantrell, on December 6, 2016.

Dec
7
2016

Douglas Crow

Sympathies to the family, friends and students of Douglas Crow, Professor Emeritus of German and Sculptor-in-Residence, on his death December 2, 2016.

Dec
7
2016

Education News: Author discusses new book on how arrival of women in higher education changed colleges’ sense of mission

Dec. 6, 2016
Question-and-answer with Andrea L. Turpin, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Baylor University, about her book. In “A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917,” Turpin explores how the entrance of women into U.S. colleges and universities shaped changing ideas about the moral and religious purposes of higher education in unexpected ways and profoundly shaped American culture.

Dec
7
2016

John Lowe

Sympathies to John Lowe, University Libraries, and family on the death of his father in law, Douglas Crow, on December 2, 2016.