Baylor Alumni & Friends News

Jul
22
2014

Track. Bromell Wins 100-Meter Heat At IAAF World Junior Championships

To open his run at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Baylor track and field sprinter Trayvon Bromell turned in the fastest 100-meter qualifying time of 10.13 on Tuesday at Hayward Field.

Jul
22
2014

W. Tennis. Anderson Wins ITA Summer Circuit Event

Baylor women's tennis incoming freshman Kelley Anderson claimed the singles title at the ITA summer circuit event hosted by UT Arlington on Monday in Arlington, Texas.

Jul
22
2014

Baylor authors fill bookshelves with summer releases

Accounts of heroism from first-responders in West. An example of a church that’s changing the world. The story of a certain football coach whose revolutionary offense changed Baylor forever. These are just some of the options available to Baylor Nation as Bears everywhere hit the beach or otherwise work through their summer reading lists, while the prolific library of […]

Jul
22
2014

Baylor Researcher to Present at Gilliland Military Medical Lectureship on Thursday

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2014) – Lea Steele, Ph.D., research professor and director of the Veterans Health Research Program in Baylor University’s Institute of Biomedical Studies, is scheduled to present Thursday during the Gilliland Military Medical Lectureship at Baylor Scott & White’s Temple campus.

Jul
22
2014

Baylor University welcomes solar car teams, vehicles to campus Wednesday

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2014) – Baylor University will welcome 25 high school Solar Car Challenge teams – and their vehicles – to campus on Wednesday.

Jul
22
2014

Christina Chan-Park and Jerry Park

Sympathies to Christina Chan-Park, University Libraries, and her husband, Jerry Park, Sociology, on the death of her father, Michael Chan, on July 20, 2014.

Jul
22
2014

Faith Radio: Anti-Israel sentiment, workplace happiness, and more!

July 21, 2014
PODCAST included. In the second item, a Baylor study about finding happiness in the workplace due to church attendance is discussed. Jerry Z. Park, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is the author of the study. Co-authors are Baylor researchers Jenna Griebel Rogers, a doctoral candidate in sociology; Mitchell J. Neubert, Ph.D., associate professor and The Hazel and Harry Chavanne Chair of Christian Ethics in Business in the Hankamer School of Business; and Kevin D. Dougherty, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology.

Jul
22
2014

The Baptist Standard: Texas Tidbits

July 21, 2014
In the second item, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr appoints Tommye Lou Davis his chief of staff and Juan Alejandro Jr. interim vice president of governance and risk and chief compliance officer.

Jul
22
2014

Travel World: Wandering Waco

July 22, 2014
Baylor University is mentioned in this detailed article about the attractions and history of Waco. The university is recognized as holding the world's largest collection of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning memorabilia.

Jul
22
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Gaineses to remodel 13 more local homes for HGTV’s ‘Fixer Upper’

July 21, 2014
Wacoans and Baylor alumni, Chip, B.B.A. ’98, and Joanna, B.A. ’01, Gaines signed on for a second season of their show “Fixer Uppoer” on HGTV. For the season they will be remodeling 13 homes around Waco, starting the work right away.

Jul
22
2014

WHSV-TV (Harrisonburg, Virginia): Blue Ridge Community College Garners Six “Great College to Work For” Designations

July 21, 2014
For the fourth year in a row, Baylor University joined an elite group of universities named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Honor Roll as one of the country’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Of the 42 national universities awarded Honor Roll status, Baylor is one of only two universities in the large university category (10,000 or more students) to achieve recognition in 11 of the 12 categories honoring specific best practices and policies. The Chronicle noted: “In light of Baylor University's warmly welcoming culture, it is little surprise that for three consecutive years Baylor has been named a ‘Great College to Work For.’ These heartwarming results demonstrate enthusiasm, dedication and a high sense of calling from our faculty and staff. The collaborative work environment these men and women foster allows Baylor to provide a transformational education within a caring community.”

Jul
21
2014

W. Basketball. WBB's Wallace Honored by Basketball Australia

Incoming freshman women's basketball player Kristy Wallace, who hails from the Australian state of Queensland, was recently named Basketball Australia's 2013 Junior Female Player of the Year.

Jul
21
2014

Baylor football pegged as preseason Big 12 runner-up for 2014

We are now less than six weeks from kicking off the 2014 college football season and all that entails — including the defending of last year’s Big 12 title and the opening of McLane Stadium. Preseason polls of both media and coaches indicate that Baylor is expected to again be in the hunt for the Big […]

Jul
21
2014

Baylor University Again Named to Elite Honor Roll in ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ List

WACO, Texas (July 21, 2014) - For the fourth year in a row, Baylor University joined an elite group of universities named to The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2014 Honor Roll as one of the country's "Great Colleges to Work For." Of only 42 national universities awarded Honor Roll status, Baylor is one of only two universities in the large university category (10,000 or more students) to achieve recognition in 10 of the 11 categories recognizing specific best practices and policies.

Jul
21
2014

Examiner.com: Evangelicals more likely to divorce than non-religious, study suggests

July 20, 2014
Article mentions a Baylor University sociology study that suggests that evangelicals are more likely to divorce than those who claim no religion. The research was part of a report released by the Council on Contemporary Families. Baylor researchers included Jerry Z. Park, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences; and Joshua Tom and Brita Andercheck, doctoral candidates in the department of sociology. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers the sociology department.)

Jul
21
2014

Fort Bend Star: Sugar Land Girl Scout betters YMCA soccer fields to earn Gold Award

July 16, 2014
Sasha Asthana, a Girl Scout from Sugar Land, recently planned, constructed and installed a set of benches at her local YMCA soccer fields. This earned her the Girl Scouts of the USA’s Gold Award. This fall Asthana plans to attend Baylor University to study biomedical engineering.

Jul
21
2014

KXXV-TV: Baylor gets $8 million gift, regents increase tuition for 2015 school year

July 18, 2014
Baylor received a generous $8 million gift from Dr. Thomas J. Rosenbalm, a Baylor alumnus and physician, who gave the gift in honor of his father and mother, Clarence and Claudia Rosenbalm. The gift is earmarked for renovations to Fifth Street and the addition of a fountain, which will anchor the area.

Jul
21
2014

Longview News-Journal: Searcy wins state bar achievement award

July 20, 2014
Joshua P. Searcy, J.D. ’05, was recently presented the Romina L. Mulloy Bossio Achievement Award by the Young Lawyers Committee of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the Texas State Bar. Searcy was given the award because of “his contributions to community service, pro bono work and efforts to encourage and support other young bankruptcy attorneys in their community and at large.”

Jul
21
2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Seventh Annual Survey: Great Colleges To Work For 2014

July 21, 2014
For the fourth year in a row, Baylor University joined an elite group of universities named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Honor Roll as one of the country’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Of the 42 national universities awarded Honor Roll status, Baylor is one of only two universities in the large university category (10,000 or more students) to achieve recognition in 11 of the 12 categories honoring specific best practices and policies. The Chronicle noted: “In light of Baylor University's warmly welcoming culture, it is little surprise that for three consecutive years Baylor has been named a ‘Great College to Work For.’ These heartwarming results demonstrate enthusiasm, dedication and a high sense of calling from our faculty and staff. The collaborative work environment these men and women foster allows Baylor to provide a transformational education within a caring community.”

Jul
21
2014

The Dallas Morning News: Addison, Dallas Entrepreneur Center join forces to help support startup companies

July 18, 2014
Baylor’s Accelerated Ventures program is mentioned in this article about an effort in Dallas to help support entrepreneurial businesses and startup companies. Quoted is Baylor alumnus James Blair, who launched LionsMouth Digital, a design firm. Also mentioned is David Grubbs, a former Baylor lecturer in management and entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business who directed Accelerated Ventures.