Baylor Alumni & Friends News

Sep
19
2014

General News. Baylor Athletics To Host Third 'Feed My Starving Children'

For the third consecutive year, Baylor student-athletes, coaches and staff have volunteered to prepare more than 100,000 meals to feed thousands of starving children in the developing world.

Sep
19
2014

W. Volleyball. LSU Snaps Volleyball's Win Streak at Five Matches

Baylor volleyball's five-match win streak came to a close Friday afternoon when LSU defeated the Bears 25-23, 19-25, 28-26, 25-29 Friday at UTSA's Convocation Center.

Sep
19
2014

Softball. Softball Hosts `Meet the Team' Saturday

Baylor's softball team will have its annual "Meet the Team" event beginning at 8:45 a.m. Saturday with an intrasquad set for 10 a.m.

Sep
19
2014

Cross Country. Cross Country Preps For Texas A&M Invitational

The Baylor cross country teams will compete for the final time in Texas in 2014 as both head south for the Texas A&M Invitational Saturday in College Station, Texas.

Sep
19
2014

Baylor study brings national attention to potential for cell phone addiction

No matter where you go, you’re likely to find someone engrossed in his or her cellphone while going about the day’s business (and quite a few of us are guilty of that ourselves). The omnipresence of the cellphone is particularly acute among college students, no doubt prompting a few parents to exclaim to their children, […]

Sep
19
2014

Forbes: The Top 50 Schools for Entrepreneurs

Sept. 19, 2014
The undergraduate entrepreneurship program in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business is profiled in this article about the nation’s top-ranked programs, as determined by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review. Baylor’s program, one of the oldest and most respected in the nation, is ranked No. 3. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Hankamer School of Business.)

Sep
19
2014

Karla Walther

Sympathies to Karla Walther, payroll office, on the death of her mother, Florine Betzen, on September 8, 2014.

Sep
19
2014

KWKT-TV (Central Texas): Record Fall Enrollment for Baylor University

Sept. 18, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor’s fall enrollment includes record numbers for overall student population (16,263 students), freshmen (3,625 first-year students), student diversity and retention rates across the board. Baylor freshman Samantha Terranes is interviewed about how a diverse campus enriches the lives of all students. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, covers enrollment management and placed this story.)

Sep
19
2014

KWTX-TV: Baylor Regent Named Co-CEO of Oracle

Sept. 18, 2014
Mark Hurd, B.B.A. ’79, has been named co-CEO of Oracle. He will share the role of CEO with the company’s former CFO, Safra Catz. Though his title has changed, his responsibilities will not differ greatly from that of his former role as president where he handled sales, service and industry-specific business units.

Sep
19
2014

NPR’s Morning Edition: Scientist IDs Bodies Of Migrants, Helping Families Find Closure

Sept. 19, 2014
For StoryCorps, one of the largest oral history projects of its kind that airs weekly on NPR’s Morning Edition, Lori Baker, Ph. D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, sat was interviewed by her husband, Erich Baker, Ph.D., associate professor in bioinformatics in the School of Engineering Computer Science, about her efforts to identify remains of immigrants and match them with families who are looking for lost relatives. Morning Edition is one the most listened-to news radio program in the country, with 12.3 million listeners a week. The StoryCorps segment, which was recorded on the Baylor campus, will be preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, coordinated the interview with the Bakers and StoryCorps producers. She covers research and faculty in the anthropology department and has placed numerous national media stories since 2012 about Lori Baker’s DNA project.)

Sep
19
2014

StoryCorps: “We go to cemeteries along the border...”

Sept. 19, 2014
For StoryCorps, one of the largest oral history projects of its kind that airs weekly on NPR’s Morning Edition, Lori Baker, Ph. D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, sat was interviewed by her husband, Erich Baker, Ph.D., associate professor in bioinformatics in the School of Engineering Computer Science, about her efforts to identify remains of immigrants and match them with families who are looking for lost relatives. Morning Edition is one the most listened-to news radio program in the country, with 12.3 million listeners a week. The StoryCorps segment, which was recorded on the Baylor campus, will be preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, coordinated the interview with the Bakers and StoryCorps producers. She covers research and faculty in the anthropology department and has placed numerous national media stories since 2012 about Lori Baker’s DNA project.)

Sep
19
2014

The Impact of World War I on Waco to Be Explored in Lecture and Recorded Oral Histories on Sept. 25

WACO, Texas (Sept. 19, 2014) — “The Great War Comes to Waco,” a multi-media presentation and lecture about the impact of World War I on Waco citizens, will be given at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Mayborn Museum Complex’s SBC Theatre, 1300 S. University Parks Drive, on the Baylor campus.

Sep
19
2014

Variety: The NFL’s Biggest Challenge? Keeping Younger Viewers

Sept. 17, 2014
The average audience between 18 and 49 for NFL broadcasts across CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN and the NFL Network has declined by about 10.6 percent over the last four seasons, according to this article which quotes Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., The Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail Marketing and executive director of Sports and Entertainment Marketing at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. “This segment is not passionate about the NFL like older age groups,” Wakefield said. “The social status of NFL teams and players may be deteriorating compared to other pastimes or interests that are more personally engaging.” (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Hankamer School of Business and pitched Wakefield as an expert source for this story.)

Sep
19
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: MCC Foundation awards alum, leader, donors

Sept. 19, 2014
Rod Aydelotte, B.A. ’77, was named the 2014 distinguished Alumnus at The McLennan Community College Foundation’s Highlander Alumni & Friends Association. Aydolette graduated from McLennan Community College in 1974 before attending Baylor to pursue a bachelor’s degree in photography and journalism. Aydelotte currently serves as the chief photographer for the Waco Tribune-Herald. He has been frequently recognized for his accomplishments, ranging from Associated Press Managing Editors awards to a Pulitzer Prize nomination.

Sep
19
2014

WDAF-TV (Kansas City, Mo.): Cellphone use among men and women

Sept. 18, 2014
VIDEO: This story about cellphone use cites a recent study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, that revealed female college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones whie male students spend about eight hours on them. “As cellphone functions increase, addictions to this seemingly indispensable piece of technology become an increasingly realistic possibility,” Roberts said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers multidisciplinary research and faculty and placed this story.)

Sep
19
2014

Wes Iley

Sympathies to Baylor student, Thomas (Wes) Iley, on the death of his mother, Mrs. Crickett Iley on September 19, 2014.

Sep
19
2014

Women In Academia: Four Women Professors Honored With Distinguished Awards

Sept. 18, 2014
Andrea Dixon, Ph.D., The Frank M. and Floy Smith Holloway Endowed Professor in Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is featured in an article highlighting four outstanding female college professors who received national awards this year. Dixon was awarded the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Marketing Association Sales SIG. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Hankamer School of Business.)

Sep
18
2014

W. Soccer. Soccer Ready for Last Non-Conference Weekend

Baylor soccer plays its last matches before Big 12 play this weekend looking to recover from an 0-2 weekend. The Bears (5-3-1) travel to UTSA (4-2-1) on Friday for a 7 p.m. CT tilt and then host Oral Roberts (1-3-2) on Sunday at 1 p.m.