Baylor Alumni & Friends News

Dec
27
2014

Football. Cotton Bowl Practice Report No. 1

Baylor returned to its home away from home Saturday, going through its first AT&T Stadium practice for the 79th Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.

Dec
26
2014

Football. Cotton Bowl Arrival Press Conference

Head coach Art Briles, QB Bryce Petty and DT Beau Blackhshear met with media upon their arrival at the team hotel for the Goodyear Cotton Bowl.

Dec
26
2014

W. Soccer. Soccer Elevates Maddox from Volunteer to Assistant Coach

Baylor soccer volunteer assistant coach Anna Maddox has been promoted to assistant coach, the program announced Friday.

Dec
25
2014

General News. Merry Christmas From Baylor Athletics

Best wishes to our coaches, staff, student-athletes and Baylor Nation for a Merry Christmas and Happy 2015.

Dec
24
2014

W. Volleyball. Florida State's Top Assistant Tabbed as VB's Head Coach

Baylor University athletic director Ian McCaw announced Ryan McGuyre as the Bears' ninth head volleyball coach in school history Wednesday

Dec
24
2014

General News. Baylor Bookstore Unveils Big 12 Championship Collection

To commemorate the Baylor Bears recent Big 12 Championship and upcoming trip to the 79th Goodyear Cotton Bowl, the Baylor Bookstore and Bruiser's Locker Room have released a fresh assortment of official Big 12 Championship and Cotton Bowl merchandise.

Dec
23
2014

Rounding up all the #BaylorChristmas 2014 cheer

With December commencement ceremonies and Baylor football’s final Waco practice of 2014 both complete, campus is quiet now. This blog will be quiet for the next few days, as well, as we celebrate Christmas before moving into bowl-game mode and then the return of school in the new year! In the meantime, enjoy this round-up […]

Dec
23
2014

Austin American-Statesman: Children’s Advocacy Center names new executive director

Dec. 21, 2014
The Williamson (TX) County Children’s Advocacy Center recently appointed Baylor alumnus Scott Finnell as its executive director. Finnell earned his B.A. in business in 1979 and M.A. in religion in 1983 from Baylor. “I consider us like Mighty Mouse,” Finnell said. “We are just one small piece of the network of social services, but so important. We provide a solid first step for the child getting the nurturing and care they deserve.”

Dec
23
2014

Baylor Bookstore and Bruiser’s Locker Room Unveil Big 12 Championship and Cotton Bowl Collection, Announce Metroplex Pop-Up Store

WACO, Texas (Dec. 23, 2014) – To commemorate the Baylor Bears’ recent Big 12 Championship and upcoming trip to the 79th Goodyear Cotton Bowl, the Baylor Bookstore and Bruiser’s Locker Room have released a fresh assortment of official Big 12 Championship and Cotton Bowl merchandise. The collection includes new t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, hats and more for men, women and children. To maximize fan access, the collection also will be available on the bookstore’s website as well as at the Cotton Bowl.

Dec
23
2014

C-SPAN3 American History TV: Branch Davidian Standoff

Dec. 7, 2014
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: Bill Pitts, Ph.D., professor of religion in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and religious historian, discusses the history of the Branch Davidian religious sect and the 51-day standoff near Waco with federal law enforcement authorities in 1993. Pitt’s segment was taped on the Baylor campus as part of C-SPAN’s “2014 Cities Tour,” which highlights cities that are rich with history and have interesting local literary communities. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, pitched Dr. Pitts as a source to C-SPAN producers and facilitated the interview. Fogleman and Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, worked with producers to set up interviews with Baylor authors and experts, as well as with special collections.)

Dec
23
2014

Energy Curtailment in Campus Buildings During Christmas Break

During the upcoming winter break, Baylor University has a unique opportunity to save considerable utility costs by curtailing the use of energy in campus buildings that are closed or have minimal occupancy.

Dec
23
2014

Energy Curtailment in Campus Buildings During Christmas Break

During the upcoming winter break, Baylor University has a unique opportunity to save considerable utility costs by curtailing the use of energy in campus buildings that are closed or have minimal occupancy.

Dec
23
2014

ESPN.com: Isaiah Austin 'dreams again'

Dec. 19, 2014
Feature on Baylor student and former men’s basketball player Isaiah Austin, who has rebounded from a career-ending diagnosis with a new book and a foundation to help people "dream again." Austin found out just five days before the NBA draft that his playing career had to abruptly end because of Marfan syndrome. As ESPN’s Johnette Howard writes, "In the mere 180 days since his career ended…he's shown more grace and determination, genuine perspective and piercing common sense than people three or four times his age ever summon. And -- it's funny how this works -- the outpouring of support that's flowed back his way has lifted him. As Scott Drew, his coach at Baylor, says, ‘It was like he was wearing a 50-pound weighted vest. And then he got a set of wings.’"

Dec
23
2014

KWTX-TV 6 p.m. News (Waco, CBS): Baylor Appoints New Provost

Dec. 22, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr has appointed Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H., dean and professor of epidemiology in the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University and professor of neurology and pediatrics at SLU’s School of Medicine, as executive vice president and provost.

Dec
23
2014

The Baylor Lariat: New executive vice president, provost to join Baylor in June

Dec. 22, 2014
Dr. Edwin Trevathan will join Baylor as executive vice president and provost beginning June 1, 2015. Quoted in the article are President and Chancellor Ken Starr and search committee member Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., professor of history and associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.

Dec
23
2014

The Huffington Post: Evangelical Preacher George Whitefield Turns 300: A Look Back At His Legacy

Dec. 19, 2014
Article by Religion News Service that offers five reasons why 18th century evangelist George Whitefield remains a "potent influence and a cautionary tale" quotes Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., professor of history, associate director of Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion and author of the new book “George Whitefield: America’s Spiritual Founding Father.” Baylor held a symposium on the itinerant evangelist in November. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in ISR and the department of history.)

Dec
23
2014

The Waco Tribune-Herald: Construction begins on Baylor’s new $3 million athletic nutrition center

Dec. 22, 2014
Construction has started on the $3 million Beauchamp Athletics Nutrition Center that is focused on using nutrition to boost the health and performance of Baylor’s student athletes. The facility is named after Baylor Board of Regents Vice Chairman Bob Beauchamp and his wife, Laura, the Houston couple that provided the gift to fund the project. The 14,000-square-foot building is being constructed near the Highers Athletics Complex and is expected to be completed in fall 2015.

Dec
23
2014

The Wall Street Journal: New Year’s Resolutions for Soon-to-Be Retirees

Dec. 22, 2014
Wiliam Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor and The Pat & Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is among the Wall Street Journal’s “The Experts,” a group of retirement-planning specialists who answer the question: What’s one practical New Year’s resolution soon-to-be retirees should make? Dr. Reichenstein suggest that they should “practice retirement.” (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers research and faculty in the business school.)

Dec
23
2014

Vail (CO) Daily: Perils of popularity

Dec. 20, 2014
Column about 300th birthday of evangelist George Whitefield, whose popularity – and use of print media – made him an 18th-century religious rock star, quotes Thomas Kidd, Ph.D., professor of history, associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion and author of “George Whitefield: America’s Spiritual Founding Father.” “He joined with Benjamin Franklin, who became Whitefield’s main printer in America, even though Franklin was no evangelical. Their business relationship transformed into a close friendship, although Whitefield routinely pressed Franklin, unsuccessfully, about his need for Jesus.”

Dec
23
2014

Vail (CO) Daily: Perils of popularity

Dec. 20, 2014
Column about 300th birthday of evangelist George Whitefield, whose popularity – and use of print media – made him an 18th-century religious rock star, quotes Thomas Kidd, Ph.D., professor of history, associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion and author of “George Whitefield: America’s Spiritual Founding Father.” “He joined with Benjamin Franklin, who became Whitefield’s main printer in America, even though Franklin was no evangelical. Their business relationship transformed into a close friendship, although Whitefield routinely pressed Franklin, unsuccessfully, about his need for Jesus.”
(Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in ISR and the department of history.)