Baylor Alumni & Friends News

Apr
24
2014

Baylor couple’s HGTV series, ‘Fixer Upper, begins tonight

Believe it or not, the photos above are of the same house. On the left, the before; on the right, the after — as in, after Baylor alumni Chip and Joanna Gaines got their hands on it. The Gaineses are the hosts of HGTV’s newest show, Fixer Upper, which debuts tonight at 10 p.m. CT. You […]

Apr
24
2014

Paul Wadell of St. Norbert College Will Lecture at the First Annual Bill and Roberta Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics

WACO, Texas (April 24, 2014) – The Institute for Faith and Learning at Baylor University will host a new annual lecture, the Bill and Roberta Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics, named in honor of Bill and Roberta (Hatch) Bailey for their family’s commitment to Baylor, Waco and the church.

Apr
23
2014

Baseball. Baseball Loses 2-0 at Texas State

Baylor baseball dropped a 2-0 game to Texas State on Wednesday night at Bobcat Ballpark. The Bears (19-22) were unable to overcome the Bobcats' (23-18) two-run eighth.

Apr
23
2014

Softball. Balanced Offensive Effort Lifts No. 14 BU Past UTSA, 7-1

No. 14 Baylor (33-12) pounded out 10 hits and beat UTSA (20-27) for the second time this season with a 7-1 win Wednesday night at Roadrunner Field.

Apr
23
2014

Acrobatics & Tumbling. A&T Prepares for National Championships

Baylor Acrobatics and Tumbling (2-5) will hit the road for the last time this season to compete in the individual and team NCATA National Championships April 24-26 in Azusa, Calif.

Apr
23
2014

Track. Track & Field Welcomes Texas Sprinter Wilson

Baylor track and field head coach Todd Harbour announced the signing of sprinter Malik Wilson (Brenham, Texas) to a National Letter of Intent for the 2014-15 season on Wednesday.

Apr
23
2014

Baseball. Baseball's Michalec Named to Stopper of the Year Watch List

Baylor baseball closer Josh Michalec was one of 50 players named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) mid-season Stopper of the Year watch list, the association announced Wednesday.

Apr
23
2014

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Has Another Successful Weekend in Dallas

The Baylor volleyball team competed in three matches at the Lonestar Spring Tournament in Dallas and went 2-1.

Apr
23
2014

Track. Track & Field Readies for Drake Relays

After missing the meet last season, Baylor's track and field team will again return to the Drake Relays for competition Thursday through Saturday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.

Apr
23
2014

Baylor alum appointed to National Commission on Hunger

As Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative makes encouraging headway towards the mission of eliminating hunger in Texas, the project’s director will now also help shape the fight nationwide. THI Director Jeremy Everett, MDiv ’01, was appointed to the National Commission on Hunger by Speaker of the House John Boehner last week. Everett (pictured above) is one of just 10 members […]

Apr
23
2014

Grading Scale Change Effective Summer 2014

The grading scale change that was approved by the University during the 2012-2013 academic year will take effect with the summer 2014 term (which includes minimester 2014).

Apr
23
2014

PsychAlive: 5 Simple Steps to End Any Fight

April 22, 2014
Article offering suggestions on how to resolve conflict in relationships mentions research by Keith Sanford, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. Sanford found that negative communication between couples doesn't always result in negative resolutions and that avoiding negative communication doesn't always result in positive resolutions. (This story was placed by Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who covers the psychology and neuroscience department.)

Apr
23
2014

Science Daily: Religious music brings benefit to seniors' mental health

April 18, 2014
New research has found that listening to religious music among older Christians is associated with a decrease in anxiety about death and increases in life satisfaction, self-esteem, and sense of control over their lives. In particular, listening to gospel music is associated with a decrease in anxiety about death and an increase in sense of control. The research article in The Gerontologist, titled “Listening to Religious Music and Mental Health in Later Life,” was co-authored by Matt Bradshaw, PhD, assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is responsible for covering sociology.)

Apr
23
2014

Sports Video Group: Baylor Taps Daktronics for McLane Stadium Video Display

April 17, 2014
A new LED video display by Daktronics will be featured in McLane Stadium when it opens in fall of 2014. Quoted in this article is Ian McCaw, director of athletics and vice president at Baylor.

Apr
23
2014

The Daily Beast: Meet ‘Fargo’ Breakout Star Allison Tolman

April 23, 2014
Allison Tolman, who earned her BFA in Performance from Baylor in 2004, talks about her role as a deputy in the TV adaptation of the Oscar-winning film, “Fargo.”

Apr
23
2014

The Mustard Messenger: Can Christian Cinema be Catalyst for Spiritual Healing?

April 18, 2014
Article about whether or not movies, such as “Son of God,” “Heaven is for Real” and “God's Not Dead,” provide any spiritual motivation for believers and nonbelievers quotes Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and author of several books, including The Gospel According to Hollywood and Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in the Popular Imagination (forthcoming from Oxford University Press).

Apr
23
2014

The Pasadena Citizen: Redmond named Minister of the Year

April 17, 2014
Jon Redmond, assistant pastor of First Baptist Pasadena, who received his bachelor of arts from Baylor University, was named Minister of the Year by the Pasadena Kiwanis Club.

Apr
23
2014

The Wall Street Journal: What Is the Biggest Waste of Money in Retirement?

April 21, 2014
Bill Reichenstein, professor and holder of The Pat & Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, speaks about the financial hazards of taking Social Security too early.