Baylor Alumni & Friends News

Jul
31
2014

Baseball. 2014 Baseball Summer League Wrap Up

Over the last two months, 13 returning players from the 2014 Baylor baseball squad played in various summer collegiate leagues throughout the country to keep improving their respective skills.

Jul
31
2014

Football. Abercrombie Elected to SWC Hall of Fame

At 54 years old, Walter Abercrombie almost reluctantly figures that he's "not that young anymore." But the former Baylor and NFL standout running back is one of the "youngsters" in the latest class of inductees for the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame that was released Wednesday.

Jul
31
2014

W. Soccer. Soccer's Annual Meet The Bears Scrimmage set for Aug. 9

With the 2014 regular season rapidly approaching, Baylor soccer will host its annual Meet The Bears scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 9. Free and open to the public, the event at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field will begin at 5:30 p.m. CT.

Jul
31
2014

McLane Stadium opens one month from today

After two years of planning and construction, we are now one month — one month!! — from the opening of McLane Stadium. The Bears will host SMU on Aug. 31 (6:30 p.m., FS1), but the game itself is just part of the opening weekend celebration. Fans will get their first opportunity to set foot inside McLane […]

Jul
31
2014

Baylor Remembers Alumnus and Former McAllen Mayor Jack Whetsel as ‘Best of Who We Are’

WACO, Texas (July 31, 2013) – Baylor University is grieved at the loss of alumnus and former McAllen mayor Jack Allen Whetsel of Austin, formerly of McAllen, who passed away July 29, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at First Presbyterian Church, 104 S. 12th Street, in McAllen.

Jul
31
2014

Becker’s Hospital Review: 10 CEOs: Why I chose healthcare

July 30, 2014
Ten hospital and health system leaders, including Joel Allison, CEO of Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health, go back to the idea, person or event that sparked their interest in healthcare. Allison, who earned his B.A. in journalism and religion from Baylor in 1970 and currently serves as a member of Baylor’s Board of Regents, tells the story about how he answered his called to the “ministry of healing.”

Jul
31
2014

KCEN-TV 5 p.m. News: Friends, Teachers Remember Students Killed in Crash

July 30, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor music senior Jonathan Castillo and May Baylor graduate Liz Hebert share their memories of fellow classmates and School of Music musicians Laura Onwudinanti and Jack Stewart, who died in an accident as they were traveling to the International Clarinet Association conference in Baton Rouge.

Jul
31
2014

KCEN-TV 6 p.m. News: Student Deaths a Big Blow to Baylor Music Family

July 30, 2014
VIDEO: The close-knit family in the Baylor School of Music reacts to the devastating losses of student musicians Laura Onwudinanti and Jack Stewart, who died in an accident as they were traveling to the International Clarinet Association conference in Baton Rouge. Interviewed in the story are Will May, Ph.D., dean of the School of Music; Isaish Odajima, D.M.A., assistant professor and associate director of bands; and May Baylor graduate and fellow musician Liz Hebert.

Jul
31
2014

KWTX-TV 10 p.m. News: Baylor Officials React to Fatal Accident

July 30, 2014
VIDEO: As faculty and students in the Baylor School of Music mourn the loss of fellow classmates and School of Music musicians Laura Onwudinanti and Jack Stewart, they say they are blessed to have known the incredibly talented musicians and are making sure their memories lives on. Interviewed for this story are Will May, Ph.D., dean of the School of Music; Isaish Odajima D.M.A., assistant professor and associate director of bands; and Baylor senior music major Jonathan Castillo.

Jul
31
2014

KWTX-TV 5 p.m. News: Baylor Officials React to Fatal Accident

July 30, 2014
VIDEO: The close-knit family in the Baylor School of Music reacts to the devastating losses of student musicians Laura Onwudinanti and Jack Stewart, who died in an accident as they were traveling to the International Clarinet Association conference in Baton Rouge. Interviewed in the story is Isaish Odajima, D.M.A., assistant professor and associate director of bands.

Jul
31
2014

KWTX-TV 6 p.m. News: Baylor Officials React to Fatal Accident

July 30, 2014
VIDEO: As faculty and students in the Baylor School of Music mourn the loss of fellow classmates and School of Music musicians Laura Onwudinanti and Jack Stewart, they are blessed to have known the incredibly talented musicians. Interviewed for the story are Will May, Ph.D., dean of the School of Music; Isaish Odajima D.M.A., assistant professor and associate director of bands; and Baylor senior music major Jonathan Castillo.

Jul
31
2014

Steve Gardner

Sympathies to Steve Gardner, faculty member in the economics department, on the death of his wife, Kathy Gardner on July 30, 2014.

Jul
31
2014

The Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor students, faculty mourn deaths of talented, caring friends

July 30, 2014
Baylor School of Music students and faculty are mourning the loss of two of their own, Laura Onwudinanti and Jack Stewart, who died in an accident as they were traveling to the International Clarinet Association conference in Baton Rouge. As they grieve, they also are remembering both as “model students...very, very talented individuals who had such a love for music and music making.” Interviewed for the story are Eric Wilson, D.M.A., associate professor and director of bands; Will May, Ph.D., dean of the School of Music; Baylor senior music major Jonathan Castillo; and May Baylor graduates Christine Aeschbacher, Onwudinanti’s roommate, and Liz Hebert.

Jul
31
2014

The Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor’s Abercrombie to be inducted into SWC Hall of Fame

July 31, 2014
Former Baylor All-American running back Walter Abercrombie is among nine players and coaches who will be inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame. Abercombie currently is associate athletic director for Baylor’s B Association.

Jul
31
2014

The Waco Tribune-Herald: Game on to energize downtown Waco: Austin Avenue could be abuzz when McLane Stadium is busy

July 31, 2014
This article focuses on Waco’s GameDay Downtown, a new initiative spearheaded by the Waco Downtown Development Corp. and the Public Improvement District’s advisory board. Organizers believe the initiative will lead to increased business for the city’s restaurants, retail shops and entertainment venues during Baylor home games in the University’s new McLane Stadium. “The game plan for GameDay,” the article states, “centers on providing sufficient parking downtown and an efficient way of moving football fans to and from the stadium in a way that helps, not hurts, downtown businesses.” Planners foresee increased foot traffic, live bands, vendors and food trucks along the route to the game.

Jul
31
2014

The Waco Tribune-Herald: Look up Waco library exhibit on historic dictionaries

July 31, 2014
An article about Joe B. Fulton, Ph.D., professor of English in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, who has loaned his vast collection of American dictionaries to the Waco-McLennan County Public Library for display. “The Fulton Collection of American Dictionaries” stems from Fulton’s early interest in history, he said. “By studying the words that Americans adopted, changed, and sometimes even made up, the reader can learn a great deal about our history,” Fulton said in the article. Also in this story is information about the Martin Museum of Art’s new exhibit, “Henry A. McArdle: Texas Painter, Patriot and Baylor Professor,” which is on display Aug. 12 - Sept. 21. This exhibition brings together 22 works by McArdle.

Jul
30
2014

Cross Country. Cross Country Releases 2014 Schedule

Baylor cross country head coach Todd Harbour announced the unveiling of his team's 2014 schedule Wednesday.

Jul
30
2014

What killed the dinosaurs? Baylor geology researcher part of new study

We’ve all heard that an asteroid killed the dinosaurs. A new study says that’s almost right — but not the complete story. The research, conducted by an international team that included Baylor geology professor Daniel Peppe, says that the asteroid strike was part of a “perfect storm” of events that proved to be the dinos’ […]

Jul
30
2014

Baylor Gameday Resource Information

On Sunday, Aug. 31, Baylor University will celebrate its inaugural game, opening the spectacular new on-campus McLane Stadium on the banks of the Brazos River. Coach Art Briles and the defending Big 12 Champion Baylor Bears take on the SMU Mustangs in a game that kicks off at 6:30 p.m. after an exciting series of pre-game events and ceremonies.