Alumni, Parents & Friends News

Jun
28
2016

Eight ways Baylor researchers are fighting cancer

For most of us who are not scientifically-inclined, it’s easy to focus more on the beautiful exterior of the Baylor Sciences Building (BSB) than to think about what goes on inside. But what’s going on inside the BSB could save your life, or the life of someone you love. Teams of Baylor professors and students are […]

Jun
28
2016

W. Tennis. Frusci Hired As New Women’s Tennis Assistant Coach

Baylor women's tennis head coach Joey Scrivano announced the addition of Chris Frusci as assistant coach Tuesday.

Jun
27
2016

W. Basketball. Women’s Hoops Finalizes 2016-17 Non-Conference Slate

Baylor women’s basketball has finalized its 2016-17 non-conference slate, 17th-year head coach Kim Mulkey announced on Monday, June 27.

Jun
27
2016

W. Tennis. Women’s Tennis Welcomes International Standout

Baylor women's tennis head coach Joey Scrivano announced the signing of Jessica Hinojosa Gomez of Guadalajara, Mexico, to a National Letter of Intent Monday.

Jun
27
2016

Baylor Campus Kitchen Honored with National “Going Beyond the Meal” Award

WACO, Texas (June 27, 2016) – The Campus Kitchen at Baylor University has been honored with a national award for demonstrating excellent "beyond the meal" initiatives as the student-led organization serves the Waco community.

Jun
27
2016

Business Standard: US Diplomat’s Wife Wowing Audience with Rabindrasangeet

June 24, 2016
Meeryung Hall, M.M. (Performance) ’92, the wife of U.S. Consul General Craig Hall, Ph.D. (Religion) '94, is a well-known Western classical singer who makes a point to learn the local music of each country she lives in. As she performs Rabindrasangeet songs in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Meeryung Hall hopes to build lasting ties between people in Kolkata and the United States through her renditions of Bengali lyrics sung in a Western style.

Jun
27
2016

Extra Credit Newsletter (American Institute of CPAs): 4 Tech Tools for the Accounting Classroom

June 14, 2016
Article about new apps and tech tools that make classes truly mobile includes a demonstration of how Gia Chevis, Ph.D., clinical professor, graduate accounting programs director and holder of the Price Waterhouse Faculty Fellowship for Teaching Excellence at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, uses Educreations, a whiteboard and screencasting app, to create short instructional videos that include writing, audio and graphics. These videos “help students prepare for class better and be more active and engaged versus just reading the chapter,” Chevis said.

Jun
27
2016

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Central Texas Leadership Series: Eric Shephard

June 17, 2016
In this episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series is Eric Shephard, M.F.A. (Directing) ’99, executive director of the Waco Civic Theater, discusses the importance of an active arts community and future plans for the theater.

Jun
27
2016

Laboratory Equipment: Study Identifies Keys to Managing Innovators

June 21, 2016
This story centers on a new study from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business that helps leaders better understand how to manage innovators, specifically scientists and engineers. “Our study suggests that leaders who understand how to manage their employees’ commitment to both their organizations and professions may be the most successful at motivating and retaining innovators,” said the study’s lead author, Sara Perry, Ph.D., assistant professor of management. Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of management served as coauthor. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Jun
27
2016

TWC News (Austin): A National Park of Mammoth Proportions

June 25, 2016
VIDEO: Feature on the Waco Mammoth National Monument, which represents a new model for the National Park Service since the site was already fully operational before being designated last summer as a national monument by President Obama. “It already had great visitation, active interpretation, active research going on thanks to Baylor University. Very rarely does the National Park Service absorb a park that is fully functional,” said Raegan King, site coordinator of the Waco Mammoth National Monument.

Jun
27
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Arts: Storytelling Bring Historical Facts to Life

June 23, 2016
In his weekly column, David Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, writes that while storytelling seems to have become somewhat obsolete in the face of today’s technology, it is still capable of reforming how people perceive history. He wrote that storytelling is an art that can transform facts into something captivating, as evidenced by the Broadway musical “Hamilton.”

Jun
27
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Lack of transportation, information hold back free summer meal programs, research confirms

June 25, 2016
Article about recent research by the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University, which found that demographic factors such as race had no measurable effect on the utilization of free healthy summer meals program by food-insecure families, but transportation access did. “The constant was transportation,” said Kathy Krey, Ph.D., director of research at THI. “You can’t underplay the importance of transportation infrastructure.” The study was published in the 2016 edition of the Journal of Applied Research on Children. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, has pitched this THI research in Texas and nationally.)

Jun
27
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Waco Singer Holly Tucker Shows ‘Steel’ in Album Release

June 23, 2016
Holly Tucker, B.A. (Communications Studies) ’15, has debuted her new album, ‘Steel,’ which she has been working on for the past three years. Since finishing sixth on Season 4 of NBC’s “The Voice” in 2013, Tucker completed her degree and started to build on the "Voice" national exposure toward a sustainable, professional career.

Jun
27
2016

Yahoo! News: Parents in US not as happy as those without kids

June 27, 2016
The United States has the largest “happiness gap” among parents compared to nonparents in 22 industrialized countries, according to a report co-authored by a Baylor researcher. The U.S. falls “strikingly behind,” with parents less happy than non-parents because of a relative lack of workplace “packages’’ such as paid sick time, paid vacation, flexible work hours and paid parental leave, said Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Jun
26
2016

Track. London Claims USATF Junior 400-Meter Crown

Baylor track and field freshman Wil London captured the 400-meter event title in 45.61 Sunday at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships at Veteran's Memorial Stadium.

Jun
26
2016

Track. Bennett, London Make USATF Junior Championships Finals

Baylor track and field athletes Taylor Bennett and Wil London both won their heat in preliminary races Saturday at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships at Veteran's Memorial Stadium.

Jun
24
2016

Track. Bennett Places Fourth At USATF Junior Championships

On the first day of the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships, freshman Taylor Bennett placed fourth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.45 Friday at Veteran's Memorial Stadium.

Jun
24
2016

General News. BU Leads Conference in Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team

Baylor had a school-record and league-high 56 student-athletes named to the 2016 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team, the league announced Thursday.

Jun
24
2016

Barry Hopper

Sympathies to the family, friends, and students of retired School of Music faculty member Barry R. Hopper on his death June 15, 2016.

Jun
24
2016

Baylor University and Art Briles Issue Joint Statement Regarding Their Employment Relationship

WACO, Texas (June 24, 2016) – Baylor University and Art Briles have mutually agreed to terminate their employment relationship, effective immediately. Both parties acknowledge that there were serious shortcomings in the response to reports of sexual violence by some student-athletes, including deficiencies in University processes and the delegation of disciplinary responsibilities with the football program. Baylor is addressing these shortcomings and making ongoing improvements.