Alumni, Parents & Friends News

Apr
30
2016

Baseball. Baseball to Play Doubleheader at West Virginia Saturday

Baylor baseball will play a doubleheader at West Virginia starting at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday at Monongalia Ballpark.

Apr
29
2016

W. Tennis. Women’s Tennis Falters Against No. 33 Kansas, 4-2

The 39th-ranked and fifth-seeded Baylor women’s tennis team was eliminated from the Big 12 Championship with a 4-2 loss to No. 33 and fourth-seeded Kansas Friday at the Greenwood Tennis Center.

Apr
29
2016

Football. Xavien Howard Taken No. 38 by Miami in NFL Draft

While All-American defensive tackle Andrew Billings is still waiting, Baylor cornerback Xavien Howard didn’t have to wait long, taken by the Miami Dolphins with the seventh pick in Friday’s second round and the 38th overall.

Apr
29
2016

Baseball. Baseball Drops Series Opener at West Virginia

Baylor baseball dropped its series opener at West Virginia 10-0 on Friday night at Monongalia Ballpark.

Apr
29
2016

Softball. Softball Slams Past Texas Tech, 9-2

No. 20 Baylor softball (41-12, 11-4 Big 12) used three home runs, including a seventh inning grand slam, to run away with a 9-2 win over Texas Tech (23-27, 6-7 Big 12) on Friday evening at Rocky Johnson Field.

Apr
29
2016

Track. Hicks, 4x8 Relay Win Drake Relays Titles Friday

Battling cold temperatures, the Baylor track and field team still captured a pair of Drake Relays event titles Friday at Drake Stadium.

Apr
29
2016

M. Golf. Men’s Golf in Seventh at the 2016 Big 12 Championship

Baylor men’s golf is in seventh place at the 2016 Big 12 Championship after carding a first round score of 21-over 309 and a second round score of 12-over 300 to total 33-over-par 609 on Fridayt at Whispering Pines Golf Club.

Apr
29
2016

M. Tennis. Men’s Tennis Upsets No. 15 Oklahoma State, 4-2

For the 19th time in the 20-year history of the Big 12 Championship, the Baylor men’s tennis team will play in the event’s semifinal round.

Apr
29
2016

Baylor AFROTC student earns prestigious Pentagon internship

What’s life like inside the Pentagon? One Baylor student is about to find out. Joseph Mabbitt, a senior Russian major and Baylor Air Force ROTC student, earned a highly-coveted internship at the Pentagon for this coming summer. He’ll be working in the Secretary of the Air Force/International Affairs office, which exists to “strengthen US and […]

Apr
29
2016

Baptist News Global: Laying on of hands? A lot of Americans do it, study says

April 20, 2016
Nine of 10 people have turned to prayer for healing at some point in their lives, and more than one fourth have practiced laying on of hands, according to a study by Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). "Outside of belief in God, there may be no more ubiquitous religious expression in the U.S. than use of healing prayer," Levin said. The study was published in the Journal of Religion and Health, with analysis of data from the national Baylor Religion Survey. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers ISR research and faculty.)

Apr
29
2016

Baylor Lariat: Alumnus talks about political career in Texas, Washington

April 21, 2016
An interview with Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett, B.B.A. (Economics, Finance) ’88, answers questions about Willett’s relationship to the university and why he chose Baylor for his undergraduate education, his career track, highlights of his professional life, and advice for students hoping to follow a similar path. “It’s a magical combination to love what you do and believe that it matters,” he told the Lariat. “I would urge students to prayerfully seek out ways to cultivate what they are passionate about. I want people to find fulfillment. Do whatever you do with gladness, gusto and gratitude. Be professional in a true sense.”

Apr
29
2016

Baylor Lariat: Student raises funds for stroke victim

April 29, 2016
Lindsey Foster, a freshman from Nashville, Tennessee, was able to raise money, via Dollar Club, for Baylor Facility Services worker Maria Martinez and her family following Martinez suffering a stroke. The Dollar Club is a national organization that encourages individuals to donate a dollar at a time to give back to others. “The whole idea is just to get people to give their money, to simply give one dollar, and then gather that all up and see what impact it can make on someone who is in need,” Foster said. “I wanted to use the money to do something in the Baylor community so that we can keep it in the family.”

Apr
29
2016

Charisma News: 87 Percent of Americans Turn to This in Times of Need

April 28, 2016
Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), recently published a study, which shows that nine out of 10 Americans seek God for healing when they fall ill, in addition to relying on doctors. Levin is quoted: "Outside of belief in God, healing prayer might be the most ubiquitous religious practice that there is. This might be one of the most prevalent forms of primary care medicine, and I don't say that lightly." (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers ISR research and faculty.)

Apr
29
2016

ExxonMobil Foundation Presents Baylor with $340,575 from Educational Matching Gifts Program

HOUSTON, Texas (April 29, 2016) – Baylor University has received $340,575 from ExxonMobil and its employees through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2015 Educational Matching Gift Program. Representatives from ExxonMobil presented Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr with the check during an April 28 ceremony celebrating the generosity of ExxonMobil and the impact the contributions continue to have on the University. The ceremony was part of a “Baylor Day” held by Baylor alumni at ExxonMobil’s new campus in Houston.

Apr
29
2016

KCEN-TV: Waco ISD partners with Baylor University social work students

April 28, 2016
Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work has partnered with Waco ISD to place social work students in local elementary and middle schools. The students will work in the schools to focus on reducing behavioral problems, making sure the students have a good attendance and meet their developmental needs. "In this program, there will be several interns working together as a team with a coordinator that we will hire who will provide some additional training and specialized supervision in that area of school social work," said Jon Singletary, Ph.D., interim dean of the School of Social Work.

Apr
29
2016

NPR Morning Edition: What To Do When You're Stuck On A College Waitlist

April 29, 2016
AUDIO: As May 1 - known as College Decision Day - approaches, Jennifer Carron, assistant vice president for undergraduate enrollment at Baylor, joins a former college admissions officer at Stanford University to offer advice for the tens of thousands of students who find themselves on waiting lists at colleges and universities.

Apr
29
2016

WWJ-AM (Detroit): Garage Sales

April 28, 2016
AUDIO: Radio story about generating additional cash from garages sales cites some tips from marketing professors from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. The story was part of The Feldman Report, a consumer business segment on WWJ Newsradio 950 in Detroit. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story.)

Apr
28
2016

Track. Track & Field Begins Drake Relays

The Baylor track and field team had a trio of entries in action at the Drake Relays Thursday at Drake Stadium.

Apr
28
2016

Football. Corey Coleman Selected No. 15 by Cleveland in NFL Draft

Becoming Baylor's first player taken in the first round in four years and sixth in the Art Briles era, All-American receiver Corey Coleman was taken by the Cleveland Browns with the 15th pick overall in Thursday's NFL Draft.

Apr
28
2016

M. Golf. Men’s Golf Heads to Big 12 Championship

The Baylor men's golf team is headed to Trinity, Texas, to compete in the 2016 Big 12 Championship at Whispering Pines Golf Club.