Baylor Alumni & Friends News

Aug
27
2015

Football. Football Closes #CampBU With Final Scrimmage

Hoping to come out of the day healthy, Baylor had an abbreviated 45-minute, 53-play scrimmage Thursday night at McLane Stadium to close out fall camp.

Aug
27
2015

W. Soccer. Soccer Ready for Boilermaker Challenge Cup

Baylor soccer makes its first road trip of the season by competing in the 2015 Boilermaker Challenge Cup, hosted by Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind., at Boilermaker Soccer Complex.

Aug
27
2015

Brad Paisley to headline Traditions Rally 2015

For several years now, Baylor students and the Waco community have celebrated the start of football season with a combined pep rally and concert known as Traditions Rally. In 2012, Texas country artist Cory Morrow headlined the event; in 2013, it was singer-songwriter Ben Rector; and last fall, it was former American Idol winner Phillip […]

Aug
27
2015

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Opens Season at Rams Volleyball Classic

Baylor volleyball begins its first season under new head coach Ryan McGuyre by traveling to Fort Collins, Colo., for the Rams Volleyball Classic.

Aug
27
2015

Al Jazeera America: Lost on Their Journey: University Works to Identify Migrant Remains

VIDEO: In this preview story, Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and founder of Reuniting Families Project, discusses the work she and her forensic anthropology students conduct in an effort to identify those who died while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Baker and her team work in cemeteries in Brooks County, Texas exhuming remains. Afterwards, they return to Baylor to begin the labor-intensive identification process. “We tell ourselves it only takes one to make it worth our effort,” Baker said. The full story will air at 8 p.m. tonight on Al Jazeera America. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, has been working with national media on Dr. Baker's work since 2013. Lewis covers faculty and research in the anthropology department.)

Aug
27
2015

Baptist Standard: Baptist Building transferred to Baylor nursing school

Aug. 26, 2015
Representatives of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board staff and Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing joined in a “passing the mantle” ceremony Aug. 26. The event commemorated the legacy of Texas Baptists at 333 N. Washington Ave. in Dallas and the future of the nursing school that soon will take residency in the 100,000-square-foot building. Shelley Conroy, Ed.D., dean of the Louise Herrington School of Nursing, is quoted.

Aug
27
2015

Examiner.com: Psychopaths immune to contagious yawns

Aug. 23, 2015
A recent study suggests that individuals with psychopathic personality traits are less likely to be affected by the phenomenon known as contagious yawning than those who have a normal capacity for empathy, according to a study by Baylor researchers published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, has placed this story nationally. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Aug
27
2015

KCEN-TV: Breaking Barriers in Central Texas

Aug. 24, 2015
VIDEO: Baylor University junior Aleena Garcia is shattering stereotypes as one of the only female assistant football coaches in the state of Texas. Garcia coaches high school football at Live Oak Classical School, of which she is an alumna. Though content coaching high school, Garcia dreams of one day moving up to the collegiate level.

Aug
27
2015

KCEN-TV: Breaking Barriers in Central Texas

Aug. 24, 2015
VIDEO: Baylor University junior Aleena Garcia is shattering stereotypes as one of the only female assistant football coaches in the state of Texas. Garcia coaches high school football at Live Oak Classical School, of which she is an alumna. Though content coaching high school, Garcia dreams of one day moving up to the collegiate level.

Aug
27
2015

NBA.com: Sophia Young Malcolm to Retire Following 2015 WNBA Season

Aug. 26, 2015
Former Baylor University women’s basketball player Sophia Young-Malcolm, B.S. Education ’06, will retire from her 10-year WNBA career with the San Antonio Stars on Sept. 5. An All-American and National Champion at Baylor and a three-time All-Star with the Stars, Young-Malcolm helped shape both the Stars and the Lady Bears with her determination and tireless work ethic. “Sophia helped put Baylor University on the map, period,” said the Lady Bear’s head coach Kim Mulkey. “We will always be indebted to her, and she’ll go down in history as a great player and a positive ambassador.

Aug
27
2015

Sports Video Group: Venue Q&A: Baylor University’s Pattie Orr

Aug. 27, 2015
Interview with Pattie Orr, vice president for information technology, chief information officer and dean of University Libraries at Baylor, on the planning, execution and management of the state-of-the-art technology at McLane Stadium. Orr discusses her role in the integration of new technology, how her department anticipated fans’ future connectivity needs and her reflections on the first season in the stadium. “We were very pleased with the performance of McLane, and so we intend to continue that support and continue the technology that we rolled out last year,” Orr said.

Aug
27
2015

The American Conservative: A Religious Liberty Thought Experiment

Aug. 26, 2015
Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Humanities in Baylor’s Honors Program, writes about political parties and the complexity of how/whether defending religious liberty should affect foreign intervention.

Aug
27
2015

WORLD Magazine: Religious groups: Don’t dismantle ISCIRF

Aug. 26, 2015
Article about a coalition of international religious freedom groups urging the Senate to approve a six-year reauthorization for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and reject attempts to cripple the organization. The story references another bipartisan group of thought leaders, including Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, that called upon Congress last month to pass HR 1150 and “develop a national strategy addressing the tragic global crisis in religious freedom.”

Aug
27
2015

Yahoo! Finance: Does Gender Equality Lead to More Homicides?

Aug. 27, 2015
As a country’s gender equality in the workplace increases, so does the country’s homicide rate, according to a Baylor study that studied 146 countries based on multiple years of social and economic data. Researcher Katie Corcoran, Ph.D., nonresident fellow at Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, noted that “the finding does not mean that gender equality in employment increases homicide rates, but there is a correspondence. What remains uncertain is the ‘why’ behind this relationship, although prior research suggests it may be due to threatening male status.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, has placed this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty, as well as the Institute for Studies of Religion.)

Aug
26
2015

Football. 2015 Baylor IMG Sports Network Radio Affiliates Announced

In its second season at McLane Stadium, Baylor football radio broadcasts will again be available to fans across the Lone Star state on the Baylor IMG Sports Network and nationally on Sirius Satellite Radio, school officials announced Wednesday.

Aug
26
2015

W. Tennis. Generette Earns 2015 Oracle/ITA Masters Wildcard Entry

Baylor women's tennis player Kiah Generette will be in the singles draw for next month's 2015 Oracle/ITA Masters tournament, which was announced by Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association recently.

Aug
26
2015

M. Tennis. Lenz, Tchoutakian Make 2015 Oracle/ITA Masters Field

Baylor men’s tennis players Julian Lenz and Max Tchoutakian will be in the field for next month's 2015 Oracle/ITA Masters tournament, which was finalized by Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association recently.

Aug
26
2015

Baylor grads serve ISIS refugees in northern Iraq

Not many Americans would willingly uproot their family to move to one of the world’s more dangerous and remote corners. But, Billy (BA ’95) and Dawn (BSEd ’98) Ray feel their calling so deeply that they couldn’t imagine not living in northern Iraq, where they have served with World Orphans since 2008. The Rays — Billy, […]

Aug
26
2015

D Magazine: Conversation With: Checking In With Baylor CEO Joel Allison Near Anniversary of Scott & White Merger

Aug. 26, 2015
Interview with Baylor Regent Joel Allison, B.A. Journalism/Religion ’70, president and CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health, about value-based care, technology upgrades, the pros and cons of consolidation and the possibility of Baylor Scott & White expanding beyond North and Central Texas. Allison was recently named one of the country’s most influential healthcare leaders by Modern Healthcare magazine.

Aug
26
2015

Details Announced about Brad Paisley’s Country Nation College Tour Presented By Zaxby’s

WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2015) – As the 2015 college football season kicks off, country music superstar Brad Paisley and IMG College will bring his show to Baylor University’s Fountain Mall on Friday, Sept. 11, as part of the university’s annual Traditions Rally.