Baylor Alumni & Friends News

May
22
2015

W. Golf. Women's Golf in Third at NCAA Championship

Baylor women's golf is in third place after day one at the NCAA Championship, but the Bears were only able to complete 11 holes before Friday's first-round play at The Concession Golf Club was suspended due to lightning. BU is at 7-over-par after finishing 62 of 90 individual holes.

May
22
2015

W. Tennis. Burgic, Shankle Roll Into NCAA Doubles Quarterfinals

The Baylor women's tennis doubles pairing of Ema Burgic and Blair Shankle advanced to the NCAA Doubles Championship quarterfinals with a straight-set victory Friday at the Hurd Tennis Center.

May
22
2015

Baseball. No. 8 Baseball Eliminates No. 4 Texas Tech at Big 12 Championship

No. 8 seed Baylor (23-31) used a 5-4 win to eliminate No. 4 seed Texas Tech (31-24) from the 2015 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship Friday afternoon at ONEOK Field.

May
22
2015

M. Tennis. Galeano, Lenz Make NCAA Doubles Championship Quarterfinals

The Baylor men's tennis doubles duo of Diego Galeano and Julian Lenz reached the NCAA Doubles Championship quarterfinals with a three-set victory Friday at the Hurd Tennis Center.

May
22
2015

7 books that should be on every Baylor Bear’s shelf

The selection of books that line a person’s shelves can tell you a lot about the person. So what’s a Baylor home without a selection of Baylor books? Below are 7 books that should be on every Bear’s shelf, followed by a host of “honorable mentions” for those who really want to dig deep. * To […]

May
22
2015

Track. Track & Field Adds Five To 2015 Signing Class

Baylor head track and field coach Todd Harbour announced the addition of five student-athletes to his 2015 signing class Friday.

May
22
2015

Alex Rogers

Sympathies to Baylor student Alex Rogers on the death of his brother, Johnny Rogers, on May 20, 2015.

May
22
2015

Christian Post: Is the Atheist Population Skyrocketing?

May 20, 2015
Byron Johnson, Ph.D., co-director of ISR and Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences, discusses the claim that Christianity is declining in the U.S. and the lack of evidence to support the claim. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.)

May
22
2015

Financial Buzz: St. Petersburg National Research University of IT, Mechanics and Optics Wins IBM-Sponsored International Collegiate Programming Contest

May 20, 2015
Baylor serves as the headquarters for the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), which recently concluded in Marrakech, Morocco. Known as the "Battle of the Brains," the ICPC serves as a proving ground for the top collegiate programmers, challenging them to solve a series of complex real-world problems in just five hours. Bill Poucher, Ph.D., professor of computer science in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, serves as ICPC executive director. He is quoted in the story. "I am excited to see what these students will do with the mastery they've gained from this contest and from each other as they continue their academic and professional pursuits as ACM members," Poucher said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the School of Engineering and Computer Science.)

May
22
2015

Monroe (LA) News-Star: LA Opera’s •The Barber of Seville’ June 5, 7 at ULM

May 17, 2015
Comic opera “The Barber of Seville” by Goacchino Rossini will be presented by the Louisiana Opera company in June at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Joining the production is conductor Jeffrey Peterson, Ph.D., assistant professor of voice in Baylor’s School of Music.

May
22
2015

Press-Register (Mobile, AL): Graduation 2015: 39 seniors walk during St. Luke's Episcopal School commencement

May 17, 2015
Ashlyn Murphy, who plans to attend Baylor University in the fall and major in biology, was honored as the Class of 2015 salutatorian at St. Luke’s Episcopal School graduation in Mobile, Alabama.

May
22
2015

Religion News Service: How religion and high school peers shape when people marry

May 21, 2015
Those who marry in their late teens or early 20s are less likely to finish their education and more likely to earn less money and divorce, and Jeremy Uecker, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, has done research to find out why. His study showed that the religion of adolescents shaped their marriage decisions while controlling for other factors such as income, race, gender, age and geography. Uecker also found that adolescents who are Mormon or conservative Protestant are more likely to marry early than other religious traditions. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)

May
22
2015

Science Codex: Go thin? Think again

May 21, 2015
An article focusing on research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which found that marketers and advertisers who default to the “thin ideal” – the belief that thinner is better – could be alienating up to 70 percent of their audience. "Advertisers need to do a bit more research with their target market. They need to find out what these women are thinking, as related to body size,” Roberts said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

May
22
2015

The Christian Science Monitor: Anna Kendrick's 'Indianna Jones': Should a woman don the fedora for real?

May 20, 2015
In a comedy campaign to raise money for children and young people living in poverty, actress Anna Kendrick has cast herself in the role of “Indianna,” the female Indiana Jones, in a short satirical video. As controversy continues over gender equity in Hollywood, “The parody is clearly a response to the fact that so many people responded negatively to news of an all-female 'Ghostbusters' movie. It plays off people's fear that all of their beloved childhood icons will be changed into something else,” says Chris Hansen, associate professor and director of the film and digital media division at Baylor University. “But why shouldn't there be a 'Ghostbusters' movie with a female cast? I don't think there needs to be an agenda behind it. They're trying to make a funny movie, and they've assembled a cast of hilarious women with proven box office potential .... Would a female Indiana Jones be a good idea? Why not? The key, as always, is to make a good movie. If it's good, people will see it.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers film and digital media research and faculty.)

May
22
2015

The Fresno Bee: Number of Americans with no religious affiliation grows, poll finds

May 11, 2015
Reports about the death of religion, rise of secularization and growth of atheism largely ignore facts or base conclusions on faulty research, according to Baylor scholars in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion. Quoted is Gordon Melton, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of American Religious History in ISR. “We've got a lot of people for whom 'religion' means, 'That thing I grew up with that my parents made me do.’ But many still pray or practice modern spiritual concoctions that look like religion to me." (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR research and faculty.)

May
22
2015

The Huffington Post: Yet Another Reason Advertisers Should Embrace Body Diversity

May 22, 2015
New research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is the focus of this The Huffington Post article addressing whether a model’s body size in an advertisement affects a consumer’s purchase. Roberts’ research found that marketers and advertisers who default to the “thin ideal” – the belief that thinner is better – could be alienating up to 70 percent of their audience. The article is part of The Huffington Post’s “Social Science Made Simple” series. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, worked with the reporter to place this story. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

May
21
2015

W. Tennis. Burgic, Doubles Duo Move On In NCAA Championships

Baylor women's tennis senior Ema Burgic picked up another win in the NCAA Singles Championship, while partnering with Blair Shankle to card an opening round NCAA Doubles Championship triumph Thursday at the Hurd Tennis Center.

May
21
2015

M. Tennis. Lupieri, Doubles Tandem Advance In NCAA Championships

Baylor men's tennis senior Tony Lupieri tallied another win in the NCAA Singles Championship, while Diego Galeano and Julian Lenz opened their NCAA Doubles Championship run victoriously Thursday at the Hurd Tennis Center.

May
21
2015

Baseball. No. 8 Baseball Falls to No. 5 Texas at Big 12 Championship

No. 8 seed Baylor (22-30) lost a 4-3 heartbreaker to No. 5 seed Texas (27-25) Thursday evening at ONEOK Field in the second round of the 2015 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship.

May
21
2015

Track. Track & Field Gets 28 Entries Into NCAA West Championships

Baylor's track and field teams will be represented by 28 entries and 23 athletes in the NCAA West Preliminary Championships next week at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.