Alumni, Parents & Friends News

Sep
30
2016

For Baylor’s police chief, this isn’t a job; it’s a mission

Long before he became chief of the Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) in the fall of 2014, Brad Wigtil developed a love for the Baylor mission. His two children, Erin Wigtil-Faya (BA ’04) and Matthew (BBA ’11), both attended Baylor, and their experience left a lasting impression on him. “I learned to love this university,” Chief […]

Sep
30
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “We start rehearsal five hours before every game…”

[What’s the most challenging thing as a member of BUGWB at a game?] “I would say the endurance it requires, because we start rehearsal five hours before every game, and we go until the game is over.” “And being on the drumline, we play 99% of the time. We play during the parades. We play […]

Sep
30
2016

Baylor’s Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic Will Host Community Open House at its New Home Oct. 6

WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2016) — Baylor University’s Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic, which recently moved to a new location, will host an open house for the community from 5:15 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6.

Sep
30
2016

Ed Rogers

Congratulations to staff member Ed Rogers, counseling services, and spouse Elizabeth, on the birth of their son, Joseph David Rogers, on August 27, 2016.

Sep
30
2016

Mayborn Museum Complex Presents Programs on Holy Places, Faith Groups in October and November

WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2016) — Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex will host three public local events in conjunction with the National Geographic Sacred Journeys exhibition in Waco, which runs from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31.

Sep
29
2016

W. Soccer. Soccer Faces Road Test at No. 4 West Virginia

Baylor soccer travels to No. 4 West Virginia for its lone match this week on Friday at 6 p.m. CT.

Sep
29
2016

W. Equestrian. EQ Hosts Ninth-Annual Willis Invitational

No. 5 Baylor equestrian (1-0) will host the ninth-annual Willis Invitational tournament this weekend, running Friday, Sep. 30, through Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Willis Family Equestrian Center.

Sep
29
2016

M. Tennis. Men’s Tennis Continues Fall With ITA All-American Championships

Three Baylor men's tennis players, Jimmy Bendeck, Constantin Frantzen and Max Tchoutakian, will compete in the 2016 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championships, held in Tulsa, Okla., from Oct. 1-10

Sep
29
2016

Cross Country. Cross Country Set For Notre Dame Invitational

Baylor's cross country teams will race in the 61st-annual Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational at the Burke Golf Course in Notre Dame, Ind., on Friday.

Sep
29
2016

From Greek life to quidditch, Baylor student organizations offer something for everyone

Pop quiz: How many Baylor students participate in official student organizations? How many student organizations does Baylor offer? Before you guess, take into consideration all the Greek organizations and professional societies Baylor offers. Then start thinking outside the box a little bit; if you’re a Baylor student with an interest in sailing, there’s a club for that. […]

Sep
29
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s probably one of the best leadership experiences anyone could have…”

“I’ve been involved in Baylor Crew for about three years… It’s probably one of the best leadership experiences anyone could have. It’s a unique experience because we’re such a large club, and we handle such a large budget. It’s taught me so much about real-world experience, how to deal with insurance, working with Campus Rec. […]

Sep
29
2016

ABL Advisor: Alvarez & Marsal Hires Two in Disputes and Investigations Practice

Sept. 28, 2016
Robert Lang, B.B.A. (Financial Services & Planning) ’95, was hired as managing director of global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal. Lang is also a frequent guest lecturer in the Graduate Accounting program at Baylor and serves on the Advisory Board for the Accounting and Business Law Department.

Sep
29
2016

Farrell O’Gorman Delivers the 2016 Charles G. Smith Lecture

WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2016) – Farrell O’Gorman, Ph.D., will deliver the 2016 Charles G. Smith Lecture at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in room 101 of Carroll Science Building, 1401 S. Fifth St.

Sep
29
2016

KWTX: Professor: 2016 election will be studied for decades

Sept. 28, 2016
Martin Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and
professor of political science, is quoted in this article about the 2016 Presidential Election. “This is going to be an election that will be written about for years and years to come and people should pay attention to it because they probably won't hear anything like this again in their lifetimes,” Medhurst said.

Sep
29
2016

Northern Ontario Business: Progress coming on North Bay recommendations for change

Sept. 28, 2016
Baylor M.B.A. students, as part of the Focus Firm program, created the Baylor report to help the city of North Bay in Ontario, Canada, become a more desirable community. North Bay received the report in June 2016 and has since taken strides to put the students’ recommendations into effect.

Sep
29
2016

Star-Telegram: New History channel show built around Fort Worth’s Hull Historic

Sept. 28, 2016
Brent Hull, B.A. (History/English) ’89, is the owner of Fort Worth-based contracting company Hull Historical and the star of the new History channel series “Lone Star Restoration,” which premieres at 9 p.m. Monday on the History channel. In this article, Hull said contemporary construction practices don’t stand up to the way things were built in the past. “We need to rethink the current culture of the quick build and cheap craftsmanship. Our homes should be built to last and our homes should have character,” Hull said.

Sep
29
2016

The Kansas City Star: Lee’s Summit woman becomes first African-American Miss Missouri USA

Sept. 28, 2016
Bayleigh Dayton, B.B.A. (Management) ’14, became the first African American woman to win the Miss Missouri USA title. Dayton will advance to the nationally televised Miss USA Pageant next year. “I’m obviously the first African-American titleholder in this position,” Dayton said. “Now girls have someone to look up to and can have an actual role model.”

Sep
29
2016

The Waco Tribune-Herald: Arts: Reacting to Tchaikovsky at the Waco Symphony

Sept. 29, 2016
In this column, David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, wrote about a Waco Symphony Orchestra's concert last week and appreciating the variety of classical orchestral music.

Sep
29
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Journeys of faith: National Geographic exhibit highlights the power of religious pilgrimages

Sept. 29, 2016
“National Geographic Sacred Journeys,” a touring exhibit, will open at the Mayborn Museum Sunday, Oct. 2. The exhibit features videos, photo walls and artifacts highlighting the pilgrimages undertaken by religious followers worldwide. Rebecca Nall, assistant director of exhibits at the Mayborn, and Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History and co-director of the Program on Historical Studies of Religion in the Institute for Studies of Religion, are quoted. “Pilgrimage is one of the most important forms of religion worldwide in history,” Jenkins said.

Sep
28
2016

W. Volleyball. VB Extends Streak to 10 with Sweep over Texas Tech

Baylor volleyball (14-4, 2-0 Big 12) earned its 10th-straight win of the 2016 season with a 3-0 sweep over conference foe Texas Tech (10-8, 0-3 Big 12), 25-17, 26-24, 25-19, Wednesday night at the Ferrell Center.