Baylor Alumni & Friends News

Apr
20
2015

Baseball. Baseball Drops Rubber Match at No. 17 OK State

Baylor (15-24, 5-10) dropped a 7-1 decision at No. 17 Oklahoma State (26-13, 10-5) Monday afternoon in the rubber match of a prolonged weekend series.

Apr
20
2015

Baseball. Baseball Defeats No. 17 OK State 2-1 on Road

Baylor (15-23, 5-9) earned a tough 2-1 win at No. 17 Oklahoma State (25-13, 9-5) Monday afternoon at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.

Apr
20
2015

W. Tennis. Road to Waco: Previewing the NCAA Championships

With teams making a final seedings push over the next few days in their conference tournaments, many questions remain unsettled just three weeks before the NCAAs begin.

Apr
20
2015

Baylor tennis teams sweep Big 12 regular season titles for 10th time in 13 years

I believe it was Benjamin Franklin who said that there are three things certain in life: death, taxes, and Baylor tennis winning Big 12 titles. Both the Baylor men and women clinched 2015 conference championships this weekend. For head coach Matt Knoll’s men, it was their 13th regular season title in 16 years; for Joey Scrivano’s […]

Apr
20
2015

Austin American-Statesman: Austin writer delves into religious influences on pop culture

April 20, 2015
Subscription required: In his book “Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in Popular Imagination,” Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, discusses how conceptions of the afterlife permeate pop culture. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the department of English.)

Apr
20
2015

Baylor University Chemistry Lecturer Receives Collins Outstanding Professor Award

WACO, Texas (April 20, 2015) – Mark Devanand Jonklaas, Ph.D., a senior lecturer in Baylor’s department of chemistry and biochemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences, is the recipient of the 2015 Collins Outstanding Professor Award, which is an honor awarded by a vote of Baylor’s senior class each year.

Apr
20
2015

Baylor University Doctoral Candidates are Recognized for Outstanding Dissertations

WACO, Texas (April 20, 2015) – Three Baylor University doctoral students - Brandon Martinez, V.H. Satheeshkumar and Logan Gage - received Outstanding Dissertation Awards from the Baylor University Graduate School, recognizing their exceptional scholarship, research and writing.

Apr
20
2015

Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art to Host BFA Senior Exhibition and Reception

WACO, Texas (April 20, 2015) – Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art will kick off its annual Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Senior exhibition with a reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23. The exhibition will run April 23–28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Apr
20
2015

Community HealthCorps Blog: Addicted to Volunteering: My journey from Student Volunteer to AmeriCorps Member

April 17, 2015
A blog post by Laura Lee White, BS ’14, on the impact volunteering with Family Health Center (FHC) has had on both her life and the life of other Baylor students. White began volunteering as a pre-med undergrad student at Baylor and now is a member of the Community HealthCorps® program through which she counsels and educates patients living with diabetes on proper nutrition, exercise and medication management.

Apr
20
2015

Indianapolis Star: Pulliam: RecycleForce keeps people out of prison

April 17, 2015
Byron Johnson, Ph.D., co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, who studies recidivism, recently visited Indianapolis and found a new approach to the program at RecycleForce operation, where ex-inmates take used electronic equipment and find raw materials to sell. Johnson says the program is entrepreneurial, with a great deal of mentoring and accountability. “It builds self-esteem . . .They’re earning an honest paycheck and getting some structure in their lives.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR research and faculty.

Apr
20
2015

Miami Herald/AP: Music career ambition survives student's amputation

April 19, 2015
The April 5 Waco Tribune-Herald feature on the recovery and perseverance of Baylor freshman Megan Ritzi has been distributed by the Associated Press and picked up in hundreds of newspapers and media outlets around the country. RItzi — injured in a July 29 traffic accident — now is walking with a prosthesis and has resumed classes to pursue her dream of a music career. Ritzi, who plays clarinet, was in a coma after suffering a concussion, dislocated hip, numerous broken bones and a shattered pelvis. Rehabilitation is challenging and tedious, but “I’ve developed a very strong ideal of what God is,” Ritzi said. “There’s wasn’t an ‘oh darn, I have to overcome this’ moment. I was just doing this to try to get to where I want to be.”

Apr
20
2015

On the Baylor Horizon April 20, 2015

Hispanic Student Association Presents ¡FIESTA! and Salsafest! The Kente Ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 26.

Apr
20
2015

The Boston Globe: Four prizes awarded at PEN New England’s annual ceremony

April 20, 2015
Arna Bontemps Hemenway, an assistant professor of English in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, received the 2015 PEN/Hemingway Award for his story collection “Elegy for Kinderklavier” at the PEN New England annual ceremony. Judges praised the book as “not afraid to stare in unblinking and finely grained detail at the great sad problem of being alive.” The award is the most prestigious one for debut fiction in the country.

Apr
20
2015

The Dallas Morning News: 5 reasons to get off the highway in Waco

April 17, 2015
A detailed list of five reasons Waco is worth visiting whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, literary aficionados, child, shopper or animal lover. Reasons that made the list included Cameron Park, Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, The Mayborn Museum, Spice Village and Cameron Park Zoo.

Apr
20
2015

The Dallas Morning News: Could Texas' high court curb trade-secret sharing in safety lawsuits?

April 19, 2015
This story examines a Texas rule that allows attorneys to share company secrets – acquired via discovery during their cases – with other lawyers who have similar cases. Specifically, the story breaks down a series of lawsuits filed against General Motors. Jim Wren, J.D., professor of law at Baylor Law School, is featured as an expert source. “It’s about access to justice,” Wren said of the rule. “Anything that significantly increases the cost for attorneys makes it harder for consumers to find attorneys who are willing to take their case.” (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers Baylor Law School.)

Apr
20
2015

The New York Times: Easing the Difficult Path to the Pulpit for African-American Women

April 4, 2015
Samuel G. Freedman’s On Religion column on the difficult path African-American women face in reaching the pulpit cites recent research by Courtney Pace Lyons, Ph.D., lecturer in religion in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and assistant director of student success in the Paul L. Foster Success Center. Lyons’ research “showed that even as African¬-American women form about three-¬quarters of black congregants and half of black seminary students, they account for less than 2 percent of senior pastors in black Baptist churches.”

Apr
20
2015

The Vindicator (Youngstown, OH): Retired congressman is Grove City commencement speaker

April 20, 2015
Frank Wolf, a veteran lawmaker known as a champion of human rights and religious liberty, will speak at Grove City College’s 135th Commencement. Wolf was recently named the first Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor University, where he advances the study and protection of religious liberty with a focus on foreign policy and diplomacy.

Apr
20
2015

UPDATE: 5th Street and MP Daniel Esplanade Closure Extended

Beginning today, April 20, 2015, crews will extend the construction fencing on 5th Street from Marrs McLean Gym all the way to Speight Circle.

Apr
20
2015

USA TODAY: Powell: 8 biggest misconceptions about retirement

April 20, 2015
Tom Potts, Ph.D., professor of finance in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted as an expert source in this article identifying misconceptions about retirement – everything from “retirement is easy” to tips on how to talk to a financial planner. "A financial planner can help uncover these misconceptions and bring clarity to these areas of confusion and misunderstanding," Potts said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Hankamer School of Business.)

Apr
19
2015

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Ends Spring Season on High Note

First year Baylor head volleyball coach Ryan McGuyre and the Bears won three of four matches in the team's final spring playing date in Dallas at the Convention Center Saturday.