Baylor Alumni & Friends News

Jul
24
2014

W. Golf. WG Trio Named to All-American Scholar Team

Three Baylor women's golf student-athletes were selected to the 2013-14 Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team, as announced by the WGCA.

Jul
24
2014

Track. Holmes Advances At World Junior Championships

Baylor track and field freshman TJ Holmes made the IAAF World Junior Championships 400-hurdle final by winning his heat of semifinal competition in 50.80 Thursday at Hayward Field.

Jul
24
2014

Football. 2014 Football Legends Announced

Five former Baylor football players will be recognized as Baylor Football Legends during select 2014 home football games, Baylor officials announced Thursday.

Jul
24
2014

M. Basketball. MBB's Heslip and Lowery Earn NABC Honor

Baylor men's basketball student-athletes Brady Heslip and Logan Lowery were honored as members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, which recognizes student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2013-14 season.

Jul
24
2014

Bears sweep Big 12 Athlete of the Year honors for 2nd time in 3 years

For the second time in three years, Baylor has swept the Big 12 Athlete of the Year honors. Bryce Petty was named Male Athlete of the Year, while Odyssey Sims was the league’s Female Athlete of the Year. To put Baylor’s sweep in perspective: Baylor is the first Big 12 school to sweep both titles, […]

Jul
24
2014

Edmond Sun: University of Central Oklahoma recognized as having friendly work environment

July 21, 2014
Baylor University is mentioned in this article about being as one of the country’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Of the 42 national universities awarded Honor Roll status, Baylor is one of only two universities in the large university category (10,000 or more students) to achieve recognition in 11 of the 12 categories honoring specific best practices and policies.

Jul
24
2014

Fusion-TV: As the Border Patrol Catches Migrants, Students Dig Up Migrant Bodies in a Mass Grave

July 23, 2014
VIDEO: A special report on the surge of child migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border on the Fusion Network program “AMERICA with Jorge Ramos” features the work of Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, and her students along the Texas border and in the University’s DNA lab. A digital news network, Fusion is a joint venture between Univision Communications Inc. and the Disney/ABC Television Network. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications who covers anthropology, worked with ABC News to set up interviews with Dr. Baker in the Valley and in her Baylor lab this summer.)

Jul
24
2014

Greenville (TX) Herald Banner: GISD solar car off and roaring

July 22, 2014
Twenty-five high school Solar Car Challenge teams were on the Baylor campus Wednesday on the second-to-last leg of their trip across Texas. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the School of Engineering and Computer Science.)

Jul
24
2014

Religion News Service: World War I at 100: New books examine the battle of beliefs behind the ‘Great War’

July 18, 2014
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, is quoted in this article about how researchers and historians are examining World War I and the role religion played in it. Jenkins’ book, “The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade” is also mentioned in the article and supports the claim that WWI created our current state of international turmoil with modern Islamist nations. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR.)

Jul
24
2014

Texas Monthly: Evens: A Houston Textile Designer Shows That The Art Of Dyeing Isn't Dying

August 2014
Kate de Para, who obtained a B.S. in Family Consumer Sciences in 2008, is featured in this Texas Monthly article about her career dyeing and creating prints on fabrics. She launched her own clothing line in Houston after realizing her passion was in creating instead of selling. In this article, de Para credits a Baylor professor for encouraging her to pursue textile design.

Jul
24
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Arts: Reach past your own artistic bias

July 24, 2014
David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, urges readers to broaden the scope when it comes to their taste in art. He argues that sticking to one style hinders the ability to appreciate a myriad of different artwork.

Jul
23
2014

Track. Bromell Finishes Second At World Junior Championships

Baylor track and field sprinter Trayvon Bromell took second in the 100-meter final of the IAAF World Junior Championships with a time of 10.28 on Wednesday at Hayward Field.

Jul
23
2014

General News. Sims, Petty Named Big 12 Athletes of the Year

Baylor point guard Odyssey Sims and quarterback Bryce Petty have been named 2013-14 Big 12 Conference Athletes of the Year, the league office announced.

Jul
23
2014

Track. Track & Field Recognized By USTFCCCA For Academics

The Baylor men's and women's track and field teams, along with 11 individuals earned All-Academic recognition from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, the organization announced recently.

Jul
23
2014

ESPN rolls cameras as Baylor alums’ 12-year-old son’s dream comes true

If you follow @BaylorProud on Twitter, you saw the photo above back in the spring, when the Baylor baseball team and Chi Omega teamed up to help make a wish come true for 12-year-old Jace Andrews. Jace, the son of Baylor alumni John (BS ’92) and Julie (BA ’93) Andrews and brother of incoming freshman […]

Jul
23
2014

Amy McCauley

Sympathies to Amy McCauley, event services, on the death of her mother, Kathleen Cooper on July 21, 2014.

Jul
23
2014

Baylor School of Education Students Develop New Bear Habitat Curriculum

WACO, Texas (July 23, 2014) – As many as 20 school groups visit Baylor’s Bear Habitat in one week. And each group receives a guided tour conducted by student members of the Baylor Chamber of Commerce—the official keepers of the live bear mascots. Chamber members have been sharing their bear knowledge with visitors for decades, but when Chamber wanted to develop a more formal program for school groups, they turned to the School of Education for help.

Jul
23
2014

Business Day Live: New oven force to be reckoned with

July 23, 2014
Researchers in Baylor’s electrical and computer engineering department in the School of Engineering and Computer Science have partnered with GE researchers to create a “microwave”-style device that can count the calories in food. A prototype has been constructed, and researchers are using it to count the calories in mixtures of oil, water and sugar. (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist in Baylor Media Communications, covers the School of Engineering and Computer Science.)

Jul
23
2014

Dallas Morning News: Briles: ‘Similarities’ between Bryce Petty and RGIII’s final years, atmosphere at McLane Stadium will be ‘special’

July 23, 2014
Baylor head coach Art Briles talks about how "special" the gameday atmosphere will be this season at the Bears' new $260 million on-campus McLane Stadium. "I think it’s going to be hard for anybody in America to mimic what the game day atmosphere is going to be like at Baylor University," Briles said.

Jul
23
2014

ESPN: Players tab Baylor as Big 12 team to beat

July 23, 2014
This ESPN article breaks down percentages of Big 12 players’ answers to questions such as "who is the league’s most impressive coach?" and “if you could draft an opposing Big 12 player and put him on your team, who would it be?” In the polls, Baylor edged out Oklahoma University as “The Team to Beat” this year in the Big 12.