Alumni, Parents & Friends News
If you’re one of the tens of thousands of people who visit the Waco Mammoth National Monument every year (even more since its national monument designation in 2015!), you’ve heard the prevailing theory of how the mammoths found here died. For years, scientists have believed it likely that rising waters from the Bosque River flooded the site […]
Johnathan Motley had 21 points with 16 rebounds and No. 9 Baylor ended a two-game slide with a 60-54 victory over Oklahoma on Tuesday night to remain in a tie for second place in the Big 12.
No. 25/24 Baylor softball (7-3) is prepped for a midweek doubleheader with the McNeese State Cowgirls (5-6), facing MSU twice on Wednesday, Feb. 22, starting at 4 p.m. at Getterman Stadium.
Baylor baseball plays its first road game of the season on Wednesday at Texas State. The game is slated for a 6 p.m. CT start at Bobcat Ballpark in San Marcos, Texas.
Baylor 70, Texas 67
Feb. 13, 2017
Baylor students are among those being recruited by Communities in Schools, a national dropout prevention organization. Waco has a large at-risk student population.
Feb. 20, 2017
Feature on Spencer Tinkham, B.A. (Economics) ’15, a woodcarver and conservation-minded sculptor on the Back Bay and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Feb. 19, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden tells about the Grammy-winning Blind Boys of Alabama, who have been singing spirituals since 1939. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.
Feb. 20, 2017
Research by Texas Hunger Initiative, housed within Baylor, has found that low-income students who receive both breakfast and lunch at school have fewer distractions and disciplinary problems and achieve more in the classroom. Quoted is Kathy Krey, the initiative's research director, who said the program identifies students whose family income makes them eligible for financial assistance and provides both meals — offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture — at reduced or no cost.
Feb. 19, 2017
VIDEO: Serhiy Kudelia, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was interviewed on the RTTV program, “Worlds Apart with Oksana Boyko,” about the overthrow of Ukraine’s government three years ago and if the new government – the “Revolution of Dignity” – has delivered on its promises.
Jan. 17, 2017
Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, led a study published in the journal Learning & Memory that found that while preparing for an exam, telling someone else what you learned may help students recall better and for a longer time than simply studying class notes or a textbook.
Feb. 14, 2017
An 11-city study by Byron Johnson, Ph.D., co-director of Baylor’s Institute of Studies for Religion (ISR), and William Wubbenhorst, a non-resident ISR Research Fellow, found that faith-based organizations provide the bulk of tangible support — including emergency beds — for the homeless. Johnson is quoted.
Feb. 18, 2017
James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about a Toronto public school banning cellphones from classes. Roberts is author of “Too Much of a Good Thing: Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone?” “Study after study shows that when we’re distracted by smart phones and other technology in the classroom, it undermines student learning,” he said.
Waco Tribune-Herald: Waco, McLennan County efforts model for state in battle against human trafficking
Feb. 17, 2017
Natalie Garnett, B.A. (Journalism) ’12, and assistant national director of UnBound, is quoted in this article about the nonprofit mission of Waco-based Antioch Community Church, which raises public awareness of human trafficking, provides services to trafficking victims and plays host to meetings of the Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Coalition.
Baylor 70, Texas 67
Baylor baseball notched a 6-0 victory over Nevada on Monday evening at Baylor Ballpark.
Kalani Brown scored 35 points and No. 4 Baylor took a huge step toward another Big 12 title Monday night with a tough 70-67 win over No. 6 Texas. Baylor trailed most of the way, but stayed close as Brown took the game on her shoulders. Her five straight points in the fourth quarter keyed a 9-0 Baylor run that opened up 65-56 lead. The Lady Bears played most of the game without senior guard and scoring leader Alexis Jones, who left with a knee problem early in the first half. The Lady Bears didn't make a 3-pointer the entire game but dominated inside, outscoring Texas 36-20 in the paint.