Baylor Alumni & Friends News

Aug
28
2015

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Falls in Opener at No. 12 Colorado State

Baylor volleyball dropped its season opener at No. 12 Colorado State, 24-26, 18-25, 20-25, on Friday night at Moby Center. The Bears were playing their first match under new head coach Ryan McGuyre.

Aug
28
2015

W. Soccer. Soccer Falls Late at Purdue, 2-1

Baylor soccer fell in a heartbreaker at Purdue, 2-1, Friday evening at Boilermaker Soccer Complex in the 2015 Boilermaker Challenge Cup.

Aug
28
2015

General News. President Ken Starr Statement on Internal Inquiry, Next Steps

Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr released the following statement today, with respect to the university’s internal inquiry and next steps.

Aug
28
2015

W. Golf. Women’s Golf Hires Ashburn as Assistant

Baylor women’s golf has hired Ryan Ashburn as the program’s assistant coach, head coach Jay Goble announced Friday.

Aug
28
2015

Big dreams, bigger talent: No. 4-ranked Baylor football set to open 2015 season

One week from today, Baylor football will kick off the 2015 season at SMU (6 p.m., ESPN). Coming off back-to-back Big 12 titles, the Bears will begin the year ranked No. 4 in the nation — the program’s best-ever preseason ranking. Why so high? For starters, Baylor returns 17 of 22 starters from last year’s […]

Aug
28
2015

“The Rise and Fall of Atticus Finch?” Examined in Event Hosted by the Baylor Law School

WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2015) – Atticus Finch from Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book “To Kill a Mockingbird” has been a longstanding literary hero, but the publication of the sequel, “Go Set a Watchman,” leaves his hero status in question.

Aug
28
2015

Al Jazeera America: Life or Death Journey: Hundreds of Immigrants Die in Texas Desert

Aug. 27, 2015
VIDEO: In this news story, Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and founder of Reuniting Families Project, describes how she and her forensic anthropology students have exhumed the remains of immigrants who were improperly interred in trash bags in cemeteries in Brooks County, Texas. Baker’s team works for numerous hours to identify those who died while crossing the border to return them to their loved ones. “We love them. We think of them as people. We treat them with respect. We remember where they come from. And, we remember that everyone is associated with a family somewhere that is grieving,” Baker said. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, has been working with national media on Dr. Baker's work since 2013. Lewis covers faculty and research in the anthropology department.)

Aug
28
2015

Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, BGCT Participate in ‘Passing of the Mantle’ Ceremony

DALLAS, Texas (Aug. 28, 2015) — The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) and the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT), also known as Texas Baptists, hosted a Passing of the Mantle building ceremony Wednesday at the BGCT, located at 333 North Washington Ave. in Dallas.

Aug
28
2015

Cosmopolitan: If your friends don’t do this one thing, they’re probably a psychopath

Aug. 27, 2015
People with psychopathic traits are less likely to catch a yawn from the sleepy people around them because they tend to lack empathy, according to a Baylor study by Brian Rundel, a doctoral student in psychology and neuroscience at Baylor University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Rundel is quoted. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story and arranged the interview. She covers psychology research and faculty.)

Aug
28
2015

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Aug
28
2015

Internal Inquiry, Next Steps

President and Chancellor Ken Starr updates Baylor Nation on internal inquiry.

Aug
28
2015

Internal Inquiry, Next Steps

President and Chancellor Ken Starr updates Baylor Nation on internal inquiry.

Aug
28
2015

Kiplinger: Boost Lifetime Social Security Payouts With the Spousal Benefit

Aug. 26, 2015
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this story discussing the benefits and strategic use of the spousal benefit. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Aug
28
2015

KWTX-TV (Waco): Waco: BU Journalism Student Says Va. Shooting Won’t Deter Him

Aug. 27, 2015
Danny Guerra, a sophomore studying public relations at Baylor University, says the on-air deaths of a Virginia reporter and her cameraman won’t stop him from pursuing a career in journalism. “It’s always terrifying when lives are lost in the field of journalism because that is something that…I want to go into myself,” Guerra said. Also interviewed is Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., associate professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, who believes Wednesday’s shooting won’t discourage students from a future journalism career.

Aug
28
2015

MoneyTalks News: Does Gender Equality Lead to More Homicides?

Aug. 26, 2015
Countries with greater workforce equality have higher murder rates, a new international Baylor study suggests. While greater gender equality does not cause an increase in homicides, the results indicate a definite correspondence, according to the study, presented at the American Sociological Association’s meeting in Chicago. Quoted is researcher Katie Corcoran, Ph.D., who says that men may “perceive women’s increasing economic attainment as directly threatening.” Corcoran is a fellow in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion and associate professor of sociology and anthropology at West Virginia University. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Aug
28
2015

PRWeek: Are PR pros 'professional manipulators?' This study says not

Aug. 25, 2015
Marlene Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, writes about her study with 30 senior executives on public relations’ role as an ethical conscience. The study, published in the Journal of Mass Media Ethics, found that executives view their reputation as their most valued asset and do not compromise it. Neill’s article in PR Week is a counterpoint to a previous article in PRWeek called “‘We are professional manipulators’ — PR pros, are we lying to ourselves?” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of journalism, covers research and faculty in journalism, public relations and new media.)

Aug
28
2015

Sports Video Group: Baylor’s New McLane Stadium Preps for the Next 63 Years of Bears Football

Aug. 27, 2015
Article on the technology integrated into the building of Baylor’s McLane Stadium. A year after unveiling the 45,000-seat stadium, Baylor continues to refine its production workflows and mobile app in preparation for the coming decades. Pattie Orr, vice president for information technology, chief information officer and dean of university libraries, is quoted. “We wanted to build an infrastructure that could support every kind of electronics…so that it could do what was possible in three years and then maybe in 63 years,” she said.

Aug
28
2015

The Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor releases details on Brad Paisley concert

Aug. 27, 2015
Singer Brad Paisley is coming to Baylor’s campus as part of his “Country Nation College Tour” and will perform a free concert as part of the Traditions Rally on Friday, Sept. 11. The Traditions Rally precedes Baylor’s first home game, Sept. 12 against Lamar University. This article outlines the details of the event, which will take place on Fountain Mall. The pep rally starts at 7 p.m., with opening act Bobby Bones at 7:30 p.m., Paisley at 8:30 p.m. and evening-ending fireworks over Pat Neff Hall at 10 p.m.

Aug
28
2015

Understanding Title IX

Learn your rights, options, and resources under Title IX.

Aug
28
2015

Yahoo! Finance: SettlePou Hires Four New Attorneys for Dallas Office

Aug. 28, 2015
Baylor Law School graduate Charles Curran, J.D. ’07, has joined the commercial litigation and financial services litigation team of Dallas-based law firm SettlePou.