Baylor Alumni & Friends News

Feb
26
2015

W. Tennis. Women's Tennis Picked No. 1 In Big 12 Poll

For the third time in four years, the Baylor women's tennis team has been unanimously selected to claim the Big 12 regular season championship by a vote of the league's head coaches, conference officials announced Thursday.

Feb
26
2015

W. Tennis. Women's Tennis Completes Road Trip At Northwestern, Ohio State

Baylor's sixth-ranked women's team will wrap up its four-match road trip this weekend with two more ranked foes as the Bears travel to No. 33 Northwestern Friday and No. 19 Ohio State Sunday.

Feb
26
2015

W. Equestrian. No. 1 Baylor Equestrian to Face two Top 10 opponents on the road

The No. 1 Baylor equestrian team will take on No. 8 Oklahoma State Friday at the Animal Science Arena in Stillwater, Okla. and No. 10 Kansas State Saturday in Manhattan, Kan.

Feb
26
2015

Track. Track & Field Set For Big 12 Indoor Championships

Baylor track and field returns 21 All-Big 12 performers, including four who have won Big 12 Indoor titles to the 2015 Big 12 Indoor Championships hosted by Iowa State at the Lied Recreation Center in Ames, Iowa, Friday and Saturday.

Feb
26
2015

Professors’ app helps parents detect eye disease in babies

Most new parents take hundreds of pictures of their newborns. Thanks to a pair of Baylor professors, those photos can now be used to screen for pediatric eye cancer — a simple act that could save the eyesight (and maybe even the lives) of children before it’s too late. Baylor chemistry professor Bryan Shaw and computer […]

Feb
26
2015

W. Basketball. Baylor, Oklahoma Postgame Notes

Oklahoma 68, Baylor 64

Feb
26
2015

Academy for Leader Development Welcomes Bryan Stevenson for Lecture on “Just Mercy”

WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2015) – Baylor University’s Academy for Leader Development will welcome Bryan Stevenson, J.D., to its annual lecture series at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in Waco Hall.

Feb
26
2015

Annual Service Awards Recognize Faculty & Staff

See a copy of the program listing faculty and staff with 5 to 45 years of service to Baylor University.

Feb
26
2015

Baptist News Global: Pastoral residencies picking up as churches expand ministry, purpose

Feb. 23, 2015
Nick Deere, B.A. ’09 (University Scholar), M.Div. ’14 (Theology), 2014 the current pastoral resident at First Baptist Church in Richmond, Va. — one of a growing number of congregations with pastoral resident programs. “It’s a chance to get relevant pastoral experience, and … a chance to continue learning,” Deere says. “Having that will make me better at whatever ministry setting I’m in.”

Feb
26
2015

Baptist News Global: Todd Still named Truett Seminary dean

Feb. 25, 2015
Todd Still has been named dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Still is a New Testament scholar and has served on Baylor’s faculty since 2003. He will be the fifth dean of Truett Seminary. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)

Feb
26
2015

Baylor Lariat TV Newscast Debuts Today at 11 a.m. CT

WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2015) – For the first time in its 115-year history, the Baylor Lariat campus newspaper will launch its first television newscast at 11 a.m. CST Thursday, Feb. 26. Baylor will be one of 12 universities from four continents participating in the Global News Relay.

Feb
26
2015

Baylor Lariat: Starr names Still new dean of seminary

Feb. 25, 2015
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr announced the appointment of Dr. Todd D. Still as Dean of George W. Truett Theological Seminary on Wednesday Feb. 25.

Feb
26
2015

Baylor Nursing Instructor Receives D Magazine Excellence in Nursing Award for Neonatal Nursing

WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2015) – Cheryl Riley, D.N.P., lecturer and coordinator of the Neonatal nursing program in Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, received an award for excellence in neonatal nursing by D Magazine.

Feb
26
2015

Baylor University Entrepreneurship Program to Host New Venture Competition

WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2015) — Let the games begin.
Baylor University's entrepreneurship program is preparing to host its Fourth Annual Baylor New Venture Competition Friday, Feb. 27 to Saturday, Feb. 28.

Feb
26
2015

Entrepreneur: What Should Employers Do About Misrepresentation?

Feb. 26, 2015
Patricia Wilson, J.D., professor of law at Baylor Law School, provides expert commentary in this Entrepreneur magazine article about employers’ rights when they believe employees have misrepresented information. This story was spurred by the recent acknowledgement by NBC News anchor Brian Williams that he misrepresented his wartime reporting experience. "Most employees are employees at will, meaning that barring a statute or case law that precludes termination, they can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all,” Wilson said. "If those employees are terminated for lying or exaggerating, they have no legal recourse.” (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched Patricia Wilson as an expert source to Entrepreneur. He covers Baylor Law School.)

Feb
26
2015

Health Tips: Good Sleep for Good Health

Feb. 20, 2015
A study by Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, examined 50 years of research on sleep and found that sleeping well in youth and middle age years is an “investment” that pays off in mental functioning late in life. Scullin, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally in January. She covers psychology research and faculty.)

Feb
26
2015

Love That Magazine: Phones: Depressing?

Feb. 19, 2015
Research conducted by Baylor found that individuals who frequently check their cellphones may be trying to improve how they feel emotionally. Similar to substance addictions, cellphone addiction could be an attempt at mood repair, the study found. Baylor researchers recruited 346 men and women with an average age of 21 and analyzed their personalities and level of mobile phone addiction through their answers to a detailed questionnaire. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Hankamer School of Business.)

Feb
26
2015

Mechanical Engineering Professor Lesley Wright Honored with 2015 SAE International Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award

WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2015) – Lesley Wright, Ph.D., associate professor of mechanical engineering in Baylor University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, was honored with the 2015 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award for her work as faculty adviser for Baylor Baja.

Feb
26
2015

The Baptist Standard: Todd Still named Truett Seminary dean

Feb. 25, 2015
Todd Still has been named dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Still is a New Testament scholar and has served on Baylor’s faculty since 2003. He will be the fifth dean of Truett Seminary. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)

Feb
26
2015

The Loop: Want more sex after 50? Just stay married

Feb. 25, 2015
The longer married couples stay together, the more likely their sex life will improve. According to a study by sociologists at Baylor University, Louisiana State University and Florida State University, people whose marriages endure longer than 50 years may experience a modest rebound in sexual activity. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this research nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)