Alumni, Parents & Friends News

Jul
29
2016

Introducing #BearsOfBaylor

“Baylor we are and Baylor we’ll always be, but it’s up to us to define what that means.” It’s been almost five years since Robert Griffin III uttered those now-classic words to the Baylor family in front of a national audience, and by now, you’ve probably heard them enough that you might not really think about […]

Jul
28
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “I looked all over — probably 15 other schools.”

“[My dad] went to Baylor, so he’s kind of brainwashed me since a young age. I looked all over — probably 15 other schools. I looked in California. I looked at a lot of Texas schools — and, I know this is a sin to say, including TCU and SMU — I looked at a […]

Jul
28
2016

Track. Track & Field Recognized By USTFCCCA For Academics

The Baylor men's and women's track and field teams, along with 10 individuals earned All-Academic recognition from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, the organization announced Thursday.

Jul
28
2016

W. Soccer. Soccer’s Crowther Back Training with Mexico’s U-20 National Team

For the fourth time in her soccer career, Baylor sophomore forward Jackie Crowther trained with a Women’s Mexican National Team.

Jul
28
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Jody Moore’s tireless work earns him a shot at Olympics

July 26, 2016
Jody Moore, B.S.Ed. (Athletic Training) ’05, will leave for Rio de Janeiro this week as part of the medical staff for the U.S. Olympic Team. Moore will be stationed to one of Team USA’s high-performance training centers and work with some of the American athletes in track and field, water polo, men’s and women’s volleyball and sailing, among other sports.

Jul
28
2016

Baylor Professor Helps Discover The Secrets Of The Philistines

WACO, Texas (July 28, 2016) — Deirdre Fulton, Ph.D., assistant professor of religion in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, was part of the discovery and excavation of a Philistine cemetery outside Ashkelon, an ancient city in Israel that was occupied for more than 3,000 years.

Jul
28
2016

KFBK-AM (Sacramento, CA): Happiness gap among parents

AUDIO: For this radio news story, Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was interviewed on research that examined data on parental happiness from the United States and 22 other industrialized countries and found that not only are U.S. parents generally not as happy as non-parents, but the country also has the largest happiness gap between the two groups.

Jul
28
2016

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): For Parents Getting Birth Certificates, Texas (Quietly) OKs Mexican IDs Again

July 25, 2016
AUDIO: Laura Hernandez, J.D., professor of law at Baylor Law School, was interviewed for this story about a recent settlement with the Texas attorney general’s office that reinstates Mexican consulate cards as acceptable identification for parents to attain birth certificates for their children born in the U.S. Hernandez, an expert on immigration law, founded the Baylor Law Immigration Clinic. This story originally aired on the Texas Standard.

Jul
28
2016

Madison County (AL) Record: Horizon chooses Bunyard as top teacher

July 22, 2016
Susan Bunyard, B.S.Ed. (Education) ’78, a speech-language pathologist who works with preschool and elementary-aged children with speech errors or language deficits, was named Teacher of the Year at Horizon Elementary School in Madison, Alabama.

Jul
28
2016

Netscape “What’s New”: Why Your Diet Just Isn't Working

July 28, 2016
Instead of making a list of forbidden foods and replacing them with less-desirable, albeit lower calorie, options, dieters should focus on the healthy dishes they want to eat, according to research by Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and lead author of “Saying ‘No’ to Cake or ‘Yes’ to Kale” in the journal Psychology & Marketing.

Jul
28
2016

Values & Capitalism: Announcing: 2016-2016 Values & Capitalism Young Scholars

July 22, 2016
Drew Mackenzie, a junior University Scholar at Baylor, received a Young Scholar Award and $5,000 scholarship from Values & Capitalism, an initiative at the American Enterprise Institute. Working with the oversight of a faculty advisor, Mackenzie’s research project will look at the role of democratic capitalism in upholding man’s dignity, within a context of pluralism. His research will be published next summer on the Values & Capitalism website.

Jul
28
2016

Values & Capitalism: Announcing: 2016-2016 Values & Capitalism Young Scholars

July 22, 2016
Drew Mackenzie, a junior University Scholar at Baylor, received a Young Scholar Award and $5,000 scholarship from Values & Capitalism, an initiative at the American Enterprise Institute. Working with the oversight of a faculty advisor, Mackenzie’s research project will look at the role of democratic capitalism in upholding man’s dignity, within a context of pluralism. His research will be published next summer on the Values & Capitalism website.

Jul
28
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Arts: The vanishing conduit between artists and public

July 28, 2017
Column by David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, about how art critics, classical music critics and dance critics have all but vanished from most of major newspapers. “With the disappearance of such voices, an important element of a healthy art scene disappears, too,” Smith writes.

Jul
28
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Jody Moore’s tireless work earns him a shot at Olympics

July 26, 2016
Jody Moore, B.S.Ed. (Athletic Training) ’05, will leave for Rio de Janeiro this week as part of the medical staff for the U.S. Olympic Team. Moore will be stationed to one of Team USA’s high-performance training centers and work with some of the American athletes in track and field, water polo, men’s and women’s volleyball and sailing, among other sports.

Jul
28
2016

Washington Post: Polls show evangelicals support Trump. But the term ‘evangelical’ has become meaningless

July 22, 2016
Column by Thomas S. Kidd, Distinguished Professor of History and associate director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor, about the watering-down and politicization of the term “evangelical.”

Jul
28
2016

Washington Post: Polls show evangelicals support Trump. But the term ‘evangelical’ has become meaningless

July 22, 2016
Column by Thomas S. Kidd, Distinguished Professor of History and associate director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor, about the watering-down and politicization of the term “evangelical.”

Jul
27
2016

What’s it like to be a Baylor Bear from outside Texas?

Why did you choose Baylor — Class size? Quality of education? Campus beauty? When you did choose Baylor, how much of that decision was based on how close it was to your hometown? For out-of-state students, the decision to leave home far behind to come to Baylor may not be easy. But for many Bears, that leap […]

Jul
27
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “Figuring out who I was and who I wanted to be…”

“I’ve changed my major three times… Figuring all that out, figuring out who I was and who I wanted to be, separate from home — because all of my friends went to A&M, and it was expected I was going to go to A&M and live with my high school friends, but I had to […]

Jul
27
2016

Football. Football's Meet The Bears Event Set For Aug. 6

The Baylor Athletic Department will host its annual "Meet the Bears" football fan appreciation event on Saturday, Aug. 6. For the first time, the 2016 event will be held at McLane Stadium.

Jul
27
2016

Cross Country. Cross Country Announces 2016 Meet Schedule

Baylor cross country head coach Todd Harbour announced the release of his team's 2016 schedule Wednesday.