Baylor Alumni & Friends News

Jul
29
2014

Baylor among nation’s ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ for 5th time in 6 years

For the fifth time in six years, Baylor University has been named one of the country’s “Great Colleges to Work For” following a nationwide survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Perhaps more impressively, Baylor made the study’s Honor Roll — the best of the best — for the fourth straight year, as one of just […]

Jul
29
2014

Christian Post: God Doing the Impossible: FCA Ghana Director Vincent Asamoah

July 25, 2014
Feature about 2008 Truett Seminary graduate Vincent Asamoah and his calling into sports ministry. Asamoah is director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Ghana.

Jul
29
2014

Deseret News: To commemorate World War 1, reverend helps believers respond to war through prayer

July 28, 2014
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, is quoted about how religious beliefs pervaded all aspects of World War I, from the justifications offered by political leaders to the inspiration for soldiers in the trenches. Jenkins is the author of the recently-published book “The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, wrote a story about Jenkins’ book and pitched it to Deseret News and other media outlets in May.)

Jul
29
2014

Forbes: The (Atrocious) Luck of the Dinosaurs

July 28, 2014
Article showcases the research work of Dan Peppe, Ph.D., assistant professor of geology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. He is one of 11 international experts whose study supports claims that dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in history.
(Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers geology.)

Jul
29
2014

Julie Cash

Sympathies to Julie Cash, academic affairs, on the death of her father, Henry H. Jones, on July 27, 2014.

Jul
29
2014

KWBU-FM (Waco public radio/NPR affiliate): Migrating Grocery Stores Leave Food Deserts In Central Waco

July 25, 2014
AUDIO INCLUDED: Shamethia Webb, a regional director at Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative, is quoted in this article about the migration of large grocery stores and the "food deserts" they leave behind. According to a preliminary Baylor University study released earlier this year, food deserts span large portions of Waco. Webb said that people turn to convenience stores with options that are not as healthy.

Jul
29
2014

The Sacramento Bee: Big 12 football facilities always on the grow

July 26, 2014
Feature on Baylor’s new McLane Stadium, which will be christened on the final day of August with a primetime Sunday game against SMU. A national television audience will get the rare opportunity to see one of the nation’s top offenses play in college football’s newest stadium.

Jul
29
2014

The Wichita (KS) Eagle: Big 12 football facilities continue growth spurt

July 26, 2014
Feature on Baylor’s new McLane Stadium, which will be christened on the final day of August with a primetime Sunday game against SMU. A national television audience will get the rare opportunity to see one of the nation’s top offenses play in college football’s newest stadium.

Jul
29
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: New Brazos Scholars get money, mentors to prepare for college

July 27, 2014
The Brazos Education Foundation recently held a workshop session for its new Brazos Scholar recipients, among them Rapoport Academy Meyer High School graduate Cade Kegerreis, who will attend Baylor University in the fall. Scholars receive financial support, a mentor and trainings throughout their college education.

Jul
29
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Pedicab service planned for Baylor game day and beyond

July 29, 2014
VIDEO INCLUDED: Rick Allen, a former Waco city councilman, has bought and renovated five pedicab trailers in the hopes of starting a pedicab business in downtown Waco. His plan is to have them ready for Baylor's season opener Aug. 31 in the new McLane Stadium.

Jul
29
2014

Wisconsin Public Radio: Virtual Afterlives: How We Remember the Dead in the Twenty-First Century

July 28, 2014
(Click on the “Listen” link to hear the interview): Candi Cann, Ph.D., assistant professor of religion in the Interdisciplinary Core in Baylor’s Honors College, is interviewed about how people are “reinventing” the grieving process, including through social media pages, roadside memorials, car decals, T-shirts and tattoo tributes. Cann has done research and written a book about the topic. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director for Baylor Media Communications, covers religion research at Baylor and originally pitched Cann’s work in September 2013.)

Jul
28
2014

Football. Hager's Return at MLB Key For Defense's Resurgence

With a healthy Bryce Hager at middle linebacker, Baylor had one of the most dominant defenses in the country. Through the first eight games of last season, the Bears were ranked in the top 10 nationally, giving up just 15.4 points and 306.1 yards per game.

Jul
28
2014

General News. BU Athletics' 2013-14 Academic Highlights

Baylor student-athletes set numerous academic records in 2013-14. The cumulataive GPA for all 19 teams is a 3.25.

Jul
28
2014

A sneak peek at Baylor’s Class of 2018

Orientation for this fall’s freshmen is complete, and Line Camp is nearly done as well. So what are Baylor’s newest students like? Here’s a sneak peek at just a few of the faces who make up Baylor’s Class of 2018: * Friends tell identical twins Abbey and Caroline Haines apart by their hair; Abbey, the older of the two, wears […]

Jul
28
2014

Associated Baptist Press: Poll: Americans feel good about evangelicals

July 25, 2014
J. Gordon Melton, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of American Religious History at Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, comments on a study released last week by the Pew Research Religion and Public Life Project that found that most Americans have warm feelings for evangelical Christians. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is responsible for covering research and faculty in ISR.)

Jul
28
2014

Bill Hockaday

Sympathies to faculty member Bill Hockaday, geology department, on the death of his father, William C. Hockaday on July 25, 2014.

Jul
28
2014

Dinosaurs Fell Victim to Perfect Storm of Events, Study Shows

WACO, Texas (July 28, 2014) — Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in history, scientists say.

Jul
28
2014

Psych Central: Would Your Life Be Better if You Owned More Things?

July 27, 2014
World of Psychology, Psych Central’s premier and longest-running blog focused on human behavior, mental health and illness, features research from Baylor on materialism and the lack of happiness in people’s lives published by Jo-Ann Tsang, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, and James Roberts, Ph.D., professor and holder of The Ben Williams Professorship in Marketing in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications who is responsible for covering psychology and neuroscience research at Baylor, originally released news about this study to the media on March 31, 2014.)

Jul
28
2014

Teri Dobbs

Sympathies to Teri Dobbs, student financial aid, on the death of her father-in-law, Claude R. Dobbs, on July 23, 2014.

Jul
28
2014

The Baptist Standard: Texas Tidbits: Gift will renovate Baylor's Fifth Street

July 28, 2014
First, third and fourth news items about recent news from Baylor, highlighted by an $8 million gift from retired physician Thomas Rosenbalm of Spring to the University in honor of his father and mother that will provide for significant renovation to the campus’s historic Fifth Street and will be anchored by the addition of the Rosenbalm Memorial Fountain. The third news item is about Baylor’s designation as a Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The fourth items reports on Regent action on tuition at Baylor for the 2015-2016 academic year.