Baylor Mourns Passing of Dr. Randy Lofgren

WACO, Texas (Dec. 28, 2014) -- Baylor University is mourning the passing of Dr. Randy Lofgren, B.M.Ed. ’62, M.M. ’70 and Ed.D. ’74, retired associate vice president of constituent engagement, who died Dec. 26 at the age of 74. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Calvary Baptist Church, 1001 North 18th A Street in Waco, with Dr. Randall O'Brien officiating.

Energy Curtailment in Campus Buildings During Christmas Break

During the upcoming winter break, Baylor University has a unique opportunity to save considerable utility costs by curtailing the use of energy in campus buildings that are closed or have minimal occupancy.

Third Street Closure Planned Dec. 16-18 for Water Line Work

The southbound lane of Third Street on the Baylor campus is scheduled for closure between Bagby Avenue and the East Campus Parking Facility from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, through Friday, Dec. 19.

Advance Tickets: Monster Truck World Championships at McLane Stadium

Advance, discount tickets to the Monster Truck World Championships will go on sale for Baylor faculty, staff and students December 10-11.

W. Basketball. No. 6/6 WBB Completes Non-Conference Slate vs. PVAMU

The sixth-ranked Baylor Lady Bears will close out their non-conference slate when they host Prairie View A&M, Monday, Dec. 29, at 7 p.m. (CT).

Football. Cotton Bowl Practice Report No. 2

Keeping your game-week routine intact is challenging during a bowl, but Baylor has stuck pretty close to its usual script.

Football. Cotton Bowl Practice Report No. 1

Baylor returned to its home away from home Saturday, going through its first AT&T Stadium practice for the 79th Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.

Football. Cotton Bowl Arrival Press Conference

Head coach Art Briles, QB Bryce Petty and DT Beau Blackhshear met with media upon their arrival at the team hotel for the Goodyear Cotton Bowl.

Rounding up all the #BaylorChristmas 2014 cheer

With December commencement ceremonies and Baylor football’s final Waco practice of 2014 both complete, campus is quiet now. This blog will be quiet for the next few days, as well, as we celebrate Christmas before moving into bowl-game mode and then the return of school in the new year! In the meantime, enjoy this round-up […]

Baylor football stars earn individual honors — and diplomas

On Saturday, quarterback Bryce Petty, linebacker Bryce Hager and offensive lineman Spencer Drango walked across the Ferrell Center stage and received their Baylor diplomas. (Petty, in fact, received his master’s degree in sports management.) Ten days from today, those three will lead 4th-ranked Baylor football against No. 7 Michigan State in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic […]

Baylor welcomes local children for annual Santa’s Workshop

Every fall semester as Christmas draws near, large boxes begin appearing in the corners of the Baylor campus. Just as quickly, they begin to fill with toys donated by Baylor students, faculty and staff for local children. [SEE PHOTOS of the 2014 Santa’s Workshop] It’s all part of Baylor’s annual Santa’s Workshop. Earlier this month, […]

Budding Baylor entrepreneurs following in footsteps of giants

Over the years, Baylor has been a launching pad for some pretty business-savvy entrepreneurs. Some are names you know — accomplished individuals such as Clifton Robinson, BBA ’63, a successful entrepreneur in the insurance industry; Paul Foster, BBA ’79, founder and chairman of the board of Western Refining; and of course our stadium’s namesake, Drayton McLane […]

Congratulations

Ana Luna Hoyas

Congratulations to Ana Luna Hoyas, Modern Languages and Cultures, and spouse, Joque, on the birth of their daughter, Zoe Calero Luna, October 29, 2014.

Ed Smith

Congratulations to Ed Smith, ITS-Internet Systems and Services, and spouse, Nora, on the birth of their son, Alexander Edward Smith, October 24, 2014.

Jennifer and Paul Carron

Congratulations to Paul Carron, Interdisciplinary Core, and spouse, Jennifer, Admission Services, on the birth of their daughter, Nora Rae Carron, October 1, 2014.

Rebecca Nall

Congratulations to Rebecca Nall, Mayborn Museum Complex , and spouse, Christopher, on the birth of their daughter, Clara Nall, October 16, 2014.

With Sympathy

Baylor Mourns Passing of Dr. Randy Lofgren

WACO, Texas (Dec. 28, 2014) -- Baylor University is mourning the passing of Dr. Randy Lofgren, B.M.Ed. ’62, M.M. ’70 and Ed.D. ’74, retired associate vice president of constituent engagement, who died Dec. 26 at the age of 74. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Calvary Baptist Church, 1001 North 18th A Street in Waco, with Dr. Randall O'Brien officiating.

Beverly Warlick

Sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of staff member Beverly Warlick, Campus Recreation, on her death December 11, 2014.

Anton Paroski

Sympathies to Baylor student, Anton Paroski, on the death of his father, Mr. Lawrence Paroski, on December 1, 2014.

Kyle Stewart

Sympathies to Baylor student, Kyle Stewart, on the death of his father, Mr. Roland Stewart, Jr., on December 1, 2014.

Austin American-Statesman: Children’s Advocacy Center names new executive director

Dec. 21, 2014
The Williamson (TX) County Children’s Advocacy Center recently appointed Baylor alumnus Scott Finnell as its executive director. Finnell earned his B.A. in business in 1979 and M.A. in religion in 1983 from Baylor. “I consider us like Mighty Mouse,” Finnell said. “We are just one small piece of the network of social services, but so important. We provide a solid first step for the child getting the nurturing and care they deserve.”

C-SPAN3 American History TV: Branch Davidian Standoff

Dec. 7, 2014
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: Bill Pitts, Ph.D., professor of religion in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and religious historian, discusses the history of the Branch Davidian religious sect and the 51-day standoff near Waco with federal law enforcement authorities in 1993. Pitt’s segment was taped on the Baylor campus as part of C-SPAN’s “2014 Cities Tour,” which highlights cities that are rich with history and have interesting local literary communities. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, pitched Dr. Pitts as a source to C-SPAN producers and facilitated the interview. Fogleman and Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, worked with producers to set up interviews with Baylor authors and experts, as well as with special collections.)

ESPN.com: Isaiah Austin 'dreams again'

Dec. 19, 2014
Feature on Baylor student and former men’s basketball player Isaiah Austin, who has rebounded from a career-ending diagnosis with a new book and a foundation to help people "dream again." Austin found out just five days before the NBA draft that his playing career had to abruptly end because of Marfan syndrome. As ESPN’s Johnette Howard writes, "In the mere 180 days since his career ended…he's shown more grace and determination, genuine perspective and piercing common sense than people three or four times his age ever summon. And -- it's funny how this works -- the outpouring of support that's flowed back his way has lifted him. As Scott Drew, his coach at Baylor, says, ‘It was like he was wearing a 50-pound weighted vest. And then he got a set of wings.’"

KWTX-TV 6 p.m. News (Waco, CBS): Baylor Appoints New Provost

Dec. 22, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr has appointed Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H., dean and professor of epidemiology in the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University and professor of neurology and pediatrics at SLU’s School of Medicine, as executive vice president and provost.

Baylor Mourns Passing of Dr. Randy Lofgren

WACO, Texas (Dec. 28, 2014) -- Baylor University is mourning the passing of Dr. Randy Lofgren, B.M.Ed. ’62, M.M. ’70 and Ed.D. ’74, retired associate vice president of constituent engagement, who died Dec. 26 at the age of 74. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Calvary Baptist Church, 1001 North 18th A Street in Waco, with Dr. Randall O'Brien officiating.

Baylor Mourns Passing of Dr. Randy Lofgren

WACO, Texas (Dec. 28, 2014) -- Baylor University is mourning the passing of Dr. Randy Lofgren, B.M.Ed. ’62, M.M. ’70 and Ed.D. ’74, retired associate vice president of constituent engagement, who died Dec. 26 at the age of 74. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Calvary Baptist Church, 1001 North 18th A Street in Waco, with Dr. Randall O'Brien officiating.

Baylor Bookstore and Bruiser’s Locker Room Unveil Big 12 Championship and Cotton Bowl Collection, Announce Metroplex Pop-Up Store

WACO, Texas (Dec. 23, 2014) – To commemorate the Baylor Bears’ recent Big 12 Championship and upcoming trip to the 79th Goodyear Cotton Bowl, the Baylor Bookstore and Bruiser’s Locker Room have released a fresh assortment of official Big 12 Championship and Cotton Bowl merchandise. The collection includes new t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, hats and more for men, women and children. To maximize fan access, the collection also will be available on the bookstore’s website as well as at the Cotton Bowl.

Baylor President Ken Starr Announces Appointment of Dr. Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H., as Executive Vice President and Provost

WACO, Texas (Dec. 22, 2014) – Following a global search led by a committee representing Baylor University faculty, staff and students, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced the appointment of Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H., dean and professor of epidemiology in the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University and professor of neurology and pediatrics at SLU’s School of Medicine, as executive vice president and provost.