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Baylor University Panel to Address the Need for Policy Change Regarding Mideast Persecution of Christians

WACO, Texas (March 30, 2016) — As the global persecution of Christians continues, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr, former Congressman Frank Wolf, Pastor Jalil Dawood, founder of Word Refugee Care, and Cole Richards of The Voice of the Martyrs will discuss the critical issue at Baylor on Thursday, April 21, 2016.

W. Tennis. Women’s Tennis Falters Against No. 33 Kansas, 4-2

The 39th-ranked and fifth-seeded Baylor women’s tennis team was eliminated from the Big 12 Championship with a 4-2 loss to No. 33 and fourth-seeded Kansas Friday at the Greenwood Tennis Center.

Football. Xavien Howard Taken No. 38 by Miami in NFL Draft

While All-American defensive tackle Andrew Billings is still waiting, Baylor cornerback Xavien Howard didn’t have to wait long, taken by the Miami Dolphins with the seventh pick in Friday’s second round and the 38th overall.

Baseball. Baseball Drops Series Opener at West Virginia

Baylor baseball dropped its series opener at West Virginia 10-0 on Friday night at Monongalia Ballpark.

Softball. Softball Slams Past Texas Tech, 9-2

No. 20 Baylor softball (41-12, 11-4 Big 12) used three home runs, including a seventh inning grand slam, to run away with a 9-2 win over Texas Tech (23-27, 6-7 Big 12) on Friday evening at Rocky Johnson Field.

Baylor AFROTC student earns prestigious Pentagon internship

What’s life like inside the Pentagon? One Baylor student is about to find out. Joseph Mabbitt, a senior Russian major and Baylor Air Force ROTC student, earned a highly-coveted internship at the Pentagon for this coming summer. He’ll be working in the Secretary of the Air Force/International Affairs office, which exists to “strengthen US and […]

Baylor MBA students’ plan offers hope to a city 1,700 miles from Waco

The city of North Bay, Ontario, was founded in 1891 because of its location along a main canoe route vital to the fur trade. Today, North Bay is a typical Canadian mid-sized city, with a strong sense of community, low cost of living, and home to two local colleges. But in recent years, the city’s population has dipped […]

Retiring as Publix CEO, Baylor alum leaves legacy of service

After more than four decades with the company, Baylor alumnus Ed Crenshaw, BBA ’73, is retiring as CEO of Publix, one of the nation’s five largest grocery retailers. Crenshaw joined the Florida-based supermarket chain shortly after graduating from Baylor and was named CEO in 2008. It’s fitting that the company he’s led is known for service (and also for […]

Baylor named nation’s No. 1 university on Facebook, No. 3 on Twitter

When it comes to social media, Baylor brought home top honors — thanks in large part to you, Baylor family. Baylor is the nation’s top performing university on Facebook, according to the folks at Engagement Labs, whose research also ranked Baylor No. 3 in the country on Twitter. Only three other schools finished in the top 10 in both platforms, […]


Amy DaPonte

Congratulations to faculty member Amy DaPonte, art department, and spouse David, on the birth of their daughter Sofia Jane on March 22, 2016.

Chris Istre

Congratulations to staff member Chris Istre, athletics, and spouse Staci, on the birth of their daughter Collins on March 30, 2016.

James Wilson

Congratulations to staff member James Wilson, Baylor police department, and spouse Angel, on the birth of their son James on April 5, 2016.

Mark C. Kelly

Congratulations to faculty member Mark C. Kelly, economics department, and spouse Emily, on the birth of their daughter Lucy Jane on March 1, 2016.

With Sympathy

Lauren Stern

Sympathies to Baylor student Lauren Stern on the death of her mother, Mrs. Kathy Stern, on April 25, 2016.

Linda Planl

Sympathies to faculty member Linda Plank, school of nursing, on the death of her mother, Mrs. Bertie (Polly) Treadaway, on April 25, 2016.

Kelsey Dehnel

Sympathies to Baylor student Kelsey Dehnel on the of her father, Mr. Douglas Dehnel, on April 17, 2016.

David Moseman

Sympathies to faculty member David Moseman, religion department, on the death of his father, Mr. Richard Moseman, on April 7, 2016.

Baptist News Global: Laying on of hands? A lot of Americans do it, study says

April 20, 2016
Nine of 10 people have turned to prayer for healing at some point in their lives, and more than one fourth have practiced laying on of hands, according to a study by Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). "Outside of belief in God, there may be no more ubiquitous religious expression in the U.S. than use of healing prayer," Levin said. The study was published in the Journal of Religion and Health, with analysis of data from the national Baylor Religion Survey. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers ISR research and faculty.)

Baylor Lariat: Alumnus talks about political career in Texas, Washington

April 21, 2016
An interview with Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett, B.B.A. (Economics, Finance) ’88, answers questions about Willett’s relationship to the university and why he chose Baylor for his undergraduate education, his career track, highlights of his professional life, and advice for students hoping to follow a similar path. “It’s a magical combination to love what you do and believe that it matters,” he told the Lariat. “I would urge students to prayerfully seek out ways to cultivate what they are passionate about. I want people to find fulfillment. Do whatever you do with gladness, gusto and gratitude. Be professional in a true sense.”

Baylor Lariat: Student raises funds for stroke victim

April 29, 2016
Lindsey Foster, a freshman from Nashville, Tennessee, was able to raise money, via Dollar Club, for Baylor Facility Services worker Maria Martinez and her family following Martinez suffering a stroke. The Dollar Club is a national organization that encourages individuals to donate a dollar at a time to give back to others. “The whole idea is just to get people to give their money, to simply give one dollar, and then gather that all up and see what impact it can make on someone who is in need,” Foster said. “I wanted to use the money to do something in the Baylor community so that we can keep it in the family.”

Charisma News: 87 Percent of Americans Turn to This in Times of Need

April 28, 2016
Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), recently published a study, which shows that nine out of 10 Americans seek God for healing when they fall ill, in addition to relying on doctors. Levin is quoted: "Outside of belief in God, healing prayer might be the most ubiquitous religious practice that there is. This might be one of the most prevalent forms of primary care medicine, and I don't say that lightly." (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers ISR research and faculty.)

ExxonMobil Foundation Presents Baylor with $340,575 from Educational Matching Gifts Program

HOUSTON, Texas (April 29, 2016) – Baylor University has received $340,575 from ExxonMobil and its employees through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2015 Educational Matching Gift Program. Representatives from ExxonMobil presented Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr with the check during an April 28 ceremony celebrating the generosity of ExxonMobil and the impact the contributions continue to have on the University. The ceremony was part of a “Baylor Day” held by Baylor alumni at ExxonMobil’s new campus in Houston.

The 2016 Annual President’s Concert Will Present German Master Johannes Brahms’ ‘A German Requiem’

WACO, Texas (April 28, 2016) – The Baylor School of Music will host its annual President’s Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Jones Concert Hall, located within the McCrary Music Building on Baylor’s campus. This year’s program will present German master Johannes Brahms, as he performs “A German Requiem, Op. 45.”

Baylor Debate Team Earns National Ranking

WACO, Texas (April 27, 2016) – Baylor's intercollegiate debate team, known as the Glenn R. Capp Debate Forum, just completed its 2015-16 season with a top 20 national ranking. The team also qualified three smaller groups of two members each to compete at the National Debate Tournament (NDT).

Baylor University and Tarrant County College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

WACO, Texas (April 27, 2016) – Baylor University and Tarrant County College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.