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W. Basketball. WBB's Nina Davis and USA Squad Cruise to Win

The USA Women’s World University Games team posted a 90-75 victory over China in Group C play in the 2015 World University Games on July 6 at Dongkang College in Gwangju, South Korea.

W. Basketball. USA Women Defeat Italy In Opener

The USA World University Games women's basketball team, after committing 33 turnovers and a trailing by as much as six points in the first-quarter, went on to defeat Italy, 80-68, in Group B preliminary round play on Saturday night at Dongkang College Gymnasium.

General News. Baylor Student-Athletes Continue to Excel in Classroom

A year removed from having a school-record 678 student-athletes earn Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll status, 616 BU student-athletes were so honored in 2014-15--314 for the 2014 fall term and 302 for the 2015 spring semester. It marked the fourth straight year BU produced 600 or more total Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selections.

W. Basketball. Nina Davis Begins USA Basketball Competition

Following a week-long training camp in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Nina Davis and her 2015 USA Basketball Women’s World University Games teammates traveled to South Korea for the next step in its preparations for the July 5-13 World University Games (WUG).

Summer Send-Off Parties connect new Baylor students from coast to coast

Hundreds of incoming Baylor students are headed to campus this fall from places where seeing someone dressed in green and gold and throwing up a “sic ’em” isn’t an everyday occurrence. But in places like Chicago, Washington, Los Angeles, and dozens of other cities across the nation, there are more members of the Baylor family then […]

Baylor named a Fiske ‘Best Buy’ School – again

I would call a Baylor education “priceless,” but each year, studies like this one from the Fiske Guide to Colleges manage to put a value on it — and this year was no different. Baylor is one of just 44 institutions — public or private, college or university, from the U.S., U.K. and Canada — on […]

#FiveStarr: Celebrating athletic highlights of President Starr’s 5 years at Baylor

Five years ago this summer, Ken Starr took office as Baylor’s 14th president. From the beginning, he said that athletics were “the front porch of the University,” and since the early days of his tenure, when he fought tirelessly to stabilize and secure Baylor’s spot on the national stage, Baylor’s front porch has grown in […]

Summer at Baylor means classes and camps — for all ages

Parking lots and garages are full. Penland is packed during the lunch hour. The workout machines, Ping-Pong tables, racquetball and basketball courts at the SLC are just as busy as ever. You’d think it was the middle of the fall or spring – but this is Summer at Baylor. Many of those on campus are here […]

Congratulations

Daniel Peppe

Congratulations to Daniel Peppe, geology, and spouse, Sholly, on the birth of their son, James Vincent Peppe, March 11, 2015.

Deborah Ganske

Congratulations to Deborah Ganske, psychology training clinic, and spouse, Gordon, on the birth of their son, Everett James Ganske, February 27, 2015.

Doug and Lacy McNamee

Congratulations to Lacy McNamee, communications, and spouse, Douglas, athletics development, on the birth of their daughter, Josephine Ryan McNamee, March 23, 2015.

Emily Sandvall

Congratulations to Emily Sandvall, engineering and computer science, and spouse, Bryce, on the birth of their daughter, Beckham Wynn Sandvall, October 24, 2014.

With Sympathy

Tommie R. Thompson

Sympathies to family, friends and Baylor co-workers of Dr. Tommie R. Thompson, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, who died June 29, 2015.

Della Adams

Sympathies to the family and friends of retired Baylor staff member Mrs. Della Adams, residence life, on her death June 24, 2015.

Jeanette Kucera

Sympathies to Baylor staff member Jeanette Kucera, student financial aid, on the death of her mother, Mrs. Normajean Limpscomb, on June 28, 2015.

Lisa McKethan

Sympathies to Baylor staff member Lisa McKethan, sponsored programs on the death of her father, Mr. Bill Hamlin, on June 29, 2015.

225: Baton Rouge couples take on the Boston Marathon

Baylor graduates, Brad Oswalt, B.B.A ‘00, and Erin Childs Oswalt, B.A. ’01, ran in this year’s Boston Marathon together. Brad and Erin met in college and began running together during their time at Baylor. Brad initially said that he took up running to be able to spend time with Erin, but over time his passion for the sport grew. In 2006, the couple ran their first half-marathon together and they did not stop there. In 2012, they ran the Disney Marathon in Orlando together, and in 2014 and 2015 they both qualified for the Boston Marathon. Erin is now currently training for an Ironman race in Panama City Beach, Florida in the fall, and Brad will likely begin marathon training in August. The couple runs six days a week with two other couples from Baton Rouge.

Houston Chronicle: Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in The Woodlands

July 1, 2015
Record-breaking rainfall in Texas has resulted in higher-than-usual mosquito populations said Richard Duhrkopf, Ph.D. Baylor University professor of biology. As mosquito populations increase, so does the risk of West Nile virus. This week a sample of mosquitos collected from The Woodlands tested positive for West Nile. Duhrkopf states that mosquitos testing positive for the virus is a warning sign for people to take precautions. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story. She covers biology faculty and research.)

Science Daily: Misquotes and memes: Did Ben Rankin really say that?

July 1, 2015
Blaine McCormick, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the management department in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business and author of the book “Ben Franklin: America’s Original Entrepreneur,” discuss the legitimacy of Ben Franklin quotes and memes found on social media. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched and placed this story. He covers the Hankamer School of Business.)

TheNew10.Treasury.gov: Baylor Historian Looks Beyond Familiar Names To Women Who Merit Consideration

June 29, 2015
The U.S. Treasury’s website dedicated to news about the soon-to-be redesigned $10 bill includes a story about Dr. Kim Kellison’s suggestions of remarkable but maybe lesser known women who meet the Treasury’s criteria as champions of democracy or who helped break boundaries in a democratic society. As a result, the Treasury invited Dr. Kellison to participate this week in a conference call to provide input and feedback on the historic change. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Dr. Kellison’s list to national media outlets.)

Baylor Bookstore to Host Isaiah Austin Book Signing

WACO, Texas (July 6, 2015) – In partnership with Isaiah Austin, the Baylor Bookstore will host an in-store book signing for Austin’s new title, <i>Dream Again</i>, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 10, at the bookstore at 1201 S. Fifth St. on the Baylor campus.

Baylor University Mourns Passing of Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering

Baylor University is mourning the passing of Tommie R. Thompson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, who died June 29, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. A memorial service will be announced at a later date and held at Austin Avenue United Methodist Church in Waco.

Isaiah Austin book signing at the Baylor Bookstore on July 10

In partnership with Isaiah Austin, the Baylor Bookstore will host an in-store book signing for Isaiah’s new title Dream Again on Friday, July 10.

Baylor Law School’s Veterans’ Assistance Clinic Receives Grant from State Bar of Texas

WACO, Texas (July 1, 2015) — For the first time in Baylor Law School history, the State Bar of Texas has awarded a grant to support and foster the ongoing effort of the Baylor Law School Veterans’ Assistance Clinic to provide Texas military veterans free legal counsel.

Sep. 24 11:30am - 1:00pmFall Staff Forum Luncheon