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Baylor soccer plays its regular season finale this weekend against No. 10 West Virginia before heading to next week's Big 12 Championship in Kansas City.
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For the sixth straight season, Baylor's women's basketball team is ranked among the top 10 in The Associated Press preseason poll, checking in at No. 8 in the poll that was released Thursday.
Baylor’s Meritorious Achievement Award winners annually demonstrate the wide reach of alumni across virtually every field; this year’s honorees cover industries from Hollywood to healthcare, Scripture translation to track and field, and with graduation dates spanning from the 1950s up to 2008. Names like Packard and Hart are instantly recognized across the Baylor family; other names are less […]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 30, 2014) – Baylor University is one of only 23 institutions nationwide to earn an “A” for its high-quality core curriculum, according to a report on the state of general education at the nation’s colleges and universities from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). Baylor also is showcased as a “Hidden Gem” university for its additional required core classes in religion and fine arts.
Frisco-Online.com: Frisco Residents Jay and Jenny Allison Honored as 2014 Baylor Parents of the Year
Oct. 29, 2014
Jay, B.B.A. ’78, M.S. ’80, J.D. ’81, and Jenny, B.S.Ed. ’78, M.S.Ed. ’80, Allison of Frisco, Texas, have been named Baylor’s 2014 Parents of the Year for their loyalty and service to Baylor and for their faithfulness and support of the Parents Network. “My parents taught us humility and gratefulness, and to enjoy the smallest moments in life. They taught me to enjoy every new day, as it truly is a gift from God,” said Aubrey Allison, a junior majoring in marketing and entrepreneurship.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 30, 2014) — Nashville-based bluegrass folk group Judah & the Lion will perform twice during Baylor University’s Homecoming celebration on Saturday, Nov. 1. The group will perform during the Homecoming parade from downtown Waco to the Baylor campus and then at Uproar Records inaugural Feel Good Fest at 11 a.m. in the SUB Bowl.
KXXV: Baylor Athletics Leads Big 12 Conference In NCAA's Graduate Success Rate For First Time Since 2008
Oct. 29, 2014
For the first time since 2008 and the fourth time overall, Baylor University has produced the Big 12 Conference's top Graduate Success Rate score, according to data released today by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. “We are honored to once again lead the Big 12 in Graduation Success Rate," said Baylor Director of Athletics Ian McCaw. Baylor has finished either first or second in the federal graduation rate report nine times in the league's 18-year history, produced the league's top mark in 2012, 2004, 2001, 2000, 1998 and 1996, and has graduated at least 60 percent of its student-athletes in 15 of the Big 12's first 18 years.
Bryan F. Shaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, along with Greg Hamerly, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, are scheduled to be on NPR’s "Morning Edition" Friday, Oct. 31, to discuss their collaboration to create a mobile app to help detect retinoblastoma, a pediatric eye cancer.
Oct. 30, 2014
Editorial about the possibility of introducing casinos in Newport, Rhode Island, in order to create jobs and boost the economy references Earl L. Grinols, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, whose research on the costs and benefits of casino gambling has shown that for every dollar of casino revenue gained for the state, there are social costs of three dollars.
Oct. 26, 2014
For the fifth consecutive year, Baylor University received an “A” for its core curriculum requirements in the American Council of Trustees and Alumni’s sixth annual “What Will They Learn?” report. Of the 1,098 American colleges and universities studied, Baylor was among only 23 universities nationwide – and one of only three in Texas – on the “A List” for requiring six out of seven core courses, including composition, literature, foreign language, U.S. government or history, math, and natural or physical science.
Oct. 29, 2014
Fourth item congratulates Jay, B.B.A. ’78, M.S. ’80, J.D. ’81, and Jenny, B.S.Ed. ’78, M.S.Ed. ’80, of Frisco, who have been honored as Baylor’s 2014 Parents of the Year. The couple has hosted numerous student sendoff parties and served as a resource for Baylor parents. More than 30 Reid-Allison family members have attended Baylor over the last 60 years.
Oct. 29, 2014
Article about the effects of “nomophobia,” or mobile phone addiction, on the personal and academic lives of college students. Nomophobia is a disorder that causes discomfort, anxiety, nervousness or anguish simply by being away from a mobile phone or computer. James Roberts, The Ben H. Williams professor of marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, in August found in his study of 164 college students that 60 percent admitted to a cellphone addiction, and he labeled cellphones as a possible escape mechanism in class. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers multidisciplinary research and pitched the original research to national media in August 2014.)
Oct. 29, 2014
David Hudson, JD ’92, along with three other Tyler ISD graduates and area businessmen, will be the first to receive the district’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Hudson served as a state representative for District 6 from 1983-1991. He was a hearings attorney for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts from 1992-1999 and began working for Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott, LLP in 1998, named a partner in 2006.
Oct. 30, 2014
For all its 105 years of celebrating Homecoming, Baylor University has not strayed far from tradition. This year is no exception with long-standing events such as the televised Homecoming parade, pep rally and bonfire infused Friday night Extravaganza, sold-out Pigskin Revue, worshipful Singspiration, and pre-kickoff Fifth Quarter. The changes surrounding Homecoming 2014 have been motivated by the new Game Day activities — the pregame Bear Walk from Touchdown Alley to the stadium and a big-screen Watch Party in Touchdown Alley for unable to score tickets for the sold-out game with Kansas. Around 20,000 Baylor alumni, family and fans are expected to return to Waco this weekend to take part in the festivities. Kickoff will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1.
Oct. 29, 2014
Baylor University’s McLane Stadium is noted as a catalyst for the recent stimulation of the Waco economy. Spending, construction and employment growth continue to make impressive strides in Waco and McLennan County, pushing the Greater Waco Economic Index into record territory in September. The city of Waco’s Budget Officer June Sherik gives credit to solid employment numbers, construction projects that create spending by workers and by contractors ordering materials, and the opening of Baylor University’s McLane Stadium, which is attracting sellout or near-sellout crowds, “a significant percentage of which are from out of town.”
Three Baylor women's tennis players will head to California to participate in the Jack Kramer Intercollegiate with play beginning on Thursday and running through Sunday at the Jack Kramer Tennis Club.
Baylor hit .261, had four players with double-digit kills and three with double-doubles in the Bears' win over Texas Tech at United Supermarkets Arena.
Prior to Saturday's #BaylorHomecoming game against Kansas will be a rededication of the legendary Grant Teaff Statue, the school announced Wednesday.
When the 1974 college football season began, the Bears were a popular choice to finish last in the Southwest Conference. But 40 years (and one miracle) later, the 1974 team has anchored its place among the best in Baylor history. In just the third year of head coach Grant Teaff’s 21-year tenure at Baylor, the Bears won eight […]