Faculty & Staff News
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.
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 […]
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.
Sympathies to the family and friends of retired Baylor staff member Mrs. Della Adams, residence life, on her death June 24, 2015.
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.)
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.
Sympathies to Baylor staff member Jeanette Kucera, student financial aid, on the death of her mother, Mrs. Normajean Limpscomb, on June 28, 2015.
Sympathies to Baylor staff member Lisa McKethan, sponsored programs on the death of her father, Mr. Bill Hamlin, on June 29, 2015.
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.)
July 2, 2015
David Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history at Baylor University, states that the anti-social troubles in the U.S. are not caused racism, easy access to gun or dissolution of the family, but rather by anti-intellectualism and an abandonment of reason. Smith states that “an appreciation of the arts is not (elitist), because anyone can teach him or herself how to appreciate them simply by taking the time to look, listen and think.” Additionally, “It’s not that we don’t respect any intelligence, because most of the time, to some extent at least, we seem to,” Smith said. “It’s more accurate to say that we’re intensely skeptical of any intelligence directed to purposes that aren’t immediately practical.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers faculty and research in the history department.)
July 2, 2015
Local Waco radio Station KWBU-FM celebrated its 15th anniversary this week. The station offers a variety of programs including Baylor University President Ken Starr’s engaging interviews with prominent newsmakers on “On Topic” to “Science Friday.” The station also plays classical, jazz and folk music along with a wide selection of news programming including the Central Texas Leadership Series, which offers an insight into what makes local leaders tick.
July 2, 2015
Waco’s Fourth on the Brazos will move from Waco’s Indian Spring Park to Baylor University’s McLane Stadium Saturday. The 20-minute H-E-B Fireworks Extravaganza will still take place above the Brazos River. The move to McLane Stadium will allow more room for spectators and will also use traffic control and parking plans developed for Baylor football games.
June 29, 2015
J. Bradley Creed, B.A. religion ‘79, has been named the new president of Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. Creed will come from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where he served as professor of religion, provost and executive vice president. Creed is a Jacksonville, Texas, native and previously served as dean of the George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
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 […]
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.
June 30, 2015
Incoming Baylor freshman Sarah Michelle De Los Santos talks about her success at Katy High School. At Katy, Santos graduated in the top sixth percentile of her class with a GPA of 4.16/5.0, received academic achievement awards her sophomore and junior years and was recognized as the Student of the Month twice during her senior year. “Dedication has a major impact in my life and is something I value over a lot of things,” Santos said. “Nothing can be done without putting in 110 percent of everything you’ve got and striving to do your very best and nothing less. It is my driving force to work hard in order to see results.” Santos will major in biochemistry on a pre-medicine track in hope of one day becoming a forensic pathologist.
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.
WACO, Texas (July 1, 2015) – Baylor University again has been named a “Best Buy” in the 2016 edition of the best-selling <i>Fiske Guide to Colleges</i>.