Faculty & Staff News

Jul
26
2014

Track. Bromell Helps United States Win World Junior Championships Title

Baylor track and field freshman Trayvon Bromell ran the second leg on the United States' gold-medal winning 4x100-meter relay team that posted a 38.70 on Saturday at the IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field.

Jul
25
2014

Track. Holmes Places Third At World Junior Championships

Baylor track and field freshman TJ Holmes took third in the IAAF World Junior Championships 400-hurdle finals with a time of 50.07 Friday at Hayward Field.

Jul
25
2014

Baylor Line Camp sets participation record for 8th straight year

Another summer of Baylor Line Camps is nearly over, and with more than 2,000 expected participants, this year’s group of incoming students was bigger than ever. [See photos from this year's Line Camps.] Of course, that’s become a regular occurrence for the program. Since the program began in 2003, attendance has grown every year but […]

Jul
25
2014

ESPN: Expanding The Baylor Brand

July 24, 2014
(VIDEO) Baylor Football head coach Art Briles speaks with ESPN about Baylor Football’s upcoming season and the success of the program. He talks about the excitement surrounding the new McLane Stadium, the legacy of RGIII and the promise that quarterback Bryce Petty shows as he gears up for the season.

Jul
25
2014

Ideas, Inventions and Innovations: Leaf-Mining Insects Destroyed With The Dinosaurs, Others Quickly Appeared

July 25, 2014
Article lists Daniel J. Peppe, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of geology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, as one of the researchers exploring the disappearance of leaf-mining insects in the western United States after the Cretaceous period. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers the geology department.)

Jul
25
2014

Killeen Daily Herald: Jefferson signs multi-year deal with Brooklyn

July 24, 2014
Former Baylor basketball student-athlete Cory Jefferson, B.S.Ed. ’14, has been signed by the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets to a multi-year contract. Jefferson was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs and traded to Brooklyn. He earned his way onto the team by averaging 11.2 points and 6.8 rebounds for Brooklyn’s summer league team in Orlando last month.

Jul
25
2014

KRGT-TV: New Details on Brooks County Mass Graves

July 24, 2014
(VIDEO) Baylor University is mentioned in this report about the Texas Rangers’ investigation into mass graves of immigrants who died after crossing the Mexico/Texas border. The report references the work of Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, who, along with Baylor students, is exhuming bodies from the graves. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers anthropology and placed the original story about Baker's research and work in the region.)

Jul
25
2014

Plan Adviser: CUNA Mutual SVP Promoted to Wealth Management Head

July 24, 2014
Jeff Bosco, B.B.A. ’87, was named the head of CUNA Mutual group’s wealth management business. Bosco’s responsibilities will include overseeing CUNA Brokerage Services Inc. (CBSI), which encompasses CUNA Mutual Group’s financial adviser network and wealth-management products.

Jul
25
2014

Townhall.com: Crescent Real Estate Names New Managing Director & Announces Other Management Promotions to Position the Commercial Real Estate Company for Planned Growth

July 23, 2014
Allison Whitlock, B.B.A. ’85, was recently promoted to vice president of accounting for Crescent Real Estate, which has offices in Dallas and Houston. Whitlock, a certified public accountant, directs a team responsible for full general ledger accounting and financial statement preparation for the company.

Jul
25
2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph: Tyler ISD names next superintendent: Marty Crawford leads small district in West

July 24, 2014
Marty Crawford, B.S.Ed. ’96, was recently named superintendent of Tyler ISD, leaving his post as the superintendent of West ISD. Tyler ISD Board President, the Rev. Orenthia Mason, said that Crawford is “an experienced superintendent who is a proven educational visionary and an inspirational leader.”

Jul
25
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Waco chamber casting its net for industrial prospects

July 24, 2014
In this article about the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce’s mid-year membership conference, Waco City Manager Dale Fisseler discusses economic development and highlights the collaboration between Baylor University and the City of Waco, as the city’s Tax Increment Financing fund contributed $35 million to the $260 million McLane Stadium.

Jul
24
2014

W. Golf. WG Trio Named to All-American Scholar Team

Three Baylor women's golf student-athletes were selected to the 2013-14 Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team, as announced by the WGCA.

Jul
24
2014

Track. Holmes Advances At World Junior Championships

Baylor track and field freshman TJ Holmes made the IAAF World Junior Championships 400-hurdle final by winning his heat of semifinal competition in 50.80 Thursday at Hayward Field.

Jul
24
2014

Football. 2014 Football Legends Announced

Five former Baylor football players will be recognized as Baylor Football Legends during select 2014 home football games, Baylor officials announced Thursday.

Jul
24
2014

M. Basketball. MBB's Heslip and Lowery Earn NABC Honor

Baylor men's basketball student-athletes Brady Heslip and Logan Lowery were honored as members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, which recognizes student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2013-14 season.

Jul
24
2014

Bears sweep Big 12 Athlete of the Year honors for 2nd time in 3 years

For the second time in three years, Baylor has swept the Big 12 Athlete of the Year honors. Bryce Petty was named Male Athlete of the Year, while Odyssey Sims was the league’s Female Athlete of the Year. To put Baylor’s sweep in perspective: Baylor is the first Big 12 school to sweep both titles, […]

Jul
24
2014

Edmond Sun: University of Central Oklahoma recognized as having friendly work environment

July 21, 2014
Baylor University is mentioned in this article about being as one of the country’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Of the 42 national universities awarded Honor Roll status, Baylor is one of only two universities in the large university category (10,000 or more students) to achieve recognition in 11 of the 12 categories honoring specific best practices and policies.

Jul
24
2014

Fusion-TV: As the Border Patrol Catches Migrants, Students Dig Up Migrant Bodies in a Mass Grave

July 23, 2014
VIDEO: A special report on the surge of child migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border on the Fusion Network program “AMERICA with Jorge Ramos” features the work of Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, and her students along the Texas border and in the University’s DNA lab. A digital news network, Fusion is a joint venture between Univision Communications Inc. and the Disney/ABC Television Network. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications who covers anthropology, worked with ABC News to set up interviews with Dr. Baker in the Valley and in her Baylor lab this summer.)

Jul
24
2014

Greenville (TX) Herald Banner: GISD solar car off and roaring

July 22, 2014
Twenty-five high school Solar Car Challenge teams were on the Baylor campus Wednesday on the second-to-last leg of their trip across Texas. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the School of Engineering and Computer Science.)

Jul
24
2014

Religion News Service: World War I at 100: New books examine the battle of beliefs behind the ‘Great War’

July 18, 2014
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, is quoted in this article about how researchers and historians are examining World War I and the role religion played in it. Jenkins’ book, “The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade” is also mentioned in the article and supports the claim that WWI created our current state of international turmoil with modern Islamist nations. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR.)