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7/22/2014
July 21, 2014
VIDEO LINK: ESPN’s “My Wish- feature, part of a collaborative effort with the Make-A-Wish Foundation that chronicles the granting of unique sports-related wishes for children, features 12-year-old Baylor fan Jace Andrews, the son of John, B.S.E. ’92, and Julie, B.A. ’93, Andrews, who has battled congenital heart defects since birth. Through Make A Wish and the help of Baylor’s Chi Omega chapter, his wish came true this summer to visit Boston’s Fenway Park and meet his favorite player Dustin Pedroia. Chi Omega raised funds for Jace's wish through their annual Chili Cookoff and partnered with the Baylor Athletics department and Make a Wish for a sports-themed party for Jace on the Baylor campus in April. It included throwing out the first pitch at a Baylor baseball game.

Baylor in the News

7/22/2014
July 22, 2014
Report from Big 12 Media Days where Coach Art Briles’ Big 12 Champion Baylor Bears are fighting for respect after being picked second behind perennial power Oklahoma in the preseason media poll.
7/22/2014
July 21, 2014
Column by Jimmy Burch who reports on Big 12 Media Days and the Baylor Bears, who won the program’s first Big 12 title last year. Burch writes, “The clear takeaway from Baylor coaches, players and administrators who took part in Monday’s session of Big 12 media days is that the Bears remain in hot pursuit of an even bigger laugh " the ultimate laugh " at the expense of their doubters. Baylor plans to be in the inaugural four-team bracket released by College Football Playoff officials in December, with a legitimate chance to win the national championship that eluded the Bears during last year’s 11-2 campaign.-
7/22/2014
July 21, 2014
WASHINGTON " Eight institutions, including Baylor, that are part of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities were recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education in its seventh annual Great Colleges To Work For list, with four receiving additional recognition as “the best of the best- within their size divisions. 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.
7/22/2014
July 18, 2014
Article on news coming out of the Baylor Regents’ July meeting that included an $8 million gift from Baylor graduate Dr. Thomas J. Rosenbalm, which will provide for significant renovations, including the addition of a fountain to historic 5th Street, which is the setting for traditions including Homecoming, Diadeloso and Christmas on the Fifth. The board also set tuition and fees for the 2015-2016 academic year.
7/22/2014
July 18, 2014
Article on news coming out of the Baylor Regents’ July meeting that included an $8 million gift from Baylor graduate Dr. Thomas J. Rosenbalm, which will provide for significant renovations, including the addition of a fountain to historic 5th Street, which is the setting for traditions including Homecoming, Diadeloso and Christmas on the Fifth. The board also set tuition and fees for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Alumni

7/22/2014
July 21, 2014
Wacoans and Baylor alumni, Chip, B.B.A. ’98, and Joanna, B.A. ’01, Gaines signed on for a second season of their show “Fixer Upper- on HGTV. For the season, they will be remodeling 13 homes around Waco, starting the work right away.

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