Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

7/25/2014
July 24, 2014
(VIDEO) Baylor Football head coach Art Briles expanded the Baylor brand further as he traveled to Bristol, CT, for a live appearance on ESPN's Sportscenter that focused on Baylor Football’s upcoming season and the continuing success of the program. Briles talks with Joe Tessitore about the excitement surrounding Baylor's new on-campus McLane Stadium, the legacy of RGIII and the promise that quarterback Bryce Petty shows as he gears up for the 2014 season.

Baylor Stadium News

7/25/2014
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.

Research

7/25/2014
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.)

Baylor in the News

7/25/2014
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 and using DNA testing to identify them. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers anthropology and placed the original story about Baker's research and work in the region.)

Alumni

7/25/2014
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.
7/25/2014
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.
7/25/2014
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.
7/25/2014
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.-
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