Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

4/17/2015
April 15, 2015
A story about a national push to bring attention back to collegiate tennis centers on Baylor’s recent match against Oklahoma University, which drew more than 1,400 spectators â€" a number of whom took advantage of the Big 12’s relaxed rules regarding tennis decorum. “The forecast today was sunny with a 100% chance of sic ’em!â€- one Baylor fan shouted during the competition. Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, who attended Baylor on a tennis scholarship and graduated with a B.B.A. in 1979, flew to Waco from Tokyo to attend the match, which was held at the Hurd Tennis Center. “Back then it was OK to yell and scream in a match because fans didn’t know any better,â€- said Hurd, who currently serves as a member of the Baylor Board of Regents. Baylor’s Director of Tennis Matt Knoll was also quoted for the story.

Research

4/17/2015
April 16, 2015
An article about college students and texting references a study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which shows that women college students spend an average of 10 hours each day on their cellphones, while male students average eight hours. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director in Baylor Media Communications, placed the original stories about Roberts' research.)

Baylor in the News

4/17/2015
April 17, 2015
Inside Higher Education’s listing of new presidents and provosts highlights Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H., who has been named Baylor’s executive vice president and provost and will join the University on June 1. Trevathan is currently dean and professor of epidemiology in the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University and professor of neurology and pediatrics at SLU’s School of Medicine. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)
4/17/2015
April 16, 2015
Round Rock city officials have approved a plan to commemorate a rail bridge as the “Immortal Ten Bridge,â€- honoring the 1927 deaths of 10 Baylor University men’s basketball players, coaches and fans who were killed when the bus they were riding in collided with a train on that stretch of road. The team was traveling to nearby Austin to play a game against the University of Texas. The tragedy paved the way for the construction of railroad overpasses throughout the nation.
4/17/2015
April 16, 2015
The International Business Times honors National Library Week by listing “five amazing libraries worth celebrating,â€- including Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library, a 19th-century research center dedicated to the study of the lives and works of Victorian poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The library houses the world's largest collection of Browning material and other fine collections of rare 19th-century books, manuscripts, and works of art.

Alumni

4/17/2015
April 16, 2015
Billy Ray Hearn, a 1954 Baylor University church music graduate, died Wednesday, April 15 at the age of 85. In a career in Christian music that spanned roughly a half century, Hearn went from more than a decade as a Southern Baptist music minister to the CEO of the world’s largest Christian music company, EMI Christian Music Group, which he founded. “Billy Ray was the one with the great ears. He signed more and bigger artists than anyone,â€- said gospel music scholar Bob Darden, professor of journalism, PR and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Hearn served on Baylor’s Board of Regents for nine years. In 2008, he was honored with the Award for Exemplary Leadership in Church Music, given by Baylor’s Center for Christian Music Studies.
4/17/2015
April 16, 2015
Billy Ray Hearn, a 1954 Baylor University church music graduate, died Wednesday, April 15 at the age of 85. Hearn was considered a pioneer of contemporary Christian music, and he helped launch the careers of artists Amy Grant, Keith Green, Steven Curtis Chapman, and BeBe and CeCe Winans. Hearn served on Baylor’s Board of Regents for nine years. In 2008, he was honored with the Award for Exemplary Leadership in Church Music, given by Baylor’s Center for Christian Music Studies.

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