Students News

Jul
26
2016

W. Basketball. Big 12/SEC Announce 2016 WBB Challenge Schedule

The Big 12 and Southeastern conferences have announced the 2016 schedule for their Women’s Basketball Challenge which will feature every team from the Big 12 against 10 squads from the SEC.

Jul
26
2016

Baptist Standard: Baylor nursing alumni help hospitalized children feel like superheroes

July 25, 2016
Feature on Capes 4 Kids, a Dallas-based nonprofit started by two Baylor University nursing students, which organizes “cape factories” with volunteers at Union Coffee House in Dallas to create and deliver capes to hospital-bound children across the Dallas/Fort Worth area in hopes of encouraging them to become “superheroes” fighting their diseases. Jordan Loetscher, B.S.N. ’13, and Cody Reynolds, B.S.N. ’13, started Capes 4 Kids in 2013 as part of a senior class “give-back” project. (This story was written by Karyn Simpson, Baylor senior and student newswriter for Baylor Media Communications.)

Jul
26
2016

Global News (Canada): Trying to lose weight? 10 tasty foods you’ll like and can eat guilt-free

July 25, 2016
New research from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business finds that instead of making a list of forbidden foods and replacing them with boring options, dieters should zero in on the healthy dishes you want to eat. Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, is lead author on the study, “Saying ‘No’ to Cake or ‘Yes’ to Kale: Approach and Avoidance Strategies in Pursuit of Health Goals,” published in the journal Psychology & Marketing. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story. He covers Hankamer School of Business research and faculty.)

Jul
26
2016

India West: Indian American Tennis Standout Among Baylor’s New Hall of Famers

July 25, 2016
Jahnavi Parekh, B.B.A./M.Acc. (Accounting) ’02, was inducted into Baylor University's 57th annual Hall of Fame class. Parekh played tennis for Baylor University and was a three-time all-Big 12 performer. She is the first women’s tennis player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Jul
26
2016

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Professors Hope to Prove Health Benefits to Standing at Work

July 26, 2016
VIDEO: Story about multidisciplinary research by Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professor of management, Hankamer School of Business, and Renee Umstattd Meyer, Ph.D., associate professor of HHPR, Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, on the health benefits of using a standing desk. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story and covers Hankamer School of Business research and faculty.)

Jul
26
2016

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Baylor University named 'Great College to Work For'

July 25, 2016
Baylor University has been named a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the sixth consecutive year.

Jul
26
2016

No Kid Hungry: Youth Ambassador Spotlight: Sydney Brown

July 25, 2016
Sydney Brown, a senior at Baylor University majoring in pre-dental hygiene, is a No Kid Hungry youth ambassador. In this question-and-answer session, Brown says the position has helped her to realize that people can make a difference from wherever they are, even if they are not necessarily on the front line. She also encourages other students to seek out ways to get involved and help.

Jul
26
2016

Odessa American: Ex-judge man of many dimensions

July 24, 2016
Feature on Tryon Lewis, J.D. ’73, about his career as a lawyer, district judge, state legislator and now chair of the Texas Transportation Commission.

Jul
26
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor regents updated on Title IX progress, raise tuition rates

July 26, 2016
Report on the July meeting of the Baylor Board of Regents that included reports on Title IX and diversity initiatives progress, board governance and setting tuition and fees for 2017-2018.

Jul
25
2016

Baylor prof, students help discover ancient Biblical mosaics in Israel

For 1,500 years, elaborate mosaics depicting Bible stories like Noah’s Ark and the parting of the Red Sea were buried in the ruins of an ancient synagogue in Israel. But this summer, a team that included two Baylor students and Dr. Nathan Elkins, a Baylor art history professor and coin specialist, uncovered this stunning artwork while […]

Jul
25
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “Baylor’s always been a dream school for me.”

“I’m from Frisco, Texas. Baylor’s always been a dream school for me. I’ve grown up knowing I wanted to go into the medical field, and I know Baylor is like the perfect place. I want to work in a Baylor hospital. “I’m currently a CNA [certified nursing assistant] through a high school program, so I’ve […]

Jul
25
2016

W. Volleyball. Baylor Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award

Baylor volleyball was one of 132 NCAA Division I recipients of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award, announced by the organization on Monday.

Jul
25
2016

Baylor ‘dorm mom’ celebrates 90th birthday with former Collins residents

Doris Gage, BM ’47, had never lived in a Baylor dorm. Because of it, she always felt like she had missed out on the full Baylor experience. She never had the frustration of learning to live with a roommate, or the joy of suddenly realizing she’s become your best friend. But in 1979 — more […]

Jul
25
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “Doing my last thing with VirtuOSO”

“I’m a senior now… I’ll be doing my last thing with VirtuOSO, which is the a cappella group on campus, when we go to Taiwan in about a month.” What’s your favorite memory from VirtuOSO? “My first year in the group, making it to ICCA Finals in New York… Getting to perform at the Beacon […]

Jul
25
2016

Baptist Standard: Baylor regents approve joint degree from Truett Seminary and School of Education

July 25, 2016
Report of actions taken by Baylor’s Board of Regents following their meeting, including approving a new joint master’s degree program between George W. Truett Theological Seminary and Baylor’s School of Education, hearing updates on diversity and collaboration and setting tuition and fees for 2017-2018.

Jul
25
2016

Baylor University Named a ‘2016 Great College to Work For’ by The Chronicle of Higher Education

WACO, Texas (July 25, 2016) – For the sixth consecutive year, Baylor University has attained elite Honor Roll status as a “2016 Great College to Work For,” according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.

Jul
25
2016

Baylor University Named a ‘2016 Great College to Work For’ by The Chronicle of Higher Education

WACO, Texas (July 25, 2016) – For the sixth consecutive year, Baylor University has attained elite Honor Roll status as a “2016 Great College to Work For,” according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.

Jul
25
2016

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Baylor links religion and education programs

July 22, 2016
Following Friday’s meeting, Baylor’s Board of Regents approved a new joint master of divinity and master of science in education/master of arts joint degree program that links Baylor's premier schools, George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the School of Education.

Jul
25
2016

Netscape “What’s News”: Do THIS at Work. Reboot Your Energy

July 25, 2016
Article about a recent study by Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business that found that taking brief, frequent breaks at work is a good thing, providing improved energy and well-being. Unlike cellphones that run optimally until their batteries die, people "have to charge more frequently before we deplete all the way," said lead study author Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of management, who co-authored the study in the Journal of Applied Psychology with Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professor of management.

Jul
25
2016

New Orleans Times-Picayune: Shaw graduate Devanté Williams-Tross earns Eagle Scout award

July 22, 2016
Article about a New Orleans Eagle Scout mentions research by Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion in 2012 about the impact Eagle Scouts have on society - from establishing greater relationships with family, friends, and community; exhibiting a higher sense of responsibility in helping others; setting and achieving goals; possessing high standards and a greater appreciation and concern for nature/environment, and demonstrating a greater respect for religion and diversity.