Students News

Jul
23
2016

Track. Bennett Wins Gold At World U20 Championships

Baylor track and field’s Taylor Bennett earned a gold medal by running the second leg for Team USA’s 4x100-meter relay at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Zawisza Stadium Saturday.

Jul
22
2016

Track. London Claims 400-Meter Silver At World U20 Championships

Baylor track and field’s Wil London won the 400-meter silver medal at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Zawisza Stadium Friday.

Jul
22
2016

W. Golf. Lonardi Wins Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award

Baylor women’s golfer Laura Lonardi was named recipient of the 2016 Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award on Friday, as announced by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association.

Jul
22
2016

W. Volleyball. Why I Chose Baylor: Q&A with Jana Brusek

Junior libero shares her experience as a member of the Baylor volleyball team

Jul
22
2016

Baylor Campus Kitchen wins national award for service

How did Baylor Campus Kitchen earn a national award for their service to the Waco community? For starters, the student-led organization recovered five tons of food from Baylor dining halls and served 6,320 meals to local charities last year. But beyond the numbers, they represent Baylor student service in action as they get to know […]

Jul
22
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “Letting go is not fun.”

Student: “I think it’s a new season [going off to college]. It’s a little bit difficult, especially that I’m the first child. Letting go is not fun, maybe. I’m enjoying it, though.” Mom: “She’s loving it.” Little brother: ”I get to take her room over.” [Every Baylor Bear has a story; #BearsOfBaylor brings those stories […]

Jul
22
2016

Baylor Alumnus Honored for Achievements in Church Music

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2016) — Nick Strimple, D.M.A., B.M. (composition) ’69, was awarded the Baylor University Center for Christian Music Studies Award for Exemplary Leadership in Christian Music at Baylor’s annual Alleluia Conference.

Jul
22
2016

Baylor Regents Approve New Joint Seminary/Education Degree, Infrastructure Work on Seventh Street

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2016) – Baylor University’s Board of Regents has approved a new joint master’s degree program that links the faculties, resources and classes of two of Baylor’s premier schools, George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the School of Education. The board also heard reports on Title IX and diversity, approved the lowest percentage tuition increase in more than 20 years and focused its retreat on best practices in board governance.

Jul
22
2016

D. Stanton Greer

Congratulations to Stanton Greer, mechanical engineering, and his wife Kristen, on the birth of their son Elijah David Greer on July 2, 2016.

Jul
22
2016

Diplomatic Courier: Global Migration: Trends and Changes

July 19, 2016
Article about trends in global migration and the impact on demographics and attitudes worldwide quotes Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, who discussed recent findings by Pew Research in Washington, D.C., with Pew Research President Michael Dimock and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Homi Kharas.

Jul
22
2016

Ennis Daily News: In remembrance of Dr. Glenn O. Hilburn

July 22, 2016
Tribute to the late Baylor religion professor Glenn O. Hilburn by former student The Rev. Dr. Robert Uzzel, B.A. (Religion/Sociology) ’73, M.A. (Church-State Studies) ’76, Ph.D. (Religion) ’95. Uzzel is pastor of Wayman Chapel AME Church in Ennis.

Jul
22
2016

More than 200 Teachers to Attend Summer Literacy Institute

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2016) – Baylor School of Education will host a three-day Summer Literacy Institute at the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation on July 25-27. The professional development conference will feature internationally known literacy experts Kylene Beers, currently an advisor at Columbia University and previously senior reading researcher at the Comer School Development Program at Yale University, along with Penny Kittle and Linda Rief — both teachers, authors and instructors at the University of New Hampshire Summer Literacy Institute.

Jul
22
2016

Portage (Wisconsin) Daily Register: From Pardeeville to Antarctica: Native remembers her roots

July 21, 2016
Feature on Michelle Hebal, a Rice University psychology professor who won Baylor University’s 2016 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. Hebl will teach in-residence at Baylor this spring, teaching classes in industrial organizational psychology and in her research area of diversity and discrimination.

Jul
22
2016

Scienmag.com: Your diet plan isn’t working? New Baylor research explains why

July 12, 2016
Many diet plans are doomed from the start because dieters tend to adopt the wrong strategies, according to new research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. “Our research shows that instead of creating rules to avoid one’s favorite treats, dieters should focus on eating healthy foods that they enjoy,” said lead author, Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing. “Dieters who restrict themselves from consuming the foods they love most may be setting themselves up for failure.” (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this research nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Jul
22
2016

Yahoo! Finance: PowerVerde, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Randall Hinson as Director of Sales and Marketing

July 18, 2016
Randall C. Hinson, B.B.A. (Marketing) ’74, has been appointed by PowerVerde Inc., as Director of Sales and Marketing. In 1981, Hinson founded Bear Pump & Equipment Ltd., which was acquired in 2008 by National Oilwell Varco.

Jul
21
2016

W. Tennis. Women’s Tennis Has Four Earn ITA Scholar-Athlete Status

The Baylor women's tennis team was named an ITA All-Academic team and had four players honored as ITA Scholar Athletes, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced Thursday.

Jul
21
2016

M. Tennis. Men's Tennis Named ITA All-Academic Team

For the ninth consecutive season, the Baylor men's tennis team earned ITA All-Academic team recognition, while six players, Jimmy Bendeck, Julian Lenz, Tommy Podvinski, Felipe Rios Tyler Stayer and Max Tchoutakian, were honored as ITA Scholar Athletes, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced Thursday.

Jul
21
2016

Track. Miller Earns 800-Meter Silver At World U20 Championships

With a strong showing in the semifinal round, Baylor track and field’s Wil London advanced to the 400-meter finals at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Zawisza Stadium Thursday.

Jul
21
2016

Business Journal Daily: Strangpresse Partners with Baylor University for R&D

July 20, 2016
Strangpresse LLC contributed a Model 19 Thermoplastic Extruder to Baylor University’s research and development in large-scale fused deposition modeling. The article quoted Douglas Smith, Ph.D., associate professor of mechanical engineering in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, who said that the collaboration between Baylor and Strangpresse will help to establish Baylor as a leader in large-scale deposition research.