Students News

Feb
21
2017

W. Basketball. Baylor, Texas Postgame Quotes

Baylor 70, Texas 67

Feb
21
2017

Baylor Lariat: Communities in Schools looks to hire tutors, mentors

Feb. 13, 2017
Baylor students are among those being recruited by Communities in Schools, a national dropout prevention organization. Waco has a large at-risk student population.

Feb
21
2017

Distinction (Hampton Roads, VA): Carver brings wood to life.

Feb. 20, 2017
Feature on Spencer Tinkham, B.A. (Economics) ’15, a woodcarver and conservation-minded sculptor on the Back Bay and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Feb
21
2017

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: The Blind Boys of Alabama

Feb. 19, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden tells about the Grammy-winning Blind Boys of Alabama, who have been singing spirituals since 1939. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

Feb
21
2017

Public News Service: Texas Ranks High in School Breakfast Program Participation

Feb. 20, 2017
Research by Texas Hunger Initiative, housed within Baylor, has found that low-income students who receive both breakfast and lunch at school have fewer distractions and disciplinary problems and achieve more in the classroom. Quoted is Kathy Krey, the initiative's research director, who said the program identifies students whose family income makes them eligible for financial assistance and provides both meals — offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture — at reduced or no cost.

Feb
21
2017

RTTV “Worlds Apart with Oksana Boyko”: Ukraine: Third time lucky?

Feb. 19, 2017
VIDEO: Serhiy Kudelia, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was interviewed on the RTTV program, “Worlds Apart with Oksana Boyko,” about the overthrow of Ukraine’s government three years ago and if the new government – the “Revolution of Dignity” – has delivered on its promises.

Feb
21
2017

Science Daily: Want to ace an exam? Tell a friend what you learned

Jan. 17, 2017
Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, led a study published in the journal Learning & Memory that found that while preparing for an exam, telling someone else what you learned may help students recall better and for a longer time than simply studying class notes or a textbook.

Feb
21
2017

The Aquila Report: How Faith-Based Ministry to the Homeless May Shape Carson’s HUD

Feb. 14, 2017
An 11-city study by Byron Johnson, Ph.D., co-director of Baylor’s Institute of Studies for Religion (ISR), and William Wubbenhorst, a non-resident ISR Research Fellow, found that faith-based organizations provide the bulk of tangible support — including emergency beds — for the homeless. Johnson is quoted.

Feb
21
2017

Toronto Star: Toronto school bans cellphones from class

Feb. 18, 2017
James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about a Toronto public school banning cellphones from classes. Roberts is author of “Too Much of a Good Thing: Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone?” “Study after study shows that when we’re distracted by smart phones and other technology in the classroom, it undermines student learning,” he said.

Feb
21
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Waco, McLennan County efforts model for state in battle against human trafficking

Feb. 17, 2017
Natalie Garnett, B.A. (Journalism) ’12, and assistant national director of UnBound, is quoted in this article about the nonprofit mission of Waco-based Antioch Community Church, which raises public awareness of human trafficking, provides services to trafficking victims and plays host to meetings of the Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Coalition.

Feb
20
2017

W. Basketball. Baylor, Texas Postgame Notes

Baylor 70, Texas 67

Feb
20
2017

Baseball. Baseball Wins Fourth Straight, Shuts Out Nevada 6-0

Baylor baseball notched a 6-0 victory over Nevada on Monday evening at Baylor Ballpark.

Feb
20
2017

W. Basketball. Brown's 35 points lead Baylor over Texas in key Big 12 win

Kalani Brown scored 35 points and No. 4 Baylor took a huge step toward another Big 12 title Monday night with a tough 70-67 win over No. 6 Texas. Baylor trailed most of the way, but stayed close as Brown took the game on her shoulders. Her five straight points in the fourth quarter keyed a 9-0 Baylor run that opened up 65-56 lead. The Lady Bears played most of the game without senior guard and scoring leader Alexis Jones, who left with a knee problem early in the first half. The Lady Bears didn't make a 3-pointer the entire game but dominated inside, outscoring Texas 36-20 in the paint.

Feb
20
2017

M. Basketball. No. 9 Men's Basketball Hosts Oklahoma

Baylor's No. 9-ranked men's basketball team hosts Oklahoma on Tuesday night at the Ferrell Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. CT on ESPN2 and WatchESPN.

Feb
20
2017

Track. Women’s Track & Field Achieves Program-High Ranking

The Baylor women’s track and field team moved up to No. 7 in the Week 5 edition of the NCAA National Team Computer Rankings that the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released Monday.

Feb
20
2017

Four ways Baylor parents support Baylor students

Sure, parents of college students everywhere send encouraging text messages and the occasional box of cookies to their kids away at college. But Baylor parents take it a step further, truly becoming part of the Baylor family. Whether they live close to campus or thousands of miles away, here are four special ways Baylor parents support Baylor students: […]

Feb
20
2017

AP/Washington Times: Flexing learning areas help students in some Texas schools

Feb. 13, 2017
Article originally in the Waco Tribune-Herald and now on the Associated Press wire about new research by Baylor University and its partners that examines how flexible classroom furniture can help learning environments become more engaging by allowing students to get up, move around and collaborate more.

Feb
20
2017

Ave Maria Radio: Faith-Based Groups Doing Most of the ‘Heavy Lifting’ to Fight Homelessness: Study

Feb. 8, 2017
Sixty percent of all emergency shelter beds, considered the “safety net of all safety nets,” in 11 cities are provided through faith-based organizations, just one of the findings from a new study released Feb. 1 in Washington, D.C., by Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.

Feb
20
2017

Cronkite News (PBS/AZ): Report cites prevalence of faith-based groups in homeless fight

Feb. 14, 2017
An 11-city study by Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) found that faith-based groups had provided nearly 60 percent of emergency shelter beds in those cities over the past two years. Quoted is researcher Byron Johnson, Ph.D., ISR co-director.

Feb
20
2017

ESPN College Gameday: Ishmail Wainright

Feb. 18, 2017
VIDEO: Black History Month feature on Baylor senior basketball student-athlete Ishmail Wainright, who learned in 2007 that his grandfather was Maurice King, the first African-American starter for the University of Kansas men’s basketball team. In this story, which was filmed at Baylor’s Armstrong Browning Library, Wainright reads a letter to his grandfather and shares how he honored his grandfather’s name with a special jersey when Wainright played for the final time at Kansas’ Allen Fieldhouse.