Students News

Jul
21
2014

W. Basketball. WBB's Wallace Honored by Basketball Australia

Incoming freshman women's basketball player Kristy Wallace, who hails from the Australian state of Queensland, was recently named Basketball Australia's 2013 Junior Female Player of the Year.

Jul
21
2014

Baylor football pegged as preseason Big 12 runner-up for 2014

We are now less than six weeks from kicking off the 2014 college football season and all that entails — including the defending of last year’s Big 12 title and the opening of McLane Stadium. Preseason polls of both media and coaches indicate that Baylor is expected to again be in the hunt for the Big […]

Jul
21
2014

Baylor University Again Named to Elite Honor Roll in ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ List

WACO, Texas (July 21, 2014) - For the fourth year in a row, Baylor University joined an elite group of universities named to The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2014 Honor Roll as one of the country's "Great Colleges to Work For." Of only 42 national universities awarded Honor Roll status, Baylor is one of only two universities in the large university category (10,000 or more students) to achieve recognition in 10 of the 11 categories recognizing specific best practices and policies.

Jul
21
2014

Examiner.com: Evangelicals more likely to divorce than non-religious, study suggests

July 20, 2014
Article mentions a Baylor University sociology study that suggests that evangelicals are more likely to divorce than those who claim no religion. The research was part of a report released by the Council on Contemporary Families. Baylor researchers included Jerry Z. Park, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences; and Joshua Tom and Brita Andercheck, doctoral candidates in the department of sociology. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers the sociology department.)

Jul
21
2014

Fort Bend Star: Sugar Land Girl Scout betters YMCA soccer fields to earn Gold Award

July 16, 2014
Sasha Asthana, a Girl Scout from Sugar Land, recently planned, constructed and installed a set of benches at her local YMCA soccer fields. This earned her the Girl Scouts of the USA’s Gold Award. This fall Asthana plans to attend Baylor University to study biomedical engineering.

Jul
21
2014

KXXV-TV: Baylor gets $8 million gift, regents increase tuition for 2015 school year

July 18, 2014
Baylor received a generous $8 million gift from Dr. Thomas J. Rosenbalm, a Baylor alumnus and physician, who gave the gift in honor of his father and mother, Clarence and Claudia Rosenbalm. The gift is earmarked for renovations to Fifth Street and the addition of a fountain, which will anchor the area.

Jul
21
2014

Longview News-Journal: Searcy wins state bar achievement award

July 20, 2014
Joshua P. Searcy, J.D. ’05, was recently presented the Romina L. Mulloy Bossio Achievement Award by the Young Lawyers Committee of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the Texas State Bar. Searcy was given the award because of “his contributions to community service, pro bono work and efforts to encourage and support other young bankruptcy attorneys in their community and at large.”

Jul
21
2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Seventh Annual Survey: Great Colleges To Work For 2014

July 21, 2014
For the fourth year in a row, Baylor University joined an elite group of universities named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Honor Roll as one of the country’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Of the 42 national universities awarded Honor Roll status, Baylor is one of only two universities in the large university category (10,000 or more students) to achieve recognition in 11 of the 12 categories honoring specific best practices and policies. The Chronicle noted: “In light of Baylor University's warmly welcoming culture, it is little surprise that for three consecutive years Baylor has been named a ‘Great College to Work For.’ These heartwarming results demonstrate enthusiasm, dedication and a high sense of calling from our faculty and staff. The collaborative work environment these men and women foster allows Baylor to provide a transformational education within a caring community.”

Jul
21
2014

The Dallas Morning News: Addison, Dallas Entrepreneur Center join forces to help support startup companies

July 18, 2014
Baylor’s Accelerated Ventures program is mentioned in this article about an effort in Dallas to help support entrepreneurial businesses and startup companies. Quoted is Baylor alumnus James Blair, who launched LionsMouth Digital, a design firm. Also mentioned is David Grubbs, a former Baylor lecturer in management and entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business who directed Accelerated Ventures.

Jul
21
2014

The Dallas Morning News: NFL.com columnist calls Baylor’s Art Briles a top 6 college football coach in America

July 21, 2014
Head football coach, Art Briles, was ranked no. 6 on a list of the top 14 college football coaches in America. Bryan Fischer, a college football analyst, compiled the list and commended Briles on his program and leadership since being named head coach for the Baylor Bears. Briles is one of four Big 12 coaches to be on the list.

Jul
21
2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph: Shifting Gears of Thought: Peace of Mind Conference aims to arm church leaders in fight against mental illness

July 18, 2014
An informational conference in Tyler will provide guidance and insight for those affected by mental illness in families and churches. Matt Stanford, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences, will be among those speaking.

Jul
21
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor raises tuition, looks to raise endowment for relief

July 19, 2014
Baylor regents raised tuition and approved changes to the tuition lock-in program at this summer's meeting. The school's administration is working to implement new measures to ease the financial burden families may face in pursuing a Baylor education. President and Chancellor, Ken Starr, is quoted in the article about hopes to raise Baylor's endowment in order to suppress the annual tuition increases.

Jul
21
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor receives $8 million gift to upgrade historic Fifth Street campus corridor

July 18, 2014
Baylor University will upgrade a historic part of campus thanks to an $8 million gift from Baylor graduate and retired physician Dr. Thomas J. Rosenbalm in honor of his late parents, Clarence and Claudia Rosenbalm. The gift, announced by Baylor’s Board of Regents, will pay for renovation of several buildings and infrastructure along the Fifth Street corridor, home to several traditional Baylor events and programs. A portion of the funds will be used to create the Rosenbalm Memorial Fountain. Rosenbalm earned his bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry in 1950 and his master’s degree in biology in 1951.

Jul
21
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor, China Spring grad nets education honor

July 20, 2014
Taryn Kelm, B.S. ’14, was presented the M.L. Goetting Award for Outstanding Student in Secondary Education from the Baylor School of Education.

Jul
21
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: David A. Smith: Among Bay Area vineyards, fine collection of public art

July 17, 2014
In his latest column, David Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and weekly Waco Tribune-Herald columnist, describes an art exhibit in California where each year unique artwork is displayed outdoors as part of the “Sculpture Trail.”

Jul
21
2014

Washington Post: World War I at 100: New books examine the battle of beliefs behind the ‘Great War’

July 18, 2014
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, is quoted in this article about how researchers and historians are reexamining World War I and the part religion played in it. His book, “The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade” is also mentioned in the article and supports the claim that WWI created our current state of international turmoil with modern Islamist nations.

Jul
20
2014

Track. Bromell, Holmes Set For IAAF World Junior Championships

Baylor track and field athletes Trayvon Bromell and TJ Holmes will represent the United States at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships Tuesday through Sunday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

Jul
20
2014

A fountain back on Fountain Mall? Major Fifth Street update coming

A fountain is in the works for Baylor’s historic Fifth Street — appropriately enough, on or near Fountain Mall. And that’s just the beginning of the plans for the heart of Baylor’s campus, thanks to a generous alum. A major renovation is coming to Fifth Street, made possible by a gift from Dr. Thomas Rosenbalm, BS ’50, […]

Jul
18
2014

Football. Petty Placed on Walter Camp Award Watch List

Baylor senior quarterback Bryce Petty was listed among "players to watch" for the Walter Camp Player of the Year award in a 50-player preseason watch list released Friday by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

Jul
18
2014

Austin American-Statesman: Texas AD Steve Patterson, Selvin Young part of Big 12 panel in NYC

July 17, 2014
Big 12 administrators are taking a proactive role in shaping the discussions around the future of college athletics as Texas athletic director Steve Patterson, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and league commissioner Bob Bowlsby will head to New York on Aug. 6 and host an panel discussion dubbed “The State of College Athletics” from the Hilton Midtown Hotel.