Students News

Jul
27
2015

Devoted alumna Sue Getterman honored as ‘Regent Emerita’

Over the years, Ted (BBA ’49, JD’ 51) and Sue (BA ’50) Getterman’s support of Baylor has impacted virtually every area of campus. The Getterman name might stand out most for its connection to Baylor softball, where their lead gifts helped turn Getterman Stadium and the Getterman Indoor Softball Facility from dreams into realities, but the couple has also […]

Jul
27
2015

Alger Ben Baker III

Sympathies to the family and friends of incoming freshman Alger Ben Baker III on his death July 26, 2015.

Jul
27
2015

Baylor Mourns Passing of Incoming Freshman

WACO, Texas (July 27, 2015) - Baylor University is mourning the tragic passing of incoming freshman Alger Ben Baker III, who died in a car accident July 25 in Plano.

Jul
27
2015

The Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor regents OK tuition hike, $26M renovation

July 24, 2015
Article on action taken by Baylor’s Board of Regents last week, including setting tuition and fees, appointing Sue Getterman as Regent Emerita and approving a $26 million renovation of the original Hankamer School of Business to house other growing programs as the business school moves into the new Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. “We need additional space for our academic programs, and so the opening of the Paul Foster Campus will be enormously helpful,” Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr said. “It will be helpful not only to the departments that will be able to move in, but also indirectly for everyone, providing much needed space. There will be over 150,000 square feet that will become available, and we’re very thankful.”

Jul
26
2015

W. Basketball. WBB's Wallace and U19 Teammates Claim Bronze Medal

The Australian Gems’ U19 team, claimed the bronze medal in the FIBA Under 19 Women’s World Championships on Sunday. The Gems defeated Spain, 69-62, to earn third place.

Jul
25
2015

W. Basketball. WBB's Kristy Wallace Leads Australian U19 Team

Kristy Wallace led the Gems in both scoring and rebounding against the more experienced Russian team. She tallied 15 points and eight rebounds.

Jul
24
2015

W. Basketball. WBB's Kristy Wallace Leads U19 Team to Semifinals

Kristy Wallace delivered a solid game for the Aussie squad, scoring 12 points, nine of which came in the first half, and adding four rebounds and four assists in 21:16 minutes of action.

Jul
24
2015

Baptist Press: U.S. needs 'interagency strategy' for global freedom

July 23, 2015
The "tragic, global crisis in religious persecution, violence, and terrorism" requires America to greatly strengthen its strategies, a letter to top congressional leaders declares, signed by a diverse group of religious, academic and public policy figures, including Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr. The signers endorse H.R. 1150, named the "Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act of 2015" for the retired Virginia congressman and longtime champion of global religious freedom. Wolf now serves as The Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor.

Jul
24
2015

Baylor Regents Approve $26 Million Renovation of Hankamer Cashion Complex, Celebrate Major Gift

WACO, Texas (July 24, 2015) – At its annual summer meeting, Baylor University’s Board of Regents approved $26 million to renovate the Hankamer Cashion Complex and celebrated the announcement of a historic $10 million gift that will catapult the stature of the department of communication sciences and disorders.

Jul
24
2015

Baylor Regents Approve $26 Million Renovation of Hankamer Cashion Complex, Celebrate Major Gift

WACO, Texas (July 24, 2015) – At its annual summer meeting, Baylor University’s Board of Regents approved $26 million to renovate the Hankamer Cashion Complex and celebrated the announcement of a historic $10 million gift that will catapult the stature of the department of communication sciences and disorders.

Jul
24
2015

Black Christian News: Russell Moore, Rick Warren and Ken Starr Among 31 Leaders Calling for Strengthened U. S. Response to Persecution and Terrorism

July 23, 2015
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr is among a bipartisan group of more than 30 religious leaders, scholars and public policy analysts who have joined a call for a national strategy addressing “international religious persecution that threatens people of faith worldwide.” The letter, delivered last week to House and Senate leaders, urges Congress to give greater authority to the ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.

Jul
24
2015

Books & Culture: A Christian Review: Man in Crisis

July 24, 2015
Alan Jacobs, Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program in Baylor's Honors College, reviews the book “The Age of the Crisis of Man” by Mark Greif. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers Honors Program research and faculty.)

Jul
24
2015

eScience News: Study: Why social workers aren't discussing religion and spirituality with clients

July 9, 2015
New research the journal Social Work by Holly Oxhandler, Ph.D., assistant professor in Baylor's Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, shows that licensed clinical social workers believe that discussions about their clients' religion and spirituality can often lead to improved health and mental health, but practitioners are not integrating these conversations into their counseling sessions. "It's that big elephant in the room," Oxhandler said. "If we ignore it, we're ignoring a huge component of their lives that may be tied to the clinical issue." (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers faculty and research in the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.)

Jul
24
2015

Grind TV: Texas teen drags hammerhead shark onshore to save its life

July 23, 2015
Marcus Lakos, B.A. Film and Digital Media ’15, of Austin, Texas, filmed his brother Logan saving a hammerhead shark’s life in Destin, Florida. The video went viral and has since been seen more than 330,000 times.

Jul
24
2015

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Good Foods for Healthy Skin

July 23, 2015
Janelle Walter, Ph.D, professor of nutrition science in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, was a guest on KWTX'TV's 3 p.m. news to discuss food with vitamins A, C and E, all of which promote healthy skin. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, arranged this interview. She covers family and consumer sciences research and faculty.)

Jul
24
2015

Raytheon: Robert Beauchamp Elected to Raytheon Board of Directors

July 24, 2015
The Board of Directors of Raytheon Company has elected Robert "Bob" Beauchamp as a director. A member of Baylor’s Board of Regents, Beauchamp is chairman, president and CEO of BMC Software Inc., a global provider of business service management software. "Bob's extensive leadership experience and deep understanding of today's digital technology markets strongly align with the business focal points of our Board and our Company," said Thomas A. Kennedy, Raytheon Company Chairman and CEO.

Jul
24
2015

The Reporter (Vacaville, CA): The Reporter names new Managing Editor

July 23, 2015
Matt Miller, B.A. Journalism ’87, was named the new managing editor of the Reporter in Vacaville, California. In his new position, Miller oversee local news writers and content but will also take on managerial duties. Miller recently served as assistant sports editor.

Jul
23
2015

President Starr joins group in urging Congress to act on worldwide religious persecution

In a 1920 sermon delivered on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., the legendary George W. Truett, AB 1897, proclaimed the historic Baptist emphasis on the need for religious liberty. “This is the chiefest contribution that America has thus far made to civilization,” the Baylor graduate and longtime pastor of First Baptist Dallas told […]

Jul
23
2015

W. Basketball. WBB's Sune Agbuke a NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee

Women’s basketball player Sune Agbuke has been honored by the Big 12 Conference as a 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee.

Jul
23
2015

Cleburne Times-Review: Best friends receive Ball Scholarships to Baylor

July 17, 2015
Incoming Baylor freshmen Erica Bonham and Kayla Johnson were named co-recipients of the Ball Scholarship, established 50 years ago by Dr. W.P. Ball, who “loved Cleburne High School, Baylor University and First Baptist Church.” Both honorees have had Baylor at the top of their lists from childhood. Bonham plans to study accounting, while Johnson will study pre-med at Baylor.