Students News

May
25
2016

Baseball. No. 6 Baseball Falls to No. 3 TCU at Big 12 Championship

No. 6 seed Baylor baseball fell 12-5 to No. 3 seed TCU (ranked 14th in country) on Wednesday evening at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark at the 2016 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship.

May
25
2016

M. Tennis. Lenz Loses In NCAA Singles Championship First Round

Baylor men's tennis senior Julian Lenz was eliminated in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championship with a straight-set loss against Wake Forest’s Petros Chrysochos Wednesday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

May
25
2016

W. Tennis. Generette, Shankle Ready For NCAA Doubles Action

The Baylor women's tennis duo of Kiah Generette and Blair Shankle will open its NCAA Doubles Championship run against Georgia’s Mariana Gould and Ellen Perez Thursday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla.

May
25
2016

W. Soccer. Soccer Germany Trip Final Blog Entry

Our alarm clocks went off at 8 AM here in Germany, and we hopped out of bed and peaked outside at the weather so we could plan to dress accordingly.

May
25
2016

Track. Track & Field Readies For NCAA West Preliminary Championships

The Baylor track and field team is sending 25 student-athletes to take part in the 2016 NCAA West Preliminary Championships at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kan., Thursday through Saturday.

May
25
2016

Football. Football Game at Rice Moved to Friday for ESPN Telecast

Baylor’s 2016 football game at Rice has been moved to Friday, Sept. 16, to accommodate a national telecast on ESPN at 7 p.m. CT, the Conference USA office announced Wednesday.

May
25
2016

Do you need to create a will?

Full time faculty and staff, and eligible family members, can access the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for a template suitable for a will or other documents.

May
25
2016

Focus Daily News: DBU grants honorary doctorate to Mitch Bennett

May 24, 2016
Mitch Bennett, BBA Accounting ’88, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Dallas Baptist University on May 13, 2016. Bennett has worked for DBU for the past 28 years, and he currently serves as the director of gift accounting and assistant to the chancellor.

May
25
2016

Heavy: Chip and Joanna Gaines: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

May 24, 2016
Chip Gaines, BBA Marketing ’98, and his wife Joanna, BA Communication Specialist ’01, run Magnolia Market, Magnolia Homes and Magnolia Farm, and star in the HGTV hit-series “Fixer Upper.” The couple does not own a television, but instead have a farm with chickens, cows, goats and horses. They met at an auto repair shop, have four children, and transformed their own Victorian farmhouse from a two-bedroom house into their family home. They were honored as “The Alumni of the Year” in 2015 for their remarkable achievements.

May
25
2016

Notice of Public Safety Training Exercises

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, from 7 a.m. until 12 noon, five agencies from McLennan County will be conducting a large-scale training exercise of a simulated incident occurring in Martin Hall on the Baylor University campus.

May
25
2016

Notice of Public Safety Training Exercises

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, from 7 a.m. until 12 noon, five agencies from McLennan County will be conducting a large-scale training exercise of a simulated incident occurring in Martin Hall on the Baylor University campus.

May
25
2016

Rowlett (TX) Lakeshore Times: GISD seniors come together to honor mentors, say farewell at yearly luncheon

May 19, 2016
The top 10 seniors from each Garland ISD high school were recognized at the district’s annual Senior Summit luncheon last week, including incoming Baylor freshman Preston Hart of Rowlett High School.

May
25
2016

Science Codex: Congregations striving for racial and ethnic diversity may shrink, Baylor study finds

May 10, 2016
Congregations attempting to boost their racial and ethnic diversity may end up with fewer people in the seats, according to a Baylor University study published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion and based on an analysis of data from more than 11,000 congregations in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. "Racial diversity itself is not a detriment to growth," said lead author Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. "It is the process of changing the racial composition of a congregation that causes difficulties." (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched the research nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

May
25
2016

SeattleIndian.com: Teenagers experimenting with religion on Facebook: Study

May 17, 2016
Youths who use social media are more likely to develop a “pick-and-choose” approach to customize their faith — regardless of what their religious tradition teaches — than those who do not use social media, according to a study by Paul McClure, doctoral candidate in sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. The study was published in the journal Sociological Perspectives. “On Facebook, there is no expectation that one’s ‘likes’ be logically consistent and hidebound by tradition,” he said. “Instead, the Facebook effect is that all spiritual options become commodities and resources that individuals can tailor to meet their needs.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

May
25
2016

The Dallas Morning News: Justice Don Willett, the boy from Talty, takes Twitter by storm, and maybe SCOTUS, too

May 20, 2016
Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett, BBA Economics, Finance ’88, drew national attention this week when presidential candidate Donald Trump put his name on a short list of potential Supreme Court nominees. Willett has been recommended as a potential U.S. Supreme Court nominee in the past and is known for both his political ascent and his social media talent—he is famous on Twitter for his prolific and amusing tweets.

May
25
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Waco’s jobless rate falls again, 7th lowest in Texas

May 24, 2016
In April, Waco’s unemployment rate fell from 3.9 percent to 3.6 percent. Whitney Richter, manager of business development and marketing at the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, said it is important to sell Waco’s qualities to Baylor University, Texas State Technical College and McLennan Community College graduates as unemployment continues to fall.

May
24
2016

W. Golf. Lonardi Named WGCA All-American

Baylor women’s golf senior Laura Lonardi was named a second-team All-American by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association on Tuesday. Lonardi joined current Bear Dylan Kim and former teammate Hayley Davis as the only All-Americans in program history.

May
24
2016

W. Soccer. Soccer Germany Trip Blog Entry No. 7

The rain fell like God had personally opened up the clouds. The temperature dropped to a cool eight degrees Celsius. The fog settled among the hills diminishing any division between land and sky.