Baylor's Aaron Dodson and Justin Arrington were named Big 12 Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week, respectively, the league announced Monday.
Three former Baylor track and field athletes and one current Bear had success over the weekend at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, Mass.
To begin its 19th-season of Big 12 play, the fifth-ranked Baylor's men's tennis team will host No. 15 TCU at the Hurd Tennis Center Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Saturday night marked the final night for All University Sing 2015, and with the final showing came the naming of this year’s top groups. [PHOTOS: See almost 200 pictures from this year’s performances] Phi Kappa Chi won 1st place for their act, “Dust Bowl Days.” The Baylor Lariat agreed, describing their performance as “the best thing […]
Feb. 26, 2015
Scientists from China and the U.S. have discovered prehistoric evidence of mass migration caused by climate change. Steven Forman, Ph.D., professor of geology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, helped lead a study using an optically stimulated luminescence technique to identify when minerals were last exposed to sunlight. According to Forman, the study as a whole “has far-reaching implications for understanding how human populations respond and adapt to drastic climate change.”
Feb. 27, 2015
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History and co-director of the Program on Historical Studies of Religion in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, is quoted in this story, which deals with how savagery by ISIS and other extremists is shrinking the population of openly practicing Christians in the Middle East. “What we’re seeing right now is the latest phase of something that has been going on for 100 years,” Jenkins says. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR research and faculty.)
Gift Shop Magazine: Dallas Market Center Names Senior Vice President, Marketing Communications and Vice President, Market Services
Feb. 25, 2015
Cole Daugherty, B.A. ’92 (English), has been named senior vice president of marketing communications at Dallas Market Center, the world’s largest wholesale merchandise mart. In Daugherty’s new role, he will oversee content and creative for marketing communications including public relations, advertising, social media, graphic design, videography and copywriting.
March 1, 2015
A study measuring phosphorous levels and their effect on nuisance algae specier by Ryan King, Ph.D., associate professor and graduate program director of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is mentioned in this article as Arkansas lawmakers draft a bill concerning water quality issues, which ‘must include the adoption of the maximum phosphorous number determined by Dr. King’s current study.’ King and his team from Baylor were chosen out of a pool of experts to help analyze and determine acceptable phosphorus levels and received a $600,000 grant to conduct the study. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers biology faculty and research.)
Feb. 25, 2015
Frank A. "Andy" Wilson, B.B.A. ’81 (Accounting), has been appointed independent director of Sparton Corporation, a leading contractor for the design and manufacture of low-to-medium volume highly complex electromechanical devices. Wilson joined PerkinElmer in May 2009 as senior vice president and chief financial officer. In this role, he has overall leadership responsibility for the strategy and operations of all Company finance and control functions.
New “Waco History” Website and Mobile App, Created by Baylor University, Showcase Central Texas Heritage
WACO, Texas (March 2, 2015) — A "virtual museum" to help tourists and residents learn about the rich history of Waco and Central Texas has debuted as a joint venture of Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History and Baylor’s The Texas Collection.
New Steppin' Out registration process. Check out Baylor Bookstore events.
On WAMC/Inside Higher Ed’s “The Academic Minute,” Davide Zori, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core in the Honors College, will discuss the social and political importance of lavish Viking feasts in Iceland centuries ago. Zori, an archeologist and scholar of medieval literature, conducted National Science Foundation-funded research at Mosfell farmstead, where he was archeological field director. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this segment.)
Feb. 28, 2015
AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: Former U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, now R-Va., holder of the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor and co-founder of the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, recently led a seven-day trip to Iraq. He is warning that the United States must lead decisive action to protect Christians and other religious minorities facing severe persecution in Iraq, and there may only be months left to save the Christian population there from extinction.
The Big 12 champion Baylor Lady Bears, 26-3 on the season and 15-2 in Big 12 play, and the Texas Tech Lady Raiders close out their regular-season Big 12 slate when they meet on Monday, March 2, at 7 p.m., in the Ferrell Center.
For the second time in 15 days, the fifth-ranked Baylor men's tennis team bested No. 11 Virginia with a 5-2 triumph Sunday at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.
To close out a four-match road trip, the sixth-ranked Baylor women's tennis team shutout No. 19 Ohio State, 4-0, inside the Varsity Tennis Center Sunday.
Baylor's 19th-ranked men's basketball team is headed to Austin to face Texas at 6 p.m. CT Monday on ESPNU. The Bears are looking for their fifth straight Big 12 win.
The Baylor men's golf team is headed to Los Cabos, Mexico, for the Querencia Cabo Collegiate. The 54-hole event runs Sunday through Tuesday at the Querencia Country Club.
The Baylor women's golf team is headed to Tarzana, Calif., for the sixth-annual Bruin Wave Invitational, hosted by Pepperdine University and UCLA.