Students News

Sep
18
2014

W. Soccer. Soccer Ready for Last Non-Conference Weekend

Baylor soccer plays its last matches before Big 12 play this weekend looking to recover from an 0-2 weekend. The Bears (5-3-1) travel to UTSA (4-2-1) on Friday for a 7 p.m. CT tilt and then host Oral Roberts (1-3-2) on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Sep
18
2014

M. Tennis. Men's Tennis Splits to Open Fall Season

The Baylor men's tennis team will play in two tournaments this weekend to open the 2014 fall season.

Sep
18
2014

W. Tennis. Women's Tennis Divides For Second Weekend of Action

Fall action for the Baylor women's tennis team continues this weekend as two players travel to opposite ends of the country.

Sep
18
2014

General News. 2014 Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame Class Named

Six former Baylor standout student-athletes - Yulanda Nelson (track & field, 1996-99), Adrian Robinson (football, 1992-95), Richard Stevens (football, 1967-69), Jon Topolski (baseball, 1996-99), Ted Uhlaender (baseball, 1959-61) and Jeremy Wariner (track & field, 2003-04), comprise Baylor University's 55th Athletic Hall of Fame class.

Sep
18
2014

Freshman WR quickly recognized among nation’s best

To say nobody saw KD Cannon coming wouldn’t be accurate. After all, the freshman receiver was one of the top 50 recruits in the country last year, when he chose Baylor over schools like Texas A&M and Oklahoma. But this — well, this is almost too good to be true. With Baylor’s non-conference schedule complete, […]

Sep
18
2014

Award-winning Author Amy Tan Will Speak at Baylor’s Beall-Russell Lectures in the Humanities on Sept. 29

WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2014) — <i>The New York Times</i>-bestselling author Amy Tan, author of <i>The Joy Luck Club</i>, will discuss her new book, <i>The Valley of Amazement</i>, and also the value of the humanities during the Beall-Russell Lectures in the Humanities at Baylor University on Monday, Sept. 29.

Sep
18
2014

Baylor School of Music Presents Fall Lyceum Series

WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2014) – The Baylor School of Music will host the 38th annual Lyceum Series this fall, which offers the Baylor community an opportunity to participate in a program of mini-residencies by some of the nation’s leading musical authorities.

Sep
18
2014

Business Insider: The 20 best Business Schools For Networking

Sept. 16, 2014
Graduateprograms.com ranked the nation’s best business schools for networking with Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business at No. 11. “A strong alumni network can make all the difference in making connections and landing interviews at top companies.” The website determined the top alumni networks based on more than 70,000 student reviews. (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist, covers research and faculty in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Sep
18
2014

Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research (CASPER) Presents Fall Seminar Series

WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2014) – Baylor University’s Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research (CASPER) will welcome several guest speakers for its fall seminar series.

Sep
18
2014

KUAF-FM (Fayetteville, Ark.): Illinois River Basin Pact Progress Report

AUDIO: In this NPR interview, Ryan S. King, associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, is mentioned for his efforts to help settle an on-going legal dispute between Oklahoma and Arkansas about the appropriate phosphorus level in the Illinois River and nearby rivers and streams. King was awarded a $600,000 grant to conduct water quality tests to estimate the appropriate phosphorus level in the rivers. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, wrote the news release for this story in April and covers research and faculty in the biology department.)

Sep
18
2014

KWKT-TV (Waco): Baylor achieves record highs in fall enrollment and student diversity

Sept. 18, 2014
Baylor has announced a record fall enrollment of 16,263 students and a record freshman class of 3,259 first-year students, but the University also is celebrating increased diversity, rising retention rates across the board and its highest ever U.S. News ranking. Quoted is Sinda Vanderpool, Ph.D., associate vice provost for academic enrollment management. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, covers Enrollment Management.)

Sep
18
2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Students toil to put names to bodies of migrants

Sept. 15, 2014
The McClatchy-Tribune wire picks up Claire Osborn’s Austin American-Statesman feature story on the Reuniting Families Project of Lori Baker, Ph. D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, and her team of forensic anthropologists and students, who exhumed remains during the summer at a Texas border cemetery to identify them and return them to their families. Interviewed are Baker and Eva Abernathy, a senior anthropology major from Round Rock, Texas. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is responsible for covering anthropology faculty and research and has been working with national media on Baker’s story since summer 2012. Lewis arranged for these interviews with Baker and Abernathy.)

Sep
18
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor sets enrollment record

Sept. 17, 2014
Not only is Baylor experiencing record-shattering enrollment, with an overall student population this fall of 16,263 students and a record freshman class of 3,259 first-year students, but the University is celebrating increased diversity and rising retention rates across the board. Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management Diana Ramey and Associate Vice Provost for Academic Enrollment Management Sinda Vanderpool are quoted about Baylor’s admissions process going forward and the effect of faculty mentoring of students on increased retention. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, covers Enrollment Management.)

Sep
17
2014

International studies major celebrates sixth decade at Baylor

Dwight Eisenhower was president and the Korean War was drawing to a close in 1953 when a type-written press release announced a new major at Baylor. “Foreign Service,” as it was known in the beginning, would become the International Studies major of today, a course of study that is truly educating students for worldwide leadership […]

Sep
17
2014

W. Golf. Women's Golf Places 21st at Cougar Classic

Baylor finished Tuesday's third and final round of play in 12th place at the Cougar Classic at Yeamans Hall Club in Hanahan, S.C. The Lady Bears shot 16-over-par 304 and finished at 48-over 912 in the 12th-annual tournament.

Sep
17
2014

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Returns to Road to Face LSU Twice, UTSA

Baylor (9-2) faces LSU (2-4) at Noon on both Friday and Saturday and closes the UTSA Classic against the hosts, the Road Runners (2-6), at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Sep
17
2014

W. Basketball. WBB's Welcome Back Supper Set

The Lady Bear Tip Off Club (TOC) invites all members and prospective members to the 15th annual Welcome Back Supper, Thursday, Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ferrell Center.

Sep
17
2014

Albuquerque Express: Truett sermons digitized for the world to hear

Sept. 15, 2014
Article originally published in the Waco Tribune-Herald and now picked up on the AP wire focuses on Baylor Libraries’ digital audio archive, now online, of 66 sermons recorded between 1941 and 1943 during the end of the ministry of The Rev. George W. Truett at First Baptist Church of Dallas. Hulitt Gloer, Ph.D., professor of preaching and Christian Scriptures at Truett Seminary, and Eric Ames, curator of digital collections at Baylor Libraries, are quoted. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers Truett Seminary, while Lori Fogleman, assistant VP of Baylor Media Communications, covers University Libraries.)

Sep
17
2014

Baylor Achieves Numerous Milestones in Fall Enrollment, Diversity, Across-the-Board Retention

WACO, Texas (Sept. 17, 2014) – Coming on the heels of its rise among top national universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, Baylor University topped milestones for freshman, undergraduate and overall enrollment and achieved all-time highs across the board for fall-to-fall retention numbers, according to statistics released today by Baylor’s Office of Institutional Research and Testing.

Sep
17
2014

Baylor Achieves Numerous Milestones in Fall Enrollment, Diversity, Across-the-Board Retention

WACO, Texas (Sept. 17, 2014) – Coming on the heels of its rise among top national universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, Baylor University topped milestones for freshman, undergraduate and overall enrollment and achieved all-time highs across the board for fall-to-fall retention numbers, according to statistics released today by Baylor’s Office of Institutional Research and Testing.