Students News

May
6
2015

M. Tennis. Tchoutakian Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year

First-year Baylor men's tennis player Max Tchoutakian was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, the conference announced Wednesday.

May
6
2015

W. Tennis. Scrivano, Burgic Win Big 12 Yearly Awards

Baylor women's tennis head coach Joey Scrivano has been named the Big 12 Coach of the Year for a sixth time, while Ema Burgic was named the Big 12 Player of the Year, the conference announced Wednesday.

May
6
2015

W. Basketball. WBB Quartet Invited to USA Basketball Tryouts

Four Baylor women's basketball players have accepted invitations to try out for various USA Basketball Women's teams, the organization announced today.

May
6
2015

10-year-old gets creative to help Baylor serve ‘the least of these’

If you’re ever unsure of the meaning of “servant’s heart,” just take a look at Miriam Hinojosa. Miriam is in the 5th grade. She likes making bracelets. She likes rooting for Baylor. And most importantly, she likes helping others. This spring, Miriam put her passions to work. After overhearing her dad talking with Texas Hunger Initiative […]

May
6
2015

Connect Statesboro (GA): What to do when you and your spouse can't agree on a baby name

April 20, 2015
A couple having a debate over their baby’s name have asked people to sign a petition to help with the choice. The article cites a 2013 study on relationships by Baylor researcher Keith Sanford, Ph.D., who says compromise and willingness to sacrifice power are at the top of couples’ lists of what they desire most from their spouses. Sanford, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story of Sanford’s research to national media outlets in July 2013. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

May
6
2015

Gift from Matthew B. Lindner and Carl H. Lindner III Will Transform Baylor's Film and Digital Media Program

WACO, Texas (May 6, 2015) – Baylor University today announced a gift of $2 million from Matthew B. Lindner and his father, Carl H. Lindner III, of Cincinnati, Ohio, to create the Matthew B. Lindner Endowment for Excellence in Film and Digital Media. The gift will help make the Film and Digital Media program, currently housed within the Department of Communication, a freestanding department within the College of Arts and Sciences, effective June 1. Matthew Lindner and his father, Carl, each gave $1 million as part of the collective gift to the University.

May
6
2015

Gift from Matthew B. Lindner and Carl H. Lindner III Will Transform Baylor's Film and Digital Media Program

WACO, Texas (May 6, 2015) – Baylor University today announced a gift of $2 million from Matthew B. Lindner and his father, Carl H. Lindner III, of Cincinnati, Ohio, to create the Matthew B. Lindner Endowment for Excellence in Film and Digital Media. The gift will help make the Film and Digital Media program, currently housed within the Department of Communication, a freestanding department within the College of Arts and Sciences, effective June 1. Matthew Lindner and his father, Carl, each gave $1 million as part of the collective gift to the University.

May
6
2015

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen, ABC): BU Student-Athletes Recognized for Academic Success and Community Service

May 5, 2015
Senior Rachel Johnson and junior Julian Lenz are highlighted for winning Big 12 Conference Awards at 2015 Baylor Student-Athlete Banquet at the Ferrell Center. Johnson has earned All-America honors in cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field. Lenz is the No. 2-ranked singles player in the country this season. In addition, 31 student-athletes and seven teams were honored for academic excellence and community service during the banquet. Quoted is Bart Byrd, Baylor's associate athletic director for Student-Athlete Services.

May
6
2015

Law Fuel: Locke Lord Chair Jerry Clements Named Baylor Lawyer of the Year

May 6, 2015
Jerry Clements, J.D. ’81, chair of the international firm Locke Lord, has been selected by the Baylor Law Alumni Association Executive Committee as the 2015 Baylor Lawyer of the Year. Baylor Law School hosted a luncheon May 5 in Austin to honor Clements, who serves on Baylor’s Board of Regents, as a distinguished leader in her professional achievements and service to the community. Clements and Baylor Law School Dean Brad Toben are quoted. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers the Law School.)

May
6
2015

Paint Square: USGS: Sealcoat Runoff Fatal to Fish

Runoff from pavement sealcoated with coal tar is toxic to aquatic life and has detrimental effects on DNA, according to two new studies by the U.S. Geological Survey. A 2013 human health-risk analysis, done in partnership with Baylor, found an elevated risk of cancer in people living near pavement sealed with coal-tar products. E. Spencer Williams, Ph.D., assistant research scientist at the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR) in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, was the principal author of the original study. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers CRASR research and faculty.)

May
6
2015

U.S. Air Force: Active-duty Airmen to have direct access to physical therapy clinics

May 5, 2015
The Air Force Medical Operations Agency has recently directed all Air Force military treatment facilities (MTF) to establish direct access physical therapy clinics for active-duty members, allowing active-duty members with acute musculoskeletal injury to make an appointment directly with a physical therapist. Quoted is Lt. Col. Brian Young, assistant professor in U.S. Army-Baylor University doctoral program in physical therapy and the Air Force physical therapy clinical operations chairman.

May
6
2015

Waco Tribune-Herald: Altrusa Club scholarship for Baylor pre-med student

May 3, 2015
The Altrusa Club of Waco presented a $1,000 scholarship to Baylor sophomore Samantha Lopez of Heath, Texas. A pre-biology major, Lopez is enrolled in the pre-med program with the goal of becoming a physician.

May
6
2015

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor class urges marketing outreach to keep young professionals in Waco

May 5, 2015
Baylor students and professors are brainstorming ways to market Waco to young professionals. At a Waco City Council work session, six students of Todd Finch, part-time lecturer of marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, pitched ideas for a campaign to keep young professionals in town after they graduate from Waco’s colleges. Sophomore Taylor Dick, junior Savannah Batista and Waco Mayor Malcolm Duncan are quoted. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Hankamer School of Business.)

May
5
2015

Softball. No. 16 SB Begins Battle for 2nd in Big 12 With Texas on ESPN2 Wednesday

Once again, second place in the Big 12 softball standings will be decided between No. 16 Baylor and Texas this week, beginning with Wednesday's night's 7 p.m. matchup on ESPN2 at Getterman Stadium.

May
5
2015

Baseball. Baylor Baseball Academy Offering Several Summer Camp Options

The Baylor Baseball Academy is hosting a wide range of camps this summer as kids from six years old to high school seniors will be able to participate.

May
5
2015

Gospel Music Association to honor trio of Bears tonight

The Gospel Music Association hosts its second annual GMA Honors event tonight in Nashville — and three members of the Baylor family will be among the honorees. Roland Lundy, BBA ’72, longtime president and CEO of Christmas music giant Word Entertainment, is among the 2015 inductees into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, where he will join fellow […]

May
5
2015

General News. Student-Athletes Honored for Academic Excellence

All-Americans Rachel Johnson and Julian Lenz won the Big 12 Conference Awards and women's golf captured the coveted President's Cup at Monday's annual Student-Athlete Banquet at the Ferrell Center.

May
5
2015

Baylor Law School Selected to Receive 2015 ABA Pro Bono Publico Award

WACO, Texas (May 5, 2015) – Baylor Law School has been selected to receive the 2015 American Bar Association (ABA) <i>Pro Bono</i> Publico Award, making it only the third law school in the nation to be honored with the award since 1984.

May
5
2015

Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library Celebrates Birthday of Poet Robert Browning with Browning Day

WACO, Texas (May 5, 2015) – Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library will host Browning Day, a concert and lecture in celebration of the 203rd birthday of Victorian poet Robert Browning, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, in the Hankamer Treasure Room of Armstrong Browning Library.

May
5
2015

Daniel Peppe

Congratulations to Daniel Peppe, geology, and spouse, Sholly, on the birth of their son, James Vincent Peppe, March 11, 2015.