Students News

Jul
25
2016

Baylor prof, students help discover ancient Biblical mosaics in Israel

For 1,500 years, elaborate mosaics depicting Bible stories like Noah’s Ark and the parting of the Red Sea were buried in the ruins of an ancient synagogue in Israel. But this summer, a team that included two Baylor students and Dr. Nathan Elkins, a Baylor art history professor and coin specialist, uncovered this stunning artwork while […]

Jul
25
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “Baylor’s always been a dream school for me.”

“I’m from Frisco, Texas. Baylor’s always been a dream school for me. I’ve grown up knowing I wanted to go into the medical field, and I know Baylor is like the perfect place. I want to work in a Baylor hospital. “I’m currently a CNA [certified nursing assistant] through a high school program, so I’ve […]

Jul
25
2016

W. Volleyball. Baylor Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award

Baylor volleyball was one of 132 NCAA Division I recipients of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award, announced by the organization on Monday.

Jul
25
2016

Baylor ‘dorm mom’ celebrates 90th birthday with former Collins residents

Doris Gage, BM ’47, had never lived in a Baylor dorm. Because of it, she always felt like she had missed out on the full Baylor experience. She never had the frustration of learning to live with a roommate, or the joy of suddenly realizing she’s become your best friend. But in 1979 — more […]

Jul
25
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “Doing my last thing with VirtuOSO”

“I’m a senior now… I’ll be doing my last thing with VirtuOSO, which is the a cappella group on campus, when we go to Taiwan in about a month.” What’s your favorite memory from VirtuOSO? “My first year in the group, making it to ICCA Finals in New York… Getting to perform at the Beacon […]

Jul
25
2016

Baptist Standard: Baylor regents approve joint degree from Truett Seminary and School of Education

July 25, 2016
Report of actions taken by Baylor’s Board of Regents following their meeting, including approving a new joint master’s degree program between George W. Truett Theological Seminary and Baylor’s School of Education, hearing updates on diversity and collaboration and setting tuition and fees for 2017-2018.

Jul
25
2016

Baylor University Named a ‘2016 Great College to Work For’ by The Chronicle of Higher Education

WACO, Texas (July 25, 2016) – For the sixth consecutive year, Baylor University has attained elite Honor Roll status as a “2016 Great College to Work For,” according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.

Jul
25
2016

Baylor University Named a ‘2016 Great College to Work For’ by The Chronicle of Higher Education

WACO, Texas (July 25, 2016) – For the sixth consecutive year, Baylor University has attained elite Honor Roll status as a “2016 Great College to Work For,” according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.

Jul
25
2016

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Baylor links religion and education programs

July 22, 2016
Following Friday’s meeting, Baylor’s Board of Regents approved a new joint master of divinity and master of science in education/master of arts joint degree program that links Baylor's premier schools, George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the School of Education.

Jul
25
2016

Netscape “What’s News”: Do THIS at Work. Reboot Your Energy

July 25, 2016
Article about a recent study by Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business that found that taking brief, frequent breaks at work is a good thing, providing improved energy and well-being. Unlike cellphones that run optimally until their batteries die, people "have to charge more frequently before we deplete all the way," said lead study author Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of management, who co-authored the study in the Journal of Applied Psychology with Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professor of management.

Jul
25
2016

New Orleans Times-Picayune: Shaw graduate Devanté Williams-Tross earns Eagle Scout award

July 22, 2016
Article about a New Orleans Eagle Scout mentions research by Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion in 2012 about the impact Eagle Scouts have on society - from establishing greater relationships with family, friends, and community; exhibiting a higher sense of responsibility in helping others; setting and achieving goals; possessing high standards and a greater appreciation and concern for nature/environment, and demonstrating a greater respect for religion and diversity.

Jul
25
2016

Newsmax: 'Evangelical' Losing Meaning over Time

July 22, 2016
Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), questions whether the term “evangelical” has lost its meaning, and with it, part of its political punch. Writing for The Washington Post, Kidd, associate director of ISR, says that “in American pop culture parlance, ‘evangelical’ now basically means whites who consider themselves religious and who vote Republican.”

Jul
25
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor’s Lonardi wins Munson golf award

July 25, 2016
Baylor women’s golf student-athlete Laura Lonardi was named recipient of the 2016 Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award, given annually by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association to the Women’s Golf Division I student-athlete who is an upper classman and both a WGCA All-American Scholar and a WGCA All-American. Lonardi is a senior majoring in applied mathematics and statistics.

Jul
25
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Capturing the invisible: Journey to India focus of Art Center photo exhibit

July 21, 2016
Austin photographer Greg Davis, B.B.A. (Marketing) ’92, will display his “India’s Kumbh Mela” exhibit at the Art Center of Waco in August. The display features photos Davis captured three years ago during a National Geographic Creative assignment at the 55-day Hindu festival Kumbh Mela, which only occurs once every 12 years.

Jul
25
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Changing mindsets, outlooks amid uproar at Baylor: Q&A with BU regent chair Ron Murff, interim president David Garland

July 24, 2016
Q&A with Ron Murff, chair of the Baylor Board of Regents, and Interim President David Garland, who sat down the Waco Tribune-Herald for a wide-ranging discussion related to interpersonal and sexual violence and the University’s implementation of improvements that also cultivate a culture of respect and character reflecting Baylor’s mission.

Jul
25
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Heralded freshman Lauren Cox brings valuable experience on world stage to Lady Bears

July 23, 2016
Feature on Baylor freshman student-athlete Lauren Cox, top of the 2016 list of women’s basketball recruits, who has played basketball for Team USA since 2013 and aspires to play in the Olympics in 2020. She recently played for Team USA in the 2016 FIBA American U18 Championship in Chile, where her team won the gold medal and Cox was named MVP.

Jul
24
2016

Track. London Produces Gold At World U20 Championships

Baylor track and field’s Wil London won a gold medal by running the anchor leg for Team USA’s 4x400-meter relay at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Zawisza Stadium Sunday.

Jul
23
2016

Track. Bennett Wins Gold At World U20 Championships

Baylor track and field’s Taylor Bennett earned a gold medal by running the second leg for Team USA’s 4x100-meter relay at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Zawisza Stadium Saturday.

Jul
22
2016

Track. London Claims 400-Meter Silver At World U20 Championships

Baylor track and field’s Wil London won the 400-meter silver medal at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Zawisza Stadium Friday.

Jul
22
2016

W. Golf. Lonardi Wins Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award

Baylor women’s golfer Laura Lonardi was named recipient of the 2016 Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award on Friday, as announced by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association.