The Growler NEW ORLEANS - Baylor sophomore Hayley Davis earned her first tournament win after shooting 4-under-par 68 in Tuesday's final round at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate. Davis birdied her final three holes to claim medalist honors by two strokes.
"Mexican-American adults and children, especially those living in colonias and other new-destination immigrant communities, are at an escalated risk of being diagnosed with diabetes, obesity, hypertension and high cholesterol," said Renee Umstattd Meyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of health, human performance and recreation at Baylor and lead author of the study. This story also quoted in Many Years Young (blog), Feb. 26, 2013; Medical Xpress, Feb. 21, 2013; Medical News Today, Feb. 25, 2013
Students from Dr. Margaret Thomson's TED 3325 class were caught by a photographer from the School of Arts and Sciences as they prepared for a skit to be presented in class and the picture appears on the A&S Facebook page. The presentations are on teaching cognitive skills in a kid friendly and research-based manner. (Dr. Thomson says she didn't require the cow suit!)
Paul E. Lingenfelter, Ph.D., a respected leader in higher education, will be the keynote speaker for this year's Distinguished Lecture Series hosted by the Baylor University School of Education. The lecture series will take place Feb. 14 and 15.
The Baylor Lariat by Josh Day A group of 30 high school students from Waco and La Vega traveled across Baylor's campus Saturday using iPads and a specialized augmented reality app to find and solve math problems. Saturday was the final day of the math program of the GEAR UP initiative for each of the students, all in their senior year of high school. It was also the final day for Dr. Tommy Bryan, Dr. Rachelle Rogers, Assistant Clinical Professor in Elementary Education, and Dr. Trena Wilkerson, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction to continue their work with the GEAR UP program.
Waco Tribune-Herald Results from a new national survey of Baylor alumni conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center show that Baylor alumni express high interest in university-sponsored events for graduates and report a stronger bond than ever to their alma mater. John Barry, vice president for marketing and communications, and Tommye Lou Davis, BSED '68 vice president for constituent engagement, are quoted in the article.
Killeen Daily Herald After being named this year's Distinguished Baylor Woman of Central Texas, alumna Carol Smalley Mills, BSED '76, will participate in the 19th annual Central Texas Baylor Scholarship Brunch.
The Marshall News Messenger Baylor alumnus Tyler B. Sellers, MSED '05, will work as the new dean of students for East Texas Baptist University beginning March 7. As the Dean of Students, Sellers will serve as a member of the Student Affairs staff. He will be responsible for developing a positive campus climate and will oversee educational initiatives and outreach to support responsible student citizenship. Sellers earned his Master's of Education in Student Services Administration.
Longview News-Journal Barbara Cargill, BSED '82, will serve as chairwoman of Texas' Board of Education until Feb. 2015 after being reappointed by Gov. Rick Perry. She has served as chairwoman of the SBOE since her appointment in July 2011. Cargill received a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Baylor in l982.
Waco Tribune-Herald A new exhibit in Waco shows the history of baseball in the city, which even brought Babe Ruth to town with the New York Yankees in 1929. This article quotes Dutch Schroeder,BS '49 in Physical Education and retired faculty in HHPR, who began his baseball career at Baylor in 1948 and later became one of the university's coaches. Also mentioned is Stan Hough, BSED '92 in Physical Education.