W. Tennis. Scrivano Chosen To Lead Texas Junior Team at National Championships

Baylor women’s tennis head coach Joey Scrivano has been selected as the Texas captain for the USTA Girls 18s National Team Championships to be held in Claremont, Calif., at The Claremont Club, July 26-29.

Baseball. Rodriguez Completes Baseball Full-Time Coaching Staff

Baylor head baseball coach Steve Rodriguez completed his full-time coaching staff with the additions of Jon Strauss and Mike Taylor, the program announced Monday.

Track. Johnson Places Ninth In Steeplechase At USA Championships

Baylor track and field senior Rachel Johnson placed ninth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the USATF Outdoor Championships Saturday at Hayward Field.

Track. Bromell Finishes Second At USA Outdoor Championships

Baylor track and field athlete Trayvon Bromell qualified for the United States’ World Championship team with a runner-up finish in the 100-meter dash at the USATF Outdoor Championships Friday at Hayward Field.

BPFNA (Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America): CBF offers prayer, solidarity and action in the wake of Charleston violence

June 22, 2015
In the wake of the racially motivated killings at a South Carolina church, this article offers suggestions for achieving solidarity in a time of grief. One resource mentioned is “Racism,” a publication by The Center for Christian Ethics at Baylor University.

Business Standard: Students learn better in informal environment

June 28, 2015
Students tend to learn and perform better in an informal environment, says Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, who reshaped "test days" in his class into “learning celebrations.” Students scored better during the celebrations — which included balloons, streamers, treats, music and multiple-choice questions featuring other students — than did students who took standard-style exams in previous semesters. Dougherty’s essay was published in “Teaching/Learning Matters.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

CNN: Trayvon Bromell: Teen U.S. sprinter makes Usain Bolt look lethargic in 2015

Bolt's indifferent season so far -- the Jamaican sprinter's best time in the 100 meters is 10.12 seconds -- was put into stark perspective when 19-year-old college student Trayvon Bromell ran 9.84s at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Oregon on Thursday.

ESPN: How Austin has brought attention to Marfan syndrome

June 28, 2015
VIDEO: Former Baylor basketball player Isaiah Austin, who is completing his degree at the university, looks back at the magnitude of the moment when he was drafted by the NBA in 2014 for “something much bigger than basketball.” That “something bigger” is bringing attention to Marfan syndrome and particularly to the family of Owen Gray, a young man who was watching the draft with his father and was diagnosed the next day with an enlarged heart.

A sneak peek at Baylor’s Class of 2019

Every summer we take a look at some of the freshmen who will be joining the Baylor family come fall. Here’s your first look at some of the members of Baylor’s Class of 2019: * Mandeville, La., native Ryan Keller is one of just 141 students nationwide to be named a 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar. The award […]

A field guide to Baylor fountains, past and present

This fall, Fountain Mall will get its fountain back, as a a 46-by-61-foot water garden will anchor the newly renovated Fifth Street through the heart of campus. The new Rosenbalm Fountain, currently under construction, is actually the third fountain to grace the part of campus known as Fountain Mall. In 1964, the original Green and Gold Fountain was built […]

Baylor named among nation’s top 10 schools on both Facebook and Twitter

A recent study named the top 50 American colleges and universities on Facebook and Twitter. Only four schools cracked the top 10 on both platforms: Florida, Wisconsin, Texas A&M… and Baylor. The evaluation, based on how engaged a school’s followers are and how responsive the university is to those followers, placed Baylor at No. 4 in […]

I-35 bridges through Waco turn green and gold (and other colors)

Bridges are important to Waco. When the city’s Suspension Bridge was completed in 1870, it was the longest single-span suspension bridge west of the Mississippi River. For the next 15 years, it was an important part of the Chisholm Trail’s path through Texas as one of the only bridges to cross the mighty Brazos River. And […]

Huge Congregations View Racial Inequality Differently than Others Do, Study Shows

WACO, Texas (June 29, 2015) — Congregation size has an impact on how people view the reasons for racial inequality in America, according to a new study by researchers at Baylor University and the University of Southern California.

State Representative Presents Baylor President With Commemorative Flag

WACO, Texas (June 29, 2015) – State Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson, R-District 56, congratulated Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today on his fifth anniversary as the University’s leader with a special presentation.

Tests vs. Fests: Students in “Learning Celebrations” Rather than Exams Scored Higher and Enjoyed Themselves, Baylor Sociologist Says

WACO, Texas (June 26, 2015) — A Baylor sociologist who reshaped “test day” in his class — transforming it with balloons, streamers, treats and music — found that students in “learning celebrations” scored higher than students who took standard-style exams in previous semesters.

Charles Walter Named Mayborn Museum Director

WACO, Texas (June 25, 2015) – Baylor University announced today that Charles H. Walter, a longtime museum executive and current chief operating officer of the San Antonio Children’s Museum, has been named director of the Sue and Frank Mayborn Natural Science and Cultural History Museum Complex. He will begin his duties on Aug. 3.