Baylor Alumni & Friends News

Feb
28
2015

W. Tennis. Women's Tennis Bests No. 33 Northwestern, 5-1

The sixth-ranked Baylor women's tennis team recorded a 5-1 victory at No. 33 Northwestern (3-3) inside the Combe Tennis Center Friday.

Feb
28
2015

Baseball. No. 25 Baseball Loses Second Game of DH to Fullerton

No. 25 Baylor (6-4) lost the second game of a doubleheader at Cal State Fullerton (4-5) Friday night at Goodwin Field.

Feb
27
2015

Track. Track & Field Opens Big 12 Indoor Championships

Baylor track and field senior Rachel Johnson highlighted Friday's action at the Big 12 Indoor Championships at the Lied Recreation Center by winning the 5,000-meter event title.

Feb
27
2015

Baseball. No. 25 Baseball Falls 10-1 at Fullerton in Game One of DH

No. 25 Baylor (6-3) dropped the first game of a doubleheader at Cal State Fullerton 10-1 on Friday afternoon at Goodwin Field.

Feb
27
2015

Baseball. No. 25 Baylor Falls 10-1 at Cal State Fullerton in Game One of DH

No. 25 Baylor (6-3) dropped the first game of a doubleheader at Cal State Fullerton 10-1 on Friday afternoon at Goodwin Field.

Feb
27
2015

W. Basketball. No. 3 WBB Faces Iowa State in Road Trip

The third-ranked and Big 12 champion Baylor Lady Bears, 26-2 on the season, travel to Ames, Iowa, to take on the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 3:00 p.m.

Feb
27
2015

M. Basketball. No. 19 MBB Hosts No. 20 WVU for #EveryoneInBlack

Baylor's 19th-ranked men's basketball teams hosts No. 20 West Virginia at 3 p.m. CT Saturday on ESPNU. The game is Baylor's second-annual #EveryoneInBlack, with fans encouraged to wear black with the team.

Feb
27
2015

First African American to play SWC football was a Baylor Bear

Fifty years ago this fall, a young man from Elgin, Texas, enrolled at Baylor with plans to walk on to the football team. A year later, that man — John Hill Westbrook, BA ’69 — made history as the first African American to play a down of football in the Southwest Conference. Westbrook’s father, grandfather and great-grandfather […]

Feb
27
2015

Baseball. No. 25 Baseball Set for First Road Series at Cal State Fullerton

No. 25 Baylor (6-2) embarks upon its first road trip of the 2015 season to face Cal State Fullerton (2-5) for a three-game weekend series.

Feb
27
2015

Baylor Nursing School grant to help develop tool to measure geriatric competencies

WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2015) - Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) has received a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to partner with Baylor Scott & White Health North and Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation to develop, test and validate an evaluation model to measure geriatric competencies.

Feb
27
2015

Baylor Research Finds First Direct Evidence of Gene-Exposure Link in Gulf War Illness

WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2015) — February 28 marks the 24th anniversary of the cease fire that ended the 1991 Gulf War, also known as Operation Desert Storm. But the end of the war signaled the beginning of a new struggle for thousands of service men and women—their personal battle with Gulf War illness (GWI).

Feb
27
2015

Christianity Today: Why We're Hooked on Heaven and Hell

Feb. 23, 2015
Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, explores the timeless cultural obsession with heaven and hell in his latest book “Entertaining Judgment.” In his book, Garrett draws on popular examples of afterlife motif from “The Hunger Games” to Dante. Garrett is quoted.

Feb
27
2015

Exhibitor Online: Dallas Market Center Announces Two Company Promotions

Feb. 26, 2015
Cole Daugherty, B.A. ’92, was named senior vice president of marketing communications at Dallas Market Center. Prior to joining Dallas Market Center, he served as account executive with Springbok Technologies, a Dallas-based public relations agency. In Daugherty’s new role, he will oversee content and creative for marketing communications including public relations, advertising, social media, graphic design, videography and copywriting.

Feb
27
2015

First Things: Beleaguered Behemoth

Feb. 24, 2015
Blog about “Baptists in America: A History,” a book by Baylor scholars Thomas Kidd, Ph.D., associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, and Barry Hankins, Ph.D., professor and graduate program director of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Blogger Peter J. Leithart notes that “as Kidd and Hankins detail, the Baptists were the original American outsiders, ‘troublers of churches in all places,’ according to the Puritans, who banished and beat and imprisoned them, often for preaching Baptist doctrine or singing Baptist hymns.” Leithart quotes Kidd and Hankins, who wrote that “Baptists’ enduring feeling of being under attack” is part of the secret of their success, as it helps them to be vigilant. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers history and the Institute for Studies of Religion.)

Feb
27
2015

The Baptist Standard: Around the State

Feb. 23, 2015
Becky Dinnin, B.A. ’88 (Journalism), has been named executive director of the Alamo, where she will oversee all aspects of the Texas landmark, from fundraising to historic preservation. She formerly was the BGCT’s director of communications, and since 2007, has been vice president of image and communications for the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.

Feb
27
2015

The Dallas Morning News: A look at the best Baylor athletic traditions

Feb. 27, 2015
The Dallas Morning News profiles Baylor’s historic and spirited athletic traditions, including the Baylor Line, Running the Line, the Immortal Ten and Homecoming. “For the first time in decades, Baylor is the hot program in Texas, with success across the board,” the story reads. “However, Baylor is also one of the most historic universities in the nation and it cares deeply about keeping tradition going throughout thick and thin.”

Feb
27
2015

The Washington Post: How long can you go without your phone? Well, what if it’s for a good cause?

Feb. 26, 2015
This story in The Washington Post centers on UNICEF’s Tap Project fundraiser, which prompted people to put down their cellphones, which, in turn, drove donations based on the number of minutes those people were able to keep from using their phones. The article quotes James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, whose research found that college students spend at least eight hours a day on their cellphones. “While they are watching TV and doing their homework, they are posting pictures to Instagram, tweeting and answering emails,” Roberts said. “It’s easy to throw in nine, ten hours a day when you are multitasking.” This story was republished by dozens of media outlets throughout the United States. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Hankamer School of Business.)

Feb
27
2015

University Business: New HR technology focuses on compatibility, standardization

Feb. 23, 2015
Article about human resources technology trends includes how HR officials at Baylor University wanted to functionalize connections throughout a person’s career, such as competencies, learning, performance and compensation. Quoted in the article is Tami Nutt, manager of learning and development.

Feb
27
2015

Waco Tribune-Herald: Officials from 6 counties use McLane Stadium for mass fatality training

Feb. 26, 2015
The Heart of Texas Council of Government held a mass fatality functional exercise at McLane Stadium on Thursday, Feb. 26. Approximately 100 people took part in the exercise, including emergency managers, responders, public health officials and justices of the peace. They gathered to rehearse a hypothetical tornado crisis scenario with the hopes of mapping out future emergency plans. Leigh Ann Moffett, director of emergency management for Baylor University, is quoted.