Alumni, Parents & Friends News

Sep
24
2018

Baylor Communication Professor Receives Awards from National Communication Association

WACO, Texas (Sept. 24, 2018) – Leslie Hahner, Ph.D., associate professor of communication at Baylor University, received the James A. Winans and Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address and the Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award from the Public Address Division of the National Communication Association for her book, “To Become an American: Immigrants and Americanization Campaigns of the Early Twentieth Century.”

Sep
24
2018

Baylor Lariat: Baylor Nursing mission trips offer a great opportunity for growth

Sept. 20, 2018
Baylor has shown through its many study abroad and mission trip opportunities how much it values students traveling and serving those around them. The Louise Herrington School of Nursing is no exception. Nursing students at Baylor have an opportunity to experience and serve their global community through mission trips.

Sep
24
2018

Baylor Law: Baylor Law’s Moot Court Program Ranked Third in the Nation

Baylor Law’s moot court program is ranked No. 3 in the nation by the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center, and its success during this season has earned the program an invitation to the 2019 Andrews Kurth Kenyon Moot Court National Championship, which determines the “best of the best” moot court program. “Baylor Law is a relatively small school compared to so many others in this ranking,” said Kathy Serr, advocacy program coordinator. “To rank third in the nation speaks so highly of the strength of our program and the dedication of our students, professors and coaches.”

Sep
24
2018

CURE: Radiation Treatment May Impair Recent Memory in Pediatric Patients With Brain Tumors

Sept. 24, 2018
Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was interviewed by CURE about her study published in the Journal of Neuroscience that found that children with certain types of brain tumors who are treated with radiotherapy may be less likely to recall specific details of events that occurred after treatment compared with events that happened before. Sekeres noted that this finding is significant because after treatment, children had less volume in the part of the brain that plays an important role in memory.

Sep
24
2018

Department of Biology’s Davidson Lecture Will Celebrate Science, Society and Successful Future Treatments

WACO, Texas (Sept. 24, 2018) – Most people take for granted the ability to take a breath, lift an item over their head or grip something as small as a glass or a toothbrush. For 7-year-old Faith Fortenberry of Waco, who lives with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 2, these seemingly simple tasks used to be incredible struggles.

Sep
24
2018

Digital Journal: Nancy Shemwell Appointed Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Internet of Things (IoT) Community'

Sept. 18, 2018
Nancy Shemwell, B.B.A. (Marketing) ’78, has been appointed chief operations officer (COO) of IoT Community (Internet of Things Community), the world’s largest community of corporate executives, IoT professionals and practitioners. Shemwell has served in leadership positions for more than 30 years with global organizations, including Vericlave, DataSpan, Multi-Link, Jovial Test Equipment, Extreme Networks, Symmetricom and Nortel Networks.

Sep
24
2018

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Local pastor pounds the pavement to raise money for Boys & Girls Clubs

Sept. 21, 2018
VIDEO: Rene Maciel, M.S.ED. (Educational Psychology) ’91, a Central Texas pastor and member of the Baylor Board of Regents, is pounding the pavement in the days leading up to his 60th birthday to raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Waco. His goal is $600 dollars, the amount of money it takes to put a local youngster on scholarship at the club. “Of all the good things going on, all the growth going, but we forget about the wonderful agencies that have been caring about our community for a long, long time, and I'm grateful that I have a chance as the missions pastor at First Woodway to be involved in our community,” Maciel said.

Sep
24
2018

KWTX-TV Baylor GameDay (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Top twirler talks passion for tossing & tricks

Sept. 22, 2018
VIDEO: Baylor University junior neuroscience major and Golden Girl featured twirler Adaline Bebo was a guest on Baylor GameDay on Saturday. Bebo recently was named College Miss Majorette of America 2018, won the title of Grand National Strut Champion at the U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships and also placed third at the World Baton Twirling Championships in August. She also won the talent portion of the Miss Texas competition in 2017.

Sep
24
2018

National Association of Counties: Healthiest Cities and Counties Community Spotlight Series: Waco/McLennan County, TX

Sept. 20, 2018
This article focuses on how the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District and partner organizations are helping residents access and eat healthy foods by promoting current resources of fresh and locally grown food, including the healthy culturally-specific food demonstrations held for the community by the Office of Community Engagement & Service at Baylor, Waco Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and the Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Sep
24
2018

Norman (OK) Transcript: Global connection: local nonprofit raising funds to provide new roofs in Malawi

Sept. 21, 2018
This article features the Malawi Resilience Project founded by Jocelyn McGee, Ph.D., assistant professor at Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, that assists elders in Malawi, many of them widowed grandmothers raising orphans of parents who have died from HIV/AIDS. Following McGee’s lecture on the project, the Norman Cultural Connection partnered with McGee’s project, collaborating with the Othakarhaka Foundation to provide tin roofs for elders whose thatch roofs have been destroyed.

Sep
24
2018

Oxford American: Deep River

Sept. 4, 2018
Essay on Robert Darden and the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project he founded at Baylor University, which aims to collect, digitize and archive all of the recordings available from gospel’s golden age from 1945-1975. The article tells what inspired the project and the efforts of Baylor’s Riley Digitization Lab staff, who clean, digitize and catalog metadata related to each recording in the archive. Right now, the BGMRP holds almost three terabytes of gospel music files, just shy of 15,000 digitized songs.

Sep
24
2018

Science Daily: 'Reality' driver's ed increases teens' awareness of outcomes of risky driving

Sept. 5, 2018
Teens who took a supplemental drivers' ed program — including tours of emergency rooms, ICUs and a morgue — showed more awareness of the consequences of risky driving and of how they can avoid dangers. But data from a two-month follow-up to the program was inconclusive as to whether the program actually made a difference in the youths' behavior behind the wheel.

Sep
24
2018

ScienMag: Out Of Office: New Baylor Study Examines Relationship Between Stress And Remote Work

Sept. 20, 2018
A new Baylor Hankamer School of Business study has found that employees with high emotional stability and high levels of autonomy are better suited for remote work, but those who don’t need or want autonomy or have low emotional stability might not be good candidates for such work. "If less emotionally stable individuals must work remotely, managers should take care to provide more resources, other than autonomy, including support to help foster strong relationships with coworkers and avoid strain," researchers wrote. Baylor faculty on the research team include lead author Sara Perry, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, and Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing.

Sep
24
2018

Stephenville Empire-Tribune: Five new SHS Hall of Fame inductees named

Sept. 20, 2018
Sheridan Stokes, B.S.Ed. (Health Science Studies) ’17, is among five new inductees in the Stephenville High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Stokes was an all-around athlete at SHS and competed at Baylor for two years as a heptathlete, earning Big 12 Academic All-Conference track and field honors. She also served as a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Brazil as a missionary and working on a doctor of nurse anesthesia degree.

Sep
24
2018

Voyage Houston: Meet Abiola Wabara

Sept. 19, 2018
Abiola Wabara, B.A. (Spanish) ’06, a former Baylor women’s basketball student-athlete, is featured in this Q&A about her journey to a professional art career in Houston, with her work focusing on Afrocentric subjects and mainly women. One of her pieces was selected for exhibition as part of the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Sept. 26-Oct. 13 at the Houston Museum of African American Culture.

Sep
24
2018

What's New BU September 24, 2018

Want to participate in All University Sing?! Angel Paws therapy dogs at the BARC!

Sep
24
2018

What's New BU Weekend Update September 21, 2018

A refresher of what's happening this weekend!

Sep
21
2018

Happy 30th birthday, Ferrell Center!

It’s hosted three presidents and housed six national championship teams, welcomed some of the biggest country music acts in history, and christened tens of thousands of Baylor Bears who walked across its Commencement stage and exited as alumni. We’re talking, of course, about the Ferrell Center, which opened in style 30 years ago this week. […]