Baylor Alumni, Parents & Friends News
No. 25/23 Baylor men's basketball hosts Prairie View A&M in the second half of a Wednesday night doubleheader at the Ferrell Center. One ticket is good for both the women's basketball game at 6 p.m. and the men's game at 8:30 p.m.
The No. 4/4 Baylor Lady Bears return home after a Thanksgiving trip to the Bahamas to host the Rice Owls.
The Baylor women’s basketball team will have its 10th annual “Care Bear” drive on Friday, Dec. 4 when it hosts Northwestern State at 7 p.m.
The year was 2001. Chip Gaines, BBA 98, had a truck that needed a brake inspection; Joanna Stevens, BA ’01, needed to put in some hours at her father’s tire shop. A “Hey, you’re the girl from the commercials!” got things started, and two years later, they were married. Fast-forward almost 15 years, and the […]
American Town: Presbyterian Village North names Associate Executive Director and Director of Healthcare Services
Nov. 17, 2015
Presbyterian Village North, a senior living community in Dallas, has named Michael Sims, M.B.A. ’93, associate executive director. In his new position, Sims will work to provide visionary leadership, fulfill administrative and operational duties and help manage teams to ensure excellent resident care. Sims previously served as interim administrator and has more than 42 years of experience working in senior living and continuing care retirement communities.
Sympathies to staff member Ann Westbrook, modern languages and cultures department, on the death of her mother, Mrs. Betty Westbrook, on November 25, 2015.
Baylor Bookstore will host an in-store book signing for 15 authors from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 5. Each author currently has titles in the Baylor Bookstore and many are alumni of Baylor University adding another great event to an exciting weekend.
Baylor University is mourning the passing of Richard C. Scott, D.B.A., who served the university faithfully for nearly 40 years as a faculty member, dean and vice president of development. Scott died Nov. 24 in Waco. He was 81.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 1, 2015) – It’s about that time of year to break out the warm scarves and sweaters for a few magical winter nights on Baylor’s campus.
Open Thursday, December 3rd only!
Sympathies to the family, friends and students of retired professor Dr. Curtis (Wally) W. Christian, religion department, who passed away November 30, 2015.
Sympathies to faculty member Edwina Nelson, communication sciences and disorders department, on the death of her father, Mr. Anglin Oswalt, on November 27, 2015.
Nov. 26, 2015
Fort Hood Garrison Commander Col. Todd Fox and Baylor men’s basketball coach Scott Drew announced that the Baylor men’s basketball team will play an exhibition game Dec. 16 at Fort Hood. The game, against Hardin-Simmons University from Abilene, will be played in Abrams Physical Fitness Center’s gymnasium. The game will be open to only Soldiers and their Families but will be broadcast on FOX Sports affiliates. The Baylor players will wear the III Corps patch on their uniforms for the game, which Fox said was a “fitting tribute” to III Corps Headquarters and Fort Hood.
Symathies to staff member Kim Scott, student life department, on the death of her father, Dr. Richard Scott, on November 24, 2015.
Nov. 25, 2015
VIDEO: In this lighthearted pre-game story, the football rivalry between Baylor and TCU is explored in an interesting way. In an effort to discover what could have caused the “death” of Bruin, a 98-year-old stuffed bear that was buried by TCU students following their win over Baylor in 1917, Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, conducted an “autopsy” to learn the official cause of death. (Tonya B. Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, coordinated the interview. She covers faculty and research in the anthropology department.)
Nov. 24, 2015
VIDEO: James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is featured as an expert in this report on cellphone addiction. Roberts, who is known nationally for his research on cellphone addiction and its effects, shares five tips on how to break away from the grasp of smartphones and digital technology. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business. He has pitched Roberts’ research nationally.)
Nov. 30, 2015
Gerald Cleaver, Ph.D., professor and graduate program director of physics in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, and Jeff Lee, an adjunct professor in the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics, and Engineering Research (CASPER), have developed a way to create encryption keys or a series of random numbers using cosmic microwave background (CMB), the thermal radiation left over from the big bang. Using the CMB “brings together two fields of study that don’t often cross-pollinate – early universe cosmology and cryptography,” Lee said. (Tonya B. Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers faculty and research in the physics department.)
Nov. 29, 2015
This article cites findings from the inaugural Baylor Religion Survey, released in 2006, that revealed a clear correlation between how Americans view God and how they view economics, morality, justice and politics. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR research and faculty.)
Nov. 28, 2015
In the wake of the terror attacks in Paris, universities are examining how to further strengthen their protocols for such crises. Baylor is looking at possibilities for an automated alert system to use with students abroad. “There will certainly be some obstacles to doing that on an international/global basis, but it might increase the speed with which we reach our students,” said Jeff Hamilton, Baylor’s vice provost for global engagement.