Alumni, Parents & Friends News

Jul
24
2017

Baseball. 2017 Baseball Summer League Update No. 3

After Baylor baseball’s very successful second season under Steve Rodriguez, 15 players have been assigned to play in various summer collegiate leagues across the country. The yearly tradition allows players to keep improving their skills in a live-game atmosphere against some of the country’s top talent.

Jul
24
2017

Baylor Tri Delta named No. 1 fundraising chapter in the nation

Congratulations to the women of Baylor Tri Delta, recently named the No. 1 fundraising chapter of Tri Delta in the United States! Each year, the hundreds of Tri Delta chapters across the nation raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the nation’s leading pediatric treatment and research hospitals (and Tri Delta’s primary philanthropy). The Baylor […]

Jul
24
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’d love to intern in New York…”

[What’s your major?] Incoming student: “I’m going to major in apparel merchandising with a minor in business. I love fashion, but I’m not really on the design-side of things. I love to shop, too, so I’m excited to hopefully be a buyer for a company. Baylor has a really good program and really cool internships, […]

Jul
24
2017

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award

Baylor volleyball was one of 145 NCAA Division I recipients of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award, announced by the organization on Monday.

Jul
24
2017

ABC Religion and Ethics (Australia): The Challenge for the Church in an Age of Distraction

July 12, 2017
Essay by Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Humanities in the Honors Program at Baylor’s Honors College, about self-examination by Christians and how “technological products that promise to fix whatever ails us have multiplied and diffused themselves into every imaginable area of our lives.” Jacobs writes that “Teaching about and reflection on technology should be a permanent and central part of church ministry, including pastoral understanding and regular conversation about the fears associated with silence and a lack of stimulation… if (church) cannot produce persons who have minds and consciences, it will surely die.”

Jul
24
2017

CNN Philippines: U.S.-based choir performs Ryan Cayabyab's 'Da Coconut Nut' onboard plane

July 22, 2017
VIDEO: A United States men's choir was overjoyed in their flight home from a mission trip in Kenya as they performed a song composed by Filipino music icon Ryan Cayabyab. In a video uploaded by the Emirates Airline, the Baylor Men's Choir sang and danced to the tune of "Da Coconut Nut," which was popularized in 1991 by Cayabyab's performing group Smokey Mountain. "When you go coconuts on an Emirates flight. Thank you Baylor University Men's Choir for a great onboard performance," Emirates said in its post.

Jul
24
2017

Healio.com: Centralized patient-centered medical home may reduce burden on practices

July 21, 2017
Although centralized patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) reduce burden on practices, overall time and cost remain significant and should be weighed against the mixed evidence regarding their impact on quality and costs of care, according to research published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. “Evidence regarding the impact of the PCMH model on quality of care, health resource utilization, and outcomes has been gradually accumulating. However, little information is available regarding the time, effort, and costs involved,” wrote lead author Neil S. Fleming, Ph.D., clinical professor in the Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership at Baylor’s School of Business.

Jul
24
2017

How to Identify Leadership Characteristics in Children

WACO, Texas (July 24, 2017) – “That child is a natural leader.” That’s something you might have heard, or maybe you’ve even said it. But is it true?

Jul
24
2017

KCEN-TV Ch. 6 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): Baylor Board of Regents welcomes new members, begins new era of governance

July 21, 2017
VIDEO: The Baylor University Board of Regents met Friday to begin a new era of governance with some fresh faces in the room. Friday's meeting was the first for the university's new president Linda Livingstone, and also for board chair Joel Allison. The Board welcomed seven new members, approved two academic degree programs and set tuition and fees for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Jul
24
2017

KWKT-TV Ch. 44 (Waco/FOX): Regents approve 4% tuition hike, welcome new members

July 21, 2017
VIDEO: Noting it was the smallest tuition increase in more than two decades, Baylor regents Friday adopted a four percent increase in the cost of attending the university. The Board also approved two academic degrees and a $2 million pledge payment as part of an affiliation agreement with the Baylor College of Medicine. “Baylor is incredibly strong and resilient, as evidenced by the strength of our faculty and staff, the academic credentials and talent of our students, the ongoing financial support of the Baylor Family and a significant interest of prospective students in a Baylor education,” said Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D.

Jul
24
2017

KWTX-TV Ch. 10 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Waco: BU regents implement new governance plan, raise tuition

July 21, 2017
VIDEO: The Baylor University Board of Regents met Friday in Waco, voted on a tuition increase, established a new governance plan, and named new committees to make what the board’s new chairman, Joel Allison, calls "the right decisions for the future of Baylor." The board also welcomed seven new members.

Jul
24
2017

KXXV-TV Ch. 25 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Baylor Board of Regents welcomes new members

July 21, 2017
In the first official meeting for new Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., and Board Chair Joel Allison, the Baylor University Board of Regents welcomed seven new members, who participated in new Regent orientation and training. The Board recently adopted reforms pertaining to operations, board diversity and open communication.

Jul
24
2017

People Magazine: Dance Breaks on a Plane! Baylor University Men's Choir Breaks Out Full Performance on an International Flight

July 21, 2017
A video of the Baylor University Men’s Choir breaking into “Da Coconut Nut” by Filipino musician and composer Ryan Cayabyab on an international flight is going “coconuts” on Facebook. Seventy-five members of the student group gave an impromptu musical performance as the other passengers disembarked an Emirates Airline flight. “It was a spontaneous performance for the crew,” says a representative for Emirates. The choir was traveling between Nairobi, Kenya, where they had been participating in a mission trip.

Jul
24
2017

Southeast Missourian: Charleston church to honor Betty Hearnes' 90th birthday with music celebration

July 23, 2017
Betty Cooper Hearnes, who earned her undergraduate degree in music from Baylor in 1949, will celebrate her 90th birthday with a "celebration in song" at First Baptist Church in Charleston, Missouri. Hearnes’ late husband, Warren E. Hearnes, served as governor of Missouri from 1965-1973 and Missouri secretary of state from 1961-1965, while Betty Hearnes was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 1979, and she was re-elected in 1980, 1982, 1984 and 1986.

Jul
24
2017

The Baptist Standard: Baylor regents convene under new governance rules, new leadership

July 22, 2017
Baylor University’s Board of Regents approved a 4 percent tuition increase for 2018-19, the lowest percentage increase in more than 20 years, at its July 21 meeting—the first led by a new board chair operating within a revamped governance structure. Joel Allison, former Baylor Scott & White Health chief executive officer, chaired the meeting, the first held since Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., became the university president, and the first seven newly elected Regents attended.

Jul
24
2017

Valley Morning Star: UTRGV welcomes its School of Medicine Class of 2021

July 22, 2017
D’Andrea “Dede” Ceasar, B.S.Ed. (Health Science Studies) ’12, was welcomed as part of the second cohort of medical students at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine. “I really like science and I really like people, so I figured this would be a great way to integrate the things that I love,” Ceasar said. “I had a grandfather who died of cancer. Seeing the way his doctors and nurses took care of him really helped reinforced why I wanted to go into medicine.”

Jul
24
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor regents raise tuition 4 percent, receive updates on investigations

July 21, 2017
Baylor University’s Board of Regents approved a 4 percent tuition increase for the 2018-19 academic year during its quarterly meeting last week. It is the lowest annual increase in more than 20 years. “We continue to look at how we build scholarship dollars and raise money for scholarships to try to reduce the overall cost of education for students so they can afford to come to Baylor and afford to finish at Baylor,” President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., said to reporters Friday. “It’s certainly something we spend a lot of time talking about: continuing to look at ways to ensure the affordability of the education at Baylor while maintaining the high quality academic experience we want for our students.”

Jul
24
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor social innovation labs take aim at complex problems

July 24, 2107
Feature on Baylor’s Social Innovation Collaborative, which brings together multidisciplinary teams of faculty, staff and students to examine complex “wicked” problems, such as health care crises in India, hunger on college campuses and child migration across Central America. Interviewed are Andy Hogue, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the Honors College and director of the Philanthropy and Public Service Program; Lori E. Baker, Ph.D. associate professor of anthropology and vice provost for strategic initiatives, collaboration and leadership development; and Suzanne Nesmith, Ph.D., associate professor and associate dean in the School of Education.

Jul
24
2017

Weatherford Star-Telegram: Parker County man was building a home and found a bone. Turns out it was a mammoth.

July 21, 2017
Don Esker, a doctoral candidate in geosciences in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about the discovery of bones of a Columbian mammoth that roamed North Texas more than 10,500 years ago. “Finds from the Pleistocene (Ice Age) are pretty common in Texas,” said Esker, a former director of the Waco mammoth site before it became the Waco Mammoth National Monument. “This is because geologically speaking, the Pleistocene wasn't that long ago. It started 2.5 million years ago, and ended only 11,500 years ago. That sounds like a long time, but compare it to T. Rex, which vanished 66 million years ago, it’s practically yesterday. That means there has been less time for fossils to be destroyed by erosion and weathering.”

Jul
21
2017

6 reasons Baylor Law students are recognized for service

Over the years, Baylor Law School has received national recognition countless times — for the quality of its students, the quality of its graduates, and for its value. But if there’s one particular thing for which Baylor Law is best known, it’s service. In the past few years alone, Baylor Law has earned six state and national awards for […]