Alumni, Parents & Friends News

Apr
28
2016

Softball. Softball Faces Texas Tech in Weekend Series

No. 20/21 Baylor softball (40-12, 10-4) closes out its last regular season series, squaring off with Texas Tech (23-26, 6-6) in a weekend series, starting Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. at Rocky Johnson Field.

Apr
28
2016

W. Golf. Women's Golf Signs USC Transfer Amy Lee

Baylor women's golf head coach Jay Goble announced the signing of USC transfer Amy Lee to a Financial Aid Contract on Thursday. Lee was the No. 5-ranked prospect in the 2015 signing class and helped USC to the NCAA Championship semifinals as a freshman.

Apr
28
2016

M. Tennis. MT Starts Big 12 Championship Against No. 15 OSU

The 43rd-ranked and No. 5 seed Baylor men's tennis team will open its 2016 Big 12 Championship run against No. 15 and fourth-seeded Oklahoma State Friday at the Greenwood Tennis Center in Stillwater, Okla.

Apr
28
2016

Baseball. Baseball's Montemayor on Midseason Stopper of Year Watch List

Baylor baseball sophomore closer Troy Montemayor was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Stopper of the Year Award midseason watch list, the association announced Thursday.

Apr
28
2016

W. Tennis. WT Opens Big 12 Championship Against Kansas

The 39th-ranked and fifth-seeded Baylor women's tennis team will open the 2016 Big 12 Tennis Championship by facing No. 33 and fourth-seeded Kansas Friday at 9 a.m. at the Greenwood Tennis Center in Stillwater, Okla.

Apr
28
2016

Football. From Dream to Reality: NFL Draft Begins Thursday

Even as a 170-pound receiver at Richardson Pearce High School, Corey Coleman set a goal and dreamed of being a first-round pick in the NFL Draft.

Apr
28
2016

Baseball. Baseball Travels To West Virginia for Weekend Series

Baylor baseball travels to Morgantown, West Virginia, for a three-game weekend series against West Virginia.

Apr
28
2016

Catholic.org: The unbelievable thing 9/10 Americans are praying for

April 25, 2016
A new study conducted by Baylor University found that nearly nine of 10 Americans have relied upon healing prayer at some point, praying for others even more than for themselves. Jeff Levin, Ph.D., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion, revealed an extra, astonishing, finding: "The most surprising finding is that more than a quarter of all Americans have practiced laying on of hands -- and nearly one in five has done so on multiple occasions." (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers ISR research and faculty.)

Apr
28
2016

Health Magazine: Most Americans Turn to Prayer for Healing, Survey Finds

April 22, 2016
When it comes to dealing with illness, most Americans turn to a higher power for help, according to a study by Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H. University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). The study suggests that outside of belief in God, “there may be no more ubiquitous religious expression in the U.S. than use of healing prayer," Levin said. The study, published in the Journal of Religion and Health, also found that more than one fourth have practiced “laying on of hands” for healing. This story was originally published by HealthDay, the largest syndicator of health news to health news websites. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers ISR research and faculty.)

Apr
28
2016

KWTX-TV 10 p.m. (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Waco: Baylor, Providence team up on medical research

April 27, 2016
VIDEO: Story about the immediate impact of medical research by Baylor students in a partnership with Providence Hospital, particularly in the use of CT scans for stroke patients. "I can use the skills and knowledge I have acquired at Providence to continue on with my professional career,” said Stacy Fechner, a senior medical humanities major from Seguin, Texas. “Pursuing a medical career, research is a very integral part of technological innovation and medication and constant discoveries with medicine,” said Lauren Mathes, a senior biology major from The Woodlands.

Apr
28
2016

KWTX-TV 6 p.m. (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Waco: Baylor, Providence team up on medical research

April 27, 2016
VIDEO: Story about a partnership between Baylor University and Providence Hospital to give students the opportunity to experience medical research, with their findings already impacting the way patients receive care, especially the use of CT scans for stroke patients. Quoted is Richard Sanker, Ph.D., director of prehealth science studies at Baylor. “It’s great that our students get that insight that research can have real-life implications beyond the laboratory or beyond those abstract concepts they get in the classroom.”

Apr
28
2016

The 2016 Annual President’s Concert Will Present German Master Johannes Brahms’ ‘A German Requiem’

WACO, Texas (April 28, 2016) – The Baylor School of Music will host its annual President’s Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Jones Concert Hall, located within the McCrary Music Building on Baylor’s campus. This year’s program will present German master Johannes Brahms, as he performs “A German Requiem, Op. 45.”

Apr
28
2016

The Charlotte Observer: When Americans pray, here’s what they pray for

April 27, 2016
The vast majority of Americans have prayed for healing of others and more than one in four have practiced the laying on of hands, according to Baylor University expert Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). “Outside of belief in God, there may be no more ubiquitous religion expression in the U.S. than use of healing prayer,” Levin said. “Interestingly, most people who use prayer for healing do so alongside regular medical care, rather than as a substitution, as has been presumed up to now. Healing prayer is being used more as a complementary treatment rather than as an alternative one.”

Apr
28
2016

The Chronicle of Higher Education: What It’s Like to Lead a College’s Response to Disaster

April 12, 2016
Katie Treadwell, M.S.E. (Educational Administration) ’08 and B.A. (Journalism, Religion) ’05, has spent much of her life close to people who have dealt with horrific events. Treadwell, associate director of the Office of First-Year Experience at the University of Kansas, has studied how colleges respond when terrible things happen. She recently conducted a qualitative study involving extensive interviews with 11 college administrators who have overseen their institution’s response to disasters such as mass shootings, plane crashes or hurricanes.

Apr
28
2016

The McAllen (Texas) Monitor: COMMENTARY: Reducing hunger in Texas; RGV praised for volunteerism

April 28, 2016
Guest column by Jeremy Everett, director of Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) and an appointed member of the National Commission on Hunger, about how communities are fostering the spirit of cooperation and collaboration to address food insecurity and economic inequality in the Rio Grande Valley and the state of Texas. THI is a collaborative project that develops and implements strategies to alleviate hunger through research, policy analysis, education and community organizing

Apr
28
2016

The Wall Street Journal: Brain Damage in Zika Babies Is Far Worse Than Doctors Expected

April 28, 2016
Article about how Brazil is now bracing for a second stage of the 6-month-old crisis surrounding the Zika virus: caring for infants with a wide range of disabilities since the virus attacks lobes of the fetal brain that control thought, vision and movement. Quoted in the article is Edwin Trevathan, professor of neuroscience at Baylor University and a former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s national center on birth defects and developmental disabilities, who said, “It’s safe to say almost all of them will require long-term, continual care.”

Apr
28
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: ‘German Requiem’ performers fill Baylor concert hall stage for Brahms masterwork

April 28, 2016
Baylor’s President Concert will present Johannes Brahms’ masterwork, “German Requiem.” The show will present more than 200 performers, some 90 in the Baylor Symphony Orchestra and 225 singers from the a capella and concert choirs. The 1869 choral work, last performed at Baylor University under the baton of the acclaimed choral director Robert Shaw, was Brahms’ only composed requiem. Soloists Kiri Deonarine, B.M.E. (Choral Music) ’07, and Thomas Cannon, B.M. (Applied Music) ’06, will lend their voices to the performance on Saturday, April 30, in Jones Concert Hall on Baylor’s campus.

Apr
28
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Arts: ‘Hamilton’ tunes historically accurate, for the most part

April 28, 2016
David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in the College of Arts & Sciences, writes a column about the Broadway sensation “Hamilton” adding a Pulitzer Prize to its numerous accolades. “The musical is based on historian Ron Chernow’s excellent biography of Alexander Hamilton which Lin-Manuel Miranda, ‘Hamilton’s’ creator, read on vacation and by which he was immediately captivated,” he writes. “It helped cure my initial skepticism to learn how determined Miranda said he was to get the history right.”

Apr
27
2016

Softball. SB Blasts by ACU, 15-3

No. 20 Baylor softball (40-12) slugged its way to a big midweek win over Abilene Christian (21-20), taking a 15-3 win in six innings on Wednesday evening at Poly Wells Field.

Apr
27
2016

Baseball. Baseball Walks Off with 8-7 Win vs. Incarnate Word

Baylor baseball walked off with an 8-7 win over Incarnate Word on Wednesday evening at Baylor Ballpark.