Alumni, Parents & Friends News

Sep
28
2016

W. Volleyball. VB Extends Streak to 10 with Sweep over Texas Tech

Baylor volleyball (14-4, 2-0 Big 12) earned its 10th-straight win of the 2016 season with a 3-0 sweep over conference foe Texas Tech (10-8, 0-3 Big 12), 25-17, 26-24, 25-19, Wednesday night at the Ferrell Center.

Sep
28
2016

Football. Blanchard Recognized As Jim Thorpe Player of the Week

Baylor football junior NB Travon Blanchard was named the Jim Thorpe Player of the Week, Phil Steele and the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame announced Wednesday.

Sep
28
2016

Get to know Dr. Corey Carbonara, Baylor Master Teacher

Earning the designation as a Master Teacher is a rare honor, one of the highest a Baylor professor can receive. Last month, Baylor President David Garland announced that three Baylor professors had earned the title, increasing the roll of Master Teachers who had earned this designation to 26 since the honor was first bestowed 34 years […]

Sep
28
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s who you know.”

“I’ve always wanted to work in an area where I really feel like I can serve people and help people and better their lives. I got interested in politics and was like, ‘Well, I guess this is the way I can do it!’ I want to work in political communications somehow — trying to figure […]

Sep
28
2016

Baylor Lariat: American historian David McCullough speaks on importance of liberal arts

Sept. 27, 2016
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough gave Baylor’s annual Beall Russell Lecture in the Humanities on Tuesday, speaking on the "Incomparable Advantage of Intellectual Curiosity," which he cited as the key mechanism that drive people to leave lasting legacies. “Curiosity is, in many ways, what separates us from the cabbages,” McCullough said. “It’s that drive that comes with knowing something, and you want to know more. It’s accelerative, like gravity.”

Sep
28
2016

Baylor Lariat: Baylor Law School launches program to make legal aid more affordable

Sept. 27, 2016
Article about Baylor Law School’s Legal Mapmaker workshop that is designed to prepare young lawyers to open and efficiently operate their own law firms while also helping the public find affordable legal services. Interviewed is Stephen Rispoli, J.D., assistant dean of student affairs and pro bono programs at Baylor Law School. “We thought that if we can start with young lawyers who are coming out of law school and are going to start their own firm – if we can help them be efficient, ethical, and economical – then they will be able to serve that 100 million that cannot currently get legal assistance,” Rispoli said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor media communications specialist, covers Baylor Law School programs, faculty and research.)

Sep
28
2016

Baylor University Police Department to Host First National Night Out Event for Campus Community

WACO, Texas (Sept. 28, 2016) –The Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) is hosting its first National Night Out event, #BUNightOut, for the Baylor residential community at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, on Fountain Mall.

Sep
28
2016

Broadway World: WaterTower Theatre Elects New Directors and Officers

Sept. 26, 2016
Paul Shultz, B.B.A. (Economics) ’76, M.B.A. ’77, has been elected as president of the board of directors of the WaterTower Theatre, one of the leading regional theatres in North Dallas and Texas. Shultz is general manager of Slalom Consulting's South Region businesses.

Sep
28
2016

KRGV-TV (Harlingen/ABC): Local Program Aims to Help Combat Child Hunger

Sept. 27, 2016
VIDEO: Statistics from the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor show that one in four Texas children is food insecure, but summer feeding programs in the Rio Grande Valley, including one organized by Catholic Charities, are helping to address hunger among children in Texas. According to THI, if a church is located in an area where 50 percent or more of children, under 18, are eligible for a free or reduced lunch, the church is eligible to be reimbursed for two meals per child a day.

Sep
28
2016

Sullivan Independent News: Ozark Regional Library Welcomes New Youth Librarian

Sept. 27, 2016
Kelsey Fitzgerald, B.S. (Education) '13, began her new role as the youth librarian for the Ozark Regional Library. Fitzgerald oversees programming, story time, summer reading club, festivals and outreach to schools and daycares for all seven libraries of the Ozark system.

Sep
28
2016

The Baltimore Sun: The role of faith and service in criminal justice reform

Sept. 28, 2016
Byron R. Johnson, director of the Institute for Studies of Religion and Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences at Baylor discusses the findings published in his co-authored book, "The Angola Prison Seminary: Effects of Faith-Based Ministry on Identity Transformation, Desistance, and Rehabilitation," that indicate social and spiritual support provide more positive outcomes in the criminal justice system.

Sep
28
2016

The Wall Street Journal: The Colleges Where Students Feel Most Engaged

Sept. 27, 2016
In the latest The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings, Baylor University is ranked No. 5 among universities in student engagement, a measure of how connected the students are with their school, each other and the outside world, and how challenging their courses are, among other things. “One of the most remarkable things about the engagement scores was the absolute dominance of religious schools at the top,” says Phil Baty, the Times Higher Education rankings editor. “What I suspect is the case is that there is a very high level of pastoral care and a strong sense of community and a strong sense of shared values.”

Sep
28
2016

WSRQ-AM/FM (Sarasota, FL): Health Check with Heidi Godman – Family Transitions

Sept. 20, 2016
AUDIO: Becky Scott, M.S.W, lecturer in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, is interviewed on the radio program “Health Check with Heidi Godman” about the transitions families go through as children leave home for college.

Sep
27
2016

Football. Blanchard Named Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week

Baylor football junior NB Travon Blanchard was chosen as the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week, the Football Writers Association of America announced Tuesday.

Sep
27
2016

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Puts Streak on the Line with Texas Tech

Baylor volleyball (13-4, 1-0) hosts the Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-7, 0-2) for a midweek match on Wednesday, Sep. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Ferrell Center.

Sep
27
2016

Renowned historian David McCullough speaks at Baylor

If you can name only one living historian, there’s a good chance it’s David McCullough. The 83-year-old author has won two Pulitzer Prizes and the Presidential Medal of Freedom; written 10 books (including such best-sellers as Truman and 1776); narrated documentaries such as Ken Burns’ Civil War series; and had two of his works translated for […]

Sep
27
2016

W. Volleyball. Volleyball's Staiger Selected as AVCA National POTW

Baylor volleyball’s redshirt junior outside hitter Katie Staiger was picked as the Sports Imports/American Volleyball Coaches Association Player of the Week, announced Tuesday afternoon by the AVCA.

Sep
27
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “We had a really cool Welcome Week group…”

“[Welcome Week] was fun. I feel like we got lucky because we had a really cool Welcome Week group, and about half of us really connected and really stuck together. It’s what the majority of our hangout group is still, which didn’t happen with a lot of Welcome Week groups. But it was fun getting […]

Sep
27
2016

Football. Can't Make It To Ames?

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Sep
27
2016

Baylor Lariat: New Smithsonian opens in D.C. honoring African American History and Culture

Sept. 26, 2016
Tens of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall Saturday to celebrate the opening of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. The museum’s “Musical Crossroads” exhibit features music from Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, founded by Bob Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media, and housed in the Baylor Libraries.