Alumni, Parents & Friends News

Jul
19
2018

These BaylorProud cookies will take your graduation or watch party to the next level

With graduation behind us and football season rapidly approaching, the time for Baylor-themed parties is here. We love seeing green-and-gold-themed celebrations, but is it really a party without BU-decorated cookies? These come across our Instagram feed all the time — but some stand out above the rest. Get inspiration for your next BU party from […]

Jul
19
2018

Baylor Proud: Baylor Chaplain: How spiritual formation works at a university of 16,000+ students

July 13, 2018
Baylor University is well known for its distinctive mission and for the unambiguously Christian educational environment it offers — a place where students and teachers can examine issues and relate to one another through a lens of faith. As university chaplain and dean of spiritual life, Burt Burleson, D.Min., B.A. ’80, oversees Baylor’s Office of Spiritual Life, which provides resources, creates programs and meets one-on-one with students to help them “explore their spiritual gifts, God-given strengths and vocational calling.”

Jul
19
2018

Baylor School of Education Welcomes Teachers from Across the Country for Summer Literacy Institute

WACO, Texas (July 19, 2018) – Baylor University’s School of Education will host 240 teachers for a three-day Summer Literacy Institute July 24-26 at the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.

Jul
19
2018

InStyle: This Simple Trick Will Make You Happier and Better at Your Job

July 16, 2018
Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, discusses the benefits of micro-breaks during the workday – the focus of a 2015 Baylor study that received national and international attention. Hunter and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., Baylor associate professor of management, coauthored research that found that mid-morning workday breaks that incorporated employees’ preferred activities helped those employees experience better health and increased job satisfaction.

Jul
19
2018

KPNX-TV (Phoenix, AZ): Fall Asleep Faster By Writing A To-do List

July 18, 2018
VIDEO: This segment features Baylor sleep research, which found that people who wrote a to-do list at bedtime fell asleep faster than those who journaled at bedtime about their accomplishments of the past few days. Researcher Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, divided 60 students into two groups – one the “to-do” group, the other those who journaled — and monitored their brain activity and sleeping patterns. He found that those who wrote a very detailed to-do list fell asleep even more quickly than those who wrote a more streamlined one.

Jul
19
2018

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments — The Soul of Charles Taylor Reflects His Love of the Spirituals

July 15, 2018
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden features The Charles Taylor Singers’ “Gonna Be All Right.” Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

Jul
19
2018

Pagosa (CO) Sun: Mountain Light Music Festival to bring world-class brass music to Pagosa Springs

July 18, 2018
Baylor Brass, a Baylor School of Music faculty quintet, is serving as the cornerstone group and teaching faculty of the Mountain Light Music Festival, an exclusive chamber music festival in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, that features musicians of the highest caliber.

Jul
19
2018

Presidential Perspective - July 19, 2018

We are experiencing nearly record-breaking temperatures in Waco, so I hope you are staying cool wherever you may be this summer!

Jul
19
2018

University of the Pacific: Pacific adds leaders in finance, health care to governing board

June 29, 2018
Corwin N. Harper, M.H.A. (Health Care Administration) '93, was recently elected to the University of the Pacific's Board of Regents. Harper is senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente in the Central Valley.

Jul
18
2018

Baptist Standard: Around the State

July 18, 2018
The Association of Recovery in Higher Education recognized Bob and Laura Beauchamp of Houston, whose $2.5 million gift to Baylor University in 2017 created the on-campus Beauchamp Addiction Recovery Center (BARC), as Recovery Philanthropists of the Year. The BARC opened during the fall 2017 semester and immediately began providing both support services for students who are in the initial stages of identifying an addiction and continued support for students who have completed rehabilitation programs.

Jul
18
2018

Baptist Standard: Baylor professor creates improved health care analysis tool

July 16, 2018
For anyone who has ever taken a survey after a medical appointment and wondered whether the effort was worthwhile, the answer is probably "No," says researcher Keith Sanford, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. He found that existing surveys to assess doctor-patient relationships are “highly problematic” and do not provide useful information. But Sanford — a scholar of psychometrics has created a new tool to measure patient experience during consultations, and study findings suggest it works better than others. The research was published in the journal Psychological Assessment. (This story was pitched nationally by Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications. She covers psychology research and faculty.)

Jul
18
2018

Baylor Media Communications: Connecting Summer Camps to Mission-Minded Students

June 15, 2018
This summer, more than 500 Baylor University students are serving at camps throughout the country. As they serve, a group of faculty and staff from health and human performance, spiritual life, campus recreation and Truett Seminary and others has been working to enhance camps’ relationships with Baylor and Baylor students. “The way they’re talking about our students – if I wasn’t a fan of Baylor already, I think I would quickly become one,” said Matt Burchett, Ph.D., director of student activities. “It made me really proud to be a part of Baylor University and certainly proud of our students.”

Jul
18
2018

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): David and Art – Abraham Lincoln

July 16, 2018
AUDIO: On this week’s edition of “David and Art,” David Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, focuses on intellectual curiosity and how that is the best way to begin understanding art more deeply. Smith hosts this weekly feature that focuses on how history illuminates the arts and the arts illuminate history.

Jul
18
2018

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Waco: Business professionals share insight on startup companies

July 14, 2018
Sidney Warren, founder of The Warren Group LLC, partnered with Start Up Waco and Baylor University to conduct a recent free business seminar, “Start Your Business on Monday: Get Connected,” at the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. Greg Leman, Ph.D., clinical professor, director of the Innovative Business Accelerator at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) and executive director of the nonprofit Start Up Waco, said Waco is the ideal place to develop a business because of support from the community.

Jul
18
2018

Texas Chronicles: Kevin Schutte Joins SBBO, Bolstering the Firm’s Dallas Office

July 13, 2018
Kevin T. Schutte, J.D. ’01, has joined SBBO’s Dallas office as a partner. His practice focuses on general commercial and business litigation at both the trial and appellate court levels, as well as arbitrations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Jul
18
2018

The Catholic Weekly: Philosopher’s lecture draws largest crowd to Scholarship in the Cathedral

July 18, 2018
Scottish Professor John Haldane, with an in-depth analysis of faith and reason, recently drew the largest crowd ever to the Scholarship in the Cathedral lecture series at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney, Australia. Haldane is Distinguished Professor of Ethics and the holder of the J. Newton Rayzor, Sr., Distinguished Professorship in Philosophy at Baylor University. He also is chair of the Royal Institute of Philosophy in London and a professor at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.

Jul
18
2018

Waco Tribune-Herald: 35 students get MAC scholarships through Waco Foundation

July 18, 2018
Three students who recently graduated from MCC in Waco have received full scholarships to Baylor through the Waco Foundation’s MAC College Money Program. At Baylor, Yuridia Navarro-Escobedo will study psychology, Ilse Rodriguez will study speech pathology and Tristan Crowson plans to study computer science.

Jul
18
2018

Yahoo! News: This Simple Trick Will Make You Happier and Better at Your Job

July 16, 2018
In this article originally published by TIME, Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, discusses the benefits of micro-breaks during the workday – the focus of a 2015 Baylor study that received national and international attention. Hunter and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., Baylor associate professor of management, coauthored research that found that mid-morning workday breaks that incorporated employees’ preferred activities helped those employees experience better health and increased job satisfaction.

Jul
17
2018

Baylor student magazine named nation’s best by Society for Professional Journalists

Already this year, Baylor’s Focus Magazine has been named the best student-produced magazine in the country by the Society for Professional Journalists, and The Baylor Lariat has been honored as the top student newspaper in the state by both the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors and the Houston Press Club. Those are just three of the 100+ individual […]