Baylor Alumni & Friends News

Jul
11
2014

Football. Bookstore to Host Book Signing with Briles, Campbell

The Baylor Bookstore will host a book signing event featuring Baylor head football coach Art Briles and legendary sports writer and Baylor alumnus Dave Campbell at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the bookstore, 1201 S. Fifth 5th St. on the Baylor campus.

Jul
11
2014

Football. Limited Single-Game FB Tickets Available In August

A limited number of single-game tickets for Baylor football's inaugural season at McLane Stadium will go on sale next month, school officials announced Friday.

Jul
11
2014

Baylor campus going completely tobacco-free

One month from today — August 11, 2014 — Baylor University will become a tobacco-free, smoke-free campus, joining more than 600 other colleges and universities around the country. That means no smoking or use of any other tobacco products inside or outside of any Baylor-owned buildings, including those on campus, around Waco and in other […]

Jul
11
2014

Dallas Morning News: Big 12 Columnist: McLane Stadium changes everything for Baylor football

July 10, 2014
Column by Shehan Jeyarajah of the “Dallas Morning News” focuses on Baylor’s McLane Stadium and the impact it will have on students, athletic recruitment and the community. The $266-million, 45,000 seat, on-campus stadium is situated prominently on I-35 and will provide easy access for players, students and spectators. McLane Stadium will feature free Wi-Fi access and 16 boat slips for “sailgating.” The stadium is scheduled to open for the Bears season opener on Aug. 31.

Jul
11
2014

Dallas Morning News: Kathy Bates & Allison Tolman: SMU & Baylor alums face off for Emmy

July 10, 2014
Allison Tolman, BFA ‘04, was recently nominated for her first Emmy Award for her acclaimed performance in the FX TV show, "Fargo." She’s up for the award against Academy Award winning actress Kathy Bates, a 1969 graduate of SMU.

Jul
11
2014

E-Commerce Times: Microwave Will Count the Calories in Food You Nuke

July 10, 2014
VIDEO INCLUDED: Researchers in Baylor’s electrical and computer engineering department in the School of Engineering and Computer Science have partnered with GE researchers to create a “microwave”-style device that can count the calories in food. A prototype has been constructed, and researchers are using it to count the calories in mixtures of oil, water and sugar. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the School of Engineering and Computer Science.)

Jul
11
2014

Kiplinger: Social Security Earnings Test Ensnares a Spouse

July 10, 2014
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat & Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about the “earnings test” for Social Security benefits. (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist in Baylor Media Communications, covers the Hankamer School of Business.)

Jul
11
2014

Market Watch: Why some say growing demand for soccer gear will last

July 10, 2014
Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., The Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail Marketing and executive director of sports and entertainment marketing in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about the impact of the World Cup on the U.S. soccer market. “We are now at least one generation in of parents who grew up playing soccer as a child,” Wakefield said. “So, they understand the game and are likely to include their children in the game, particularly compared to the boomers and older generations.” (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist in Baylor Media Communications, covers the Hankamer School of Business and placed Wakefield as a faculty expert.)

Jul
11
2014

TIME: Hypnosis Reduced This Person’s Hot Flashes By 94%

July 10, 2014
A TIME Magazine article highlights a recent Baylor University case study that illustrates how men who experience hot flashes can lessen their frequency and improve sleep quality through hypnotic relaxation therapy. Gary Elkins, Ph.D., director of Baylor's Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory and a professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, authored the case study and is quoted in the article. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)

Jul
11
2014

USA TODAY: Sex worker trade booming in Silicon Valley

July 11, 2014
Scott Cunningham, Ph.D., associate professor of economics in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, studies risky behaviors, crime and illicit labor markets. He was interviewed by USA TODAY for this article on the Internet’s role in the surge in prostitution in Silicon Valley. This story appeared in numerous Gannett media outlets throughout the country.

Jul
11
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor’s Starr announces leadership appointments

July 10, 2014
Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr announced new staff appointments Thursday as part of the restructuring of his executive leadership team. Tommye Lou Davis, Baylor’s vice president for constituent engagement, will take on additional duties as the president’s chief of staff. Juan Alejandro, current director of internal audit and management analysis, was named interim vice president of governance and risk and chief compliance officer. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)

Jul
11
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Professor entering record 56th year of teaching at Baylor

July 11, 2014
A feature on Roger Kirk, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Statistics, Master Teacher of Psychology and Neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences, who is preparing for his 56th year of teaching at Baylor. He’s on track to break the previous record of 55 years, held by Rufus Spain, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of History, who is quoted in the story. David Garland, Ph.D., Baylor’s interim provost, is also quoted.

Jul
10
2014

Football. Hager, Oakman Secure Place On Nagurski Trophy Watch List

Baylor linebacker Bryce Hager and defensive end Shawn Oakman are both included on the 2014 Bronko Nagurski watch list, the Football Writers Association of America announced Thursday. The Nagurski Trophy goes to college football's National Defensive Player of the Year.

Jul
10
2014

Football. Drango Tabbed to Outland Trophy Watch List

Baylor junior offensive tackle Spencer Drango was named to the 2014 Outland Trophy watch list, the Football Writers Association of America announced on Thursday. The Outland Trophy recognizes the nation's top collegiate interior linemen on offense or defense.

Jul
10
2014

What does Baylor mean to you?

When people give to Baylor, they often include short notes explaining why they felt led to give. When you put the notes together, you start to get a sense of what this university means to the Baylor family — not just alumni, but parents, Waco residents, and other friends. Here’s just a sampling: “I know […]

Jul
10
2014

BJ Tisdale-Hyatt

Sympathies to the family of staff member Bj Tisdale-Hyatt, Truett Seminary, on her death on June 29, 2014

Jul
10
2014

Crystal Dyer

Sympathies to student Crystal Dyer on the death of her father, Charles Carroll, on May 23, 2014.

Jul
10
2014

Diana Castillo

Sympathies to student Diana Castillo on the death of her father, Julio Castillo, on June 11, 2014.