Alumni, Parents & Friends News

Jul
1
2016

Track. Trio Makes U.S. Olympic Trials Semifinals

On the first day of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, three athletes with Baylor ties all made the semifinals of their respective events in action at Hayward Field Friday.

Jul
1
2016

M. Basketball. Basketball Announces July 4th Season Ticket Special

Baylor basketball has announced a promotion that will discount select season tickets based on Waco’s July 4th low temperature. The July 4th low as shown on weather.com will set the price for Super Fan season tickets for both men’s and women’s basketball.

Jul
1
2016

W. Basketball. Basketball Announces July 4th Season Ticket Special

Baylor basketball has announced a promotion that will discount select season tickets based on Waco’s July 4th low temperature. The July 4th low as shown on weather.com will set the price for Super Fan season tickets for both men’s and women’s basketball.

Jul
1
2016

What were Sam Houston’s connections to Baylor University?

No single name is more synonymous with Texas independence and statehood than legendary Texas general, president, governor and senator Sam Houston. Given Baylor’s position as Texas’ oldest continuously operating university, it seems only fitting that Houston would have strong ties to Baylor. Houston’s Baylor connection actually changed his life, and that of his family. The 1830s and 1840s were […]

Jul
1
2016

Baylor Bookstore Benefits & Programs for Students, Faculty and Staff

Beyond textbooks, beyond apparel, the Baylor Bookstore offers a variety of benefits and programs to students, faculty and staff.

Jul
1
2016

Baylor Bookstore Benefits & Programs for Students, Faculty and Staff

Beyond textbooks, beyond apparel, the Baylor Bookstore offers a variety of benefits and programs to students, faculty and staff.

Jul
1
2016

Baylor EVP/Provost Greg Jones Announces Leadership Additions

WACO, Texas (July 1, 2016) – Baylor University Executive Vice President and Provost L. Gregory Jones, Ph.D., has announced three leadership appointments in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.

Jul
1
2016

Baylor EVP/Provost Greg Jones Announces Leadership Additions

WACO, Texas (July 1, 2016) – Baylor University Executive Vice President and Provost L. Gregory Jones, Ph.D., has announced three leadership appointments in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.

Jul
1
2016

Baylor Named 'Best Buy' in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017

WACO, Texas (July 1, 2016) – Baylor University has been named a "Best Buy" in the 2017 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Jul
1
2016

Daily Mail (United Kingdom): American parents have the largest 'happiness gap' between them and childless people than 22 other countries

June 29, 2016
American parents are generally unhappier than their childless counterparts in the United States, and the country has the largest 'happiness' gap of 22 industrialized countries, according to a study co-authored by Baylor. The reason the U.S. is “strikingly behind” is the relative lack of such policies as parental leave and flexible work schedules, said researcher Matthew Andersson, assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story and arranged the interview. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Jul
1
2016

San Juan Island (Washington) Update: Community Foundation Awards Scholarships

June 22, 2016
Emily Guard, a junior accounting major at Baylor University, was awarded a renewal of the Inskeep Legacy Scholarship given by the San Juan Island Community Foundation. The fund provides a permanent source of scholarships for the education of the island’s students.

Jul
1
2016

The Baptist Standard: Baylor interim president cites continued improvements

June 30, 2016
Baylor is doubling the size of its counseling center’s staff and has trained about 600 employees as campus security authorities, Interim President David Garland reported in a June 29 letter to the faculty, staff, students and alumni. “We are daily working to ensure than our 16,000 students are safe . . . We are resolved to create a culture of accountability and respect across the entire campus and are refining processes and systems to ensure we respond rapidly and sensitively when students report incidents of interpersonal violence and seek our help.” Garland provided updates on how Baylor is responding to the 105 recommendations from the Pepper Hamilton law firm, which investigated the university’s responses to sexual violence complaints.

Jul
1
2016

The Baptist Standard: Research shows U.S. parents less happy than childless people

June 29, 2016
American parents generally are not as happy as people who aren’t parents, while the United States has the largest “happiness gap” among parents compared to nonparents in 22 industrialized countries, according to a study by researchers at Baylor, the University of Texas at Austin and Wake Forest University. A main reason is the relative lack of workplace “packages’’ of policies such as paid sick time, paid vacation, flexible work hours, and paid maternal or parental leave, said co-researcher Matthew Andersson, assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Jul
1
2016

The Huffington Post: What the Rapid Growth of Computer Science Means for the Future

June 28, 2016
Bill Poucher, Ph.D., professor of computer science in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science and executive director of ACM-ICPC, writes about the future of computer science education in the next 10 to 20 years. This essay originally appeared on Quora, the knowledge-sharing network in which compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. “Yes, we need to be skilled at using the tools of the Information Age. But, far more, we need to better understand the world we live in, the world we have the responsibility to care for,” Poucher says.

Jul
1
2016

Toronto Sun: Bound for University: Tips to help deal with the transition from high school to higher education

June 29, 2016
Becky Scott, M.S.W., lecturer in Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, provides tips for parents on adjusting when their children transition to college or university, which can be as difficult for parents as it is for students leaving the house. “For parents, there may be some challenges in the adjustment to a new role in their lives analogous to the adjustment that was navigated at the time of first becoming a parent,” Scott said. (Karyn Simpson, student newswriter in Baylor Media Communications, researched and wrote this “hot topic,” while Eric Eckert, media communications specialist, pitched Scott as an expert source to media.)

Jul
1
2016

WVTM-TV (Birmingham, AL/NBC): Addicted to your phone? Not really!

June 15, 2016
VIDEO: Story on smartphone addiction cites a Baylor University study that found that women spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, while men spend an average of eight. The study was released in August 2014 by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Hankamer School of Business. (This research was pitched nationally in August 2014. Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers research and faculty in the business school.)

Jun
30
2016

Track. Track & Field At 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials

The Baylor track and field team will be represented by nine current and former athletes at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, which start Friday and continue through July 10, at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

Jun
30
2016

M. Basketball. MBB Announces 2016-17 Non-Conference Schedule

Baylor basketball released the non-conference portion of its 2016-17 schedule on Thursday, and the 13-game slate features a pair of home games against preseason top-10 ranked teams, along with a return trip to Fort Hood and the fourth-annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge.

Jun
30
2016

Houston civil rights icon a longtime friend to Baylor

In his hometown of Houston, Rev. Bill Lawson is known as a legendary civil rights leader. He marched with Dr. Martin Luther King in the 1960s, and he has been a tireless advocate for the underserved for more than six decades. And for just as long, he has been a friend to Baylor University. That relationship […]

Jun
30
2016

Adjunct Teaching Workshop Registration Open

The Academy for Teaching & Learning announces the 5th annual Adjunct Teaching Workshop, open to all part-time and full time temporary lecturers, graduate teachers of record and other interested colleagues.