Alumni, Parents & Friends News

Sep
20
2017

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Downs Texas Tech in Big 12 Opener

Baylor volleyball (11-3, 1-0 Big 12) surged to a four-set win over Texas Tech in the team’s Big 12 opener Wednesday night at the Ferrell Center, 25-20, 23-25, 25-20, 25-16.

Sep
20
2017

M. Tennis. Johannes Schretter Set for Oracle ITA Masters

Baylor men’s tennis junior Johannes Schretter will compete in the singles main draw of the 2017 Oracle ITA Masters, starting Thursday at the Malibu Racquet Club and Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.

Sep
20
2017

Track & Field. Baylor To Host 2018 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championship

Baylor will serve as host of the 2018 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championship from May 11-13, announced by the conference office Wednesday.

Sep
20
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “So many have connections down in Houston.”

“We are here with Alpha Phi Omega, which is a co-ed service fraternity, and we run the blood drive twice a year. This semester is really special, because all the donations are going towards the victims in Houston. I’m hoping the purpose of this will touch the hearts of a lot more people, and hopefully […]

Sep
20
2017

Cantech Letter (Canada): New study says you can find anything online, except for God

Sept. 18, 2017
New research by Baylor University scholars finds that most Americans don’t use the Internet to find or share religious or spiritual content, and most don’t see technology and the internet as threats to their faith. The finding is part of the latest wave of the Baylor Religion Survey, which polled 1,501 adults nationwide. Quoted is Baylor sociologist Paul McClure, co-author of the report on the internet and faith.

Sep
20
2017

Christianity Today: Religious Life on the High Seas

Sept. 19, 2017
Lynneth Miller, doctoral candidate of history, did a Q&A with author Stephen Berry about the religious lives of seafarers and the maritime history of Christianity.

Sep
20
2017

FinancialBuzz.com: Huntington Bancshares Names Jana Litsey as New General Counsel

Sept. 8, 2017
Jana Litsey, J.D. ’86, has been named general counsel of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. She will join Huntington from Bank of America, where she served in multiple leadership roles for more than 20 years. In her new role, Litsey will be only the third general counsel at Huntington.

Sep
20
2017

PJ Media: Three in Ten Secularists Fear Conservative Christians Are a Threat to Their Physical Safety

Sept. 17, 2017
Article about the latest findings from the Baylor Religion Survey, including data that found that three in 10 non-religious people fear conservative Christians as a threat to their physical safety, while Evangelicals viewed Muslims and atheists as such a threat. Even without the threat of physical danger, the survey found that Americans often saw members of other religions as hostile or inferior to themselves.

Sep
20
2017

The Dallas Morning News: Resurrecting the Oak Cliff building that was once home to the biggest gospel publisher in the world

Sept. 16, 2017
Robert Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted is this article about a recently purchased building in Oak Cliff that was the former home of Stamps-Baxter Music & Printing Co., which has a rich musical gospel history dating back to the 1920s.

Sep
20
2017

TIME Magazine: Waking Up at 5 a.m. Probably Won't Make You More Productive. Here's What Will

Sept. 18, 2017
VIDEO: This report cites a recent Baylor study about the benefits of keeping regular sleeping hours. Conducted by Elise King, assistant professor of interior design, and Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, the study of interior design students found that skimping on sleep, followed by supposed “catch-up days,” was associated with worse cognition — both in attention and creativity.

Sep
20
2017

Voters Reward — or Punish — Incumbent School Board Members Based on White Students’ Achievement, Not that of Hispanics and African-Americans

WACO, Texas (Sept. 20, 2017) — Voters reward or punish incumbent school board members based on the achievement of white students in their district, while outcomes for African-American and Hispanic students get relatively little attention at the ballot box, according to a study co-authored by a Baylor University scholar.

Sep
19
2017

Football. Return of Arnold, Sells, Williams Will Help Bears

Watching helplessly from the sidelines, Terence Williams, Grayland Arnold and Taion Sells couldn't do anything to change Baylor's frustrating 0-3 start with losses to Liberty, UTSA and Duke.

Sep
19
2017

Football. Bears in the NFL Week Two Update

Week Two update on how the current Bears in the NFL have played as Baylor has 10 active guys on the league's rosters.

Sep
19
2017

Football. Football Opens Big 12 Play Against No. 3 Oklahoma

Baylor opens Big 12 play against No. 3 Oklahoma Saturday afternoon at McLane Stadium. The Bears have won four consecutive Big 12 openers dating back to 2013.

Sep
19
2017

Football. Meet the Press: #SicOU

Coach Rhule met with the media Tuesday morning to discuss the Bears' upcoming game against Oklahoma.

Sep
19
2017

W. Volleyball. Preview: Volleyball Opens Big 12 Play Against Texas Tech

Baylor volleyball (10-3) opens Big 12 action against Texas Tech (11-2) Wednes-day night at 6 p.m. CT at the Ferrell Center.

Sep
19
2017

One month to Homecoming 2017!

The nation’s oldest collegiate Homecoming celebration returns exactly a month from today: Baylor Homecoming 2017! If you haven’t already, it’s time to make your plans for Homecoming. Clear your calendar for Oct. 19-21 and schedule your visit now; a limited number of tickets are still available for some of the weekend’s main events, including a few for the Baylor-West Virginia football […]

Sep
19
2017

Baylor Lariat: Baylor faculty recount their experiences in Iraq

Sept. 18, 2017
Baylor faculty who traveled to Iraqi Kurdistan at the start of the Iraq war in 2003 reunited last week for a Baylor Libraries panel discussion about their experiences presenting higher education workshops to professors and students who remained in the war-torn region. “I’m proud to be a part of the Baylor family who walk the talk and help our neighbors in need,” said retired U.S. Air Force colonel and Baylor Professor Emeritus of Political Science William A. Mitchell, whose new book documents five educational missions into the region. Other panelists were Cindy Fry, senior lecturer of computer science; Mark Long, Ph.D., director of Middle East Studies and associate professor of BIC; Brad Owens, Ph.D., senior lecturer of journalism, public relations and new media; and Lyn Prater, Ph.D., clinical professor at Louise Herrington School of Nursing.

Sep
19
2017

Baylor Lariat: Bear2Bear program aids struggling elementary school

Sept. 18, 2017
Mansfield senior Luke Walker began a program called Bear2Bear, which invites Baylor students to partner with the J.H. Hines elementary school to aid students and support education.

Sep
19
2017

Popular Science: All the ways hurricanes can harm—and help—the ecosystems they hit

Sept. 18, 2017
Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science and Biomedical Studies in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about how Hurricanes Harvey and Irma can impact the ecosystem. “With extreme events like this, we need to understand what’s happened, we need to learn from it, and hopefully that will help us when we face future scenarios to be more resilient,” Brooks said. He and his colleagues have tested water quality on Dickinson Bayou southeast of Houston to examine the environmental impact of elevated floodwaters. (Tonya B. Hudson, director of Baylor Media Communications, arranged for the reporter to interview Dr. Brooks. She covers environmental science research and faculty at Baylor.)