Alumni, Parents & Friends News

Mar
25
2019

No. 1 Seed Lady Bears Roll Past Cal, into Sweet 16

Chloe

Baylor guards Juicy Landrum and Chloe Jackson apparently didn't get the memo that this game was supposed to feature the post matchup of All-Americans Kalani Brown and Kristin Anigwe.

Mar
25
2019

A&T Hosts Converse College Tuesday Night

Team vs. Converse College 2019

The No. 1 ranked Baylor acrobatics and tumbling team will host No. 8 Converse College for a meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. inside the Ferrell Center.

Mar
25
2019

A&T Adds Cuevas for 2020 Season

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 Baylor acrobatics and tumbling coach Felicia Mulkey announced the addition of Esther Cuevas to the recruiting class for the 2020 season.

Mar
25
2019

The 9 best Bears in Major League Baseball history

It’s been 150 years since the Cincinnati Red Stockings became America’s first professional baseball team, setting the stage for this year’s sesquicentennial Major League Baseball season, which opens this week. It didn’t take long for Baylor to make its mark on the game. In 1902, Baylor fielded a baseball team, its second varsity sport, and […]

Mar
25
2019

Women’s Golf Ties for Eighth Place at Evans Derby

Maria Vesga

Baylor women's golf finished tied for eighth place with a 54-hole total of 29-over-par 893 in the 2019 Evans Derby Experience. The Bears carded 15-over 299 in Monday's final round at Saugahatchee Country Club.

Mar
25
2019

Baylor School of Education celebrates its 100th birthday

Baylor’s School of Education is celebrating quite the birthday this year. The school has now officially spent 100 years as its own academic unit, making a difference in the lives of educators, students, superintendents, scholars and more. To celebrate the past century, the school has put together an incredible, detailed timeline of their 100 years […]

Mar
25
2019

Bailey Named Byron Nelson Award Finalist

Braden Bailey

NORMAN, Okla. – Baylor men's golf senior Braden Bailey has been selected as one of five finalists for the prestigious 2019 Byron Nelson Award, presented by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

Mar
25
2019

Baylor Professor Jay Yoo Awarded Leader Award from American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

WACO, Texas (March 25, 2019) – Jay Yoo, Ph.D., associate professor of family and consumer sciences and apparel merchandising in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University, was honored with the 2019 Leader Award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) for his sustained leadership, service and involvement in AAFCS.

Mar
25
2019

Conway (AR) Daily Sun: Vermont hospital exec chosen to lead Memorial

March 21, 2019
Arthur R. Mathisen, M.H.A. (Health Care Administration) ’06, will be the new president of Memorial Hospital in Conway, Arkansas. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and has been the president and chief executive at Copley Hospital in Morrisville, Vermont, for the past three years, upon retiring from the military.

Mar
25
2019

KVUE-TV (Austin/ABC): Mother, daughter decide to retire in same Austin senior living community

March 20, 2019
VIDEO: Children helping their parents find senior living communities is a common occurrence, but it's not often you hear one of those children decides to move in too. In Mary and Donna Whitworth's case, their mother-daughter bond was too strong to break. They both call the Buckner Villas, a faith-based senior living community in North Austin, home. Donna Whitworth earned her B.S.N. in nursing from Baylor in 1969.

Mar
25
2019

Mountain Democrat (Placerville, CA): Discover love and loss in ‘Almost, Maine’

March 20, 2019
Incoming Baylor freshman Josefine Green, a senior at Charter University Prep in El Dorado, California, will major in computer science at Baylor but hopes to join a local theater group to keep theater in her life while attending college. Green is performing and directing her school’s production of John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine.” “I’ve never really been in a leadership role, especially with my peers,” Josefine said. “So as the student director, I have learned to better communicate with people and I think that will help me in my future goals.”

Mar
25
2019

National Cancer Institute: Nature’s Bounty: Revitalizing the Discovery of New Cancer Drugs from Natural Products

March 22, 2019
Daniel Romo, Ph.D., The Schotts Professor of Chemistry in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and co-director of the CPRIT Synthesis and Drug-Lead Discovery Laboratory, was interviewed for this article about an ambitious, Cancer MoonshotSM-funded initiative called the NCI Program for Natural Products Discovery (NPNPD) to make it easier for other researchers to mine nature for leads on new cancer drugs. Romo specializes in chemically synthesizing potential drug leads derived from natural products.

Mar
25
2019

Psych Central: The Tetris Effect, and Why You See What You Look For

March 21, 2019
This article in Psych Central’s “Leveraging Adversity” column about the “Tetris Effect” and its relation to happiness cites 2015 research by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, Jo-Ann Tsang, Ph.D, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences; and Chris Manolis of Xavier University. The researchers found that people who pursue happiness through material gain were shown to feel worse, and have more negative appraisals of their satisfaction with life. Yet, when materialistic people reported higher levels of gratitude, the negative effects of materialism were reduced.

Mar
25
2019

The Dallas Morning News: Baylor's first African-American professor worried her civil rights resume would nuke her career

March 24, 2019
Joyce King, a North Texas-based writer and author, penned this column on Vivienne Malone-Mayes, who applied to Baylor University in 1961, but was denied admittance, solely because of her race. By 1966, the institution could no longer deny that Malone-Mayes had the academic gifts to join the faculty. The brilliant mathematician was the first black professor at Baylor and only the fifth black woman in America to earn a doctorate in math. Last month, Baylor officials unveiled a bronze bust of a woman whose imprint was felt far beyond the campus.

Mar
25
2019

The New York Times Best-Selling Author and Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Join To Discuss Life and Impact of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

WACO, Texas (March 25, 2019) – The New York Times best-selling author, historian and journalist Evan Thomas will join Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod of the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to discuss Thomas’ biography “First: Sandra Day O’Connor” on Tuesday, March 26, at Baylor Law School.

Mar
25
2019

The Woodlands Online: Fellowship of Christian Athletes Recognizes Baylor Head Basketball Coach with John Lotz Award

March 25, 2019
Fellowship of Christian Athletes has announced that Baylor University head men’s basketball coach Scott Drew will be honored with the 2019 John Lotz “Barnabas” Award, which is presented annually to honor a basketball coach who best exhibits a commitment to Christ, integrity and encouragement to others, and lives a balanced life. Drew is the 17th recipient of the “Barnabas” Award, named for former North Carolina assistant and Florida head coach John Lotz.

Mar
25
2019

Top Scholar Joins Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion to Direct Program on Religion and Latin American Studies

WACO, Texas (March 25, 2019) – With Baylor in Latin America one of the five signature initiatives of the University’s Illuminate academic strategic plan, a top scholar who has researched and taught about religion in Latin America for nearly two decades joined the Baylor University faculty this semester.