Alumni, Parents & Friends News

Feb
23
2017

Invitation to share your campus perspectives

On Thursday, March 2, 2017, from 9 a.m. until noon, OCR representatives will be on campus on the second floor of the Student Union Building to host open office hours. During this time, students, faculty and staff may stop by and visit with OCR representatives one-on-one.

Feb
22
2017

Softball. No. 24/25 SB Sweeps Doubleheader for Moore’s 800th

No. 24/25 Baylor softball (9-3) took a pair of wins over McNeese State (5-8), downing the Cowgirls 6-5 in eight innings in game one and 9-3 in game two.

Feb
22
2017

Baseball. Baseball Blanks Texas State in 4-0 Win

Baylor baseball garnered a 4-0 win over Texas State on Wednesday evening at Bobcat Ballpark. The Bears (5-0) used four pitchers for a combined shutout against the Bobcats (2-3).

Feb
22
2017

New Baylor study: Did a drought — not flood — kill the Waco mammoths?

If you’re one of the tens of thousands of people who visit the Waco Mammoth National Monument every year (even more since its national monument designation in 2015!), you’ve heard the prevailing theory of how the mammoths found here died. For years, scientists have believed it likely that rising waters from the Bosque River flooded the site […]

Feb
22
2017

Baylor Lariat: Alumni to connect with students through new mentoring network

Feb. 20, 2017
Baylor Career and Professional Development and the Baylor Alumni Network have created a mentor network that allows students to find alumni based on industry, company, affinity and location and reach out for career advice. “We think this is a great way for students to get connected with alums in companies that they are interested in, in industries that they would like to be a part of. We think relationships really are the bedrock on which careers are built and developed,” said Jarrod Mathis, programming specialist for Career and Professional Development.

Feb
22
2017

CityLab: For Schools, Gambling Funding Is No Jackpot

Feb. 21, 2017
Though states often pledge to fund public schools with taxes levied on lotteries and casinos, that money tends to get funneled elsewhere, and the system encourages back-room deals between government and gambling, says Earl Grinols, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.

Feb
22
2017

FOX News: Ways Faith Can Help Heal Depression

Feb. 22, 2017
VIDEO: In this interview, author Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English at Baylor, shares how his faith helped him recover from depression and build a meaningful life.

Feb
22
2017

Higher Education Strategy Associates: Two Studies to Ponder

Feb. 21, 2017
This story features new research by Baylor’s Peter Klein, Ph.D., professor of entrepreneurship and senior fellow in the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. Klein’s research, published in Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, shows that the establishment of university-affiliated incubators is often followed by a reduction in the quality of university innovations.

Feb
22
2017

KWHI-AM (Brenham, TX): Hensley Named to Texas Association of Community Colleges Committee

Feb. 21, 2017
Mary Hensley, Ed.D. (Educational Administration) ’89, has been appointed to the Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) Executive Committee. Hensley was previously appointed to the committee in July 2016. Her new three-year term will begin July 2017.

Feb
22
2017

The Belton Journal: Bell County Museum Hires New Executive Director

Feb. 21, 2017
Coleman Hampton, B.A. (History) ’14 and M.A. (Museum Studies) ’16, has been hired as the executive director of the Bell County Museum. Hampton has worked at the Salado Museum and College Park, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, the Mayborn Museum Complex, Dallas Heritage Village, the Ray I. Riley Digitization Center and the Baylor University Institute for Oral History.

Feb
22
2017

WNBA: Sparks Acquire Odyssey Sims in Trade with Wings

Feb. 17, 2017
Odyssey Sims, B.A. (Speech Communication) ’14, has been acquired by the Los Angeles Sparks in a trade with the Dallas Wings. Sims has been named WBCA All-American (2012-2013), USBWA All-American (2012, 2013), AP All-American, first team (2013), All Big 12 First Team (2011, 2012, 2013), All Big 12 Defensive Team (2012, 2013) and Lieberman Award Winner (2014).

Feb
21
2017

M. Basketball. No. 9 MBB Holds Off Oklahoma, 60-54

Johnathan Motley had 21 points with 16 rebounds and No. 9 Baylor ended a two-game slide with a 60-54 victory over Oklahoma on Tuesday night to remain in a tie for second place in the Big 12.

Feb
21
2017

Softball. No. 24 SB Faces McNeese State in Midweek DH

No. 25/24 Baylor softball (7-3) is prepped for a midweek doubleheader with the McNeese State Cowgirls (5-6), facing MSU twice on Wednesday, Feb. 22, starting at 4 p.m. at Getterman Stadium.

Feb
21
2017

Baseball. Baseball Faces First Road Test at Texas State Wednesday

Baylor baseball plays its first road game of the season on Wednesday at Texas State. The game is slated for a 6 p.m. CT start at Bobcat Ballpark in San Marcos, Texas.

Feb
21
2017

W. Basketball. Baylor, Texas Postgame Quotes

Baylor 70, Texas 67

Feb
21
2017

Baylor Lariat: Communities in Schools looks to hire tutors, mentors

Feb. 13, 2017
Baylor students are among those being recruited by Communities in Schools, a national dropout prevention organization. Waco has a large at-risk student population.

Feb
21
2017

Distinction (Hampton Roads, VA): Carver brings wood to life.

Feb. 20, 2017
Feature on Spencer Tinkham, B.A. (Economics) ’15, a woodcarver and conservation-minded sculptor on the Back Bay and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Feb
21
2017

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: The Blind Boys of Alabama

Feb. 19, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden tells about the Grammy-winning Blind Boys of Alabama, who have been singing spirituals since 1939. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.