Baylor Alumni & Friends News

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
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.

Jul
10
2014

Ethics Daily: What Has Happened to All the Cults?

July 9, 2014
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, wrote this article about the sharp decline of American’s concern about the presence of cults in United States. Jenkins recalled the history of anti-cult movement and the overall decrease of cults and religious sects in the U.S. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR.)

Jul
10
2014

FOX Sports: New stadium changing everything at Baylor

July 9, 2014
Even before Baylor’s McLane Stadium has officially opened, its presence is making an impact on Baylor. 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
10
2014

J.R. (Jimmie) LeMaster

Sympathies to the family of retired faculty member J.R.(Jimmie) LeMaster on his death on June 29, 2014.

Jul
10
2014

KEEL-AM: Rhino Coffee in Shreveport to be Featured on New Show ‘Flip My Food’

July 7, 2014

Andrew Crawford, B.A. ’10, owner of Rhino Coffee, will be featured on a new Shreveport, La. television show called “Flip My Food.”

Jul
10
2014

KXXV-TV: 5 p.m. News

July 9, 2014
VIDEO: Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, is featured in this two-part story about her experiences exhuming bodies of undocumented immigrants at a cemetery in Brooks County, Texas and her concern for the safety of children crossing the border. As part of her Reuniting Families Program, Baker and her team of forensic anthropologists and Baylor students traveled to Falfurrias, Texas, in June to exhume 52 bodies in hopes of identifying and returning the deceased to their families. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers anthropology.)

Jul
10
2014

KXXV-TV: 6 p.m. News

July 9, 2014
VIDEO: Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, is featured in this two-part story about her experiences exhuming bodies of undocumented immigrants at a cemetery in Brooks County, Texas and the multiagency effort that is required to identify remains. As part of her Reuniting Families Program, Baker and her team of forensic anthropologists and Baylor students traveled to Falfurrias, Texas, in June to exhume 52 bodies in hopes of identifying and returning the deceased to their families. This story aired as part of the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. news casts. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers anthropology.)

Jul
10
2014

Marian Riggs

Sympathies to the family of retired staff member Marian Riggs, cashier's office, on her death on June 24, 2014.

Jul
10
2014

Melanie Pirelo and Michelle Heber

Sympathies to Melanie Pirelo, political science, and Michelle Heber, sociology, on the loss of their father, Leo Heber, on Thursday, July 4, 2014.

Jul
10
2014

Men’s Hot Flashes: Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy May Ease the Discomfort that Guys Don’t Like to Talk About, Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (July 10, 2014) — Men who experience hot flashes are unlikely to talk much about it, but they may find relief from their silent suffering if they are willing to try an unusual treatment, according to findings from a Baylor University case study.

Jul
10
2014

President Starr Announces Executive Appointments

WACO, Texas (July 10, 2014) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced two appointments to the executive staff of the University. Tommye Lou Davis has been appointed Chief of Staff to the President. Ms. Davis also will retain her responsibilities as Vice President for Constituent Engagement. Juan Alejandro Jr., Ed.D., has been appointed Interim Vice President of Governance and Risk and Chief Compliance Officer. Both currently serve on the President’s Executive Council.

Jul
10
2014

President Starr Announces Executive Appointments

WACO, Texas (July 10, 2014) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced two appointments to the executive staff of the University. Tommye Lou Davis has been appointed Chief of Staff to the President. Ms. Davis also will retain her responsibilities as Vice President for Constituent Engagement. Juan Alejandro Jr., Ed.D., has been appointed Interim Vice President of Governance and Risk and Chief Compliance Officer. Both currently serve on the President’s Executive Council.

Jul
10
2014

Ralph Darling

Sympathies to the family of retired staff, Ralph Darling, Physical Plant, on his death on June 25, 2014.