Baylor Alumni & Friends News

Mar
5
2015

W. Equestrian. No. 3 EQ to face No. 1 USC and No. 7 Auburn

The No. 3 Baylor Equestrian team will compete in its final two meets of the regular season this weekend on the road in SEC country.

Mar
5
2015

W. Equestrian. EQ's Schaefer Earns Big 12 Rider of the Month

Baylor's Samantha Schaefer was honored by the league office Thursday as the Big 12 Equitation over Fences Rider of the Month for February.

Mar
5
2015

M. Basketball. No. 14 MBB Hosts Texas Tech for Senior Night

Baylor's 14th-ranked basketball team will host Texas Tech for senior night at 8 p.m. CT Friday at the Ferrell Center. The Bears will honor seniors Kenny Chery and Royce O'Neale prior to tipoff.

Mar
5
2015

Football. Football Completes First #SpringBU Scrimmage

Seth Russell was 16-of-25 for 120 yards and a TD to highlight Baylor's first spring scrimmage of 2015 Thursday afternoon at the Allison Indoor Practice Facility.

Mar
5
2015

Lady Bears sweep Big 12 Coach, Player of the Year honors for 4th time in 5 years

For the fifth straight year, a Baylor Lady Bear is the Big 12 Player of the Year for women’s basketball. Sophomore Nina Davis became the third different Baylor student-athlete to claim the honor during the program’s five-year run, following Brittney Griner (2011-12-13) and Odyssey Sims (2014). The second-year forward from Memphis leads the Big 12 in scoring […]

Mar
5
2015

W. Tennis. Road to Waco: Previewing the NCAA Championships

It may not have been the "Upset of the Century," or even the decade. Baylor coach Matt Knoll doesn't even think it qualifies as the "Upset of the Biennium" after unranked Denver landed a 4-3 haymaker on Florida's chin in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

Mar
5
2015

Softball. No. 9 SB Heads West for Tough Competition in Fullerton

The Baylor softball team begins a west coast road trip - that will see the team play four ranked teams and 11 games in nine days - Friday in Fullerton, Calif. at the Judi Garman Classic.

Mar
5
2015

Baylor Bookstore Partners with Read Across America to Host Dr. Seuss Day Celebration

WACO, Texas (March 5, 2015) – In partnership with the National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America project, Baylor Bookstore will host an in-store celebration of Dr. Seuss Day on Friday, March 6. Read Across America’s Dr. Seuss Day is an annual event held to encourage reading with younger children by celebrating the birthday of famous children’s book author and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel.

Mar
5
2015

Baylor Lariat: NYU Professor Speaks for Silenced Voices

March 3, 2015
Story about the Academy for Leader Development lecture at Baylor by Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative Bryan Stevenson that focused on the injustices in the American criminal justice system. Stevenson’s nonprofit challenges the biases in the system particularly against the poor and people of color.

Mar
5
2015

Beliefnet: Experience Deep Soul Satisfaction

March 5, 2015
Article about ways to achieve deep soul satisfaction, or ongoing inner fulfillment, references Baylor research that found materialists to be less satisfied and more depressed. Jo-Ann Tsang, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts and Sciences, and James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor in Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business, published their research in the journal “Personality and Individual Differences.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this research nationally in March 2014. She covers research and faculty in psychology and neuroscience.)

Mar
5
2015

Farmington (NM) Daily Times: Farmington Native, Artist Returns Home for Show at San Juan College

March 4, 2015
Artist Kyle Ragsdale, B.F.A. (Studio Art) ’89, will return to his hometown of Farmington, New Mexico, to present an exhibition titled “Nocturnes” at San Juan College. The exhibit will feature more than two dozen oils split almost evenly between day and night scenes. Ragsdale is a well-known artist in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he serves as the curator at the Harrison Center for Arts.

Mar
5
2015

IDCard System maintenance will temporarily limit retail dining discounts and transactions

Due to maintenance on the IDCard System, faculty/staff Spring Break discounts at retail locations around campus will not be available from Monday, March 9 through Wednesday, March 11.

Mar
5
2015

KWTX-TV (Waco, CBS): Baylor Hosts Lecture on Injustices in Justice System

March 4, 2015
VIDEO INCLUDED: Story about the Academy for Leader Development lecture at Baylor by Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative Bryan Stevenson that focused on the injustices in the American criminal justice system. Stevenson’s nonprofit challenges the biases in the system particularly against the poor and people of color. Interviewed is Jennie Massey, Ph.D., assistant dean for student learning and engagement.

Mar
5
2015

Longview (TX) News-Journal: Local Schools Participate in National Breakfast Week

March 4, 2015
One in four children is considered food insecure, according to a study by the Texas Hunger Initiative, a Baylor-based project working to create a system of accountability that increases food security in Texas. To combat this, schools across the country are celebrating National School Breakfast Week in honor of the meal that is said to make children more alert in the classroom.

Mar
5
2015

Ouachita Baptist University: Ouachita Alumni John Ashburn and Elyse Senteney to Present Guest Artist Recital March 11

March 4, 2015
John Ashburn and Elyse Senteney, current candidates for master’s degrees in mMusic from Baylor and regular performers with the Baylor Symphony Orchestra, Baylor Wind Ensemble and Waco Symphony Orchestra, will return to their alma mater of Ouachita Baptist University where they will perform a guest recital. Ashburn is pursuing a concentration is saxophone performance from Baylor, and Senteney is pursuing a concentration in flute performance. She also conducts the Baylor Flute Ensemble.

Mar
5
2015

Patheos: One Step Forward, But Now What?

March 4, 2015
Column by Jerry Park, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and an affiliate fellow in the Institute for Studies on Religion, claims that many Americans mistakenly believe that race relations improve naturally over the course of time, a characteristic that plagues many conversations about race relations. Park’s research interests include American race relations, religion, social identities, culture and civic engagement, with a focus on Asian Americans. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)

Mar
5
2015

SB Nation: Who is Denver Nuggets Interim Coach Melvin Hunt

March 4, 2015
Article about Melvin Hunt, B.B.A. (Marketing) ’91, M.S. (Education) ’95, who is currently serving as the interim head coach for the Denver Nuggets. Hunt spent four years on Baylor’s basketball team where he helped lead the team to both NCAA and NIT tournaments.

Mar
5
2015

Slate: Rohds. Rowds. Row-ads? Rhowds???

March 4, 2015
Article about the little-known science of “wordnesia,” or forgetting how to spell or pronounce simple words, quotes Charles A. Weaver III, Ph.D., professor and chair of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Science. In fact, Weaver says wordnesia is common and is a result of temporary glitches in the brain that are impossible to ignore completely due to the complexities of human brain function as it relates to reading and writing. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in psychology and neuroscience.)

Mar
5
2015

Waco Tribune-Herald: Superhero Walk to Benefit Lorena Boy with Heart Condition

March 4, 2015
The town of Lorena, Texas, will host a Superhero Heart Walk and Family Fund Day in honor of Gavin Fagner, the son of J. Fagner, an assistant director for the electronic marketing department at Baylor University. Gavin will undergo open heart surgery in April to repair a hole in his heart, along with defective valves. The event, inspired by Gavin’s love of superheroes, will raise money to cover his family’s expenses while he’s in recovery.

Mar
5
2015

Washington and Lee University: Rob Straughan Named Next Dean of W&L’s Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics

March 4, 2015
Rob Straughan, B.B.A. ’87, (Marketing and Management), has been named the next dean of Washington and Lee University’s Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics. Straughan has served as associate dean and professor of business administration and marketing at the Williams School.