Alumni, Parents & Friends News

Jun
28
2017

Official Baylor Facebook page breaks 200,000 mark

Eagle-eyed social media users may have noted that the official Baylor Facebook page topped 200,000 followers last week — a milestone worth celebrating! To put that in context, Baylor is now one of just 14 colleges on Facebook to have topped 200,000 followers despite having fewer than 20,000 students. That short list includes three Ivy League schools (Yale, Princeton & […]

Jun
28
2017

Chris Griesemer

Congratulations to staff member Chris Griesemer, electronic libraries client services, and spouse Sarah, on the birth of their son Owen reed Griesemer, on June 9, 2017.

Jun
28
2017

Downtown Bears

Downtown Waco is experiencing a long-awaited renaissance, and Baylor alumni play key roles in revitalizing the heart of the city.

Jun
28
2017

Houston Chronicle: Kingwood High names Top 10 graduates

June 1, 2017
Top 10 Kingwood High School graduate and incoming Baylor freshman Sarah Antrich plans to study biology at the University.

Jun
28
2017

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Baylor names interim provost

June 27, 2017
Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone named Dr. Michael K. McLendon, Ph.D., as the university's interim provost. McLendon has been serving as the dean of the School of Education since July 2015.

Jun
28
2017

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Baylor names interim provost

June 27, 2017
Baylor President Linda Livingstone has named Dr. Michael K. McLendon to serve as the school’s interim provost effective July 1, the university announced Tuesday.

Jun
28
2017

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Baylor University names new interim provost

June 27, 2017
Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone has named Michael K. McLendon, Ph.D., as the university's interim provost. “We are blessed to have such a noted higher education scholar on the Baylor campus who can immediately step in and serve the University as interim provost during this important time of transition,” Livingstone said.

Jun
28
2017

Matthew Bixler

Congratulations to staff member Matthew Bixler, Institute for Faith and Learning, and spouse Amanda, on the birth of their daughter Jovella Rose Bixler, on May 12, 2017.

Jun
28
2017

Partial Closure of Third Street Announced, Effective July 10

WACO, Texas (June 28, 2017) — Beginning Monday, July 10, Third Street from Baylor Avenue to Speight Avenue on the Baylor University campus will be closed to through traffic as a result of a recent safety study.

Jun
28
2017

Religion News Service: Baylor’s first woman president brings fresh start to Baptist university

June 27, 2017
Feature on Baylor President Linda Livingstone about her Christian faith and important leadership traits as she begins her presidency at Baylor. “I don’t view my job as coming in to fix the problems of the university,” Livingstone said. “I view my job as coming together with the people already here working on the issues that caused the problems we had, while also saying that’s a piece of who we are and a piece we have to deal with and do better at. While we do that, we also have to make sure we’re keeping our academic focus as a university, our Christian mission as a university and continuing to make progress on our aspirations to be a pre-eminent research university that’s unapologetically Christian.” RNS is an independent, nonprofit source of global news on religion, spirituality, culture and ethics that is distributed to more than 170 media outlets.

Jun
28
2017

Study Finds: Praying Regularly, Having Firm Belief In God Improves Well-Being, Study Finds

June 27, 2017
Older adults who believe God will be there to protect and comfort them in late life are more likely to pray — and the more they pray, the greater their sense of well-being, according to a Baylor study by Baylor sociologists Matt Bradshaw, Ph.D., and Blake Kent. Those who are not confident of God’s care may pray, but they may feel estranged and even experience a decline in mental health. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Jun
28
2017

The Baptist Standard : McLendon named interim provost at Baylor

June 27, 2017
Baylor President Linda Livingstone has named Michael McLendon interim provost, effective July 1. McLendon has been dean of Baylor’s School of Education since July 2015, while also holding a faculty appointment as the Fred and Edith Hale Endowed Professor in Higher Education Leadership and Policy. He has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading university-based academics whose research contributes most substantially to public debates around education in the United States.

Jun
27
2017

W. Tennis. Kraus Joins WT Roster

Baylor women’s tennis head coach Joey Scrivano announced the addition of Livia Kraus to the fall roster on Tuesday afternoon.

Jun
27
2017

M. Tennis. More Branches on the Tree

Matt Knoll hasn’t quite reached the level of Louisville’s Rick Pitino in basketball or Alabama’s Nick Saban in football when it comes to coaching trees. But, Baylor’s 21-year head men’s tennis coach added two more branches earlier this month and might have the most impressive coaching tree in the smaller world of men’s college tennis.

Jun
27
2017

A Baylor love story creates a Baylor legacy

Early this month, incoming freshman Collin Enright finished his Baylor Orientation. He registered for his first semester of college classes, signed up for a meal plan, and got his official Baylor ID card. And his parents? They took selfies at the most memorable spots from when they were Baylor students themselves. Heather and Chris Enright […]

Jun
27
2017

American Psychological Association: Psychologists in the news

June 22, 2017
The International Association for the Psychology of Religion has presented its Godin Prize for the Scientific Study of Religion to Wade C. Rowatt, Ph.D., professor of psychology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Rowatt's research focuses on the connections between religion, pro-sociality and prejudice.

Jun
27
2017

Baylor Business Review: Alumni Profile: Wren Brothers

March 9, 2017
Jackson Wren, B.B.A. (Entrepreneurship and Management) ’15, started the clothing company “Dapper Bear” with several classmates as part of a two-semester accelerated venture class when he was a student in the Hankamer School of Business. He and his twin brother Eric Wren, B.A. (Speech Communication) ’14, manage the growing business, selling ties, scarves, socks, shirts and more featuring a distinctive green-and-gold plaid pattern.

Jun
27
2017

Baylor Proud: Ben Franklin’s Faith the Subject of Baylor Prof’s New Book

What the Founding Fathers believed about God and religion has long been a subject of debate and fascination, and Franklin’s beliefs in particular may have the widest variety of interpretations among his peers.

Jun
27
2017

CKHZ-FM (Halifax, Nova Scotia): Trouble Remembering? These Tips Will Help You

June 26, 2017
Research by Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is mentioned in this report on tips to aid memory. She found that students who receive information and then re-tell it to someone else immediately are able to recall the details better and longer than if they just re-read it in a textbook — a strategy that could pay off at test time.

Jun
27
2017

McLendon Named Baylor Interim Provost

WACO, Texas (June 27, 2017) – Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., has named Michael K. McLendon, Ph.D., as the institution’s interim provost, effective July 1. McLendon has served as dean of Baylor’s School of Education since July 2015, while also holding a faculty appointment as the Fred and Edith Hale Endowed Professor in Higher Education Leadership and Policy.