Alumni, Parents & Friends News

Feb
23
2018

Track & Field. Track & Field Concludes Day One of Big 12 Indoor Championship

The Baylor track & field team saw underclassmen shine and multiple upperclassmen qualify for Saturday's finals on day one of the Big 12 Indoor Championship Friday at Lied Recreation Center in Ames, Iowa.

Feb
23
2018

W. Tennis. WT Edged at No. 17 Oregon

Baylor women's tennis opened its road trip with a tightly contested dual match with No. 17 Oregon on Friday afternoon inside the Student Tennis Center in Eugene, Ore. The Ducks edged the Bears, 4-3.

Feb
23
2018

W. Basketball. No. 3/3 WBB Travels to TCU

The No. 3/3 Baylor Lady Bears (26-1, 16-0) will play their final regular season road game at TCU (18-9, 9-7) on Saturday, Feb. 24 inside Schollmaier Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. (CT).

Feb
23
2018

W. Equestrian. No. 6 EQ Travels to No. 3 Texas A&M for Weekend Road Show

WACO, Texas - No. 6 Baylor equestrian (4-3, 2-1 Big 12) will face No. 3 Texas A&M (7-2, 2-1 SEC) on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m. at the Hildebrand Equine Complex in College Station, Texas.

Feb
23
2018

After avoiding God’s calling for years, this Truett alum now leads a growing Austin church

Joseph C. Parker, Jr. was raised the only son of a Baptist preacher in Birmingham, Ala. Growing up in the church, those around him always told him he would grow up to be a pastor just like his father — but Parker never wanted to be a preacher, and throughout the first half of his […]

Feb
23
2018

Acrobatics & Tumbling. No. 1 A&T Hosts No. 2 Oregon on Saturday

After opening the season with a string of impressive victories, the top-ranked and three-time defending national champion Baylor acrobatics & tumbling team will face off against the second-ranked Oregon Ducks (2-0) at the Ferrell Center on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. CT on FOX Sports Southwest-Plus.

Feb
23
2018

M. Basketball. Men's Basketball Travels to Fort Worth to Face TCU

Baylor men's basketball is headed to Fort Worth to take on TCU at 11 a.m. CT Saturday. The game will be televised on ESPN2 and WatchESPN.

Feb
23
2018

M. Tennis. Men's Tennis Hosts Abilene Christian for Saturday Doubleheader

No. 18 Baylor men's tennis (7-3) will get back into action as it hosts Abilene Christian for a doubleheader Saturday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Hurd Tennis Center in Waco.

Feb
23
2018

Albany (NY) Times Union: DIGISTOR Secures Success with New Director of Business Development, Chris Persaud

Feb. 20, 2018
Chris Persaud, MBA (Business Administration) ’17, has joined the team of DIGISTOR, the leader in secure data and storage solutions, as Director of Business Development. With a background in technology, sales and defense, Persaud will focus on continuing to bring DIGISTOR’s enterprise level removable storage solution, VaultDisk, to the federal space.

Feb
23
2018

Baylor Journalism Will Host Malcolm X Documentary Screening, Panel Discussion with Executive Producer, B.A. ’89

WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2018) — Baylor University’s department of journalism, public relations and new media will sponsor a preview screening of “The Lost Tapes: Malcom X” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Room 101 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation (Hankamer 101), 1621 S. Third St.

Feb
23
2018

Baylor Proud: After their son’s passing, this family experienced “Baylor Family” at its best

Jan. 22, 2018
Justin Swanson, a business consultant in Austin who was on track to receive his degree through Baylor’s Online MBA program in December 2017, passed away suddenly on Aug. 23, 2017. But the Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University and Justin’s classmates made sure he was remembered, as his family was invited to both the December hooding and commencement ceremonies to accept Justin’s diploma. “We were overwhelmed by the kindness and consideration that Baylor officials, staff, and Justin’s fellow students showed us,” said his mother, Cindy. “Our grandsons were even given Baylor Bear teddy bears. Faculty members went out of their way to express their condolences and remark on what a good student Justin was. Our hearts were overflowing, and we will remain Baylor fans for the rest of our lives.”

Feb
23
2018

Christian Daily: Study links strong attachment to God to better mental health in old age

Feb. 23, 2018
Older individuals who are securely attached to God experience increased optimism over time, and those with confidence in God’s forgiveness often experience higher self-esteem, according to a Baylor University study led by Blake Victor Kent, a doctoral candidate in sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Secure attachment and the feeling of being forgiven by God also are related to higher life satisfaction.

Feb
23
2018

Commercial Property Executive: Passco Unveils Leadership Changes

Feb. 16, 2018
Andy Wang, B.A. (Psychology) ’99, has been promoted to senior vice president of the sales division of Passco Cos., as it looks to grow its portfolio into new product types including senior housing, industrial and self-storage.

Feb
23
2018

How Does a Nation Preserve Democracy? Expert Tom Ginsburg Discusses the Topic at 2018 Miller Lecture

WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2018) – Baylor University’s department of political science will present its annual Robert T. Miller Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in Bennett Auditorium. The guest lecturer, Tom Ginsburg, Ph.D., Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar and professor of political science at the University of Chicago Law School, will discuss democracy.

Feb
23
2018

KTLO-FM (Mountain Home, AR): MHHS senior awarded National Merit Finalist Scholarship

Feb. 22, 2018
Incoming Baylor freshman Kara Smeltzer, a senior at Mountain Home (AR) High School Career Academies, has been awarded a prestigious National Merit Finalist Scholarship. She plans to attend Baylor in preparation for medical school and eventually hopes to serve underprivileged children through a medical ministry.

Feb
23
2018

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Baylor Connections – Laura Hernandez, Baylor Law Professor

Feb. 23, 2018
AUDIO: On this week’s Baylor Connections, host Derek Smith interviews Laura Hernandez, J.D., professor at Baylor Law School, about serving immigrants in Central Texas, and the broader impact of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) requests. Hernandez is co-founder of the Baylor Law Immigration Clinic and a leading expert in the experiences of new immigrants to the United States.

Feb
23
2018

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: The Mass Choir of Mt. Zion Baptist Church Shines on “I’m Saved”

Feb. 18, 2018
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden highlights a gospel classic, “I’m Saved” by the Rev. Clay Evans, sung by the Mass Choir of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.