Baylor Alumni, Parents & Friends News
When the Baylor football team takes the field Saturday against West Virginia, it will do so in a way the Bears never have before — as the No. 2 team in the nation. In both major polls released this week (the AP and Coaches Poll), head coach Art Briles’ squad is ranked No. 2 — […]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 13, 2015) – Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library will hold its annual Benefactors Day celebration from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. The event commemorates those who support Armstrong Browning Library (ABL), the world’s leading 19th century research center and one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.
A public memorial service for Diana Garland, founding dean and later namesake of Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at First Baptist Church of Waco, 500 Webster Ave.
Baylor welcomes West Virginia to McLane Stadium for its Big 12 home opener Saturday on FOX at 11 a.m.
Coach Art Briles and players met with the media to discuss their upcoming game vs. West Virginia.
Baylor volleyball matched the program’s highest ever RPI ranking, earning the No. 30 spot in the standings released by the NCAA on Monday afternoon.
Baylor football's Homecoming game against Iowa State on Oct. 24 will begin at 11 a.m. CT, the Big 12 office announced Monday.
Oct. 12, 2015
In spite of some discouraging trends, the problem of hunger in the United States — particularly among children — can be solved, the leader of the national “No Kid Hungry” movement told participants at the Together at the Table Hunger and Poverty Summit Oct. 7-9 at Baylor University. “For the first time, a majority of public school students — 51 percent — live below the poverty line,” said Bill Shore, the founder of Share Our Strength who serves on the National Commission on Hunger along with Jeremy Everett, founding director of Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 12, 2015) – In response to the refugee crisis happening around the globe, Baylor chapel will host a day of prayer for refugees on Wednesday, Oct. 14.
Over the course of 1,000 miles, a runner has plenty of time to think — about her life, about the people who mean the most, about what motivates someone to run a distance equal to a trip from Waco to the outskirts of Chicago. As Emily Guberman, BS ’15, runs 1,000 miles over the course […]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 12, 2015) – Baylor University’s department of religion in the College of Arts & Sciences will welcome renowned church historian Bill Leonard, Ph.D., for a lecture at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in Marrs McLean Science Room 301.
Oct. 1, 2015
Pumpkin products proliferate in autumn — and not just for pies, breads and Halloween decor, but for goodies that may not live up to pumpkins’ healthy reputation. Quoted is Suzy Weems, Ph.D., registered dietitian and professor of nutrition sciences in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. “Pumpkin is delightful. Just be sure to read the container or the wrapper to know the details,” Weems said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story in October 2014. She covers family and consumer sciences.)
Oct. 8, 2015
Elizabeth Goatley, Ph.D., assistant professor in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, studies human trafficking. In this story, she identifies several signs that parents and guardians should look for to determine whether their children are at risk to be recruited for human trafficking. "Each year, there are 30,000 to 40,000 children at risk for trafficking recruitment,” Goatley said. "Some common places for recruitment are schools, bus stations, homeless shelters, malls and on the Internet." (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)
Oct. 12, 2015
Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, will be featured in the series premiere of the History Channel’s “Alcatraz: Search for the Truth,” at 8 p.m. CT tonight. Baker conducted DNA analysis on the remains of a suspected Alcatraz escapee and will reveal the evidence to the U.S. Marshals working on the decades-long investigation.
Oct. 9, 2015
This article references research by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, which shows that cellphones are damaging relationships and leading to higher levels of depression. In this article Roberts specifically addresses bosses who choose to ignore their relationships with their staff members to spend time on their phones. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched the cellphone research nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)
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Political Pundits, Presidential Polls and Primary Debates—Helping Children Understand the Presidential Election Process
WACO, Texas (Oct. 12, 2015) — Every U.S. presidential election season teems with political pundits, presidential polls and primary debates. Commentators and talking heads abound on TV critiquing candidates’ every move, including their debate and campaign trail performances. It can be overwhelming and difficult to understand for adults, but imagine if you are among the youngest Americans—children.
Oct. 10, 2015
People who have an exaggerated view of their own IQ – those likely to be dubbed as “know-it-alls” – tend to be more academically successful than their humble counterparts, according to a new study by psychology researchers in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. The finding was quite a surprise to the researchers, who had theorized that people with “intellectual humility” would achieve greater success. Instead, they discovered that intellectual arrogance generally predicted academic achievement, especially on individual course work. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, has pitched this research nationally. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)
Oct. 12, 2015
Article on a panel discussion featuring two members of the National Commission on Hunger —Mariana Chilton from Drexel University School of Public Health and Jeremy Everett from the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University — at the Together at the Table Hunger and Poverty Summit Oct. 7-9 on the Baylor campus. The commission soon will report its findings and recommendations on combatting domestic hunger and food insecurity to Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Oct. 9, 2015
The Digital Age, a Waco-based worship band, is seeking innovative ways to reach teenagers and college students with the gospel. The band members met while attending Baylor and became a part of the Dove Award-winning David Crowder Band. When Crowder left to join Passion City Church in Atlanta, the remaining band members decided to create their own worship band.