Alumni, Parents & Friends News

Mar
22
2017

W. Basketball. No. 1 Seed Lady Bears Meet Louisville in Sweet 16

Fifth-ranked and top-seeded Baylor (32-3, 17-1 Big 12) will meet 13th-ranked and fourth-seeded Louisville (29-7, 12-4 ACC) in the Sweet Sixteen for the second time all-time on Friday, March 24, inside Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Mar
22
2017

W. Tennis. No. 15 WT Sweeps No. 20 Texas A&M

The No. 15 Baylor women’s tennis team (13-4) secured a 4-0 victory over Texas A&M (10-8) at Hurd Tennis Center on Wednesday night. The win, which ended an eight-game losing streak to the Aggies, keeps the Lady Bears undefeated at home, 10-0, on the season.

Mar
22
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’m having a good year. Got into grad school, won two competitions…”

“Baylor was the one place I auditioned [as a vocal performance (opera) major]. I like it here. … I’m having a good year. Got into grad school, won two competitions — I get to go to Carnegie Hall and sing in May, and I’m going to go to Germany to sing some opera. So, it’s been […]

Mar
22
2017

Baylor Lariat: Students compete in ESPN game show

March 21, 2017
Baylor’s men’s and women’s basketball teams are part of only four programs in the nation with both teams in the Sweet 16 of their March Madness tournaments. However, Baylor has a third team in March Madness, celebrating university academics. Three Baylor students are competing in a new quiz show on ESPN called “Bracket Genius,” which features teams from the universities competing in the Sweet 16 of the men’s NCAA tournament. “It was a very tough competition with some really incredible teams. But I think overall, we represented the school well, and you’ll have to tune in to see what I mean by that,” said senior Kat Largent, who competed alongside fellow seniors Daniel Notman and Trevor Taylor.

Mar
22
2017

Baylor Recreation Expert Shares Four Tips To Help You Enjoy The Outdoors This Spring And Summer

WACO, Texas (March 22, 2017) – As the nation inches into springtime and people begin to plan their summer vacations, a Baylor University recreation expert encourages trip planners to make time for outdoor adventures.

Mar
22
2017

Creating a Family: Baylor Professor’s Research Sparks Calls for Change in Adoption, Options Counseling Process

March 10, 2017
A new study by a Baylor University researcher gives voice to women who have placed a child for adoption and suggests changes to the options counseling process and policies that guide agencies and other adoption professionals. “We wanted to make sure that we would be able to capture different perspectives — birth mothers who have lived this experience as well as adoption professionals who work with expectant parents each day and understand that side of the process,” said lead author Elissa Madden, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.

Mar
22
2017

Easter Egg Hunt set for April 6

The ladies of Kappa Kappa Gamma invite you, your children and grandchildren to their annual Easter Egg Hunt at 4:30 p.m. April 6.

Mar
22
2017

KCEN-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): Baylor students compete for $100K on game show hosted by Baylor alum

March 21, 2017
A group of Baylor students will compete on a new ESPN quiz show called "Bracket Genius," debuting this week. The Baylor team includes Baylor business fellow Kat Largent of Spring, TX; senior university scholar Daniel Notman of Miami, FL; and senior secondary education major Trevor Taylor of San Antonio. The show, which is basically an academic version of March Madness, pits students from Sweet 16 schools against each other to answer trivia questions that aren't necessarily sports-related.

Mar
22
2017

Krista Howell

Sympathies to Krista Howell, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the Hankamer School of Business, on the passing of her mother, Mrs. Anita Allen, on March 19, 2017.

Mar
22
2017

KRZI-AM “The John Morris Show” (Waco/ESPN): “Bracket Genius” Interview with Baylor Senior Trevor Taylor

March 22, 2017
AUDIO: The Voice of the Bears John Morris interviews Trevor Taylor, a senior secondary education major from San Antonio, who is among three seniors representing Baylor on “Bracket Genius,” a new quiz show on ESPN2. The show matches up academic teams from the 16 universities competing in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Taylor’s teammates are Baylor Business Fellow Kat Largent of Spring and University Scholar Daniel Notman of Miami, Florida.

Mar
22
2017

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Program to help veterans with traumatic brain injury

March 21, 2017
VIDEO: Waco's Veterans One Stop is starting a new program in partnership with Baylor University for veterans with traumatic brain injury, as well as their families and caregivers. "Caregivers and folks like that end up having a lot of stress, more depression, maybe some anxiety. They don't function as well as they need to as caregivers when they are affected that severely by their loved one who is injured,” said Sara Dolan, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience and graduate program director of clinical psychology.

Mar
22
2017

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Texas Hunger Initiative receives $3 million

March 21, 2017
VIDEO: The Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) at Baylor University has received a $3 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to continue its work to end hunger in Texas, including building hunger free coalitions and making sure families have access to three meals a day, as well as helping the University's research and evaluations on the issue. "It allows us to identify what's working and what's not working, so that we have good evidence based models to expand accessibility to food for low income families," said Jeremy Everett, THI’s senior director of Texas Hunger Initiative.

Mar
22
2017

Population Health Symposium Brings Together Experts to Address Current Challenges in Health

WACO, Texas (March 22, 2017) – Baylor University will host a Population Health Symposium Friday, March 24. Experts from varied backgrounds will speak during events beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Barfield Drawing Room in Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St.

Mar
22
2017

The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Grants Roundup: UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital Gets $50 Million for Expansion

March 22, 2017
The $3 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University is among notable new grant awards compiled by The Chronicle. The grant will help THI build Hunger Free Coalitions across the state, continue child-nutrition programs, and conduct research and expand projects aimed at finding local, long-term solutions to hunger and poverty.

Mar
22
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Sweet 16 berth lands 3 Baylor students on ESPN quiz show

March 21, 2017
The postseason success of Baylor University’s men’s basketball team allowed three Baylor students to compete in a new ESPN quiz show for the 16 schools remaining in the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament. Baylor Business Fellow senior Kat Largent, of Spring; University Scholar senior Daniel Notman, of Miami, Florida; and secondary education senior Trevor Taylor, of San Antonio, will answer trivia questions covering history, literature, science, pop culture, sports and other topics on “Bracket Genius.”

Mar
22
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Texas Hunger Initiative receives $3 million grant from Wal-Mart Foundation

March 21, 2017
The Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University has received a $3 million grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation, which will fund child nutrition programs and university-based research, along with new Hunger Free Coalitions meant to bolster the Texas Hunger Initiative’s eight state offices. “You have the federal and state government working more closely together, local communities working more closely together, faith communities working with school districts, you name it,” said Jeremy Everett, Texas Hunger Initiative’s executive director. “The result has been extraordinary — increased food for families all across the state, but it’s also resulted in massive savings for bureaucratic spending for state and federal government.”

Mar
22
2017

Yang Li

Congratulations to faculty member Yang Li, engineering and computer science, and spouse Dandan, on the birth of their daughter Anna on March 3,2017.

Mar
21
2017

Baseball. No. 14/22 Baseball Defeats Dallas Baptist 8-6

No. 14/22 Baylor baseball posted an 8-6 win over Dallas Baptist on Tuesday evening at Baylor Ballpark. The Bears (17-4) used great defense and good hitting to take down the Patriots (13-7) on a second straight Tuesday.

Mar
21
2017

Softball. No. 14 SB Knocks off Sam Houston State, 4-1

No. 14/14 Baylor softball (26-5) was lifted by solid pitching and timely hitting, taking a 4-1 win over Sam Houston State (12-15) on Tuesday evening at Getterman Stadium.