Alumni, Parents & Friends News

Oct
23
2017

M. Tennis. MT's Schretter Ends Run in ITA Championship Final

Baylor men's tennis junior Johannes Schretter ended his run at the ITA Texas Regional Championship Presented by Oracle in the singles championship final Monday morning at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center in College Station, Texas.

Oct
23
2017

Recapping #BaylorHomecoming 2017

Thousands upon thousands of Baylor Family members filled campus this past weekend, taking advantage of ideal weather to enjoy all the traditions of Homecoming, from bonfire and Pigskin to the parade and the football game. Thanks, as always, to everyone who made the weekend such a success, from the students of Chamber who worked so […]

Oct
23
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “I feel proud that Baylor’s my home.”

“I feel proud that Baylor’s my home. That I have a community that loves me and supports me. My aunt was in Student Foundation, so I’m really proud that I get to continue her legacy and other peoples’ before me. Especially during Homecoming. This is a time when people can come back and say, ‘Look […]

Oct
23
2017

Baylor Debate Team Wins Season Opener Under Leadership of Award-Winning Coach Matt Gerber

WACO, Texas (Oct. 23, 2017) – Baylor University’s Glenn R. Capp Debate Forum won first place at a recent invitation-only tournament that featured the top teams in the nation, including those from Cornell University, Rutgers University, Arizona State University, Gonzaga University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Binghamton University and University of West Georgia.

Oct
23
2017

Baylor Media Communications: What Makes Horror Movies Scary? “We do,” Says Baylor Film Expert

Oct. 18, 2017
The best scary movies adapt to society’s current fears and turn current cultural, social and political preoccupations into elements of horror, says a Baylor University film historian and an expert on the horror film genre, said James Kendrick, Ph.D., associate professor of film and digital media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. However, as elements of fear transform with society, the elements of horror films remain. “Character and story, atmosphere and the monster,” Kendrick said. “That’s all you really need. Interesting, engaging characters in an effective setting pitted against some kind of monstrosity. That is the core of the genre, and anything and everything else grows from and functions to support those three elements.”

Oct
23
2017

Baylor Police Department Hosts Collection Site for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

WACO, Texas (Oct. 23, 2017) – Baylor University’s Police Department (BUPD) will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, presented by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). BUPD will have a DEA reception box from October 25-30 in the station’s lobby, 1521 S. 4th St.

Oct
23
2017

Baylor’s Executive MBA Program Moves Up in 2017 Financial Times EMBA Ranking

WACO, Texas (Oct. 23, 2017) – The Executive MBA program at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, which operates EMBA programs for senior executives in business and health care in Dallas and Austin, moved up to No. 89 among the top 100 U.S. and international programs in the 2017 Financial Times EMBA rankings.

Oct
23
2017

KWKT-TV Ch. 44 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/FOX): Baylor accreditation visit "successful"

Oct. 20, 2017
Baylor Regents received an update from Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone on Friday about the recent visit of a special committee of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, who conducted an on-site visit Oct. 2-4 in response to a warning sanction by the University's accrediting body last December. After reviewing student services, athletics and the overall institutional environment, the special committee found Baylor to be compliant in all three areas. The review committee also verified that all 105 recommendations that Baylor undertook in response to incidents of sexual violence have been implemented.

Oct
23
2017

KWTX-TV Baylor GameDay: BU homecoming queen talks importance of sign language

Oct. 21, 2017
VIDEO: Baylor Homecoming Queen Kaylee King, a senior communication sciences and disorders major from Flower Mound who was the nominee for Baylor’s American Sign Language club, visited the KWTX Baylor GameDay set to advocate for American Sign Language and the deaf community. King was joined by Emilye Harris, a senior communication sciences and disorders major from Gladewater, who served on the set as a sign language interpreter.

Oct
23
2017

KWTX-TV Baylor GameDay: Colonel Joel L. Carey talks military and football

Oct. 21, 2017
Col. Joel Carey, B.A. (Economics) ’92, a Baylor AFROTC graduate and former football player, now Commander of the 12th Flying Training Wing at Randolph AFB in San Antonio, previewed the T-38 flyover at Saturday’s football game and spoke about his role in the military and his family’s long history with Baylor.

Oct
23
2017

KWTX-TV Ch. 10 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Waco: BU presented with 2 volumes of founder’s writings

Oct. 20, 2017
Two volumes of writings by Judge R.E.B. Baylor from 1845 to 1850 were presented to Baylor University and its Board of Regents Friday by Brazos County District Clerk Marc Hamlin. The handwritten notes were found in the Brazos County Courthouse, and through a Texas grant, the original papers were preserved and copies were made for the University. The volumes will be housed at Baylor’s Texas Collection.

Oct
23
2017

KXXV-TV Ch. 25 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC)” KXXV-TV Ch. 25 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Security planning for Baylor football games starts a year in advance

Oct. 22, 2017
VIDEO: Mark Childers, associate vice president for Baylor’s Department of Public Safety, discusses the extensive security planning conducted by Baylor staff and local law enforcement agencies to keep the thousands of spectators safe at Baylor football games at McLane Stadium. Childers credits strong local law enforcement partnerships for managing high-level security operations. “When fans come here it doesn't matter what game, how many fans. They're going to get the gold standard of major event security when they step on to these premises,” Childers said. (Tonya B. Hudson pitched this story and coordinated the interview.)

Oct
23
2017

KXXV-TV Ch. 25 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Inauguration of Baylor President Livingstone

Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone will sit down with Ann Harder, host of the lifestyle news program “Central Texas Living” on KXXV-TV Ch. 25, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, to discuss the first months of her presidency, settling in to life on campus and about her Inauguration Day at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Ferrell Center.

Oct
23
2017

Lesley & Scott McAllister

Congratulations to faculty members Lesley and Scott McAllister, school of music, on the birth of their son, Camden Patrick McAllister, on August 25, 2017.

Oct
23
2017

Series of Academic Events, Film Screenings Revisit Red October

WACO, Texas (Oct. 23, 2017) – Baylor University will host a series of academic lectures and film screenings sponsored by the Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, Department of History, McBride Center for International Business, International Studies and Armstrong Browning Library that look back at the world-transforming events that took place 100 years ago during the Russian Revolution.

Oct
23
2017

The Baylor Lariat: Baylor confident in accreditation review

Oct. 20, 2017
Following Friday’s Board of Regents meeting, Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone announced that the University feels good about the recent review by a committee of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), stating Baylor was in compliance with accreditation standards. The committee found that Baylor “operated with integrity” and “responded to all requests with clarity and truthfulness” and verified that Baylor had implemented all 105 of Pepper Hamilton’s recommendations. This article also reports about governance reforms and new organizational changes to University administration, including the creation of the President’s Council and the University Council.