Alumni, Parents & Friends News

Jun
16
2018

W. Volleyball. A Wedding Day to Remember

Ryan McGuyre remembers how difficult that first spring at Baylor was, how a young libero named Jana Brusek would sit in his office until she couldn't cry anymore.

Jun
15
2018

Baseball. Bradford Selected to USA Baseball National Team

Baylor baseball sophomore left-handed pitcher Cody Bradford has been selected for the 2018 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team roster, joining Baylor teammate Shea Langeliers.

Jun
15
2018

‘Blockbuster’ Titanic exhibit comes to Baylor’s Mayborn Museum

Earlier this month, Baylor’s Mayborn Museum debuted its biggest exhibit ever — Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. Featuring more than 150 artifacts recovered from the ocean floor, the exhibit takes visitors on a journey back in time through the design, building, and ultimate tragedy of the RMS Titanic. Upon entering the exhibit, attendees are given a replica boarding […]

Jun
15
2018

Connecting Summer Camps to Mission-Minded Students

WACO, Texas (June 15, 2018) – This summer, more than 500 Baylor University students are serving at camps throughout the country.

Jun
15
2018

Inside Science: Treated Wastewater Detects Chemicals from Drug Production Facilities

June 14, 2018
Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey recently visited 13 wastewater treatment plants in nine states and Puerto Rico, to research if the drug manufacturers are a major source for contamination in waterways.
Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science and Biomedical Studies and director of the environmental health science program, is quoted in the article. “This is another interesting study from the USGS group,” Brooks said. “The elevated levels as they note in their conclusions really call for additional research to determine what consequences might be presented to organisms living in waterways receiving these effluents.”

Jun
15
2018

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Baylor Connections – Dr. Burt Burleson, University Chaplain

June 8, 2018
AUDIO: On this week’s episode of Baylor Connections, host Derek Smith interviews Burt Burleson, D.Min., University Chaplain and dean of Spiritual Life at Baylor, about the process of spiritual formation at a university of more than 16,000 students, who all find themselves at different points in their faith journeys. Baylor Connections is a weekly radio program/podcast that introduces the people behind Baylor’s teaching, research and distinct role in higher education.

Jun
15
2018

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Baylor Trumpet Studio

June 14, 2018
VIDEO: Wiff Rudd Jr., professor and coordinator of brass in Baylor’s School of Music, joins Central Texas Living anchor Ann Harder, B.A. ’75, to talk about the Baylor Trumpet Program, which won the National Trumpet Competition for the fifth time in eight years.

Jun
15
2018

Science Daily: Are birth mothers satisfied with decisions to place children for adoption?

June 8, 2018
New research by Elissa Madden, Ph.D., associate professor in Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, could change the adoption landscape for birth mothers struggling with the life-altering decision to place their children. The study questions whether birth mothers are satisfied with their decisions to place their children for adoption and whether time affects that decision. "This article seeks to address a clear void in the literature," Madden said, "and we hope it has some implications for future practices and adoption policies."

Jun
15
2018

The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL): State Farm names scholarship winners

June 11, 2018
Incoming Baylor freshman Melissa Reiss has received a scholarship from State Farm Companies Foundation, which is conducted through the National Merit Scholarship Program by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. Reiss plans to major in business management and computer science.

Jun
15
2018

The Washington Post: Father’s Day is ‘bittersweet’ for these children who lost their dads in the line of duty

June 15, 2018
Haley Hartwick, B.S.Ed. (Integrated Studies) ’17, shares the story of her father, Army Chief Warrant Officer Michael Hartwick, who was killed in 2006 in Iraq. She was 10-years-old. Hartwick describes how she spends Father’s Day eating her father’s favorite meal and watching a film they enjoyed together. Hartwick and other children who lost a father in the line of duty wrote letters to their dads for Father’s Day this year in part as a grief exercise, in part to honor their fathers’ legacies — and also to be part of a project started by the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, a nonprofit organization that pays full tuition for gold-star children to attend college.

Jun
15
2018

Waco Tribune-Herald: Family reunites in Baylor Theatre's "Dead Accounts"

June 15, 2018
Baylor University Theater has opened its Summer Series with the play “Dead Accounts” at Theatre 11 in Baylor’s Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. The play focuses on a brother, a sister and a surprise reunion that turns their family upside down.

Jun
14
2018

W. Golf. Gurleen Kaur Named Golfweek All-American

Baylor women's golf freshman Gurleen Kaur has been named to Golfweek's Division I All-America honorable mention team. She becomes the fifth All-American in program history, joining Hayley Davis, Dylan Kim, Laura Lonardi and Amy Lee.

Jun
14
2018

Football. New NCAA Rules Benefit The 'Health And Safety Of All Our Players'

Matt Rhule is part of the wave of coaches around the country who favor new legislation passed by the NCAA Division I Council on Wednesday, including a rule that will allow athletes to compete in up to four games without losing a season of eligibility.

Jun
14
2018

M. Golf. Men's Golf Trio Named Golfweek All-America

Baylor men's golfers Garrett May, Braden Bailey and Matthew Perrine were recognized on Golfweek's 2018 Division I All-America Teams. May was an All-American Third Team selection, while Bailey and Perrine both earned honorable mention recognition.

Jun
14
2018

W. Basketball. WBB Announces Dallas Wings Experience

Baylor women's basketball is proud to exclusively offer fans the opportunity to attend a WNBA game and mingle with a Lady Bear professional afterward in Texas. The ‘Dallas Wings Experience' is set for Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m. (CT) at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas.

Jun
14
2018

Baptist Standard: Around the State

June 14, 2018
(Third news item) A $2.5 million gift from the estate of Lorene Taylor Davidson, who died in 2013 at age 100, enabled Baylor University to establish the Floyd F. Davidson Endowed Memorial Chair in Biology. It is named for her husband, who served on the Baylor faculty from 1946 to 1977 and was chair of the university’s biology department. He preceded her in death in 1990.

Jun
14
2018

Baylor Gerontology Expert: Signs that Your Loved One is Suffering Elder Abuse

WACO, Texas (June 14, 2018) – Each year, an estimated 5 million older adults are abused, neglected or exploited, according to the Administration for Community Living.

Jun
14
2018

CU Insight: American Airlines Federal Credit Union awards 2018 scholarships to 11 students

June 7, 2018
Allie Rivers, a post-baccalaureate student in Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, is among 11 recipients of a $5,000 scholarship from American Airlines Federal Credit Union.