Alumni, Parents & Friends News

Aug
22
2017

W. Equestrian. Equestrian Announces 2017-18 Schedule

WACO, Texas – Baylor equestrian released its 11-meet schedule for the 2017-18 season, announced Monday by first-year head coach Casie Maxwell.

Aug
22
2017

New school year debuts newly renovated Martin Hall

With the start of the new school year Monday also came the debut of a newly renovated Martin Hall, which had been closed for the past year as the Baylor residence hall received some serious upgrades. Among them: updated rooms with new furniture, lighting and fixtures; additional space for studying and socializing; a new apartment […]

Aug
22
2017

W. Basketball. Emerging Opals Move to 2-0 Tuesday

Baylor senior Kristy Wallace and the Emerging Opals moved to 2-0 in Group D of the 2017 World University Games with a 69-47 victory against Argentina early Tuesday morning inside University Taipei Tianmu Gymnasium.

Aug
22
2017

M. Basketball. Jerome Tang Promoted to MBB Associate Head Coach

Baylor men’s basketball head coach Scott Drew announced Tuesday that Jerome Tang has been promoted to associate head coach. Tang is entering his 15th season as an assistant on Drew’s staff.

Aug
22
2017

Baylor Business: Baylor University Student Group Receives Prestigious Award from World’s Largest HR Association

Aug. 21, 2017
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2016-2017 Merit Award designation to the Baylor University SHRM student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members. Of the 327 student chapters from across the United States, Baylor was one of 149 winners. Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of management in Hankamer School of Business and faculty adviser, said that leaders of the Baylor group have worked hard to build “a strong student organization that brings value to its members, fosters community and welcomes upperclassmen and underclassmen to come explore the HR field.”

Aug
22
2017

Baylor Magazine: Survivors Share Stories, Lessons in New Institute for Oral History Project

Aug. 21, 2017
Survivors of some of the last half-century’s worst atrocities now have their stories and firsthand experiences preserved for future generations through a special Baylor Institute for Oral History (IOH) project, the Survivors of Genocide project, commissioned and funded by the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. “When we hear about genocide, we see numbers, often graphic numbers, and hear reports of atrocities,” said Stephen Sloan, Ph.D., B.B.A. ’90, M.A. ’98, Baylor IOH director and assistant professor of history. “What can be lost is the human experience. What is it like for an individual to encounter this and continue to live a life? What oral histories and this project bring is that human experience—someone touched as closely as you can be by an event, relating it to you to help us understand.”

Aug
22
2017

ChurchMilitant.com: The Anti-Catholic History of the KKK

Aug. 18, 2017
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History and co-director of Program on Historical Studies of Religion in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, is quoted in this article about how the KKK, following the end of the Civil War, transformed into a paramilitary group bent on fighting Reconstruction and the advancement of African-American, Jews and Catholics.

Aug
22
2017

Hometown by Handlebar: Temple Houston: Standing in the Shadow of Sam

Aug. 15, 2017
Temple Houston, son of Sam Houston, was one of 10 ten students to graduate from Baylor University in 1878. After Baylor, he became the youngest practicing attorney in Texas at age 21 and the youngest state senator in Texas history at age 24. This blog post details his controversial personal life and numerous accomplishments, including winning a shooting contest against Billy the Kid.

Aug
22
2017

KXXV-TV (Waco, Killeen, Temple/ABC): Baylor historians weigh in on Confederate monument debate

Aug. 21, 2017
VIDEO: Historians at Baylor University provide historical perspective on the debate of whether Confederate statues and monuments should come down. Quoted are Kim Kellison, Ph.D., associate dean of humanities and social sciences and associate professor of history, and Brendan Payne, Ph.D., lecturer of history.

Aug
22
2017

MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Inspired Response from Black Gospel Artists

WACO, Texas (Aug. 22, 2017) - As the 54th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech approaches, Robert Darden, professor of journalism and founder and director of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project (BGMRP), says King’s speech was fertile ground for creative expression by black gospel artists recording in the years after 1963.

Aug
22
2017

Topeka Capital-Journal (Topeka, KS): Clouds, rain can’t wash fascination with solar eclipse from eyes in Missouri

Aug. 21, 2017
Professor Lorin Matthews, Ph.D., professor of physics, was among those who traveled to Amazonia, Missouri, population 318, to take in the eclipse. “It’s amazing we can predict with such accuracy the location of the sun, the earth and the moon,” she said.

Aug
22
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Partial eclipse, total elation: Waco residents, students gather to watch partial solar eclipse

Aug. 21, 2017
Eclipses occur more often than people think, said Augusto Carballido, Ph.D., assistant research professor in CASPER (Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics, and Engineering Research), a guest speaker at the Waco-McLennan County library during the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. “The problem is, most of the time they occur in places where there’s no one to see them. That would be mostly over the oceans.” The next solar eclipse will be in 2024, with the path of totality visible in Waco.

Aug
21
2017

Football. Veteran O-Line Coach Brings 47 Years of Experience

Long before a 47-year coaching career that's taken him to eight different schools and stints with three NFL teams, and even before he played freshman football for Andy Baylock at the University of Connecticut, George DeLeone was a self-described "college football nut."

Aug
21
2017

W. Basketball. Wallace Guides Australia to World University Games Win

Baylor women’s basketball senior Kristy Wallace opened 2017 World University Games action with Australia’s Emerging Opals early Monday morning. Starting at guard, Wallace scored five points, pulled down two rebounds and distributed four assists to help Australia secure a 78-71 victory over Lithuania.

Aug
21
2017

A New Year Begins at Baylor University

Today is a special day at Baylor University. After spending their summer months pursuing a wide range of activities -- from new students preparing for their journey to Baylor to upper-division and graduate students taking summer classes, serving on mission trips abroad and pursuing internships across the country -- this morning our students began their first day of classes for the fall 2017 semester.

Aug
21
2017

Baylor Lariat: Livingstone shares summer experiences, vision for university

Aug. 20, 2017
Q&A with Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone with Lariat editor Bailey Brammer, a sophomore journalism major from Phoenix, Arizona. After a summer spent interacting with incoming freshmen and receiving her Baylor Line jersey, as well as being hard at work as president of the university, Dr. Livingstone speaks about her and her husband’s experiences on campus this summer, as well as her plans to continue to move the university toward a bright future.

Aug
21
2017

Baylor Lariat: McLendon appointed as Baylor interim provost

Aug. 20, 2017
Article about the appointment of Michael McLendon, Ph.D., as interim provost. McLendon said he is excited to be a part of Baylor during a time of effective change. “It’s the right time in Baylor history where my talent and interest could best be used,” McLendon said. “It’s a very exciting and momentous year and I’m grateful and privileged to be a part of it.”

Aug
21
2017

Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas: Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas Awards 60 New Grants

Aug. 16, 2017
Kevin Pinney, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and biochemistry in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was one of the recipients of 60 new academic research, prevention and product development research grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) towards advancing the fight against cancer. Pinney’s grant will focus on “Targeting Cathepsin L as a Selective Mechanism for the Release of Potent Anticancer Agents from Drug-Linker Conjugates.”

Aug
21
2017

KWTX-TV Ch. 10 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Total solar eclipse show originating at KWTX airs nationwide

Aug. 21, 2017
VIDEO: Trey Cade, Ph.D., assistant research professor and director of the Baylor Institute for Air Science, was the guest expert on a KWTX-TV special broadcast on the total solar eclipse that aired across the country on nearly 100 Gray Television stations. Cade served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years, working primarily as a space weather scientist before coming to Baylor University. He teaches courses in leadership, meteorology and space weather and conducts research in Baylor’s Space Weather Research Laboratory. (Tonya B. Hudson, director of Baylor Media Communications, coordinated the interview.)

Aug
21
2017

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): UMHB women's basketball adds Niya Johnson as assistant coach

Aug. 21, 2017
Former Baylor women's basketball student-athlete Niya Johnson, B.S.Ed. (Health/Kinesiology/Leisure Studies) ’15, has joined the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s basketball program as assistant coach. Johnson was a four-year All-Big 12 selection as the Lady Bears’ starting point guard and earned All-American honors as a senior.