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Jun
18
2019

Meet Brigadier General Shan Bagby — the Army’s top dentist, and a Baylor Bear

Here’s a question most of us don’t think to ask, but is intriguing once it’s considered: Who takes care of our military members’ teeth while they serve? The answer is the U.S. Army Dental Corps, and its leader — the Army’s top dentist — is a Baylor Bear. Brigadier General Shan K. Bagby, MHA ’11, […]

Jun
18
2019

Loftin Invited to 2019 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Training Camp

Nick Loftin 2019

Rising junior shortstop Nick Loftin has officially accepted an invitation to the 2019 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team training camp, it was announced by USA Baseball.

Jun
18
2019

Baylor Summer 1 & 2 Missions Teams Serving Others in Texas, Around the World

WACO, Texas (June 18, 2019) – Throughout the summer, Baylor Missions is sending nine teams of 130 Baylor University students, faculty, staff and friends to locations in Brazil, Guatemala, India, Peru, Uganda, Zambia and McAllen, Texas. Each Baylor Missions experience fosters informed global engagement that promotes the integration of faith with discipline-specific learning and hands-on service to contribute solutions to real-world challenges at home and abroad.

Jun
17
2019

And the prettiest spot on Baylor’s campus is…

What’s the prettiest spot on Baylor’s campus? It is … <drum roll> Pat Neff Hall! That’s according to an unofficial survey of the Baylor Family, conducted over the past week across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. More than 31,000 votes were cast in all as eight of Baylor’s most popular sites battled it out for the […]

Jun
17
2019

GETTING OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

Mission Team

Driving through the deeply impoverished township of Kliptown, Owen Rogers was hoping the bus wouldn't even stop. There was a stream of sewage running through the street; shacks and tents instead of permanent housing; and the only electricity is hot-wired from the nearby railroad tracks.

Jun
17
2019

Hill, Langeliers, Wendzel Named 2019 ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans

Kyle Hill 2019 NCAA Regional LA

Three Bears were named 2019 ABCA/Rawlings Division I All-Americans, it was announced recently. Pitcher Kyle Hill was named a First Team All-American for the fifth time this postseason, while catcher Shea Langeliers and third baseman Davis Wendzel were both named third team selections.

Jun
17
2019

Baylor Students, Faculty Create Greenhouse, Outdoor Learning Space at Local Elementary School

WACO, Texas (June 17, 2019) – Connally Elementary School in Waco is celebrating a new greenhouse and outdoor learning environment, thanks to the work of Stephanie C. Boddie, Ph.D., assistant professor of church and community ministries in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, and graduate students from the Baylor School of Education, George W. Truett Seminary and School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Jun
17
2019

Catholic Sentinel (Portland, OR): Ordination for Two on June 15

June 12, 2019
Deacon Peter Julia, B.S.Ed. (Health/Fitness Studies) ’03, was ordained as a priest June 15 in Portland, Oregon. Before entering seminary, he worked as a rock-climbing instructor, coach, guide and bicycle mechanic and salesman. While enrolled at the North American College in Rome, he serviced the bicycles of his peers. He compares adjusting bicycle spokes to get rid of wobbles to the occasional re-centering humans need via sacraments, formation and liturgy.

Jun
17
2019

CNET.com: Mysterious mass of moon metal discovered under lunar south

June 12, 2019
The mass of a metal “anomaly” beneath the moon’s largest crater is five times greater than the big island of Hawaii, and according to a new study led by Baylor University, it could contain metals remaining from an ancient asteroid impact. It sits 180 miles beneath the South Pole-Aitken basin — one of the solar system’s largest impact craters, and the moon’s oldest, at over 4 billion years old. The research, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, suggests two theories for the origin of the blob, found when researchers analyzed data from NASA missions.

Jun
17
2019

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas: Dallas Fed Announces Executive Promotions

June 14, 2019
Two Baylor graduates have been promoted at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Paige Johnson, B.B.A. (Management/Accounting) ’84, administrative officer in the research department, has been promoted to assistant vice president with continuing responsibility for the administrative functions in research, including technology and library services. Ed Skelton, B.B.A. (Economics) ’94, macrosurveillance officer in the banking supervision department, has been promoted to assistant vice president with continuing responsibility for the risk and surveillance functions of the department.

Jun
17
2019

KCEN-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): Local elementary school gets greenhouse built by Baylor students

June 17, 2019
VIDEO: Students and teachers at Connally Elementary in Waco have a new solar-powered greenhouse and an outdoor learning space to grow their own produce – and their teachers have use of a new curriculum to use alongside it – thanks to the efforts of Baylor students from the School of Education, Truett Seminary and School of Engineering and Computer Science, led by Stephanie C. Boddie, Ph.D., assistant professor of church and community ministries. "With an environment like this, it really helps students to learn in the classroom but then to come out and integrate that learning and apply that learning in a way that really makes sense to them," Boddie said.

Jun
17
2019

New York Magazine: Scientists Find Mystery Mass Under Moon’s Surface

June 11, 2019
The mass of a metal “anomaly” beneath the moon’s largest crater is five times greater than the big island of Hawaii, and according to a new study led by Baylor University, it could contain metals remaining from an ancient asteroid impact. It sits 180 miles beneath the South Pole-Aitken basin — one of the solar system’s largest impact craters, and the moon’s oldest, at over 4 billion years old. The research, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, suggests two theories for the origin of the blob, found when researchers analyzed data from NASA missions.

Jun
17
2019

NIH (National Institutes of Health) Record: Fordham Scholars Visit for Ethics Training

June 14, 2019
Stacy Ryan-Pettes, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was one of four early-stage investigators – all Fellows with the prestigious Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute – who made presentations to the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Ryan-Pettes discussed her study exploring youth in the justice system and their willingness to participate in substance use treatment research that measures drug use and related problematic behaviors when protocols include any disclosure of informa¬tion to probation.

Jun
17
2019

Odessa (WA) Record: 2019 grads earn scholarships worth $127,304

June 13, 2019
Incoming Baylor freshman Tori Weishaar is valedictorian of Odessa High School and has received several scholarships, including the President’s Gold Scholarship at Baylor. She also was one of three students to earn an orange community service cord to be worn at graduation for collecting 223 hours of community service.

Jun
17
2019

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor golfer Ryan Grider wins Texas Amateur title

June 16, 2019
Dallas Athletic Club’s official colors are blue and gold, but after Baylor junior Ryan Grider’s 2019 victory, the second straight Baylor golfer to have won the Texas Amateur here, it might be time to change them to green and gold. That’s because for the second straight time that the Texas Amateur Championship has been played on the historic Blue Course, a Baylor golfer has won Texas’ oldest and most prestigious amateur golf event.

Jun
17
2019

WBBM-AM (Chicago/CBS): Researchers Discover Mysterious Material Under Moon’s Largest Crater

June 13, 2019
AUDIO: Peter King with CBS Radio News reports on research led by Baylor University that found a mass buried hundreds of miles underneath the Moon's biggest crater at the South Pole could be the metallic remnants from an asteroid that hit the moon four billion years ago or could be a natural phenomenon as the Moon evolves. Lead author is Peter B. James, Ph.D., assistant professor of planetary geophysics in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.

Jun
15
2019

RG3 WANTS TO MAKE CAMP AN EVERY-YEAR THING

RG3 Rhule

By Jerry Hill

Jun
14
2019

Who were Baylor’s founding fathers?

It may come as some surprise to many Bears to learn that Judge Baylor wasn’t Baylor’s only founding father. Most Bears know Judge R.E.B. Baylor — a lawyer and legislator in Kentucky and Alabama who met Christ at age 46, became a Baptist minister and moved to what was then the Republic of Texas to […]

Jun
14
2019

Baylor Athletics Announces External Reorganization and Staff Promotions

External

Baylor Vice President and Director of Athletics Mack B. Rhoades, IV, announced Friday, the completion of a comprehensive assessment and realignment process for its external affairs unit in advance of the 2019-20 academic year.