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Mar
22
2019

Meet 10 Baylor women who have made names for themselves in the arts

When Baylor was chartered in 1845, it was one of the first coeducational colleges or universities west of the Mississippi River — about 10 years before any public institution of higher learning would introduce mixed-gender learning, and a full 75 years before American women were guaranteed the right to vote. Since that groundbreaking beginning, countless […]

Mar
22
2019

Thomas Named Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger of the Week

Andy Thomas vs. Cal Poly 2019

A 5-for-5 Sunday performance capped off a sensational week for Baylor's Andy Thomas, earning him Player of the Week honors for the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award it was announced this week.

Mar
22
2019

Track & Field Set to Host Baylor Invitational

Megan SaxvanderWeyden

Baylor track & field is home for the first time this year as the Bears host the Baylor Invitational Saturday at Clyde Hart Track & Field Stadium.

Mar
22
2019

Cunningham Named a Candidate for 2019 Senior Class Award

Richard Cunningham 2019

Redshirt senior outfielder Richard Cunningham was named one of 30 candidates for the 2019 Senior Class Award, it was announced today. 
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School ®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

Mar
22
2019

No. 1 WBB Kicks Off NCAA Tournament vs. No. 16 Seed ACU

NaLyssa Smith

WACO, Texas - The No. 1/1 Baylor Lady Bears (31-1) take on No. 16 seed Abilene Christian (23-9) in Waco Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament on ESPN2.

Mar
22
2019

DIABETES DIDN’T KEEP ME FROM BEING ACTIVE

LC

Champions' TriBUne is a special feature through Baylor Athletics that will give you the student-athlete's perspective and tell their story in their voice. Lauren Cox, a 6-foot-4 junior forward from Flower Mound, Texas, is a two-time Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and has won four gold medals with USA Basketball. Seeded No. 1 overall for the NCAA Tournament, the Lady Bears (31-1) are hosting the first and second rounds this weekend and will play Abilene Christian at 5 p.m. Saturday

Mar
22
2019

Bloomberg: Hurd Mentality: Oracle CEO Explains $200 Million Giant (Podcast)

March 21, 2019
Mark Hurd, B.B.A. (Marketing) ’79, CEO of Oracle and a Baylor Regent who lettered in tennis while an undergraduate at Baylor, joins Scott Soshnick, Michael Barr and Eben Novy-Williams to discuss a host of issues related to the business of sports.

Mar
22
2019

CU Insight: Truity Credit Union names new Chief Financial Officer

March 12, 2019
Mark Cough, B.A. (Psychology) ’97, has been named as Truity Credit Union’s new chief financial officer. He previously served as vice president of finance at Coastal Federal Credit Union in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Mar
22
2019

Distinguished Professor of History from University of California, Santa Barbara, Will Present Annual Robert T. Miller Lecture

WACO, Texas (March 22, 2019) – Laura Kalman, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History at University of California, Santa Barbara, will present “The Long Reach of the Sixties” at the annual Robert T. Miller Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Bennett Auditorium in the Draper Academic Building, 1400 S. Seventh St.

Mar
22
2019

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Baylor Connections – Martha Lou Scott, Ed.D., Associate Vice President for Student Life

March 22, 2019
AUDIO: On this week’s edition of Baylor Connections, host Derek Smith interviews Martha Lou Scott, Ed.D., who joined the Baylor University staff five months before her graduation in 1971. Now Baylor’s associate vice president for student life, Dr. Scott has impacted generations of students, and in this interview, shares the joys and responsibilities of serving the students she’s cared for, counseled, mentored and inspired. Baylor Connections is a weekly radio program/podcast that introduces the people behind Baylor’s teaching, research and distinct role in higher education.

Mar
22
2019

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments – “Joy Like A River”

March 17, 2019
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden features the multi-talented Elder Nick Hightower, who founded the House of God Saints in Christ Churches denomination and father of the Hightower Brothers gospel group, who recorded the excellent “It's a Long, Long Way” LP with vocalist Sister Massey. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides sounds and stories for this weekly program.

Mar
22
2019

KWKT-TV: Mayborn Museum hosts 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day'

March 20, 2019
VIDEO: In honor of the Global Celebration of Storytelling, Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex hosted "The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day" as part of its newest exhibition — the work of Eric Carle, known for his hand-painted tissue collage technique in his children books. Rebecca Nall, assistant director of exhibits, communication and visitor services at the Mayborn Museum, was interviewed for the story.

Mar
22
2019

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Broadway actor Quentin Earl Darrington to perform in Waco

March 21, 2019
Broadway actor/singer Quentin Earl Darrington met with theatre students at Baylor University Thursday, going through exercises and coaching session and sharing his wealth of knowledge with the up-and-comers. Darrington is known for his roles in “Once on This Island,” which earned him a Grammy nomination, “Cats,” “Memphis” and as Harlem musician Colehouse Walker Jr. in “Ragtime.” Darrington also helped found a ministry called The Hang, which ministers to artists on a spiritual and professional level.

Mar
22
2019

Metro Atlanta CEO: Taylor English adds four to firm's insurance defense practice

March 21, 2019
Jenifer Fallon Pfanzelt, J.D. ’14, has joined the insurance defense practice of Taylor English Duma LLP in Atlanta, serving clients in a variety of areas. She also actively engages in pro bono activity with the Truancy Intervention Project and the Georgia Bar High School Mock Trial programs.

Mar
22
2019

The Washington Post: Horror is a must-see genre again. What’s a scaredy-cat to do? March 22, 2019

James Kendrick, Ph.D., horror film expert and associate professor of film and digital media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is featured in this article about the horror genre’s resurgence and why viewers enjoy these films. “You’re putting yourself in a situation where your mind and body feels it is in constant danger,” Kendrick said. “You’re out of control and you’re at the mercy of this machine that you strapped yourself into. … For those who like it, it’s the relief at the end that you got through it.” (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media and Public Relations, helped organize this interview.)

Mar
22
2019

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor student receives Younger Chemists honor

March 22, 2019
Samantha Yruegas, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in chemistry and biochemistry at Baylor University, has been named to the Periodic Table of Younger Chemists by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). Yruegas was selected by IUPAC to represent erbium (Er) on the periodic table. However, her chemistry research centers on another element, boron, which has potential applications in electronics as well as pharmaceutical advances. After completing her Ph.D. at Baylor, Yruegas will begin work as a postdoctoral fellow in the Chirik Group at Princeton University.

Mar
22
2019

WARC: Multicultural research has not kept pace with culture

March 22, 2019
The marketing research industry needs a TV measurement standard that reflects the multiculturalism of the audience, the impact of genre, the use of technology and the influence of demographics, according to a paper in the Journal of Advertising Research by J. P. James of Salem State University and Tyrha M. Lindsey-Warren, clinical assistant professor of marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.