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May
20
2019

Congratulations, Baylor Class of 2019!

Congratulations, Class of 2019 — you did it! This weekend, more than 2,500 Bears walked the Ferrell Center stage to receive their hard-earned diplomas. Thousands of their friends and family filled the Ferrell Center for each of three ceremonies, and tens of thousands more watched the live-streamed video. This year, the Ferrell Center videoboard even […]

May
20
2019

SACE May Champions of the Month

SACE September

Alex Madlock (women's track & field), Madi O'Neal (softball), Terrel Bernard (football) and Johannes Schretter (men's tennis) were selected as the Student-Athlete Center for Excellence (SACE) May Champions of the Month.

May
20
2019

New Study Assesses the Roles, Needs, and Priorities of the Environmental Health Workforce

WACO, Texas (May 20, 2019) – Today, the National Environmental Health Association’s (NEHA) Journal of Environmental Health published the article “Uncovering Environmental Health: An Initial Assessment of the Profession’s Health Department Workforce and Practice.”

May
20
2019

Two Baylor Professors Receive 2019 Centennial Professor Awards

WACO, Texas (May 20, 2019) — Two Baylor University professors are equipped to conduct research they hope will result in two new books after being named 2019 Baylor Centennial Professors by the Centennial Faculty Development Review Committee.

May
19
2019

Egbo, Smith to Represent Baylor on USA Basketball U19 World Cup Team

NaLyssa Smith

WACO, Texas – Baylor University women's basketball sophomores Queen Egbo and NaLyssa Smith each earned positions on the 2019 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Cup Team along with 10 other of the top players in the country.

May
19
2019

MT Opens NCAA Individual Championships Monday

Johannes Schretter

WACO, Texas – Baylor men's tennis will have four Bears begin play at the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships, running May 20-25 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.

May
18
2019

Regular Season Finale at Oklahoma State Cancelled Due to Field Conditions

Team 2019

The Bears' regular season finale at Oklahoma State set for Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. CT has been cancelled due to field conditions. It will not be made up.

May
18
2019

MT's Boitan Named ITA Regional Rookie of the Year

Adrian Boitan

WACO, Texas – Baylor men's tennis freshman Adrian Boitan was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Texas Regional Rookie of the Year, announced by the organization Saturday morning.

May
17
2019

No. 12 Baseball Falls in Game Two at No. 13 OSU

Richard Cunningham 2019

On Friday evening at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium, the No. 12 Bears dropped a tight one at No. 13 Oklahoma State, 5-4.

May
17
2019

Wendzel Named a Semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy

Davis Wendzel vs. Cornell 2_22_19

National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association has released the list of semifinalists for the 2019 Dick Howser Trophy, presented by The Game Headware, and junior third baseman Davis Wendzel was one of 26 semifinalists. The award, given to the top player in collegiate baseball, is based on two rounds of national voting.

May
17
2019

Langeliers Named a Semifinalist for the Buster Posey Award

Shea Langeliers 2019

Baylor junior catcher Shea Langeliers was named one of 14 semifinalists for the Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher of the Year Award by the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission on Friday. The finalists will be announced on June 3 and the award will be handed out at the 22nd Annual Greater Wichita Sports Banquet on June 27.

May
17
2019

These Baylor Bears are ready to fling their green and gold afar

It’s the question every college senior gets over and over again: “What are you doing after graduation?” It might be a job in your dream field. It might be a job in another field, while you look for a way into your dream field. It might be graduate school to better prepare you for your […]

May
17
2019

MT's Bendeck Tabbed CoSIDA Academic All-District

Jimmy Bendeck

WACO, Texas – Baylor men's tennis senior Jimmy Bendeck was named a College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA) First Team Academic All-District selection, announced by the organization Thursday afternoon.

May
17
2019

Baylor Regents Celebrate Transformational $100 Million Gift, Approve Funding to Enhance Core Science Research Facilities, Move Forward with Tidwell, Cashion Renovation Plans

WACO, Texas (May 17, 2019) – At its regular spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents celebrated the historic $100 million gift for Baylor’s $1.1 billion Give Light comprehensive philanthropic campaign that undergirds <Illuminate, the University’s strategic plan, and impacts every aspect of campus while also bolstering financial support for students and the priorities of Baylor’s 12 schools and colleges.

May
17
2019

Baylor Regents Celebrate Transformational $100 Million Gift, Approve Funding to Enhance Core Science Research Facilities, Move Forward with Tidwell, Cashion Renovation Plans

WACO, Texas (May 17, 2019) – At its regular spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents celebrated the historic $100 million gift for Baylor’s $1.1 billion Give Light comprehensive philanthropic campaign that undergirds Illuminate, the University’s strategic plan, and impacts every aspect of campus while also bolstering financial support for students and the priorities of Baylor’s 12 schools and colleges.

May
17
2019

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Baylor Connections: President Linda A. Livingstone

May 18, 2019
AUDIO: On the latest episode of Baylor Connections, host Derek Smith interviews Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., about the recent announcement of a historic gift of $100 million — the largest current gift ever received by the University. President Livingstone shares the excitement of this transformative moment, answers questions about its impact and explains the gift’s two major areas—endowed faculty positions and a new Baylor Basketball Pavilion. Baylor Connections is a weekly radio program/podcast that introduces the people behind Baylor’s teaching, research and distinct role in higher education.

May
17
2019

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Mural on wall at George’s is all about Georges

May 16, 2019
Baylor students Bradi Zapata, Britian Scago and David Humphrey led by Carol Perry, senior lecturer in the department of journalism, public relations and new media, created a mural that adorns an outside wall at the original George’s Restaurant at 1925 Speight Ave. Featured on the mural are country music legend George Strait, boxer George Foreman, comedian George Lopez and former Presidents George Washington, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

May
17
2019

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Premier High School education administrator uses troubled past to help nurture students

May 15, 2019
Lisa Linton, B.S.Ed. (English) ’01, head administrator at Waco’s Premier High School, a school model that provides help for at-risk students as well as others who thrive in a nontraditional direct-teaching environment, shares how she uses her experiences as a teenager to help guide today’s students with their journeys.

May
17
2019

Rewire: Why the Scariest Thing About Horror Movies is Us

May 9, 2019
Horror movie expert James Kendrick, Ph.D., associate professor of film and digital media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this story about the historical significance of the horror genre. “The horror genre, it changes over time, it’s never static, it’s always fluctuating and shifting, because the things that we’re afraid of change,” Kendrick said.