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May
22
2019

Baylor professors of the year represent communication, social work and English

It’s official: The academic year has come to a close. Finals grades are in, seniors have walked the stage — and Baylor’s professors of the year have been named. The Collins Outstanding Professor Award, which is voted on by the outgoing senior class, awards the recipient a $10,000 cash prize. Past Collins professors include Rachel […]

May
22
2019

Track & Field Heads West For NCAA Prelims

Quartermilers

Baylor track & field is set to take 22 individual athletes and four relay teams to the NCAA West Preliminary Championships Thursday-Saturday (May 23-25) in Sacramento, Calif.

May
22
2019

Baylor Students Serving the World Through 2019 May Minimester Baylor Missions

WACO, Texas (May 22, 2019) – This month, Baylor Missions is sending 15 teams of 247 students, faculty, staff and friends of Baylor University who will be integrating their faith with their academic disciplines and hands-on service at locations in Ecuador, England, Guatemala, Kenya, Romania, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Washington, D.C., and the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

May
22
2019

Belief in the ‘Prosperity Gospel’ Does Not Turn People into Successful Entrepreneurs

WACO, Texas (May 22, 2019) — Belief in the “Prosperity Gospel” — that God financially blesses faithful followers — does not turn individuals into successful entrepreneurs. But prosperity beliefs can fuel values linked to entrepreneurial thinking, such as power and achievement, according to a Baylor University study.

May
22
2019

Copperas Cove Leader Press: Cove Grad Among Six Receiving TTA Foundation Scholarships

May 20, 2019
Incoming Baylor freshman and Copperas Cove graduating senior Ashley Wilson has been named as one of six high school students in Texas who are receiving an $8,000 scholarship over four years from the Texas Telephone Association. To be eligible for a TTA Foundation scholarship, students must have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and be planning to attend a Texas college or university in fall 2019.

May
22
2019

KSST Radio (Sulphur Springs, TX): 29 SSHS Seniors Recognized As Honor Graduates

May 20, 2019
Three incoming Baylor freshmen – Brayden Fisher, Caitlyn Williams and Zoe Wilson – are among the top-ranking graduates recognized by the Sulphur Springs Independent School District.

May
22
2019

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Students develop stormwater mitigation project to reduce pollution

May 22, 2019
This spring, students at Live Oak Classical School in downtown Waco developed a storm water mitigation project to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff leaving the school and going into the streets and eventually waterways, like the Brazos River. The project was made possible through a grant awarded to Baylor University by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Baylor gave science teacher Melinda Johnson a $5,000 sub-grant for the project.

May
22
2019

PR Web: Bills.com Awards 2019 College Scholarship to Louisville, Kentucky, Student

May 21, 2019
Bills.com, part of the Freedom Financial Network, is awarding its annual $2,500 college scholarship to incoming Baylor freshman Emily Merrill of Louisville, Kentucky, for her essay response to the question, “How are you planning on paying for college?” Merrill, who is homeschooled through the Louisville-based Christian Educational Consortium, is a member of the National Honor Society, Kentucky Junior Classical League and National Junior Classical League. A 2018 Kentucky Governor’s Scholar, she also has received the Louisville Youth Choir Excellence Award. Merrill is an award-winning archer, and has competed in National Archery in the Schools Program state, national and world archery tournaments.

May
22
2019

Texas Public Radio: Summer Hunger Is A Problem For 200,000 Bexar County Students

May 6, 2019
AUDIO: Kathy Krey, Ph.D., director of the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University, is a guest on The Source podcast, which discusses food insecurity across Texas and how summer is the greatest time of need for food assistance. Many children who have free or reduced meals throughout the school year experience heightened food insecurity during the summer break, which is helped relieved by programs such as summer meals.

May
22
2019

The Wacoan: Come and Stay a While: Waco leaders encourage graduates to seek local jobs

May 20, 2019
Q&A with Patti Hueston, Waco employer relations specialist in the Office of External Affairs at Baylor University, and Jennifer. Branch, director of existing industries and workforce development at the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, about the work they do closely together to encourage students to stay in Waco after graduation and encourage Waco businesses to reach out to students and offer full-time and part-time jobs as well as internships.

May
22
2019

Waco Tribune-Herald: Local achievements

May 17, 2019
(Fourth item) Registered dietitian Debra “Debbie” Lukens King, executive director of Meals on Wheels Waco and adjunct lecturer at Baylor, was named the Distinguished Dietitian of 2019 by the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation.

May
22
2019

Waco Tribune-Herald: Methodist Children's Home picks new president

Trey Oakley, M.A.C.M. (Christian Ministry) ’13, has been named the 11th president and CEO of the Methodist Children’s Home in Waco, a child care ministry founded in 1890. Oakley transitions to the presidency on July 1 after being directly involved in fundraising since 2001, when he joined the organization’s development department. He became vice president for development in 2006.

May
22
2019

Yahoo! Finance: Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT Announce Director of Client Services

May 22, 2019
Lindsay Childs, B.B.A. (Marketing/Management) ’02, has been promoted to Director of Client Services for Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT, a disaster restoration company. Childs will develop, implement and grow new client service standards throughout the company. She joined the company in 2004 and has held positions in sales, marketing and management.

May
21
2019

No. 18 Bears Set for Big 12 Championships Opener vs. Oklahoma

Team 2019 vs. Cornell

The No. 2-seeded Bears open up defense of their 2018 Big 12 Baseball Championships title on Wednesday, May 22 as they face No. 7 seed Oklahoma at 4 p.m. CT at Chickashaw Bricktown Ballpark.

May
21
2019

Road Roomies Tough Matchup for Pitchers

Shea Langeliers and Andy Thomas 2019

 Full disclosure, Andy Thomas didn't have a chance. This was like a high school wrestler getting tag-teamed by Daniel Bryan and Rowan.

May
21
2019

Wendzel Headlines Baseball Postseason All-Big 12 Honors

Davis Wendzel vs. Cornell 2_22_19

Junior third baseman Davis Wendzel was named Co-Big 12 Player of the Year to headline a conference-high 12 Bears earning postseason All-Big 12 honors, the conference announced today.

May
21
2019

Houston Chronicle: Biting back: Baylor researchers aim to turn mosquitoes' DNA against them

May 19, 2019
This article about a Baylor-led, state-funded mosquito surveillance program with the city of Waco was first published by the Waco Tribune-Herald and has been picked up and distributed nationally by the Associated Press. In the article, Cheolho Sim, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses the team’s efforts to disable mosquitoes’ ability to survive during winter. Patricia Kamanda, a master’s biology student, works with Sim in the lab and also is quoted in this article.