WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2014) — For the second year in a row, Baylor University took the lead on the last day of the <a href="http://www.baylor.edu/battleroyale/">Baylor vs. TCU Young Alumni Challenge</a> after a close race, raising nearly $39,000 from 1,011 Baylor young alumni. The fundraising competition, dubbed the I-35 Battle Royale, began Sept. 24 and ended Oct. 8.
Oct. 1, 2014
The Baylor Symphony Orchestra was awarded the 2014 American Prize in Orchestral Performance by The American Prize Competition. One judge remarked that the performance of the orchestra’s submitted recording was “truly remarkable all around.”
WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2014) — Pumpkin purveyors have reason for grins as wide as those of jack-o’-lanterns this time of year. Pumpkin products are proliferating for autumn — and not just for standard pies, breads and Halloween décor, but also for whimsical goodies that may not live up to the pumpkin’s healthy reputation.
One of the last people you might expect to see in a Christian comedy would be Nick Offerman, aka Ron Swanson of NBC’s Parks and Recreation. But Believe Me (in theaters today) isn’t what you’d expect from a Christian film, either. Co-written and directed by Baylor alumnus Will Bakke, BA ’10, Believe Me is a film that playfully […]
Oct. 20, 2014
Matthew S. Stanford, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about churches and their struggles to assist people living with mental illness. The article references a Baylor study of 70 seminaries, led by Stanford, which found that seminaries do little to train ministers to recognize mental illness and refer individuals to a doctor or psychologist. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers psychology and neuroscience faculty and research and pitched the original study in September to national media.)
Oct. 23, 2014
Investment News spotlights its “40 Under 40” top financial planners who exhibit the greatest accomplishments to date, contributions to the industry, leadership and promise. One of the honorees is certified financial planner Erik Milam, B.B.A. ’03, who works for TrustCore Financial in Nashville, Tennessee, and regularly speaks about overcoming obstacles in life, such as cerebral palsy and a severe stutter as a child.
Oct. 21, 2014
Article on a restaurant experience in Mount Olive, New Jersey, where an employee was dismissed for spitting into the returned entrée of a customer mentions a 2014 study, which found that only about six percent of restaurant employees have admitted to tampering with food at some point in their work. The study, co-authored by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, looked at how restaurant servers, hosts, bartenders, cashiers and managers behave and react when faced with difficult customers. (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist for Baylor Media Communications, covers Hankamer School of Business research and faculty.)
Oct. 22, 2014
Baylor University’s Institute for Family Business in the Hankamer School of Business has named marketing agency Ruby Media, Inc. as a finalist for the Texas Family Business of the Year Award. The awards program recognizes outstanding firms whose families demonstrate a commitment to each other, business continuity and who are responsive to the needs of their employees, communities and industries. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Hankamer School of Business and placed this story.)
If you watched NBA games in the 1990s or early in the millennium, you couldn’t miss the old PSAs featuring NBA stars like Shaquille O’Neal and Reggie Miller encouraging young basketball fans to read, all with the tagline, “Reading is Fundamental.” Had former Baylor star and current Los Angeles Clipper forward Ekpe Udoh, BSEd ’11, […]
Seeing a lot of pink lately? That’s probably because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many organizations take this to mean they should turn their product pink for 31 days. Here at Baylor, however, we prefer a more direct approach. Thanks to a $900,000 grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, […]
Why is Homecoming such a big deal at Baylor? Because it’s not just a visit to campus for a football game; it’s a weekend-long family reunion. Here’s how Kathleen Elliott, BA ’95, described it in a note to the university last fall: “My husband and I met at Baylor in 1992. We dated until 1999 […]
It’s everywhere during the fall, almost singlehandedly taking over the food industry. It’s in bread, pie, lattes, cookies, ice cream, coffee creamer – and tomorrow, Oct. 21, is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day. Pumpkin. With its numerous nutritional benefits – filling fiber, eyesight-improving nutrients, and immune system-boosting minerals – it could probably be considered a super fruit (yes, pumpkin is […]
Children and grandchildren (ages 12 and under) of Baylor faculty and staff are invited to trick-or-treat in the Baylor residence halls from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28 for Baylor's annual Treat Night. Please note that a Baylor ID is required for entry and children must be escorted at al times.
Forgiving — and being forgiven — are good for your emotional health, research has shown, and National Forgiveness Day on Oct. 25 may be a good time to let bygones be bygones and also to make amends.
The last time the Kansas City Royals were in the World Series (1985), Ronald Reagan was President and a gallon of gas cost less than a buck. So why are baseball fans picking the team to win the 2014 Fall Classic?
WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2014) — Memory decline — a frequent complaint of menopausal women — potentially could be lessened by hypnotic relaxation therapy, say Baylor University researchers, who already have done studies showing that such therapy eases hot flashes, improves sleep and reduces stress in menopausal women.