Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Apr
15
2014

Austin360.com: UT appoints new director of Butler School of Music

April 14, 2014
Mary Ellen Poole, BM ’81, has been appointed as director of the University of Texas’ Butler School of Music and holder of the Florence Thelma Hall Centennial Chair in Music.

Apr
15
2014

Chicago Sun-Times (Voices): ‘Fargo’ the place to be for Chicago’s Allison Tolman

April 14, 2014
Article about actress Allison Tolman, BFA ’04, who will play the lead female role in the upcoming FX television show based on the film “Fargo.”

Apr
15
2014

Information About Diabetes: Forget jumping jacks: kids who strength train have lower risk of diabetes

April 15, 2014
Early strengthening activities can lead to a decrease in cardiometabolic health risks in children and adolescents, according to results of a new study by Paul M. Gordon, Ph.D., professor and chair of health, human performance and recreation department in Baylor’s School of Education. (This story was placed by Tonya Lewis, who is responsible for covering the Baylor School of Education.)

Apr
15
2014

KWTX-TV: Baylor University Hosts Walk for Autism

April 13, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor University recently hosted the sixth annual Walk for Autism to help central Texans affected by the disorder.

Apr
15
2014

KWTX-TV: West: West Prepares for Somber Explosion Anniversary Observance

April 14, 2014
The town of West, Texas, will hold an observance ceremony on the one-year anniversary of the fertilizer plant explosion on April 17. Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr will speak and the Baylor Singing Seniors will perform.

Apr
15
2014

KXXV-TV: Baylor hosts walk against eating disorders

April 12, 2014
Baylor University hosted the second annual Walk Against Eating Disorders and Unrealistic Body Ideals last Saturday to educate participants and students about what "healthy" really is.

Apr
15
2014

KXXV-TV: Everett Appointed to National Commission on Hunger

April 14, 2014
VIDEO: Jeremy Everett, M.Div. ’01, director of the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University, has been appointed by Congress to the 10-member National Commission on Hunger. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)

Apr
15
2014

Real Clear Markets: Failed Crony Subsidies: From Washington (George) to Obama (Barack)

April 15, 2014
Article on the history of government subsidies, co-authored by Blaine McCormick, Ph.D., associate professor of management and entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.

Apr
15
2014

The Baylor Lariat: Alum chosen to lead national hunger efforts

April 15, 2014
Jeremy Everett, M.Div. ’01, director of the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor, has been appointed by Congress to the 10-member National Commission on Hunger. The Commission is charged with providing policy recommendations to Congress regarding programs and funds to combat domestic hunger and food insecurity. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)

Apr
15
2014

The Katy News: Texas Hunger Initiative Leader Appointed to National Commission on Hunger

April 15, 2014
Jeremy Everett, M.Div. ’01, director of the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University, has been appointed by Congress to the 10-member National Commission on Hunger. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)

Apr
15
2014

The Roanoke Times (Virginia): Court should leave religious freedom intact

April 15, 2014
Opinion piece mentions a recent Washington Post column by Kathleen Parker ("Dershowitz and Starr: A matter of principle," March 27), which recounted the views of Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz at a symposium on the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby case. The symposium was co-sponsored by Baylor University and the Institute for Studies of Religion and the Religious Freedom Project of Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, placed the original story.)

Apr
15
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor’s Sims heads to Tulsa, joins Diggins to create ‘very scary’ backcourt

April 15, 2014
VIDEO INCLUDED: Baylor’s Odyssey Sims, an All-American guard on the Lady Bears team, was the second overall pick in the WNBA draft on Monday and will start her professional career playing for the Tulsa Shock.

Apr
15
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: NASA surgeon discusses space medicine career with Baylor health students

April 14, 2014
Joseph Dervay, M.D., a flight surgeon for the Johnson Space Center in Houston, recently visited campus and spoke to Baylor pre-health students about his work in maintaining the health of astronauts while they are in space. Pre-health students make up about a third of Baylor’s undergraduate enrollment. Quoted is Rizalia Klausmeyer, Ph.D., associate director of pre-health studies at Baylor.

Apr
15
2014

WORLD Magazine: Slaughtering conventional history’s sacred cows

April 12, 2014
An excerpt from the new book “How the West Won: The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity,” by Rodney Stark, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.

Apr
14
2014

BioNews Texas: Baylor University Scientists Aim to Design Safer Chemicals for Humans and Environment with Multimillion Dollar Grant

April 11, 2014
Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science and biomedical studies in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and director of the environmental science graduate program and the environmental health science program, will lead the research core on a four-year, $4.4 million project aimed at designing chemicals and materials that are less toxic to humans and the environment. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)

Apr
14
2014

Brain Mysteries: Gratitude, not ‘gimme,’ makes for more satisfaction, study finds

April 13, 2014
Article about a recent Baylor study that suggests materialistic people are more likely to be depressed and unsatisfied quotes Baylor professors Jo-Ann Tsang, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, and James Roberts, Ph.D., professor and holder of The Ben H. Williams Professorship in Marketing in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)

Apr
14
2014

CoSIDA.com: Special Awards Salute: Arch Ward recipient Julie Bennett (Baylor)

April 11, 2014
Julie Bennett, assistant athletic director for Baylor Athletic Media Communications, will be honored with the Arch Ward Award, which is presented annually to a member of the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of college sports information, and who by his or her activities, has brought dignity and prestige to the profession.

Apr
14
2014

KWTX-TV: Tree of Hope in West

April 13, 2014
VIDEO: Jim Ellor, Ph.D., professor in Baylor’s School of Social Work, is interviewed about the Tree of Hope in West, Texas, where Baylor social work students have collected paper stars with messages of hope written on them and placed them on the branches almost a year after a fertilizer plant exploded in the town.

Apr
14
2014

Sioux City Journal: ‘Fargo’ gives actress Allison Tolman that big break

April 13, 2014
Article about actress Allison Tolman, BFA ’04, who will play the lead female role in the upcoming FX television show based on the film “Fargo.”

Apr
14
2014

The Baton Rouge Advocate: Conference seeks to strengthen lives

April 12, 2014
Former Baylor football student-athlete and current Dallas Cowboys chaplain Jonathan Evans, BA ’04, opened the Iron Sharpens Iron Christian men’s conference who told attendees how God guides his life and how men today, and like the Bible’s Abraham, have to step out in faith regardless of their circumstances.