Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Aug
17
2017

Christianity Today: Bringing Back Baylor

Aug. 18, 2017
Wide-ranging Q&A with Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone about the responsibilities of today’s university presidents, the factors that led her back to Baylor, her historic role as Baylor’s first female president, changing the culture regarding sexual assault and interpersonal violence, how Christian universities should manage sports and the conversations she hopes will define the Baylor community in the coming years. The interview was conducted by Taylor University professor and Baylor alumnus Todd Ream, B.A. (Religion) ’93.

Aug
17
2017

Denver Post: Kiwanis Club of Castle Rock Helps Douglas County Students Follow Their Dreams

Aug. 16, 2017
Incoming Baylor freshman Jackson Jaeger, a graduate of Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, was among the four scholarship recipients from the Kiwanis Club of Castle Rock for the students’ hard work and civic mindedness. Jaeger plans to major in Business/Law.

Aug
17
2017

KCEN-TV Ch. 6 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): Move-in day brings excitement to Baylor students, volunteers

Aug. 16, 2017
VIDEO: Move-in day began Wednesday on the Baylor campus as hundreds of volunteers, including President Linda A. Livingstone, welcomed more than 3,000 new students to campus. All students had to do was pull up next to their residence halls and volunteers took over, moving their belongings in their rooms in a matter of minutes. “I’m so excited to get my journey started,” said incoming freshman Landace Bolden. “I was very nervous about college but the campus, the very friendly staff and all of the super helpful students who have been through this before, I know they are going to be there for me.”

Aug
17
2017

KWKT-TV Ch. 44 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/FOX): Move-in day for Baylor freshmen

Aug. 16, 2017
VIDEO: Thousands of incoming freshmen and transfer students began moving onto Baylor University's campus on Wednesday, and it a massive airport-like effort to get every student settled into their new home. "Just very exciting because it's just really the true indication of the new year starting off and so I'm thrilled to be here and thrilled to have the opportunity to be with our students today," said Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone.

Aug
17
2017

KWTX-TV Ch. 10 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Baylor Move-in Day Starts

Aug. 16, 2017
VIDEO: New Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone was on hand Wednesday to welcome hundreds of new Baylor freshmen to campus today. “This is such an exciting day for us at Baylor as we welcome our freshmen and their families to come and move into their dorm. We have this really amazing system for doing that. I had not seen it before so I’m unbelievably impressed by how we try to reduce the stress of this first experience for our students in such a welcoming and warm way,” Dr. Livingstone said.

Aug
17
2017

KWTX-TV Ch. 10 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Holly Tucker nominated for 2 TCMA Awards

Aug. 15, 2017
Holly Tucker, B.A. (Communication Studies) ’15, has been nominated for two Texas Country Music Association Awards, Female Vocalist of the Year and Country Album of the Year. The Baylor alumna starred on the fourth season of NBC’s “The Voice” and begins her “Steel” tour Friday.

Aug
17
2017

KWTX-TV Ch. 10 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Solar Eclipse 2017 Show

Aug. 21, 2017
Trey Cade, Ph.D., assistant research professor and director of the Baylor Institute for Air Science, will appear on a KWTX-TV special broadcast discussing the total solar eclipse from noon to 1:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21. The segment will air on Gray Television stations across almost two dozen states. (Tonya B. Hudson, director of Baylor Media Communications, coordinated the interview.)

Aug
17
2017

KXXV-TV Ch. 25 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Baylor University helps incoming freshmen move in

Aug. 16, 2017
VIDEO: Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone was among those who welcomed Baylor’s most diverse and most selective freshman class ever on Wednesday, with hundreds of volunteers ready curbside to help carry new students’ belongings to their dorm rooms. “I’m unbelievably impressed by how we try to reduce the stress of this first experience for our students in such a welcoming and warm way,” Dr. Livingstone said. “Being engaged with our students and having time with our students is one of the most important things I can do.” Freshman biology major Landace Bolden said, “It took less than two minutes for everybody to move everything in," Bolden said. "I didn't have to lift a thing, Baylor is such an amazing campus."

Aug
17
2017

Oxford University Press Academic Insights: George Romero, Game of Thrones, and the zombie apocalypse

Aug. 13, 2017
Essay by Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and author of “Living with the Living Dead: The Wisdom of the Zombie Apocalypse,” about the late George Romero, director of “Night of the Living Dead” and how the central storyline of “Game of Thrones” owes a “great measure of its success to Romero, as do other popular and critically versions of the story, whether television (The Walking Dead, iZombie), film (28 Days Later, Sean of the Dead, and Zombieland), fiction (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, The Making of Zombie Wars), comics (Marvel Zombies, Afterlife with Archie, Blackest Night), or any of the other media or products shaped by the zombie narrative.”

Aug
17
2017

TalkPoverty.org: Texas Just Passed a Law About College Work Study. Here’s Why It Matters.

Aug. 7, 2017
Article about how some companies bruised by the recession have cut costs by eliminated some entry-level jobs that serve as a crucial first step on the path to a professional career. The article cites a Wall Street Journal article that quotes Andrea Dixon, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing and executive director of the Keller Center for Research and the Center for Professional Selling in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Dixon spoke about the change in climate for entry-level jobs and shared the successes of Baylor’s Center for Professional Selling and how it trains and equips new graduates to step into high-impact, high-paying sales careers.

Aug
17
2017

The Daily Oklahoman: Business People: Local firms' new hires and promotions

Aug. 6, 2017
Madeline Luttrell, PA-C, B.S. (Biology) ’10, has been named by St. Anthony Physicians Group to Saints Dermatology Center of Excellence in Oklahoma City. After completing a Master of Health Science as Physician Associate degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Luttrell earned certification through the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the Society of Dermatological Physician Assistants.

Aug
16
2017

Baptist Standard: Waco-area Christians unite in support of vandalized African-American church

Aug. 15, 2017
More than 100 volunteers from Truett Seminary and area churches help remove racist "hate" graffiti from a vandalized African-American church.

Aug
16
2017

Baylor News Online: A Heart for Service

July 18, 2017
Elise King, Ph.D., assistant professor of interior design, talks about how the department of family and consumer sciences not only prepares students to succeed in a variety of careers, but also offers service learning opportunities while working hand in hand with the Waco community. In the pro bono work by interior design students, “Typically, organizations within the community reach out to our program with projects they’d like to see some designs for,” and those clients are involved in the design, King said. Among the most memorable was a downtown design for a miniature park.

Aug
16
2017

Business Wire: Experienced Corporate Attorney Robert Hale Joins Dorsey in Dallas

Aug. 15, 2017
Robert B. Hale, J.D. ’92, joined the corporate group of international law firm Dorsey & Whitney L.L.P. as a partner in Dallas this week.

Aug
16
2017

Kennebec Journal: Maine Compass: Secure border would prevent deaths of those now seeking illegal passage

Aug. 16, 2017
In this editorial, a 2013 Los Angeles Times article is referenced, which featured Lori E. Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology and vice provost for strategic initiatives, collaboration and leadership development at Baylor University. The article focused on her team’s exhumation of immigrants who died while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. In 2003, Baker founded the Reuniting Families Project to help identify deceased immigrants.

Aug
16
2017

KXXV-TV Ch. 25 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Mission Waco starts commercial composting

Aug. 15, 2017
Mission Waco's Urban Renewable Energy & Agriculture Project started making commercial composting on Tuesday. Doug Nesmith, laboratory coordinator in the environmental sciences department in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is assisting with the project and is quoted in the article.

Aug
16
2017

Texas Tech University: Texas Tech Liberator Project Ready to Launch

Aug. 15, 2017
Baylor's Institute for Oral History will aid a Texas Tech project by providing recordings of World War II veterans who helped liberate concentration camps. The project will include a website, app, book and exhibit.

Aug
16
2017

Vegas24Seven.com: Thomas Rhett, Molly Sims, Jordin Sparks and Jess Cagle Join Celebrity Judges Panel for Final Night of the 2018 Miss America Competition Live on ABC

Aug. 15, 2017
The celebrity panel of the 2018 Miss America Competition includes Jess Cagle, B.A. (Journalism) ’78, editor of PEOPLE magazine.

Aug
15
2017

360 Solutions (Waco): Identifying Leadership Characteristics in Children – with Dr. Karon LeCompte

Aug. 11, 2017
On this 360 Solutions podcast, civics and leadership expert Karon LeCompte, Ph.D., associate professor of curriculum and instruction in Baylor’s School of Education, discusses a range of leadership topics, including how to identify and foster leadership characteristics in children and Baylor’s annual iEngage Summer Civics Institute. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this story and arranged the interview.)