Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Feb
23
2017

Baylor Lariat: KWBU brings Waco news, entertainment

Feb. 21, 2017
This article about the origins of Baylor-owner KWBU-FM highlights the station’s various programming, support and increase of listenership over the years. Robert Darden, professor in Baylor’s department of journalism, public relations and new media, is quoted.

Feb
23
2017

Baylor Lariat: Student regents speak on gaining vote

Feb. 22, 2017
Student regents Emily Neel, a Waco senior, and Daniel Thomas, a Charlotte, North Carolina senior, explain their recommendation to the Baylor Board of Regents to allow second-term student regents to vote. “The first-year learning curve is essential to the success of the student regent and success of the board,” Neel said. “The regents listen to us as even nonvoting student regents, and they made the right choice.”

Feb
23
2017

KXXV-TV (Waco, Killeen, Temple/ABC): Central Texans react to first 30 days of Trump White

Feb. 21, 2017
VIDEO: In this interview, Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., associate professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, says that President Trump’s use of executive orders sets him apart from other presidents, but it will be important for Trump to build a relationship with Congress since legislators, not executive actions, change laws. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, arranged the interview with Dr. Flavin. She covers political science research and faculty.)

Feb
23
2017

The Highlander (Marble Falls, TX): Phoenix supporters raise $1 million

Feb. 21, 2017
The Phoenix Center, a nonprofit focused on providing affordable, high-quality mental health care to families in need, raised more than $1 million at the center’s 10th Anniversary Gala. The Phoenix Center has a collaborative partnership with Baylor University.

Feb
23
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Arts: Film festivals show movies' artistic side

Feb. 23, 2017
David Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, relayed his experience at the inaugural Deep in the Heart Film Festival in Waco and the importance of film festivals.

Feb
23
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Holly Tucker kicks off 1st album tour for 'Steel'

Feb. 22, 2017
Waco country singer-songwriter Holly Tucker, B.A. (Communication Studies) ’15, is preparing for her first tour for her album, “Steel.” She will kick-off the tour in Ft. Worth and perform 17 shows in two months.

Feb
22
2017

Baylor Lariat: Alumni to connect with students through new mentoring network

Feb. 20, 2017
Baylor Career and Professional Development and the Baylor Alumni Network have created a mentor network that allows students to find alumni based on industry, company, affinity and location and reach out for career advice. “We think this is a great way for students to get connected with alums in companies that they are interested in, in industries that they would like to be a part of. We think relationships really are the bedrock on which careers are built and developed,” said Jarrod Mathis, programming specialist for Career and Professional Development.

Feb
22
2017

CityLab: For Schools, Gambling Funding Is No Jackpot

Feb. 21, 2017
Though states often pledge to fund public schools with taxes levied on lotteries and casinos, that money tends to get funneled elsewhere, and the system encourages back-room deals between government and gambling, says Earl Grinols, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.

Feb
22
2017

FOX News: Ways Faith Can Help Heal Depression

Feb. 22, 2017
VIDEO: In this interview, author Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English at Baylor, shares how his faith helped him recover from depression and build a meaningful life.

Feb
22
2017

Higher Education Strategy Associates: Two Studies to Ponder

Feb. 21, 2017
This story features new research by Baylor’s Peter Klein, Ph.D., professor of entrepreneurship and senior fellow in the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. Klein’s research, published in Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, shows that the establishment of university-affiliated incubators is often followed by a reduction in the quality of university innovations.

Feb
22
2017

KWHI-AM (Brenham, TX): Hensley Named to Texas Association of Community Colleges Committee

Feb. 21, 2017
Mary Hensley, Ed.D. (Educational Administration) ’89, has been appointed to the Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) Executive Committee. Hensley was previously appointed to the committee in July 2016. Her new three-year term will begin July 2017.

Feb
22
2017

The Belton Journal: Bell County Museum Hires New Executive Director

Feb. 21, 2017
Coleman Hampton, B.A. (History) ’14 and M.A. (Museum Studies) ’16, has been hired as the executive director of the Bell County Museum. Hampton has worked at the Salado Museum and College Park, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, the Mayborn Museum Complex, Dallas Heritage Village, the Ray I. Riley Digitization Center and the Baylor University Institute for Oral History.

Feb
22
2017

WNBA: Sparks Acquire Odyssey Sims in Trade with Wings

Feb. 17, 2017
Odyssey Sims, B.A. (Speech Communication) ’14, has been acquired by the Los Angeles Sparks in a trade with the Dallas Wings. Sims has been named WBCA All-American (2012-2013), USBWA All-American (2012, 2013), AP All-American, first team (2013), All Big 12 First Team (2011, 2012, 2013), All Big 12 Defensive Team (2012, 2013) and Lieberman Award Winner (2014).

Feb
21
2017

Baylor Lariat: Communities in Schools looks to hire tutors, mentors

Feb. 13, 2017
Baylor students are among those being recruited by Communities in Schools, a national dropout prevention organization. Waco has a large at-risk student population.

Feb
21
2017

Distinction (Hampton Roads, VA): Carver brings wood to life.

Feb. 20, 2017
Feature on Spencer Tinkham, B.A. (Economics) ’15, a woodcarver and conservation-minded sculptor on the Back Bay and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Feb
21
2017

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: The Blind Boys of Alabama

Feb. 19, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden tells about the Grammy-winning Blind Boys of Alabama, who have been singing spirituals since 1939. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

Feb
21
2017

Public News Service: Texas Ranks High in School Breakfast Program Participation

Feb. 20, 2017
Research by Texas Hunger Initiative, housed within Baylor, has found that low-income students who receive both breakfast and lunch at school have fewer distractions and disciplinary problems and achieve more in the classroom. Quoted is Kathy Krey, the initiative's research director, who said the program identifies students whose family income makes them eligible for financial assistance and provides both meals — offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture — at reduced or no cost.

Feb
21
2017

RTTV “Worlds Apart with Oksana Boyko”: Ukraine: Third time lucky?

Feb. 19, 2017
VIDEO: Serhiy Kudelia, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was interviewed on the RTTV program, “Worlds Apart with Oksana Boyko,” about the overthrow of Ukraine’s government three years ago and if the new government – the “Revolution of Dignity” – has delivered on its promises.

Feb
21
2017

Science Daily: Want to ace an exam? Tell a friend what you learned

Jan. 17, 2017
Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, led a study published in the journal Learning & Memory that found that while preparing for an exam, telling someone else what you learned may help students recall better and for a longer time than simply studying class notes or a textbook.