Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Jan
30
2015

Air Force Times: Study links genetics, anti nerve-agent pills to Gulf War illness

Jan. 27, 2015
Article about a recent study published in the journal Environmental Health by epidemiologist Lea Steele, Ph.D., research professor in Baylor’s Institute of Biomedical Studies, and a team of researchers who found the first direct evidence between Gulf War illness and a genetic factor that can render some individuals more susceptible to adverse effects of certain chemicals. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers biomedical studies and pitched and placed this national research story.)

Jan
30
2015

Baylor Lariat: Baylor to offer students new study abroad program at Israeli university this summer

Jan. 27, 2015
For the first time, Baylor students will be given the opportunity for the first time to study at Tel Aviv University, with the program beginning this summer. Quoted is Robert Leis, exchange program and study abroad adviser.

Jan
30
2015

Fort Worth Business Press: UT Arlington names VP for university communications

Jan. 29, 2015
Lynne T. Waters, B.A. ‘79, associate vice president for external affairs and university relations for the University of Hawai’i System, has been named vice president for university communications at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Jan
30
2015

FOX News: Sleeping well now protects your brain in the future, study finds

Jan. 30, 2015
A Baylor psychologist’s review of 50 years of sleep research reveals that sleeping well during youth and middle age may be an "investment" that leads to better mental functioning later in life. Quoted is researcher Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of the Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory at Baylor University and assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Jan
30
2015

Glasstire: Top Five: Jan 29, 2015

Jan. 29, 2015
Karl Umlauf’s “A Lifetime of Creativity” art exhibit at Baylor University’s Martin Museum of Art was named a top five art event in Texas by Glasstire, an online magazine that covers visual art in the state. Ulmlauf, who serves as Baylor’s Artist-in-Residence and professor of art in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, plans to retire at the end of the spring semester. The exhibit runs through March 1.

Jan
30
2015

Healing Well: Good Sleep in Middle Age May Pay Benefits Later

Jan. 27, 2015
A Baylor psychologist’s review of 50 years of sleep research reveals that sleeping well during youth and middle age may be an "investment" that leads to better mental functioning later in life. Quoted is Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of the Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory at Baylor University and assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Jan
30
2015

KWTX-TV (Waco, CBS): RG3 Exclusive Interview

Jan. 29, 2015
VIDEO LINK: Robert Griffin, III, B.A. ’10, was interviewed by KWTX sports anchor Ed Sorensen about Griffin’s professional football career, interactions with Washington D.C. media and his appreciation for Baylor University.

Jan
30
2015

Pittsburgh (PA) Tribune-Review: Super Bowl ads win by playing to viewers' emotions, experts say

Jan. 28, 2015
Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., The Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted as an expert source in this article examining the impact of emotional and celebrity advertising during the Super Bowl. Celebrities offer a way to establish a quick connection without spending 30 to 60 seconds teasing out a story, Wakefield explained. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, who covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business, facilitated the interview with Dr. Wakefield.)

Jan
30
2015

The Cass County (MO) Democrat Missourian: Miller hired as CCC Director

Jan. 30, 2015
Jeanette Miller, B.B.A. ‘88, has been named director of Cass Career Center for the 2015-16 school year by The Harrisonville (MO) Schools Board of Education. Miller has worked in the Harrisonville School District since 2003 and served as Cass Career Center assistant director for the past four years.

Jan
30
2015

The Manchester Journal (Vermont): Authors coming to Bookstore

Jan. 28, 2015
Marjorie Gregg Swain, Ph.D. ‘80, is featured for co-authoring the book “Mah Jongg,” inspired by the art and messages of the Chinese game after which it is named. Swain’s book explores the significance of the artistic messaging on the game’s tiles through commentary and photographs.

Jan
30
2015

Waco Today: Organists with Baylor School of Music draws rave reviews

Jan. 29, 2015
Baylor’s upcoming Robert and Joyce Jones Midwinter Organ Conference will feature performances by Isabelle Demers, assistant professor of keyboard studies in the School of Music, whose performances routinely draw raves on both sides of the Atlantic. Alan Raines, D.M.A., associate professor of music, director of choral activities and The Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Music, said, “We’re so lucky to have her. She’s world class — not just as a concert artist, but as a person,” Raines said. “She’s a feather in Baylor’s cap.” Also quoted is Jana Millar, Ph.D., senior lecturer in academic studies.

Jan
30
2015

Waco Tribune-Herald: Mark Long, guest columnist: New Year’s on a fast-changing Persian Gulf

Jan. 30, 2015
Mark Long, Ph.D., director of Middle East Studies and associate professor in Baylor’s Honors College, penned this guest column about a recent trip to Saudi Arabia (organized by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations), where he engaged with numerous high school and university students, as well as cultural, business and governmental leaders. In the column, Long chronicles several personal encounters, including a meeting with a CEO interested in learning more about Waco and Baylor.

Jan
29
2015

Army Times: Study links genetics, anti nerve-agent pills to Gulf War illness

Jan. 27, 2015
Article about a recent study published in the journal Environmental Health by epidemiologist Lea Steele, Ph.D., research professor in Baylor’s Institute of Biomedical Studies, and a team of researchers who found the first direct evidence between Gulf War illness and a genetic factor that can render some individuals more susceptible to adverse effects of certain chemicals. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers biomedical studies and pitched and placed this national research story.)

Jan
29
2015

Baylor Lariat: Baylor breaks recycling goal for 9th straight year

Jan. 29, 2015
Baylor University set another record for recycling and decreased the amount of trash set to landfills, continued a sustainability trend that began in 2006. Quoted in the story are Smith Getterman, assistant director of sustainability and special projects, and Larry Lehr, Ph.D., senior lecturer in environmental science. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, covers university initiatives, such as sustainability.)

Jan
29
2015

Baylor Lariat: Women’s exit of IT studied at Baylor

Jan. 28, 2015
Cindy Riemenschneider, Ph.D., professor of information systems and associate dean for research and faculty development in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is interviewed in this story about her research, which shows that occupational culture and informal social networks at IT firms are areas that need to be addressed to help keep women from fleeing IT jobs. “Because of the imbalance with regard to gender, a woman that wants that type of a mentor may need to seek out a mentor from another organization,” Riemenschneider said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers research and faculty at the Hankamer School of Business and placed this story.)

Jan
29
2015

Campus Technology: How Digital Asset Management Makes Social Media More Effective at Baylor

Jan. 28, 2015
Baylor has been named the sixth most influential college on Instagram by College Atlas, and the university attributes this success to its digital asset management (DAM) solution that allows Baylor staff to post professional photos to social media outlets within seconds. Quoted in the article is Robert Rogers, director of photography at Baylor. “Having a professional photo and releasing it immediately is really advantageous to getting better engagement and better overall feel for the university," Rogers said.

Jan
29
2015

IdeaMensch: Per Bylund – Research Professor at Baylor University

Jan. 27, 2015
An in-depth Q&A profile with Per Bylund, Ph.D., research professor in the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who addresses his day-to-day habits, his passion for entrepreneurship and how to bring ideas to life. “As an academic, I think an idea may be inspiring in itself. But to be of value, it needs to speak to someone’s emotions, fantasies, or imagination, then evolve as it’s taken on by someone who realizes its potential,” Byland said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers research and faculty at the Hankamer School of Business.)

Jan
29
2015

KBTX-TV (Bryan/College Station, CBS): Baylor Regent To Restore Brazos County's Oldest Law Book Written By University Founder

Jan. 28, 2015
Jennifer Elrod, B.A. ’98, Baylor University Regent, has funded the preservation and restoration of Brazos County’s oldest law book, written by Baylor founder Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor. “It's very important learning the history of the judiciary and the state," Elrod said. Baylor hopes to display the book once restoration is completed.

Jan
29
2015

KWTX-TV (Waco, CBS): Three BU Employees Picked To Work The Super Bowl

Jan. 28, 2015
VIDEO: Three Baylor IT employees, Bob Hartland, Micah Lamb and Andrew Stripling, have been selected as Wi-Fi coaches for Sunday’s Super Bowl in Arizona and will assist thousands of mobile users connect to the in-stadium network and utilize the in-stadium applications. The trio are the only university representatives among the coaches chosen by Extreme Networks, which installed McLane Stadium’s robust Wi-Fi System. The other coaches are from four NFL teams. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, covers university technology.)