Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Apr
24
2015

Aiken Standard (S.C.): Kenneth Starr to speak at USCA

April 23, 2015
Article about Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, who is scheduled to deliver the spring commencement speech at University of South Carolina-Aiken.

Apr
24
2015

Aleteia: The Perfect Conclusion to John's Gospel, and Afterwards

April 18, 2015
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, explores the topic of coherency and conclusions in the Gospels. Jenkins explains how the narrative is composed in multiple layers, leaving much of the cohesion up to the editors, such as John. This helps explain why some of the Gospels give multiple perspectives on the same story.

Apr
24
2015

Baptist News Global: Baylor student to study ethical issues at Auschwitz

April 22, 2015
Elizabeth Andrasi, a third-year Master of Divinity student at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, has been selected by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) to participate in a two-week program for future clergy. The program takes place this summer in New York, Germany and Poland. FASPE allows graduate students to explore relationships between the history of the Holocaust and contemporary ethics in their own discipline. “I hope I can allow myself to be present to the reality of evil in the world as we talk about the ethical issues that face us today,” Andrasi said.

Apr
24
2015

KWTX-TV: Temple: Baylor, TC Announce Transfer Agreement

April 23, 2015
On Thursday, April 23, Baylor University and Temple College announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas. Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and Temple College President Glenda Barron signed the partnership agreement during a ceremony at Temple College. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)

Apr
24
2015

Natural News: The secret to happiness is gratefulness and appreciation, scientists conclude

April 24, 2015
An article examining the false satisfaction projected by marketing a materialistic lifestyle. Baylor University’s study on materialism and life satisfaction was referenced. Results from the study implied that pursuit of material possessions has no direct correlation to long-term life happiness, but, instead, an attitude of gratitude increases lasting satisfaction and curbs a desire for material possessions.

Apr
24
2015

Temple Daily Telegram: TC, Baylor sign transfer agreement

April 24, 2015
Subscription required: Story about a new Baylor Bound transfer agreement between Baylor University and Temple College that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas. Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and Temple College President Glenda Barron signed the partnership agreement during a ceremony at Temple College. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)

Apr
24
2015

Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine: Whooo Do You Love?

April 24, 2015
Fred Gehlbach, Ph.D, research professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and screech-owl authority, is referenced in an article about screech owl watching. He claims that people who cut down trees to suit their aesthetic sensibilities don’t realize they’re removing a habitat for a native species.

Apr
24
2015

The Baptist Standard: Texas ranks No. 2 nationally in food-insecure population

April 23, 2015
This story about a new study by Feeding America that shows more than 4.6 million Texans are considered “food insecure” quotes Jeremy Everett, director of Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative. “While we are pleased to see the steady decline in the amount of food insecurity in Texas, we know that one person experiencing hunger is too many—much less over 4.6 million being food-insecure,” Everett said.

Apr
24
2015

The Clarion-Ledger: TLC show to feature Miss. Bride

April 23, 2015
Taylor Conerly, B.B.A. ’14, will be featured on the season finale of TLC’s “Bride by Design.” Conerly applied to be on the show when shopping for her wedding dress at designer Heidi Elnora's Birmingham-based bridal store. Conerly and her husband garnered attention after a video of their Cinderella-themed wedding proposal went viral.

Apr
23
2015

Ballet News: Christian Brown to Join Houston Ballet as Director of Marketing and Public Relations

April 22, 2015
Christian Brown, BBA ‘10, has been hired on to the Houston Ballet’s senior management team as director of marketing and public relations. Brown will be responsible for coordinating all of Houston Ballet communications strategies and overseeing the company’s marketing, public relations and ticketing services departments.

Apr
23
2015

Baylor University and Temple College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

Baylor University and Temple College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.

Apr
23
2015

Las Vegas Review-Journal: College kids can’t help but text, even at funerals

April 20, 2015
According to a recent study published in the Social Science Journal, most college students send and receive more than 100 texts per day, and often these texts are sent at the most inappropriate times. Ten percent of students surveyed admitted to texting during a funeral. This observation is supported by a Baylor University research study that found that male and female college students spend a respective average of eight and 10 hours on their cell phone each day.

Apr
23
2015

The Dallas Morning News: Sherrington: Baylor's McLane Stadium a great place to cover a game

April 22, 2015
In a chat on Texas college football, Dallas Morning News columnist Kevin Sherrington said Baylor’s McLane Stadium was his favorite stadium to cover a game. Sherrington claimed that he favors McLane for its “great view, even great access for media on deadline,” and “love(s) what Baylor did with McLane Stadium.”

Apr
23
2015

The New York Times: As ‘Mad Men’ Ends, the Woman Behind the Costumes Is Just Getting Started

An article on the life and success of rising designer Janie Bryant. Bryant’s recent lecture at Baylor University is mentioned in an update of her latest itinerary. Bryant is most famous for her costume designs, which appeared on AMC’s “Mad Men.”

Apr
23
2015

The Wichita Eagle: Universities, health center participate in obesity project

April 22, 2015
Baylor University will participate in a federally funded project to combat childhood obesity along the U.S.-Mexico border. Other participants in the project include Texas A&M University, Mariposa Community Health Center in Nogales, Arizona, and New Mexico State University. The entirety of the project will be funded by a five-year $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Apr
23
2015

Waco Tribune-Herald: Arts: It’s a wonderful world, and it didn’t start in 1995

April 23, 2015
Arts column on generational interpretation of art by David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. According to Smith, “art has never been simply a private good; art is a means of communication. Those works that somehow communicate better than others become classics.”

Apr
23
2015

Wisconsin Public Radio: Guest Artist Wiff Rudd, Trumpet

April 24, 2015
Wiff Rudd, professor of trumpet and chair of the brass area in Baylor University’s School of Music, will perform at the Light Recital hall in Whitewater, Wisconsin. Rudd has toured internationally for eight years with the Dallas Brass and was Baylor’s Centennial Professor of 2010.

Apr
22
2015

Arizona Daily Sun: The Pleasures and Perils: FSO Brings Carmina Burana

April 12, 2015
Randall Umstead, D.M.A., chair of the division of vocal studies in Baylor University’s School of Music, will join the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and two other top soloists for a performance of one of the most popular orchestral and choral pieces of the 20th century, “Carmina Burana.”

Apr
22
2015

Assyrian International News Agency: Concerning Other Little-known Religious Genocides on the Edge of the News

April 22, 2015
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, is quoted about the little-known “Sayfo” — “sword” year — of a century ago, involving Christian Assyrians in what is present-day northern Iraq, Syria and Turkey. More than 300,000 people were massacred or starved. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR faculty and research.)