Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Mar
4
2015

Aero-News Network: WAI Announces Pioneer Hall of Fame Inductees for 2015

March 4, 2015
Women in Aviation International announced the induction of mother-daughter team, Deanie and Nancy Parrish, M.A. ’80 (Theater Arts), to its Pioneer Hall of Fame as women who changed aviation history. Their achievements include founding Wings Across America, a non-profit created at Baylor University designed to educate people on the history of the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) of World War II, the first women in American history to fly a military aircraft. They will be honored March 5-7 in Dallas.

Mar
4
2015

Arkansas Matters: Web Extra: Meet Clinton Washington, AR Native on “The Voice”

March 3, 2015
VIDEO INCLUDED: Baylor graduate Clinton Washington, B.B.A. (Marketing and Management) ‘11, performed in blind auditions for the television show “The Voice” and was selected to be a member of Christina Aguilera’s team and continue in the vocal competition. He currently works for a digital agency in New York City, but he has been singing and performing since he was young.

Mar
4
2015

Herald-Tribune Health: Passionate Still, After All Those Years

March 3, 2015
A modest rebound in sexual activity occurs for those whose marriages last longer than half a century, according to a study by researchers from LSU, Florida State University and Baylor University. Quoted is former Baylor researcher Samuel Stroope, now an assistant professor of sociology at LSU. Researcher Jeremy Uecker, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was a study co-author. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story originally in the Feb. 23 edition of The New York Times. Goodrich covers sociology research and faculty.)

Mar
4
2015

Houston Style Magazine: Researchers Use Roommate Selection Data to Examine Attitudes Toward Minority Groups

March 3, 2015
Article about a National Bureau of Economic Research study co-authored by James West, Ph.D., W.H. Smith Professor of Economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which shows that increased contact between majority and minority groups leads to improved attitudes and behaviors. Specifically, the research analyzes the roommate choices of cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy. West, who is quoted in the article, said the study went beyond just surveying cadets and used data to examine their actions. “If the actions of someone can be observed, that’s a much more powerful signal of what they really think,” West said. “Actions don’t lie.” (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers the Hankamer School of Business.)

Mar
4
2015

KWTX: Waco: Speaker Touches on Injustices in American Criminal Justice System

March 3, 2015
VIDEO INCLUDED: Story about the Academy for Leader Development lecture at Baylor by Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative Bryan Stevenson that focused on the injustices in the American criminal justice system. Stevenson’s nonprofit challenges the biases in the system particularly against the poor and people of color. Interviewed are Jennie Massey, Ph.D., assistant dean for student learning and engagement, and Ramona Curtis, director for civic engagement and educational development, about the importance of students’ thinking critically about pressing issues.

Mar
4
2015

KXXV: Immigration Information Session Aims to Help Clear Up Confusion

March 3, 2015
VIDEO: The Baylor Law Immigration Clinic, along with Mission Waco Legal Services, hosted an immigration information session in Waco to clear up confusion about the president’s executive order on U.S. immigration. Quoted in the article is Laura Hernandez, professor of law at Baylor Law School and founder of the Baylor Law Immigration Clinic. Free immigration clinics will be hosted by Baylor Law School to help those eligible for the original DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Mar
4
2015

Next Avenue: Help for Deciding When to Claim Social Security

March 2, 2015
Social Security Solutions, a web-based tool that combines advice on timing a Social Security claim with recommendations for a tax-efficient retirement drawdown plan, was co-developed by Bill Reichenstein, professor and holder of The Pat & Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Reichenstein has done extensive research on how maximizing Social Security income can prolong the life of one’s portfolio. (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist for Baylor Media Communications, covers Hankamer research and faculty.)

Mar
4
2015

Press of Atlantic City: Can you go without your phone for good cause?

March 2, 2015
James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who researches cellphone addiction, is quoted in this story about teens’ dependence on cellphones and how UNICEF last year adapted a Tap Project in which potential benefactors set their phones down on a table and left them. An app counted every second a person went without touching their phones, and for every 10 minutes, an outside donor pledged the funding for one day of clean drinking water for a child in need. (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist for Baylor Media Communications, covers Hankamer research and faculty.)

Mar
4
2015

Psych Central: Double Trouble: Two Bad Habits that Kill Relationships

March 4, 2015
Two of the most common types of disengagement in relationships are withdrawal and expecting your partner to be a mind reader. Both can be harmful, but in different ways and for different reasons, says researcher Keith Sanford, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor University’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.)

Mar
4
2015

Spoke: American Traffic Solutions Elevates David Roberts to President and Chief Operating Officer

March 2, 2015
David Roberts, B.B.A. ’93 (Marketing), has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of American Traffic Solutions. He will now lead both the State and Local Government Solutions and Fleet Services Business Units and be responsible for managing and implementing the company’s strategic plan. Roberts joined American Traffic Solutions in 2014 from Billing Tree, where he was president and CEO.

Mar
3
2015

Amarillo Globe-News: Great Preacher Series brings back familiar faces

Feb. 27, 2015
As part of the Great Preacher Series, David Garland, Ph.D., interim provost of Baylor University, and Joel Gregory, Ph.D., professor of preaching at Baylor’s Truett Seminary, will serve as guest preachers at First Baptist Church Amarillo. Garland will speak on May 3 and Gregory on Oct. 4. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers the seminary.)

Mar
3
2015

Inside Higher Ed/WAMC-FM (Albany, NY/NPR): Academic Minute: Viking Social Standing

March 3, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Davide Zori, Ph.D., assistant professor in Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, talks about Viking social structures and the Vikings' love of parties, power and politics in Iceland, where many immigrated centuries ago. Zori, an archeologist and scholar of medieval literature, conducted National Science Foundation-funded research at Mosfell farmstead in Iceland, where he is archeological field director. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this segment.)

Mar
3
2015

Inside Higher Ed/WAMC-FM (Albany, NY/NPR): Academic Minute: Viking Social Standing

March 3, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Davide Zori, Ph.D., assistant professor in Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, talks about Viking social structures and the Vikings' love of parties, power and politics in Iceland, where many immigrated centuries ago. Zori, an archeologist and scholar of medieval literature, conducted National Science Foundation-funded research at Mosfell farmstead in Iceland, where he is archeological field director. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this segment, which was recorded at the studios of KWBU-FM in Waco.)

Mar
3
2015

KLTV (Tyler): Tyler Teen Carries a Jerry All the Way to College

March 2, 2015
VIDEO INCLUDED: Baylor sophomore Kate Russell organized a fundraising event called "Carry a Jerry Run" through the Baylor organization SIGHT to raise money for the Parental Care Ministries of her hometown of Tyler, Texas. The aim of the race was to represent what it is like for Ugandan children to carry a jerry can for miles to fetch water. Nearly $3,000 was raised during the event.

Mar
3
2015

KLTV (Tyler): Tyler Teen Carries a Jerry All the Way to College

March 2, 2015
VIDEO INCLUDED: Baylor sophomore Kate Russell organized a fundraising event called "Carry a Jerry Run" through the Baylor organization SIGHT to raise money for the Parental Care Ministries of her hometown of Tyler, Texas. The aim of the race was to represent what it is like for Ugandan children to carry a jerry can for miles to fetch water. Nearly $3,000 was raised during the event.

Mar
3
2015

KWTX-TV (Waco, CBS): #TheDress Color Debate Explained

Feb. 27, 2015
VIDEO: Story about last week’s online debate over the color of a dress includes comments from Charles D. Weaver, professor and chair of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, about how the human brain tries to separate the bright background from the dark foreground, causing humans to see different colors. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers psychology research and faculty.)

Mar
3
2015

Long Beach Press-Telegram: Port of Long Beach appoints two new executives

Feb. 25, 2015
Glenn Farren, B.B.A. ’91 (marketing), has been named as an executive for supply chain optimization for the Long Beach port. In his newly created position with the port, his job will be to improve relationships with companies doing business on port property.

Mar
3
2015

Morningstar: Student Volunteers from 10 Universities Developing Innovative Solutions to Hunger and Isolation among Older Americans

Feb. 18, 2015
Baylor University was one of 10 schools selected by The Campus Kitchens Project to receive grants to help create replicable programs that have the power to fix the root causes of adult hunger, such as transportation and mobility issues, lack of access to fresh produce and isolation. This is part of an investment in The Campus Kitchens Project from the AARP Foundation with the goal to develop innovative, sustainable solutions to increase food security for older Americans.

Mar
3
2015

Waco Tribune-Herald: Author Kuehl Brings Texas ‘Snark’ to Waco

Feb. 28, 2015
Sherry Claypool Kuehl, B.A. ’83 (communication studies), pays tribute to her former hometown in her latest book, “Trouble in Texas,” in which many of the characters and locations in her fictional town draw comparisons to Waco. Kuehl is well known for her Kansas City Star blog “Snarky in the Suburbs,” which gains more than 500,000 hits per year and piqued the interest of ABC television producers interested in turning it into a comedy series. She previously worked in broadcast journalism, including stints at CNN and The Wall Street Journal, before moving to Kansas City, Missouri, with her husband.

Mar
2
2015

Baylor’s Department of Communication Hosts “Mapping the Stars: Celebrity and the Politics of Metonymy” Lecture

Baylor University’s Department of Communication in the College of Arts & Sciences will welcome Claire Sisco King, Ph.D., to present a lecture titled “Mapping the Stars: Celebrity and the Politics of Metonymy” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Castellaw Communications Center Room 101.