Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Jul
25
2014

ESPN: Expanding The Baylor Brand

July 24, 2014
(VIDEO) Baylor Football head coach Art Briles speaks with ESPN about Baylor Football’s upcoming season and the success of the program. He talks about the excitement surrounding the new McLane Stadium, the legacy of RGIII and the promise that quarterback Bryce Petty shows as he gears up for the season.

Jul
25
2014

Ideas, Inventions and Innovations: Leaf-Mining Insects Destroyed With The Dinosaurs, Others Quickly Appeared

July 25, 2014
Article lists Daniel J. Peppe, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of geology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, as one of the researchers exploring the disappearance of leaf-mining insects in the western United States after the Cretaceous period. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers the geology department.)

Jul
25
2014

Killeen Daily Herald: Jefferson signs multi-year deal with Brooklyn

July 24, 2014
Former Baylor basketball student-athlete Cory Jefferson, B.S.Ed. ’14, has been signed by the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets to a multi-year contract. Jefferson was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs and traded to Brooklyn. He earned his way onto the team by averaging 11.2 points and 6.8 rebounds for Brooklyn’s summer league team in Orlando last month.

Jul
25
2014

KRGT-TV: New Details on Brooks County Mass Graves

July 24, 2014
(VIDEO) Baylor University is mentioned in this report about the Texas Rangers’ investigation into mass graves of immigrants who died after crossing the Mexico/Texas border. The report references the work of Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, who, along with Baylor students, is exhuming bodies from the graves. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers anthropology and placed the original story about Baker's research and work in the region.)

Jul
25
2014

Plan Adviser: CUNA Mutual SVP Promoted to Wealth Management Head

July 24, 2014
Jeff Bosco, B.B.A. ’87, was named the head of CUNA Mutual group’s wealth management business. Bosco’s responsibilities will include overseeing CUNA Brokerage Services Inc. (CBSI), which encompasses CUNA Mutual Group’s financial adviser network and wealth-management products.

Jul
25
2014

Townhall.com: Crescent Real Estate Names New Managing Director & Announces Other Management Promotions to Position the Commercial Real Estate Company for Planned Growth

July 23, 2014
Allison Whitlock, B.B.A. ’85, was recently promoted to vice president of accounting for Crescent Real Estate, which has offices in Dallas and Houston. Whitlock, a certified public accountant, directs a team responsible for full general ledger accounting and financial statement preparation for the company.

Jul
25
2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph: Tyler ISD names next superintendent: Marty Crawford leads small district in West

July 24, 2014
Marty Crawford, B.S.Ed. ’96, was recently named superintendent of Tyler ISD, leaving his post as the superintendent of West ISD. Tyler ISD Board President, the Rev. Orenthia Mason, said that Crawford is “an experienced superintendent who is a proven educational visionary and an inspirational leader.”

Jul
25
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Waco chamber casting its net for industrial prospects

July 24, 2014
In this article about the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce’s mid-year membership conference, Waco City Manager Dale Fisseler discusses economic development and highlights the collaboration between Baylor University and the City of Waco, as the city’s Tax Increment Financing fund contributed $35 million to the $260 million McLane Stadium.

Jul
24
2014

Edmond Sun: University of Central Oklahoma recognized as having friendly work environment

July 21, 2014
Baylor University is mentioned in this article about being as one of the country’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Of the 42 national universities awarded Honor Roll status, Baylor is one of only two universities in the large university category (10,000 or more students) to achieve recognition in 11 of the 12 categories honoring specific best practices and policies.

Jul
24
2014

Fusion-TV: As the Border Patrol Catches Migrants, Students Dig Up Migrant Bodies in a Mass Grave

July 23, 2014
VIDEO: A special report on the surge of child migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border on the Fusion Network program “AMERICA with Jorge Ramos” features the work of Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, and her students along the Texas border and in the University’s DNA lab. A digital news network, Fusion is a joint venture between Univision Communications Inc. and the Disney/ABC Television Network. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications who covers anthropology, worked with ABC News to set up interviews with Dr. Baker in the Valley and in her Baylor lab this summer.)

Jul
24
2014

Greenville (TX) Herald Banner: GISD solar car off and roaring

July 22, 2014
Twenty-five high school Solar Car Challenge teams were on the Baylor campus Wednesday on the second-to-last leg of their trip across Texas. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the School of Engineering and Computer Science.)

Jul
24
2014

Religion News Service: World War I at 100: New books examine the battle of beliefs behind the ‘Great War’

July 18, 2014
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, is quoted in this article about how researchers and historians are examining World War I and the role religion played in it. Jenkins’ book, “The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade” is also mentioned in the article and supports the claim that WWI created our current state of international turmoil with modern Islamist nations. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR.)

Jul
24
2014

Texas Monthly: Evens: A Houston Textile Designer Shows That The Art Of Dyeing Isn't Dying

August 2014
Kate de Para, who obtained a B.S. in Family Consumer Sciences in 2008, is featured in this Texas Monthly article about her career dyeing and creating prints on fabrics. She launched her own clothing line in Houston after realizing her passion was in creating instead of selling. In this article, de Para credits a Baylor professor for encouraging her to pursue textile design.

Jul
24
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Arts: Reach past your own artistic bias

July 24, 2014
David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, urges readers to broaden the scope when it comes to their taste in art. He argues that sticking to one style hinders the ability to appreciate a myriad of different artwork.

Jul
23
2014

Business Day Live: New oven force to be reckoned with

July 23, 2014
Researchers in Baylor’s electrical and computer engineering department in the School of Engineering and Computer Science have partnered with GE researchers to create a “microwave”-style device that can count the calories in food. A prototype has been constructed, and researchers are using it to count the calories in mixtures of oil, water and sugar. (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist in Baylor Media Communications, covers the School of Engineering and Computer Science.)

Jul
23
2014

Dallas Morning News: Briles: ‘Similarities’ between Bryce Petty and RGIII’s final years, atmosphere at McLane Stadium will be ‘special’

July 23, 2014
Baylor head coach Art Briles talks about how "special" the gameday atmosphere will be this season at the Bears' new $260 million on-campus McLane Stadium. "I think it’s going to be hard for anybody in America to mimic what the game day atmosphere is going to be like at Baylor University," Briles said.

Jul
23
2014

ESPN: Players tab Baylor as Big 12 team to beat

July 23, 2014
This ESPN article breaks down percentages of Big 12 players’ answers to questions such as "who is the league’s most impressive coach?" and “if you could draft an opposing Big 12 player and put him on your team, who would it be?” In the polls, Baylor edged out Oklahoma University as “The Team to Beat” this year in the Big 12.

Jul
23
2014

FOX Sports Southwest: FOX Sports Southwest partners with Baylor to promote Texas high school sports

July 23, 2014
FOX Sports Southwest's new campaign to promote the network's Texas high school sports programming this fall received an assist from creative students in the Sports Sponsorship and Sales (S3) program in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who presented a winning proposal through a real-life marketing and sponsorship project in the FOX Sports University program. The marketing campaign, “The Future of Football Starts Here,” developed by Baylor students Laura Cade, Alexa Charpentier, Daniel Knight and Collin Simpson, and led by Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., professor and The Edwin W. Streetman Professor in Retail Management, will be incorporated into the network's high school sports marketing campaign this fall.

Jul
23
2014

Intercollegiate Review: Is the West Really Best? An Interview with Rodney Stark

June 22, 2014
Rodney Stark, distinguished professor of the social sciences and Co-Director of the Institute for Studies of Religion, is interviewed in this Q&A article about his new book: “How the West Won: The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity”. In it, he describes the importance for students to be learning the history of western civilization.

Jul
23
2014

Killeen Daily Herald: Belton ISD board OKs promotions, new hires

July 22, 2014
The Belton Independent School District board of trustees unanimously approved three new principals and one assistant superintendent. Deanna Lovesmith, B.S. ’93, M.S. ’97, was approved as assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction.