Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Jul
28
2014

Associated Baptist Press: Poll: Americans feel good about evangelicals

July 25, 2014
J. Gordon Melton, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of American Religious History at Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, comments on a study released last week by the Pew Research Religion and Public Life Project that found that most Americans have warm feelings for evangelical Christians. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is responsible for covering research and faculty in ISR.)

Jul
28
2014

Psych Central: Would Your Life Be Better if You Owned More Things?

July 27, 2014
World of Psychology, Psych Central’s premier and longest-running blog focused on human behavior, mental health and illness, features research from Baylor on materialism and the lack of happiness in people’s lives published by Jo-Ann Tsang, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, and James Roberts, Ph.D., professor and holder of The Ben Williams Professorship in Marketing in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications who is responsible for covering psychology and neuroscience research at Baylor, originally released news about this study to the media on March 31, 2014.)

Jul
28
2014

The Baptist Standard: Texas Tidbits: Gift will renovate Baylor's Fifth Street

July 28, 2014
First, third and fourth news items about recent news from Baylor, highlighted by an $8 million gift from retired physician Thomas Rosenbalm of Spring to the University in honor of his father and mother that will provide for significant renovation to the campus’s historic Fifth Street and will be anchored by the addition of the Rosenbalm Memorial Fountain. The third news item is about Baylor’s designation as a Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The fourth items reports on Regent action on tuition at Baylor for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Jul
28
2014

The Boston Globe: The Forgotten

July 26, 2014
VIDEO INCLUDED: Major multimedia feature in the Boston Globe set up by Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, on the work of Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology, and a team of Baylor students who have spent the past two summers along the Texas border in Brooks County, Texas, exhuming the unidentified remains of undocumented immigrants with hopes of reconnecting them with their families. Doing this, reporter Maria Saccehetti writes, is “the mission of a cadre of college students, who aren’t about politics but about dignity.” Quoted and photographed in the story about these efforts are Baker and Jim Huggins, lecturer in forensic science and retired Texas Ranger, and Baylor students Olivia Rowland, Rebekah Cameron, Lindsay Bone and Helen Garcia. (Lewis is responsible for covering anthropology and has been working with national media on Baker’s story since summer 2012.)

Jul
28
2014

The Waco Tribune-Herald: Brown Bag Blue Note concert series kicks off downtown

July 26, 2014
Two Baylor graduate students in the School of Music provided downtown Waco during the lunch hour with jazzy piano riffs and upbeat drum rhythms that kicked off a new Brown Bag Blue Note concert series. Pianist Thomas Harbin, Master's Candidate in Piano Pedagogy & Performance, and drummer Tristan Boyd, Master's Candidate in Performance Studies, were the first performers in a concert series spearheaded by Wacotown, a group of Waco residents seeking to grow interest and support for downtown-area businesses and activities.

Jul
28
2014

The Waco Tribune-Herald: McLane Stadium to offer new premium food with traditional fare

July 27, 2014
Feature on the new premium concession stand items that will be available for sale at McLane Stadium by Baylor’s new athletics concession vendor Savor. Savor has been working on a custom concessions menu for the football stadium since January, creating five different types of food stations offering barbecue, Cajun and even Italian dishes to fulfill every fan’s food craving.

Jul
28
2014

The Washington Post: Will Eastern Ukraine turn into Northern Ireland?

July 27, 2014
Guest post by Serhiy Kudelia, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, on five reasons why reliance on military force may not necessarily lead to a quick settlement of the conflict in Ukraine. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is responsible for covering political science at Baylor.)

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.