Faculty & Staff News
The ninth-ranked Baylor Lady Bears will hit the road for the third time this season and will face two ranked opponents, 19th-ranked Syracuse and 18th-ranked Michigan State, in the Rollins College-hosted Florida Sunshine Classic in Winter Park, Fla.
Over the years, Baylor has been a launching pad for some pretty business-savvy entrepreneurs. Some are names you know — accomplished individuals such as Clifton Robinson, BBA ’63, a successful entrepreneur in the insurance industry; Paul Foster, BBA ’79, founder and chairman of the board of Western Refining; and of course our stadium’s namesake, Drayton McLane […]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 18, 2014) – Baylor University faculty experts are available to work with media to take a look back at 2014 and discuss a number of key happenings, including the events in Ferguson, Missouri following the death of Michael Brown, the Ebola outbreak, ISIS attacks, legal cases, sports stories, consumer behavior, immigration and events in Ukraine.
Dec. 6, 2014
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: Rita Patteson, associate professor and director of Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor, shows viewers some of the library’s collection that includes letters, books and ephemera of English poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Patteson’s segment was taped on the Baylor campus as part of C-SPAN’s “2014 Cities Tour,” which highlights cities that are rich with history and have interesting local literary communities. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, pitched Patteson as a source to C-SPAN producers and facilitated the interview. Fogleman and Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, worked with producers to set up interviews with Baylor authors and experts, as well as with special collections.)
WACO, Texas (Dec. 18, 2014) — <i>Christianity Today</i> has given a 2015 Award of Merit to Baylor scholar Philip Jenkins for his book “The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade” (HarperOne).
Dec. 16, 2014
Amos Mazzant III, J.D. ‘90, of Sherman has been appointed a federal district judge in the Eastern District of Texas by President Obama. Since 2009, he has served in Sherman as a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
May you be wrapped in His peace and warmed by His presence at Christmas and always.
Though residential and employee dining facilities are closed for the fall semester, faculty and staff can enjoy a discount in the SUB Food Court.
Dec. 17, 2014
Article on smartphone usage within a romantic relationship mentions a 2012 Baylor study, which found that paying too much attention to a cellphone could ruin relationships with loved ones and friends. James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted. “Phubbing your significant other by giving precedence to your phone activities over paying attention to your significant other is a path to strained relationships,” he said. (Dr. Roberts’ research was pitched and placed nationally by Baylor Media Communications in November 2012.)
Dec. 18, 2014
In his latest column, David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, remembers Jane Freilicher, an American painter, who went against the grain of one of the most dominant artistic movements of the 20th century. She passed away last week at 90 years old.
The Waco Tribune-Herald: EDITORIAL: Baylor’s unique ‘philanthropy lab’ raises awareness of this community’s needs
Dec. 18, 2014
In writing about Baylor’s Philanthropy Lab course, in which 30 students learned the history and philosophy of philanthropy and also awarded $100,000 in grants to deserving local nonprofits, the editorial board of the Waco Tribune-Herald asked: Will up-and-coming generations demonstrate as much charity, thought and good will to causes big and small as Americans have for more than a century? “The real payoff is teaching the next generation to be smarter and more prudent with the dollars they give to charities and nonprofits, whether it involves $5 or $5 million. More of us could benefit from such a class.”
The Waco Tribune-Herald: Houston-based law group offering free legal clinic at Waco Veterans One Stop
Dec. 17, 2014
The Baylor Law School is among the group of service providers that offer a free legal clinic for veterans at the Veterans One Stop on the second Friday of each month. The Veterans One Stop, located on Austin Avenue, provides multiple services for veterans such as educational, employment, legal and mental health services in one location. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers faculty, programs and research at Baylor Law School.)
Dec. 16, 2014
Thomas S. Kidd, history professor and associate director of the Institute for Studies of Religion is quoted on his new book “George Whitefield: America’s Spiritual Founding Father.” Kidd says of Whitfield, an 18th century evangelist, that “A major part of his success is that he mastered the new media of his day.” Whitfield made his journals public, which was unheard of at the time. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in ISR and the department of history.)
Dec. 16, 2014
In this article, Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, describes some of the challenges she faces identifying immigrants that died while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, such as dealing with numerous county officials and improper interment of remains. Baker also discusses how a positive identification—although difficult—provides families with closure and an opportunity to give their loved ones a proper burial and “a place to pray.” In 2003, Baker began the Reuniting Families Project, in which her team of forensic anthropologists and students work to recover and identify remains to return them to the deceased’s family. She continues her identification efforts throughout the year and travels to Brooks County, Texas each summer to exhume remains. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the anthropology department and has placed numerous national media stories since 2012 about Dr. Baker’s DNA project.)
Postgame quotes from Baylor's 66-55 win over New Mexico State at the Ferrell Center on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.
Johnathan Motley scored 16 points, and Al Freeman and Lester Medford added 10 each to lead Baylor past New Mexico State 66-55 on Wednesday night.
Postgame notes from Baylor's 66-55 win over New Mexico State at the Ferrell Center on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.
Baylor junior offensive tackle Spencer Drango was named to the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and Sporting News All-America teams Wednesday.
Baylor's back-to-back Big 12 champion football program has added four student-athletes to its roster that will enroll for the spring 2015 semester, head coach Art Briles announced Wednesday.