Faculty & Staff News

May
5
2016

Another Baylor alum’s short film earns Cannes screening

Cannes. For filmmakers, there’s an aura in its very name. Earning a spot on a Cannes Film Festival screen is an incredible honor that only a select few achieve — which makes it all the more incredible that, for a second consecutive year, a Baylor filmmaker will see his work screened there. “Stray,” a short film […]

May
4
2016

W. Golf. Lonardi Named to All-Big 12 Women’s Golf Team

Baylor women's golf senior Laura Lonardi was named to the 2016 All-Big 12 Women's Golf Team, the conference office announced Wednesday.

May
4
2016

W. Golf. Lonardi Headed to NCAA Bryan Regional as No. 1 Seed

Baylor women’s golf’s senior Laura Lonardi has been selected to compete as the No. 1 seed individual at the NCAA Women’s Golf Bryan (Texas) Regional.

May
4
2016

W. Tennis. Generette, Shankle Earn NCAA Doubles Championship Bid

Baylor women's tennis players Kiah Generette and Blair Shankle have been chosen to take part in the NCAA Doubles Championship starting May 25 in Tulsa, Okla.

May
4
2016

M. Tennis. Lenz Selected For NCAA Singles Championship

Baylor men’s tennis senior Julian Lenz will represent the Bears in the NCAA Singles Championship starting May 25 in Tulsa, Okla.

May
4
2016

Football. Teaff Wins 2016 NFF Outstanding Contribution Award

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that College Football Hall of Fame coach Grant Teaff, who was recently named Executive Director Emeritus of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), has been named the recipient of the 2016 NFF Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football Award.

May
4
2016

ExxonMobil celebrates ‘Baylor Day’ — will your company help BU, too?

For years, ExxonMobil has supported Baylor — not only by hiring Baylor graduates, but by matching their donations back to the university. Last week, the ExxonMobil Foundation presented Baylor with a check for $340,575, bringing the company’s cumulative donations to more than $8.4 million — all the result of matching their employees’ already generous gifts. To […]

May
4
2016

Audrey Long

Sympathies to Baylor staff member Audrey Long, undergraduate admissions, on the death of her mother, Mrs. Eleanor Henkel, on May 2, 2016.

May
4
2016

Hallmark “Home and Family”: Working Moms

May 3, 2016
VIDEO: Interview with Darryn Willoughby, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the Exercise Biochemical and Nutrition Lab in Baylor’s Robbins College of Health & Human Sciences, during a segment on the challenges of balancing work and motherhood. A video that went viral showed Dr. Willoughby, who had picked up the fussy baby of one of his students, Marine veteran Katy Humphrey, whose babysitter canceled at the last minute, and without missing a beat, he continued lecturing for the next 50 minutes while holding Millie. In the interview, Willoughby said, “Being at a Christian institution, it's all about reaching out and helping and blessing others, loving and caring for others in any way we can. And so this was simply just a way in which God moved me to do that on this given day. And like I said, just praise God and giving Him all the glory for being able to bless Katy and Millie." This story was first covered by KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS).

May
4
2016

Huffington Post: 9 Bedroom Habits That Could Save Your Marriage

May 3, 2016
This story references a 2015 study from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business that addresses “phubbing,” or phone snubbing, and its damaging effects on relationships. The study, which received national and international media attention, was conducted by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched the original research to media. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

May
4
2016

Important information about bicycles left on campus

A reminder that all bicycles need to be removed from bike racks on campus before May 16, when Parking and Transportation Services will begin its annual process of collecting abandoned bicycles May 16-20.

May
4
2016

Important information about bicycles left on campus

A reminder that all bicycles need to be removed from bike racks on campus before May 16, when Parking and Transportation Services will begin its annual process of collecting abandoned bicycles May 16-20.

May
4
2016

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Baylor University Philanthropy students announce $52,250 in grants to local nonprofits

May 3, 2016
Students in Baylor’s "Philanthropy and the Public Good" spring semester class presented $52,500 in grants to local nonprofit organizations Tuesday after using this semester to dedicate time to learning about their community and how these organizations contribute to it. Quoted is Andy Hogue, Ph.D., director of the Philanthropy and Public Service Program and a senior lecturer in the Honors Program in Baylor’s Honors College. "One of the things that we are trying to teach is how a community works. How a community thrives. The variety of ways of which that happens, and not just that but also how we might contribute to that, and part of that is through our time and our service, but it's also through financial means. So, one of the things we are trying to instill is a life of generosity," Hogue said. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, facilitated media coverage of this event. She covers Student Life and University initiatives.)

May
4
2016

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Baylor students present $52,500 in grants to local organizations

May 3, 2016
Students in Baylor’s "Philanthropy and the Public Good" course presented $52,500 in grants to nine local nonprofit organizations Tuesday, the culmination of a hands-on philanthropy education programs that ignites student's interest and participation in philanthropy. Quoted is Andy Hogue, Ph.D., director of the Philanthropy and Public Service Program and a senior lecturer in the Honors Program in Baylor’s Honors College. "One of the things we are trying to teach is how a community works, how a community thrives and the variety of ways in which that happens," Hogue said. "But also how we might contribute to that. Part of that is through our time and service but it's also through our financial means. So one of the things that we're trying to instill is a life of generosity." (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, facilitated media coverage of this event. She covers Student Life and University initiatives.)

May
4
2016

Religion Watch: ISR in Focus/ Jeff Levin on the prevalence of healing prayer

May 3, 2016
Q&A interview about research on healing prayer done with Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion. Levin’s study found that almost three-quarters of Americans have prayed for the healing of others, and over half have participated in prayer groups. He says that the findings suggest a “rising popularity of complementary medicine as a form of primary care, and with continued interest in nonconventional expressions of spirituality.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers ISR research and faculty.)

May
4
2016

The Baptist Standard: Prestidge and Burgin to receive 2016 Legacy Awards

May 3, 2016
Samuel W. Prestidge, Bachelor of Music '50, will be honored by Texas Baptists with a Legacy Award on Sunday, June 5, at the historic Independence Baptist Church near Brenham. Prestidge worked in the church music department at the Baptist General Convention of Texas for 34 years. He established the Singing Men of Texas in 1975, the Texas Baptist All-State Choir in 1976, All-State Band in 1978, All-State Strings in 1994 and the Texas MusiConference in 1980, an event that averaged more than 1,000 music leaders in attendance annually.

May
4
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: 9 local nonprofits receive gifts from Baylor philanthropy course

May 3, 2016
A group of Baylor students in the spring “Philanthropy and the Public Good” course presented a total of $52,250 in grants to nine nonprofit groups Tuesday to cap a semester of learning about philanthropic work. Among those quoted are Andy Hogue, Ph.D., director of the Philanthropy and Public Service Program and a senior lecturer in the Honors Program in Baylor’s Honors College; President and Chancellor Ken Starr; and Baylor senior Kevin Renois, who said, “I didn’t know very much about the social sector or about the nonprofits in Waco before taking this class. Andy did a great job of teaching us the philosophy of what it means to do charitable work, what it means to love mankind and Waco specifically.” (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, facilitated media coverage of this event. She covers Student Life and University initiatives.)

May
4
2016

Yahoo Finance: Heritage Health Solutions Founder Selected to Join the University of Central Florida's Dean's Advisory Board

May 3, 2016
James L. Rosengren, M.H.A. (Health Care Administration) '91, was selected by the University of Central Florida to join the College of Sciences Dean's Advisory Board. Rosengren, who is chairman of the board and executive chairman of Heritage Health Solutions, Inc., said he "looks forward to this opportunity to serve my college and assist with strengthening and establishing partnerships throughout the region."