Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Apr
23
2014

PsychAlive: 5 Simple Steps to End Any Fight

April 22, 2014
Article offering suggestions on how to resolve conflict in relationships mentions research by Keith Sanford, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. Sanford found that negative communication between couples doesn't always result in negative resolutions and that avoiding negative communication doesn't always result in positive resolutions. (This story was placed by Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who covers the psychology and neuroscience department.)

Apr
23
2014

Science Daily: Religious music brings benefit to seniors' mental health

April 18, 2014
New research has found that listening to religious music among older Christians is associated with a decrease in anxiety about death and increases in life satisfaction, self-esteem, and sense of control over their lives. In particular, listening to gospel music is associated with a decrease in anxiety about death and an increase in sense of control. The research article in The Gerontologist, titled “Listening to Religious Music and Mental Health in Later Life,” was co-authored by Matt Bradshaw, PhD, assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is responsible for covering sociology.)

Apr
23
2014

Sports Video Group: Baylor Taps Daktronics for McLane Stadium Video Display

April 17, 2014
A new LED video display by Daktronics will be featured in McLane Stadium when it opens in fall of 2014. Quoted in this article is Ian McCaw, director of athletics and vice president at Baylor.

Apr
23
2014

The Daily Beast: Meet ‘Fargo’ Breakout Star Allison Tolman

April 23, 2014
Allison Tolman, who earned her BFA in Performance from Baylor in 2004, talks about her role as a deputy in the TV adaptation of the Oscar-winning film, “Fargo.”

Apr
23
2014

The Mustard Messenger: Can Christian Cinema be Catalyst for Spiritual Healing?

April 18, 2014
Article about whether or not movies, such as “Son of God,” “Heaven is for Real” and “God's Not Dead,” provide any spiritual motivation for believers and nonbelievers quotes Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and author of several books, including The Gospel According to Hollywood and Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in the Popular Imagination (forthcoming from Oxford University Press).

Apr
23
2014

The Pasadena Citizen: Redmond named Minister of the Year

April 17, 2014
Jon Redmond, assistant pastor of First Baptist Pasadena, who received his bachelor of arts from Baylor University, was named Minister of the Year by the Pasadena Kiwanis Club.

Apr
23
2014

The Wall Street Journal: What Is the Biggest Waste of Money in Retirement?

April 21, 2014
Bill Reichenstein, professor and holder of The Pat & Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, speaks about the financial hazards of taking Social Security too early.

Apr
23
2014

University Business Magazine: Donors & Dollars: Big gift gives Baylor momentum

April 23, 2014
Article about the effect a single transformational gift can have on an institution. In Baylor’s case, a leadership gift in 2012 from the Drayton McLane Jr. family for the University’s new on-campus football stadium sparked unprecedented momentum and resulted in record-shattering donations to the tune of $345.3 million over the past two years. In addition, more than 18,000 of the 40,000 donors during that period were giving to Baylor for the first time.
(This story was placed by Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, who covers University Development.)

Apr
23
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Chelsey Crye, guest columnist: A night of horrors, a night of miracles in West

April 18, 2014
Chelsey Crye, who graduated from University in 2012 with a degree in nursing, recounts last year’s events in the West Rest Haven nursing home in West after the explosion of the explosion of the West Fertilizer Company plant.

Apr
23
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Ex-Bear Udoh draws fans for book club

April 17, 2014
Milwaukee Bucks player Ekpe Udoh, who played on the Baylor basketball team from 2008 to 2010, began a book club over Twitter, distributing free books to the first 25 people to sign up through a tweeted link.

Apr
22
2014

Association for Psychological Sciences: Why More Things Don’t Make Us Happier

April 18, 2014
People who are materialistic are more likely to be depressed and unsatisfied, in part because they find it harder to be grateful for what they have, according to a study by Baylor University researchers. Quoted is study co-author James Roberts, Ph.D., holder of The Ben H. Williams Professorship in Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Lead author was Jo-Ann Tsang, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)

Apr
22
2014

Dallas Morning News: Baylor’s Herrington School of Nursing hopes to raise $750,000 at gala

April 21, 2014
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas will host a May 3 fund-raising gala to support endowed scholarships for nursing students. This year’s event will feature famed Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton.

Apr
22
2014

EHS Today: Book on West Fertilizer Plant Tragedy Tells First Responders’ Stories

April 18, 2014
In the new book, "The Last Alarm: First Responders’ Stories of the West Explosion," author Amber Adamson, lecturer in journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, chronicles the first-person accounts of more than 40 first responders and tells the story of the explosion that ripped a hole in the town and killed 12 firefighters and emergency workers. (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist for Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)

Apr
22
2014

KCEN-TV: Thousands of Hispanic Youth Descend on Waco for 50th Annual Congreso

April 18, 2014
VIDEO: More than 5,000 Hispanic Baptist youths attended the 50th Annual Congreso, the largest annual gathering of Hispanic Baptist young people in the state of Texas, which was co-hosted by Baylor.

Apr
22
2014

KERA: On Anniversary of Explosion, West Pays Tribute -- And Looks Forward

April 18, 2014
AUDIO: The morning after a citywide memorial, KERA interviewed Amber Adamson, Baylor lecturer of journalism, public relations and new media, and the author of an upcoming book called “The Last Alarm: First Responders’ Stories of the West Explosion.”

Apr
22
2014

KVUE-TV: Amid rebuilding and rebirth, West considering new plant

April 17, 2014
Article highlighting the reconstruction of buildings and homes in West, one year after the explosion of the local fertilizer plant, mentions Sara Dolan, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts and Sciences, who helped those affected cope with the mental and emotional trauma cause by the explosion.

Apr
22
2014

KWTX-TV: “We Are Indeed Blessed To Be From West”

April 17, 2014
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: On April 17, a crowd gathered at the West Fair and Rodeo Grounds to honor those affected by last year’s fertilizer plant explosion in West. This article quotes Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr’s speech at last year’s memorial service at the Ferrell Center.

Apr
22
2014

Medical News Today: Older Christians benefit from listening to religious music

April 22, 2014
New research has found that listening to religious music among older Christians is associated with a decrease in anxiety about death and increases in life satisfaction, self-esteem, and sense of control over their lives. In particular, listening to gospel music is associated with a decrease in anxiety about death and an increase in sense of control. The research article in The Gerontologist, titled “Listening to Religious Music and Mental Health in Later Life,” was co-authored by Matt Bradshaw, PhD, assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is responsible for covering sociology.)