Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Jul
25
2016

Baptist Standard: Baylor regents approve joint degree from Truett Seminary and School of Education

July 25, 2016
Report of actions taken by Baylor’s Board of Regents following their meeting, including approving a new joint master’s degree program between George W. Truett Theological Seminary and Baylor’s School of Education, hearing updates on diversity and collaboration and setting tuition and fees for 2017-2018.

Jul
25
2016

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Baylor links religion and education programs

July 22, 2016
Following Friday’s meeting, Baylor’s Board of Regents approved a new joint master of divinity and master of science in education/master of arts joint degree program that links Baylor's premier schools, George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the School of Education.

Jul
25
2016

Netscape “What’s News”: Do THIS at Work. Reboot Your Energy

July 25, 2016
Article about a recent study by Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business that found that taking brief, frequent breaks at work is a good thing, providing improved energy and well-being. Unlike cellphones that run optimally until their batteries die, people "have to charge more frequently before we deplete all the way," said lead study author Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of management, who co-authored the study in the Journal of Applied Psychology with Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professor of management.

Jul
25
2016

New Orleans Times-Picayune: Shaw graduate Devanté Williams-Tross earns Eagle Scout award

July 22, 2016
Article about a New Orleans Eagle Scout mentions research by Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion in 2012 about the impact Eagle Scouts have on society - from establishing greater relationships with family, friends, and community; exhibiting a higher sense of responsibility in helping others; setting and achieving goals; possessing high standards and a greater appreciation and concern for nature/environment, and demonstrating a greater respect for religion and diversity.

Jul
25
2016

Newsmax: 'Evangelical' Losing Meaning over Time

July 22, 2016
Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), questions whether the term “evangelical” has lost its meaning, and with it, part of its political punch. Writing for The Washington Post, Kidd, associate director of ISR, says that “in American pop culture parlance, ‘evangelical’ now basically means whites who consider themselves religious and who vote Republican.”

Jul
25
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor’s Lonardi wins Munson golf award

July 25, 2016
Baylor women’s golf student-athlete Laura Lonardi was named recipient of the 2016 Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award, given annually by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association to the Women’s Golf Division I student-athlete who is an upper classman and both a WGCA All-American Scholar and a WGCA All-American. Lonardi is a senior majoring in applied mathematics and statistics.

Jul
25
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Capturing the invisible: Journey to India focus of Art Center photo exhibit

July 21, 2016
Austin photographer Greg Davis, B.B.A. (Marketing) ’92, will display his “India’s Kumbh Mela” exhibit at the Art Center of Waco in August. The display features photos Davis captured three years ago during a National Geographic Creative assignment at the 55-day Hindu festival Kumbh Mela, which only occurs once every 12 years.

Jul
25
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Changing mindsets, outlooks amid uproar at Baylor: Q&A with BU regent chair Ron Murff, interim president David Garland

July 24, 2016
Q&A with Ron Murff, chair of the Baylor Board of Regents, and Interim President David Garland, who sat down the Waco Tribune-Herald for a wide-ranging discussion related to interpersonal and sexual violence and the University’s implementation of improvements that also cultivate a culture of respect and character reflecting Baylor’s mission.

Jul
25
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Heralded freshman Lauren Cox brings valuable experience on world stage to Lady Bears

July 23, 2016
Feature on Baylor freshman student-athlete Lauren Cox, top of the 2016 list of women’s basketball recruits, who has played basketball for Team USA since 2013 and aspires to play in the Olympics in 2020. She recently played for Team USA in the 2016 FIBA American U18 Championship in Chile, where her team won the gold medal and Cox was named MVP.

Jul
22
2016

Diplomatic Courier: Global Migration: Trends and Changes

July 19, 2016
Article about trends in global migration and the impact on demographics and attitudes worldwide quotes Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, who discussed recent findings by Pew Research in Washington, D.C., with Pew Research President Michael Dimock and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Homi Kharas.

Jul
22
2016

Ennis Daily News: In remembrance of Dr. Glenn O. Hilburn

July 22, 2016
Tribute to the late Baylor religion professor Glenn O. Hilburn by former student The Rev. Dr. Robert Uzzel, B.A. (Religion/Sociology) ’73, M.A. (Church-State Studies) ’76, Ph.D. (Religion) ’95. Uzzel is pastor of Wayman Chapel AME Church in Ennis.

Jul
22
2016

Portage (Wisconsin) Daily Register: From Pardeeville to Antarctica: Native remembers her roots

July 21, 2016
Feature on Michelle Hebal, a Rice University psychology professor who won Baylor University’s 2016 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. Hebl will teach in-residence at Baylor this spring, teaching classes in industrial organizational psychology and in her research area of diversity and discrimination.

Jul
22
2016

Scienmag.com: Your diet plan isn’t working? New Baylor research explains why

July 12, 2016
Many diet plans are doomed from the start because dieters tend to adopt the wrong strategies, according to new research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. “Our research shows that instead of creating rules to avoid one’s favorite treats, dieters should focus on eating healthy foods that they enjoy,” said lead author, Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing. “Dieters who restrict themselves from consuming the foods they love most may be setting themselves up for failure.” (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this research nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Jul
22
2016

Yahoo! Finance: PowerVerde, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Randall Hinson as Director of Sales and Marketing

July 18, 2016
Randall C. Hinson, B.B.A. (Marketing) ’74, has been appointed by PowerVerde Inc., as Director of Sales and Marketing. In 1981, Hinson founded Bear Pump & Equipment Ltd., which was acquired in 2008 by National Oilwell Varco.

Jul
21
2016

Business Journal Daily: Strangpresse Partners with Baylor University for R&D

July 20, 2016
Strangpresse LLC contributed a Model 19 Thermoplastic Extruder to Baylor University’s research and development in large-scale fused deposition modeling. The article quoted Douglas Smith, Ph.D., associate professor of mechanical engineering in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, who said that the collaboration between Baylor and Strangpresse will help to establish Baylor as a leader in large-scale deposition research.

Jul
21
2016

Easy Health Options: The best-kept secret of successful dieters

July 21, 2016
Many diet plans are doomed from the start because dieters tend to adopt the wrong strategies, according to a new study from Baylor University. The study suggested that dieters’ success is determined by their perspective, and that successful dieters tend to focus on what they can eat, not what they can’t. They also work to add healthy foods they enjoy to their diet instead of forcing themselves to eat foods they do not like. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this research nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Jul
21
2016

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Regional students among National Merit scholarship winners

July 20, 2016
Incoming freshman Conner A. Fastenau was awarded a National Merit Scholarship Corporation scholarship. He was one of 16 winners from the St. Louis region.

Jul
21
2016

StreetInsider.com: Meredith To Partner With Joanna And Chip Gaines On A Lifestyle Magazine Title Based On The Powerhouse Magnolia Brand

July 20, 2016
Meredith Corporation will partner with Chip and Joanna Gains on a quarterly lifestyle magazine launching in October 2016. The magazine will cover entertaining, holidays and celebrations, gardening, outdoor living, food, family and health lifestyle. The October issue will be titled “Hospitality” and will be sold for $7.99.

Jul
21
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Arts: Missoula good example of bringing art to public

July 21, 2016
David Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, explores the city of Missoula, Montana’s appreciation of the arts and how the City’s various public art programs and projects have made an impact on the city. “What one sees here is proof that having a successful art scene doesn’t have anything to do with a city’s size,” Smith said.