Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Sep
29
2016

ABL Advisor: Alvarez & Marsal Hires Two in Disputes and Investigations Practice

Sept. 28, 2016
Robert Lang, B.B.A. (Financial Services & Planning) ’95, was hired as managing director of global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal. Lang is also a frequent guest lecturer in the Graduate Accounting program at Baylor and serves on the Advisory Board for the Accounting and Business Law Department.

Sep
29
2016

KWTX: Professor: 2016 election will be studied for decades

Sept. 28, 2016
Martin Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and
professor of political science, is quoted in this article about the 2016 Presidential Election. “This is going to be an election that will be written about for years and years to come and people should pay attention to it because they probably won't hear anything like this again in their lifetimes,” Medhurst said.

Sep
29
2016

Northern Ontario Business: Progress coming on North Bay recommendations for change

Sept. 28, 2016
Baylor M.B.A. students, as part of the Focus Firm program, created the Baylor report to help the city of North Bay in Ontario, Canada, become a more desirable community. North Bay received the report in June 2016 and has since taken strides to put the students’ recommendations into effect.

Sep
29
2016

Star-Telegram: New History channel show built around Fort Worth’s Hull Historic

Sept. 28, 2016
Brent Hull, B.A. (History/English) ’89, is the owner of Fort Worth-based contracting company Hull Historical and the star of the new History channel series “Lone Star Restoration,” which premieres at 9 p.m. Monday on the History channel. In this article, Hull said contemporary construction practices don’t stand up to the way things were built in the past. “We need to rethink the current culture of the quick build and cheap craftsmanship. Our homes should be built to last and our homes should have character,” Hull said.

Sep
29
2016

The Kansas City Star: Lee’s Summit woman becomes first African-American Miss Missouri USA

Sept. 28, 2016
Bayleigh Dayton, B.B.A. (Management) ’14, became the first African American woman to win the Miss Missouri USA title. Dayton will advance to the nationally televised Miss USA Pageant next year. “I’m obviously the first African-American titleholder in this position,” Dayton said. “Now girls have someone to look up to and can have an actual role model.”

Sep
29
2016

The Waco Tribune-Herald: Arts: Reacting to Tchaikovsky at the Waco Symphony

Sept. 29, 2016
In this column, David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, wrote about a Waco Symphony Orchestra's concert last week and appreciating the variety of classical orchestral music.

Sep
29
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Journeys of faith: National Geographic exhibit highlights the power of religious pilgrimages

Sept. 29, 2016
“National Geographic Sacred Journeys,” a touring exhibit, will open at the Mayborn Museum Sunday, Oct. 2. The exhibit features videos, photo walls and artifacts highlighting the pilgrimages undertaken by religious followers worldwide. Rebecca Nall, assistant director of exhibits at the Mayborn, and Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History and co-director of the Program on Historical Studies of Religion in the Institute for Studies of Religion, are quoted. “Pilgrimage is one of the most important forms of religion worldwide in history,” Jenkins said.

Sep
28
2016

Baylor Lariat: American historian David McCullough speaks on importance of liberal arts

Sept. 27, 2016
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough gave Baylor’s annual Beall Russell Lecture in the Humanities on Tuesday, speaking on the "Incomparable Advantage of Intellectual Curiosity," which he cited as the key mechanism that drive people to leave lasting legacies. “Curiosity is, in many ways, what separates us from the cabbages,” McCullough said. “It’s that drive that comes with knowing something, and you want to know more. It’s accelerative, like gravity.”

Sep
28
2016

Baylor Lariat: Baylor Law School launches program to make legal aid more affordable

Sept. 27, 2016
Article about Baylor Law School’s Legal Mapmaker workshop that is designed to prepare young lawyers to open and efficiently operate their own law firms while also helping the public find affordable legal services. Interviewed is Stephen Rispoli, J.D., assistant dean of student affairs and pro bono programs at Baylor Law School. “We thought that if we can start with young lawyers who are coming out of law school and are going to start their own firm – if we can help them be efficient, ethical, and economical – then they will be able to serve that 100 million that cannot currently get legal assistance,” Rispoli said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor media communications specialist, covers Baylor Law School programs, faculty and research.)

Sep
28
2016

Baylor University Police Department to Host First National Night Out Event for Campus Community

WACO, Texas (Sept. 28, 2016) –The Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) is hosting its first National Night Out event, #BUNightOut, for the Baylor residential community at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, on Fountain Mall.

Sep
28
2016

Broadway World: WaterTower Theatre Elects New Directors and Officers

Sept. 26, 2016
Paul Shultz, B.B.A. (Economics) ’76, M.B.A. ’77, has been elected as president of the board of directors of the WaterTower Theatre, one of the leading regional theatres in North Dallas and Texas. Shultz is general manager of Slalom Consulting's South Region businesses.

Sep
28
2016

KRGV-TV (Harlingen/ABC): Local Program Aims to Help Combat Child Hunger

Sept. 27, 2016
VIDEO: Statistics from the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor show that one in four Texas children is food insecure, but summer feeding programs in the Rio Grande Valley, including one organized by Catholic Charities, are helping to address hunger among children in Texas. According to THI, if a church is located in an area where 50 percent or more of children, under 18, are eligible for a free or reduced lunch, the church is eligible to be reimbursed for two meals per child a day.

Sep
28
2016

Sullivan Independent News: Ozark Regional Library Welcomes New Youth Librarian

Sept. 27, 2016
Kelsey Fitzgerald, B.S. (Education) '13, began her new role as the youth librarian for the Ozark Regional Library. Fitzgerald oversees programming, story time, summer reading club, festivals and outreach to schools and daycares for all seven libraries of the Ozark system.

Sep
28
2016

The Baltimore Sun: The role of faith and service in criminal justice reform

Sept. 28, 2016
Byron R. Johnson, director of the Institute for Studies of Religion and Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences at Baylor discusses the findings published in his co-authored book, "The Angola Prison Seminary: Effects of Faith-Based Ministry on Identity Transformation, Desistance, and Rehabilitation," that indicate social and spiritual support provide more positive outcomes in the criminal justice system.

Sep
28
2016

The Wall Street Journal: The Colleges Where Students Feel Most Engaged

Sept. 27, 2016
In the latest The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings, Baylor University is ranked No. 5 among universities in student engagement, a measure of how connected the students are with their school, each other and the outside world, and how challenging their courses are, among other things. “One of the most remarkable things about the engagement scores was the absolute dominance of religious schools at the top,” says Phil Baty, the Times Higher Education rankings editor. “What I suspect is the case is that there is a very high level of pastoral care and a strong sense of community and a strong sense of shared values.”

Sep
28
2016

WSRQ-AM/FM (Sarasota, FL): Health Check with Heidi Godman – Family Transitions

Sept. 20, 2016
AUDIO: Becky Scott, M.S.W, lecturer in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, is interviewed on the radio program “Health Check with Heidi Godman” about the transitions families go through as children leave home for college.

Sep
27
2016

Baylor Lariat: New Smithsonian opens in D.C. honoring African American History and Culture

Sept. 26, 2016
Tens of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall Saturday to celebrate the opening of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. The museum’s “Musical Crossroads” exhibit features music from Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, founded by Bob Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media, and housed in the Baylor Libraries.

Sep
27
2016

KCEN-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): Channel 6 Debate Analysis

Sept. 26, 2016
VIDEO: Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., associate professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joined KCEN-TV on Monday night for an analysis of the first presidential debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Sep
27
2016

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Big 12 water conference at Baylor attracts water experts

Sept. 26, 2016
VIDEO: Baylor University is hosting the second annual Big 12 Water Conference this week at the BRIC with water scientists from Big 12 universities to discuss issues, including water use and conservation, climate change, groundwater sustainability, irrigation and water quality. Interviewed is Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science and biomedical studies and Big 12 Water Conference steering committee member.

Sep
27
2016

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Speaks to Large Audience at Baylor

Sept. 26, 2016
VIDEO: A large audience heard Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough give Baylor’s annual Beall Russell Lecture in the Humanities. McCullough spoke on the "Incomparable Advantage of Intellectual Curiosity" and the important role of understanding history. "History is about people. History is human. ‘When in the course of human events,’ the operative word is human, so you’ve got to understand the human beings involved,” McCullough said.