Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Feb
28
2017

Baylor Lariat: BU’s Texas Hunger Initiative to Host Forum Food Drive

Feb. 27, 2017
Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative co-hosted a campuswide food drive and hunger awareness forum with Baylor Campus Kitchen and No Kid Hungry at Bill Daniel Student Center. Quoted are senior Megan Rollag and Grace Norman, No Kid Hungry campaign manager for Baylor.

Feb
28
2017

Baylor Lariat: Chapel hosts ‘Change the World in a Day’

Feb. 27, 2017
Baylor Spiritual Life held its fourth annual Change the World in a Day event on Monday in Chapel to raise money for a ministry in Kenya to protect young girls and better their lives through education. Quoted are Randall Bradley, D.M.A., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Music and director of the Baylor Men’s Choir, and Ryan Richardson, associate chaplain and director of worship at Baylor.

Feb
28
2017

Baylor Lariat: Students participate in END IT movement to put a stop to human trafficking, slavery

Feb. 27, 2017
International Justice Mission students participated in the END IT Movement Thursday by wearing a red “X” on their hands to spread awareness about human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Quoted are Grand Prairie junior Sarah McWilliam and senior Omar Mosqueda of Salem, Oregon.

Feb
28
2017

Charisma Magazine: What Mainstream Research Isn't Telling You about Holy Spirit's Activity Across the Globe

Feb. 27, 2017
This article quotes Rodney Stark, Ph.D., co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, who says that the common assertion that Islam is outpacing Christianity is proving to be wrong. Stark is the author of “Triumph of Faith: Why the World is More Religious than Ever.”

Feb
28
2017

Hutchinson (KS) News: Business people

Feb. 12, 2017
Wes Hoyt, M.H.A. (Health Care Administration) ’02, has been named Chief Operating Officer of Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System. Besides overseeing hospital operations, he will play a role in executing the completion of the hospital’s new intensive care unit.

Feb
28
2017

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: The Gospelaires

Feb. 26, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden looks at several groups who have performed and recorded under the name "The Gospelaires," his favorite group being The Gospelaires of Dayton, Ohio. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

Feb
28
2017

PsyPost: Millennials in PR don’t feel ready to give companies advice on moral dilemmas, study finds

Feb. 27, 2017
Millennials pursuing careers in public relations don’t feel ready to give advice on moral dilemmas to their companies. In fact, they don’t expect to face ethical dilemmas at work, according to a Baylor University study by Marlene Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers journalism, PR and new media faculty and research.)

Feb
27
2017

Duke Divinity School Professor Will Lecture on the Shift in Leadership Roles for Christian Women

WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2017) – Kate Bowler, Ph.D., assistant professor of the history of Christianity in North America at Duke Divinity School, will lecture on the shift in leadership roles for Christian women at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in Room 102 of the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 300 Guittard Ave.

Feb
27
2017

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Baylor women raise funds for scholarship

Feb. 25, 2017
The Baylor Women of Central Texas held its annual Women's Brunch in Temple that raised funds for the Central Texas Endowed Scholarship awarded to students in this area. "It's our passion to let people know how wonderful Baylor is and to enable some people who might not be able to go to Baylor through the scholarship fund,” said Joycelyn Miller, who was honored as the Distinguished Baylor Woman for 2017. Julie Mahler was honored with the Baylor Women of Excellence Award for her work with students, parents and alumni.

Feb
27
2017

Lewisville (TX) Leader: Lewisville chamber hires four employees in one year

Feb. 11, 2017
Damian Lane, B.A. (International Studies) ’14, is one of four new employees hired by the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce. Lane is in charge of graphic design for events and the chamber website and serves as staff representative for the women’s division and senior service alliance.

Feb
27
2017

National Review: Religious Speech and Action Silenced

Feb. 25, 2017
Review by Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Culture and dean of the Honors College at Baylor University, of Martin Scorsese’s “Silence,” based on Shūsaku Endō’s 1966 novel, about 17th-century Jesuit missionaries to Japan. Hibbs writes the film as a “stark depiction of statism against religion.”

Feb
27
2017

North Texas Performing Arts News: Stage West Playwriting Winners Announced

Feb. 24, 2017
Karen, B.A. (Journalism/Communication Studies) ’77, and Cason, M.F.A. (Directing) ’16, won second place in Stage West’s 10th Annual Playwriting Competition for their play, “Parched.” The first- and second-place winners will receive staged readings on April 22.

Feb
27
2017

Pine Bluff (AR) Commercial: Gov. appoints PB man to lead vet affairs

Feb. 24, 2017
Retired U.S. Army Col. Nathaniel Todd, M.H.A. ’84, has been appointed by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to serve as director of the Arkansas Department of Veteran Affairs. Todd is currently the chief financial officer of the Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System. He previously served as the director of health financial policy for the U.S Army Surgeon General and as chief financial officer for Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Feb
27
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor presidential search includes 61 first-round interviews

Feb. 24, 2017
Baylor University has narrowed the field of candidates for its 15th president after first-round interviews with 61 candidates. “The search has resulted in an exceptionally strong pool of diverse candidates that have a high level of interest in the position and who would make an outstanding president of Baylor University,” presidential search committee Chairman Bob Brewton wrote in a press release Friday.

Feb
24
2017

Baylor Lariat: Baylor Campus Kitchen competes for hunger relief

Feb. 23, 2017
For the first time, the Campus Kitchen at Baylor University competed in “Raise the Dough,” an annual online fundraiser for the Campus Kitchens Project. Funds raised will help fund seeds and mulch for the Baylor community garden, cooking supplies and potentially a garden shed.

Feb
24
2017

Baylor Lariat: NAACP hosts The Black Art Experience

Feb. 23, 2017
The Baylor NAACP will host The Black Art Experience at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in Barfield Drawing Room, featuring poets, singers, rappers, musicians, painters and vendors. “My number one goal is that the artists featured feel empowered to continue pursuing their artistic passions. This event is all about the artists. It’s their showcase; I’m just here to create a space in which they feel comfortable to do so,” said Tori Hasty, a junior from Washington, D.C., and NAACP vice president.

Feb
24
2017

BBC World Service “Outlook”: On a mission to save gospel music

Feb. 23, 2017
AUDIO: Robert Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, speaks about his dedication to preserving gospel music through Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project. Over the years he's collected 8,000 songs, digitized them and made them available to the public. “Outlook,” a program produced by the BBC World Service, features true life stories from around the world.

Feb
24
2017

Games for Change: Promoting Civics Education Through Serious Games

Feb. 23, 2017
This article cites the research of Brooke Blevins, Ph.D., and Karon LeCompte, Ph.D., both assistant professors of curriculum and instruction in Baylor’s School of Education. Blevins and LeCompte studied the effectiveness of iCivics, a free online website founded by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, and recommend it as a tool for teaching civics to primary and middle school students.

Feb
24
2017

Kinney Recruiting: Baker Botts Bolsters Corporate, Tax and Global Projects Practices – Adds Group of Nine New Partners

Feb. 21, 2017
Daniel Mark, B.A. (Business Administration, Psychology) ’77, is joining Baker Botts, L.L.P., a leading international law firm, as a partner. Mark focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities matters and corporate and commercial transactions.

Feb
24
2017

Temple Daily Telegram: Baylor Women’s Brunch set Saturday at Wildflower Country Club

Feb. 19, 2017
The 23rd annual Baylor Women’s Brunch will take place Saturday in Temple. The event raises funds for the Central Texas Endowed Scholarship, which is awarded each year to four area students who plan to attend Baylor. Joycelyn Miller will be honored as Distinguished Baylor Woman for 2017; Julie Anne Cowan Mahler will receive the new Baylor Woman of Excellence Award for exemplifying the Baylor spirit to students, parents and alumni in the area; and Leah Jackson Teague, associate dean of Baylor Law School, will be the guest speaker.