Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Aug
30
2016

Baylor Lariat: Cashion Academic Center reopens with new facilities

Aug. 29, 2016
VIDEO: After a full academic year of renovations, the Cashion Academic Center has re-opened as the new home to Baylor’s department of communication sciences and disorders in Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. A transformational $10 million gift from anonymous donors has allowed the department to grow its faculty and graduate student program, as well as add new space for its community clinics. Quoted are Deborah Rainer, senior lecturer and clinical director, and Michaela Ritter, interim chair and associate professor.

Aug
30
2016

News-Medical.net: Research reveals people in Sub-Saharan Africa satisfied with their sex lives

Aug. 22, 2016
Article about research presented at the American Sociological Association meeting by lead author Stephen Cranney, Ph.D., a postdoctoral scholar in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion and lecturer of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences, about sex life satisfaction in Africa’s Sub-Sahara region, a relatively undeveloped area. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, has pitched this research nationally. She covers sociology and ISR research and faculty.)

Aug
30
2016

OZY: Why This Population is Addicted to Smartphones

Aug. 10, 2016
James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this story for his expertise and research on smartphone addiction. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Aug
30
2016

The Progress Times (Mission, TX): Five to be inducted into MHM 2016 ‘Wall of Fame’

Aug. 29, 2016
Richard Thompson, B.S.Ed. (Secondary Education) ’80, is one of five individuals named to the 2016 Wall of Fame in Mission, Texas, which honors those who positively influenced the community for 30 years or more. A Mission native, Thompson is in his 37th year with the Sharyland School District and has served in an array of programs with the athletic department before becoming the athletic director in 2000.

Aug
30
2016

U.S. News & World Report: Friendships Matter if You Want to Lose Weight

Aug. 26, 2016
Overweight people who want to drop weight are less likely to succeed if they only socialize with other overweight people, according to research by Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. His study was published recently in the journal Obesity. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research to national media. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Aug
30
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Waco glass studio repairs, returns historic glass dome

Aug. 29, 2016
Ken Hafertepe, Ph.D., chair of museum studies in the College of Arts & Sciences and an expert in historic building restoration, is quoted in this article about Gainesville’s Morton Museum and its signature stained-glass dome, which was in Waco for a year for repair and cleaning.

Aug
30
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Waco glass studio repairs, returns historic glass dome

Aug. 29, 2016
Ken Hafertepe, Ph.D., chair of museum studies in the College of Arts & Sciences and an expert in historic building restoration, is quoted in this article about Gainesville’s Morton Museum and its signature stained-glass dome, which was in Waco for a year for repair and cleaning.

Aug
30
2016

WHAG-TV (Washington, D.C.): Churches developing fitness programs

Aug. 19, 2016
VIDEO: CNN’s Health Minute with Jeremy Roth focuses on the growing trend of faith-based exercise programs at local churches. The story points to a 2015 Baylor study that found that more than a third of American clergy members are obese, with stress, longer hours and lack of self-care among the reasons. The research was published in the journal Social Science Research by Todd W. Ferguson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this sociology research in national media in January 2015.)

Aug
30
2016

Yahoo! Finance: Crutchfield Capital Names William R. Cornelius as Director

Aug. 25, 2016
William (Bill) Cornelius, B.B.A. (Finance) ’03, has been named director of investment banking firm Crutchfield Capital Corporation, headquartered in Houston.

Aug
29
2016

Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL): Change of command coming Sunday at 345th Combat Support Hospital in Jacksonville

Aug. 20, 2016
Col. Noel Pace, M.H.A. (Health Care Administration) ’01, will serve as the new commander of the 345th Combat Support Hospital housed at Jacksonville Naval Air Station in Florida.

Aug
29
2016

HealthDay: Friendships Matter if You Want to Lose Weight

Aug. 26, 2016
Overweight people who want to drop weight are less likely to succeed if they only socialize with other overweight people, according to research by Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. His study was published recently in the journal Obesity. HealthDay is a leading syndicator of health news for consumers and medical professionals. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research to national media. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Aug
29
2016

KPRC-TV (Houston/NBC): Universities take measures to increase safety on campuses

Aug. 17, 2016
Story about campus safety measures taken on Texas college and university campuses highlights measures taken by the Baylor Police Department, including license plate reader technology, BU Campus Guardian Safety app, alarm systems, security escorts and cameras, card access at entry points, emergency call boxes and a “Safe Place" for online exchanges in the BUPD lobby.

Aug
29
2016

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Baylor professor speaks on bullying

Aug. 26, 2016
Tamara Hodges, Ed.D., senior lecturer in educational psychology in Baylor’s School of Education, is the featured expert in this story about bullying and how parents and schools can intervene. "It is more problematic for the child if the parents or the school doesn't listen and do something. So the level of support in a child's life is critical and some adult in their life that validates that they hear them and that they are going to do something about it, can stop the life-long impact of bullying," Hodges said.

Aug
29
2016

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Olympic sprinter returns to Central Texas, continues to train

Aug. 29, 2016
Baylor senior Trayvon Bromell has returned to Waco after competing in the Summer Olympics Games in Brazil, where he finished eighth in the 100 meters. Bromell continues to train at Baylor, and when he was in Rio, Baylor was never far from his mind. "I just wanted to represent my school and my country the best I could. It was a humbling experience and I loved every second of it," Bromell said.

Aug
29
2016

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): New security measures implemented at McLane Stadium

Aug. 26, 2016
VIDEO: As Baylor opens the football season this week, the university will be the first in the Big 12 to install metal detectors at its football stadium. Interviewed for the story are Mark Childers, associate vice president for Baylor’s department of public safety, and Drew Pittman, assistant athletic director for facility operations.

Aug
29
2016

Religion Dispatches: A History Of Prophetic Black Preaching That Doesn’t Start Or End With Dr. King

Aug. 26, 2016
Q&A with Kenyatta R. Gilbert, B.A. (Political Science) ’96, Ph.D., associate professor of homiletics in the School of Divinity at Howard University, about his new book, “A Pursued Justice: Black Preaching from the Great Migration to Civil Rights,” published by Baylor University Press. The book also honors “the legacy of my freedom-fighting deceased father, Robert L. Gilbert,” who was Baylor’s first African-American graduate in 1967.

Aug
29
2016

The Baptist Standard: Texas Baptist evangelism leader Bailey Stone dead at age 86

Aug. 29, 2016
Bailey Stone, B.A. (Religion/History) ’52, former evangelism director for the Baptist General Convention of Texas and pastor of churches in McKinney, Bryan and Odessa, died Aug. 26 at the age of 86. After committing his life to the gospel ministry, Stone turned down football scholarships at three state universities to attend Baylor to study the Christian Scriptures.

Aug
29
2016

The Ombuds Blog: Ombuds May Help Internal Branding Efforts

Aug. 23, 2016
A Baylor study finds that efforts to help employees understand and embrace a company's values, strategy and goals — “internal branding” — are very important for competitiveness, and that ombudsmen or ombudswomen can be among the ways to help promote worker buy-in. Study author Marlene Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media, is quoted. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director for Baylor Media Communications, covers JPRNM research and faculty.)

Aug
29
2016

Washington Post: There’s at least one creature on Earth that’s loving global warming

Aug. 22, 2016
Article about how a massive sea-ice melt has boosted food availability for bowhead whales, the Arctic’s largest marine mammal, quotes Stephen J. Trumble, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, and cites his research with Sascha Usenko, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental science. Their research discovered that a whale’s earplug grows in annual layers like the rings of a tree and can measure both the age of these mammals and potentially show the effect of improvements in diet. (Tonya Lewis, director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this research nationally in September 2013. She covers research and faculty in the sciences.)

Aug
26
2016

Baptist News Global: Students’ art project generates big bucks for Zambian orphans

Aug. 25, 2016
Recent artwork created by Baylor studio art majors Veronica Campbell and Rachel Taylor has generated tens of thousands of dollars to help Zambian orphans. Campbell and Taylor traveled to Zambia this summer with Baylor Missions and its women’s leadership team. The finished canvases of trees - with leaves made by orphans’ fingerprints - were auctioned to raise funds for the Legacy Academy at the Family Legacy Tree of Life Children’s Village, a community for orphaned children located outside Lusaka, Zambia’s capital.