Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Sep
19
2014

Forbes: The Top 50 Schools for Entrepreneurs

Sept. 19, 2014
The undergraduate entrepreneurship program in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business is profiled in this article about the nation’s top-ranked programs, as determined by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review. Baylor’s program, one of the oldest and most respected in the nation, is ranked No. 3. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Hankamer School of Business.)

Sep
19
2014

KWKT-TV (Central Texas): Record Fall Enrollment for Baylor University

Sept. 18, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor’s fall enrollment includes record numbers for overall student population (16,263 students), freshmen (3,625 first-year students), student diversity and retention rates across the board. Baylor freshman Samantha Terranes is interviewed about how a diverse campus enriches the lives of all students. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, covers enrollment management and placed this story.)

Sep
19
2014

KWTX-TV: Baylor Regent Named Co-CEO of Oracle

Sept. 18, 2014
Mark Hurd, B.B.A. ’79, has been named co-CEO of Oracle. He will share the role of CEO with the company’s former CFO, Safra Catz. Though his title has changed, his responsibilities will not differ greatly from that of his former role as president where he handled sales, service and industry-specific business units.

Sep
19
2014

NPR’s Morning Edition: Scientist IDs Bodies Of Migrants, Helping Families Find Closure

Sept. 19, 2014
For StoryCorps, one of the largest oral history projects of its kind that airs weekly on NPR’s Morning Edition, Lori Baker, Ph. D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, sat was interviewed by her husband, Erich Baker, Ph.D., associate professor in bioinformatics in the School of Engineering Computer Science, about her efforts to identify remains of immigrants and match them with families who are looking for lost relatives. Morning Edition is one the most listened-to news radio program in the country, with 12.3 million listeners a week. The StoryCorps segment, which was recorded on the Baylor campus, will be preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, coordinated the interview with the Bakers and StoryCorps producers. She covers research and faculty in the anthropology department and has placed numerous national media stories since 2012 about Lori Baker’s DNA project.)

Sep
19
2014

StoryCorps: “We go to cemeteries along the border...”

Sept. 19, 2014
For StoryCorps, one of the largest oral history projects of its kind that airs weekly on NPR’s Morning Edition, Lori Baker, Ph. D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, sat was interviewed by her husband, Erich Baker, Ph.D., associate professor in bioinformatics in the School of Engineering Computer Science, about her efforts to identify remains of immigrants and match them with families who are looking for lost relatives. Morning Edition is one the most listened-to news radio program in the country, with 12.3 million listeners a week. The StoryCorps segment, which was recorded on the Baylor campus, will be preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, coordinated the interview with the Bakers and StoryCorps producers. She covers research and faculty in the anthropology department and has placed numerous national media stories since 2012 about Lori Baker’s DNA project.)

Sep
19
2014

Variety: The NFL’s Biggest Challenge? Keeping Younger Viewers

Sept. 17, 2014
The average audience between 18 and 49 for NFL broadcasts across CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN and the NFL Network has declined by about 10.6 percent over the last four seasons, according to this article which quotes Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., The Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail Marketing and executive director of Sports and Entertainment Marketing at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. “This segment is not passionate about the NFL like older age groups,” Wakefield said. “The social status of NFL teams and players may be deteriorating compared to other pastimes or interests that are more personally engaging.” (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Hankamer School of Business and pitched Wakefield as an expert source for this story.)

Sep
19
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: MCC Foundation awards alum, leader, donors

Sept. 19, 2014
Rod Aydelotte, B.A. ’77, was named the 2014 distinguished Alumnus at The McLennan Community College Foundation’s Highlander Alumni & Friends Association. Aydolette graduated from McLennan Community College in 1974 before attending Baylor to pursue a bachelor’s degree in photography and journalism. Aydelotte currently serves as the chief photographer for the Waco Tribune-Herald. He has been frequently recognized for his accomplishments, ranging from Associated Press Managing Editors awards to a Pulitzer Prize nomination.

Sep
19
2014

WDAF-TV (Kansas City, Mo.): Cellphone use among men and women

Sept. 18, 2014
VIDEO: This story about cellphone use cites a recent study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, that revealed female college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones whie male students spend about eight hours on them. “As cellphone functions increase, addictions to this seemingly indispensable piece of technology become an increasingly realistic possibility,” Roberts said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers multidisciplinary research and faculty and placed this story.)

Sep
19
2014

Women In Academia: Four Women Professors Honored With Distinguished Awards

Sept. 18, 2014
Andrea Dixon, Ph.D., The Frank M. and Floy Smith Holloway Endowed Professor in Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is featured in an article highlighting four outstanding female college professors who received national awards this year. Dixon was awarded the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Marketing Association Sales SIG. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Hankamer School of Business.)

Sep
18
2014

Business Insider: The 20 best Business Schools For Networking

Sept. 16, 2014
Graduateprograms.com ranked the nation’s best business schools for networking with Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business at No. 11. “A strong alumni network can make all the difference in making connections and landing interviews at top companies.” The website determined the top alumni networks based on more than 70,000 student reviews. (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist, covers research and faculty in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Sep
18
2014

KUAF-FM (Fayetteville, Ark.): Illinois River Basin Pact Progress Report

AUDIO: In this NPR interview, Ryan S. King, associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, is mentioned for his efforts to help settle an on-going legal dispute between Oklahoma and Arkansas about the appropriate phosphorus level in the Illinois River and nearby rivers and streams. King was awarded a $600,000 grant to conduct water quality tests to estimate the appropriate phosphorus level in the rivers. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, wrote the news release for this story in April and covers research and faculty in the biology department.)

Sep
18
2014

KWKT-TV (Waco): Baylor achieves record highs in fall enrollment and student diversity

Sept. 18, 2014
Baylor has announced a record fall enrollment of 16,263 students and a record freshman class of 3,259 first-year students, but the University also is celebrating increased diversity, rising retention rates across the board and its highest ever U.S. News ranking. Quoted is Sinda Vanderpool, Ph.D., associate vice provost for academic enrollment management. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, covers Enrollment Management.)

Sep
18
2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Students toil to put names to bodies of migrants

Sept. 15, 2014
The McClatchy-Tribune wire picks up Claire Osborn’s Austin American-Statesman feature story on the Reuniting Families Project of Lori Baker, Ph. D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, and her team of forensic anthropologists and students, who exhumed remains during the summer at a Texas border cemetery to identify them and return them to their families. Interviewed are Baker and Eva Abernathy, a senior anthropology major from Round Rock, Texas. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is responsible for covering anthropology faculty and research and has been working with national media on Baker’s story since summer 2012. Lewis arranged for these interviews with Baker and Abernathy.)

Sep
18
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor sets enrollment record

Sept. 17, 2014
Not only is Baylor experiencing record-shattering enrollment, with an overall student population this fall of 16,263 students and a record freshman class of 3,259 first-year students, but the University is celebrating increased diversity and rising retention rates across the board. Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management Diana Ramey and Associate Vice Provost for Academic Enrollment Management Sinda Vanderpool are quoted about Baylor’s admissions process going forward and the effect of faculty mentoring of students on increased retention. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, covers Enrollment Management.)

Sep
17
2014

Albuquerque Express: Truett sermons digitized for the world to hear

Sept. 15, 2014
Article originally published in the Waco Tribune-Herald and now picked up on the AP wire focuses on Baylor Libraries’ digital audio archive, now online, of 66 sermons recorded between 1941 and 1943 during the end of the ministry of The Rev. George W. Truett at First Baptist Church of Dallas. Hulitt Gloer, Ph.D., professor of preaching and Christian Scriptures at Truett Seminary, and Eric Ames, curator of digital collections at Baylor Libraries, are quoted. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers Truett Seminary, while Lori Fogleman, assistant VP of Baylor Media Communications, covers University Libraries.)

Sep
17
2014

Global Hot Topic (YorkBlog): American Chemical Society Announces Selection of Its Student Representatives for the December 2014 UN Climate Conference in Lima, Peru (COP 20)

Sept. 17, 2014
Baylor student, Barry Hartweg, has been selected as one of eight student ambassadors to represent the American Chemical Society at the UN climate conference in Lima, Peru this December. Hartweg is currently a senior Chemistry major, minoring in Environmental Studies. This past summer he interned at the National Renewable Energy Lab where he conducted research in his field. “I am passionate about renewable energy and its potential to decrease the world’s dependence on fossil fuel,” Barry said. As ambassadors, the students will use their social networking and media skills to report on the activities and negotiations surrounding the conference in hopes to connect and catalyze interest in their peers.

Sep
17
2014

Houston Chronicle: Students toil to put names to bodies of migrants

Sept. 15, 2014
The McClatchy-Tribune wire picks up Claire Osborn’s Austin American-Statesman feature story on the Reuniting Families Project of Lori Baker, Ph. D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, and her team of forensic anthropologists and students, who exhumed remains during the summer at a Texas border cemetery to identify them and return them to their families. Interviewed are Baker and Eva Abernathy, a senior anthropology major from Round Rock, Texas. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is responsible for covering anthropology faculty and research and has been working with national media on Baker’s story since summer 2012. Lewis arranged for these interviews with Baker and Abernathy.)