Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Mar
27
2015

Austin American-Statesman: Kiely counselor at RRHS for decades

March 25, 2015
A feature about Mary Ellen Kiely, B.A. ‘63, who is celebrating more than four decades as a counselor at Round Rock High School. Kiely, who began working at the school in 1971, is a counselor for sophomores, juniors and seniors. She is celebrated for the impact she’s had on the lives of thousands of students during her tenure.

Mar
27
2015

Charisma Magazine: Why a Former Orphan Wants to Go Back

March 26, 2015
Baylor junior Elena Hall’s adoption from Russia has inspired her to make a return trip to her place of birth in order to share the Gospel she says rescued her. Hall’s parents were inspired to adopt by the Gospel message. Hall is planning to depart this summer on a month-long mission trip to serve several orphanages in St. Petersburg with Buckner International's Project Go. "My wonderful parents have always told me I was adopted, and I find joy in this," Hall said. "I believe I have always had the deep want and need to visit Russia because it is a part of me that I have yet to explore. The best way I can think to see Russia is by honoring the people through sharing the joy I have because of Jesus and allowing them to teach me about where they receive joy too."

Mar
27
2015

Fort Hoot Sentinel: Armstrong Browning Library: Poets' life, love, works documented in Waco

March 26, 2015
Editorial piece on the rich history of Baylor’s Armstrong Browning Library and its namesakes. The article examines both the collections of the library and the lives of the Joseph Armstrong, Ph.D., former head of Baylor’s English department, and Elizabeth and Robert Browning, renowned lovers, authors and poets.

Mar
27
2015

Iowa Now: UI alumnus wins PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction

March 25, 2015
Arna Bontemps Hemenway, assistant professor of English in creative writing in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has won the 2015 PEN/ Hemingway Foundation Award for Debut Fiction. Hemenway won for his book of short stories, “Elegy on Kinderlavier.” Patrick Hemingway, son of Ernest Hemingway, will present the award at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

Mar
27
2015

KWBU (NPR affiliate): Multidenominational Palm Sunday Service Coming to the "Buckle" of the Bible Belt

March 26, 2015
AUDIO INCLUDED: Thousands of people are expected to come together on Palm Sunday, March 29, for “The Gathering on the Brazos,” a worship and prayer service at Baylor’s McLane Stadium, which is aimed at crossing racial, socioeconomic and denominational lines to bring unity. Event organizer and pastor Ramiro Pena credited Baylor alumnus Drayton McLane Jr., who with his family gave the lead gift for the $266 million, 45,000-seat stadium, for the idea for the service. Quoted is Roger Olson, Ph.D., Foy Valentine Professor of Christian Ethics at Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Olson said he doesn’t doubt the stadium will be filled. “This is the buckle of the Bible belt, Jerusalem on the Brazos, people have called it.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Olson as a source for this study. Goodrich covers Truett Seminary.)

Mar
27
2015

Medical Daily: From Walter White To Don Draper: The Science Behind Our Love Of Antiheroes

March 26, 2015
Shows like “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad” and “Dexter” feature antiheros — those who straddle the line between deviant morality and a justified cause. Dan Shafer, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, says that morality becomes more subjective to viewers when watching television. “If we feel that the punishment for a crime is too severe, our sense of justice will be violated as surely as if the punishment were not severe enough,” he said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the department of communication.)

Mar
27
2015

San Angelo Standard-Times: Summit focuses on community involvement to end hunger

March 26, 2015
The San Angelo Regional Office of the Texas Hunger Initiative, housed within Baylor University, hosted the Together at the Table West Texas Hunger Summit and was joined this year by the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health. THI works to end hunger by initiating collaboration, sharing innovative ideas through research, and informing public policy, in Texas and beyond.

Mar
27
2015

Texas Lawyer: Which Texas Law School Is Rated Among the Best for Practical Training?

March 26, 2015
Baylor Law School is recognized for its No. 9 ranking among The National Jurist top 20 list of "Best Schools for Practical Training." The magazine examined which law schools place the most emphasis on clinics, externships and simulation courses that prepare students for what lawyers do for a living. Baylor is the only Texas school on that list. Brad Toben, J.D., dean of Baylor Law School, is quoted. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers Baylor Law School.)

Mar
27
2015

The Huffington Post: Money Alone Can't Buy Us Happiness, But Gratitude Might Help

March 26, 2015
Story features a Baylor University study which shows the inverse relationship between materialism and happiness. The study was based on a questionnaire sent to 249 university students. Results showed that individuals of high materialism showed lower levels of general satisfaction. Results also demonstrated that gratitude has the ability to “buffer” the negative effects of materialism. Authors of the study include James Roberts, The Ph.D., Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, and Jo-Ann Tsang, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.

Mar
27
2015

U.S. News and World Report: 10 Common Investing Rules That Don’t Apply Anymore

March 26, 2015
When does traditional wisdom crumble into irrelevance? Financial advisors – including Bill Reichenstein, Ph.D., the Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business – say that moment comes when clichés become counterproductive. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Hankamer School of Business.)

Mar
27
2015

USTA Today: Kim Lubel presents College of Business Frost Distinguished Lecture Mar. 26

March 26, 2015
Kim Lubel, M.A. ‘87, chairman, president and CEO of CST Brands, Inc., will present the keynote address at the Frost Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by the UTSA College of Business. The Frost Distinguished Lecture Series began in 1988 and encourages the development of a broader understanding of the business world and the individuals who lead it.

Mar
26
2015

AZ Central: Kane Russell Coleman & Logan, PC Adds Two Litigation Attorneys

March 24, 2015
Kane Russell Coleman and Logan PC (KRCL) has announced Philip Bean, JD ’10, as one of the latest litigators to join their firm in the Litigation Group in Dallas. Bean has extensive experience in a variety of civil litigation, including automobile dealership defense, consumer bad faith, automobile and trucking accidents, premises liability cases, wrongful death and complex tort cases.

Mar
26
2015

Houston Chronicle: Baylor University expects to fill new sports stadium at Sunday prayer-worship rally March 29

March 25, 2015
(Digital subscription required) Baylor alumnus and former Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane Jr., along with area pastors, are inviting worshipers from across the nation to Baylor's 45,000-seat McLane Stadium for “The Gathering on the Brazos,” a Palm Sunday worship and prayer service expected to attract thousands and intended to promote racial, socioeconomic and interdenominational healing. McLane, who gave a leadership gift for the $266 million stadium, said the idea came to him as he attended last fall's first game in the facility. "This being a religious university, it seemed we ought to do something with a great religious purpose," he said. Lead speaker will be Tony Evans, lead pastor of the 10,000-member Oak Cliff, and the event will feature Grammy Award winner Israel Houghton and an 860-member volunteer choir. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story.)

Mar
26
2015

Inside Higher Ed: New Presidents or Provosts: Amarillo College, Baylor U., Campbell U., Housatonic CC, Lakehead U., Louisiana State U.-Shreveport, Middlesex U., Rasmussen College, Tacoma CC

March 24, 2015
Edwin Trevathan, Ph.D., dean and professor of epidemiology in the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University, in Missouri, has been named executive vice president and provost at Baylor University. Trevathan is featured on a list of nine recently appointed university presidents and provosts.

Mar
26
2015

KCEN-TV: Baylor to Auction Off Floyd Casey Stadium Equipment

March 24, 2015
Baylor University prepares to auction off items from Floyd Casey Stadium and Baylor storehouses this Saturday, March 28. Items will be sold through Clark Auction Company and include a range of items from football equipment to industrial appliances to stained glass. The company expects between 300 and 500 bidders.

Mar
26
2015

KXXV-TV: Historic Worship Service this Weekend at McLane Stadium

March 25, 2015
VIDEO: Sunday evening’s Palm Sunday service in Baylor’s McLane Stadium is anticipated to be the largest in Waco history. The Gathering, a mega-worship service, will feature guest speaker Dr. Tony Evans and testimonies from former Baylor Quarterback Bryce Petty and star of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” Joanna Gaines. Special music will be from Israel Houghton and New Breed. President and Chancellor of Baylor University Ken Starr is quoted.

Mar
26
2015

Psych Central: Adding Gratitude to Wealth May Help With Happiness

March 25, 2015
A Baylor University study led by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University, shows the inverse relationship between materialism and happiness. The study was based off a questionnaire sent to 249 university students. Results showed that individuals of high materialism showed lower levels of general satisfaction. Results also demonstrated that gratitude has the ability to “buffer” the negative effects of materialism.