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Aug
18
2017

Baylor School of Music: A Harmony of Faith & Music: A Q&A with Dean Gary Mortenson

Aug. 14, 2017
In this Q&A, Baylor School of Music Dean Gary Mortenson discusses the intersection of faith and music in his life. “We’re much richer as human beings if we can understand cultures through their arts, because what you value most, you lift up through your art. It doesn’t keep us materially alive. Music helps keep us spiritually alive,” he said.

Aug
18
2017

KCEN-TV Ch. 6 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): Professor provides tips to photograph eclipse

Aug. 17, 2017
VIDEO: Keith Schubert, Ph.D., professor of electrical and computer engineering in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, provides tips to viewers who hope to take photos of the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. Schubert warns that failure to take proper precautions could damage viewers’ eyes or their cameras. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this story.)

Aug
18
2017

KWKT-TV Ch. 44 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/FOX): Be safe when capturing the eclipse

Aug. 17, 2017
VIDEO: Keith Schubert, Ph.D., professor of engineering and computer science, provides tips to viewers who hope to take photos of the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. Schubert warns that failure to take proper precautions could damage viewers’ eyes or their cameras. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this story.)

Aug
18
2017

KXXV-TV Ch. 25 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Baylor students Welcome Week officially begins

Aug. 17, 2017
VIDEO: Welcome Week is officially underway for thousands of new Baylor University students. Most of the activities during the week are traditional, however, Tripp Purks, assistant director of welcome programs, said one new event is Festival at the Fountain, which officially kicked off the start to Welcome Week.

Aug
18
2017

MetroMBA: Hankamer LAUNCH Program Inspires Entrepreneurs to Help Others

Aug. 16, 2017
The LAUNCH program at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business is giving entrepreneurs an opportunity to take on projects they are passionate about that also leave a positive impact on society. LAUNCH was founded by Greg Leman, Ph.D., clinical professor of entrepreneurship, to create an environment that will allow passionate entrepreneurs to take socially impactful business ideas to the next level. “To have a highly successful business, it must resonate with a lot of people, so it has to be doing something good,” Leman said. “It needs to matter in the grand scheme of things.”

Aug
18
2017

National Law Journal: Some Law Schools Take the Lead in Students’ Well-Being, Report Finds

Aug. 17, 2017
A report by the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being showed that more than 40 percent of students felt they needed mental-health assistance. This article focuses on law schools that have taken steps or launched well-being programs to assist such students. Baylor Law School is highlighted for including well-being education among other topics in its Professional Development Program, which requires law students to take mandatory continuing legal education-style programming throughout their three years in school in order to graduate.

Aug
18
2017

Nonprofit Quarterly: Risk, Uncertainty, and Nonprofit Entrepreneurship

Aug. 15, 2017
This article cites research by Peter Klein, Ph.D., professor of entrepreneurship and senior research fellow with Baylor's Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise in the Hankamer School of Business.

Aug
18
2017

San Antonio Express-News: Humble ISD Board appoints Position 6 trustee, discusses new elementary school

Aug. 9, 2017
Humble Independent School District trustees appointed Colin Carney, B.B.A. (Accounting) ’06 and M.T. (Taxation) ’06, to an open position on the board.

Aug
18
2017

Shore Line Times (New Haven, CT): Days of yore: How Benjamin Franklin became the founding father of a unique kind of American faith

Aug. 8, 2017
Column by Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History and associate director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor, about Ben Franklin’s “uniquely American kind of faith.” Kidd is the author of “Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father,” and this column was originally published in The Washington Post.

Aug
18
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor again receives strong credit rating

Aug. 18, 2017
Baylor University for the second year in a row received a strong short- and long-term debt credit rating for bonds issued to build McLane Stadium and its residence halls from S&P Global Ratings, an independent credit ratings provider. The report cited Baylor’s financial profile as strong. “Baylor’s current credit rating is a testament to the strength and resiliency of the institution,” Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone said. “As the report highlights, we are committed to maintaining our judicious stewardship and moving Baylor forward while focusing on academic excellence, high-quality research and our Christian faith commitment in a caring community.”

Aug
17
2017

Christianity Today: Bringing Back Baylor

Aug. 18, 2017
Wide-ranging Q&A with Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone about the responsibilities of today’s university presidents, the factors that led her back to Baylor, her historic role as Baylor’s first female president, changing the culture regarding sexual assault and interpersonal violence, how Christian universities should manage sports and the conversations she hopes will define the Baylor community in the coming years. The interview was conducted by Taylor University professor and Baylor alumnus Todd Ream, B.A. (Religion) ’93.

Aug
17
2017

Denver Post: Kiwanis Club of Castle Rock Helps Douglas County Students Follow Their Dreams

Aug. 16, 2017
Incoming Baylor freshman Jackson Jaeger, a graduate of Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, was among the four scholarship recipients from the Kiwanis Club of Castle Rock for the students’ hard work and civic mindedness. Jaeger plans to major in Business/Law.

Aug
17
2017

KCEN-TV Ch. 6 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): Move-in day brings excitement to Baylor students, volunteers

Aug. 16, 2017
VIDEO: Move-in day began Wednesday on the Baylor campus as hundreds of volunteers, including President Linda A. Livingstone, welcomed more than 3,000 new students to campus. All students had to do was pull up next to their residence halls and volunteers took over, moving their belongings in their rooms in a matter of minutes. “I’m so excited to get my journey started,” said incoming freshman Landace Bolden. “I was very nervous about college but the campus, the very friendly staff and all of the super helpful students who have been through this before, I know they are going to be there for me.”

Aug
17
2017

KWKT-TV Ch. 44 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/FOX): Move-in day for Baylor freshmen

Aug. 16, 2017
VIDEO: Thousands of incoming freshmen and transfer students began moving onto Baylor University's campus on Wednesday, and it a massive airport-like effort to get every student settled into their new home. "Just very exciting because it's just really the true indication of the new year starting off and so I'm thrilled to be here and thrilled to have the opportunity to be with our students today," said Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone.

Aug
17
2017

KWTX-TV Ch. 10 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Baylor Move-in Day Starts

Aug. 16, 2017
VIDEO: New Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone was on hand Wednesday to welcome hundreds of new Baylor freshmen to campus today. “This is such an exciting day for us at Baylor as we welcome our freshmen and their families to come and move into their dorm. We have this really amazing system for doing that. I had not seen it before so I’m unbelievably impressed by how we try to reduce the stress of this first experience for our students in such a welcoming and warm way,” Dr. Livingstone said.

Aug
17
2017

KWTX-TV Ch. 10 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Holly Tucker nominated for 2 TCMA Awards

Aug. 15, 2017
Holly Tucker, B.A. (Communication Studies) ’15, has been nominated for two Texas Country Music Association Awards, Female Vocalist of the Year and Country Album of the Year. The Baylor alumna starred on the fourth season of NBC’s “The Voice” and begins her “Steel” tour Friday.

Aug
17
2017

KWTX-TV Ch. 10 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Solar Eclipse 2017 Show

Aug. 21, 2017
Trey Cade, Ph.D., assistant research professor and director of the Baylor Institute for Air Science, will appear on a KWTX-TV special broadcast discussing the total solar eclipse from noon to 1:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21. The segment will air on Gray Television stations across almost two dozen states. (Tonya B. Hudson, director of Baylor Media Communications, coordinated the interview.)

Aug
17
2017

KXXV-TV Ch. 25 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Baylor University helps incoming freshmen move in

Aug. 16, 2017
VIDEO: Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone was among those who welcomed Baylor’s most diverse and most selective freshman class ever on Wednesday, with hundreds of volunteers ready curbside to help carry new students’ belongings to their dorm rooms. “I’m unbelievably impressed by how we try to reduce the stress of this first experience for our students in such a welcoming and warm way,” Dr. Livingstone said. “Being engaged with our students and having time with our students is one of the most important things I can do.” Freshman biology major Landace Bolden said, “It took less than two minutes for everybody to move everything in," Bolden said. "I didn't have to lift a thing, Baylor is such an amazing campus."

Aug
17
2017

Oxford University Press Academic Insights: George Romero, Game of Thrones, and the zombie apocalypse

Aug. 13, 2017
Essay by Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and author of “Living with the Living Dead: The Wisdom of the Zombie Apocalypse,” about the late George Romero, director of “Night of the Living Dead” and how the central storyline of “Game of Thrones” owes a “great measure of its success to Romero, as do other popular and critically versions of the story, whether television (The Walking Dead, iZombie), film (28 Days Later, Sean of the Dead, and Zombieland), fiction (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, The Making of Zombie Wars), comics (Marvel Zombies, Afterlife with Archie, Blackest Night), or any of the other media or products shaped by the zombie narrative.”