Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Jan
23
2017

Austin American-Statesman: Immortal 10 honored in Round Rock

Jan. 23, 2017
The City of Round Rock and Baylor University are forever bonded by a tragic accident in 1927 that took the lives of 10 Baylor students who came to be known as the “Immortal Ten.” The accident led to the first highway overpass in Texas, and the city dedicated a memorial bridge on Sunday. “It means so much to all of the students at Baylor,” said Baylor Student Body President Lindsey Bacque, who was among the speakers at the bridge dedication ceremony.

Jan
23
2017

Christian Science Monitor: The Trump era begins

Jan. 20, 2017
David Clinton, Ph.D., chair of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about the U.S. presidential transition.

Jan
23
2017

Ghana Business News: Profile of the Vice President-Elect

Jan. 7, 2017
Profile of the recently elected Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, who taught from 1996-2000 in the department of economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. In 1998, he received Baylor’s Young Researcher Award. He returned to Ghana in 2000 to work as the research director for the Bank of Ghana (the central bank) and later was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank, in charge of monetary policy, in 2006.

Jan
23
2017

KCEN-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): 90 years since the 'Immortal Ten' crash

Jan. 21, 2017
VIDEO: On Sunday, the City of Round Rock gathered with Baylor alumni, staff and students to dedicate the Mays Street Bridge to "The Immortal Ten," the 10 Baylor students who died in the tragic bus-train collision in 1927. "It's the reason you're working so hard on your studies and in the library and in the community with one another. Because you're able to do those things and complete what the 'Immortal Ten' weren't during their time at Baylor,” said Baylor Student Body President Lindsey Bacque, who was among the speakers at the event.

Jan
23
2017

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Baylor University remembers the Immortal Ten

Jan. 20, 2017
VIDEO: Jan. 22 marked the 90th anniversary of the tragic bus-train accident in Round Rock that killed 10 Baylor students, known as the Immortal Ten, who are remembered each year during Homecoming. “It unifies the Baylor family, it unified them in the aftermath of the accident and grief, and it’s unified them in generations since then,” said Todd Copeland, author of "The Immortal Ten: The Definitive Account of the 1927 Tragedy and Its Legacy at Baylor University” (Baylor University Press, 2001).

Jan
23
2017

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Bridge dedicated to Baylor's "Immortal Ten" on 90th anniversary of crash

Jan. 22, 2017
VIDEO: The City of Round Rock held a bridge dedication ceremony on Sunday in honor of the 90th anniversary of the tragic bus-train accident in 1927 that claimed the lives of 10 Baylor students, known as the Immortal Ten. "They're so important to us today because it reminds us why we’re here at Baylor, why we work so hard and study every day to continue on in all the things they were unable to finish because of this tragedy,” said Baylor Student Body President Lindsey Bacque, who was among the speakers at the event.

Jan
23
2017

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Baylor's 'Immortal Ten' remembered with bridge dedication

Jan. 21, 2017
VIDEO: Jan. 22 marked the 90th anniversary of the tragic death of 10 Baylor students who were killed in a tragic bus-train accident as the men's basketball team was headed to Austin for a game. On Sunday, the city of Round Rock dedicated a bridge over the train tracks. "The tradition of the Immortal Ten encourages people to make the most of their lives, and it still does honor them as individuals and who they were, what they meant to Baylor and the city of Waco and the state of Texas," said Todd Copeland, author of "The Immortal Ten: The Definitive Account of the 1927 Tragedy and Its Legacy at Baylor University” (Baylor University Press, 2001).

Jan
23
2017

Newsday: Analysis: President Trump launches a new era of nationalism

Jan. 21, 2017
Baylor presidential rhetoric expert Martin J. Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in the College of Arts & Sciences, is among academics who provided historical analysis of Friday’s inaugural address by President Donald Trump.

Jan
23
2017

Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Study recommends new threshold, process for phosphorus in Illinois River

Jan. 22, 2017
Article about a three-year study conducted by Ryan S. King, Ph.D., professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, that recently helped settle the long-standing dispute between Oklahoma and over phosphorus levels in the Illinois River and nearby rivers and streams. "There are water quality and other environmental standards in place that many people are skeptical about because they are not based on science -- this [study] is based on very good science," King said. "I think it shows that science can inform policy."

Jan
23
2017

Round Rock Community Impact Newspaper: Dozens celebrate Baylor University’s Immortal Ten at Round Rock ceremony

Jan. 23, 2017
A standing-room-only crowd packed the Round Rock City Council chambers Sunday to pay tribute to the 90th anniversary of the Immortal Ten, the 10 Baylor students who were killed when their bus was struck by a train on Jan. 22, 1927, on the way to a basketball game at The University of Texas. Representatives from Baylor, family members of those killed in the accident and more than 100 Baylor alumni and area residents gathered for the unveiling of the updated Mays Street Bridge, which was the first bridge built over railroad tracks in the state of Texas.

Jan
23
2017

Science World Report: This Memory Hack Could Help People Retain More Information Than They Think They Could

Jan. 23, 2017
Students who are given information and tell someone about it shortly afterward recall the details and main themes better and longer than other students did, according to a study led by Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. “It’s a really effective way for students to study instead of just re-reading the textbook or class notes,” Sekeres said. The research was published in the journal Learning & Memory.

Jan
23
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Immortal Bridge at site of Baylor crash rededicated on 90th anniversary of tragic event

Jan. 23, 2017
More than 100 people packed into the Round Rock City Council chamber and then flocked to the Mays Street overpass over the Union Pacific railroad tracks Sunday to rededicate the bridge as the Immortal Bridge. The bridge now honors the memory of the 10 Baylor University students – known as the Immortal Ten – who were on their way to a basketball game in Austin, when they were killed in a tragic train-bus collision.

Jan
20
2017

Business Standard: Want to Ace an Exam? Share with Friends What You Learned

Jan. 18, 2017
While preparing for an exam, telling someone else what you learned may help you recall better and for a longer time than simply studying class notes or a textbook, says Baylor psychologist Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., lead author of a study published in the journal Learning & Memory. The study found that the method helped students better recall not only central themes but also details, said Sekeres, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Jan
20
2017

C-SPAN: Part 1, Baylor Presidential Rhetoric Expert on Today’s Inaugural Address

Jan. 20, 2017
VIDEO: In a live interview from the Baylor campus, presidential rhetoric expert Martin J. Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joined C-SPAN moderator Susan Swain for an analysis of today’s inaugural address by President Donald Trump.

Jan
20
2017

C-SPAN: Part 2, Baylor Presidential Rhetoric Expert on Today’s Inaugural Address

Jan. 20, 2017
VIDEO: In a live interview from the Baylor campus, presidential rhetoric expert Martin J. Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joined C-SPAN moderator Susan Swain for an analysis of today’s inaugural address by President Donald Trump. In this interview, Dr. Medhurst talks about speaking with an authentic voice.

Jan
20
2017

C-SPAN: Part 3, Baylor Presidential Rhetoric Expert on Today’s Inaugural Address

Jan. 20, 2017
VIDEO: In a live interview from the Baylor campus, presidential rhetoric expert Martin J. Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joined C-SPAN moderator Susan Swain for an analysis of today’s inaugural address by President Donald Trump. In this interview, Dr. Medhurst talks about how past presidents have used their inaugural addresses.

Jan
20
2017

C-SPAN: Part 4, Baylor Presidential Rhetoric Expert on Today’s Inaugural Address

Jan. 20, 2017
VIDEO: In a live interview from the Baylor campus, presidential rhetoric expert Martin J. Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joined C-SPAN moderator Susan Swain for an analysis of today’s inaugural address by President Donald Trump. In this interview, Dr. Medhurst talks about how inaugural addresses differ from nomination acceptance speeches.

Jan
20
2017

CBS-4 (El Paso): El Paso native part of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration

Jan. 19, 2017
Army Master Sgt. Lane Shioji, B.M. ’90, is part of the Joint Task Force - National Capital Region, the force in charge of coordinating all military ceremonial support for the 58th presidential inauguration. Shioji is a member of the U.S. Army concert band.

Jan
20
2017

Deseret News: Why more and more college students are finding mental health support online

Jan. 13, 2017
Article about how campus counseling centers are experiencing increasing demand for their services as recent data shows the number of students seeking campus counseling services has grown nationally more than five times faster than enrollment, according to the Center for Collegiate Mental Health. Baylor is among several Texas universities that have recently adopted an online cognitive behavioral therapy program called Therapy Assisted Online to help provide more services for students with mild depression and anxiety.