Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Dec
6
2016

Baptist News Global: Time to re-friend social media adversaries, expert says

Dec. 5, 2016
It’s time to re-friend and unblock those people you unfriended and blocked on social media before and after the election, says Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., associate professor of journalism, public relations and new media at Baylor University, in this Q&A. “We have to find some type of mutual understanding,” she said. The path to healing, in a social media context, begins with having friends who have a variety of viewpoints, she said. (Kalli Damschen, student newswriter for Baylor Media Communications, interviewed Moody-Ramirez for an expert pitch to national media.)

Dec
6
2016

C-Ville Weekly (Charlottesville, VA): Jay Hunter Morris’ search for vocal perfection

Nov. 30, 2016
Feature on renowned tenor Jay Hunter Morris, B.M.Ed. (Choral Music) ’86, who grew up the son of a preacher in a small East Texas town. “Many of us grew up singing in church and in choir and it makes you want to study voice,” he says. “Once you get exposed to (singing), it’s easy to catch the fever.”

Dec
6
2016

Carlisle Wellness Network: Marriage to Soul Mate May Reduce Altruism

Nov. 30, 2016
Wives who have a romantic view of marriage are less likely to do volunteer work, leading their husbands to volunteer less as well, according to a Baylor University study published in Sociological Perspectives journal. Lead author Young-Il Kim, Ph.D., research assistant professor in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), set out to test the claim of a study done more than 40 years ago that marriage is a “greedy institution” that makes it harder for couples to spend time and money on other people and institutions. The Baylor study also found that time spent solely with their wives was positively associated with husbands' reports of their own volunteering.

Dec
6
2016

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Central Texas house turned into neighborhood social hub

Dec. 4, 2016
Laine Scales, Ph.D., professor of educational leadership, Master Teacher and associate dean of the Graduate School at Baylor University, has renovated and opened a North Waco home once green-tagged as unsafe for habitation. Now it is a neighborhood social hub aimed at breaking down prejudices, separation and fear. Many residents no longer know their neighbors, which includes people several streets over, not just in the immediate surrounding area, Scales said. “We don’t have that opportunity unless we have a space where we can gather and meet,” she said.

Dec
6
2016

Insider Higher Ed: ‘A New Moral Vision’

Dec. 6, 2016
Question-and-answer with Andrea L. Turpin, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, about her book, “A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917." In it, she explores how the entrance of women into U.S. colleges and universities shaped changing ideas about the moral and religious purposes of higher education in unexpected ways and shaped American culture.

Dec
6
2016

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Baylor's carillon brings joy to many this season

Dec. 4, 2016
Baylor University’s McLane Carillon, located in the tower of Pat Neff Hall, brings a lot of joy to many, especially during Christmas season. University Carillonneur Lynnette Geary performed a special Christmas program on Sunday. The carillon also is played to celebrate graduations and special occasions, besides the bells going off every hour from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Dec
6
2016

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Baylor names new VP for marketing and communications

Dec. 5, 2016
Baylor University filled the yearlong job opening of vice president of marketing and communications Monday with Jason Cook, a communications leader at Texas A&M University since 2003. “After spending time talking with Jason and hearing his passion for telling the Baylor story and his belief in our Christian mission, the selection team and I knew he was the right person to fill this important role,” Baylor Interim President David Garland said in a statement.

Dec
6
2016

Netscape What’s New: Dieting? Choose Your Friends Wisely

Dec. 1, 2016
Research led by Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, found that people trying to shed pounds, but who regularly spend time with heavier people, may feel more comfortable with those individuals, but they are more likely to lose weight if they include thinner people in their social lives.

Dec
6
2016

Paul’s Valley Daily Democrat (Pauls Valley, OK): Project to protect state's scenic rivers nears completion

Dec. 5, 2016
Findings from a two-year study by Ryan S. King, Ph.D., professor of biology and graduate program director in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, will be included in a comprehensive report to the governors of Arkansas and Oklahoma to recommend a phosphorus standard for Oklahoma's designated scenic rivers.

Dec
6
2016

The Dallas Morning News: Texas A&M senior associate AD Jason Cook leaves for Baylor

Dec. 5, 2016
After serving in various communications roles at Texas A&M for 13 years, senior associate athletic director Jason Cook has been hired by Baylor to serve as vice president over the Division of Marketing and Communications. He will transition into the role in mid-December. Baylor Interim President David Garland said Cook’s varied experiences in corporate marketing, crisis management, athletics communication and higher education marketing will be “an invaluable addition to the university's leadership team.”

Dec
6
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor fills VP of marketing role with longtime Texas A&M leader

Dec. 5, 2016
Baylor University filled the yearlong job opening of vice president of marketing and communications Monday with Jason Cook, a communications leader at Texas A&M University since 2003. “After spending time talking with Jason and hearing his passion for telling the Baylor story and his belief in our Christian mission, the selection team and I knew he was the right person to fill this important role,” Baylor Interim President David Garland said in a statement about Cook, senior associate athletic director of external affairs at A&M. Cook said it is "a tremendous honor and privilege to join the Baylor Family at this important time, and I am humbled to serve such an outstanding university. Baylor holds a special place in higher education with its commitment as a research institution founded upon a Christian mission.”

Dec
6
2016

Yahoo! News UK: Is your smartphone ruining your love life? Phones ‘are relationship wreckers’

Dec. 1, 2016
Article about how “phone snubbing” or “phubbing” can seriously damage relationships cites Baylor University research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. “People who reported being at the receiving end of phubbing also reported higher levels of conflict over smartphone use than those who reported less phubbing. Not surprisingly, higher levels of smartphone-related conflict reduced levels of relationship satisfaction,” Roberts said.

Dec
5
2016

Dallas Morning News: Is Trump considering current or former CEOs of Exxon Mobil for secretary of state?

Dec. 2, 2016
Stephen Gardner, Ph.D., The Herman Brown Endowed Chair in Economics and director of the McBride Center for International Business at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about the possibility of a current or former Exxon Mobil CEO serving as Secretary of State.

Dec
5
2016

FirstBook.org: How One College Student is Making an Impact in Her Community

Dec. 1, 2016
Article about Janessa Blythe, junior University Scholar in the Honors College at Baylor, who is launching Waco Up & Read, a program that provides books for kids from low-income communities. Janessa’s book drive has provided each child at Restoration Haven, a Waco community support organization, with eight books to call their own. She is working to provide more books through a pilot program and establish Waco Up & Read as a nonprofit.

Dec
5
2016

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Baylor listed as " military friendly"

Nov. 30, 2016
VIDEO: Baylor University has been designated a Military Friendly school by a publisher of military oriented magazines and will be featured in the upcoming edition of the annual "Guide to Military Friendly Schools."

Dec
5
2016

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Baylor prof: terrorism going low tech

Dec. 2, 2016
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., author and Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion, is quoted in this story about low-tech terrorist attacks to perpetrate mass violence.

Dec
5
2016

Live Science: Is the Smartphone Ruining Your Relationship?

Nov. 30, 2016
Column by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business, about smartphone use and its effects on relationships. Roberts references a study he co-authored with Baylor colleague Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, which measured "phubbing" or "phone snubbing." The column was originally published by The Conversation, a website that offers informed commentary and debate on the issues affecting our world.

Dec
5
2016

Muskogee (OK) Phoenix: Project to protect state's scenic rivers nears completion

Dec. 3, 2016
Findings from a two-year study by Ryan S. King, Ph.D., professor of biology and graduate program director in the department in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, will be included in a comprehensive report to the governors of Arkansas and Oklahoma to recommend a phosphorus standard for Oklahoma's designated scenic rivers.

Dec
5
2016

POST Online Media: AC Immune appoints Joerg Hornstein as CFO

Nov. 24, 2016
Joerg Hornstein, B.B.A. (Finance) ’01, has been appointed as chief financial officer of AC Immune SA, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company.

Dec
5
2016

Radio New Zealand: Lessons learned from fish on prozac

Dec. 5, 2016
AUDIO: Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was interviewed by Radio New Zealand’s “Nine to Noon” program about the importance of ensuring clean, sustainable water resources in urban environments and ecosystems. Dr. Brooks is in New Zealand for the Freshwater Sciences Conference, where he was a plenary session speaker.