Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

9/23/2014
Sept. 22, 2014
VIDEO: For the third straight year, Baylor student-athletes from all of the Bears' athletic teams gathered at the Ferrell Center to pack more than 100,000 meals to send to starving children in the developing world through a partnership with the Minnesota-based ministry Feed My Starving Children. Interviewed for the story are Chris Sanders, Baylor football student-athlete, and Conner Daniels, Baylor equestrian student-athlete.
9/23/2014
Sept. 22, 2014
Baylor student-athletes and coaches were busy Monday packing more than 100,000 meals to feed starving children in developing countries. Through a partnership with the Minneapolis/St. Paul ministry, “Feed My Starving Children”, 500 students packed a total of 108,000 meals that will feed nearly 300 children in 70 countries. Quoted in the article is Director of Athletics Ian McCaw: "This event embodies our department's core values and is a prime example of what makes Baylor so unique and special."
9/23/2014
Sept. 22, 2014
VIDEO: Through a partnership with the Minneapolis/St. Paul ministry, “Feed My Starving Children”, 500 Baylor student-athletes and coaches were busy Monday packing more than 100,000 meals to feed starving children in developing countries. Baylor student-athletes and coaches have participated in this effort for the last two years and have packed nearly 218-thousand meals for the ministry.
9/23/2014
Sept. 23, 2014
VIDEO: Through a partnership with the Minneapolis/St. Paul ministry, “Feed My Starving Children”, 500 Baylor student-athletes and coaches were busy Monday packing more than 100,000 meals to feed starving children in developing countries. Baylor student-athletes and coaches have participated in this effort for the last two years and have packed nearly 218-thousand meals for the ministry.

Research

9/23/2014
Sept. 22, 2014
This story about a new LifeWay Research survey, which found that Protestant clergy rarely preach about mental illness and onely oe-quarter of congregations have a plan to assist families of the mentally ill, also mentions a Baylor University study of 70 seminaries. The Baylor study, which found that seminaries do little to train ministers to recognize mental illness and refer individuals to a doctor or psychologist, was led by Matthew S. Stanford, professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers psychology faculty and research and pitched this story to national media.)
9/23/2014
Sept. 23, 2014
Bryan Shaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is receiving national attention for his effort to create a free smartphone app to warn shutterbug parents of a glow in young children’s eyes – a white reflection from a camera’s flash – that could signal a rare cancer. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story to national media in November 2013.)
9/23/2014
Sept. 18, 2014
When making policy decisions, state legislators are more attentive to the political opinions of wealthy citizens than those of poor citizens, according to a new Baylor University study by Patrick Flavin, PhD., assistant professor of political science in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. The study, titled "Lobbying Regulations and Political Equality in the American States,” is published online in the American Politics Research journal and concluded that stricter regulations on professional lobbyists could promote more equal political representation. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the political science department and placed this story.)
9/23/2014
Sept. 22, 2014
Young people who regularly attend religious services and describe themselves as religious are less likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol, according to a Baylor study published in Alcohol Treatment Quarterly. Findings suggest that young people who connect to a “higher power” may feel a greater sense of purpose and are less likely to be bothered by peer pressure to experiment, said researcher Byron Johnson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR research and faculty and placed this story.)

Faculty in the News

9/23/2014
Sept. 22, 2014
Personal finance article originally in The Dallas Morning News about how today’s consumer is more prudent and less inclined to go on rampant spending sprees is picked up by numerous national papers, including the Kansas City Star. The article quotes James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. “We really are a little bit scared — memories of how catastrophic it was and how much worse it could have been in 2007-2008,” Roberts said. “I think we all still see an economy that we don’t trust — that the other shoe’s going to drop.” (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business and arranged the interview with Roberts.)
9/23/2014
Sept. 20, 2014
To find the best moves for anyone near or just into retirement, Barron's spoke to retirement experts and financial advisors, including William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, who looks at the option of retirees having money in tax-deferred accounts so deductions can minimize withdrawal taxes.
9/23/2014
Sept. 19, 2014
Blaine McCormick, Ph.D., chair of the management department in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, co-authored this Forbes editorial, which responds to the publishing of this year’s Beloit College “Mindset List” – an annual list addressing the current year’s college freshmen and what they know about life. In the editorial, the authors address free-market capitalism and offer “six areas where current freshmen knowledge offers both opportunities – and dangers – for the U.S. economy.” (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist for Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in Hankamer School of Business.)

Alumni

9/23/2014
Sept. 19, 2014
Six former Baylor standout student-athletes – Yulanda Nelson (track & field, 1996-99), Adrian Robinson (football, 1992-95), Richard Stevens (football, 1967-69), Jon Topolski (baseball, 1996-99), Ted Uhlaender (baseball, 1959-61) and Jeremy Wariner (track & field, 2003-04), comprise Baylor University’s 55th Athletic Hall of Fame class that will be honored during Homecoming weekend, Oct. 31-Nov. 1. Former Baylor letterman Mike Bourland (football) has been selected to join the Hall of Fame's Wall of Honor.
9/23/2014
Sept. 18, 2014
Clark Hood, B.B.A. ’85, has been named vice president of worldwide resuscitation sales for Oxysure Systems, Inc. With more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare profession, Hood has held sales and management positions within companies such as Cardiac Science, BrainLab Inc. and U.S. Surgical Corporation.
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