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8/27/2014
Aug. 26, 2014
Phillip Phillips, winner of the 11th season of national vocal competition “American Idol,” will perform during Baylor’s Traditions Rally on Thursday evening. The concert will be the first stop on Phillips’ “Behind the Light” tour, promoting his latest album. The pep rally will be the first major event in McLane Stadium and will also feature the Baylor football team, the Golden Wave Marching Band, Baylor spirit squads and fireworks. Matt Burchett, Baylor director of student activities, is quoted.

McLane Stadium News

8/27/2014
Aug. 23, 2014
SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED: When Baylor University’s new football stadium opens, it will mark historic change for the school, which hasn’t had football on campus since 1936. And it has distinguished Baylor alumnus and Regent Emeritus Drayton McLane to thank for encouraging the university to dream big.
8/27/2014
Aug. 25, 2014
The official foodservice provider at Baylor’s new McLane Stadium will be FUEL by SAVOR U, chosen for its fresh ideas and a commitment to sustainable operations that embrace local traditions, flavors and purveyors. FUEL stands for food, university, energy and local.
8/27/2014
Aug. 26, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor Bears will debut its new McLane Stadium on Sunday, and the university is showing all the effort it took to build the 45,000-seat structure with a two-minute time-lapse video created by Baylor Photographers Robert Rogers and Matthew Minard. Watching a barren piece of land turn into a massive football stadium in about 20 seconds is pretty awe-inspiring, and the shots of the finished $266 million stadium are similarly impressive. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, successfully pitched this video initially to USA TODAY, and it has since been viewed more than 30,000 times. The USA TODAY link has been shared more than 11,000 times.)
8/27/2014
Aug. 26, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor Bears will debut its new McLane Stadium on Sunday, and the university is showing all the effort it took to build the 45,000-seat structure with a two-minute time-lapse video created by Baylor Photographers Robert Rogers and Matthew Minard. Watching a barren piece of land turn into a massive football stadium in about 20 seconds is pretty awe-inspiring, and the shots of the finished $266 million stadium are similarly impressive. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, successfully pitched this video initially to USA TODAY, and it has since been viewed more than 30,000 times. The USA TODAY link has been shared more than 11,000 times.)
8/27/2014
Aug. 26, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor Bears will debut its new McLane Stadium on Sunday, and the university is showing all the effort it took to build the 45,000-seat structure with a two-minute time-lapse video created by Baylor Photographers Robert Rogers and Matthew Minard. Watching a barren piece of land turn into a massive football stadium in about 20 seconds is pretty awe-inspiring, and the shots of the finished $266 million stadium are similarly impressive. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, successfully pitched this video initially to USA TODAY, and it has since been viewed more than 30,000 times. The USA TODAY link has been shared more than 11,000 times.))
8/27/2014
Aug. 26, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor Bears will debut its new McLane Stadium on Sunday, and the university is showing all the effort it took to build the 45,000-seat structure with a two-minute time-lapse video created by Baylor Photographers Robert Rogers and Matthew Minard. Watching a barren piece of land turn into a massive football stadium in about 20 seconds is pretty awe-inspiring, and the shots of the finished $266 million stadium are similarly impressive. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, successfully pitched this video initially to USA TODAY, and it has since been viewed more than 30,000 times. The USA TODAY link has been shared more than 11,000 times.)
8/27/2014
Aug. 26, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor Bears will debut its new McLane Stadium on Sunday, and the university is showing all the effort it took to build the 45,000-seat structure with a two-minute time-lapse video created by Baylor Photographers Robert Rogers and Matthew Minard. Watching a barren piece of land turn into a massive football stadium in about 20 seconds is pretty awe-inspiring, and the shots of the finished $266 million stadium are similarly impressive. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, successfully pitched this video initially to USA TODAY, and it has since been viewed more than 30,000 times. The USA TODAY link has been shared more than 11,000 times.)

Research

8/27/2014
Aug. 26, 2014
Christians who are part of a congregation that emphasizes the connection between faith and work report higher job satisfaction than their non-churchgoing colleagues, according to a study recently released by Baylor University. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story. Goodrich covers research and faculty in the department of sociology.)
8/27/2014
Aug. 26, 2014
Finley Edwards, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, recently wrote a column titled “Do Schools Begin Too Early?” in which he analyzed data from North Carolina to examine the impact of school start times on student performance. (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist in Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Faculty in the News

8/27/2014
Aug. 26, 2014
New York City’s Catholic Artists Society organization will host “The Art of the Beautiful” lectures this fall, and one will feature Thomas Hibbs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Ethics & Culture and Dean of the Honors College at Baylor University.
8/27/2014
Aug. 26, 2014
Thomas Kidd, Ph.D., has been appointed new associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion. Kidd also is professor of history in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences and the co-director of IRS's Program on Historical Studies of Religion. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in history and the ISR.)

Students

8/27/2014
Aug. 23, 2014
Baylor students Laura Cade, Alexa Charpentier, Collin Simpson and Daniel Knight recently had a unique opportunity when they won a competition in Professor Kirk Wakefield’s Sports Sponsorship and Sales Program class in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Ideas from their comprehensive marketing campaign for FOX Sports Southwest have been made into a commercial that will air to promote the network’s Football Friday show.

Alumni

8/27/2014
Aug. 25, 2014

Michael McFarland, BBA ’93, Ph.D ‘05, has been selected as a state finalist for the annual Superintendent of the Year award sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards. McFarland is the superintendent of Lancaster ISD in Lancaster, Texas.

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