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8/29/2016
Aug. 22, 2016
Article about how a massive sea-ice melt has boosted food availability for bowhead whales, the Arctic’s largest marine mammal, quotes Stephen J. Trumble, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, and cites his research with Sascha Usenko, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental science. Their research discovered that a whale’s earplug grows in annual layers like the rings of a tree and can measure both the age of these mammals and potentially show the effect of improvements in diet. (Tonya Lewis, director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this research nationally in September 2013. She covers research and faculty in the sciences.)

McLane Stadium News

8/29/2016
Aug. 26, 2016
VIDEO: As Baylor opens the football season this week, the university will be the first in the Big 12 to install metal detectors at its football stadium. Interviewed for the story are Mark Childers, associate vice president for Baylor’s department of public safety, and Drew Pittman, assistant athletic director for facility operations.

Research

8/29/2016
Aug. 26, 2016
Overweight people who want to drop weight are less likely to succeed if they only socialize with other overweight people, according to research by Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. His study was published recently in the journal Obesity. HealthDay is a leading syndicator of health news for consumers and medical professionals. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research to national media. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
8/29/2016
Aug. 23, 2016
A Baylor study finds that efforts to help employees understand and embrace a company's values, strategy and goals — “internal branding” — are very important for competitiveness, and that ombudsmen or ombudswomen can be among the ways to help promote worker buy-in. Study author Marlene Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media, is quoted. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director for Baylor Media Communications, covers JPRNM research and faculty.)

Baylor in the News

8/29/2016
Aug. 17, 2016
Story about campus safety measures taken on Texas college and university campuses highlights measures taken by the Baylor Police Department, including license plate reader technology, BU Campus Guardian Safety app, alarm systems, security escorts and cameras, card access at entry points, emergency call boxes and a “Safe Place" for online exchanges in the BUPD lobby.

Faculty in the News

8/29/2016
Aug. 26, 2016
Tamara Hodges, Ed.D., senior lecturer in educational psychology in Baylor’s School of Education, is the featured expert in this story about bullying and how parents and schools can intervene. "It is more problematic for the child if the parents or the school doesn't listen and do something. So the level of support in a child's life is critical and some adult in their life that validates that they hear them and that they are going to do something about it, can stop the life-long impact of bullying," Hodges said.

Students

8/29/2016
Aug. 29, 2016
Baylor senior Trayvon Bromell has returned to Waco after competing in the Summer Olympics Games in Brazil, where he finished eighth in the 100 meters. Bromell continues to train at Baylor, and when he was in Rio, Baylor was never far from his mind. "I just wanted to represent my school and my country the best I could. It was a humbling experience and I loved every second of it," Bromell said.

Alumni

8/29/2016
Aug. 26, 2016
Q&A with Kenyatta R. Gilbert, B.A. (Political Science) ’96, Ph.D., associate professor of homiletics in the School of Divinity at Howard University, about his new book, “A Pursued Justice: Black Preaching from the Great Migration to Civil Rights,” published by Baylor University Press. The book also honors “the legacy of my freedom-fighting deceased father, Robert L. Gilbert,” who was Baylor’s first African-American graduate in 1967.
8/29/2016
Aug. 20, 2016
Col. Noel Pace, M.H.A. (Health Care Administration) ’01, will serve as the new commander of the 345th Combat Support Hospital housed at Jacksonville Naval Air Station in Florida.
8/29/2016
Aug. 29, 2016
Bailey Stone, B.A. (Religion/History) ’52, former evangelism director for the Baptist General Convention of Texas and pastor of churches in McKinney, Bryan and Odessa, died Aug. 26 at the age of 86. After committing his life to the gospel ministry, Stone turned down football scholarships at three state universities to attend Baylor to study the Christian Scriptures.

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