Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

8/29/2014
Aug. 28, 2014
The Baylor Bears football team will play home games on campus for the first time since 1936, beginning with the season debut of McLane Stadium on Sunday. After 64 seasons at Floyd Casey Stadium, located about four miles from campus, fan anticipation for games at the new $266 million campus stadium is high. Baylor football coach Art Briles and student-athletes Levi Norwood, Bryce Petty and Troy Baker are quoted.

McLane Stadium News

8/29/2014
Aug. 29, 2014
VIDEO: News summary about Thursday’s Traditions Rally, which drew thousands of spectators to tour Baylor’s new McLane Stadium. Brian Nicholson, vice president of facilities and operations at Baylor, is interviewed.
8/29/2014
Aug. 29, 2014
Although McLane Stadium is brand new, Baylor traditions will remain a strong part of the game-day experience, including the March of the Bears and the Baylor Line. Quoted are Todd Patulski, deputy athletics director; Brian Nicholson, vice president of facilities and operations; Ian McCaw, vice president and athletics director; and football student-athlete Shawn Oakman.
8/29/2014
Aug. 29, 2014
McLane Stadium debuted Thursday evening with the Baylor Traditions Rally, which drew approximately 17,500 students and guests. Nick Joos, executive associate director for external affairs for Baylor athletics, and Tommye Lou Davis, chief of staff to the president and vice president for constituent engagement, are quoted.
8/29/2014
Aug. 29, 2014
Article on the upgraded amenities at Baylor’s new McLane Stadium, which include Baylor apparel stores, numerous food options, open concourses for fans who don’t want to miss any game action, and five times as many restrooms as Floyd Casey Stadium.
8/29/2014
Aug. 29, 2014
VIDEO: McLane Stadium construction is complete and the Baylor Bears are ready to perform in their new home. Todd Patulski, deputy athletics director for Baylor, is interviewed and said the state-of-the-art stadium’s architecture boundaries were “limitless.” Baylor football student-athletes Spencer Drango, Troy Baker, Beau Blackshear and Orion Stewart are also interviewed.

Research

8/29/2014
Aug. 29, 2014
According to a new study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, female college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, and male students spend about eight hours on them. “As cellphone functions increase, addictions to this seemingly indispensable piece of technology become an increasingly realistic possibility,” Roberts said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)
8/29/2014
Aug. 28, 2014
New research by Cindy Riemenschneider, Ph.D., professor of information systems and associate dean for research and faculty development in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, shows that occupational culture and informal social networks at IT firms are areas that need to be addressed to help keep women from fleeing IT jobs. Other areas of focus include mentoring and co-ed social activities among employees. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers research and faculty at the Hankamer School of Business and placed this story.)

Baylor in the News

8/29/2014
Aug. 28, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor’s School of Education celebrated its Midway ISD Professional Development School (PDS) campuses on Thursday by presenting specialty Baylor signage to its two new partner PDS campuses and to Midway High School, which has been a PDS for five years. The two new schools are Spring Valley Elementary and Midway Middle School. The Baylor School of Education has had a PDS partnership in the community for more than 20 years, but the special three-foot signs were developed last year. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers the School of Education.)

Faculty in the News

8/29/2014
Aug. 28, 2014
An op-ed by New York Times columnist David Brooks centers on the virtues of the mind and references “Intellectual Virtues,” a 2007 book by Robert C. Roberts, Distinguished Professor of Ethics in the department of philosophy in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. “Thinking well under a barrage of information may be a different sort of moral challenge than fighting well under a hail of bullets, but it’s a character challenge nonetheless,” Brooks writes.
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