Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

8/19/2014
Aug. 19, 2014
VIDEO INCLUDED: Baylor’s new McLane Stadium is ready for its inaugural game on Aug. 31 against SMU. Todd Patulski, Baylor’s deputy athletics director, says that “it’s been really gratifying seeing everything turn out the way we envisioned it from the beginning.” Also quoted are Brian Nicholson, vice president for facility planning and construction, and Pattie Orr, Baylor’s vice president for information technology and dean of Baylor Libraries. Media toured the $266-million, 45,000-seat facility on Monday, and Baylor rolled out its new Baylor In-Game football app —the first college athletic application to provide instant replays from multiple views to fans as they sit in their seats. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, helped pitch and place these stories nationally and locally.)
8/19/2014
Aug. 18, 2014
VIDEO INCLUDED: Baylor’s new McLane Stadium is ready for its inaugural game on Aug. 31 against SMU. Quoted are Brian Nicholson, vice president for facility planning and construction, Baylor Head Football Coach Art Briles and Baylor alumnus Dave Campbell, who has published Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine since 1960 and says the stadium is “beyond compare...beyond fabulous.” Media were given a tour of the $266-million, 45,000-seat facility on Monday, and Baylor rolled out its new Baylor In-Game football app — the first college athletic application to provide instant replays from multiple views to fans as they sit in their seats. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, helped pitch and place these stories nationally and locally.)
8/19/2014
Aug. 18, 2014
AUDIO INCLUDED: Baylor’s new McLane Stadium is ready for its inaugural game on Aug. 31 against SMU. Quoted are Brian Nicholson, vice president for facility planning and construction, and Louis Iaeger, a Baylor information systems senior and one of several student “WiFi Coaches” who will assist fans on game day with the new Baylor In-Game football app — the first college athletic application to provide instant replays from multiple views to fans as they sit in their seats. Media were given a tour of the $266-million, 45,000-seat facility on Monday. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story on KWBU.)
8/19/2014
Aug. 18, 2014
Baylor rolled out the new Baylor In-Game football app on Monday – the first college athletic application to provide instant replays from multiple views to fans in the $266 million stadium. Quoted is John Garrison, associate athletic director for marketing at Baylor. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, helped pitch and place these stories nationally and locally.)
8/19/2014
Aug. 18, 2014
Baylor, Baylor Athletics, Extreme Networks Inc and YinzCam officially rolled out the Baylor In-Game App, the first college athletics application to provide instant replays from multiple views to Baylor fans, right at their seats, at McLane Stadium. This combination of Wi-Fi gear, software applications and content, sponsored by Baylor, is the same technology used by the world’s leading professional sports teams. Quoted are Pattie Orr, Baylor’s vice president for information technology, and John Garrison, assistant athletic director for marketing. The story includes the latest photo of McLane Stadium taken by Baylor photographer Matthew Minard. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, helped pitch and place these stories nationally and locally.)

McLane Stadium News

8/19/2014
Aug. 18, 2014
As Baylor hosted the final media tour of McLane Stadium before the stadium opens on Monday afternoon, the Dallas Morning News counts down five things that Baylor fans should know: 5) the Baylor in-game app, 4) extreme wi-fi, 3) awesome digs for football student-athletes, 2) stadium is built to hold in sound and 1) the stadium will be ready to go on time.

Research

8/19/2014
Aug. 18, 2014
More than 40 percent of older adults who lived through the “Great Recession” reported a decrease in financial strain, according to a study by Lindsay R. Wilkinson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. She presented the research at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story. Goodrich, who covers research and faculty in the department of sociology, wrote a summary of study findings for the American Sociological Association.)
8/19/2014
Aug. 14, 2014
When it comes to easing symptoms of anxiety-related disorders, prayer has differing effects. How the praying person views God is more important than frequency and style of prayer, according to Baylor research funded by the John Templeton Foundation. Quoted is researcher Matt Bradshaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story. Goodrich covers research and faculty in the department to sociology.)
8/19/2014
Aug. 18, 2014
When it comes to easing symptoms of anxiety-related disorders, prayer has differing effects. How the praying person views God is more important than frequency and style of prayer, according to Baylor research funded by the John Templeton Foundation and conducted by Matt Bradshaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Baylor is among five universities whose prayer research is cited. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story. Goodrich covers research and faculty in the department to sociology.)

Baylor in the News

8/19/2014
Aug. 14, 2014
A search committee has been named to find the next dean of Baylor’s Truett Theological Seminary. David Garland, Ph.D., left the post in June, when he assumed the role of Baylor’s interim provost, and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr appointed Larry Lyon, vice provost and dean of the graduate school, to chair the search committee.

Faculty in the News

8/19/2014
Aug. 18, 2014
Blaine McCormick, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, writes about sayings incorrectly attributed to Benjamin Franklin. He says the inaccuracies are indicative of the financial illiteracy that plagues the United States. (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist for Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the Hankamer School of Business.)
8/19/2014
Aug. 15, 2014
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is featured in this Wall Street Journal “The Experts” blog in which he advises retirees on how to allocate assets. In part, his advice to retirees: “[I]nvest in a diversified portfolio of low-cost domestic and international stocks and bond funds. Furthermore, avoid firm-specific (i.e., inappropriate) risk from having more than a small portion of your funds in any individual stock or low-grade bond.” (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist for Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in Hankamer School of Business.)
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