Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

1/24/2017
Jan. 20, 2017
VIDEO: Elizabeth Goatley, Ph.D., assistant professor in Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, is an expert on human trafficking. In this interview with Ethics Daily, she discusses the probability of increased human trafficking activities surrounding the upcoming Super Bowl, as well as what churches and communities should understand as they work to identify and combat human trafficking. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers faculty experts and research in the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.)

Research

1/24/2017
Jan. 19, 2017
Students who are given information and tell someone about it shortly afterward recall the details and main themes better and longer than other students did, according to a study led by Baylor University psychologist Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., and published in the journal Learning & Memory. “It’s a really effective way for students to study instead of just re-reading the textbook or class notes,- Sekeres said.
1/24/2017
Jan. 13, 2017
Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child's physical health, but lack of good relationship with parents, or the presence of abuse, may affect health, as well as well-being during mid-life, according to a study by Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.
1/24/2017
Jan. 9, 2017
This article references a 2012 study conducted by researchers at Baylor’s Institute for the Studies of Religion (ISR) that found that those who achieve the Boy Scouts of America's highest ranking of Eagle Scout have a positive, significant impact on society.

Baylor in the News

1/24/2017
Jan. 23, 2017
Article about Baylor’s revamped continuing education courses for people seeking to learn personal, professional and civic tactics. “Baylor, like most universities, wants to connect with the local community and alumni through continuing ed, so we’re really excited to be able to have this program again,- said Baylor continuing education director Gabriela Colman.
1/24/2017
Jan. 22, 2017
VIDEO: The City of Round Rock has updated the Mays Street Bridge in honor of the Immortal Ten, the 10 Baylor basketball team members who were killed in a bus-train crash there in 1927. Interviewed in this story are Tiger Maddox, a current Baylor student and great-granddaughter of the bus driver, and Baylor student body president Lindsey Bacque. “I think when I look at these plaques, I think about the legacy I want to leave at Baylor. So I think all 10 of these men left such an incredible mark on our university and so I think about who do I want to be to leave that same mark on our university,- Bacque said.
1/24/2017
Jan. 22, 2017
VIDEO: The City of Round Rock held a bridge dedication ceremony on Sunday to remember the Immortal Ten, the 10 Baylor students killed in a bus-train crash 90 years ago as the Baylor basketball team was on its way to a game in Austin. Interviewed in this story is Tiger Maddox, a current Baylor student and great-granddaughter of the bus driver, Joe Potter, who survived the crash but has since passed away.
1/24/2017
Jan. 22, 2017
VIDEO: On Jan. 22, he City of Round Rock dedicated one of its bridges to honor Baylor University's "Immortal Ten,- marking the 90th anniversary of the tragic bus-train crash that killed 10 Baylor students who were traveling to Austin for a basketball game. The Mays Street Bridge features 10 green light poles and plaques to honor each of the 10 victims.
1/24/2017
Jan. 22, 2017
VIDEO: The City of Round Rock held a bridge dedication ceremony on Sunday to remember the Immortal Ten, the 10 Baylor students killed in a bus-train crash 90 years ago as the Baylor basketball team was on its way to a game in Austin.
1/24/2017
Jan. 23, 2017
VIDEO: The Mays Street Bridge in Round Rock is now decorated in green and gold and bears 10 plaques " each one with the name and picture of the 10 Baylor students who died in the 1927 bus-train crash as the Baylor basketball team was on its way to a game in Austin. On Sunday, representatives from Baylor, students and city officials attended a dedication ceremony remembering the Immortal Ten.
1/24/2017
Jan. 23, 2017
On the 90th anniversary of a tragic bus-train accident that killed 10 Baylor students on their way to a basketball game in Austin, Baylor students, alumni and relatives of the Immortal Ten gathered Sunday at the Mays Street Bridge in Round Rock for a bridge dedication to honor their memory. “I thought the ceremony was extremely emotional,- said junior songleader Cathlyn Jones. “Learning about the Immortal Ten is a big part of Baylor history, and I feel very lucky to have gotten to take part in this today.-

Faculty in the News

1/24/2017
Jan. 20, 2017
Lori Baker, Ph.D., vice provost of Strategic Initiatives, Collaboration and Leadership Development at Baylor University, will give the keynote address on “Forensic Identification of Deceased International Immigrants at the U.S./Mexico Border- during a day-long immigration forum Feb. 3 at The University of Texas at Arlington. Baker is founding executive director of Reuniting Families, a program that aids in the recovery, identification and repatriation of undocumented immigrants who perish during migration into the United States.
1/24/2017
Jan. 17, 2017
VIDEO: In this presentation, Carol Schuetz, associate librarian for research and engagement in Baylor University Libraries, shares tips, ideas and best practices for supporting entrepreneurship across campus.

Students

1/24/2017
Jan. 20, 2017
Baylor University student Caroline Carothers, crowned Miss Texas last summer, visited three Robinson ISD campuses on Tuesday to give a motivational talk about respect and perseverance to students.

Alumni

1/24/2017
Dec. 26, 2016
Shannon Rickett, J.D. ’05, has been named interim assistant vice president for government relations at the University of Louisville.

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