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6/27/2016
June 25, 2016
Article about recent research by the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University, which found that demographic factors such as race had no measurable effect on the utilization of free healthy summer meals program by food-insecure families, but transportation access did. “The constant was transportation,â€- said Kathy Krey, Ph.D., director of research at THI. “You can’t underplay the importance of transportation infrastructure.â€- The study was published in the 2016 edition of the Journal of Applied Research on Children. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, has pitched this THI research in Texas and nationally.)

Research

6/27/2016
June 21, 2016
This story centers on a new study from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business that helps leaders better understand how to manage innovators, specifically scientists and engineers. “Our study suggests that leaders who understand how to manage their employees’ commitment to both their organizations and professions may be the most successful at motivating and retaining innovators,â€- said the study’s lead author, Sara Perry, Ph.D., assistant professor of management. Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of management served as coauthor. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)
6/27/2016
June 27, 2016
The United States has the largest “happiness gapâ€- among parents compared to nonparents in 22 industrialized countries, according to a report co-authored by a Baylor researcher. The U.S. falls “strikingly behind,â€- with parents less happy than non-parents because of a relative lack of workplace “packages’’ such as paid sick time, paid vacation, flexible work hours and paid parental leave, said Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Baylor in the News

6/27/2016
June 25, 2016
VIDEO: Feature on the Waco Mammoth National Monument, which represents a new model for the National Park Service since the site was already fully operational before being designated last summer as a national monument by President Obama. “It already had great visitation, active interpretation, active research going on thanks to Baylor University. Very rarely does the National Park Service absorb a park that is fully functional,â€- said Raegan King, site coordinator of the Waco Mammoth National Monument.

Faculty in the News

6/27/2016
June 23, 2016
In his weekly column, David Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, writes that while storytelling seems to have become somewhat obsolete in the face of today’s technology, it is still capable of reforming how people perceive history. He wrote that storytelling is an art that can transform facts into something captivating, as evidenced by the Broadway musical “Hamilton.â€-
6/27/2016
June 14, 2016
Article about new apps and tech tools that make classes truly mobile includes a demonstration of how Gia Chevis, Ph.D., clinical professor, graduate accounting programs director and holder of the Price Waterhouse Faculty Fellowship for Teaching Excellence at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, uses Educreations, a whiteboard and screencasting app, to create short instructional videos that include writing, audio and graphics. These videos “help students prepare for class better and be more active and engaged versus just reading the chapter,â€- Chevis said.

Students

6/27/2016
June 21, 2016
Incoming freshman Isabella Book was selected to be a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, which recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. Book held several leadership positions throughout high school, was a Girl Scout and completed more than 500 hours of service during her senior year, earning the Jefferson Award for Service and the Presidential Gold Service Award. Book plans to major in medical humanities at Baylor.

Alumni

6/27/2016
June 24, 2016
Meeryung Hall, M.M. (Performance) ’92, the wife of U.S. Consul General Craig Hall, Ph.D. (Religion) '94, is a well-known Western classical singer who makes a point to learn the local music of each country she lives in. As she performs Rabindrasangeet songs in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Meeryung Hall hopes to build lasting ties between people in Kolkata and the United States through her renditions of Bengali lyrics sung in a Western style.
6/27/2016
June 23, 2016
Holly Tucker, B.A. (Communications Studies) ’15, has debuted her new album, ―Steel,’ which she has been working on for the past three years. Since finishing sixth on Season 4 of NBC’s “The Voiceâ€- in 2013, Tucker completed her degree and started to build on the "Voice" national exposure toward a sustainable, professional career.
6/27/2016
June 17, 2016
In this episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series is Eric Shephard, M.F.A. (Directing) ’99, executive director of the Waco Civic Theater, discusses the importance of an active arts community and future plans for the theater.

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