Baylor in the News

Research

7/30/2015
July 27, 2015
Article about celebrities who have experienced depression cites Wave III of the Baylor Religion Survey and quotes Paul Froese, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Froese, part of the research team that studied the connection between mental health and spirituality, said that respondents who have strong beliefs about their relationship with God have significantly better mental health, and that those who attend religious services regularly have the lowest reported number of mental health issues. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)

Baylor in the News

7/30/2015
July 28, 2015
Baylor Law School will be honored at the 33rd annual Pro Bono Publico Awards luncheon for its
“exceptional commitment to volunteer legal services for our most vulnerable citizens.- Baylor Law School has developed several pro bono clinic opportunities for law students and recently established Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals Immigration Clinic to assist undocumented young people with deportation relief. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Baylor Law School.)
7/30/2015
July 24, 2015
Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative will host Congressman Mike Conway, who will visit one of San Angelo’s Kids Eat Free sites on Aug. 4. Conway chairs the House of Agriculture Committee, where one of his top priorities is to ensure implementation of the new farm bill, which includes nutrition assistance programs. Kids Eat Free offers free lunch at 10 sites, sponsored by churches in Tom Green County. The Texas Hunger Initiative is headquartered at Baylor and has 12 regional offices across Texas.
7/30/2015
July 26, 2015
Opinion piece about the 20th anniversary of the Waco Foundation’s MAC College Money Program, which was established by a Waco couple to ensure that every student in McLennan County with the grades, yet of limited means, is able to receive two years at McLennan Community College or Texas State Technical College. It has expanded to help students with their third and fourth years of college as well, assuming they have at least a 3.0 grade-point average during their first years of college. Baylor University has contributed greatly to this phase, annually offering full tuition to three such students.

Faculty in the News

7/30/2015
July 29, 2015
In this opinion piece, Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., professor of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and associate director of the Institute for Studies of Religion, discusses why former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is not an evangelical favorite as he seeks the Republican presidential nomination. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers faculty and research in ISR and history.)

Alumni

7/30/2015
July 23, 2015
Matthew Walsworth, M.P.T Physical Therapy ’97, has joined MedRisk International Scientific Advisory Board, an elite panel of specialists in physical medicine, diagnostic imaging and electrodiagnostics. Walsworth is an interventional and diagnostic radiologist at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center and an assistant clinical professor in Health Sciences at UCLA
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