Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

8/22/2014
Aug. 21, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor University welcomed a record-breaking 3,600 freshmen to campus this week. Among the crowd of faculty, staff and upperclassmen to welcome the new students and their families to campus on Thursday was Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, who is featured in this story.
8/22/2014
Baylor University buzzed with life Thursday as a record-high 3,600 freshmen flooded the campus, many with family in tow, to start their college lives. Incoming students and their parents were greeted by an army of Baylor faculty, staff and upperclassmen who helped move items into residence halls. Article quotes Lori Fogleman, Baylor’s assistant vice president for media communications; Kim Scott, director for campus recreation; Jennifer Carron, assistant vice president for admission services; and students Megan Wilson and Rachel Sangster.
8/22/2014
Aug. 21, 2014
This week, Baylor University welcomed a record-breaking 3,600 freshmen to campus. On Thursday, incoming students and their parents were greeted by an army of Baylor faculty, staff and upperclassmen who helped move items into residence halls. Article quotes freshman Bridget McCahill of Seattle, Wash., who was impressed with the move-in process. “The move-in process is so simple already and that people were moving my stuff in and I just opened my trunk and they took it all out it's just insanely fast. I turned around one second there's a ton of stuff in my car and turn around again there's nothing there," she said.
8/22/2014
Aug. 21, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor University welcomed a record-breaking 3,600 freshmen to campus this week. Incoming students and their parents were greeted by an army of Baylor faculty, staff and upperclassmen who helped move items into residence halls.

Baylor Stadium News

8/22/2014
Aug. 21, 2014
Savor, the company in charge of concessions at Baylor’s McLane Stadium, conducted a mock food service trial on Thursday in preparation for the opening of the new stadium. A few of the food items that will be available at McLane Stadium include the Texana dog, a bacon-wrapped, smoked and deep-fried hot dog; the double meat and double cheese Big Stacker Burger topped with a bacon-wrapped, smoked and deep-fried onion ring; and a blackened grilled chicken wrap filled with mixed greens rolled inside a spinach tortilla. Todd Patulski, deputy athletics director at Baylor, is quoted.

Research

8/22/2014
Aug. 21, 2014
New research by Cindy Riemenschneider, Ph.D., professor of information systems and associate dean for research and faculty development in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, is the focus of this story. Her study finds that employers have been focusing on the wrong challenges (work-family conflict, for example) facing women in the IT field. Riemenschneider’s research shows that occupational culture and informal social networks at IT firms are areas that need to be addressed instead. Mentoring and co-ed social activities among employees can also be helpful. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Hankamer School of Business and placed this story.)

Baylor in the News

8/22/2014
Aug. 21, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday. He is featured and interviewed in this story about the popularity and success of the social media campaign to raise funds for continued research of ALS, which is also called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.- Also featured in the story are Art Briles, Bears Football head coach, and Jeff Brown, director of social media communications at Baylor.
8/22/2014
Aug. 20, 2014
A feature story about the McLane Carillon and the musician who plays the instrument, University Carillonneur Lynnette Geary, who has been in her current role since 2006. The 48-bell carillon was installed in Pat Neff Hall in the late 1980s, the result of a generous gift from the family of Baylor alumnus and Regent Emeritus Drayton McLane, B.B.A. '58. "To me, the Carillon is the voice of Baylor," Geary says in the story, adding, “You know, in good or bad, the bells kind of bring people together.-

Faculty in the News

8/22/2014
Aug. 21, 2014
For the first time in three years, the Social Security Administration will be mailing estimated benefits statements to some American workers. This Reuters article quotes William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, who provides tips to retirees on how to sustain their retirement incomes. This story has appeared in numerous outlets, including Money Magazine and the Fiscal Times. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Hankamer School of Business.)
8/22/2014
Aug. 21, 2014
For the first time in three years, the Social Security Administration will be mailing estimated benefits statements to some American workers. This Reuters article quotes William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, who provides tips to retirees on how to sustain their retirement incomes. This story has appeared in numerous outlets, including MSN Money and the Fiscal Times. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Hankamer School of Business.)
8/22/2014
Aug. 21, 2014
Jeff Tanner, Ph.D., professor of marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about the power of the customer in the marketplace and how businesses should use data to better understand, serve and build relationships with their customers. “We’ve had centuries of managers who had to make decisions without solid information, and so we’ve come to value things like action over reflection that aren’t necessarily, when you have the data, the best things for the organization,- Tanner says. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Hankamer School of Business.)
8/22/2014
Aug. 22, 2014
Diana Garland, Ph.D., dean of Baylor University’s School of Social Work and co-senior editor of the "Journal of Family and Community Ministries," provides three tips to churches and congregations that seek to engage with local schools and begin church-school ministries. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the School of Social Work and placed this story.)

Alumni

8/22/2014
Aug. 21, 2014
Drayton McLane III, B.B.A. ’96, has been elected to the board of directors of Central National Bank and its holding company, CentraBanc Corp. McLane III, a native of Temple, serves as executive vice president of McLane Group and several subsidiary firms.
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