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11/21/2014
Nov. 21, 2014
VIDEO: Since 2001, Baylor has invested more than $1 billion in new facilities and on Friday, construction of the $100 million Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation reached the halfway point. Media were given a tour of the Foster Campus, which will be the new home of the Hankamer School of Business when it opens in fall 2015. Interviewed for the story are Jonathan Cole-Mckay, MBA/MSIS candidate from Oklahoma City, OK; Gary Carini, Ph.D., associate dean for graduate studies in the Hankamer School of Business; and Terrance Ganaway, B.S.Ed ’10, MBA candidate. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, and Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story to media outlets and placed this story. Fogleman covers university development and special events while Eckert covers business research and faculty.)
11/21/2014
Nov. 21, 2014
AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: Baylor has topped out its new $100 million Business School building at the corner 4th and Bagbyâ€"signifying the halfway point in construction. The Paul L. Foster Campus for Business & Innovation will add 41 new classrooms and expand space at the school by 40 percent. Interviewed in the story are Terry Maness, D.B.A, dean of the Hankamer School of Business, and Jonathan Cole-Mckay, MBA/MSIS candidate from Oklahoma City, OK. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, and Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story to media outlets and placed this story. Fogleman covers university development and special events while Eckert covers business research and faculty.)
11/21/2014
Nov. 21, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor celebrated the "topping out" of the $100 million Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, the new home for the Hankamer School of Business. Friday's media tour of the 275,000-square-foot facility marked a milestone -- the mid-point of construction. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, and Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story to media outlets and placed this story. Fogleman covers university development and special events while Eckert covers business research and faculty.)
11/21/2014
Nov. 21, 2014
Construction is half complete on Baylor University’s new $100 million facility for the Hankamer School of Business, putting the building on schedule to open next fall. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, and Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story to media outlets and placed this story. Fogleman covers university development and special events while Eckert covers business research and faculty.)

Research

11/21/2014
Nov. 21, 2014
Employees of small, locally owned businesses are more loyal than those who work at big companies, according to a new study by Baylor University. While large firms tend to provide higher earnings and more fringe benefits, small and local businesses have many benefits to the community and to the individual, such as less income inequality, less population turnover, lower crime and more committed workers, said lead author Katie Halbesleben, a doctoral student in Baylor’s sociology department. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story to national and regional media. Goodrich covers research and faculty in the department of sociology.)
11/21/2014
Nov. 21, 2014
Nearly 25 percent of the U.S. population has some form of mental illness, and many families and researchers hope to launch a conversation and find answers to questions mental illness raises â€" particularly those involving faith. Quoted is Matthew S. Stanford, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, who says a gap exists between faith communities and fellow believers who live with mental illnesses, but “the church has hope to offer that transcends circumstances.â€- (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Stanford’s research to national media outlets in August and November. Goodrich covers research and faculty in the department of psychology and neuroscence.)
11/21/2014
Nov. 20, 2014
Churches need to prepare better to recognize signs of mental illness and minister to individuals with mental health issues and their families, the co-founders of Waco-based Grace Alliance said at a workshop at the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The alliance serves as a bridge between mental health care professionals and the church to provide support and education for families and faith communities, said alliance co-founder Matthew S. Stanford, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. He has researched how pastors deal with those who are mentally ill and their families. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers psychology research and faculty.)

Baylor in the News

11/21/2014
Nov. 20, 2014
Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) hosted its second annual Pre Gala VIP reception at the Belo Mansion in Dallas on Nov. 3, continuing the tradition of spotlighting championship efforts to help raise scholarship funds for student nurses. Among those speaking were Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Baylor First Lady Alice Starr and Shelley F. Conroy, Ed.D, dean and professor at LHSON and inaugural dean of the new Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. A video about the importance of nursing and nursing student scholarships was shown that included a message from Robert Griffin III, Baylor’s 2011 Heisman Trophy winner and quarterback for the Washington Redskins, who will speak at LHSON’s 2015 Going for the Gold Gala on Feb. 28 in Dallas.
11/21/2014
Nov. 19, 2014
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr will be the keynote speaker for the annual Amarillo Community Prayer Breakfast, designed to mobilize prayer and spiritual support in a non-church setting for government and community leaderships and to acknowledge the community’s dependence on God.

Faculty in the News

11/21/2014
Nov. 19, 2014
Helen Harris, Ed.D., assistant professor in Baylor’s School of Social Work and an expert on grief, is featured in this article, which provides tips on how to interact with those grieving the loss of loved ones during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. “It is OK to say, ―I don’t know what to say but I want you to know that I care,’â€- Harris said. “It is a better choice than saying nothing, or saying things that judge and marginalize.â€- (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers faculty and research in the School of Social Work. He placed this story.)

Alumni

11/21/2014
Nov. 18, 2014
Ten Baylor Law School graduates traveled recently to Washington, D.C., to be admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court after being sworn in by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. Those admitted were Richard Butler (J.D. ’77), Glenn Callison (J.D. ’88), Joe Coleman (J.D. ’57), Judge Robin Darr (J.D. ’82), Billy Davis (J.D. ’76), Bill Gooding (J.D. ’75), Mike Lindsay (J.D. ’76), Judge Rebecca Simmons (J.D. ’80), Dean Leah Witcher Teague (J.D. ’85) and Steve Wisch (J.D. ’77). Bill Brian (J.D. ’74), current Baylor Lawyer of the Year, also attended and has previously been admitted to the Supreme Court. The lawyers and guests traveled to Washington, D.C., Nov. 9, as guests of Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, his wife Alice, Brad Toben, J.D., dean of Baylor Law School, and Leah Witcher Teague, J.D., associate dean of the Law School.
11/21/2014
Nov. 18, 2014
The EnLink Midstream companies have named Benjamin D. Lamb, B.B.A. ’00, to the position of senior vice president of finance and corporate development. He will lead mergers, acquisitions and financing transactions for EnLink while partnering with other units to identify and execute projects that support EnLink’s overall growth strategy.
11/21/2014
Nov. 17, 2014
Women in Film Dallas (WIFD) will honor Allison Tolman, BFA ’04, with a Topaz Award on Nov. 22. Tolman is a 2014 Emmy nominee and Critics’ Choice Award winner for her work on the FX series, ―Fargo.’ After graduating from Baylor, she moved to Dallas, where she co-founded Second Thought Theatre. In 2009, she was accepted into Chicago’s Second City’s Conservatory Training Program. Before her work on ―Fargo,’ Tolman wrote and performed sketch comedy and satire with several groups in the Chicago area.

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