Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

9/25/2017
Sept. 25, 2017
Baylor University, which implemented expansive new policies in April that provide paid parental leave for staff and an adoption assistance program that benefits both staff and faculty, has been recognized on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 2017 Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List. The foundation surveyed the nation’s employers in search of those with the best adoption benefits, comparing financial reimbursement and paid leave given to new adoptive parents and recognizes employers by size, industry, best leave and foster care benefits. Baylor tied for No. 89 overall in the United States and ranked No. 2 in the education industry. The University also is featured on the foundation’s foster care benefits list.

Research

9/25/2017
Sept. 24, 2017
Research from a 2016 Baylor University Keller Center Research Report is featured in this article about a study on sales performance failure and how real estate brokers and team leaders who adopt a more reflective “error management- approach will be more successful in helping their sales associates bounce back after failure and avoid the despair of falling into learned helplessness. The Keller Center for Research at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business provides leading-edge, academic research positioned for the real estate industry.
9/25/2017
Sept. 14, 2017
Despite the pervasive use of the Internet in everyday life, most Americans report they never use it to find religious or spiritual content, and most never use it to share religious views, according to the Baylor Religion Survey. The survey also found that nearly 9 in 10 Americans disagree with the notion that technology and science will make religion obsolete, said Baylor researcher Paul McClure. Participating in the survey were 1,501 participants. It was designed by Baylor sociologists and administered by the Gallup Organization.

Baylor in the News

9/25/2017
Sept. 20, 2017
Southern Living Magazine named Baylor one of the top 21 most beautiful college campuses in the south. The magazine highlighted the architecture of Baylor buildings, as well as Burleson Quadrangle, Armstrong Browning Library and McLane Stadium.
9/25/2017
Sept. 22, 2017
St. Edward’s University recently signed an articulation agreement with the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON), a partnership that will allow Austin-based St. Edward’s University students interested in pursuing a nursing career to be eligible to enter an accelerated post-baccalaureate FastBacc program at LHSON.

Faculty in the News

9/25/2017
Sept. 18, 2017
Jeremy Everett, M.Div. ’01, founder and executive director of the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI), a capacity-building, anti-hunger project within Baylor University, is among the guests discussing food insecurity and the role of social services like school lunch programs, on-campus food pantries and SNAP plays for families in need. “The Source- on Texas Public Radio is a daily program that invites newsmakers and experts to give life, context and breadth to the events and issues affecting San Antonio.
9/25/2017
Sept. 24, 2017
AUDIO: Author Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English at Baylor and Theologian-in-Residence at The American Cathedral in Paris, is interviewed about the symbolism of zombies. He is the author of “Living with the Dead: The Wisdom of the Zombie Apocalypse.-

Students

9/25/2017
Sept. 18, 2017
The Baylor Songleaders traveled to Shanghai, China, this month to perform in the 28th Annual Shanghai Tourism Festival. “We’ve already been invited to come to several other countries and perform and represent America, so we’re excited to hopefully continue to do things like this and really continue to get the mission of Baylor and the Baylor name not just nationally but internationally known,- said Kristen Hankins, director of spirit and traditions.
9/25/2017
Sept. 21, 2017
A documentary short by Gustavo Raskosky, a senior film and digital media major at Baylor University, has been selected for the 2017 SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival on Oct. 23 in Hollywood. Raskosky’s film focuses on the use of technology in a virtual reality music video featuring VirtuOSO, the premier pop/a cappella/vocal jazz ensemble at Baylor. Jurors curated the official selections from 119 shorts submitted by student filmmakers from more than 30 countries.

Alumni

9/25/2017
Sept. 15, 2017
Brittany Anderson, B.S.Ed. ’08 and a former participant in the Baylor School of Education’s Project Promise, will receive a 2017 Doctoral Student Award at the annual convention of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) in November. The Doctoral Student Award is presented to doctoral students who have demonstrated exemplary work in research, publications and educational service, as well as for their potential for future scholarship. Anderson is an assistant professor in urban-multicultural education at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, after completing her doctoral studies at the University of Georgia in May.
9/25/2017
Sept. 23, 2017
Judge Brandon Birmingham, B.A. (Political Science) ’99, presiding judge of the Criminal District Courts Dallas County, will join criminal defense attorney Toby Shook to present a case study of the courtroom drama surrounding the Jack Ruby Trial Sept. 27 at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. “The Assassin’s Assassin: A Case Study of the Jack Ruby Trial- will include a chronological overview of the case, an analysis of the defense strategy and verdict and a viewing of rarely seen select artifacts from the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office original Ruby collection.

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