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4/24/2015
April 23, 2015
On Thursday, April 23, Baylor University and Temple College announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas. Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and Temple College President Glenda Barron signed the partnership agreement during a ceremony at Temple College. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)
4/24/2015
April 24, 2015
Subscription required: Story about a new Baylor Bound transfer agreement between Baylor University and Temple College that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas. Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and Temple College President Glenda Barron signed the partnership agreement during a ceremony at Temple College. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)

Research

4/24/2015
April 24, 2015
An article examining the false satisfaction projected by marketing a materialistic lifestyle. Baylor University’s study on materialism and life satisfaction was referenced. Results from the study implied that pursuit of material possessions has no direct correlation to long-term life happiness, but, instead, an attitude of gratitude increases lasting satisfaction and curbs a desire for material possessions.

Baylor in the News

4/24/2015
April 23, 2015
Article about Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, who is scheduled to deliver the spring commencement speech at University of South Carolina-Aiken.
4/24/2015
April 23, 2015
This story about a new study by Feeding America that shows more than 4.6 million Texans are considered “food insecure- quotes Jeremy Everett, director of Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative. “While we are pleased to see the steady decline in the amount of food insecurity in Texas, we know that one person experiencing hunger is too many"much less over 4.6 million being food-insecure,- Everett said.

Faculty in the News

4/24/2015
April 18, 2015
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, explores the topic of coherency and conclusions in the Gospels. Jenkins explains how the narrative is composed in multiple layers, leaving much of the cohesion up to the editors, such as John. This helps explain why some of the Gospels give multiple perspectives on the same story.
4/24/2015
April 24, 2015
Fred Gehlbach, Ph.D, research professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and screech-owl authority, is referenced in an article about screech owl watching. He claims that people who cut down trees to suit their aesthetic sensibilities don’t realize they’re removing a habitat for a native species.

Students

4/24/2015
April 22, 2015
Elizabeth Andrasi, a third-year Master of Divinity student at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, has been selected by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) to participate in a two-week program for future clergy. The program takes place this summer in New York, Germany and Poland. FASPE allows graduate students to explore relationships between the history of the Holocaust and contemporary ethics in their own discipline. “I hope I can allow myself to be present to the reality of evil in the world as we talk about the ethical issues that face us today,- Andrasi said.

Alumni

4/24/2015
April 23, 2015
Taylor Conerly, B.B.A. ’14, will be featured on the season finale of TLC’s “Bride by Design.- Conerly applied to be on the show when shopping for her wedding dress at designer Heidi Elnora's Birmingham-based bridal store. Conerly and her husband garnered attention after a video of their Cinderella-themed wedding proposal went viral.

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