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4/29/2016
April 29, 2016
AUDIO: As May 1 - known as College Decision Day - approaches, Jennifer Carron, assistant vice president for undergraduate enrollment at Baylor, joins a former college admissions officer at Stanford University to offer advice for the tens of thousands of students who find themselves on waiting lists at colleges and universities.

Research

4/29/2016
April 20, 2016
Nine of 10 people have turned to prayer for healing at some point in their lives, and more than one fourth have practiced laying on of hands, according to a study by Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). "Outside of belief in God, there may be no more ubiquitous religious expression in the U.S. than use of healing prayer," Levin said. The study was published in the Journal of Religion and Health, with analysis of data from the national Baylor Religion Survey. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers ISR research and faculty.)
4/29/2016
April 28, 2016
Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), recently published a study, which shows that nine out of 10 Americans seek God for healing when they fall ill, in addition to relying on doctors. Levin is quoted: "Outside of belief in God, healing prayer might be the most ubiquitous religious practice that there is. This might be one of the most prevalent forms of primary care medicine, and I don't say that lightly." (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers ISR research and faculty.)

Baylor in the News

4/29/2016
April 28, 2016
Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work has partnered with Waco ISD to place social work students in local elementary and middle schools. The students will work in the schools to focus on reducing behavioral problems, making sure the students have a good attendance and meet their developmental needs. "In this program, there will be several interns working together as a team with a coordinator that we will hire who will provide some additional training and specialized supervision in that area of school social work," said Jon Singletary, Ph.D., interim dean of social work and The Diana Garland Endowed Professor in Child and Family Studies.

Faculty in the News

4/29/2016
April 28, 2016
AUDIO: Radio story about generating additional cash from garages sales cites some tips from marketing professors from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. The story was part of The Feldman Report, a consumer business segment on WWJ Newsradio 950 in Detroit. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story.)

Students

4/29/2016
April 29, 2016
Lindsey Foster, a freshman from Nashville, Tennessee, was able to raise money, via Dollar Club, for Baylor Facility Services worker Maria Martinez and her family following Martinez suffering a stroke. The Dollar Club is a national organization that encourages individuals to donate a dollar at a time to give back to others. “The whole idea is just to get people to give their money, to simply give one dollar, and then gather that all up and see what impact it can make on someone who is in need,- Foster said. “I wanted to use the money to do something in the Baylor community so that we can keep it in the family.-

Alumni

4/29/2016
April 21, 2016
An interview with Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett, B.B.A. (Economics, Finance) ’88, answers questions about Willett’s relationship to the university and why he chose Baylor for his undergraduate education, his career track, highlights of his professional life, and advice for students hoping to follow a similar path. “It’s a magical combination to love what you do and believe that it matters,- he told the Lariat. “I would urge students to prayerfully seek out ways to cultivate what they are passionate about. I want people to find fulfillment. Do whatever you do with gladness, gusto and gratitude. Be professional in a true sense.-

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