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2/24/2017
Feb. 23, 2017
AUDIO: Robert Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, speaks about his dedication to preserving gospel music through Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project. Over the years he's collected 8,000 songs, digitized them and made them available to the public. “Outlook,â€- a program produced by the BBC World Service, features true life stories from around the world.

Research

2/24/2017
Feb. 23, 2017
This article cites the research of Brooke Blevins, Ph.D., and Karon LeCompte, Ph.D., both assistant professors of curriculum and instruction in Baylor’s School of Education. Blevins and LeCompte studied the effectiveness of iCivics, a free online website founded by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, and recommend it as a tool for teaching civics to primary and middle school students.
2/24/2017
Feb. 14, 2017
(IN ITALIAN): When it comes to memory for details, sharing newly acquired knowledge with someone else is helpful. A study led by Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, found that students who repeated information to someone else shortly after being exposed to it could recall details better and longer than those who did not.

Baylor in the News

2/24/2017
Feb. 19, 2017
The 23rd annual Baylor Women’s Brunch will take place Saturday in Temple. The event raises funds for the Central Texas Endowed Scholarship, which is awarded each year to four area students who plan to attend Baylor. Joycelyn Miller will be honored as Distinguished Baylor Woman for 2017; Julie Anne Cowan Mahler will receive the new Baylor Woman of Excellence Award for exemplifying the Baylor spirit to students, parents and alumni in the area; and Leah Jackson Teague, associate dean of Baylor Law School, will be the guest speaker.

Faculty in the News

2/24/2017
Feb. 23, 2017
Feature on Loeen Irons, B.A. (Psychology) ’94, M.S.Ed. (Health, Human Performance and Recreation) ’96, part-time lecturer in HHPR in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, who has taught an aerobics dance class in Waco for 40 years and has donated the modest $3 class fees paid by the participants to various charities to the tune of more than $60,000.

Students

2/24/2017
Feb. 23, 2017
For the first time, the Campus Kitchen at Baylor University competed in “Raise the Dough,â€- an annual online fundraiser for the Campus Kitchens Project. Funds raised will help fund seeds and mulch for the Baylor community garden, cooking supplies and potentially a garden shed.
2/24/2017
Feb. 23, 2017
The Baylor NAACP will host The Black Art Experience at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in Barfield Drawing Room, featuring poets, singers, rappers, musicians, painters and vendors. “My number one goal is that the artists featured feel empowered to continue pursuing their artistic passions. This event is all about the artists. It’s their showcase; I’m just here to create a space in which they feel comfortable to do so,â€- said Tori Hasty, a junior from Washington, D.C., and NAACP vice president.

Alumni

2/24/2017
Feb. 21, 2017
Daniel Mark, B.A. (Business Administration, Psychology) ’77, is joining Baker Botts, L.L.P., a leading international law firm, as a partner. Mark focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities matters and corporate and commercial transactions.
2/24/2017
Feb. 18, 2017
Kelly Harp, B.S.Ed. (Interdisciplinary Studies) ’02, was the guest speaker at 2017 Day for Women in Temple, sharing about their journey to success with many ups and downs. Harp and her husband, Clint Harp, B.B.A. (Management) ’00, are regulars on the HGTV program “Fixer Upper.â€- Their DIY network pilot, “Against the Grain,â€- premiered last June.
2/24/2017
Feb. 12, 2017
Jennifer Smith, B.B.A. (Accounting) ’91, has been promoted to controller for accounting and client service operations for Stinnett & Associates, a professional advisory firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is a CPA and a certified internal auditor with more than 20 years of experience in internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley and public accounting.

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