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9/17/2014
Ken Starr, President and Chancellor of Baylor, gives a brief history of the forming of our republic and adoption of the Constitution as we celebrate Citizenship Day today. Judge Starr observes that the Constitution remains relevant through the 27 Amendments and that the process of forming what the Preamble to the Constitution calls “a more perfect unionâ€- is a continuing process.

Baylor in the News

9/17/2014
Sept. 15, 2014
Article originally published in the Waco Tribune-Herald and now picked up on the AP wire focuses on Baylor Libraries’ digital audio archive, now online, of 66 sermons recorded between 1941 and 1943 during the end of the ministry of The Rev. George W. Truett at First Baptist Church of Dallas. Hulitt Gloer, Ph.D., professor of preaching and Christian Scriptures at Truett Seminary, and Eric Ames, curator of digital collections at Baylor Libraries, are quoted. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers Truett Seminary, while Lori Fogleman, assistant VP of Baylor Media Communications, covers University Libraries.)
9/17/2014
Sept. 12, 2014
Baylor Law School has received a $22,000 grant from the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, the largest state-based group that provides legal aid to Texans, to fund services for Texas Veterans. “With Texas having the second-highest population of veterans, it is essential that we provide legal services for those who have sacrificed so much for our country,â€- said Richard Tate, chair of the TAJF board of directors. (Eric Eckert, Baylor media communications specialist, covers the Baylor Law School.)
9/17/2014
Sept. 15, 2014
Entrepreneur presents the top 25 undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation as ranked by The Princeton Review. Baylor University’s Entrepreneurship Program came in third. Baylor offers 29 entrepreneurship-related courses and currently has 2,112 students enrolled in the program. Within the past five years, Baylor Entrepreneurship graduates have started 200 companies. In addition, 100 percent of the staff and faculty have reportedly started, bought or run a successful business. Other top-ranked universities include Babson College (#1), University of Houston (#2) and Brigham Young University (#4). (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist in Baylor Media communications, covers the Hankamer School of Business.)

Faculty in the News

9/17/2014
Sept. 15, 2014
The McClatchy-Tribune wire picks up Claire Osborn’s Austin American-Statesman feature story on the Reuniting Families Project of Lori Baker, Ph. D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, and her team of forensic anthropologists and students, who exhumed remains during the summer at a Texas border cemetery to identify them and return them to their families. Interviewed are Baker and Eva Abernathy, a senior anthropology major from Round Rock, Texas. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is responsible for covering anthropology faculty and research and has been working with national media on Baker’s story since summer 2012. Lewis arranged for these interviews with Baker and Abernathy.)
9/17/2014
Sept. 16, 2014
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), writes setting up an independent Kurdistan in Iraq is an excellent idea, but that encouraging Kurdish secession in Iran, Turkey and Syria would increase regional chaos and strife, and “violence would likely spread into Turkish and Kurdish communities in Western Europe." (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR’s research and faculty.)
9/17/2014
Sept. 10, 2014
Article written by Marlene Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, about public relation practitioners’ role in employee branding. Neill examines the role employees play in the health and success of a company and how public relations and human resource personnel are vital in instilling values that foster an ethical and engaging work environment. Her study is scheduled to be presented Oct. 11, 2014 at the PRSA Educators Academy Conference in Washington, D.C. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the department of journalism, public relations and new media.)

Students

9/17/2014
Sept. 17, 2014
Baylor student, Barry Hartweg, has been selected as one of eight student ambassadors to represent the American Chemical Society at the UN climate conference in Lima, Peru this December. Hartweg is currently a senior Chemistry major, minoring in Environmental Studies. This past summer he interned at the National Renewable Energy Lab where he conducted research in his field. “I am passionate about renewable energy and its potential to decrease the world’s dependence on fossil fuel,â€- Barry said. As ambassadors, the students will use their social networking and media skills to report on the activities and negotiations surrounding the conference in hopes to connect and catalyze interest in their peers.

Alumni

9/17/2014
Sept. 12, 2014
Michael Robinson, BA ’92, has joined the team of consulting executives at Chief Outsiders, the nation’s largest management consulting firm. Robinson will help CEOs throughout the U.S. face their business issues and take their companies to the next level of growth.
9/17/2014
Sept. 16, 2014
Former Texas Governor Mark White, BBA ’62, JD ’65, will speak at the David Foundation’s annual fall meeting in the Josephine Davidson memorial chapel. White graduated from Baylor University in 1962 and went on to attend Baylor University School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor Degree. He is anticipated to comment on current legal and political issues as well as the constitutional systems. The Davidson Foundation was established by Judge T. Whittfield Davidson, former Texas Lt. Governor, who dedicated the memorial chapel to his mother in 1955. Trustees of the foundation are mandated to maintain the chapel and hold two gatherings a year.

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