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7/25/2017
May 9, 2017
Elizabeth Vardaman, senior lecturer and associate dean for Engaged Learning in the College of Arts and Sciences, describes the little moments that remind her of Baylor's mission in this first-person essay. She said she feels that her calling as a Baylor faculty member is to help students find themselves by exploring their passions. “As a dean, I’ve had too many privileged moments to count with students. In fact, I imagine almost all of us here have had such interactions that adhere to our souls, too, as students think, pray, wrestle, meditate, contemplate, push again, deny failures, weep, startle to attention with epiphanies, embrace success and jump with joy,- Vardaman said.

Research

7/25/2017
July 24, 2017
Article about couples maintaining a satisfying relationship quotes a Baylor researcher who took part in a study which found that parents in the United States usually aren’t as happy as non-parents. Co-researcher Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology, and other sociologists found that the United States, without any standard paid leave for families with dependent children, lags behind the 21 other industrialized countries in the study. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Baylor in the News

7/25/2017
July 21, 2017
Centenary College students interested in pursuing a nursing career will now be eligible to enter an accelerated post-baccalaureate program at Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON). Representatives from Centenary and Baylor signed an articulation agreement establishing the new partnership at a ceremony held at Centenary on July 20. Shelley Conroy, Ed.D., M.S. and R.N., dean and professor of nursing at Louise Herrington School of Nursing, said that Baylor and Centenary are a good match, since both are faith-based institutions.
7/25/2017
July 19, 2017
VIDEO: Ramona Curtis, director of community engagement and initiatives at Baylor University, was interviewed for this story on National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and how local organizations are shedding light on the mental health issues affecting Waco's minority communities. "The need to use the traditional avenues that people of color would go through," Curtis said. "For instance, in the African-American family, if the church has been that main source, the need for churches to raise awareness for churches to say it's okay." Curtis also spoke about how students and staff at Baylor are getting involved this month to make mental health issues easier to confront among one another.

Faculty in the News

7/25/2017
July 18, 2017
VIDEO: Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English and author of “Living with the Dead: The Wisdom of the Zombie Apocalpyse,- is quoted about how stories from the Odyssey of Homer to the hit horror TV dramas and movies help humankind find meaning and purpose, in part because they represent dealing with global threats from terrorism to Ebola, economic uncertainty to mental illness.

Students

7/25/2017
July 25, 2017
VIDEO: The Baylor University Men’s Choir, whose viral video of “Da Coconut Nut- sung as a thank you to the crew of Emirates Airlines has been viewed more than 11 million times, stopped by the KWTX-TV studios on Tuesday to perform the catchy tune and share more information about their mission trip to Kenya. Interviewed are Reed Cooper, a choir officer and senior Baylor Business Fellow, and Randall Bradley, D.M.A., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Music and director of church music program in the School of Music.
7/25/2017
July 24, 2017
VIDEO: Nate Parker, known for his role as Henry Lowe in “The Great Debaters,- hosted a summer film institute in Marshall, Texas, to give students the experience of writing, directing and acting in their own films. Ashley Williams, a sophomore in Baylor’s film and digital media department, participated in the institute and is quoted.

Alumni

7/25/2017
July 21, 2017
Jenna Chang, B.A. (Psychology) ’09, will lead marriage and family life ministries as part of the newly created Family Office for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lubbock. She is currently completing her doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy at Texas Tech. She has served as a youth minister from St. John Neumann Parish and is the founder of the Divine Mercy in Action Sunday.

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