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12/17/2014
Dec. 7, 2014
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: John Wilson, professor and director of The Texas Collection at Baylor, shows viewers some of the special collection's holdings, including maps, early postcards of the Waco Suspension Bridge, the archive of Waco native, Baylor and Baylor Law graduate and well-known prosecutor Leon Jaworski and the archives of another Waco native, Jules Bledsoe, the first African-American to sing on Broadway. The Texas Collection provides specialized published and primary materials for research into all phases of life in Texas. Wilson’s segment was taped on the Baylor campus as part of C-SPAN’s “2014 Cities Tour,- which highlights cities that are rich with history and have interesting local literary communities. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, pitched Wilson as a source to C-SPAN producers and facilitated the interview. Fogleman and Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, worked with producers to set up interviews with Baylor authors and experts, as well as with special collections.)

Baylor Stadium News

12/17/2014
Dec. 17, 2014
Baylor fans who filled McLane Stadium this season will have a chance to buy tickets for behind-the-scenes tours as SMG, the venue-management company hired to organize public and private events at McLane Stadium, will begin offering tours from February to April. The tours will include stops in the locker room, a premium lounge for football recruits, the members-only Baylor Club, the press box and the post-game interview room, as well as on the field.

Research

12/17/2014
Dec. 16, 2014
Article on how predators may have played a big role in many of the biggest leaps forward in the history of life, from the origin of animals to the evolution of skeletons to humans becoming more intelligent, quotes Joseph Ferraro, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences. Ferraro’s research in Kanjera, Kenya, found how a change in diet 2 million years ago due to predation by early humans may have affected the growth of larger brains. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in anthropology and originally pitched Dr. Ferraro’s research to national and international media in May 2013.)
12/17/2014
Dec. 15, 2014
Column about the dangers of being a cellphone junkie mentions a recent study on cellphone addiction by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Roberts found that women spent an average of 10 hours per day and men nearly eight on their electronic devices. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Roberts’ original research to national media in August 2014.)

Baylor in the News

12/17/2014
Dec. 16, 2014
Australian technology news source reports on the use of cellphone apps in American stadiums, including Baylor’s McLane Stadium, which has been outfitted with a robust Wi-Fi network and custom mobile applications that enhance the in-game fan experience. In August, the university and Extreme Networks rolled out the Baylor In-Game App, the first college athletics application to provide instant replays from multiple views to fans, at their seats. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, covers university technology and helped coordinate national media coverage in August of McLane Stadium’s wireless technology and in-game app.)

Faculty in the News

12/17/2014
Dec. 16, 2014
Article offering five reasons why 18th century evangelist George Whitefield remains a "potent influence and a cautionary tale" quotes Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., professor of history, associate director of Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion and author of the new book “George Whitefield: America’s Spiritual Founding Father.- Baylor held a symposium on the itinerant evangelist in November. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in ISR and the department of history.)
12/17/2014
Dec. 15, 2014
Newly elected BGCT president Kathy Hillman, associate professor and director of Baptist Collections, library advancement and the Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society at Baylor, reminisces about the joy of Christmas carols and shares a touching story about a recent trip she took in this Baptist Voices column.

Alumni

12/17/2014
Dec. 16, 2014
Attorney Lincoln Goodwin, B.A. ’94, has been appointed Justice of the Peace Court Precinct 4, Position 1 in Harris County, Texas.

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