Baylor in the News

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7/27/2015
July 24, 2015
Article on action taken by Baylor’s Board of Regents last week, including setting tuition and fees, appointing Sue Getterman as Regent Emerita and approving a $26 million renovation of the original Hankamer School of Business to house other growing programs as the business school moves into the new Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. “We need additional space for our academic programs, and so the opening of the Paul Foster Campus will be enormously helpful,- Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr said. “It will be helpful not only to the departments that will be able to move in, but also indirectly for everyone, providing much needed space. There will be over 150,000 square feet that will become available, and we’re very thankful.-

Research

7/27/2015
July 24, 2015
Sound sleep in young and middle-aged people helps memory and learning, but as people hit their seventh, eighth and ninth decades " and generally don’t sleep as much or as well " sleep is not linked so much to memory, according to Michael K. Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory. “If sleep benefits memory and thinking in young adults but is changed in quantity and quality with age, then the question is whether improving sleep might delay " or reverse " age-related changes in memory and thinking,- Scullin said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Scullin’s research nationally in January. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Baylor in the News

7/27/2015
July 24, 2015
Article on action taken by Baylor’s Board of Regents last week, including approving a $26 million renovation of the original Hankamer School of Business to house other growing programs and setting tuition and fees for 2016-2017. “The board remains very sensitive to access and affordability while maintaining the distinctiveness and high quality of a Baylor education. Our Regents are committed to reducing tuition increases, growing our endowment and doing everything they can to limit the financial burden on families and students who wish to pursue a Baylor degree,- said Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.
7/27/2015
July 22, 2015
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr is among a bipartisan group of more than 30 religious leaders, scholars and public policy analysts who have joined a call for a national strategy addressing “international religious persecution that threatens people of faith worldwide.- The letter, delivered July 16 to House and Senate leaders, urges Congress to give greater authority to the ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.
7/27/2015
July 26, 2015
The Chronicle of Higher Education named Baylor University a great place to work for the fifth straight year. Baylor also received the “elite honor roll- status in the publications survey of 281 colleges and universities. No other university in the poll’s eight-year history has earned that distinction more than Baylor. “Baylor’s mission states clearly the priority we attach to the caring nature of our community,- Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr said. “That commitment is reflected in a deep respect for shared governance; appreciation and support for work-family balance; a spirit of generosity in our daily work together; and a firm belief in the value and significance of the contribution of every Baylor colleague. These abiding attributes continue to make Baylor a •great college to work for.’ -
7/27/2015
July 24, 2015
The growing Baylor Police Department will soon welcome a new captain, Capt. John Kolinek, a nearly 25-year veteran of the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office. “We’re always growing in all areas, and one of the areas we’re growing is in our safety and security program,- said Mark Childers, associate vice president of campus safety and security for Baylor. “We put it out to anybody in the United States, and of all the candidates we looked at, he stood out in terms of his experience and his wanting to work at Baylor because of our servant mentality, like he’s been doing for so long " serving the citizens of McLennan County.-

Faculty in the News

7/27/2015
July 27, 2015
Story about people using cellphones to record such events as shootings and arrests quotes Baylor University researcher Jim Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Roberts says a new social trend is that people are choosing to record provocative events rather than intervene. “We’re going beyond one step of being just apathetic bystanders . . . to what I call •cruel voyeurs,’- Roberts says. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Roberts as an expert to the reporter and arranged the interview. Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers Hankamer research and faculty.)
7/27/2015
July 25, 2015
Article about Kenneth Hafertepe, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of museum studies in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, and how he “reads- houses, examining design, building materials, age, location and owners for clues that add up to a broader history of a neighborhood, a town or a region. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers museum studies research and faculty.)

Students

7/27/2015
July 21, 2015
Sydnie Thomas, a freshman pre-biology major from Oakland, California, is one of 16 KIPP alumni from across the nation who are interning this summer at the KIPP Foundation. Thomas joined her fellow interns to develop seven tips to help future interns thrive in a professional environment. KIPP Through College (KTC) is a part of the broader KIPP approach that helps to eliminate the opportunity gap between students from high- and low-income communities.

Alumni

7/27/2015
July 23, 2015
Austin Aeschbacher, B.M.E. '13, an elementary music specialist at Skyview Elementary School in Richardson Independent School District, has been named the Texas PTA Elementary Teacher of the Year. He graduated summa cum laude and was a member of the Golden Wave Marching Band, Baylor Drumline, Baylor Wind Ensemble and the Baylor Percussion Group.

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