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5/29/2015
May 29, 2015
AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: Stephen Sloan, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Institute for Oral History, is interviewed for this story about the new Waco History app, which pinpoints historical locations throughout McLennan County and provides stories about the various locations. The creation of the app was spearheaded by Baylor’s Institute for Oral History and The Texas Collection. The impetus behind the app, Sloan said, is the lack of an area museum that specifically covers Waco and McLennan County history as its theme. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers history and the Institute and placed this story.)

Research

5/29/2015
May 21, 2015
An article focusing on research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which found that marketers and advertisers who default to the “thin ideal- " the belief that thinner is better " could be alienating up to 70 percent of their audience. "Advertisers need to do a bit more research with their target market. They need to find out what these women are thinking, as related to body size," Roberts said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Baylor in the News

5/29/2015
May 29, 2015
To most kids, summer signals the start of swimming, ice cream breaks, camps and carefree fun. For as many as 25 percent of Bexar County children, however, the last day of school means the end of a guaranteed daily meal. This article focuses on summer meals programs in the San Antonio area that are supported by research conducted by Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative, which works to identify the barriers that keep eligible children from receiving a meal. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, covers the research and programs of the Texas Hunger Initiative.)

Faculty in the News

5/29/2015
May 28, 2014
AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: Interview with David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history at Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and author of “The Price of Valor: The Life of Audie Murphy, America’s Most Decorated Hero of World War II.- Smith discusses Murphy’s life, which was full of turmoil and triumph, and the traumatic effect of war on the individual soldier. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story. She covers research and faculty in the history department.)
5/29/2015
May 20, 2015
The recent study by the Pew Research Center on religion and America has been interpreted by some to indicate that Christianity is on its virtual deathbed. However, Byron Johnson, Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), cautioned those who interpret the data to mean that America is becoming more atheistic because of the increase of “nones,- or those who list no religious identification. “This simply acknowledges that Americans shop around in a highly competitive religious economy " looking for the best product. It’s a sign of religion’s vitality not a sign of leaving faith behind.- (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR research and faculty.)

Students

5/29/2015
May 28, 2015
Four incoming Baylor freshmen from the DFW area received college-sponsored scholarships according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Kendall Curtis (Mansfield HS), William Gibbs (Harmony School of Innovation Fort Worth), Austin Perona (Colleyville Heritage HS) and Grant Wilkie (Mansfield Summit HS) are some of only 2,200 students nationwide who won the scholarships, which are financed by U.S. colleges and universities. At Baylor, Curtis plans to study pre-law, Gibbs will study mathematics, Perona will study computer science and Wilkie will study politics.

Alumni

5/29/2015
May 29, 2015
Baylor graduate Kelly Parker, B.F.A. ’98, is directing the upcoming production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night- for Shakespeare on the Rock, June 5-6 in Salado, Texas. Parker has been teaching at McLennan Community College for 10 years and currently resides in Salado.
5/29/2015
May 29, 2015
Haag Sherman, B.B.A. ’88, joined the U.S. Capital Advisors LLC (USCA) board of directors. Sherman is currently the CEO of Tectonic Advisory and is the former CEO and CIO of Salient Partners L.P. Sherman holds a J.D. from the University of Texas and graduated cum laude from Baylor University. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the State Bar of Texas.
5/29/2015
May 25, 2015
Carolyn Oakes, B.S.Ed. ’87, a Bible studies teacher at Des Moines Christian School, was named teacher of the year by the Urbandale (Iowa) Chamber of Commerce.

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