Baylor in the News

Baylor Stadium News

11/25/2014
Nov. 24, 2014
Daily Oklahoman sports columnist Berry Tramel writes about his first visit to Baylor’s new McLane Stadium. “My only response is this. Fabulous. Simply fabulous. The setting. The architecture. The amenities. You walk around McLane Stadium and you get the same feeling you get when you walk through one of the new baseball parks that are so stunning. Just the feeling, that this is a cool place to be regardless of what might be happening on the field.-

Research

11/25/2014
Nov. 23, 2014
New Baylor research published in the journal “Local Economy- shows that employees who work at small, locally owned businesses have the highest level of loyalty towards their employers and tend to stay committed to their company even in the face of low job satisfaction. "When it comes to your job, it is usually not just one thing that affects your commitment. You may say 'I like my boss' or 'I am satisfied with what I do'," said lead author Katie Halbesleben, a doctoral student in sociology at Baylor. "Our study re-affirms that working for a small and local company is also an important factor that contributes to a worker's commitment.- (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story to national and regional media. Goodrich covers research and faculty in the department of sociology.)
11/25/2014
Nov. 24, 2014
This article references a recent Baylor study published in the journal “Local Economy- that found more than half of employees who work at small, locally owned businesses have the highest level of loyalty to their employers. Quoted is lead author Katie Halbesleben, a doctoral student in Baylor’s department of sociology. Co-author of the study was Charles M. Tolbert, Ph.D., chair of the department of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story to national and regional media. Goodrich covers research and faculty in the department of sociology.)
11/25/2014
Nov. 21, 2014
Research by William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is referenced in this article written by Susan Garland, editor of Kiplinger’s Retirement Report magazine. Reichenstein’s research focuses on Social Security, financial planning, retirement investing and tax-based investment strategies. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)
11/25/2014
Nov. 25, 2014
An article by Michael Hyatt, B.A. ’77, former chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, on the benefits of gratitude. The article links to a study by a multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Jo-Ann Tsang, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, who found that gratitude leads directly to feelings of satisfaction and wellbeing. “It seem the more I give thanks, the more reasons I have for gratitude,- Hyatt said.
11/25/2014
Nov. 18, 2014
The public displays of faith, both on and off the football field, by former NFL player Tim Tebow, ignited debate about just how religious America remains today. This commentary includes an essay by Byron R. Johnson, co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion and Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences, that cites data from the General Social Survey and the Baylor Religion Survey that dispel media accounts of a consistent if not dramatic decline of the faith factor in America.
11/25/2014
Nov. 17, 2014
Editorial by an Ohio State University student who went 24 hours without a cellphone, Internet access, television or radio. She cites a Baylor study which found that 60 percent of college students said they might be addicted to their cellphones, noting that her cell was “an extension of me, like another limb,- but that phone usage should be “more balanced with the outside world.- The research was done by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Hankamer School of Business. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Roberts’ research to national media earlier this year. Goodrich covers interdisciplinary research.)

Baylor in the News

11/25/2014
Nov. 25, 2014
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr was the keynote speaker for Amarillo’s 25th annual Community Prayer Breakfast, an annual event designed to focus prayers and faith in a non-specific, non-denominational, “non-church- setting on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. The prayers are focused on the leadership of the community, the city, the state, the country and the world. “We want to ensure that our leaders at every level have strength, have wisdom, and we are doing our part. We need to get out and vote, we need to get involved and we need to pray for our leaders as the Bible tells us to do,- Judge Starr said.
11/25/2014
Nov. 25, 2014
Baylor University Law School was ranked No. 22 according to Business Insider’s 50 best law schools in the nation. The rankings were based primarily on a survey of more than 300 legal industry professionals, produced with help from Survey Monkey. The ranking also factors in data on acceptance rates and post-graduated employment rates.

Faculty in the News

11/25/2014
Nov. 14, 2014
Blog post by Robert Darden, associate professor of journalism, public relations and new media in the College of Arts & Sciences and founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, about how spirituals, such as "Rise Up Shepherd and Follow- and "Foller the Drinkin' Gourd" are connected to the night sky. “The sense of wonder, the sense of majesty that the night sky imparts is hard-wired into our DNA. We need to replenish our capacity to be awed,- Darden wrote. “It's when we lose that wonder for the glory of creation that we tend to dismiss, denigrate and -- too often -- despoil it.-
11/25/2014
Nov. 24, 2014
A reflection by Barry Hankins, Ph.D., professor of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, on the national and religious significance of Thanksgiving. Because it’s considered a national holiday and not a religious one, Hankins dubs Thanksgiving “America’s perfect civil religion holiday.- The reflection is a part of a series of writings by history professors assembled by Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D., columnist and professor of psychology at Grove City College in Grove City, Pa.

Students

11/25/2014
Nov. 24, 2014
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: Inspirational story of walk-on Baylor football student-athlete Nelson Ehirim as he reflects on what it means to play for Baylor and Coach Art Briles after first trading his helmet and pads for a different uniform " that of a U.S. Army officer. “That was probably the greatest accomplishment that I’ve achieved in life so far just because I know what it means and I know the responsibility that came along with it,- Ehirim said. "We have a great amount of respect for him and who he is as a person," Briles said. "He's been a valuable player to our team. He helps us on the scout team tremendously every day with the effort that he gives."

Alumni

11/25/2014
Nov. 24, 2014
State Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt, J.D. ’81, has been appointed General Counsel of the Texas Department of Agriculture by Agriculture Commissioner-elect Sid Miller. Kleinschmidt, a Lee County attorney, was recently elected to a fourth term in the Texas House, where he serves on the Agriculture & Livestock and the Homeland Security & Public Safety Committees.
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