Baylor women's tennis head coach Joey Scrivano announced the addition of three student-athletes, Gabriela Ferreira, Rhiann Newborn and Elizabeth Profit to his 2015-16 roster Wednesday.
We brag a lot about Baylor on this blog; after all, our name is “BaylorProud.” We believe that Baylor is a truly special place, where excellent teaching and advanced research takes place within a caring, Christ-focused community. Of course, we also believe you should be able to back up your bragging points. That’s one reason why Baylor […]
July 27, 2015
Each person has a unique door through which God is leading him or her, said Joel Gregory, Ph.D., professor of preaching and The George W. Truett Chair of Preaching and Evangelism at Baylor’s Truett Seminary, as he delivered the keynote address at the 21st Baptist World Congress in Durban, South Africa. Gregory called on the gathering of more than 2,500 Baptist Christians from more than 80 countries to make a commitment to discover the door of opportunity that God has opened for them.
WACO, Texas (July 29, 2015) – More than 120 fifth- through ninth-graders are learning about civics and providing a rich resource for Baylor faculty research during the annual Baylor University iEngage Summer Civics Institute. Running from Aug. 3-7, the camp is hosted by Baylor School of Education through a grant from the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation.
July 24, 2015
The "tragic, global crisis in religious persecution, violence, and terrorism" requires America to greatly strengthen its strategies, a letter to top congressional leaders declares, signed by a diverse group of religious, academic and public policy figures, including Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr. The signers endorse H.R. 1150, named the "Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act of 2015" for the retired Virginia congressman and longtime champion of global religious freedom. Wolf now serves as The Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor.
July 21, 2015
In a Baylor study last June, researchers analyzed 346 college students’ use of their smartphones along with their mental health on a daily basis. Those who used their phones most were “more prone to moodiness, materialism and temperamental behavior” and “less able to focus their attention on the task at hand.” Researcher Jim Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, says that a moody person is more likely to be addicted to the cellphones than more stable individuals. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers Hankamer research and faculty.)
July 26, 2015
Baylor has announced an anonymous alumni gift of $10 million in support of its department of communication sciences and disorders, which provides services to people with speech-language needs. "There is very high demand for skilled healthcare professionals with expertise in communication sciences and disorders," said Baylor executive vice president and provost Edwin Trevathan. "The need for superior research and scholarship in disorders of the ear and brain that impact speech, understanding and hearing has never been greater. Baylor’s department of communication sciences and disorders exemplifies Baylor's Christian commitment to preparing the next generation of healthcare leaders, serving those who are in need, and creating new knowledge that benefits humanity."
WACO, Texas (July 29, 2015) – The Baylor Professional Selling program (ProSales) in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business was named to the Sales Education Foundation list of top university sales programs for the sixth year in a row.
July 28, 2015
Americans are ambivalent about the leaders they like, with a case in point being outspoken billionaire and presidential candidate Donald Trump, whose personality is a good match for what psychiatrists/psychologist refer to as narcissistic personality disorder. Some research, including a Baylor study, shows that the honesty/humility job trait is a unique predictor of job performance, particularly for occupations and organizations that require special attention and care for products or clients. But narcissists, who generally lack humility and are exploitative and selfish, would probably be better at jobs that require self-promotion. Quoted are researcher Wade Rowatt, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, and Megan Johnson, a Baylor doctoral candidate. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty. She pitched the Baylor research nationally in 2011 and covers Baylor research and faculty in the department of psychology and neuroscience.)
July 11, 2015
Article by Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Humanities in Baylor's Honors Program, who examines "disciplinary Bulverism" — determining what penalties should be administered to those people whom others believe to be wrong. It is the second stage of Bulverism, the first being the "explanatory stage," in which people believe they already know who is right, so all they need to debate is why people get things wrong. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers Honors Program research and faculty.)
July 27, 2015
Baylor alumnus Christopher Steger, B.A. ’79 and J.D. ’83, was sworn in Friday in a private ceremony as new federal magistrate for Chattanooga. He was selected from a list of five names by the judges of the Eastern District of Tennessee.
July 19, 2015
Ben Holmes, B.M.Ed. ’15, has been named the new assistant band director at Glen Rose High School and Junior High campuses.
July 28, 2015
A prayer vigil was held July 27 in Plano for incoming Baylor freshman, Ben Baker, who died in a tragic car accident July 25. Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr is quoted in the story: “Our hearts are broken at the tragic passing of Ben Baker, who was the beloved son of a loyal and dedicated Baylor family. Ben had recently attended Line Camp on our campus and was to begin at Baylor this fall. We pray that God’s grace and comfort will surround Ben’s family, his parents, Ben and Allison, and his many friends at this terribly sad hour. We ask the Baylor family to lift up the Bakers and keep them close in their thoughts and prayers.”
With the 2015 season quickly approaching, Baylor soccer will host its annual Meet The Bears event Monday, August 10, as BU faces Samford in an exhibition match at 6 p.m. CT.
For years, Baylor’s Film and Digital Media (FDM) program has been a well-respected part of the university’s Department of Communication. The program’s long line of successful graduates includes such notable names as John Lee Hancock, BA ’79, JD ’82 (director of The Blind Side, The Rookie and and Saving Mr. Banks), and 2014 Baylor Alumni of the […]
July 25, 2015
A bipartisan group of national thought leaders, including Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, has called upon Congress to take action to develop a national strategy addressing the tragic global crisis in religious freedom. With the catastrophic state of international religious persecution, violence and terrorism, a deficient foreign policy will have dire consequences for religious minorities worldwide as well as for U.S. national security.
July 24, 2015
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: This story about the unusual pronunciations of cities and counties in Texas mentions a “great resource for any resident" -- the Texas Almanac Pronunciation Guide, assembled in the late 1940s by legendary speech communications professor George Stokes, who earned his M.A. from Baylor in 1947. Stokes passed away in July 2001. He was often referred to as the "Voice of Baylor" for the many years he spent as the public address announcer for Baylor football and basketball games and master of ceremonies for All University Sing and Pigskin Revue.
NASDAQ: Titanium Announces the Addition of Debbie Woods to Board of Directors and Appointed as Chief Marketing Officer
July 24, 2015
Titanium Healthcare Inc. has named Debbie Woods, B.A. Speech Communication ’80, J.D. ’82, to its board of directors and also appointed her as chief marketing officer. Woods successfully launched Titanium’s "Personalized Medicine" platform that focuses on pharmacogenomics testing ("PGx"), the study of the role of genetics in drug response.
July 27, 2015
Joyce Nuner, Ph.D., assistant professor of child development and family studies in Baylor’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, says that gifts such as shape sorters and peg toys help children with hand-eye coordination and fine motor development. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers family and consumer sciences research and faculty.)
WACO, Texas (Jul. 28, 2015) – Baylor University alumna Jake Surges is one of four Baylor students and recent graduates who have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. Surges is a University Scholar and a Crane Scholar, an arm of the Institute for Faith and Learning. He received the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) and will spend the 2015-2016 academic year teaching English in Taiwan.