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.
Ring of Fire (Radio): Texas Creates Mass Unmarked Graves for Dead Immigrants; Bodies Wrapped in Trash Bags
July 18, 2015
VIDEO LINK: In a cemetery in Brooks County, Texas, remains of immigrants who died while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border have been interred in mass graves and buried in trash bags. In this video, Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses the improper burial techniques that she and her team of forensic scientists and students found while unearthing graves. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers faculty and research in the anthropology department.)
July 27, 2015
Third news item reports on Baylor being named to the honor roll of The Chronicle of Higher Education's “Great Colleges to Work For” program. Fifth news item focuses on a $10 million anonymous alumni gift to the department of communication sciences and disorders that will enhance leadership, program and faculty development; extend funding for research, collaborations and community engagement; and significantly expand the capacity of the graduate program.
Baylor alumnus Roy Lee Ward, B.F.A. Art ’66, passed away on July 13. Ward was well known in the Carthage, Texas, art community and was considered one of the best artists in the annual Midwest Gathering of the Artists. In Ward’s art, considered Western Historical, he depicts human experience in action. One of his most famous pieces is a gigantic painting of the famed Pikes Peak Mountain, which he painted for the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado.
July 24, 2015
Building Products Plus, a Houston-based company, has found success in hiring employees through the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP), which operates in more than 60 Texas prisons. Baylor researchers in 2013 conducted a study and found that PEP outperformed nine similar rehabilitation programs in achieving lower recidivism rates. Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business partners with PEP to help prisoners pursue certificates in entrepreneurship. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers Hankamer research and faculty.)
July 17, 2015
Article about celebrities who have experienced depression cites Wave III of the Baylor Religion Survey and quotes Paul Froese, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Froese, part of the research team that studied the connection between mental health and spirituality, said that respondents who have strong beliefs about their relationship with God have significantly better mental health, and that those who attend religious services regularly have the lowest reported number of mental health issues. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)
Over the years, Ted (BBA ’49, JD’ 51) and Sue (BA ’50) Getterman’s support of Baylor has impacted virtually every area of campus. The Getterman name might stand out most for its connection to Baylor softball, where their lead gifts helped turn Getterman Stadium and the Getterman Indoor Softball Facility from dreams into realities, but the couple has also […]
Sympathies to the family and friends of incoming freshman Alger Ben Baker III on his death July 26, 2015.
Baptist News Global (Washington, D.C.): Baptists join call for national strategy on religious persecution
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.
WACO, Texas (July 27, 2015) - Baylor University is mourning the tragic passing of incoming freshman Alger Ben Baker III, who died in a car accident July 25 in Plano.
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.)
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.
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.
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.)