Students News

Jun
29
2016

W. Equestrian. No. 3 EQ Falls in NCEA Quarterfinals to End Season

Needing just one point out of the last three rides, Baylor's third-seeded equestrian team came up empty and lost to sixth-seeded TCU by the slimmest possible margin in the NCEA National Championship quarterfinals Friday afternoon.

Jun
29
2016

An Update from President Garland

President David Garland updates the Baylor family on the University's efforts to move forward as an institution, and discusses the incoming class that were welcomed to campus as Baylor students at Orientation this month.

Jun
29
2016

Arkansas Online (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette): Trump Stumped by Jesus’ Answer to Disciples

June 25, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has been courting religious leaders, has drawn attention for his responses to the question about who exactly Jesus was and what is needed for salvation. Thomas Kidd, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History and associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, said that no one expects a “canned evangelic-sounding answer” when Trump faces religious questions, but the key is whether he can use personal language that rings true.

Jun
29
2016

Bulldog Reporter: Lewis Public Relations Hires Ashton Brown as Associate, Promotes Shelby Tidwell to Senior Associate

June 29, 2016
Ashton Brown, BA (Journalism) ’16, was hired by Lewis Public Relations in Dallas as an associate. Shelby Tidwell, BA (Journalism) ’15, was promoted to senior associate. Brown previously interned for Baylor University Media Communications, Levenson Group, and McLennan Community College’s Office of Marketing and Communications. While at Baylor, she was twice recognized by faculty with an award for top public relations career portfolio and was named one of the “22 PR Rock Stars of the Future” by Arik Hanson of ACH Communications.

Jun
29
2016

HealthDay: No Kidding: Childless Couples Happier

June 28, 2016
Parents in the United States generally are not as happy as those without children, with the major reason being the relative lack of workplace "packages'' of policies such as paid sick time, paid vacation, flexible work hours and paid maternal or parental leave, said co-researcher Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. The U.S. also has the largest "happiness gap" among parents compared to nonparents in 22 industrialized countries, according to the study, to be published in a forthcoming issue of the American Journal of Sociology. HealthDay is featured on more than 5,000 websites, among them CBS News, MSN Health Living, U.S. News & World Report and WebMD. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Jun
29
2016

Outlook Series: Baylor's Sara Perry Identifies Keys to Managing Innovators

June 27, 2016
This story highlights a new study from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business that helps leaders better understand how to manage innovators, specifically scientists and engineers. “Our study suggests that leaders who understand how to manage their employees’ commitment to both their organizations and professions may be the most successful at motivating and retaining innovators,” said the study’s lead author, Sara Perry, Ph.D., assistant professor of management. Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of management served as coauthor. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Jun
29
2016

Scienmag.com: Lack of transportation hampers hungry children from getting free summer meals, study finds

June 13, 2016
Lack of transportation is a hurdle for many families in Texas whose children could benefit from free summer meals, a federally funded program administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture, according to a study by the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University. Partnering with local public transportation and communities in innovative and alternative ways to provide awareness of and access to the meals sites might increase participation, suggested Kathy Krey, THI research director and study co-author. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally.)

Jun
29
2016

Sharmayne Adkinson

Sympathies to the family and friends of Baylor student Sharmayne Adkison, on her death on Saturday, June 25, 2016.

Jun
29
2016

The American Conservative: Is Brexit National Suicide?

June 29, 2016
Philip Jenkins, Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, writes that the British referendum vote to leave the European Union presented “a powerful proclamation by a silent majority who felt utterly betrayed and neglected by global and corporate forces. But leaving means that Britain would abandon its role as a dominant European power, Jenkins says.

Jun
29
2016

Tyler Morning Telegraph: Externship exposes students to science and medicine

June 28, 2016
Incoming freshman Alexander McCullough was selected to participate in a four-week biomedical science summer externship at UT Health Northeast. The program, which was open to both high school and college students, allows 18 externs to shadow physicians and research scientists in order to see both the patient-care and laboratory research facets of the medical field. McCullough plans to study in Baylor University’s premedical program when he enters in the fall.

Jun
29
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: EDITORIAL: Local mosque’s Ramadan iftar celebrated tolerance, religious fellowship

June 28, 2016
Lynn Tatum, Ph.D., senior lecturer in Baylor’s Honors College, praises the Waco community for refusing to fall prey to Islamophobia. He spoke at the Islamic Center of Waco during the weekend’s iftar, the evening meal when Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset.

Jun
28
2016

Eight ways Baylor researchers are fighting cancer

For most of us who are not scientifically-inclined, it’s easy to focus more on the beautiful exterior of the Baylor Sciences Building (BSB) than to think about what goes on inside. But what’s going on inside the BSB could save your life, or the life of someone you love. Teams of Baylor professors and students are […]

Jun
28
2016

W. Tennis. Frusci Hired As New Women’s Tennis Assistant Coach

Baylor women's tennis head coach Joey Scrivano announced the addition of Chris Frusci as assistant coach Tuesday.

Jun
28
2016

Bay Area (TX) Citizen: Clear Lake UMC announces the appointment of Rev. Charles W. Anderson as Senior Pastor

June 10, 2016
The Rev. Charles W. Anderson, B.A. (Religion/Political Science) ’76, has been appointed senior pastor at Clear Lake United Methodist Church.

Jun
28
2016

CBS-DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth): Newsradio 1080 KRLD Names Melissa Harrison Morning News Co-Anchor

June 27, 2016
Melissa Harrison, BA (Spanish, Telecommunication) ’95, was hired as co-anchor of the KRLD Morning News in Dallas. Harrison has worked as a television news reporter, freelance reporter, assistant professor and broadcast journalism consultant. She will assume her new position on Friday, July 1.

Jun
28
2016

Parent Herald: 4 Cities in Texas Included in Hot Spots for Zika Virus, State Says They are Ready but Funding Would Help

June 28, 2016
This story features Richard Duhrkopf, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, who is an expert on mosquito-borne illnesses, such as Zika and West Nile viruses. Duhrkopf is quoted regarding a request for federal funding to help the state of Texas prepare for the impact of the Zika virus. "We need money, and we need it appropriated wisely,” Duhrkopf said. “Not just because of Zika; there are other viruses out there, some of which haven't even been named yet." (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched Duhrkopf as an expert on mosquitoes and Zika virus.)

Jun
28
2016

Phys.Org: New Baylor research identifies keys to managing innovators

June 21, 2016
This story highlights a new study from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business that helps leaders better understand how to manage innovators, specifically scientists and engineers. “Our study suggests that leaders who understand how to manage their employees’ commitment to both their organizations and professions may be the most successful at motivating and retaining innovators,” said the study’s lead author, Sara Perry, Ph.D., assistant professor of management. Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of management served as coauthor. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Jun
28
2016

TAPinto.net (New Providence, NJ): Lantern Hill Hires Hospitality Team

June 11, 2016
Pam Marusic, M.S. (Gerontology) '95, has joined Lantern Hill, a new Erickson Living retirement community located in New Providence, New Jersey, as resident services director.

Jun
28
2016

The Baptist Standard: René Maciel: A soldier, teacher, pastor, dad

June 24, 2016
René Maciel, M.S.Ed. (Educational Psychology) ’91, celebrated his father, Eleazar Maciel, B.A. (Physical Science) ’52, in this article. Eleazar Maciel was a decorated soldier, a teacher in Tucumcari, N.M., and a pastor for 37 years. He also served as a Baylor regent from 1990-98. René Maciel is president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas and the Baptist University of the Américas in San Antonio.

Jun
28
2016

The Dallas Morning News: Texas 'ready as possible' for Zika, but funding would help

June 27, 2016
Richard Duhrkopf, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, is a featured expert in this story about federal health officials and their evaluation of a proposed Zika plan laid out this month by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. The plan asks for more than $10 million to help the state prepare for the potential impact of the virus. "We need money, and we need it appropriated wisely," Duhrkopf said. "Not just because of Zika; there are other viruses out there, some of which haven't even been named yet.” (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched Duhrkopf as an expert on mosquitoes and Zika virus.)