Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Jan
20
2017

Business Standard: Want to Ace an Exam? Share with Friends What You Learned

Jan. 18, 2017
While preparing for an exam, telling someone else what you learned may help you recall better and for a longer time than simply studying class notes or a textbook, says Baylor psychologist Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., lead author of a study published in the journal Learning & Memory. The study found that the method helped students better recall not only central themes but also details, said Sekeres, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Jan
20
2017

C-SPAN: Part 1, Baylor Presidential Rhetoric Expert on Today’s Inaugural Address

Jan. 20, 2017
VIDEO: In a live interview from the Baylor campus, presidential rhetoric expert Martin J. Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joined C-SPAN moderator Susan Swain for an analysis of today’s inaugural address by President Donald Trump.

Jan
20
2017

C-SPAN: Part 2, Baylor Presidential Rhetoric Expert on Today’s Inaugural Address

Jan. 20, 2017
VIDEO: In a live interview from the Baylor campus, presidential rhetoric expert Martin J. Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joined C-SPAN moderator Susan Swain for an analysis of today’s inaugural address by President Donald Trump. In this interview, Dr. Medhurst talks about speaking with an authentic voice.

Jan
20
2017

C-SPAN: Part 3, Baylor Presidential Rhetoric Expert on Today’s Inaugural Address

Jan. 20, 2017
VIDEO: In a live interview from the Baylor campus, presidential rhetoric expert Martin J. Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joined C-SPAN moderator Susan Swain for an analysis of today’s inaugural address by President Donald Trump. In this interview, Dr. Medhurst talks about how past presidents have used their inaugural addresses.

Jan
20
2017

C-SPAN: Part 4, Baylor Presidential Rhetoric Expert on Today’s Inaugural Address

Jan. 20, 2017
VIDEO: In a live interview from the Baylor campus, presidential rhetoric expert Martin J. Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joined C-SPAN moderator Susan Swain for an analysis of today’s inaugural address by President Donald Trump. In this interview, Dr. Medhurst talks about how inaugural addresses differ from nomination acceptance speeches.

Jan
20
2017

CBS-4 (El Paso): El Paso native part of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration

Jan. 19, 2017
Army Master Sgt. Lane Shioji, B.M. ’90, is part of the Joint Task Force - National Capital Region, the force in charge of coordinating all military ceremonial support for the 58th presidential inauguration. Shioji is a member of the U.S. Army concert band.

Jan
20
2017

Deseret News: Why more and more college students are finding mental health support online

Jan. 13, 2017
Article about how campus counseling centers are experiencing increasing demand for their services as recent data shows the number of students seeking campus counseling services has grown nationally more than five times faster than enrollment, according to the Center for Collegiate Mental Health. Baylor is among several Texas universities that have recently adopted an online cognitive behavioral therapy program called Therapy Assisted Online to help provide more services for students with mild depression and anxiety.

Jan
20
2017

KOXE-FM (Brownwood, Texas): Renown speaker to be featured at HPU

Jan. 19, 2017
Roger E. Olson, Ph.D., Foy Valentine Professor of Christian Theology and Ethics at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, will be a featured guest speaker at Howard Payne University’s 10th annual Currie-Strickland Distinguished Lectures in Christian Ethics in February.

Jan
20
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Deivanayagam named to replace Freeman as court-at-law judge

Jan. 17, 2017
Vik Deivanayagam, J.D. '96, has been selected to succeed retiring County Court-At-Law Judge Mike Freeman, filling the last two years of Freeman's unexpired term, after a unanimous vote by McLennan County commissioners. Deivanayagam is also an adjunct professor at Baylor Law School.

Jan
20
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Work to start on Mission Waco’s Urban REAP aquaponics project

Jan. 18, 2017
Developers recently broke ground on the Urban Renewable Energy and Agricultural Project, a new $392,000 project that will become a hot spot for raising food, catching and storing rainwater and teaching students the value of energy conservation. Mission Waco championed the cause of creating project, which will feature an aquaponics greenhouse, commercial composting, rainwater catchment and purification, raised grow beds, solar panels and recycling efforts. Baylor engineering students from the School of Engineering and Computer Science will assist with the project.

Jan
19
2017

KARE-TV (Minneapolis, St. Paul/NBC): Re-telling method could help test grades

Jan. 19, 2017
VIDEO: Students who tell someone about information they have learned shortly after receiving it recall it better — and for a longer period, which could be helpful at exam time, according to a study led by Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Re-telling is more effective than simply re-reading class notes or texts, according to the study, published in the journal Learning & Memory. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Jan
19
2017

Military Technologies: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Elects Five New Directors

Jan. 6, 2017
Kyle E. Conklin, B.S.M.E. (Mechanical Engineering) ’05, has been elected a director in the Mechanical Group of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C., a law firm in Washington, D.C., that focuses on intellectual property rights. Conklin, who has a J.D. from Texas Tech University, counsels clients at all stages of the patent cycle.

Jan
19
2017

MSN: The Memory Hack That Helps You Pass Any Test

Jan. 18, 2017
While preparing for an exam, sharing what you learned may help you recall better and for a longer time than simply re-reading class notes or studying a textbook, says Baylor psychologist Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., lead author of a study published in the journal Learning & Memory. The study found that the method helped students better recall not only central themes but also details, said Sekeres, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Jan
19
2017

MyCenTX.com: Miss Texas visits Robinson ISD

Jan. 17, 2017
Baylor University student Caroline Carothers, who was crowned Miss Texas last summer, visited Robinson ISD to give a motivational talk to students on Tuesday. Carothers spoke to elementary, intermediate and junior high students about the importance of respect and perseverance. "Eighty percent of the job of Miss Texas is in the schools, and it's a program and a platform called Texans Cares for Children, which means we travel to as many schools as possible and spread the message of reaching goals, doing well in school and respect and all that fun stuff. So that's what I really enjoy doing more than anything because I want to be a teacher," Carothers said.

Jan
19
2017

Valley Morning Star (Harlingen) : Volunteers spent 11 days exhuming dozens of unidentified migrants

Jan. 17, 2017
This article cites the work of Lori Baker, Ph.D., vice provost for strategic initiatives, collaboration and leadership development and founder of the Reuniting Families Program, and her team of forensic anthropology students who exhumed bodies in Brooks County in 2013. The team worked to identify those that died while crossing the border in hopes of repatriating them to their families.

Jan
19
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Arts: Drama helps us understand tragedy in Syria

Jan. 19, 2017
David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in the College of Arts & Sciences, writes about the use of artistic programs during conflicts and wars to bring people together.

Jan
19
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor Opera turns to 18-year-old Mozart

Jan. 19, 2017
Baylor Opera Theater will perform Mozart’s “La Finta Giardiniara (The Secret Gardener)” at 7:30 p.m. from Jan. 25-28 at Baylor’s Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $15 and $10 for Baylor students, faculty and staff and are available online at www.baylor.edu/theatre.