Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Sep
23
2016

Baylor Lariat: Black Gospel Music Restoration Project to be featured in new Smithsonian Museum

Sept. 22, 2016
Article about how Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project is now part of a featured exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opens this weekend. Project founder Robert F. Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media, and other Baylor officials were invited to a preview of the museum and experienced the interactive “Musical Crossroads” experience that includes selections from the Baylor digital collection.

Sep
23
2016

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Black Gospel Collection Goes to Washington

Sept. 23, 2016
AUDIO: Selected recordings from Baylor University’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project – the world’s largest initiative to identify, acquire, digitize and catalog gospel music – can be heard as part of an exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Museum for African American History and Culture, which opens this weekend. Interviewed for the story are project founder Robert Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media, and Eric Ames, curator of digital collections in University Libraries.

Sep
23
2016

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Behind the scenes: Baylor's new Athletic Performance Center

Sept. 21, 2016
Feature on Baylor’s new Margaret and Weldon Ratliff Performance Center, which was designed specifically for student-athletes to help them perform their best on game days. The performance center features a weight room, performance lab and nutrition center which all work together to help athletes succeed.

Sep
23
2016

NJ.com (New Jersey): Princeton Theological Seminary Film Festival slated for Oct. 20-23

Sept. 22, 2016
Joseph Kickasola, Ph.D., professor of film and digital media and director of the Baylor in New York program, will participate in a film discussion during the Princeton Theological Seminary Film Festival, which features four days of thought-provoking films that provide a unique opportunity to explore some of the deepest aspects of the human condition.

Sep
23
2016

Philadelphia Inquirer: Close bond between kids, parents has long-term health benefits

Sept. 20, 2016
New Baylor research published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior suggests that growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child’s long-term physical health, but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background. The research was conducted by Matthew A. Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)

Sep
23
2016

Reader’s Digest (Australia): The Power of Gratitude

Sept. 22, 2016
Jo-Ann Tsang, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about gratitude, particularly about the positive emotions people experience when they receive messages of thanks or acts of kindness. “Those are happy surprises – you’re not expecting coffee or for someone to hold the door open for you,” said Tsang, who does gratitude research. “You’re more likely to feel grateful if you receive help that’s unexpected. It’s different if a doorman holds the door than a stranger, because that’s not their job.”

Sep
23
2016

The Dallas Morning News: A Churchill you never knew: Candice Millard brings her book about the cocky young hero to Dallas

Sept. 22, 2016
Candice Millard, M.A. (English) '92, will discuss her new book, "Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill," at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Sep
23
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor study shows school districts becoming primary resource fighting childhood hunger

Sept. 22, 2016
Article on school breakfast participation in school districts in every Texas county, including Waco ISD, from data compiled in the Texas School Breakfast Report Card by the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) at Baylor. “We look at food insecurity data from a statewide perspective, which allows us to recognize trends and develop effective strategies that can be implemented across our diverse state,” said Kathy Krey, director of research for THI. “It is an invaluable tool for improving participation in school breakfast and reducing childhood food insecurity.”

Sep
22
2016

Baptist News Global: Great pilgrimages of the world converge on university campus

Sept. 21, 2016
Baylor’s Mayborn Museum Complex will host the exhibition “National Geographic Sacred Journeys” Oct. 1-Dec. 31. Using National Geographic photography, the 7,000-square-foot exhibit recreates places, spaces and events so visitors can observe, discuss and learn about the history and beliefs behind spiritual travels around the world. Quoted in the article are Charles Walter, director of the Mayborn Museum, and Phillip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.

Sep
22
2016

CBD (Canada): Raptors add Canadian sharp shooter Brady Heslip

Sept. 20, 2016
Former Baylor men’s basketball student-athlete Brady Heslip, B.S.Ed. ’14, has been signed as a free agent by the Toronto Raptors. Heslip is a member of the Canadian men's senior national team and spent the 2015-16 season with Acqua Vitasnella Cantu in Italy.

Sep
22
2016

Defense Video Imagery Distribution Systems (DVIDS): Grandfather’s World War II legacy continued by pilot grandson

Sept. 22, 2016
Article about U.S. Air Force Capt. Shawn Jensen, B.S.E.C.E. (Electrical & Computer Engineering) ’10, an E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System pilot with the 763rd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, who followed his father and grandfather, both pilots, into the Air Force. Jensen also wears the 379th Bombardment Group patch his grandfather wore in WWII as a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot. “There's a reason they were called the Greatest Generation, and it's because of the personal sacrifices they made for our country,” Jensen said.

Sep
22
2016

Essence: A Good Relationship With Your Parents Is Good for Your Health

Sept. 21, 2016
New Baylor research published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior suggests that growing up in a well-off home may help protect kids' health for decades, but only if the children also have a warm and healthy relationship with their parents. The research was conducted by Matthew A. Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)

Sep
22
2016

Health.com: A Good Relationship With Your Parents Is Good for Your Health

Sept. 20, 2016
New Baylor research published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior suggests that growing up in a well-off home may help protect kids' health for decades, but only if the children also have a warm and healthy relationship with their parents. The research was conducted by Matthew A. Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)

Sep
22
2016

Health24.com: Friendships Matter if You Want to Lose Weight

Aug. 26, 2016
Overweight people who want to drop weight are less likely to succeed if they only socialize with other overweight people, according to research by Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. His study was published recently in the journal Obesity. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)

Sep
22
2016

Indo American News: Foundation for India Studies Receives Support from Baylor University’s Institute of Oral History

Sept. 16, 2016
Stephen Sloan, Ph.D., associate professor of history and director of the Institute of Oral History (IOH), is quoted in this article about IOH’s consultation on an oral history project by the Foundation for India Studies (FIS). The project documents the oral histories of first-generation Indo- Americans living in the Greater Houston area who were affected by the 1947 partition of India.

Sep
22
2016

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Historian Speaks at Baylor for 2016 Beall-Russell Lecture

WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2016) – Acclaimed author and historian David McCullough will give the 2016 Beall-Russell Lecture in the Humanities at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave.

Sep
22
2016

Science Codex: 'Death Industry' Overlooks Growing US Latino Population, Study Finds

Sept. 13, 2016
Death research in the United States has mostly overlooked those who are not Anglo Protestants, says researcher Candi Cann, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core in the Honors College. The Hispanic population is the country’s largest minority – approximately 17 percent – and expected to double by 2050. Cann found in her study that the funeral industry wants to accommodate differing cultures, but “it doesn’t know how,” she said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers interdisciplinary research and faculty.)

Sep
22
2016

The Hub (Dallas ISD): AlumNow: Nancy Palacios exemplifies service through her job

Sept. 21, 2016
Nancy Palacios, who is earning her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, shares her story as an alumnus of Dallas ISD. Now a registered nurse at UT Southwestern Medical Center, she hopes her DNP degree will help her to continue to empower others “as I was once empowered.” Throughout her high school career, she found mentors who steered her toward her dream and now strives to do the same.

Sep
22
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Making a match: Baylor Theatre opens season with ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Sept. 22, 2016
Baylor Theatre will begin its 2016-2017 season with a 10-performance run of hit Broadway musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” “It seemed like the time to try a classic musical from the golden age of musicals,” said director Steven Pounders, professor of theater arts in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Pounders noted that the visuals of the Baylor production will recall those of the 1964 original, which paid tribute to Jewish painter Marc Chagall. The Chagall references also tie the musical to a major exhibition of faith-inspired artwork by Chagall and Georges Rouault shown at Baylor in 2010.