Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Aug
26
2016

Baptist News Global: Students’ art project generates big bucks for Zambian orphans

Aug. 25, 2016
Recent artwork created by Baylor studio art majors Veronica Campbell and Rachel Taylor has generated tens of thousands of dollars to help Zambian orphans. Campbell and Taylor traveled to Zambia this summer with Baylor Missions and its women’s leadership team. The finished canvases of trees - with leaves made by orphans’ fingerprints - were auctioned to raise funds for the Legacy Academy at the Family Legacy Tree of Life Children’s Village, a community for orphaned children located outside Lusaka, Zambia’s capital.

Aug
26
2016

Ethics Daily: Promotion and Practice of Core Values and Ethics Vital

Aug. 22, 2016
Article about a new study conducted by Marlene S. Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media, which found that communicating and practicing core values and ethics is vital to the success of companies and organizations. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers JPRNM research and faculty.)

Aug
26
2016

Financial Post: As our homes get smarter ‘it could become incredibly easy to spend money’

Aug. 24, 2016
James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this story about the impact of new technologies in the home on people’s spending habits. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Aug
26
2016

HealingWell.com: 5 Tips to Help Teens Get Needed School-Year Zzzzzs

Aug. 10, 2016
Michael Scullin, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences and director of Baylor's Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, offers five tips to help teens adjust their sleeping habits before school begins. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Aug
26
2016

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): BU coach Kim Mulkey sends truckload of school supplies to Louisiana

Aug. 26, 2016
Baylor head women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey, with the help of some friends and local businesses, is sending a truck loaded with $35,000 worth of school supplies to the flood-stricken Louisiana parish where she grew up. The supplies were loaded into a truck Friday morning at a Waco-area H-E-B store. The truck is set to arrive Saturday in Tangipahoa Parish, 45 minutes east of hard-hit Baton Rouge.

Aug
26
2016

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: E.J. Dionne: In search of humble prophets

Aug. 25, 2016
Commentary by The Washington Post’s syndicated columnist E.J. Dionne, who writes about how secular and religious intellectuals historically engaged in dialogue to help the public understand contentious issues. Dionne points to a recent essay in Harper’s by Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program in Baylor’s Honors College, who suggests that religious intellectuals are the missing solvent in our fractious culture wars.

Aug
26
2016

Temple Daily Telegram: Temple resident seeks to give back through scholarships

Aug. 13, 2016
Article about Allison Dickson, J.D. ’07, who has spinal muscular atrophy, graduated first in her class from Baylor Law in 2007 and is now seeking to establish an endowed scholarship at Baylor Law School in her name.

Aug
26
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Arts: It takes homework to tell art forgeries

Aug. 25, 2016
Column by David Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, about art forgeries and the research that goes into determining whether a work is genuine.

Aug
26
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Historical pursuits: David McCullough to deliver Baylor’s Beall-Russell Lecture

Aug. 25, 2016
Celebrated historian and author David McCullough will deliver Baylor's 2016 Beall-Russell Lecture in the Humanities Sept. 26 in Waco Hall. McCullough’s honors include the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. "His ability to bring his subjects to life and present their stories in rich historical context reminds us of how central history is to our everyday lives," said Kim Kellison, Ph.D., associate professor of history, associate dean in the College of Arts & Sciences and co-chair of the Beall-Russell Lecture Committee.

Aug
26
2016

Yahoo! Finance: Mark Perkins joins Kimbia as Chief Executive Officer

Aug. 19, 2016
Mark Perkins, B.B.A. (Entrepreneurship/Finance) ’83, M.B.A. ’84, has been named CEO of Kimbia, a provider of online fundraising solutions and crowdfunding events.

Aug
26
2016

Your Houston News: Uptown Jazz showcases jazz in First Monday series

Aug. 25, 2016
Article about Joe Burlison, B.B.A. (Business Broadcasting) ’82, who established two music groups, Joe Burlison’s Uptown Jazz and the Joe Burlison Trio.

Aug
25
2016

Healthcare Daily: As Healthcare Execs Stress Over ‘Competition From Other Providers,’ A Remedy For ‘Cognitive Tunneling’

Aug. 25, 2016
Gary Carnini, Ph.D., associate dean for graduate business programs in the Hankamer School of Business, wrote this article about how employees in the healthcare industry can avoid cognitive tunneling, a deep focus on one thing while avoiding everything else, by combining stretch goals and smaller objectives.

Aug
25
2016

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Baylor Law grad raises money for scholarship in her name

Aug. 19, 2016
VIDEO: Allison Dickson, J.D. ’07, was born with a rare form of muscular dystrophy called Werding-Norman, but she has not let that stop her from achieving her dreams, including earning her degree from Baylor Law School where she graduated No. 1 in her class. “(The scholarship) is kind of a way for me to, I wouldn't say mentor, but hopefully be possible influence (on students) in their life," Dickson said. "I hope they’re proud to say I'm a recipient of the Allison Dickson scholarship and be able to kind of spread my story on and say what that means. Hopefully, it means something to them.”

Aug
25
2016

The Baptist Standard: 2nd Opinion: You need Someone greater than you to guide your life

Aug. 24, 2016
VIDEO INCLUDED: The Baptist Standard features the summer commencement address delivered by Baylor Interim President David E. Garland. His words of biblical wisdom not only apply to university graduates, but also to students at all points on the academic spectrum as they begin the 2016-17 school year.

Aug
25
2016

The Waco Tribune: Panel to discuss arts, cultural diversity at Baylor

Aug. 25, 2016
A multiethnic panel of actors, directors and writers will be moderated by Sam Henderson, theater arts lecturer in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. The panel will discuss cultural diversity in theater at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Mabee Theater in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave.

Aug
25
2016

The Waco Tribune: Piece by piece: Artistic whole more than sum of parts in new Martin Museum exhibit

Aug. 25, 2016
The new exhibit “Multiplicity” is highlighting the elegance of math in art at the Martin Museum of Art. “Multiplicity” and a concurrent exhibit featuring work from artists including Ansel Adams, Aegidius Sadeler the Younger and Albrecht Durer will run until Sept. 25 at the Martin Museum of Art, in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave.

Aug
25
2016

The Waco Tribune: Waco Mammoth National Monument, National Park Service both marking milestones this summer

Aug. 25, 2016
This column about the importance of national park sites and monuments credits Baylor for its involvement in fundraising efforts with the city of Waco and the Waco Mammoth Foundation to protect the Waco Mammoth National Monument and prepare the site for inclusion in the National Park System.

Aug
25
2016

The Washington Post: In today’s troubling times, where are our faith leaders?

Aug. 24, 2016
Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes about how secular and religious intellectuals historically often engaged in helpful dialogue for public to engage in and understand contentious issues. Dionne points to a recent essay in Harper’s by Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program in Baylor’s Honors College, who suggests that religious intellectuals are the missing solvent in our fractious culture wars.

Aug
25
2016

TIME Magazine: Having Slimmer Friends May Help You Lose Weight

Aug. 23, 2016
Research by Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, found that people trying to shed pounds, but who regularly spend time with heavier people, may feel more comfortable with those individuals but are more likely to lose weight if they include thinner people in their social lives. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)