Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Jul
31
2014

Becker’s Hospital Review: 10 CEOs: Why I chose healthcare

July 30, 2014
Ten hospital and health system leaders, including Joel Allison, CEO of Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health, go back to the idea, person or event that sparked their interest in healthcare. Allison, who earned his B.A. in journalism and religion from Baylor in 1970 and currently serves as a member of Baylor’s Board of Regents, tells the story about how he answered his called to the “ministry of healing.”

Jul
31
2014

KCEN-TV 5 p.m. News: Friends, Teachers Remember Students Killed in Crash

July 30, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor music senior Jonathan Castillo and May Baylor graduate Liz Hebert share their memories of fellow classmates and School of Music musicians Laura Onwudinanti and Jack Stewart, who died in an accident as they were traveling to the International Clarinet Association conference in Baton Rouge.

Jul
31
2014

KCEN-TV 6 p.m. News: Student Deaths a Big Blow to Baylor Music Family

July 30, 2014
VIDEO: The close-knit family in the Baylor School of Music reacts to the devastating losses of student musicians Laura Onwudinanti and Jack Stewart, who died in an accident as they were traveling to the International Clarinet Association conference in Baton Rouge. Interviewed in the story are Will May, Ph.D., dean of the School of Music; Isaish Odajima, D.M.A., assistant professor and associate director of bands; and May Baylor graduate and fellow musician Liz Hebert.

Jul
31
2014

KWTX-TV 10 p.m. News: Baylor Officials React to Fatal Accident

July 30, 2014
VIDEO: As faculty and students in the Baylor School of Music mourn the loss of fellow classmates and School of Music musicians Laura Onwudinanti and Jack Stewart, they say they are blessed to have known the incredibly talented musicians and are making sure their memories lives on. Interviewed for this story are Will May, Ph.D., dean of the School of Music; Isaish Odajima D.M.A., assistant professor and associate director of bands; and Baylor senior music major Jonathan Castillo.

Jul
31
2014

KWTX-TV 5 p.m. News: Baylor Officials React to Fatal Accident

July 30, 2014
VIDEO: The close-knit family in the Baylor School of Music reacts to the devastating losses of student musicians Laura Onwudinanti and Jack Stewart, who died in an accident as they were traveling to the International Clarinet Association conference in Baton Rouge. Interviewed in the story is Isaish Odajima, D.M.A., assistant professor and associate director of bands.

Jul
31
2014

KWTX-TV 6 p.m. News: Baylor Officials React to Fatal Accident

July 30, 2014
VIDEO: As faculty and students in the Baylor School of Music mourn the loss of fellow classmates and School of Music musicians Laura Onwudinanti and Jack Stewart, they are blessed to have known the incredibly talented musicians. Interviewed for the story are Will May, Ph.D., dean of the School of Music; Isaish Odajima D.M.A., assistant professor and associate director of bands; and Baylor senior music major Jonathan Castillo.

Jul
31
2014

The Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor students, faculty mourn deaths of talented, caring friends

July 30, 2014
Baylor School of Music students and faculty are mourning the loss of two of their own, Laura Onwudinanti and Jack Stewart, who died in an accident as they were traveling to the International Clarinet Association conference in Baton Rouge. As they grieve, they also are remembering both as “model students...very, very talented individuals who had such a love for music and music making.” Interviewed for the story are Eric Wilson, D.M.A., associate professor and director of bands; Will May, Ph.D., dean of the School of Music; Baylor senior music major Jonathan Castillo; and May Baylor graduates Christine Aeschbacher, Onwudinanti’s roommate, and Liz Hebert.

Jul
31
2014

The Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor’s Abercrombie to be inducted into SWC Hall of Fame

July 31, 2014
Former Baylor All-American running back Walter Abercrombie is among nine players and coaches who will be inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame. Abercombie currently is associate athletic director for Baylor’s B Association.

Jul
31
2014

The Waco Tribune-Herald: Game on to energize downtown Waco: Austin Avenue could be abuzz when McLane Stadium is busy

July 31, 2014
This article focuses on Waco’s GameDay Downtown, a new initiative spearheaded by the Waco Downtown Development Corp. and the Public Improvement District’s advisory board. Organizers believe the initiative will lead to increased business for the city’s restaurants, retail shops and entertainment venues during Baylor home games in the University’s new McLane Stadium. “The game plan for GameDay,” the article states, “centers on providing sufficient parking downtown and an efficient way of moving football fans to and from the stadium in a way that helps, not hurts, downtown businesses.” Planners foresee increased foot traffic, live bands, vendors and food trucks along the route to the game.

Jul
31
2014

The Waco Tribune-Herald: Look up Waco library exhibit on historic dictionaries

July 31, 2014
An article about Joe B. Fulton, Ph.D., professor of English in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, who has loaned his vast collection of American dictionaries to the Waco-McLennan County Public Library for display. “The Fulton Collection of American Dictionaries” stems from Fulton’s early interest in history, he said. “By studying the words that Americans adopted, changed, and sometimes even made up, the reader can learn a great deal about our history,” Fulton said in the article. Also in this story is information about the Martin Museum of Art’s new exhibit, “Henry A. McArdle: Texas Painter, Patriot and Baylor Professor,” which is on display Aug. 12 - Sept. 21. This exhibition brings together 22 works by McArdle.

Jul
30
2014

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Wreck kills Baylor student, graduate, and injures two from Fort Worth

July 30, 2014
Friends share about the four North Texas Baylor students involved in a car accident that claimed the lives of Baylor junior Jack Stewart and May graduate Laura Onwudinanti and injured senior Jake Hale and incoming freshman Megan Ritzi. Includes a statement from Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.

Jul
30
2014

KTVT-TV (DFW): 2 Baylor Students Killed In Car Crash

July 30, 2014
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: Story about the four North Texas Baylor students involved in a car accident that claimed the lives of Baylor junior Jack Stewart and May graduate Laura Onwudinanti and injured senior Jake Hale and incoming freshman Megan Ritzi. Includes a statement from Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.

Jul
30
2014

KWBU-FM (NPR affiliate in Waco): Scientists: Asteroid Caught Dinosaurs at A Bad Time

July 29, 2014
AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: Article showcases the research work of Dan Peppe, Ph.D., assistant professor of geology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. He is one of 11 international experts whose study supports claims that dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in history. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who covers geology research and faculty, pitched Dr. Peppe's research to reporters and is responsible for placing this story.)

Jul
30
2014

KXAS-TV (DFW): Baylor Music Students Killed in Central Texas Crash

July 30, 2014
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: Friends share about the four North Texas Baylor students involved in a car accident that claimed the lives of Baylor junior Jack Stewart and May graduate Laura Onwudinanti and injured senior Jake Hale and incoming freshman Megan Ritzi. Includes a statement from Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.

Jul
30
2014

Mesquite News: Mesquite recognizes meal initiative

July 29, 2014
The mayor of Mesquite, Texas, presented Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative, housed in the Baylor School of Social Work, and Mesquite ISD summer meal staff with a proclamation for “No Kid Hungry Summer” to raise awareness of their free summer meal programs. No Kid Hungry is a national campaign to promote free meal options in the summer for children who normally receive free and reduced lunches during the school year.

Jul
30
2014

The Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City): LOOK: Baylor's McLane Stadium photos are spectacular

July 25, 2015
The Daily Oklahoman in Oklahoma City features some of the latest photos of Baylor’s new McLane Stadium, which the paper describes as "spectacular."

Jul
30
2014

The Dallas Morning News: 2 from Baylor killed, 2 others from North Texas hurt in crash

July 30, 2014
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: Friends share about the four North Texas Baylor students involved in a car accident that claimed the lives of Baylor junior Jack Stewart and May graduate Laura Onwudinanti and injured senior Jake Hale and incoming freshman Megan Ritzi. Includes a statement from Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.

Jul
30
2014

You Beauty (Online Magazine): Addicted to WebMD? 15 Signs You're a Cyberchondriac

July 30, 2014
Thomas Fergus, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted about his study on “cyberchondria,” the term used to describe the anxiety of those who obsess about their health by searching online about symptoms and illnesses. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications who covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty at Baylor, wrote the original story about Fergus' research in October 2013 and placed it in numerous national media outlets. She arranged this interview with Fergus.)