Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Feb
24
2017

Baylor Lariat: Baylor Campus Kitchen competes for hunger relief

Feb. 23, 2017
For the first time, the Campus Kitchen at Baylor University competed in “Raise the Dough,” an annual online fundraiser for the Campus Kitchens Project. Funds raised will help fund seeds and mulch for the Baylor community garden, cooking supplies and potentially a garden shed.

Feb
24
2017

Baylor Lariat: NAACP hosts The Black Art Experience

Feb. 23, 2017
The Baylor NAACP will host The Black Art Experience at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in Barfield Drawing Room, featuring poets, singers, rappers, musicians, painters and vendors. “My number one goal is that the artists featured feel empowered to continue pursuing their artistic passions. This event is all about the artists. It’s their showcase; I’m just here to create a space in which they feel comfortable to do so,” said Tori Hasty, a junior from Washington, D.C., and NAACP vice president.

Feb
24
2017

BBC World Service “Outlook”: On a mission to save gospel music

Feb. 23, 2017
AUDIO: Robert Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, speaks about his dedication to preserving gospel music through Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project. Over the years he's collected 8,000 songs, digitized them and made them available to the public. “Outlook,” a program produced by the BBC World Service, features true life stories from around the world.

Feb
24
2017

Games for Change: Promoting Civics Education Through Serious Games

Feb. 23, 2017
This article cites the research of Brooke Blevins, Ph.D., and Karon LeCompte, Ph.D., both assistant professors of curriculum and instruction in Baylor’s School of Education. Blevins and LeCompte studied the effectiveness of iCivics, a free online website founded by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, and recommend it as a tool for teaching civics to primary and middle school students.

Feb
24
2017

Kinney Recruiting: Baker Botts Bolsters Corporate, Tax and Global Projects Practices – Adds Group of Nine New Partners

Feb. 21, 2017
Daniel Mark, B.A. (Business Administration, Psychology) ’77, is joining Baker Botts, L.L.P., a leading international law firm, as a partner. Mark focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities matters and corporate and commercial transactions.

Feb
24
2017

Temple Daily Telegram: Baylor Women’s Brunch set Saturday at Wildflower Country Club

Feb. 19, 2017
The 23rd annual Baylor Women’s Brunch will take place Saturday in Temple. The event raises funds for the Central Texas Endowed Scholarship, which is awarded each year to four area students who plan to attend Baylor. Joycelyn Miller will be honored as Distinguished Baylor Woman for 2017; Julie Anne Cowan Mahler will receive the new Baylor Woman of Excellence Award for exemplifying the Baylor spirit to students, parents and alumni in the area; and Leah Jackson Teague, associate dean of Baylor Law School, will be the guest speaker.

Feb
24
2017

Temple Daily Telegram: Reunion of friends: Day for Women comes to Expo Center

Feb. 18, 2017
Kelly Harp, B.S.Ed. (Interdisciplinary Studies) ’02, was the guest speaker at 2017 Day for Women in Temple, sharing about their journey to success with many ups and downs. Harp and her husband, Clint Harp, B.B.A. (Management) ’00, are regulars on the HGTV program “Fixer Upper.” Their DIY network pilot, “Against the Grain,” premiered last June.

Feb
24
2017

Tulsa World: Professional services: Allison Flusche, Jennifer Smith, Jeremy Price, Jay Crabb, STINNETT & ASSOCIATES

Feb. 12, 2017
Jennifer Smith, B.B.A. (Accounting) ’91, has been promoted to controller for accounting and client service operations for Stinnett & Associates, a professional advisory firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is a CPA and a certified internal auditor with more than 20 years of experience in internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley and public accounting.

Feb
24
2017

Vanity Fair: Memory, here's the trick to remember: repeat now to someone else

Feb. 14, 2017
(IN ITALIAN): When it comes to memory for details, sharing newly acquired knowledge with someone else is helpful. A study led by Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, found that students who repeated information to someone else shortly after being exposed to it could recall details better and longer than those who did not.

Feb
24
2017

Waco Today: Healthy living while giving back: Loeen Irons marks 40 years of teaching dance class, helping charities

Feb. 23, 2017
Feature on Loeen Irons, B.A. (Psychology) ’94, M.S.Ed. (Health, Human Performance and Recreation) ’96, part-time lecturer in HHPR in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, who has taught an aerobics dance class in Waco for 40 years and has donated the modest $3 class fees paid by the participants to various charities to the tune of more than $60,000.

Feb
23
2017

Baylor Lariat: KWBU brings Waco news, entertainment

Feb. 21, 2017
This article about the origins of Baylor-owner KWBU-FM highlights the station’s various programming, support and increase of listenership over the years. Robert Darden, professor in Baylor’s department of journalism, public relations and new media, is quoted.

Feb
23
2017

Baylor Lariat: Student regents speak on gaining vote

Feb. 22, 2017
Student regents Emily Neel, a Waco senior, and Daniel Thomas, a Charlotte, North Carolina senior, explain their recommendation to the Baylor Board of Regents to allow second-term student regents to vote. “The first-year learning curve is essential to the success of the student regent and success of the board,” Neel said. “The regents listen to us as even nonvoting student regents, and they made the right choice.”

Feb
23
2017

KXXV-TV (Waco, Killeen, Temple/ABC): Central Texans react to first 30 days of Trump White

Feb. 21, 2017
VIDEO: In this interview, Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., associate professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, says that President Trump’s use of executive orders sets him apart from other presidents, but it will be important for Trump to build a relationship with Congress since legislators, not executive actions, change laws. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, arranged the interview with Dr. Flavin. She covers political science research and faculty.)

Feb
23
2017

The Highlander (Marble Falls, TX): Phoenix supporters raise $1 million

Feb. 21, 2017
The Phoenix Center, a nonprofit focused on providing affordable, high-quality mental health care to families in need, raised more than $1 million at the center’s 10th Anniversary Gala. The Phoenix Center has a collaborative partnership with Baylor University.

Feb
23
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Arts: Film festivals show movies' artistic side

Feb. 23, 2017
David Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, relayed his experience at the inaugural Deep in the Heart Film Festival in Waco and the importance of film festivals.

Feb
23
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Holly Tucker kicks off 1st album tour for 'Steel'

Feb. 22, 2017
Waco country singer-songwriter Holly Tucker, B.A. (Communication Studies) ’15, is preparing for her first tour for her album, “Steel.” She will kick-off the tour in Ft. Worth and perform 17 shows in two months.

Feb
22
2017

Baylor Lariat: Alumni to connect with students through new mentoring network

Feb. 20, 2017
Baylor Career and Professional Development and the Baylor Alumni Network have created a mentor network that allows students to find alumni based on industry, company, affinity and location and reach out for career advice. “We think this is a great way for students to get connected with alums in companies that they are interested in, in industries that they would like to be a part of. We think relationships really are the bedrock on which careers are built and developed,” said Jarrod Mathis, programming specialist for Career and Professional Development.

Feb
22
2017

CityLab: For Schools, Gambling Funding Is No Jackpot

Feb. 21, 2017
Though states often pledge to fund public schools with taxes levied on lotteries and casinos, that money tends to get funneled elsewhere, and the system encourages back-room deals between government and gambling, says Earl Grinols, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.

Feb
22
2017

FOX News: Ways Faith Can Help Heal Depression

Feb. 22, 2017
VIDEO: In this interview, author Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English at Baylor, shares how his faith helped him recover from depression and build a meaningful life.

Feb
22
2017

Higher Education Strategy Associates: Two Studies to Ponder

Feb. 21, 2017
This story features new research by Baylor’s Peter Klein, Ph.D., professor of entrepreneurship and senior fellow in the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. Klein’s research, published in Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, shows that the establishment of university-affiliated incubators is often followed by a reduction in the quality of university innovations.