Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Aug
29
2014

Associated Press: Baylor football back on campus after 8 decades

Aug. 28, 2014
The Baylor Bears football team will play home games on campus for the first time since 1936, beginning with the season debut of McLane Stadium on Sunday. After 64 seasons at Floyd Casey Stadium, located about four miles from campus, fan anticipation for games at the new $266 million campus stadium is high. Baylor football coach Art Briles and student-athletes Levi Norwood, Bryce Petty and Troy Baker are quoted.

Aug
29
2014

Inside Higher Ed: New Evidence of Mobile Phone Addiction in Students

Aug. 29, 2014
According to a new study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, female college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, and male students spend about eight hours on them. “As cellphone functions increase, addictions to this seemingly indispensable piece of technology become an increasingly realistic possibility,” Roberts said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)

Aug
29
2014

KWTX: Baylor School of Education Reaches Out to Area Schools

Aug. 28, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor’s School of Education celebrated its Midway ISD Professional Development School (PDS) campuses on Thursday by presenting specialty Baylor signage to its two new partner PDS campuses and to Midway High School, which has been a PDS for five years. The two new schools are Spring Valley Elementary and Midway Middle School. The Baylor School of Education has had a PDS partnership in the community for more than 20 years, but the special three-foot signs were developed last year. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers the School of Education.)

Aug
29
2014

KXXV-TV: Baylor University’s McLane Stadium Opens for Traditions Rally

Aug. 29, 2014
VIDEO: News summary about Thursday’s Traditions Rally, which drew thousands of spectators to tour Baylor’s new McLane Stadium. Brian Nicholson, vice president of facilities and operations at Baylor, is interviewed.

Aug
29
2014

Network World: Researchers take fresh look at lack of women in IT

Aug. 28, 2014
New research by Cindy Riemenschneider, Ph.D., professor of information systems and associate dean for research and faculty development in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, shows that occupational culture and informal social networks at IT firms are areas that need to be addressed to help keep women from fleeing IT jobs. Other areas of focus include mentoring and co-ed social activities among employees. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers research and faculty at the Hankamer School of Business and placed this story.)

Aug
29
2014

The New York Times: The Mental Virtues

Aug. 28, 2014
An op-ed by New York Times columnist David Brooks centers on the virtues of the mind and references “Intellectual Virtues,” a 2007 book by Robert C. Roberts, Distinguished Professor of Ethics in the department of philosophy in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. “Thinking well under a barrage of information may be a different sort of moral challenge than fighting well under a hail of bullets, but it’s a character challenge nonetheless,” Brooks writes.

Aug
29
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor Line, old traditions not to be lost at McLane Stadium

Aug. 29, 2014
Although McLane Stadium is brand new, Baylor traditions will remain a strong part of the game-day experience, including the March of the Bears and the Baylor Line. Quoted are Todd Patulski, deputy athletics director; Brian Nicholson, vice president of facilities and operations; Ian McCaw, vice president and athletics director; and football student-athlete Shawn Oakman.

Aug
29
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Crowd of 17,500 breaks in McLane Stadium with rally, concert

Aug. 29, 2014
McLane Stadium debuted Thursday evening with the Baylor Traditions Rally, which drew approximately 17,500 students and guests. Nick Joos, executive associate director for external affairs for Baylor athletics, and Tommye Lou Davis, chief of staff to the president and vice president for constituent engagement, are quoted.

Aug
29
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: New McLane Stadium amenities aim to enhance Baylor game experience

Aug. 29, 2014
Article on the upgraded amenities at Baylor’s new McLane Stadium, which include Baylor apparel stores, numerous food options, open concourses for fans who don’t want to miss any game action, and five times as many restrooms as Floyd Casey Stadium.

Aug
29
2014

Yahoo! Sports: Baylor’s McLane Stadium

Aug. 29, 2014
VIDEO: McLane Stadium construction is complete and the Baylor Bears are ready to perform in their new home. Todd Patulski, deputy athletics director for Baylor, is interviewed and said the state-of-the-art stadium’s architecture boundaries were “limitless.” Baylor football student-athletes Spencer Drango, Troy Baker, Beau Blackshear and Orion Stewart are also interviewed.

Aug
28
2014

Aberdeen (SD) News: Hey moms: Your neighbor’s religion could determine whether you work

Aug. 27, 2014
Religious influence in a community might affect whether or not a woman works, regardless of her own religious preferences, according to a Baylor University study by Aaron Franzen and Jenna Griebel. The researchers found that married women between the ages of 18 and 65 are more likely to work outside the home in communities that are predominantly mainline Protestant and black Protestant. Franzen is a former Baylor sociology researcher and Griebel is a research assistant in Baylor’s department of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers the sociology department and placed this story.)

Aug
28
2014

Inland360: Colfax native finalist in National Anthem singing contest

Aug. 27, 2014
Sophomore Lindsay Webber, a vocal performance major in Baylor’s School of Music, is a finalist in a national anthem singing contest where the winner will receive a $10,000 college scholarship.

Aug
28
2014

KCEN-TV: Baylor, Waco Chamber Say Game Day Downtown Parking Worries Unfounded

Aug. 25, 2014
VIDEO: McLane Stadium parking lots will be used for donors only, leaving single game ticket holders to park in downtown Waco and walk to the stadium. Nick Joos, executive associate athletic director for external affairs, is interviewed and said the athletic department views the parking issue a “win-win” for Baylor, the city of Waco and downtown.

Aug
28
2014

KWTX-TV: Live Interview Friday with Drayton McLane Jr. and President Ken Starr

Aug. 28, 2014
McLane Stadium Founder and Baylor Regent Emeritus Drayton McLane Jr. and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr will join KWTX-TV Ch. 10 news anchors Julie Hays and Gordon Collier during a live broadcast Friday, Aug. 29, from McLane Stadium.

Aug
28
2014

KWTX-TV: Waco: Forum Addresses Impact of Payday, Auto-Title Lending

Aug. 27, 2014
Article about the upcoming forum for Citizens for Responsible Lending, a coalition of local groups that includes Baylor University’s department of Community Engagement and Service.

Aug
28
2014

Phys.org: Research geared to keep women from fleeing IT profession

Aug. 27, 2014
An article about new research by Cindy Riemenschneider, Ph.D., professor of information systems and associate dean for research and faculty development in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, that finds employers have been focusing on the wrong challenges facing women in the IT field. Riemenschneider’s study shows that occupational culture and informal social networks at IT firms are areas that need more attention than areas such as work-family conflict and organizational structures. Focusing on mentoring and co-ed social activities among employees can also be helpful, according to the study. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers research and faculty in the Hankamer School of Business and successfully pitched and placed this research story.)

Aug
28
2014

Science Codex: Research geared to keep women from fleeing IT profession

Aug. 27, 2014
An article about new research by Cindy Riemenschneider, Ph.D., professor of information systems and associate dean for research and faculty development in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, that finds employers have been focusing on the wrong challenges facing women in the IT field. Riemenschneider’s study shows that occupational culture and informal social networks at IT firms are areas that need more attention than areas such as work-family conflict and organizational structures. Focusing on mentoring and co-ed social activities among employees can also be helpful, according to the study. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers research and faculty in the Hankamer School of Business and successfully pitched and placed this research story.)

Aug
28
2014

Texas Monthly: The State’s Next Heisman Winner?

Aug. 28, 2014
Interview with Baylor Bears quarterback Bryce Petty, who has been rumored to be a potential candidate for the next Heisman Trophy.

Aug
28
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Ashley Thornton, Board of Contributors: For all the talk and all the meetings, plenty locally is happening

Aug. 27, 2014
Opinion column by Ashley Thornton, director of continuous improvement at Baylor University, about the positive changes happening in Waco and the number of meetings required to evoke such change.

Aug
28
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor game day tailgating sites offering live music

Aug. 28, 2014
Several major tailgating sites will host live performances from local and regional musicians at Baylor’s first home football game at McLane Stadium this Sunday.