Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

May
26
2017

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: The Ball Game of Life

May 21, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden features J.M. Gates, who was influential to the sound of authentic black preaching and music. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

May
26
2017

KXAS-TV (NBC Dallas/Fort Worth): Social Worker Helps Weatherford Student Succeed

May 24, 2017
VIDEO: Morgan Eary (M.S.W. Social Work ’16), program manager for Communities in Schools, is featured in this story for her work with a student at Weatherford High School. Eary worked with the student, who had suffered the loss of her mother and battled with drugs and alcohol, to provide emotional support, help her stay in school and pursue life goals – including acceptance into college. "I'm always amazed at the resiliency of teenagers," Eary said. "It always makes my heart so happy to see how far they've come and knowing how far they're gonna go."

May
26
2017

Lake Cities Sun (Plano, TX): NCTC to host World Dracula Day Symposium

May 26, 2017
J. Gordon Melton, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of American Religious History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, spoke this week at the World Dracula Day Symposium at North Central Texas College’s Flower Mound campus. Melton, who has written reference books on vampires, presented “How Dracula Made the Protestant Reformation Possible.”

May
26
2017

The Dispatch (Moline, IL): Westwood Singers remain dedicated to youth education

May 20, 2017
Information from Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project will be added to the curriculum at the Gospel Music Camp for youth. The project preserves vintage black gospel music through digital recordings.

May
26
2017

The Wall Street Journal: Benjamin Franklin’s Complicated Faith

May 25, 2017
Column by Thomas Kidd, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, about Benjamin Franklin’s belief that God governs in the affairs of humans. At the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, several weeks into the proceedings, Franklin proposed that the meetings open with prayer. “In today’s polarized political and religious environment, some pundits seek to remake the Founding Fathers in their own image,” Kidd wrote. “Benjamin Franklin’s example reveals that the historical truth is often more complicated.”

May
26
2017

YAHOO!: Some Older Parents Are Missing Out on This Social Security Perk

May 24, 2017
This column features William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Reichenstein, a Social Security expert, explains retirement benefits for parents (62 years or older) of children who are still in high school.

May
25
2017

Corpus Christi Caller-Times: McCombs present scholarships in honor of family members

May 24, 2017
Ray High School senior Katie Gasiorowski was awarded the $2,000 Joe McComb Class of '65 Scholarship. The scholarship was named in memory of Laura, Leighton and Andrew McComb who died in a flood in Wimberley, Texas in 2015. Gasiorowski plans to attend Baylor University to study mechanical engineering.

May
25
2017

Healthy Cells Magazine: Are You “Phubbing” Me?

May 22, 2017
This article centers on research by Baylor’s James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, which found that phone snubbing – “phubbing” – can harm relationships. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

May
25
2017

Minnesota Public Radio: In a tower 300 feet above Rochester, a new carillonneur plays songs for all to hear

May 25, 2017
The Mayo Clinic’s carilloneur Austin Ferguson is the fourth person to hold the position since it was created in the late 1920s. Ferguson credits a mentor at a Baylor University organ camp for introducing him to the carillon.

May
25
2017

Town-Crier Online Wellington and Palm Beach, FL: Nathan Lane Named Associate Provost at PBAU

May 19, 2017
Palm Beach Atlantic University appointed Nathan Lane (Ph.D. Religion ’07) as associate provost for instruction. He will oversee faculty development and continue teaching in PBAU’s school of ministry.

May
25
2017

WTVM-TV (Columbus, Georgia): Top Computer Programmers Representing 133 Universities Compete at IBM-Sponsored ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest

May 22, 2017
Baylor University serves as the headquarters for the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), which is currently underway in Rapid City, South Dakota. Known as the "Battle of the Brains," the ICPC serves as a proving ground for the top collegiate programmers, challenging them to solve a series of complex real-world problems in just five hours. Quoted is Bill Poucher, Ph.D., professor of computer science in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, who serves as ICPC executive director.

May
24
2017

Hot Springs (AR) Sentinel-Records: Interact scholarships

May 14, 2017
Incoming Baylor freshman Makya White, a senior at Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts, is among the Interact Club Scholars who received scholarships awards from Hot Springs National Park Rotary Club. She plans to major in nursing.

May
24
2017

Houston Chronicle: "Shark Tank" for felons teaches more than business plans

May 12, 2017
Article about the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) business plan competition at the Cleveland (Texas) Correctional Center mentions Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which awards PEP graduates with a Certificate in Entrepreneurship. All graduates find a job within 90 days of release. Graduates have started 289 legitimate, profitable businesses.

May
24
2017

Idaho Business Review: Cher Hendricks to join UI as vice provost for academic initiatives

May 24, 2017
Cher Hendricks, Ph.D. ( B.A. in Theatre Arts ’89), was named vice provost for academic initiatives at the University of Idaho.

May
24
2017

Inc.: Research: Entrepreneurs Are Happier and Healthier Than Employees

May 23, 2017
This article references 2012 Baylor University research, which found that counties and parishes with a greater concentration of small, locally-owned businesses have healthier populations.

May
24
2017

Realtor Magazine: Foster Healthy Rivalry at Your Brokerage

May 23, 2017
This article cites a 2016 study published in Baylor University’s Keller Center Research Report. After analyzing the performance of 117 salespeople, researchers found that if a competitive person is placed in a noncompetitive environment, he or she will perform no better than his or her noncompetitive peers. The office culture, therefore, overrides a person’s competitive nature, the study found.

May
24
2017

SFGate (San Francisco Chronicle): Waco families get 'prescription vegetables' for health

May 23, 2017
In a new partnership between the Family Health Center and World Hunger Relief Inc., doctors in Waco are supplying patients with fresh “prescription vegetables.” The seeds of the program came through Live Well Waco, Prosper Waco and Baylor’s Master’s of Public Health program, which has conducted research into the idea. Students of Baylor’s chapter of the American Medical Student Association fill prescriptions at the Family Health Center and help educate the patients on their new preventive remedies. Quoted is Jeremy Everett, executive director of Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative, a collaborative project researching policy solutions to food insecurity.

May
24
2017

TIME: Some Older Parents Are Missing Out on This Social Security Perk

May 24, 2017
This column features William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Reichenstein, a Social Security expert, explains retirement benefits for parents (62 years or older) of children who are still in high school.

May
24
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Waco couple encourage the arts in two ways

May 23, 2017
Allison Syltie, director of Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art, and her husband, Jonathan Syltie, art instructor at Vanguard College Preparatory School, met in a college art class and now have jobs where they work at expanding their love for art to others in the Waco community. Both are quoted.