Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Jul
9
2014

Baylor Named a ‘Best Buy’ in 2015 Fiske Guide to Colleges

Baylor University again has been named a “Best Buy,- this time in the 2015 edition of the best-selling Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Jul
9
2014

Christian Post: Controversial Jesus Christ Book 'Zealot' to Be Adapted by 'Harry Potter' Producer

July 8, 2014
Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., distinguished professor of humanities in the Honors College, is quoted in the article about the film adaptation of the controversial book “Zealot” by Reza Aslan. The producer of the movie is the same who produced the “Harry Potter” series.

Jul
9
2014

Killeen Daily Herald: Belton ISD welcomes fine arts director

July 6, 2014
Richard Thomas, B.M.Ed ’91, is the new fine arts director at Belton Independent School District in Texas.

Jul
9
2014

KWTX-TV: Baylor Mentioned in Fiske Guide To Colleges

July 9, 2014
(VIDEO) Baylor University is mentioned as a top private school in this year’s Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Jul
9
2014

KXXV News: Residents Weigh In on Reburial of Remains

July 8, 2014
(VIDEO) Waco residents attended and debated the issue of reburying the remains of 225 unearthed graves. The remains were moved 6 years ago during the construction of the Texas Ranger Company F headquarters. Waco locals support the First Street Cemetery Memorial Advisory Committee’s decision to relocate the remains to Rosemound cemetery and subsequently hold memorial services in their honor. Associate professor of Anthropology at Baylor, Lori Baker, offered to conduct part of the DNA testing to determine the identity of the remains.

Jul
9
2014

NBC Sports: RG3 to get statue at Baylor

July 7, 2014
Baylor will dedicate a 9.5-foot statue of Robert Griffin III at the new McLane Stadium. The statue, made by Midland native Tom White, will be installed the week of the first home game in the stadium. Griffin’s pose for the statue will be kept a secret until the unveiling.

Jul
9
2014

NBCDFW: Floyd Casey Traffic Signs in Waco Coming Down

July 7, 2014
The traffic signs placed around Waco indicating how to get to Baylor’s old football stadium, Floyd Casey, are being taken down and recycled. However, the signs that aren’t able to be recycled may eventually be available for purchase.

Jul
9
2014

Our Sports Central: Josh Turley Named Florida State League Pitcher of the Week

July 7, 2014
Josh Turley, former Baylor baseball student-athlete, was named Pitcher of the Week in the Florida State League. Turley earned the title after pitching eight shutout innings in a game against the Tampa Yankees on July 4. His team, the Lakeland Flying Tigers, drafted him in June of 2012.

Jul
9
2014

Talk Radio News: LISTEN: The World In Two Minutes

July 8, 2014
Sergiy Kudelia, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in the College of Arts & Sciences is interviewed in this recording about the current political state of Ukraine. Kudelia believes that the militant forces of Ukraine, although unorganized, will be able to defend the nation in the long run.

Jul
9
2014

The Christian Post: Christian Colleges Like Wheaton Should Not Get Accredited Because They Undermine Purpose of Higher Ed, Says UPenn Professor

July 8, 2014
Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Humanities in the Honors College at Baylor, weighs in the controversy surrounding comments by a University of Pennsylvania professor on accreditation and intellectual freedom at Christian colleges.

Jul
9
2014

The Dallas Morning News: National publication ranks Baylor Bears a top five college athletics program for 2013-14

July 9, 2014
Baylor's athletics program has been ranked as the fifth best in all of college athletics by CBSSports.com. The CBSSports.com Best in College Sports Award ranks programs based on the sports that generate the broadest base of fan and media interest: football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball and a “wild card” sport, in Baylor's case, softball, which reached this year's semifinals of the Women's College World Series for the second time in four seasons.

Jul
9
2014

The Dish: The Conversion Of Evangelicals On Marriage

July 8, 2014
A study conducted by Baylor researchers is mentioned in this article about the new age of “middle” evangelicals’ growing acceptance of same-sex marriages. Brandon Martinez, a sociology researcher in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, and Lydia Bean, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology at Baylor, presented their study last fall. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed initial stories about the research.)

Jul
9
2014

The Waco Tribune-Herald: Smartphone app to steer Baylor game-day crowds to downtown Waco

July 9, 2014
Downtown leaders are hoping to steer game-day traffic and dollars to the urban core by hitching onto a smartphone parking app Baylor University is preparing to debut. The app is designed to allow those with reserved parking on campus to enter their ZIP code and get detailed driving directions directly to their spot.

Jul
8
2014

Afscme.org: Fifteen Years after Texas Tragedy, AFSCME Keeps Promise

July 7, 2014
Article about incoming Baylor freshman Michael Nagle of Gatesville, Texas, whose corrections officer father was killed in 2000 while in the line of duty at the McConnell Unit in Beeville, Texas. Nagle’s father also was president of his local AFSCME union, which made a promise to help pay for Nagle’s education. He aspires to be a math professor.

Jul
8
2014

Appleton (WI) Post-Crescent: How to free yourself from the chains of regret

July 7, 2014
A Baylor study about self-forgiveness is mentioned in this article about regret and how it can affect someone for a lifetime. Thomas Carpenter, researcher and graduate student in psychology and neuroscience, is quoted. (This story originated in the Chicago Tribune and was based on a pitch from Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who is responsible for covering psychology and neuroscience.)

Jul
8
2014

Corpus Christi Caller-Times: Scientists donate work to identify dead migrants

July 6, 2014
Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, is featured in this article about discovering mass graves while exhuming bodies of undocumented immigrants at a cemetery near the Texas/Mexico border. As part of the Reuniting Families Program, Baker and her team of forensic anthropologists and Baylor students traveled to Falfurrias, Texas, to exhume bodies in hopes of identifying and returning the deceased to their families. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is responsible for covering anthropology and has placed several national stories on Dr. Baker's work.)

Jul
8
2014

FOX Sports: Baylor installing RG3 statue at new stadium

July 7, 2014
Baylor will dedicate a 9.5-foot statue of Robert Griffin III at the new McLane Stadium. The statue, made by Midland native Tom White, will be installed the week of the first home game in the stadium. Griffin’s pose for the statue will be kept a secret until the unveiling.

Jul
8
2014

KWTX-TV: Baylor Student Second Runner-up in Miss Texas Pageant

July 7, 2014
VIDEO: Madison Adams, a Baylor senior entrepreneurship/journalism major from Fort Worth, competed as Miss Waco in last week’s Miss Texas pageant and was selected as second runner-up.

Jul
8
2014

Miami Herald: NBA Draft honoree Isaiah Austin on ‘TakePart Live’

July 3, 2014
Former Baylor basketball student-athlete Isaiah Austin was interviewed on ‘TakePart Live’ about his recently diagnosed Marfan Syndrome. He speaks to how everything we have is a privilege in this world, and to stay positive through whatever life throws towards you.

Jul
8
2014

Politico Magazine: Evangelicals Are Changing Their Minds on Gay Marriage

July 7, 2014
A study conducted by Baylor researchers is mentioned in this article about the new age of “middle” evangelicals’ growing acceptance of same-sex marriages. Brandon Martinez, a sociology researcher in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, and Lydia Bean, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology at Baylor, presented their study last fall. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed initial stories about the research.)