Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Jul
28
2016

KFBK-AM (Sacramento, CA): Happiness gap among parents

AUDIO: For this radio news story, Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was interviewed on research that examined data on parental happiness from the United States and 22 other industrialized countries and found that not only are U.S. parents generally not as happy as non-parents, but the country also has the largest happiness gap between the two groups.

Jul
28
2016

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): For Parents Getting Birth Certificates, Texas (Quietly) OKs Mexican IDs Again

July 25, 2016
AUDIO: Laura Hernandez, J.D., professor of law at Baylor Law School, was interviewed for this story about a recent settlement with the Texas attorney general’s office that reinstates Mexican consulate cards as acceptable identification for parents to attain birth certificates for their children born in the U.S. Hernandez, an expert on immigration law, founded the Baylor Law Immigration Clinic. This story originally aired on the Texas Standard.

Jul
28
2016

Madison County (AL) Record: Horizon chooses Bunyard as top teacher

July 22, 2016
Susan Bunyard, B.S.Ed. (Education) ’78, a speech-language pathologist who works with preschool and elementary-aged children with speech errors or language deficits, was named Teacher of the Year at Horizon Elementary School in Madison, Alabama.

Jul
28
2016

Netscape “What’s New”: Why Your Diet Just Isn't Working

July 28, 2016
Instead of making a list of forbidden foods and replacing them with less-desirable, albeit lower calorie, options, dieters should focus on the healthy dishes they want to eat, according to research by Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and lead author of “Saying ‘No’ to Cake or ‘Yes’ to Kale” in the journal Psychology & Marketing.

Jul
28
2016

Values & Capitalism: Announcing: 2016-2016 Values & Capitalism Young Scholars

July 22, 2016
Drew Mackenzie, a junior University Scholar at Baylor, received a Young Scholar Award and $5,000 scholarship from Values & Capitalism, an initiative at the American Enterprise Institute. Working with the oversight of a faculty advisor, Mackenzie’s research project will look at the role of democratic capitalism in upholding man’s dignity, within a context of pluralism. His research will be published next summer on the Values & Capitalism website.

Jul
28
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Arts: The vanishing conduit between artists and public

July 28, 2017
Column by David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, about how art critics, classical music critics and dance critics have all but vanished from most of major newspapers. “With the disappearance of such voices, an important element of a healthy art scene disappears, too,” Smith writes.

Jul
28
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Jody Moore’s tireless work earns him a shot at Olympics

July 26, 2016
Jody Moore, B.S.Ed. (Athletic Training) ’05, will leave for Rio de Janeiro this week as part of the medical staff for the U.S. Olympic Team. Moore will be stationed to one of Team USA’s high-performance training centers and work with some of the American athletes in track and field, water polo, men’s and women’s volleyball and sailing, among other sports.

Jul
28
2016

Washington Post: Polls show evangelicals support Trump. But the term ‘evangelical’ has become meaningless

July 22, 2016
Column by Thomas S. Kidd, Distinguished Professor of History and associate director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor, about the watering-down and politicization of the term “evangelical.”

Jul
27
2016

Dallas Morning News: Sports Day: Sexual assault activist after visiting Baylor athletes: I see huge potential for change

July 26, 2016
Acting head football coach Jim Grobe invited Brenda Tracy, a 1998 sexual assault survivor from Oregon, to Baylor’s campus to speak with football and basketball players Monday. Tracy mentioned that the players actively listened, asked questions, and “some approached her afterward to talk more.”

Jul
27
2016

Fort Worth Business: Wilkins joins Cook Children’s as chief of staff

July 26, 2016
Natalie Wilkins, B.B.A (marketing) ’01, was hired as chief of staff at Cook Children’s Health Care System, where she will be responsible for internal and external communications on behalf of the executive office. Wilkins previously worked at North Texas Specialty Physicians and began her new job on July 25.

Jul
27
2016

MyCenTX.com: McLennan County’s economy is booming

July 26, 2016
According to a McLennan County commissioners’ court report, McLennan County’s economy is booming. Property values have steadily risen for the past 10 years, and the county will decrease taxes by one cent in the coming fiscal year. The county commissioner for precinct 4 attributed some of the economic success to Baylor University and Fixer Upper’s Chip and Joanna Gaines.

Jul
27
2016

State Bar of Texas: Local bar associations honored for pro bono work at Bar Leaders Conference

July 18, 2016
Baylor Law School was among the organizations partnering with the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association to perform a total of 1,000 pro bono hours. The Waco association was honored July 16 with the Deborah G. Hankinson Award, which honors initiatives that support, bring attention to or raise money for legal aid.

Jul
27
2016

Texas Standard: For Parents Getting Birth Certificates, Texas (Quietly) OKs Mexican IDs Again

July 25, 2016
AUDIO: Laura Hernandez, J.D., professor of law at Baylor Law School, was interviewed for this story about a recent settlement with the Texas attorney general’s office that reinstates Mexican consulate cards as acceptable identification for parents to attain birth certificates for the their children born in the U.S. Hernandez, an expert on immigration law, founded the Baylor Law Immigration Clinic. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched Hernandez as an expert for this story. He covers Baylor Law School.)

Jul
27
2016

The Baptist Standard: Texas Baptist named national WMU ministry consultant for boys

July 26, 2016
Zachariah Seanor, M.D. (Theology) ’15, was hired as the ministry consultant for Royal Ambassadors and Challengers by the national Woman’s Missionary Union. Seanor previously worked as chaplain and interim dean of student life at Live Oak Classical School.

Jul
27
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: New Baylor program gives pre-K kids a jump on math

July 27, 2016
Sandi Cooper, Ph.D., professor of curriculum and instruction in Baylor’s School of Education, launched the first Math for Early Learners Academy this month with the support of the School of Education, Waco ISD, college students and parents. The summer camp helps pre-kindergartners learn basic math skills before they start kindergarten.

Jul
27
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Roger Olson, guest columnist: Be wary of those hijacking ‘evangelicalism’ for pure political gain

July 27, 2016
Roger E. Olson, Ph.D., Foy Valentine Professor of Christian Theology and Ethics at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary, writes about what the term “evangelical” does and does not mean. “Historically and theologically, there is no connection between evangelicalism and any certain political affiliation or economic orientation,” he writes, noting that evangelicalism also differs from fundamentalism. Evangelicalism is marked by a “born-again experience” and spreading the word of Jesus’ atoning death throughout the world.

Jul
26
2016

Baptist Standard: Baylor nursing alumni help hospitalized children feel like superheroes

July 25, 2016
Feature on Capes 4 Kids, a Dallas-based nonprofit started by two Baylor University nursing students, which organizes “cape factories” with volunteers at Union Coffee House in Dallas to create and deliver capes to hospital-bound children across the Dallas/Fort Worth area in hopes of encouraging them to become “superheroes” fighting their diseases. Jordan Loetscher, B.S.N. ’13, and Cody Reynolds, B.S.N. ’13, started Capes 4 Kids in 2013 as part of a senior class “give-back” project. (This story was written by Karyn Simpson, Baylor senior and student newswriter for Baylor Media Communications.)

Jul
26
2016

Global News (Canada): Trying to lose weight? 10 tasty foods you’ll like and can eat guilt-free

July 25, 2016
New research from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business finds that instead of making a list of forbidden foods and replacing them with boring options, dieters should zero in on the healthy dishes you want to eat. Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, is lead author on the study, “Saying ‘No’ to Cake or ‘Yes’ to Kale: Approach and Avoidance Strategies in Pursuit of Health Goals,” published in the journal Psychology & Marketing. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story. He covers Hankamer School of Business research and faculty.)

Jul
26
2016

India West: Indian American Tennis Standout Among Baylor’s New Hall of Famers

July 25, 2016
Jahnavi Parekh, B.B.A./M.Acc. (Accounting) ’02, was inducted into Baylor University's 57th annual Hall of Fame class. Parekh played tennis for Baylor University and was a three-time all-Big 12 performer. She is the first women’s tennis player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.