Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Jul
11
2014

Dallas Morning News: Big 12 Columnist: McLane Stadium changes everything for Baylor football

July 10, 2014
Column by Shehan Jeyarajah of the “Dallas Morning News” focuses on Baylor’s McLane Stadium and the impact it will have on students, athletic recruitment and the community. The $266-million, 45,000 seat, on-campus stadium is situated prominently on I-35 and will provide easy access for players, students and spectators. McLane Stadium will feature free Wi-Fi access and 16 boat slips for “sailgating.” The stadium is scheduled to open for the Bears season opener on Aug. 31.

Jul
11
2014

Dallas Morning News: Kathy Bates & Allison Tolman: SMU & Baylor alums face off for Emmy

July 10, 2014
Allison Tolman, BFA ‘04, was recently nominated for her first Emmy Award for her acclaimed performance in the FX TV show, "Fargo." She’s up for the award against Academy Award winning actress Kathy Bates, a 1969 graduate of SMU.

Jul
11
2014

E-Commerce Times: Microwave Will Count the Calories in Food You Nuke

July 10, 2014
VIDEO INCLUDED: Researchers in Baylor’s electrical and computer engineering department in the School of Engineering and Computer Science have partnered with GE researchers to create a “microwave”-style device that can count the calories in food. A prototype has been constructed, and researchers are using it to count the calories in mixtures of oil, water and sugar. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the School of Engineering and Computer Science.)

Jul
11
2014

Kiplinger: Social Security Earnings Test Ensnares a Spouse

July 10, 2014
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat & Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about the “earnings test” for Social Security benefits. (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist in Baylor Media Communications, covers the Hankamer School of Business.)

Jul
11
2014

Market Watch: Why some say growing demand for soccer gear will last

July 10, 2014
Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., The Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail Marketing and executive director of sports and entertainment marketing in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about the impact of the World Cup on the U.S. soccer market. “We are now at least one generation in of parents who grew up playing soccer as a child,” Wakefield said. “So, they understand the game and are likely to include their children in the game, particularly compared to the boomers and older generations.” (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist in Baylor Media Communications, covers the Hankamer School of Business and placed Wakefield as a faculty expert.)

Jul
11
2014

TIME: Hypnosis Reduced This Person’s Hot Flashes By 94%

July 10, 2014
A TIME Magazine article highlights a recent Baylor University case study that illustrates how men who experience hot flashes can lessen their frequency and improve sleep quality through hypnotic relaxation therapy. Gary Elkins, Ph.D., director of Baylor's Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory and a professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, authored the case study and is quoted in the article. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)

Jul
11
2014

USA TODAY: Sex worker trade booming in Silicon Valley

July 11, 2014
Scott Cunningham, Ph.D., associate professor of economics in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, studies risky behaviors, crime and illicit labor markets. He was interviewed by USA TODAY for this article on the Internet’s role in the surge in prostitution in Silicon Valley. This story appeared in numerous Gannett media outlets throughout the country.

Jul
11
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor’s Starr announces leadership appointments

July 10, 2014
Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr announced new staff appointments Thursday as part of the restructuring of his executive leadership team. Tommye Lou Davis, Baylor’s vice president for constituent engagement, will take on additional duties as the president’s chief of staff. Juan Alejandro, current director of internal audit and management analysis, was named interim vice president of governance and risk and chief compliance officer. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)

Jul
11
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Professor entering record 56th year of teaching at Baylor

July 11, 2014
A feature on Roger Kirk, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Statistics, Master Teacher of Psychology and Neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences, who is preparing for his 56th year of teaching at Baylor. He’s on track to break the previous record of 55 years, held by Rufus Spain, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of History, who is quoted in the story. David Garland, Ph.D., Baylor’s interim provost, is also quoted.

Jul
10
2014

Ethics Daily: What Has Happened to All the Cults?

July 9, 2014
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, wrote this article about the sharp decline of American’s concern about the presence of cults in United States. Jenkins recalled the history of anti-cult movement and the overall decrease of cults and religious sects in the U.S. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR.)

Jul
10
2014

FOX Sports: New stadium changing everything at Baylor

July 9, 2014
Even before Baylor’s McLane Stadium has officially opened, its presence is making an impact on Baylor. The $266-million, 45,000 seat, on-campus stadium is situated prominently on I-35 and will provide easy access for players, students and spectators. McLane Stadium will feature free Wi-Fi access and 16 boat slips for “sailgating.” The stadium is scheduled to open for the Bears season opener on Aug. 31.

Jul
10
2014

KEEL-AM: Rhino Coffee in Shreveport to be Featured on New Show ‘Flip My Food’

July 7, 2014

Andrew Crawford, B.A. ’10, owner of Rhino Coffee, will be featured on a new Shreveport, La. television show called “Flip My Food.”

Jul
10
2014

KXXV-TV: 5 p.m. News

July 9, 2014
VIDEO: Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, is featured in this two-part story about her experiences exhuming bodies of undocumented immigrants at a cemetery in Brooks County, Texas and her concern for the safety of children crossing the border. As part of her Reuniting Families Program, Baker and her team of forensic anthropologists and Baylor students traveled to Falfurrias, Texas, in June to exhume 52 bodies in hopes of identifying and returning the deceased to their families. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers anthropology.)

Jul
10
2014

KXXV-TV: 6 p.m. News

July 9, 2014
VIDEO: Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, is featured in this two-part story about her experiences exhuming bodies of undocumented immigrants at a cemetery in Brooks County, Texas and the multiagency effort that is required to identify remains. As part of her Reuniting Families Program, Baker and her team of forensic anthropologists and Baylor students traveled to Falfurrias, Texas, in June to exhume 52 bodies in hopes of identifying and returning the deceased to their families. This story aired as part of the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. news casts. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers anthropology.)

Jul
10
2014

The New York Times: Reputation for Zeal Precedes Republican Leading New Benghazi Inquiry

July 9, 2014
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and Baylor alumnus (B.A. ’86) has been tapped to lead the congressional committee investigating the 2012 attack on a U.S. government complex in Benghazi, Libya.

Jul
10
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Arts: In Waco art scene, we must all hang together

July 10, 2014
David Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, explores the idea of artists championing the efforts of other artistic genres in order to foster a “healthy arts climate.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers history.)

Jul
10
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor puts finishes touches on McLane Stadium turf

July 8, 2014
Workers at Baylor’s McLane Stadium are putting the final touches on the field and installing the “Baylor” and “BU” emblems on the turf end zones.

Jul
10
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Robust spending means another big Waco sales tax rebate

July 9, 2014
Waco and McLennan counties are experiencing an economic boost from sales tax revenue. Waco budget analysts predict even more economic growth when Baylor’s McLane Stadium opens in August and more people begin to visit the Waco area.