Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Dec
8
2016

Baptist News Global: To help someone grieving at the holidays, avoid platitudes, experts say

Dec. 8, 2016
Helen Harris, Ed.D., assistant professor in Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, is a featured expert in this story. Harris, who is an expert on grief and bereavement, said the grieving process is connected to a person’s physical, emotional and spiritual makeup. “Give people permission to acknowledge that they are grieving and that that doesn’t make you a bad Christian or a weak person to wish things were different,” Harris said. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Harris as an expert. He covers faculty and research in the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.)

Dec
8
2016

Colorado State Source: Baylor organist helps realize donors’ musical dream

Dec. 1, 2016
Organist Isabelle Demers, assistant professor of keyboard studies in Baylor’s School of Music, will perform Dec. 9 at Colorado State University as part of the Cavarra Organ Series. “I am so excited to be hosting Isabelle Demers at CSU,” said Joel Bacon, Stewart and Sheron Golden Chair of Organ and Liturgical Studies. “She is one of the most amazing organists I have ever heard in performance — breathtaking virtuosity, beautiful musicality and always a fascinating choice of repertoire.”

Dec
8
2016

KDFW-TV (Dallas-Fort Worth/FOX): Richardson ISD Nurses Praised For Saving Lives

Dec. 7, 2016
VIDEO: Richardson ISD is praising the quick-thinking of two school nurses – both Baylor Nursing alumni – for saving two lives over the past month. On Nov. 28, Annie Young, B.B.A. (Human Resource Management) ’01, B.S.N. (Nursing) ’06, a school nurse at Lake Highlands Junior High, used her AED/CPR training to help save the life of a 13-year-old student who had collapsed on the school track. Two weeks earlier, Jessica Haas, B.S.N. (Nursing) ’97, a school nurse at Wallace Elementary, also used an AED to save the life of a student’s mother who had collapsed outside the school.

Dec
8
2016

KTVT-TV (Dallas-Fort Worth/CBS): School nurse, PE coach save 13-year-old's life

Dec. 7, 2016
VIDEO: Richardson ISD is praising the quick-thinking of two school nurses – both Baylor Nursing alumni – for saving two lives over the past month. On Nov. 28, Annie Young, B.B.A. (Human Resource Management) ’01, B.S.N. (Nursing) ’06, a school nurse at Lake Highlands Junior High, used her AED/CPR training to help save the life of a 13-year-old student who had collapsed on the school track. Two weeks earlier, Jessica Haas, B.S.N. (Nursing) ’97, a school nurse at Wallace Elementary, also used an AED to save the life of a student’s mother who had collapsed outside the school.

Dec
8
2016

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Young man’s giving spirit lives on through organization

Dec. 8, 2016
The family of Dustin Chamberlain, a Baylor University pre-medical student who died tragically in December 2011, continues their son’s Christian mission through "Dustin's Dream," a foundation set up to establish medical clinics in Guatemala and provide scholarships for students going into the medical field from Siloam Springs (AR) High School and Baylor University. The organization founded the Heart of Love Clinic in Guatemala City, and partnered with Life of Hope Ministry in Joplin, Mo., to operate it. They hope to expand to Campur, located seven hours away from Guatemala City.

Dec
8
2016

Public Health Minute with Bill Latimer: Student Veterans – Janet Bagby, PhD – Baylor University

Dec. 6, 2016
AUDIO: Janet Bagby, Ph.D., senior lecturer in educational psychology at Baylor’s School of Education, is interviewed about her work helping student veterans transition from a highly structured environment to a higher education environment. In 2012, Dr. Bagby founded Baylor’s Veteran Educational and Transition services (VETS) Program, which promotes the academic success of student veterans at Baylor. Public Health Minute (PHM) is a production of the Lehman College School of Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing at the City University of New York.

Dec
7
2016

Education News: Author discusses new book on how arrival of women in higher education changed colleges’ sense of mission

Dec. 6, 2016
Question-and-answer with Andrea L. Turpin, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Baylor University, about her book. In “A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917,” Turpin explores how the entrance of women into U.S. colleges and universities shaped changing ideas about the moral and religious purposes of higher education in unexpected ways and profoundly shaped American culture.

Dec
7
2016

KLTV (Palestine, Texas): Securus Technologies Commits To Five Year Funding For Prison Entrepreneurship Program

Dec. 6, 2016
Securus Technologies, a provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, and the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) jointly announced today a five-year funding commitment by Securus to PEP and an exclusive agreement to expand the rehabilitation and reentry support to more inmates and their families. Baylor students volunteer as Business Plan Advisors to teach inmates the skills needed to prepare a business plan.

Dec
7
2016

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Baylor Student Donation; $54,000 to Local Nonprofits

Dec. 7, 2016
VIDEO: Ten local nonprofit organizations received grants totaling $54,000 that were presented yesterday by students in Baylor University’s “Philanthropy and the Public Good” course. Interviewed for this story was Rebecca Voth, a junior University Scholar.

Dec
7
2016

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Baylor Philanthropy Students Donate Thousands to Charities

Dec. 7, 2016
VIDEO: Ten local nonprofit organizations received grants totaling $54,000 that were presented yesterday by students in Baylor University’s “Philanthropy and the Public Good” course. Each fall and spring semester since fall 2014, and in partnership with dozens of inspiring social sector organizations, the students participating in this unique and transformational learning environment have stewarded and given away a total of $331,835 in grants to local nonprofits.

Dec
7
2016

Legal News (Michigan): Young lawyers urged to treat clients well, and to volunteer

Dec. 5, 2016
Stephen Rispoli, J.D., assistant dean of student affairs and pro bono programs at Baylor Law School, is quoted in this article. He participated in a panel discussion and urged young lawyers to find the time to engage in pro bono work. "It's a tradeoff, of course, like everything else, but I think that you will find that the reward that you get from doing these cases will last longer than the money that was made for the firm," he said. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers Baylor Law School.)

Dec
7
2016

Medical Daily: Cellphone Problems Kill the Romance: Why Putting Your Phone Down Leads to a Healthier Love life

Nov. 29, 2016
Column by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business, about smartphone use and its effects on relationships. Roberts references a study he co-authored with Baylor colleague Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, which measured "phubbing" or "phone snubbing." The column was originally published by The Conversation, a website that offers informed commentary and debate on the issues affecting our world.

Dec
7
2016

Spoke: Lara Pringle Named as One of the "Top Women in Energy" by "Texas Lawyer"

Dec. 6, 2016
Lara Pringle, J.D. (Law) '06, was named as one of the "Top Women in Energy," an honor recognizing outstanding women for their work in the area of energy law, by "Texas Lawyer" magazine. Pringle is a partner in Jones Walker LLP’s Houston office. She is an active volunteer and lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Dec
7
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Local nonprofits benefit from Baylor philanthropy course

Dec. 6, 2016
Students in Baylor University’s “Philanthropy and the Public Good” course presented 10 local nonprofit groups with grants totaling $54,000 on Tuesday. Quoted are Andy Hogue, Ph.D., director of the Philanthropy and Public Service Program and senior lecturer in the Honors College; Interim President David E. Garland; and Janessa Blythe, a junior University Scholar. “This is a classic example of how our students are engaged in the community, and I do believe that they will capture a philanthropic spirit from this program,” Garland said.

Dec
6
2016

Baptist News Global: Time to re-friend social media adversaries, expert says

Dec. 5, 2016
It’s time to re-friend and unblock those people you unfriended and blocked on social media before and after the election, says Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., associate professor of journalism, public relations and new media at Baylor University, in this Q&A. “We have to find some type of mutual understanding,” she said. The path to healing, in a social media context, begins with having friends who have a variety of viewpoints, she said. (Kalli Damschen, student newswriter for Baylor Media Communications, interviewed Moody-Ramirez for an expert pitch to national media.)

Dec
6
2016

C-Ville Weekly (Charlottesville, VA): Jay Hunter Morris’ search for vocal perfection

Nov. 30, 2016
Feature on renowned tenor Jay Hunter Morris, B.M.Ed. (Choral Music) ’86, who grew up the son of a preacher in a small East Texas town. “Many of us grew up singing in church and in choir and it makes you want to study voice,” he says. “Once you get exposed to (singing), it’s easy to catch the fever.”

Dec
6
2016

Carlisle Wellness Network: Marriage to Soul Mate May Reduce Altruism

Nov. 30, 2016
Wives who have a romantic view of marriage are less likely to do volunteer work, leading their husbands to volunteer less as well, according to a Baylor University study published in Sociological Perspectives journal. Lead author Young-Il Kim, Ph.D., research assistant professor in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), set out to test the claim of a study done more than 40 years ago that marriage is a “greedy institution” that makes it harder for couples to spend time and money on other people and institutions. The Baylor study also found that time spent solely with their wives was positively associated with husbands' reports of their own volunteering.

Dec
6
2016

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Central Texas house turned into neighborhood social hub

Dec. 4, 2016
Laine Scales, Ph.D., professor of educational leadership, Master Teacher and associate dean of the Graduate School at Baylor University, has renovated and opened a North Waco home once green-tagged as unsafe for habitation. Now it is a neighborhood social hub aimed at breaking down prejudices, separation and fear. Many residents no longer know their neighbors, which includes people several streets over, not just in the immediate surrounding area, Scales said. “We don’t have that opportunity unless we have a space where we can gather and meet,” she said.

Dec
6
2016

Insider Higher Ed: ‘A New Moral Vision’

Dec. 6, 2016
Question-and-answer with Andrea L. Turpin, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, about her book, “A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917." In it, she explores how the entrance of women into U.S. colleges and universities shaped changing ideas about the moral and religious purposes of higher education in unexpected ways and shaped American culture.

Dec
6
2016

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Baylor's carillon brings joy to many this season

Dec. 4, 2016
Baylor University’s McLane Carillon, located in the tower of Pat Neff Hall, brings a lot of joy to many, especially during Christmas season. University Carillonneur Lynnette Geary performed a special Christmas program on Sunday. The carillon also is played to celebrate graduations and special occasions, besides the bells going off every hour from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.