Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Feb
21
2017

Baylor Lariat: Communities in Schools looks to hire tutors, mentors

Feb. 13, 2017
Baylor students are among those being recruited by Communities in Schools, a national dropout prevention organization. Waco has a large at-risk student population.

Feb
21
2017

Distinction (Hampton Roads, VA): Carver brings wood to life.

Feb. 20, 2017
Feature on Spencer Tinkham, B.A. (Economics) ’15, a woodcarver and conservation-minded sculptor on the Back Bay and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Feb
21
2017

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: The Blind Boys of Alabama

Feb. 19, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden tells about the Grammy-winning Blind Boys of Alabama, who have been singing spirituals since 1939. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

Feb
21
2017

Public News Service: Texas Ranks High in School Breakfast Program Participation

Feb. 20, 2017
Research by Texas Hunger Initiative, housed within Baylor, has found that low-income students who receive both breakfast and lunch at school have fewer distractions and disciplinary problems and achieve more in the classroom. Quoted is Kathy Krey, the initiative's research director, who said the program identifies students whose family income makes them eligible for financial assistance and provides both meals — offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture — at reduced or no cost.

Feb
21
2017

RTTV “Worlds Apart with Oksana Boyko”: Ukraine: Third time lucky?

Feb. 19, 2017
VIDEO: Serhiy Kudelia, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was interviewed on the RTTV program, “Worlds Apart with Oksana Boyko,” about the overthrow of Ukraine’s government three years ago and if the new government – the “Revolution of Dignity” – has delivered on its promises.

Feb
21
2017

Science Daily: Want to ace an exam? Tell a friend what you learned

Jan. 17, 2017
Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, led a study published in the journal Learning & Memory that found that while preparing for an exam, telling someone else what you learned may help students recall better and for a longer time than simply studying class notes or a textbook.

Feb
21
2017

The Aquila Report: How Faith-Based Ministry to the Homeless May Shape Carson’s HUD

Feb. 14, 2017
An 11-city study by Byron Johnson, Ph.D., co-director of Baylor’s Institute of Studies for Religion (ISR), and William Wubbenhorst, a non-resident ISR Research Fellow, found that faith-based organizations provide the bulk of tangible support — including emergency beds — for the homeless. Johnson is quoted.

Feb
21
2017

Toronto Star: Toronto school bans cellphones from class

Feb. 18, 2017
James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about a Toronto public school banning cellphones from classes. Roberts is author of “Too Much of a Good Thing: Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone?” “Study after study shows that when we’re distracted by smart phones and other technology in the classroom, it undermines student learning,” he said.

Feb
21
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Waco, McLennan County efforts model for state in battle against human trafficking

Feb. 17, 2017
Natalie Garnett, B.A. (Journalism) ’12, and assistant national director of UnBound, is quoted in this article about the nonprofit mission of Waco-based Antioch Community Church, which raises public awareness of human trafficking, provides services to trafficking victims and plays host to meetings of the Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Coalition.

Feb
20
2017

AP/Washington Times: Flexing learning areas help students in some Texas schools

Feb. 13, 2017
Article originally in the Waco Tribune-Herald and now on the Associated Press wire about new research by Baylor University and its partners that examines how flexible classroom furniture can help learning environments become more engaging by allowing students to get up, move around and collaborate more.

Feb
20
2017

Ave Maria Radio: Faith-Based Groups Doing Most of the ‘Heavy Lifting’ to Fight Homelessness: Study

Feb. 8, 2017
Sixty percent of all emergency shelter beds, considered the “safety net of all safety nets,” in 11 cities are provided through faith-based organizations, just one of the findings from a new study released Feb. 1 in Washington, D.C., by Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.

Feb
20
2017

Cronkite News (PBS/AZ): Report cites prevalence of faith-based groups in homeless fight

Feb. 14, 2017
An 11-city study by Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) found that faith-based groups had provided nearly 60 percent of emergency shelter beds in those cities over the past two years. Quoted is researcher Byron Johnson, Ph.D., ISR co-director.

Feb
20
2017

ESPN College Gameday: Ishmail Wainright

Feb. 18, 2017
VIDEO: Black History Month feature on Baylor senior basketball student-athlete Ishmail Wainright, who learned in 2007 that his grandfather was Maurice King, the first African-American starter for the University of Kansas men’s basketball team. In this story, which was filmed at Baylor’s Armstrong Browning Library, Wainright reads a letter to his grandfather and shares how he honored his grandfather’s name with a special jersey when Wainright played for the final time at Kansas’ Allen Fieldhouse.

Feb
20
2017

KGNS-TV (Laredo/NBC): Human Trafficking Toolkit Provided for Religious Organizations in Laredo

Feb. 17, 2017
VIDEO: A team of researchers from Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, including Elizabeth Goatley, Ph.D., assistant professor of social work, met last week with a group of local ministries in Laredo and provided a toolkit these organizations can use to help victims of human trafficking.

Feb
20
2017

Science Daily: University incubators may lead to lower-quality innovation, new study shows

Feb. 10, 2017
This story features new research by Baylor’s Peter Klein, Ph.D., professor of entrepreneurship and senior fellow in the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. Klein’s research, published in Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, shows that the establishment of university-affiliated incubators is often followed by a reduction in the quality of university innovations.

Feb
20
2017

Tulsa World: Newsmakers: HoganTaylor announces new partners

Jan. 27, 2017
Doug Johnson, B.S. (Geology) '81, has been appointed to the Oklahoma Energy Resources board of directors.

Feb
20
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor's digitized letters show hardships of love during Civil War

Feb. 19, 2017
A Baylor University digitized collection of love letters between a Confederate soldier and the East Texas girl to whom he was secretly engaged reveal both an “insider’s view” and the perspective from “the home front” during the Civil War. Quoted is Eric Ames, curator of digital collections for Baylor University Libraries, who scanned, transcribed and uploaded the loaned documents to the website of The Texas Collection, housed in Baylor’s Carroll Library. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story idea locally and nationally.)

Feb
20
2017

Women’s Sports and Entertainment Network: Meyers Taylor and Jones win Women’s Bobsled World Championship

Feb. 18, 2017
Team USA members Kehri Jones, B.S.Ed. (General Studies) ’14, M.S. (Exercise Physiology) ’15, and Elana Meyers Taylor won the women’s bobsled World Championship title in Konigssee, Germany. This was Jones’ second World Championship appearance and her first World Championship medal. Jones was a track letterwinner at Baylor in 2014 and 2015.

Feb
17
2017

Astrophysicist Will Speak about Overcoming Limitations to Pursue Your Calling

WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – Award-winning astrophysicist Jedidah Isler, Ph.D., will lecture in the Academy for Leadership Development Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St.