Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Sep
30
2016

Austin American-Statesman: Flight attendant becomes first African-American to win Miss Missouri USA pageant

Sept. 29, 2016
Bayleigh Dayton, B.B.A. (Management) '14, became the first African-American woman to win the Miss Missouri USA pageant when she won the 2017 title this past weekend. Dayton will advance to the Miss USA Pageant next year.

Sep
30
2016

Business Standard: If overweight, be friendly with thinner people

Aug. 17, 2016
Research by Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, found that people trying to shed pounds, but who regularly spend time with heavier people, may feel more comfortable with those individuals but are more likely to lose weight if they include thinner people in their social lives. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)

Sep
30
2016

Deirdre Breakenridge: Evolving Roles And Responsibilities In Public Relations

Sept. 26, 2016
Marlene S. Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media, participates in a Q&A with her research partner, Nicole Lee, assistant professor at North Carolina State University, about their recent study, “Roles in Social Media: How the Practice of Public Relations is Evolving,” published this summer in PR Journal.

Sep
30
2016

Houston Chronicle: Texas schools offer artifacts to Smithsonian National African American Museum of History and Culture

Sept. 26, 2016
Texas colleges, including Baylor University and Texas Southern University, now share a special connection with the recently unveiled Smithsonian National African American Museum of History and Culture in Washington D.C. Donated items from both schools are featured in the museum. Selected gospel music from Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project is featured in the museum’s “Musical Crossroads” exhibit.

Sep
30
2016

Select Science: How Urbanization of the Water Cycle Is Affecting the Environment

Sept. 30, 2016
Bryan Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science and biomedical studies in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is featured in this Q&A about the effect human populations have on water systems, his environmental research and the importance of collaboration for the future of the field.

Sep
30
2016

The Christian Century: New Smithsonian museum aids Baylor’s preservation of black gospel recordings

Sep 23, 2016
The newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., features a permanent exhibit on African-American musical history that includes materials from Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project. “We had two goals in the beginning. One goal has always been to save this fast-vanishing treasure. We’re doing that. The other goal has been to make this extraordinary music as widely available as possible. Working with the Smithsonian accomplishes that in a way that far exceeds our wildest dreams,” said Robert Darden, project founder and professor of journalism, public relations and new media at Baylor. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally.)

Sep
30
2016

Toronto Telegraph: Parent-child bonds may affect your midlife health

Sept. 22, 2016
Article about research by Matthew A. Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, that found that growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child's physical health, but lack of good relationship with parents, or the presence of abuse, may affect health, as well as well-being during midlife. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)

Sep
30
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Orchestras need to get smarter, shouldn’t change for the young, says visiting trumpeter

Sept. 29, 2016
Trumpeter Andrew Balio, who visits Baylor’s campus this week to speak with students and perform with the Baylor Symphony Orchestra, said orchestras and classical music ensembles should focus on what makes classical music so appealing to people rather than try to change to draw in new listeners.

Sep
29
2016

ABL Advisor: Alvarez & Marsal Hires Two in Disputes and Investigations Practice

Sept. 28, 2016
Robert Lang, B.B.A. (Financial Services & Planning) ’95, was hired as managing director of global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal. Lang is also a frequent guest lecturer in the Graduate Accounting program at Baylor and serves on the Advisory Board for the Accounting and Business Law Department.

Sep
29
2016

KWTX: Professor: 2016 election will be studied for decades

Sept. 28, 2016
Martin Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and
professor of political science, is quoted in this article about the 2016 Presidential Election. “This is going to be an election that will be written about for years and years to come and people should pay attention to it because they probably won't hear anything like this again in their lifetimes,” Medhurst said.

Sep
29
2016

Northern Ontario Business: Progress coming on North Bay recommendations for change

Sept. 28, 2016
Baylor M.B.A. students, as part of the Focus Firm program, created the Baylor report to help the city of North Bay in Ontario, Canada, become a more desirable community. North Bay received the report in June 2016 and has since taken strides to put the students’ recommendations into effect.

Sep
29
2016

Star-Telegram: New History channel show built around Fort Worth’s Hull Historic

Sept. 28, 2016
Brent Hull, B.A. (History/English) ’89, is the owner of Fort Worth-based contracting company Hull Historical and the star of the new History channel series “Lone Star Restoration,” which premieres at 9 p.m. Monday on the History channel. In this article, Hull said contemporary construction practices don’t stand up to the way things were built in the past. “We need to rethink the current culture of the quick build and cheap craftsmanship. Our homes should be built to last and our homes should have character,” Hull said.

Sep
29
2016

The Kansas City Star: Lee’s Summit woman becomes first African-American Miss Missouri USA

Sept. 28, 2016
Bayleigh Dayton, B.B.A. (Management) ’14, became the first African American woman to win the Miss Missouri USA title. Dayton will advance to the nationally televised Miss USA Pageant next year. “I’m obviously the first African-American titleholder in this position,” Dayton said. “Now girls have someone to look up to and can have an actual role model.”

Sep
29
2016

The Waco Tribune-Herald: Arts: Reacting to Tchaikovsky at the Waco Symphony

Sept. 29, 2016
In this column, David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, wrote about a Waco Symphony Orchestra's concert last week and appreciating the variety of classical orchestral music.

Sep
29
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Journeys of faith: National Geographic exhibit highlights the power of religious pilgrimages

Sept. 29, 2016
“National Geographic Sacred Journeys,” a touring exhibit, will open at the Mayborn Museum Sunday, Oct. 2. The exhibit features videos, photo walls and artifacts highlighting the pilgrimages undertaken by religious followers worldwide. Rebecca Nall, assistant director of exhibits at the Mayborn, and Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History and co-director of the Program on Historical Studies of Religion in the Institute for Studies of Religion, are quoted. “Pilgrimage is one of the most important forms of religion worldwide in history,” Jenkins said.

Sep
28
2016

Baylor Lariat: American historian David McCullough speaks on importance of liberal arts

Sept. 27, 2016
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough gave Baylor’s annual Beall Russell Lecture in the Humanities on Tuesday, speaking on the "Incomparable Advantage of Intellectual Curiosity," which he cited as the key mechanism that drive people to leave lasting legacies. “Curiosity is, in many ways, what separates us from the cabbages,” McCullough said. “It’s that drive that comes with knowing something, and you want to know more. It’s accelerative, like gravity.”

Sep
28
2016

Baylor Lariat: Baylor Law School launches program to make legal aid more affordable

Sept. 27, 2016
Article about Baylor Law School’s Legal Mapmaker workshop that is designed to prepare young lawyers to open and efficiently operate their own law firms while also helping the public find affordable legal services. Interviewed is Stephen Rispoli, J.D., assistant dean of student affairs and pro bono programs at Baylor Law School. “We thought that if we can start with young lawyers who are coming out of law school and are going to start their own firm – if we can help them be efficient, ethical, and economical – then they will be able to serve that 100 million that cannot currently get legal assistance,” Rispoli said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor media communications specialist, covers Baylor Law School programs, faculty and research.)

Sep
28
2016

Baylor University Police Department to Host First National Night Out Event for Campus Community

WACO, Texas (Sept. 28, 2016) –The Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) is hosting its first National Night Out event, #BUNightOut, for the Baylor residential community at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, on Fountain Mall.