Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

May
29
2015

Financial Survival Network Radio: Interview with David Smith on World War II Hero Audie Murphy

May 28, 2014
AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: Interview with David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history at Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and author of “The Price of Valor: The Life of Audie Murphy, America’s Most Decorated Hero of World War II.” Smith discusses Murphy’s life, which was full of turmoil and triumph, and the traumatic effect of war on the individual soldier. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story. She covers research and faculty in the history department.)

May
29
2015

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: More National Merit scholars announced

May 28, 2015
Four incoming Baylor freshman received college-sponsored scholarships according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Kendall Curtis, William Gibbs, Austin Perona and Grant Wilkie are some of only 2,200 students nationwide who won the scholarships, which are financed by U.S. colleges and universities. At Baylor, Curtis plans to study pre-law, Gibbs will study mathematics, Perona will study computer science and Wilkie will study politics.

May
29
2015

KWBU: McLennan History in the Palm of Your Hand

May 29, 2015
AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: Stephen Sloan, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Institute for Oral History, is interviewed for this story about the new Waco History app, which pinpoints historical locations throughout McLennan County and provides stories about the various locations. The creation of the app was spearheaded by Baylor’s Institute for Oral History and The Texas Collection. The impetus behind the app, Sloan said, is the lack of an area museum that specifically covers Waco and McLennan County history as its theme. The Waco History app launched earlier this spring and currently contains about 70 historic sites, including locations that no longer exist but are still important to Waco history. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)

May
29
2015

San Antonio Magazine: When Summer Means Hunger

May 29, 2015
To most kids, summer signals the start of swimming, ice cream breaks, camps and carefree fun. For as many as 25 percent of Bexar County children, however, the last day of school means the end of a guaranteed daily meal. This article focuses on summer meals programs in the San Antonio area that are supported by research conducted by Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative, which works to identify the barriers that keep eligible children from receiving a meal. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, covers the research and programs of the Texas Hunger Initiative.)

May
29
2015

Science Newsline: Study: Hey, advertising and marketing pros! Before you 'go thin,' think again

May 21, 2015
An article focusing on research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which found that marketers and advertisers who default to the “thin ideal” – the belief that thinner is better – could be alienating up to 70 percent of their audience. "Advertisers need to do a bit more research with their target market. They need to find out what these women are thinking, as related to body size," Roberts said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

May
29
2015

Tex Appeal Magazine: Shakespeare on the Rock: Shakespeare rocks Tablerock’s Goodnight Amphitheater

May 29, 2015
Baylor graduate Kelly Parker, B.F.A. ’98, is directing the upcoming production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” for Shakespeare on the Rock, June 5-6 in Salado, Texas. Parker has been teaching at McLennan Community College for 10 years and currently resides in Salado.

May
29
2015

The Business Journals: Haag Sherman Joins U.S. Capital Advisors Board of Directors

May 29, 2015
Haag Sherman, B.B.A. ’88, joined the U.S. Capital Advisors LLC (USCA) board of directors. Sherman is currently the CEO of Tectonic Advisory and is the former CEO and CIO of Salient Partners L.P. Sherman holds a J.D. from the University of Texas and graduated cum laude from Baylor University. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the State Bar of Texas.

May
29
2015

The Des Moines Register: Teacher of the Year hopes to spread ‘love of Christ’ to students

May 25, 2015
Carolyn Oakes, B.S.Ed. ’87, a Bible studies teacher at Des Moines Christian School, was named teacher of the year by the Urbandale (Iowa) Chamber of Commerce.

May
29
2015

TownHall.com: Is the Atheist Population Skyrocketing?

May 20, 2015
The recent study by the Pew Research Center on religion and America has been interpreted by some to indicate that Christianity is on its virtual deathbed. However, Byron Johnson, Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), cautioned those who interpret the data to mean that America is becoming more atheistic because of the increase of “nones,” or those who list no religious identification. “This simply acknowledges that Americans shop around in a highly competitive religious economy – looking for the best product. It’s a sign of religion’s vitality not a sign of leaving faith behind.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR research and faculty.)

May
28
2015

Cosmetics Design Europe: Advertisers need to think twice before conforming to 'thin ideal'

May 26, 2015
An article focusing on research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which found that marketers and advertisers who default to the “thin ideal” – the belief that thinner is better – could be alienating up to 70 percent of their audience. "Advertisers need to do a bit more research with their target market. They need to find out what these women are thinking, as related to body size,” Roberts said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

May
28
2015

Leisure Fitness: 6 Reasons You Should Be Using Whey Protein

May 5, 2015
Researchers at Baylor recently found that taking whey and casein protein along with 6 grams of free amino acids before and after workouts saw a greater increase in muscle mass and strength then those who did not consume the protein.

May
28
2015

Star Telegram-Keller Citizen: Top ten seniors of Keller High’s 2015 Class

May 26, 2015
Keller High School senior and valedictorian Jenna White will attend Baylor University in the fall to study biology. White plans to become a physician’s assistant in order to combine her interest in biology and helping people.

May
28
2015

The Shreveport Times: Christian population declines as others see growth

May 26, 2015
According to the Pew Research Center’s recent survey, there was a decline in those that identify as Christian. Byron Johnson, Ph.D., ISR co-director and Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences, is quoted in the article speaking on why congregants choose to change church membership. "For many of them it's because they're not satisfied. If my needs aren't being met here, I want to go to a church where they will be met," Johnson said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.)

May
28
2015

Waco Tribune Herald: Arts: Music brings light during dark times in Baltimore, Waco

May 28, 2015
David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, talks about the connection between music and the recent events in Baltimore and Waco. He states that in times of violence, cities have turned to music to lift their spirits.

May
28
2015

Waco Tribune Herald: Baylor film graduate gets film to Cannes

May 25, 2015
Baylor graduate Maverick Moore's, M.A. Communication Studies ‘14, film "Shotgun" appeared at the Cannes Film Festival in France. "Shotgun" was not entered in the competition but appeared at the event’s Short Film Corner, a market populated by global film buyers, studio representatives, producers and investors.

May
28
2015

Waco Tribune Herald: Spring art into summer: Martin Museum opens show as Papillon wraps up

May 28, 2015
The Baylor University Martin Museum of Art will showcase works of art from its permanent collection, including some recent acquisitions, from June 2-17. The recent acquisitions include Lilian Garcia-Roig’s two-canvas painting “Greens on Greens on Yellow” and sculptor Greg Reuter’s cast bronze plates “Grackles,” “Low Tide” and “9-11-2002.” While the exhibit will also feature works by Texas Modern artists from the University of Texas, including David Adickes, Kelly Fearing and Timothy High.

May
28
2015

Xconomy: With $5000,000 Seed Round, CitizenShipper Moves to Austin

May 28, 2015
Baylor graduate Richard Obousy, Ph.D. in physics ‘08, will move his company CitizenShipper to Austin, Texas as it joins Capital Factory’s incubator program. CitizenShipper is a peer-to-peer shipping service that was founded in 2008 after a $60,000 investment from a Colorado angel investor. Citizenshipper now offers shipping of almost anything from door to door, including items someone may not want to send via FedEx or UPS, including animals or motorcycles.

May
27
2015

Big Picture Science: Skeptic Check: After the Hereafter

May 25, 3015
AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: Interview with Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences and author of “Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in Popular Imagination,” about why the idea of an afterlife seriously influences how we live our lives on Earth. Garrett’s interview begins at the 18:00 mark. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the English department.)

May
27
2015

Business Standard (India): Thin models may put off more women than they inspire

May 23, 2015
The Business Standard, India's leading business daily, published this story about Baylor research, which shows that the use of thin models in advertising could alienate up to 70 percent of the market. The study’s co-author, James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted. "For those who did not ascribe to the thin ideal, model size did not play a part in ad effectiveness," Roberts said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

May
27
2015

Daily Trojan: Honoring athletes who have served

May 26, 2015
Baylor graduate and baseball and football star Andrew (Jack) Lummus was recognized by the Daily Trojan as being an athlete who served. Lummus played professional football for the New York Giants before joining the Marine Corps in World War II. Lummus rose to the ranks of first lieutenant and led troops in storming the beaches of Iwo Jima. Lummus was mortally wounded in the battle after losing both his legs. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his courage.