Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Jun
19
2018

Baptist Standard: Baylor expert identifies signs of elder abuse

June 18, 2018
James Ellor, Ph.D., M.Div., professor in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, is the featured expert in this article about how to identify elder abuse. Family members, hospital staff and law enforcement submit most reports of abuse, but churches and other organizations also should be diligent, Ellor said, noting clergy are considered mandatory reporters in many states. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Dr. Ellor to national media as an expert on this topic.)

Jun
19
2018

Baylor Business: Your Calling, Our Mission

VIDEO: Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business cultivates principled leaders and serves the global marketplace through transformational learning and impactful scholarship in a culture of innovation guided by Christian values. The School's top-ranked programs combines rigorous classroom learning, hands-on experience in the real world, a solid foundation in ethical values and a global outlook.

Jun
19
2018

Business Wire: Sherry Ashley Joins Houston Trust Company

June 18, 2018
Sherry Ashley, B.A. (Political Science/Business Administration) ’84, has joined the Houston Trust Company as vice president of trust administration. Ashley began her trust career at River Oaks Bank & Trust before moving to Salient Trust Co. LTA, where she worked in trust administration, most recently as senior trust officer.

Jun
19
2018

Digital Engineering: COFES 2018: Thinking About the Future of Engineering Software

June 13, 2018
Keith E. Schubert, Ph.D., professor of electrical and computer engineering in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, spoke on “Unlocking the Patterns of Life”at a recent meeting of COFES: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software. Schubert’s research focuses on how the nature of life forms recognizable patterns, for which he uses cellular automata to discover these repeatable patterns. NASA is now using his research as it searches for evidence of life in the solar system.

Jun
19
2018

Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Baylor University Is Preserving the Recordings of the Golden Age of Black Gospel

June 12, 2018
The Black Gospel Music Restoration Project team at Baylor Libraries has been selected to receive the 2018 Excellence in Digital Libraries Award from the Texas Digital Library for their work in making accessible the creative output of hundreds of Black gospel artists.

Jun
19
2018

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): David and Art - Influences

June 18, 2018
AUDIO: On this week’s edits of “David and Art,” David Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses how influences are formative in the art world, whether one is a novelist, poet, painter, actor or musician. Appreciating the presence of influences - and how artists interact with them - can make art easier and more fulfilling to follow. Smith hosts this weekly feature that focuses on how history illuminates the arts and the arts illuminate history.

Jun
19
2018

PR Newswire: Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Welcomes Attorney Taylor Mohr

June 18, 2018
Taylor Mohr, B.A. (History) ’09, J.D. ’12, has joined family law firm Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson LLP as an associate in the firm's Frisco office. Recognized in Super Lawyers magazine as a Texas Rising Star each of the past two years, Mohr also has earned selection to the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys' Top 10 Under 40 in the Texas listing and the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys' Top 10 Best Female Attorneys.

Jun
19
2018

The Guardian (U.K.): To survive our high-speed society, cultivate 'temporal bandwidth'

June 16, 2018
Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors College at Baylor, writes about the era of relentless social media and soundbites, which has caused us to lose sight of the past and future.

Jun
19
2018

The Katy Times: Taylor's Elliott earns TPC excellence scholarship

June 18, 2018
Incoming Baylor freshman Emma Elliott, a recent graduate of Taylor High School in Katy, has received a Mark of Excellence Scholarship from TPC Group. She plans to pursue a degree in business management.

Jun
18
2018

Baptist Standard: CBF assembly spotlights ministry in Texas and Southwest

June 15, 2018
Kyle Reese, M.Div. (Theology) ’97, was elected moderator-elect at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s general assembly in Dallas. Reese has been senior pastor of Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla., since 2006. Previously, he was pastor of First Baptist Church in San Angelo and First Baptist Church in Valley Mills.

Jun
18
2018

Buena Vista University: BVU Graduate Receives Full Scholarship to Attend Prestigious Physical Therapy Program

May 31, 2018
Buena Vista University graduate and former ROTC Cadet Tyler Smith has been accepted into the highly competitive U.S. Army-Baylor University doctoral program in physical therapy. The top-ranked program was established in 1971, and has built its foundation around meeting the physical therapy needs of the armed forces through academic coursework, clinical education, research and professional development of uniformed physical therapists.

Jun
18
2018

Gilmer Mirror: Carrie R. Cappel Named President of the Junior League of Fort Worth

June 10, 2018
Carrie R. Cappel, B.A. (Speech Communication) ’00, M.A. (Communication Studies) ’02, J.D. ’07, has been named the 89th President of the Junior League of Fort Worth (JLFW) for the 2018-2019 year. Cappel joined JLFW in 2004 and previously served as president-elect, community vice president, project research and development chair, and done-in-a-day chair. Cappel is a Senior Counsel in the Commercial Real Estate section of Harris, Finley & Bogle P.C.

Jun
18
2018

Killeen Daily Herald: Heights Kiwanis Club awards five scholarships to graduating seniors

June 1, 2018
Incoming Baylor freshman Jinmin (Catherine) Kim was honored with the P.R. Cox Memorial Scholarship by the Kiwanis Club of Harker Heights. Kim plans to major in biology and violin.

Jun
18
2018

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments - Another Deep Soul Shouter from the Legendary Jewel Label

May 27, 2018
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden features the classic southern blues gospel song, “Mary Don’t You Weep for Me,” by the Rev. Samuel Butler. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

Jun
18
2018

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Local woman born 110 years ago led the way for women lawyers in Texas

June 14, 2018
Profile on Margaret Amsler, the only woman graduate of Baylor Law School in 1937, where she graduated first in her class; the first woman elected to the Texas Legislature from McLennan County in 1938; the first woman to serve as Marshall of the Texas Supreme Court; and the first woman employed by the court in 1942. Amsler was made an associate professor at Baylor Law School in 1947, and in 1955, was only the third woman in the United States to achieve full professor status at a law school.

Jun
18
2018

Livestrong.com: Opioids are ending up in our seafood — here's what you can do about it

June 8, 2018
This article cites a 2009 pilot study by Baylor University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that found low-level residues of several human medications, like antidepressants and sleep aids, in fish. Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science and Biomedical Studies in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and director of the environmental health science program, is quoted on new research findings about pharmecueticals showing up wastewater. “It’s not surprising to see residues of medicine being released from cities and accumulating in aquatic life because these chemicals are indicators of an urbanizing water cycle,” Brooks said.

Jun
18
2018

The Atlantic: Southern Baptists Call Off the Culture War

June 16, 2018
Barry G. Hankins, Ph.D., professor and chair of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted about the generational shift in the Southern Baptist Convention as America’s largest Protestant group rethinks politics and re-engages with mainstream culture. Hankins is co-author of “Baptists in America: A History” with Dr. Thomas S. Kidd.

Jun
18
2018

The Sacramento Bee: California high school grads increasingly leave state for college. Here’s where they go.

June 16, 2018
Baylor University is one of the out-of-state colleges and universities that is drawing more students from California. From 2006 to 2016, Baylor experienced a three-fold increase in California students enrolling at Baylor.

Jun
18
2018

The Toledo (OH) Blade: For religious holidays, calendar is a moving target

June 9, 2018
J. Gordon Melton, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of American Religious History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion and editor of an encyclopedia on religious celebrations, is quoted in this article about the early arrival of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr is set according to a traditional lunar calendar whose months drift in relation to sun-based Gregorian calendar.

Jun
18
2018

Waco Tribune-Herald: For Linda Livingstone, Baylor's future is tied to research

June 15, 2018
As Baylor pursues its vision as a major research university, Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., is mapping out a bold agenda: Doubling the endowment, building new facilities, expanding the graduate and doctoral student population, fundraising for academics and vastly increasing research spending through faculty infrastructure. All are steps toward the coveted status of “R1,” denoting the highest level of academic research.