Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

May
24
2017

Hot Springs (AR) Sentinel-Records: Interact scholarships

May 14, 2017
Incoming Baylor freshman Makya White, a senior at Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts, is among the Interact Club Scholars who received scholarships awards from Hot Springs National Park Rotary Club. She plans to major in nursing.

May
24
2017

Houston Chronicle: "Shark Tank" for felons teaches more than business plans

May 12, 2017
Article about the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) business plan competition at the Cleveland (Texas) Correctional Center mentions Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which awards PEP graduates with a Certificate in Entrepreneurship. All graduates find a job within 90 days of release. Graduates have started 289 legitimate, profitable businesses.

May
24
2017

Idaho Business Review: Cher Hendricks to join UI as vice provost for academic initiatives

May 24, 2017
Cher Hendricks, Ph.D. ( B.A. in Theatre Arts ’89), was named vice provost for academic initiatives at the University of Idaho.

May
24
2017

Inc.: Research: Entrepreneurs Are Happier and Healthier Than Employees

May 23, 2017
This article references 2012 Baylor University research, which found that counties and parishes with a greater concentration of small, locally-owned businesses have healthier populations.

May
24
2017

Realtor Magazine: Foster Healthy Rivalry at Your Brokerage

May 23, 2017
This article cites a 2016 study published in Baylor University’s Keller Center Research Report. After analyzing the performance of 117 salespeople, researchers found that if a competitive person is placed in a noncompetitive environment, he or she will perform no better than his or her noncompetitive peers. The office culture, therefore, overrides a person’s competitive nature, the study found.

May
24
2017

SFGate (San Francisco Chronicle): Waco families get 'prescription vegetables' for health

May 23, 2017
In a new partnership between the Family Health Center and World Hunger Relief Inc., doctors in Waco are supplying patients with fresh “prescription vegetables.” The seeds of the program came through Live Well Waco, Prosper Waco and Baylor’s Master’s of Public Health program, which has conducted research into the idea. Students of Baylor’s chapter of the American Medical Student Association fill prescriptions at the Family Health Center and help educate the patients on their new preventive remedies. Quoted is Jeremy Everett, executive director of Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative, a collaborative project researching policy solutions to food insecurity.

May
24
2017

TIME: Some Older Parents Are Missing Out on This Social Security Perk

May 24, 2017
This column features William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Reichenstein, a Social Security expert, explains retirement benefits for parents (62 years or older) of children who are still in high school.

May
24
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Waco couple encourage the arts in two ways

May 23, 2017
Allison Syltie, director of Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art, and her husband, Jonathan Syltie, art instructor at Vanguard College Preparatory School, met in a college art class and now have jobs where they work at expanding their love for art to others in the Waco community. Both are quoted.

May
23
2017

Baylor Law School: Baylor Law Hosts Second Annual Business Law Boot Camp

May 8, 2017
Students at Baylor Law School earned three credit hours in one week at the second annual Baylor Business Law Boot Camp, where experienced lawyers from across the nation offered advice and instruction.

May
23
2017

FOX 19-TV (Cincinnati, Ohio): Top Computer Programmers Representing 133 Universities Compete at IBM-Sponsored ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest

May 22, 2017
Baylor University serves as the headquarters for the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), which is underway in Rapid City, South Dakota. Known as the "Battle of the Brains," the ICPC serves as a proving ground for top collegiate programmers, challenging them to solve a series of complex real-world problems in just five hours. Quoted is Bill Poucher, Ph.D., professor of computer science in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, who serves as ICPC executive director.

May
23
2017

KXAN-TV (Austin, TX): Former Voice contestant uses spotlight to inspire young artist

May 22, 2017
VIDEO: Former “The Voice” contestant Holly Tucker, B.A. (Communications) ’15, is featured in this story about how a little girl who loved bedtime songs evolved into a country music singing sensation and how she inspires young musicians and patients in children’s hospitals.

May
23
2017

News Deeply: Researchers Race to Understand Black Carbon’s Impact on Thawing Tundra

May 22, 2017
A feature story on research conducted in the Arctic by Rebecca Sheesley, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental science in the College of Arts & Sciences, and former environmental science doctoral student Tate Barrett. Their research consisted of analyzing black carbon, also known as soot, to detect the presence of radioactive carbon isotopes in order to tell whether the soot came from ancient carbon, such as fossil fuels, or newer sources, such as forest fires.

May
23
2017

The Chronicle of Higher Education: How Baylor’s First Female President Plans to Move Past the Sex-Assault Scandals

May 22, 2017
New Baylor President Linda Livingstone talks about the challenges she will face and the importance of openness, training and restorative remedies as the university makes positive changes.

May
23
2017

The Layman: Even in Canada, Conservative Churches Are Growing

May 15, 2017
This article about North American congregations who have bucked the decades-long decline in mainline Protestantism quotes Rodney Stark, Ph.D., co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion. He said that his data shows that congregations with conservative pastors are growing while their denominations decline.

May
23
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Ashley Bean Thornton, Board of Contributors: Baylor initiative aims to revitalize our democracy

May 10, 2017
Ashley Bean Thornton, senior director for informed engagement and continuous improvement, penned this column in which she answers the question: “What’s the best thing happening at Baylor University right now?” Among her answers is the Baylor Public Deliberation Initiative, which invites Baylor students, staff and faculty, as well as community members, to participate in forums about local and national issues to better understand the perspectives, possible outcomes and trade-offs of different options.

May
22
2017

American Heart Association: American Heart Association names new Chief Administrative Officer

May 19, 2017
Baylor graduate Larry Cannon, B.B.A. (Accounting), ’89, is the new chief administrative officer at the American Heart Association’s national headquarters in Dallas.

May
22
2017

Bustle: Binge Sleeping is Bad for Creativity — Here’s the Ideal Number You Should Get Instead

May 19, 2017
Irregular sleep – alternating nights of too little sleep with supposed “catch-up” sleep marathons – has a negative effect on creativity and attention, particularly in studio-based disciplines such as interior design, architecture and the fine arts, according to a study by Elise King, assistant professor of interior design at Baylor, and Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory. The study was published in the Journal of Interior Design.

May
22
2017

Caldwell Chapel Blog (Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY): Who is Afraid of Sports? Play, Bodies, and Formation (Part One)

May 11, 2017
AUDIO: John B. White, Ph.D., assistant professor, holder of the Harold and Dottie Riley Professorship in Practical Theology and director of the sport chaplaincy/ministry program at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University, shares his perspective in sports chaplain ministry and the spiritual, personal and professional challenges that athletes (and fans alike) face in the midst of major sports.

May
22
2017

Caldwell Chapel Blog: (Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY): Who is Afraid of Sports? Play, Bodies, and Formation (Part Two)

May 11, 2017
AUDIO: John B. White, Ph.D., assistant professor, holder of the Harold and Dottie Riley Professorship in Practical Theology and director of the sport chaplaincy/ministry program at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University, offers insights to pastoral guidance for those involved in major college sports.

May
22
2017

Columbia Daily Tribune: Rock Bridge celebrates diverse graduating class

May 20, 2017
Allison Foster, one of seven valedictorians at Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, Missouri, plans to study chemical engineering at Baylor.