Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Mar
24
2017

Baylor Lariat: Students aim to bring clean water to world

March 12, 2017
The Baylor African Student Association (ASA) collaborated with the Water Project Foundation to help people in impoverished communities have easier access to clean water. They have raised nearly $3,000 in the past two years, primarily through their take-a-date and “A Night in Africa” fashion show. “It’s held really closely to us because we know that these differences actually do matter and it happens to people that we know and love,” said Mima Fondong, president of the ASA.

Mar
24
2017

Health Care Communication News: Millennials unprepared to serve as ‘ethical conscience’ in PR

March 17, 2017
A Baylor University study led by Marlene Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media in the College of Arts & Sciences, found that most millennial public relations professionals are shying away from roles as a conscience within their organizations. Only a third agreed that they feel prepared for that role – and most don’t expect to encounter ethical dilemmas. Study findings show the need for mentoring, college ethics courses and workplace training, Neill said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this research nationally.)

Mar
24
2017

Herald-Whig (Quincy, IL): 'Needs and challenges' addressed at manufacturing conference

March 16, 2017
Van Gray, Ph.D., professor of management, director of strategic planning and accreditation and associate director for the Center for Non-Profit Studies at Baylor, spoke about industrial supply chains at the inaugural Tri-State Manufacturing Conference hosted by John Wood Community College.

Mar
24
2017

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Didn't it Rain?

March 19, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden features the close-harmony groups of the 1940s, who created a distinctive sound, using their voices to emulate bass guitars, drums and even trains, as heard on the track "Didn't it Rain" by the Southern Harmonizers. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

Mar
24
2017

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Sex Trafficking Panel at Baylor: Discussions and Solutions

March 21, 2017
VIDEO: Three experts spoke about human trafficking during a panel discussion hosted by the Academy for Leadership Development on March 21 at Baylor. Interviewed for the story is Lamar Bryant, director for student leadership education and development in the Academy.

Mar
24
2017

The Financial Express: Fear of losing jobs to machines growing with rise of artificial intelligence: Study

March 23, 2017
“Technophobes” — persons who fear robots, artificial intelligence and new technology that they don’t understand — are three times more likely to be fearful of losing their jobs to technology when compared to others and nearly three times more likely to fear not having enough money in the future, according to a new study by Paul McClure, Baylor sociologist in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers sociology faculty and research.)

Mar
24
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: From eyesore to treasure: Designers convert run-down Waco house into special place

March 23, 2017
Renae Palmer, B.S. (Interior Design) ’86, and Jill Davis, B.S. (Interior Design) ’07, are featured in this article about their interior design company, Palmer Davis Design LLC.

Mar
23
2017

Biz Bahrain: Strategic Entrepreneurship

March 22, 2017
In this article, Peter Klein, Ph.D., professor of entrepreneurship in the Hankamer School of Business and research fellow at the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise, answers questions about his work on economic theory, his tips for budding entrepreneurs and his thoughts on the economy of Bahrain.

Mar
23
2017

CNN: Scientology: What exactly is it?

March 22, 2017
This article on Scientology features J. Gordon Melton, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of American Religious History in the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). Melton writes about Scientology on Patheos, a nondenominational religious website.

Mar
23
2017

Forbes: How I learned to stop worrying and love the machine

March 23, 2017
This story cites a study by Baylor sociologist Paul McClure, which found that people who are fearful of robots, artificial intelligence and technology that they don’t understand are more likely to fear losing their jobs. In the study of more than 1,500 participants, a third fit the definition of “technophobe.” “This is a real concern among a substantial portion of the American population,” McClure said. “They are not simply a subgroup of generally fearful people.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Mar
23
2017

KGO-AM Morning News (San Francisco): If robots scare you, it could hurt your health

March 23, 2017
AUDIO: People who are afraid of robots are three times more likely to fear losing their jobs to technology and not having enough money in the future, according to a study by Baylor sociologist Paul McClure. Those who feel most threatened are women, non-whites and the less education — and while the fear may be irrational, it is real, McClure said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director for Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Mar
23
2017

The Baptist Standard: Around the State: Buckner volunteers work and pray; Texas Hunger Initiative receives major grant

March 22, 2017
Baylor's Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) has received a $3 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to fight hunger statewide, advocate for better children's nutrition and conduct research exploring solutions to hunger issues.

Mar
23
2017

The Waco Tribune-Herald: McGregor ISD names superintendent finalist

March 22, 2017
James Lenamon, B.S. (Secondary Education) ’91, has been named as a finalist for the superintendent position of McGregor Independent School District. Lenamon began as assistant principal at McGregor High School before becoming principal and then assistant superintendent.

Mar
23
2017

The Waco Tribune-Herald: Waco art shows give students chance to shine

March 22, 2017
The Baylor Art Studio Exhibition opened at the Martin Museum of Art, displaying 72 pieces in a variety of media by students in Baylor studio art classes.

Mar
22
2017

Baylor Class Provides Opportunities for Hands-on Learning with Laparoscopic Training Boxes

WACO, Texas (March 22, 2017) – Instead of reading a textbook and taking notes on a lecture, Baylor University undergraduates in an independent research class led by Marty Harvill, Ph.D., are learning the basics of laparoscopic surgery with hands-on activities, developing enough dexterity that some students were able to fold tiny origami hats in a box.

Mar
22
2017

Baylor Lariat: Students compete in ESPN game show

March 21, 2017
Baylor’s men’s and women’s basketball teams are part of only four programs in the nation with both teams in the Sweet 16 of their March Madness tournaments. However, Baylor has a third team in March Madness, celebrating university academics. Three Baylor students are competing in a new quiz show on ESPN called “Bracket Genius,” which features teams from the universities competing in the Sweet 16 of the men’s NCAA tournament. “It was a very tough competition with some really incredible teams. But I think overall, we represented the school well, and you’ll have to tune in to see what I mean by that,” said senior Kat Largent, who competed alongside fellow seniors Daniel Notman and Trevor Taylor.

Mar
22
2017

Creating a Family: Baylor Professor’s Research Sparks Calls for Change in Adoption, Options Counseling Process

March 10, 2017
A new study by a Baylor University researcher gives voice to women who have placed a child for adoption and suggests changes to the options counseling process and policies that guide agencies and other adoption professionals. “We wanted to make sure that we would be able to capture different perspectives — birth mothers who have lived this experience as well as adoption professionals who work with expectant parents each day and understand that side of the process,” said lead author Elissa Madden, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.

Mar
22
2017

KCEN-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): Baylor students compete for $100K on game show hosted by Baylor alum

March 21, 2017
A group of Baylor students will compete on a new ESPN quiz show called "Bracket Genius," debuting this week. The Baylor team includes Baylor business fellow Kat Largent of Spring, TX; senior university scholar Daniel Notman of Miami, FL; and senior secondary education major Trevor Taylor of San Antonio. The show, which is basically an academic version of March Madness, pits students from Sweet 16 schools against each other to answer trivia questions that aren't necessarily sports-related.

Mar
22
2017

KRZI-AM “The John Morris Show” (Waco/ESPN): “Bracket Genius” Interview with Baylor Senior Trevor Taylor

March 22, 2017
AUDIO: The Voice of the Bears John Morris interviews Trevor Taylor, a senior secondary education major from San Antonio, who is among three seniors representing Baylor on “Bracket Genius,” a new quiz show on ESPN2. The show matches up academic teams from the 16 universities competing in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Taylor’s teammates are Baylor Business Fellow Kat Largent of Spring and University Scholar Daniel Notman of Miami, Florida.

Mar
22
2017

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Program to help veterans with traumatic brain injury

March 21, 2017
VIDEO: Waco's Veterans One Stop is starting a new program in partnership with Baylor University for veterans with traumatic brain injury, as well as their families and caregivers. "Caregivers and folks like that end up having a lot of stress, more depression, maybe some anxiety. They don't function as well as they need to as caregivers when they are affected that severely by their loved one who is injured,” said Sara Dolan, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience and graduate program director of clinical psychology.