Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Jul
27
2016

Dallas Morning News: Sports Day: Sexual assault activist after visiting Baylor athletes: I see huge potential for change

July 26, 2016
Acting head football coach Jim Grobe invited Brenda Tracy, a 1998 sexual assault survivor from Oregon, to Baylor’s campus to speak with football and basketball players Monday. Tracy mentioned that the players actively listened, asked questions, and “some approached her afterward to talk more.”

Jul
27
2016

Fort Worth Business: Wilkins joins Cook Children’s as chief of staff

July 26, 2016
Natalie Wilkins, B.B.A (marketing) ’01, was hired as chief of staff at Cook Children’s Health Care System, where she will be responsible for internal and external communications on behalf of the executive office. Wilkins previously worked at North Texas Specialty Physicians and began her new job on July 25.

Jul
27
2016

MyCenTX.com: McLennan County’s economy is booming

July 26, 2016
According to a McLennan County commissioners’ court report, McLennan County’s economy is booming. Property values have steadily risen for the past 10 years, and the county will decrease taxes by one cent in the coming fiscal year. The county commissioner for precinct 4 attributed some of the economic success to Baylor University and Fixer Upper’s Chip and Joanna Gaines.

Jul
27
2016

State Bar of Texas: Local bar associations honored for pro bono work at Bar Leaders Conference

July 18, 2016
Baylor Law School was among the organizations partnering with the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association to perform a total of 1,000 pro bono hours. The Waco association was honored July 16 with the Deborah G. Hankinson Award, which honors initiatives that support, bring attention to or raise money for legal aid.

Jul
27
2016

Texas Standard: For Parents Getting Birth Certificates, Texas (Quietly) OKs Mexican IDs Again

July 25, 2016
AUDIO: Laura Hernandez, J.D., professor of law at Baylor Law School, was interviewed for this story about a recent settlement with the Texas attorney general’s office that reinstates Mexican consulate cards as acceptable identification for parents to attain birth certificates for the their children born in the U.S. Hernandez, an expert on immigration law, founded the Baylor Law Immigration Clinic. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched Hernandez as an expert for this story. He covers Baylor Law School.)

Jul
27
2016

The Baptist Standard: Texas Baptist named national WMU ministry consultant for boys

July 26, 2016
Zachariah Seanor, M.D. (Theology) ’15, was hired as the ministry consultant for Royal Ambassadors and Challengers by the national Woman’s Missionary Union. Seanor previously worked as chaplain and interim dean of student life at Live Oak Classical School.

Jul
27
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: New Baylor program gives pre-K kids a jump on math

July 27, 2016
Sandi Cooper, Ph.D., professor of curriculum and instruction in Baylor’s School of Education, launched the first Math for Early Learners Academy this month with the support of the School of Education, Waco ISD, college students and parents. The summer camp helps pre-kindergartners learn basic math skills before they start kindergarten.

Jul
27
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Roger Olson, guest columnist: Be wary of those hijacking ‘evangelicalism’ for pure political gain

July 27, 2016
Roger E. Olson, Ph.D., Foy Valentine Professor of Christian Theology and Ethics at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary, writes about what the term “evangelical” does and does not mean. “Historically and theologically, there is no connection between evangelicalism and any certain political affiliation or economic orientation,” he writes, noting that evangelicalism also differs from fundamentalism. Evangelicalism is marked by a “born-again experience” and spreading the word of Jesus’ atoning death throughout the world.

Jul
26
2016

Baptist Standard: Baylor nursing alumni help hospitalized children feel like superheroes

July 25, 2016
Feature on Capes 4 Kids, a Dallas-based nonprofit started by two Baylor University nursing students, which organizes “cape factories” with volunteers at Union Coffee House in Dallas to create and deliver capes to hospital-bound children across the Dallas/Fort Worth area in hopes of encouraging them to become “superheroes” fighting their diseases. Jordan Loetscher, B.S.N. ’13, and Cody Reynolds, B.S.N. ’13, started Capes 4 Kids in 2013 as part of a senior class “give-back” project. (This story was written by Karyn Simpson, Baylor senior and student newswriter for Baylor Media Communications.)

Jul
26
2016

Global News (Canada): Trying to lose weight? 10 tasty foods you’ll like and can eat guilt-free

July 25, 2016
New research from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business finds that instead of making a list of forbidden foods and replacing them with boring options, dieters should zero in on the healthy dishes you want to eat. Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, is lead author on the study, “Saying ‘No’ to Cake or ‘Yes’ to Kale: Approach and Avoidance Strategies in Pursuit of Health Goals,” published in the journal Psychology & Marketing. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story. He covers Hankamer School of Business research and faculty.)

Jul
26
2016

India West: Indian American Tennis Standout Among Baylor’s New Hall of Famers

July 25, 2016
Jahnavi Parekh, B.B.A./M.Acc. (Accounting) ’02, was inducted into Baylor University's 57th annual Hall of Fame class. Parekh played tennis for Baylor University and was a three-time all-Big 12 performer. She is the first women’s tennis player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Jul
26
2016

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Professors Hope to Prove Health Benefits to Standing at Work

July 26, 2016
VIDEO: Story about multidisciplinary research by Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professor of management, Hankamer School of Business, and Renee Umstattd Meyer, Ph.D., associate professor of HHPR, Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, on the health benefits of using a standing desk. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story and covers Hankamer School of Business research and faculty.)

Jul
26
2016

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Baylor University named 'Great College to Work For'

July 25, 2016
Baylor University has been named a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the sixth consecutive year.

Jul
26
2016

No Kid Hungry: Youth Ambassador Spotlight: Sydney Brown

July 25, 2016
Sydney Brown, a senior at Baylor University majoring in pre-dental hygiene, is a No Kid Hungry youth ambassador. In this question-and-answer session, Brown says the position has helped her to realize that people can make a difference from wherever they are, even if they are not necessarily on the front line. She also encourages other students to seek out ways to get involved and help.

Jul
26
2016

Odessa American: Ex-judge man of many dimensions

July 24, 2016
Feature on Tryon Lewis, J.D. ’73, about his career as a lawyer, district judge, state legislator and now chair of the Texas Transportation Commission.

Jul
26
2016

The New York Times: Woman Shares Her Sexual Assault Story with Baylor Players

July 26, 2016
Acting head football coach Jim Grobe invited Brenda Tracy, a 1998 sexual assault survivor, to Baylor’s campus to speak with football and basketball players Monday. Tracy mentioned that the players actively listened, and she thanked those who tweeted her afterward, telling them that she appreciated them and to remember the pledge they made to each other.

Jul
26
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor regents updated on Title IX progress, raise tuition rates

July 26, 2016
Report on the July meeting of the Baylor Board of Regents that included reports on Title IX and diversity initiatives progress, board governance and setting tuition and fees for 2017-2018.

Jul
25
2016

Baptist Standard: Baylor regents approve joint degree from Truett Seminary and School of Education

July 25, 2016
Report of actions taken by Baylor’s Board of Regents following their meeting, including approving a new joint master’s degree program between George W. Truett Theological Seminary and Baylor’s School of Education, hearing updates on diversity and collaboration and setting tuition and fees for 2017-2018.

Jul
25
2016

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Baylor links religion and education programs

July 22, 2016
Following Friday’s meeting, Baylor’s Board of Regents approved a new joint master of divinity and master of science in education/master of arts joint degree program that links Baylor's premier schools, George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the School of Education.