Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Oct
20
2017

American Psychological Association: The power of restorative sleep

Oct. 20, 2017
An article about the recent Baylor study on the benefits of regular sleep and the growing body of research that points to how consistency in sleep correlates to boosting productivity. Conducted by Elise King, assistant professor of interior design, and Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, the study of interior design students found that skimping on sleep, followed by supposed “catch-up days,” was associated with worse cognition — both in attention and creativity.

Oct
20
2017

Baylor Lariat: Professor’s book recalls experience in Iraq

Oct. 17, 2017
Between 2003 and 2007, teams of Baylor professors and other volunteers made five trips to Iraq to help fellow educators rebuild following the rule of Saddam Hussein. Bill Mitchell, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of History and retired U.S. Air Force officer, has chronicled the Baylor teams’ efforts in a new book, “Baylor in Northern Iraq During Operation Iraqi Freedom.” “Every university should teach about its history,” Mitchell said. “This book is a small part of Baylor’s extensive and wonderful history. It is a now a published part of the Baylor legacy. Other generations years from now deserve to know how we were called for the unarmed forces—with heart—in an armed forces environment.”

Oct
20
2017

Policy Genius: How to deal when you start Googling symptoms & health issues

Oct. 18, 2017
This article cites research about cyberchondria by Thomas Fergus, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor. While researching symptoms on the internet can be valuable, it also can become a virtual addiction, combining hypochondria with the infinite information on the web.

Oct
20
2017

The Atlanta Journal Constitution: Baylor basketball to host charity game for Harvey Relief

Oct. 17, 2017
Baylor men’s basketball will play a charity exhibition game against the University of Houston at 12 p.m. on Oct. 21 at the Ferrell Center to benefit the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

Oct
20
2017

The Huntington County Tab: Phelps to bring holiday concert to HU’s Merillat

Oct. 19, 2017
Grammy Award-winning Baylor graduate David Phelps, B.M. (applied music) ’92, will perform his Classic Christmas concert on Friday, Dec. 8, at Huntington University’s Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Oct
19
2017

Baptist Standard: Annual meeting: Texas Baptists called to ‘live compelled’

Oct. 16, 2017
Joel Gregory, Ph.D., professor of preaching at Baylor’s Truett Seminary, and Jimmy Dorrell, B.A. (Religion) ’72, M.E.S. (Environmental Studies) ’93, executive director of Mission Waco and part-time lecturer at Truett Seminary and for Baylor’s Philanthropy and Public Service program, will be among the workshop leaders at the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting in Waco, Nov. 12-14.

Oct
19
2017

Baylor Lariat: Baylor professors engage students, shape lives

Oct. 11, 2017
Members of the Baylor community aren’t the only ones who appreciate Baylor’s small class sizes and welcoming environment; The Wall Street Journal noticed it when it ranked Baylor No. 6 nationally for student engagement at the end of September. The engagement category specifically considered whether students recommended their university, the level of interaction among teachers and students and the number of accredited programs. “You hear that Baylor’s a caring community but expect to hear those taglines,” said Bellville senior Hannah Byrd. “I think I was surprised to experience personally how much that was true. It wasn’t just a line on a brochure but I saw it in my own life and my friends’ lives.”

Oct
19
2017

Baylor Media Communications: Baylor Homecoming Parade to Be Broadcast Live on KCEN-TV Ch. 6

Oct. 19, 2017
WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2017) – Baylor University and KCEN-TV Ch. 6 will team up to broadcast the 108th anniversary Baylor Homecoming Parade, one of the oldest and largest collegiate homecoming parades in the nation, with live coverage from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, from Fifth Street on the Baylor campus. The parade also will be streamed live on the KCEN website.

Oct
19
2017

Killer Startups: 11 Productivity Hacks for Work From Home Newbies That Make Six Plus Figures

Oct. 17, 2017
This story cites research by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professors of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who found that taking breaks to get away from work throughout the day helps lessen burnout and exhaustion and improve job satisfaction and energy.

Oct
19
2017

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: The Mighty Wonders of Aquasco, Maryland

Oct. 15, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden features The Might Wonders of Aquasco, Maryland, who lend their melodious voices to a lovely rendition of the old labor movement song, “I Shall Not be Moved.” Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

Oct
19
2017

San Angelo LIVE: Local Screen Printer Gandy Ink Recognized at Baylor University

Oct. 13, 2017
A San Angelo printing company will receive the Family Values Award as one of the 2017 Texas Family Business of the Year Award winners, who will be honored Nov. 3 by The Institute for Family Business at Baylor University. “The Institute celebrates its 28th year of honoring family businesses in Texas. These firms demonstrate the commitment to family and firm that we admire,” said William J. Worthington, Ph.D., clinical associate professor and director of the Institute for Family Business.

Oct
19
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Waco natives planning downtown literary venture with Fabled Bookstore

Oct. 13, 2017
Kimberly Batson, B.A. (English) ’07, and Alison Frenzel, daughter of Maurice Hunt, Ph.D., research professor of English, plan to open Fabled Bookstore and Café next summer in downtown Waco. Opening an independent bookstore in the age of Amazon may seem daunting, but Frenzel and Batson said they’ve done their homework and believe the venture can succeed if it builds a community around it.

Oct
18
2017

Baylor Lariat: Men’s basketball to host Hurricane Harvey relief game

Oct. 17, 2017
The Baylor men's basketball team will host the University of Houston at the Ferrell Center Saturday in an additional exhibition game to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief. “This is an incredible opportunity to use the game of basketball to provide relief for our neighbors in need,” said Baylor head coach Scott Drew. “We’re thankful to be able to play this game on Homecoming weekend with so many members of the Baylor Family back home, and we encourage everyone to pack the Ferrell Center to raise as much money as possible in support of the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.”

Oct
18
2017

Baylor University: Baylor Police and Waco Advocacy Center: A Vital Partnership

Article about the partnership between the Baylor University Police Department and the Waco Advocacy Center that is bringing about change on and off campus. Collaboration between the University and the Center has existed for many years and continues to grow in effectiveness as both parties seek to improve their response to sexual violence.