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Oct
19
2018

This Baylor student group exists solely to serve those with disabilities

There are more than 350 student organizations at Baylor. That’s hundreds of opportunities for students to find their niche, meet people excited about the same thing, and form their own community. Many have a service component to them, but few are founded solely on the idea of helping others. Baylor Helping Hands is one of […]

Oct
19
2018

Baylor Media Communications: Flying Vikings Pairs Up with Baylor Institute for Air Science to Give Kids a Memorable Adventure in the Sky

Oct. 18, 2018
Baylor University’s Institute for Air Science is teaming up with the Flying Vikings to provide airplane rides to children with chronic illnesses or physical disabilities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Waco Regional Airport. The Institute has organized resources within the community, such as providing pilots and airplanes from three local airports. The program’s flight instructors will serve as pilots, and aviation students will interact with participating children and their families.

Oct
19
2018

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Baylor Connections – Lakia M. Scott, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Education

Oct. 19, 2018
AUDIO: On this week’s episode of Baylor Connections, host Derek Smith interviews Lakia M. Scott, Ph.D., assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in the Baylor School of Education, where groundbreaking research and immersive experiences prepare students for the future of education. Scott has founded numerous programs designed to help students succeed and shares how these experiences equip future educators to better serve their students and communities after college. Baylor Connections is a weekly radio program/podcast that introduces the people behind Baylor’s teaching, research and distinct role in higher education.

Oct
19
2018

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Texas Voices: Holly Tucker

Oct. 15, 2018
VIDEO: Waco’s own Holly Tucker, B.A. (Communication Studies) ’15, who has been nominated for both “Entertainer of the Year” and “Female Vocalist of the Year” by the Texas Country Music Association, is featured in this KXXV-TV series, “Texas Voices,” which highlights the artists, musicians and creatives in the state. In this interview, KXXV sat down with Tucker at Baylor’s Waco Hall to talk about her family, faith and the freedom to be herself.

Oct
19
2018

Observer: Sotheby’s Halloween Auction of ‘The Mummy’ Movie Poster Will Break Records

Oct. 18, 2018
James Kendrick, Ph.D., associate professor of film and digital media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and an expert on film theory and history, including of horror films, is quoted in this article about Sotheby’s auctioning off a rare movie poster from Universal Picture’s 1932 film, The Mummy.

Oct
19
2018

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Awards

Oct. 18, 2018
Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., professor of journalism, graduate program director and director of American studies in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, received the Lionel C. Barrow Jr. Award for Distinguished Achievement in Diversity Research and Education from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Moody-Ramirez, whose research focuses on mass media representation of gender and race, was presented with the award in August.

Oct
19
2018

WKJK-AM (Louisville, KY): On Call Radio: Partner Phone Snubbing

Oct. 19, 2018
AUDIO: Radio program discussion of research by Baylor Hankamer School of Business faculty James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, who studied how cellphones are damaging romantic relationships and leading to higher levels of depression.

Oct
18
2018

If you’ve seen an early 20th-century photo of Baylor, it was probably taken by this man

You know the photos: men and women dressed in layers of coats, bowler and cowboy hats abound, horse and buggies, maybe a few “horseless carriages.” Most of these kinds of photos come from the early 20th century — and the ones you’ve seen of Waco and Baylor were almost certainly shot by Fred A. “Gildy” […]

Oct
18
2018

If you’ve seen an early 20th-century photo of Baylor, it was probably taken by this man

You know the photos: men and women dressed in layers of coats, bowler and cowboy hats abound, horse and buggies, maybe a few “horseless carriages.” Most of these kinds of photos come from the early 20th century — and the ones you’ve seen of Waco and Baylor were almost certainly shot by Fred A. “Gildy” […]

Oct
18
2018

Baylor Cyber Day Advocates for Cybersecurity, Protection of Health Data

WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2018) – Baylor University again will participate in National Cyber Security Awareness Month with its annual Cyber Day events Oct. 23-24, including the HackFest and a panel discussion featuring top cybersecurity leaders from organizations charged with health data security.

Oct
18
2018

Baylor Cyber Day Advocates for Cybersecurity, Protection of Health Data

WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2018) – Baylor University again will participate in National Cyber Security Awareness Month with its annual Cyber Day events Oct. 23-24, including the HackFest and a panel discussion featuring top cybersecurity leaders from organizations charged with health data security.

Oct
18
2018

Baylor Lariat: A student’s hardworking journey to Baylor

Oct. 17, 2018
Feature story about Pamela Wei, senior accounting major from China, and her journey to Baylor. Wei, who is fluent in Mandarin and English, and can speak conversational German, said the biggest impact on her college years has been her relationship with Jesus, and she wants every international student to experience the same relationship. “Very few Chinese students have heard of Jesus before they came here, so please talk to them about it. You could very well be the first person who has ever had that conversation with them,” she said.

Oct
18
2018

Baylor Proud: Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert in sports marketing

Oct. 12, 2018
At a Baylor sporting event, there’s a good chance you’ve participated in a green-out, gold-out or #StripeMcLane game, but where or why did this trend start? Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., M.B.A. ’81, has thought about that as well as the future and fundamentals of advertising and branding in sports, ticket sales, sports viewership and more. As a top expert in the field of sports marketing, his thoughts on such topics are frequently shared in top national publications.

Oct
18
2018

Dr. Thomas S. Kidd Named Inaugural James Vardaman Endowed Professor of History

WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2018) – Award-winning author and historian Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., has been named the inaugural holder of The James Vardaman Endowed Professorship of History at Baylor University.

Oct
18
2018

Dr. Thomas S. Kidd Named Inaugural James Vardaman Endowed Professor of History

WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2018) – Award-winning author and historian Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., has been named the inaugural holder of The James Vardaman Endowed Professorship of History at Baylor University.

Oct
18
2018

Ethics Daily: First Film in Series on Baptist Female Pastors Premieres in November

Oct. 16, 2018
Mary Alice Birdwhistell, M.Div. (Theology) ’13, senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Waco, is the focus of the first documentary in a series produced by Baptist Women in Ministry and EthicsDaily.com, which will be screened Nov. 16 at an event sponsored by Truett Seminary and the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. In the short film, Birdwhistell reflects on her ministry journey and talks honestly about the absence of female ministry role models during her childhood and her continued discernment and growing imagination about being called by God.

Oct
18
2018

Flying Vikings Pairs Up with Baylor Institute for Air Science to Give Kids a Memorable Adventure in the Sky

WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2018) – Baylor University’s Institute for Air Science is pairing up with the Flying Vikings, an organization that gives airplane rides to children with chronic illnesses or physical disabilities for a positive, fun and relaxed experience.

Oct
18
2018

Hotel Executive: Nicholas Fraunfelder Joins Purple Cloud Technologies as Chief Operating Officer

Oct. 17, 2018
Nicholas Fraunfelder, B.A. (English and Psychology) ’97, has been named chief operating officer for PurpleCloud Technologies, a privately held technology company that builds custom software solutions and data analytics for hotel operations and management.