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Aug
22
2019

Christian Century: Cardinal Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir’s life tells the story of Lebanon

Aug. 12, 2019
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, writes about the late Lebanon Cardinal Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, who scarcely was known outside his part of the world but represented a link to the earliest Christian ages.

Aug
22
2019

KCEN-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): I-35 construction causes headache for new, returning Baylor students

Aug. 21, 2019
VIDEO: Thousands of Baylor students are headed back to campus, and the University is giving students and parents a heads up as they travel I-35. Once they’re on campus, more than 3,200 volunteers are there to help students move into residence halls. “We get to take the burden off the parents and students. It’s really cool to be able to give back, to help out wherever we can,” a student volunteer said.

Aug
22
2019

KNUS Radio/Talk (Denver, CO): The Peter Boyles Show: Tearing Down Andrew Jackson

Aug. 21, 2019
AUDIO: David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses the storied history of Andrew Jackson and the calling for removal of his portrait in the Oval Office.

Aug
22
2019

KWKT-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/FOX): It’s Move-In Day at Baylor University!

Aug. 21, 2019
VIDEO: It’s Move-In day, and more than 3,000 volunteers helped Baylor’s newest students move into their dorm rooms. “It’s such a great feeling to see these parents heave a sigh of relief when 15 kids swarm their car and just take everything out of it. It just takes that burden off of them,” said senior Caleb Harris.

Aug
22
2019

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Goodbye mom and dad, hello roommates: Freshman move-in begins

Aug. 21, 2019
VIDEO: Thousands of college freshmen are streaming in to Central Texas, as they begin a new chapter in their lives. With the help of 3,200 volunteers, more than 1,500 freshmen moved into dorms Wednesday on the Baylor campus. Another 1,500 will move in Thursday. “It’s great to be here,” said Baylor freshman Carson McCLelland, who drove drove 1,900 miles with his parents from Oregon to Waco.

Aug
22
2019

Presidential Perspective - August 22, 2019

Today we live in a world in which it seems people struggle to get along with one another. Everyone has a “hot take” on current issues, opinions are at polar extremes and compromise is nearly non-existent. And while it may seem to the contrary, we embrace diversity of thought on university campuses, including here at Baylor.

Aug
22
2019

Public Now: Anderson to Perform at HPMEC 20th Anniversary Banquet

Aug. 19, 2019
John Dennis Anderson, B.A. (Speech) '77, M.A. (Speech Communication) '78 will be the featured performer at the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott, Arkansas. Anderson is an accomplished oral interpreter who presents biographical performances of America's greatest authors.

Aug
22
2019

SelfGrowth.com: Natural Ways to Treat Menopause

Aug. 18, 2019
This article about alternatives to hormone therapy as a treatment for hot flashes and associated symptoms among postmenopausal women mentions a 2012 study conducted by researchers at Baylor's Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory. Hypnotic relaxation therapy reduced hot flashes by as much as 80 percent, and the findings also showed participants experienced improved quality of life and a lessening of anxiety and depression.

Aug
22
2019

Texas Standard: A Nurse Finds More Than One Way to Heal: Why Hannah Cooley plays her harp for patients on her days off

Aug. 20, 2019
Hannah Cooley, B.S.N. (Nursing) ’17, works at a high-risk pregnancy unit at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. But in her free time, she’s a harpist who volunteers for the hospital’s arts and medicine program, playing for patients who are dealing with complicated physical and emotional situations like antepartum and postpartum depression. “I think that serving and loving others benefits you the most,” she says.

Aug
22
2019

The Christian Post: The real source of poverty and income inequality

Aug. 19, 2019
The article cites research from Baylor’s Center for Christian Ethics, which reported the annual social costs for each pathological gambler in the U.S. is $9,393. With the spread of various forms of gambling from state to state, the ranks of gambling addicts are continually growing.

Aug
22
2019

The Washington Post: White evangelicals once admitted they were wrong about Nixon. Will Trump come next?

Aug. 21, 2019
Elesha J. Coffman, Ph.D., assistant professor of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is co-author of this column that grew out of a Baylor ISR-sponsored lecture in 2017 about how the Watergate scandal prompted an about-face – if fleeting – in evangelical attitudes toward government.

Aug
22
2019

Welcome Week starts the Baylor journey for new students

Beginning with move-in, Welcome Week is packed with various gatherings and events that help new students become acclimated to campus, meet new friends, and prepare for their first steps as Baylor Bears.

Aug
21
2019

Baylor soccer opens 2019 in the top 25 for second straight year

Baylor soccer will open the 2019 season Sunday against Northwestern State with new uniforms, but with an increasingly familiar place in the top 25 nationally. For the second straight season — a program first — the Bears are ranked in the preseason coaches poll, coming in at No. 14 nationally. Baylor is also picked to […]

Aug
21
2019

James Doyle Named to US U-23 Women’s National Team

Julie James

HOWELL, N.J. – Former Baylor soccer player Julie James, now Julie Doyle, was named to the U.S. Under-23 Women's National Team. The Sky Blue FC midfielder will travel to England for the 2019 Nordic Tournament running from Aug. 28 - Sept. 2.

Aug
21
2019

Brewer Named to Watch List for Manning Award

Charlie Brewer

Junior quarterback Charlie Brewer was named to the Watch List for the Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, it was announced Wednesday.

Aug
21
2019

A LOT MORE ATHLETES ON THE FIELD

Grayland

Matt Rhule believes this Baylor squad might be "as fast a team as I've ever been around." Nowhere is that more evident than the defensive secondary, which is absolutely loaded with speed.

Aug
21
2019

Baylor Magazine: In Their Own Words: Micheal Munson

"I grew up in a family that had not experienced the privilege of a college education, so a career in academia was the last thing I expected to pursue. If it weren’t for my Baylor experience, I’d still believe that’d be a truth," writes Micheal Munson, Baylor senior University Scholar from San Jose, California; Johns Hopkins University Summer Internship, 2017; and Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, 2019.

Aug
21
2019

Daily Herald (Chicago): Elmhurst Hospital Foundation awards $5,000 scholarships

Aug. 20, 2019
Pre-nursing freshman Lauren Monaco was awarded a $5,000 Thomas O. Myers Jr. and Shirley L. Myers Endowed Scholarship from The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to children of Elmhurst Hospital employees who are pursuing careers in health care.

Aug
21
2019

HealthNewsDigest.com: Study Finds Lack of Racial Diversity in Cancer Drug Clinical Trials

Aug. 19, 2019
New research published in JAMA Oncology, which includes contributions from a Baylor University undergraduate researcher, has found a lack of racial and ethnic diversity in clinical trials for cancer drugs. Study co-author and Baylor junior biology major Anirudh Gothwal, who took part in screening and reviewing articles analyzed in the study, said that it is “exceedingly important to shed light on the fact that health care truly is a right for everyone, regardless of their gender or race.”

Aug
21
2019

KPRC-TV (Houston/NBC): Meet the woman who beat cancer, then became a nurse practitioner

Aug. 19, 2019
LeighAnna Hutchinson, B.S. (Nursing) '13 and Ph.D. (Nursing) '19, walked the stage this weekend to obtain her Ph.D. as a nurse practitioner after being a cancer survivor herself. When she was diagnosed with two types of cancer at seven years old, she decided she wanted to grow up to go to Baylor and work at M.D. Anderson, and she has made those dreams come true.