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Oct
23
2017

Baylor Media Communications: What Makes Horror Movies Scary? “We do,” Says Baylor Film Expert

Oct. 18, 2017
The best scary movies adapt to society’s current fears and turn current cultural, social and political preoccupations into elements of horror, says a Baylor University film historian and an expert on the horror film genre, said James Kendrick, Ph.D., associate professor of film and digital media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. However, as elements of fear transform with society, the elements of horror films remain. “Character and story, atmosphere and the monster,” Kendrick said. “That’s all you really need. Interesting, engaging characters in an effective setting pitted against some kind of monstrosity. That is the core of the genre, and anything and everything else grows from and functions to support those three elements.”

Oct
23
2017

KWKT-TV Ch. 44 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/FOX): Baylor accreditation visit "successful"

Oct. 20, 2017
Baylor Regents received an update from Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone on Friday about the recent visit of a special committee of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, who conducted an on-site visit Oct. 2-4 in response to a warning sanction by the University's accrediting body last December. After reviewing student services, athletics and the overall institutional environment, the special committee found Baylor to be compliant in all three areas. The review committee also verified that all 105 recommendations that Baylor undertook in response to incidents of sexual violence have been implemented.

Oct
23
2017

KWTX-TV Baylor GameDay: BU homecoming queen talks importance of sign language

Oct. 21, 2017
VIDEO: Baylor Homecoming Queen Kaylee King, a senior communication sciences and disorders major from Flower Mound who was the nominee for Baylor’s American Sign Language club, visited the KWTX Baylor GameDay set to advocate for American Sign Language and the deaf community. King was joined by Emilye Harris, a senior communication sciences and disorders major from Gladewater, who served on the set as a sign language interpreter.

Oct
23
2017

KWTX-TV Baylor GameDay: Colonel Joel L. Carey talks military and football

Oct. 21, 2017
Col. Joel Carey, B.A. (Economics) ’92, a Baylor AFROTC graduate and former football player, now Commander of the 12th Flying Training Wing at Randolph AFB in San Antonio, previewed the T-38 flyover at Saturday’s football game and spoke about his role in the military and his family’s long history with Baylor.

Oct
23
2017

KWTX-TV Ch. 10 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Waco: BU presented with 2 volumes of founder’s writings

Oct. 20, 2017
Two volumes of writings by Judge R.E.B. Baylor from 1845 to 1850 were presented to Baylor University and its Board of Regents Friday by Brazos County District Clerk Marc Hamlin. The handwritten notes were found in the Brazos County Courthouse, and through a Texas grant, the original papers were preserved and copies were made for the University. The volumes will be housed at Baylor’s Texas Collection.

Oct
23
2017

KXXV-TV Ch. 25 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC)” KXXV-TV Ch. 25 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Security planning for Baylor football games starts a year in advance

Oct. 22, 2017
VIDEO: Mark Childers, associate vice president for Baylor’s Department of Public Safety, discusses the extensive security planning conducted by Baylor staff and local law enforcement agencies to keep the thousands of spectators safe at Baylor football games at McLane Stadium. Childers credits strong local law enforcement partnerships for managing high-level security operations. “When fans come here it doesn't matter what game, how many fans. They're going to get the gold standard of major event security when they step on to these premises,” Childers said. (Tonya B. Hudson pitched this story and coordinated the interview.)

Oct
23
2017

KXXV-TV Ch. 25 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Inauguration of Baylor President Livingstone

Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone will sit down with Ann Harder, host of the lifestyle news program “Central Texas Living” on KXXV-TV Ch. 25, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, to discuss the first months of her presidency, settling in to life on campus and about her Inauguration Day at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Ferrell Center.

Oct
23
2017

The Baylor Lariat: Baylor confident in accreditation review

Oct. 20, 2017
Following Friday’s Board of Regents meeting, Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone announced that the University feels good about the recent review by a committee of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), stating Baylor was in compliance with accreditation standards. The committee found that Baylor “operated with integrity” and “responded to all requests with clarity and truthfulness” and verified that Baylor had implemented all 105 of Pepper Hamilton’s recommendations. This article also reports about governance reforms and new organizational changes to University administration, including the creation of the President’s Council and the University Council.

Oct
23
2017

The Christian Science Monitor: Top US politicians warn of democratic values at risk

Oct. 20, 2017
Presidential rhetoric expert Martin J. Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about speeches given last week by two former U.S. presidents and a former presidential candidate that warned of the dangers to the nation and the world if divisive politics continues to cleave the American electorate into thoughtlessly hostile warring camps. (Eric M. Eckert, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, arranged this faculty expert interview.)

Oct
23
2017

The Gospel Coalition: Four Smart Guys Sit Down To Talk About “How to Think”

Oct. 20, 2017
VIDEO: Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program in Baylor’s Honors College and author of the new book, “How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World At Odds,” is joined by Jonathan Rauch of the Brookings Institution and Pete Wehner of the Ethics & Public Policy Center for a discussion about the book topic, sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute and moderated by Yuval Levin of National Affairs.

Oct
23
2017

The Street: Indoor Farms of America Expands Key Corporate Staff

Oct. 18, 2017
Jake Arterbury, B.S. (Biology) ’16, will was hired as a crop scientist and staff biologist for Indoor Farms of America. Arterbury will work on all areas of testing crops grown in the company’s patented aeroponic system.

Oct
23
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor on track for accrediting warning to be lifted, board announces

Oct. 20, 2017
Baylor University’s accrediting agency gave the school high marks for improvements regarding student safety and response to sexual violence, according to a report indicating Baylor’s warning status could be lifted in December. A four-day October visit from the SACSCOC showed Baylor “operated with integrity and has responded to all requests with clarity and truthfulness,” according to a special committee from the agency. “We have been very self-reflective as an institution,” said Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone. “We have learned some very painful lessons as an institution, and so because of that, we are a much better and stronger institution than we were before.”

Oct
23
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Bettie V. Beard, Board of Contributors: Mixing life, good taste in Greece, Waco and Alaska

Oct. 13, 2017
Column about Zoi Maroudas-Tziolas, B.A. (Biology) ’05, whose lifelong love of science and medicine combined with her expertise about healthy Mediterranean diets, acquired from working in her family’s business, Pizza Olympia Restaurant, led to founding two businesses of her own, Zoi Food 4 Life and Bambino’s Baby Food. She returns to Waco to present “Essential Nutrition from Infancy through Adulthood” Nov. 2 at the Baylor Club.

Oct
23
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Law documents penned by Baylor founder delivered to campus

Oct. 20, 2017
Copies of 19th-century documents penned by Baylor University’s namesake, Judge R.E.B. Baylor, were displayed on Friday ahead of the quarterly meeting of the Board of Regents. Brazos County District Clerk Marc Hamlin presented the work of Baylor, who co-founded the University in 1845 in Independence and served as the first judge in the Third District of the Republic of Texas.

Oct
20
2017

2018 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching Finalist Clinton O. Longenecker will Present Public Lecture at Baylor

Waco, Texas (Oct. 20, 2017) – Clinton O. Longenecker, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Leadership at the University of Toledo and finalist for the Robert Foster Cherry Award, will present his lecture "Career Success and Survival in the 21st Century: The Mandate for Life-long Learning." The public lecture will take place at 4:30 p.m., Oct. 23, in Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, Room 240, 1621 S. Third St.

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.