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Jan
18
2019

Meet Baylor’s expert on public relations management and ethics

The public relations world is among the many fields that have drastically changed over the last decade. Social media has empowered the everyday person, giving them the tools to call out an organization on its bad judgment, morals and ethics — which means it’s also changed how PR professionals must react. Since 2006, Dr. Marlene […]

Jan
18
2019

Baylor Lariat: Killing two birds with one stone: Students immerse themselves in the international workforce while studying abroad

Jan. 15, 2019
Baylor students participating in study abroad programs now can be placed in internship roles to experience cultural differences in the professional setting. The Foundation of International Education (FIE) is an international study abroad university that assists American students immerse themselves in the work force. Madison Valine, a junior apparel and merchandising major from Atlanta, Georgia, is currently studying abroad in London and utilized FIE. She is interning in the marketing and public relations department of Love My Dog UK, a company specializing in creating and selling high end canine couture.

Jan
18
2019

Brit + Co: This Is the Ideal Amount of Downtime You Need Per Day

Jan. 16, 2019
This article about finding the balance of work, family responsibilities and free time in our daily lives cites research by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, whose research in 2011 with the University of Cincinnati found that people who had increased “time affluence” (an overabundance of spare time) often ended up making impulsive, materialistic purchases, resulting in them feeling less happy.

Jan
18
2019

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Baylor Connections – Jason Cook, Vice President of Marketing & Communications and Chief Marketing Officer

Jan. 18, 2019
Baylor’s unique role as a leading Christian research university attracts students from across the country. In a field with so many choices, how does the University reach potential students and advance the Baylor brand? Baylor University Vice President for Marketing & Communications and Chief Marketing Officer Jason Cook shares how in this Baylor Connections.

Jan
18
2019

Nature World News: Mosquito known to transmit malaria has been detected in Ethiopia for the first time

Jan. 18, 2019
A type of mosquito — Anopheles stephensi — that transmits malaria has been detected in Ethiopia for the first time, and the discovery has implications for putting more people at risk for malaria in new regions, according to a study led by Tamar Carter, Ph.D., assistant professor of tropical disease biology at Baylor University. Already, 44 species and subspecies of anopheline mosquitoes have been documented in Ethiopia, and more than 68 percent of Ethiopia’s population is at risk for malaria, according to the World Malaria Report of 2017.

Jan
18
2019

Texas Tribune “Trib Talk”: The Value of the Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) Program

Jan. 15, 2019
The beginning of the spring semester on college campuses and the opening of the Texas legislative session offer a great opportunity to share the remarkable success story that is the Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) program. Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., joins colleagues from institutions within the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT) in “expressing our sincerest appreciation to the Texas Legislature for its ongoing support of this vital program, which helps lower-income and first-generation students afford higher education at private universities like Baylor.”

Jan
18
2019

Waco Tribune-Herald: Waco community packed with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations

Jan. 18, 2019
Baylor students, faculty and staff will join community members at multiple events across Waco to celebrate the life and legacy of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. On Saturday, students will volunteer with Baylor Campus Kitchen to prepare box lunches that will be delivered to the MLK Day of Service volunteers. On Monday, Baylor volunteers will work alongside community members at 11 gardens with the Heart of Texas Urban Gardening Coalition and at Keep Waco Beautiful’s Brazos River Cleanup.

Jan
17
2019

4 Baylor Bears whose lights are shining bright

Over the past year, you might have noticed we’ve been focusing a lot on “Baylor Lights.” One of the university’s goals has been to share stories from the Baylor Family about how Bears are shining their light on our campus, in their communities, and across the world. We’ve heard from so many amazing Bears who […]

Jan
17
2019

Baylor Lariat: Helping Hands provides young girl with a $7,700 wheelchair

Jan. 16, 2019
As most Baylor students hunkered down in the library to prepare for final exams, Baylor’s Helping Hands, a club designed to support mentally and physically disabled students on campus and throughout the Waco community, donated a $7,700 wheelchair to 7-year-old Alaina Davis. Davis has cerebral palsy, as well as severe scoliosis, and was in desperate need of a wheelchair to help improve her daily life. “It is without a doubt one of the best feelings in the world,” said Taylor Ernst, Huntsville senior and founder and president of Helping Hands. “Being able to show Christ’s love to someone in need is one of the most rewarding feelings ever.”

Jan
17
2019

Baylor Lariat: Louise Herrington Ornelas passes away at the age of 93

Jan. 16, 2019
Louise Herrington Ornelas, an East Texas philanthropist and Baylor benefactor, died on Dec. 18, 2018, in Tyler, Texas. In fall 1999, Ornelas donated $13 million to Baylor’s nursing school, which was renamed in her honor, and in 2015, made possible the purchase of the BGCT building in Dallas, which now serves as the Louise Herrington School of Nursing Academic Building. “She was so sweet and caring and asked what kind of nurse we wanted to become,” said Georgetown junior and nursing major Courtney Hewlett, who was among the nursing majors who had the opportunity to meet Ms. Lou at the building dedication. “It makes me sad that new students coming in will only get to learn about her impact without being able to meet the woman that made it possible.”

Jan
17
2019

Baylor Media and Public Relations: Baylor’s Center for Christian Music Studies Receives $1.2 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment

Jan. 17, 2019
Baylor University’s Center for Christian Music Studies in the Baylor School of Music has been awarded a four-year $1.2 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of its Strengthening Congregational Ministries with Youth Initiative. The initiative’s primary aim is to support projects – such as Baylor’s new “Building Bridges to the Future” project – that help congregations design, test and implement new models for nurturing the religious lives of middle and high school youth and for engaging them more fully in the congregations’ mission and ministries.

Jan
17
2019

Baylor’s Center for Christian Music Studies Receives $1.2 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment

WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2019) – Baylor University’s Center for Christian Music Studies in the Baylor School of Music has been awarded a four-year $1.2 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of its Strengthening Congregational Ministries with Youth Initiative.

Jan
17
2019

KCEN-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): Baylor University awarded $900K to build clinic in India

Jan. 17, 2019
VIDEO: The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (USAID/ASHA) recently awarded Baylor University a $900,000 grant for Bangalore Baptist Hospital (BBH) to construct a new Women’s and Children’s Healthcare and Research Center in Bengaluru, India. In this feature, Shelby Garner, Ph.D., assistant professor in Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, shares the goals associated with the grant, which is expected to add 100 beds to the hospital, spark new innovations and expand educational opportunities. Baylor and BBH have been partners for many years. “We’re both grounded in Christian faith, so it’s a very good partnership,” she said. “We’re both focused on serving people.” (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media and Public Relations, helped facilitate the interview with Dr. Garner.)

Jan
17
2019

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments – “In My Father's House”

Jan. 13, 2019
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden features Chicago legend, the Rev. Issac Whittmon, who leads the Greater Metropolitan COGIC choir on a rafter-raising gospel stomper. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides sounds and stories for this weekly program.

Jan
17
2019

NCAA.org “After the Game”: 6 college presidents who played college sports

Jan. 17, 2019
A successful college president is a strong leader and a team player — two characteristics also found in nearly half a million NCAA student-athletes. So it is no surprise that several college presidents, including Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., who was a basketball student-athlete at Oklahoma State University, were once college athletes themselves. NCAA After the Game caught up with Livingstone and five other college presidents who not only understand the student-athlete experience, but lived it.

Jan
17
2019

Presidential Perspective - January 17, 2019

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’”

Those are powerful words from the late Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose life and legacy of service we will celebrate beginning tomorrow through next week.

Jan
17
2019

Psych Central: Study: Americans Happier in States That Spend More on Parks, Roads & Libraries

Jan. 8, 2019
A new Baylor study reveals that Americans are happier in states where governments spend more on public goods, such as parks, libraries, highways, natural resources and police protection, which makes communities “more livable, with more amenities,” said researcher Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., associate professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. “If roads are completed and kept up, so that people aren’t stuck in traffic, they have more time to do things they enjoy doing. Large parks are social spaces, and one clear finding of happiness studies is that people who are more socially connected tend to be happier.”

Jan
17
2019

Science Daily: Public health concern is a possible emergence of malaria in new regions, Baylor researcher says

Jan. 16, 2019
A type of mosquito — Anopheles stephensi —that transmits malaria has been detected in Ethiopia for the first time, and the discovery has implications for putting more people at risk for malaria in new regions, according to a study led by Tamar Carter, Ph.D., assistant professor of tropical disease biology at Baylor University. Already, 44 species and subspecies of anopheline mosquitoes have been documented in Ethiopia, and more than 68 percent of Ethiopia’s population is at risk for malaria, according to the World Malaria Report of 2017.

Jan
17
2019

This Week at Baylor: Jan. 20-26, 2019

WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2019) – This week, Baylor University will host lectures in a wide variety of academic disciplines, from physics and chemistry to film and digital media, as well as an opera theater performance and the debut of an art exhibit. In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, classes will not be held on Monday, Jan. 21., and the Baylor and Waco communities will hold various celebrations to commemorate the life and legacy of the late Civil Rights leader.