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10/18/2018
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.

Coming Up

10/18/2018
Coming up at 11 a.m. Friday on KWBU-FM, Baylor Connections will feature an interview with Lakia M. Scott, Ph.D., assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in the Baylor School of Education. Baylor Connections is a weekly radio program/podcast that introduces the people behind Baylor’s teaching, research and distinct role in higher education.

Research

10/18/2018
Oct. 17, 2018
This column cites a 2017 study by Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion that shows how faith-based organizations are at the forefront of addressing root causes of homelessness, providing not only the majority of emergency shelter beds but innovating long-term solutions.

Baylor in the News

10/18/2018
Oct. 17, 2018
Two Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD high school students were selected as the 2018 PSJA School Meals Photo Competition winners. The competition was sponsored in part by Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative (THI), represented by Elaine Hernandez, Ph.D., THI regional director for McAllen.

Faculty in the News

10/18/2018
Oct. 15, 2018
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about Social Security changes coming in 2019.

Students

10/18/2018
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.

Alumni

10/18/2018
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.
10/18/2018
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.

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