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4/24/2019
April 22, 2019
At 88 years old, Ginger Terrell, B.A. (Elementary Education) ’51, has taught bilingual students all over Texas and helped set up schools for migrant children across the United States, but these days she spends her time at Bell’s Hill Elementary School in Waco. For five hours a day, five days a week, Terrell tutors bilingual students at the elementary school, where she has her own parking spot and a place among the faculty.

Research

4/24/2019
April 24, 2019
This article cites 2018 research from Baylor’s Keller Center for Research finding that in the case of empowering leadership, power is shared between managers and subordinates. In the study, co-author Sara Perry, Ph.D., assistant professor of management in Hankamer School of Business, found that the four key behaviors include highlighting the importance of employees’ work, employee participation in decision-making, emphasizing employees’ strengths and removing bureaucratic constraints. These help to reduce employee cynicism and boost productivity.
4/24/2019
April 23, 2019
Baylor researchers Cassy Burleson, Ph.D., and Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., reflect on the scheduled execution of one of the three men responsible for the 1998 murder of a black man, who was chained to the back of a pickup and dragged to his death in the small town of Jasper, Texas. Over the past 20 years, the researchers have conducted more than 30 in-depth interviews with those directly affected by the murder, publishing numerous articles as they worked with Baylor’s Institute for Oral History and the American studies program. Burleson is a senior lecturer of journalism, PR and new media in the College of Arts & Sciences, while Moody-Ramirez is a JPRNM professor and graduate program director.

Baylor in the News

4/24/2019
April 18, 2019
As Christians, we’re called to be stewards of God’s creation. We’re also proud of the beautiful campus we’ve been blessed with. With those things in mind, Baylor aims to take good care of all that we’ve been given — including our natural resources. Here are just a few of the ways Baylor works to be responsible with what we’ve been given, year-round.

Faculty in the News

4/24/2019
April 24, 2019
Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., professor of journalism, PR and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was interviewed as an expert source for this Daily Beast article on the concept and history of “Black Twitter.” Moody-Ramirez co-authored the book “From Blackface to Black Twitter: Reflections on Black Humor, Race, Politics, & Gender.”
4/24/2019
April 18, 2019
Thomas Hibbs, Ph.D., dean of the Honors College, Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Culture and incoming president of The University of Dallas, writes about what makes it possible for art to continue to have an impact five centuries after it was created. “The related question for a contemporary artist is this — who is making art today with the ambition that it will last for 50 or 100 years, let alone 500? The response to the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, whose beginnings go back to the 12th century, sharpens that question for us.”
4/24/2019
April 23, 2019
With the pending execution of a man convicted for his role in the brutal 1998 death of a black man, Baylor researcher Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., talks about the impact of the murder on the small town of Jasper. Moody-Ramirez, professor and graduate program director in journalism, PR and new media, and Cassy Burleson, Ph.D., senior lecturer in JPRNM, have conducted in-depth interviews with community residents and written numerous articles about the murder’s impact on the community. Though King's execution could bring some closure, “people won’t ever forget,” Moody-Ramirez said.

Students

4/24/2019
April 17, 2019
The Baylor Fashion Show will showcase 12 senior apparel design student’s collections at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on April 27 in Barfield Drawing Room in the Bill Daniel Student Center. Each collection contains around six looks that are designed, sewn and financed by the students.

Alumni

4/24/2019
April 21, 2019
Scott Bullard, Ph.D. (Religion) ‘09, has been appointed as the 11th president of Pfeiffer University. He has served as a senior college administrator and has received praise for his work as a professor and an interim president. He currently serves as senior vice president and dean of the college at Judson College in Marion, Alabama. He will start at Pfeiffer June 1.
4/24/2019
April 22, 2019
Texas Lutheran University (TLU) has named Debbie Cottrell, B.S.Ed. (Secondary Education) ’79, its 16th president. Cottrell recently served TLU as vice president of academic affairs.

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