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Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Nov
21
2017

Baptist News Global: Revamped ‘settlement house movement’ fosters faith-based approach to social work, community engagement

Nov. 20, 2017
Good Neighbor House in Waco’s Sanger Heights community is the brainchild of Laine Scales, Baylor University Master Teacher Laine Scales, Ph.D., who purchased the abandoned property in 2011 in hopes of it becoming social and spiritual hub in the community. The house, which marks its first anniversary this month, was inspired by a movement a century ago that helped spawn what later became the social work profession. Scales is a professor of higher education in the School of Education and associate dean of graduate studies and professional development in the Graduate School.

Nov
21
2017

Baptist Standard: Fighting hunger requires collaborative efforts

Nov. 20, 2017
Effective ministries to alleviate hunger demand collaboration, Jeremy Everett of Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative told a workshop at the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting. “Knowledge, understanding, drive and development are better when it is done communally,” said Everett, founding director of the initiative. The dynamics of any hunger-fighting program must be flexible, because for most people in the United States who experience hunger, it is episodic—not a permanent or chronic condition.

Nov
21
2017

Baylor Lariat: Faith and Sport Institute offers high school students opportunity to learn balance of faith and sport

Nov. 19, 2017
Central Texas high school students will gather in June 2018 for the first Faith and Sport Institute, an eight-day retreat offered by George W. Truett Theological Seminary to guide high school athletes in finding a balance of faith and sport commitments. Cindy White, Faith and Sports program director, and sports ministry graduate student Aaron Yelovich, FSI mentor and donor coordinator, are quoted. White and her husband John White, Ph.D., director of Truett’s Sports Chaplaincy program, were awarded a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. for the program.

Nov
21
2017

Baylor News: Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana: Music for All

Oct. 16, 2017
Story about Baylor University’s School of Music’s commitment to uniting service and music to transform lives and to show that the power, majesty and joy of music are for everyone. The School of Music performs more than 350 concerts each year, offering beautiful music for enjoyment and enlightenment. This in itself is an incredible service to the community, as most of the performances are free. The School is committed to blending music and service to impact Waco, Central Texas and the world.

Nov
21
2017

History News Network: Why What’s Happening in the Middle East Today Seems So Familiar to This Historian

Nov. 14, 2017
Essay by Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, about how events today in the Middle East have elements that are similar to the area’s ancient history and include some policy lessons as well. Jenkins’ newest book is “Crucible of Faith: The Ancient Revolution That Made Our Modern Religious World.”

Nov
21
2017

Insurance Journal: Insurance Council of Texas Scholarships Top $1 Million Mark

Nov. 14, 2017
Baylor insurance and risk management students Claire Fogarty, Miles Greenwood, Sam Bode, Camille Wallace and Priya Patel received scholarships earlier this fall from the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) Education Foundation. The students were in classes taught Jim Garven, Ph.D., professor and The Frank S. Groner Memorial Chair in Finance at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.

Nov
21
2017

KCEN-TV (Waco, Killeen, Temple/NBC): Here's what life was like for POWs at Camp Hearne during WWII

Nov. 20, 2017
VIDEO: This story features a visit to the site and museum of Camp Hearne, a WWII POW camp in Hearne, Texas, which housed German prisoners. Baylor provided courses to prisoners, who also created art and took part in music and theater activities.

Nov
21
2017

KWKT-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/FOX): Children learn about Brazos River

Nov. 19, 2017
Several Central Texas children now know more about Brazos River thanks to the event called Water Day held Sunday at Mayborn Museum. Baylor University students organized the event to teach children about the importance of the river, local wildlife and pollution.

Nov
21
2017

KWTX-TV (Waco, Killeen, Temple/CBS): Waco: BU professor debunks some food myths

Nov. 20, 2017
Janelle Walter, Ph.D., registered dietitian and professor of Family and Consumer Sciences at Baylor University, debunks some food myths in this story, among them false beliefs about carbohydrates and proteins. She also talks about the overwhelming drowsiness after a satisfying meal. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story.)

Nov
21
2017

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Baylor students teach children in the community 'All About Water'

Nov. 19, 2017
VIDEO: Baylor students participating in the Baylor Social Innovation Collaborative (BAYSIC) course, “Healthy River, Healthy Community,” shared what they have learned during “All About Water: Ecology and Science on the Brazos” held Sunday at the Mayborn Museum. “Since we’re so close to the Brazos River, it seems like a perfect setting to really study how water impacts the community,” said Sandi Cooper, Ph.D., professor of curriculum and instruction in the Baylor School of Education. “What we’re trying to teach in this course is that it is a community issue and how we do get the community involved so that they can have a voice.”

Nov
21
2017

Lewisville Leader: Denton County advocacy center’s new leader tackles top priorities

Nov. 17, 2017
Kristen Howell, B.A. (Social Work) ’96, is the new chief executive officer of Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County. Howell has worked in the field of social work and family violence for the last 20 years. She was most recently the chief programs officer at Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, where she provided oversight to all of the direct service programs at the advocacy center, including the forensic services team, the clinical services team, the family advocate team and the research institute.

Nov
21
2017

Marketwatch: U.K. ruling on Uber drivers may lead SEC to re-examine company’s revenue approach

Nov. 20, 2017
Gia Chevis, Ph.D., clinical professor, director of the graduate accounting program and holder of The Price Waterhouse Faculty Fellowship for Teaching Excellence at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about how a recent U.K appeals court decision that gives Uber drivers the right to be paid the national minimum wage and other benefits may prompt the Securities and Exchange Commission to take another look at Uber’s recent decision to leave driver revenue and costs out of its financial filings.

Nov
21
2017

Metro: The Princeton Review's top business schools for 2018

Nov. 15, 2017
The Princeton Review recently released its 12th annual list of the top 25 undergraduate schools and the top 25 graduate schools for entrepreneurship studies in the country for 2018. Baylor University was listed in the top 10 undergraduate schools in the country for 2018.

Nov
20
2017

High Beam Research: Baylor University Presents Willbanks with Heritage Award

Nov. 13, 2017
Article about Houston-based Willbanks & Associates, which was awarded with this year’s Texas Family Business of the Year Heritage Award, presented by Baylor University’s Institute for Family Business. The awards program – now in its 28th year – recognizes outstanding firms who demonstrate a commitment to business continuity while serving their employees, community and industry.

Nov
20
2017

Houston Chronicle: Texas securities board names employee as deputy commissioner

Nov. 16, 2017
The Texas State Securities Board, the government agency responsible for enforcing state securities laws, named Clinton Edgar, B.B.A. (Finance) ’05, as the new deputy securities commissioner.

Nov
20
2017

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: The Gospel Hummingbirds Tackle Two Spirituals

Nov. 19, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden spotlights the Gospel Hummingbirds of Oakland, California, who deliver a soulful take on the old spiritual, “Lord Don’t Move the Mountain.” Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

Nov
20
2017

KWKT-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/FOX): Baylor Law School hosts Adoption Event

Nov. 17, 2017
VIDEO: Baylor Law School wrapped up its 10th annual Adoption Day event on Nov. 17, during which 33 children were formally adopted by 20 families. Each year, the Law School goes all out to celebrate this event. This year’s theme was based on Star Wars: “Adoptions: The Family Awakens.”

Nov
20
2017

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Waco: 33 adopted on National Adoption Day at Baylor

Nov. 17, 2017
VIDEO: In a Star Wars-themed event, “Adoptions: The Family Awakens,” 33 Central Texas children were formally adopted by 20 new families during National Adoption Day ceremonies at Baylor Law School. Each year, the Law School celebrates the joys of adoption and encourages people to pursue adoption as a way to give children permanent families. This 10th annual celebration is part of a nationwide effort to call special attention to foster children waiting in the United States and to celebrate all loving families that adopt.