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Professor discusses personality tests, says they give less insight than some expect THOMAS MORAN Staff Writer Personality tests are all the rage in modern media. Popular sites like Buzzfeed offer countless quizzes and tests for entertainment purposes, while more scientifically based tests like the Enneagram and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator attempt to offer insights into the inner workings of individuals. With such a broad variety of options, are such tests credible? And if they are, how should participants utilize the results? Baylor department of psychology and neuroscience associate professor Dr. Alex Beaujean specializes in psychological assessment and measurement and quantitative methods and in his opinion, not all personality tests are created equal. “They can be credible and can be useful, but not all personality tests that are available are either credible or useful,” Beaujean said. There are a few instances in which personality tests are beneficial, Beajuean said. The first is in administrative situations. In his view, specific jobs are tailored to specific personality types and having that information can be helpful during the hiring process.
“For example, say I need to hire a party planner and I have 100 people apply for the position,” Beaujean said. “I would probably want to focus on the applications from people who are more extroverted than introverted, people who get energized by being part of social interactions.” The second context in which personality tests can be useful is in a clinical environment, though the may look different from tests easily found on the internet Beajuean said. “These types of tests tend to do well in identifying people who are having some major difficulties in their life, such as having a lot of anxious thoughts,” Beaujean said. “These types of personality tests have to be interpreted and used by licensed psychologists and are used as part of a larger psychological assessment.” Beaujean said many personality tests have little scientific backing which, in the academic world, deem them nearly worthless. “Ideas of personality that are not grounded in science,” Beaujean said. “For example, the enneagram personality system is very popular — especially in religious colleges and institutions … There is little peerreviewed evidence available to support the
system … Consequently, making decisions about individuals based on their enneagram number/type, at best, is probably a waste of time.” Beyond being non-academic, some personality tests and interpretation of their results can be harmful Beaujean said. “At worst, it could cause some major harm such as interpreting people’s types as the areas where they ‘need to come to Christ and seek transformation,’ which was touted in a recent article about enneagrams in Christianity Today,” Beaujean said. Houston sophomore Kathryn Sadler enjoys personality tests in a casual way and avoids giving any personality test too much say in her day-to-day life. “I think personality tests should not define your personality,” Sadler said. “They should inform you on maybe why you make decisions or maybe why you think the way you do. But you should never let your personality test stop you from growing as a human being.” Sadler attributes the popularity of personality tests to the way they allow us to better understand ourselves and how we connect with others.
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Title IX: Former BU employees subpoenaed MICAELA FREEMAN Staff Writer Attorneys in the “Jane Doe” lawsuit filed against Baylor University have subpoenaed former police chief Jim Doak and former athletic director Ian McCaw for documents related to accusations in the suit. Subpoenas for Doak and former Baylor employee Migdalia Holgersson were filed on Wednesday in United States District Court in Waco. Court records show McCaw, former senior associate athletic director Todd Patulski and former Title IX investigator Ian McRary all received similar subpoenas on Jan. 26. The subpoenas issued to them only required documents, not court appearances, and are common in court. Baylor has also issued these types of subpoenas in the past. A spokesperson for the university declined to comment on the matter. McCaw, Patulski and McRary all are now employed at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Doak worked for Baylor for 28 years and retired as police chief in 2014. Holgersson was a client relationship manager at Baylor, according to a school news release from 2011. The lawsuit is one of six Baylor is facing over allegations regarding sexual assault claims, some allegedly occurring more than 10 years ago. The subpoenas are for a lawsuit filed by a group of survivors of alleged sexual assaults using the pseudonym “Jane Doe,” represented by attorneys Chad W. Dunn of Houston and Jim R. Dunnam of Waco. The evidentiary requests are asking Doak and Holgersson for all communications and documents pertaining to claims of sexual assault alleged by a student, faculty or staff member of Baylor and any documents to or from Pepper Hamilton, the law firm that conducted Baylor’s investigation into the alleged sexual assaults. The subpoenas also asked for documents Doak and Holgersson provided to Baylor Law professor Jeremy Counseller, who conducted an internal school investigation concerning Title IX and sexual assault related issues, as well as all documentation regarding their separation from Baylor University, including settlement agreements. The subpoenas served to McCaw, McRary and Petulski also ask for similar documentation. The subpoenas say Doak and Holgersson have until Feb. 20 to provide the named documents.
Students reach finals in Disney design competition REAGAN EBB Staff Writer A group of three Baylor students was one of six teams selected as finalists in the 27th annual Walt Disney Imaginations design competition. Walt Disney Imagineering executive and Disney Legend Marty Sklar created the competition in 1991 to develop students in creative careers for potential employment with Imagineering in the future. The prompt for the challenge changes ever year, and this year teams were instructed to bring an abandoned town back to life through design. All finalists were flown to Walt Disney Imagineering’s Vol.118 No. 33
headquarters from Jan. 2226 in Glendale, Calif. for a five-day, all-expenses-paid trip. During the trip, finalists met and worked with current Imagineers, interviewed for internships and presented their ideas to a panel of Imagineering executives for awards. Baylor’s team consisted of Katy senior Andrea De Oliveira, League City senior Erin Saylor and Coppell junior Josh Martin. Their project was titled “Lion City,” which is based on the thousand-yearold Chinese city Shi Cheng. Shi Cheng, which means Lion City in Mandarin, was a wealthy, lively city during the Ming and Qing dynasties. The city was purposely flooded in 1959 to create a reservoir and
a hydroelectric dam, which helps power neighboring cities today. In 2001, a Chinese government exploration found that most of the city’s architecture remained intact, despite the flooding. “We are absolutely thrilled to have been able to go and present our ideas,” Martin said. In their design, people enter the city through HydroGliders, a device that the team designed similar to a helicopter combined with submarine, which gives visitors an overview of the original city. Once the guests have entered the city, they have several options to explore. “Within the city we had multiple different activities, including scuba diving
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OUTBREAK Katy senior Andrea De Oliveira, League City senior Erin Saylor and Coppell junior Josh Martin are finalists the 27th Imaginations Design Competition. This is Baylor’s third year competing but first time reaching the finals.
through the ruins, making a spirit animal that can follow you around the park and be your guide and a roller
coaster,” Saylor said. The main attraction, called Dragon Dynasty, is a dragonthemed, dual-tracked roller
coaster where the two tracks race to gain control of the city.
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Alcohol policy should consider safety concerns THOMAS MORAN Staff Writer
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Title IX needs more student involvement Just as it reassured the public it would, the Title IX office at Baylor has undergone numerous changes in the name of improvement. Pepper Hamilton’s 105 recommendations have been implemented, the Title IX section on Baylor’s website is now layered with information and resources, and pools of money have been spent settling lawsuits and cleaning up the mess of recent years’ scandals. However, despite continued efforts, something seems to be largely unrepresented — opportunities for student involvement, not as individuals in need of assistance, but as the assistants themselves. The sexual assault climate survey, which was administered last year, revealed that 75 percent of those surveyed believe that Baylor did/would “actively support them with either formal or informal resources,” when approaching title IX issues. However, despite this belief, only 53 percent of survey-takers believed Baylor would support the individual making the report. These are somewhat contradictory findings —findings that can be remedied by creating opportunities for students to be involved in the process. While a lack of student involvement in handling serious situations may be for good reason, students willing to undergo proper training could serve as a valuable resource to a survivor uncomfortable talking to an adult they have never previously met. Advocate positions or internships are just the starting point of many possibilities. Training for handling sensitive matters of the like is often extensive and time-consuming; therefore, students who intend on working in related fields such as social work or family and gender studies should be able to earn class credit and simultaneously gain experience working with victims of assault and trauma. This would ensure the students serving as a source of support would be educated on the matter and held responsible for protecting the confidentiality of that student. This and any other services involving peers would be completely optional for students, as some may not feel comfortable with student Title IX ambassadors or representatives. A Baylor student who preferred to remain anonymous told the Lariat, “The most beneficial thing to me in my journey was having a friend to confide in,” adding that she felt most comfortable talking about her assault with someone her own age. As a survivor of assault and a current student at Baylor, she suggested a student-run hotline. Student volunteers would rotate shifts, being on-call for two to three hours at a time, and survivors of assault would be invited to reach out anytime. This would allow students to speak to their peers — to someone passionate enough about the issue to spend their time listening to others — without having to reveal their identity. Tulane University in New Orleans has already implemented
something similar, a program called SAPHE, or Sexual Aggression Peer Hotline and Education. The student-run, 24/7 hotline is available for students to make a confidential call and express their feelings about experiences with sexual harassment or assault. Students elsewhere have taken it upon themselves to advocate for proper Title IX handling. Know your IX, a survivor- and youth-led project that aims to empower students to end sexual and dating violence in their schools, largely focuses on keeping the educational system in check. Featuring advice on how to rally, plan campaign strategies and fight for improvement, groups such as these are based on the idea that much power and assertion on the part of the student body is necessary to inspire systematic change. However, with paid student advocacy programs, studentrun hotlines or student support groups organized by the Title IX office, students would not feel as compelled to stand up against the university as a whole, as they would to participate and work in unison with the school. At the very least, students’ voices need to be accounted for as administrative decisions are made and leadership positions are filled. If the office exists for the people, then the people’s needs should be effectively sought after and prioritized. It’s On Us, a campaign Baylor students have likely encountered on more than one occasion, is undergoing a process of transition that temporarily limits its marketing capabilities. According to Fort Worth senior Caroline Grace, the former social chair and current president of It’s On Us, the program is transitioning away from “being an arm under the Title IX department to being an official Student Activities organization.” This is largely due to administrative changes, sparked by a discussion that questioned whether prevention training should be under the office of compliance, Title IX or another office, Grace said. Even though Grace said the program “has no intention of cutting ties with our friends and advocates in the Title IX office,” she said fluctuations within the department have reinforced the program’s decision to become an independent group. Despite a close connection, a gap is still left in the Title IX office where students should stand. A guide for Title IX advocates and attorneys by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center best captures the essence of the issue: “Title IX provides a floor, not a ceiling ... Survivors are in the best position to tell the school what will make them feel safe.” Many have lost trust in those working in higher-up positions, and many others feel uncomfortable speaking to unfamiliar adults about private matters. Survivors of sexual assault should be able to confide in their peers and to grow stronger together.
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Every Baylor student is amply aware of the school’s Christian affiliation. Between mandatory Chapel attendance and the Christian imagery seen across campus, nearly every facet of Baylor is influenced by its Baptist roots. Baylor’s policies are no exception to this principle. However, enforcing policy which upholds Baptist values while prioritizing student welfare is not always black and white. This tension is most evident through Baylor’s current policy regarding alcohol consumption. Currently, Baylor’s policy demands that no alcohol be on campus at any time, including in one’s digestive system. Agents of the university, including community leaders and hall directors, are trained to immediately call the Baylor University Police Department if an individual under the age of 21 is found in possession of or under the influence of alcohol, likely resulting in legal repercussions. Students over 21 might avoid a run-in with campus police; however, both legal and underage students will certainly face Judicial Affairs, with suspension and expulsion as potential sanctions. This policy is often problematic for students who make the choice to drink off-campus without securing safe transportation, seeking safe sleeping arrangements or knowledge of their limits. Students might be faced with the decision of risking their own security and staying offcampus in a hazardous situation or returning to campus and running the risk of suffering both legal and universitybased repercussions. Students should feel comfortable to return to campus, rather than compromise their safety in order to avoid disciplinary action.
... student safety ought to be prioritized in any situation.”
Regardless of one’s opinions on alcohol consumption, underage or legal, most would agree that student safety ought to be prioritized in any situation. As Baylor emerges from a difficult era of scandal, its policies should reflect the utmost consideration for student safety and protection from the potential dangers of off-campus environments involving alcohol, including sexual assault and alcohol poisoning. There should be a service available for students in unsafe off-campus environments to call and inform Baylor representatives of their current situation and decision to return to campus, presuming they have safe transportation. The students could be offered amnesty for having contacted the number and be allowed to return to campus without fear of repercussions. Though there would be a high risk of students abusing the service to return to campus without risk of repercussions, the few occasions in which a truly unsafe student is offered sanctuary from a high-risk situation would morally outweigh occasions with dishonest students, regardless of the frequency. An inebriated student back on Baylor’s safe campus is certainly preferable to a student hospitalized for alcohol poisoning or having fallen victim to sexual assault. Rather than facing Baylor police or Judicial Affairs, students could be required to complete an alcohol course, receive a current university sanction and attend some form of counseling to better understand the potential consequences of their decision to engage in reckless behavior. Rather than utilizing fear tactics with threats of tickets, fines and suspensions, rehabilitation and prevention would be far more positive ways to effect change in the student body. Student safety is invaluable, and university policy should reflect that principle. Thomas Moran is a junior journalism major from Greenwood Village, Colo..
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HAMMOCK TIME Wheaton, Ill., junior Eric Reid relaxes in his hammock. Reid started a business called Octopus, which primarily sells hammocks but hopes to eventually expand to other outdoor gear.
Incubator helps student businesses succeed early CORRIE COLEMAN Reporter
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COLLABORATION Dr. Jonathan Rylander is an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering and the faculty member in charge of the Motion Capture Lab.
BRIC Motion Capture Lab researches rehab techniques SAMANTHA AMARO Reporter Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science does more than work on machines and buildings. Some work to rebuild parts of the human body. A branch of the mechanical engineering program is the Biomedical Experimentation, Design and Simulation, where they are taking leaps the field of orthopedics and rehabilitation issues and research. The research lab is located at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative and is loaded with six to seven active, ongoing projects. Proof of this research is shown upon opening the door, where a row of running shoes that belong to a graduate student’s project are visible. Along with this, sits a project created by Dr. Brian Garner, an associate professor in mechanical engineering, resembling a horse saddle. The horse saddle mechanism’s purpose is to help epileptic patients learn natural functions. The saddle is meant to replicate the movements of a real horse and is meant for to be used by those living in places that horses are not easy to come by — such as those living in the city or in poverty-stricken countries. Dr. Jonathan Rylander is an assistant professor in mechanical engineering and the faculty member in charge of the Motion Capture Lab. A mechanical engineer by trade, he wanted to work with people in a more clinical capacity, like working with wounded soldiers. He was visibly excited as he explained all that the lab could accomplish, and all the unique tools available. One focus in the research is physical therapy. “There’s a very wellverified stat where people just don’t comply to at-home therapy,” Rylander said. “They just don’t do it.” Rylander is working on several projects in collaboration with many other doctors. The projects all share a common goal— to find out whether current treatments used in rehabilitation are actually being proven useful or if there are other, better treatments that can be explored. There are even projects about whether the Wii Kinect could be used in rehab through the use of games.
Physical therapy is a very common rehabilitation method in America, where tens of thousands of people must undergo a kind of rehabilitation therapy for anything ranging from a stroke to an arm injury. Exergaming, which uses technology to track body movement, was one research project in the Motion Capture Lab. The researchers use a Kinect console to see if they could be used to track the movements and complete rehabilitation through the use of games. Through the use of the lab, they are able to conduct validating testing on whether using games could be a new form of athome therapy. “What we want to do is quantify what motions are being done in some of those games to see if its an effective use for, say, rotator cuff surgery,” Rylander said. The lab, packed with projects, sported other cool gizmos. From motion capture, the likes of which have been seen on movie sets for sci-fi blockbusters, to pressure-activated mats that measure where on the human body the applied pressure is coming from on the human body, the lab is fitted out with systems set to recreate the structure and movements of the human body with lines and dots on a television screen. “One of the things that you can do with these cameras that we don’t do is animation,” Rylander said. “This exact system is used on a lot of different movies like ‘Paddington Bear’; and ‘Sid the Science Kid’ is done with these cameras exactly.” Waco graduate student Jenny Tavares is one of the students using these labs for research. Her project is working on stress fractures and how different types of shoes affect the way people run. She had planned her thesis around another research project, focused on two different kinds of knee replacements, uncemented or cemented. Participants were scarce for this study, so she was prompted to think of another research idea. Having been a runner for the past 10 years, she reached out to the track team. “It was really a chance for me to kind of explore different options,” Tavares said. “It was built off a recommendation from the track team.” Combining her research and her personal interests was great, Tavares said.
Her project ran with five running conditions — presented in the kind of shoe the participant would wear during the experiment, which involved running on a treadmill. This project began in May, and as it progressed, Tavares managed to get 24 participants to take part in the study within a month and a half. After cleaning the data and working to analyze it to find the results, Tavares is now in the process of writing her thesis.
The 1846 Business Incubator provides students with the support they need to develop, launch and grow their business ventures. Through resources such as faculty aid, mentorships and office space, students are given the tools to succeed. After an involved application process, an average of five business ventures are chosen every academic year. Dr. John Laurie, program coordinator for the business incubator, said the program is intended to help students turn their ideas into a sustainable businesses. “The business incubator is designed to help take students from the concept or startup stage to a viable business,” Laurie said. “It’s designed to be a three semester program. Hopefully by the end of the third semester, they should be generating revenue.” The business incubator provides students with mentors who can give them advice and connect them with other business professionals. “By the second semester, what we want to do is get students set up with mentors who are familiar with their industry … to help them overcome some hurdles that they might not even be aware that they have,” Laurie said. By the end of the three semester program, Laurie hopes students will have a developed a profitable business that can continue even after they graduate. “The goal is, when they graduate, students have created their own jobs,” Laurie said. Wheaton, Ill., junior Eric Reid started
a business called Octopus last spring. The outdoor equipment retail company primarily sells hammocks but hopes to eventually expand to other outdoor gear. “Our big sales proposition is that we make our hammocks stronger, smaller, lighter, more portable and less expensive,” Reid said. He and his business partner Jesse looked at mainstream hammock brands and asked, “What can we make better?” Reid sees the business incubator as a way to build relationships with both faculty members and fellow student business owners who can help him improve Octopus. “It’s kind of like a brain trust to work together and improve your own businesses but also help improve other people’s businesses,” Reid said. After college, Reid hopes that Octopus will provide him with a job. “I’ve realized that this is definitely a company that can succeed. It’s not just going to be a school project,” Reid said. “If I can work on Octopus after I graduate, I’ll be a happy guy.” Long Beach, Calif., junior Cole Streelman is also a part of the business incubator. His business also has to do with the outdoors. “Boat Monger … connects boat owners, whose boats are in disuse for most of the year, with potential boat users who would like to use the boat,” Streelman said. Streelman heard about the business incubator while in Laurie’s class. “After talking to Dr. Laurie during office hours a couple times and his encouragement to apply, I decided to actually go forward with it,” Streelman said.
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A week in the life: Greek life new members Zeta Tau Alpha new member shares her surprising twist RIDER FARRIS Reporter Every spring semester, hundreds of women enter the doors of the Stacy Riddle Forum a week before classes begin with bright eyes and the goal of finding their home within Baylor’s Greek community. Some find the process difficult and lengthy; for others, the process is a breeze. But for the women that find their home, the experience is something truly special. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho freshman Annaliese Cheeley was one of those hopeful women this year. Making the decision to participate in recruitment just one month before the registration deadline, she gathered as many recommendation letters as she could from current and past Greek women and set about meeting Greeks within Baylor’s own community. She attended Bill Daniel Student Center (SUB) mixers for several of Baylor’s eight Panhellenic sororities and did her best to prepare for the week long process of recruitment. “It was a good experience,” Cheeley said. “I didn’t know what to expect for the entire week, just because I wasn’t super involved last semester. But it ended well.” Cheeley initially decided to register for recruitment after meeting and discussing the idea with a Gamma Chi — a Panhellenic woman who has disaffiliated herself from her own organization to help guide prospective Greek members through the recruitment process. In January, Cheeley walked into recruitment week
with an open mind and a legacy status with Panhellenic sorority Zeta Tau Alpha, as her mother was a Zeta at the University of Washington. “Going into rush week, I wanted Chi-O,” Cheeley said. “I was having an open mind, but I thought Chi-O would be awesome because that’s where I saw myself.” Unfortunately, after the first day of Panhellenic “parties”, and after the first round of cuts, Cheeley was left with only a couple of sororities, one of which was Zeta. “Every time I went into Zeta, the conversations were actually real and the girls seemed actually interested,” Cheeley said. “It was more personal. They made me feel like a real person and that they actually wanted me. They really made me feel welcomed and wanted, and it just kind of sold it for me.” So, Cheeley carried on through both Philanthropy Day, where she learned about Zeta’s philanthropy, breast cancer awareness, and Preference Day, where she learned about sisterhood within Zeta. She also learned about another Greek organization, Alpha Delta Pi, in which she was invited to come back. But, Preference Day really cemented which Greek organization she wanted to be a part of. “That was the day I knew that Zeta was where I wanted to go because it was real and authentic and it was what I wanted,” Cheeley said. Cheeley ended up suicide rushing for Zeta, which means that she stated she would only accept a bid from Zeta and not the other organization. On Bid Day,
she was presented with a bid and accepted the offer to join Zeta. “I just felt most comfortable in Zeta,” Cheeley said. “It felt like home; the girls were so inviting. So it just worked out that way.” Since Bid Day, Cheeley has been one of hundreds of new members to join Panhellenic organizations at Baylor this year. She has also received her Big and the rest of her Greek family, including her Grand Big, Austin, Texas, junior Brittany Wetmore, who welcomed her to their ‘fam’. “Annaliese is awesome,” Wetmore said. “She’s very spunky and loud, but she’s super sweet and down-toearth and is just super open and willing to talk to you about anything. She’s very kind and she has a really big heart. I’m super excited about her. She’s super great.” Regarding the recruitment process, Cheeley said she thinks that the deferred rush process Baylor has is beneficial because it allows freshmen to settle in before they make the commitment of joining a Greek organization. Additionally, she said although the sorority recruitment process may have some flaws, it is valid and useful to an extent. As for the next generation of Baylor’s Greeks, she suggests that prospective members try to not let stereotypes influence how they feel about the organizations. “Go in with an open mind because a lot of them will surprise you,” Cheeley said. “And if you have an open mind, then you will probably end up where you’re supposed to.”
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NEW YEAR, NEW MEMBERS From left: Tau Kappa Epsilon members Westminster, Colo. junior Adam Kwon; Marietta, Ga. freshman Ryan Kim, Austin freshman Cade Bandera, Daly City, Calif. freshman Jonathan Lau, Carmel, Ind. freshman Samuel Schiller celebrate their successful recruitment season.
Photo Courtesy of Samuel Schiller
Tau Kappa Epsilon draws new members in with community RIDER FARRIS Reporter
Photo Courtesy of Brittany Wetmore
WE ARE FAMILY Members of Zeta Tau Alpha show off their family line. From top: Austin senior Brittany Wetmore, Waco sophomore Emma Kieninger, Houston sophomore Isabel Colon, Waco freshman Annaliese Cheeley.
Immediately following the start of the spring semester, men from all over campus embark on the journey that is rush with hopes of finding brotherhood in one of Baylor’s many fraternities. For these men, the first couple weeks of the semester are filled with events to meet the men of the many fraternities and learn more about them. Some of these men intend to rush from the second they step onto campus in the fall. For others, like Carmel, Ind., freshman Samuel Schiller, it is a last-minute decision. “I really didn’t want to [rush] when I first came down to campus last semester,” said Schiller, pledge of Interfraternity Council organization Tau Kappa Epsilon. “I really disliked frats, but that’s part of what drew me to TKE. It wasn’t your typical picture of a frat. I got along really well with all of the guys.” Schiller had talked to some of the men of Tau Kappa Epsilon last semester and had tossed around the idea of rushing in his head. However, it wasn’t until the spring semester was underway that he made the decision to participate in rush. He bought some new clothes in anticipation and preparation for the process and decided to go with it. “[The rush process] was pretty straight forward,” Schiller said. “I had talked to a few others [fraternities]. A few others wanted to rush me, but I decided not to. TKE’s the one that drew me in most.” As part of the rush process, Schiller attended events that the fraternities host for prospective members. Schiller himself went to a bowling event at the Bill Daniel Student Center (SUB) and a smoker event held at
Vitek’s. Following the events and getting to know the men, Schiller was invited to have an interview with the members of TKE. Schiller said overall, the rush process runs fairly smooth. He said the schedule is not too demanding and that he was given plenty of time to prepare, since nothing was ever last minute. “I think [the rush process] works pretty well — especially having freshmen rush the second semester makes a lot of sense,” Schiller said. “It gives people time to settle in before they do things.” Whitewright freshman Clay Almond and Independent fraternity Beta Upsilon Chi pledge agreed with Schiller regarding Baylor’s policy on deferred rush. “I think it’s a great policy because it gives us the opportunity to kind of find our way around campus
and really understand what its like to be a Baylor Bear,” Almond said. After undergoing the rush process, Schiller said that there’s no other Greek organization he could see himself being a part of. He decided during the rush process that he wanted TKE and that was where he belonged. “I was going TKE and TKE only,” Schiller said. “I had talked to other frats and none of the others drew me in like TKE did.” Regarding the rush process, Schiller said it was a good experience. He met many people, got to attend a few events and found his home in Baylor’s Greek community. “It was a lot of fun,” Schiller said. “I met a lot of good people.
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The computer science gender gap Female professors, majors seek more representation, resources CORRIE COLEMAN Reporter Computer science is a thriving field, producing three times the national average number of jobs. If trends continue, in 2025 only 20 percent of those jobs will be held by women according to new research by Accenture and Girls Who Code. Additionally, just 18 percent of computer science majors are women. In Mississippi, Montana, and Wyoming, no girls took the AP Computer Science exam in 2013 according to a study by Georgia Tech. However, Baylor is taking steps to encourage and empower aspiring female computer scientists despite the present gender gap. Baylor computer science professor Cindy Fry believes the small number of female computer science majors is a problem that should be addressed. She said she has seen some female students begin as computer science majors only to change their major soon after. “The things that tend to cause them to reconsider and choose a different major are not things that necessarily have anything to do with aptitude,” Fry said. “It’s more ‘I’m intimidated,’ ‘I don’t ask the same kinds of questions that the guys do,’ ‘Maybe I’m not cut out for this.’” Fry added that being the only female student in a classroom is a common occurrence in the department, which can be discouraging. Fry said she feels many of the applications of computer science taught in classrooms are aimed at male students, often causing female students
to lose interest. “We have to show [girls] an application of computing to a need that they care about,” Fry said. “There’s a lot of different ways that we can apply computer science that would keep the girls a little more interested.” Fry attributes much of her success to her father, who was also a computer scientist and inspired her to pursue her passion. Today, Fry encourages young men to empower their daughters, just as her father did for her. “I always tell the young men, you might want to be a great computer scientist but my hope is that you are a great husband and father,” said Fry. “There’s nothing more powerful than a father telling his daughter, ‘You know what? You can do anything.’ Baylor computer science professor Dr. Eungee Song echoes Fry, saying the role of parents as well as teachers is to encourage young people to pursue their goals, regardless of social norms. Song believes one important key to empowering young girls to become computer scientists is to find them mentors. While in college, Song had a mentor in the computer science department. “Having that kind of connection with a woman was very helpful,” Song said. Nashville, Tenn., senior Hannah Pate has always known that she wants to make a difference in the world. “When I came to college, I wanted to learn how to create something that would make the biggest impact on humanity,” said Pate. “Computer science is
definitely something that you can make a difference with.” Pate is the president of an organization called Women in Computer Science, which provides a space for female students to build community. “[The mission of Women in Computer Science] is to form a community within Baylor to establish relationships and build up each other,” Pate said. “It makes me realize there are a lot more girls in it than what it seems like in the class setting.” While searching for jobs, Pate has encountered companies which actively seek to recruit women. However, she has also seen those that do not. “I went to one interview and I get there, and there’s 30, maybe 40, interviewees. Every single one of them is a guy. I’m the only girl,” Pate said. “I felt so uncomfortable and like such an outcast … I just felt sad.” Although the company offered her a job, she did not accept. However, Pate is not without hope. “If we continue to establish communities like WICS … I think we can make it better,” Pate said. “We don’t have to just expect it to be a guydominated classroom.” She hopes to help Women in Computer Science partner with local schools to teach young girls about computer science. “We could go there and kind of be an inspiration and get that stereotype out of their mindset,” Pate said. “It’s a terrible stereotype to have … They definitely need to see role models.”
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In addition to creating music, Cameron Allmond designs and sells clothing items for his brand, The Cavalier Collective pg. 7
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LARIAT TV NEWS TODAY PENELOPE SHIREY Design Editor For the first time in its 118-year history, The Baylor Lariat is producing a newscast in addition to its traditional methods of reporting. Twice a week, journalism and film and digital media students collaborate on a studio news production, called “Lariat TV News Today.” Bruce Gietzen, director of student publications, said he saw the need for the Lariat’s broadcast staff to expand on the stories they previously produced. “Our number one goal is to help students find out what their passion is and then to help them get a job when they graduate, and there are jobs available in broadcast journalism,” he said. The newscast is one avenue for students to discover a potential area of interest, he said. To pull off such a show, however, requires a group of people willing to commit to the idea. “In a typical newscast at one of the TV stations here locally, there will be 50 employees in the newsroom, so it takes a lot of work behind the scenes,” Gietzen said. Lariat TV News Today currently relies on 21 film and digital media students and a mix of 17 Lariat staff members and interns who perform a multitude of tasks necessary for the show, according to Rylee Seavers, executive producer for the newscast. “There’s a lot that goes into producing a newscast,” she said. “Everything the anchors say, every graphic you see on screen, every video, every tease, all of the switching between cameras, there’s a lot behind that.” Former graduate student Logan Trent is an instructor in the film and digital media department. Trent teaches the studio section of Production Methods I, which partners with the Lariat for the newscast, and he said the opportunity benefits the film and digital media students as well. “It’s a partnership that I was very surprised didn’t exist already, but now that it has happened, it’s opened up more avenues for
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both groups of students,” he said. Trent said the newscast gives him an opportunity to teach film and digital media students the differences between working in a live studio environment and a traditional film set. “The studio section previously didn’t have a true live feel to it, but with this live production we really only have one chance to get it right,” he said. Lariat TV News Today films on Wednesday and Friday in the studio in Castellaw Communications Center. Seavers said learning the anchoring and producing skills in a live environment greatly benefits the broadcast program as well. “When you watch newscasts, local or national, they make it look very easy,” she said. “But you have to think about your posture, the way you’re saying things, and reading a teleprompter is surprisingly difficult.” Additionally, Seavers said anchors must be able to write well and apply all of the foundational journalism skills. “What we’ve achieved so far has been so great, and there’s so much more for us to learn and improve,” she said.
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Veggie alternative to classic Super Bowl party appetizer MEREDITH WAGNER Arts & Life Editor The Super Bowl is just around the corner, and four-layer dip is overrated. If you’re hosting a watch party this year, or if you want to take the day off and venture out of your comfort zone, try this creative, healthier alternative to a generic Super Bowl party favorite.
Cauliflower Buffalo Wings
INGREDIENTS For the wings: • 1 small head of cauliflower, rinsed and washed, cut into florets • 1/2 cup all purpose flour • 2 eggs [for vegan version, use 2 Tablespoons of ground chia seeds + 3/4 cups warm water] • 4 cups panko bread crumbs [or crushed corn flakes] • 1/2 teaspoon of each: garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, pepper For the sauce: • 1/2 cup Frank’s red hot sauce • 3 tablespoons melted butter
BOWL 1 All purpose flour
DIRECTIONS • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. • Set out three different bowls, creating an assembly line from left to right. In the first bowl, add the flour. In the second bowl, add both eggs and beat until even. In the last bowl, add the panko crumbs and all four seasonings. At the end of the rows, lay out a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. • Rinse the cauliflower. Dip each floret into the bowl of flour, followed by the bowl of beaten egg, followed by the panko crumbs. Evenly space breaded cauliflower on the pan, and continue moving through the assembly line until you are out of ingredients or the pan is full. (I ended up filling two pans and still had leftover cauliflower). • Place the pan in the oven and bake for 20 minutes until golden. Test if ready by poking the cauliflower with a fork. It should be tender all the way through. • While the cauliflower is in the oven, melt the butter and combine with Frank’s red hot sauce. • Evenly coat the baked cauliflower with the hot sauce/butter mixture, or leave it on the side for dipping.
BOWL 2 Two beaten eggs
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VEGGIES PLEASE Cauliflower buffalo wings are a great alternative to traditional buffalo wings if you’re trying to include less meat in your diet.
HELPFUL TIPS • Ensure the cauliflower is damp before starting this process. It will help the flour stick and coat evenly.
BOWL 3 Panko bread crumbs
• Eggs are great for breading because they act as a binding agent. A great vegan alternative is creating a “chia pudding.”
ASSEMBLE Breaded and ready for baking
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Baylor student creates music, clothing brand JP GRAHAM Reporter It’s safe to say Baylor students have probably seen at least one “Cavalier” hoodie or T-shirt on campus. Anyone who knows Cameron Allmond knows the clothes he makes for his clothing brand, The Cavalier Collective, represent his passion for music and fashion. If not, then one has likely noticed a minimalistic brand with catchy combinations of color nonetheless. Boise, Idaho senior Cameron Allmond is a communication studies major. Growing up in an area rather deprived of rap music, Allmond said he predominantly listened to rock instead. When his family moved to Texas in 2006, he was exposed to artists such as Lecrae, Tedashii and Trip Lee. Allmond said he didn’t begin writing lyrics of his own until the invention of the game Rock Band. Crediting the band Rage Against the Machine as an influence, Allmond said his diverse musical interests eventually merged because of his passion for writing music. “Different inspirations from hearing my parents like [rap music], but also being in an environment not conducive to hip-hop, kind of brings both those worlds together,” Allmond said. “And that’s what you get is me on a microphone.” In addition to making music, Allmond designs and sells clothing items for his brand, The Cavalier Collective. Allmond came across the name Cavalier when he ran track in high school. He had a teammate whose last name was Cavalier, which sounded catchy to Allmond. He decided it would be his alias if he ever needed one. The Cavalier Collective was inspired by favorite artists of Allmond’s, Nipsey Hussle and Dom Kennedy, and their “west coast” vibe. Allmond’s first batch of shirts sold out pre-sale in 30 minutes. Since producing his first round of shirts during the fall of his sophomore year, Allmond has designed six T-shirts, four sweatshirts and
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CREATOR Cameron Allmond, Baylor musician and owner of clothing brand “The Cavalier Collective” performs at Common Grounds.
four hats. When he began selling shirts in fall 2015, Allmond contacted popular Christian rapper Lecrae, who was scheduled to perform in Waco the following weekend. Lecrae, a prominent source of inspiration to Allmond, posed in one of his Cavalier T-shirts. Allmond now uses the photo of Lecrae sporting his clothing to market the Cavalier Collective brand. As the designer and distributor of Cavalier Collective, Allmond said he is happy to have
a close friend that recently opened up a print shop. “My running back in high school, Jonathan Coney, moved to LA and opened up a print shop for himself,” Allmond said. “He’s been able to get me significantly cheaper prices and a quicker return rate.” Jacob Cedillo, San Antonio senior and founder of Fades and Shaves, said he has been a returning customer to the Cavalier Collective. “I like the logo, simplistic design, and functionality of his clothing,” said Cedillo. “It’s
perfect for college students who want to look good with minimal effort.” Looking ahead to graduation, Allmond has taken time to reflect on these opportunities. He said producing music and a clothing line are separate endeavors that depend on one another. “I rapped before I did the clothing, but there are people that buy my clothing that don’t know that I rap or haven’t heard my music,” Allmond said. “I feel like they’re both separate entities, but when people know that they’re together … the gear starts to shine more in their eyes.”
Musician brings listeners on ‘wild’ jazz music ride JP GRAHAM Reporter Cultivate 7twelve hosted one of Waco’s most established and respected jazz musicians, pianist Dave Wild, Wednesday night for a rare solo recital full of original pieces. Curated by guitarist Chuck Jennings, Wild played for an hour and a half and only performed two cover songs. Cultivate 7twelve left the front door open and provided seating for the audience, allowing Wild’s talent to flow onto Austin Avenue and inviting intrigued passerby to step in. Wild has been performing for over 45 years and has lived in places such as Michigan, San Juan and Los Angeles. He is also co-author of the award-winning discography “The John Coltrane Reference.” He recorded a CD with his brother in 2003 titled “Wild Sides,” contributed to The Grove Dictionary of Jazz and has written for jazz magazines such as Down Beat, Cadence and Signal to Noise. Wild substantially contributed to jazz music because of his deep-rooted love for it.
“When I first started listening to jazz was probably in the ‘50s, which will probably tell you how old I am,” Wild said. Wild said he was intrigued by the jazz music accompanying TV shows, citing a period in the late 1950s when a slew of detective-themed series were becoming popular. “They all had jazz connected to them,” he said “That got me into the music.” Wild said his love for jazz withstood the test of time, especially when jazz wasn’t in demand. He said his journey to jazz music was not like that of other musicians who are part of the culture today. “I’m old enough to where there was no jazz band program in high school in the ‘60s, it was like forbidden music,” Wild said. “I’ve run into that bias occasionally – ‘You’re not playing classical music, you can’t play in this auditorium.’” In between playing, Wild and Jennings told of their experiences playing jazz music and discussed its differences compared to other art forms. Wild said he thinks jazz is an under appreciated art form and always has been.
Jennings agreed, adding that he isn’t concerned over any disconnects between younger generations and jazz music. “There’s always a disconnect between the general population,” he said. Jennings said those who are meant to play jazz music find it one way or another; to be in jazz, one must be able to appreciate those who have come before them and their ability to create. “To be into [jazz music], you have to be into the history of it,” he said. Both Wild and Jennings said John Coltrane was the decisive factor in falling in love with jazz music. Jennings said the feeling he received when he was introduced to Coltrane’s work. “A friend of mine played me John Coltrane’s, My Favorite Things, and that was it,” Jennings said. “That’s the closest I’ve ever had to a religious experience.” Jennings and Wild play together on a weekly basis in Waco and the surrounding area. They often perform at Sinclair Restaurant, Klassy Glass and Waco Winery Tasting Room and Rooftop Patio. Wild and Jennings will be playing from 8 to 11 p.m.Valentine’s Day at the
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Truett Seminary to host Texas Baptist Women in Ministry Conference JULIA VERGARA Reporter Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary will be hosting the third annual Texas Baptist Women in Ministry Conference Saturday. Registration for the conference will begin at 8:00 a.m. and is followed by a large session, four panel discussions, a networking lunch, three breakout sessions and ends with a second large session at 4:30 p.m. Jo Ann Sharkey Reinowski, director of academic services for Truett Seminary and secretary for Texas Baptist Women in Ministry, said there are many different ideas about the role of women in ministry. While some churches are excited about a woman serving as the lead pastor, other churches believe that women’s roles should be limited to nonordained positions. “We want to be an advocate for women who feel called by God to serve,” Reinowski said. “We want to provide those women with a network of support, encouragement and resources.” Alethia Chappell DeHay, member of Texas Baptist Women in Ministry, coordinator for
the conference and Truett Seminary alumna, said that this annual conference creates space for connection and meaningful conversation; as well as educational opportunities to both encourage and professionally develop ministers of the gospel in Texas. Reinowski said she has always felt encouraged by the Texas Baptist Women in Ministry Conferences because she is surrounded by women and men who want to support and encourage women’s calls to ministry. While Reinowski said she has seen churches become more open to women serving in ministry, the Texas Baptist Women in Ministry wants to see even more opportunities open up to women. Reinowski said there are over 5,600 Baptist churches in Texas, and their most recent records show that only 22 of them have female pastors or co-pastors. “That’s less than four-tenths of a percentage point,” Reinowski said. “We would love to see more opportunities for women who want to serve in all roles of church leadership, including pastoral leadership, church ministry positions, deacon service or lay ministry.” Reinowski said encouraging and increasing opportunities for minority women in ministry
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is one of the Texas Baptist Women in Ministry Board’s goals. Because of this, the board will be offering travel assistance for ethnic students and women in ministry who are interested in attending the conference. Truett Seminary is an excellent setting for the conference because of its support for women in ministry, Reinowski said. Many of its professors and staff speak at the conference or support it in other ways. Former students often return to these conferences to participate or speak as well. “Over the years, these conferences provide a kind of ‘reunion’ for those who have attended in years past,” DeHay said. “But it’s also an exciting event because there are always women
who are just beginning to see the call that God has placed on their life.” According to the Texas Baptist Women in Ministry website, this year the panels will cover the topics: Clergy Training: A Reverse Listening Session, Expectations & Boundaries in Ministry, Dual Callings and Women in Community Ministry. Participants will be able to choose which panel they would like to attend. The breakout session topics include Minister Moms, Practicing Reconciliation in a Fractured World, Women’s Ways of Leading, Songs for the Journey: Preaching, Praying and Ministering with the Psalms, Why Baptist Women in Ministry? and many more.
CASPER involves students with faculty, grad research SAMANTHA AMARO Staff Writer Research opportunities can be found in many places at Baylor University. To help support an environment rich with curious students and faculty, there is now a special program for students studying the sciences. The Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research or CASPER, is conducting various types of ongoing research and is currently working to connect student and faculty researchers through weekly seminars, which will be held to introduce students to new and groundbreaking research. CASPER was created by Doctor Truell Hyde, Director of CASPER, the Vice Provost of Research and a professor of physics at Baylor. His interest in numerous fields of research led to the founding of the organization. Through a collaboration with Texas State Technical College, he raised money, built a lab on their property — around a 5,000 square foot lab — and started the research center. “I started the actual research center so that I would have an avenue whereby I could hire people and bring in graduate students and do work with other groups outside of Baylor and inside of Baylor,” Hyde said. “It also provided me the ability to bring in faculty from other departments inside of Baylor.” CASPER’s research center spans beyond the Baylor physics department. It consists of various research groups, including the faculty from other departments join the research initiative including entrepreneurship within the School of Business, curriculum and instruction in the School of Education and
mechanical and electrical engineering in the School of Engineering, along with the department of physics and mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences. Baylor students have every opportunity to join research projects within CASPER, which has also become affiliated with various highbrown organizations and groups through a mutual understanding. Students researching within CASPER would be connected to other groups that include NASA JSC, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, to name a few. In 2013, CASPER moved into newly-build specialty labs at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative, or the BRIC, only a ten minute car ride from campus. The building and land amass to 300,000 square feet, with plenty of space for lab work, prototyping, testing and offices. There are also meeting rooms and symposium halls for faculty and researchers working there. Through the use of all these facilities, the products of previous projects that have proven useful in the search for higher knowledge have included deep space probes, among other significant scientific data and instruments. “I started out in my graduate work working on dust detectors for deep space probes,” Hyde said. “So the Halley comet — we had the dust detector on it.” One of the many ongoing research projects being worked on is on the basic research of dusty plasma physics, where they look at ionized gas (like the kind in fluorescent light bulbs) and dust. The gas charges up the dust, which reacts electrostatically and creates new structures. The basic research looks into how the
dust interacts with the plasma, and they conduct experiments on earth to simply understand the structures that are formed. These dust crystals, which move as solids if pushed, can be seen via camera with some magnification or just as one will see dust floating in light. Through this research, it is possible to get insights to other areas involved selfassembling systems, like the early stages of planet formation. This is what Dr. Lorin Matthews, associate director of CASPER, professor of physics and the head of Astrophysics and Space Science Theory Group, looks into. Dr. Matthews is a member of two of the various research groups. Along with Astrophysics and Space Theory Group, she is also a member of the HyperVelocity and Impact Dusty Plasma Lab where they do experimental dusty plasma research. “We’re looking at astrophysical environments,” she said. “We actually have a grant to do an experiment on the space station with dusty plasma physics because here on earth we have to worry about gravity.” Gravity is too big of a force — it overpowers all the smaller effects in the experiments. By going out into space and doing their experiments, gravitational force is a factor that can be taken out. CASPER also publishes yearly journals that sum up the events of the years. These journals contain news, updates and stats. The statistics listed range from the intellectual contributions that have been made throughout the year including published papers, presentations and articles. New proposals and grants are also listed under the statistics, showing what CASPER won. “What we do is we plan a ten-year vision of where we want CASPER
PERSONALITY from Page 1 Ultimately, Beaujean said there are still many unknowns in the study of personalities and results, particularly non-clinical results, should be taken lightly and interpreted with a grain of salt.
“Although personality tests have been around for a long time, there is still a lot to be done to understand how to measure personality,” Beaujean said.
DISNEY from Page 1 Erin Saylor, an electrical and computer engineering major, was in charge of creating the digital 3-D models of the city and the HydroGlider. “We really wanted to do an underwater city,” Saylor said. “We started to research real cities that were currently underwater. It allowed us to really keep the culture intact.” Andrea De Oliveira, a mechanical engineering major, created an interactive simulation of the roller coaster while also helping develop the story. Oliveira said participating in Imaginations was an incredible experience both academically and socially. “I really loved it,” she said. “We got to go to Disney. Mainly beyond interviewing and presenting our ideas, we got to learn about the different branches of engineering.”
Josh Martin, a studio art and graphic design major, was responsible for all the artistic design of the project. Martin said his experience in Glendale was amazing. He said Baylor students should look for creative outlets, such as the Baylor Theme Park Engineering & Design club that fielded the Imaginations team. Martin said his main goal was to focus his artwork on the Chinese culture and styles that thrived when the city was populated. He chose styles that reflected Shi Cheng traditions to incorporate the history of the city while still revitalizing it in a new way. “Overall the competition was, I would say, the best week of my life, and we would like to share that with anyone else who has a dream to be an Imagineer,” Martin said.
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to be,” Matthews said. “How do we advance the research within these groups?” In addition to creating opportunities for research in the labs, CASPER has scheduled weekly seminars. Dates for these seminars
can be found on the CASPER website. CASPER is involving undergraduate and graduate students in research, fulfilling degree requirements and giving real-world opportunities at work in their majors.
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Patriots to face off with Eagles in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis MAX CALDERONE Sports Writer Super Bowl LII will be held on Sunday in Minneapolis. Here are some of the things you need to know. WHO: New England Patriots vs Philadelphia Eagles The Patriots enter as favorites by four points, and have a 52.8 percent chance at winning, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index. Both teams finished the regular season with 13-3 records, clinching the top seed in their conference. New England defeated the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars en route to their 10th Super Bowl appearance in franchise history. A win in Super Bowl LII would be their sixth NFL title, which would tie the all-time record with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Philadelphia took down the Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings on their way to their third Super Bowl in team history, their first appearance in the big game since 2004, where
they also played the Patriots. The Eagles will be playing without their starting quarterback, Carson Wentz, who tore his ACL in a Week 14 game against the Los Angeles Rams. WHAT: Super Bowl LII This will be the 52nd Super Bowl and 48th modern-era NFL championship game. The Super Bowl was first played on Jan. 15, 1967, between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs in Los Angeles. The Vince Lombardi Trophy is the hardware coveted by both teams. The Patriots have won the Super Bowl five times, while the Eagles are still in search of their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history. WHERE: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis U.S. Bank Stadium was opened in 2016 and is home to the Minnesota Vikings. This is the city’s second time hosting the Super Bowl, but the first in this current stadium. U.S. Bank Stadium also serves as the home location for early season University of
Minnesota college baseball games. The Golden Gophers use the closed-roof dome to play indoors when the weather is too cold. This is the 18th time the Super Bowl will be played in a dome. WHEN: February 4, 2018 Since 2004, the Super Bowl has been played on the first Sunday in February. The game has never been played later than Feb. 7. Super Bowl LII will kickoff at 5:30 p.m. CT on NBC. PLAYER PERSPECTIVE: “They’ve been playing well all year and that’s why they’re in this game,” Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said in a Jan. 27 press conference. “It’s going to be a great game.” “They’re extremely well-coached. They’ve been doing it for a long time,” Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, told reporters on Jan. 26. “They’ve got a lot of good players and it’s going to be a very tough test for us.”
BAYLOR STUDENTS’ PERSPECTIVE: “I’ve been an Eagles fan my entire life,” said Allentown, Pa., junior Lizzie Zubia. “I eat, sleep and breathe Eagles football all year long. It would mean the world to the city of Philadelphia to bring home their first Super Bowl victory. I’ve had my plane ticket for the parade booked for quite a while and I’m excited to celebrate in my city.” “Another Super Bowl win might seem cavalier for the fans of any other team, but this would mean just as much as the others to us,” said Rockland, Mass., junior Cameron Stuart. “I’ve been a Pats fan ever since I can remember. My emotions go all over the place every game.” “I’ve been a die-hard Eagles fan since I was 5 years old,” said San Antonio senior Thomas Mott. “I don’t think people on the outside realize how important a Super Bowl is to Philly fans. I think I’m still in shock.” NBC will host the broadcast, with Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth calling plays. Grab your friends, prepare your favorite gameday snack and tune in at 5:30 p.m. to see who will be crowned champions of the NFL.
Athletic reps propose new transfer rules for athletes BEN EVERETT Sports Writer
Conference, Pac-12 and the Atlantic Coast Conference. Participating in the meet will be Stanford, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Duke, Louisville, Miami and North Carolina State. Baylor will be the lone representative from the Big 12. Despite the quality of competition Baylor will be up against this weekend, Harbour expects his team to kick it into high gear as the Bears enter the midseason
Faculty athletic representatives at Baylor and Iowa State have proposed a new rule to the NCAA would allow student-athletes to transfer without sitting out if their head coach has resigned or been fired, or if postseason sanctions have been placed on their program. Baylor law professor Jeremy Counseller and Iowa State professor of molecular pharmacology Tim Day co-wrote the proposal, which “stands in stark contrast to the present system.” Under the new rules, football players who were on the 2015 Baylor football team would have been able to transfer to new schools without having to sit out a season. Members of the 2017 Oregon football team, for example, would be able to transfer to any school other than Florida State and be immediately eligible because their head coach, Willie Taggart, accepted the same position at Florida State. The proposal came about because the NCAA board of directors mandated Division I to change its transfer rules in the next year, according to CBSSports. The proposal, which was finalized last month at the NCAA Convention in Indianapolis, gives transferring student athletes the power, rather than the institution they are transferring from. “It removes all control of transfer decisions from the original institution and provides it to the student-
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RUN LIKE THE WIND Baylor freshman sprinter Morgan Stewart and senior hurdler Kiana Hawn battle for inside position against Oklahoma State.
BU track & field teams look to stand out at Power Five Invitational NATHAN KEIL Sports Editor Sometimes the best thing to do the week before a big track and field meet is to rest. That’s exactly what Baylor has done, as both the men’s and women’s teams will compete in the Power Five Invitational today and Saturday at the U-M Indoor Track Building in Ann Arbor, Mich. And that’s exactly what the Bears did after running in the Texas A&M Quadrangular two weeks ago, too.
Baylor head coach Todd Harbour said the time off heading into this weekend was a huge boost, as the Bears will face some stiff competition. “It’s huge to have the opportunity to reload, to get some training in and had great weather this week,” Harbour said. “Last week it was cold, but we needed it just to try to get some of them well and I think it served us well.” The Bears will have their hands and feet full this weekend as they race against schools from the Big Ten, Southeastern
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from Page 9 point, and this meet is where that mindset sets in. “This is a midpoint in the season for us, kind of at the halfway point so this is a really good meet. You have some outstanding teams from all the conferences and it should be a good little report card to see where we’re at,” Harbour said. “We have to continue to get better and move up the national list. We’re not where we want to be right now, so we have to make some headway there. Our ladies can move up a little bit higher and hopefully defend their title in a few weeks, but it’s a big, big meet for us.” The Baylor men enter the meet ranked No. 51 in the newest United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association indoor rankings. This is not where Harbour wants them to be, but part of that has been out of his control, as several key athletes are still nursing injuries. One of those key players as been sophomore sprinter Maxwell Willis. Willis had an incredible freshman season. He earned All-American honors in the indoor season, while also winning the Big 12 200-meter crown in both the indoor and outdoor seasons. However, during June’s USATF (USA Track & Field) Junior Championships in Sacramento, Calif., he strained his semitendinosus muscle, a muscle in his hamstring, and has been battling to get back on the track ever since. Willis plans to test that hamstring this weekend. “I’m excited. I’m just going to go out there, give it my all and see what I can do, see where I’m at,” Willis said. The women’s team, on the other hand, is entering this weekend’s meet at No. 19. The team is dealing with some injury and depth issues as well, but Harbour said he is expecting a good experience and good results from his runners this weekend. “The ladies are strong, they have some incredible depth and we’re hoping to run really fast up there,” Harbour said. “Our middle distance should make some big marks, our sprint crew is not going to see the A&M’s and the Texas’s and the LSU’s, so they might have a chance to shine a little bit which I think is good for our young ones. The middle distance has all they want from Stanford, Minnesota and Michigan, so they’re loaded. It will be a good for them.” In all, Baylor will send out 48 athletes to compete this weekend, 26 women and 22 men. Willis said he hopes to see the team eliminate some of the distractions they have been battling together and will put together a meet worth talking about for a long time. “I would like to see everybody give their all, do their best and just eliminate all the stress and distractions that have been flowing around because that’s the biggest problem,” Willis said. “I’m hoping that everybody can eliminate all those distractions before we even get on the plane, so by the time we get there, we’re all focused and locked in and we’re just ready for war.” The pentathlon and heptathlon events begin at 11:30 a.m. today, while running and field events begin at 3:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., respectively. The final three events of the heptathlon begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, while the field and running events begin at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. A full schedule of events and times can be found online at http://grfx.cstv.com/ photos/schools/bay/sports/ctrack/auto_pdf/2017-18/ misc_non_event/power-fiveinvite-schedule.pdf. Delta Timing will also be updating live results.
TRANSFER from Page 9 athletes,” the draft states, “and this proposal treats all student-athletes the same, regardless of sport.” Under the current rules, schools and coaches can block a player from being released from his or her scholarship or prevent an athlete from transferring to certain institutions. The proposed change provides immediate eligibility in four specific situations: “1. the student-athlete earned a baccalaureate degree at the original institution; 2. the student-athlete’s head coach at the original institution resigned or was fired during or after the most recent season of competition, except that the student-athlete is not immediately eligible at another institution at which the head coach is employed; 3. sanctions have been imposed on the original institution that limit post-season competition in the student-athlete’s sport; 4. the student-athlete did not receive athleticallyrelated financial aid at the original institution.” The proposal also states that “student-athletes in all sports should be subject to the same transfer landscape.”
Currently, only football, basketball, baseball and hockey transfers are subject to the year of ineligibility while sports such as volleyball and softball can transfer freely. The proposed changes would mean that all sports would be under the same transfer rules. One of the main driving points in making the changes, according to the draft, is the negative effect the current transfer rules have on education. “Data clearly indicate that, in broad strokes, transfer has negative educational implications –– both on likelihood of graduation and time to degree,” the draft states. The proposal adds a year to the clock for transferring students who are not immediately eligible, providing greater educational opportunity. The Lariat reached out to the Baylor athletics department and to Counseller; both had no comment on the proposal. Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard said the proposal empowers student athletes. “Basically, we’re saying kids can go anywhere they want,” Pollard told CBSSports. “For the first time ever in college athletics, the student-athlete is empowered.”
Coming Up this Weekend: Men’s basketball: 7 p.m. Saturday Ferrell Center vs. Iowa State Lariat Radio play-by-play will be available during the games by Max Calderone and Andrew Cline at www.mixlr.com/ baylor-lariat-radio or on the “Mixlr” app under “Baylor Lariat Radio.”
What’s Happening on Campus? Sundown Weekend Friday, Feb. 2 U Break Pop Up Brunch Bar
10 a.m. to noon Come by the Union Board Office on the first floor of the Bill Daniel Student Center for free brunch and a cup of coffee, on us!
Sundown Sessions: Marshall, Blacklight Bowling
9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Join us in Barfield Drawing Room for showings of Marshall at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Enjoy Blacklight Bowling all evening in the Baylor Gameroom.
Saturday, Feb. 3 Sundown Sessions: Silent Disco, Blacklight Bowling 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Get your dance moves ready for Silent Disco in Barfield Drawing Room and enjoy Blacklight Bowling in the Baylor Gameroom.
Saturday, Feb. 3
Men’s Basketball v. Iowa State 7 p.m. Cheer on the Bears as they take on the Iowa State Cyclones in the Ferrell Center.
Sunday, Feb. 4 Acrobatics and Tumbling v. Alderson Broaddus
1:30 p.m. The reigning national champions will compete in their first meet of the season against Alderson Broaddus University at the Ferrell Center.
Monday, Feb. 5 Women’s Basketball v. Oklahoma 8 p.m. The Lady Bears will take on the Oklahoma Sooners in the Ferrell Center.
Tuesday, Feb. 6 through Wednesday, Feb. 7 Mock Interviews
All day Prepare for your job search with a free practice interview conducted by a college recruiter. Sign up for a time slot through your Handshake account.
Tuesday, Feb. 6 through Sunday, Feb. 11 Anna Karenina
7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Baylor Theatre presents Anna Karenina, a Tolstoy love story set during the height of the Imperial Russian Empire, in Mabee Theatre, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. Tickets available for purchase at baylor.edu/theatre or at the box office.
Tuesday, Feb. 6 25th Anniversary of the McLane Organ
7:30 p.m. Isabelle Demers will present an anniversary celebration of the McLane Organ, joined by the A Cappella Choir, Concert Choir, Bella Voce and Women’s Choir, in Jones Concert Hall, McCrary Music Building.
Wednesday, Feb. 7 Summer Camp Fair
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Students interested in working at summer camp are invited to visit the McLane Student Life Center (SLC) to meet recruiters representing camps from all over the country.
Wednesday, Feb. 7 Internship and Career Fair
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Meet more than 70 employers and explore entry-level career positions and internships open to all majors in the fifth-floor banquet room of Cashion Academic Building.
Thursday, Feb. 8 “White Bound: Nationalists, Antiracists and the Shared Meanings of Race”
3:30 p.m. Matthew Hughey, University of Connecticut, will discuss his research on white racial identity, racialized organization, mass media, political engagements and public advocacy with racism and discrimination, in Draper Room 152.
Thursday, Feb. 8 Free Enterprise Forum
4 p.m. Los Angeles Times correspondent and Pulitzer Prize finalist Barbara Demick will present “Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea” in Room 250 of the Foster Campus.
Thursday, Feb. 8 Science Thursdays
6:30 p.m. Baylor Rising Star researcher Jason Pitts, PhD, will present “Driving Mosquitoes into Oblivion,” an insight into the genetic engineering that may provide mechanisms for reducing, if not eliminating, the global burden of mosquito-transmitted diseases. Join the speaker at 6:30 for coffee and cookies prior to the lecture at the Mayborn Museum.
Thursday, Feb. 8 “She Sang Freedom”
7 p.m. Join Tammy Kernodle, PhD, in Bennett Auditorium, Draper Academic Building, for a tour of black female musicians who used music to document and promote the struggle for equality and social justice in America. Enjoy live performances of protest songs and the stories behind them, from slavery to the Civil Rights Movement.
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