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13 hrs ago | Gilmer Mirror

Former Gov. Mark White to speak at fall meeting of Davidson Foundation

Former Texas Governor Mark White will be the speaker at the annual fall meeting of the Davidson Foundation held at the Josephine Davidson Memorial Chapel situated on Davidson Road at the center of the Foundation's 3000 acres near Harleton in northwestern Harrison County. This annual event is recognized to be one of the most unique events in Northeast Texas.

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Related Topix: Texas, Harleton, TX, Harrison County, TX, Rusk County, TX, Gilmer, TX

17 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press

Christopher Newport University will host forums on Scottish...

Christopher Newport University will host a two forums in the next few weeks, discussing Scottish independence and whether churches should be taxed. The CNU Public History Center will have a panel discussion titled "The Vote for Scottish Independence: Why History Matters Today" this Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Ferguson Center for the Arts Music and Theatre Hall.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Christopher Newport University, University of Washington, Virginia

Yesterday | AEI

Even for rich kids, marriage matters

Last year, Matthew Yglesias argued that divorce is of little consequence for rich kids, based on his "anecdotal experience growing up in affluent circles in Manhattan." As I argued in Family Studies at the time, he was clearly unaware of the evidence on this score, which shows that even privileged children of divorce are " markedly more likely to fail to graduate from college, to have a child outside of wedlock, and to lose the socioeconomic status of their childhood than their peers raised in an intact, married family."

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Georgetown University, University of Virginia, Yale University, Princeton University

Yesterday | Big News Network.com

Religious youth likelier to stay away from alcohol, drugs

Researchers at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion, the University of Akron and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine found that that young people who connect to a "higher power" may feel a greater sense of purpose and are less likely to be bothered by feelings of not fitting in. Researchers used four measures to conduct the study; alcohol or drug use, craving for alcohol or drugs; prosocial behaviors ; and self-centered or narcissistic behavior.

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Related Topix: University of Akron, Case Western Reserve University

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Miami Herald

Truett sermons digitized for the world to hear

At Totally Dog's Redland campus, there's a pool where timid dogs can wade and the bolder ones can jump right in. "> At Totally Dog's Redland campus, there's a pool where timid dogs can wade and the bolder ones can jump right in.

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Related Topix: Texas

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Conference to address topic of mental illness

Local attorney Doug McSwane believes now is the time to have a discussion about mental illness in Tyler. He said it's crucial for religious communities, particularly its clergy, to acknowledge, understand and support people who are suffering from it.

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Related Topix: Tyler, TX, Psychology, Science

Thu Sep 11, 2014

KWTX

Baylor Student Senate To Consider Vote To Guns on Campus

"You need to keep in mind that the shootings that we read about, Virginia Tech where we hear about 32 people being killed, these shootings don't occur in the parking lot--these shootings occur in the classroom and the current situation is where no ones left to defend when there's one person with a gun and everybody else is sitting there that person is now in control of everybody else's destiny," said Gannon McCahill, Senior Baylor University Student Senator. As the Texas law stands, CHL holders are only allowed to keep their weapons in a locked car on school parking lots.

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Daily Record

Suit in the courtroom, stripes on the football field

Hello, Generation J.D.! As a long-time reader of the blog, I was thrilled when I saw the Uncle Sam "I want you" post asking for new bloggers. I thought I could bring to the blog a point of view that seems absent from its current writers, that of a civil government attorney.

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Related Topix: Blog News, University of Central Florida

Medical News Today

Pastors lack training to help mentally ill congregants

People struggling with mental illness often turn to pastors for help, but seminaries do very little to train ministers how to recognize serious psychological distress and when to refer someone to a doctor or psychologist, according to a Baylor University study. As a result, "many people in congregations continue to suffer under well-meaning pastors who primarily tell them to pray harder or confess sin in relation to mental health problems," researchers wrote in the study, published in the Journal of Research on Christian Education.

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Related Topix: Psychology, Medicine, Science, Psychiatry, Health

Newkerala.com

Connect to 'higher power' for purposeful life

Youngsters who regularly attend religious services and describe themselves as spiritual are less likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol, indulge in narcissism and avoid risky sexual behaviour, a study indicates. "The findings suggest that young people who connect to a 'higher power' may feel a greater sense of purpose and are less likely to be bothered by feelings of not fitting in," explained Byron Johnson, co-director of the Texas-based Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University.

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Related Topix: University of Akron, Case Western Reserve University

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Arizona Republic

Texas executes man who killed ex, her brother

Texas has executed a man for killing his former common-law wife and her brother more than two decades ago in Houston. Texas executes man who killed ex, her brother Texas has executed a man for killing his former common-law wife and her brother more than two decades ago in Houston.

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Related Topix: Texas, US News, US Supreme Court, Life, Self Defense

Houston Press

University of Houston

The setup: Philip Barry's drawing-room comedy of manners, The Philadelphia Story, was a hit on Broadway in 1939, and was made into an award-winning film in 1940.

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Related Topix: University of Houston, Houston, TX, Theater, Arts

Tue Sep 09, 2014

PsychCentral

Little Seminary Training to Counsel Mental Illness

Clergy is often the first line of support for people struggling with mental illness. But new research finds that seminaries do very little to train ministers on how to recognize serious psychological distress and when to refer someone to a doctor or psychologist.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Newswise

Religious Youths Are Less Likely to Experiment with Drugs and Alcohol, Baylor Study Finds

Young people who regularly attend religious services and describe themselves as religious are less likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol, according to a new study. The study of 195 juvenile offenders was done by researchers at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion, the University of Akron and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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Related Topix: University of Akron, Akron, OH, Case Western Reserve University

The Countywide

BCA concerts vary from Little Joe to S.A. Symphony

The Flying Balalaika Brothers will appear in a BCA concert performance on Friday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church. See below for details, more concerts for the season and/or how to become a patron of the BCA.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Beeville, TX, George West, TX

Newswise

Seminaries Do Very Little to Train Pastors How to Help Mentally Ill Congregants

People struggling with mental illness often turn to pastors for help, but seminaries do very little to train ministers how to recognize serious psychological distress and when to refer someone to a doctor or psychologist, according to a Baylor University study. As a result, "many people in congregations continue to suffer under well-meaning pastors who primarily tell them to pray harder or confess sin in relation to mental health problems," researchers wrote in the study, published in the Journal of Research on Christian Education.

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Medicine, Psychiatry

Sun Sep 07, 2014

KXXV-TV Waco

Baylor students and faculty honor students killed in car crash

The Baylor University community came together Sunday afternoon to honor the lives of two students killed in a car crash. Music students 19 year old Jack Stewart and 21 year old Laura Onwudinanti were killed in a highway accident on July 29. More than a month later, their fellow band members, faculty and family held a memorial concert at the Jones Concert Hall on Baylor's campus Sunday afternoon.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Achievers: Congratulations ...

2014 AP Scholars include Alex Berne, Rebecca Bowles, Hunter Brown, Angela Carney, Natasha Crouch, Tricia Gregory, Monica Hand, Colin Howman, Noah Kemp, Sarah Kent, Kathy Joseph, Monica Maloney, Michael McGehee, Steven McKnight, Kelly O'Neill, Sophia Padgett, Emma Pittman, Karis Stephen, Luis Vasquez, Scierra Waldron and Rebecca Waters. ... to the East Texas students who received their degrees from Baylor University: Jenny Anderson, Bullard; Tara Wagner, Flint; Christopher McDaniel, Kilgore; John Beard, Rusk; Ashley Crank, Whitehouse.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Bullard, TX, Flint, TX, Tyler, TX

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Examiner.com

Work, job and employment trends-Part 1

Many young graduates are disregarding corporate America and going right into starting a business shortly after earning a degree. And the budding entrepreneurs are launching their businesses with little difficulty, due to a low barrier entry via technology and a smaller capital requirement.

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Deseret News

5 reasons to put down the smartphone

A new study finds that college-age men and women spend about 8-10 hours a day on their phones, respectively. But this habit, which the study participants admitted bordered on addiction, affects us more than we realize.

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science

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