Alumni, Parents & Friends News

Jun
23
2017

General News. Baylor Bears Fruit From 3rd Mission Trip to Brazil

For the previous four years, whenever he was asked about going on the Baylor Sports Ministry trips to Africa or Brazil, Taylor Young's standard response was, "Nah, that's just not me."

Jun
23
2017

Baylor Business Review: Managing Millennials is a Lot like Managing Humans

March 9, 2017
Many businesses draw conclusions about millennials in the workplace that are actually more applicable to all of their employees, regardless of what year they were born. This article published in the Hankamer School of Business’ Baylor Business Review offers three tips for managers sorting through generational analyses: apply more scrutiny, zero in on the important data, and look more broadly at interrelated drivers of workforce change.

Jun
23
2017

Baylor Magazine: Hunger at Baylor?

June 22, 2017
Article about research by Nathan Alleman, Ph.D., associate professor of educational leadership in Baylor’s School of Education, and doctoral student Cara Cliburn Allen that looks at hunger on college campuses, including Baylor. To help address the issue, Alleman and Cliburn Allen developed a working group, including faculty, staff and administrators, that helped facilitate free food events for students. This fall, Allen will co-teach a two-course sequence, “Campus Hunger: Students, Systems and Solutions,” along with professors from social work, Honors College, economics, Truett Seminary and family and consumer sciences, part of the new Baylor Social Innovation Collaborative (BAY-SIC) program.

Jun
23
2017

Business Standard: Phone snubbed people at high risk of stress, depression: study

June 19, 2017
Researchers from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business have found that people who are phone snubbed - or "phubbed" - by others face higher levels of stress and depression, and turn to smartphones and social media to find acceptance. The study by lead author Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, and James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, is published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research.

Jun
23
2017

Expanding the Baylor Family through Adoption

WACO, Texas (June 23, 2017) – Five years ago, Xin Zheng Yuan was born with a hole in his heart.

Jun
23
2017

Inc. Southeast Asia: Research: Entrepreneurs Are Happier and Healthier Than Employees

June 23, 2017
This article cites a 2012 study by Baylor sociologists Charles Tolbert, Ph.D., and Carson Mencken, Ph.D., who found that places with high concentrations of micro-businesses — companies with fewer than five employees — have healthier residents. Researchers also found that in communities in which many businesses are locally owned, owners are more invested in improving communities by funding local hospitals, health education and recreational facilities.

Jun
23
2017

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: The Small & Wonderful H.O.B.

June 18, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden features the fascinating history behind the House of Beauty record label. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

Jun
23
2017

KXXV-TV (Waco, Killeen, Temple): Baylor University surpassed fundraising goal for the sixth consecutive year

June 22, 2017
Baylor University’s philanthropic support of alumni, parents and friends during the recently completed fiscal year that spanned June 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017, exceeded $100 million in gifts, pledges and planned giving commitments, marking the sixth consecutive year the University has surpassed that benchmark in fundraising.

Jun
23
2017

St. Mary’s University: University hires VP for Finance and Administration, AVP for Career Services, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences

June 22, 2017
St. Mary’s University appointed Christopher Frost, Ph.D., B.A. (Religion) ’75, as the university’s new Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Jun
23
2017

Texas Hunger: No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassadors Pour Energy into Waco

June 22, 2017
The Texas Hunger Initiative, a Baylor collaborative project dedicated to increasing food security, has two Baylor sophomores, Keyanna Taylor and Steven Kuipers, serving as No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassadors. In this post, Taylor and Kuipers encourage others to serve their communities and share what they’ve learned about fighting hunger and poverty. “You alone don’t have to take down poverty. All you have to do is something,” Kuipers said.

Jun
23
2017

The Christian Post: Older People Who Feel Close to God Have Well-Being That Grows With Frequent Prayer

June 22, 2017
As people grow older, those who are securely attached to God are more likely to have a sense of well-being — and the more frequently they pray, the greater that feeling, according to a study by Matt Bradshaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology and Blake Kent, a doctoral candidate in sociology. In contrast, those who try to build a relationship with a god that they do not believe will be there in times of need may feel estranged and even experience a decline in mental health. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Jun
23
2017

The Gospel Coalition: Israel and the Role of Place in Christian Faith

June 20, 2017
Essay by Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History and associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, about his family’s recent trip to Israel through his church. “Seeing the places challenged me afresh to recognize the strangeness and historicity of the claims of Christian faith. At a specific place and time in history, Jesus taught, loved, healed, worked miracles, died, and rose again,” Kidd writes.

Jun
23
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: La Pila fountain once central to Hispanic neighborhood unearthed

June 23, 2017
Article about the unearthing of La Pila, a fountain that once served the Calle Dos neighborhood near present-day Indian Spring Middle School in Waco. A $2,500 grant to the Waco Hispanic Museum from students in the spring Baylor Philanthropy and Public Service program provided funds to start the archaeological work, and organizers are seeking donations to continue the project.

Jun
22
2017

M. Golf. Perrine and Dossey Named GCAA All-Americans

Baylor men’s golfers Matthew Perrine and Cooper Dossey are on the 2017 Division I PING All-America Teams, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Thursday. Perrine is on the GCAA All-America Third Team and Dossey is an honorable mention All-America selection.

Jun
22
2017

Ben Franklin’s faith the subject of Baylor prof’s new book

Baylor history professor Thomas Kidd‘s latest book begins with a question: At the 1787 Constitutional Convention, why did Benjamin Franklin, of all people, suggest they begin the proceedings with prayer? The answer to that question turns out to be much more complex than you might think. With that moment as a starting point, Dr. Kidd unpacks Franklin’s complicated […]

Jun
22
2017

Alumni, Parents and Friends Continue Remarkable Level of Giving to Baylor University

WACO, Texas (June 22, 2017) – Baylor University today announced that the philanthropic support of alumni, parents and friends during the recently completed fiscal year that spanned June 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017, exceeded $100 million in gifts, pledges and planned giving commitments, marking the sixth consecutive year the University has surpassed that benchmark in fundraising.

Jun
22
2017

Alumni, Parents and Friends Continue Remarkable Level of Giving to Baylor University

WACO, Texas (June 22, 2017) – Baylor University today announced that the philanthropic support of alumni, parents and friends during the recently completed fiscal year that spanned June 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017, exceeded $100 million in gifts, pledges and planned giving commitments, marking the sixth consecutive year the University has surpassed that benchmark in fundraising.

Jun
22
2017

Greater Tulsa Reporter: Tulsa Tech Celebrates National CTSO Officers

June 17, 2017
Incoming Baylor student Jada Holliday, a biomedical sciences student at Tulsa Tech, served as regional vice president of Future Health Professionals (HOSA) for 2016-17. Holliday, a recent graduate of Broken Arrow High School and recipient of the U.S. Presidential Scholars Award, will attend Baylor this fall to begin undergraduate studies in biochemistry and pre-med.

Jun
22
2017

Houston Chronicle: Things to know about Houston's favorite meteorologists from KHOU, KPRC, KTRK, KRIV, KTMD

June 21, 2017
Dr. Jim Siebert, M.A. (Earth Science) ’96, chief meteorologist at FOX 26 KRIV in Houston, is among the local meteorologists profiled in this slideshow. Along with working as a meteorologist, “Dr. Jim” also is a professor at the university level.

Jun
22
2017

Outlook Series: Customized Pricing Programs May Backfire

May 23, 2017
New research from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business has found that the mere presence of a personalized pricing program may encourage some consumers to expect discounts all the time. The research was published in the Journal of Consumer Behavior. “They like it, but they expect it every time they go to the store,” said lead author Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of management. “If they visit and don’t receive a specialized discount, it becomes an unmet expectation and they’re disappointed.”