Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Jan
13
2017

American Towns (Dallas): PNC Bank Appoints DFW Metroplex Leadership Team

Jan. 12, 2017
Randy Wilhoit, M.B.A. (Business Administration) ’82, B.B.A. (Management) ’80, has been named regional president of PNC Bank in Dallas-Ft. Worth.

Jan
13
2017

Easy Health Options: Weight loss with friends: Through thick and thin?

Jan. 12, 2017
This article centers on a study by Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. The research found that people who want to lose weight are more likely to feel more comfortable with people whose body mass is similar, but spending time with them may undercut success at weight loss. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally in 2016. She covers sociology faculty and research.)

Jan
13
2017

Kiplinger's: 5 Keys to Your Social Security Benefits Strategy

Jan. 1, 2017
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about five factors that retirees should consider as they determine when it's best for them to start claiming benefits.

Jan
13
2017

SNews: Backbone Media Grows Media and PR Teams

Jan. 6, 2017
John Brothers, B.A. (Arabic and Middle East Studies) ’15, has joined Backbone Media as a digital operations coordinator.

Jan
13
2017

Thrive Global: 6 Ways Our Founders Are Finding Balance And Avoiding Burnout In The New Year

Jan. 6, 2017
This story features smartphone addiction research by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Chris Pullig, Ph.D., professor and chair of the marketing department in the Hankamer School of Business. “Incessant checking of emails, sending texts, tweeting, and surfing the web may act as pacifiers for the unstable individual distracting him or herself from the worries of the day and providing solace, albeit temporarily, from such concerns,” according to the study.

Jan
13
2017

Triathlete: Nail Your 2017 Nutrition Goals

Jan. 12, 2017
This article cites a 2016 study by Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. David’s research found that many diets are “doomed from the start” because dieters tend to adopt the wrong strategies, often planning to ditch their favorite foods and replace them with less-desirable options. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Jan
13
2017

Yahoo! Finance: Berry Appleman & Leiden Promotes Paul Rynerson and Jessica Mullins-Ta to Partner

Dec. 30, 2016
Jessica Mullins-Ta, J.D. ’06, has been promoted to partner in the firm of Berry Appleman & Leiden.

Jan
12
2017

Business 2 Community: Do You Control Your Sales Appointments, or Does the Prospect?

Jan. 10, 2017
This column references cold-calling sales research by Dale Lampertz, adjunct marketing lecturer in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Lampertz’s research was published in the Keller Center Research Report, a quarterly journal published by Baylor’s Keller Center for Research, which centers on academic research for the real estate industry.

Jan
12
2017

The Christian Science Monitor: Death sentence for Dylann Roof: Charleston grapples with hate and grace

Jan. 11, 2017
Gordon J. Melton, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of American Religious History in Institute for Studies of Religion, is quoted in this article about convicted murderer Dylann Roof receiving the death penalty.

Jan
12
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Arts: Nothing beats the thrill of playing music live

Jan. 12, 2017
In his latest column, David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in the College of Arts & Sciences, writes about the power of performing and experiencing music and art live.

Jan
12
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Bolted + Brine fest mixes Waco artisans of different trades for an intro

Ashley Jepsen, B.A. (Speech Communication) ’11, organized Bolted + Brine, a pop-up arts festival showcasing Waco-connected artists and musicians, which will be held this Friday. The event features six artists and craftsmen, a fashion designer, a jeweler, an events organizer, one dance ensemble, two solo musicians and a band plus food and drink in downtown Waco.

Jan
12
2017

WJKT-TV (Memphis, TN/FOX): Good News: Nina Davis

Jan. 11, 2016
VIDEO: Baylor senior student-athlete Nina Davis is spotlighted in this “Good News” segment in her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, about the All-American women’s basketball player’s appearance as part of the Big 12 Conference Champions for Life campaign. The campaign highlights the life-changing stories of student-athletes who become champions for life through the lessons of teamwork, leadership, time management and by giving back to others through community service.

Jan
11
2017

Ethics Daily: What Your Church Must Know to Combat Human Trafficking

Jan. 9, 2017
Elizabeth Goatley, assistant professor in Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, wrote this column about human trafficking and how congregations can help make a difference. Goatley, who is an expert on human trafficking, shares three concepts in the column: understand that human trafficking includes both sex and labor trafficking; human trafficking is contextualized to specific environments; human trafficking is “no respecter of race, gender, class or religion.” For churches to make a difference, she writes: “it takes knowing your neighbor and doing for the ‘least of these.’” (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers faculty and research in the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.)

Jan
11
2017

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: JFK Gospel Tributes

Jan. 8, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden looks at how some gospel songs addressed civil rights and current affairs, such as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which was the focus of the Dixie Hummingbirds’ tribute, “My Prayer for Peace.” Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

Jan
11
2017

Literary Hub: How Faulkner Convinced Me Not to Become an Astronomer

Jan. 10, 2017
Alan Jacobs, Distinguished Professor of the Humanities in the Honors Program, recounts how a childhood love of science-fiction novels paved the way for his discovery of author William Faulkner. Though Jacobs had once dreamed of becoming an astronomer, calculus quickly changed his mind. Instead, he uncovered a love of literature and the value of good writing for its own sake.

Jan
11
2017

The Gospel Coalition: The Exponential Growth of Classical Christian Education

Jan. 9, 2017
This article about the “astonishing growth and success” of the classical Christian education movement over the past 25 years mentions the need for teachers who themselves have received a classical education in college. It cites “Baylor’s Great Texts” program in the Honors College as “good preparation for classical Christian teachers.”

Jan
11
2017

Times Record News: Expect a bit of France, romance at Watanabe concert

Jan. 10, 2017
Kiyo Watanabe, B.M. (Organ) '89, organist at First United Methodist Church of Wichita Falls, will perform selections of Vierne and Widor in a recital titled, "An Evening of French Organ Music," at 7 p.m. Jan. 13. Watanabe was previously the organist at Notre Dame for 37 years and served as an assistant to Widor.

Jan
11
2017

Yard Barker: RG3 teams with 'Fixer Upper' to renovate home for veteran

Jan. 10, 2017
Robert Griffin III, B.A. (Political Science) '10, Cleveland Browns and former Baylor quarterback, teamed up with Chip, B.B.A. (Marketing) '98, and Joanna Gaines, B.A. (Communication Specialist) '01, to renovate a home for veteran Bill Graham and his late wife, Sherry. Included in the article are videos and pictures shared on Twitter by Family of 3, a Robert Griffin III foundation, about the renovation and the couple.