Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Dec
9
2016

Jacksboro (TX) Herald-Gazette: Mason Spiller Returns To Jacksboro to Practice Law

Nov. 18, 2016
Mason Spiller, B.A. (Biology) ’11, J.D. ’16, received his license as an attorney and counselor at law from the Supreme Court of Texas and the State Bar of Texas and has returned home to join the law firm of Spiller & Spiller in Jacksboro. While at Baylor Law School, Spiller was inducted into the Baylor Law School Order of Barristers – a society for top advocates at Baylor.

Dec
9
2016

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Aretha Franklin's Inspiration

AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden takes a look at the Davis Sisters, who specialized in “hard gospel” and inspired music icon Aretha Franklin. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

Dec
9
2016

Mic: What your smartphone addiction is doing to your brain

Dec. 7, 2016
This article cites 2014 research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. The research found that male and female college students spend an average of eight and 10 hours per day on their smartphones, respectively. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Dec
9
2016

The Good Men Project: She Phubbs Me, She Phubbs Me Not: Smartphones Could be Ruining Your Love Life

Dec. 9, 2016
Column by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business, about smartphone use and its effects on relationships. Roberts references a study he co-authored with Baylor colleague Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, which measured "phubbing" or "phone snubbing." The column was originally published by The Conversation, a website that offers informed commentary and debate on the issues affecting our world.

Dec
9
2016

Think Advisor: What the Future of Social Security Looks Like: Bill Reichenstein

Dec. 5, 2016
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor and holder of The Pat & Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, discusses some strategies retirees overlook in seeking to optimize Social Security benefits and portfolio longevity.

Dec
9
2016

Vogue: Find a Home-Cooked Meal Anywhere in the World With the Airbnb of Dining

Dec. 3, 2016
Article about the San Francisco-based communal dining company EatWith, which connects food lovers with “hosts” all around the globe, who open up their dining room tables to serve up authentic, home-cooked meals and a unique, local experience. Baylor graduate Vanessa Flores, serves as an EatWith who now opens her home to travelers and locals alike in the San Francisco Bay Area on a full-time basis.

Dec
9
2016

Waxahachie Daily Light: Gallo recognized for 15 years with Texas Bar College

Nov. 16, 2016
The Texas Bar College recognized Waxahachie criminal defense attorney, Joseph R. Gallo, J.D. ’96, on 15 consecutive years of membership in the College.

Dec
8
2016

Baptist News Global: To help someone grieving at the holidays, avoid platitudes, experts say

Dec. 8, 2016
Helen Harris, Ed.D., assistant professor in Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, is a featured expert in this story. Harris, who is an expert on grief and bereavement, said the grieving process is connected to a person’s physical, emotional and spiritual makeup. “Give people permission to acknowledge that they are grieving and that that doesn’t make you a bad Christian or a weak person to wish things were different,” Harris said. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Harris as an expert. He covers faculty and research in the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.)

Dec
8
2016

Colorado State Source: Baylor organist helps realize donors’ musical dream

Dec. 1, 2016
Organist Isabelle Demers, assistant professor of keyboard studies in Baylor’s School of Music, will perform Dec. 9 at Colorado State University as part of the Cavarra Organ Series. “I am so excited to be hosting Isabelle Demers at CSU,” said Joel Bacon, Stewart and Sheron Golden Chair of Organ and Liturgical Studies. “She is one of the most amazing organists I have ever heard in performance — breathtaking virtuosity, beautiful musicality and always a fascinating choice of repertoire.”

Dec
8
2016

KDFW-TV (Dallas-Fort Worth/FOX): Richardson ISD Nurses Praised For Saving Lives

Dec. 7, 2016
VIDEO: Richardson ISD is praising the quick-thinking of two school nurses – both Baylor Nursing alumni – for saving two lives over the past month. On Nov. 28, Annie Young, B.B.A. (Human Resource Management) ’01, B.S.N. (Nursing) ’06, a school nurse at Lake Highlands Junior High, used her AED/CPR training to help save the life of a 13-year-old student who had collapsed on the school track. Two weeks earlier, Jessica Haas, B.S.N. (Nursing) ’97, a school nurse at Wallace Elementary, also used an AED to save the life of a student’s mother who had collapsed outside the school.

Dec
8
2016

KTVT-TV (Dallas-Fort Worth/CBS): School nurse, PE coach save 13-year-old's life

Dec. 7, 2016
VIDEO: Richardson ISD is praising the quick-thinking of two school nurses – both Baylor Nursing alumni – for saving two lives over the past month. On Nov. 28, Annie Young, B.B.A. (Human Resource Management) ’01, B.S.N. (Nursing) ’06, a school nurse at Lake Highlands Junior High, used her AED/CPR training to help save the life of a 13-year-old student who had collapsed on the school track. Two weeks earlier, Jessica Haas, B.S.N. (Nursing) ’97, a school nurse at Wallace Elementary, also used an AED to save the life of a student’s mother who had collapsed outside the school.

Dec
8
2016

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Young man’s giving spirit lives on through organization

Dec. 8, 2016
The family of Dustin Chamberlain, a Baylor University pre-medical student who died tragically in December 2011, continues their son’s Christian mission through "Dustin's Dream," a foundation set up to establish medical clinics in Guatemala and provide scholarships for students going into the medical field from Siloam Springs (AR) High School and Baylor University. The organization founded the Heart of Love Clinic in Guatemala City, and partnered with Life of Hope Ministry in Joplin, Mo., to operate it. They hope to expand to Campur, located seven hours away from Guatemala City.

Dec
8
2016

Public Health Minute with Bill Latimer: Student Veterans – Janet Bagby, PhD – Baylor University

Dec. 6, 2016
AUDIO: Janet Bagby, Ph.D., senior lecturer in educational psychology at Baylor’s School of Education, is interviewed about her work helping student veterans transition from a highly structured environment to a higher education environment. In 2012, Dr. Bagby founded Baylor’s Veteran Educational and Transition services (VETS) Program, which promotes the academic success of student veterans at Baylor. Public Health Minute (PHM) is a production of the Lehman College School of Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing at the City University of New York.

Dec
7
2016

Education News: Author discusses new book on how arrival of women in higher education changed colleges’ sense of mission

Dec. 6, 2016
Question-and-answer with Andrea L. Turpin, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Baylor University, about her book. In “A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917,” Turpin explores how the entrance of women into U.S. colleges and universities shaped changing ideas about the moral and religious purposes of higher education in unexpected ways and profoundly shaped American culture.

Dec
7
2016

KLTV (Palestine, Texas): Securus Technologies Commits To Five Year Funding For Prison Entrepreneurship Program

Dec. 6, 2016
Securus Technologies, a provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, and the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) jointly announced today a five-year funding commitment by Securus to PEP and an exclusive agreement to expand the rehabilitation and reentry support to more inmates and their families. Baylor students volunteer as Business Plan Advisors to teach inmates the skills needed to prepare a business plan.

Dec
7
2016

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Baylor Student Donation; $54,000 to Local Nonprofits

Dec. 7, 2016
VIDEO: Ten local nonprofit organizations received grants totaling $54,000 that were presented yesterday by students in Baylor University’s “Philanthropy and the Public Good” course. Interviewed for this story was Rebecca Voth, a junior University Scholar.

Dec
7
2016

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Baylor Philanthropy Students Donate Thousands to Charities

Dec. 7, 2016
VIDEO: Ten local nonprofit organizations received grants totaling $54,000 that were presented yesterday by students in Baylor University’s “Philanthropy and the Public Good” course. Each fall and spring semester since fall 2014, and in partnership with dozens of inspiring social sector organizations, the students participating in this unique and transformational learning environment have stewarded and given away a total of $331,835 in grants to local nonprofits.

Dec
7
2016

Legal News (Michigan): Young lawyers urged to treat clients well, and to volunteer

Dec. 5, 2016
Stephen Rispoli, J.D., assistant dean of student affairs and pro bono programs at Baylor Law School, is quoted in this article. He participated in a panel discussion and urged young lawyers to find the time to engage in pro bono work. "It's a tradeoff, of course, like everything else, but I think that you will find that the reward that you get from doing these cases will last longer than the money that was made for the firm," he said. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers Baylor Law School.)

Dec
7
2016

Medical Daily: Cellphone Problems Kill the Romance: Why Putting Your Phone Down Leads to a Healthier Love life

Nov. 29, 2016
Column by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business, about smartphone use and its effects on relationships. Roberts references a study he co-authored with Baylor colleague Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, which measured "phubbing" or "phone snubbing." The column was originally published by The Conversation, a website that offers informed commentary and debate on the issues affecting our world.