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Student Research Team Studies the Conflicts of Information Technology Consumerization
What started out as a class paper quickly progressed into a compelling study, when Hope Koch's doctoral students analyzed data she and Lt. Col. Pat Curry collected about information technology (IT) consumerization.

San Antonio student beats homelessness to attend Baylor
KSAT-TV: KSAT-TV reporter and Baylor alumna Jessie Degollado relates the story of Baylor sophomore Alex Gonzalez, who has found success at Baylor after overcoming homelessness while living in San Antonio. Alex, with the help of the nonprofit Haven for Hope, applied to Baylor and now serves as a Wi-Fi coach at McLane Stadium, assisting fans with gaining access to the stadium’s wireless network. Haven for Hope benefactors, along with Baylor support, allowed Alex, a top student at his high school, to attend Baylor. Alex’s mentor, Hope Koch, Ph. D., associate professor of information systems in the Hankamer School of Business, also was interviewed and remarked about how he inspires her.

Business Managers Prefer to Deceive Face to Face
When John Carlson, associate professor of Information Systems (IS), set out to conduct research about why people, business managers in particular, choose certain modes of communication, the results surprised him.

The Psychological Contract Between IT Professionals and Their Profession
Rene Moquin, a PhD candidate in Information Systems (IS), conducted qualitative research about information technology (IT) professionals, their expectations working in the IT field. This common relationship is called the psychological contract.

Middle Management Affects Strategy
With more than 30 years of practitioner experience in Information Technology, Michael Milovich, a third year Information Systems (IS) PhD student, conducted a quantitative study that focuses on middle management awareness in business and involvement in the IS strategy of organizations.

Digital Media Transforming our Funerals, Memorials
The Waco Tribune-Herald: Article about how technology and the explosion of social media are shaping how people share loss and remember the departed. Quoted in the article are Jim Moshinskie, Ph.D., part-time lecturer in information systems in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who is president of OakCrest Funeral Home, and Candi Cann, Ph.D., assistant professor of religion in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core in the Honors College, who writes about the dynamics of online grief and memorials in her book “Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-first Century.”

Baylor Professor’s New Research Geared to Keep Women from Fleeing IT Profession
For years, employers and experts have been trying to reverse the exodus of women from information technology positions. They're failing, but Cindy Riemenschneider, Ph.D., professor of information systems and associate dean for research and faculty development, is looking deeper into areas that need to be addressed, propose a new model they hope will "re-energize the dialogue regarding creating a more diversified IT work environment."

Baylor Mourns Passing of Business School Faculty Member
Baylor University is mourning the passing of Fred S. Hulme Jr., senior lecturer in information systems in the Hankamer School of Business, who died Feb. 23 at his residence with his family at his side.

Baylor's Hankamer School of Business Maintains Prestigious AACSB International Accreditation for Business and Accounting Programs
The Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University has maintained its business and accounting accreditation by AACSB International - The Association to advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

Gift from Carlton Family Foundation Creates Dean's Board Room in the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation
Baylor University today announced a gift of $1 million from the Carlton Family Foundation, led by Bill and Pat Carlton of Little Rock, Ark., that will create the Carlton Family Foundation Dean's Board Room in the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.

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