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Does The Stuff You Buy Make You Happier? BU Prof Says No
KWTX-TV: Author of the book, "Shiny Objects: Why We Spend Money We Don't Have in Search Of Happiness We Can't Buy," James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, says that overspending, particularly at Christmas, leads to further trouble for consumers and does little to make them happy.
Forecasters to Talk About Local, National Economies
Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor University is co-sponsoring the 2014 Economic Forecast Luncheon, where Ray Perryman, BS '74, president and CEO of The Perryman Group, and Tom Kelly, Ph.D., professor of economics in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business and director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, will discuss local, state and national economic trends.
CardHub's 2014 Credit Predictions
CardHub.com: Article on financial predictions for 2014 quotes James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business and author of the book, "Shiny Objects: Why We Spend Money We Don't Have in Search of Happiness We Can't Buy."
More People in Household Can Increase Health Subsidy
Chicago Tribune: In a Q&A on taxes and Social Security, Business journalist Janet Kidd Stewart quotes William Reichenstein, professor of finance and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, about the benefits of working beyond age 70.
Paul and Jane Meyer Foundation Donates $2.5 Million for New Baylor Business School
Waco Tribune-Herald: The Paul and Jane Meyer Family Foundation has donated $2.5 million to create the Paul and Jane Meyer Conference Center within a new 275,000-square-foot facility that will house Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.
Texas Insurer Group Awards Fall Scholarships to 20 Students
Insurance Journal: Twenty students at four Texas universities were recently awarded a total of $38,000 in academic scholarships from the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) Education Foundation, including five Baylor students under Jim Garven, Ph.D., The Frank S. Groner Memorial Endowed Chair of Finance in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business: Angel Lu, David Giraldi, Ben Nebergall, Elisabeth Kappelmann and Ryan Campbell.
BU Announces $1.5 Million Donation to be Used for Business School
The Baylor Lariat: Paul and Carol McClinton of Waco have donated $1.5 million to be used for a 350-seat auditorium in Baylor's new Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, which will be used for classes, meetings and lectures. The Foster Campus will house Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.
Baylor Students Selling Handbags from Rwanda
Waco Tribune-Herald: Three Baylor seniors, Christen Batson, Jeffrey Sholden and Meredith Noles, are starting a business for their Accelerated Ventures business course that will provide work for former prostitutes in Rwanda through the making of handbags to be sold online and eventually in boutiques.
Texas Tidbits: New Business Campus Set at Baylor
The Baptist Standard: Baylor University's board of regents approved construction of the $99 million Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation that will house the university's Hankamer School of Business, expanding its size by nearly 40 percent.
Who Are The Greatest American Entrepreneurs Ever?
Forbes: Ten years after the first survey of America's Greatest Entrepreneurs, Blaine McCormick, Ph.D., associate professor in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, and two co-authors conducted the survey again, gauging the responses of 41 business experts from history, economics and management to rank the top 10 American entrepreneurs of all time.