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Under the Lights: How IT Can Score a Win for the Campus Stadium
EDUCAUSEreview: Lead feature on two universities - Baylor and Colorado State – about how both institutions’ CIOs are leading efforts to ensure technology remains at the forefront in providing an excellent fan experience, maintaining physical and digital security and allowing for smooth operations for their respective stadiums. Interviewed on the technology at Baylor’s McLane Stadium is Pattie Orr, vice president for information technology and dean of University Libraries; Hope Koch, Ph.D., associate professor of information systems in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business; recent Baylor graduates Amanda Best and Jamison Venegas, B.B.A.( Management Information Systems) ’15, who served as Wi-Fi coaches; and Bob Hartland, associate vice president of IT infrastructure.

Hankamer School of Business Finds New, State-of-the-Art Home
KWBU-FM: AUDIO: The new $100 million Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation is the new home of Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Media representatives were given a tour this week of the 275,000-square-foot building, which has an atrium, classrooms with the latest technology, collaborative study rooms and more than 250 office spaces. Interviewed for the story were Terry Maness, D.B.A., dean of Hankamer School of Business, and MBA student Kevin Mitchell.

The 25 Business Schools that Offer the Best Education
Business Insider: Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business is recognized in this article as being listed among the top 25 business schools with the best quality of education, as compiled by According to the article, more than 10,000 current and former business school students were surveyed.

The Rise of Mission-Critical Skills: The competencies enabling individuals and organizations to pursue their callings [BBR]
What private-sector business skills are prized by nonprofit organizations?

It’s an increasingly important, but complex question – and one that ought to command the attention of all leaders and managers, regardless of the sector in which their organizations execute their unique missions.

Women’s exit of IT studied at Baylor
Cindy Riemenschneider, Ph.D., professor of information systems and associate dean for research and faculty development in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is interviewed in this story about her research, which shows that occupational culture and informal social networks at IT firms are areas that need to be addressed to help keep women from fleeing IT jobs. “Because of the imbalance with regard to gender, a woman that wants that type of a mentor may need to seek out a mentor from another organization,” Riemenschneider said.

Women in IT
According to Cindy Riemenschneider, professor of information systems, there are a number of challenges for women in IT today. Barriers stem from the fact that so few women are in the higher levels of organizations to begin with. In addition, the way work-family balance is viewed is still gender biased.

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.

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.

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