Faculty & Staff News

May
26
2015

W. Tennis. Women's Tennis Earns No. 8 Spot In Final Oracle/ITA Rankings

Baylor women's tennis was No. 8 in the last Oracle/ITA team rankings of the 2015 campaign, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced Tuesday.

May
26
2015

M. Tennis. Men's Tennis Finishes No. 3 In Final Oracle/ITA Rankings

Baylor men's tennis came in at No. 3 in the final Oracle/ITA rankings of the 2015 season, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced Tuesday.

May
26
2015

Baylor alum leading research on ―the brain’s GPS’

You probably don’t spend too much time thinking about your brain’s grid cells — you know, the neurons that allow us to make sense of where we are spatially and to navigate the places we go. Dr. Lisa Giocomo, BA ’02, does. And the research she conducts at her Stanford University lab is breaking new ground in helping build a […]

May
26
2015

America in the Morning with Jim Bohannan (KRLD-AM, Dallas/Fort Worth): Audie Murphy

May 25, 2015
AUDIO LINK: On Memorial Day, “America in the Morning” host Jim Bohannon interviews David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, about his new book, “The Price of Valor: The Life of Audie Murphy, America’s Most Decorated Hero of World War II.” “America in the Morning” is WestwoodOne's award-winning radio news magazine that offers the latest overnight developments in breaking news, politics, entertainment, business and sports, delivered first thing in the morning. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the history department.)

May
26
2015

Business Insider (Australia): Science says using thin models could put off a lot of women buyers

May 25, 2015
This article centers on research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, which shows that advertisers who default to the believe that “thinner is better” could be alienating up to 70 percent of their market. Roberts is quoted in the story. “Advertisers need to do a bit more research with their target market,” he said. “They need to find out what these women are thinking, as related to body size.” (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

May
26
2015

KBTX-TV (Bryan/College Station, CBS): Blinn Names New District President

May 19, 2015
Dr. Mary Hensley, Ed.D. Educational Administration ’89, has been named the new district president of Blinn College’s four campus, including Bryan and Brenham. She is the first woman to lead the district in the institutions 132-year history. Dr. Hensley previously served as Executive Vice President of College Operations for the Austin Community College District.

May
26
2015

New Delhi Television: Thin Models May Put Off More Women Than They Inspire Says Study

May 23, 2015
New Delhi Television, one of India’s top news and lifestyle networks, published this story about Baylor research showing that the use of thin models in advertising could alienate up to 70 percent of the market. The study’s co-author, James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

May
26
2015

RVBusiness.com: Guillaume leads Spartan Specialty Chassis Unit

May 18, 2015
Steve Guillaume, B.B.A. Finance ’90, has been promoted by Charlotte, Mich.-based Spartan Motors Inc. to president of the Specialty Chassis and Vehicles Business Unit, which includes responsibility for the RV chassis portfolio, specialty vehicles, defense and government as well as aftermarket parts and accessories.

May
26
2015

Scuba Diver Life: Ten Fascinating Facts About Whales

May 25, 2015
Cited in this article on 10 facts about whales, is a 2013 research study by Stephen Trumble, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology and Sascha Usenko, Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental science. Using a novel technique, Trumble and Usenko were able to analyze whale earwax to determine what had occurred over the course of the whale's lifetime and its containment exposure. Trumble and Usenko’s groundbreaking research was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this widely published story in September 2013.)

May
26
2015

The Atascocita (TX) Observer: The top nine of Quest Early College High School’s 2016 graduating class honored

May 21, 2015
Amen Mesfin was named one of the top nine students in the 2015 Quest Early College High School graduation class. Mesfin plans to attend Baylor in the fall where she will join the pre-med track.

May
26
2015

The Baptist Standard: Baylor regents approve doctorate, OK new sports center

May 25, 2015
Second item on action taking recently by the Baylor Board of Regents, who voted to establish a new Ph.D. program in entrepreneurship in the Hankamer School of Business and approved $1.1 million for the design and construction of the Simpson Strength and Performance Center in the Simpson Athletics and Academic Center.

May
26
2015

The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission: The Baptist alliance with Thomas Jefferson that secured religious liberty

May 25, 2015
Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., professor of history at Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and senior fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion (SR), and Barry Hankins, Ph.D., professor history and graduate program director, write about how the Baptist alliance with Thomas Jefferson that secured religious liberty. Kidd and Hankins are the authors of the new book, “Baptists in America: A History.”

May
26
2015

The Express Tribune (Pakistan): Seventy percent of women are turned off by thin models in advertisements, study shows

May 23, 2015
Pakistan’s The Express Tribune, which is partnered with The International New York Times, published this story featuring research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, which shows that not all women will buy products because the models in the advertisements are thin. In fact, the use of thin models could alienate up to 70 percent of the market. “For some product categories, ‘thin’ is probably going to do better. For others, it very well may be that an average-size model may sell better than a thin model. It just may be a good business decision,” said Roberts, who is quoted in the article. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

May
26
2015

The Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor grad’s tuition paid by anonymous gift from regent

May 26, 2015
Feature on Rebekkah Wallin, B.A. Speech Communication ’15, who along with her siblings grew up at Boys and Girls Country near Houston after rough upbringing of poverty and instability. Since 10, her dream has been to go to Baylor and had her tuition paid for by an anonymous Baylor Regent who was inspired by a speech Rebekkah gave at a fundraising dinner for the children’s home. “I think about it every day, and I just feel really blessed by it,” said Wallin, who will begin a new job on the sales team at Oracle’s Austin office in July. She does not know her benefactor but plans to pay the kindness forward. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story and helped arrange interviews.)

May
25
2015

W. Tennis. NCAA Singles and Doubles Champions Crowned

Despite fighting off rain, lightning, and tornado warnings, not even weather could dampen the thrilling conclusion to the 12-day tournament of the NCAA Tennis Championships on Monday in Waco.

May
25
2015

W. Golf. Women's Golf Advances to NCAA Championship Match Play

Baylor women's golf saved its best for last, shooting even-par 288 in Monday's fourth and final round of stroke play at the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship at The Concession Golf Club. The Bears posted a 72-hole total of 46-over-par, 1,198, which earned BU the No. 3 seed and a matchup with No. 6 seed Tennessee in Tuesday's match play quarterfinals.

May
25
2015

Since 1946, Baylor’s memorial lampposts have honored those who served our country

As simple tributes to those who have gone before us, they are easy to miss or take for granted. But the 140-plus red granite lampposts scattered across Baylor’s campus are more than just utilitarian lighting — they are memorials to those who have served our country, including many who gave their lives in action. The […]

May
24
2015

W. Golf. Women's Golf in Fifth at NCAA Championship

Baylor women's golf is in fifth place after Sunday's third round of the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship at The Concession Golf Club. BU shot 18-over 306 on Sunday, giving the Bears a 54-hole total of 46-over 910.

May
24
2015

W. Tennis. NCAA Singles and Doubles Finals Set

The stage is officially set. The NCAA Tennis Championships finals matchups were finalized following the conclusion of Sunday's semifinals.

May
24
2015

M. Tennis. Galeano, Lenz Fall Short of NCAA Doubles Title Match

After making program history Saturday, the eighth-ranked Baylor men's tennis doubles tandem of Diego Galeano and Julian Lenz lost a three-set battle to No. 19 Lloyd Glasspool and Soren Hess-Olesen in the NCAA Doubles Championship semifinals Sunday at the Hurd Tennis Center.