Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Feb
11
2016

KLTV-TV: Zonesty Announces the Addition of New Chief Technology Officer Michael Dean

Feb. 9, 2016
Michael Dean, M.B.A. '94 (Information Systems Management), has been named the chief technology officer of Zonesty.com, a Houston-based company that helps small and midsize businesses in Texas compare companies to contract with for electricity. Dean will be responsible for leading the advancement of Zonesty’s website and enhancing the residential electricity shopping platform.

Feb
11
2016

My Web Memo: Companies must adapt internal communication as demographics change, study finds

Feb. 9, 2016
As baby boomers retire and an increasing number of millennials enter the workforce, internal communicators must adapt to accommodate the shift of generations, the rise of internal social media and the development of metrics to determine employee engagement, according to a study by Marlene S. Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers faculty and research in the journalism, public relations and new media department.)

Feb
11
2016

The Baylor Lariat: Professor’s cancer-detecting app helps save lives in Germany

Feb. 10, 2016
Bryan Shaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry along with Greg Hamerly, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, developed CRADLE, an app that helps detect rare eye cancer in children. Since then, it has been downloaded more than 40,000 times, with great success in Germany, and has helped parents discover eye problems early on, which means issues can be treated without chemotherapy or radiation. (Tonya B. Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, assisted with this interview and has pitched Bryan Shaw’s work nationally since November 2013.)

Feb
11
2016

The Gospel Coalition: The Pleasures and Perils of the Online Life

Feb. 3, 2016
Article about the dangers of social media quotes Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Baylor University, following his decision to unplug from most social media indefinitely. “I spent about seven years reading replies to my tweets, and more than a decade reading comments on my blog posts,” Jacobs said. “I have considered the costs and benefits, and I have firmly decided that I’m not going to be held hostage to that stuff anymore.” The article addresses how to “use social media Christianly” by holding our smartphones and social media accounts with a loose grip.

Feb
11
2016

The Star: Study says women more likely to ‘catch’ yawns than men

Feb. 3, 2016
A 2015 Baylor University research is cited in an article about a yawning that found women to be more likely to “catch” yawns than men. The Baylor study found that psychopaths, who are known to have less empathy, are less likely to catch yawns from other people. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched the story about the Baylor study nationally. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Feb
11
2016

The Wall Street Journal: Finally, ‘Mockingbird’ to Come to Broadway

Feb. 10, 2016
Marion Castleberry, Ph.D., professor of theatre arts in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about the upcoming first Broadway production of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Castleberry wrote a biography of Horton Foote, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of the 1962 film “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
(Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, arranged this interview. She covers theatre arts.)

Feb
11
2016

Tyler Morning Telegraph: Medical missions: Missionaries to Macau return to East Texas to build life here

Feb. 4, 2016
After serving in Macau, Dr. Matt Humphries, B.S. (Biology) ’80, recently moved back to the United States and took a job with Bethesda Health Clinic in Tyler, Texas, which provides affordable, high-quality care to people who are working and uninsured as well as others in need.

Feb
11
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Waco area vulnerable to Zika threat, Baylor mosquito scientists say

Feb. 10, 2016
Richard Duhrkopf, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences who also serves as regional director for the American Mosquito Control Association, talks about the possibility of the Zika virus coming to Central Texas this summer and discusses the best way to get rid of mosquitoes. (Tonya B. Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers faculty and research in the biology department.)

Feb
10
2016

Inside Philanthropy: Slide Up Curbside While We Tell You About This Music Mogul's Philanthropy

Feb. 9, 2016
Baylor's Curb Learning Lab for Music and Entertainment Marketing was mentioned in an article about Mike Curb, a philanthropist and founder of the Mike Curb Family Foundation, which donates to many colleges and university programs. Curb is the donor behind the lab, which was dedicated in 2008 thanks, in part, to his $500,000 donation.

Feb
10
2016

Institute for Public Relations: Beyond the C-Suite: Corporate Communications’ Power & Influence

Feb. 10, 2016
Blog by Marlene Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, in which she writes about her research finding that corporate communicators need to enhance their research skills and educate other colleagues about their domain beyond media relations. That study was published in the Journal of Communication Management.

Feb
10
2016

Meaning of Life TV: The Wright Show: What do we mean by a meaningful life?

Feb. 7, 2016
VIDEO: Q&A with Paul Froese, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, about his new book “On Purpose: How We Create the Meaning of Life,” which deals with finding purpose and making moral progress.

Feb
10
2016

Reading Eagle (Reading, Pa.): In the workplace: Don't use this word in your resume

Feb. 9, 2016
This business column features Anne Grinols, assistant dean for faculty development and college initiatives in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who advises job-seekers to avoid adding “multitasking” to their resumes. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story idea nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Feb
10
2016

Science Daily: Companies must adapt internal communication as demographics change, study finds

Feb. 9, 2016
With a growing number of baby boomers retiring and an increasing number of millennials entering the workforce, internal communicators must accommodate the shift with internal social media and the development of metrics to determine employee engagement, according to a study by Marlene Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. The study was published in Public Relations Journal. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers research and faculty in the department of journalism, public relations and new media.)

Feb
10
2016

The Loop: We are hopelessly hooked

Feb. 9, 2016
Article cites research by Jim Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer Business School, which found that women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones and men college students spend nearly eight. The study was published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched the story nationally in 2014. She covers interdisciplinary research.)

Feb
10
2016

Waco Trib: Dwyer-inspired VetFran has helped veterans own businesses for 25 years

Feb. 10, 2016
Robert Cresanti, J.D. '91, president and CEO of the International Franchise Association (IFA), is quoted in an article about VetFran, a program created by The Dwyer Group to make it easier for veterans to acquire a franchise business. VetFran was adopted by the IFA, which has helped more than 650 companies nationwide participate in the program. The IFA will honor VetFran at a convention later this month in San Antonio.

Feb
9
2016

Arkansas Business: Hendrix College Creates Position to Focus on Diversity, Inclusion

Feb. 8, 2016
Hendrix College education professor Dionne B. Jackson, Ph.D. (Education), ’10, will become the private college's first vice president for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer beginning July 1.

Feb
9
2016

NASDAQ: Options Still Available for Couples to Boost Social Security Benefits

Feb. 3, 2016
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about the most beneficial ways to claim social security benefits. Reichenstein comments about one-earner couples and how they may lose out under the new Social Security rules.

Feb
9
2016

Science Daily: Ancient wildebeest-like animal shared 'bizarre' feature with dinosaur

Feb. 4, 2016
While studying fossilized skulls of an ancient wildebeest-like animal called the Rusingoryx atopocranion, Daniel Peppe, Ph.D., associate professor of geology in Baylor's College of Arts and Sciences, and a team of researchers discovered the mammal had a very unusual, trumpet-like nasal dome similar to lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs that lived during the Cretaceous period. Their research findings appear in the journal “Current Biology.” (Tonya B. Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications covers research and faculty in the geology department.)