Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Jun
26
2017

Art Daily: Griot Museum presents "Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad"

June 22, 2017
Robert Darden, author and professor of journalism, public relations, and new media at Baylor, wrote an essay for a book that accompanies “Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad,” a traveling exhibition now open at the Griot Museum of Black History in St. Louis.

Jun
26
2017

Baylor Arts and Sciences: The Hansen Quadruplets: Baylor + 20

May 17, 2017
Baylor is one of very few American universities from which two sets of quadruplets have graduated, and this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Hansen quadruplets’ graduation. All four of the sisters, Alison, Brooke, Claire and Darcy, attended Baylor on a full academic scholarship. After their time at Baylor, they each went on to build successful careers in the United States and Europe.

Jun
26
2017

Business Insider: The average person checks their phone 150 times every day — and it's destroying romantic relationships

June 13, 2017
This article cites research by Baylor’s James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, which found that phone snubbing – “phubbing” – can harm relationships. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Jun
26
2017

Fort Worth Business Press: Newsmakers

June 22, 2017
(Second news item) Jason Ellis, B.B.A. (Finance/Accounting) ’02, has been named president of Worthington National Bank’s downtown Fort Worth location. His focus will be on commercial lending and managing customer relationships.

Jun
26
2017

Houston Chronicle: Atascocita names their top 10 graduates

June 2, 2017
Top 10 Atascocita High School graduate and incoming Baylor freshman Amber Byles plans to study neuroscience and psychology to become a clinical neuropsychologist. Atascocita High School is in the Humble ISD.

Jun
26
2017

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): This Day in History, June 26, 2017

June 26, 2017
Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted about the 43rd anniversary of the debut of the bar code, first used on a pack of gum. Today bar codes can contain a wealth of data, “Anything from just numbers to embedding images can be achieved,” Reyes said, adding that bar codes are used in everything from point-of-sale transactions to inventory management and packaging systems.

Jun
26
2017

Netscape What’s New: 5 Tricks to Remember Almost Anything

June 23, 2017
This article on enhancing memory cites a study by Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, which found that students who receive information and then re-tell it to someone else immediately are able to recall the details better and longer than if they just re-read it in a textbook--a strategy that could pay off big time at test time.

Jun
26
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor’s London qualifies for World Championships in 400 meters

June 24, 2017
Baylor track student-athletes Wil London and Maxwell Willis will move on to the world championships after their performances at the U.S. Track and Field Championships on Saturday. London finished third in the men’s 400-meters, earning a spot in the World Championships in London. Willis won the men’s 100-meters at the U.S. Junior Championships and will compete in Lima, Peru next month for the World Junior Championships.

Jun
26
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Doubling Student Success-Waco ISD summer internship program doubles in size in 2nd year

June 19, 2017
Baylor University is among the community partners in Waco ISD’s summer internship program, which has provided 42 high school students with 80 hours of experience each with 20 local employers this summer. Since the program’s creation last year, the number of participating students and hours of experience has doubled, and the number of participating businesses has quadrupled.

Jun
26
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: LIFTING BARRIERS TO LEARNING: Christian Academy for the Deaf to open in Waco

June 26, 2017
Lewis S. Lummer, Ed.D., senior lecturer in deaf education and American Sign Language in Baylor’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, is leading an effort in Waco to help deaf children break educational barriers while also offering a Christian-based educational foundation this fall through Texas’ first fully functioning, tuition-free Christian Academy for the Deaf. “Many parents don’t have an opportunity to send their children to a school such as this,” Lummer said. “Other options hearing people have are home schooling, etc., but here deaf children can come, and we can provide equal access to everything right here, possibly to someone from Dallas, Austin, Houston. This could be a central area here and kind of a hot hub for deaf education.”

Jun
26
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Rapoport seniors earn MCC degrees

June 24, 2017
Incoming first-year student Alicia Martinez of Waco was one of three Rapoport Academy graduates to earn associate of arts degree with honors from MCC.

Jun
26
2017

Yahoo! News: 'Praying' gives older adults a boost to live longer

June 20, 2017
Older adults who believe God will be there to protect and comfort them in late life are more likely to pray — and the more they pray, the greater their sense of well-being, according to a Baylor study by Baylor sociologists Matt Bradshaw, Ph.D., and Blake Kent. Those who are not confident of God’s care may pray, but they may feel estranged and even experience a decline in mental health. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Jun
23
2017

Baylor Business Review: Managing Millennials is a Lot like Managing Humans

March 9, 2017
Many businesses draw conclusions about millennials in the workplace that are actually more applicable to all of their employees, regardless of what year they were born. This article published in the Hankamer School of Business’ Baylor Business Review offers three tips for managers sorting through generational analyses: apply more scrutiny, zero in on the important data, and look more broadly at interrelated drivers of workforce change.

Jun
23
2017

Baylor Magazine: Hunger at Baylor?

June 22, 2017
Article about research by Nathan Alleman, Ph.D., associate professor of educational leadership in Baylor’s School of Education, and doctoral student Cara Cliburn Allen that looks at hunger on college campuses, including Baylor. To help address the issue, Alleman and Cliburn Allen developed a working group, including faculty, staff and administrators, that helped facilitate free food events for students. This fall, Allen will co-teach a two-course sequence, “Campus Hunger: Students, Systems and Solutions,” along with professors from social work, Honors College, economics, Truett Seminary and family and consumer sciences, part of the new Baylor Social Innovation Collaborative (BAY-SIC) program.

Jun
23
2017

Business Standard: Phone snubbed people at high risk of stress, depression: study

June 19, 2017
Researchers from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business have found that people who are phone snubbed - or "phubbed" - by others face higher levels of stress and depression, and turn to smartphones and social media to find acceptance. The study by lead author Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, and James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, is published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research.

Jun
23
2017

Inc. Southeast Asia: Research: Entrepreneurs Are Happier and Healthier Than Employees

June 23, 2017
This article cites a 2012 study by Baylor sociologists Charles Tolbert, Ph.D., and Carson Mencken, Ph.D., who found that places with high concentrations of micro-businesses — companies with fewer than five employees — have healthier residents. Researchers also found that in communities in which many businesses are locally owned, owners are more invested in improving communities by funding local hospitals, health education and recreational facilities.

Jun
23
2017

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: The Small & Wonderful H.O.B.

June 18, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden features the fascinating history behind the House of Beauty record label. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

Jun
23
2017

KXXV-TV (Waco, Killeen, Temple): Baylor University surpassed fundraising goal for the sixth consecutive year

June 22, 2017
Baylor University’s philanthropic support of alumni, parents and friends during the recently completed fiscal year that spanned June 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017, exceeded $100 million in gifts, pledges and planned giving commitments, marking the sixth consecutive year the University has surpassed that benchmark in fundraising.

Jun
23
2017

St. Mary’s University: University hires VP for Finance and Administration, AVP for Career Services, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences

June 22, 2017
St. Mary’s University appointed Christopher Frost, Ph.D., B.A. (Religion) ’75, as the university’s new Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.