Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Apr
26
2017

Abilene Reporter-News: ARN's Williamson retiring as editor

April 25, 2017
Doug Williamson, B.A. (Speech/Journalism) ’73, who has served as editor of the Abilene Reporter-News for almost five years and has worked at the newspaper for almost 32 years, announced his retirement Tuesday. He taught journalism, photography, debate and broadcasting at Waco High School for three years and worked for the Waco Tribune-Herald for nine years before returning to Abilene in 1985.

Apr
26
2017

Consumerism Commentary: How to Best Handle Old Credit Card Accounts

March 25, 2017
Stephanie Colestock, B.S. (Biology) '10, managing editor and contributing writer at Consumerism Commentary, writes about how to handle old credit card accounts in this article. Colestock frequently writes about personal finance. She also writes for a number of other sites including: Dough Roller, Five Cent Nickel and allCards, in addition to running her small business, Pink Orchid Press.

Apr
26
2017

Netscape What’s New: 4 Steps to Reignite Your Prayer Life

April 21, 2017
Angela Reed, Ph.D., associate professor of practical theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, provides four tips to help people grow in the habit of prayer. The tips include read scripture prayerfully, reflect on the events of the day, try out a simple form of prayer and explore the possibility of shaping the activities of the day around prayer. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this story.)

Apr
26
2017

News-Medical.net: Skimpy sleep followed by 'catch up' tied to worse cognition in young adults

April 25, 2017
New Baylor research has found that skimping on sleep, followed by "catch-up" days with long snoozes, is tied to worse cognition -- both in attention and creativity -- in young adults, in particular, those tackling major projects. The multidisciplinary research was conducted by Elise King, assistant professor of interior design in Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, and Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor's Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory and assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Apr
26
2017

Reader’s Digest: Is Your Facebook Obsession Feeding a Personality Disorder?

April 24, 2017
Research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, about how social media can have a real cost to real-life relationships is cited in this article about the correlations between social media use and what’s known as “grandiose narcissism.”

Apr
26
2017

RoadTrekin: Meet and Greet Miss Arkansas USA Arynn Johnson at All Things Arkansas April 29

April 22, 2017
Incoming Baylor freshman Arynn Johnson, Miss Arkansas U.S.A., will greet well wishers on April 29 at All Things Arkansas before she heads off to the Miss U.S.A. Pageant.

Apr
26
2017

Stillwater (OK) News-Press: The Holt Report: Baylor gets a good hire in Livingstone

April 26, 2017
The Stillwater (OK) News-Press applauds the hiring of Dr. Linda Livingstone as Baylor’s president, looking back at her history as an outstanding student-athlete at Perkins-Tryon High School and Oklahoma State University. Her late father, Doyle Parrack, was a successful basketball coach after playing for Henry Iba at Oklahoma A&M. He coached at Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma and his alma mater.

Apr
26
2017

WNLO-TV (Buffalo, NY/CW): Doctors Issue New Sleep Warning

April 25, 2017
VIDEO: Skimping on sleep, and then playing "catch up” doesn't really work and actually can lead to worse cognition, in terms of attention and creatively. Those are the findings of a new multidisciplinary study by Elise King, M.A., assistant professor of interior design in Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, and Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor's Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory and assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Apr
25
2017

Baylor University Joins Growing Alliance of Colleges Working to Expand Access and Opportunity for 50,000 Talented Low- and Moderate-Income Students

April 25, 2017
Baylor University is among a select group of 68 of the nation’s top universities that have partnered with the American Talent Initiative (ATI) to enroll and educate an additional 50,000 high-achieving low- and moderate-income students by 2025. “At Baylor, we have long understood that improving access to higher education is key to developing the next generations of leaders who will transform the world,” said Baylor Interim President David Garland. “We feel that the goals of the American Talent Initiative fit well with our mission to educate and equip men and women for worldwide leadership and service. Our nation and the globe can only benefit from the success of this collective effort.”

Apr
25
2017

Business Wire: Study Reveals Impact of Unethical Behavior on an Individual, According to Research from Oklahoma State University

April 25, 2017
This article centers on research by Matt Quade, Ph.D., assistant professor of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Quade coauthored the study, which explores shame and seeks to explain the effect of unethical behavior on an individual’s self-image.

Apr
25
2017

Psych Central: Skimpy Sleep Followed by ‘Catch Up’ Can Hurt Attention & Creativity

April 24, 2017
New Baylor research has found that skimping on sleep, followed by “catch-up” days with long snoozes, is tied to worse cognition — both in attention and creativity — in young adults, in particular those tackling major projects. The multidisciplinary research was conducted by Elise King, assistant professor of interior design in Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, and Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor's Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory and assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is pitching this research to national media. She covers faculty and research in the Robbin College and in the department of psychology and neuroscience.)

Apr
25
2017

Taylor (TX) Press: Taylor grad earns teaching award

April 23, 2017
Jason Kautz, B.A. (Chemistry) '96, M.S. '98, Ph.D. '02, professor of practice in the department of chemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is one of the recipients of the university’s most prestigious awards for teaching, research and engagement. The awards recognize faculty whose work has had a significant impact on students, the university and the state.

Apr
25
2017

Texas Tribune TribTalk: Ambassadors for the Baylor mission

April 18, 2017
Column by Mack Rhoades, vice president and director of athletics at Baylor, about how he has come to know the university over the past year as a “place with a worthy mission. Its academic excellence, service-oriented focus and Christian heritage are truly unique in the world of higher education. And as such, it calls each of us to challenge the way things have been done in the past and to work toward a stronger future.”

Apr
25
2017

The Waco Tribune-Herald: Waco stages busy with four plays

April 19, 2017
This week, Baylor Theatre will present “Noises Off,” which is considered a contemporary standard and proven audience-pleaser. “This may be the top-ranked farce of all time,” said Stan Denman, Ph.D., professor and chair of theatre arts in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.

Apr
25
2017

USA TODAY: Q&A: Does $0 income later mean I should take Social Security early?

April 23, 2017
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, answers a question about ways to maximize Social Security benefits.

Apr
24
2017

CBS Sports: WATCH: Baylor honors staffer with touchdown run during spring game

April 23, 2017
VIDEO: Baylor found time during its spring game Saturday to honor Clint Lewis, who has been involved in the football program for 22 years. Lewis, who has Down Syndrome, took a hand-off and followed his team of blockers to score a touchdown.