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12/2/2016
Dec. 1, 2016
AUDIO: Popular Los Angeles morning drive-time radio host Doug McIntyre interviews James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business, regarding Roberts’ research on “phubbing” – phone snubbing – and how excessive smartphone use can damage relationships. Roberts is a noted expert on smartphone use and addiction. His research has shown that college students spend an average of 8-10 hours per day on their devices. Additional research has shown that “phubbing” can lead to stress in a relationship and even depression. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, arranged this interview. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Research

12/2/2016
Nov. 30, 2016
Wives who have a romantic view of marriage are less likely to do volunteer work for the wider community, leading their husbands to volunteer less as well, according to a Baylor study published in Sociological Perspectives journal. Researchers focused on whether couples took a "soul mate" view of marriage, making it their top priority; or whether they held a more traditional view, placing additional values on other marital functions, such as raising children and fulfilling financial needs. Quoted is lead author Young-Il Kim, Ph.D., research assistant professor in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR research and faculty.)

Baylor in the News

12/2/2016
Dec. 2, 2016
The Institute for Family Business in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Buisness honored Focus Behavioral Associates with the Texas Family Business of the Year 2016, Fastest Growing Award. Focus was founded by Lisa Fuentes, B.S. (Education) '96, and is the only privately owned clinical-based therapy center in the Waco area.
12/2/2016
Dec. 2, 2016
Baylor Law School presented John B. LeJeune, J.D. '02, with the 2016 Baylor Law School Veterans Clinic Advocate of the Year award. The award is given annually to a Veterans Clinic volunteer lawyer who goes above and beyond.

Faculty in the News

12/2/2016
Dec. 1, 2016
James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business, penned this column about smartphone use and its effects on relationships. Roberts references a study he co-authored with Baylor colleague Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, which measured "phubbing" or "phone snubbing." Roberts wrote: "Something as seemingly innocent as using a smartphone in the presence of a romantic partner undermined the quality of the relationship. This can create a domino effect: As our study also showed, when we’re not happily in love, we are also less likely to be satisfied, overall, with life. We’re also more likely to report that we are depressed."

Students

12/2/2016
Nov. 29, 2016
Jake Raabe, a student at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, wrote this article on the meaning of Advent in light of the past year. “This year has been hard,” Raabe wrote. “For that reason, we should recapture what Advent meant to the first Christians who celebrated it. As we change out the colors and the decorations in our sanctuaries, and as we swap out the décor in our homes, let us remember why we do these things: They remind us of God’s first entrance into the world and help us anticipate the second.”

Alumni

12/2/2016
Dec. 1, 2016
The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership honored Texas State Senator Larry Taylor, B.B.A. (Insurance) '82, with the Quasar Award. This award honors an outstanding elected official or business leader who, through his or her actions and leadership, has demonstrated a strong effort to support the business foundations of the greater Bay Area Houston communities.

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