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12/7/2016
Dec. 6, 2016
Students in Baylor University’s “Philanthropy and the Public Good- course presented 10 local nonprofit groups with grants totaling $54,000 on Tuesday. Quoted are Andy Hogue, Ph.D., director of the Philanthropy and Public Service Program and senior lecturer in the Honors College; Interim President David E. Garland; and Janessa Blythe, a junior University Scholar. “This is a classic example of how our students are engaged in the community, and I do believe that they will capture a philanthropic spirit from this program,- Garland said.

Research

12/7/2016
Nov. 29, 2016
Column by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business, 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." The column was originally published by The Conversation, a website that offers informed commentary and debate on the issues affecting our world.

Baylor in the News

12/7/2016
Dec. 6, 2016
Securus Technologies, a provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, and the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) jointly announced today a five-year funding commitment by Securus to PEP and an exclusive agreement to expand the rehabilitation and reentry support to more inmates and their families. Baylor students volunteer as Business Plan Advisors to teach inmates the skills needed to prepare a business plan.

Faculty in the News

12/7/2016
Dec. 6, 2016
Question-and-answer with Andrea L. Turpin, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Baylor University, about her book. In “A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917,- Turpin explores how the entrance of women into U.S. colleges and universities shaped changing ideas about the moral and religious purposes of higher education in unexpected ways and profoundly shaped American culture.
12/7/2016
Dec. 5, 2016
Stephen Rispoli, J.D., assistant dean of student affairs and pro bono programs at Baylor Law School, is quoted in this article. He participated in a panel discussion and urged young lawyers to find the time to engage in pro bono work. "It's a tradeoff, of course, like everything else, but I think that you will find that the reward that you get from doing these cases will last longer than the money that was made for the firm," he said. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers Baylor Law School.)

Students

12/7/2016
Dec. 7, 2016
VIDEO: Ten local nonprofit organizations received grants totaling $54,000 that were presented yesterday by students in Baylor University’s “Philanthropy and the Public Good- course. Interviewed for this story was Rebecca Voth, a junior University Scholar.
12/7/2016
Dec. 7, 2016
VIDEO: Ten local nonprofit organizations received grants totaling $54,000 that were presented yesterday by students in Baylor University’s “Philanthropy and the Public Good- course. Each fall and spring semester since fall 2014, and in partnership with dozens of inspiring social sector organizations, the students participating in this unique and transformational learning environment have stewarded and given away a total of $331,835 in grants to local nonprofits.

Alumni

12/7/2016
Dec. 6, 2016
Lara Pringle, J.D. (Law) '06, was named as one of the "Top Women in Energy," an honor recognizing outstanding women for their work in the area of energy law, by "Texas Lawyer" magazine. Pringle is a partner in Jones Walker LLP’s Houston office. She is an active volunteer and lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

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