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6/22/2017
June 22, 2017
Baylor University today announced that the 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.

Research

6/22/2017
June 21, 2017
VIDEO: Hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb discuss Baylor University research by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing. Roberts and David have conducted several studies on phone snubbing â€" “phubbingâ€- â€" and its effects on personal relationships. Their latest study shows that people who are “phubbedâ€- often to turn to their smartphones and social media to find acceptance. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, has pitched this research nationally.)
6/22/2017
June 20, 2017
As people grow older, those who are securely attached to God are more likely to have a sense of well-being â€" and the more frequently they pray, the greater that feeling, according to a study by Matt Bradshaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology and Blake Kent, a doctoral candidate in sociology. In contrast, those who try to build a relationship with a god that they do not believe will be there in times of need may feel estranged and even experience a decline in mental health.
6/22/2017
May 23, 2017
New research from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business has found that the mere presence of a personalized pricing program may encourage some consumers to expect discounts all the time. The research was published in the Journal of Consumer Behavior. “They like it, but they expect it every time they go to the store,â€- said lead author Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of management. “If they visit and don’t receive a specialized discount, it becomes an unmet expectation and they’re disappointed.â€-

Faculty in the News

6/22/2017
June 21, 2017
Article about the sermon given by Joel Gregory, Ph.D., professor of preaching and The George W. Truett Chair of Preaching and Evangelism at Baylor’s Truett Seminary, at an ecumenical memorial service for the nine church members who were murdered two years ago at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. Gregory said the second anniversary was a day when “pain and hope, treachery and triumph, awful and awesome, come together.â€- (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, contributed this story.)

Students

6/22/2017
June 17, 2017
Incoming Baylor student Jada Holliday, a biomedical sciences student at Tulsa Tech, served as regional vice president of Future Health Professionals (HOSA) for 2016-17. Holliday, a recent graduate of Broken Arrow High School and recipient of the U.S. Presidential Scholars Award, will attend Baylor this fall to begin undergraduate studies in biochemistry and pre-med.
6/22/2017
June 22, 2017
Baylor University Theatre will present “Who Am I This Time?,â€- the adaptation of two Kurt Vonnegut short stories about love and relationships, from June 22-24, while Baylor directing master’s candidate Aaron Brown will direct “Hairspray,â€- a Waco ISD/Waco Civic Theatre collaboration that mixes dancing high schoolers, early television and the civil rights movement in 1960s Baltimore.

Alumni

6/22/2017
June 21, 2017
Dr. Jim Siebert, M.A. (Earth Science) ’96, chief meteorologist at FOX 26 KRIV in Houston, is among the local meteorologists profiled in this slideshow. Along with working as a meteorologist, “Dr. Jimâ€- also is a professor at the university level.

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