Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

6/23/2017
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.

Research

6/23/2017
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.
6/23/2017
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.
6/23/2017
June 22, 2017
As people grow older, those who are securely attached to God are more likely to have a sense of well-being " 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. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Baylor in the News

6/23/2017
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.
6/23/2017
May 12, 2017
Amjad Dabi, a Baylor Class of 2017 graduate, was on his way to earning a college degree in his hometown of Damascus, Syria, when a devastating civil war forced his education to a halt. Dr. Bradley Bowen, a senior lecturer in piano in Baylor’s School of Music, had met Dabi years earlier through “American Voices- a nonprofit dedicated to supporting music students. Bowen helped Dabi get to Thailand, where he took the SAT and received a full scholarship to Baylor. “The kindness of people really amazes you. So many people here at Baylor cared,- Dabi said.
6/23/2017
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.
6/23/2017
June 23, 2017
Article about the unearthing of La Pila, a fountain that once served the Calle Dos neighborhood near present-day Indian Spring Middle School in Waco. A $2,500 grant to the Waco Hispanic Museum from students in the spring Baylor Philanthropy and Public Service program provided funds to start the archaeological work, and organizers are seeking donations to continue the project.

Faculty in the News

6/23/2017
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.
6/23/2017
June 20, 2017
Essay by Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History and associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, about his family’s recent trip to Israel through his church. “Seeing the places challenged me afresh to recognize the strangeness and historicity of the claims of Christian faith. At a specific place and time in history, Jesus taught, loved, healed, worked miracles, died, and rose again,- Kidd writes.

Students

6/23/2017
June 22, 2017
The Texas Hunger Initiative, a Baylor collaborative project dedicated to increasing food security, has two Baylor sophomores, Keyanna Taylor and Steven Kuipers, serving as No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassadors. In this post, Taylor and Kuipers encourage others to serve their communities and share what they’ve learned about fighting hunger and poverty. “You alone don’t have to take down poverty. All you have to do is something,- Kuipers said.

Alumni

6/23/2017
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.
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