Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

5/26/2015
May 26, 2015
Feature on Rebekkah Wallin, B.A. Speech Communication ’15, who along with her siblings grew up at Boys and Girls Country near Houston after rough upbringing of poverty and instability. Since 10, her dream was to go to Baylor, and after speaking as a senior at a fundraising dinner for the children's home, an inspired Baylor Regent in the audience anonymously promised to pay for her education if she was accepted for admission. "I think about it every day, and I just feel really blessed by it,- said Wallin, who will begin a new job on the sales team at Oracle’s Austin office in July. She does not know her benefactor but plans to pay the kindness forward. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story and helped arrange interviews.)

Research

5/26/2015
May 25, 2015
Cited in this article on 10 facts about whales, is a 2013 research study by Stephen Trumble, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology and Sascha Usenko, Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental science. Using a novel technique, Trumble and Usenko were able to analyze whale earwax to determine what had occurred over the course of the whale's lifetime and its containment exposure. Trumble and Usenko’s groundbreaking research was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this widely published story in September 2013.)
5/26/2015
May 25, 2015
This article centers on research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, which shows that advertisers who default to the believe that “thinner is better- could be alienating up to 70 percent of their market. Roberts is quoted in the story. “Advertisers need to do a bit more research with their target market,- he said. “They need to find out what these women are thinking, as related to body size.- (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)
5/26/2015
May 23, 2015
Pakistan’s The Express Tribune, which is partnered with The International New York Times, published this story featuring research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, which shows that not all women will buy products because the models in the advertisements are thin. In fact, the use of thin models could alienate up to 70 percent of the market. “For some product categories, •thin’ is probably going to do better. For others, it very well may be that an average-size model may sell better than a thin model. It just may be a good business decision,- said Roberts, who is quoted in the article. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)
5/26/2015
May 23, 2015
New Delhi Television, one of India’s top news and lifestyle networks, published this story about Baylor research showing that the use of thin models in advertising could alienate up to 70 percent of the market. The study’s co-author, James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Baylor in the News

5/26/2015
May 25, 2015
Second item on action taken recently by the Baylor Board of Regents, who voted to establish a new Ph.D. program in entrepreneurship in the Hankamer School of Business and approved $1.1 million for the design and construction of the Simpson Strength and Performance Center in the Simpson Athletics and Academic Center.

Faculty in the News

5/26/2015
May 25, 2015
AUDIO LINK: On Memorial Day, “America in the Morning- host Jim Bohannon interviews David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, about his new book, “The Price of Valor: The Life of Audie Murphy, America’s Most Decorated Hero of World War II.- “America in the Morning- is WestwoodOne's award-winning radio news magazine that offers the latest overnight developments in breaking news, politics, entertainment, business and sports, delivered first thing in the morning. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the history department.)
5/26/2015
May 25, 2015
Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., professor of history at Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and senior fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion (SR), and Barry Hankins, Ph.D., professor history and graduate program director, write about how the Baptist alliance with Thomas Jefferson that secured religious liberty. Kidd and Hankins are the authors of the new book, “Baptists in America: A History.- (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in ISR and the history department.)

Students

5/26/2015
May 21, 2015
Amen Mesfin was named one of the top nine students in the 2015 Quest Early College High School graduation class. Mesfin plans to attend Baylor in the fall where she will join the pre-med track.

Alumni

5/26/2015
May 19, 2015
Dr. Mary Hensley, Ed.D. Educational Administration ’89, has been named the new district president of Blinn College’s four campus, including Bryan and Brenham. She is the first woman to lead the district in the institutions 132-year history. Dr. Hensley previously served as Executive Vice President of College Operations for the Austin Community College District.
5/26/2015
May 18, 2015
Steve Guillaume, B.B.A. Finance ’90, has been promoted by Charlotte, Mich.-based Spartan Motors Inc. to president of the Specialty Chassis and Vehicles Business Unit, which includes responsibility for the RV chassis portfolio, specialty vehicles, defense and government as well as aftermarket parts and accessories.
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