Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

6/26/2017
June 23, 2017
Feature on Baylor staff and faculty who are expanding the Baylor Family through adoption. On April 1, new policies went into effect at the University that provide paid parental leave for staff and an adoption assistance program that benefits both staff and faculty. Baylor is one of only a handful of universities providing adoption assistance benefits to employees.

Research

6/26/2017
June 23, 2017
This article on enhancing memory cites a study by Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, which found that students who receive information and then re-tell it to someone else immediately are able to recall the details better and longer than if they just re-read it in a textbook--a strategy that could pay off big time at test time.
6/26/2017
June 20, 2017
Older adults who believe God will be there to protect and comfort them in late life are more likely to pray " and the more they pray, the greater their sense of well-being, according to a Baylor study by Baylor sociologists Matt Bradshaw, Ph.D., and Blake Kent. Those who are not confident of God’s care may pray, but they 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.)
6/26/2017
June 13, 2017
This article cites research by Baylor’s James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, which found that phone snubbing " “phubbing- " can harm relationships. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Baylor in the News

6/26/2017
June 19, 2017
Baylor University is among the community partners in Waco ISD’s summer internship program, which has provided 42 high school students with 80 hours of experience each with 20 local employers this summer. Since the program’s creation last year, the number of participating students and hours of experience has doubled, and the number of participating businesses has quadrupled.

Faculty in the News

6/26/2017
June 26, 2017
Lewis S. Lummer, Ed.D., senior lecturer in deaf education and American Sign Language in Baylor’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, is leading an effort in Waco to help deaf children break educational barriers while also offering a Christian-based educational foundation this fall through Texas’ first fully functioning, tuition-free Christian Academy for the Deaf. “Many parents don’t have an opportunity to send their children to a school such as this,- Lummer said. “Other options hearing people have are home schooling, etc., but here deaf children can come, and we can provide equal access to everything right here, possibly to someone from Dallas, Austin, Houston. This could be a central area here and kind of a hot hub for deaf education.-
6/26/2017
June 26, 2017
Pedro M. Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted about the 43rd anniversary of the debut of the bar code, first used on a pack of gum. Today bar codes can contain a wealth of data, “Anything from just numbers to embedding images can be achieved,- Reyes said, adding that bar codes are used in everything from point-of-sale transactions to inventory management and packaging systems.
6/26/2017
June 22, 2017
Robert Darden, author and professor of journalism, public relations, and new media at Baylor, wrote an essay for a book that accompanies “Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad,- a traveling exhibition now open at the Griot Museum of Black History in St. Louis.

Students

6/26/2017
June 2, 2017
Top 10 Atascocita High School graduate and incoming Baylor freshman Amber Byles plans to study neuroscience and psychology to become a clinical neuropsychologist. Atascocita High School is in the Humble ISD.
6/26/2017
June 24, 2017
Incoming first-year student Alicia Martinez of Waco was one of three Rapoport Academy graduates to earn associate of arts degree with honors from MCC.
6/26/2017
June 24, 2017
Baylor track student-athletes Wil London and Maxwell Willis will move on to the world championships after their performances at the U.S. Track and Field Championships on Saturday. London finished third in the men’s 400-meters, earning a spot in the World Championships in London. Willis won the men’s 100-meters at the U.S. Junior Championships and will compete in Lima, Peru next month for the World Junior Championships.

Alumni

6/26/2017
May 17, 2017
Baylor is one of very few American universities from which two sets of quadruplets have graduated, and this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Hansen quadruplets’ graduation. All four of the sisters, Alison, Brooke, Claire and Darcy, attended Baylor on a full academic scholarship. After their time at Baylor, they each went on to build successful careers in the United States and Europe.
6/26/2017
June 22, 2017
(Second news item) Jason Ellis, B.B.A. (Finance/Accounting) ’02, has been named president of Worthington National Bank’s downtown Fort Worth location. His focus will be on commercial lending and managing customer relationships.

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