Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

10/23/2014
Oct. 23, 2014
Baylor University’s 2014 Pruit Symposium, “Marching to Zion: Celebrating and Preserving Black Sacred Music,- will feature Jimmie Abbington, Ph.D., associate professor of church music and worship at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia. Abbington will lead music at the symposium and hopes to prove that black church music is as diverse and varied as black churches.

Research

10/23/2014
Oct. 20, 2014
Matthew S. Stanford, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about churches and their struggles to assist people living with mental illness. The article references a Baylor study of 70 seminaries, led by Stanford, which found that seminaries do little to train ministers to recognize mental illness and refer individuals to a doctor or psychologist. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers psychology and neuroscience faculty and research and pitched the original study in September to national media.)
10/23/2014
Oct. 21, 2014
Article on a restaurant experience in Mount Olive, New Jersey, where an employee was dismissed for spitting into the returned entrée of a customer mentions a 2014 study, which found that only about six percent of restaurant employees have admitted to tampering with food at some point in their work. The study, co-authored by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, looked at how restaurant servers, hosts, bartenders, cashiers and managers behave and react when faced with difficult customers. (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist for Baylor Media Communications, covers Hankamer School of Business research and faculty.)
10/23/2014
Oct. 20, 2014
Ospreys do not carry significant amounts of human pharmaceutical chemicals, despite widespread occurrence of these chemicals in water, according to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Baylor University research. The finding, published by Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, is the first published study that examines the bioaccumulation of pharmaceuticals in the water-fish-osprey food web. A 2012 study by Baylor University researchers found that human data for drug activity can be used to predict surface water concentrations of antidepressants that negatively impact fish behavior. That study was done by Bryan Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in environmental sciences.)
10/23/2014
Oct. 22, 2014
AUDIO: Report on a recent study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which shows female college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, and male students spend about eight hours on the devices. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers multidisciplinary research and placed the original story.)

Baylor in the News

10/23/2014
Oct. 22, 2014
Baylor University’s Institute for Family Business in the Hankamer School of Business has named marketing agency Ruby Media, Inc. as a finalist for the Texas Family Business of the Year Award. The awards program recognizes outstanding firms whose families demonstrate a commitment to each other, business continuity and who are responsive to the needs of their employees, communities and industries. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Hankamer School of Business and placed this story.)
10/23/2014
Oct. 22, 2014
Article on Baylor University’s 2014 Pruit Symposium, “Marching to Zion: Celebrating and Preserving Black Sacred Music,- which will bring together leading voices in black gospel music for conversation, celebration and music on Thursday, Oct. 23, through Saturday, Oct. 25, on the Baylor campus. Robert Darden, associate professor of journalism, public relations and new media and author of the new book, “Nothing but Love in God’s Water: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement,- is quoted.
10/23/2014
Oct. 22, 2014
Emmy Award-winning ABC News co-anchor John Quinones was the guest speaker at Baylor University’s 27th annual Hispanic Heritage Month Banquet on Wednesday evening. He spoke about the obstacles he overcame to reach success.

Faculty in the News

10/23/2014
Oct. 20, 2014
Although few of Texas' 36 congressional races are considered to be seriously competitive, that hasn't stopped lawmakers from raking in serious campaign cash, according to a report by The Dallas Morning News that quotes Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. The fundraising helps build party loyalty, Flavin said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who covers faculty and research in political science, arranged the interview with Flavin. The story was picked up by The Associated Press and ran in numerous media outlets.)

Students

10/23/2014
Oct. 22, 2014
Louie Cook, a first-year law student at Baylor Law School, recently won the Dawson & Sodd Fall 2014 Moot Court Competition. The competition is a three-week event that simulates the appellate advocacy process.

Alumni

10/23/2014
Oct. 23, 2014
Investment News spotlights its “40 Under 40- top financial planners who exhibit the greatest accomplishments to date, contributions to the industry, leadership and promise. One of the honorees is certified financial planner Erik Milam, B.B.A. ’03, who works for TrustCore Financial in Nashville, Tennessee, and regularly speaks about overcoming obstacles in life, such as cerebral palsy and a severe stutter as a child.
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