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2/27/2015
Feb. 26, 2015
This story in The Washington Post centers on UNICEF’s Tap Project fundraiser, which prompted people to put down their cellphones, which, in turn, drove donations based on the number of minutes those people were able to keep from using their phones. The article quotes James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, whose research found that college students spend at least eight hours a day on their cellphones. “While they are watching TV and doing their homework, they are posting pictures to Instagram, tweeting and answering emails,- Roberts said. “It’s easy to throw in nine, ten hours a day when you are multitasking.- This story was republished by dozens of media outlets throughout the United States. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Hankamer School of Business.)

Baylor in the News

2/27/2015
Feb. 27, 2015
The Dallas Morning News profiles Baylor’s historic and spirited athletic traditions, including the Baylor Line, Running the Line, the Immortal Ten and Homecoming. “For the first time in decades, Baylor is the hot program in Texas, with success across the board,- the story reads. “However, Baylor is also one of the most historic universities in the nation and it cares deeply about keeping tradition going throughout thick and thin.-
2/27/2015
Feb. 26, 2015
The Heart of Texas Council of Government held a mass fatality functional exercise at McLane Stadium on Thursday, Feb. 26. Approximately 100 people took part in the exercise, including emergency managers, responders, public health officials and justices of the peace. They gathered to rehearse a hypothetical tornado crisis scenario with the hopes of mapping out future emergency plans. Leigh Ann Moffett, director of emergency management for Baylor University, is quoted.
2/27/2015
Feb. 23, 2015
Article about human resources technology trends includes how HR officials at Baylor University wanted to functionalize connections throughout a person’s career, such as competencies, learning, performance and compensation. Quoted in the article is Tami Nutt, manager of learning and development.

Faculty in the News

2/27/2015
Feb. 26, 2015
Patricia Wilson, J.D., professor of law at Baylor Law School, provides expert commentary in this article about employers’ rights when they believe employees have misrepresented information. This story, originally published by Entrepreneur magazine, was spurred by the acknowledgement by NBC News anchor Brian Williams that he misrepresented his wartime reporting experience. "Most employees are employees at will, meaning that barring a statute or case law that precludes termination, they can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all,- Wilson said. "If those employees are terminated for lying or exaggerating, they have no legal recourse.- (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched Patricia Wilson as an expert source to Entrepreneur. He covers Baylor Law School.)
2/27/2015
Feb. 23, 2015
Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, explores the timeless cultural obsession with heaven and hell in his latest book “Entertaining Judgment.- In his book, Garrett draws on popular examples of afterlife motif from “The Hunger Games- to Dante. Garrett is quoted.
2/27/2015
Feb. 24, 2015
Blog about “Baptists in America: A History,- a book by Baylor scholars Thomas Kidd, Ph.D., associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, and Barry Hankins, Ph.D., professor and graduate program director of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Blogger Peter J. Leithart notes that “as Kidd and Hankins detail, the Baptists were the original American outsiders, •troublers of churches in all places,’ according to the Puritans, who banished and beat and imprisoned them, often for preaching Baptist doctrine or singing Baptist hymns.- Leithart quotes Kidd and Hankins, who wrote that “Baptists’ enduring feeling of being under attack- is part of the secret of their success, as it helps them to be vigilant. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers history and the Institute for Studies of Religion.)

Alumni

2/27/2015
Feb. 26, 2015
Cole Daugherty, B.A. ’92, was named senior vice president of marketing communications at Dallas Market Center. Prior to joining Dallas Market Center, he served as account executive with Springbok Technologies, a Dallas-based public relations agency. In Daugherty’s new role, he will oversee content and creative for marketing communications including public relations, advertising, social media, graphic design, videography and copywriting.
2/27/2015
Feb. 23, 2015
Becky Dinnin, B.A. ’88 (Journalism), has been named executive director of the Alamo, where she will oversee all aspects of the Texas landmark, from fundraising to historic preservation. She formerly was the BGCT’s director of communications, and since 2007, has been vice president of image and communications for the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.

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