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5/4/2016
May 3, 2016
VIDEO: Interview with Darryn Willoughby, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the Exercise Biochemical and Nutrition Lab in Baylor’s Robbins College of Health & Human Sciences, during a segment on the challenges of balancing work and motherhood. A video that went viral showed Dr. Willoughby, who had picked up the fussy baby of one of his students, Marine veteran Katy Humphrey, whose babysitter canceled at the last minute, and without missing a beat, he continued lecturing for the next 50 minutes while holding Millie. In the interview, Willoughby said, “Being at a Christian institution, it's all about reaching out and helping and blessing others, loving and caring for others in any way we can. And so this was simply just a way in which God moved me to do that on this given day. And like I said, just praise God and giving Him all the glory for being able to bless Katy and Millie." This story was first covered by KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS).

Research

5/4/2016
May 3, 2016
This story references a 2015 study from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business that addresses “phubbing,â€- or phone snubbing, and its damaging effects on relationships. The study, which received national and international media attention, was conducted by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched the original research to media. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)
5/4/2016
May 3, 2016
Q&A interview about research on healing prayer done with Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion. Levin’s study found that almost three-quarters of Americans have prayed for the healing of others, and over half have participated in prayer groups. He says that the findings suggest a “rising popularity of complementary medicine as a form of primary care, and with continued interest in nonconventional expressions of spirituality.â€- (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers ISR research and faculty.)

Students

5/4/2016
May 3, 2016
A group of Baylor students in the spring “Philanthropy and the Public Goodâ€- course presented a total of $52,250 in grants to nine nonprofit groups Tuesday to cap a semester of learning about philanthropic work. Among those quoted are Andy Hogue, Ph.D., director of the Philanthropy and Public Service Program and a senior lecturer in the Honors Program in Baylor’s Honors College; President and Chancellor Ken Starr; and Baylor senior Kevin Renois, who said, “I didn’t know very much about the social sector or about the nonprofits in Waco before taking this class. Andy did a great job of teaching us the philosophy of what it means to do charitable work, what it means to love mankind and Waco specifically.â€- (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, facilitated media coverage of this event. She covers Student Life and University initiatives.)
5/4/2016
May 3, 2016
Students in Baylor’s "Philanthropy and the Public Good" course presented $52,500 in grants to nine local nonprofit organizations Tuesday, the culmination of a hands-on philanthropy education programs that ignites student's interest and participation in philanthropy. Quoted is Andy Hogue, Ph.D., director of the Philanthropy and Public Service Program and a senior lecturer in the Honors Program in Baylor’s Honors College. "One of the things we are trying to teach is how a community works, how a community thrives and the variety of ways in which that happens," Hogue said. "But also how we might contribute to that. Part of that is through our time and service but it's also through our financial means. So one of the things that we're trying to instill is a life of generosity." (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, facilitated media coverage of this event. She covers Student Life and University initiatives.)
5/4/2016
May 3, 2016
Students in Baylor’s "Philanthropy and the Public Good" spring semester class presented $52,500 in grants to local nonprofit organizations Tuesday after using this semester to dedicate time to learning about their community and how these organizations contribute to it. Quoted is Andy Hogue, Ph.D., director of the Philanthropy and Public Service Program and a senior lecturer in the Honors Program in Baylor’s Honors College. "One of the things that we are trying to teach is how a community works. How a community thrives. The variety of ways of which that happens, and not just that but also how we might contribute to that, and part of that is through our time and our service, but it's also through financial means. So, one of the things we are trying to instill is a life of generosity," Hogue said. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, facilitated media coverage of this event. She covers Student Life and University initiatives.)

Alumni

5/4/2016
May 3, 2016
Samuel W. Prestidge, Bachelor of Music '50, will be honored by Texas Baptists with a Legacy Award on Sunday, June 5, at the historic Independence Baptist Church near Brenham. Prestidge worked in the church music department at the Baptist General Convention of Texas for 34 years. He established the Singing Men of Texas in 1975, the Texas Baptist All-State Choir in 1976, All-State Band in 1978, All-State Strings in 1994 and the Texas MusiConference in 1980, an event that averaged more than 1,000 music leaders in attendance annually.
5/4/2016
May 3, 2016
James L. Rosengren, M.H.A. (Health Care Administration) '91, was selected by the University of Central Florida to join the College of Sciences Dean's Advisory Board. Rosengren, who is chairman of the board and executive chairman of Heritage Health Solutions, Inc., said he "looks forward to this opportunity to serve my college and assist with strengthening and establishing partnerships throughout the region."

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