Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Dec
2
2016

ABC10-TV (Sacramento, CA): Smartphones could be ruining your love life

Dec. 1, 2016
James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business, penned this column about smartphone use and its effects on relationships. Roberts references a study he co-authored with Baylor colleague Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, which measured "phubbing" or "phone snubbing." Roberts wrote: "Something as seemingly innocent as using a smartphone in the presence of a romantic partner undermined the quality of the relationship. This can create a domino effect: As our study also showed, when we’re not happily in love, we are also less likely to be satisfied, overall, with life. We’re also more likely to report that we are depressed."

Dec
2
2016

Bay Area Houson Magazine: BAHEP to honor Sen. Taylor with its 2017 Quasar Award

Dec. 1, 2016
The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership honored Texas State Senator Larry Taylor, B.B.A. (Insurance) '82, with the Quasar Award. This award honors an outstanding elected official or business leader who, through his or her actions and leadership, has demonstrated a strong effort to support the business foundations of the greater Bay Area Houston communities.

Dec
2
2016

McIntyre In The Morning (KABC Radio-Los Angeles): Dr. James Roberts Discusses “Phubbing”

Dec. 1, 2016
AUDIO: Popular Los Angeles morning drive-time radio host Doug McIntyre interviews James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business, regarding Roberts’ research on “phubbing” – phone snubbing – and how excessive smartphone use can damage relationships. Roberts is a noted expert on smartphone use and addiction. His research has shown that college students spend an average of 8-10 hours per day on their devices. Additional research has shown that “phubbing” can lead to stress in a relationship and even depression. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, arranged this interview. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Dec
2
2016

News24 (India): 'Soul mate' view of marriage limits women's volunteer work

Nov. 30, 2016
Wives who have a romantic view of marriage are less likely to do volunteer work for the wider community, leading their husbands to volunteer less as well, according to a Baylor study published in Sociological Perspectives journal. Researchers focused on whether couples took a "soul mate" view of marriage, making it their top priority; or whether they held a more traditional view, placing additional values on other marital functions, such as raising children and fulfilling financial needs. Quoted is lead author Young-Il Kim, Ph.D., research assistant professor in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR research and faculty.)

Dec
2
2016

The Baptist Standard: Voices: What Advent means for us in 2016

Nov. 29, 2016
Jake Raabe, a student at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, wrote this article on the meaning of Advent in light of the past year. “This year has been hard,” Raabe wrote. “For that reason, we should recapture what Advent meant to the first Christians who celebrated it. As we change out the colors and the decorations in our sanctuaries, and as we swap out the décor in our homes, let us remember why we do these things: They remind us of God’s first entrance into the world and help us anticipate the second.”

Dec
2
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor institute recognizes local family business

Dec. 2, 2016
The Institute for Family Business in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Buisness honored Focus Behavioral Associates with the Texas Family Business of the Year 2016, Fastest Growing Award. Focus was founded by Lisa Fuentes, B.S. (Education) '96, and is the only privately owned clinical-based therapy center in the Waco area.

Dec
2
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor Law School honors veterans advocate

Dec. 2, 2016
Baylor Law School presented John B. LeJeune, J.D. '02, with the 2016 Baylor Law School Veterans Clinic Advocate of the Year award. The award is given annually to a Veterans Clinic volunteer lawyer who goes above and beyond.

Dec
1
2016

Baylor Lariat: Seniors reflect on their last Baylor Line run

Nov. 28, 2016
Baylor seniors got their chance to run “that good ol’ Baylor Line” for the final time before the Bears’ game against Kansas State. Many seniors said they were reflective and nostalgic while waiting to run the Line for the last time. “To me, the Baylor Line represents the best of our community,” McKinney senior Isis Lewis said. “No matter where you come from or what you are involved in, the Line showcases how diverse and special we all are.”

Dec
1
2016

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Jubilee

Nov. 28, 2016
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden takes a look at jubilee, a gospel music styling that could be the root of Doo-Wop, the popular 1950s genre. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

Dec
1
2016

PublicNow.com: Beloved Ardmore Physician Announces Retirement

Nov. 23, 2016
Kevin Reed, B.S. (Biology) ’73, M.D., has announced he will retire in January from Mercy Hospital in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He has served the Ardmore community since 1980, and joined Mercy in 2008, where he serves as a critical care physician, a hospitalist and medical director for both the hospitalist department and the intensive care unit.

Dec
1
2016

Salon: Digital duds: Your smartphone is ruining your love life

Dec. 1, 2016
James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business, penned this column about smartphone use and its effects on relationships. Roberts references a study he co-authored with Baylor colleague Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, which measured "phubbing" or "phone snubbing." Roberts wrote: "Something as seemingly innocent as using a smartphone in the presence of a romantic partner undermined the quality of the relationship. This can create a domino effect: As our study also showed, when we’re not happily in love, we are also less likely to be satisfied, overall, with life. We’re also more likely to report that we are depressed."

Dec
1
2016

San Antonio Express-News: How the Stars of 'Fixer Upper' Transformed a Town in Texas

Nov. 28, 2016
Chip Gaines, B.B.A. (Marketing) '98, and Joanna Gaines, B.A. (Communication Specialist) '01, stars of the HGTV show "Fixer Upper," are featured in this article about how entrepreneurs across the country are shaping small cities and attracting and keeping talent. The article also mentions the impact of the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative, which provides budding entrepreneurs with resources to help build their companies. “We’re designed specifically to keep people here,” says Truell Hyde, Ph.D., vice provost for research at Baylor.

Dec
1
2016

Science Newsline: Wives with a 'Soul Mate' View of Marriage Are Less Likely to Volunteer, Study Finds

Nov. 28, 2016
Wives who have a romantic view of marriage are less likely to do volunteer work, leading their husbands to volunteer less as well, according to a Baylor University study published in Sociological Perspectives journal. Lead author Young-Il Kim, Ph.D., research assistant professor in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), set out to test the claim of a classic study done more than 40 years ago that marriage is a “greedy institution” that makes it harder for couples to spread their time and energy to other people and institutions. An unexpected finding of the Baylor study was that time spent solely with their wives was positively associated with husbands' reports of their own volunteering. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story to national media. She covers ISR research and faculty.)

Nov
30
2016

Baylor Lariat: Baylor VETS hold ceremony

Nov. 19, 2016
VIDEO: Story about a ceremony hosted by Baylor’s Veteran Educational and Transition Services (VETS) to recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond to help a student veteran. Every semester, Baylor veterans gives a Challenge Coin to an individual or individuals on campus who have made a difference in their life.

Nov
30
2016

Dallas Morning News: Retiring Baylor CEO Joel Allison honored by Dallas Baptist University

Oct. 28, 2016
Dallas Baptist University honored Baylor Scott & White Health CEO and current Baylor Regent Joel Allison, B.A. (Journalism/Religion) ’70, with the 2016 Russell H. Perry Free Enterprise Award Nov. 21 at the Hilton Anatole. The prize, which was presented at DBU's annual scholarship fundraising dinner, recognizes achievement in business and civic engagement.

Nov
30
2016

Houston Chronicle: Study: How smartphones can ruin relationships

Nov. 30, 2016
James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business, penned this column about smartphone use and its effects on relationships. Roberts references a study he co-authored with Baylor colleague Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, which measured "phubbing" or "phone snubbing."