Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

May
4
2016

Hallmark “Home and Family”: Working Moms

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).

May
4
2016

Huffington Post: 9 Bedroom Habits That Could Save Your Marriage

May 3, 2016
This story references a 2015 study from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business that addresses “phubbing,” 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.)

May
4
2016

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Baylor University Philanthropy students announce $52,250 in grants to local nonprofits

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.)

May
4
2016

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Baylor students present $52,500 in grants to local organizations

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.)

May
4
2016

Religion Watch: ISR in Focus/ Jeff Levin on the prevalence of healing prayer

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.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers ISR research and faculty.)

May
4
2016

The Baptist Standard: Prestidge and Burgin to receive 2016 Legacy Awards

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.

May
4
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: 9 local nonprofits receive gifts from Baylor philanthropy course

May 3, 2016
A group of Baylor students in the spring “Philanthropy and the Public Good” 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.” (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, facilitated media coverage of this event. She covers Student Life and University initiatives.)

May
4
2016

Yahoo Finance: Heritage Health Solutions Founder Selected to Join the University of Central Florida's Dean's Advisory Board

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."

May
3
2016

AP/Washington Post: With Haunted History Trail, New York invites ghost hunters

April 27, 2016
Article about the new Haunted History Trail of New York State quotes Carson Mencken, Ph.D., professor and chair of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and an expert on paranormal believers. “Since the dawn of time we’ve been interested in what comes next,” Mencken said. “It’s only human nature to try to find some empirical evidence that something exists beyond death. That’s why so many people are interested in ghosts and ghost stories and hunting ghosts.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, arranged this interview.)

May
3
2016

Armstrong Browning Library Celebrates Annual Browning Day

WACO, Texas (May 3, 2016) – Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University will honor Robert Browning on what would have been his 204th birthday during the renowned library's annual Browning Day celebration.

May
3
2016

Baylor Philanthropy Lab Students Present $52,250 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

WACO, Texas (May 3, 2016) – For the past two years, a full-credit class of Baylor University students has focused its energies on the role of philanthropy in a civil society while taking on the very real task of giving away thousands of dollars to local nonprofit organizations. On May 3, the spring 2016 "Philanthropy and the Public Good" class of 19 students presented $52,500 in grants to nine local nonprofit organizations during a ceremony in the President’s Suite at McLane Stadium.

May
3
2016

BBC Earth: The real reasons nothing can ever go faster than light

May 2, 2016
Gerald Cleaver, Ph.D., professor and graduate program director in physics in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about the possibility of faster-than-light travel. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, arranged this interview. She covers physics research and faculty.)

May
3
2016

ParentHerald.com: Overuse of Cellphones Could Lead To Addiction and Children Becoming Cross-Eyed

April 25, 2016
Article about a study that found that children who frequently use their smartphones are at a greater risk of being cross-eyed also mentions Baylor research that found that many teenagers in the U.S. are addicted to their mobile phones, spending up to 10 hours a day on them. The Baylor study was released in August 2014 by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers research and faculty in the business school.)

May
3
2016

Progressive Grocer: GMA to Honor Publix's Ed Crenshaw with Achievement Award

May 3, 2016
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) will honor Ed Crenshaw, B.B.A. (Marketing) ’73, retired CEO of Florida-based Publix Super Markets, with its GMA 2016 Hall of Achievement Award in July, the organization’s highest honor.

May
3
2016

The Christian Science Monitor: Why prayer appeals to Americans

May 2, 2016
Editorial about National Prayer Day cites a Baylor study which found that nearly nine of 10 Americans have relied upon prayer for healing at some point, either for themselves or others, perhaps making it the most common religious expression outside of belief in God. Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), said that prayer for healing is more than a response to one’s own suffering, but also “an ongoing expression of piety and of taking up the yoke to be of service to others." He analyzed data from the 2010 Baylor Religion Survey. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched the research nationally. She covers ISR research and faculty.)

May
3
2016

The Colorado Springs Gazette: Why greater diversity may (temporarily) thin out your pews

April 27, 2016
Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, recently published research with colleagues from Providence College and Davidson College in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. They found that increased diversity may be associated with a decline in church attendance. Dougherty and his colleagues examined how more than 10,000 congregations in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America changed from 1993 through 2012. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)

May
3
2016

The Statesman (India): End of Civilisation

May 1, 2016
Article about research by a team of archaeologists from the U.S. and U.K. that brought together for the first time all of the calculated ages for urban centers in the northern Maya lands, leading to climate change as a possible answer to the mystery of why the Maya abandoned their impressive limestone cities about 1,000 years ago. “We know that there was already increased warfare and sociopolitical instability throughout the Maya area prior to the 9th-century droughts,” says Julie Hoggarth, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, who co-led the climate analysis. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in anthropology.)