Alumni, Parents & Friends News

Dec
14
2017

W. Soccer. SOC's James Named Scholar All-American

WACO, Texas – Baylor soccer junior midfielder Julie James was named to the 2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Women’s Scholar All-America Second Team, announced Thursday by the association.

Dec
14
2017

Bosses Who “Phone Snub” Their Employees Risk Losing Trust and Engagement, Baylor Researchers Say

Dec. 13, 2017
Supervisors who cannot tear themselves away from their smartphones while meeting with employees risk losing their employees’ trust and, ultimately, their engagement, according to new research by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, both in the Hankamer School of Business. The study, published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, examines “boss phubbing” (boss phone snubbing). “Our research reveals how a behavior as simple as using a cellphone in the workplace can ultimately undermine an employee’s success,” the researchers wrote.

Dec
14
2017

Institute for Public Relations: Focusing Inward: Influence begins with Relationship Building

Dec. 12, 2017
Marlene Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, co-authored this blog post about her new book, “Public Relations Ethics: Senior PR Pros Tell Us How to Speak Up and Keep Your Job.” The book features 58 in-depth interviews with members of the PRSA College of Fellows and Arthur W. Page Society. “We found that public relations executives were strategic in the way they sought and built internal relationships, often focusing on colleagues working in legal, finance or other areas that often have a strong voice in organizational decision-making,” she wrote.

Dec
14
2017

KWTX-TV: BU graduate, Texas 'Tweeter Laureate' confirmed for federal court

Dec. 13, 2017
The U.S. Senate approved Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett, B.B.A. (Economics and Finance) ’88, to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Dec
14
2017

Longview News-Journal: Austin Bank honors Longview employees

Dec. 10, 2017
Keenan Martin, B.B.A. (Finance) ’87, was honored with the 20-year service award at Austin Bank in Longview. Martin is senior vice president and compliance officer.

Dec
14
2017

Patheos: CBF ChurchWorks and a Conversation with Jon Singletary

Dec. 7, 2017
AUDIO: Jon Singletary, Ph.D., dean of Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, is a featured guest on this podcast discussion about the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s upcoming ChurchWorks event. Singletary will be the keynote speaker for the February 2018 event.

Dec
14
2017

Presidential Perspective - December 14, 2017

Our campus is little quieter now that finals are over and the fall semester has come to a close. Baylor provides a transformational Christian higher education experience for our students – that is, and always has been, our mission – and we look forward to seeing our newest alumni lead in their professional fields and personal lives after graduation.

Dec
14
2017

Science Newsline: White Male Gun Owners with Money Stress More Likely to Be Morally Attached to Their Guns

Nov. 27, 2017
White male gun owners who have lost, or fear losing, their economic footing tend to feel morally and emotionally attached to their guns, according to a Baylor University study. This segment of the population also is most likely to say that violence against the United States government is sometimes justified, found Baylor sociologists Carson Mencken, Ph.D., and Paul Froese, Ph.D. The study was published in the journal Social Problems and drew data for analysis from the fourth wave of the Baylor Religion Survey in 2014.

Dec
14
2017

The Paris (TX) News: Geoff Heppes named sports editor of The Paris News

Dec. 11, 2017
Geoff Heppes, B.A. (Journalism) ’16, has been named sports editor of The Paris News.

Dec
13
2017

M. Basketball. No. 21 Men's Hoops Hosts Texas Southern

No. 21 Baylor men's basketball hosts Texas Southern at 7:30 p.m. CT Thursday night at the Ferrell Center. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2 and WatchESPN.

Dec
13
2017

W. Basketball. Baylor, McNeese State Postgame Quotes

Postgame quotes from Baylor's 95-34 win over McNeese State on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

Dec
13
2017

W. Basketball. No. 6 Lady Bears Cruise Past McNeese State

Kristy Wallace scored 20 points, including four three-pointers, as the Baylor Lady Bears cruised to a 95-34 win over McNeese State Wednesday afternoon at the Ferrell Center.

Dec
13
2017

W. Basketball. Baylor, McNeese State Postgame Notes

Postgame notes from Baylor's 95-34 win over McNeese State on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

Dec
13
2017

W. Volleyball. Volleyball’s Katie Staiger Named Senior CLASS All-American

Baylor volleyball senior outside hitter Katie Staiger is a Second Team Senior CLASS All-American, Premier Sports Management announced Wednesday.

Dec
13
2017

W. Volleyball. Baylor Volleyball Lands Three AVCA All-America Selections

Baylor volleyball’s Shelly Fanning, Yossiana Pressley and Hannah Lockin were named 2017 AVCA Division I Honorable Mention All-Americans, released by the organization Wednesday morning.

Dec
13
2017

Online MBA student surprises parents by revealing Baylor degree

Imagine for a minute just how much work it would take to keep a secret from your parents that — surprise! — you’ve been taking online MBA classes and your shared dream of a Baylor degree is about to become a reality. Oh, and you reveal the surprise a few weeks before graduation through an […]

Dec
13
2017

General News. Whatever Job She’s Doing, Cheryl Ervi Is A Problem Solver

Whether it was finding the right fit for applicants when she worked in Human Resources, running the operations for the Bear Foundation office or now in her role as Director of Donor Seating and Services, Cheryl Ervi enjoys solving problems.

Dec
13
2017

Baylor University and Truett Seminary Fall 2017 Commencement Ceremonies

WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2017) — Baylor University’s fall graduating class of 2017 will enter their next phase of life as they walk the graduation stage during the commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive.

Dec
13
2017

Bosses Who “Phone Snub” Their Employees Risk Losing Trust and Engagement, Baylor Researchers Say

WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2017) – Supervisors who cannot tear themselves away from their smartphones while meeting with employees risk losing their employees’ trust and, ultimately, their engagement, according to a new research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.