Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Apr
25
2017

Baylor University Joins Growing Alliance of Colleges Working to Expand Access and Opportunity for 50,000 Talented Low- and Moderate-Income Students

April 25, 2017
Baylor University is among a select group of 68 of the nation’s top universities that have partnered with the American Talent Initiative (ATI) to enroll and educate an additional 50,000 high-achieving low- and moderate-income students by 2025. “At Baylor, we have long understood that improving access to higher education is key to developing the next generations of leaders who will transform the world,” said Baylor Interim President David Garland. “We feel that the goals of the American Talent Initiative fit well with our mission to educate and equip men and women for worldwide leadership and service. Our nation and the globe can only benefit from the success of this collective effort.”

Apr
25
2017

Business Wire: Study Reveals Impact of Unethical Behavior on an Individual, According to Research from Oklahoma State University

April 25, 2017
This article centers on research by Matt Quade, Ph.D., assistant professor of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Quade coauthored the study, which explores shame and seeks to explain the effect of unethical behavior on an individual’s self-image.

Apr
25
2017

Psych Central: Skimpy Sleep Followed by ‘Catch Up’ Can Hurt Attention & Creativity

April 24, 2017
New Baylor research has found that skimping on sleep, followed by “catch-up” days with long snoozes, is tied to worse cognition — both in attention and creativity — in young adults, in particular those tackling major projects. The multidisciplinary research was conducted by Elise King, assistant professor of interior design in Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, and Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor's Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory and assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is pitching this research to national media. She covers faculty and research in the Robbin College and in the department of psychology and neuroscience.)

Apr
25
2017

Taylor (TX) Press: Taylor grad earns teaching award

April 23, 2017
Jason Kautz, B.A. (Chemistry) '96, M.S. '98, Ph.D. '02, professor of practice in the department of chemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is one of the recipients of the university’s most prestigious awards for teaching, research and engagement. The awards recognize faculty whose work has had a significant impact on students, the university and the state.

Apr
25
2017

The Waco Tribune-Herald: Waco stages busy with four plays

April 19, 2017
This week, Baylor Theatre will present “Noises Off,” which is considered a contemporary standard and proven audience-pleaser. “This may be the top-ranked farce of all time,” said Stan Denman, Ph.D., professor and chair of theatre arts in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.

Apr
25
2017

USA TODAY: Q&A: Does $0 income later mean I should take Social Security early?

April 23, 2017
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, answers a question about ways to maximize Social Security benefits.

Apr
24
2017

CBS Sports: WATCH: Baylor honors staffer with touchdown run during spring game

April 23, 2017
VIDEO: Baylor found time during its spring game Saturday to honor Clint Lewis, who has been involved in the football program for 22 years. Lewis, who has Down Syndrome, took a hand-off and followed his team of blockers to score a touchdown.

Apr
24
2017

KSDK-TV (St. Louis/NBC): Fan with Down Syndrome Scores Touchdown

April 23, 2017
VIDEO: “Today in St. Louis” features Clint Lewis, a staffer on the Baylor football team with Down Syndrome, who scored a touchdown during the Baylor spring game on Saturday.

Apr
24
2017

News.com.au: Smartphone obsession is putting relationships at risk as more Australians ‘pphub’ their partners

April 24, 2017
Research on “pphubbing” or partner phone snubbing by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, both in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is cited in this article about how the phenomenon is affecting almost half of all relationships and causes conflict for one in every five couples. “Developing the self-control to put away your (smartphone) in favor of meaningful, distraction-free interactions with your romantic partner will yield benefits that far outweigh that one missed call, unread email, or unchecked listing,” the study found.

Apr
24
2017

Ohio University Post: Graduate Student Senate: Next president to look beyond campus, embrace diversity

April 9, 2017
Maria Modayil, M.S.C.D. (Communication Sciences and Disorders) ’08, has been elected president of the Ohio University
Graduate Student Senate.

Apr
24
2017

The Atlantic City Lab: Yes, Elite Women's Clubs Still Exist

April 21, 2017
Diana Kendall, Ph.D., professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and author of “Members Only: Elite Clubs and the Process of Exclusion,” is quoted in this article about the history of women’s clubs, which first arose in the mid-19th century, when women were looking for outlets to gain influence.

Apr
24
2017

The Baylor Lariat: Alexis Squared: Guards Jones & Prince make dreams come true in WNBA Draft

April 12, 2017
Baylor women’s basketball student-athletes, Alexis Jones and Alexis Prince, were selected recently in the WNBA draft. Jones, who will graduate in May, was selected by the Minnesota Lynx. Prince, a post-baccalaureate student who earned her B.A. in communication studies in December 2015, was selected by the Phoenix Mercury.

Apr
24
2017

The Baylor Lariat: Students, alumnus react to Baylor’s new president

April 23, 2017
VIDEO: Alumni and students react to the news that Dr. Linda Livingstone has been appointed Baylor’s next president.

Apr
24
2017

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (4/28/2017)

April 23, 2017
Rodney G. Bowden, Ph.D., professor of health education, Brown Foundation Endowed Chair and interim chair of Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University, has been appointed dean of the college.

Apr
24
2017

The Montana Standard: St. James Healthcare announces five new board members

April 2, 2017
Nancy Gibson, B.S. (Home Economics) '81, was elected to the St. James Healthcare board. Gibson is the financial manager of the Belmont Senior Center. Gibson served as a Butte School District trustee for five years and is also a member of the Montana Tech Nursing Program Advisory Board.

Apr
24
2017

USA TODAY College: How I became a screenwriter and director: Michael Brandt

April 21, 2017
Q&A with Hollywood screenwriter Michael Brandt, B.B.A. (Business Broadcasting) ’91, M.A. (Communication Studies) ’94, about his biggest challenges, biggest passions and biggest pieces of wisdom. Brandt mentions his mentors are his writing partner, Derek Haas, B.A. (Journalism) ’91, M.A. (English) ’95, as well as Baylor professors Robert Darden and Michael Korpi.

Apr
24
2017

Virtue Online: Keep Christians in the Public Square

March 28, 2017
This article cites a study by Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, which found that faith-based organizations are at the forefront of addressing root causes of homelessness, providing not only the majority of emergency shelter beds but innovating long-term solutions. The study, released in February, looked at homelessness in 11 cities.

Apr
21
2017

Baptist Standard: Editor Knox to leave Standard for CBF Southwest leadership role

April 12, 2017
Marv Knox, alumnus by choice, Truett Seminary ’02, is leaving the Baptist Standard after almost 22 years to become coordinator of Fellowship Southwest, a new regional network within the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

Apr
21
2017

Baylor Lariat: Engineering, nursing students unite to build swing

April 12, 2017
Baylor engineering students have teamed up with the Baylor Student Nurses Association to design and build a special swing for the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. The “Swing ‘Em Bears” project began last fall and served as the senior design project for several Baylor engineering students this semester.