Faculty & Staff News: News Clips
David McGee, B.B.A. (Management), ‘14, is a diabetes pharmaceutical sales representative. It is a job near to his heart because he is helping people - including family - who are trying to control their diabetes. “My dad and grandmother suffer from diabetes,” McGee said. “My dad was diagnosed with Type 2 [diabetes] about 10 years ago. Treatment options have changed a lot since he was diagnosed. Over the phone, I was coaching my dad. Now, he’s losing weight. He’s in control. One thing that melted my little heart was that my dad thanked me for saving his life. That’s not something you expect to hear from your dad.”
April 19, 2018
An article on the Baylor Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, founded in 2015, designed for research on sleep and its effects on the body. The lab explores the ways sleep impacts memory and cognition while promoting healthy sleeping habits in students. Senior neuroscience majors Nikita Chapagain and Taylor Terlizzese serve as research assistants at the lab. Michael K. Scullin, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience, serves as the lab’s director.
April 19, 2018
A profile on First Gent Brad Livingstone, who discusses his focus on students’ spiritual development. Livingstone said he has spent his time back in Waco reaching out and caring for his students on a spiritual and personal level. He said while he values education, he knew he was placed here for more than simply educating students in a classroom. “There are things far more important than academics,” Livingstone said. “That is the eternal question. Where are my students spiritually?”
In January, Baylor University unveiled a marketing campaign to reintroduce Baylor to prospective students, parents, alumni and beyond. Grounded in Matthew 5:14-16 and enlivened by the hit Christian song, “Lights Shine Bright” by TobyMac and Hollyn, the campaign began with a campus focus and broadened to include key cities across Texas.
April 22, 2018
Article by Elizabeth Corey, Ph.D., associate professor of political science and director of the Honors Program at Baylor University, in which she discusses two divergent views on the purpose of university education: one the “practical-political” view, aimed at social justice or career preparation; and the less common “disinterested” university, in which political and social problems are set aside for an interval in favor of learning as its own end. “These two competing visions do no coexist happily,” Corey writes.
April 18, 2018
This story references research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business. Roberts found that college men and women spend an average of eight and 10 hours each day on their smartphones, respectively.
Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor exhibits find artful ways to provoke conversation on sexual assault, refugees
April 20, 2018
Teal-colored doors in an exhibit at Baylor University’s Founders Mall were adorned with clothing from sexual assault survivors last week. At the Mayborn Museum, a room of objects told the story of another struggle, this one of children on the move between countries. The two sets of items, the first in the exhibit “What Were You Wearing?,” the second in “Northern Triangle,” at Baylor University are bringing awareness to these issues.
April 19, 2018
The Office of the Provost at Baylor University and the Baylor Social Innovation Collaboration Initiative organized and hosted a conversation Thursday night to discuss The Northern Triangle Art Exhibit by Borderland Collective, which is dedicated to shining a light on the Central American refugee crisis.
April 19, 2018
William Pitt, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and Holder of The Frederick E. Roach Professorship in Religion, discusses the siege 25 years ago on the Branch Davidian compound.
KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Baylor Connections – John B. White, Director of the Sports Ministry Program, Truett Seminary
April 20, 2018
AUDIO: On this week’s Baylor Connections, host Derek Smith interviews John B. White, Ph.D., associate professor, holder of The Harold and Dottie Riley Professorship in Practical Theology and director of the Sports Ministry Program at Baylor’s Truett Seminary.
April 10, 2018
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels PLC named Jennifer Fox, M.B.A. (Business Administration) ’96, as group chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors. She will assume her new position on June 19.
April 12, 2018
Tyler Junior College feature twirler and Presidential Honors Scholar Beth Maddox, a sophomore biology major from Van, was named the National Baton Twirling Association (NBTA) Collegiate Southwest Regional champion. After graduating from TJC, she plans to attend Baylor University, where she will be a pre-med major.
April 16, 2018
This article about the fifth anniversary of the deadly fire and explosion in West, Texas, features Jim Ellor, Ph.D., professor in Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. Ellor has volunteered to provide counseling in West over the last five years. He said long-term stress has continued around the community. “There is always a sense of, if I live in West and there’s a fire, I won’t go to my picture window to watch it,” he said. “It hits so deeply, the new normal is to still have some scars from it.”
April 17, 2018
Baylor University's "Baylor and Beyond" – a philanthropic living and learning community – partnered with World Hunger Relief, Inc. for the eighth annual Farm Day on April 14. The free event helped people learn about Waco’s local produce using informational sessions, games, live music and a petting zoo. Of the relationship with Baylor, Joel H. Scott, World Hunger Relief, Inc.’s director of advancement and outreach, said “We just want Waco and Baylor to work with us. We have a lot of great relationships with Baylor. We are grateful.”
April 6, 2018
James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, has spent most of his professional career studying the “dark side” of consumer behavior — things like credit card debt, waste, money and possessions, and most recently, cell phone addiction. Roberts’ studies have caught the eye of media outlets, with his work cited by outlets ranging from The New York Times to NBC’s Today Show.