Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Feb
20
2018

Baylor Lariat: BUCC’s Hope Peace Love event advocates for mental health

Feb. 14, 2018
The Baylor Counseling Center (BUCC) hosted its annual Hope Peace Love event fair on Valentine’s Day in two campus locations to raise awareness for mental health and offer students opportunities to learn about suicide prevention, dealing with anxiety and stress, keeping a healthy mindset and maintaining healthy relationships. “I think it (each event in the Hope Peace Love fair) means knowing students are having different struggles and lets them know we are available and that we have resources,” said Kyle Johnson, Baylor Counseling Center’s initial assessment counselor. “It helps me know that we are staying connected to our student population.”

Feb
20
2018

High Performance Leadership Podcast: Phubbing Ruining Trust at Work?

Feb. 19, 2018
AUDIO: In this 30-minute interview for Waco-based 360 Solutions, James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, discusses a range of business topics. from his research on smartphone addiction and consumer behavior to his thoughts on various workplace environments and the myths of multitasking. A larger portion of the interview centers on phubbing – or “phone snubbing” – and the research Roberts has conducted with colleague Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, on the subject.

Feb
20
2018

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Morning Buzz: Black Panther Discussion

Feb. 20, 2018
Tyrha Lindsey-Warren, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, discusses the cultural significance of the movie Black Panther and the months-long marketing campaign that led to more than $350 million in global box office ticket sales. Lindsey-Warren studies consumer behavior, multicultural media, entertainment and word-of-mouth advertising and is an expert on movies featuring actors of color. The movie, she said, “celebrates such themes as family, ancestry and spirit – and these are universal themes that everyone can relate to.” (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, arranged the interview. He covers faculty experts and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Feb
20
2018

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Surprise Scholarship Winner

Feb. 19, 2018
VIDEO: Live interview with incoming Baylor student Daniela Perez from C.C. Winn High School in Eagle Pass, Texas, who received a free four-year surprise scholarship from Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone during a timeout at the Baylor-Kansas men's basketball game on Feb. 10. An aspiring physician, she plans to major in biochemistry on the pre-med track at Baylor. She is currently ranked in the top five of her graduating senior class and earned an SAT score among the top 10 percent of all national test-takers.

Feb
20
2018

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Waco: High school senior expected a T-shirt, got a scholarship

Feb. 19, 2018
VIDEO: KWTX’s “Tell Me Something Good” segment features incoming Baylor student Daniela Perez from C.C. Winn High School in Eagle Pass, Texas, who received a free four-year surprise scholarship from Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone during a timeout at the Baylor-Kansas men's basketball game on Feb. 10. An aspiring physician, she plans to major in biochemistry on the pre-med track at Baylor.

Feb
20
2018

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Waco: WISD hopes to empower young women with inaugural summit

Feb. 16, 2018
Elizabeth D. Palacios, Ph.D., dean for student development at Baylor, was among the speakers at Waco ISD’s inaugural Empowerment Summit, created with the goal of inspiring female students. Around 250 girls from across the district were invited to hear from Palacios and other top women in their fields.

Feb
20
2018

San Francisco Chronicle: How an 80-pound goldendoodle helped build a California wine brand

Feb. 16, 2018
Alison Smith-Story, B.A. (Telecommunication) ’94, didn’t follow a conventional path when she and her husband, Eric, started their winery in 2014. Instead, they turned to Kickstarter to create Smith Story Wine Cellars, one of the first crowd-funded wineries in Sonoma County. But as the donations came in, they noticed an interesting trend. A lot of their supporters were followers of an Instagram account they had established for their dog, an improbably large and immeasurably adorable goldendoodle named Lord Sandwich.

Feb
20
2018

Science Codex: Ethical leadership can have negative consequences, Baylor University researchers say

Feb. 6, 2018
A new study from the Baylor Hankamer School of Business reveals that ethical leadership compounded by job-hindrance stress and supervisor-induced stress can lead to employee deviance and turnover. “If someone is an ethical leader but induces stress, our research shows that his or her employees will feel less support,” said lead author Matthew Quade, Ph.D., assistant professor of management. “Thus, employees who do not feel supported are more likely to consider leaving their jobs or engage in workplace deviance,” such as arriving late to work or not following instructions. Co-authors are Sara Perry, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, and Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of management.

Feb
20
2018

Shape Magazine: Journaling May Help You Fall Asleep Faster

Feb. 20, 2018
Taking a few minutes to write a to-do list before bedtime can help you doze off, according to a Baylor study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology. In the study, 57 people were assigned to write either a list of things they had to do in the next few days or else about activities they'd already completed, with the “to-do” list-makers falling asleep more quickly, said Michael K. Scullin, Ph.D., the study's author and an assistant professor of psychology at Baylor. "Instinctively, you might think that writing down everything you haven't accomplished would make you worry more about those unfinished tasks, rather than writing about everything you did accomplish, which should be a 'pat-on-the-back,'" Scullin said.

Feb
20
2018

The Graham (TX) Leader: Inaugural GISD Hall of Honor Inductees Recognized

Feb. 16, 2018
Paul Hagelstein, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from Graham ISD, presented during the first Graham Public Education Foundation Hall of Honor Banquet. Hagelstein graduated from Graham High School in 1990 and was named a National Merit Scholar. He majored in mathematics at Rice University and received his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago.

Feb
19
2018

Baylor Lariat: BRIC professor’s invention transforms horse therapy field

Feb. 15, 2018
VIDEO: Brian Garner, Ph.D., associate professor of mechanical engineering in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, is breaking new ground at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) with the invention of the Mechanical Horse Simulator, marketed by a company Chariot Innovations. “It’s a stationary apparatus, but it has a moving seat and the seat recreates the complex, three-dimensional motion pattern that a horse generates when it’s walking,” Garner said. The machine can be beneficial for people with different types of neuromuscular conditions, like cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis, as the movement stimulates the neural pathways, making the body respond and in turn, strengthen muscles and improve posture.

Feb
19
2018

Baylor Lariat: PAWS helps students, professors connect across cultures

Feb. 13, 2018
Randall Bradley, D.M.A., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Music and director of Church Music Program in Baylor’s School of Music, and his wife, Brenda, participate in PAWS (People Around the World Sharing), a program that connects international students with American professors or students to help navigate a new culture and make the transition into life at Baylor. “Anytime that we can lock arms with someone from another culture, another country, another context, that’s truly important. And from a Christian perspective, I think that’s core to what we should be as Christ followers,” Bradley said. “By seeing God in someone else, your God grows.”

Feb
19
2018

KNUS-AM (Denver, CO): The History of President’s Day

Feb. 19, 2018
AUDIO: David Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joins the host of the morning drive “Peter Boyles Show” on 710 KNUS in Denver to discuss the history of President’s Day.

Feb
19
2018

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Baylor University: New Strategic Plan Eyes Future Growth

Feb. 16, 2018
VIDEO: The Baylor Board of Regents were briefed on a new academic strategic plan, which will focus on future academics, facilities, financing and fundraising. Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., said the University will need to strengthen its financial base because that area affects all others in providing the best education for the students. The final plan is expected to be adopted in the May meeting.

Feb
19
2018

St. Cloud (MN) Times: What is clergy sexual abuse and how does it happen?

Feb. 18, 2018
Article about clergy sexual abuse answers questions based on research by the late Diana R. Garland, Ph.D., dean and namesake of Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, and David Pooler, Ph.D., associate professor and associate dean of academic affairs at the Garland School of Social Work, who have studied the impact of clergy sexual abuse. "We're at a place in the church and society where we know sexual abuse of children is wrong," said Pooler, who is quoted extensively on the Baylor research. "What the church and society haven't completely figured out yet is adults."

Feb
19
2018

The Dallas Morning News: Laura Bush to speak at Baylor nursing's Going for the Gold gala

Feb. 17, 2018
Laura Bush will be the headline speaker at Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing's Going for the Gold Gala on Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. She will discuss her experiences as first lady and her work at the George W. Bush Institute with Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D.