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Being the Outsider: A Study on Group Dynamics, Satisfaction and Effectiveness
Innovative Business at Baylor: Stacie Petter, associate professor of information systems, researches if team dynamics and a project's effectiveness is impacted by whether members of the team have worked together before.

Seven Female IT Leaders Shattering Glass Ceilings
Innovative Business at Baylor: Emily Iazzetti, former Information Systems graduate assistant, researches what made seven female leaders in the technology industry so successful.

PhD Student Examines Collaboration in Information Systems
Innovative Business at Baylor: Information Systems PhD candidate, Walter Chipidza, will present his paper on networks, particularly a study of one network: the information systems (IS) field. The goal was to identify where the "center" of the information systems (IS) field is with regards to academic researchers.

Baylor Professor John Tripp Awarded with AIS Early Career Award
John Tripp, Assistant Professor in the Information Systems Department of the Hankamer School of Business, was awarded the Early Career Award by the Association for Information Systems. The AIS award recognizes individuals in the early stages of their careers who have already made outstanding research, teaching, and/or service contributions to the field of information systems.

Do Passionate, Excited Fans Post on Social Media More?
Innovative Business at Baylor: Kirk Wakefield, the Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail Marketing and the Executive Director for the Center for Sports Sponsorship & Sales (S3), and Robin Wakefield, associate professor of information systems, have researched the affect of fans’ passion on the frequency of their social media usage in relation to their favorite brand.

How to Stay Secure While Shopping Online
Consumer Affairs: Randal Vaughn, professor of information systems, is quoted heavily in this article about ways shoppers can maintain security while they do their online shopping.

Information Systems PhD Candidates Receive Awards
Two PhD candidates from the Information Systems department received high honors from Baylor.

Business School Faculty Recognized
Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business bestows faculty awards on an annual basis. The winners were announced at the Senior Appreciation Banquet April 20.

Attack Floods Internet Root Servers with 5 Million Queries a Second
Ars Technica: Randal Vaughn, professor of information systems in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this story about a cyber-attack which saw more than 5 million queries per second hit multiple domain name root servers.

Under the Lights: How IT Can Score a Win for the Campus Stadium
EDUCAUSEreview: Lead feature on two universities - Baylor and Colorado State – about how both institutions’ CIOs are leading efforts to ensure technology remains at the forefront in providing an excellent fan experience, maintaining physical and digital security and allowing for smooth operations for their respective stadiums. Interviewed on the technology at Baylor’s McLane Stadium is Pattie Orr, vice president for information technology and dean of University Libraries; Hope Koch, Ph.D., associate professor of information systems in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business; recent Baylor graduates Amanda Best and Jamison Venegas, B.B.A.( Management Information Systems) ’15, who served as Wi-Fi coaches; and Bob Hartland, associate vice president of IT infrastructure.

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