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4/23/2018
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?”
4/23/2018
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.

Baylor in the News

4/23/2018
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.

Faculty in the News

4/23/2018
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.
4/23/2018
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.

Students

4/23/2018
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.

Alumni

4/23/2018
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.”

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