Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

4/3/2020
April 3, 2020
AUDIO: For last nine years, Baylor has been recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. In this Baylor Connections, Cheryl Gochis, vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer, examines ways that Baylor supports faculty and staff year-round and specifically talks about the University’s response to help employees transition to remote work during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Research

4/3/2020
April 2, 2020
This article about recreational activities for couples cites a study by Baylor child and family studies professor Karen Melton, Ph.D., who found that oxytocin – the “hug hormone” – was released in both men and women when they played board games or painted together in an art class.

Baylor in the News

4/3/2020
April 2, 2020
Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., announced Thursday that Baylor will continue to utilize online instruction for upcoming Minimester (May 13-June 1), Summer I (June 2-July 7) and Summer II (July 9-Aug. 12) classes.
4/3/2020
March 25, 2020
Baylor’s counseling center has adapted its treatments amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. With faculty and staff working from home, the counselors have begun counseling sessions via phone and WebEx, a platform for video conferences.

Faculty in the News

4/3/2020
March 23, 2020
Baylor theology professor Angela Gorrell, Ph.D., has designed a free guide to creating online, participatory worship services.
4/3/2020
March 31, 2020
A quote on grocery stores as “perhaps the most resilient supply chains in the United States,” from Baylor operations and supply chain management professor Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., is included in the news roundup by Spend Matters, which reaches procurement, finance and supply chain professionals ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups.
4/3/2020
March 26, 2020
Baylor social work professor Helen Harris, Ed.D., was the first hospice coordinator in Waco with Hillcrest Community Hospice, which began in 1985 and is marking 35 years of caring for and comforting patients approaching their last days.
4/3/2020
March 29, 2020
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden features Gospel Unlimited’s “God Is Love” and “Walkin’ and Talkin’ With Jesus,” an under-appreciated gem from the Say Amen, Somebody soundtrack.

Alumni

4/3/2020
April 1, 2020
Walter Kelly, BA (Biology) ’93, has been selected as the new principal of Mercer Island High School in Kirkland, Washington. He will begin July 1.
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