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10/17/2017
Oct. 13, 2017
This story in The Washington Post cites two studies by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing. Roberts and David have conducted several studies on phone snubbing â€" “phubbingâ€- â€" and its effects on personal relationships. One 2015 study found that phubbing can damage relationships. A study published earlier this year shows that people who are “phubbedâ€- often to turn to their smartphones and social media to find acceptance. “It is ironic that cell phones, originally designed as a communication tool, may actually hinder rather than foster interpersonal connectedness,â€- the researchers are quoted. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched these studies nationally.)

Research

10/17/2017
Oct. 12, 2017
Article about a collaborative study between Washington State University, Colorado State University and Baylor University called the Food, Feeding & Your Family study to determine whether the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program curriculum used to teach Washington state families techniques for healthy eating is being retained and put into practice in participants’ daily lives.

Baylor in the News

10/17/2017
Oct. 15, 2017
The Institute for Family Business at Baylor University will honor the 2017 Texas Family Business of the Year Award winners during a banquet Nov. 3 at the school’s Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. The awards program â€" now in its 28th year â€" recognizes outstanding firms who demonstrate a commitment to business continuity while serving their employees, community and industry.

Faculty in the News

10/17/2017
Oct. 15, 2017
The Atlantic conducts this Q&A with Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program in Baylor’s Honors College, about his new book, “How to Think,â€- which The Atlantic describes as “part essay, part lament, part how-to guide for processing the world more generouslyâ€- in an era that might, or might not be, the uncivil political era of all time. “Maybe it’s inevitable that today’s hyper-partisanship and lightning-fast news cycles have left the open-minded Jacobs frustrated with America’s low tolerance for disagreementâ€"a political order characterized by ―willful incomprehension (and) toxic suspicion,’ as he calls it.â€-
10/17/2017
Oct. 13, 2017
David M. Whitford, Ph.D., professor of religion in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences whose research and writing focuses on the social, cultural and political impact of the European Reformations of the 16th century, spoke about Martin Luther’s view of two kingdoms â€" the church and the state â€" at a lecture series hosted by Athens State’s Center for Religion and Ethics. “He believed the church should do its job and the state should do its job,â€- Whitford said. “Some people see in the two kingdoms as the very earliest beginnings of separation of church and state. One of the things the two kingdoms did do was to be shocking enough and provocative enough to start a conversation about how the church and the state ought to interact.â€-

Students

10/17/2017
Oct. 12, 2017
The Glenn R. Capp Debate Forum, the nationally ranked debate team at Baylor, opened the season by winning first place at an invitation-only tournament at Weber State University. The team was ranked No. 22 in the nation for the 2016-2017 school year by the National Debate Tournament Committee. “I think it’s a pretty good start to a very promising season,â€- said Pflugerville senior Andrew Barron.

Alumni

10/17/2017
Oct. 15, 2017
Carol McEntyre, M.Div./M.S.W. ’03, senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Columbia, Missouri, is among a group of local pastors who speak about the church and the intersection of politics and religion. After graduating from Baylor, McEntyre planned to do faith-based social work with the poor or homeless, but when it was time to choose an internship, McEntyre realized working in a church was an option, and she knew it was what she wanted to do with her life.

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