Baylor in the News – April 24-30, 2022

May 1, 2022

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WACO, Texas (May 1, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on how Baylor students are seeking out ways to help those in Ukraine, what two new proposed constitutional amendments could mean for Texans and celebrating five years of President Linda A. Livingstone’s leadership at Baylor.

April 25, 2022

KXXV-TV: Baylor students help Ukrainian parents through 'Bears Helping Babies' project
VIDEO: It's been two months since the war in Ukraine began and students at Baylor are now helping through their newest project 'Bears Helping Babies'. Journalism lecturer Matthew Brammer, senior Briana Garcia and graduate student Anna Timmis were interviewed regarding the project.

Fox 44 News: Baylor University students use final project to help Ukraine families
VIDEO: A final project for a group of journalism students at Baylor University has turned into a movement of helping families displaced in Ukraine. Journalism professor Matthew Brammer presented a case study opportunity for his class to raise money and the steps needed to make it happen. Brammer and Cassie Nataro, a Baylor student involved in the project, were interviewed regarding this project.

April 26, 2022

KWTX-TV: Baylor advertising students get hands-on experience with local non-profits and businesses
VIDEO: Some local nonprofits and businesses are getting a helping hand with free marketing solutions and advertising ideas thanks to a hands-on approach in a Baylor marketing and advertising class, led by. Tyrha Lindsey-Warren, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of marketing. Lindsey-Warren and Gabriella Ciesla, Baylor junior marketing student, were interviewed.

KWTX-TV: Property taxes could decrease if amendments pass
VIDEO: Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., associate professor of political science, was interviewed about two proposed state constitutional amendments, one that would decrease property taxes for elderly and disabled Texans while the other would increase the homestead exemption.

Morningstar: William Reichenstein: Avoiding Tax Headaches in Retirement
AUDIO: William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor emeritus of investments, discusses tax-efficient withdrawals, Social Security-filing decisions and how to dodge the 'tax torpedo' in this podcast.

The Texas Tribune: The pandemic showed some Texas universities that they didn’t need the SAT. They might never go back.
Baylor is one of the Texas private universities choosing to extend their optional submission of an SAT or ACT score for college admission policies through at least fall 2023.

Baptist Standard: Jared Alcántara: Persecuted for the Cause of Justice
VIDEO: For the Baptists Preaching column, Jared Alcántara, Ph.D., associate professor of preaching at Truett Seminary, examines three lessons from Jesus’ teaching on persecution in his Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7).

April 27, 2022

Paper Magazine: 'Coastal Grandmother' Is the Style Comforting TikTok
Lorynn Divita, Ph.D., associate professor of apparel merchandising, was interviewed about the new “Costal Grandmother” aesthetic trend.

Waco Tribune-Herald: Waco stages highlight Sondheim, Stoppard favorites
Baylor adjunct professor of musical theater Kelly MacGregor will serve as music director for “Into the Woods” by the Wild Imaginings theatrical company.

April 28, 2022

KXXV-TV: Several calling for the end of the death penalty in Texas
VIDEO: Baylor Law Assistant Professor Rachel Kincaid, J.D., was interviewed about the Melissa Lucio death penalty case.

KWBU-FM: Business Review: The Crossover Effect of Work and Home
AUDIO: Dawn Carlson, Ph.D., professor of management, discusses the crossover effects of work life at home.

April 29, 2022

Baylor Connections: President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D.
AUDIO: This summer marks five years of leadership for President Livingstone at Baylor University. In this Baylor Connections, we look back at major benchmarks from the past year, and revisit 10 significant moments from her first five years as president in academics, athletics, student life, culture and more.

Fox 44 News: Festival to highlight Baylor student films
The annual Black Glasses Film Festival is back in Waco for its 22nd year. This event is sponsored by Baylor’s Department of Film & Digital Media and is dedicated to exhibiting the best of the past year’s student work in filmmaking and screenwriting.

April 30, 2022

Southeast Missourian: The enduring legacy of Kurt Kaiser
Terry York, D.M.A., professor of Christian ministry and church music, was quoted regarding the impact of the late composer, arranger and modern church music pioneer Kurt Kaiser.


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