Baylor in the News – Feb. 6-12, 2022

February 13, 2022

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WACO, Texas (Feb. 13, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on Ukrainian and Russian relations, reality television and campus free speech.

Feb. 6, 2022
NBC News: Ministry that once nourished Duggar family’s faith falls from grace
Beth Allison Barr, Ph.D., professor and associate dean of graduate studies in the department of history, explains why the Duggar family, from the show “19 Kids and Counting,” attracted followers while highlighting the patriarchal teachings followed by the family.

GW Today: Ukrainian Scholars Discuss Current Crisis with Russia
Sergiy Kudelia, Ph.D., associate professor of political science, analyzes the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

The Gazette: Serving the homeless a Christian ethos, but others involved, too
A Baylor University Institute for Studies of Religion survey revealed that Christians supply most of the nongovernment assistance to the homeless in the United States.

Money Geek: Best Student Credit Cards of 2022
James Roberts, Ph.D., Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, offers students tips on how to find and use the right credit card.

Feb. 7, 20221
Fox 44 News: Baylor Professor Discuses Russia, Ukraine Tensions
VIDEO: Sergiy Kudelia, Ph.D., associate professor of political science, explains the history of Ukrainian and Russian relations.

Feb. 8, 2022
Inside Higher ED: Capital Campaign Watch: Baylor, Campbell, Eastern Kentucky, North Carolina State, U of the Pacific
This article announces that Baylor has reached the Give Light Campaign’s initial goal of raising $1.1 billion.

Baptist Standard: Around the State: Baylor surpasses initial Give Light goal
This article highlights several Baylor achievements: surpassing the Give Light Campaign’s goal of raising $1.1 billion, being named a Research 1 university and announcing Hollylynne S. Lee, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Education at North Carolina State University, as the recipient of Baylor’s Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching.

Feb. 9, 2022
Fox 44 News: Baylor researchers receive $2.7 million grant from John Templeton Foundation
Sarah Schnitker, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, and Perry Glanzer, Ph.D., professor of educational foundations and resident scholar with Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, have received a $2.7 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to research virtue formation in higher education.

Feb. 10, 2022
Fox 44 News: Aviation partnership between Waco regional and Baylor
VIDEO: Joel Martinez, adjunct lecturer at Baylor’s Institute for Air Science and Waco Aviation Director, discusses plans for Baylor aviation students to study mock plane crash sites at Waco Regional Airport.

WaterWorld: WEF, WRF launch fourth Intelligent Water Systems Challenge
This article acknowledges Baylor University as part of a team who previously won the Intelligent Water Systems Challenge, by developing practical considerations of operating and advancing ammonia-based aeration control.

The Redmon Spokesman: Redmond Proficiency Academy students perform at Carnegie Hall
Lynne Gackle, Ph.D., director of choral activities and Mary Gibbs Jones Chair in Music, worked with Redmon Proficiency Academy students in New York City for a performance at historic Carnegie Hall.

Feb. 11, 2022

Baylor Connections: Khristian Howard
AUDIO: Texas’ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits families both nutritionally and financially. Many who are eligible, however, do not access available benefits. The Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty (BCHP) is working to bridge that gap to address food insecurity. In this Baylor Connections, Khristian Howard, Waco Manager for SNAP Strategy, shares how BCHP works to encourage participation in the program through a collaborative, comprehensive approach.

Baptist News Global: Baylor gets $2.7 million grant to study character development in students
Sarah Schnitker, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and Perry Glanzer, Ph.D., professor of educational foundations and resident scholar with Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, were awarded a $2.7 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation for a project called “The Role of Meta-identity in Developing Moral Communities Within Higher Education.”

EurekAlert!: Oncology dietitians rarely ask cancer patients about food insecurity, study finds
Craig Gundersen, Ph.D., Snee Family Endowed Chair at the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty and professor in the department of economics, is a co-author on a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign study about if and how oncology dietitians ask their patients about food insecurity.

Juicy Ecumenism, Institute on Religion and Democracy: Can Free Speech Be Revived on College Campuses?
David Corey, Ph.D., political science professor and director of the Baylor in Washington program, and Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., participated in a panel discussion on campus free speech sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Campus Free Expression Project and Baylor in Washington.


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