Baylor in the News – Jan. 23-29, 2022

January 30, 2022

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WACO, Texas (Jan. 30, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the virtual SAT, how college students should handle credit cards and celebrating great teaching.

Jan. 26, 2022

Baptist Standard: Around the State: DBU students serve at Cornerstone Church
This news roundup features accolades for social work researchers Holly Oxhandler, Ph.D., and Clay Polson, Ph.D., who received a John Templeton Foundation grant to determine religion and spiritual competences in mental health graduate programs, for senior chemistry major Kate Rojales, who has received the Churchill scholarship in mathematics, science and engineering.

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor Centennial Collage Concert shows off School of Music talent
Baylor University School of Music is showcasing samples from its student musicians in a Centennial Collage Concert. Gary Mortenson, D.M.A., dean of the School of Music, said the performance will include a wide range of talents.

KXXV: SAT going virtual as many schools make standardized testing optional
This story about the SAT going virtual notes that it will be an improvement for students but will not impact the admissions process for Baylor.

Jan. 27, 2022
NC State University College of Education News: NC State College of Education Distinguished Professor Hollylynne S. Lee Receives Cherry Award for Great Teaching
Hollylynne S. Lee, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Education in NC State’s College of Education, was named recipient of Baylor’s Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching.

NC State University College of Education News: Q&A With Cherry Award Winning Distinguished Professor Hollylynne Lee
Hollylynne S. Lee, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Education in NC State’s College of Education and the recipient of Baylor’s Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, explains her strategies for successful teaching.

Money Geek: Best Student Credit Cards for Cash Back in 2022
James Robert, Ph.D., Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, provides advice to students concerning credit cards.

Money Geek: The Cheapest Home Insurance Companies in 2022
Franklin Potts, Ph.D., associate professor of finance, insurance and real estate discusses the best insurance for homeowners

Jan. 28, 2022

Baylor Connections: Stephen Sloan and Adrienne Cain
AUDIO: Baylor’s Institute for Oral History preserves history through the collection of stories that would otherwise go untold. In this Baylor Connections, Stephen Sloan, director of the Institute and associate professor of history at Baylor, and Adrienne Cain, associate director and lecturer, share more. They explain how oral historians democratize history and offer tips for individuals seeking to preserve the stories of family or friends.


Baylor's Office of Media and Public Relations (M&PR) supports the University's Illuminate strategic plan as a top Christian research university by focusing on faculty research and expert opinions, innovative teaching, major awards and recognition, and community involvement. Through its media training workshops, the Baylor M&PR team develops faculty experts to effectively communicate the impact of their research or speak as subject-matter experts into national trends and conversations with media outlets, through Hot Topics and on the Baylor Connections podcast. Our faculty expert directory is available on the M&PR website at


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked Research 1 institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.