Baylor in the News – May 29-June 4, 2022

June 5, 2022

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WACO, Texas (June 5, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the art of teaching students how to bring landscapes to life on canvas, a pilot program that fully offsets the cost of milk for customers using SNAP and the future of food, including prescription diets.

June 1, 2022

Waco Tribune-Herald: Linda Livingstone: Marking 5 years in Waco, my hometown
President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., reflects on her life at Baylor and in Waco after returning as president of the university on June 1, 2017. “I am so proud to call Waco home, and I look forward to deepening my ties to this dynamic, growing city in the years to come.”

June 2, 2022

The New York Times: SPACs Were All the Rage. Now, Not So Much.
Mike Stegemoller, Ph.D., The Harriette L. and Walter G. Lacy Jr. Chair of Banking and Finance, is quoted in this article about SPACs (special purpose acquisition companies), which have been the preferred way for companies to go public, but Wall Street is losing its appetite due to changing market conditions and the threat of regulation.

Chromatography Online: Elyssia Gallagher and Coauthors Named Recipients of the 2022 Ron Hites Award
Elyssia Gallagher, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry, along with her coauthors O. Tara Liyanage, Ana V. Quintero and Jacob B. Hatvany, are the 2022 recipients of the ASMS Ron Hites Award, which recognizes annually an exemplary paper published in the previous two volumes of the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (JASMS).

Institute for Public Relations: Making a Great Leader: Servant Leadership and Ethics of Care
Marlene S. Neill, Ph.D., an associate professor of journalism, public relations and new media at Baylor who researches ethics, internal communication and public relations leadership, co-authored a recent study on the concepts of servant leadership and ethics of care, which stress the value of interpersonal relationships, listening to others and empathy and are critical to public relations practice.

June 3, 2022

Baylor Connections: Winter Rusiloski
AUDIO: From stark renderings of the Texas desert to soaring mountain scenes, Winter Rusiloski brings landscapes to life on canvas. Rusiloski serves as associate professor of painting in Baylor’s Department of Art and Art History and is an award-winning professional painter. In this Baylor Connections, she discusses the scenes that draw her to paint and examines the meaning of teaching the art to students.

Waco Tribune-Herald: Jubilee Market pilot program makes milk more accessible for SNAP participants
Jubilee Food Market, a nonprofit grocery store sponsored by Mission Waco, is launching a pilot program in partnership with the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty that fully offsets the cost of milk for customers using SNAP. Quoted in the article is Jeremy Everett, executive director and founder of Baylor Collaborative.

WebMD: The Future of Food: Still Too Soon? Personalized Diets
James Marcum, Ph.D., professor of philosophy who researches the philosophy and history of science and medicine, is quoted in this article about precision nutrition (sometimes called “personalized nutrition”), which uses artificial intelligence and data collected from other people to predict how your body will react to specific foods.

WebMD: The Future of Food: In the Future, Will You Get Food by Prescription?
James Marcum, Ph.D., professor of philosophy who researches the philosophy and history of science and medicine, is quoted in this article about a growing movement to approach food as if it were literal medicine by tailoring meals to treat specific conditions, providing prescriptions for fresh fruits and vegetables, and improving the nutrient content of the food we eat.


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.