Baylor in the News – Oct. 9-15, 2022

October 16, 2022
58:10 Project

The Department of Accounting and Business Law in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business partnered with Caritas of Waco for the 58:10 Project, where 500 volunteers from the Baylor and Waco communities packed 100,000 meals in three hours to feed those most in need. (Bo Mello/Baylor University)

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WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on food insecurity, mitigating a “hunger disaster” during the COVID-19 pandemic through public and private partnerships and the many uses of photonics in everyday life that can impact health care, communication, environmental protection and more.

Oct. 10, 2022

Baptist Standard: Programs, research, congregations key to fighting hunger
Jeremy Everett, founder and executive director of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, Kathy Krey, Ph.D., assistant research professor and senior director of research and administration at BCHP, and Stephanie Boddie, Ph.D., assistant professor of church and community ministries at Truett Seminary, discussed food insecurity and how organizations can more effectively move forward during a panel discussion at the No Need Among You Conference at First Baptist Church in Waco.

Baptist Standard: Church responses to white flight have consequences
The ways churches respond to white flight can have “unfortunate, unintended consequences” both for congregations and the communities they serve, said Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology at Baylor, who spoke at the No Need Among You Conference at First Baptist Church in Waco. “Demographic churning” and “residential segregation by race” are realities congregations must address,

Oct. 11, 2022

Baptist News Global: Meeting White House goal of ending U.S. hunger by 2030 will require engagement by churches, Everett says
Government, industry and nonprofit groups must be dedicated to working together to accomplish President Joe Biden’s vision of eradicating hunger by 2030, said Jeremy Everett, executive director of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty. And that cooperation must include buy-in and leadership from religious organizations and communities.

Oct. 12, 2022

Baptist Standard: Around the State
Baylor University was recognized on the Dave Thomas Foundation’s 2022 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list, which recognizes the top 100 national organizations with the most robust adoption benefit programs.

Christianity Today: Wanted: More Christians to Dig in Israel
Cynthia Shafer-Elliott, Ph.D., associate professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at Baylor, is quoted in this article about Israel’s Tourism Ministry, which has launched a new initiative aimed at getting Christian tourists involved in excavations. Shafer-Elliott leads Israel tours in the summer that go to archaeological sites such as Abel Beth Maacah in northern Israel.

Resound: Dr. Daniel Lee Hill Named 2022 Emerging Public Intellectual
Daniel Lee Hill, Ph.D., assistant professor of Christian theology at Truett Seminary, has been named the 2022 Emerging Public Intellectual by Redeemer University. Hill aims to both energize and challenge Christians to seek the good of their neighbors and their communities in creative ways through his current project exploring abolitionary figures.

University Business: How does your college stack up against its peers on social media?
Baylor was one of several new institutions to crack the top 10 among the best Division I schools in the 2022 Higher Education Social Media Engagement Report by Rival IQ. Baylor was the only university to place in the top 10 overall and top 10 on TikTok.

Oct. 13, 2022

Baptist Standard: Food is an expression of love, Eugene Cho says
Jesus’ feeding of the multitude offers a lesson in love, Bread for the World President Eugene Cho told participants at the Together at the Table Hunger and Poverty Summit at Baylor University.

Baptist Standard: Hunger fighters focus on lessons learned from pandemic
Together at the Table Hunger and Poverty Summit speakers focused on lessons learned about food insecurity and nutrition from the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States mitigated a “hunger disaster” during the pandemic primarily through public and private partnerships, said Jeremy Everett, founding executive director of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty.

FOX News: Scott Drew talks building Baylor into basketball powerhouse, 'praying' for Brittney Griner
Baylor men’s basketball coach Scott Drew turned the program into a powerhouse since he came over from Valparaiso before the start of the 2003-2004 season and is looking forward to another terrific year in 2021-2022.

Oct. 14, 2022

Baylor Connections: Alan Wang, Ph.D.
AUDIO: Alan Wang, Ph.D., brings a prolific record as a researcher and inventor to his role as The Mearse Chair in Biological and Biomedical Engineering at Baylor. Wang, who came to Baylor from Oregon State University, discusses the importance and uses of photonics in everyday life on this Baylor Connections, and unpacks inventions that impact health care, communication, environmental protection and more.

Baptist News Global: New Baylor study finds pastors not as well trained in trauma care as they need to be
A national survey on trauma and congregations conducted by The Center for Church and Community at the Diana Garland School of Social Work at Baylor, found that most pastors believe their education prepared them to address the trauma of grief caused by a death, but the majority say their training did not prepare them to address other forms of trauma, including public health crises and sexual assault.

Oct. 15, 2022

Parent Herald: Children Get Emotionally Crushed; Wish They Are as Important to Their Phone-Crazy Parents
James A. Roberts, Ph.D., professor of marketing at Baylor and the author of "Too Much of a Good Thing: Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone?," reminded parents that with how busy families are today, all the time and moments spent on phones have a "heavy price to pay." He suggested that as a family, there must be a spouse-to-spouse or parent-to-child time that is free of devices.


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