Baylor in the News – Feb. 26-March 4, 2023

March 5, 2023

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WACO, Texas (March 5, 2023) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on how leaders can better support adoptive parents, improving staffing and healthier work environments for nurses and Robbins College’s role in health research at Baylor.

Feb. 27, 2023

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor memorial to 'unknown enslaved' in design; statues of Black alumni to be unveiled
A memorial honoring the enslaved people who built Baylor University’s original campus in Independence is in the design stage, while statues of the first Black Baylor graduates are slated for unveiling in April.

The Republic: IUPUC to offer summer iEngage civic program
IUPUC will host iEngage, a free weeklong camp for students in grades 4-8 that’s modeled after a successful program started at Baylor a decade ago.

Feb. 28, 2023

Baptist News Global: Woke, awake or unfaithful? Racism in the white church
Baylor English professor Greg Garrett, Ph.D., writes about the Racism and the White Church conference at Baylor. “It is time and past time for the church in America to wake up to the reality of injustice, to step out on faith and in love, and to see every person as our neighbor.”

March 1, 2023

Catholic Courier: Why do Catholics eat fish on Fridays?
Michael P. Foley, a prolific Catholic author who teaches patristics at Baylor, dispels many of the myths around why Catholics eat fish on Fridays during Lent.

March 2, 2023

American Council on Education: Linda Livingstone, President of Baylor University, to Serve as ACE Board Chair
Linda A. Livingstone, PhD, president of Baylor University, will be the next chair of the ACE Board of Directors. She was formally named during ACE's business meeting with ACE members, and her term will begin in April 2023.

KTEN-TV (NBC/Sherman/Ada): Texas nurses advocate for policy changes at State Capitol
VIDEO: More than 600 nurses from around the state, including Baylor Nursing professor Marie Lindley, Ph.D., RN, traveled to the State Capitol in Austin to participate in Texas Nurse Day, where they advocated for issues like staffing and healthier work environments.

March 3, 2023

Baylor Connections: Jason Carter
AUDIO: Jason Carter, Ph.D., came to Baylor at the start of the 2022-23 school year to serve as Dean of Baylor’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. In this Baylor Connections, he shares his journey to Baylor, examines Robbins College’s role in health research at Baylor and delves into his own research in sleep and performance.

Harvard Business Review: 5 Ways Leaders Can Support Adoptive Parents
Baylor management professors Kaylee J. Hackney, Ph.D., Matthew J. Quade, Ph.D., and Dawn S. Carlson, Ph.D., write that organizational support for adoption – an intentional effort on the part of an organization – has a far-reaching positive impact for both the employees and the organization. The authors outline five ways leaders can better support adoptive parents.

Christianity Today: ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ and the Beautiful Mystery of God’s Silence
Baylor patristics and historical theology professor D. H. Williams, Ph.D., is quoted in this article about the film “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” a movie that gives voice to the loneliness and isolation common to humanity. But God’s love exists—and persists—in silence too.

Fortune: 3 master’s in social work dual degree options to consider
While many MSW programs offer different tracks to help students find the best fit for their lifestyle and schedule, some programs also allow students to take advantage of a two-for-one deal—or earning two advanced degrees concurrently, such as the dual-degree MSW program at Baylor.


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