Baylor in the News – March 19-25, 2023

March 26, 2023
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WACO, Texas (March 26, 2023) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the upcoming solar eclipse, the evolution of the mother-daughter bond  and the integration of faith into the highly competitive environment of sports.

March 20, 2023

Baptist News Global: Stranger in the Village: James Baldwin and inclusion

Baylor English professor Greg Garrett, Ph.D., writes about his visit to the Swiss Alps where he visited one of the most important sites in American race relations.

KCEN-TV (NBC/Waco): Why Central Texas? | Donald Trump to hold first 2024 presidential campaign rally in Waco

VIDEO: Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., The Bob Bullock Professor of Political Science at Baylor, is quoted regarding an upcoming political rally in Waco and why it was chosen.

The Clinical Advisor: Dr Jessica Peck Makes Clarion Call to Leaders to Include Nurses at the Table

Jessica Peck, DNP, clinical professor at Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing and a pediatric nurse practitioner, calls on leaders to ensure nursing is represented at the highest levels of governmental and systems-based organizational power. 

Baptist News Global: How can we say thanks? Reflections on the influence of Andrae Crouch

This reflection on Baylor’s annual Pruit Symposium on the influence of Andrae Crouch also acknowledges the work of Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden, M.A., who foundedthe Black Gospel Music Preservation Project to preserve and digitize the music of black gospel groups and choirs.

March 21, 2023

KWTX-TV (CBS/Waco): Degrees of Science: 2024 Solar Eclipse

VIDEO: Barbara Castanheira-Endl, Ph.D., senior lecturer of physics, is interviewed regarding the 2024 Solar Eclipse. Central Texas will be in the path of totality, meaning we will experience a total solar eclipse.

KWKT-TV (FOX/Waco): Baylor political expert says Trump will most likely be indicted

VIDEO: Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., The Bob Bullock Professor of Political Science at Baylor, is quoted regarding possible charges against former president Donald Trump.

KWTX-TV (CBS/Waco): Baylor professor holds baby so mom could take notes during class, complete assignment

VIDEO: Traniece Brown-Warrens, doctoral candidate in the Baylor University school of education’s K-12 Executive Leadership Program, shares the story of Baylor professor and Temple ISD superintendent, Bobby Ott, Ed.D. who held her baby during class.

Current: The Author’s Corner with Kimberly R. Kellison

Kimberly R. Kellison, Ph.D., associate dean in the College of Arts & Sciences  and associate professor of history at Baylor, is interviewed about her new book, “Forging a Christian Order: South Carolina Baptists, Race, and Slavery, 1696–1860.”

Deseret News: A ‘remarkable, outstanding tenure’ coming to an end for BYU’s Kevin Worthen

Baylor is mentioned in this article on the departure of BYU President Kevin J Worthen and BYU entering the Big 12.

March 22, 2023

FOX News: Baylor students organize 72 hours of prayer event

VIDEO: Baylor University student Sharita Holder discusses the religious revival event that she and her fellow students are hosting on FOX News @ Night.

KXXV-TV (ABC/Waco): Mixed reaction as former President Trump plans first 2024 campaign stop in Waco

VIDEO: Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., The Bob Bullock Professor of Political Science at Baylor, is quoted regarding the recently political rally in Waco.

March 23, 2023

CBN News: 72-Hour Revival at Baylor Leads to 20+ Baptisms: 'A Compelling Invitation to Know Jesus'

The flames of revival are being felt again on the campus of Baylor where students participated in 72 hours of continuous prayer and worship. Charles Ramsey, Ph.D., associate chaplain and director for Campus Ministries at Baylor, was quoted regarding the FM72 event.

Daily Nous: Katz Among Finalists for Cherry Award

Claire Katz, Ph.D., professor of philosophy at Texas A&M University, is one of three finalists for Baylor University’s Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching.

KWBU-FM (NPR/Waco): Business Review - Sales Evolution

AUDIO: Andrea Dixon, Ph.D., professor of marketing and executive director of the Center for Professional Selling at Baylor, shares how changing times have changed the landscape of sales. 

March 24, 2023

Baylor Connections: Stephen Reid

AUDIO: How can a university help new members of their community feel like a true stakeholder with a deep sense of belonging? Last fall, Stephen Reid, Ph.D., was appointed as Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Belonging. As a Christian research university, Baylor seeks to build a nourishing and hospitable environment that promotes excellence and equity in living out the Baylor mission. In this Baylor Connections, Reid shares both the vision and specific approaches to support underrepresented faculty at Baylor.

TODAY: When a foster mom didn't have childcare, her college professor volunteered as class babysitter

Traniece Brown-Warrens, doctoral candidate in the Baylor School of Education’s K-12 Executive Leadership Program, shares how during a course on “School Business Management and Finance,” lecturer Bobby Ott, Ed.D., Temple ISD superintendent and Baylor professor, offered to hold her foster child so Brown-Warrens could fully participate.

Baptist Standard: Truett program explores integration of faith and sports

The Faith and Sports Institute at Baylor’s Truett Seminary allows coaches, administrators, sports chaplains and athletes to explore the integration of faith into the highly competitive environment of sports. Co-founder and program director, Cindy White, and Abby Lee, FSI retreat ministry coordinator, are quoted.

Waco Tribune-Herald: Plans in place, bills paid for Trump rally in Waco

Pat Flavin, Ph.D., The Bob Bullock Professor of Political Science at Baylor, was interviewed for this article on an upcoming Trump political rally in Waco and why the Branch Davidian scenario might appeal to the former president.

Southern Living: When Did We Start To Become Our Daughters’ Best Friend?

Allison Alford, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of business communication at Baylor who studies daughters and mothers, doesn’t boil the evolution of the mother-daughter bond down to simply “mother” or “friend” but looks further into the active roles of not only mothering but daughtering as well.

Waco Tribune-Herald: Family, fraternity take on Bearathon in memory of student who died 10 years ago

About 1,400 runners will race early Saturday in the Bearathon half marathon and the Sic ‘Em 6K through the streets of Waco and Baylor University, with several running in honor of Daniel Jones, a Baylor student who died near the Bearathon finish line 10 years ago and whose kindness and resilience inspired many.

Waco Tribune-Herald: Waco to get glimpse of asteroid passing closer than moon Saturday

Baylor astrophysicist Barbara Castanheira-Endl, Ph.D., is quoted in this article about the asteroid NASA designated 2023 DZ2, or as she and her colleagues have nicknamed “Dizzy.”

March 25, 2023

The Dallas Morning News: Silicon Valley Bank and lessons from ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’

Mark Lovvorn, CPA, BBA ’76/BAcc ’77, a former bank chairman and CEO and a member of the Baylor Board of Regents, writes about how the recent bank run at Silicon Valley Bank reminds him of the film, “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Houston Chronicle: Trump uses arrest threat to reclaim his spot as the front-runner in Texas

Baylor political scientist Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., is quoted in this article about why former president Donald Trump held his first rally of his reelection campaign in Waco in Central Texas.

Scripps News: Hundreds gather for Donald Trump rally at Waco airport

VIDEO: Baylor political scientist Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., was interviewed for this story about Donald Trump’s rally in Waco, expecting it to be “grievance politics and red meat issues to excite the base. He’s not coming in Waco to convince anyone who’s on the fence about him.”


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