Baylor in the News - Oct. 15-21, 2023

October 26, 2023
Dr. Julie Sweet leads her students in a reenactment of the Boston Tea Party.

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WACO, Texas (Oct. 22, 2023) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories about the importance of work-life balance, the reenactment of historical events and an insider view of Baylor campus events.

Oct. 16, 2023

The Baylor Lariat: Baylor, City of Waco rededicate street to honor local reverend

Baylor and the City of Waco rededicated a street Monday in honor of the late Rev. M.L. Cooper Jr. with a formal unveiling for a new M.L. Cooper Drive sign leading to the former location of historic Second Missionary Baptist Church. Waco Mayor Dillon Meek, Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., Baptist historian Alan Lefever and Marcus Cooper III, son of Rev. M.L. Cooper Jr., paid tribute to Rev. Cooper for his legacy that left a mark on Baylor and Waco. Additional coverage was aired on KXXV-TV (ABC/Waco), KWKT-TV (FOX/Waco) and KCEN-TV (NBC/Waco).

Oct. 17, 2023

Forbes: How to Mentally Disconnect From Work Without Quiet Quitting Or Acting Your Wage

Michael Scullin, Ph.D. and associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor, is quoted in this article about the importance of making a priority list when it comes to personal and work life to lessen work-related stress.

Baptist News Global: Post-COVID, U.S. poverty and hunger rates are soaring

The Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty has worked for years to address child hunger in response to rising poverty and hunger rates in the U.S. Jeremy Everett, executive director of the Baylor Collaborative, is quoted about the importance of combatting rising rates by working across all sectors of the U.S.

Oct. 18, 2023

The HR Digest: When to Tell Your Employer About Your Pregnancy

Offering guidance to worried pregnant employees, this article references  research led by Baylor management professor Kaylee Hackney about the negative effects of perceived pregnancy discrimination on expectant parents.

Christianity Today: As Asian American Christians Decline, Most ‘Nones’ Still Feel Close to Religion

Jerry Park, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology, is quoted in this article to explain discrepancies between evangelical Asian American’s religiosity levels in comparison with Asian Americans of different religions.

KWKT-TV (FOX/Waco): Baylor University discusses war in Israel

Baylor University hosted a discussion panel about the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, featuring five Baylor faculty members who shared the political, historical and religious context of the war to help educate students, faculty and staff.

ABC Radio International (Australia): Soul Search: Icons and iconoclasts part 2

AUDIO: Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor and co-director of the Program on Historical Studies of Religion in the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion, is among the guests discussing iconoclasm — or image breaking — which has real potency as a way of contesting the sacred and re-imagining the world, even in a post-religious society.

Oct. 19, 2023

Woman’s Day: Día de los Muertos Traditions, Symbols and Facts to Know About the Holiday

Candi K. Cann, Ph.D., associate professor of religion in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, is quoted in this article about the significance of All Soul’s Day in the history of Día de los Muertos.

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor history students reenact Boston Tea Party, 250 years later

Julie Sweet, Ph.D., director of military studies and professor of history, hosted a class reenactment of the Boston Tea Party. Students dressed in era-appropriate attire and were assigned a real-life individual to portray. Sweet was quoted in the article about the importance of addressing common historical misconceptions. Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., is quoted about the uniqueness and creativity of Sweet’s teaching style.

KXXV-TV (ABC/Waco): Remembering Allison Dickson: Local philanthropist, Baylor alum, inspiration to many

Baylor Law School Alumna Allison Dickson is memorialized in this article. Dickson’s death is felt in every part of the community as she worked tirelessly through the Just Need Possible Foundation to further her philanthropic projects. Patricia Wilson, J.D., interim dean of Baylor Law and The William Boswell Chair of Law, is quoted about Dickson’s legacy.

Oct. 20, 2023

Baylor Connections: Jordy Dickey, Student Activities

AUDIO: Experience Baylor Student Activities’ impact with events like Homecoming and Christmas and 5th on the horizon. Jordy Dickey, Director of Student Activities, takes listeners inside campus events, student groups and more and examines the importance of building student connections to the broader community to enhance their time at Baylor.


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