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Apr
1
2020

QUALITY CONTROL COACHES MAKING IMPACT

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Jake Brown wasn't looking to go anywhere after spending just one season as the offensive coordinator at Division II West Texas A&M.

Apr
1
2020

Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert on how churches address societal issues

Baylor’s focus on offering a distinctly Christian educational environment includes cultivating thought leaders who can help congregations answer the call of societal challenges. Dr. Stephanie Boddie, an assistant professor of church and community ministries at Baylor, is one of those leading the way. Boddie is known nationally for her research on congregation-based social services and […]

Apr
1
2020

Austin American-Statesman: Isolation leaves us with gnawing hollowness

March 30, 2020
Baylor English professor Greg Garrett, Ph.D., writes about mourning the loss of connection in an era of Zoom, FaceTime and other tech solutions which provide communication, but not the “sense of essential reality” of everything from worship to the academic world.

Apr
1
2020

Baptist News Global: Grief process intensified as social distancing impacts funerals, pastoral care | #intimeslikethese

April 1, 2020
Baylor BIC religion professor Candi Cann, Ph.D., is quoted in this article about how social distancing is complicating the grief process during the COVID-19 pandemic but that cards, flowers and meals are still ways to comfort the grief-stricken, as well as modern technological approaches.

Apr
1
2020

Baptist Standard: Public health crises can lead to religious scapegoating

March 26, 2020
In this Q&A, Baylor epidemiologist Jeff Levin, Ph.D., discusses how public health crises such as COVID-19 – in which people may feel powerless and receive conflicting information – can lead to a flare-up of unsafe religious sentiments, citing historic examples when religious or ethnic minorities were blamed for the spread of disease.

Apr
1
2020

Baylor Lariat: Baylor-backed emergency meal delivery recognized at White House

March 27, 2020
A Baylor-backed initiative to feed rural students during the coronavirus pandemic received national recognition at a White House press briefing Friday.

Apr
1
2020

Baylor Lariat: President Livingstone hosts FaceBook Live Q&A amidst outbreak

March 31, 2020
Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., hosted a Facebook live with the Baylor community on Tuesday to talk about the university’s coronavirus response.

Apr
1
2020

Community Impact (Austin): Susan Fambrough named Eanes ISD chief learning officer April 1, 2020

April 1, 2020
Susan Fambrough, MSED (Curriculum and Instruction) ’95, has joined Eanes ISD in Austin as chief learning officer. She has served as principal of Cedar Creek Elementary School since 2018.

Apr
1
2020

Forbes: Evidence From The Internet: How The Pandemic Sparks Sports Fans On Twitter

April 1, 2020
Baylor marketing professor Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., executive director of the Sports Sponsorship & Sales program, writes about new social media data that provides behavioral evidence of fans’ passion for sports and how they miss the emotional outlet, the socialization, the competition and the joy sports bring to the community.

Apr
1
2020

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): David and Art - "Theatres That Are Closed"

March 30, 2020
AUDIO: On this week’s episode of David and Art, Baylor history professor David A. Smith, Ph.D., discusses how, when theaters are dark, we lose out on the stories that make us human.

Apr
1
2020

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Thousands of local college students went home, but their stuff’s still here

March 31, 2020
VIDEO: Thousands of Central Texas college students who left for spring break and never came back because of the COVID-19 outbreak left a lot of things behind in their dorm rooms. But Baylor thought outside the box to make sure students were taken care of through a program called Express Essentials.

Apr
1
2020

Mashable: The coronavirus test isn't as scary as it looks

March 31, 2020
Baylor clinical nursing professor Jessica Peck, DNP, is quoted in this article about the coronavirus test, which might look unnerving but is a common test for respiratory infections. “Nurses are well versed at making uncomfortable procedures tolerable,” Peck said.

Apr
1
2020

Virginia Business: Virginia Tech names VP for student affairs

March 30, 2020
Frank Shushok, BSEd (Secondary Education) ’91, has been named vice president of student affairs at Virginia Tech. He previously served as dean for student learning and engagement at Baylor.

Apr
1
2020

Waco Tribune-Herald: Compositions show multi-talented Jules Bledsoe more than “Ol’ Man River”

March 14, 2020
Baylor music theory professor Horace Maxile, Ph.D., has been studying finds the largely unknown compositions of Waco native and star baritone Jules Bledsoe in the Texas Collection’s deep files of Bledsoe materials.

Mar
31
2020

EQ Earns 31 NCEA Academic Selections

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WACO, Texas – Baylor equestrian had 31 selections to the Farnam NCEA All-Academic Teams and APHA NCEA Academic Honor Roll, announced by the national organization on Tuesday.

Mar
31
2020

How Baylor helped students get their dorm essentials ASAP — for free

When Baylor students left for spring break on March 6, they had no idea that most of them wouldn’t be returning to campus for weeks. But five days later — in reaction to the growing coronavirus pandemic — Baylor announced that spring break would be extended an extra week, followed by what has become an extended […]

Mar
31
2020

SACE March Champions of the Month

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Braya Hunt (volleyball), Maddison Kettler (softball), Ricky Martinez (baseball) and Bralen Taylor-Denley (football) have been selected as the Student-Athlete Center for Excellence (SACE) March Champions of the Month.

Mar
31
2020

STAYING TRUE TO WHO WE ARE

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During an unprecedented time of upheaval, change and adaptation, Kenny Boyd has consistently leaned on the timeless quote from Albert Einstein: "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."