Baylor in the News – March 6-12, 2022 | Media and public relations

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WACO, Texas (March 13, 2022) – Researchers and faculty experts from Baylor University were featured in national and local media articles as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the ongoing disruptions to the supply chain due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, tapping into an underserved fashion consumer base and why taking a lunch break can boost your energy, focus and happiness.

March 6, 2022

FOX and friends on Sunday: Agriculture could be hardest hit by Russian-Ukrainian conflict, expert warns
Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of supply chain management at Baylor University, explains how the Russian-Ukrainian conflict will impact the food supply.

March 7, 20221

KCUR-FM update: Young people find community outside of organized religion
AUDIO: Andrew Meyer, Ph.D., an associate sports foundation professor who studies contemporary American sports culture and religion, is a guest on KCUR-FM in Kansas City to discuss how younger segments of the American population might find community and connections outside of organized religion.

March 8, 2022

Marketplace : Muslim entrepreneur brings modest fashion to her Maine community
AUDIO: Lorynn Divita, Ph.D., associate professor of apparel design and merchandising, was interviewed for this story about how a young entrepreneur’s fashion startup is tapping into a long-scarred Muslim clientele. served by the traditional fashion industry.

KXXV-TV: Rising grocery prices expected to follow gasoline prices in coming weeks
VIDEO: Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of supply chain management, is quoted on disruptions in the grocery supply chain that can be overcome, but it’s unclear how long or to what extent the problem will persist.

March 9, 2022

Prevention: 9 things you can do on your lunch break to guarantee a great afternoon
Emily M. Hunter, Ph.D., professor and chair of management, is quoted in this article on the importance of taking a break during the workday, which can increase productivity and reduce burnout rates.

Baptist standard: Around the State: Gift advantages Partnership Theology, Ecology and Food Justice
A $455,000 grant from an anonymous donor will enable the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty to partner with and support Truett Theological Seminary’s Master of Arts in Theology, Ecology, and Food Justice.

Compassion: how to pray
This article about the many reasons, places and times people pray and the wide variety of methods used cites a 2016 Baylor study, which found that while the needs for which people pray vary widely, healing is a common request. . The research found that of the 1,714 American adults surveyed, nearly 9 in 10 prayed for their healing, either their own or someone else’s.

Food tank: Breaking down silos to end hunger
Among the innovative organizations that helped alleviate hunger during the pandemic in their communities was the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, which launched Meals-to-You, a pilot program to provide nutritious meals to rural families. .

March 10, 2022

The Indianapolis Star: Pulliam: Wheeler Center’s ‘stabilizing force’ for the homeless will continue its work
This article about the outgoing president of Wheeler Mission in Indianapolis cites a 2017 study from Baylor University that noted how Indianapolis was a rare town without municipal homelessness, but where faith groups like Wheeler stood in this gap, with Wheeler accounting for more than half of the beds.

March 11, 2022

Baylor Connections: Mandy McMichael, Ph.D.
AUDIO: The history of Baptist women in ministry has long remained unknown, but Mandy McMichael, Ph.D., Associate Director and J. David Slover Assistant Professor of Ministry Guidance in Baylor’s Department of Religion, is working to change that. In partnership with the Baylor Oral History Institute, she organizes an oral history of the struggles and joys of female Baptist leaders. In this Baylor Connections, she examines this topic and her research on the cultural intersection of faith and beauty contests.

Paternal: 7 ways to be a more patient parent, according to a patience expert
Sarah A. Schnitker, Ph.D., a psychology professor at Baylor who studies patience, found in her research that in addition to increasing overall life satisfaction, relationship health, hope, and esteem Of course, patience can help people achieve their goals.

Pepperdine: Byron Johnson explores the influence of faith on human flourishing during the President’s Lecture Series
Byron Johnson, Ph.D., professor emeritus of social sciences at Baylor, was a guest speaker at Pepperdine’s Presidential Lecture Series, where he discussed the positive impact of faith on human flourishing and the potential of religion to facilitate and contribute to the common good of all mankind.

March 12, 2022

Desert News: The Lynching Story Is More Heartbreaking Than You Think
Reverend Malcolm Foley, a pastor and lynching scholar, believes churches have a role to play in healing racial violence. Foley is the President’s Special Advisor for Campus Equity and Engagement at Baylor, Pastor of Mosaic Waco and Director of Black Church Studies at Truett Seminary.


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