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“The Crisis Facing Churches in Iraq and Syria,” a panel discussion on the plight of Christians amid the conflict in Iraq and Syria, will be held at Miller Chapel in Tidwell Bible Building, 600 Speight Ave., at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23.
Sept. 19, 2014 For StoryCorps, one of the largest oral history projects of its kind that airs weekly on NPR’s Morning Edition, Lori Baker, Ph. D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was interviewed about her efforts to identify remains of immigrants and match them with families who are looking for lost relatives.
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Baylor University will conduct the monthly test of its outdoor mass notification and indoor voice evacuation systems, as well as all Baylor Alert emergency notification systems, including voicemail, email, text and @BaylorAlert Twitter, between 2:45 and 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. All contacts will receive the test email and text messages, but only a select group of contacts will receive the test voicemail message.
There’s a reason our alumni are known as “Baylor Nation.” The Baylor family stretches worldwide; there’s no doubt that, even after leaving campus, you’ll continue to run into Bears flinging their green and gold afar. And when that run-in happens at a networking event or job interview, you can always expect a Baylor Bear to be helpful. […]
The Baylor family was especially large this weekend, as thousands of parents, siblings and relatives experienced campus life firsthand at Family Weekend 2014. Since the first gathering more than 50 years ago, Family Weekend (which has been known as Parents Weekend and other names previously) has allowed Baylor families to put faces to the names […]
No matter where you go, you’re likely to find someone engrossed in his or her cellphone while going about the day’s business (and quite a few of us are guilty of that ourselves). The omnipresence of the cellphone is particularly acute among college students, no doubt prompting a few parents to exclaim to their children, […]
To say nobody saw KD Cannon coming wouldn’t be accurate. After all, the freshman receiver was one of the top 50 recruits in the country last year, when he chose Baylor over schools like Texas A&M and Oklahoma. But this — well, this is almost too good to be true. With Baylor’s non-conference schedule complete, […]
Sept. 19, 2014 Baylor’s department of theater arts has incorporated 3D printing technology for the first time into the costume design of a main character in its upcoming production of “Into The Woods.” Quoted in the article is Joe Kucharski, MFA, assistant professor of theater arts in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, who talks about “how 3D printing is set to make a huge impact on how costume, scenic and prop designers approach the design and build process in theatre and film.” Kucharski said the department’s goal is to work 3D printing into the theater curriculum and “equip students with the necessary skills to design and print original 3D objects for use in professional stage shows and film production.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director for Baylor Media Communications, covers events, faculty and research in theater arts.)
Sept. 22, 2014 Young people are less likely to try alcohol and drugs if they attend religious services regularly and self-identify as religious, according to a Baylor study published in Alcohol Treatment Quarterly. Research finding suggest that young people who connect to a “higher power” may feel a greater sense of purpose and are less likely to be bothered by feelings of not fitting in, said Byron Johnson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR’s research and faculty and placed this story.)
NPR’s Morning Edition, Sept. 19, 2014 San Francisco’s KQED Public Radio, the most-listened-to NPR station in the U.S., is one of the hundreds of stations that aired the StoryCorps/Morning Edition segment on Friday featuring Lori Baker, Ph. D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Recorded on the Baylor campus, Baker was interviewed by her husband, Erich Baker, Ph.D., associate professor in bioinformatics in the School of Engineering Computer Science, about her efforts to identify remains of immigrants and match them with families who are looking for lost relatives. The segment will be preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, coordinated the interview with the Bakers and StoryCorps producers. She covers research and faculty in the anthropology department and has placed numerous national media stories since 2012 about Lori Baker’s DNA project.)
WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2014) – The American people have united to face many crises in the history of the country, especially in the days following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. In a lecture at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in the Cox Lecture Hall of Armstrong Browning Library, Brendan Miniter will speak on leadership, purpose and national unity in times of crisis.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 19, 2014) — “The Great War Comes to Waco,” a multi-media presentation and lecture about the impact of World War I on Waco citizens, will be given at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Mayborn Museum Complex’s SBC Theatre, 1300 S. University Parks Drive, on the Baylor campus.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2014) — <i>The New York Times</i>-bestselling author Amy Tan, author of <i>The Joy Luck Club</i>, will discuss her new book, <i>The Valley of Amazement</i>, and also the value of the humanities during the Beall-Russell Lectures in the Humanities at Baylor University on Monday, Sept. 29.