James Cameron's record-shattering film Avatar is being released on DVD today. Today is not a Tuesday, the day DVDs normally hit the stores, but a Thursday, to coincide with the 40th annual Earth Day: Avatar highlights the threats posed by an advanced, war-mongering, and artificial society to a primitive, pacific, and organic culture.
The second annual Kenya Medical Missions team is set and heading to Kenya in approximately one month. Several Honors College students are traveling to western Kenya to assist a community of orphans and elders and at the same time conduct medical research for their senior theses.
"Science and Faith: Breaking Down the Wall" is the title of a unique seminar to be offered at Wilshire on Saturday, April 24 in coordination with the Baylor University Center for Ministry Effectiveness and Educational Leadership. The all-day event will feature three Baylor University professors - Gerald Cleaver, a physicist; Barry Harvey, a theologian; and Phyllis Tippit, a geologist.
It seems unlikely that a longtime Hollywood actor could gain anything from a teenager. But that is not the case. Ridgway's Terry Kiser, 60, perhaps best known as the deceased Bernie Lomax in the "Weekend at Bernie's" movies, has spent the past several years coaching a select few aspiring teenage actors in the Ouray area, including Jake Abell, a current University Scholars major in Baylor University's Honors College.
Baylor University graduates Kirsten Appleyard, Lisa Funkhouser and Carrie Wallis have been selected as the inaugural recipients of the F. Ray Wilson II Award for Best Thesis, which honors the life of the beloved Baylor professor of biology and Master Teacher, who directed 37 Honors theses during more than 30 years of teaching at the university.
This lovely booklet, richly illustrated, features an essay by the philosopher Thomas Hibbs (dean of the Honors College at Baylor University) occasioned by an exhibition at Dillon Gallery in Chelsea in the fall of 2009, juxtaposing two Christian artists: the French painter Georges Rouault (1871-1958) and the New York-based contemporary painter Makoto Fujimura (b. 1960). The booklet concludes with a brief "refraction" by Fujimura, "Georges Rouault: The First Twenty-first Century Artist"; like Hibbs's essay, it invites re-reading and opens up a space for further conversation.
From Tuesday, April 13, through Friday, April 16, Corpus Christi will host the nation's largest annual regional water conference -- the Texas Water 2010 Conference. The featured guest following the opening event will be Dr. Bryan Brooks, Associate Professor of Environmental Science at Baylor University and a Faculty Fellow in the Honors Residential College.