The Baylor University Board of Regents concluded its three-day July retreat on Friday by hearing updates on the significant progress made in achieving the imperatives of Baylor 2012, the university's 10-year vision. One of the latest milestones in the achievement of the vision received a major financial boost on Friday, as Regents announced that Baylor's highest capital priority - the Paul L. Foster Success Center - has received a $2.5 million gift from an anonymous donor.
The Cameron Park Zoo will present two informal talks on Reptiles of the Amazon at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex. The zoo also will bring live reptile specimens to the museum for visitors to see. The program is presented by the Mayborn in conjunction with its summer traveling exhibit, "Feathered Treasures: Ceremonial Objects of the Amazon."
Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex honored Omilou Miles of Waco as its Outstanding Volunteer of the Year at the museum's annual awards luncheon June 29 in the Piper Great Hall at Baylor's George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
In conjunction with its exhibit, Feathered Treasures: Ceremonial Objects of the Amazon, Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex will present two lectures Saturday, July 8. Maria Velazquez, Attaché to the Consul General of Mexico and art appraiser, will speak on "Feather Art in the Americas" at 11 a.m. and Dr. Anna Roosevelt, professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois, Chicago, will lecture on "Ancient Amazon: A Sequence of Complex Cultures in the Rainforest" at 1 p.m. Additionally, the two speakers will give informal gallery talks from 2-2:30 p.m.