[Susie and Jerry Wilson]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 18, 2014) – Baylor University today announced a $2 million gift from Jerry and Susie Wilson of Dallas that will establish an endowed chair in religious freedom to support the University’s educational mission and its Institute for Studies of Religion.
[Commencemen 2014]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2014) – As 2014 comes to a close, so does time for many students at Baylor University. For those graduating from Baylor and George W. Truett Theological Seminary this winter, commencement ceremonies will take place Dec. 19 and 20.
[Christmas 2014]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 10, 2014) - In observance of the Christmas and New Year's holidays, Baylor University facilities will have altered hours and administrative offices will be closed Dec. 24-Jan.4.
[Christmas in the Village]
WACO, Texas (December 9, 2014) – Do you believe in the Ghost of Christmas Past?
[Wind ensemble]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2014) – The Baylor Wind Ensemble is experiencing a busy end to its semester as the group prepares for an upcoming four-state tour and culminating performance at The Midwest Clinic, an international band and orchestra conference hosted in Chicago.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2014) – The Mayborn Museum will welcome the Central Texas Area Model Railroaders (CentraMod) and their trains for the “All Aboard the Mayborn Express” exhibit from Dec. 7 through Jan. 5, 2015.
The Central Libraries (Moody and Jones) will be open additional hours during the fall final examination period to assist students and faculty with final research projects and examinations.
DALLAS/HOUSTON/AUSTIN, Texas (Dec. 3, 2014) – The Texas No Kid Hungry Campaign has received a $38,000 grant from Hunger Is to help solve childhood hunger. Texas No Kid Hungry, a statewide branch of the campaign led by Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative, was nominated by the managers of Texas Tom Thumb and Randalls stores, and funds were made possible by their customers who contributed generously during a month-long in-store fundraiser this spring.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2014) – Baylor University will celebrate the Christmas season with its annual festivities, including Christmas on 5th Street and the Christmas at Baylor concerts, beginning Thursday, Dec. 4.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 1, 2014) – Emerging performers JOHNNYSWIM and The Lone Bellow will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in Waco Hall during Baylor University’s annual Christmas on 5th Street holiday celebration.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2014) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced that Juan Alejandro Jr., Ed.D., has been appointed Vice President of Governance and Risk and Chief Compliance Officer, effective immediately. He had been serving in an interim capacity since July.
[Happy Thanksgiving]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 24, 2014) -- Happy Thanksgiving, Baylor! In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, Baylor University will not hold classes and administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 30. Other university facilities will modify their hours.
Saturday's weather forecast currently predicts rain and strong storms possible throughout the day as Baylor prepares to take on OSU at 6:30 p.m. at McLane Stadium. In the event weather prevents pre-game traditions such as the Bear Walk and Baylor Alumni Network Tailgate at 3:30, we will use several communication tools to keep you informed.
[Pamela Gordon]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 19, 2014) – Curious about Epicurus?
In an explanation of Epicureanism in Greek and Roman cultures, Pamela Gordon, Ph.D., University of Kansas professor of classics, will present her lecture “Code-switching for Epicurus: When are Greek and Roman Pleasure Not One?” from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, in Morrison Hall, Room 120.
[Thure Cerline]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 19, 2014) – Baylor University’s department of geology will wrap up its Fall 2014 Seminar Series with a guest lecture by Thure Cerling, Ph.D., at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, in the Baylor Sciences Building, Room E.231.
[Jessica Cox]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2014) – International keynote speaker Jessica Cox is a college graduate, licensed driver, Taekwondo black belt and certified pilot. She’s traveled to more than 20 other countries, met the Pope and recently got married — all without arms. Cox will present her speech, “Thinking Outside the Shoe” from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in Cashion’s 5th floor Banquet Room, 1401 S. 4th St. in Waco.
[Darin Davis]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2014) – The Baylor Honors Residential College will complete its fall 2014 Formation Series with a lecture by Darin Davis, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Institute for Faith & Learning and assistant professor of Christian philosophy and ethics at Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
[Peter Berger]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2014)—Celebrating the release of his new book, Peter Berger, Ph.D., distinguished professor of sociology at Baylor University and Boston University, will be the featured speaker for the Baylor University department of sociology’s November Symposium. Berger will present his literary lecture at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the Baylor Club in McLane Stadium, Level 400 in the North Lounge.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 14, 2014) – The Baylor University family is grieving the loss of beloved former First Lady and Founders Medallion recipient Mary McCall, who passed away Nov. 13, at the age of 95. The wife of Baylor’s 10th President and later Chancellor Abner W. McCall, Mary’s servant heart, grace and passion for supporting the University’s students have left an indelible mark on the lives of generations of Baylor men and women.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 14, 2014) – South African native Marlon Parker, an entrepreneur and social advocate with a passion for community development that influenced the global movement Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs), will speak at Baylor University Thursday and Friday, Nov. 20-21.
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