News from Baylor
WACO, Texas (Sept.30, 2014) – Baylor’s Academy for Leadership Development will host Suzii Paynter, executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in Miller Chapel. Paynter will be speaking on “Advocating for the Least of These.”
WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2014) – The Baylor Honors College and Honors Residential College will sponsor the fifth annual Drumwright Family Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Alexander Reading Room. The lecture will feature Ken Myers, host and producer of MARS HILL AUDIO Journal, a bimonthly audio magazine that examines issues in contemporary culture from a framework shaped by Christian conviction.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2014) – The Baylor University Department of Classics presents Stanley P. Rosenburg, Ph.D., on the topic of “Besides books: the Bible, Augustine’s preaching, pedagogy, and oral culture in Late Antiquity.” Rosenburg will present his lecture from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 1, in the Mayborn Museum Complex’s Community Room, 1300 S University Parks Drive in Waco.
Poage Legislative Library Celebrates 35th Anniversary with Exhibit of Unusual ‘Treasures from the Vault’
WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2014) – In honor of National Archives Month and the 35th anniversary of the W. R. Poage Legislative Library, the thriving archive and research center at Baylor University will showcase its newest exhibit – “Treasures from the Vault” – during an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the W. R. Poage Exhibit Gallery.
U.S. Congressman, National Leaders to Discuss Approaches to Reduce Poverty and Domestic Hunger at 'Together at the Table Hunger and Poverty Summit' Oct. 1-3 at Baylor
WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2014) – A Congressional Dialogue featuring San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro on public policy approaches to reduce domestic hunger will be among the highlights of the national “Together at the Table: Hunger and Poverty Summit” Oct. 1-3 at Baylor University. The annual Summit, now in its sixth year, brings together more than 350 leaders and practitioners from across the country to share their knowledge and expertise on addressing poverty, with a specific emphasis on food insecurity.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 26, 2014) – Acclaimed by BBC Radio as one of America’s leading authorities on religion and culture, Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor in department of English in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been selected as this year’s W.C. Dobbs endowed lecturer. Garrett will expound on the topic "From Homer to The Hunger Games: Imaginative Reading for Preaching, Teaching, and Formation” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Paul Powell Chapel, Truett Seminary, 1100 S Third St # 97126, in Waco, Texas 76798.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2014) – The Baylor Rowing Club will host the Head of the Brazos regatta on Saturday, Sept. 27, marking the first time a race has ever been held on the Baylor campus. The regatta will feature as many as 200 boats from 20 rowing clubs around Texas.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2014)—The Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research has been selected to partner with SciGirls Connect, a national effort with the goal of getting young girls engaged in the scientific field.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2014) – The Baylor Law School has been awarded a $22,000 grant from the Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF) for the purpose of providing civil legal services to Texas veterans.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2014) — Reports of religion’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, says Byron Johnson, Ph.D., co-director of Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 24, 2014) – For the second year in a row, The Heart of Texas Airshow will take flight over Waco. The aviation spectacular is scheduled to take place Saturday, Sept. 27 at Texas State Technical College airport, 3801 Campus Drive, Waco, TX 76708.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 24, 2014) — A workshop focusing on financial wellness for ministers and seminary students will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, 1100 S. Third St. at Baylor University campus.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 23, 2014) — Baylor University’s LAUNCH Innovative Business Accelerator will host the Governor’s Small Business Forum on Oct. 9 at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC).
Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion Welcomes Bush Institute’s Director of Historical Scholarship Brendan Miniter
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. 22, 2014) – This past spring, a class of Baylor University medical humanities students sewed their passion for the healing arts into a service project that was anything but patchwork.
Waco, Texas – For the third consecutive year, Baylor student-athletes, coaches and staff have volunteered to prepare more than 100,000 meals to feed thousands of starving children in the developing world. Through a partnership with Twin Cities-based Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), nearly 500 volunteers will prepare 100,000 life-saving meals at an FMSC MobilePackTM event in the Ferrell Center on Monday, Sept. 22nd, from 2-8 p.m.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 19, 2014) — “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.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 19, 2014) – The Allbritton Art Institute, a component of the Baylor department of art, will welcome June Hargrove, Ph.D., professor of 19th-century European painting and sculpture at University of Maryland, for a lecture at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23.
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.
Award-winning Author Amy Tan Will Speak at Baylor’s Beall-Russell Lectures in the Humanities on Sept. 29
WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2014) — The New York Times-bestselling author Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club, will discuss her new book, The Valley of Amazement, and also the value of the humanities during the Beall-Russell Lectures in the Humanities at Baylor University on Monday, Sept. 29.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2014) – The Baylor School of Music will host the 38th annual Lyceum Series this fall, which offers the Baylor community an opportunity to participate in a program of mini-residencies by some of the nation’s leading musical authorities.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2014) – Baylor University’s Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research (CASPER) will welcome several guest speakers for its fall seminar series.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 17, 2014) – Coming on the heels of its rise among top national universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, Baylor University topped milestones for freshman, undergraduate and overall enrollment and achieved all-time highs across the board for fall-to-fall retention numbers, according to statistics released today by Baylor’s Office of Institutional Research and Testing.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 17, 2014) – Baylor alumnus Dennis Worley, music and worship minister at Brentwood Baptist Church, Brentwood, Tennessee, returns to Baylor University’s campus as this year’s Hearn Innovator.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 17, 2014)— While some iTunes users debated whether they appreciated finding the U2 freebie album on their computers and phones recently, a Baylor professor who is the author of a book about U2 says the gift — the Irish band’s 13th album, “Songs of Innocence” — is “full of great songs about the bigger things in life.”
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