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WACO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2015) – Jacob Imam, a senior University Scholar at Baylor University, has been selected as one of 32 American university students – and the only student from a Texas university – to receive the prestigious 2016 Marshall Scholarship. The announcement of the award was made today by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, which includes eight regional committees who select the recipients.
Changing Labor Laws May Weaken Public Employees’ Clout — including in the Presidential Election, Baylor Study Finds
WACO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2015) — Changed labor laws — with some states curtailing collective bargaining rights — may lessen political participation by teachers and other public employees, traditionally cornerstones in the election of Democrats, a Baylor University study has found.
Gaps in Advertising and Public Relations Education Are Due to New Roles in Social Media, Baylor Study Finds
WACO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2015) – Blurred boundaries between advertising and public relations professions due to new roles in social media raise the question of whether educators can adequately prepare their students for a career in those growing fields, according to a Baylor study.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 24, 2015) – Happy Thanksgiving, Baylor Bears! For the upcoming holiday, Baylor will observe special hours for campus libraries, residence halls and dining. Baylor will not hold classes and all administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 29.
Giving Back: Baylor Students Use Technology Skills to Bolster Central Texas Ministries and Nonprofits
WACO, Texas (Nov. 23, 2015) – When Baylor University senior James Payne saw the children involved in Antioch Community Church’s STARS Mentoring Project reading books and engaging with their mentors, he knew his behind-the-scenes work was making a difference.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 23, 2015) – When people choose sides on Thanksgiving, it’s usually whether to eat sweet potatoes or mashed potatoes. But this year, a business debate has made Turkey Day headlines: whether retailers should open or close on Thanksgiving.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 20, 2015) – Baylor University’s Model Organization of American States (MOAS) returned from the Mock Organization of American States (OAS) competition at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with their hands full of awards and their stomachs full of jambalaya.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 18, 2015) – Baylor Student Publications was chosen for 18 national awards last week, receiving five best-in-the-nation awards for individual Baylor journalists. The Baylor Lariat, Focus Magazine, Baylorlariat.com and Roundup Yearbook were recognized as top news outlets in their fields for the 2014-2015 school year.
Come Let’s Dance: Baylor University Will Welcome Founder of Ugandan Ministry for Lecture on African Entrepreneurial Opportunity
WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2015) – Baylor University’s Free Enterprise program in the Hankamer School of Business will welcome Ben Kibumba, executive director of Come Let’s Dance – Uganda and pastor of Light The World Church in Nansana, Uganda, for lectures at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, Room 214.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2015) – The 2015 Fall Family Business Forum, hosted by Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, will host Korbett L. Roberts of Auctoris, Architects of Wealth Preservation Strategies, at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation Rooms 143 and 144.
‘The Gathering on the Brazos,’ a National Grass-Roots Worship and Prayer Service, Will Return to Baylor’s McLane Stadium in 2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 16, 2015) — A national grass-roots movement to cut across racial, socioeconomic and denominational divides with a worship and prayer service will return in two years, on Palm Sunday 2017, at Baylor University’s McLane Stadium.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 16, 2015) – Baylor University’s Institute for Family Business will honor the 2015 Texas Family Business of the Year Award winners and finalists at an awards banquet Nov. 19 at Baylor University’s new Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 16, 2015) – Baylor University’s Martin Museum of Art and the department of art in the College of Arts & Sciences will host their biannual Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Exhibition from Thursday, Nov. 19, to Tuesday, Nov. 24. To kick off the exhibition, a reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Martin Museum of Art.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 13, 2015) – Baylor University’s theatre department will continue their 2015-2016 season with “Nora,” portraying the life of a family who appears picture-perfect but carries a hidden secret that stains their seamless public perception.
Oxford Theologian, C.S. Lewis Biographer, Will Speak at Truett Seminary About ‘Why Faith Makes Sense’
WACO, Texas (Nov. 13, 2015) – Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary will welcome theologian, professor and author Alister McGrath, D.Phil. and D.D., for its annual Parchman Endowed Lecture Series on Nov. 17 and 18 in Truett’s Paul W. Powell Chapel.
Baptized With The Soil: Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion Will Welcome Author for Lecture on Christian Agrarianism
WACO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2015) – Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion will welcome scholar Kevin Lowe, Ph.D., for a lecture on agrarian Christianity at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in the Cox Lecture Hall of Armstrong Browning Library.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2015) – The 2015 W. Dial Black Family Lectures will host Peter Senter, Ph.D., vice president of chemistry and distinguished fellow with Seattle Genetics, for “Potent Antibody-Drug Conjugates for Cancer Therapy: From Early Stage Research to a Clinically Approved Drug,” at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in the Baylor Sciences Building (BSB) Room B110. The lecture will be preceded by a reception at 3:30 pm in the 2nd floor A-wing lobby of the BSB.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2015) – On Saturday, Nov. 14, Baylor University will welcome ESPN College GameDay to Waco for the second consecutive year for a live broadcast of the popular show. The show airs prior to that night's nationally televised game on ABC between No. 4 Baylor and No. 12 Oklahoma at McLane Stadium.
Baylor School of Education Dean Appointed to Texas Commission on Student Assessment and School Accountability
WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2015) – Michael K. McLendon, Ph.D., dean of Baylor University’s School of Education, is among 15 state education leaders who have been appointed to the Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2015) – Baylor University’s Great Texts Program in the Honors College will welcome Giuseppe Mazzotta, Ph.D., for a lecture on Dante’s “Divine Comedy” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Alexander Reading Room as part of the Pence Lecture Series.
BRIC Foundations Lecture Series Will Present Dr. Uri Treisman for “The Learning Mindset Movement: Promise and Pitfalls”
WACO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2015) – The Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative will host Uri Treisman, Ph.D., as part of the BRIC Foundations Lecture Series at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, and 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 6, 2015) – Baylor University’s Model United Nations (UN) team will welcome high school students from across the region to participate in its annual High School Conference on Saturday, Nov. 7. The event is sponsored by the department of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 6, 2015) – In honor of Veterans Day, Baylor University will host three events to thank those who have served our country.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 6, 2015) – Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex will host its biannual day of education and fun with “Sic ‘Em Science Day,” from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. The event marks a collaboration between the museum and Baylor University’s departments of chemistry, physics and biology in the College of Arts & Sciences.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 6, 2015) – Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion will host Matt Daniels, Ph.D., adjunct professor of the Center for Human Rights and International Security at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C., for “Universal Human Rights in the Digital Age” at 3:30 Wednesday, Nov. 11, in Draper Academic Building Room 152.
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