News from Baylor

[George Chandler]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 21, 2014) –Baylor University alumnus George Chandler, B.A. ’60, J.D. ’62, recently received the title of Texas Legal Legend, a high honor given by the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas.
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.
[Small biz illustration]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 20, 2014) — Employees who work at small, locally owned businesses have the highest level of loyalty to their employers — and for rural workers, size and ownership of their company figure even more into their commitment than job satisfaction does, according to Baylor University researchers.
[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.
[Grief and Friendship]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 19, 2014) – For many, this Thanksgiving or this Christmas will be the first holiday without a special loved one. The loss of a family member or a friend brings obvious grief. And for those who have the opportunity to interact with a bereaved person, there are often questions: What do I do? What do I say?
[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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WACO, Texas (Nov.13, 2014) – Three teaching case studies from student teams within Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business were recently accepted for publication after review by the North American Case Research Association (NACRA).
[Luis Girón-Negrón]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 13, 2014) – Luis Girón-Negrón, Ph.D., professor of comparative literature and Romance languages and literatures at Harvard University will give his lecture, “A Rabbi, a Friar and a Knight: The Old Spanish Bible of Moshe Arragel,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, in the Armstrong Browning Lecture Hall.
[Vivian Gamblian sim lab]
DALLAS, Texas (Nov. 13, 2014) – In the hospital operating room, everyone has a job to do. The person in the room whose sole purpose is the well-being of the patient – no matter the situation, no matter the circumstance – is the perioperative nurse.
[SCOTUS Law School]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 13, 2014) – Ten Baylor University Law School graduates traveled this week to Washington, D.C., where they were admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court after being sworn in by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2014) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr will welcome Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy to the Baylor campus for “On Topic With President Ken Starr,” a series of compelling conversations on contemporary issues, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Waco Hall.
[Arlina Urs]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2014) –Alina Urs, a scholar in Baylor University’s Keston Center for Religion, State and Society, will present a lecture titled, "Gender and Faith in Former Communist Countries: Yesterday and Today," at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Michael Bordeaux Research Center (Room 316) in Baylor’s Carroll Library.
[Surls and Rock]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2014) — The art of internationally-renowned contemporary sculptor James Surls will continue to be exhibited at Baylor's Martin Museum of Art through Thursday, Nov. 13, when he will give a gallery talk and reception beginning at 5:30 p.m.
[Paul Evans]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2014) -- What can be done to improve the competitiveness of American manufacturers in the global marketplace?
[evangelist George Whitefield]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2014) – The 300th birthday of leading Great Awakening evangelist George Whitefield will be celebrated with a symposium in his honor Nov. 13-14 at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion.
[Preston Dyer]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 7, 2014) – Preston Dyer, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus in Baylor University’s School of Social Work, has been ranked No. 1 on the list of “The 30 Most Influential Social Workers Alive Today,” compiled by Social Work Degree Guide.
[Community transformed]
DALLAS, Texas (Nov. 6, 2014) — A new model of ministry that empowers residents in at-risk West Dallas to transform their communities has resulted in crime reduction, better meeting of health needs, obtaining jobs and improved student academic performance, according to research by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion.
[Philip Jenkins]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 29, 2014) — In the November cover story of Christianity Today, Baylor University author and scholar of world religions Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., explores what many view as Christianity on the edge of extinction in the Middle East.
[David Negrón]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 4, 2014) – Not many can boast that their paintings hang in the homes of Steven Spielberg and the Disney families, but David Negrón can. An American impressionist, Negrón is known for his iconic work in the motion picture industry. He will speak on campus at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, Room 149.
DALLAS, Texas (Nov. 3, 2014) – Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing will host its second annual Pre Gala VIP reception at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at the Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Ave., in Dallas. This event continues the tradition of spotlighting championship efforts to raise scholarship funds for student nurses.
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