News from Baylor

[Brendan Miniter]
9/22/2014
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.
[Avance quilt]
9/22/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2014) – This past spring, a class of Baylor medical humanities students sowed into a service project that was anything but patchwork.
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9/19/2014
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.
[Abdul Saadi, Ph.D.]
9/19/2014
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.
[June Hargrove, Ph.D.]
9/19/2014
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.
[WWI]
9/19/2014
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.
[Author Amy Tan]
9/18/2014
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.
[musical notes]
9/18/2014
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.
[CASPER]
9/18/2014
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.
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9/17/2014
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.
[Dennis Worley]
9/17/2014
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.
[U2]
9/17/2014
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.”
[Entrepreneurship]
9/16/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2014) – Baylor University’s entrepreneurship program is again ranked among the top undergraduate programs in the nation, in rankings published today by Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review.
[Lobbying]
9/16/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2014) — State legislators are more attentive to wealthy citizens’ political opinions compared to poor citizens’ opinions when making policy decisions, but stricter regulations on professional lobbyists can help curb this trend and promote more equal political representation, according to a Baylor University study.
[After Dark]
9/15/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2014) – Top student talent ranging from C.S. Lewis-inspired contemporary dance to the power of spoken word will be featured over two nights during After Dark, Baylor University’s annual variety show, at 8 p.m. on Sept. 19 and Sept. 20 in Waco Hall.
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9/15/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 15, 2014) - In honor of Constitution Day, which is celebrated on Sept. 17, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr will present a lecture on the Federalist Papers for the inaugural John and Marie Chiles Federalist Papers Lecture Series. The event will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Baylor Law School, Room 127.
9/12/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 12, 2014) – After two years of planning that included the active participation of its senior administration and deans, department chairs, faculty and staff, the Baylor University College of Arts & Sciences today released a long-range strategic plan titled A&Spire: Acts of Determination in Support of Baylor University Pro Futuris.
[Katherine Bassard]
9/11/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2014) – The Baylor University Academy for Leader Development will welcome Katherine Bassard, Ph.D., chair of the department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Paul W. Powell Chapel.
[Andrea Dixon]
9/11/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2014) -- Andrea Dixon, Ph.D., the Frank and Floy Smith Holloway Endowed Professor in Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, has been awarded the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Marketing Association Sales SIG.
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9/10/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 10, 2014)—U.S. Department of Justice Trial Attorney and Baylor Alumnus, Victor Boutros, has been invited to expand on the subject of poverty and everyday violence as a guest of Baylor University’s Honors College. Boutros will speak at 4 p.m. Sept. 12 in Morrison Hall Room 100.
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9/10/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 10, 2014) – As America commemorates the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Baylor University Carillonneur Lynnette Geary will play a memorial recital in remembrance of those who perished that day at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, on the McLane Carillon in Pat Neff Hall Tower.
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9/9/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 9, 2014) – In the latest rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report, Baylor University moved up to No. 71 among National Universities, achieving the University’s best rating since U.S. News began ranking institutions beyond the top 50 in 2002. Baylor was ranked No. 75 by U.S. News in 2013.
[Kendall Artz]
9/8/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2014) – Kendall Artz, Ph.D., chairman of the Baylor department of entrepreneurship and director of the Baylor Entrepreneurship Program, was recently selected to serve on the executive committee for the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC).
[Sustainability at Baylor]
9/8/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2014 )-- Baylor University is making plays on and off the field by going greener.
Baylor University ranks 21 out of the 25 top football schools in the nation in terms of sustainability efforts, according to SaveOnEnergy.com, a division of Save On Energy LLC. The survey was conducted on a basis that examined criteria such as stadium stability efforts, number of active green organizations, water diversion rate, percentage of budget spent on locally grown or organic foods and level of environmental studies degrees offered.
[Marilynne Robinson]
9/8/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2014 )—Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, Marilynne Robinson, is scheduled to speak as a guest of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and its free Roy B. Albaugh Lecture Series on Thursday, Sept. 11.
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