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WACO, Texas (Oct. 30, 2014) â Baylor University is one of only 23 institutions nationwide to earn an âAâ for its high-quality core curriculum, according to a report on the state of general education at the nationâs colleges and universities from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). Baylor also is showcased as a âHidden Gemâ university for its additional required core classes in religion and fine arts.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 30, 2014) â Nashville-based bluegrass folk group Judah & the Lion will perform twice during Baylor Universityâs Homecoming celebration on Saturday, Nov. 1. The group will perform during the Homecoming parade from downtown Waco to the Baylor campus and then at Uproar Records inaugural Feel Good Fest at 11 a.m. in the SUB Bowl.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 29, 2014) â Joseph A. McKinney, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of International Economics in Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business and recipient of the 2014 Cornelia Marschall Smith Teaching Award, will present the lecture âReflections on Globalization,â in honor of the award on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Baylor Grad’s Documentary about Texas Rangers and Killings of Tejanos in 1915 to be Shown Nov. 6 at Baylor
WACO, (Oct. 30, 2014) â âBorder Bandits,â a documentary that tells the first-person story of a 19-year-old cowboy who saw Texas Rangers shoot two unarmed Mexican-Americans in the back following a 1915 raid by Mexican banditos on a Texas ranch, will be shown at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Marrs McLean Science Building, Room 101, on Baylor University campus.
Baylor Interdisciplinary Core Alumni Lecture Will Examine Relationship between Students’ Education and Future
WACO, Texas (Oct. 29, 2014) â Alumna Megan Rapp, B.B.A./B.A. â07, will be the guest speaker for this yearâs Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC) Homecoming Lecture at 2:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in the Bobo Spiritual Life Center. She will present a lecture titled âLetting My Life Speak: Pursuing International Affairs as a Vocation.â
WACO, Texas (Oct. 28, 2014) â The sizzle of the bonfire, the sensory swirl of marching bands and papier-mÃ¢chÃ©, the anticipation of a curtained stage, the roar of a stadium â if youâve ever called yourself a Baylor Bear, these are visions of home. Since 1909, Baylor alumni, students, faculty and staff have returned from flinging their green and gold afar to gather on campus and catch the Baylor Spirit once more. This year, Thursday, Oct. 30, to Sunday, Nov. 1, will mark the 105th anniversary of Baylor Universityâs Homecoming celebration.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 27, 2014) â The Baylor School of Education will address the issue of American healthcare with guest speaker Tyler Cooper, B.B.A. â94, M.P.H., M.D., at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in Marrs McLean Science Building, Room 101. The lecture, part of the Distinguished Lecture Series in the Baylor School of Education, is titled âSocial and Ethical Considerations Regarding Who Has a Right to Healthcare.â
WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2014) â Oct. 30-Nov. 1, thousands of Baylor University alumni will descend on Waco to celebrate Homecoming 2014. Reunion dinners, Pigskin Revue, the bonfire, parade, and of course the football game versus Kansas highlight the eventâs schedule. Even though some of Baylor's 165,000 living alumni won't be able to make it back to campus, they can join in the Homecoming spirit, thanks to the universityâs social media channels.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2014) â Baylor Universityâs Institute for Studies of Religion will address the relationship between the secular and sacred with Bishop Daniel Flores at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the Paul W. Powell Chapel of George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2014) â Renowned Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout will return to Baylor Universityâs campus to speak at the 21st Annual Laura Blanche Jackson Lectureship in World Issues at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, in the Paul W. Powell Chapel in Truett Seminary. Teachout will lecture on âThe Story of Ambassador Satch: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, and International Relations.â A reception will follow in Truettâs Great Hall.
Forgiving â and being forgiven â are good for your emotional health, research has shown, and National Forgiveness Day on Oct. 25 may be a good time to let bygones be bygones and also to make amends.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2014) â Baylor Universityâs Institute for Family Business will honor the 2014 Texas Family Business of the Year Award winners and finalists at an awards banquet Nov. 6 at Baylor Universityâs Bill Daniel Student Center.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2014) â The last time the Kansas City Royals were in the World Series (1985), Ronald Reagan was President and a gallon of gas cost less than a buck. So why are baseball fans picking the team to win the 2014 Fall Classic?
Combatting Memory Decline Among Menopausal Women Could Be the Next Research Frontier for Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy, Baylor Researchers Say
WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2014) â Memory decline â a frequent complaint of menopausal women â potentially could be lessened by hypnotic relaxation therapy, say Baylor University researchers, who already have done studies showing that such therapy eases hot flashes, improves sleep and reduces stress in menopausal women.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2014) -- Barbara Cooper, Ph.D., professor of history at Rutgers University, will deliver two lectures on Wednesday, Oct. 22, and Thursday, Oct. 23, as part of the 37th Annual Charles Edmondson Historical Lecture Series under the topic of "Evangelical Christians in the Muslim Sahel."
WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2014) -- "Faith and Film" will be the theme of the 2014 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture. Hosted by the Institute for Faith and Learning and the Institute for Studies of Religion, the conference will take place Thursday, Oct. 23, through Saturday, Oct. 25.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2014) â Representatives from more than 100 accredited law schools will visit the Baylor University campus next week to meet face-to-face with the universityâs pre-law students. The Law School Fair, sponsored by the Southwest Association of PreLaw Advisors, will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, on the fifth floor of the Cashion Academic Center.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2014) â Baylor Universityâs School of Social Work is expanding the reach of its Master of Social Work program by offering the program at a location in the Houston metropolitan area, beginning in August 2015.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2014) â Magician and mathematician Arthur Benjamin, Ph.D., professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, will set the stage for two mind-bending lectures in honor of the Seventh Annual Baylor Undergraduate Lecture Series in Mathematics. Benjamin will present his lecture âCombinatorial Trigonometry (and a method to DIE for) at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the Baylor Sciences Building room, D109 followed by âMathemagics!â at 7 p.m. in the Baylor Sciences Building, room B110.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2014) -- As Worldwide Protestant institutions prepare for the approaching 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Herman J. Selderhuis, Ph.D., will come to Baylor campus to give a free lecture on why itâs worth celebrating.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2014) â In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Baylor University Hispanic Student Association will host ABC News correspondent and âWhat Would You Do?â anchor John QuiÃ±ones during its annual banquet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 22, on the fifth floor of Cashion Academic Center.
Baylor University College of Health and Human Sciences Hosts World Class Speaker for American College of Sports Medicine Fall Lecture Tour
WACO, TX (October 15, 2014) â The Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR) department of Baylor University College of Health and Human Sciences is hosting the 2014 Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM) Fall Lecture Tour on Thursday, October 16th at 12:30 p.m. in the Baylor Science Building, RM D.110. The community is invited to the free lecture and visitor parking is available by calling (254) 710-7275 or by email at email@example.com.
Celebration of Black Gospel Music Will Feature Musicians, Historians and Civil Rights Activists at Baylor’s 2014 Pruit Symposium
WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2014) â âMarching to Zion: Celebrating and Preserving Black Sacred Musicâ â Baylor Universityâs 2014 Pruit Symposium â will bring together leading voices in black gospel music for conversation, celebration and music on Thursday, Oct. 23, through Saturday, Oct. 25, on the Baylor campus.
Two Baylor Professors of Nutrition Sciences Receive Recognition from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2014) â The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the worldâs largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, recently recognized two Baylor University faculty members as Fellows of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 14, 2014) â Baylor University Law School will host the National Institute for Trial Advocacyâs Tournament of Champions, one of the nationâs premiere mock trial competitions, Oct. 17-19.
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