[Happy Thanksgiving]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 24, 2014) -- Happy Thanksgiving, Baylor! In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, Baylor University will not hold classes and administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 30. Other university facilities will modify their hours.
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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
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.
[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.
[Colleen Coffey]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 31, 2014) – In an effort to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues in today’s society, Colleen Coffey, Ph.D., will present a lecture titled, “Silence the Stigma,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Miller Chapel.
[Business Ethics forum]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 31, 2014) – Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business will host its ninth annual Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum, “Leading with Ethics,” Nov. 4-14.
[Michelle Brown]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 31, 2014) – Some have heard the expression, “the Irish saved civilization.” So, did they?
WACO, Texas (Oct. 30, 2014) — Nashville-based bluegrass folk group Judah & the Lion will perform twice during Baylor University’s 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.
[Joseph A. McKinney]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 29, 2014) – 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 “Reflections on Globalization,” in honor of the award on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
WACO, (Oct. 30, 2014) — “Border Bandits,” 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.
[Megan Rapp]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 29, 2014) – Alumna Megan Rapp, B.B.A./B.A. ’07, will be the guest speaker for this year’s 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 “Letting My Life Speak: Pursuing International Affairs as a Vocation.”
[Homecoming parade]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 28, 2014) – The sizzle of the bonfire, the sensory swirl of marching bands and papier-mâché, the anticipation of a curtained stage, the roar of a stadium – if you’ve 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 University’s Homecoming celebration.
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