HOUSTON, Texas (April 29, 2016) – Baylor University has received $340,575 from ExxonMobil and its employees through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2015 Educational Matching Gift Program. Representatives from ExxonMobil presented Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr with the check during an April 28 ceremony celebrating the generosity of ExxonMobil and the impact the contributions continue to have on the University. The ceremony was part of a “Baylor Day” held by Baylor alumni at ExxonMobil’s new campus in Houston.
WACO, Texas (April 28, 2016) – The Baylor School of Music will host its annual President’s Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Jones Concert Hall, located within the McCrary Music Building on Baylor’s campus. This year’s program will present German master Johannes Brahms, as he performs “A German Requiem, Op. 45.”
Baylor University and Tarrant County College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement
WACO, Texas (April 27, 2016) – Baylor University and Tarrant County College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.
WACO, Texas (April 27, 2016) — Ten faculty members have been elected to serve as 2016-17 Baylor Fellows because of their excellence in teaching and desire to transform student thinking through innovation.
WACO, Texas (April 26, 2016) – The Baylor Honors College will host the Pulse Annual Student Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in Alexander Reading Room.
WACO, Texas (April 25, 2016) – Baylor Theatre is finishing its 2015-2106 season strong with "Story of a Marriage," a compilation of three plays by Horton Foote: "Courtship," "On Valentine's Day" and "1918."
WACO, Texas (April 26, 2016) – C.S. Lewis is widely considered to be one of the most influential Christian writers of his time. From his classic children's series "The Chronicles of Narnia" to his thought-provoking works such as "The Screwtape Letters," Lewis has left an impact on readers of all ages.
“Another Year Finds Me in Texas” Lecture with Author Vicki Tongate Will Discuss the Life of Women During the Civil War
WACO, Texas (April 25, 2016) – “Another Year Finds Me in Texas: The Civil War Diary of Lucy Pier Stevens” is one of few women’s diaries from the Civil War era. The book’s author, Vicki Tongate, will visit Baylor University to expound on Lucy’s story at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in Bennett Auditorium.
WACO, Texas (April 22, 2016) – With graduation just around the corner, many seniors at Baylor University are preparing to start their first salaried jobs and earn that first paycheck. However, some students may be unprepared to take their finances into their own hands.
Baylor’s 17th Annual Black Glasses Film Festival Will Showcase Best of Film & Digital Media on April 25
WACO, Texas (April 22, 2016) – This year’s Black Glasses Film Festival will kick off at 7 p.m. Monday, April 25, at the Waco Hippodrome Theatre downtown.
WACO, Texas (April 21, 2016) – The Texas Oral History Association will host its fifth annual conference from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Saturday, April 23, in the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2016) – In honor of the 400th year of Shakespeare's passing, the Baylor Libraries and the Medieval and Renaissance Research Seminar will present a lecture by Maurice Hunt, Ph.D., Research Professor of English, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Friday, April 22, in the Dennis Campbell Innovative Learning Space on the second floor of Jones Library.
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2016) – Following a unanimous recommendation from the university search committee, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced the appointment of L. Gregory Jones, Ph.D., senior strategist for leadership education at Duke Divinity School and the Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Jr. Professor of Theology and Christian Ministry, as executive vice president and provost, effective May 16, 2016. His wife, the Rev. Susan Pendleton Jones, associate dean for ministerial formation at Duke Divinity School, also will join Baylor as senior fellow in the Institute for Faith and Learning.
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2016) – The Baylor Institute of Archaeology will host Michael Waters, Ph.D., professor of anthropology and geoarchaeology and director for the Center for the Study of the First Americans at Texas A&M University, for a lecture at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in Marrs McLean Science Building Room 301.
Baylor Institute for Faith and Learning Will Host Duke Divinity School Professor for Third Annual Bailey Family Lecture
WACO, Texas (April 19, 2016) – Baylor University’s Institute for Faith and Learning will host L. Gregory Jones, Ph.D., for its third annual Bill and Roberta Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in the Paul W. Powell Chapel of George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2016) – Baylor ISR will host a one-day seminar on the Syriac Christian Churches that will bring together leading scholars of Syriac history, literature, theology and culture.
WACO, Texas (April 14, 2016) – “Poverty, Inc.,” a film that follows the butterfly effect of the West’s well-intentioned efforts to do good in developing nations, will air at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation Room 240.
WACO, Texas (April 14, 2016) – This year's G. Hugh and Beverly C. Wamble Lecture will be given by J. Brent Walker, executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2016) – The Keston Spring Lecture "Combating God & Grandma" will be presented by Julie deGraffenried, Ph.D., associate professor of history for Baylor's history department.
Tony Nominee and Seasoned Professors to Speak at Baylor School of Education ‘Multiple Literacies’ Symposium
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2016) – Tony-nominated playwright Rob Askins, B.A. (Professional Writing, Theatre Arts) ’04, will be the keynote speaker for the “Multiple Literacies: Reading and Writing Diverse Texts in a Digital Age” symposium, hosted by Baylor University’s School of Education on April 14 and 15.
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2016) – It's been more than five years since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011, but the country and its families are still feeling the effects of the disaster.
WACO, Texas (April 11, 2016) – The Baylor Institute for Air Science hosted its Seventh Annual Aviation Science Spring Banquet on Friday, April 8.
WACO, Texas (April 11, 2016) – The American Constitution Society and the Baylor Law Leadership Program will host a panel of legal and constitutional experts, including Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr, who will discuss the potential implications of the current vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at Baylor Law School.
Baylor University Names Special Assistant to the President on Diversity and Announces Regents Task Force on Diversity
WACO, Texas (April 11, 2016) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Palacios, Ph.D., dean for student development in the Division of Student Life and a Baylor faculty member, to the post of special assistant to the President on diversity. With 35 years in higher education, Dr. Palacios has been instrumental in collaborating with students, faculty, staff and the community on a variety of diversity-related advancements. While she will continue her responsibilities as dean, she will begin immediately to devote a portion of her time to this additional role and will work closely with the President and the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD) as progress continues in this important area.
WACO, Texas (April 11, 2016) – Baylor University’s nutrition sciences program will host a seminar by Erin Hennessy, Ph.D., called “Community-Based Approaches to Obesity Prevention” at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Marrs McLean Science Room 101.
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