News from Baylor
Members of Congregations' Smaller Racial Groups Feel Less of a Sense of Belonging and Are Less Involved, Baylor Study Finds
WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2013) -- People who are part of a congregation's largest racial group are more likely to feel they belong and be more involved-- regardless of whether their group is barely half or nearly all of the members, a Baylor University study shows.
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr Will Speak at International Conference in Rome on Christianity and Freedom
WACO, Texas (Dec. 6, 2013) -- Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr will be in Rome to deliver the opening address of "Christianity and Freedom: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives," an international scholars' conference, on Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 6, 2013) - Baylor University will operate its regular schedule today, as classes will be held and all offices are open. Use caution while driving to campus. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. for Central Texas, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2013) - Working with gifted and talented students is nothing new for Susan Johnsen, Ph.D., director of gifted programs in the School of Education at Baylor University. In addition to her day job, she is editor of "Gifted Child Today," coauthor of more than 200 articles, monographs, technical reports and dozens of books related to gifted education, and author of three tests used in identifying gifted students.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $1 million from Steve and Penny Carlile of Marshall, Texas, that will create the Steve and Penny Carlile Plaza on the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, a major facility project whose construction was formally approved by Baylor's Board of Regents on Oct. 18.
Truett Seminary Receives Lilly Endowment Grant to Improve the Economic Well-Being of Future Ministers
WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2013) -- Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary has received a $249,132 grant as part of Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc.'s Theological School Initiative to Address Economic Issues Facing Future Ministers.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 3, 2013) - Christmas is drawing near, and Baylor University won't let you forget it. Several events will be held on campus throughout December to bring out the Christmas spirit.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2013) - Baylor University will present its annual Christmas activities, including Christmas on Fifth Street, Christmas at Baylor and the annual carillon recital, beginning Monday, Dec. 2.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 29, 2013) -- After four weeks of head-to-head competition in alumni giving, Baylor University young alumni demonstrated their pride in the University by joining together in support of the inaugural Baylor vs. TCU Young Alumni Challenge. At the final count, 1,315 Baylor young alumni made gifts to the University totaling more than $164,500.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 25, 2013) -In observance of Thanksgiving, Baylor University administrative offices will be closed and no classes will be held Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Friday, Nov. 29.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 25, 2013) - Baylor University will operate its regular schedule today, as classes will be held and all offices are open.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 22, 2013) -Baylor vocalists recently competed in the Texas and Oklahoma regional competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Semi-finalists from Baylor were placed in all 10 collegiate divisions, with 11 of those students going on to become finalists. Four students earned first place, each in a different division.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 22, 2013) - Students and faculty from the department of family & consumer sciences at Baylor University received multiple awards and scholarships for their work from the national and state Make it with Wool competition earlier this month.
Gift from Meyer Family Foundation Establishes Conference Center in Foster Campus for Business and Innovation
WACO, Texas (Nov. 21, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $2.5 million from the Paul and Jane Meyer Family Foundation, based in Waco, Texas, that will establish the Paul and Jane Meyer Conference Center within the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, a major facility project formally approved by Baylor's Board of Regents on Oct. 18.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 19, 2013) - Following favorable discussion, the Waco City Council tonight voted to establish the Baylor Waco Stadium Authority, a city-appointed board that will provide general oversight of non-Baylor events at the University's new $260 million stadium currently under construction on the banks of the Brazos River.
Baylor's Trena Wilkerson Elected to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Board of Directors
WACO, Texas (Nov. 19, 2013) - Trena Wilkerson was on the other side of the globe when she heard the news.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 18, 2013) - The end of the fall semester marks a culminating point for graduating Baylor art students: the BFA Senior Exhibition.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2013) - Baylor Theatre will open its production of "Shipwrecked! - An Entertainment! The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself)" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, and run through Sunday, Nov. 24, in the Maybee Theatre of the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2013) - The Southwest Regional Meeting (SWRM) of the American Chemical Society will welcome Donald Blake, Ph.D., and Stephen Fesik, Ph.D., to present the Gooch-Stephens and W. Dial Black Family Lectures Sunday, Nov. 17 and Monday, Nov. 18, at the Waco Convention Center.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2013) - The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion and the department of classics will welcome Dirk Obbink, Ph.D., to lecture on ancient Biblical texts at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the basement of the Armstrong Browning Library.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 4, 2013) -- "The Day Kennedy Died," a Smithsonian Networks documentary, will be shown at Baylor University at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, as part of campus events commemorating the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 13, 2013) - Baylor's department of classics welcomes Harvard University's Richard F. Thomas as he presents his paper, "Transatlantic Virgil: Colonialism, Empire and the Poetics of Exile," from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15.
Gift from Waco Entrepreneur Establishes McClinton Family Auditorium in Foster Campus for Business and Innovation
WACO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $1.5 million from Paul and Carol McClinton of Waco, Texas, that will name the McClinton Family Auditorium within the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, a major new facility on the Baylor campus that will house the University's Hankamer School of Business.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2013) - The Baylor Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society will present its first-ever symposium titled "Religion and Political Culture in Communist Countries: Past, Present and Future," Thursday, Nov. 14 and Friday, Nov. 15, in the Armstrong Browning Library.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2013) -- The C.S. Lewis 50th Memorial Conference honoring the late C.S. Lewis, Christian philosopher and author, will be co-sponsored by the Baylor University Honors Residential College and the departments of philosophy and religion at Baylor on Nov. 18, Nov. 22 and Nov. 23.
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