News from Baylor

[Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D.]
10/21/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2014) – 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?
10/20/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2014) — Memory decline — a frequent complaint of menopausal women — 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.
[Barbara Cooper]
10/20/2014
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."
[faithfilm]
10/16/2014
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.
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10/16/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2014) – Representatives from more than 100 accredited law schools will visit the Baylor University campus next week to meet face-to-face with the university’s 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.
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10/16/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2014) – Baylor University’s 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.
[Arthur Benjamin]
10/16/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2014) – 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 “Combinatorial Trigonometry (and a method to DIE for) at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the Baylor Sciences Building room, D109 followed by “Mathemagics!” at 7 p.m. in the Baylor Sciences Building, room B110.
[Herman J. Selderhuis]
10/15/2014
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 it’s worth celebrating.
[John Quiñones]
10/15/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2014) – In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Baylor University Hispanic Student Association will host ABC News correspondent and “What Would You Do?” anchor John Quiñones during its annual banquet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 22, on the fifth floor of Cashion Academic Center.
10/15/2014
WACO, TX (October 15, 2014) – 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 parking@baylor.edu.
[bernice]
10/15/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2014) — “Marching to Zion: Celebrating and Preserving Black Sacred Music” — Baylor University’s 2014 Pruit Symposium — 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.
10/15/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2014) — The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, recently recognized two Baylor University faculty members as Fellows of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
[Baylor Law School]
10/14/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 14, 2014) – Baylor University Law School will host the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Tournament of Champions, one of the nation’s premiere mock trial competitions, Oct. 17-19.
[Gunther Uhlmann]
10/14/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 14, 2014) – The Baylor University department of mathematics will welcome to campus world-renowned mathematician Gunther Uhlmann, Ph.D., who will examine the possibilities of invisibility in everyday life during a lecture at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in Marrs McLean Science Building, Room 101.
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10/14/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 14, 2014) – October marks National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and Baylor University has joined a nationwide campaign to encourage vigilance when it comes to being safe online.
[Sales Decathlon 2014]
10/13/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 13, 2014) – Three professional selling students in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business earned six top finishes and placed in the top 10 at an Oct.4 sales decathlon at Northern Illinois University.
[Opera logo]
10/13/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 13, 2014) – Baylor Opera will set the stage for a night of romance, betrayal and music on Wednesday, Oct. 15, and Thursday, Oct. 16, with a medley of well-known opera and musical scenes. The program, titled “Love, Deceit, and . . . Tango,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. both days and will take place in Roxy Grove Hall, 624 Speight Ave. in Waco. Both concerts are free and open to the public.
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10/11/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2014) — For the second year in a row, Baylor University took the lead on the last day of the Baylor vs. TCU Young Alumni Challenge after a close race, raising nearly $39,000 from 1,011 Baylor young alumni. The fundraising competition, dubbed the I-35 Battle Royale, began Sept. 24 and ended Oct. 8.
[James Riordan]
10/10/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 10, 2014) – James Riordan, Ph.D., has spent more than three decades in development and policy reformation, and he will share his wisdom on the subject at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Cashion Academic Center, Room 103.
[parklet long shot]
10/10/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct.10, 2014) – Interior design students from Baylor University have partnered with the city of Waco to bring color and community to the streets through an unusual development.
[Honors College Logo]
10/9/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 9, 2014) – The Baylor Honors College will host an evening to celebrate the arts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Alexander Reading Room. The event will include music performances and poetry readings.
[Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet]
10/8/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2014) – The internationally renowned Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet will take the stage for Baylor University’s Distinguished Artist series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in Roxy Grove Hall, 624 Speight Ave. in Waco.
[Witch 2]
10/8/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2014) — Three-dimensional printers, already churning out toys, jewelry and prosthetic limbs, are taking the stage — literally — in another arena: live theater.
[ProSales Students]
10/8/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2014) – Companies will lose 40 percent of senior talent by 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. For the sales industry, that translates to businesses scrambling to replace retiring Baby Boomers who have decades of experience in cultivating profitable client relationships.
[Stephen Heyde, conductor]
10/7/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2014) – After one judge deemed its performance “remarkable all around,” The Baylor Symphony Orchestra has been named the 2014 winner of The American Prize in Orchestral Performance in the college and university division.
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