News from Baylor

[Colleen Coffey]
10/31/2014
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]
10/31/2014
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.
[Mary Jo and William K. Robbins]
10/31/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 31, 2014) – At its annual Homecoming meeting, Baylor University’s Board of Regents announced a significant gift from William K. and Mary Jo Robbins of Houston that will name the University’s newest academic unit focused on health-related education and research – the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University.
[Michelle Brown]
10/31/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 31, 2014) – Some have heard the expression, “the Irish saved civilization.” So, did they?
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10/30/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 30, 2014) – Baylor University is one of only 23 institutions nationwide to earn an “A” for its high-quality core curriculum, according to a report on the state of general education at the nation’s colleges and universities from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). Baylor also is showcased as a “Hidden Gem” university for its additional required core classes in religion and fine arts.
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10/30/2014
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]
10/29/2014
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.
10/29/2014
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]
10/29/2014
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]
10/28/2014
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.
[Dr. Tyler Cooper]
10/27/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 27, 2014) – The Baylor School of Education will address the issue of American healthcare with guest speaker Tyler Cooper, B.B.A. ’94, 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 “Social and Ethical Considerations Regarding Who Has a Right to Healthcare.”
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10/24/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2014) – 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 event’s 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 university’s social media channels.
[Bishop Daniel E  Flores]
10/24/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2014) – Baylor University’s 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.
[Terry Teachout]
10/24/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2014) – Renowned Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout will return to Baylor University’s 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 “The Story of Ambassador Satch: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, and International Relations.” A reception will follow in Truett’s Great Hall.
10/22/2014
Forgiving — and being forgiven — 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.
[Family Business of the Year]
10/21/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2014) – Baylor University’s 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 University’s Bill Daniel Student Center.
[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.
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