Former VP of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Will Speak on Campus

Jan. 21, 2014

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WACO, Texas (Jan. 21, 2014) - Free Enterprise at the John F. Baugh Center in Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business will host Adam Kissel, former vice president for programs for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), as he presents his topic, "Free Speech and Double Standards in Higher Education" Wednesday, Jan. 22.

FIRE's core mission is to protect the unprotected and to educate the public and communities of concerned Americans about the threats to these rights on our campuses and about the means to preserve them. For example, FIRE's recent cases include a University of Central Florida professor who was suspended for an in-class joke and a University of Kansas professor whose anti-NRA tweet resulted in his suspension.

During his time at FIRE, Kissel worked to uphold this mission to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities, presenting on individual rights at college campuses across the country.

One of the goals of this event, and of Free Enterprise, is to "heighten the awareness for students and faculty that America is not the beaming light it used to be when it comes to free enterprise," said Amy Fields, project manager for Free Enterprise.

Free Enterprise at the John F. Baugh Center seeks to aid in the preservation of the competitive free enterprise system, including the vital small business sector of the economy.

Kissel's lecture will be held at 4 p.m. in Room 337 of Draper Academic Building, 1420 S. Seventh St. For more information, visit the Free Enterprise webpage or the Facebook event page.

by Rachel Miller, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

ABOUT HANKAMER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business provides a rigorous academic experience, consisting of classroom and hands-on learning, guided by Christian commitment and a global perspective. Recognized nationally for several programs, including Entrepreneurship and Accounting, the school offers 24 undergraduate and 13 graduate areas of study.

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