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3/30/2015
March 29, 2015
Baylor University’s McLane Stadium hosted about 35,000 people who heeded the call of local pastors to attend “The Gathering,â€- a Palm Sunday worship and prayer event aimed at inspiring the Christian community to work for unity and national healing.
3/30/2015
March 30, 2015
Standing near the end zone of Baylor University’s McLane Stadium and comparing life to a football game, Dallas pastor Tony Evans insisted Christians must act as a divine “officiating crewâ€- to interpret God’s rules in a chaotic world. Evans preached the keynote sermon at “The Gatheringâ€- on Sunday, March 29. About 35,000 people assembled to sing, pray and worship.
3/30/2015
March 29, 2015
VIDEO: More than 30,000 people joined together to worship in Baylor University’s McLane Stadium on Palm Sunday. "The Gathering" brought together believers from all denominations and people from across the United States. More than 100 Central Texas pastors worked together for months to spread the word.
3/30/2015
March 29, 2015
VIDEO INCLUDED: More than 30,000 people joined together to worship in Baylor University’s McLane Stadium on Palm Sunday. "The Gathering" brought together believers from all denominations and people from across the United States.
3/30/2015
March 29, 2015
Thousands of people turned out for Palm Sunday’s “The Gathering,â€- a worship and prayer service at Baylor's McLane Stadium. The grass-roots effort begun by local pastors and volunteers attracted people from across the country as part of a movement for racial, socioeconomic and cross-denominational unity.

Research

3/30/2015
March 26, 2015
This story, originally published by The Huffington Post, features a Baylor University study showing the inverse relationship between materialism and happiness. The study was based on a questionnaire sent to 249 university students. Results revealed that individuals of high materialism showed lower levels of general satisfaction. Results also demonstrated that gratitude has the ability to “bufferâ€- the negative effects of materialism. Authors of the study include James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, and Jo-Ann Tsang, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.

Baylor in the News

3/30/2015
March 27, 2015
AUDIO: Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr hosted an On Topic Q&A discussion with former Congressman Frank Wolf, during which the two men addressed the issue of religious freedom. Starr and Wolf, holder of the new Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor and author of the International Religious Freedom Act that infused religious freedom into U.S. foreign policy, discussed the state of religious freedom in the United States and abroad.
3/30/2015
Mar. 29, 2015
VIDEO INCLUDED: Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr is interviewed in this story previewing “The Gatheringâ€- at Baylor’s McLane Stadium and discussing the purpose and mission of the event. “We need to stand and say, ―We stand for the values and the beauty of the words of Jesus our Lord, who came to bring peace to the world,â€- Starr said.

Faculty in the News

3/30/2015
March 28, 2015
Assistant Professor of English in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences Arna B. Hemenway, M.F.A., has received the 2015 PEN/Hemingway Award for a distinguished first book of fiction for his collection of short stories, “Elegy on Kinderklavier.â€- He will be honored at an award ceremony on Sunday, April 19, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, where novelist Ann Patchett will be the keynote speaker.
3/30/2015
March 29, 2015
Arna B. Hemenway, M.F.A., assistant professor of English in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has received the 2015 PEN/Hemingway Award for a distinguished first book of fiction for his collection of short stories, “Elegy on Kinderklavier.â€- He will be honored at an awards ceremony on April 19, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, where novelist Ann Patchett will be the keynote speaker.
3/30/2015
March 23, 2015
Bill Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this column about the pros and cons of taking a lump-sum check versus a stream of future payments. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Hankamer School of Business.)

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