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9/29/2016
Sept. 29, 2016
“National Geographic Sacred Journeys,- a touring exhibit, will open at the Mayborn Museum Sunday, Oct. 2. The exhibit features videos, photo walls and artifacts highlighting the pilgrimages undertaken by religious followers worldwide. Rebecca Nall, assistant director of exhibits at the Mayborn, and Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History and co-director of the Program on Historical Studies of Religion in the Institute for Studies of Religion, are quoted. “Pilgrimage is one of the most important forms of religion worldwide in history,- Jenkins said.

Faculty in the News

9/29/2016
Sept. 28, 2016
Martin Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and
professor of political science, is quoted in this article about the 2016 Presidential Election. “This is going to be an election that will be written about for years and years to come and people should pay attention to it because they probably won't hear anything like this again in their lifetimes,- Medhurst said.
9/29/2016
Sept. 29, 2016
In this column, David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, wrote about a Waco Symphony Orchestra's concert last week and appreciating the variety of classical orchestral music.

Students

9/29/2016
Sept. 28, 2016
Baylor M.B.A. students, as part of the Focus Firm program, created the Baylor report to help the city of North Bay in Ontario, Canada, become a more desirable community. North Bay received the report in June 2016 and has since taken strides to put the students’ recommendations into effect.

Alumni

9/29/2016
Sept. 28, 2016
Bayleigh Dayton, B.B.A. (Management) ’14, became the first African American woman to win the Miss Missouri USA title. Dayton will advance to the nationally televised Miss USA Pageant next year. “I’m obviously the first African-American titleholder in this position,- Dayton said. “Now girls have someone to look up to and can have an actual role model.-
9/29/2016
Sept. 28, 2016
Brent Hull, B.A. (History/English) ’89, is the owner of Fort Worth-based contracting company Hull Historical and the star of the new History channel series “Lone Star Restoration,- which premieres at 9 p.m. Monday on the History channel. In this article, Hull said contemporary construction practices don’t stand up to the way things were built in the past. “We need to rethink the current culture of the quick build and cheap craftsmanship. Our homes should be built to last and our homes should have character,- Hull said.
9/29/2016
Sept. 28, 2016
Robert Lang, B.B.A. (Financial Services & Planning) ’95, was hired as managing director of global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal. Lang is also a frequent guest lecturer in the Graduate Accounting program at Baylor and serves on the Advisory Board for the Accounting and Business Law Department.

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