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3/31/2015
March 30, 2015
VIDEO INCLUDED: “The Gathering,â€- a Palm Sunday worship event at Baylor's McLane Stadium, attracted more than 30,000 people, with more than 1,200 people making decisions about their faith and more than 12 tons of food donated for local pantries. Pastor Ramiro Pena, the event’s executive director, said the service is believed to be the largest worship gathering in Waco’s history. Pastor Kevin Harrison, lead administrator of the planning team, said some 40,000 Instagram pictures were put online during “The Gathering,â€- and it was the No. 4 trending topic on Twitter on Sunday. Both men believe the event will serve as a blueprint for mass worship services in other cities.

Faculty in the News

3/31/2015
March 29, 2015
VIDEO INCLUDED: A “dream team,â€- which includes Baylor’s Peter Allen, Ph.D., professor of urban environmental geology, engineering geology and hydrology, has been put together by Waco city officials to study the dangerous-but-scenic Lake Shore Drive’s traffic and geology problems, which appear to be related. According to Allen, the road rests on an unstable geological formation that runs from Sherman in North Texas to south of Waco, creating a dangerous environment for a road.
3/31/2015
March 27, 2015
The city of Waco is seeking descendants of early Waco residents whose remains were unearthed in 2007 during a construction project behind the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum. John Wilson, director of Baylor University’s Texas Collection and chairman of the First Street Cemetery Memorial Advisory Committee, is quoted. He says it is unclear how many individuals were disinterred from the historic First Street Cemetery, with a recent estimate of about 75.
3/31/2015
March 26, 2015
When does traditional wisdom crumble into irrelevance? Financial advisors â€" including Bill Reichenstein, Ph.D., the Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business â€" say that moment comes when clichĂ©s become counterproductive. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Hankamer School of Business.)
3/31/2015
March 30, 2015
Baylor has appointed Gary Mortenson, D.M.A., as dean of the School of Music after a months-long search. As dean, “the No. 1 thing I want to see as a leader is for everyone to grow and prosper,â€- Mortenson said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers the School of Music.)

Alumni

3/31/2015
March 29, 2015
VIDEO INCLUDED: Dallas Cowboys' wide receiver Terrance Williams, B.S.E. ―12, a former student-athlete at Baylor, sent a personal video message last week to a young fan in Indiana battling a life-threatening illness.

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