WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2014) – A Congressional Dialogue featuring San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro on public policy approaches to reduce domestic hunger will be among the highlights of the national “Together at the Table: Hunger and Poverty Summit” Oct. 1-3 at Baylor University. The annual Summit, now in its sixth year, brings together more than 350 leaders and practitioners from across the country to share their knowledge and expertise on addressing poverty, with a specific emphasis on food insecurity.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 17, 2014) – Coming on the heels of its rise among top national universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, Baylor University topped milestones for freshman, undergraduate and overall enrollment and achieved all-time highs across the board for fall-to-fall retention numbers, according to statistics released today by Baylor’s Office of Institutional Research and Testing.
Just about every major sports media outlet had at least one writer at McLane Stadium this weekend for the debut of Baylor football’s new home, and every single one of them came away raving about both the facility and head coach Art Briles’ program. Here’s a sampling: “When they’d applied the last coat of paint […]
Baylor men's tennis junior Felipe Rios came up one win short of the singles main draw at the Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Championships, after a 6-2, 6-4 loss at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on Wednesday.
Sept. 30, 2014 VIDEO: This story about cellphone use cites a recent study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, that revealed female college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones whie male students spend about eight hours on them. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers multidisciplinary research and faculty and originally pitched Dr. Roberts’ research to national media in August.)
Sept. 30, 2014 Three faith-based movies are coming to theaters in October. “The Song,” “Believe Me,” and “Left Behind” are all biblically-inspired films with cast and crew with Texas roots. Will Bakke, B.A. ’11, wrote and directed “Believe Me,” a new faith film about four college seniors who start a fake charity to embezzle money for tuition. “The Song,” a contemporary interpretation of the Biblical books of Song of Solomon and Ecclesiastes is written and directed by Richard Ramsey, McLennan Community College ’95. “Left Behind” also features some Texan actors in a film about the day of Rapture.
Oct. 1, 2014 A story about the unforeseen issues with Wi-Fi interference at Baylor University’s McLane Stadium. “There’s really no issue with the design, it works absolutely perfect — as long as people are either sitting in their seats or standing on the ground,” said Pattie Orr, Baylor’s vice president of information technology. “It doesn’t ruin the reception, but it makes the angles of the antenna not the best option.” Wi-Fi supplier for McLane Stadium, Extreme Networks, is looking into the problem by readjusting the antenna angles for optimum reception.
Sept. 27, 2014 Julia Dyson Hejduk, Ph.D., professor of classics in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, is scheduled to present the lecture "The Liberal Arts and Virgil’s Aeneid: What Can the Greatest Text Teach Us?" hosted by Austin College at 4 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Wright Campus Center. Hejduk specializes in Latin poetry, intertextuality, Roman religion in literature and women in antiquity. She received her BA from Princeton University, going on to earn her MA and Ph.D. at Harvard University before joining the faculty at Baylor University in 2003.
One of the fun things about social media is seeing all the ways Baylor Bears show their love for their alma mater. Our family of more than 165,000 living alumni is Baylor Proud, and likes to show it. Over the last couple of years, we’ve shared examples of how Bears fling their green and gold at home and […]
ESPN asked 128 current head football coaches this question: “Who is the nation’s best offensive head coach?” The clear winner? Baylor’s Art Briles, with 22% of the vote. And it really shouldn’t be any surprise, looking at the numbers the Bears have put up during Briles’ tenure: Through four games this season, Baylor leads the nation in points and yards per […]
Amy Tan has been a fixture on The New York Times bestseller list over the last 25 years, with five bestselling novels to her credit, plus a hit movie, a memoir and two children’s novels. Today, she’s sharing her story on campus with the Baylor community. “An Afternoon with Amy Tan” is the featured lecture of Baylor’s […]
One of the last people you might expect to see in a Christian comedy would be Nick Offerman, aka Ron Swanson of NBC’s Parks and Recreation. But Believe Me (in theaters today) isn’t what you’d expect from a Christian film, either. Co-written and directed by Baylor alumnus Will Bakke, BA ’10, Believe Me is a film that playfully […]
WACO, Texas (Sept.30, 2014) – Baylor’s Academy for Leadership Development will host Suzii Paynter, executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in Miller Chapel. Paynter will be speaking on “Advocating for the Least of These.”
WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2014) – The Baylor Honors College and Honors Residential College will sponsor the fifth annual Drumwright Family Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Alexander Reading Room. The lecture will feature Ken Myers, host and producer of MARS HILL AUDIO Journal, a bimonthly audio magazine that examines issues in contemporary culture from a framework shaped by Christian conviction.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2014) – The Baylor University Department of Classics presents Stanley P. Rosenburg, Ph.D., on the topic of “Besides books: the Bible, Augustine’s preaching, pedagogy, and oral culture in Late Antiquity.” Rosenburg will present his lecture from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 1, in the Mayborn Museum Complex’s Community Room, 1300 S University Parks Drive in Waco.
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