Julie Pennington-Russell, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Waco, will be the featured speaker at the George W. Truett Theological Seminary Alumni Association luncheon scheduled during the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly.
A summit to educate the community about the importance of the early childhood years on a child's development and ways to ensure good outcomes that will benefit the child's and the community's future will be held Monday, April 4, at Eastland Lakes Conference Center.
Baylor University welcomed President George W. Bush, Mexican President Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin on March 23 for meetings the leaders said provide a framework for the next generation of trilateral relations between the North American countries.
Hundreds of fans and other well-wishers came out to the Waco airport March 17 for a sendoff celebration for the Big 12 champion Baylor Lady Bears, who are competing in their fourth NCAA Tournament, all under head coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson.
The former special assistant to Secretary of State Alexander Haig will deliver the Laura Blanche Jackson Lectureship in World Issues at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in Jones Theater in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor University campus. Dr. Harvey Sicherman, president and director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, will speak on "The Democratic Prospect for the Middle East."
Baylor University classes will not be held during spring break March 12-20. However, several facilities and university offices will remain open. All administrative offices, the Weithorn Visitors Center, Armstrong Browning Library and the Mayborn Museum Complex will remain open for regular office hours.
Music and stories entertained 1,200 second graders March 8 at Baylor University's Ferrell Center for the sixth annual Readers, Artists, and Dreamers Day. The main event featured songwriter and storyteller Joe Scruggs, who kept the crowd riveted to their seats with his humorous music and dancing. Literacy activities including art, music, magic, puppets and stories all sent the message of the importance and fun of reading.
Dr. Peter N. Stearns, provost of George Mason University, will give the 27th annual Charles Edmondson Historical Lectures at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, and Tuesday, March 8, in room 100 at Morrison Constitution Hall on the Baylor University campus. The theme of the 2005 series is "Childhood in World History Perspective."
As spring breaks go, students at Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing will probably travel the farthest, stay the longest, return the most exhausted and possibly even change the world the most. The four graduate students, already licensed RNs, and their faculty sponsor will fly on March 7 to Uganda, located in sub-Saharan Africa, to give health care to two children's homes, a city orphanage in Kampala and a rural home in nearby Rakai. The capstone medical mission trip for the master's family nurse practitioner (FNP) degree provides a chance for the nurses to set up clinics, dispense medicines, test the children for HIV and dispense hygiene supplies, such as soap and toothbrushes, to the homes.
Area second graders are gearing up to attend Readers, Artists and Dreamers Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in Baylor University's Ferrell Center. This year's event features singer and songwriter Joe Scruggs, whose popular children's albums include the videos Deep in the Jungle and Even Trolls Have Moms. Latina writer and educator Maria Smith will entertain children with her music and stories for the second year.
Susan Pace Hamill, author and professor at the University of Alabama School of Law, will discuss Christianity and taxation during Baylor University's Chapel services, at 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, in Waco Hall.