Distinguished Scholars Day

A&S Distinguished Scholars Day (DSD)

Friday, November 16, 2018

Schedule for the day:

8:30 Check- in, Wiethorn Undergraduate Admissions Center

9:00 Welcome and Keynote, Truett Great Hall

A&S Dean's Office: Dr. Lynn Wisely, Director of Enrollment Initiatives
Admissions: Justin Hardegree, Assistiant Director of Admissions & Recruitment

Keynote: So, you're about to be a freshman again, Dr. Brian Raines, Professor and Associate Dean

10:00 For Students:

Sample Lecture: Institutions Trump All: Unpacking the 2016 Election, MMSCI 101
Dr. Dave Bridge, Associate Professor of Political Science

10:00 For Parents: 

Income & Outcome: Financial Aid & Life After Baylor, Panel Presentation, Truett Great Hall
Marjorie Ellis, Executive Director of Career and Professional Development
Lisa Martin, Senior Director for Financial Aid
Dean Elizabeth Vardaman, Senior Lecturer & Associate Dean for Engaged Learning
Dr. Dan Walden, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Dept. of English

11:15-11:45 My Baylor Journey, Panel Presentation, MMSCI 101
Hear current students talk about the paths they've taken and what they've discovered along the way

12:00-1:00 Lunch- You are our guests

For: Students with current Baylor students and faculty, Penland Dining Hall, Garage

For: Parents with Baylor Faculty and Deans, Barfiled Drawing Room
Hosted by Dean Lee Nordt, College of Arts & Sciences

1:10-1:40 and 1:50-2:20 Repeated Concurrent Sessions (PICK TWO out of the four to attend)

I. Our Coordinated Care Network, Tutoring Center, First Floor Sid Richardson
Michelle Cohenour, Director of Student Success Initiatives
This session, located in the heart of the Paul L. Foster Success Center, will provide a virtual tour of our academic and career success resources

II. Life and Life on Campus, Draper 130
Dr. Jeff Doyle, Dean for Student Learning and Engagement

III. We're Baylor to the Core, Kayser Auditorium, Hankamer 101
Dr. Blake Burleson, Senior Lecturer in Religion and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Strategic and Enrollment Initiatives

IV. Resources for the Parents: Our safety net & Parent networking, Recital Hall II located inside Waco Hall
Dr. Martha Lou Scott, Associate Vice President for Student Life
Dr. Laura Johnson, Title IX Coordinator
Gail Offringa, Director of the Baylor Parents Network

2:30-3:15 Campus Tours, will start and end at the steps of the Bill Daniel Student Union Building (BDSUB), the side facing the large fountain

3:30 Dr. Pepper FLoat Reception with Academic Departments, Barfield Drawing Room
A&S Associate Deans and A&S Faculty