Academic Events

Formation Series

The Formation Series is an opportunity to discuss what it means to be formed as a whole person, in heart, soul, mind and strength - the fundamental commitment of our community. The Formation Series brings our community together around the love of learning. Each fall and spring, the HRC hosts three public lectures. Previous subjects have included ‘God Matters,’‘Friendship,’ and ‘The Works of C.S. Lewis.’ Taking part in a common conversation is an important component of any residential college, and we hope you will join us this year as we learn and grow together.

Formation 1
Formation 1
Formation 2
Formation 2
Formation 3
Formation 3
Formation Series
Formation Series
Formation 4
Formation 4

Faith Animated

Co-sponsored by Baylor's Institute for Faith and Learning, this event brings together an interdisciplinary group of professors from across the university to discuss the impact of their faith on their calling. An alternative texture to traditional lectures, this informal conversation series draws on the wisdom of the panel to illuminate ways that God has worked in their lives.

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Faith Animated
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Faith Animated 3
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Faith Animated 4
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Faith Animated 5

Symposia

            Each semester, the Honors Residential College hosts a few small dinners for students to meet with exciting faculty members and guests.  These intimate meals allow for discussion with great minds from a variety of fields.  Past distinguished speakers include:

  • Ron Anderson—former CEO of Parkland
  • Joel Allison—CEO Baylor Scott and White Healthcare System and current Chair of the Baylor Board of Regents
  • Sid Fitzwater—Federal judge
  • Steve Megison—UT Southwestern faculty—Pediatric Surgery
  • Don Meier—Chairman Pediatric Surgery Paul Foster School of Medicine and former missionary to Nigeria
  • Rebecca Naylor—former missionary to India, UT Southwestern faculty
  • Alan Keister—internist Amarillo, started Heal the City free clinic in Amarillo, also founded an ACO in Amarillo
  • Paul Hancock—CMO Methodist Health System in San Antonio
  • Jay Burns—Plastic surgeon Dallas, Texas, founder of The Prodigal ministry
  • Hal Habecker—former international director of Christian Medical and Dental Association, founder of Finishing Well Ministries
  • Ron Wilson—Baylor Regent, Waco internist

<i>Connections are made at the HRC!<i>
Connections are made at the HRC!
<i>Professors from across the university and beyond come to share a meal with students at Symposia.<i>
Professors from across the university and beyond come to share a meal with students at Symposia.
<i>meaningful reflection<i>
meaningful reflection

Discussion Clubs and Study Nights

            Shared conversation continues at Discussion Clubs and Study Nights.  At Discusssion Clubs, students come together to discuss current events, relevant issues, and important subjects.  Students will often gather to discuss following a major university or world event or after a Formation Series lecture.  Study Nights connect the classroom and the community, as students gather over cereal in the Memorial Dining Hall to work on homework and study alongside friends.