Announcements

[William Cook]
11/14/2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 14, 2018) - William Cook, Ph.D., professor of applied mathematics and statistics at Johns Hopkins University and a foremost mathematician and authority on the “Traveling Salesman Problem,” will give a public lecture on one of the world’s most intensely studied puzzles at the 11th annual Baylor University Undergraduate Lecture Series in Mathematics.
[Peter J. Hotez]
11/13/2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 13, 2018) – In 1994, Peter Hotez’s daughter, Rachel, was diagnosed with autism. Hotez was troubled by growing narrative surrounding childhood vaccines and autism.
[Kurt Kaiser]
11/13/2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 13, 2018) - Baylor University is mourning the passing of composer, arranger and modern church music pioneer Kurt Kaiser, recipient of Baylor’s 2017 Pro Ecclesia Medal of Service. Kaiser, also holder of an honorary doctor of humane letters from the University and former director of the Baylor Religious Hour Choir, died Nov. 12 in Waco home after a long illness. He was 83.
[Williams Golf Practice Facility Ribbon Cutting]
11/9/2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 9, 2018) – A week after launching Give Light: The Campaign for Baylor, the institution’s $1.1 billion comprehensive philanthropic campaign, Baylor University today dedicated the Billy W. Williams Golf Practice Facility and Clubhouse, the newest addition to the University’s athletic facilities that provides the latest advances in training and support for Baylor golf student-athletes while preparing them as Champions for Life.
[Jörg Frey]
11/9/2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 9, 2018) – Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary will host Jörg Frey, Ph.D., professor of New Testament at the University of Zurich and one of the world’s leading scholars on Johannine literature, for the Minette and Huber Lelland Drumwright Jr. Endowed Colloquium on Monday, Nov. 12, and Tuesday, Nov. 13. The lectures will be held in the Paul W. Powell Chapel in the Truett Seminary, 1100 S. Third St.
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11/9/2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 9, 2018) – The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) South Texas Section has established The Dr. Walter Bradley Polymer and Materials Endowed Scholarship Fund in honor of Walter Bradley, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering in Baylor University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science. The scholarship serves as a tribute to Bradley’s contributions in establishing and ensuring the success of the materials science program at Baylor.
[John Greening poster]
11/9/2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 9, 2018) – John Greening, acclaimed poet, critic, editor and teacher, will present “Edmund Blunden, War Poet” for Baylor University’s 2018 Charles G. Smith lecture.
[Steppin 2018 fall]
11/8/2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 8, 2018) – The Baylor University community will join together for Steppin’ Out, a community service day held each semester to help nonprofit organizations in the Waco community through a variety of service activities from general clean up around the city to major beautification projects. More than 2,100 volunteers from approximately 98 organizations will serve at nearly 70 locations – the largest number of service sites in Steppin’ Out history – on Saturday, Nov. 10.
[George Yancy]
11/8/2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 8, 2018) – This week, Baylor University will host lectures in a wide variety of academic disciplines along with performances by the Baylor Opera Theater, the A Cappella group VirtuOSO and Concert Jazz Ensemble and two movie screenings.
[Kenneth M. Pollack]
11/5/2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 5, 2018) – Kenneth M. Pollack, Ph.D., Resident Scholar of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), will present the 25th annual Laura Blanche Jackson Endowed Lectureship in World Issues on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Baylor University.
[Give Light]
11/2/2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 2, 2018) – On the eve of the University’s 109th anniversary Homecoming, Baylor University officially launched Give Light, a $1.1 billion comprehensive philanthropic campaign for the future of Baylor, during a celebration Nov. 1 on campus.
[Pat Neff Hall]
11/2/2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 2, 2018) – During its annual Homecoming meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents celebrated the public launch of Give Light: The Campaign for Baylor, as the University moves forward under its first-ever comprehensive philanthropic campaign. Give Light undergirds Illuminate, the University’s Academic Strategic Plan, and impacts every aspect of campus life – academics, athletics, student life and service learning – while also bolstering financial support for students, faculty and the entire campus community.
[Hurd Welcome Center Exterior]
11/2/2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 2, 2018) - Baylor University today announced a lead gift from Mark and Paula Hurd, which spurs the institution’s $1.1 billion comprehensive philanthropic campaign to create the Mark and Paula Hurd Welcome Center. Efforts for the new center are the cornerstone of “Give Light: The Campaign for Baylor,” the University’s fundraising initiative announced on Nov. 1, 2018.
[Billy Graham Symposium]
11/2/2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 2, 2018) – To recognize Rev. Billy Graham’s vital significance, Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) will host the Billy Graham Centennial Symposium, a gathering of leading scholars of Graham and his work to honor the centennial of his birth, from Tuesday, Nov. 6, to Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Paul Powell Chapel of the George W. Truett Theological Seminary, 1100 S. Third St.
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11/2/2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 2, 2018) – The Baylor University McBride Center for International Studies will host the Texas Conference on International Business and Economics and a policy forum on “Trade Integration in the Americas” Monday, Nov. 5, and Tuesday, Nov. 6. The conference will be at the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business Innovation, 1621 S. Third St.
[opera 2018]
11/1/2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 1, 2018) – Baylor University Opera Theater is an integral part of the life of the School of Music and has a long history of excellence in opera production and training young singers to enter the field, said Gary Mortenson, D.M.A., dean of the School of Music.
11/1/2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 1, 2018) - It is with deep sadness that we share with you the passing of Jim H. Patton, Ph.D., professor of psychology, neuroscience and biomedical studies and the department’s graduate program director. Dr. Patton died last night at home. Services are pending at this time.
[Kenneth M. Pollack]
11/1/2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 1, 2018) – This week, Baylor University will host a variety of musical concerts, including jazz ensemble, percussion and opera performances, along with lectures from the Academy of Leadership Development, the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion and the Allbritton Art Institute.
[Nicole Miller]
10/31/2018
WACO, Texas (Oct. 31, 2018) – The department of art and art history in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences and the Allbritton Art Institute will host Nicole R. Myers, Lillian and James H. Clark Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Dallas Museum of Art and co-curator of “Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist,” for a lecture Nov. 7 on “Berthe Morisot and the Making of Modernity.”
[Homecoming Parade]
10/31/2018
WACO, Texas (Oct. 31, 2018) – Baylor University and KCEN-TV Ch. 6 will team up to broadcast the 109th anniversary Baylor Homecoming Parade, one of the oldest and largest collegiate homecoming parades in the nation, with live coverage on KCEN-TV from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, from Fifth Street on the Baylor campus.
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