[Derek Haas]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 23, 2019) – Baylor University’s department of film and digital media will host a question-and-answer session with Baylor alumni John Lee Hancock, B.A. ’79, J.D. ’82, director of the movie “The Blind Side,” and Derek Haas, B.A. ’91, M.A. ’95, the creator and developer of television show “Chicago Fire.”
[Titanic poster]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 23, 2019) – Baylor’s Mayborn Museum complex hosted its first blockbuster exhibit, “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition,” which helped the museum set record attendance numbers and introduce thousands of new visitors to the natural science and cultural history museum.
[MMoA Neo]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2019) – Baylor University’s Martin Museum of Art will present The Neoclassical Gaze: Myth and Reality of Ancient Sculpture from Jan. 22 through March 8 in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. The exhibition will feature Wilhelm Gottlieb Becker’s Augusteum, a three-volume publication of engravings that illustrate ancient Greek and Roman sculpture.
[TxDOT Maps]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2019) - Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 7 PM to 7 AM, I-35 northbound and southbound mainlanes will close as the contractor continues work on the Forrest Street U-turn bridge. BOTH the MLK and University Parks intersections under I-35 will be closed to traffic crossing I-35 during the work. Drivers should plan alternate routes to get from one side of I-35 to the other in this area.
[Worship Lab]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2019) – Baylor University’s Center for Christian Music Studies in the Baylor School of Music has been awarded a four-year $1.2 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of its Strengthening Congregational Ministries with Youth Initiative.
[John Lee Hancock]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2019) – This week, Baylor University will host lectures in a wide variety of academic disciplines, from physics and chemistry to film and digital media, as well as an opera theater performance and the debut of an art exhibit. In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, classes will not be held on Monday, Jan. 21., and the Baylor and Waco communities will hold various celebrations to commemorate the life and legacy of the late Civil Rights leader.
Statement from Kevin P. Jackson, Ph.D., vice president for student life:
[MLK 2018]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2019) – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” To answer his question, people around the nation – including at Baylor University and throughout the City of Waco – will participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 21, and serve in their communities and neighborhoods.
[Gary Hardie]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 14, 2019) – This week, Baylor University will host a variety of speakers in religion and chemistry, along with a concert performance by School of Music faculty and students.
[Dr. Robert Packard Memorial]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 7, 2019) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of beloved Professor Emeritus of Physics and Master Teacher Robert G. Packard – “Waco’s Mr. Wizard,” as one newspaper called him – who blazed a unique trail for nearly 60 years in how thousands of students related to physics. Dr. Packard died Jan. 5 in Waco at the age of 94.
[Louise Ornelas Founder's Medal Photo]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 20, 2018) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of longtime University benefactor Louise Herrington Ornelas, whose significant friendship and generosity has provided an enduring impact on nursing education – and on future generations of Baylor nurses – at the school that bears her name: Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas.
[Baylor Soccer Big 12 Championship: Trophy]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 20, 2018) - Baylor University today celebrates generous philanthropic support for the recently launched Baylor Built program, a key component of the “Preparing Champions for Life” vision of Baylor Athletics. The gift coincides with the public launch of Give Light, a $1.1 billion comprehensive philanthropic campaign inaugurated under the leadership of Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 19, 2018) – As the fall semester comes to a close, some Baylor University facilities and dining services will close or have limited hours during the holidays. Baylor University will be closed in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2, 2019.
[A Baylor Christmas]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 18, 2018) – “A Baylor Christmas,” an hour-long program produced by KWTX Television from the performances of the Baylor University Symphony Orchestra and combined choirs of the Baylor School of Music, will air on Gray Television stations throughout Texas and 18 other states during the Christmas holidays.
[President Livingstone]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 18, 2018) – Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education (ACE), the major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities.
[Baylor Commencement]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2018) – Baylor University and George W. Truett Theological Seminary will celebrate graduation of its students with commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 15.
[Mark G. Childers]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2018) – Baylor University’s Department of Public Safety and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research has partnered with McLennan Community College and the U.S. Department of Justice to offer a cybersecurity program to law enforcement officers to help combat cyber-related threats.
[Dyslexia 1]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 6, 2018) – Navigating life with a learning disability may bring various challenges. That is why on Thursday, Nov. 29, Baylor University invited 70 students ages 8 to 17 from Goldthwaite Independent School District to campus for a presentation by four Baylor School of Education graduate students about dyslexia and how to thrive despite challenges.
[Philanthropy and the Public Good Grants Fall 2018]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2018) – Since fall 2014, a full-credit class of Baylor University students has taken on a very tangible task: stewarding and giving away thousands of dollars – a total now more than $600,000 – in partnership with nonprofit organizations. Through this transformational undergraduate experience, Baylor students in the “Philanthropy and Public Good” class provide real funds for real needs in local, state and global communities while cultivating a philanthropic spirit and developing as innovative leaders poised for a lifetime of generosity.
[President George H.W. Bush]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 1, 2018) - Baylor University released a statement today regarding the death of President George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States.
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