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Baylor Journalism Will Host Malcolm X Documentary Screening, Panel Discussion with Executive Producer, B.A. ’89
WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2018) — Baylor University’s department of journalism, public relations and new media will sponsor a preview screening of “The Lost Tapes: Malcom X” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Room 101 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation (Hankamer 101), 1621 S. Third St.
How Does a Nation Preserve Democracy? Expert Tom Ginsburg Discusses the Topic at 2018 Miller Lecture
WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2018) – Baylor University’s department of political science will present its annual Robert T. Miller Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in Bennett Auditorium. The guest lecturer, Tom Ginsburg, Ph.D., Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar and professor of political science at the University of Chicago Law School, will discuss democracy.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2018) — Mission Waco honored its volunteers of the year, including six Baylor University students and two campus organizations, as “Servant Leaders” during the Christian nonprofit’s annual banquet on Feb. 20.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2018) – In celebration of Black History Month, Baylor will host a series of lectures, concerts and conferences as well as a documentary on Malcolm X and a celebration at the Mayborn Museum Complex.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 22, 2018) — A journey through different kinds of music led Baylor University alumnus Justin Kroll to pursue an instrument he wasn’t expecting to be his strongest — his voice.
Followers, “Likes,” Attractiveness Increase Social Media Likability. Selfies? Not So Much, Baylor Study Says
WACO, Texas (Feb. 22, 2018) – Maybe you think your Facebook posts are hilarious. Or you might think that Instagram selfie of you at the beach is picture-perfect. And that clever Tweet? You nailed it! But what do other people – your “friends,” “followers” and anyone else who might stumble across your profile – think of you based on your social media presence? Do they really like you?
WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2018) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of the Rev. Billy Graham, who received an honorary doctorate from Baylor in 1954 and later Baylor's Pro Ecclesia Medal of Service for his contributions to a Christian ministry that made an immeasurable global impact. Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., said, “Our deepest prayers are with the Graham family, and we join millions around the world in giving thanks for Billy Graham, for his unyielding faith in a risen Savior and his mission to bring Christ’s light to the world.”
WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2018) – Baylor University, in conjunction with the Baylor Line Foundation, has announced the slate of alumni-elected Regent candidates presented for election this spring.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2018) – A decade ago, Baylor University mechanical engineering professor Brian A. Garner, Ph.D., had never even heard of hippotherapy — the use of horseback riding as a therapeutic treatment for a variety of conditions.
Perceptions about God Make Democrats More Conservative and Republicans More Liberal — But in Different Ways
WACO (Feb. 20, 2018) — Republicans who believe that God is highly engaged with humanity are like Democrats — more liberal — when it comes to social and economic justice issues, according to a Baylor University study.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2018) – Baylor University Libraries and The Texas Collection will host author and Baylor journalism professor Robert F. Darden for a lecture on his two-volume book on black gospel music, Nothing but Love in God’s Water, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Guy B. Harrison Jr. Reading Room at The Texas Collection.
Baylor School of Engineering and Computer Science and the Mayborn Museum Complex Celebrate National Engineers Week Feb. 18-23
WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2018) – Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) celebrates ECS Week through Friday, Feb. 23.
Artifacts of Human Trafficking Exhibit Captures Raw Emotions of the Sex Trafficking Industry in the United States
WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2018) – When you first walk into Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, all appears normal. Bright lights. Colorful flags. Students filling the lobby.
Then you turn the corner.
Then you turn the corner.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2018) – During its regular February meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents received a status update from Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., on the Academic Strategic Plan – called Illuminate – which will represent the second phase of the University’s Pro Futuris vision over the next five years.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2018) – Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion will host the seminar, “Reimagining Global Christian History: Fresh Insights Symposium,” from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Cox Lecture Hall, Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave. The discussions will cover examples of emerging global Christian history, with a special focus on the medieval and early modern worlds.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2018) – Niko Pfund, president and global academic publisher at Oxford University Press (OUP), will visit Baylor University Feb. 19-20 as part of an effort with Baylor University Press to help develop the publishing capabilities of Baylor’s faculty and graduate students, as well as encourage Baylor students to pursue careers in the publishing industry.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2018) — This week at Baylor University, the campus and local community will have several opportunities to experience lectures, concerts and productions, including the Black Heritage Banquet featuring actress Kiami Davael.
Andrea L. Dixon, Ph.D., executive director of Baylor University’s Center for Professional Selling and Frank and Floy Smith Holloway Endowed Professor in Marketing, was recently named the regional editor of the Americas for the European Journal of Marketing.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2018) — Before his death in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. remarked that while the nation had come “a long, long way” in its quest for racial justice, it still had a long, long way to go. As the nation prepares to commemorate the 50th anniversary of King’s death in spring 2018, Baylor University and the Austin Film Festival will co-sponsor a three-part series — “A Long, Long Way: Race and Film” — Feb 16-17 at Washington National Cathedral in Washington D.C.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2018) – Baylor University’s Model United Nations was honored at the fourth annual Texas Collegiate Model United Nations (TexMUN) held at Baylor University. Approximately 100 students from across Texas gathered to discuss topics related to global peace and development, and Baylor MUN students received the rank of “Outstanding” – the highest award given – in nearly every category.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2018) – Eighteen students from Baylor University School of Music will travel to New York City in May and perform in the historic Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall after winning the third annual Semper Pro Musica Solo and Chamber Music Competition Feb. 11 in Roxy Grove Hall.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 12, 2018) — The Baylor University Counseling Center will host its third annual Hope, Peace, Love event on Wednesday, Feb. 14, (Valentine’s Day) to raise awareness for mental health.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 9, 2018) – Teams of Baylor University students, faculty and staff will partner with various community groups and relief efforts over spring break March 4-9 in order to bring hope to communities that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Baylor Missions will work to identify needs, serve others and bring relief to the recently devastated and desolate areas in south Texas and along the Texas Gulf coast.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 9, 2018) – This week, Baylor University will host several concerts, movies, lectures and All-University Sing.
Baylor University Receives $1.5 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment for Project to Assist Congregations with Ministries that Explore Vocation
WACO, Texas (Feb. 8, 2018) — Baylor University recently was awarded a $1.5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to fund a five-year project called Soundings. The project will allow Baylor to serve as an innovation hub for 15 Texas congregations as the university and congregational leaders together reflect deeply and theologically about the nature of vocation.
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