News from Baylor

[Tyrha]
10/16/2017
WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2017) – The new film “Marshall” – a legal thriller about Thurgood Marshall, an American Civil Rights leader and the U.S. Supreme Court’s first African-American justice – didn’t break the box office’s Top 10 during its opening weekend. But don’t count it out just yet, says a Baylor University movie marketing expert.
[Garg Neil]
10/13/2017
Waco, Texas (Oct. 13, 2017) – Neil K. Garg, Ph.D., professor of chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and finalist for Baylor University's Robert Foster Cherry Award, will present his public lecture, "How Organic Chemistry Became One of UCLA's Most Popular Classes," at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Baylor Sciences Building Room B.110, 101 Bagby Ave.
[neil garg]
10/13/2017
WACO, Texas (Oct. 13, 2017) — This week at Baylor there are numerous opportunities to attend interesting events as Baylor approaches Homecoming weekend.
[jcp1]
10/12/2017
Waco, Texas (Oct. 12, 2017) – Resume, check. Interview, check. Professional wardrobe, check. Thanks to Baylor University’s Career and Professional Development (CPD) and its partnership with a Waco department store, students from all majors were able to afford new professional outfits on a college budget.
[TFB]
10/11/2017
WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2017) – The Institute for Family Business at Baylor University will honor the 2017 Texas Family Business of the Year Award winners with a banquet on Nov. 3 at Baylor University’s Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.
[Inauguration banner]
10/11/2017
WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2017) – Baylor University will officially inaugurate Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., as the 15th president in Baylor’s 172-year history during a public installation ceremony at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Ferrell Center. Dr. Livingstone’s Inauguration will highlight a week of events, including a traditional Dr Pepper Hour, a “Family Dinner” for students along Third Street near the president’s home and academic symposia on transformational research by leading University faculty.
[Peppe]
10/11/2017
These days, it doesn’t take much to turn a civil conversation into a full-blown catastrophe. Just mention the words “climate change” and feathers can start to ruffle. But it doesn’t have to be that way, says Dan Peppe, Ph.D., climate change expert and associate professor of geosciences at Baylor University.
[Darlene Kyser]
10/11/2017
WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2017) – In September, Darlene Kyser celebrated a milestone that only a few have achieved at the University: 50 years of service, in Kyser’s case, as assistant to the dean of the Baylor School of Education. At the end of this month, she will retire. “I plan to stay in touch and visit,” she says. “This has been such a special place for me; it’s been my home for 50 years.”
[castro book 1]
10/10/2017
Waco, Texas (Oct.10, 2017) – Award-winning author Tony Castro, B.B.A.’70, will present his lecture, “The Religion of Sports: From Michelangelo to Derek Jeter,” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at Kayser Auditorium in the Hankamer Academic Center on the Baylor University campus.
[Earth science symposium]
10/10/2017
WACO, Texas (Oct. 10, 2017) — The Mayborn Museum Complex is celebrating the 20th annual Earth Science Week in collaboration with Baylor University’s department of geosciences, through Oct. 13, 2017. The museum is hosting daily activities where visitors have the opportunity to engage with Baylor geosciences professors while exploring resources and activities related to a specific focus within earth sciences.
[David Bebbinton]
10/6/2017
Waco, Texas (Oct. 6, 2017) – Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion will host a lecture featuring David Bebbington, Ph.D., from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Paul Powell Chapel of George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
[Luke Bretherton]
10/6/2017
WACO, Texas (Oct. 6, 2017) — The McGee Endowed Lecture Series at Baylor University is a three-part lecture series designed to initiate conversation about the relationship between Christianity and democracy and how Christians are to think about participating in political life. This year, it will be held in conjunction with Seventh and James Baptist Church’s Leuschner Lecture Series and the Honors Residential College’s Formation Series Lecture. Series Lecture. All three parts of the lecture series will feature Luke Bretherton, Ph.D., Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke Divinity School and senior fellow of the Kenan Institute for Ethics.
[Alex Parker]
10/6/2017
WACO, Texas (Oct. 6, 2017) – This week, Baylor will host several lectures on religion, politics and the environment along with a variety of concerts, movies and guest speakers.
[Cyber Day graphic]
10/5/2017
WACO, Texas (Oct. 5, 2017) – With October being Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Baylor University will welcome IT security leaders from IBM, Verizon, ForcePoint and Splunk for a discussion about “The New Wild West: Cybersecurity in the Age of Pervasive Technology” as part of Baylor’s first Cyber Day on Friday, Oct. 6.
[National Night Out]
10/3/2017
The Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) is hosting National Night Out, #BUNightOut, for the Baylor residential community at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, on Fountain Mall.
10/2/2017
Like all accredited universities, Baylor is governed by an independent Board of Regents who strive to reflect the University's many constituencies. Though this volunteer board brings to their service to Baylor a variety of backgrounds, interests and areas of expertise, Regents share a single goal: the continued advancement and support of an academically strong and Christ-centered Baylor University.
[George Walden]
10/2/2017
WACO, Texas (Oct. 2, 2017) — George Walden, a British journalist and former diplomat who also served as Minister for Higher Education under Margaret Thatcher from 1985-1987, will present this year’s Laura B. Jackson Lectureship in World Issues at Baylor University at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Foyer of Meditation at Armstrong Browning Library.
[brown]
9/30/2017
WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2017) — Elijah Brown, Ph.D., executive vice president of the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, will deliver a lecture for the Fall 2017 G. Hugh and Beverly C. Wamble Symposium from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Miller Chapel of Tidwell Bible Building.
[Melvin Butler]
9/29/2017
WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2017) – The 2017 Pruit Memorial Symposium, “Singing the Sermon: When the Message and Music Matter,” will celebrate the heritage of Black Gospel Music Oct. 5-6 at Baylor University.
[Joseph Stubenrauch]
9/29/2017
WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2017) – Joseph Stubenrauch, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Baylor University, has won an American Society of Church History book prize for his book The Evangelical Age of Ingenuity in Industrial Britain.
[Harold E. Riley]
9/29/2017
WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2017) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Harold E. Riley, B.B.A. ’52, a generous benefactor of numerous areas of the University, outstanding alumnus of the Hankamer School of Business, former football All-American and 2010 Baylor Legacy Award recipient. Riley died Sept. 21 at the age of 89.
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9/29/2017
Baylor Law has partnered with Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, PLLC to offer an innovative new kind of pro bono clinic – an "Answer-a-Thon" – using the State Bar of Texas’ Texas Legal Answers website.
[Loosing sight]
9/29/2017
WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2017) — The week of Oct. 1-7 at Baylor University will provide several opportunities to hear renowned speakers, attend moving concerts and watch interesting films.
[Patton Gift Adoption Day]
9/28/2017
WACO, Texas (Sept. 28, 2017) – Baylor University today announced a gift of $2 million from Sherri W. and Robert “Bobby” L. Patton Jr. of Fort Worth that will enhance the legal writing and pro bono programs in the nationally ranked Baylor Law School. Their gift will help underwrite two programs that already distinguish Baylor Law among its peers, while also providing student scholarship assistance.
[DTF Adoption Friendly Workplace 2]
9/25/2017
WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2017) – Baylor University, which implemented expansive new policies in April that provide paid parental leave for staff and an adoption assistance program that benefits both staff and faculty, has been recognized on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 2017 Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List.
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