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2018 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching Finalist Clinton O. Longenecker will Present Public Lecture at Baylor
Waco, Texas (Oct. 20, 2017) – Clinton O. Longenecker, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Leadership at the University of Toledo and finalist for the Robert Foster Cherry Award, will present his lecture "Career Success and Survival in the 21st Century: The Mandate for Life-long Learning." The public lecture will take place at 4:30 p.m., Oct. 23, in Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, Room 240, 1621 S. Third St.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2017) — Renowned theologian Robert A. Kolb, Ph.D., will present three lectures with a theme of “What Did Martin Luther Change, and Why?” as George W. Truett Theological Seminary hosts the annual Leo and Gloriana Parchman Endowed Lecture series Oct. 24 and 25.
President Livingstone Updates Baylor Regents on Successful Accreditation Visit, Academic Strategic Planning; Announces Organizational Changes
WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2017) – During its annual Homecoming meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents heard updates from Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone on the University’s recent successful accreditation visit, academic strategic planning process and new organizational changes, and celebrated the recipients of the 2017 Baylor Meritorious Achievement Awards.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several lectures on religion, science and climate change along with a variety of concerts, movies and guest speakers.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2017) – Baylor University and KCEN-TV Ch. 6 will team up to broadcast and live stream the 108th anniversary Baylor Homecoming Parade with live coverage from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, from Fifth Street on the Baylor campus.
Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture Will Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Reformation
WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2017) — The annual Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture Oct. 25-27 will commemorate the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the European Reformation, one of the most significant times in the history of Christianity.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2017) — Although most of the world only pays attention to natural disasters when they are in the headlines, the residents who live in the impacted areas are left to pick up the pieces and begin the long, emotional process of rebuilding their homes and their lives. Instead of going home or traveling during Baylor’s Fall Break, a group of students, faculty and staff used this time of rest to serve the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. Fifty-five students and three faculty members joined Baylor Missions on a mission trip to provide a helping hand to families in Houston as they work to restore their lives.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2017) – It began in 2004 when a distinguished engineering professor, Walter Bradley, and his wife, Ann, moved into Texana House to live among students. Today, Baylor University’s faculty-in-residence program is highly competitive, employs 15 faculty throughout campus and serves as a model that brings representatives from numerous universities to campus to learn more.
Waco, Texas (Oct. 18, 2017) – The best scary movies adapt to society’s current fears and turn current cultural, social and political preoccupations into elements of horror, says a Baylor University film historian and an expert on the horror film genre.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 17, 2017) — The Baylor Family will unite Oct. 19-21 to celebrate the 108th anniversary of Baylor Homecoming, the oldest collegiate homecoming in the nation. Below is information about the main events and traditions.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 17, 2017) – For the second year in a row, a Baylor University School of Education student teacher has been named Clinical Teacher of the Year for the State of Texas by the Texas Directors of Field Experience (TDFE), the organization of faculty members within university teacher-education programs who supervise field experiences of students.
Waco, Texas (Oct. 17, 2017) – Baylor University’s Institute for the Studies of Religion (ISR), Office of Spiritual Life and Great Texts in the Honors College will host the panel discussion “Theology and the Human Act of Making: Bonadventure, Mechanical Arts and the Fine Arts,” on Thursday.
United Way of Waco-McLennan County Honors President Livingstone with ‘Born Learning Trail’ at Local Park
WACO, Texas (Oct. 17, 2017) – Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., often reminiscences about her father’s college degree opening the door of opportunity for his children. Now, thanks to United Way of Waco-McLennan County (UWWMC) and support from Baylor, young children and their families will be on that same educational path through the first “Born Learning Trail” dedicated in Livingstone’s honor at a Waco park.
Hollywood Leaves ‘Great Deal of Money on the Table’ Regarding Movies Featuring Actors of Color, Baylor Expert Says
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.
2018 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching Finalist Neil K. Garg will Present Public Lecture at Baylor
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.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 13, 2017) — This week at Baylor there are numerous opportunities to attend interesting events as Baylor approaches Homecoming weekend.
Dress for Success: Baylor’s Career and Professional Development Teams Up with JCPenney for “BU Suit Up” for Students
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.
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.
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.
How Can We Have A Civil Discussion About Climate Change? Start With 'Observation,' Baylor Expert Says
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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