Honors Residential College Formation Series Welcomes Celebrated Speakers This Spring

  • Buras
    Todd Buras, Ph.D., will lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26. Courtesy photo.
  • Whitt
    Jason Whitt, Ph.D., will lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 5. Courtesy photo.
  • Hejduk
    Julia Hejduk, Ph.D., will lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25. Courtesy photo.
Feb. 3, 2015

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WACO, Texas (Feb. 3, 2015) – Baylor University’s Honors Residential College will present its spring Formation Series beginning Feb. 5, welcoming distinguished guest speakers who will explore what it means to be formed as a whole person.

“The main reason students should attend the Formation Series is to not just passively receive ideas from our culture but to experience them,” said Todd Buras, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and faculty master of the Honors Residential College. “We want to help shape the ideas that shape our lives.”

The Honors Residential College is committed to a love of God, neighbors and learning, and the purpose of the Formation Series is to expand these ideas while contemplating what it looks like to be formed as a whole person by a Baylor education. The speakers for this semester’s Formation Series were chosen exclusively from within Baylor’s faculty.

“The theme for the Formation Series is friendship, so we wanted to pick people from within the university who are friends to our community,” Buras said.

All events will take place in the Alexander Reading Room. The schedule is as follows.

Jason Whitt, Ph.D., associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Faith and Learning, will present at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5.

Julia Hejduk, Ph.D., professor of classics, will present at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25.

Todd Buras, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy and faculty master of the Honors Residential College, will present at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26.

All lectures are free and open to the public. The Alexander Reading Room is located in Alexander Residence Hall at 1413 S. Seventh St.

For more information, contact Buras at 254-710-7338.

by Ashton Brown, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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