Campus Diversity Committee Will Host Cultural Connection Celebration

Feb. 3, 2016
Macarena Hernandez, The Fred Hartman Distinguished Professor of Journalism

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WACO, Texas (Feb. 3, 2016) – The Campus Diversity Committee will host the 6th Annual Cultural Connection Celebration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Meyer Conference Center of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation (Foster 250).

At 5:30 p.m., the doors open for a time of fellowship. The dinner starts at 6 p.m.

The event, sponsored by the Office of the President and Chancellor, is a dinner featuring Macarena Hernandez, The Fred Hartman Distinguished Professor of Journalism.

"I always enjoy my talks on campus. I get to reconnect with old friends and teachers," said Hernandez, who graduated from Baylor in 1996. "It makes me remember the people I missed so much after I graduated. And I feel blessed that I have a platform to share my work and observations about the world around me."

The Cultural Connection Celebration is a time for faculty and staff to come together to embrace and celebrate the various cultures represented at Baylor.

The dinner is free and open to the public. Registration is online here, or you can call 254-710-3386 to sign up.

The Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation is located at 1621 S. Third St., Waco, TX 76706.

by Jenna Press, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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