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African-American women, students and faculty, came together to discuss a myriad of topics and promote a sense of community.
The discussion, entitled MySister Myself was led on Tuesday night in the Student Union Building Baines room.
MySister MySelf is an event that was started last year by Kim Marmon, a resource specialist for the department of multicultural affairs.
Midland senior Laaron Backry was not always an award winner in the political science field. During her freshman year, Backry was a biology major – a biology major who didn’t like math.
“Ever since I was 8, I dreamed of being a doctor, a surgeon specifically,” Backry said. “And that was what I was going to do and what I was going for, but I got here and I was miserable in science. And then math kicked my butt.”
During a period of indecision, Backry took a class in constitutional development that was suggested by a friend.
Every fall, hundreds of freshman and transfer students arrive to Baylor without knowing how to get around campus. With the redesigned Baylor Campus Navigator app, students can know where to go on campus with free, real-time directions from their smartphone.
The most recent version of the app became available April 18. The new features are a scholarship calculator and a phone number section that provides university phone numbers, including those for the Baylor Police Department, ResTech, the Cashier’s Office and Health Services.
Take a break and pet a puppy.
The Baylor Democrats will host a “Puppy Playtime” study break from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday on Fountain Mall. About 10 foster dogs from the Humane Society of Central Texas will visit with Baylor students on across from Moody Memorial Library.
Eric Ames is a curator for the Baylor Library Digital Collections and works in the Riley Digitization Center at the garden-level of Moody Memorial Library. Ames and the Digitization Projects Group are responsible for online digital copies of the hundreds of thousands of historical documents in Baylor’s special collections. This semester, Ames has taught a new graduate level course called Technology and Outreach for Museums and Libraries that involved 15 graduate students learning how to build, digitize and advertise their own exhibits.
Paper or plastic? That is the choice facing to-go diners at Baylor’s residential dining halls.
Students will continue to have these options next fall. Reusable plastic containers will be offered in fall 2013 despite students’ lack of interest in the program, said Brett Perlowski, director of dining services. Baylor Dining Services officials hope to create more interest in the program next year, he said.
Accounting professor Tim Thomasson is a favorite among the graduating senior class. The seniors have nominated Thomasson as The Collins Outstanding Professor of the year.
Thomasson will give the Collins lecture from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today at the Kayser Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
The Community Development and Women’s Leadership Teams have a common goal: to help the people of Kenya.
This summer the two groups will go to Nairobi, Kenya, for a two-week-long mission trip in order to serve the community and work with the locals to improve their quality of life.
The annual Pulse lecture gives one undergraduate student the chance to present a published research paper. This year, Bastrop senior David Welch will present his paper on “hiddenness.” Welch’s lecture will center on his paper titled: “The Expanded Problem of Hiddenness for Christian Theodicies.” It was published in the 2012 fall edition of The Pulse, an undergraduate magazine sponsored by the Honor’s College.
Waco freshman Annie Jaska trains 20 hours a week.
She wakes up early, controls her diet and runs 60 miles. If she ran those 60 miles in one stretch, she’d be in Killeen.