University Devotionals and Forums
Because of the first week of school there will be no Devotional today.
Sep 8 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
President of the American Enterprise Institute, Arthur C. Brooks, will present this semester's Wheatley Forum in Civic Virtue titled, "The Conservative Heart." This Wheatley Forum is free and open to the public.
He is also the Beth and Ravenel Curry Scholar in Free Enterprise at AEI.
Immediately before joining AEI, Brooks was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government at Syracuse University, where he taught economics and social entrepreneurship.
Brooks is the author of 10 books and hundreds of articles on topics including the role of government, fairness, economic opportunity, happiness, and the morality of free enterprise. His latest book, “The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise” (2012) was a New York Times bestseller. Among his earlier books are “Gross National Happiness” (2008), “Social Entrepreneurship” (2008), and “Who Really Cares” (2006). Before pursuing his work in public policy, Brooks spent 12 years as a classical musician in the United States and Spain.
Brooks is a frequent guest on national television and radio talk shows and has been published widely in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.
Brooks has a Ph.D. and an M.Phil. in policy analysis from RAND Graduate School. He also holds an M.A. in economics from Florida Atlantic University and a B.A. in economics from Thomas Edison State College.
Sep 30 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Darin Davis, Director of the Institute for Faith & Learning at Baylor University, will deliver this Wheatley Forum in Faith & Intellect entitled, "Faith, Learning & Educating for Wisdom."
Dr. Darin H. Davis is assistant professor of Christian philosophy and ethics at George W. Truett Theological Seminary and director of Baylor’s Institute for Faith and Learning. He earned degrees from the University of Texas, Baylor University, and Saint Louis University (Ph.D. in philosophy). His articles have appeared in the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Christian Reflection, and The Southern Journal of Philosophy. He is the editor and co-author of Educating for Wisdom in the 21st Century University (St. Augustine’s Press, forthcoming). At Truett, he teaches courses in Christian ethics and Christian friendship. He also serves as a member of the graduate faculty of Baylor’s Philosophy Department. He was recognized with a Mortar Board Circle of Achievement Award in 2013.
As director of Baylor’s Institute for Faith and Learning (IFL) since 2008, Dr. Davis oversees IFL’s numerous projects: the annual Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture; various faculty and staff development efforts for the University; programs for Baylor undergraduate and graduate students (the Crane Scholars Program and Conyers Scholars Program); the Bill and Roberta Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics; an annual medical ethics lecture for area health care professionals; and the publication of Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics. A native of Amarillo, Texas, he and his wife Brenda have three daughters. He is pastor of Blue Ridge Baptist Church in Falls County, Texas, a congregation founded in 1859.
Oct 3 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
GNO: What do the girls do while the boys are at Priesthood Session? Come have fun and be uplifted at BYU's Museum of Peoples and Cultures! Girls Only.