Baylor University President Linda Livingstone will be inaugurated into the role Oct. 26 at the Ferrell Center. Baylor will host festivities in the week leading up to the inauguration.

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Baylor University will host several events later this month marking Linda Livingstone’s inauguration as the school’s 15th president.

Baylor regents will formally recognize Livingstone, the school’s first female president, at 3 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Ferrell Center. The event is open to the public. She has held the role since June 1.

Other campus events include the following:

  • 3 p.m. Oct. 24: Dr Pepper floats will be served in commemorative glasses for students, faculty and staff at these campus locations: the Barfield Drawing Room on the second floor of the Bill Daniel Student Center, the sixth floor of Clifton Robinson Tower and the Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas
  • 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24: Baylor students are invited to a dinner with Livingstone and her husband, Brad, near the Allbritton House at Third Street, Bagby Avenue and Speight Avenue. Food truck vendors will be there, along with student performances and photo opportunities
  • 3 p.m. Oct. 25: Livingstone and interim Provost Michael McLendon will host an academic symposium at Waco Hall called, “Cultivating Human Flourishing.” Four cross-disciplinary Baylor professors will present about “factors that shape and nurture the human condition,” according to the university.
  • Noon Oct. 26: An invitation-only academic discussion at the Paul and Jane Meyer Conference Center at the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation will include Livingstone, McLendon and four Baylor cancer researchers and chemistry professors.

Phillip has covered higher education for the Tribune-Herald since November 2015.

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