This weekend and during the week ahead there's plenty to do in Wacotown. Ashley Bean Thornton is back in the KWBU studios to help us sift through everything, from the Moulin Rouge at the Hippodrome to the Brazos Forum's latest lecture. Find out about more July events in this week's episode of Act Locally Waco.
This year's Baylor orientation is a bit different. It’s been nearly a month since major leadership changes at the University following an investigation into the school’s handling of sexual assaults. So what are incoming incoming students thinking in the wake of Baylor’s sexual assault scandal, and what changes are Baylor working towards?
Happiness fuels success – not the other way around – says Shawn Achor in his book “The Happiness Advantage.” He says that research shows us when we raise somebody’s level of happiness first by deepening their optimism and deepening their social connection, every single business outcome we can test for improves. Productivity rises 31%, sales rise cross industry by 37%, and you’re 40% more likely to receive a promotion. Happiness is actually a precursor to greater levels of success, not merely the result of it.
Don't let the rain slow your weekend down, as there's plenty to down in Waco. It's the first Friday of the month so there will be plenty of downtown activities for First Friday. There's plenty more to do this weekend, from live music at the Wade Bowen Music Festival to the grand opening of t he Dewey Community Center. For more information visit Act Locally Waco.
Welcome to Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. In the coming days, area students from area districts across the state will be wrapping up their schoolwork with their eager eyes set on summer. In this episode, we’ll take a look at the past school year and some of the different stories that KWBU has done on education. Our first stop: Midway ISD. At several of the district’s 11 campuses, you can find a so-called “makerspace", and just like the name suggests, these spaces are designed to reinforce hands-on-learning. But they’re not quite the workshop class of year’s past.
It's Memorial day weekend and there's plenty to do to honor those in the armed services, including a Vietnam memorial service Friday night. Other events this weekend include the Woodway Wine Tour, Brazos Theatre Group's latest performance, and Imaginate - the latest exhibit at the Mayborn museum.
Human resources and corporate services director, Jeff Lupinacci, who has worked in all the major regions of the world, gives some advice on attracting and retaining top talent for multi-national, U.S.-based companies.
This Sunday will be 100 years since the lynching of Jesse Washington – an event so gruesome it’s known as the “Waco Horror”. This week, in collaboration with the Baylor University Institute for Oral History, KWBU presents a 3-part series that looks at how the lynching of Jesse Washington forever changed the city. In this first episode, a look at the years and the events that set the stage for what would happen in 1916.