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A favored pastime of Baylor students and faculty alike is the Honors College Lecture Series, during which time professionals from sundry fields are invited to conduct interactive lectures on a variety of topics -- the problems of modernism, the true nature of education, the politics and ethics of immigration, and the philosophical and spiritual significance of contemporary film, to name a few.

Designed to stimulate thought and discussion, the Lecture Series never fails to draw a crowd. Lectures are conducted throughout the fall and spring semesters, and plenty of succulent refreshments always are on hand...but, seating can be difficult to find if you arrive late!

Check back soon for updates to the 2014-15 lineup!


Phi Beta Kappa Roy B. Albaugh Lecture

Marilynne Robinson, Novelist: Reconceiving Realism: The Case for a Deeper Attention

7 p.m. Thursday, September 11 (Bennett Auditorium)

Sponsors: Phi Beta Kappa, Department of English


Honors Residential College Formation Series

The Formation Series is the HRC's common conversation about what it means to be formed as a whole person by a Baylor education -- the fundamental commitment of our community. The series is composed of three events each semester.

• September 14: HRC Community Dinner (6-8 p.m., Memorial Dining Hall, 8th Street entrance) By invitation only

• September 18: Featuring Dub Oliver (7 p.m. Thursday Alexander Reading Room)

• November 6: 7 p.m. Thursday Alexander Reading Room


Beall-Russell Lectures in the Humanities

Sponsor: College of Arts & Sciences

An Afternoon With Amy Tan

3:30 p.m. Monday, September 29 (Fifth Floor Cashion)


Fifth Annual Drumwright Family Lecture

Sponsors: Honors College, Honors Residential College

Ken Myers (More details to come)

4 p.m. Thursday, October 2 (Alexander Reading Room)

The lecture will be followed by a High Tea at 5:30 p.m. in the Garden of Contentment.


Baylor Civitas Lecture Series

The Baylor Civitas seeks to define citizenship by analyzing local, national, and global issues to cultivate an aware and engaged society. Baylor Civitas regularly meets for dicussion, guest speakers, service events, and social events to foster and acheive our mission of civic education

Congressman Chet Edwards

2:30 p.m. Monday, October 20 (Memorial Drawing Room)

More details to come


Laura Blanche Jackson Endowed Lectureship in World Issues

Sponsor: Honors College

Terry Teachout (Wall Street Journal drama critic, biographer, playwright, and blogger)

7 p.m. Monday, October 27 (Paul Powell Chapel, George W. Truett Theological Seminary)

More details to come


Most Rev. Daniel E. Flores, S.T.D. (Sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Brownsville): The Church the State and the Shifting Dynamics of Public Secularity

Sponsors: Institute for Studies of Religion, Honors College

3:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 28 (Paul Powell Chapel, George W. Truett Theological Seminary)

Bishop Daniel Flores is the Sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Brownsville. He studied at the University of Dallas, and Holy Trinity Seminary, completing a BA in Philosophy in 1983 and Masters of Divinity in 1987. He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Corpus Christi on January 30, 1988 and served in various capacities, including Secretary to the Bishop, Vice Chancellor and Director of Vocations. He was assigned to further study at the Casa Santa Maria in Rome in 1997 and completed work on doctoral dissertation in Sacred Theology at the Angelicum in 2000. In 2001, he was assigned to serve as a Formation Director for graduate level seminarians at St. Mary's Seminary, Houston, Texas in the Diocese of Galveston-Houston, and Adjunct Professor for the University of St. Thomas School of Theology. In Sept 2005 he was assigned Rector of Corpus Christi Cathedral, while retaining assignment as Vice-Rector of Saint Mary's Seminary in Houston. October of 2006 he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit; was ordained in Detroit on November 29, 2006. He became the Cardinal's Liaison for Hispanic Affairs with Regional Responsibilities for parishes in the Archdiocese of Detroit; Adjunct Professor at Sacred Heart School of Theology, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, Michigan. He was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Brownsville on December 9, 2009.


Baylor Interdisciplinary Core Annual Alumni Homecoming Lecture

Sponsor: Baylor Interdisciplinary Core

2:30 p.m. Friday, October 31 (Bobo Spiritual Life Center)

More details to come


Prof. Michelle Brown (Professor Emerita of Medieval Manuscript Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London)

• Daily Workshop: 3:30 p.m. (Belew Scholar's Room, Armstrong Browning Library)
• Lecture: Time TBA (Treasury Room, Armstrong Browning Library)