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Lecture Series: Spring '17

4 p.m. Tuesday, January 17

  • Speaker: Helge Antoni (Pianist, Exclusive Steinway Artist)
  • Topic: Socrates' Flute
  • Site: Memorial Drawing Room

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    7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 19

  • Performer: Helge Antoni (Pianist, Exclusive Steinway Artist)
  • Piano Recital: Romantissimo: Works of Frederic Chopin and Edvard Grieg
  • Site: Roxy Grove Hall
  • Sponsored by the Honors College, School of Music, Department of Classics, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Chi honorary societies


    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. This year's theme is auctoritas, Latin for "influence." In these engaging presentations, Formation speakers will investigate the dynamic between moral formation and moral influence.

    8:30 p.m. Thursday, January 26

  • Speaker: Brian Jamison (Cross-Cultural Consultant)
  • Topic: A Discussion on the Nuances of Western Evangelism in the Middle East
  • Site: Alexander Reading Room
  • Media Contact: Dr. Jonathan Tran, Faculty Steward, Honors Residential College; Associate & Graduate Professor of Theology & Ethics, Baylor Religion Department


    4 p.m. Wednesday, March 1

  • Speaker: Arthur Milikh (Associate Director, The Heritage Foundation’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics)
  • Topic: The Power and Necessity of Art
  • Site: Baines Room (Student Union Building)
  • This is a two-part lecture series. A free meal will be provided after Part 1, but attendees must submit an RSVP to Charlie Emmett by February 24.

    Sponsored by Baylor Civitas


    3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16

  • Speaker: Amir Hussain (Professor of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University)
  • Topic: Muslims and the Making of America
  • Site: Foster 240
  • In Muslims and the Making of America, Dr. Amir Hussain chronicles the history of Islam in America to underscore the valuable cultural influence of Muslims on American life. He then rivets attention on music, sports, and culture as key areas in which Muslims have shaped and transformed American identity. America, Hussain concludes, would not exist as it does today without the essential contributions made by its Muslim citizens. A book-signing will follow the lecture.

    Sponsors: Baylor University Press, Graduate School, Department of Religion, Honors College, University Chaplain, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Institute for Faith and Learning, Institute for Studies of Religion, and George W. Truett Theological Seminary


    2017 Roy B. Albaugh Lecture

    Whit Stillman is a writer-director best known for his 1990 movie Metropolitan, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and which played a crucial role in launching the "indie" film industry in the United States. In addition to Metropolitan, Stillman has written and produced Barcelona (1994), Last Days of Disco (1998), Damsels in Distress (2011) and, most recently, the critically acclaimed Love and Friendship (2016), a Jane Austen adaptation.

    7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23

  • Speaker: Whit Stillman (Writer, Director)
  • Topic: An Evening With Whit Stillman
  • Site: Barfield Drawing Room

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    7:30 p.m. Friday, March 24

  • Speaker: Whit Stillman
  • Topic: Whit Stillman's Films: A Screening and Conversation with the Director
  • Site: TBA
  • Sponsors: Phi Beta Kappa - Baylor Chapter, Film & Digital Media Department, Honors College