American Family to Be Focus of Lecture Series Feb. 27-29

Feb. 15, 1996

"The American Family: Relationship" is the theme of the 1996 Hixson Lectures sponsored by Baylor University's Center for Christian Education Feb. 27-29.

"Family Matters: Traditions of Cult & Cultivation" will be presented by Dr. Donald D. Schmeltekopf, Baylor's provost and vice president for academic affairs, at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Bennett Auditorium.

As provost, Schmeltekopf provides leadership and overall direction for Baylor's academic program. He holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Philosophy, is the author of numerous articles and monographs and is the co-editor of the book, Ethics and Life: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Moral Problems, published in January 1992.

"Building Relationships in the Family Today" will be presented by Dr. Don Newbury, president of Howard Payne University, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

As Howard Payne's 16th president, Newbury is the only president of the university who holds a baccalaureate degree from Howard Payne (1961). Since 1993, Newbury has been president of the Association of Southern Baptist Colleges and Schools.

"Adolescent and Family Relationships: Themes in Literature" will be presented by Dr. Betty Sue Flowers, professor at the University of Texas, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29, in Bennett Auditorium.

A native Texan, Flowers has published the book Browning and the Modern Tradition and edited Daughters and Fathers. She was the series consultant for "The Power of Myth" and is currently a host for the Austin radio series "The Next 200 Years."

The Hixson Lecture series was established by Baylor alumni James Hixson III and Milton Hixson in honor of their parents James E. and Ward Ella Hixson.

For more information, contact Dr. Randy Wood, professor of curriculum and instruction and director of the Center for Christian Education, at 755-2410.

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