Fall Calendar Includes Celebrated Artists, Performances, Lectures and Conferences

Sept. 30, 2011

Baylor University will welcome several distinguished speakers and performers to campus this fall. Below is a list of the lectures, conferences, symposia, and performances that will be held during October at Baylor.

For additions, contact Baylor Marketing and Communications at 254-710-1961 or e-mail that information to Melissa_L_Perry@baylor.edu.

October

Fall Chapel

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 9:05, 10:10 & 11:15 in Waco Hall. Chapel is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the office of University ministries at 254-710-3517.

Distinguished Artist Series: Windscape

Oct. 3, 7:30 p. m., Glennis McCrary Music Building, Jones Concert Hall

Created in 1994 by five eminent woodwind soloists, Windscape has won a unique place for itself as a vibrant, ever-evolving group of musical individualists which has delighted audiences throughout the USA, Canada, and Asia. Windscape's innovative programs and presentations are designed to take listeners on a musical and historical world tour, evoking vivid cultural landscapes of distant times and places. For ticket information on this Distinguished Artist Series event, call the Baylor University School of Music box office at 254-710-3571, or you may purchase tickets online by visiting the School of Music website.

Cherry Award Lecture

Oct. 3, 3:30-4:30 p. m., Kayser Auditorium

Three preeminent scholar/teachers from U.S. universities have been selected as finalists for Baylor University's 2012 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. This year's first finalist lecture is presented by Dr. Allen J. Matusow, The W.G. Twyman Professor of History and associate director for academic programs at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. Winner of numerous teaching awards and several books, he will lecture on "Did Reagan Win the Cold War?" The winning professor will be announced by Baylor in spring 2012. For more information click here.

Cornelia Marschall Smith Award Lecture

Oct. 4, 4-5:00 p. m,.Castellaw, room 101

Robert Darden, associate professor of journalism and media arts in the College of Arts and Sciences, who is known for his work on Baylor University's Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, has been named the Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year. He will present a lecture entitled "Telling Stories." The award is named for a 1918 Baylor biology graduate, Dr. Cornelia Marschall Smith, who was a professor of biology at Baylor from 1940-67, chair of the biology department from 1943-67, and director of Strecker Museum from 1943-67. For more information click here.

Honors College Lecture Series

Oct. 6, 5-6:00 p.m. , Honors Residential College, Alexander Reading Room

Prof. Giuseppe Mazzotta, Sterling Professor in the Humanities for Italian at Yale University, presents "Dante's Exile and the Path of Salvation: Paradiso XV-XVII" in which he will examine the cantos of Paradiso and the major theories of history. Prof. Mazzotta has written several books and numerous artricles. For more information click here.

CASPER Seminar

Oct. 7, 1:30-2:30 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room D110

The Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics, and Engineering Research (CASPER) is a Baylor Center whose experimental facility is built around a partnership between Baylor University and Texas State Technical College-Waco (TSTC) that exists through a signed agreement between the Presidents of the two institutions. The guest lecturer is Anindya Dey from the University of Texas at Austin. For more information call 254-710-3763.

Mathematics Colloquium

Oct. 6 & 7, 4:00 p.m., Baylor Sciences Building, room D109 and Sid Rich, room 344

David Bressoud, Past President of the Mathematical Association of America and Dewitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, will present two lectures entitled "Calculus in High School: Too much of a good thing? " and "Proofs and Confirmations: The story of the Alternating Sign Matrix Conjecture " respectively. For more information click here.

Lyceum Series: Music Education Convocation

Oct. 10, 6:15 p.m., Glennis McCrary Music Building, Meadows Recital Hall

Conductor and string music educator Sandra Dackow is music director of the Hershey Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania. She earned the Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and the Ph.D. from the Eastman School of Music. An annual ASCAP award winning arranger, Sandra Dackow has generated over seventy published works for orchestras and is an author of the Orchestra Expressions curriculum. This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call 254-710-3571.

Baylor Opera Theatre

Oct. 12 & 13, 7:30 p. m., Roxy Grove Hall

Baylor's gifted vocalists present a pair of delightful one-act operas from the twentieth century, with costumes, sets, and piano accompaniment. Douglas Moore's Gallantry and Thomas Pasatieri's Signor Deluso are free of charge and open to the public. For more information call 254-710-3571.

The Parchman Lecture Series

Oct. 11 - Oct. 13, various times, Truett Seminary, W. Powell Chapel

Dr. Scot McKnight, The Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies at North Park University in Chicago, IL, and a recognized authority on the New Testament, presents 5 lectures during his visit to the Baylor campus. For a complete schedule click here.

Martin Museum of Art Exhibitions

Oct. 11 - Nov. 11, Hooper-Shaefer Fine Arts Center, Martin Museum of Art

Works by Chuck Hindes ,showcasing Japanese aesthetic, which views imperfection and irregularity as forms of beauty, and Ron Meyers' functional red earthenware pieces that are made in a casual and relaxing manner are on exhibit in Gallery I. Gallery II will host the Texas Atomic Iron Commission. Officially founded in 2007, the Texas Atomic Iron Commission is a collaborative organization that brings together universities, industry, students and artists. The exhibition features cast iron sculptures by eleven Texas artists: Dan Askew, Robbie Barber, Geoff Broderick, Erin Cunningham, Kurt Dyrhaug, Amy Gerhauser, Jack Gron, Butch (Meredith) Jack, Bill Raney, Greg Reuter, and Tanya Synar. Free events for the public include artist receptions, a ceramic workshop and artist presentations. For more information and a complete schedule of events call 254-710-1867 or click here.

Beall-Russell Lecture

Oct. 17, 3:30 p.m., Cashion, room 510.

This year's speaker is playwright John Patrick Shanley, an accomplished and award-winning writer and director who has written extensively for film and the stage. His lecture is entitled "The Art of the Playwright ." The Beall-Russell Lectures in the Humanities were established in 1982 with a financial gift from Virginia B. Ball of Muncie, Ind. She named the lecture series in honor of her mother, Mrs. John A. Beall, and Lily Russell, former dean of women at Baylor, both Baylor alumnae of the Class of 1910. For more information click here.

Leadership Lecture Series

Oct. 17, 6-7:00 p.m., Kayser Auditorium

The Academy for Leader Development and Civic Engagement welcomes Dr. Yaw Bio all the way from Ghana. He will speak on "Leadership in Contemporary Social Issues," more specifically, global leadership in the medical field in a third-world country. For more information call 254-710-3100.

ISR Symposium: The Revival that Founded Baylor: Baptist Faith in Frontier Texas

Oct. 20, 10:30 a. m. - 12:00 p. m., Armstrong Browning Library, Cox Lecture Hall

Oct. 20, 4:00 p.m., Kayser Auditorium

In the early nineteenth century, a wave of Christian revivals which became known as the Second Great Awakening swept across America. These revivals not only changed the lives of thousands, but also fostered vibrant new reform movements and educational initiatives. Renowned religious historian David Bebbington, University of Stirling, Scotland, and Baylor, demonstrates that one such revival, led in 1841 by Judge R.E.B. Baylor and William Tryon in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, helped establish Baylor University in 1845. A morning panel will feature presentations on topics such as the history of missions and religious publishing by professors Beth Barton Schweiger, University of Arkansas; Kelly Elliott, Abilene Christian; and Joseph Stubenrauch of Baylor. Sponsored by the Institute for Studies of Religion. For more information click here.

Texas Independent Film Network Fall Film Series

Oct. 20, 7:00-10:00 p. m., Castellaw, room 101

The third film of the season is Dance With the One,"one of those perfect storms in independent filmmaking when an exciting story, skilled director, and a good cast create an entertaining experience" -Brian C. Gibson, Film School Rejects. The Texas Independent Film Network and Baylor University Film & Digital Media sponsor this series. Each screening will be followed by Q&A with one or more special guests from the film's production. For more information click here.

CASPER Seminar

Oct. 21, 3-4:00 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room E231

The Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics, and Engineering Research (CASPER) is a Baylor Center whose experimental facility is built around a partnership between Baylor University and Texas State Technical College-Waco (TSTC) that exists through a signed agreement between the Presidents of the two institutions. The guest lecturer is Dr. George Herdrich from the University of Stuttgart. For more information call 254-710-3763.

Geology Colloquium Series

Oct. 21, 3-4:00 p.m. Baylor Sciences Building, room E231

The speaker is Kitty Milliken, BEG, who will discuss gas shale. For more information call 254-710-2361.

Franz Liszt Bicentennial Concert

Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., Glennis McCrary Music Building, Jones Concert Hall

Baylor University music faculty perform a tribute to the great Hungarian composer/pianist (1811-1886). This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call 254-710-3571.

Robert H. Young Memorial Concert

Oct. 23, 3:00 p.m., Armstrong Browning Library, McLean Foyer of Meditation

A memorial concert celebrating the life of Robert H. Young (who passed away on July 29 at the age of 88) will include performances by the Baylor University Chamber Singers and Baylor University Chamber Orchestra, with the music of Mozart, Elgar, Barber, Morten Lauridsen, and of course Dr. Young himself. Free tickets are available from the School of Music box office in the lobby of the Glennis McCrary Music Building or by calling 254-710-3571.

Cherry Award Lecture

Oct. 24, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Baylor Sciences Building, room D109

The second finalist in the Cherry Award Lecture series is Heather Macdonald, Chancellor Professor of Geology at the College of William & Mary. Her lecture is entitled"Behind the Scenes: From Strong Geoscience Courses to an Energized Community." Dr. Macdonald is known for her award-winning work with the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) "On the Cutting Edge" project that helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods. For more information click here.

Armstrong Browning Library Benefactors Day

Oct. 25, 3:30 p.m., Armstrong Browning Library (ABL), McLean Foyer of Meditation

Benefactors Day is celebrated with an annual lecture. This year's address will be given by the 2012 Margaret Root Brown Chair of Robert Browning and Victorian Studies, Dr. Kirstie Blair, from the University of Glasgow. Dr. Blair's topic, "Robert Browning's Dissenting Forms," focuses on "Christmas-Eve," the only poem in which he reflects explicitly on contemporary religion. Carlos Colón, ABL Artist-in-Residence, will present new musical arrangements that feature Robert Browning's "Christmas-Eve" and Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "The Sleep." Colón will also premiere a composition for oboe and piano inspired by a passage from EBB's "Aurora Leigh." He will be assisted by oboist Katie Sparks and pianist Ivette Herryman. A reception will follow in the Cox Reception Hall. Free and open to the public. For more information ABL events page.

2011 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture

Oct. 27-29, various times, Bill Daniel Student Center

This year's theme is "Educating for Wisdom in the 21st Century University," sponsored by Baylor's Institute for Faith and Learning. We invite scholars and teachers from across the disciplines, college and university administrators, and students (both undergraduate and graduate) to join us as we explore wisdom as it relates to modern education. For more information, schedules and registration forms, click here.

Geology Colloquium Series

Oct. 28, 3-4:00 p.m. Baylor Sciences Building, room E231

The speaker is Ron Amundson of Berkley, who will discuss paleosol relaed paleoclimate. For more information call 254-710-2361.

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