Spring Calendar Includes Celebrated Artists, Performances, Lectures and Conferences

Jan. 31, 2012

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February

Spring 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.

2012 Spring Physics Colloquium Series

Feb. 1, 4 - 5:00 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room E.125

The featured speaker is Andrey Chabanov, Ph.D., associate professor, University of Texas at San Antonio, who will present a lecture on "Signatures of Photon Localization in Disordered Media." For more information call Dr. Zhenrong Zhang at 254-710-2419.

Geology Colloquium Series

Feb. 3, 2:30 - 3:30 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room E231

Dr. Glen Mattioli from the University of Texas Arlington will discuss earthquake seismology. For more information call 254-710-2361.

Institute for Studies of Religion Lecture

Feb. 8, 3:30 - 5:00 p. m., Kayser Auditorium

Dr. Philip Jenkins will lecture on his newest book, "Laying Down the Sword" in a lecture entitled Coming to Terms with Violent Scriptures. The Bible contains some extremely violent passages, in which God commands the annihilation of whole races and peoples. Through history, Christians and Jews have tried many strategies to deal with these alarming texts, while ordinary believers commonly ignore their existence. The need to come to terms with our texts of terror becomes ever more urgent and even the grimmest-sounding scriptures can become the basis for a richer and deeper-rooted faith. Please register for this lecture online here or call call 254-710-7555.

B.U.R.S.T. Lecture

Feb. 9, 7 - 8:00 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room B110

Professor Edward B. Burger, Vice Provost for Strategic Educational Initiatives and the 2010 Robert Foster Cherry Award winner for Great Teaching at Baylor, will deliver his special lecture "Zero to Infinity: Great Moments in the History of Numbers" to the student organization B.U.R.S.T. (Baylor Undergraduate Research in Science and Technology.) All students, faculty, and friends are invited to attend this lecture given by one of our country's greatest mathematical orators. For more information click here.

TIFN and Baylor Film and Digital Media Spring 2012 Film Series

Feb. 9, 7 - 10:00 p. m., Castellaw, room 101

Texas Independent Film Network and Baylor University Film & Digital Media presents Spring 2012 Film Series. Each screening will be followed by Q&A with one or more special guests from the film's production! Slacker 2011 is "A charming , sometimes very funny snapshot of contemporary Austin" - Kimberly Jones, The Austin Chronicle. For more information click here.

Sacred Harp Sing

Feb. 11, 10:00 a. m. - 3:00 p. m.,Truett Theological Seminary

Baylor University hosts the tenth-annual sing in the seminary's Piper Great Hall. Sacred Harp singing is so named after the shape-note tunebook Sacred Harp, first published by B. F. White and E. J. King in 1844. The Baylor sing uses the 1991 edition of the book. Much of the music in this book consists of folk hymns that were passed down orally for many years before being written down; among the familiar tunes are those for "Amazing grace, how sweet the sound," "Brethren, we have met to worship," and "What wondrous love is this." The event will be preceded by a brief singing school at 9:30 a.m., and lunch will be provided for the participants. The Sacred Harp Sing is free of charge and open to the public. For more information click here.

Valentine's Day Extravaganza

Feb. 11, 2:30 - 4:30 p. m., Armstrong Browning Library, McLean Foyer of Meditation

The Armstrong Browning Library presents a romantic afternoon filled with music, poetry, desserts and door prizes. Entertainment will include Romantic Gold: Songs from the 50s and 60s by Dave Tanner and Creating EBB with Barbara Neri. Tickets cost $30 per person or $50 per couple. For more information click here.

Gospel Fest 2012

Feb. 11 - Feb. 12, various times, Waco Hall

Gospel choirs come from different regions of Texas and surrounding states to sing and fellowship with other gospel choirs. The event is open to all Baylor students and the Waco public. For more information, contact Ronald English at (254) 710-8986 or Kelley Kimple at (254) 710-6949.

Robert and Joyce Jones Organ Conference

Feb. 12, various times, Roxy Grove Hall, Jones Concert Hall, and Markham Organ Studio

Baylor University School of Music presents its 18th-annual Midwinter Organ Conference, funded by a permanent endowment from Retired U.S. Army Chaplain Robert Jones and his wife, Baylor organist-in-residence Dr. Joyce Jones. All of the public performances are offered free of charge. For more information click here.

Lyceum Series

Feb. 16, 4:00 - 5:30 p. m., Waco Hall, Recital Hall II,

The guest is art historian Dr. Alessandra Comini, University Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University, and the author of major essays and eight books. She is well known for her lively revisionist work in the history of women artists. This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call 254-710-3571.

60th All-University Sing

Feb. 16, 17, 18, & 23, 24, 25, 6:30 - 10 p. m., Waco Hall

Presented by the Department of Student Activities, All-University Sing has been a tradition at Baylor University since 1953. Student organizations perform 7-minute, broadway style productions in competition with one another. The top 8 acts will advance to Pigskin Revue in the fall semester. This year we celebrate the 60th All-University Sing! For ticket information click here.

Distinguished Artist Series

Feb. 17, 7:30 p. m., Glennis McCrary Music Building, Jones Concert Hall

A consummate soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, conductor, and teacher, Lynn Harrell's work throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia has placed him in the highest echelon of today's performing artists. He is a frequent guest of many leading orchestras, including Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, and the National Symphony. 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 here.

Geology Colloquium Series

Feb. 17, 2:30 - 3:30 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room E231

Dr. Alain Plante of the University of Pennsylvania will discuss soil organic matter stability. For more information call 254-710-2361.

School of Music Lecture

Feb. 19, 7 - 8:00 p. m., Glennis McCrary Music Building, Euell Porter Hall (room 114)

Guest Steven Gross is currently principal horn of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and professor of horn at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a former member of the Atlanta Symphony, the National Symphony, and the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call 254-710-3571.

Dante Seminar

Feb. 21, 12:30 p. m. and 5:00 p. m., Honors Residential College, Alexander Reading Room

The Baylor University Great Texts Program is honored to host two public lectures on Dante, sponsored by Susan and Robert Pence. Christiana Purdy Moudarres of Yale Divinity School will present a lecture entitled "Bodily Starvation and the Ravaging of the Will: a Medical Reading of Inferno 32-33" followed later in the afternoon by Ronald Martinez of Brown University, who will speak on "Dante's Anti-Ecclesiastical Triptych in the Inferno (Cantos 19, 23, 27)." For more information call Ms. Petra Carey at 254- 710-1523.

O.T. Hayward Distinguished Lecture

Feb. 23, 7 - 8:00 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room D109

Dr. Bill Dietrich from U.C. Berkley will present a lecture entitled "Is there a topographic signature of life?" Apart from the obvious influence of humans, does the landscape shaped by the uplift, deformation and breakdown of bedrock and the erosion, transport and deposition of sediment bear an unmistakable stamp of life? The influence of life on topography is a topic that has remained largely unexplored, yet all landscapes we walk on today have developed in the presence of biota. In this presentation he will explore mechanisms linking biota to erosional processes and explore several hypotheses about an Earth without life as a way to reveal the role biota may play in shaping landscapes. For more information call 254-710-2361.

YouthCUE Festival

Feb. 24 - Feb. 26, various times, McCrary Music Building

YouthCue is an interdenominational organization which seeks to "radically impact the lives of youth" through the youth choir experience. This organization, founded in 1990 boasts over 30,000 active youth from all over the country. Each year youth choirs gather at various locations to participate in YouthCue festivals. For more information call the School of Music at 254-710-3571.

Institute for the Study of Religion Lecture

Feb. 27, 1:30 - 3:00 p. m., Armstrong Browning Library, Cox Lecture Hall

Jeremy Lott, editor for the Real Clear family of websites will lead a seminar entitled " American Religion: Love It or Leave It." Headlines proclaim that religion is in decline in America and religious affiliation and observance are falling, especially among the young. But is that true? In this seminar, Jeremy will share his observations and invite valuable for how to better understand developments in American religion. Please register for this free seminar by calling 254-710-7555 or click here.

Justice Week- Tunnel of Oppression

Feb. 28, 6 - 11:00 p. m., BDSC, Fentress room

During Justice Week's Tunnel of Oppression, International Justice Mission-Baylor Chapter and other student organizations will depict scenes highlighting various forms of oppression (sex trafficking, domestic violence, sweat shops, etc.). The purpose of this event is to provide the Baylor community with a deeper understanding through thoughtful illustrations by fellow students. For more information contact Dalychia Saah, Justice Week Chair.

Baylor Theatre

Feb. 28 & 29, Mar. 1-8, 7:30 p. m and Mar. 3 & 4, 2:00 p.m, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center,Theatre 11

Baylor Theatre presents: Quartet with Grand Piano: An Evening of Four Short Plays. Experience a unique night of new and contemporary short plays, brilliantly combined for an ecclectic brand of story-telling. Each story transports you to a new, strange world, unlike anything seen on the Baylor stage before. Completely accompanied by a beautiful grand piano, this intimate collection challenges, delights, entertains, and engages in one single production. Directed by DeAnna Toten Beard, the plays include: "Little Airplanes of the Heart" by Steve Feffer, "The Trapeze Artist" by Mary Laws, "Aftermath" by Thomas Ward and "Johannes, Pytor, & Marge" by Jeffrey Essman. You may purchase tickets online here.

The W.C. Dobbs Lecture

Feb. 29, 9:30 - 10:20 a. m., George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Paul W. Powell Chapel

Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, associate professor of history, will present a lecture entitled "Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and the Contest for Religious Liberty in Revolutionary Virginia." This lectureship was established in 1995 by Dr. W.C. Dobbs of Mobile, Alabama, retired professor of Christian ethics at Mobile College of Mobile, Alabama. For more information call 254-710-6080.

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