This Week at Baylor – March 18-25, 2017

  • Theresa Flores
    Theresa Flores, human trafficking survivor and advocate, will speak in the Human Trafficking Panel Tuesday, March 21, and in Chapel Wednesday, March 22. (Courtesy photo)
  • Kory Katseanes
    Kory Katseanes, director of orchestras at Brigham Young University School of Music, will be a guest conductor at the Baylor Symphony Orchestra concert Tuesday, March 21. (Courtesy photo)
  • Whit Stillman
    Filmmaker Whit Stillman will deliver the 2017 Roy B. Albaugh Lecture Thursday, March 23, and answer questions after a screening of his film Moonlight on Friday, March 24. (Courtesy photo)
March 17, 2017

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WACO, Texas (March 17, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, lectures, concerts and events, including a lecture in honor of Women’s History Month, an expert panel on human trafficking, the opening of the 2017 Baylor Art Student Exhibition and a lecture by filmmaker Whit Stillman.

SATURDAY, March 18

Bach Birthday Celebration – The Central Texas Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present its annual program to celebrate the birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary of Seventh and James Baptist Church, 602 James Ave. in Waco. This event is free and open to the public.

MONDAY, March 20

Chapel Highlights – Baylor Theatre will present excerpts from its upcoming show “The Amish Project” in Chapel at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. Also, Greg Jones, Ph.D., executive vice president and provost, will speak about forgiveness. For more information and a list of future Chapel speakers, visit the Chapel website.

Religion Lecture – Bill J. Leonard, Ph.D., James and Marilyn Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies and professor of church history at Wake Forest University School of Divinity, will lecture on “Redeemer Nation or Lost Cause Religion?: Making America Great Again (For the First Time)” at 2:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium in Draper Academic Building, 1420 S. Seventh St. This lecture is sponsored by the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies and the department of religion in the College of Arts & Sciences.

THIS Matters: Is America Welcoming? – A THIS Matters forum will address whether America is a welcoming nation at 4 p.m. in Alexander Reading Room in Alexander Hall, 1413 S. Seventh St. This Diversity & Inclusion event is co-sponsored by Baylor Interdisciplinary Core. Click here for more information about THIS Matters.

Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome – In partnership with the Waco Hippodrome, Baylor Student Activities will show “3801 Lancaster: American Tragedy” at 7 p.m. at the Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave. Tickets are free and can be picked up at the Bill Daniel Student Center Ticket Office or online. Visit the Student Activities website for more information.

TUESDAY, March 21

Religion Lecture – Bill J. Leonard, Ph.D., James and Marilyn Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies and professor of church history at Wake Forest University School of Divinity, will lecture on “A Shelter for Conscience: Preaching and the Voice of Dissent” at 2:30 p.m. in Paul W. Powell Chapel, 1100 S. Third St. This lecture is sponsored by George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Women’s History Month Lecture – Cathleen Cahill, Ph.D., professor of history at the University of New Mexico, will lecture on “Who Fought for Women’s Suffrage?: A More Diverse View” at 3:30 p.m. in Room 100 of Morrison Hall, 1410 S. Fifth St. This Women’s History Month Lecture is sponsored by the department of history and Phi Alpha Theta.

Cross Cultural Dinner – Baylor Formation will host a cross-cultural dinner at 6 p.m. in Bobo Spiritual Life Center, 500 Speight Ave. Click here for more information and a schedule of future cross-cultural engagement events.

Human Trafficking Panel – The Academy for Leadership Development will host a panel on human trafficking at 6 p.m. in Room 250 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. The three experts on the panel are Robert Callahan, a lawyer who volunteers his services to the local chapter of UnBound; Theresa Flores, a human trafficking survivor and founder of the organization TraffickFree; and Emily Mills, who founded Jesus Said Love, a Christian organization that shares the love of Jesus with women in the commercial sex industry. This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information about the Academy for Leadership Development and future events.

The Amish Project – Baylor Theatre presents “The Amish Project.” Performances are at 7:30 p.m. March 21-25 and 2 p.m. March 25-26 in Mabee Theater in the Hooper-Schafer Fine Arts Center. “The Amish Project” is a fictional exploration of the Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in 2006. Due to adult language and content, this play is intended for a mature audience. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online. For group rates and faculty, staff and student discounts, call the box office at 254-710-1865.

Baylor Symphony Orchestra – The Baylor Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

WEDNESDAY, March 22

Chapel Highlights – Theresa Flores will speak in Chapel at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. Flores is a survivor of human trafficking and founder of TraffickFree, an organization that builds awareness about domestic sex trafficking and sexually exploited children in the United States. Flores is also the author of The Slave Across the Street and The Sacred Bath. For more information and a list of future Chapel speakers, visit the Chapel website.

THIS Matters: Forum on Immigration – THIS Matters will host a forum on immigration at 5:30 p.m. in the Bobo Spiritual Life Center, 500 Speight Ave. This Diversity & Inclusion event is co-sponsored by the LatinX Coalition. Click here for more information about THIS Matters.

THURSDAY, March 23

STEM and Humanities Symposium on Global Health – The College of Arts & Sciences will sponsor its annual STEM and Humanities Symposium on Global Health from 1 to 5 p.m. in SBC Theater at the Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S. University Parks Drive. Keynote speakers include Michael Merson, M.D., the Wolfgang Joklik Professor of Global Health and director of the Duke Global Health Institute, and Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine and professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology and Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

Free Enterprise Forum: Matt Miller and Chip McElroy – Free Enterprise at the Baugh Center will host a forum on “Microbrewers: From the Perspective of the Entrepreneur” at 4 p.m. in Room 240 of Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. Click here for more information about the Baugh Center.

2017 Baylor Art Student Exhibition – The 2017 Baylor Art Student Exhibition will open at 5:30 p.m. at Martin Museum of Art in Hooper-Schafer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. The opening will include a reception, jurors’ remarks and an award ceremony. The Baylor Art Student Exhibition will be open through Thursday, April 13. Admission is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

Alpha Tau Omega Bed Races – Alpha Tau Omega will race hospital beds down a race track that finishes with an inflatable obstacle course from 6 to 10 p.m. in the heart of Baylor campus on Fifth Street. This event will raise money for CoHOPE, a nonprofit that provides children with the services and education needed to promote health and wellbeing. CoHOPE was founded in honor of Coho Menk, who died suddenly and unexpectedly in May 2016, less than a week after graduation from Baylor.

Concert Choir – Baylor’s Concert Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. This concert is free and open to the public.

Roy B. Albaugh Lecture: An Evening with Whit Stillman – Filmmaker Whit Stillman will deliver the 2017 Roy B Albaugh Lecture, sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa, at 7:30 p.m. in Barfield Drawing Room in Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St. Stillman is a writer/director best known for the 1990 movie Metropolitan. Other films he has worked on include Barcelona, Last Days of Disco, Damsels in Distress and the critically acclaimed Jane Austen adaptation Love and Friendship. This lecture is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

FRIDAY, March 24

Population Health Symposium – Baylor University will host the Population Health Symposium with events beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St. Click here for a full schedule of the day’s events.

Biology Research Seminar – Mike Roberts, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of the Molecular and Applied Sciences Laboratory at Auburn University, will lecture on “Skeletal Muscle Repair Mechanisms” at 2:30 p.m. in Room D109 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave.

Whit Stillman’s Films: Metropolitan and a Conversation with its Creator – Phi Beta Kappa will host a screening of Whit Stillman’s 1990 film Metropolitan at 5:30 p.m. in Room 101 of Castellaw Communications Center, 219 Baylor Ave. After the film, there will be a Q&A with Stillman about Metropolitan and the art of filmmaking. This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

SATURDAY, March 25

Design Den: Circuits –Mayborn Museum Complex will explore electricity and circuits in Design Den from noon to 4 p.m. at the museum, 1300 S. University Parks Drive. Activities in the Design Den are included in the cost of museum admission, which is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors over 65 and $6 for children aged 2-12. Admission is free for Baylor students and museum members.

by Kalli Damschen, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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