Lectures, Conferences, Symposia Highlight Baylor Fall

Sept. 30, 2004

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Baylor University will bring several distinguished speakers to campus this fall. Below is a partial list of the lectures, conferences and symposia that will be held in September, October and December at Baylor.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For additions, contact the Baylor office of public relations at 710-1961.

Also, look for many of these lectures to be available "on demand" in the archives of BaylorTV.com.

September 2004


Fall Chapel


10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Waco Hall


For more information, contact university ministries at (254) 710-3517 or click here for the schedule of speakers and performers.


2004 Pruit Memorial Symposium - "Slavery, Oppression, and Prejudice: Ancient Roots and Modern Implications"


Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, Second Floor, Bill Daniel Student Center


For more information, contact the Institute for Faith and Learning at (254) 710-4805.

October 2004


Fall Chapel


10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Waco Hall


For more information, contact university ministries at (254) 710-3517 or click here for the schedule of speakers and performers.


2004 Hearn Symposium: Music and Worship in an Emerging Culture


Oct. 4-6, Glennis McCrary Music Building, Baylor University


Featuring noted authors and speakers on issues pertaining to worship and congregational song within the context of the Postmodern Church.


Registration fee after Sept. 1: $179.


For more information, call (254) 710-2360 or e-mail Melinda_Coats@baylor.edu.


Robert T. Miller Professorship Distinguished Lecture Series


7 p.m., Oct. 4, Bennett Auditorium


Featuring John Yoo, professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, who will speak on "Fighting the New Terrorism"


For more information, call the department of political science at (254) 710-3161.


Parchman Endowed Lectures


3 p.m., Oct. 5-7, Powell Chapel, Truett Seminary


Featuring Rev. Dr. James Forbes Jr., senior minister of The Riverside Church of New York City, who will speak on "Healing the Spirit of America" in a series of three lectures - "A Dream of America at Its Best," "Killers of the Dream of Democracy" and "The Spiritual Renewal of the Nation."


For more information, contact Dr. Roger E. Olson, professor of theology, at (254) 710-6654 or Roger_Olson@baylor.edu.


Economic Forecast Conference


Oct. 7, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Galloway Suite, Floyd Casey Stadium


Co-sponsored by the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce and Baylor's Hankamer School of Business


Featuring leading experts on investment markets and the U.S. and Central Texas economies, including Ray Perryman of The Perryman Group, Thomas Kelly of Baylor University, and Edward Riley Jr. of State Street Global Advisors.


Cost is $45.00 per person includes all program costs, lunch, plus a booklet of trends and projections for the U.S., Texas and Central Texas economies.


For reservations, contact Susan Armstrong in Baylor's department of economics at (254) 710-6177.


M.D. Anderson Art Lecture


7 p.m., Oct. 7, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, Room 149


Featuring world-renowned painter Gregory Armenoff, professor of fine arts at Columbia University and president of the National Academy of Design.


A reception will follow the lecture.


For more information, call the department of art at (254) 710-1867.


TSAPS Conference


9 a.m., Oct. 7-8, Baylor Sciences Building


Joint fall meeting of the Texas Sections of the American Physical Society, American Association of Physics Teachers, and Society of Physics Students - Zone 13. Hosted by Baylor University, the department of physics, Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.


For more information, contact Dwight P. Russell, chair of the Baylor TSAPS Organizing Committee, at (254) 710-4877 or (254) 710-2273 or Dwight_Russell@baylor.edu


Digital Home Symposium on "The Future of Broadband Datacasting"


2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, Castellaw Communications Building, Room 101


For more information, call (254) 710-1621 or Dr. Corey Carbonara, professor of the telecommunication and director of Baylor's Digital Communication Technologies Project, at (254) 710-1511 or Corey_Carbonara@baylor.edu


Geology Lecture


3:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, Baylor Sciences Building, E206


Featuring Dr. Stephen T. Hasiotis, assistant professor of geology at the University of Kansas and an expert on ichnology, who will speak on "Animal- and plant-sediment relationships and the interpretation of trace fossils in terrestrial environments."


For more information, contact Dr. Steve Driese, chair of the department of geology, at (254) 710-2361.


Beall-Russell Lecture in the Humanities


3:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 11, Jones Theater, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center


Featuring "An Afternoon's Odyssey with Robert Fagles," translator of the Iliad and Odyssey and other major classical works and the Arthur W. Marks Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature in the department of comparative literature at Princeton University.


For more information, call Dr. Alden Smith, lecture co-chair, at (254) 710-3744 or 1399 or Alden_Smith@baylor.edu


Ferguson-Clark Lecture


7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, Harry and Anna Jeanes Discovery Center, Mayborn Museum Complex


Featuring Jon Meacham, bestselling author of "Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship" and managing editor of "Newsweek," who will speak on "Franklin and Winston: Leadership Issues for Today."


Patron tickets, which include a reception and book signing, are $50; general admission tickets are $15; Baylor faculty and staff tickets are $10; and Baylor student tickets are $5.
Click here to order tickets online.


For more information, contact Mary Goolsby at the Baylor Libraries at (254) 710-6735.


Baylor University Theatre


7:30 p.m., Oct. 28-30 and Nov. 4-6; 2 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 7, Jones Theater


Featuring a production of the Tony Award-nominated musical, "Quilters."


For ticket information, call the theatre box office at (254) 710-1865.

November 2004


Fall Chapel


10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Waco Hall


For more information, contact university ministries at (254) 710-3517 or click here for the schedule of speakers and performers.


Baptist Heritage Lectures


Nov. 2-3, Powell Chapel, George W. Truett Theological Seminary


Featuring Dr. William M. Pinson Jr., the executive director emeritus of the Executive Board of the Baptist General Convention of Texas and Truett's Distinguished Visiting Professor in Christian Ethics, who will speak on "The Freedom That Christ Gives," "The Baptist Recipe" and "Baptist Words and Actions That Made a Difference."


For more information, contact Dr. Roger E. Olson, professor of theology at Truett Seminary, at (254) 710-6654.


Daniel B. McGee Endowed Lecture In Religious Studies


Nov. 3, Miller Chapel, Tidwell Bible Building


Featuring Dr. William H. Willimon, Presiding Bishop of the North Alabama Annual Conference and one of the 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world, who will speak on "Trinitarian Education: The Challenge of Christian Higher Education."


For more information, contact the department of religion at (254) 710-3735.


Business Ethics Forum


Nov. 3-5, Fifth Floor, Cashion Academic Center, Hankamer School of Business


Featuring the Ben H. Williams Distinguished Speakers Series with Charles Niemeier, member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and the Roundtable on Integrity in Financial Reporting.


For more information, contact Julie LaStrape in the office of the dean at (254) 710-6048 or Julie_LaStrape@baylor.edu.


Green & Gold Invitational Undergraduate Mock Trial Competition


Nov. 5-7, Baylor Law School


Texas Court of Criminal Appeals


Nov. 10, Jim Kronzer Appellate Advocacy Classroom & Courtroom


Minette and Huber Lelland Drumwright Jr. Endowed Colloquium in New Testament Studies


Nov. 18-19, Powell Chapel, George W. Truett Theological Seminary


Featuring six internationally recognized New Testament scholars, who will compare various aspects of "Jesus and Paul: Comparing Aspects of Their Thought and Practice"


For more information, contact Dr. Todd Still, associate professor of Christian Scriptures at Truett, at (254) 710-7347.


Baylor University Theatre


7:30 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 4 and 2 p.m. Dec. 5, Mabee Theater


Featuring a production of "Flight."


For ticket information, call the theatre box office at (254) 710-1865.

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