Fall Lecture Calendar Includes Best-Selling Authors, Acclaimed Scientists, Business Ethicists

Sept. 6, 2005

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

For additions, contact the Baylor office of public relations at 710-1961 or e-mail that information to Haley_Wright@baylor.edu.

Also, streaming video of some of these lectures will be available this semester in the archives of BaylorTV.com.

SEPTEMBER 2005

Fall Chapel

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

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

Fall Theater Productions

For more information, contact the Baylor Theatre Box Office at (254) 710-1865 or the department offices at (254) 710-1861. Click here for the schedule of upcoming performances.

George MacDonald and His Children: The Development of Fantasy Literature

Sept. 16-19, Armstrong Browning Library

Conference celebrating the life and work of George MacDonald, who is seen as the founder of a literary genre: religious fantasy. Features papers linking MacDonald and his circle (Charles Kingsley, Lewis Carroll) with his successors, including G. K. Chesterton, Rudyard Kipling, E. Nesbit, and the Oxford Inklings. In addition, the conference will have a section on the development of children's book illustration from Arthur Hughes through H.R. Millar, which covers the great age of illustrated books before World War I.

For more information, contact Kathleen A. Miller at (254) 710-4968.

Truett Pastoral Conference Series

The conferences, held at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, include the Bivocational Preaching Conference, Sept. 16-17; Rural Church Summit, Sept. 23-24; and Black Preaching Conference, Sept. 26-28.

For more information, contact Truett Seminary at (254) 710-3755.

Ben H. Williams Distinguished Speaker Series

Noon, Sept. 28, Fifth Floor, Cashion Academic Center, Hankamer School of Business

Featuring Gary Keller, chairman of the board, Keller Williams Realty. The luncheon is free but reservations are required. Online registration is available here.

OCTOBER 2005

Fall Chapel

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

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

Fall Theater Productions

For more information, contact the Baylor Theatre Box Office at (254) 710-1865 or the department offices at (254) 710-1861. Click here for the schedule of upcoming performances.

Free Trade in the Americas

Oct. 6-7, McBride Center for International Business, Hankamer School of Business

Features leading scholars and officials from Canada, the United States and Latin America, who will examine the nature of Western Hemisphere trade agreements and their implications for hemispheric relations and the multilateral trading system. Keynote speaker: Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Director General of the UNCTAD and outgoing Director General of the World Trade Organization.

For more information, contact Julie LaStrape at (254) 710-2462.

Cherry Awards Lectures

3:30-5 p.m., Oct. 13, Morrison Hall, Room 100: William R. Cook, Distinguished Teaching Professor in the department of history at SUNY Geneseo, who will speak on "The Head of St. Catherine."

3-4:20 p.m., Oct. 19, Baylor Sciences Bldg. D.110: Robert W. Brown, Institute Professor in the department of physics at Case Western Reserve University, who will speak on "A Simple View of MRI, and Its Increasingly Rich View of Us and Our Brain."

4:10-5 p.m. Nov. 1, Meadows Recital Hall: Anton E. Armstrong, Tosdal Professor of Music at St. Olaf College, who will speak on "Vocation and Music Education: Our Calling as Pastoral Musicians."

Baylor Medical Ethics Conference

Oct. 13-15, Baylor Sciences Building

The Baylor University Medical Ethics Conference is a forum for practicing health care professionals who seek to pursue their vocation ethically, faithfully and knowledgeably, and will feature nationally prominent experts in medical and health care ethics with credentials in law, medicine, philosophy and theology. Speakers include Mark J. Cherry, St. Edward's University; H. Tristam Engelhardt, Rice University; Jorge L. A. Garcia, Boston College; Robert P. George, Princeton University; William F. May, Southern Methodist University; David Solomon, University of Notre Dame.

For more information, contact Baylor's Institute for Faith & Learning at (254) 710-4805.

Ben H. Williams Distinguished Speaker Series

5 p.m., Oct. 14, Kayser Auditorium, Hankamer School of Business

Featuring Mark Hurd, CEO, Hewlett-Packard. The event is free but reservations are required. Online registration is available here.

Geology Seminar Series

2:30 p.m., Oct. 14, Baylor Sciences Building, Room E401

Featuring Dr. Martin Volk of the University of Leipzig, who will speak on "GIS and Landscape Analysis."

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

Parchman Endowed Lectures

9:30 a.m., Oct. 18-20, Powell Chapel, Truett Seminary

Featuring Rev. Dr. Eugene Peterson, professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College and an ordained Presbyterian minister who has written 27 books on spiritual theology. He will deliver three lectures under the general theme of "Follow the Leader: Discernments in the Way of Jesus" - "Jesus or Herod" (Oct. 18), "Jesus or Caiaphus" (Oct. 19) and "Jesus or Josephus" (Oct. 20).

For more information, contact Truett Seminary at (254) 710-3755.

Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival

Oct. 19-21, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, Baylor

Performances, panels, readings, and academic paper presentations on American playwright Horton Foote and the festival's 2005 honoree playwright and director Romulus Linney. Other events include the American Actors Company's production of Linney's "Heathen Valley"and a festival concert featuring Broadway's Marin Mazzie.

For more information, contact Sherrae Cornett, festival director, at (254) 710-6450.

2006 Economic Forecast Luncheon

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Oct. 20, Floyd Casey Stadium, Galloway Suite

This annual conference, co-sponsored by the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce and Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, will feature leading experts on investment markets and the U.S. and Central Texas economies discussing such topics as future outlooks for employment and energy prices. Registration and payment of a $45 fee is required.

For more information, contact the department of economics at (254) 710-6177.

Seminar Series: RFID Integrated Supply Chains

Oct. 20-21, Fifth Floor, Cashion Academic Center, Hankamer School of Business

This Hankamer School of Business seminar series centers on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Integrated Supply Chains, an electronic tracking system now mandated by the U.S. Department of Defense and retail giants such as Wal-Mart. Speakers include Pedro M. Reyes, Baylor University; Gregory Heim, Boston College; Ted Labuza, University of Minnesota; Earl Kline, Virginia Tech; Diego Klabjan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Xiaowen Huang, Miami University at Ohio. A registration fee ($85 before Oct. 1, $95 after) is required.

For more information, contact Dr. Pedro Reyes at (254) 710-7804.

"Preserving Our Visual Heritage," Martin Museum of Art Special Presentation

2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, room 149 of the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center

Featuring Sandra Bowden, owner of the Collector's Items exhibition, who will explore the importance of collecting art, both to preserve the visual record of faith, and as a way to add richness to the understanding of theology and Biblical interpretation. Bowden's Collector's Items will be on exhibit at the museum from Oct. 25 through Dec. 3.

For more information, call the Martin Museum of Art at (254) 710-1867.

Sociology Alumni Annual Lecture

2 p.m., Oct. 28, location TBA

Featuring Dr. Joe Feagin, Baylor Class of 1960, The Ella C. McFadden Professor of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University and past president of the American Sociological Association.

For more information, contact the department of sociology at (254) 710-1165.

Beall-Russell Lecture

3:30 p.m., Oct. 31, Jones Theater

Featuring "An Afternoon with Alexander McCall Smith," the author of the internationally acclaimed No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, as well as the bestselling Sunday Philosophy Club series.

For more information, call (254) 710-1399.

NOVEMBER 2005

Fall Chapel

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

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

Fall Theater Productions

For more information, contact the Baylor Theatre Box Office at (254) 710-1865 or the department offices at (254) 710-1861. Click here for the schedule of upcoming performances.

Business Ethics Forum

Nov. 1-4, Hankamer School of Business

The annual Business Ethics Forum features multiple events, including:

Ben H. Williams Speaker Series

3 p.m., Nov. 1, Cashion Academic Center, Fifth Floor

Featuring John C. Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group, who will speak on "Entrepreneurship and the Public Good." It's free and open to the public.

An Evening with Ben Franklin

7:30 p.m., Nov. 1, Mayborn Museum Complex

Featuring Ralph Archbold, the official Ben Franklin for the city of Philadelphia, who will present his acclaimed one-man show impersonating the famous American patriot. The evening also will feature colonial desserts and a performance on one of the world's three glass harmonicas, an instrument Franklin invented. Tickets are $20 each ($10 for Baylor students). Register online here.

Ben H. Williams Speaker Series

noon, Nov. 4, Cashion Academic Center, Fifth Floor

Featuring Judy Dean, former senior vice president of HealthSouth Corp., who will speak on "Avoiding the First Step." There is no admission charge, but seating is limited for the luncheon and speech, and registration is required.

Roundtable on Integrity in Financial Reporting

1:30-3 p.m., Nov. 4, Cashion Academic Center, Fifth Floor

The 2005 Roundtable will focus on "The Trials and Tribulations of Complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act." Moderated by Dr. Bill Thomas, panelists include Lynn Turner, former chief accountant, SEC; Charles Niemeier, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board; Mary Ann Cloy, Partner in Charge, PriceWaterhouseCoopers; and Bob Simpson, chairman of the board and CEO, TXO Energy. The event is free and open to the public, and CEU credit is available.

Department of Religion Annual Lectureship

3:30 p.m., Nov. 3, Bennett Auditorium

Featuring Dr. Jeter Basden, professor of religion and associate director of ministry guidance, who will speak on "The Calling and Nurturing of Vocational Ministers: Connecting the Ivory Tower with Practical Ministry."

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

Ferguson-Clark Author Lecture

7:30 p.m., Nov. 3, Waco Hall

Featuring Lynne Truss, author of the international best seller "Eats, Shoots and Leaves: A Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation," who will present the fourth annual Ferguson-Clark Author Lecture benefiting the Baylor Libraries. Patron tickets ($50) include a reception and book signing. Other tickets include general admission ($15), Baylor faculty and staff ($10) and Baylor students ($5).

Purchase tickets online at www.baylor.edu/librarygifts/authortickets or by calling (254) 710-7249. For information about lecture T-shirts, visit www.baylor.edu/lib/gifts/truss.

For additional information, contact John Wilson, director of library advancement, at (254) 710-3457 or 7249.

Geology Seminar Series

2:30 p.m., Nov. 4, Baylor Sciences Building Room E401

Featuring Dr. Thomas Goforth, professor of geology, who will speak on "Seismic Models and Bomb."

Pruit Memorial Symposium

Nov. 10-12, Bill Daniel Student Center

The 2005 Pruit Memorial Symposium, "Global Christianity: Challenging Modernity and the West," will gather historians, political scientists, sociologists, theologians and others to discuss past manifestations and future trends of global Christianity. Speakers include David Bebbington, University of Stirling and Baylor; Paul Freston, Calvin College; Mark Noll, Wheaton College; Dana Robert, Boston University; Lamin Sanneh, Yale University; and Brian Stanley, University of Cambridge.

For more information, contact Baylor's Institute for Faith & Learning at (254) 710-4805.

Geology Seminar Series

2:30 p.m., Nov. 11, Baylor Sciences Building, Room E401

Featuring Dr. Joseph Von Fischer of Colorado State University, who will speak on "Methane Emissions from Wetlands."

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Concert

8 p.m., Nov. 17, Waco Hall

As part of Baylor's Distinguished Artist Series, the Dallas Symphony will perform under the direction of gifted young guest conductor Giancarlo Guerrero, a Baylor alumnus, and with 12-year-old violin prodigy Shannon Lee. Ticket prices are $40 for VIP seating/parking and $25 for general admission.

To reserve tickets, call Linda Dreyer at the Baylor School of Music at (254) 710-1161.

Geology Seminar Series

2:30 p.m., Nov. 18, Baylor Sciences Building, Room E125

Featuring Dr. Doug Ming of NASA's Johnson Space Center, who will speak on "Mineralogical and Geochemical Indicators for Aqueous Processes at the Mars Exploration Rover Landing Sites."

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