Fall Calendar Includes Celebrated Artists, Performances, Lectures and Conferences

Sept. 19, 2006

Baylor University will bring many distinguished speakers and performers to campus this fall. Below is a list of the lectures, conferences, performances 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 Paige_Patton@baylor.edu.

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

SEPTEMBER 2006

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 the office of university ministries at (254) 710-3517 or click here for the schedule of speakers and performers.

Martin Museum of Art Exhibition

September 5-October 14

The Martin Museum of Art will feature an exhibition of photography by Tammy Cromer-Campbell and Joann Brennan.

For more information, contact the Martin Museum at (254) 710-6390.

Religion Chair's Inaugural Lecture

September 12, 3:30 p.m., Miller Chapel

Most readers of the Bible are looking for a word about God. What does the Old Testament say about God? Where can we begin to discover that? How can we organize that? What have readers who have come before us said about these questions? Dr. William H. Bellinger Jr., chair of religion and The W. Marshall and Lulie Craig Professor of Bible, will explore these questions in "A Shape for Old Testament Theology: A Lost Cause?"

For more information, call (254) 710-3735.

Dmitri Shostakovich Centennial Celebration

September 14, 7:30 p.m., Jones Concert Hall, McCrary Music Building

This special concert honors the Russian composer's 100th birthday. The Baylor Symphony Orchestra, with Artist-in-Residence Krassimira Jordan as piano soloist, and the Baylor Wind Ensemble will perform. The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the school of music at (254) 710-1161.

Geology Seminar Series

September 15, 3 p.m., Baylor Sciences Building room E235

Dr. Howard Harper of the Society for Sedimentary Geology will speak.

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

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

September 15, 8 p.m., Jones Theater, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center

Baylor theatre arts graduate Haley March will perform "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," a funny and emotional tale of one boy's journey in the days following Sept. 11, 2001. Admission is free, with "pay what you can" donations accepted at the door.

For more information, contact the theatre department at (254) 710-1865.

Flemish Fortnight Concert Series

September 17-29, various locations

This special series of the School of Music surveys the rich variety of music from historical Flanders. Highlights are a lecture and recital by pianists Dirk Rombaut and Goedele Van den Eynde, titled "Flemish Educational Piano Repertoire," Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall; a panel discussion with Flemish pianists Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall; and the lecture "Music Education in Flanders" Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Recital Hall II of Waco Hall, presented by the Baylor University Music Educators Association. All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the school of music at (254) 710-1161.

Formatting Workshop

September 19, 4 p.m., Morrison Hall room 100

This important one-hour formatting workshop is especially for students writing dissertations and theses who expect to graduate in December 2006. The workshop will discuss things these students need to know to successfully meet the deadlines to graduate and to make the process easier. Topics will include general formatting guidelines, technical suggestions and help for submitting to Beardocs.

For more information, contact the graduate school at (254) 710-3588.

Baylor Theatre Presents Hamlet

September 26-October 1, Mabee Theater, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center

Baylor Theatre presents William Shakespeare's Hamlet, a master's thesis production directed by Nate Records.

For more information, contact the theatre department at (254) 710-1865.

Baylor Round Table

September 27, 2 p.m., Allbritton House

The Baylor Round Table's annual membership tea will be at the home of President John and Mrs. Gerrie Lilley at 336 Guittard. The tea will honor new women faculty and executive staff as well as the wives of new faculty and executive staff.

For more information, contact Judy Maggard at (254) 710-2561.

Retired Professors and Administrators Luncheon

September 28, First Baptist Church Waco Fellowship Hall

At the Baylor Retired Professors and Administrators Program fall luncheon, 21 new members will be inducted.

For more information, contact Dr. Rufus Spain at (254) 710-6308.

Global Issues Lecture Series

September 28, 4-5 p.m., Draper 116

Dr. George Gawrych, Associate Professor of History will present Hizbollah and the Challenges for Peace in the Middle East.

For more information, contact the Center for International Education at (254) 710-2657.

Seminar Series: RFID in Supply Chains

September 28-29, Cashion Academic Building, fifth floor

The theme of the second annual seminar series is the use of RFID (radio frequency identification) in supply chains. Sessions will address the massive interest in this old technology, which is changing the landscape of integrated supply chains.

For more information, click here.

OCTOBER 2006

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 the office of university ministries at (254) 710-3517 or click here for the schedule of speakers and performers.

McGee Endowed Lecture

October 2, 3:30 p.m., Miller Chapel

James Crenshaw of Duke University will speak on The Reciprocating Touch: The Knowledge of God in Wisdom Literature.

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

Minette & Huber Lelland Drumwright Colloquium

October 5, 3:30 p.m., Truett Seminary, Piper Great Hall

Dr. Clifton Black of Princeton Theological Seminary will speak on The Gospel According to Johnny Cash: The New Testament and the Crafting of a Public Theology.

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

Global Issues Lecture Series

October 5, 7-8 p.m., Bennett Auditorium

Dr. Hans Redlef Arnold, former German ambassador will present Europe and the United States: Where do we go from here?

For more information, contact the Center for International Education at (254) 710-2657.

Texas Medieval Association Meeting

October 6-7

The theme of the 2006 TMA meeting is Self and Other in the Middle Ages. The meeting will features plenary addresses by Geraldine Heng of the University of Texas at Austin on The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages and by Cynthia Neville of Dalhousie University on Knights, Knighthood and Chivalric Culture in Gaelic Scotland, c. 1050-1300.

For more information, contact Tom Hanks at (254) 710-6892.

Miller Lecture

October 9, 7-9 p.m., Bennett Auditorium

Michael Hayes, professor of political science at Colgate University, will be the featured speaker.

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

Psychology Alumni Panel Discussion

October 20, 2:30 p.m., Baylor Sciences Building room A236

This year's annual alumni panel discussion will include contributions from 1994 Baylor psychology graduate Evanthe Collins, one of the 2006 Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipients. The event is open to the public.

For more information, contact the psychology department at (254) 710-2961.

Graduate Business Breakfast

October 21, 8-9:30 a.m., Cashion Academic Center, fifth floor

To RSVP for this year's annual graduate business Homecoming breakfast, click here.

Beall-Russell Lecture

October 26, 3:30 p.m., Cashion Academic Center, fifth floor

The 2006 Beall-Russell Lecture will feature Azar Nafisi, author of the international best-seller Reading Lolita in Tehran, which paints a compassionate and often harrowing portrait of the Islamic revolution in Iran and how it affected one university professor and her students. Nafisi will present a lecture titled The Republic of the Imagination, concerning the power of literature to liberate minds and peoples.

For more information, contact the provost's office at (254) 710-3601.

The Center for Jewish Studies Hosts Dr. Jonathan Boyarin

October 26-27, Marrs-McLean Science Building room 133

Dr. Boyarin will present a lecture titled Translating Heschel: A Jewish Journey Then and Now.

For more information, contact the Center for Jewish Studies at (254) 710-2866.

NOVEMBER 2006

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 the office of university ministries at (254) 710-3517 or click here for the schedule of speakers and performers.

Business Ethics Forum

November 1-3, Cashion Academic Center, fifth floor

The theme of this year's Business Ethics Forum, sponsored by the Hankamer School of Business, is Enron and Andersen, a Five-year Postmortem: Leadership Lessons.

For more information, click here.

Baylor Opera Theater

November 1-2, 7:30; November 5, 2:30; Jones Theater, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center

The Baylor Opera Theater will present three performances of Carlisle Floyd's opera Susannah.

For more information, contact the theatre department at (254) 710-1865.

NATS Regional Conference

November 1-4, Roxy Grove Hall Recital Hall II and McCrary Music Building

Baylor University will host the annual conference of the Texoma region of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

For more information, contact the school of music at (254) 710-1161.

M.D. Anderson Art Lecture

November 2, 7 p.m., Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Building room 149

Jerry Uelsmann will speak on his long, distinguished career as an artist. He pioneered the use of photomontage in photography.

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

Distinguished Artist Series

November 3, 8 p.m., Jones Concert Hall, McCrary Music Building

Tenor Jay Hunter Morris will perform.

For more information, contact the school of music at (254) 710-1161.

Baylor Symphony Orchestra

November 7, 7:30 p.m., Jones Concert Hall, McCrary Music Building

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the school of music at (254) 710-1161.

Ferguson-Clark Lecture Series

November 9, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Waco Hall

The lecture will feature Bruce Feiler, author of Walking the Bible.

For more information, contact the Baylor libraries at (254) 710-2111.

Pruit Memorial Symposium

November 9-11, Armstrong Browning Library

The 2006 Pruit Symposium and Lilly Fellows Program National Research Conference, The World and Christian Imagination, has as its theme a single, central, organizing question: How might the Christian imagination be brought to bear on all aspects of contemporary life? Two dozen speakers from 17 different institutions will be among the featured guests.

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

Hannah Arendt in the 21st Century: A Global Discourse

November 9-12

Join a community of scholars for a celebration of Hannah Arendt's centenary birth. Gather with us to ask the same questions that Hannah Arendt asked, but now in the framework of the 21st century. What kind of politics do we need today in the face of war and politics of repression, the rise of religious fundamentalism, and a globalization that promotes unequal development?

For more information, contact the Center for Jewish Studies at (254) 710-2866.

Baylor Theatre Presents Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

November 14-19, Mabee Theater, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center

Baylor Theatre presents Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, a master's thesis production directed by Martin Holden.

For more information, contact the theatre department at (254) 710-1865.

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