Spring Lecture Series Calendar

Feb. 8, 2007

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

For additions, contact the Baylor office of public relations at (254) 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.

JANUARY 2007

Spring 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.

Roy Albaugh Lecture

Jan. 25, 7 p.m., Cashion Academic Building, 5th floor

Dr. Leon Kass, the Addie Clark Harding Professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the College at the University of Chicago, will present "Brave New Biology: The Challenge for Bioethics." Dr. Kass was chairman of the President's Council on Bioethics from 2002-2005.

FEBRUARY 2007

Spring 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.

Pastors and Laity Conference

Feb. 5-7, Truett Seminary

"New Wine, New Wineskins," George W. Truett Theological Seminary's fifth annual conference for pastors and laity, will feature a keynote address by Leonard Sweet, author of The Gospel According to Starbucks and described as "one of the seminal Christian thinkers in the postmodern era."

Midwinter Organ Conference

Feb. 11-13, Baylor School of Music

For more information, contact the School of Music.

Baylor Law School Celebrates Black History Month

Feb. 21, 9:15 a.m., Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center

U.S. Congressman John Lewis will be the featured guest.

For more information, contact Patricia Wilson at (254) 710-6591.

Rural Church Summit

Feb. 23-24, 2007, Truett Seminary

The Rural Church Summit offers an opportunity for pastors and other leaders in rural churches to gather and discuss issues important to their church and communities. Speakers include Dr. Gary Farley, executive director of the Center for Rural Church Leadership, Pickens Baptist Association, Carrollton, Ala.; Dr. Joel Gregory, professor of preaching, Truett Seminary; Dr. Tom Prevost, national coordinator of "Together for Hope: Rural Poverty Initiative, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Atlanta; Dr. David Ruesink, executive secretary, Texas Rural Church Network and Texas A&M University professor emeritus in rural sociology; Rev. Michael Evans, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Mansfield, Texas; and John Silva, consultant, Baptist General Convention of Texas.

For more information, call Truett Seminary at (254) 710-3755 or visit the event web site here.

Lyceum Series Lecture

Feb. 26, 4:30 p.m., Meadows Recital Hall

The School of Music's Lyceum Series lecture will be presented by Deborah Stein, professor of music theory at the New England Conservatory of Music.

For more information, contact the School of Music.

MARCH 2007

Spring 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.

Global Business Forum

March 1, Cashion Academic Center, 5th floor

Baylor's McBride Center for International Business will host a Global Business Forum, where a distinguished group of speakers and panelists will discuss a variety of vital issues related to international trade and investment. The Forum will be the centerpiece of a new Global Business Week, providing an annual update on global business issues for Baylor students and the regional business community.

For a complete list of events, please visit the event web site.

Ben H. Williams Distinguished Speaker Series

March 1, 12 p.m., Cashion Academic Center, 5th floor

The featured speaker will be Leslie Schweitzer, creator of TradeRoots Initiative and senior trade advisor for the United States Chamber of Commerce. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Lunch will be served.

To register, click here or call (254) 710-3495.

People's Law School

March 3, 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

This one-day event is designed to help make the law user friendly and to educate consumers about their legal rights. Participants may attend three courses.

For more information, visit the Baylor Law School web site.

Parchman Endowed Lectures

March 6-8, 2007, Truett Seminary, Paul Powell Chapel

The Parchman Endowed Lectures bring world-renowned theologians to the Baylor campus and enable George W. Truett Theological Seminary to make a significant contribution to the realm of theological dialogue and the life of the church. Guest lecturer will be Dr. Justo Gonzalez, a retired professor of historical theology who has focused three decades on developing programs for the theological education of Hispanics.

For more information, contact Dr. Todd Still at (254) 710-7347 or visit the event web site here.

Edmondson Historical Lectures

March 7, 3:30 p.m., March 8, 3:30 p.m., Morrison Hall Room 100

Dr. Steven Ozment, McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History at Harvard University, will deliver two lectures: "Lucas Cranach the Elder in Art and History" and "Cranach's Nudes: Art and Reform."

For more information, contact Julie Sweet at (254) 710-6303.

Women's History Month Lecture

March 21, 3:30 p.m., Kayser Auditorium

Dr. Kathi Kern, associate professor of history at the University of Kentucky, will present "Sacred Politics: How Religious Debate Transformed the Women's Rights Movement in 19th Century America."

For more information, contact the history department at (254) 710-2667.

Gooch-Stephens Lecture

March 22, 8 p.m., March 23, 4 p.m., Baylor Sciences Building Room B110

Sir Harold W. Kroto, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize for Chemistry and the Francis Eppes Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University, will deliver two lectures.

For more information, contact Barbara Rauls at (254) 710-4926.

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture

March 23, 2 p.m., Baylor Sciences Building Room D109

Dr. Eric J. Heller, professor of chemistry and physics at Harvard University and Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, will present "What Do Electrons in Semiconductors and Rogue Waves in the Ocean Have in Common?"

For more information, contact Dr. Lorin Matthews at (254) 710-2279.

Allbritton Art Institute Spring Lecture

March 28, 7 p.m., Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Building, room 149

Francoise Cachin, director emeritus of the Museums of France, will present a lecture titled "Artists' Self-Portraits: Manet to Gauguin."

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

Beall Poetry Festival

March 29-31

A three-day celebration of some of America's finest contemporary poets, with readings, a panel discussion, and the Virginia Beall Ball Lecture on Contemporary Poetry will feature Michael Harper, James Longenbach, Derek Walcott and Rosanna Warren.

For more information, contact the English department at (254) 710-1768 or visit the web site here.

Hispanic Preaching Conference

March 30-31, Truett Seminary

For more information, call Truett Seminary at (254) 710-3755 or visit the event web site here.

APRIL 2007

Spring 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.

Public Leadership Series

April 4, 5 p.m., Paul Powell Chapel, Truett Seminary

Baylor Ambassadors will be hosting Barry C. Black, U.S. Senate Chaplain, as part of the Public Leadership Series. Prior to working on Capitol Hill, Chaplain Black served in the U.S. Navy for over twenty-seven years, ending his distinguished career as the Chief of Navy Chaplains. In addition to opening the Senate each day in prayer, Chaplain Black provides counseling and spiritual care for Senators, their families, and staff - a combined constituency of over seven thousand people.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Affairs at (254) 710-1421.

Ben H. Williams Distinguished Speaker Series

April 11, Cashion Academic Center, 5th floor

Patricia Barnes, founder of Sister Schubert's Homemade Rolls will be featured at the luncheon.

For more information, contact Cynthia Jackson at (254) 710-7628 or visit the web site http://www.baylor.edu/business/index.php?id=31185

The Pulse Student Lecture

April 24, 7 p.m., Alexander reading room

Rachel Early, a senior University Scholar, will present her paper titled, "Re(de)fining Communitas: Sexual and Spiritual Love in the Lais of Marie de France."

Copies of The Pulse will be given to all attendees of this free lecture.

For more information, contact Molly Macewan of The Pulse public relations staff.

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