February Calendar Includes Celebrated Artists, Performances, Lectures and Conferences

Feb. 1, 2009

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

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Music Education Convocation

Feb. 2, 6 - 7:00 p.m., Meadows Recital Hall
Mar. 30, 6 - 7:00 p.m., Meadows Recital Hall

Twice each semester students can hear outstanding speakers in the field of music education. This year's speakers will be Robert Gillespie, professor of music education, Ohio State University and Frank Coachman, Deputy Director of the Texas Music Educators Association. For more information contact the School of Music at (254)710-3571.

Honors College Lecture Series: Chuck Chalberg

Feb. 5, 4 - 5:00 p.m., Alexander Reading Room

Chuck Chalberg is a former teacher whose characterizations of Theodore Roosevelt and H.L. Mencken began as an extension of his teaching of American History at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, MN. He delights audiences with his historical impersonations of American and British characters such as G.K. Chesterton. During this hour Chalberg will discuss the life and thought of Chesterton, along with a bit of impersonation. Enjoy a full Chesterton impersonation in the same evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Mayborn Museum's SBC Theater. For more information click here.

Baylor Opera Theater: Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel

Feb. 5 - 7, 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 8, 2:30 p.m., Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center

Baylor presents four performances of German romantic composer Engelbert Humperdinck's celebrated opera which premiered at Weimar two days before Christmas in 1893. For ticket information call the Theater Department box office at 254-710-1865.

4th Annual Philosophy of Religion Conference

Feb. 5-7, all day event, Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center

The Annual Philosophy of Religion Conference is a small, research-oriented workshop featuring invited presentations on a wide variety of topics in the philosophy of religion. On Thursday Dr. Paul K. Moser, a Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago, will present his keynote at 3:00 p.m. in the Armstrong Browning Library Treasure Room. His speech is entitled "God as Cognitive Ground: Without Natural Theology." A reception follow will and the event is free and open to the public. On Friday John Martin Fischer will speak on "Stories, Freedom, and the Meaning of Life" at 3:00 p.m., also in the Armstrong Browning Library Treasure Room. For more information click here.

Sacred Harp Sing

Feb. 7, 9:00 a.m., Great Hall of Truett Theological Seminary

Sacred Harp singing is so named after the shape-note tunebook Sacred Harp, first published by B. F. White and E. J. King in 1844. The Baylor sing uses the 1991 edition of the book. This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call the School of Music at (254)710-3571.

The Next Big Idea Conference

Feb. 9-11, all day, locations TBA

How do good ideas become acts of service, love and joy? Find out at the NEXT BIG IDEA! This inaugural event at Baylor is sponsored by Baylor School of Social Work, Truett Seminary and the Leadership Network. Featured speakers include Saddleback Church co-founder Kay Warren; Lynne Hybels, co-founder of Willow Creek Community Church; Eric Swanson and Rick Rusaw, authors of The Externally Focused Church and Living a Life on Loan; Michael Stroope, associate professor of Christian missions and the M.C. Shook Chair of Missions at George W. Truett Theological Seminary; and Rick McKinley, founding pastor of Imago Dei Community in Portland, OR. For more information, call 254-710-3854 or click here to register.

Martin Museum of Art Artist Talk

Feb. 11, 12:30 - 2 p.m., Martin Museum of Art

The museum hosts photographer Rufus Lovett, who teaches photography at Kilgore College in Kilgore, Texas. He is a nationally acclaimed photographer and Texas Monthly contributing photographer, who published an award winning book about the small east Texas town of Weeping Mary. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call (254) 710-6390.

Honors College Lecture Series: Dr. Anthony Esolen

Feb. 12, 7:00 p.m., Alexander Reading Room

Dr. Esolen is a professor of English at Providence College. For more information click here.

Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition

Feb. 12 - Aug. 28, W. R. Poage Legislative Library Exhibit Hall

The exhibit opens with a reception on Feb. 12 and continues with a lecture on Feb. 19, at 4:30 p.m. in Meadows Recital Hall featuring Bob Willard, who has been studying and collecting material about Abraham Lincoln for 50 years. Mr. Willard is currently current vice president of the Abraham Lincoln Association. The exhibition, reception and lecture are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Ben Rogers at 254-710-3540.

Leadership Lecture Series: Leadership in Public Life

Feb. 12, 6 - 7:00 p.m., Kayser Auditorium

The Academy for Leader Development and Civic Engagement presents a lecture by Monroe Nichols, Special Aide to the Mayor for Workforce Development and Youth Initiatives in Tulsa. For additional information please visit http://www.baylor.edu/leadership/index.php?id=59450 or call Ronda Kruse at 254-710-1406.

The Marcy & Zina Show

Feb. 14, 7 - 9:00 p.m., Jones Theatre, Hooper Schaefer Fine Arts Center

Broadway songwriters will perform their greatest hits as part of Baylor Theatre's Broadway Concert Series. Featured songs include "Taylor the Latte Boy" and "Alto's Lament." To purchase tickets, click here.

Intersections Speaker: Miroslav Volf

Feb. 16, time and place TBA

Mr. Volf is an influential Christian theologian and currently the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale University Divinity School and Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. For more information contact Student Activities at (254) 710-2371.

Hearn Innovators in Christian Music Series

Feb. 16, 4:40 - 5 p.m., Recital Hall II, located adjacent to the lobby of Waco Hall

The Hearn Innovators in Christian Music Series is designed to bring people who are thinking creatively and blazing new trails in the field of Christian music to the Baylor campus. This year's guest is Argentine composer Pablo Sosa, with an interactive lecture. Students are also invited to meet Sosa at a brown bag lunch at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 18, in Truett 309 for an informal time of question and answers For more information contact Dr. Randall Bradley, director of the Center for Christian Music Studies at (254) 710-6522.

Black History Month Lecture

Feb. 19, 5-6:30 p.m., Kayser Auditorium

Dr. Manisha Sinha, from the University of Masachusetts Amherst will speak on "Allies for Emancipation? Lincoln and Black Abolitionists." For more information please click here.

YouthCue: Festival of Youth Choirs

Feb. 20 - 22, All day event, McCrary Music Building - Jones Hall

YouthCue is an interdenominational organization of over 30,000 youth from all over the country which seeks to "radically impact the lives of youth" through the youth choir experience. Baylor is one of five host sites for a festival during which over 500 youth from choirs around the tri-state area will present a prescribed list of repertoire during a free concert. For more information click here.

Gainsborough Trio

Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m., Roxy Grove Hall

Chamber ensemble Gainsborough Trio performs. Members of the group are Kae Hosoda-Ayer, Baylor's Lecturer in Collaborative Piano; her husband, Christopher Ayer, Associate Professor of Clarinet at Stephen F. Austin State University; and Hannah Holman, cellist of the Maia Quartet of the University of Iowa. This concert is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.

Distinguished Artist Series: Nathan Gunn

Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., Roxy Grove Hall

Nathan Gunn, a frequent recitalist who has appeared in internationally renowned opera houses, has made a reputation as one of the most exciting and in-demand baritones of the day. He is an alumnus of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he still makes his home, and was recently awarded a professorship by the university. For tickets call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991, or click here.

Intersections Speaker: Dan Merchant

Feb. 23, 7:00 p.m., Bill Daniel Student Center (SUB)

Mr. Merchant is an author and independent film maker, who has recently made his debut as a feature documentary director. For more information contact Student Activities at (254) 710-2371.

Global Business Forum: Rebuilding the Global Financial System

Feb. 23-27, 2009, Cashion Academic Building

The McBride Center for International Business at Baylor University will host a full week of activities related to the theme, "Rebuilding the Global Financial System." The week will include prominent international speakers, film presentations, and a panel of international students who will discuss the impact of the financial system on their countries and their personal lives. Most of these events are free and open to the public. For a full schedule < href="http://www.baylor.edu/business/international/index.php?id=44208" target="_new"">click here.

Baylor Theatre: IPHIGENIA 2.0

Feb. 24-28, 7:30 p.m. and Mar. 1, 2:00 p.m., Mabee Theatre

Passion, betrayal, war. Deep emotions emerge in this remake of a Greek tragedy. It is a contemporary commentary about the world today directed by Steven Pounders. For ticket information click here.

Charles Edmondson Historical Lecture

Feb. 25, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Kayser Auditorium, Hankamer School of Business

Dr. Ray Van Dam, Director, Interdepartmental Program in Greek and Roman History; Adjunct Professor, Department of Classical Studies and Department of Near Eastern Studies of the University of Michigan, will speak on "Rome and Constantinople: Rewriting Roman History during Late Antiquity." Presented by the History Department.

Lyceum Series: Paul Roberts, piano

Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., Roxy Grove Hall

British pianist Paul Roberts is in great demand for his lecture-recitals and masterclasses world-wide. He teaches at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, where he is an honorary Fellow; he is visiting Professor at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. For more information contact the School of Music at (254)710-3571.

Martin Museum of Art Artist Talk

Feb. 26, 3 - 4:00 p.m., Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center

Warren Taylor is on the studio faculty of Midland College teaching painting and classes in watercolor for over 30 years. Active on the exhibition scene, he has participated in over 250 exhibitions including the Winsor-Newton Millennium Competition. This exhibition, Dreams and Drifting, represents Taylor's signature style, with images of the fantastic and the mundane juxtaposed in the surreal works. This event is free and open to the public. For more information click here.

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