Fall Calendar Includes Celebrated Artists, Performances, Lectures and Conferences

Oct. 30, 2009

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

For additions, contact the Baylor Marketing and Communications at 254-710-1961 or e-mail that information to Melissa_L_Perry@baylor.edu

NOVEMBER 2009

Fall Chapel

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 9:05, 10:10 & 11:15 in Waco Hall. Chapel is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the office of University ministries at 254-710-3517.

M. D. Anderson Lecture Series

Nov. 3, 7:00 p.m., Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, room 149

Dr. Paul Joannides, professor of History of Art at Cambridge University will speak on "Titian's Transpositions: Drama and Metaphor in Compositional Transfer." This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of Art.

Film & Discussion: Did Darwin Kill God?

Nov. 4, 6 - 8:00 p. m., Kayser Auditorium

The BBC documentary "Did Darwin Kill God?" will be screened, followed by discussion with the film's writer and presenter, Dr. Conor Cunningham from the University of Nottingham. Presented by The Institute for Faith and Learning and the The Central Texas Colloquium on Religion. For more information click here.

University Libraries Lecture

Nov. 5, 4 - 5:00 p.m., Armstrong Browning Library, Hankamer Treasure Room

"Listening to the Past" is the title of the lecture presented by David R. Sorensen, a professor of English and Associate Director of the Honors Program at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. Along with the co-editorship of Carlyle Studies Annual, Sorensen's publications include Jane Carlyle: Newly Selected Letters and The Carlyles at Home and Abroad. Free and open to the public. Reception following.

2009 Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival

Nov. 5 - 7, All day event, Hooper Schaefer Fine Arts Center

This the fourth semi-annual event honoring one of Texas's most renowned playwrights, Horton Foote which will bring playwrights and theatre scholars from around the country together for an unforgettable weekend. The upcoming Festival will honor critically-acclaimed writer for theatre and television, Craig Wright, whose work includes The Pavilion, Recent Tragic Events, The Unseen, and Orange Flower Water. For more information click here.

Global Issues Lecture Series

Nov. 5, 4 - 5:00 p. m., Draper, room 116

Prof. Stephen Watters of the Summer Institute of Linguistics International (in South Asia) will present "Language Diversity: A Tool for Unification or Division? Observations from Nepal." Prof. Watters, who has lived much of his life in Nepal, will talk about the opportunities and challenges encountered in language development there. He will use his own experiences in linguistic research, working with language communities in the Himalayas, and translation to tease out the issues. He is currently an international advisor to the Linguistic Survey of Nepal, and works as a consultant to language projects from his home in Waco. For more information please contact Lilly_Fuertes@baylor.edu.

The Poverty Summit

Nov. 6, 5 - 9:00 p. m., Bill Daniel Student Center, Barfield room

The Poverty Summit is intended to stimulate academic thought about poverty issues in Waco, the United States, and the international community. Through ongoing and open dialogue, the Summit provides a forum to engage students and community members in meaningful thought about the issues surrounding poverty, raise awareness, and encourage action. The summit will consist of a keynote speaker, break out speakers and discussion panels. For a full schedule click here.

Leadership In Public Life

Nov. 10, 6 - 7:00 p. m., Morrison Hall, room 120

The featured speaker is Leah Hayes, City Attorney for the City of Waco. For over ten years, Leah has provided legal guidance to city employees, and officials while successfully representing cities, city officials, and city employees in state and federal courts. She began her municipal law career as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Waco, Texas, and has served as the police legal advisor for the City of High Point, North Carolina, Assistant City Attorney for the City of Houston, Texas, and Deputy Director of Planning and Development for the City of Houston, Texas. ." For more information click here.

Honors College Lecture

Nov. 10, 7 - 8:30 p. m., Alexander Reading Room

Phyllis Tickle, the contributing editor in religion for the international journal of the book industry, Publishers Weekly, will speak on "Emergence Christianity: What Is It? Where Did It Come From? How Shall We Engage It?" Frequently quoted in sources like Newsweek, Time, Life, The New York Times, USA Today, CNN, C-SPAN, PBS, and BBC, Tickle is an authority on religion in America and a much sought after lecturer on the subject. For more information click here.

Ferguson-Clark Author Lecture

Nov. 12, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Waco Hall

Best-selling Christian author Max Lucado will speak about living life without fear as he presents the seventh annual Ferguson-Clark Author Lecture benefiting the Baylor Libraries. For ticket information click here.

CASPER Seminar

Nov. 13, 2 - 3:00 p. m., Baylor Science Building, room C206

The speaker is Trevor Garner from the Space & Geophysics Laboratory at the University of Texas. For more information click here.

Texas Boys Choir

Nov.16, 11:15 a. m. - 12:30 p. m., Glennis McCrary Music Building, Meadows Recital Hall

Texas Boys Choir, led by S. Bryan Priddy, was founded in 1946 and is based in Fort Worth at the Academy of Fine Arts. The choir's mission is to provide any boy, regardless of socio-economic or ethnic background a structured environment for the development of a world-class performing choir of boys. Their appearance at Baylor will include a concert, lecture and demonstration. For more information please call the School of Music at (254)710-3571.

Honors College Lecture

Nov. 16, 4 - 5:30 p.m., Memorial Drawing

"An Bill Kibler & Monica Wright Afternoon of Arthuriana." For more information please call 254-710-7689.

International Education Week Lecture

Nov. 18, 7 - 8:00 p. m. Cashion, 5th Floor

The featured speaker is Jacob Atem, a "Lost Boy of Sudan." In 1987, a civil war drove an estimated twenty thousand boys from their homes in Southern Sudan. They walked a thousand miles through Ethiopia, wandering for years with half of them dieing before reaching the Kenyan refugee camp of Kakuma. The survivors of this tragic exodus became known to the world as the "Lost Boys of Sudan." As a survivor, Mr. Atem recently started the Sudan Health Care Organization. This organization has been set up to support the people of Southern Sudan by providing healthcare facilities, education in healthcare and sanitation, and delivery of healthcare supplies. Jacob Atem will speak about his experiences, his new organization, and how God has remained faithful to him throughout the years. For more information click here.

Drumwright Colloquium

Nov. 19, 3 p.m., Truett Seminary, Paul W. Powell Chapel

Dr. David G. Horrell, professor of New Testament studies at the University of Exeter, England, will speak on "Paul and Ecology." In 2002, the Drumwright Colloquium was established to bring New Testament scholars to the Baylor campus to benefit the Baylor community. For more information, please call Truett Seminary at (254) 710-3755.

Global Issues Lecture Series

Nov. 19, 4 - 5:00 p. m., Draper, room 116

Prof. Jeremy Counseller, Professor of Law at Baylor University, will present "The Challenges of Cross-Border Litigation in a World without Economic Borders." Prof. Counseller, who graduated from Baylor Law School and earned his M.B.A. from the Hankamer School of Business, joined the faculty of Baylor Law School in 2003. He teaches numerous courses in the law school's litigation curriculum, including Civil Procedure, Trial Advocacy, and Conflicts of Law. He is also a coach of the law school's interscholastic moot court and mock trial teams. For more information please contact Lilly_Fuertes@baylor.edu.

CASPER Seminar

Nov. 20, 2 - 3:00 p. m., Baylor Science Building, room C206

The presenter is John Lacy from the University of Texas in Austin. For more information click here.

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