Spring Calendar Includes Celebrated Artists, Performances, Lectures and Conferences

Jan. 11, 2010

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 January 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.

January 2010

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.

Journey to the Center of the Uterus

Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 16, 2:00 p.m., Theatre 11

This one woman show is written and performed by Kathleen Puls Andrade who presents an biographical account of her experience with infertility. Take a roller coaster ride through the fertility fray with wacky doctors, "supportive" friends who declare "you'd get pregnant if you weren't so fat," adventures in the "special man room," and more. Using fun characters, animation, interviews with men and women from 35 to 85, and funny inventive music, the show aims to make the audience laugh while giving them perspective on the whole conception conundrum. This universally appealing show will make both men and women laugh, gasp, and think. Seating is limited and tickets are $15. For more information and to purchase tickets visit JourneyToTheCenterOfTheUterus.com or call 254.710.1865.

The Future of a Denomination: Baptists in the Next 400 Years

Jan. 17 - Jan 18, 7:00 p.m., Waco Hall

As the celebration of the 400th birthday of the Baptist denomination reaches its end, Dr. Martin Marty and a diverse panel of experts, including Dr. Nora Lozano, Dr. Nigel Wright, Dr. David Goatley, and Dr. Edwin Gaustad, will share their views on what the next 400 years might hold. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please click here.

Baptist 400 Exhibit: So Great a Cloud of Witnesses

Jan. 18, All day, Allbritton Foyer, Moody Memorial Libraries

Today is the conclusion of the Baylor University Libraries' exhibit, "So Great a Cloud of Witnesses," a part of Baylor's celebration commemorating the 400th Anniversary of Baptists. The exhibit features six Baptist missionaries who have been named Baylor's Distinguished Alumni. The five living award recipients provided Bibles, photographs, clothing, and other artifacts from their international service for the display. For more information, contact Kathy Hillman at 254-710-6684.

Gooch-Stephens Lecture

Jan. 21, 5:00 p.m. and Jan. 22, 4:00 p.m., Baylor Sciences Building, room B110

Dr. Nathan Lewis, the George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology is the featured speaker at this annual lecture presented by Baylor's Chemistry and Biochemistry departments. He will present two lectures which are free and open to the public. For more information call 254-710-4926.

Reception and Artist Talk

Jan. 21, 6:30 - 8:30 p. m., Martin Museum of Art in the Hopper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center

This retrospective artwork exhibition by John D. McClanahan, professor and Chair of the Department of Art at Baylor University and Director of the Allbritton Art Institute represents McClanahan's forty-five year career in the arts. For more information call 254-710-1867.

Lyceum Series Lecture with Larry Todd (musicologist)

Jan. 25, 4:00 p. m., Meadows Recital Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building

Dr. Todd is the Arts & Sciences Professor of Music at Duke University. This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call (254)710-3571.

Honors College Lecture

Jan. 25, 5:00 p.m., Alexander Reading Room

Alan Jacobs, the Clyde S. Kilby Professor of English at Wheaton College in Illinois, will present a lecture entitled "The End of the Book and the Future of Reading." His books include Original Sin: a Cultural History, Looking Before and After: Testimony and the Christian Life, The Narnian: the Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis, and Shaming the Devil: Essays in Truthtelling. He has written for a wide range of periodicals, including The American Scholar, Books & Culture, First Things, and The Oxford American. The lecture is free and open to the public. For questions please call 254-710-7826

CASPER/GEAR UP Physics Circus

Jan. 25 - Jan 29, All day event, Mayborn Museum Complex

CASPER is the acronym for the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research. The CASPER Physics Circus was created in 2000 and was funded by a GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Waco grant. The events is designed to engage students in advanced science and mathematics concepts through theatrical performances, a fun house, a laser light show and more. See the website for show times and performances for the public.

Baylor Opera Theatre: Albert Herring

Jan. 28, 7:30 p. m., Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center

For ticket information, call the Theater Department box office at 710-1865.

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