Spring Calendar Includes Celebrated Artists, Performances, Lectures and Conferences

Jan. 10, 2011

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

Spring 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.

Lyceum Series Concert with José Díaz

Jan. 18, 7:30 p. m., Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building

José Antonio Díaz is in his twenty-third year as director of the MacArthur High School Jazz Ensemble in Houston. He leads this concert by students from the Díaz Music Institute, of which he is the founder and artistic director. This Lyceum Series event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call (254)710-3571.

Martin Museum of Art Spring Exhibitions

Jan. 18 - Feb. 26, Martin Museum of Art Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center

The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor will feature an exhibit in ceramics by Phillip Ahnen in Gallery I. This exhibition explores Ahnen's fascination with industrial mechanized objects, and addresses his "form follows function" mantra that guided the development of functional work during his apprenticeship with a master potter. Gallery II will include works by three prominent printmakers. Assistant professor of art and the printmaking area coordinator for the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas, Andrew DeCaen, has shown his prints, drawings, and paper sculptures both in the United States and internationally. Dennis Olsen, a professor of printmaking, drawing, and digital media at the University of Texas at San Antonio and President of the SRISA Board of Directors, will be presenting a series of intaglio-type prints called Samplings. Kent Rush, who teaches at the University of Texas at San Antonio, will present images on film from urban and suburban sites and using carbon printing. For more information click here.

Presidential Symposium Series: Baruch A. Brody

Jan. 19, 3:00-5:00 p. m., Kayser Auditorium, Hankamer School of Business

Baruch A. Brody is the Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine. He is also the Andrew Mellon Professor of Humanities at Rice University. He has been appointed Distinguished Service Professor at BCM, the college's highest faculty honor, and also has been awarded the Michael E. DeBakey Award for outstanding research. He will speak on ethics in the twenty-first century as part of the Presidential Symposium Series in honor of Judge Ken Starr's first year as president of the University. For more information click here.

Department of Religion Lecture

Jan. 19, 4:00 p. m., Miller Chapel in the Tidwell Bible Building

Dr. Sidnie White Crawford, Willa Cather professor and chair of classics and religious studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln will speak on "What the Dead Sea Scrolls Teach Us About the Bible." The event, hosted by the Baylor department of religion, is free and open to the public. For more information call 254.710.3758.

Baylor Concerto Competition

Jan. 22, 10:00 a. m. - 3 p .m., Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building

The School of Music presents the final round of its annual Baylor Concerto Competition, with eight finalists performing, selected from among the talented Baylor music students who entered the contest. This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call (254)710-3571.

Lyceum Series: Music Education Convocation with Russell Robinson

Jan. 24, 6:15 p. m., Meadows Recital Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building

Russell Robinson is Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Education department at the University of Florida, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1984. This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call (254)710-3571.

Lecture by Uwe M. Lang

Jan. 25, 7:30 - 9 p. m., Barfield Drawing Room in the Bill Daniels Student Center

Fr. Uwe Michael Lang will give a presentation entitled "Heart Speaks to Heart: John Henry Newman as a Reader of the Church Fathers." John Henry Newman is perhaps the most important Christian intellectual of the nineteenth century and Fr. Lang, who is a member of the religious order that Newman joined, is uniquely qualified to discuss Newman's genius. Fr. Lang is the Coordinator of the Master's program in "Architecture, Sacred Art and Liturgy" at the Universita Europea di Roma/Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum and staff member of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments at the Vatican. For more information click here.

CASPER Seminar

Jan. 28, 1:30 - 2:30 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room C105

CASPER is the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research . Dr. Glenn Lightsey, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at UT Austin is the presenter. For more information call 254.710.3763.

Geology Colloquium Series

Jan. 28, 2:30 - 4 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room E231

Dr. Cathy Busby, University of California Santa Barbara is the featured speaker. For more information please call (254) 710-2361.

Department of Religion Lecture

Jan. 31, 4:00 p. m., Miller Chapel in the Tidwell Bible Building

Lecture is by Dr. Steve McKenzie and entitled "Prophecy with Profanity: The Dynastic Oracles in the Books of Kings." The event, hosted by the Baylor department of religion, is free and open to the public. For more information call 254.710.3758.

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