Fall Calendar Includes Celebrated Artists, Performances, Lectures and Conferences

Aug. 24, 2011

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 August and September at Baylor.

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August

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.

Physics Undergraduate Research Symposium

Aug. 25, 3-5:00 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room D110

"What Did You Do This Summer?" Several undergraduate majors in physics and astronomy spend their summer involved in research projects at facilities both on and off campus. Short presentations by the students will familiarize us with the variety and depth of their contributions to research problems in the broader physics community. For more information, please contact Dr. Jeffrey Olafsen at 254-710-2280.

Library Research Workshops

Aug. 25, 6:00 p. m., Jones Library, room 105

The libraries offer numerous workshops August through October on research techniques for business and undergraduate students. To see the complete schedule click here.

Geology Colloquium Series

Aug. 26, 3-4:00 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room E231

The series begins with a meet and greet of geology faculty members followed by a welcome picnic. The department will host five lectures throughout September presented by speakers from SMU and Trinity University. For dates and times click here.

McRay Magleby Silkscreen Posters and Oil Paintings by Ann Ekstrom

Aug. 30 - Oct 1., regular museum hours, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, Martin Museum of Art

The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor will feature silkscreen posters by McRay Magleby in Gallery I beginning August 30. Notorious for his exquisite illustration style and typography, Magleby was named by graphic designer's magazine, HOW, as one of the twelve most influential designers in the country. In Gallery II, the Martin Museum of Art will host "Conversations, Situations, and Meditations" by Ann Ekstrom. Using large-scale oil paintings of miniature, everyday household objects, Ekstrom creates an intimate view of the objects. Intricate details of small sentimental items abound in the paintings, inspired by memories of her family. A gallery talk and reception for Ann Ekstrom will be held at the Martin Museum of Art on September 22, 2011, from 5:30-7:00 p. m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 254-710-1867.

Texas Independent Film Network and Baylor Film and Digital Media Fall Film Series

Sept. 1, 7-10:00 p. m., Castellaw, room 101

The Texas Independent Film Network and Baylor University Film & Digital Media presents Fall 2011 Film Series. The screening is free and will be followed by Q&A with one or more special guests from the film's production. The first film of the season is Echotone, "an aural symphony of civic dischord with sublime visuals" according to the Chicago Sun Times. For more information click here.

Jazz Ensemble Swing Concert

Sept. 10, 7:30 p. m., Glennis McCrary Music Building, Jones Concert Hall

"A Moonlight Serenade" is an all Swing Era Concert lead by Alex Parker, Director of the Baylor Jazz Program. The Baylor Jazz Program is dedicated to the study and performance of the uniquely American art form of Jazz. The ensemble is made up of students from many different disciplines from around the campus, who have a passion and love of performing, writing, and learning about this great music. General admission tickets for this concert are available for $5 at the School of Music box office, located in the lobby of the Glennis McCrary Music Building. Tickets are free for anyone who is 65 years of age or older. For additional information call 254-710-3571.

Faculty Recital

Sept. 12, 7:30 p. m., Roxy Grove Hal

Two faculty members from the Baylor University School of Music's Vocal Division present this joint recital. Soprano Deborah Williamson is associate professor of voice, and pianist Jeffrey Peterson is assistant professor of voice and a vocal coach. Their program will open with three love songs by Richard Strauss, followed by selections from Claude Debussy's Ariettes Oubliées, Prokofiev's song cycle, Five Poems of Anna Akhmatova, and close with songs by English composer Roger Quilter. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 254-710-3991.

Leadership Lecture Series -Leadership in Public Life

Sept. 15, 6-7:00 p. m., Kayser Auditorium

Judge Ken Starr, President of Baylor, is the guest speaker at the Academy For Leader Development & Civic Engagement's first lecture event of this school year. The series intends to introduce students to the variety and complexity of leadership needs in contemporary society. This event is free and open to the public. For more information click here.

Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble

Sept. 15 7:30 p. m., Glennis McCrary Music Building, Jones Concert Hall

Music for winds, brass, and percussion as conducted by Isaiah Odajima and J. Eric Wilson. This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call 254-710-3991.

CASPER

Sept. 16-17, all day, Baylor Sciences Building, room TBA

The Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics, and Engineering Research (CASPER) is a Baylor Center whose experimental facility is built around a partnership between Baylor and Texas State Technical College-Waco (TSTC) that exists through a signed agreement between the Presidents of the two institutions. The center presents plenary talks, seminars and workshops throughout the semester beginning with a workshop on Splitting and Multiscale Methods for Computational PDEs. For more information on CASPER and the workshop click here.

Symposium on Civil War and Religion

Sept. 19, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Armstrong Browning Library, Cox Lecture Hall (symposium)

Sept. 19, 3:30 p. m., Draper, room 116 (keynote)

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion will host a symposium on the role of faith in the Civil War, featuring lectures and presentations by several noted Civil War scholars, including John Boles (Rice University) and Amy Murrell Taylor (State University of New York-Albany). The keynote address is by George Rable, the Charles Summersell Chair in Southern History at the University of Alabama, and one of America's most distinguished Civil War historians. Dr. Rable will lecture on "God's Almost Chosen Peoples: Religion and the American Civil War." For more information click here.

Hearn Innovators in Christian Music Lecture Series

Sept. 20, 4:00 p. m., Waco Hall, Recital Hall II

The guest speaker is Ken Medema, a remarkable songwriter/singer/pianist who has been a leading figure in Christian music for more than thirty years. Though blind from birth, he has demonstrated his extraordinary musical vision to a growing number of loyal fans across the nation and around the world. As part of the Hearn Innovators Series, Mr. Medema will be in residency on the Baylor campus for three days, from September 19 through 21. This lecture is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call 254-710-3571.

Engineering and Computer Science Lecture

Sept. 20, 5:30-7:30 p. m., Rogers Engineering & Computer Science Building, room 109

Pariveda Solutions founder, Mr. John Humphrey, will speak about how to build and maintain lasting professional relationships with a lecture entitled "Networking for Life." For more information click here.

Sociology Lecture

Sept. 22, 3:30-5:00 p. m., Bennett Auditorium

Guest lecturer James Davison Hunter is the Labrosse-Levinson Distinguished Professor of Religion, Culture, and Social Theory at the University of Virginia and Executive Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. This public lecture is sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Institute for Faith and Learning. For more information call 254-710-4805.

Texas Independent Film Network and Baylor Film and Digital Media Fall Film Series

Sept. 22, 7-10:00 p. m., Castellaw, room 101

The Texas Independent Film Network and Baylor University Film & Digital Media presents Fall 2011 Film Series. The screening is free and will be followed by Q&A with one or more special guests from the film's production. The second film of the season is The Happy Poet. Karen Valby, Entertainment Weekly, calls it "at once wistful and wonderfully dry-witted." For more information click here.

Parents Weekend Choral Concert

Sept. 23, 5:00 p. m., Glennis McCrary Music Building, Jones Concert Hall

Five of Baylor's vocal ensembles present their annual choral concert for Parents Weekend. Performing will be Bella Voce, Concert Choir, Men's Choir, Women's Choir, and A Cappella Choir. This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call 254-710-3571.

After Dark

Sept. 23, 6:30-8:45 p. m. Waco Hall

After Dark is Baylor's all-university variety show held annually during Parents Weekend. It features top student talent from outstanding solo performances, dance, stand-up comedy to musical theater and always proves to be a showcase for Baylor's creative students. After Dark is presented by the Department of Student Activities with production leadership provided by the Student Productions Committee. To purchase tickets click here.

Faculty Recital

Sept. 26, 7:30 p. m., Roxy Grove Hall

A bicentennial salute to the great Hungarian composer, Franz Liszt (1811-1886) is presented by faculty artists of the Piano Department. This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call 254-710-3571.

Fall Preaching Convocation & Workshop

Sept. 26 - Sep. 27, all day, George W. Truett Theological Seminary

Dr. Joel C. Gregory, Professor of Preaching at Truett Seminary will lead this event. For more information and to register click here.

Honors Lecture Series

Sept. 26 - Sep. 27, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day, Alexander Residence Hall Reading Room

The City & the Soul: Pierre Manent on Politics, Philosophy, & Christianity. Pierre Manent is a professor of political philosophy at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences in Paris, France. Other speakers will include Daniel Mahoney of Assumption College, Russell Hittinger from the University of Tulsa, Peter Lawler from Berry College, Brad Lewis of The Catholic University of America, and Ralph Hancock from Brigham Young University. For more information call 254-710-7689.

Baylor Theatre Presents Thoroughly Modern Millie

Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 7:30 p. m, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, Jones Theatre

Oct. 5-8, 7:30pm Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, Jones Theatre

Oct. 2 and 9, 2:00 p.m. Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, Jones Theatre

It's the zany musical that took Broadway by storm in 2002 by winning six Tony's! Millie Dillmount has just moved to New York in search of a new life for herself. It's a city full of intrigue and jazz at a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules were changing forever. Based on the popular movie starring Julie Andrews, the stage version of Millie includes a full score of rich new songs with classic Broadway dance numbers to keep you singing and tapping. Directed by Stan Denman, vocal and musical direction by Melissa Johnson and Guilherme Almeida. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

Be the Change Missions Conference

Sept. 28 - Oct. 1, various times and locations

Be the Change is an annual student-led event designed to offer the Baylor community an intentional look at how God is working around the globe. Be the Change provides numerous learning opportunities including a keynote speaker, breakout sessions, guest mission practitioners, missions organizations, & cross-culture events. For more information click here.

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