4 p.m. Tuesday, January 17
7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 19
The Formation Series is the HRC's common conversation about what it means to be formed as a whole person by a Baylor education -- the fundamental commitment of our community. The series is composed of three events each semester. This year's theme is auctoritas, Latin for "influence." In these engaging presentations, Formation speakers will investigate the dynamic between moral formation and moral influence.
8:30 p.m. Thursday, January 26
4 p.m. Wednesday, March 1
This is a two-part lecture series. A free meal will be provided after Part 1, but attendees must submit an RSVP to Charlie Emmett by February 24.
Sponsored by Baylor Civitas
3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16
In Muslims and the Making of America, Dr. Amir Hussain chronicles the history of Islam in America to underscore the valuable cultural influence of Muslims on American life. He then rivets attention on music, sports, and culture as key areas in which Muslims have shaped and transformed American identity. America, Hussain concludes, would not exist as it does today without the essential contributions made by its Muslim citizens. A book-signing will follow the lecture.
Sponsors: Baylor University Press, Graduate School, Department of Religion, Honors College, University Chaplain, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Institute for Faith and Learning, Institute for Studies of Religion, and George W. Truett Theological Seminary
Whit Stillman is a writer-director best known for his 1990 movie Metropolitan, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and which played a crucial role in launching the "indie" film industry in the United States. In addition to Metropolitan, Stillman has written and produced Barcelona (1994), Last Days of Disco (1998), Damsels in Distress (2011) and, most recently, the critically acclaimed Love and Friendship (2016), a Jane Austen adaptation.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 24