This Week at Baylor - Aug. 22-29, 2016

  • Full-Size Image: Jimmy Dorrell
    Jimmy Dorrell, executive director of Mission Waco, courtesy photo
  • Full-Size Image: Bryan Elmore
    Bryan Elmore, piano historian, courtesy photo.
  • Full-Size Image: Diversity flyer
  • Full-Size Image: Sonic Sea
Aug. 23, 2016


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WACO, Texas (Aug. 23, 2016) — This week, Baylor will be hosting several notable speakers, actors and theatre professionals through multiple events. Baylor Student Activities is also re-initiating its Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome beginning next week.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24: Chapel highlights — Jimmy Dorrell, executive director of Mission Waco and pastor of Waco’s Church Under the Bridge, will speak to students in Chapel at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. For more information visit the Chapel website.

THURSDAY, AUG. 25: Guest Lecture by Bryan Elmore (Steinway Piano Company) — Bryan Elmore, institutional director for Steinway Hall of Dallas/Fort Worth/Plano, will give a lecture on the history of Steinway pianos at 4 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall, located at 624 Speight Ave., Waco, Texas. Elmore will speak on the history of the Steinways, their pianos and how they have kept the company going since March 5, 1853. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information click here.

FRIDAY, AUG. 26: Theatre event: Diversity in Arts & Entertainment — Baylor Theatre will host a panel discussion on the current state and future of cultural diversity in the arts at 3:30 p.m. in the Mabee Theater. Speakers include: actor/director Sheila Tousey; actor/director James Yaegashi; actor/playwright Dael Orlandersmith; and theatre educator and advocate Brisa Munoz. The panel will be moderated by Sam Henderson, a Baylor Theatre actor and theatre lecturer. This event is free and open to the public. The Mabee Theater is located in the Hooper Schaefer Fine Arts Center at 60 Baylor Ave., Waco, Texas. For more information click here.

MONDAY, AUG. 29: Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome — Baylor Student Activities will continue its partnership with the Waco Hippodrome throughout the fall. Sonic Sea, a 60-minute documentary about the devastating impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life, will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday. Each Monday night through Nov. 28, the Hippodrome will screen films ranging from documentaries to independent films. Tickets are free and can be picked up at the Bill Daniel Student Center Ticket Office or online through the Student Activities Ticket Office. The Hippodrome is located at 724 Austin Ave., Waco, Texas. For more information click here.

by Kelsey Dehnel, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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