This Week at Baylor: Nov. 4-10, 2018

  • Full-Size Image: Kenneth M. Pollack
    Kenneth M. Pollack, Ph.D., Resident Scholar at The American Enterprise Institute, will present “Why Is the Middle East Such a Mess?” at the Laura Blanche Jackson Lecture Series.
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    The Baylor Opera Theater will perform a one-act opera by Leonard Bernstein in the Jesse H. Jones Theatre of Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.
  • Full-Size Image: Marjorie Owens
    Marjorie Owens will open the 2018-2019 Distinguished Artist Series with a concert in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building.
Nov. 1, 2018

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by Gabrielle White, student newswriter

WACO, Texas (Nov. 1, 2018) – This week, Baylor University will host a variety of musical concerts, including jazz ensemble, percussion and opera performances, along with lectures from the Academy of Leadership Development, the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion and the Allbritton Art Institute.

Baylor University also will celebrate its 109th anniversary Homecoming Nov. 1-3 with several events. Read more here or visit the Homecoming website.

SUNDAY, Nov. 4

Baylor Percussion Group - The Baylor Percussion group will present its inaugural concert of the season at 5 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 101 Baylor Ave. The performance is a preview of the percussion group’s concert at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention on Nov. 16. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

MONDAY, Nov. 5

Chapel Highlights - The Baylor Men’s Choir will perform during Chapel at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the Spiritual Life website.

Movie Mondays - Movie Mondays continue with the screening of “No Greater Love,” a documentary highlighting Army Chaplain Justin Roberts’ experience of war, its aftermath and the hard road home from a soldier’s perspective. The screening will be at 7 p.m. at the Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave. Free tickets can be picked up at the Bill Daniel Student Center ticket office or online.

Texas Conference on International Business and Economics - Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business will host a policy forum on “Trade Integration in the Americas” in Foster 143-144 at the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. Speakers include high-level officials and international business executives from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. William S. “Bill” Simon, retired president and CEO of Walmart, current senior adviser to the investment firm KKR and member of the Baylor Board of Regents, will deliver the keynote address from 7 to 9 p.m. in Foster 250. The keynote dinner requires free registration. For more information, visit the Baylor Business website.

TUESDAY, Nov. 6

World Cinema Series - The department of modern languages and cultures will continue its World Cinema Series with '来 (Coming Home). The film is in Chinese and shown with English subtitles. The screening will be held at 6 p.m. at Bennett Auditorium in the Draper Academic Building. For more information, visit the modern languages and cultures website.

Baylor Opera Theater - The Baylor Opera Theater will perform one-act operas by Leonard Bernstein and Thomas Pasatieri at 7:30 p.m. in the Jesse H. Jones Theatre of Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

Rev. Billy Graham Centennial Symposium - The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will host the Centennial Symposium to assess and celebrate Rev. Billy Graham’s contributions to the Christian faith across a century, both in the United States and globally. Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., Billy Graham Professor of Church, Mission, and Evangelism, executive director of the Billy Graham Center and dean of the School of Mission, Ministry and Leadership at Wheaton College, will present “The Legacy of Billy Graham” at 11 a.m. in the Paul Powell Chapel at Truett Seminary, 1100 S. Third St. Grant Wacker, Ph.D., Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Christian History at Duke Divinity School, will present “Humility and Ambition in the Formation of an Evangelical Titan” at 7 p.m. in the Powell Chapel. For more information, visit the Baylor ISR website.

Academy Speaker Series - The Academy for Leadership Development presents Skylar Diggins-Smith, American professional basketball player for the Dallas Wings of the Women’s National Basketball Association, who will share her journey as a professional athlete and a role model and source of inspiration for young women and girls. The lecture will be held at 6 p.m. in room 506 in Cashion Academic Center.

Texas Conference on International Business and Economics - The Baylor Hankamer School of Business will host a policy forum on “Trade Integration in the Americas” in Foster 143-144 at the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. Speakers include high-level officials and international business executives from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Keynote speaker Octaviano Canuto, who serves on the executive board of directors of the World Bank Group, representing Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Philippines, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago, will present from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Foster 250. The keynote luncheon requires free registration. For more information, visit the Baylor Business website.

Laura Blanche Jackson: Leadership in World Issues - Kenneth M. Pollack, Ph.D., Resident Scholar at The American Enterprise Institute, will present “Why Is the Middle East Such a Mess?” at 7 p.m. in the McLean Foyer of Meditation at Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave. The Laura Blanche Jackson Lecture Series is presented by the Baylor Honors College. For more information, contact the Honors College at 254-710-7689.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7

Chapel Highlights - Max Finberg, president of Growing Hope Globally, a non-profit to help end world hunger, will speak during Chapel at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the Spiritual Life website.

Rev. Billy Graham Centennial Symposium - The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will host the Centennial Symposium to assess and celebrate Rev. Billy Graham’s contributions to the Christian faith across a century, both in the United States and globally. The symposium will host two round tables at 10:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. on “Billy Graham in Global Perspective” and “Billy Graham and American Evangelicalism” in the Paul Powell Chapel at Truett Seminary, 1100 S Third St. Anne Blue Wills, Ph.D., professor in American religion and culture at Davidson College, will present “Ruth Bell Graham: In the Footprints of a Pilgrim” at 1:30 p.m. in the Powell Chapel. For more information, visit the Baylor ISR website.

Spotlight on Collections: Book Arts Talk with Peter and Donna Thomas - Peter and Donna Thomas, who are described as “wandering book artists,” will discuss their 40-year careers creating custom book art creations and living on the road in a “gypsy wagon” from 2 to 3 p.m. in room 84 at the Jesse H. Jones Library, 1301 S Second St. Examples of the book art creations will be available for guests to discover. For more information, visit the University Libraries website.

Environmental Science Seminar - Bekah Burket, Baylor doctoral candidate in environmental science, and Ben Castellon, graduate research assistant in the Institute of Biomedical Studies, will present their graduate research projects from 4 to 5 p.m. in room A.108 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. The event is presented by Baylor’s department of environmental science. For more information, visit the environmental science website.

Allbritton Art Institute Art Lecture - The Allbritton Art Institute presents Nicole R. Myers, Ph.D., Lillian and James H. Clark Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Dallas Museum of Art and co-curator of “Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist,” to present “Berthe Morisot and the Making of Modernity.” The lecture will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the McClinton Auditorium at the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. A reception will follow the lecture, which is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the department of art and art history website.

Baylor Opera Theater - The Baylor Opera Theater will perform one-act operas by Leonard Bernstein and Thomas Pasatieri at 7:30 p.m. in the Jesse H. Jones Theatre of Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

THURSDAY, Nov. 8

James Davidson Hunter - The department of sociology will host James Davidson Hunter, executive director of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Culture and LaBrosee-Levinson Distinguished Professor of Religion, Culture and Social Theory at the University of Virginia, who will present his new book, “Science and the Good: The Tragic Quest for the Foundations of Morality.” The event will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in room 152 of the Draper Academic Building, 1400 S. Seventh St. For more information, visit the department of sociology website.

Chet Edwards Lecture - The Baylor School of Education will host Chet Edwards, W.R. Poage Distinguished Chair of Public Service, who will present “Education and Education Policy” from 5 to 5:45 p.m. in room 101 of the Marrs McLean Science Building, 1214 S Fourth St. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the School of Education website.

Gildersleeve: Waco’s Photographer - The Texas Collection at Baylor will present a lecture on the new book “Gildersleeve: Waco’s Photographer,” published by Baylor Press. The event will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the SBC Theater at the Mayborn Museum, 1300 S. University Park Drive, and will include a presentation by co-author John S. Wilson, interim dean of libraries. The lecture will be followed by a reception and book signing. Books will be available for purchase. For more information, visit the University Libraries website.

Jazz Ensemble - The Jazz Ensemble will perform from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. The ensemble will be led by Alex Parker, director of the Wayne Fisher Jazz Program in the Baylor School of Music. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

Latin America Film Series - The Latin America Film Series will present the story of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz through the screening of “I, The Worst of All” from 7 to 9 p.m. in room 20 of the Tidwell Bible Building, 600 Speight Ave. The screening will be shown in Spanish and have English subtitles. For more information, visit the Center for Global Engagement website.

Statistical Science Colloquium Series - The Fall 2018 Statistical Science Colloquium Series will host Stefano Castruccio, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of applied and computational mathematics and statistics at the University of Notre Dame, who will be presenting “Some Statistical Models for Wind: Global to Local, Prediction to Stochastic Generators.” The colloquium will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in room GL51 of Marrs McLean Science Building, 1214 S. Fourth St. For more information, visit the statistical science website.

FRIDAY, Nov. 9

Psychology and Neuroscience Lecture - The department of psychology and neuroscience will host Thomas Ritz, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Southern Methodist University., for a lecture from 12:20 to 1:20 p.m. in room C.105 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit the department of psychology and neuroscience website.

Biology Seminar Series - C. Loren Buck, Ph.D., professor of biology and associate director of the Center for Bioengineering Innovation at Northern Arizona University, will present a lecture on animal physiology from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in room B.110 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit the department of biology website.

Entrepreneurship Research Seminar - Daniel Lee, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in entrepreneurship and innovation at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business, will give a presentation on “Experiments in Entrepreneurship.” The event is sponsored by the department of economics in the Hankamer School of Business and is open to the public. For more information, visit the Entrepreneurship & Corporate Innovation website.

Geosciences Seminar - Kerry Cook, Ph.D., professor in the department of geological sciences at the University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences, will speak at a seminar from 3 to 4 p.m. in room E.231 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. The event is presented by Baylor’s department of geosciences. For more information, visit the department of geosciences website.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium - Kermit Murray, Ph.D., Roy Paul Daniels Professor of Chemistry at Louisiana State University, will present “Mass Spectrometry Imaging Combine with Laser Ablation Sampling” from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in room C.105 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit the chemistry website.

Asian Fest - The Asian Student Association will host Asian Fest to celebrate and promote Asian cultural awareness across Baylor. The culture show will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave., and features performances from various Asian student organizations, who will incorporate both culture and modern aspects. For more information, visit the Center for Global Engagement website.

Distinguished Artist Series - Marjorie Owens, B.M. (Applied Music) ’02, a former member of the Sächsische Staatsoper in Dresden and a Grand Finals Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, will open the 2018-2019 Distinguished Artist Series with a concert at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 101 Baylor Ave. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

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