This Week at Baylor: Nov. 25 – Dec. 1, 2018

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    Baylor will host the annual Christmas on Fifth Street event from 5:30 to 10 p.m. on Fountain Mall, Burleson Quadrangle, Traditions Plaza and the Bill Daniel Student Center on Baylor's campus.
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    Baylor Theater will present "Ice Glen" from Tuesday, Nov. 27, to Sunday, Dec. 2, in the Mabee Theatre in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave.
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    Beall Poetry Festival fall visiting poet Lisa Russ Spaar will present a poetry reading at 4 p.m. in the Treasure Room of Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave.
Nov. 20, 2018

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by Jessie Jilovec, student newswriter

WACO, Texas (Nov. 20, 2018) – As the campus returns from the Thanksgiving holidays, Baylor University will host lectures this week in several academic disciplines, a theater performance and a variety of Christmas celebrations, including “A Baylor Christmas” concert featuring the combined choirs of Baylor and the Baylor Symphony Orchestra and the popular Christmas on Fifth Street.

MONDAY, Nov. 26

Chapel Highlights – Ryan Richardson, Ph.D., associate chaplain and director of worship and Chapel at Baylor, will speak at Chapel at 9:05, 10:10 and 11 a.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the Spiritual Life website.

Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome – Movie Mondays will continue with a screening of “Where is Palestine?,” presented by Better Together BU. The film explores the diverse narrative of the Palestinian community through the lens of individuals in Jordan. The screening will feature a talkback session with director Nathan Driskell, producer Timothy Palmer and the film’s West Bank coordinator, Rafat Shomali. The screening will start at 7 p.m. at the Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave. Tickets are free and can be picked up at the Waco Hippodrome box office, the Bill Daniel Student Center ticket office, 1311 S. Fifth St., or online.

TUESDAY, Nov. 27

World Cinema Series – Baylor’s department of modern languages and cultures will screen “Voces inocentes,” or “Innocent Voices,” a Spanish film from El Salvador, for this week’s World Cinema Series at 6 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium in the Draper Academic Building, 1420 S. Seventh St. For more information, visit the modern languages and cultures website.

Ice Glen – Baylor Theater will present “Ice Glen” at 7:30 p.m. in the Mabee Theatre in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. Performances will be held through Dec. 2. For more information, visit the theater website.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28

Chapel Highlights – Students will perform the songs of Advent during Chapel services at 9:05, 10:10 and 11 a.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the Spiritual Life website.

Environmental Science Seminar – Baylor’s department of environmental science will host Karina Miglioranza, Ph.D., researcher at Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata in Argentina, who will present “Persistent organic pollutants in fish from Argentina” at 4 p.m. in Room A.108 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit the environmental science website.

Beall Poetry Fall Visiting Poet – The Baylor department of English will host Beall Poetry Festival fall visiting poet Lisa Russ Spaar for a poetry reading at 4 p.m. in the Treasure Room of Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the Beall Poetry Festival website.

Ice Glen – Baylor Theater will present “Ice Glen” at 7:30 p.m. in the Mabee Theatre in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. Performances will be held through Dec. 2. For more information, visit the theater website.

THURSDAY, Nov. 29

Print and Portfolio Sale – Baylor’s department of art and art history will host a print and portfolio sale open to the public to buy student work, especially works using photographic and printmaking techniques, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the foyer of the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. For more information, visit the department of art and art history website or email baylor_art@baylor.edu.

Christmas at the Mayborn – The Mayborn Museum Complex will host a Christmas event from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. with activities including a visit from Santa and a special model train display from the Central Texas Area Model Railroaders, at 1300 S. University Parks Drive. There will be performances by local student choirs, STEM challenges and more. Activities and events are included in the price of admission, and admission is free to museum members and Baylor students. For more information, visit the Mayborn website.

Ice Glen – Baylor Theater will present “Ice Glen” at 7:30 p.m. in the Mabee Theatre in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. Performances will be held through Dec. 2. For more information, visit the theater website.

A Baylor Christmas – The combined choirs of Baylor and the Baylor Symphony Orchestra will perform at “A Baylor Christmas” concert to celebrate the Christmas season at 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. Tickets are available online only. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

Christmas on Fifth Street – Baylor will host the annual Christmas on Fifth Street event from 5:30 to 10 p.m. on Fountain Mall, Burleson Quadrangle, Traditions Plaza and the Bill Daniel Student Center on Baylor’s campus. Several activities will be available for students, including carriage rides, train rides, a petting zoo, an ice skating rink and the annual Christmas tree lighting. BRH choir and modern foreign language students will sing carols. For a full list of events, visit the Student Activities website.

Women’s World Day of Prayer Brunch – “Woven Together in Unity,” a Women’s World Day of Prayer Brunch, will be held in the Piper Great Hall of George W. Truett Theological Seminary, 1100 S. Third St. A complimentary brunch will be held at 9:30 a.m., followed by a program and prayer at 10 a.m. The featured speaker and guest of honor will be Carolyn Porterfield, former Missionary Journeyman in Japan and retiring Missional Lifestyle Leader for Texas Woman’s Missionary Union. For more information, visit the Waco Baptist Regional Association website .

FRIDAY, Nov. 30

Biology Seminar – Peter McCullough, M.D., of Baylor Scott & White Heart & Vascular Hospital, will present “Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Genetic Determinants, Clinical Recognition and Approach to Treatment” at 2:30 p.m. in Room B.110 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit the department of biology website .

CASPER Seminar – Baylor and CASPER will host William Anderson, Ph.D., associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas, who will present “Computational and Theoretical Studies of Turbulent Flows: From Aeolian Morphodynamics on Mars to Langmuir Circulations in the Ocean” at 2:30 p.m. in Room D.109 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit the CASPER website or call 254-710-1271.

Geosciences Seminar – Baylor’s department of geosciences will host Michelle Lawing, Ph.D., assistant professor in spatial sciences at Texas A&M University, for a lecture at 3 p.m. in Room E.231 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit the department of geosciences website .

Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium – Jennifer Roizen, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry at Duke University, will present “masked Alcohols and Amines Guide Position-Selective C-H Functionalization Reactions.” The colloquium will be held 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 and biochemistry website.

Ice Glen – Baylor Theater will present “Ice Glen” at 7:30 p.m. in the Mabee Theatre in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. Performances will be held through Dec. 2. For more information, visit the theater website.

A Baylor Christmas – The combined choirs of Baylor and the Baylor Symphony Orchestra will perform their second concert of “A Baylor Christmas” to celebrate the Christmas season. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. A final performance will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2. Tickets are available for purchase online only. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

SATURDAY, Dec. 1

Ice Glen – Baylor Theater will present “Ice Glen” at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Mabee Theatre in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. The final performance will be a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. For more information, visit the theater website.

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