Fall Calendar Includes Celebrated Artists, Performances, Lectures and Conferences

Oct. 31, 2011

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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 November and December at Baylor.

For additions, contact Baylor Marketing and Communications at 254-710-1961 or e-mail that information to Melissa_L_Perry@baylor.edu.


Fall 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.

School of Music Lecture

Oct. 31, 5 - 7:00 p. m., Waco Hall, Recital Hall II,

Piano faculty member Bradley Bolen presents a lecture on the power of cultural diplomacy, with performances/demonstrations of Kurdish folk music, as performed by two violin students from Iraq. This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call 254-710-3571.

Honors College Lecture Series

Nov. 1, 4:00 p.m., Alexander Reading Room

Members of the instrumental ensemble The Fretful Porcupine Kevin Gosa and Jake Amerding present "Embodying Music: The Case for Live Music in a Digital Age," a mixed performance and presentation. "We brew finely-crafted roots chamber music made of saxophones, wires, and wood." For more information click here.

Cherry Award Lecture

Nov. 2, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Baylor Sciences Building, room D109

The third finalist for the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching is Brian Coppola, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan. His lecture is entitled "The Liberal Art of Chemistry: Stories about Human Nature." For more information click here.

Geology Colloquium Series

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

Christina Chan-Park, Baylor Science Librarian, will present a workshop on Baylor library resources. For more information call 254-710-2361.


Nov. 4 - Nov. 6, various times and venues

The weekend includes the Homecoming Parade, Pigskin Revue, Singspiration, Football Game, reunions and lots of other events. For a full schedule click here.

2011 Philosophy Department Homecoming Lecture

Nov. 4, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. , Morrison Hall, Room 100

Alumnus Joe Hicks, Esq. discusses the idea of a corporation as a person. We do business with corporations, like people. We allow corporations to own property, like people. We expect corporations to obey rules, like people; and we convict corporations of crimes. What exactly do we mean, though, by treating a corporation as a legal "person"? What is the role, the limitation and the importance of such a word in human interaction? This is a topic deserving philosophical attention. For more information click here.

Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum

Nov. 7 - Nov. 18, various times, Hankamer School of Business

Since 2005 The Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum has engaged students, faculty, alumni and business leaders in discussions of major ethical issues facing the business world today. For a full schedule click here.

Honors College Lecture Series

Nov. 8, 4:00 p.m., Memorial Drawing Room

David Williams, the Headmaster of Glendale Preparatory Academy, member of a consortium of very successful public charter schools in the Phoenix, AZ area, will address liberal education and the love of learning for its own sake and offer students an opportunity to find out more about what teaching in their system would be like. For more information click here.

Classics Lecture

Nov. 9, 4 - 5:00 p. m., Armstrong Browning Library, Foyer of Meditation

Guest speaker James J. O'Donnell, professor of classics and provost at Georgetown, will present a lecture entitled "The Death of the Gods: What We Can Learn from the Pagans." He is a classicist who specializes in the history and culture of the Roman world, from 100 BCE to 600 CE, but he has written and spoken widely on the cultural consequences of information technologies ancient and modern. For more information call 254-710-1399.

On Topic with President Ken Starr

Nov. 9, 7:30 p. m., Waco Hall

Condoleezza Rice joins Baylor President Ken Starr for On Topic, an engaging conversation about her new book, her service to our country and important issues facing our nation. Dr. Rice served as the 66th U.S. Secretary of State and the nation's first female National Security Advisor. She is the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, professor of Political Science at Stanford University, and author of No Higher Honor, A Memoir of My Years in Washington. For more information call Michelle Parrozzo,(254-710-4450.

The Texas Atomic Iron Commission Presentation

Nov. 11, 2 - 3:00 p. m., Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, Martin Museum of Art

The museum is hosting an exhibition featuring cast iron sculptures by eleven Texas artists: Dan Askew, Robbie Barber, Geoff Broderick, Erin Cunningham, Kurt Dyrhaug, Amy Gerhauser, Jack Gron, Butch (Meredith) Jack, Bill Raney, Greg Reuter, and Tanya Synar. Exhibiting artist Greg Reuter will give a special presentation that is free and open to the public, followed by a reception and iron pour demonstration. For more information click here.

Lyceum Series: Master class with Martin Katz

Nov. 11, 1:00 and 4:30 p. m., Nov. 12, 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p. m.,Roxy Grove Hall

A collaborative pianist, Mr. Katz's forty-year career has taken him to five continents, collaborating with the world's most celebrated singers. Winner of the 1998 "Accompanist of the Year" award from Musical America, Martin Katz is currently the Artur Schnabel Professor of Music at the University of Michigan. This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call 254-710-3571.

Heaven's Rain Film Screening & Discussion

Nov. 14, 7:00 p.m., Castellaw

Heaven's Rain, the true story of Baylor alumnus Brooks Douglass and his triumph over tragedy, returns to campus. For more information click here.

Lyceum Series: Jeffrey Nytch

Nov. 14, 7:30 p. m., Roxy Grove Hall

Jeffrey Nytch enjoys a diverse career as a composer, teacher, performer, arts administrator, and consultant. His music comprises a wide range of works that have been performed at venues throughout the United States and Europe. This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call 254-710-3571.

Cold War Film Festival

Nov. 14-17, 6:30 - 8:45 p. m., Armstong Browning Library, Cox Lecture Hall

The festival is a four-night event featuring four films, ranging from comical to somber and is hosted by Dr. Stephen Sloan, director of the Institute for Oral History, and Dr. Julie deGraffenried, an assistant professor of history and associate director of the Slavic and Eastern European Studies Program. For more information, call Sloan at 254-710-6290.

E.K. Bailey Memorial Sermon and Banquet

Nov. 14 - Nov. 15, all day event, George W. Truett Theological Seminary

The annual Rev. Dr. E.K. Bailey Memorial Sermon and Banquet at Truett Seminary will this year feature Rev. Lawrence Aker, Senior Pastor of Great Cornerstone Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY. For more information call 254-710-3755.

Baylor Theatre

Nov. 15-19, 7:30 p. m., and Nov. 19-20, 2:00 p.m., Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, Mabee Theatre

"The Ruby Sunrise" is written by Rinne Groff and directed by David Reed. Ruby, a poor, self-educated girl, created the first working photo-cathode tube in her Aunt Lois's barn in Indiana circa 1927, but only her boyfriend Henry knew about it. Playwright Rinne Groff takes us on a journey to discover what sacrifices we are willing to make to achieve our goals. Ruby is a dramatic tale of ambition, dreams, and hope in a new age of communication. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

Leadership Lecture Series

Nov. 17, 7:00 - 8:00 p. m.,First Baptist Church of Waco

Wes Moore, a youth advocate, Army combat veteran, promising business leader and author of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, will speak on Leadership in Public Life, as well as discuss his book. For more information click here.

TIFN and Baylor Film and Digital Media Fall 2011 Film Series

Nov. 17, 7 - 10:00 p. m., Castellaw 101

Texas Independent Film Network and Baylor University Film & Digital Media present The Fall 2011 Film Series. The fourth film of the season is Mars, "a unique look and tone, spacey, soothing and strange" - says Michelle Orange from The Village Voice. The screening will be followed by Q&A with one or more special guests from the film's production. For more information click here.

Drumwright Family Lecture

Nov. 18, 12:00 p.m., Alexander Reading Room

Dr. Alan Jacobs, the Clyde S. Kilby Chair Professor of English at Wheaton College will present a lecture entitled "Writers Save: How Poets and Novelists Came to Comfort the Faithful and Strengthen the Doubters." For more information call 254-710-7689.

CASPER Seminar

Nov. 18, 1:30-2:30 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room D110

The presenter is Dr. Rainer Sandau, DLR Berlin/IAA, Paris. For more information call 254-710-3763.

Geology Colloquium Series

Nov. 18, 3 - 4:00 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room E231

The speaker is David Fastovsky from the University of Rhode Island. For more information call 254-710-2361.

Rodney Stark Lecture

Nov. 30, 3:30 - 5:00 p. m., Kayser Auditorium

Rodney Stark, Co-Director of the Institute for Studies of Religion, wrote a book in 1996 entitled The Rise of Christianity: A Sociologist Reconsiders History. The book was a success, but several years later Dr. Stark decided that it did not go far enough so he followed up with The Triumph of Christianity. Professor Stark will explain why he thought another book was needed on a topic that already has generated thousands of volumes. To register online click here. For more information click here.


Christmas at Baylor

Dec. 1, 7:30 p. m., Glennis McCrary Music Building, Jones Concert Hall

The combined choirs of Baylor University and the Baylor Symphony Orchestra are conducted by Director of Choral Activities Alan Raines. For ticket information on this concert, call the Baylor University School of Music box office at 254-710-3571.

Christmas on 5th Street

Dec. 1, 6 - 10:30 p. m. 5th Street, the Bill Daniel Student Center, Fountain Mall, Burleson Quadrangle, Traditions Plaza, and the SUB Bowl

As the leaves and mercury fall, let us gather round in celebration of our savior, kindling the joy of life and love in one another's heart, with the sweet smell of Christmas wafting into the night! For a complete schedule click here.

Geology Colloquium Series

Dec. 2, 3 - 4:00 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room E231

Oliver Chadwick from UC Santa Barbara will discuss pre-European contact Hawaiian agriculture, Hawaiian land use choices, and the implications of surplus agricultural production for development of cultural complexity. For more information call 254-710-2361.

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