This Week at Baylor – Sept. 12-16, 2016

  • Hillside movie
    Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome continue with "Hillsong Let Hope Rise." (Courtesy photo)
  • Jimmy Mellado
    Jimmy Mellado, president and CEO of Compassion International speaks at Chapel. (Courtesy photo)
  • Rev. Alan Sanders
    Chapel speaker the Rev. Dr. Alvin Sanders is senior vice president of ministry movilization at World Impact. (Courtesy photo)
  • Andrew Motion
    Andrew Motion, former Poet Laureate of Great Britain, presents a poetry reading. (Courtesy photo)
  • Adam Foss
    Academy for Leader Development Lecturer and juvenile justice reformer Adam Foss. (Courtesy photo)
Sept. 9, 2016

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 9, 2016) – This week, Baylor will host several notable speakers, lectures, concerts and events.

MONDAY, Sept. 12

Church Music Forum with Chuck Fromm – Chuck Fromm, Ph.D., publisher of Worship Leader magazine, will present at the Church Music Forum, part of the Hearn Innovators in Christian Music Series, at 6 p.m. in Recital Hall II, adjacent to the lobby of Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. The event is free and open to the public. Visit the Center for Christian Music Studies website for more information about Fromm and the Hearn Innovators Series.

25th Anniversary of Baylor Institute for Air Science – Students, faculty and staff are invited to a reception hosted by the Baylor Institute for Air Science in honor of its 25th anniversary at 3:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of the Cashion Academic Center, 1401 S. Fourth St. The reception will be followed at 5 p.m. by a presentation by the United States Air Force F-16 Viper Demonstration Team.

Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome – In partnership with the Waco Hippodrome, Baylor Student Activities will show “Hillsong – Let Hope Rise” at 7 p.m. at the Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave. Tickets are free and can be picked up at the Bill Daniel Student Center Ticket Office or online. Visit the Student Activities website for more information.

Chapel Highlights – Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado, president and CEO of child advocacy ministry Compassion International, will speak in Chapel at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. Mellado was born in El Salvador and raised in seven different countries and has witnessed firsthand the impact the church can have on global poverty. For more information and a list of future speakers, visit the Chapel website.

TUESDAY, Sept. 13

10th Annual Baylor Lecture Series in Mathematics – Percy Deift, Ph.D., will speak during the 10th annual Baylor Lecture Series in Mathematics at 4 p.m. in room 101 of the Marrs McLean Science Building, 1214 S. Fourth St. This lecture on integrable systems is free and open to the public. Visit the Baylor Mathematics website for more information about Deift and the lecture series.

Boundary Breaking Women Panel – The Women’s and Gender Studies program will host a panel discussion on boundary-breaking women from different eras, countries and fields at 3:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium, room 130 in Draper Academic Building, 1420 S. Seventh St. The panel will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Jeannette Rankin’s election to the U.S. House of Representatives by the state of Montana, making her the first woman to hold federal office in the U.S. Visit the Women’s and Gender Studies website for more information.

Day of Languages at Dr Pepper Hour – Modern Languages and Cultures and the Baylor & Beyond LLC will sponsor the Day of Languages during Dr Pepper Hour from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St. This multicultural celebration will feature language bingo and a prize giveaway, in addition to Dr Pepper floats.

Environmental Science Lecture – Scott McMurry, Ph.D., professor at Oklahoma State University, will present a lecture titled “Environmental Stressors, Wildlife Toxicology, and Animal Behavior” at 5 p.m. in room A108 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14

Chapel Highlights – Rev. Alvin Sanders, Ph.D., will speak in Chapel at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. Sanders is the senior vice president of ministry mobilization at World Impact and author of the book “Bridging the Diversity Gap.” He developed a ministry of racial reconciliation while serving as a pastor in Cincinnati at the time of a police shooting with racial overtones. For more information and a list of future speakers, visit the Chapel website.

THURSDAY, Sept. 15

An Afternoon of Poetry with Sir Andrew Motion – Former Poet Laureate of Great Britain Sir Andrew Motion will visit Baylor University for a poetry reading at 3:30 p.m. in the McLean Foyer of Meditation in the Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave. Motion was selected Poet Laureate of Great Britain in 1999 and was knighted for his services to literature in 2009. He is the author of award-winning poetry, novels, a memoir, anthologies, biographies and works of criticism, and he is the founder of the Poetry Archive, an online database of poetry. The event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

POSTPONED. Academy for Leader Development Lecture Series: Adam Foss – Juvenile justice reformer Adam Foss will speak at 6 p.m. in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St., as part of the Academy for Leader Development Lecture Series. Foss’ TED Talk about how the justice system could be improved by providing young people with more opportunities, “A prosecuter’s vision for a better justice system,” has been viewed more than 1.3 million times. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more about Foss by watching his TED Talk here.

Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble – The School of Music will host a concert of winds, brass and percussion at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. This event is free and open to the public. Visit the School of Music website for a full schedule of concerts.

FRIDAY, Sept. 16

CASPER Seminar Series: Eva Kostadinova – Eva Kostadinova, doctoral candidate in physics at Baylor University, will speak in room 3160 of the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative, 100 Research Parkway, as part of the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research (CASPER) Seminar Series.

The Family Weekend Choral Concert – Six of Baylor University’s vocal ensembles will perform in an annual concert for Family Weekend at 5 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. The performing groups include Bella Voce, Concert Choir, Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir, A Cappella Choir and VirtuOSO. This event is free and open to the public. Visit the School of Music website for a full schedule of concerts.

SATURDAY, Sept. 17

Kaleidoscope Concert – A number of groups, including the Baylor Symphony Orchestra, Bella Voce, A Capella Choir, and Wind Ensemble, will perform at 3 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. This concert is part of Baylor University’s annual Family Weekend and is free and open to the public.

by Kalli Damschen, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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