This Week at Baylor – Sept. 19-23, 2016

  • Andrew and Ginny
    Ginny Owens and Andrew Greer speak at Chapel, courtesy photo
  • misconception
    "Misconception" documentary cover, courtesy photo
  • st martin voices
    St. Martin's Voices, courtesy photo
  • Rev. Dr. Sam Wells
    Rev. Dr. Sam Wells speaks at Chapel, courtesy photo
Sept. 16, 2016

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2016) — This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, events and forums.

MONDAY, Sept. 19:

Chapel Highlights — Andrew Greer and Ginny Owens, singer/songwriters and co-authors of the book Transcending Mysteries: Who is God, and What Does He Want from Us?, will speak in chapel at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. For more information and a list of future speakers, visit the chapel website.

Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome — Student Activities and the Waco Hippodrome will show “Misconception” 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, 1311 S. Fifth St., or online. For more information, visit the Student Activities website.

TUESDAY, Sept. 20:

Benefactor’s Day Celebration — St. Martin's Voices of the London church, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, will perform with Baylor's Bella Voce at 11 a.m. in the Foyer of Meditation of Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the university libraries page.

Environmental Science Lecture — Torin McCoy, branch chief, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Johnson Space Center, will speak on “Martian Dust Toxicity: Should We Believe the Headlines?” at 5 p.m. in the Baylor Sciences Building, room A108, 101 Bagby Ave.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21:

Chapel Highlights — The Rev. Dr. Sam Wells, vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields church in London, will speak in chapel at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. For more information and a list of future speakers, visit the chapel website.

Baugh Free Enterprise Forum — Charles Murray, W.H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, will speak about "Coming Apart: America's Growing Cultural Divide" at 4 p.m. in room 240 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. Visit the Baylor business page for more information.

Physics Colloquium Series — James R. Chelikowsky, Ph.D., will speak about “Addressing Dirac's Challenge: Practical Quantum Mechanics for Materials” at 4 p.m. in room E425 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit the Baylor calendar.

THURSDAY, Sept. 22:

Baugh Free Enterprise Forum — David Williams, Williams Recruiting Company, will speak at 9:30 a.m. in room 329 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. Visit the Baylor business page for more information.

FRIDAY, Sept. 23:

Biology Lecture — Hans Thewissen, Ph.D., Ingalls-Brown professor of anatomy in the department of anatomy and neurobiology at Northeast Ohio Medical University, will speak at 2:30 p.m. in room C206 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. Thewissen has papers published in Nature and is credited for his work on finding the oldest pre-whale fossil in Pakistan.

Classics Lecture — Jim Clauss, professor of classics at University of Washington, will speak on “Clash of the Titans: Greek Mythology on the Big Screen” at 3:30 p.m. in room 120 of Morrison Hall, 1410 S. Fifth St. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Service Panel Information Session — A panel discussion for students interested in pursuing a service-oriented career or gap year after college will be held at 12:30 p.m. in room 101 of the Cashion Academic Center, 1401 S. Fourth St. Peace Corps, City Year, Breakthrough and Teach for America will be presenting post-graduation opportunities for students.

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

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