This Week at Baylor – Sept. 25-30, 2016
- International chamber ensemble Trio Festivale will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. (Courtesy photo)
- Award-winning historian and author David McCullough will deliver the 2016 Beall-Russell Lecture in the Humanities at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26. (Courtesy photo)
- Guthrie Ramsay, Ph.D., will discuss contemporary gospel music at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, and give a lecture on pre-Civil War black music history at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27. (Courtesy photo)
- Grant Wacker, Ph.D., will present a lecture titled "Billy Graham and American Political Culture" at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27.
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WACO, Texas (Sept. 23, 2016) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, lectures, concerts and events, including a performance by chamber ensemble Trio Festivale from Dublin, Ireland, and a lecture from Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough.
SUNDAY, Sept. 25
Trio Festivale – International chamber ensemble Trio Festivale will perform at 3 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall, 624 Speight Ave. Trio Festivale consists of pianist Cathal Breslin, flutist Sabrina Hu and cellist Gerald Peregrine. The group was formed in Dublin, Ireland, and has toured throughout Europe, America and Asia. This event is free and open to the public. Visit the School of Music website for more information and a schedule of upcoming concerts.
MONDAY, Sept. 26
Chapel Highlights – Steve Wells, D.Min., pastor of South Main Baptist Church in Houston, will speak in Chapel at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. Wells graduated from George W. Truett Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 1997 and a Doctor of Ministry concentrating in preaching and worship in 2003. For more information and a list of future speakers, visit the Chapel website.
David McCullough: 2016 Beall-Russell Lecture – Acclaimed author and historian David McCullough will give the 2016 Beall-Russell Lecture in the Humanities at 3:30 p.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required since seating is limited. Tickets are available in the Bill Daniel Student Center Ticket Office until Sept. 23. Any remaining tickets will be available in the Waco Hall Ticket Office at 2 p.m. on the day of the lecture. Click here for more information about the Beall-Russell Lecture series, David McCullough, past lecturers and parking for the event.
Contemporary Gospel Music with Guthrie Ramsey – In an event sponsored by the Pruit Symposium, School of Music and Center for Christian Music Studies, Guthrie Ramsey, Ph.D., professor of music at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss contemporary gospel music and how it challenges the boundaries between sacred and secular at 6 p.m. at Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church, 919 Dutton Ave. This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information about Guthrie Ramsey.
Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome – In partnership with the Waco Hippodrome, Baylor Student Activities will show “The Mask You Live In” 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.
TUESDAY, Sept. 27
Grant Wacker Lecture – Grant Wacker, Ph.D., professor of Christian history at Duke Divinity School, will present a lecture titled “Billy Graham and American Political Culture” at 3:30 p.m. in Miller Chapel inside the Tidwell Bible Building, 600 Speight Ave.
Lyceum Series: Lecture-Recital with Guthrie Ramsey – Guthrie Ramsey, Ph.D., professor of music at the University of Pennsylvania, will give a lecture focused on pre-Civil War black music history and perform as part of the School of Music’s Lyceum Series at 4 p.m. in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information about Ramsey and the Lyceum Series.
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28
Chapel Highlights – Baylor’s gospel choir, Heavenly Voices, will perform in Chapel at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir has traveled throughout Texas since 1988, ministering through music and community service. For more information and a list of future speakers, visit the Chapel website.
American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Webinar – Free Enterprise at the Baugh Center will host a webinar by Michael Auslin, resident scholar and Director of Japan Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, at 4 p.m. in room 211 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 621 S. Third St. Click here for a full schedule of events from Free Enterprise at the Baugh Center.
THURSDAY, Sept. 29
2016 Baylor Libraries Symposium – Beginning at noon, the 2016 Baylor Libraries Symposium will commemorate the 225th anniversary of Thomas Paine’s “Rights of Man” with presentations from Baylor faculty, staff and students, as well as keynote speaker Gregory Claeys, Ph.D., from Royal Holloway, University of London, and closing speaker Carlos Juarez, Ph.D., from Hawaii Pacific University. A full schedule of the day’s events is available on the University Libraries website.
Cornelia Marschall Smith Award Lecture – Johnny L. Henderson, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and the 2016 recipient of the Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year Award, will give a lecture at 3:30 p.m. in room H101 of the Hankamer Building, 1428 S. Fifth St. Click here for more information.
FRIDAY, Sept. 30
CASPER Seminar Series: Erik Blair – Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Erik Blair, Ph.D., will present a lecture titled “Beyond the Transistor Paradigm: Molecular Computing Using Quantum-dot Cellular Automata” as part of the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research (CASPER) Seminar Series at 2:30 p.m. in room 3160 of the Baylor Research & Innovation Collaborative (BRIC), 100 Research Parkway. Visit the CASPER website for more information and a full schedule of the CASPER Seminar Series.
Leslie Cornick Biology Lecture – Leslie Cornick, Ph.D., dean of research at Alaska Pacific University, will present a lecture about the beluga whale population in southeast Alaska at 2:30 p.m. in room C-206 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave.
Curtis Streetman with Oracle Ensemble – Lecturer in Voice Curtis Streetman will perform with Oracle Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall, 624 Speight Ave. This event is free and open to the public. Click here for a full schedule of concerts from the School of Music.
by Kalli Damschen, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805
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