This Week at Baylor — Oct. 3 – Oct. 7, 2016

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    Austin Channing Brown, courtesy photo
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    Martín Carcasson, Ph.D., courtesy photo
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    "Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World" documentary, courtesy photo
Sept. 30, 2016

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2016) — This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, events and performances.

MONDAY, Oct. 3:

Chapel Highlights — Martín Carcasson, Ph.D., communications professor at Colorado State University and the founder and director of the CSU Center for Public Deliberation, 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 “Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World” 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.

Distinguished Artist Series — Andrew Balio, principal trumpet of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra since 2001, will perform with the Baylor Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall of the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. For more information on this event, visit the school of music webpage. Tickets can be purchased at the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St., or on the Student Activities webpage.

Communications Lecture — Martín Carcasson, Ph.D., communications professor at Colorado State University and the founder and director of the CSU Center for Public Deliberation, will present “Transforming Local Democracy: The Case for Deliberative Inquiry” at 4 p.m. in room 101 of Marrs McLean Science, 1214 S. Fourth St. This event is free and open to the public.

Baugh Center and AEI Co-Sponsored Debate — Former Congressman Frank Wolf and former UN Ambassador and Congressman Tony Hall will present a debate moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Corey at 5 p.m. in room 240 of Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. For more information, visit the Baylor business webpage.

TUESDAY, Oct. 4:

Classics Lecture — Joe Goodkin, singer/songwriter and self-described “modern bard,” will perform “Joe’s Odyssey” — part lecture, part musical performance and part interactive discussion — at 4 p.m. in room H101 of the Cashion Academic Building, 1401 S. Fourth St.

Environmental Sciences Lecture — Subin Yoon, Ph.D. candidate in environmental sciences, will lecture on “Source Apportionment of Organic Aerosols Across Houston, Texas During NASA’s Discover-AQ” at 5 p.m. in room A108 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave.

Concert Jazz Ensemble — Baylor’s Concert Jazz Ensemble, led by Alex Parker, continuing lecturer and director of the Baylor University Jazz Program, will perform 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. For more information visit the School of Music calendar.

Academy for Leader Development Lecture Series — Austin Channing Brown, resident director and multicultural liaison for Calvin College and writer, will speak at 6 p.m. in room 250 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St.

National Night Out — Baylor’s first National Night Out will be at 7 p.m. on Fountain Mall and will include activities such as residence hall contests, sorority bake off, impaired obstacle course, dunking booth and more as well as free food, t-shirts and prizes.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5:

Chapel Highlights — Austin Channing Brown, resident director and multicultural liaison for Calvin College and writer, 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.

Business School Lecture — Dean Karlan, economist at Yale University and founder of Innovations for Poverty Action, will speak on “Pragmatic Optimism in the Fight Against Poverty: Lessons from Behavioral Economics” at 1 p.m. in McClinton Auditorium in Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. For more information, visit the Baylor business webpage.

THURSDAY, Oct. 6:

Business Enterprise Guest Speaker — John Tamny, political economy editor at Forbes, Senior Fellow in Economics at Reason Foundation and a senior economic adviser to Toreador Research & Trading, will speak at 4 p.m. in room 240 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. For more information, visit the Baylor business webpage.

Baylor Opera Theatre — Octavio Cardenas, director of opera, and Jeffrey Peterson, assistant professor of voice, will lead the Baylor Opera Theater in a performance of “Opera 101” at 7:30 p.m. at the Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave. There will be an additional performance on Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit the School of Music calendar.

Texas Photographic Society’s International Competition — Martin Museum of Art will feature the Texas Photographic Society’s International Competition until Nov. 13. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Martin Museum of Art in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave.

Religion Department Panel Discussion — Baylor professors Candi Cann, Robert Creech, Elise Edwards and Mathew Whelan will discuss what happens when people travel to holy places, how holy places can travel with someone and much more at 6 p.m. at the Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S. University Parks Dr.

FRIDAY, Oct. 7:

Biology Lecture — Shane Kanatous, Ph.D., associate professor at Colorado State University, will speak at 2:30 p.m. in room C206 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. Kanatous works with creating skeletal muscle cell lines from deep-diving mammals. His research is used by the U.S. Navy to determine how divers can extend their dive times without increased physical or physiological issues.

CASPER Seminar — Karl Stephan, Ph.D., will speak on “Ball Lightning: Close to a Solution?” at 2:30 p.m. in room D110 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit the event page.

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

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