This Week at Baylor – Oct. 9-15
- Jazz musician Benny Golson will perform in a concert by the Benny Golson Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
- Marvin McMickle, Ph.D., will deliver a lecture titled "Religious Liberty and Racial Injustice: Can You Have One Without the Other?" for the G. Hugh and Beverly C. Wamble Symposium at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
- Baylor's A Capella Choir will present its first concert of the year at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2016) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, lectures, concerts and events, including a performance by Baylor’s A Capella Choir, a debate between the Glenn R. Capp Debate Forum and the British National Debate Team and Baylor Homecoming 2016.
MONDAY, Oct. 10
Chapel Highlights – Chapel will host a special service called “Getting to Know… Us.” For more information and a list of future Chapel speakers, visit the Chapel website.
Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome – In partnership with the Waco Hippodrome, Baylor Student Activities will show “At the Fork” 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.
Benny Golson Quartet – The Benny Golson Quartet led by jazz musician Benny Golson will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall within Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. At 87, Golson is one of the last surviving links to the golden age of modern jazz. Tickets are available for $10 from the Bill Daniel Student Center Ticket Office.
TUESDAY, Oct. 11
Environmental Science Lecture – Public health specialist Rebecca Smartis will deliver a lecture on environmental health consulting with the federal government at 5 p.m. in room A108 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave.
It’s On Us: Live on the Lawn – The It’s On Us Student Advisory Council will host Live on the Lawn from 4 to 7 p.m. on Fountain Mall, 1360 S. Fifth St. The event will include an open mic, live music, raffle and food. Pokey O’s will be giving away 100 free ice cream sandwiches, and Club Sandwich will also be on site.
A Capella Choir – The Baylor University A Capella Choir will present its first concert of the year at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall within Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information about the concert from the School of Music.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12
Chapel Highlights – Chapel will hold the Coming Home Worship Service. For more information and a list of future speakers, visit the Chapel website.
The British Are Coming! – Members of Baylor’s Glenn R. Capp Debate Forum will debate members of the British National Debate Team at 7 p.m. in room 101 of Marrs McLean Science Building, 1214 S. Fourth St. The topic of the debate will be whether concealed-carry handguns should be banned on college campuses in the United States. Click here for more information about the Glenn R. Capp Debate Forum.
THURSDAY, Oct. 13
The Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Lecture – Scott Powers, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida, will present a lecture titled “Teaching Myocytes New Tricks” at 2 p.m. in the SBC Theater at the Mayborn Museum, 1300 S. University Parks Dr. Click here for more information.
G. Hugh and Beverly C. Wamble Lecture – Marvin McMickle, Ph.D., professor of church leadership and director of the Program of Black Church Studies at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in New York, will deliver a lecture titled “Religious Liberty and Racial Injustice: Can You Have One Without the Other?” for the G. Hugh and Beverly C. Wamble Symposium at 3:30 p.m. in Miller Chapel of the Tidwell Bible Building, 600 Speight Ave. Click here for more information.
Ann Graham Lecture at the Mayborn Museum – Ann Graham, executive director of Texans for the Arts, will give a lecture on how to shape and develop your career, as well as how you can speak up to improve your field and the community at 7 p.m. at the Mayborn Museum, 1300 S. University Parks Dr. The lecture is free and open to the public, but admission to the museum is not included. Visit the Mayborn Museum’s website for more information.
Jazz Ensemble – Alex Parker, senior lecturer in jazz studies, will lead a group of 20 young jazz musicians at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. This event is free and open to the public. Visit the School of Music’s website for more information and a full schedule of this semester’s concerts and performances.
FRIDAY, Oct. 14
Biology Lecture – Amy Hirons, Ph.D., associate professor and research scientist in the department of marine and environmental sciences at Nova Southeast University in Florida, will give a lecture at 2:30 p.m. in room C-206 in the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. Hirons studies global climate change using methods involving paleoecology and paleoceanography.
Homecoming – Baylor Homecoming begins Friday and continues throughout the weekend. Events include a bonfire Friday night on Fountain Mall, the parade Saturday morning and the football game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at McLane Stadium. Visit the Homecoming website for detailed information and a full schedule of events.
by Kalli Damschen, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805
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