This Week at Baylor — Oct. 16 – 22, 2016

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    "Tower," showing at the Waco Hippodrome Oct. 16
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    Rosie Rios, former U.S. Treasurer, courtesy photo
Oct. 14, 2016

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WACO, Texas (Oct. 14, 2016) — This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, lectures, concerts and events, including a performance from the Campus Orchestra and Symphonic Band and a lecture from a former U.S. Treasurer.

MONDAY, Oct. 17:

Chapel Highlights — James K.A. Smith, Ph.D., professor of philosophy at Calvin College and author of Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation, 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 “Tower” 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.

Classics Lecture — David Armstrong, emeritus professor of classics at the University of Texas at Austin, will present a lecture on “Turnus’ Empty and Aeneas’ Reasonable Anger: Some Reflections after Editing and Translating Philodemus On Anger” at 3:30 p.m. in Room 330 of Morrison Hall, 1410 S. Fifth St. This event is free and open to the public.

Campus Orchestra and Symphonic Band — Baylor University’s Campus Orchestra and Symphonic Band will perform a joint concert 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. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

Institute for Studies of Religion Lecture — Alexei Krindatch, research director for the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the U.S.A., will lecture on “The Orthodox Option in the United States: Eastern Orthodoxy’s Presence and Contributions to Modern America” at 3:30 p.m. in Cox Lecture Hall in Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the ISR website.

TUESDAY, Oct. 18:

Environmental Sciences Lecture — Raymond Garant, assistant director of public policy at the American Chemical Society Office of Public Affairs, will present a lecture on innovation, education and environmental policy at 5 p.m. in Room A108 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave.

Men’s Choir and Women’s Choir — The Women’s Choir and Men’s Choir will join forces for their annual fall performance at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

Political Science Lecture — Catherine Zuckert, Reeves Dreux Professor of Political Science and Editor-in-Chief of The Review of Politics at the University of Notre Dame, will speak on “Machiavelli and the End of Nobility in Politics” at 11 a.m. in Room 340 of Draper Academic Building, 1420 S. Seventh St. This event is free and open to the public.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 19:

Chapel Highlights — Carr Harkrader, campus engagement associate at the Interfaith Youth Core, 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.

Rosie Rios Lecture — Rosie Rios, former U.S. Treasurer, will lecture on “My Life in Treasury: From Financial Crisis to Currency Design” at 3:30 p.m. in Room 250 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Baylor Arts & Sciences calendar.

THURSDAY, Oct. 20:

Texas Collection Lecture and Reception — Kenneth Hafertepe, professor of museum studies and chair of the department, will speak on “The Material Culture of German Texans” at 3:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium in Draper Academic Building, 1420 S. Seventh St. A reception and book signing will follow in the Texas Collection. For more information, visit the Texas Collection website.

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

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