This Week at Baylor — Nov. 13 – Nov. 19, 2016

  • Bethany Bonner
    Bethany Bonner, guest soloist for the Baylor Symphony Orchestra Concert. (Courtesy photo)
  • movie poster
    "Life, Animated" documentary
  • Hal Holbrook
    Hal Holbrook, "Mark Twain Tonight" (Courtesy photo)
Nov. 11, 2016

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WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2016) — This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, lectures, concerts and events, including the Fall Festival and All-University Thanksgiving Dinner.

MONDAY, Nov. 14:

Chapel Highlights — Jim Marsh, director of the Baylor Counseling Center, 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 “Life, Animated” 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.

Campus Orchestra Concert — Baylor University’s Campus Orchestra will present its annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

TUESDAY, Nov. 15:

Environmental Sciences Lecture — Ramon Lavado, assistant professor of environmental sciences at Baylor University, will speak on “Pesticide Bioactivation and Detoxification in Fishes: The Role of Biotransformation in Toxicity” at 5 p.m. in Room A108 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave.

Baylor Symphony Orchestra Concert — The Baylor Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. Brittany Bonner, winner of the 2016 Baylor Concerto Competition, will be the guest soloist. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

Mark Twain Tonight! — Emmy Award-winning actor Hal Holbrook will perform his one-man show about American writer Mark Twain at 8 p.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. Doors open at 7:30. To purchase tickets, visit the Baylor Ticket Office website.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16:

Chapel Highlights — Ken Medema, composer-singer-songwriter, will visit Chapel at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. For more information and a list of future speakers, visit the chapel website.

ISR Lecture — Massimo Introvigne, Italian sociologist and founder of the Center for Studies on New Religions, will speak at 3:30 p.m. in Cox Lecture Hall, Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave. This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Institute for Studies of Religion website.

AEI Webinar — A webinar featuring Timothy P. Carney, who helps direct AEI’s Culture of Competition Project and is the senior political columnist at the Washington Examiner, will be at 4 p.m. in Room 211 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. The topic is “Crony Capitalism: How Big Business and Big Government Steal Your Money.” For more information, visit the Baylor Business website.

Fall Festival and All-University Thanksgiving Dinner — The Fall Festival and All-University Thanksgiving Dinner will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Fountain Mall. Free food will be provided with a student I.D. For more information, visit the Baylor University calendar.

THURSDAY, Nov. 17:

BFA Art Exhibition and Reception — The annual BFA Art Exhibition will be from Nov. 17 - 22 at the Martin Museum of Art, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave., showing the work of Baylor BFA students. There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m.

Jazz Ensemble Concert — The Jazz Ensemble 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.

Veterans Recognition Ceremony — Veteran Educational and Transition Services will host a recognition ceremony honoring individuals who have received a Veterans of Baylor Challenge Coin at 5:30 p.m. in the McMullen-Connally Faculty Center. For more information, visit the Baylor University calendar.

FRIDAY, Nov. 18:

Albaugh Lecture — Whit Stillman, writer-director, will speak at the 2016 Roy B. Albaugh Lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101 of Castellaw Communications Center, 219 Baylor Ave., on the topic, “Whit Stillman’s Films: A Screening and Conversation with the Director.” For more information, visit the Honors College website.

Biology Lecture — Rick Linnehan, Ph.D., NASA astronaut, will lecture at 2:30 p.m. in Room C206 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. Linnehan has several shuttle missions to his credit and many hours of space walks. In addition, he is a trained veterinarian.

CASPER Seminar Series — Craig Lent, Ph.D., Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering and Concurrent Professor of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, will speak at the CASPER Seminar Series at 2:30 p.m. in Room D110 of the Baylor Sciences Building on the topic, “The Freedom of the Physical World: Taking Quantum Mechanics Seriously.” For more information, visit the Baylor Research calendar.

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

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