This Week at Baylor – Jan. 22-28, 2017

  • Tex trombone quartet
    The Texas Select Trombone Quartet will host a forum at 4 p.m. Monday as part of the Lyceum Series. (Courtesy photo)
  • Morris Kleiner
    Morris M. Kleiner, professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, will host a forum on "Guild-Ridden Labor Markets: The Curious Case of Occupational Licensing" at 4 p.m. Thursday. (Courtesy photo)
  • Katherine Freeman
    National Academy of Sciences member Katherine Freeman, Ph.D., the Evan Pugh University Professor at Pennsylvania State University, will give two geoscience lectures in the O.T. Hayward Distinguished Lectures Thursday and Friday. (Courtesy photo)
Jan. 20, 2017

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WACO, Texas (Jan. 20, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, lectures, concerts and events, including a forum with the Texas Select Trombone Quartet, performances of Mozart’s “La finta giardiniera” and a step show by collegiate step teams from across Texas.

SUNDAY, Jan. 22

Immortal Ten Bridge Dedication – In honor of the 90th anniversary of the tragic accident that claimed the lives of 10 Baylor students, now known as the Immortal Ten, the City of Round Rock will host the Immortal Ten Baylor Bridge Memorial Dedication Ceremony at 2 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, 221 E. Main St. in Round Rock, Texas. To RSVP, email downtown@roundrocktexas.gov or call 512-218-5403.

MONDAY, Jan. 23

Chapel Highlights – The Argentinian Choir will perform in Chapel at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. For more information and a list of future Chapel speakers, visit the Chapel website.

Lyceum Series: Forum with Texas Select Trombone Quartet – The Texas Select Trombone Quartet will host a forum at 4 p.m. in Seminar Room #1 in Crouch Fine Arts Library, located on the third floor of Moody Memorial Library, 1312 S. Third St. The quartet consists of John Romero of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, James Decker of Texas Tech University, Brent Phillips of Baylor University and bass trombonist Ilan Morgenstern of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra and Houston Grand Opera. In the forum, they will discuss their careers, auditioning and pedagogy. This Lyceum Series event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information about Ramsey and the Lyceum Series.

Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome – In partnership with the Waco Hippodrome, Baylor Student Activities will show “Generation Startup” 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.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25

Chapel Highlights – Cokiesha Bailey Robinson will speak in Chapel at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. Robinson is the founder of Cross Spring Ministries, which seeks to present both the spiritual Living Water and physical water to help communities around the world. Robinson is also the co-author of two books. For more information and a list of future Chapel speakers, visit the Chapel website.

Baylor Opera Theater – Baylor Opera Theater will perform Mozart’s comedy “La finta giardiniera” (“The Secret Gardener”) at 7:30 p.m. every night from Wednesday to Saturday, Jan. 28, in the Jesse H. Jones Theatre of Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. This performance will feature students from the Vocal Division and the Baylor Symphony Orchestra. Tickets for the general public are $15. With a Baylor ID, tickets are $10. Click here to purchase tickets online. For further ticket information, call the Baylor University Department of Theater Arts box office at 254-710-1865.

THURSDAY, Jan. 26

Free Enterprise Forum – Morris M. Kleiner, professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, will host a forum on “Guild-Ridden Labor Markets: The Curious Case of Occupational Licensing” at 4 p.m. in Room 250 of the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. Kleiner is the AFL-CIO Chair in labor policy and teaches at the university’s Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies. Kleiner has served as an expert on labor issues to the government, nonprofits and businesses. Click here for more information about Free Enterprise at the Baugh Center and a schedule of Free Enterprise Forums.

O.T. Hayward Distinguished Lectures – National Academy of Sciences member Katherine Freeman, Ph.D., the Evan Pugh University Professor at Pennsylvania State University, will lecture on “Molecular Clues to Early Human Habitats: Water and vegetation in the landscape of Olduvai Gorge” at 7 p.m. in Room D110 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave.

Latin American Film Series – The history department will host a showing of the 1966 Latin American comedy “Death of a Bureaucrat” at 7 p.m. in Room 202 of Tidwell Bible Building, 600 Speight Ave. The film is in Spanish and will have English subtitles. This event is free and open to the public.

FRIDAY, Jan. 27

Biology Research Seminar – Amber Johnson, Ph.D., precision oncology scientist in the Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will lecture on “Personalized Genomic Cancer Therapies” at 2:30 p.m. in Room D109 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave.

O.T. Hayward Distinguished Lecture – National Academy of Sciences member Katherine Freeman, Ph.D., the Evan Pugh University Professor at Pennsylvania State University, will lecture at 3 p.m. in Room E231 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. The lecture is titled “How stable is stabilized carbon in soils when the world heats up? (An organic geochemist's perspective on lessons from past climates).”

SATURDAY, Jan. 28

Battle on the Burning Sands Step Show – The Tau Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., will present the 13th Annual Battle on the Burning Sands Step Show at 7 p.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. The step show will feature collegiate step teams from across Texas. General admission is $5 online. For more information leading up to the event follow @BaylorAlphas on Instagram and Twitter.

by Kalli Damschen, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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