This Week at Baylor – Jan. 28-Feb. 4, 2017

  • Shannon Deitz
    Shannon Deitz, founder of Hopeful Hearts Ministry, will speak in Chapel on Monday.
  • oz poster
  • René Maciel
    René Maciel, former president of Baptist University of the Américas will speak at Chapel on Wednesday
Jan. 27, 2017

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WACO, Texas (Jan. 27, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several speakers, concerts and events, including the opening of the “Wizard of Oz” educational exhibit at the Mayborn Museum Complex, a performance by distinguished pianist Jon Nakamatsu and a talk by Sarah Hepola, author of The New York Times best-seller “Blackout: Remembering Things I Drank to Forget.”

SATURDAY, Jan. 28

”Wizard of Oz” Educational Exhibit – Mayborn Museum Complex will host the traveling educational exhibit based on “The Wizard of Oz,” continuing through May 7. For more information and a list of other exhibits, visit the Mayborn Museum website.

SUNDAY, Jan. 29

”Contemporary Altarpiece” Closing – Julia Hitchcock’s exhibit, “Contemporary Altarpiece,” at the Harrington House, 1313 S. Eighth St., will have its closing session from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 29.

MONDAY, Jan. 30

Chapel Highlights – Shannon Deitz, founder of Hopeful Hearts Ministry, will speak 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 – Colleen Conway, professor of music education at the University of Michigan, will present a lecture at 6:15 p.m. in the Meadows Recital Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

E.K. Bailey Memorial Preaching Event – Keith Reed, senior pastor at Sharon Baptist Church in Philadelphia, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Paul W. Powell Chapel at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, 1100 S. Third St. For more information, visit the Truett Seminary website.

TUESDAY, Jan. 31

Baylor Symphony Chamber Orchestra – The Baylor Symphony Chamber Orchestra will present a concert 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.

Baylor Theatre – “Dancing at Lughnasa,” will be presented by Baylor Theatre at 7:30 p.m. from Jan. 31-Feb. 4 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 4 and 5 in Mabee Theatre in Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. Tickets can be purchased here.

E.K. Bailey Memorial Preaching Event – Keith Reed, senior pastor at Sharon Baptist Church in Philadelphia, will speak at 11 a.m. in Paul W. Powell Chapel at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, 1100 S. Third St. For more information, visit the Truett Seminary website.

Academy for Leadership Development – Eboo Patel, Ph.D., founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, will speak at 7 p.m. on the fifth floor of Cashion Academic Center, 1401 S. Fourth St. For more information on Patel, visit the IFYC website.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1

Chapel Highlights – René Maciel, former president of Baptist University of the Américas and community life pastor at First Baptist Church of Woodway in Waco, will speak 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.

THURSDAY, Feb. 2

Director’s Forum: The Art & Science of Texas Dinosaurs – Louis Jacobs, Ph.D., will speak at 10:30 a.m. at Mayborn Museum Complex on, “Lone Star Dinosaurs: An Update on the State.” Karen Carr will speak at 2 p.m. on, “Filling in the Blanks: Creating a World from Bits & Pieces.” Tickets are $10 per lecture or $25 for all three – including a lecture on Feb. 3. Museum members and Baylor University students can purchase tickets for $5 per lecture or $13 for all three. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Mayborn Museum website.

JOU/PR Lecture – Sarah Hepola, author of The New York Times best-seller “Blackout: Remembering Things I Drank to Forget,” will speak at 6 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium in Draper Academic Building, 1420 S. Seventh St. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Media Communications website.

Distinguished Artist Series – Pianist Jon Nakamatsu, pianist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall, 624 Speight Ave. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students, senior citizens and Baylor faculty and staff. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

Confluence of Earth & Mind Sculpture Exhibition – The Confluence of Earth & Mind Sculpture Exhibition opened Jan. 17 at the Martin Museum of Art, 60 Baylor Ave. Confluence brings together the work of two Texan sculptors, Sherry Owens and Sharon Kopriva. At 5:30 p.m. the Martin Museum will host a reception. The exhibition runs until Feb. 26. Click here for more information about the exhibition and the reception.

FRIDAY, Feb. 3

Director’s Forum: The Art & Science of Texas Dinosaurs – Mike Polcyn will speak at 10:30 a.m. on, “Lone Star Sea Monsters: Marine Life in Texas During the Age of Dinosaurs.” Tickets are $10 per lecture or $25 for all three – including the lectures on Feb. 2. Museum members and Baylor University students can purchase tickets for $5 per lecture or $13 for all three. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Mayborn Museum website.

Baylor Symphonic Band – The Symphonic Band will present a concert 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.

SATURDAY, Feb. 4

Baylor Sacred Harp Singing – The 16th annual Baylor University Sacred Harp Singing will be from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, 1100 S. Third St. This event is free and open to the public.

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

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