This Week at Baylor – Feb. 12-18, 2017

  • Delvin Atchison
    Delvin Atchison, director of the Great Commission Team, Texas Baptists, comes to Chapel on Wednesdaycourtesy photo
  • John Beder
    John Beder, director/producer, "Composed," screening on Wednesday, courtesy photo
Feb. 10, 2017

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WACO, Texas (Feb. 10, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, concerts and events, including the classics department’s Latin Day and a showing of the documentary, “Composed.”

The People’s Law School, hosted by the Baylor Law School, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. The program will run until 12:45 p.m.

SUNDAY, Feb. 12

Semper Pro Musica Competition – The final round of the Semper Pro Musica Competition will be at 1 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall of Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. The competition is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

MONDAY, Feb. 13

Chapel Highlights – Heavenly Voices Gospel 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.

TUESDAY, Feb. 14

Hope Peace Love Day – The Counseling Center is holding its annual “Hope Peace Love” event all day. The Hope Peace Love Fair, including activities such as bingo, Valentine making, relaxation techniques, food trucks and other activities, will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Baylor Sciences Building (BSB), 101 Bagby Ave. The Hope Box Raffle will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the SUB Den in Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St. “Understanding Anxiety” discussion will be from 1 to 2 p.m. in Room A106 of the BSB. “Sexual Minorities & Mental Health” discussion will be from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 240 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. “Prayer and Mental Health” discussion will be from 4 to 5 p.m. in the SUB Den. A viewing of Disney’s “Inside Out” will be at 11:30 a.m. in the SUB Den. For more information, visit the Counseling Center website.

Cross Cultural Neighbor Night – The department of multicultural affairs will host a Cross Cultural Neighbor Night at 6 p.m. in the Bobo Spiritual Life Center, 500 Speight Ave., in which a panel of students or community members will discuss the similarities and differences across cultures and religions. For more information, visit the Multicultural Affairs website.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15

Chapel Highlights – Delvin Atchison, director of the Great Commission Team with Texas Baptists, will speak at 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.

”Composed” Showing – The documentary addressing the topic of performance anxiety, “Composed,” will be shown at 7 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall, 624 Speight Ave. A Q&A session will follow with director/producer, John Beder. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

THURSDAY, Feb. 16

Latin American Film Series – As part of the Latin American Film Series hosted by the history department, “La ley de Herodes” will be shown at 7 p.m. in Room 202 of Tidwell Bible Building, 600 Speight Ave.

Concert Jazz Ensemble – Baylor University’s Concert Jazz Ensemble 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.

All University Sing – Student organizations will perform Broadway-style productions during the annual All University Sing at 6:30 p.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the Student Productions website. To purchase tickets, visit the online Ticket Office.

Big XII Black Student Government Conference – The Big XII Conference on Black Student Government will be held from Feb. 16-18 at the University of Texas at Austin. For more information, visit the Multicultural Affairs website.

ENT 4353 Guest Speaker – Author James Riordan, United States Agency for International Development and Chemonics International, will speak at 8 and 9:30 a.m. in Room 329 of Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. For more information, visit the Baylor Business website.

FRIDAY, Feb. 17

All University Sing – Student organizations will perform Broadway-style productions during the annual All University Sing at 6:30 p.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the Student Productions website. To purchase tickets, visit the online Ticket Office.

Classics Latin Day – The department of classics will host its annual Latin Day. About 260 high school Latin students from Central Texas and beyond travel to Baylor campus for a day of games and competitions, lectures about Roman culture and Latin literature and a Roman comedy directed by David White, Ph.D., senior lecturer in classics, and performed by classics students.

John and Marie Chiles Federalist Papers Lecture Series – Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, will present a lecture titled “Probing the Minds of Hamilton, Madison and Jay: The Guidance of the Federalist Papers” at noon in the Jim Kronzer Appellate Advocacy Classroom and Courtroom, Room 127, Sheila & Walter Umphrey Law Center, 1114 S. University Parks Drive. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Baylor Law School website.

CASPER Seminar Series – Fritz Gesztesy, The Ralph and Jean Storm Professor of Mathematics at Baylor, will speak at 2:30 p.m. in Room D110 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit the Baylor Research website.

Biology Lecture – Jason Karpoc, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of molecular and cellular medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center, will speak at 8 a.m. in Room 329 of Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St., on the topic, “Using the Fruit Fly to Investigate the Integration of Metabolic and Innate Immune Responses.”

SATURDAY, Feb. 18

All University Sing – Student organizations will perform Broadway-style productions during the annual All University Sing at 6:30 p.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the Student Productions website. To purchase tickets, visit the online Ticket Office.

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

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