This Week at Baylor – March 26-April 1March 24, 2017
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WACO, Texas (March 24, 2017) – This week, Baylor University is hosting several notable speakers, concerts and events including Browning Day at the Armstrong Browning Library, Movies with MA featuring “The Shack” and BURST URSA Scholars Week.
MONDAY, March 27
Chapel Highlights – The freshman class officers’ chapel service will be at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. For more information and a list of future Chapel speakers, visit the Chapel website.
BURST URSA Scholars Week – Every spring, Baylor dedicates a week to scholarly presentations. The first two days are for oral presentations from students on projects and results. Mid-week is dedicated to students and teams displaying posters in Baylor Sciences Building, which are judged to determine the most outstanding efforts from presentations and posters. The Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement (URSA) recognizes the winners at the awards reception at the end of April. For more information and a detailed schedule, visit the URSA website.
TUESDAY, March 28
Libraries Lecture – Author John Williams will present a lecture on “The Untold Story of the Lower Colorado River Authority” at 3:30 p.m. in Packard Hall of Marrs-McLean Science Building, 1214 S. Fourth St. For more information, visit the University calendar.
Cross Cultural Neighbor Night – The department of multicultural affairs will host a Cross Cultural Neighbor Night at 6 p.m. in 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.
Willson-Addis Lecture – Neville Callam, Ph.D., general secretary and chief executive officer of the Baptist World Alliance, will present this year’s Willson-Addis Lecture on the topic “The ‘Essential Oneness’ of a Christian World Communion: The Case of the Baptist World Alliance” at 11 a.m. in Paul W. Powell Chapel of George W. Truett Theological Seminary, 1100 S. Third St. For more information, visit the Truett Seminary website.
WEDNESDAY, March 29
Chapel Highlights – The Lenten chapel service will be at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. For more information and a list of future Chapel speakers, visit the Chapel website.
Communication Forum – The Communication Coalition of Minority Students and the Communication Department will host “No More: Dispelling the Rhetoric of Victim Shaming” at 4 p.m. in Room 101 of Castellaw Communications Center, 219 Baylor Ave. The forum will feature scholars, mental health professionals and advocates. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the University calendar.
Movies with MA – The multicultural affairs department will be gathering to watch “The Shack” at 7:30 p.m. at Starplex Galaxy 16, 333 S. Valley Mills Drive. The group will meet in the days after to discuss the themes from the movie. All are welcome, but attendees must purchase a ticket. For more information, visit the University calendar.
THURSDAY, March 30
Science Thursdays at the Mayborn – Kenneth Park, Ph.D., associate professor of physics at Baylor University, will speak on “Thou comest in such a questionable shape!’’ at 7 p.m. at Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S. University Parks Drive. Coffee and cookies will be served at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
BURST Lecture – Michael Endl, Ph.D., research scientist at the University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory, will speak on “Discovery of a New Planet” at 5:30 p.m. in Room 240 of Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. Endl was part of a team in 2016 that discovered a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the sun. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the University calendar.
FRIDAY, March 31
Browning Day at the Armstrong Browning – Andrew Tate, Ph.D., reader in literature, religion and aesthetics in the department of English and creative writing at Lancaster University, will speak on “The Brownings and the Art of Praise” for Browning Day at 3:30 p.m. in the Foyer of Meditation at Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave. “The Brownings: A Musical Sampling” will be presented by Justin Kroll, facilities assistant at Armstrong Browning Library. Refreshments will follow. For more information, visit the libraries website.
Biology Seminar – Karen Durham, scholar and patient advocate for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, will speak on “Advocacy for patients with metastatic breast cancer” at 2:30 p.m. in Room D109 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. This event is free and open to the public.
CASPER Seminar – Andrew Yost, Ph.D. candidate in the department of physics and astronomy at the University of Wyoming, will speak on “A Microscopic Understanding of Solar Cell Materials Using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy” at 2:30 p.m. in Room E125 of Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the University calendar.
SATURDAY, April 1
Clarinet Choir and Chamber Music Fest – The Clarinet Choir and Chamber Music Festival marathon recital will be at 3:30 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 website.
by Kelsey Dehnel, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805
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