This Week at Baylor – April 9-15, 2017

  • Lester Ruth
    Lester Ruth, Ph.D., courtesy photo
  • Gathering 2017
    The Gathering will be Sunday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m.
April 7, 2017

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WACO, Texas (April 7, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, concerts and events including The Gathering, a Campus Orchestra concert and “The History, the Land and the Law on the Chisholm Trail” lecture and luncheon.

SUNDAY, April 9

The Gathering – The Church of Waco and beyond will gather for an evening of worship at 6:30 p.m. at McLane Stadium, 1001 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Gates open at 4:15 p.m. and admission is free, but seating is limited to the first 45,000. Attendees are requested to bring two canned goods to be distributed to local food pantries. For more information, visit The Gathering website.

MONDAY, April 10

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.

Chisholm Trail Anniversary Lecture Series – “The History, the Land and the Law on the Chisholm Trail” lecture and luncheon will be at 11 a.m. at the Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S. University Parks Drive. The lecture will be presented by Parnell McNamara, sheriff of McLennan County and former U.S. Marshal. For more information, visit the Mayborn website.

Campus Orchestra – Baylor University’s Campus Orchestra will present its final concert of the semester at 7:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall in 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.

TUESDAY, April 11

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.

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. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

Northcutt Lecture – Lester Ruth, Ph.D., worship historian, will present the 31st annual Northcutt Lecture at 4 p.m. in the McLean Foyer of Mediation of Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave. The lecture, entitled “When the Music Fades: The Many Facets of Contemporary Worship’s Historical Development,” is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

WEDNESDAY, April 12

Chapel Highlights – The Holy Week 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.

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

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