This Week at Baylor: Sept. 10-16, 2017

  • Anthony Plog
    American trumpeter and composer Anthony Plog will perform at Baylor's Lyceum Series
  • Fertile River
    Baylor Theatre will host a special presentation of The Fertile River Sept.16-17
  • movie cuba
    Baylor's Modern Languages and Cultures presents Viva Cuba Sept. 12
Sept. 8, 2017

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2017) – This week, Baylor hosts several film, theatre and cinema events as well as concerts and the annual variety show, “After Dark.” Baylor will also host an assortment of forums, panels and seminars including the Boundary Breaking Women’s Panel and CASPER seminar series.

MONDAY, Sept. 11

Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome −This week, Baylor Student Activities and the Waco Hippodrome will show “Generation Found” at 7 p.m. The film portrays the tough topic of youth addiction recovery in Houston. Tickets are free but must be picked up in advance. For more information, visit the Student Activities website.

TUESDAY, Sept. 12

Boundary Breaking Women’s Panel −From 3:30-4:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of the Cashion Academic Building, Baylor’s Women’s and Gender Studies will host its annual Boundary Breaking Women’s panel. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Silent Sentinels protest for suffrage in front of the White House and, to commemorate this anniversary, the panel is themed "A Call to Action." Ten faculty members will highlight 10 women and the calls to action they pursued to expand women's boundaries. For more information, click here.

World Cinema Series − At 6 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium of Draper Hall, Baylor’s Modern Languages and Cultures will host their fall World Cinema series, featuring the movie Viva Cuba. The movie will be played in Spanish with English subtitles. For more information, visit the Baylor Modern Languages and Cultures website.

Lyceum Series: Anthony Plog − Baylor School of Music will host American trumpeter and composer Anthony Plog at the Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building at 7:30 p.m. This performance, a concert of chamber music, will serve as the opening concert for the Lyceum Series. For more information, visit the Baylor School of Music’s website.


Chapel Highlights − Ken Medema, American singer and songwriter, will perform for students during Chapel services at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. in Waco Hall. Medema, born almost blind, uses music to tell his own story as well as the stories of others. To watch the live broadcast, visit the Spiritual Life website.

Environment Science Lecture: Robert L. Cook − Robert L. Cook, associate professor of Chemistry at Louisiana State University, will present a lecture titled “Interactions of Inorganic and Organic Compounds with Humic Materials” at 4 p.m. in room A108 of the Baylor Sciences Building. For more information, visit the Environmental Science’s website.

THURSDAY, Sept. 14

Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble − The School of Music will host a concert of winds, brass and percussion at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. This event is free and open to the public. For a full schedule of concerts and events, visit the School of Music’s Schedule of Events .

University Libraries Panel Discussion − Baylor Libraries will host a panel discussion titled “Education Goes to War” from 3:30-5 p.m. on the fifth floor of Cashion Academic Center. Baylor educators and friends made five journeys into Northern Iraq between 2003-2007. While there, individuals helped prepare for education in the context of democracy, civil rights and freedom. Bill Mitchell, Professor Emeritus of political science, joins panelists in telling their story. For more information, visit the Baylor Libraries website.

Free Enterprise Forum: Steve Mariotti − Steve Mariotti, founder of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, will speak at the Baugh Center’s Free Enterprise forum. His discussion, “The Triumph of the Entrepreneurial Spirit: Entrepreneurs in War-Torn Societies" will take place from 4-5:15 p.m. in Foster 250. For more information, visit the Baylor Business website.

FRIDAY, Sept. 15

Kaleidoscope Choral Concert − A number of groups, including the Baylor A Cappella Choir, Concert Choir, Bella Voce, Men's Choir, Women's Choir and VirtuOSO, will perform at 5 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. This concert is part of Baylor University’s annual Family Weekend and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Family Weekend Schedule of Events.

CASPER Seminar Series − John Alred, Ph.D., of the NASA Johnson Space Center, will speak at a CASPER seminar at 2:30 p.m. in the Baylor Sciences Building, Room C105. The seminar, titled “NASA Goals for Exploration,” will address the challenges NASA faces as it works to preserve its presence in low Earth orbit, expand its capabilities to launch humans into space and uncover future opportunities for exploration. For more information, visit the CASPER website.

After Dark − Student Activities will host its annual After Dark variety show on Sept. 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. The show will take place in Waco Hall and tickets are $14 for the general public and $10 for Baylor students. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Student Productions website.

SATURDAY, Sept. 16

Baylor Theatre: The Fertile River − Baylor University Theatre will host a performance of The Fertile River at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 and 2 p.m. on Sept. 17 in the Mabee Theatre of the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. Tickets go on sale Sept. 7 and can be purchased for $5 through the Theatre Box Office. For more information or to purchase your ticket, visit the Baylor Theatre website.

Kaleidoscope Instrumental Concert − At 3 p.m. in the Jones Concert Hall of the Glennis McCrary Music Building, the School of Music will perform its Kaleidoscope Instrumental Concert for Family Weekend. Performances will include the Baylor Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

by Brooke Battersby , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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