This Week At Baylor-Sept. 17-23, 2017

  • generation found
    This week's featured film for Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome: Generation Found
  • Paul Marshall
    Internationally acclaimed scholar: Paul Marshall, Ph.D.
  • Rob High
    Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for IBM Watson: Rob High
Sept. 15, 2017

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 15, 2017) – This week at Baylor will be filled with multiple opportunities to hear phenomenal speakers and see profound films.

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

MONDAY, Sept. 18

Hearn Innovators in Christian Music Series: Wendell Kimbrough— The Hearn Innovators in Christian Music Series, presented by Baylor University's Center for Christian Music Studies, brings innovators in the field of Christian Music to the Baylor campus for a three-day residency. Songwriter and worship leader Wendell Kimbrough will present at 6 p.m. in Recital Hall II of Waco Hall. His events are free of charge and open to the public. Waco Hall is located on the east side of Baylor’s campus on Speight Avenue between 5th and 7th Streets.

Chapel Highlights— Charles Ramsey, Ph.D., director of Baptist Student Ministries, will speak in Waco Hall for Chapel at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. For more information, visit the chapel website.

Movie Mondays— The Waco Hippodrome will screen “Generation Found,” a film about a community’s unifying effort to build a youth addiction recovery revolution in their hometown. The Hippodrome is located at 724 Austin Ave. Free tickets can be picked up at the Bill Daniel Student Center ticket office or online.

TUESDAY, Sept. 19

ISR Lecture: Paul Marshall— Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion will host a lecture featuring Paul Marshall, Ph.D., from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Cox Lecture Hall of Armstrong Browning Library. In his lecture, entitled “Blasphemy and Other Threats to Freedom of Religion and Speech,” Marshall will discuss the freedom to debate and criticize religious ideas. Armstrong Browning Library is located at 710 Speight Ave. For more information, visit Baylor Institute of Religion’s website.

World Cinema Series— The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures will screen an Arabic movie entitled “Destiny” at 6 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium of Draper Hall. The film will be shown with English subtitles. For more information about the World Cinema Series, visit the Baylor Modern Languages & Cultures website.


Constitution Day Lecture 2017 — Lee Ward, Ph.D., professor of political science in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, will deliver the Constitution Day Lecture from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Foster 240 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. His lecture is titled "The Problem of Constitutional Change in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom."

BRIC Foundations Lecture Series presents Rob High, VP and CTO for IBM — Rob High, vice president and chief technology officer for IBM Watson, will speak at the BRIC Foundations Lecture series from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 3160 of the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC). As one of the world's leaders in artificial intelligence, High will speak about "Cognitive Computing in Society." A reception will take place from 5 to 5:30 p.m. in the elevator landing outside BRIC 3160. Refreshments will be provided. For more information about the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative, visit the BRIC website.

THURSDAY, Sept. 21

Mayborn Talk: Stilettos to Stetsons: Women on the Trail — In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, Janice Grelle, a female cattle rancher, will discuss how women navigated cattle drives. The event will be in the Mayborn Museum Complex, located at 1300 S. University Parks Drive, from 11 a.m. to noon. For more information about this event, visit Mayborn Museum’s website.

by Joy Moton, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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