This Week at Baylor: Sept. 24-30, 2017

  • David Prevatt
    David Prevatt, Ph.D. and associate professor in the department of civil and coastal engineering at the University of Florida
  • Crazy for you
    Baylor Theatre to perform "Crazy for You" Sept. 27-30
  • teach us
    Teach Us All is a documentary set against the backdrop of the 1957 Little Rock school crisis.
Sept. 22, 2017

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2017) – This week, Baylor welcomes several guest speakers and will host a variety of concerts. Lectures, career panels, artist conversations and colloquiums offer expert insight on a variety of topics.

MONDAY, Sept. 25

Chapel Highlights − Meredith J. Stone, Ph.D., director of ministry guidance and instructor of Christian ministry and Scripture at Logsdon School of Theology at Hardin-Simmons University, will speak to students during Chapel services at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. in Waco Hall. Stone serves on the Leadership Team of Baptist Women in Ministry and as chaplain for HSU’s Board of Young Associates. Waco Hall is located at 624 Speight Ave. To watch the live broadcast, visit the Spiritual Life website.

Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome − Baylor Student Activities and the Waco Hippodrome present “Teach Us All” at 7 p.m. The film is a documentary and social justice campaign on educational inequality set against the backdrop of the 1957 Little Rock school crisis. Tickets are free but must be picked up in advance. The Hippodrome is located at 724 Austin Ave. For more information, visit the Student Activities website.

2017 Beall-Russell Lecture − Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize winner, National Humanities Medalist, and author of The New York Times’ bestseller “The Warmth of Other Suns,” will speak at the 2017 Beall-Russell Lecture. Wilkerson’s book also was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. The lecture will take place at 3:30 p.m. in Room 510 of the Cashion Academic Building, 1401 S. Fourth Street. For more information, visit the Beall-Russell Lectures in the Humanities website.

MIS Technology Career Panel − Baylor’s Department of information systems will host its technology career panel at 6 p.m. in the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation Meyer Conference Center. The event will include a casual hot dinner, dessert and the chance to get to know corporate recruiters in an informal setting. Sponsors include Southwest Airlines, Splunk, Sendero Consulting and Phillips 66. Foster Campus for Business is located at 1621 S Third St. For more information, visit the Management Information Systems website.

TUESDAY, Sept. 26

World Cinema Series − Baylor’s department of modern languages and cultures will host its fall World Cinema series, featuring the movie Jánošík: Pravdivá Historie (Janosik: A True Story) at 6 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium of Draper Hall. The movie will be played in Czech with English subtitles. Draper Hall is located at 1420 S. Seventh Street. For more information, visit the Baylor Modern Languages and Cultures website.

Baylor Symphony Orchestra − Baylor School of Music will present the Baylor Symphony Orchestra in concert at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. The Baylor Symphony will perform music of Brahms, Beethoven and Stravinsky under the leadership of Stephen Heyde, director of orchestral activities and Conductor-in-Residence. This event is free and open to the public. The McCrary Music Building is located at 110 Baylor Ave. For more information, visit the Baylor School of Music’s website.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27

Baylor Theatre: Crazy for You − Baylor department of theatre arts presents its production of Crazy for You, an adaptation of the original Gershwin Musical. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27-30 and Oct. 4-7 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 1 and Oct. 8 in the Jones Theatre, located at 1401 S. University Parks Drive. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Department of Theatre Arts website.

Environment Science Lecture: David Prevatt − David O. Prevatt, Ph.D. and PE, associate professor in the department of civil and coastal engineering at the University of Florida, will speak at this week’s environmental science lecture. Prevatt will present a lecture titled “Sustainable Infrastructure and the Environment” at 4 p.m. in Room A108 of the Baylor Sciences Building, located at 101 Bagby Avenue. For more information, visit the Environmental Science’s Website.

THURSDAY, Sept. 28

Reformation Concert − The School of Music will host Baylor’s A Cappella Choir for its Reformation 500 concert at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. The Reformation 500 Concert will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Germany. This event, conducted by Brian A. Schmidt, associate professor of choral music, is free and open to the public. The McCrary Music Building is located at 110 Baylor Ave. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

Allbritton Art Institute Biennial Artist Conversation − Baylor University’s Allbritton Art Institute will host internationally acclaimed artists Doug and Mike Starn as well as art critic Jason Kaufman at 7 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall, inside Waco Hall. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited to 500. A reception will follow in the Waco Hall lobby. Waco Hall is located at 624 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the Allbritton Art Institute website.

Colloquium on Church Music and the Reformation − Baylor’s Center for Christian Music Studies will host a Colloquium on Church Music and the Reformation on Sept. 28-29 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Registration for the event is $80. For more information, times and locations, and to register, visit the Center for Christian Music Studies website.

FRIDAY, Sept. 29

Lyceum Series: Paul Westermeyer − Baylor School of Music will host Paul Westermeyer, Emeritus Professor of Church Music at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, for its Lyceum concert series. Time and location to be determined. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Baylor School of Music’s website.

CASPER Seminar Series − Eric Davis, chief sciences officer for EarthTech International, will speak at a CASPER seminar at 2:30 p.m. at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC), Room 3160. Davis’ research interests include breakthrough propulsion physics for interstellar flight, interstellar flight science, directed energy weapons and quantum gravity theories. BRIC is located at 100 Research Parkway. For more information, visit the CASPER website.

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

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