This Week at Baylor Oct. 1-7, 2017

  • Loosing sight
    This week's featured film for Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome: Losing Sight of Shore
  • Summer shine
    Owner of Luna Juice: Summer Shine
  • Elijah Brown
    Executive Vice President of the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative: Elijah Brown, Ph.D.
Sept. 29, 2017

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2017) — The week of Oct. 1-7 at Baylor University will provide several opportunities to hear renowned speakers, attend moving concerts and watch interesting films.MONDAY, Oct. 2

Chapel Highlights — Darin Davis, Ph.D., vice president for university mission at Baylor, will speak to students in Chapel at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. in Waco Hall. To watch the live broadcast, visit the Spiritual Life website.

Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome — The Waco Hippodrome will screen “Losing Sight of Shore,” a film about four brave women that set out to row more than 8,000 miles unsupported during nine months at sea. The screening will be at 7 p.m. at 724 Austin Ave. Free tickets can be picked up at the Bill Daniel Student Center ticket office or online.

TUESDAY, Oct. 3

J.M. Dawson Institute: Wamble Symposium — Elijah Brown, Ph.D., executive vice president of the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, will be the speaker for the Fall 2017 Wamble Symposium. He will lecture from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Miller Chapel of Tidwell Bible Building, located at 600 Speight Avenue. For more information about this event visit the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies website.

Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Colloquium Series — Kathryn Johnson, Ph.D., will present “Concepts of God and Support for Sustainability Policies” for the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Colloquium Series from 3 to 4 p.m. in Baylor Sciences Building E234. The Baylor Science Building is located at 101 Bagby Avenue. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Psychology and Neuroscience website.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4

Lyceum Series: Lecture with Jeffers Engelhardt — Jeffers Engelhardt, an ethnomusicologist and associate professor of music at Amherst College, will discuss the intersections of music, religion and ritual from 4 to 5 p.m. in McLean Foyer of Meditation in Armstrong Browning Library. The Armstrong Browning Library is located at 710 Speight Ave. As part of Baylor University's Lyceum Series, this event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Armstrong Browning Library and Museum website.

Concert Jazz Ensemble — Baylor University’s Concert Jazz Ensemble will present its first concert of the fall semester at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, located at 110 Baylor Ave. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Baylor School of Music website.

THURSDAY, Oct. 5

Laura B. Jackson Lectureship in World Issues — George Walden, a British journalist and former diplomat, is this year’s keynote speaker for the endowed Laura B. Jackson Lectureship in World Issues. The lecture will be from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the Foyer of Meditation of Armstrong Browning Library, located at 710 Speight Ave. A question-and-answer period, followed by a reception, will take place from 8:15 to 9:30 p.m. in Cox Reception Hall for all attendees. For more information, visit the Baylor University website.

Confessions of an Entrepreneur Lunch Speaker Series: Summer Shine of Luna Juice — Summer Shine, owner of Luna Juice, will speak about her quest to be a successful entrepreneur from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Foster 143-144, located at 300 Guittard Ave. Pizza will be served and the first 50 people to register will receive a free juice from Luna Juice. For more information, visit the Baylor Business website.

Baylor Opera Theatre presents "An Evening of Opera Scenes" — The Baylor Opera Theater will present “An Evening of Opera Scenes,” including excerpts from nine operas and one musical, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall, located at 698 Speight Ave. The performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991. For more information, visit the Baylor School of Music website.

Danville Chadbourne exhibit reception and talk — The Martin Museum of Art will host a talk and reception with artist Danville Chadbourne about small wooden sculptures from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Martin Museum of Art is located at 60 Baylor Ave. For more information, visit the Martin Museum of Art website.

Pruit Symposium— Melvin Butler, Ph.D., associate professor of musicology at University of Miami, will give the lecture “From Spirituals to Blood Songs: Remembering Tradition and Deliverance through Gospel Performance” at 11:15 a.m. at George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Truett Seminary is located at 1100 S. 3rd St. For more information, visit the Pruit Symposium website.

FRIDAY, Oct. 6

World Cinema Series — Baylor’s Department of Modern Languages and Cultures will screen a French film entitled “La tête en friche” (My Afternoons With Marguerite) at 6 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium of Draper Hall, located at 1400 S. 7th St. For more information, visit the Baylor Department of Modern Languages and Cultures website.

Pruit Symposium — Stephen Newby, Ph.D., associate professor of music at Seattle Pacific University, will present "A Theology of African American Sacred Song and Liberation" at 12:30 p.m. in Armstrong Browning Library, located at 710 Speight Ave. For information, visit the Pruit Symposium website.

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

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