This Week At Baylor: Nov. 12-18, 2017
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WACO, Texas (Nov. 10, 2017) — This week at Baylor, students will have a wide variety of events to choose from as they prepare for Thanksgiving Break.
SUNDAY, Nov. 12
Disaster Relief Benefit Concert — The flute studio from the Baylor University School of Music will join the flute studio from The University of Texas at Austin to present a collaborative benefit concert to support those affected by recent natural disasters. The event will be from 4 to 5 p.m. at Seventh and James Baptist Church, 602 James Ave. For more information, visit the School of Music website.
MONDAY, Nov. 13
40th Annual Edmondson Lectures in History — The 2017 Charles Edmondson Historical Lecture will be delivered by Ethan H. Shagan, Ph.D., professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley. He will speak twice on “The Problems of Belief in Early Modern England.” He will deliver his first lecture titled “How Belief Became Hard,” at 3:30 p.m. in Kayser Auditorium of Hankamer School of Busines, 1621 S. Third St. He will give his second lecture titled “How Belief Became Free,” at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 in Kayser Auditorium of Hankamer School of Business. For more information, visit the Baylor History website.
Baylor Campus Orchestra presents “Prestos, Preludes, Paris, and Puzzles.” — The Baylor University Campus Orchestra will present its annual fall concert at 6 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the School of Music website.
Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome — The Waco Hippodrome will screen “A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity,” a documentary that follows a community in Australia who came together to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. 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.
Chapel Highlights — Pastor Giotis Kanratizis, pastor of First Greek Evangelical Church will speak in Waco Hall, 698 Speight Ave. for Chapel at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. For more information, visit the chapel website.
TUESDAY, Nov. 14
The Role of Religion in Electoral Politics in Ghana and America — Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion will present Richard Asante, Ph.D., senior research fellow and lecturer in the Institute of African American Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. Asante will lecture about the role of religion in electoral politics in Ghana and America during the 2016 elections from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Cox Lecture Hall of Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave. For more information, visit Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion website.
Baylor Jazz Ensemble — The Baylor University Jazz Ensemble will present a concert in honor of its benefactor, Houston attorney Wayne Fisher, 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 Baylor School of Music website.
T.B. Maston Foundation Lectureship in Christian Ethics — This year’s T.B. Maston Foundation Lectureship in Christian Ethics at Baylor will be presented by Brian Brock, Ph.D., reader in Moral and Practical Theology at The University of Aberdeen, Scotland, in Paul W. Powell Chapel of Truett Seminary, 1100 S. Third St. Brock will speak on “Sabbath as the Diversity of Christian Vocation.” For more information, visit the Truett Seminary website.
World Cinema Series — Baylor’s department of modern languages and cultures will screen the Japanese film, “Children Full Of Life” at 6 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium of Draper Hall, 1400 S. Seventh St. For more information, visit the Baylor department of modern languages and cultures website.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15
Viento Sur Trombones — Members of Viento Sur Trombones comprise the trombone section of the National Symphony Orchestra of Argentina. The group will perform from 7:30 to 8:30 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.
THURSDAY, Nov. 16
Japan-Texas Business Forum — This forum will feature distinguished speakers who will discuss the characteristics, future, and role of Japanese companies in the Texas economy at 2 p.m. in Room 240 of Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation at 1621 S. Third St. For more information, visit the Baylor Business website.
Free Enterprise Forum —PacMoore Representative Bill Moore will speak on "Faith in the Workspace and Marketplace" for the Free Enterprise forum from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in Foster 250 of the Hankamer School of Business at 1621 S. Third St. For more information, visit the Baylor Business website.
BFA Senior Art Exhibition— Baylor’s department of art and the Martin Museum of Art will congratulate graduating art students by featuring their work in the annual BFA art exhibition at Martin Museum, 60 Baylor Ave. A reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. The exhibition will remain until Nov 21. For more information, visit Martin Museum’s website.
FRIDAY, Nov. 17
Black Alumni Network Dinner — Baylor’s Black Alumni Network will host a dinner honoring the first African-American accomplishments at Baylor from 6 to 9 p.m. in Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth Street. Student admission is free and tickets can be purchased online. For more information, visit the Black Alumni Network website.
VirtuOSO — Baylor University's premiere, co-ed, pop A Cappella singing group will perform a concert from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. To purchase tickets online, visit the Bill Daniel Student Center website. For further ticket information, visit the School of Music website.
Armstrong Browning Library Benefactors Day — Dino Felluga, Ph.D., Inaugural ABL Three-Month Research Fellow and Professor of English at Purdue University, will present "Can Elizabeth Barrett Browning Save the Humanities? Exploring New Digital Tools for Research and Teaching" from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Visualization Studio in the Graduate Research Center of the W. R. Poage Legislative Library, 201 Baylor Ave. For more information, visit the Armstrong Browning Library website.
CASPER Seminar Series — Paul Cherukuri, Ph.D. Executive Director of the Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering at Rice University will present “Teslaphoresis and the Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube” from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Baylor Sciences Building (BSB) Room C.105, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit the CASPER website.
SATURDAY, Nov. 18
Fall Festival — The Baylor Family is invited to fellowship, food and fun at the All-University Thanksgiving Dinner & Fall Festival on Fountain Mall from 5 to 8 p.m. In case of rain, the All-University Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at both Penland and East Village, while the Fall Festival will be moved inside at Penland. The Fall Festival is hosted by Student Government, Student Foundation and Baylor Dining Services. For more information, visit the Baylor University calendar.
by Joy Moton , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805
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