This Week At Baylor: Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2017

  • Brent Landau
    Lecturer in the department of religious studies at University of Texas Austin: Brent Landau
  • x-mas on 5th
    Baylor will celebrate Christmas with a live nativity, carriage rides, a petting zoo, hot cocoa, a Christmas Tree Lighting and more for Christmas on Fifth Street
  • BU xmas
    The combined choirs of Baylor University and the Baylor Symphony Orchestra will present "A Baylor Christmas"
Nov. 21, 2017

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WACO, Texas (Nov. 21, 2017) — This week at Baylor, students will have multiple opportunities to attend lectures, plays and events that will usher the community into the holiday season.

MONDAY, Nov. 27

Chapel Highlights — Chapel will be focused on preparing for Advent in Waco Hall, 698 Speight Ave., at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. For more information, visit the chapel website.

TUESDAY, Nov. 28

Business Free Enterprise at the Baugh Center Lecture — James Riordan, author and former project director for USAID's Poverty Reduction and Alleviation Program, will speak from 8 to 9:15 a.m. in Foster 428 of Hankamer School of Business, 1621 S. Third St. For more information, visit the Baylor business website.

World Cinema Series — Baylor’s department of modern languages and cultures will screen the Chinese film “Romance Out Of The Blue” 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. 29

ISR Lecture — Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will present Brent Landau, lecturer in the department of religious studies at University of Texas Austin, to speak on “Christmas from the Wise Men’s Point of View: The Apocryphal Revelation of the Magi” 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.

Environmental Science Seminar — Brian Gregory, associate professor of biology at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak about sequencing to study RNA-protein interactions at 4 p.m. in Baylor Sciences Building (BSB) Room A. 108, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit the Baylor Environmental Science website.

THURSDAY, Nov. 30

Confessions of an Entrepreneur Lunch Speaker Series — Entrepreneurs Lance and Mindy Yager of Jiu Jitsu, will give a talk about their journey to entrepreneurial success from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Foster 143-144 of the Hankamer School of Business at 1621 S. Third St. For more information, visit the Baylor Business website.

Christmas at the Mayborn — The Mayborn Museum Complex will host special Christmas-themed events and activities, including a visit from Santa and a special model train display from the Central Texas Area Model Railroaders, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 1300 S. University Parks Drive. Activities and events are included in the price of admission. Admission is free to museum members and Baylor University students. For more information, visit the Mayborn Museum website.

Baylor Bronze Christmas Concert — Baylor University's 13-member handbells choir will present its annual Christmas program from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall, 624 Speight Ave., under the direction of Bob Avant. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

Christmas on 5th Street — Baylor University will celebrate Christmas with a live nativity, carriage rides, a petting zoo, hot cocoa, a Christmas Tree Lighting and more from 6 to 10 p.m. on Fountain Mall, Burleson Quadrangle, Traditions Plaza and the Bill Daniel Student Center (The SUB). For more information, visit the Student Activities website.

A Baylor Christmas — The combined choirs of Baylor University and the Baylor Symphony Orchestra will present “A Baylor Christmas” 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, call the Baylor University box office at 254-710-3210.

C.S. Lewis and the Case for Mere Purgatory — Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion will present Jerry L. Walls, Ph.D., Scholar in Residence and professor of philosophy at Houston Baptist University, to lecture on “C.S. Lewis and the Case for Mere Purgatory” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 250 of Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. For more information, visit Baylor Institute of Religion’s website.

FRIDAY, Dec. 1

CaBEARet — The Baylor Theatre department will present their musical revue performance featuring students from their Musical Theatre Workshop at 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Theatre in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. Ticket proceeds will benefit the Leta Horan and Jerry MacLauchlin Endowed Scholarship for Musical Theatre. There are no advanced ticket sales and the box office will open at 6:30 p.m. for general admission seating. For more information, visit the Baylor Department of Theatre Arts website.

Business Information Lecture — Wynne Chin, Ph.D., will speak about inspiration and preparation at the Business Information Lecture from 10:15 to 11:45. For more information, visit the School of Business website.

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

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