This Week at Baylor: Feb. 10 – Feb. 17, 2018
WACO, Texas (Feb. 9, 2018) – This week, Baylor University will host several concerts, movies, lectures and All-University Sing.
SATURDAY, Feb. 10
People’s Law School − Baylor Law School will host its annual “People’s Law School” at 9 a.m. Volunteer attorneys and legal experts will offer a total of 19 hour-long courses. Each guest can register for three. The event is hosted at the Law School, 1114 S. University Parks Drive, and will last until 12:45 p.m. The event is free with registration and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit the Baylor Law School website.
Sacred Harp Sing − The 16th annual Baylor University Sacred Harp Sing will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m in the Great Hall of George W. Truett Theological Seminary, 1100 S. Third St. The event will be preceded by a brief singing school at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided for participants. The event is free and more information can be found on the Center for Christian Music Studies website.
SUNDAY, Feb. 11
Semper Pro Musica Competition − The final round of the third annual Semper Pro Musica Competition, hosted by the Baylor School of Music, will be held at 1 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall of Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. Students from the Baylor University School of Music will perform in the final round of the competition. Winners will perform at the Semper Pro Musica Recital in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in May. This competition is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, visit the School of Music website.
MONDAY, Feb. 12
Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome − Baylor Student Activities and the Waco Hippodrome present “Behold the Earth,” a short film directed by David Conover, film director and conservationist, in the SUB den. The film will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are free but must be picked up in advance. The SUB den is located at 1311 S. Fifth St. For more information, visit the Student Activities website.
Baylor Campus Orchestra Concert − Baylor School of Music will host the Baylor Campus Orchestra concert at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. Guest conductor will be Matt Hagestuen, a part-time lecturer who holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northwestern–St. Paul and a master’s degree from Baylor University. 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.
Artifacts of Human Trafficking Exhibit − Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work presents its exhibit, “Artifacts of Human Trafficking.” The soft opening will take place Feb. 12, and guests are welcome to view the exhibit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The event will feature work from Austin artist, Amie Stone King, with accompanying juried, 2-D mixed media works from artists around the world based on the themes of desperation, isolation and deceit. This event is free and open to the public until March 16. The School of Social work is located at 811 Washington Ave. and visitors should call one of the telephone numbers on the front door to gain access. The exhibit is located in the open area on the second floor, just up the escalators. For more information, visit the School of Social Work website.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14
Chapel Highlights − Chapel will celebrate Ash Wednesday during services at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. In the service, “Rediscovering Ash Wednesday,” speakers will discuss the history, practice and purpose of Ash Wednesday. To watch the live broadcast, visit the Spiritual Life website.
Baylor Counseling Services Event − Baylor University Counseling Services will host its annual event, “Hope, Peace, Love,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. and Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St. The event will include food trucks, prizes, movies and more. For more information and a complete schedule, visit the Baylor Counseling Center website.
Environmental Health Science (EHS) Seminar − Anthony Noce, Ph.D., vice president of EHS management systems at Tetra Tech, will speak at a seminar at 4:30 p.m. in Room A.108 of Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. The event is presented by Baylor’s environmental science program. For more information, visit the Environmental Science website.
THURSDAY, Feb. 15
All-University Sing 2018 − Student organizations will perform Broadway-style productions during the annual All-University Sing at 6:30 p.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. Performances will take place Feb. 15 – 17 and Feb. 22. For more information, visit the Student Activities website. To purchase tickets, visit the online Ticket Office.
Classics Lecture − Baylor University’s department of classics will host a lecture at 3:30 p.m. in Morrison Hall 120, 1410 S. Fifth St. Paolo Liverani, Ph.D., W. Duncan MacMillan II Professor of Classics, professor of history and director of early cultures at Brown University, will present his lecture, “The Botany of Death in Ancient Rome.” For more information, visit the department of classics website.
Heart of Texas Regional History Fair − The 2018 Heart of Texas Regional History Fair will take place Feb. 15 - 16 in Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St. Students throughout the 14-county region come to Baylor University to present the results of their research and to compete for prizes, scholarships and the opportunity to compete at the state and national level. For more information, visit the History Fair website.
Religion Lecture − Baylor University’s department of religion will host a lecture at 3:30 p.m. in Kayser Auditorium in the Hankamer Building at the corner of Fifth Street and Speight Avenue. Blake Burleson, senior lecturer in religion and associate dean for undergraduate studies in the College of Arts & Sciences, will present the lecture. For more information, visit the department of religion website.
Black Panther Movie Night − Baylor University’s department of multicultural affairs will host a Black Panther movie night as part of its “Black Love Week” with Baylor NAACP. The movie will be presented at 7:45 p.m. at the Waco Hippodrome Theatre, 724 Austin Ave. Tickets are $3 including popcorn and a drink, and can be purchased through the Student Activities Ticket Office. Another showing will be held at 8:15 p.m. Friday at the Galaxy 16 Theater, 333 S. Valley Mills Drive, with the Baylor NAACP. Tickets for this showing can be purchased online or at the door. For more information, visit the department of multicultural affairs website.
FRIDAY, Feb. 16
Classics Lecture − Baylor University’s department of classics will host a lecture at 3:30 p.m. in Morrison Hall 120, 1410 S. Fifth St. John Bodel, Ph.D., professor for topography of ancient Italy at Florence University, will present his lecture, “Color Coding in Roman Art.” For more information, visit the department of classics website.
by Brooke Battersby, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805
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