This Week at Baylor: Sept. 16-22, 2018

  • Edwina
    Baylor's department of theatre arts will have several performances of "Dear Edwina," a musical about the highs and lows of growing up.
  • Michael osiadhail
    Irish poet Michael O'Siadhail will take part in a discussion of his new book of poetry on Tuesday, Sept. 18, following a poetry reading and book launch on Monday, Sept. 17
  • McNair Symposium
    Baylor University's McNair Scholars Program will host a research symposium featuring summer research conducted by McNair scholars.
Sept. 13, 2018

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by Jessie Jilovec, student newswriter

WACO, Texas (Sept. 13, 2018) – This week, Baylor University will feature Randel Everett, president of 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, and Baylor Theater in Chapel, a poetry reading from an acclaimed Irish poet, theatre performances, a book launch and panel discussion, and several lectures in political science, religion and the sciences. Baylor also will host the Edmondson Historical Lecture series and the McNair Research Symposium.

SUNDAY, Sept. 16

Dear Edwina – Baylor’s department of theatre arts will perform “Dear Edwina,” a musical about the highs and lows of growing up. The musical will be at 2 p.m. in the Jones Theatre in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. An additional performance will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, with a school performance on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Tickets are $5 for children 12 and under and $10 for adults. For more information, visit Baylor’s theatre arts website.

MONDAY, Sept. 17

Chapel Highlights – Randel Everett, president of 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, a Christian human rights organization based in Washington, D.C., will speak during Chapel services at 9:05, 10:10 and 11 a.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the Spiritual Life website.

Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome – Movie Mondays presented by Baylor’s Union Board will continue this week with a showing of “Three Identical Strangers,” Tim Wardle’s documentary about identical triplets who were separated at birth. The screening will be at 7 p.m. at the Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave. Tickets are free and can be picked up at the Waco Hippodrome Box Office, the Bill Daniel Student Center ticket office or online.

Edmondson Lectures – Baylor’s department of history will present the first day of the 41st Charles Edmondson Historical Lecture series from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Kayser Auditorium inside Cashion Academic Center, 1401 S. Fourth St. This two-part lecture series will feature R. Marie Griffith, Ph.D., professor at Washington University in St. Louis, who will speak on “The Culture Wars in the Early 20th Century: Suffrage, Birth Control and Censorship.” She will also speak on Tuesday. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the history department website.

Poetry Reading and Book Launch – Baylor University’s department of English and Baylor Press will host Irish poet Michael O’Siadhail for a poetry reading and launch of his new book “The Five Quintets.” The event will be from 4 to 6 p.m. in Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the College of Arts & Sciences website.

Constitution Day Lecture – Benjamin Kleinerman, Ph.D., associate professor of constitutional democracy at Michigan State University, will present “Separation of Powers vs. Checks and Balances” at 7 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium in the Draper Academic Building, 1420 S. Seventh St. This Constitution Day lecture is sponsored by Baylor’s department of political science and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. For more information, visit the political science department website.

Institute for Studies of Religion Lecture – Oliver O’Donovan, Ph.D., professor emeritus of Christian ethics and practical theology at the University of Edinburgh, will speak at a lecture sponsored by Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion and Baylor’s Honors College. His lecture – “The Common Good – Does it Amount to a Political Programme?” – will take place at 7 p.m. in Elliston Chapel, 1701 S. Third St. For more information, visit the Baylor ISR website.

TUESDAY, Sept. 18

Lyceum Lecture Series – William Gibbons, Ph.D., associate professor of musicology at Texas Christian University, will speak at the Lyceum Series lecture at 11 a.m. in Room 104 of Baylor’s Moody Memorial Library, 1312 S. Third St. At this event sponsored by the Meadows Foundation of Dallas, Gibbons will speak on “A Clockwork Homage: Classical Music and Kubrick’s Legacy in Video Games.” This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

Dear Edwina – Baylor’s department of theatre arts will perform “Dear Edwina,” a musical about the highs and lows of growing up. The musical will be at 1 p.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. Tickets are $3 for children 12 and under and free for adult chaperones. For more information, visit Baylor’s theatre arts website.

Edmondson Lectures – Baylor’s department of history will present the second day of the 41st Charles Edmondson Historical Lecture series at 3:30 p.m. in Kayser Auditorium inside Cashion Academic Center, 1401 S. Fourth St. This two-part lecture series will feature R. Marie Griffith, Ph.D., professor at Washington University in St. Louis, who will speak on “The Culture Wars in the Later 20th Century: Marriage, Sex Education and the Long Road to #MeToo.” This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the history department website.

English Panel Discussion – Baylor University’s department of English and Baylor Press will host Irish poet Michael O’Siadhail, who will take part in a panel discussion of his new book of poetry, “The Five Quintets,” following his Monday book launch and poetry reading. The panel discussion will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Carroll Science Building, Room 101, 1401 S. Fifth St. For more information, visit the College of Arts & Sciences website.

Institute for Studies of Religion Lecture – Daniel Philpott, Ph.D., professor of political science at the University Notre Dame and scholar of religion and global politics, will lecture on behalf of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion and Baylor’s Honors College. His lecture, “What Christians Do When They Are Persecuted and Why it Matters,” will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Cox Lecture Hall in Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the Baylor ISR website.

McNair Research Symposium – Baylor University’s McNair Scholars Program will host a research symposium featuring summer research conducted by McNair scholars from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Beckham and White rooms of the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St. The program prepares low-income, first generation and underrepresented students with the necessary knowledge and skills to navigate a path to a Ph.D. program after graduation from Baylor. For more information, visit the McNair Scholars Program website.

World Cinema Series – Baylor’s department of modern languages and cultures will screen “Where Do We Go Now?” for this week’s World Cinema Series at 6 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium in the Draper Academic Building, 1420 S. Seventh St. This Arabic film portrays the story of a Lebanese village occupied by Muslims and Christians. For more information, visit Baylor’s modern languages and cultures website.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19

Chapel Highlights – Baylor Theater will perform “Godspell” during Chapel services at 9:05, 10:10 and 11 a.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. For more information or to watch a live webcast of the service, visit the Spiritual Life website.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium – Tim Donohoe, Ph.D., professor of chemistry at Oxford University, will present “Metal Catalysis: New Opportunities for Organic Synthesis” from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room C.105 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit the chemistry website.

Baylor Law Lecture Series – Baylor Law will present the annual John and Marie Chiles Starr Federalist Papers Lecture Series from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Jim Kronzer Appellate Advocacy Classroom and Courtroom (room 127) at the Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center, 1114 S. University Parks Drive. Philip C. Bobbitt, The Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence and director for the Center for National Security at Columbia Law School, is one of the nation’s leading constitutional theorists and will speak on "Why We Study the Federalist Papers." The lecture is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow. For more information, visit the Baylor Law website.

Environmental Science Seminar – Paul Westerhoff, Ph.D., professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering at Arizona State University, will present “Innovative Treatment Process Using Nanotechnology” during a seminar presented by Baylor’s department of environmental science at 4 p.m. in Room A.108 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit the environmental science website.

FRIDAY, Sept. 21

Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium – Brooks Pate, Ph.D., professor of chemistry at University of Virginia, will speak at a colloquium from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room C.105 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit the chemistry website.

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