This Week at Baylor: Jan. 20-26, 2019

  • John Lee Hancock
    Baylor’s film and digital media department will host a question-and-answer session with Baylor alumni John Lee Hancock, B.A. ’79, J.D. ’82, and Derek Haas, B.A. ’91, M.A. ’95, at 4 p.m. in Room 101 of Marrs McLean Science Building, 1214 S. Fourth St.
  • TCP
    Third Coast Percussion, a Grammy Award-winning, artist-run quartet of classically trained percussionists from Chicago, will present the next concert for Baylor’s Distinguished Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave.
  • MLK 2019
    To commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Waco and Baylor communities will participate in events and service projects throughout the city.
Jan. 17, 2019

Media Contact: Baylor University Media and Public Relations, 254-710- 1961
Follow Baylor Media Communications on Twitter: BaylorUMedia

by Jessie Jilovec, student newswriter, Baylor University Media and Public Relations

WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2019) – This week, Baylor University will host lectures in a wide variety of academic disciplines, from physics and chemistry to film and digital media, as well as an opera theater performance and the debut of an art exhibit. In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, classes will not be held on Monday, Jan. 21., and the Baylor and Waco communities will hold various celebrations to commemorate the life and legacy of the late Civil Rights leader.

Woodwind Trio - The United States Air Force Band of the West will perform from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Meadows Recital Hall of the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. The band has performed for presidents, heads of state and dignitaries from around the world, earning an outstanding reputation among America’s military bands. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Baylor’s School of Music website.

MLK Day of Service - To commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Waco and Baylor communities will participate in events and service projects throughout the city. From 9 a.m. to noon, the 23rd Annual Peace March will take place at Indian Spring Park in downtown Waco. From 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Mission Waco will host an MLK program and service at the Jubilee Theatre, 1319 N. 15th St. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the MLK Day of Service will take place at various locations across Waco, including Baylor Campus Kitchen, Brazos River Cleanup with Keep Waco Beautiful and 10 community gardens with the HOT Urban Gardening Coalition. For more information, visit www.baylor.edu/diversity/MLKevents.

TUESDAY, Jan. 22

MLK Day of Service - From 6 to 8 p.m., the Baylor Department of Multicultural Affairs and Spirituality and Public Life will host the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Neighbor Night in the Bobo Spiritual Life Center, 500 Speight Ave. The event is free for all Baylor students, and dinner will be provided for the first 200 students at the event. For more information, visit www.baylor.edu/diversity/MLKevents.

The Neoclassical Gaze: Myth and Reality of Ancient Sculpture - Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art will open the 2019 exhibition year with The Neoclassical Gaze: Myth and Reality of Ancient Sculpture. The exhibit will run from Tuesday, Jan. 22, through Friday, March 8. The exhibition features Wilhelm Gottlieb Becker’s Augusteum, a three-volume publication of engravings illustrating ancient Greek and Roman sculpture. All exhibitions and special events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 254-710-6371 or visit the Martin Museum website.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23

Chapel - Carlos Colón, assistant director for worship and chapel at Baylor, 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.

MLK Day of Service - From noon to 1:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of Cashion Academic Center, 1401 S. Fourth St., the Baylor Department of Multicultural Affairs will host a Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon, “Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” Dr. A. Marcus Nelson, Waco ISD superintendent, will give the keynote address. Reservations must be made to attend. For information and for ticket information, call 254-710-6948.

Physics Colloquium - Ben Carlson, Ph.D., postdoctoral associate at the University of Pittsburgh and part of CERN Laboratory in Switzerland, will present “The Next Steps in Particle Physics: Using the Higgs Boson to Discover the Unknown,” during a colloquium at 4 p.m. in Room E.125 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, call 254-710-2276 or visit the physics website.

THURSDAY, Jan. 24

Baylor Opera Theater - The Baylor Opera Theater Guild will present “Carmen and Cookies,” a fundraiser with refreshments and a showing of Bizet’s best-known stage work, “Carmen.” Donations will be accepted at the event, which is open to the public. For more information, visit the Baylor Opera Theater website.

Third Coast Percussion - Third Coast Percussion, a Grammy Award-winning, artist-run quartet of classically trained percussionists from Chicago, will present the next concert for Baylor’s Distinguished Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. Tickets are available at the Baylor Box Office or online. General admission is $15, and tickets for students, senior citizens and Baylor faculty and staff are $10. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

FRIDAY, Jan. 25

Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium - Amanda Haes, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry at the University of Iowa, will present a lecture 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.

John Lee Hancock and Derek Haas Q&A Session - Baylor’s film and digital media department will host a question-and-answer session with Baylor alumni John Lee Hancock, B.A. ’79, J.D. ’82, director of movies, including “The Rookie”, “The Blind Side” and “Saving Mr. Banks,” and Derek Haas, B.A. ’91, M.A. ’95, co-creator and developer of television shows, including “Chicago Fire, PD and Med,” and screenwriter of several movies, at 4 p.m. in oom 101 of Castellaw Communications Center, 201 Baylor Ave. The event is open to the public. For more information, email Christopher_Hansen@baylor.edu.

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 17,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

Looking for more news from Baylor University?