This Week at Baylor: Feb. 17-23, 2019

  • Peter the starcatcher
    Baylor Theatre will present its last performance of “Peter and the Starcatcher” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, in the Jones Theatre in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave.
  • Bruce Hindmarsh
    The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will host Bruce Hindmarsh, D.Phil., The James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology and professor of the history of Christianity at Regent College in Vancouver, B.C., for a lecture.
  • Maria Franquiz
    The Baylor School of Education will host bilingual education expert Maria Franquiz, Ph.D., deputy chief academic officer for faculty development and innovation and professor in the University of Utah College of Education, for the Centennial Lecture, co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.
  • Texas Collection lecture
    T. Michael Parrish, Ph.D., The Linden G. Bowers Professor of American History at Baylor, will give the annual Texas Collection lecture on Feb. 20 on “On Changing Tides: Doris Miller, Pearl Harbor and Civil Rights.”
  • Clayborn Carson
    Clayborne Carson, Ph.D., director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute and professor of American history at Stanford University, will present “American Prophet: The Inner Life and Global Vision of Martin Luther King Jr.”
Feb. 14, 2019

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

WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2019) – This week, Baylor University will host movie screenings, concerts, the final performance of “Peter and the Starcatcher” and several lectures in a wide variety of academic disciplines. All University Sing will begin with performances throughout the weekend.

SUNDAY, Feb. 17

Peter and the Starcatcher - Baylor Theatre will present its last performance of “Peter and the Starcatcher” at 2 p.m. in the Jones Theatre in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. This award-winning show brings the origin of the story of Peter Pan to life. Click here for tickets. For more information, visit theatre website.

Chapel - Baylor will host Kathy Khang, author of “Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak,” for Chapel at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the Spiritual Life website.

ISR Lecture - The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will host Bruce Hindmarsh, D.Phil., The James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology and professor of the history of Christianity at Regent College in Vancouver, B.C., for a lecture at 3:30 p.m. in Cox Lecture Hall of Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave. The lecture is free and is co-sponsored by the Brazos Fellows. For more information, visit the Baylor ISR website.

Movie Mondays - Movie Mondays will continue at the Waco Hippodrome with a screening of “Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland,” presented by Baylor’s department of multicultural affairs and Black Student Coalition, at 7 p.m. at the Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave. Free tickets can be picked up at the Bill Daniel Student Center ticket office or online.

TUESDAY, Feb. 19

Confessions of an Entrepreneur - The John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business will host Nancy Grayson, owner of Lula Jane’s, who will speak at the Confessions of an Entrepreneur lunchtime speaker series, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 250 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. The series promotes local business owners and shows different paths to success. For more information, visit the Baugh Center website.

OVPR Colloquium and Centennial Lecture - The Baylor School of Education will host bilingual education expert Maria Franquiz, Ph.D., deputy chief academic officer for faculty development and innovation and professor in the University of Utah College of Education, for the Centennial Lecture. Her lecture, “Illuminating the World through the Gift of Bilingualism,” will begin at 5 p.m. in Room 101 of Marrs McLean Science Building, 1214 S. Fourth St. The lecture is sponsored by the School of Education and the Baylor Office of the Vice Provost for Research. For more information, visit the School of Education website.

World Cinema Series - Baylor’s department of modern languages and cultures will screen the Portuguese film, “If I Were You,” for this week’s World Cinema Series at 6 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium in the Draper Academic Building, 1420 S. Seventh St. For more information, visit the modern languages and cultures website.

Trombone Choir - James Nova, trombonist in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and adjunct professor of trombone at Duquesne University, will present a concert of his own film-score arrangements, “Baylor Trombones at the Movies,” at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. Nova will perform with Brent Phillips, M.M., associate professor of trombone in the Baylor School of Music, and more than a dozen members from Phillip’s trombone studio and a percussionist. The concert will be conducted by Steve Dailey, M.M., lecturer in ensembles and assistant director of bands. It is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20

Chapel - Baylor will host Chris Seay, pastor of Ecclesia Houston, for Chapel at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the Spiritual Life website.

Chemistry Colloquium - Baylor’s department of chemistry and biochemistry will host Hosea Nelson, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of California at Los Angeles. Nelson will present “Strong Actions and Weak Anions: A Story in Reactivity-Driven Methods Development” at 3:30 p.m. in Room C.105 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit Baylor’s chemistry website.

Environmental Science Seminar - Karen M. Vasquez, Ph.D., professor and division head of the division of pharmacology and toxicology at The University of Texas at Austin, will speak at an environmental science seminar from 4 to 5 p.m. in Room A.108 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit the environmental science website.

Texas Collection Lecture - T. Michael Parrish, Ph.D., The Linden G. Bowers Professor of American History at Baylor, will present “On Changing Tides: Doris Miller, Pearl Harbor and Civil Rights” at 6 p.m. in Room 250 of the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. He also will sign copies of his book, “Doris Miller, Pearl Harbor and the Birth of the Civil Rights Movement.” The event is sponsored by University Libraries. For more information, visit the University Libraries website.

THURSDAY, Feb. 21

Black History Month Lecture - Clayborne Carson, Ph.D., director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute and professor of American history at Stanford University, will present “American Prophet: The Inner Life and Global Vision of Martin Luther King Jr.” at 3:30 p.m. in the Kayser Auditorium of Cashion Academic Center, 1401 S. Fourth St. The annual Black History Month Lecture is hosted by Baylor’s department of history. For more information, visit the department of history website.

Religion Lecture - Baylor’s department of religion will feature Jonathan Tran, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophical theology and George W. Baines Chair of Religion in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, for an annual lecture at 3:30 p.m. in Room 152 of Draper Hall, 1420 S. Seventh St. The title of his lecture is “Racism, Politics, Economy and Tradition: The Long Drawn Out Fate of Christian Unfaithfulness.” For more information, visit the religion website.

Women’s Choir Festival Concert - The Baylor Women’s Choir Festival concert will feature Baylor’s Women’s Choir and about a dozen female choirs from Texas high schools. The concert will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave., and will be conducted by Amy Allibon, M.M., lecturer in choral music in the Baylor School of Music. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

All University Sing - Week one of Baylor’s All University Sing, presented by the department of student activities, will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. Performances will be held throughout the weekend and next week. Sing began in 1953 and invites student organizations to perform seven-minute, Broadway-style productions in competition with other organizations. For more information, visit the student activities website.

Concert Jazz Ensemble - Baylor’s Concert Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. The ensemble is led by Alex Parker, M.M., director of the Wayne Fisher Jazz Program in the Baylor School of Music. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

FRIDAY, Feb. 22

Entrepreneurship Seminar - Daniel Bennett, Ph.D., research professor in the department of entrepreneurship and corporate innovation in Hankamer’s School of Business, will present “Local Economic Freedom and Creative Destruction in America” from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Room 222 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. For more information, visit the entrepreneurship website.

19th Century Research Seminar - Jessica Enoch, associate professor of English at the University of Maryland, will present “Recalling Mother Exemplars: Public Memory and the Daughters of the American Revolution” at 3:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Browning Library Lecture Hall, 710 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the research seminar website.

Chemistry Colloquium - Baylor’s department of chemistry and biochemistry will host Sanford Leuba, Ph.D., associate professor of cell biology at University of Pittsburg. Leuba will present “Protein/Nucleic Acid Interactions, One-at-a-Time” at 3:30 p.m. in Room C.105 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit Baylor’s chemistry website.

All University Sing - Week one of Baylor’s All University Sing, presented by the department of student activities, will continue at 6:30 p.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. Performances will be held throughout the weekend and next week. Sing began in 1953 and invites student organizations to perform seven-minute, Broadway-style productions in competition with other organizations. For more information, visit the student activities website.

SATURDAY, Feb. 23

Men’s Choir - The Baylor Men’s Choir will perform at 2:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave., in preparation for their appearance at the American Choral Directors Association National Conference Feb. 27 in Kansas City, Missouri. Randall Bradley, D.M.A., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Music and director of the church music program in the Baylor School of Music, will conduct nearly 100 choir members. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

All University Sing - Week one of Baylor’s All University Sing, presented by the department of student activities, will continue at 6:30 p.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. Performances also will be held next week. Sing began in 1953 and invites student organizations to perform seven-minute, Broadway-style productions in competition with other organizations. For more information, visit the student activities website.

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