This Week at Baylor: Feb. 24-March 2, 2019
- Change the World in a Day is a special Chapel service when a representative from a charity chosen by Baylor and its students speaks to students about the organizationâ€™s work to change the world in the name of Christ.
- Week two of Baylorâ€™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.
- A dedication of a bronze bust of Vivienne Malone-Mayes, Ph.D., the first full-time African American professor hired at Baylor University, will be unveiled by the department of mathematics at 3:30 p.m. in the third floor lobby of the Sid Richardson Building, 1416 S. Third St. Malone-Mayes taught math at Baylor from 1966 to 1994.
- The Campus Orchestra, conducted by associate professor of string music education Michael Alexander, performs on Feb. 28.
by Gabrielle White, student newswriter, Baylor University Media and Public Relations
WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2019) – This week, Baylor University will host a variety of lectures hosted by the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), departments of environmental science and chemistry and biochemistry and the Honors College, along with performances by the Campus Orchestra and All University Sing.
MONDAY, Feb. 25
Chapel Highlights - Vincent Asamoah, vice president of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, West/Central Africa Global region, will speak during 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.
Movie Mondays - Movie Mondays will host a screening of “The Wiz,” a reimagined “The Wizard of Oz” from 1978 featuring an all-black cast. Hosted by the department of multicultural affairs and the Black Student Coalition, the screening will be 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.
Gerald R. McDermott Lecture - Gerald R. McDermott, Anglican chair of divinity in the Beeson Divinity School at Samford University, will present “Everyday Glory: Jonathan Edwards and the Question of Natural Revelation.” The lecture will be from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Cox Lecture Hall in Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave., and is hosted by the Baylor University Institute for Studies of Religion. For more information, visit the ISR website.
TUESDAY, Feb. 26
Dedication for Dr. Vivienne Malone-Mayes - A dedication of a bronze bust of Vivienne Malone-Mayes, Ph.D., the first full-time African American professor hired at Baylor University, will be unveiled by the department of mathematics at 3:30 p.m. in the third floor lobby of the Sid Richardson Building, 1416 S. Third St. Malone-Mayes taught math at Baylor from 1966 to 1994, when ill health led to her retirement. She passed away on June 9, 1995, at age 63. To learn more about Dr. Vivienne Malone-Mayes, click here.
A Conversation with Visual Journalist Morty Ortega - Morty Ortega, M.J., multimedia specialist for Baylor Marketing and Communications, will speak at 4:30 p.m. in Room 152 of Draper Hall, 1420 S. 7th St. He will discuss covering the 2010 rescue of 33 miners trapped underground in Chile’s desert, one of the most historic events he has photographed. Following his speech, there will be a screening of “The 33” at 6 p.m. in Draper Hall’s Bennett Auditorium. For more information, call 254-710-3711.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27
Chapel Highlights - Change the World in a Day is a special Chapel service when a representative from a charity chosen by Baylor and its students speaks to students about the organization’s work to change the world in the name of Christ. An offering is taken up to benefit the charity, allowing Chapel students an opportunity to participate in making the world a better place. Change the World in a Day will be held at 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.
Environmental Science Seminar - Jing Liu, graduate student in the department of environmental science in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, will speak at a seminar from 4 to 5 p.m. in room A.108 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. The event is presented by Baylor’s department of environmental science. For more information, visit the department of environmental science website.
THURSDAY, Feb. 28
Black Heritage Banquet - The 32nd annual Black Heritage Banquet will be at 7 p.m. on the fifth floor of the Academic Center, 401 Speight Ave. Hosted by the Black Student Union, in conjunction with the department of multicultural affairs, tickets are available for purchase at the Bill Daniel Student Center Ticket Office. Guest speaker is Jemar Tisby, president of The Witness, Black Christian Collective and author of “The Color of Compromise.” For more information, contact Geoffrey_Griggs@baylor.edu.
Campus Orchestra - The Baylor University Campus Orchestra will perform from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 101 Baylor Ave. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the School of Music website.
The Poetry of James Matthew Wilson - James Matthew Wilson, a Catholic poet and associate professor of religion and literature at Villanova University, will read his poetry from his books The Hanging God and Some Permanent Things. The event is from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Treasure Room in Armstrong Browning Libarary, 710 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the Honors College website.
Statistical Science Colloquium - Shu Yang, Ph.D., assistant professor in statistics at North Carolina State University, will present “Casual Interference in Observational Studies with Confounders Missing Not at Random.” The lecture will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in room 301 of Marrs McLean Science Building, 1214 S. Fourth St. For more information, visit the department of statistical science website.
All University Sing - Week two 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. 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.
FRIDAY, March 1
Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium - Matthew Conley, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry at University of California, Riverside, will present “Generation of Actives Sites on Surfaces: A Chemist’s View of Heterogeneous Catalysts” from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in room C.105 in the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit the department of chemistry and biochemistry website.
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