Coming Up at Baylor: May 12-25, 2019

  • commencement 2019
    Spring commencement will begin on the morning of Friday, May 17, and continue on Saturday, May 18 with ceremonies in the morning and afternoon.
  • Kenneth Hafertepe
    Kenneth Hafertepe, Ph.D., architectural historian and professor and chair of the department of museum studies, will discuss his recently published book “Historic Homes of Waco, Texas” May 16 at the Mayborn Museum.
  • Pro musica
    Six soloists and two Chamber Ensembles from the Baylor School of Music will compete in the Semper Pro Musica Winners’ Concert at 8 p.m. May 23 in historic Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
May 10, 2019

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by Gabrielle White, student newswriter, Baylor University Media and Public Relations

WACO, Texas (May 10, 2019) – As the spring semester comes to a close, Baylor University will hold events hosted by the Mayborn Museum and department of chemistry and biochemistry, along with the spring 2019 graduation ceremonies.

THURSDAY, May 16

Historic Homes of Waco - Kenneth Hafertepe, Ph.D., architectural historian and professor and chair of the department of museum studies, will discuss his recently published book “Historic Homes of Waco, Texas” at 6 p.m. at the Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S. University Parks Drive. An accompanying exhibit, “At Home in Waco,” featuring 30 images of the homes represented in the book, will be on display until April 2020. For more information, visit the Mayborn Museum website.

FRIDAY, May 17

Spring Commencement - Graduation will begin at 2:30 p.m. for graduates from the College of Arts & Sciences, Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences and the Louise Herrington School of Nursing. The commencement ceremony will take place at the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive. For more information, visit the commencement website.

SATURDAY, May 18

Spring Commencement - Graduation will continue at 9 a.m. for graduates from the College of Arts & Sciences, Honors College, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work and the School of Music. The afternoon ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m. for graduates from Hankamer School of Business and the School of Education. The commencement ceremony will take place at the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive. For more information, visit the commencement website.

The International Day of Light - will be celebrated with the help of Baylor University scientists at Baylor’s Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S. University Parks Drive in Waco. Guests will have the opportunity to explore how energy is extracted from light and why the sky is blue. They also will be able to view sample nano-optic devices that are created and studied in research. Activities will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be included with admission to the museum. Admission price is $8 for adults; $7 for seniors (age 65 and older); and $6 for children (ages 2-12).

THURSDAY, May 23

Semper Pro Musica Winners’ Concert - Six soloists and two Chamber Ensembles from the Baylor School of Music will compete in the Semper Pro Musica Winners’ Concert at 8 p.m. in historic Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

FRIDAY, May 24

TexSyn IV - Baylor’s department of chemistry and biochemistry will present “TexSyn IV: Synthetic Chemistry in Texas” in Room B110 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. Guest speakers will include professors from California Institute of Technology, Gakushuin University in Tokyo, Japan, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas at Arlington, Rice University, University of Oklahoma and Texas Tech University. For more information, visit the chemistry and biochemistry website.

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