This Week at Baylor: Sept. 22-28, 2019

  • David Brooks
    The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will host David Brooks, best-selling author and columnist with The New York Times, for a conversation Sept. 23 with Dr. Alan Jacobs with the the Honors College at Baylor about “Roads and Mountains.” (Photo by Josh Haner, The New York Times)
  • McNair Scholars Research Conference
    Baylor will host its inaugural national McNair Scholars Research Conference Sept. 26-27 that provides undergraduate students with the opportunities to present their research and take part in various professional development activities.
  • African American Preaching Conference
    Truett Seminary at Baylor will reflect on the 400th anniversary of slavery in America by hosting the African American Preaching Conference Sept. 24-26. The conference will empower the voices and messages of African American preachers in America.
  • Dr. Emily Stanley
    The department of biology will host Emily Stanley, Ph.D., professor in the department of integrative biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who will give the Floyd and Lorene Davidson Lecture on “Space: the Final (Aquatic) Frontier” on Friday, Sept. 27.
Sept. 19, 2019

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by Cerenity Austin, student newswriter, Baylor University Media and Public Relations

WACO, Texas (Sept. 19, 2019) — This week, Baylor University will host multiple lectures and seminars in religion, humanities and business, along with film screenings and a concert by Baylor Opera Theater. Baylor also will present two conferences, the African American Preaching Conference and the National McNair Research Conference.

SUNDAY, Sept. 22

Emergence: Art and the Incarnation of Space - Martin Museum of Art is hosting the “Emergence: Art and the Incarnation of Space” exhibit through Sunday, Oct. 6, in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Martin Museum website.

MONDAY, Sept. 23

- Movie Mondays presented by Baylor’s Union Board will continue this week with a showing of “The Biggest Little Farm,” John Chester’s documentary about his and his wife’s eight-year quest as they trade city life for life on a 200-acre farm. 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 on the Student Activities website.

Chapel Highlights- Ann Snyder Brooks, Editor-in-Chief for Comment Magazine, 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.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Speaker - Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business will host Justin Gentry, owner of The Purr-fect Paw, who will speak from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. in Room 118 in the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. For more information, visit the Hankamer School of Business website.

- Greg Scheer, composer, author, speaker and a music associate at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, will speak at 6 p.m. in Recital Hall II in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. The Hearn Innovators Series is designed to bring innovators in the field of Christian music to Baylor’s campus for interaction between the guest and Baylor students. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Center for Christian Music Studies website.

ISR David Brooks Conversation - The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) will host a conversation on “Roads and Mountains” with David Brooks, best-selling author and columnist with The New York Times, and Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors College and Distinguished Senior Fellow at ISR. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Level 200 Ballroom of The Baylor Club, 1001 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For more information, visit the ISR website or call 254-710-7555.

TUESDAY, Sept. 24

African American Preaching Conference - For reflection on the 400th anniversary of slavery in North America, George W. Truett Theological Seminary will hold the African American Preaching Conference on "The Liberating Voice of the African-American Pulpit." The conference features sermons, speakers and choral praise from prominent African American preachers and speakers across the country, shaped by a steering committee of 30 African American leaders. The first day will consist of a sermon, plenary and breakout sessions and worship from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Truett Seminary, 1100 S. Third St. For more information, visit the Truett Seminary website or call 254-710-6874.

World Cinema Series - The department of modern languages and cultures will host its 13th annual World Cinema Series with “Quo vado?,” a film in Italian with English subtitles. The screening will be held at 6 p.m. at Bennett Auditorium in the Draper Academic Building, 1420 S. Seventh St. For more information, visit the Center for Global Engagement website.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25

African American Preaching Conference - For reflection on the 400th anniversary of slavery in North America, George W. Truett Theological Seminary will hold the African American Preaching Conference on "The Liberating Voice of the African-American Pulpit." The conference features sermons, speakers and choral praise from prominent African American preachers and speakers across the country, shaped by a steering committee of 30 African American leaders. The second day will consist of worship, plenary sessions, a workshop and luncheon from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Truett , 1100 S. Third St. For more information, visit the Truett Seminary website or call 254-710-6874.

Chapel Highlights- Greg Scheer, music associate at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, 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.

Environmental Science Seminar - The department of environmental science will host a seminar featuring Matteo Minghetti, Ph.D., assistant professor of integrative biology at Oklahoma State University, who will speak on “In vitro Toxicology” 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.

THURSDAY, Sept, 26

African American Preaching Conference - For reflection on the 400th anniversary of slavery in North America, George W. Truett Theological Seminary will hold the African American Preaching Conference on "The Liberating Voice of the African-American Pulpit." The conference features sermons, speakers and choral praise from prominent African American preachers and speakers across the country, shaped by a steering committee of 30 African American leaders. The conference will conclude with a sermon, a workshop and worship from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Truett Seminary, 1100 S. Third St. For more information, visit the Truett Seminary website or call 254-710-6874.

McNair Research Conference - The McNair Scholars Program will host its first national research conference for undergraduate students from Baylor and around the country to present their research and participate in professional development activities. Non-McNair students participating in faculty-mentored research are encouraged to attend. The first day will consist of oral sessions, student panels,Dr Pepper Hour and more from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in various rooms of the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1131 S. Fifth St. For more information, visit the McNair Scholars website.

Statistical Science Colloquium - Xianyang Zhang, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of statistics at Texas A&M, will present “A New Framework for Distance and Kernel-based Metrics in High Dimensions,” at 3:30 p.m. in Room 301 of Marrs McLean Science Building, 1214 S. Fourth St. For more information, visit the statistical science website.

FRIDAY, Sept. 27

Opera Concert - Baylor Opera Theater will present “A Concert of Scenes and Arias” for voice students, who will perform arias from famous operas. The concert will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Roxy Grove Hall of Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

Biology Lecture - The department of biology will hold the Floyd and Lorene Davidson Lecture at featuring Emily Stanly, Ph.D., professor in the department of integrative biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on “Space: the Final (Aquatic) Frontier.” The lecture will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in room B.110 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit the biology website.

Blessing and Dedication Ceremony - The Baylor Libraries have acquired the seven-volume Heritage Edition of the Saint John’s Bible and will dedicate a worship service to bless the volumes. The service will take place in the Paul W. Powell Chapel of the George W. Truett Theological Seminary, 1100 S. Third St., followed by a reception in the Piper Great Hall. For more information, visit the University Libraries website.

Chemistry Colloquium - The department of chemistry and biochemistry’s weekly colloquium series will feature Christopher Uyeda, Ph.D., associate professor of organic chemistry at Purdue University, who will present “Catalyst at Metal-Metal Bonds” from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in room C.105 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Baylor Ave. For more information, visit the chemistry and biochemistry website.

McNair Research Conference - The McNair Scholars Program will host its first national research conference for undergraduate students from Baylor and around the country to present their research and participate in professional development activities. Non-McNair students participating in faculty research are encouraged to attend. The second day will consist of workshops, campus tours, forums and more from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. in various rooms of the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1131 S. Fifth St. For more information, visit the McNair Scholars website.

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