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

  • George Crumb
    Baylor University School of Music faculty will perform a concert of chamber music by George Crumb, acclaimed American composer, on the eve of his 90th birthday.
  • Jennifer Black
    Cherry Award for Great Teaching finalist Jennifer Cognard-Black, Ph.D., professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, will give a lecture on “Just Food: Social Justice and the Literatures of Food.”
  • Vincent Bacote
    Vincent Bacote, Ph.D., associate professor of theology and director for the Center for Applied Christian Ethics at Wheaton College, will present this year’s T.B. Maston Foundation Lectureship in Christian Ethics on “Truth & Vision: Our Opportunity for Christian Public Engagement.”
  • Jane Kelley Rhodeheffer
    The 10th annual Drumwright Family Lecture will be given by Jane Kelley Rhodeheffer, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Chair of Great Books at Pepperdine University, who will speak on “From Ithaca to Emmaus: Recognition of the Stranger in the Odyssey and the Gospel of Luke” at 4 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Alexander Hall Reading Room of the Honors Residential College.
Oct. 17, 2019

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

WACO, Texas (Oct. 17, 2019) — This week, Baylor University will host guest speakers across multiple academic disciplines from religion to history, as well as film screenings and concerts. Baylor also will host annual lectures, including a Robert Foster Cherry finalist lecture, T.B. Maston Foundation Lectureship, Drumwright Family Lecture and Charles Edmondson Historical Lecture series.

MONDAY, Oct. 21

Chapel Highlights – President and CEO of One More Child Jerry Haag, Ph.D., and Christa Hicks, executive director of anti-trafficking at One More Child, 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 at the Hippodrome – Movie Mondays presented by Baylor’s Union Board will continue this week with a showing of “End Game,” a documentary by award-winning directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman on the battles that terminally ill patients face while in hospice care. A Q&A with the directors will be held after the film. The screening will be at 7 p.m. in 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.

Natural Law Symposium – The department of religion will host a Natural Law Symposium featuring Neil Arner, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of theology at the University of Notre Dame, and Vincent Lloyd, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of theology and religious studies at Villanova University, who will speak on “Why Natural Law? Ecumenism, Justice and the Future of Ethics.” The lecture will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Alexander Reading Room in the Honors Residential College, 1413 S. Seventh St., followed by a panel discussion. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the department of religion website.

TUESDAY, Oct. 22

Cherry Award Lecture – Jennifer Cognard-Black, Ph.D., professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a finalist for Baylor’s Robert Cherry Foster Award for Great Teaching, will speak on “Just Food: Social Justice and the Literatures of Food” at 3:30 p.m. in the McLean Foyer of Meditation in Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight. For more information, click here.

Drumwright Family Lecture – Baylor’s Honors College and Honors Residential College will host the 10th annual Drumwright Family Lecture at 4 p.m. in the Alexander Hall Reading Room of the Honors Residential College, 1413 S. Seventh St. Jane Kelley Rhodeheffer, Ph.D., Fletcher Jones Chair of Great Books at Pepperdine University, will speak on “From Ithaca to Emmaus: Recognition of the Stranger in the Odyssey and the Gospel of Luke.” A reception will follow the lecture in the Alexander Hall Reading Room. For more information, visit the Honors College website.

T.B. Maston Foundation Lectureship in Christian Ethics – Vincent Bacote, Ph.D., associate professor of theology and director for the Center for Applied Christian Ethics at Wheaton College, will present this year’s T.B. Maston Foundation Lectureship in Christian Ethics at 11 a.m. on “Truth & Vision: Our Opportunity for Christian Public Engagement.” The lecture will be held in Paul W. Powell Chapel in the George W. Truett Theological Seminary, 1100 S. Third St. For more information, visit the George W. Truett Theological Seminary website.

Wind Ensemble – The Baylor University Wind Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m., led by the director of bands, J. Eric Wilson, in Jones Concert Hall of the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

World Cinema Series – The department of modern languages and cultures will host its 13th annual World Cinema Series with “The Turkish Gambit,” a film in Bulgarian and Russian with English subtitles. The screening will be held at 6 p.m. in the Bennett Auditorium of Draper Academic Building, 1420 S. Seventh St. Click here for more information.

Age of Mechanical Reproduction Exhibit – Baylor University’s Martin Museum of Art will present the exhibit “The Age of Mechanical Reproduction” from Oct. 22 through Nov. 10 in the Martin Museum of Art, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Martin Museum website.

Finding the Universe in Oaxaca: Textiles and Photographs – Baylor University’s Martin Museum of Art will present the exhibit “Finding the Universe in Oaxaca: Textiles and Photographs” from Oct. 22 through Dec. 22 in the Martin Museum of Art, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Martin Museum website.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23

Chapel Highlights – Chapel will present the topic of “Why the Bible Matters: Discovering the Saint John’s Bible” at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the Spiritual Life website.

Edmondson Lectures – Baylor’s department of history will present the first day of the 42nd annual Charles Edmondson Historical Lecture series at 4 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium inside Draper Academic Building, 1420 S. Second St. This two-part lecture series will feature Mark C. Elliot, Ph.D., vice provost of international affairs and The Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History at Harvard University, who will speak on “The Historical Silk Road and the Belt-and-Road Initiative.” This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the department of history website.

Music of George Crumb Concert – Baylor University School of Music faculty will perform a concert of chamber music by George Crumb, acclaimed American composer, on the eve of his 90th birthday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Jones Concert Hall of the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

FRIDAY, Oct. 25

Graduate Opera Project – Graduate students from the vocal division of the Baylor University School of Music will perform Austrian composer Christoph Willibald Gluck's 1762 opera, "Orfeo ed Euridice" at 7:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall inside Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

SATURDAY, Oct. 26

Flying Vikings – The Baylor Institute for Air Science will sponsor Flying Vikings, an organization that gives relaxing airplane rides to children with chronic illnesses or physical disabilities. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Universal Flight Concepts facility at the Waco Regional Airport, 7909 Karl May Drive. For more information, visit the Institute for Air Science website or call Trey Cade, Ph.D., director of the Baylor Institute of Air Science at 254-710-8531.

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