This Week at Baylor: Nov. 10-16, 2019

  • Gabrielle Armenier
    The Bella Voce women’s choir will perform with French eurythmist Gabrielle Armenier at 7:30 p.m. in the McLean Foyer of Meditation in Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave.
  • Toni Morrison
    Movie Mondays will host a screening of “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” at 7 p.m. at the Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave.
  • Chet Edwards
    Former U.S. Congressman, Chet Edwards, the W.R. Poage Distinguished Chair for Public Service at Baylor, will present the lecture “Politics of Science,” at 4 p.m. in Room B.110 in the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave.
  • Tim Harford
    Tim Harford will present the lecture “50 Inventions that Shaped the Modern Economy,” at 5:15 p.m. in Room 250 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St.
Nov. 7, 2019

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by Cacey Vigil, student newswriter

WACO, Texas (Nov. 7, 2019)—This week, Baylor University will host guest speakers from a variety of academic disciplines, such as religion, English and entrepreneurship, as well as multiple concerts held by the School of Music. The University also will celebrate Armstrong Browning Library Annual Benefactors Day with the lecture, “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Souls: 19th-Century Medicine, Religion and Literature,” presented by Lesa Scholl, Ph.D.

MONDAY, Nov. 11

Brass Chamber Music Recital - Students from the Baylor University School of Music’s brass division will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

Movie Mondays - Movie Mondays will host a screening of “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel Prize in Literature winner. The film follows Toni Morrison as she leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. The film will begin at 7 p.m. at the Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave. Free tickets can be picked up at the Waco Hippodrome Box Office or online at Student Activities website.

TUESDAY, Nov. 12

Institute for Studies of Religion Lecture: Joseph DiLuzio - Joseph DiLuzio, Ph.D., lecturer in classics at Baylor University, will present the lecture, “Teaching a Prince How to Pray: Lessons from the Prayerbook of Charles V.” Before becoming the Holy Roman Emperor in 1519, the young Charles V was presented with an illuminated book of 33 Latin prayers, now in the Museum of the Bible. DiLuzio will discuss the development of the physical book and its role in the formation of the young prince. The unusual nature of the prayer collection and its relationship to contemporary spiritual practices also will be discussed. The lecture begins at 3:30 p.m. in Cox Lecture Hall in Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave. For more information, call 254-710-7555.

World Cinema Series - The department of modern languages and cultures will show “La Haine,” a French black-and-white drama written and directed by Mathieu Kassovitz. The film is about three young friends and their struggle to live in the banlieues of Paris. The screening will begin at 6 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium, 1420 S. Seventh St. The film will be shown with English subtitles and is open to the public. For the full film schedule, visit the World Cinema Series website.

Children’s Concert - The annual Children’s Concert for 4th and 5th graders will be presented by the Baylor Symphony Orchestra and Campus Orchestra alongside French eurythmist Gabrielle Armenier. Performances will be at 9:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave.

Lyceum Series: Bella Voce with Gabrielle Armenier - The Bella Voce women’s choir, conducted by Lynne Gackle, Ph.D., The Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Music and director of choral activities, will perform with French eurythmist Gabrielle Armenier. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the McLean Foyer of Meditation in Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

Chet Edwards Lecture - The Science department within the College of Arts & Science will host former U.S. Congressman, Chet Edwards, the W.R. Poage Distinguished Chair for Public Service at Baylor, who will present the lecture “Politics of Science,” at 4 p.m. in Room B.110 in the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. Rep. Edwards also will take questions about science and politics. For more information, contact Barbara Rauls at 254-710-4926.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13

Chapel Highlights - Steve Riach, founder and chairman of SER Media, will speak at Chapel services at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the Spiritual Life website.

Lyceum Series - The Baylor Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor-in-residence Stephen Heyde, M.F.A., The Mary Franks Thompson professor of orchestral studies and director of orchestral activities, will perform with French eurythmist Gabrielle Armenier, a physical movement specialist and founder of the Gabrielle Armenier Eurythmy Agency. The performance will begin at 11:15 a.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

THURSDAY, Nov. 14

Asian and Pacific American Heritage Banquet - The Department of Multicultural Affairs will host the Asian & Pacific American Heritage Banquet, which celebrates Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders heritage and culture, at 6 p.m. on the fifth floor of Cashion Academic Center, 1401 Fourth St. For more information, visit the Multicultural Affairs website.

Department of English Lecture - The department of English at Baylor University will host Kim Johnson, assistant vice provost for advising at the University of Oregon, a breakout writer whose debut young adult novel, “This Is My America,” explores racial injustice in America, particularly of the incarcerated innocent and their families. Johnson will give the lecture, “Miseducation of a Writer,” at 3:30 p.m. in the McLean Foyer of Meditation in Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the College of Arts and Sciences website.

Texas Collection Fall Lecture - The Texas Collection will host a presentation on historic maps of Texas, highlighted from the new book, “Mapping Texas: A Cartographic Journey 1561-1860,” by John S. Wilson, Rachel DeShong and Sierra Wilson. The presentation – which will feature a range of rare, unique and important maps of Texas – will begin at 6 p.m. in Kayser Auditorium in the Hankamer Academic Building 1428 S. Fifth St. Copies of the book will be available for sale by Baylor University Press and the authors will be available to sign books. For more information, visit the Texas Collection website.

Entrepreneurship Guest Speaker - Ben Chatraw of Weeks Honey Farm will speak to students at 12:30 and 2 p.m. in Room 118 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third Street. For more information, visit the Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation website.

Free Enterprise Forum with Tim Harford - The department of economics and the Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Fund will host economist Tim Harford, who will present the lecture “50 Inventions that Shaped the Modern Economy,” at 5:15 p.m. in Room 250 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. For more information, visit the Free Enterprise website.

FRIDAY, Nov. 15

Baylor Conversation Series with Drs. Robert George and Cornel West - The Baylor Conversation Series – hosted by President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., and focused this semester on civil discourse – will feature nationally renowned speakers Robert P. George, Ph.D., The McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, and Cornel West, Ph.D., Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University, at 1:30 p.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required, but a bag check will be in place. Drs. George and West will lead an always spirited, but respectful dialogue on many issues of the day. For more information about the Baylor Conversation Series, visit the President’s website.

VirtuOSO - Baylor VirtuOSO, the 13-member vocal jazz group, directed by Stephen Gusukuma, D.M.A., lecturer in choral music, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

Biology Seminar - Scott Weaver, Ph.D., will give the lecture, “Mechanisms of Urban Arbovirus Emergence,” at 3:35 p.m. in Room B.110 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit the Biology website.

Armstrong Browning Library Annual Benefactors Day Lecture - Lesa Scholl, Ph.D., will present “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Souls: 19th-Century Medicine, Religion, and Literature.” The lecture explores the writings of Christina Rossetti, Alice Meynell and other contemporary writers to examine the ways in which concepts of physical and spiritual health impacted understandings of social justice in 19th-century Britain. Scholl is serving as the Armstrong Browning Library Three-Month Research Fellow. The lecture will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the McLean Foyer of Meditation in Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the Amrstrong Browning Library and Museum website.

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