This Week at Baylor: Dec. 1-7, 2019

  • Christmas 2019
    Baylor University will continue the annual holiday tradition “Christmas on 5th Street” with various holiday themed activities for the Baylor Community.
  • Womens world day of prayer
    A Women’s World Day of Prayer Brunch, “Arise, Shine through Service,” will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the Piper Great Hall of George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
  • Douglas Arnold
    Douglas Arnold, Ph.D., McKnight Presidential Professor of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota, will speak in the annual Baylor Undergraduate Lecture Series in Mathematics.
  • Rhinoceros
    Baylor Theater will present its opening performance of “Rhinoceros” through Dec. 8.
Nov. 26, 2019

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

WACO, Texas (Nov. 26, 2019) — This week, Baylor University will host multiple academic lectures, performances, holiday-themed events and the Women’s World Day of Prayer Brunch.

Chapel Highlights – Chapel will present “Discovering Advent” 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 “The River and the Wall,” a journey down the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and the potential impact of a wall on the natural environment documented by filmmaker Ben Masters. 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.

TUESDAY, Dec. 3

Rhinoceros – Baylor Theatre will present “Rhinoceros” at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Theatre in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. Performances will be held through Dec. 8. For more information, visit the theatre website.

World Cinema Series – The department of modern languages and cultures will continue its 13th annual World Cinema Series with “Ash Is Purest White,” a film in Chinese with English subtitles. The screening will be at 6 p.m. in the Bennett Auditorium of Draper Academic Building, 1420 S. Seventh St. Click here for more information.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4

Chapel Highlights – Chapel will present “Singing the Songs of Christmas” at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. For more information, visit Spiritual Life website.

Rhinoceros – Baylor Theatre will present “Rhinoceros” at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Theatre in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. Performances will be held through Dec. 8. For more information, visit the theatre website.

Women’s World Day of Prayer Brunch – A Women’s World Day of Prayer Brunch, “Arise, Shine through Service,” will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the Piper Great Hall of George W. Truett Theological Seminary, 1100 S. Third St. Featured speaker and guest of honor will be Earl Ann Lenert Bumpus, former assistant director of Baptist Student Union (now Baptist Student Ministries) at Baylor and newly elected president of Texas Woman’s Missionary Union. More information about the brunch is available here.

THURSDAY, Dec. 5

A Baylor Christmas – The combined choirs of Baylor and the Baylor Symphony Orchestra will perform “A Baylor Christmas” to celebrate the Christmas season at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. Tickets are sold out. For more information visit the School of Music website.

Christmas at the Mayborn – The Mayborn Museum Complex will host special Christmas-themed events and activities, including a visit from Santa and a special model train display from the Central Texas Area Model Railroaders, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 1300 S. University Parks Drive. Admission is free to museum members and Baylor University students. For more information, visit the Mayborn Museum website.

Christmas on 5th Street – Baylor University will celebrate Christmas with a live nativity, carriage rides, a petting zoo, hot cocoa, a Christmas Tree Lighting and more from 5 to 10 p.m. on Fountain Mall, Burleson Quadrangle, Traditions Plaza and the Bill Daniel Student Center (The SUB). For more information, visit the Student Activities website. student activities website.

Rhinoceros – Baylor Theatre will present “Rhinoceros” at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Theatre in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. Performances will be held through Dec. 8. For more information, visit the theatre website.

Mathematics Lecture Series – Douglas Arnold, Ph.D., McKnight Presidential Professor of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota, will present “Computational Mathematics Simulating the World” at 4 p.m. in Room D-110 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave., as part of the annual Baylor Undergraduate Lecture Series in Mathematics. For more information, visit the mathematics website.

FRIDAY, Dec. 6

A Baylor Christmas – The combined choirs of Baylor and the Baylor Symphony Orchestra will perform “A Baylor Christmas” to celebrate the Christmas season at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. Tickets are sold out. For more information visit the School of Music website.

Films on Friday – The Center for Global Engagement will present “Sissi” at 6 p.m. in the Hawkins German Lounge of Old Main, 1411 S. Fifth St. The German films will be screened every first Friday of the month. Click here for more information.

Mathematics Lecture Series – Douglas Arnold, Ph.D., McKnight Presidential Professor of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota, will deliver a colloquium talk on “Finite Element Exterior Calculus” at 4 p.m. in Room 301 of the Marrs McLean Science Building, 1214 S. Fourth St. Arnold will be the 12th speaker in the annual Baylor Undergraduate Lecture Series in Mathematics. For more information, visit the mathematics website.

Rhinoceros – Baylor Theatre will present “Rhinoceros” at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Theatre in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. Performances will be held through Dec. 8. For more information, visit the theatre website.

Santa’s Workshop – Santa's Workshop is an annual event that invites hundreds of children aged 3-5 from Greater Waco-area Head Start classes to Baylor University to take part in a Christmas celebration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the McLane Student Life Center, 209 Speight Ave. Children attending the event will have the opportunity to spend time with Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Baylor community and receive a complimentary lunch and Christmas gift. Click here for more information.

SATURDAY, Dec. 7

Rhinoceros – Baylor Theatre will present “Rhinoceros” at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Jones Theatre in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. Performances will be held through Dec. 8. For more information, visit the theatre website.

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