This Week at Baylor: Feb. 16-22, 2020
- Movie Mondays will host a screening of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” a drama based on the true story of the friendship between television personality Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod at 7 p.m. at the Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave.
- Baylor Theatre presents “Yerma,” a play about a young woman whose greatest desire is to conceive a child who visited her in her dreams. Performances will be from Feb. 18 through Feb. 23 in Mabee Theatre in Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. Times vary for performances.
- Angela Gorrell, Ph.D., assistant professor of practical theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, will give a one-day seminar discussing her book “Always On: Practicing Faith in a New Media Landscape,”at 11 a.m. in the Great Hall of Truett Seminary, 1100 S. Third St.
- Baylor's ever-popular All University Sing will kick off opening night Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave.
by Cacey Vigil, student news writer
WACO, Texas (Feb. 13, 2020) – This coming week at Baylor University, lectures from various academic disciplines including religion, art and psychology will be held as well as the opening night of the Baylor Theatre production, “Yerma.” Baylor also will kick off opening night of the ever-popular All University Sing on Thursday.
MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2020
Chapel Highlights - Benjamin Anderson, vice president of rural health and hospitals at Colorado Hospital Association, 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.
Baylor University Press Book Launch - Baylor University Press is hosting an event to launch the book “How to Burn a Goat: Farming with the Philosophers,” written by Scott H. Moore, Ph.D., from 6 to 7 p.m. at Fabled Bookshop & Cafe, 215 S. Fourth St. Moore, associate professor of philosophy and great texts in the Honors College at Baylor, will read an excerpt from the book, and discounted signed copies will be for sale. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more at the Baylor University Press website.
Movie Mondays - Movie Mondays will host a screening of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” a drama based on the true story of the friendship between Fred Rogers, a television personality and host of the children’s TV series “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” and journalist Tom Junod. The film follows Lloyd Vogel, an investigative journalist who receives an assignment to profile Mr. Rogers. He approaches the interview with skepticism, as he finds it hard to believe that anyone can have such a good nature. But Rogers’ empathy and kindness soon chips away at Vogel's jaded outlook on life, forcing the reporter to reconcile with his own painful past. The screening will be 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, Feb. 18, 2020
World Cinema Series - The department of modern languages and cultures will show a screening of “Hero,” a Chinese film based on the story of Jing Ke's assassination attempt on the King of Qin in 227 BC. The screening will begin at 6 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium, 1420 S. Seventh St. For more information, email Rosario_Colchero@baylor.edu.
Baylor Theatre: “Yerma” - Baylor Theatre presents “Yerma,” a play by Federico Garcia Lorca, Spain’s most celebrated poet and playwright. The story follows Yerma, a woman whose greatest desire is to conceive the child who visits her dreams. After years of marriage, her increasing urgency to become pregnant drives her to pursue magic and holy intervention. Yerma’s tragic journey is told through the Gypsy music and Granadino rhythms of Andalusia. Performances will be from Feb. 18 through Feb. 23 in Mabee Theatre in Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. Times vary for performances. For tickets, visit the Theatre Arts website.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020
Chapel Highlights - Brian Fikkert, Ph.D., professor of economics and community development at Convenant College, will speak during Chapel at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. Fikkert is the founder and executive director of the Chalmers Center for Economic Development, a research and training center dedicated to helping churches and missionaries by bringing economic development and spiritual transformation to the poor. For more information, visit the Spiritual Life website.
Allbritton Art Institute Artist Conversation - The Allbritton Art Institute will host world-renowned artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby and art critic Jason Kaufman for the Allbritton Art Institute Artist Conversation. Individual critiques, small group discussions and public lectures are all part of the experience. The lecture starts at 5:30 p.m. in McClinton Auditorium located in the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. For more information, visit the Allbritton Art Institute website.
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020
Phi Beta Kappa Guest Lecturer - The Baylor chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will host Stacey Sinclair, Ph.D., professor in the department of psychology at Princeton University, who will give her lecture “Prejudice in the blink of an eye: The science of racial bias.” The lecture will discuss the subtle forms of prejudice found in the U.S. and the research-based strategies for reducing the influence of such racial biases. The lecture will start at 3:30 p.m. in Hankamer Auditorium in Hankamer Academic Building, 1428 S. Fifth St. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Gender and Nationalism in Africa Lecture - The Center for Global Engagement will host the lecture "The 'Free Women' Nuisance and Riotous Spinsters: Gender and Nationalism in Africa, presented by Jacqueline-Bethel Mougouè, Ph.D., assistant professor of gender and sexuality in African cultural studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mougouè is the author of “Gender, Separatists Politics and Embodied Nationalism in Cameroon,” which discusses issues of ideal womanhood shaped by the Anglophone Cameroonian nationalist movement in Cameroon. The lecture starts at 2 p.m. in Room 253 of Draper Academic Building, 1420 S. Seventh St. For more information, visit the Center for Global Engagement website.
”Always On” Seminar with Angela Gorrell - Angela Gorrell, Ph.D., assistant professor of practical theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, will give a one-day seminar discussing her book “Always On: Practicing Faith in a New Media Landscape,” which examines how to faithfully navigate a new media landscape. Gorrell’s book also discusses how Christians feel compelled to ask how one’s faith is shaped by the connection to digital media and how ministers are compelled to ask how to minister faithfully in the current cultural context. The seminar will start at 11 a.m. in the Great Hall of Truett Seminary, 1100 S. Third St. For more information, visit the George W. Truett Theological Seminary website.
Texas Collection Spring Lecture - The Texas Collection Spring Lecture will feature author Mike Cox presenting a history of the infamous “Crash at Crush,” a local railroad legend that took place outside of West, Texas in 1896. The lecture will start at 6 p.m. in the Mayborn Museum Theater in the Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S. University Parks Dr. For more information, visit the Texas Collection website.
Women’s Choir Festival Concert - The Baylor University Women’s Choir, conducted by Stephen Gusukuma, D.M.A., will perform at 4:30 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.
Concert Jazz Ensemble - The Concert Jazz Ensemble, directed by Alex Parker, M.M., 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.
All University Sing - Baylor’s Student Activities will present the ever-popular All University Sing. This Baylor tradition began in 1953 and showcases seven-minute, Broadway-style performances by student organizations that compete against one another. Performances start at 6:30 p.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the Student Activities website.
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020
Psychology and Neuroscience Lecture - Stacey Sinclair, Ph.D., professor in the department of psychology at Princeton University, will give the lecture “Birds of a Feather: Subtle Attitudes Toward Blacks Shape Affiliation Among Whites,” to Baylor students at 1:25 p.m. in Room C.206 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, contact Sarah Ochel at 254-710-2961.
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