Baylor Announces Chapel-Forum Spring Schedule

Jan. 10, 2000

Baylor University's Chapel Forum, held at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. each Monday and Wednesday during fall and spring semesters, will feature nationally-known speakers, activists, authors and musicians during the 2000 spring semester.

Chapel will open Jan. 17 with a Martin Luther King Jr. service featuring Drs. Ray Hammond and Gloria White-Hammond, physicians and co-pastors of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston. Baylor president Robert B. Sloan Jr. will address students on Jan. 19.

Other spring Chapel programs scheduled include a speech by Barbara Ann Walker, the first African-American woman to graduate from Baylor, on Jan. 31, and a celebration of Founders Day on Feb. 2. Chancellor Herbert H. Reynolds will be honored at the 11 a.m. session.

Broadway actor Bruce Kuhn, who played Javert in Les Misérables, will be featured in the one-man show The Gospel According to Luke on Feb. 9. Chapel participants can enjoy more music on Feb. 14 when the Zambian Acapella Choir performs.

On Feb. 21, Baylor Law School Alumna Rhonda Harmon will speak. Harmon, a Waco native, helped a Virginia law firm win a $100 million economic discrimination lawsuit against the fourth largest insurance company. The March 1 program will feature a lecture by Millard Fuller, founder and president of Habitat for Humanity.

Dr. Tony Campolo, author of 26 books including Is Jesus a Republican or a Democrat? and Twenty Hot Potatoes Christians are Afraid to Touch, will lead Chapel on April 3. Betty William, co-recipient of the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize for her work to bring peace to Northern Ireland, will speak April 17. The final Chapel-Forum of the semester will be held April 26.

Chapel-Forum is the oldest tradition at Baylor, and two semesters are required for all students.

For a complete schedule of Chapel-Forum sessions or for more information, call Dr. Todd Lake, dean of chapel and minister to the university community, at 710-3517.

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