Fall Calendar Includes Celebrated Artists, Performances, Lectures and Conferences

Sept. 4, 2007

Baylor University will welcome several distinguished speakers and performers to campus this fall. Below is a list of the lectures, conferences, symposia, and performances that will be held during the fall semester at Baylor.

For additions, contact Baylor Marketing and Communications at 254-710-1961 or e-mail that information to Melissa_L_Perry@baylor.edu.


Fall Chapel

10 a.m., 11 a.m. on Monday's Wednesdays in Waco Hall

Chapel is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the office of University ministries at 254-710-3517.

FOCUS - State BSM Conference

Sept. 7 - Sept. 9, Arlington Convention Center

Students from all across Texas will gather for this meeting for fellowship and inspiration! Sponsored by Baptist Student Ministries. See Dorothy McNiel in the BSM's office for more information or to ask any questions or click here.

Small Church Preaching Conference

Sept. 14-15, George W. Truett Theological Seminary

The annual conference for those who pastor bi-vocationally and/or in smaller churches. For more information, click here.

Missions Lecture

Sept. 14, 2:30 p.m., Draper Academic Center, Room 116

Baylor alumnus Dr. Charles Hurst will speak on "Global Missions," sharing experiences from his many overseas mission trips, including a recent trip to Iraq.

Lyceum Series Lecture with Andrew Dell'Antonio

Sept. 17, 4:30 p.m., Meadows Recital Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building

Dr. Dell'Antonio is Associate Professor and Head of the Musicology/Ethnomusicology Division at the University of Texas-Austin School of Music. He specializes in musical repertories of early modern Europe, with a focus on seventeenth-century Italy. This event is free of charge and open to the public. For information, call 254-710-3571.

Spinning into Butter

Sept. 18-23, Mabee Theatre, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center

Baylor Theatre presents Rebecca Gilman's Spinning Into Butter, a provocative drama from one of America's leading young playwrights that tackles questions of racial guilt and suspicion. For show times and ticket information, call 254-710-1865.

Jewish Holiday Celebration

Sept. 18, 4 p.m., Marrs McLean Science Building, Room 133

The Center for Jewish Studies will observe its annual celebration of the Jewish High Holidays, Rosh Hoshana and Yom Kippur. Two special guests, Israeli cantor Orit Perlman and Waco Rabbi Mordecai Rotem, will present "Chanting the Days of Awe: A Cantor and a Rabbi Welcome the Jewish New Year and the Day of Atonement." Traditional Jewish food and music will be featured. For more information, click here.

Retired Professors Luncheon

Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m., First Baptist Church, Waco Fellowship Hall

At the Baylor Retired Professors and Administrators Program fall luncheon, 10 new members will be inducted. For more information, contact Dr. Rufus Spain at 254-710-6308.

Lectures by Jacob Howland

Sept. 25, 4 p.m., Center for Jewish Studies

Sept. 26, 3:30 p.m., location TBA

Dr. Jacob Howland, The McFarlin Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tulsa, is the author of Kierkegaard and Socrates: A Study in Philosophy and Faith. He will present a lecture on Primo Levi, and a lecture on Plato and the Talmud. For more information, call 254-710-3368.

Leadership in Social Issues

Sept. 26, 5-6 p.m. Blume Conference Center, Fifth floor

Lecture by Susan Craven, Executive Director of Texans Care For Children. For more information, click here.

RFID Symposium

Sept. 27-28, Blume Conference Center, Fifth floor

The third annual Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) symposium at Baylor features an address by Mark Johnson of RFID Tribe. For more information, click here.

The Global Issues Lecture Series

Sept. 28, 3-4:00 p.m., Poage 201B

Dr. Bhalchandra Mungekar, a member of the Planning Commission of the Government of India and a leading agricultural economist, will speak on "Education in India: The Status and the Way Forward." For more information, contact Lilly_Fuertes@baylor.edu


Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year Lecture

Oct. 1, 4-5:30 p.m., B110 Baylor Sciences Building

Dr. Ann E. Rushing, professor and associate chair of the Department of Biology, received the Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year award for 2007. She was recognized at the spring Honors Convocation and again at May commencement. For more information, click here.

Parchman Lectures

Oct. 2-4, 9:30 a.m., Truett Seminary, Paul W. Powell Chapel

Dr. Ben Witherington III, considered one of the top evangelical scholars in the world, is professor of New Testament interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary. He will deliver three lectures under the theme of "The Shifting of the Paradigms": "Canonical Pseudepigrapha: Is It an Oxymoron?" (Oct. 2), "Oral Texts and Rhetorical Letters: Rethinking the Categories" (Oct. 3) and "The Unity of James and Paul: On Implementing the Apostolic Decree" (Oct. 4).

Global Issues Lecture Series

Oct. 4, 4:00 p.m., Draper 116

Dr. Sara Alexander, Chair and Associate Professor of Anthropology, Forensic Science and Archaeology; and Director of the African Studies Program will speak on "Infect One, Infect All? Social Responses to the AIDS Pandemic in Africa."

2008 Cherry Award Finalist Lecture

Oct. 9, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Baylor Sciences Building, room D109

George E. Andrews, the Evan Pugh Professor of Mathematics at Penn State University presents his lecture entitled Teaching as Art. For more information, click here.

Distinguished Artist Series: Takacs Quartet

Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., Roxy Grove Hall

Recognized as one of the world's premiere string quartets, the Takács Quartet is renowned for the ability to fuse four distinct, expressive musical personalities into gripping, unified interpretations. The Takács Quartet performs eighty concerts a year worldwide, performing throughout Europe as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Korea. For ticket information, call the Baylor School of Music box office at 254-710-3571.

Global Issues Lecture Series

Oct. 11, Draper 116

Rosemary Ruether will speak on "Why Liberation Theology is not Dead and Who wants to Kill It."

Going Global Conference

Oct. 11-13

Baylor's Center for Jewish Studies and the Latin American Studies Program will co-sponsor the international conference "Going Global: Interfaith Journeys on the Road to Liberation in the 21st Century" Oct. 11-13. The conference will feature presentations by Dr. Marc H. Ellis, Dr. Lizbeth Souza-Fuertes, Rosemary Ruether, Allan Boesak, Irfan Omar, Miguelda de la Torre and others involved in issues of liberation. For more information, call 254-710-1697.

Fall Preaching Convocation

Oct. 15-16, George W. Truett Theological Seminary

The Annual Fall Preaching Convocation, sponosored by the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at Truett Seminary. This years speaker is Dr. Cleophus LaRue, Francis Landey Associate Professors of Homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary. For more information, call 254-710-3755.

2008 Cherry Award Finalist Lecture

Oct. 16, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Art Building, room 149

Rudy Pozzatti, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts at the University of Indiana in Bloomington presents his lecture entitled My University Has New Vestments. For more information, click here.

Global Issues Lecture Series

Oct. 16, 4:00 p.m., Draper 116

Rev. Solomuzi Mabuza is an Anglican priest and teaches at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg Campus, in the School of Religion and Theology, in South Africa. He is also chair of the board of Church Land Programme, a South African non-governmental organization that works to improve the lives of people involved with land issues and/or church-owned land, paying particular attention to women and the poorest, as well as the sustainable use of land. Rev. Mabuza's lecture is entitled "South Africa Now: An Anglican Priest Reflects on the Future of his Country."

2008 Cherry Award Finalist Lecture Series

Oct. 23, 3:45-5:00 p.m. Baylor Sciences Building, room B110

Stephen D. Davis, Distinguished Professor of Biology at Pepperdine University, presents his lecture Undergraduate Research, Celebrating the Spice of Science. For more information, click here.

Distinguished Artist Series

Roberto Díaz (viola) with the Baylor Symphony Orchestra

Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m., Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building

A violist of international reputation, Roberto Díaz is President and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music. He is a professor of viola at Curtis and former principal violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. For ticket information, call the School of Music box office at 254-710-3571.

Leadership in Public Life

Oct. 24, 6-7 p.m., Kayser Auditorium

The speaker is Virginia DuPuy, Mayor of Waco. For more information, click here.

Global Issues Lecture Series

Oct. 25, 4:00 p.m., Draper 116

Dr. Thomas Offit, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology will speak on "Child Labor in Global Perspective: A View from the Streets of Guatemala."

Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture

Oct. 25-27, Multiple campus locations

The inaugural Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture, sponsored by the Institute for Faith and Learning, has as its theme "Friendship: Quests for Character, Community and Truth." Featured speakers will include Baylor participants Dr. C. Stephen Evans, Dr. Thomas S. Hibbs, Dr. Mary P. Nichols and Dr. Robert C. Roberts, as well as Harvard University's Dr. Robert Putnam, author of the best-seller Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. Dr. Putnam will speak October 25 in Bennett Auditorium. For more information, click here.

Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival

Oct. 25-27, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center

The annual festival draws theater professionals from across the nation. Featured events this year include a performance of "Museum," written by 2007 honoree Tina Howe, a performance of Horton Foote's "The Orphans' Home Cycle" and a panel discussion with special guest Jane Alexander. Call 710-1865 or click here for more information.

Bones: An Exhibit Inside You

Oct. 27-Feb. 17, Mayborn Museum Complex

Bones: An Exhibit Inside You™, an exciting exhibit from the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, will be on exhibition at the Mayborn Museum Complex. Bones helps create an awareness of the fundamentals of bone biology through a variety of exciting and hands-on interactive opportunities. For ticket prices and other information, call 254-710-1110 or click here.

Beall-Russell Lecture

Oct. 29, 3:30 p.m., Cashion Academic Center, Fifth floor

The 2007 Beall-Russell Lecture will feature Taylor Branch, author of books including Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63 and Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65. Branch will present a lecture titled "Myths and Miracles from the King Era." For more information, call 254-710-1399 or click here.

Jones Business Ethics Forum

Oct. 30-Nov. 2, Cashion Academic Center, Fifth floor

The theme of this year's Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum, sponsored by the Hankamer School of Business, is "Conflict of Interest." Sharon Allen, the CEO of Deloitte, will present the keynote address. For more information, click here.


Honoring Heschel at 100

Nov. 1-3, Marrs McLean Science Building, Room 133

The Center for Jewish Studies will host a conference honoring Jewish theologian Abraham Joshua Heschel on the 100th anniversary of his birth. The keynote speaker will be Heschel's daughter, Dr. Susanna Heschel, who hold The Eli Black Chair in Jewish Studies at Dartmouth. Her scholarship focuses on Jewish-Christian relations in Germany during the 19th and 20th centuries, and her publications include Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus and the forthcoming book The Aryan Jesus: Christians, Nazis and the Bible. For more information, call 254-710-2866.

Miller Lecture

Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Bennett Auditorium

The speaker for the 2007 Robert T. Miller Distinguished Lecture is Dr. Gary J. Jacobsohn, the Patterson-Banister Chair and H. Malcolm Macdonald Chair in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin.

Herbert H. Reynolds Lecture

Nov. 6, 3:30 p.m., Location TBA

The 2007 Reynolds Lecture in the History and Philosophy of Science will feature Dr. Stanley Finger, professor of psychology at Washington University in St. Louis and senior editor of the Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, speaking on "Benjamin Franklin and Medical Electricity." For more information, click here.

Leadership Lecture Series

Nov. 6, 6-7 p.m. Blume Conference Center, Fifth floor

Featuring Dr. Jimmy Dorrell of Mission Waco. For more information, click here.

Global Issues Lecture Series

Nov. 8, 4:00 p.m., Draper 116

Dr. Marc Ellis, Professor and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies will speak on "Expanding the View: Celebrating the Broader Tradition of Faith and Struggle."

Ferguson-Clark Author Lecture

Nov. 8, 8 p.m., Waco Hall

World-renowned singer Ronan Tynan, a member of The Irish Tenors, will sing and present the sixth annual Ferguson-Clark Author Lecture benefiting the Baylor Libraries. For ticket information, call 254-710-7249 or click here.

Asian Fest Banquet and Culture Show

Nov. 8, 7:00 p.m., Cashion Academic Center, 5th Floor and Nov. 9, 7:00 p.m., SUB Bowl.

Tak Toyoshima, creator of Secret Asian Man comics, is the featured speaker at the banquet. The Culture Show will feature students in dance, vocals and fashion. For more information, contact Stacy_Chen@baylor.edu or Grace_Shih@baylor.edu.

Mayborn Cemetery Tour

Nov. 10, 2:30 - 6 pm, The Mayborn Museum Complex

You are invited you to come to the museum for a guided tour of two of Waco's earliest cemeteries. Actors will portray some of the most interesting early Waco settlers who were laid to rest in these cemeteries, sharing tidbits about their lives and families near where their bones are buried. For more information, click here.

Picasso's War

Nov. 14, 7:00 pm, Hooper-Schaefer 149

The Allbritton Art Institute is sponsoring this one man play, written and performed by Dutch stage and television actor Klaas Hofstra, in observance of the 100th anniversary of the creation of Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. This Picasso painting is often celebrated as a cornerstone of modernism and the definitive work in the creation of Cubism, arguably the most influential formal development in the visual arts of the 20th century. Free and open to the public. For more information contact karen_pope@baylor.edu.

Study Abroad Photo Display

Nov. 15-January 3, Mayborn Museum Complex

The work of finalists in the 2007 Study Abroad Photo Contest will be displayed.

Wamble Lecture

Nov. 16, 2 - 4 pm, Draper Academic Center, room 116

The J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies invites everyone to the 2007 Hugh and Beverly Wamble Lecture featuring J. Christopher Soper, Professer of Political Science at Pepperdine University, who will speak on "Muslims in Europe: Singing God's Song in a Strange Land." For more information, click here.

All My Sons

Nov. 27-Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., Jones Theater

Baylor's Theater Arts department presents Arthur Miller's 1947 play about the Deever and Keller families during WWII and the drama that enfolds them. The play's themes of denial, consequences and responsibility are an unflinching appraisal of the American Dream and is a lesson we can still appreciate today. Tickets are available online at www.baylor.edu/theatre.

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