March Calendar Includes Celebrated Artists, Performances, Lectures and Conferences

Feb. 27, 2009

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

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March 2009

Honors Lecture: Peter Ochs

Mar. 2, 7 - 8:30 p. m., Memorial Drawing Room

Dr. Peter Ochs, the Edgar M. Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies at the University of Virginia will present a lecture entitled "Logics of Indignity and Redemption in the Hebrew Bible."

In his research, Dr. Ochs explores modern Jewish philosophy and theology; the history of Jewish thought; rabbinic hermeneutics, semiotics, and ethics; modern and postmodern philosophic theology; the philosophy of religion; scriptural reading (Muslim, Christian, and Jewish scriptural interpretation); and postliberal Christian theology. For more information click here.

Woman's History Month Lecture

Mar. 3, 3:30 p.m., Mayborn Museum, SBC Theater

The speaker is Baroness Knight of Collingtree, who will speak on "Women in Politics: A Woman in the House of Commons Who Escapes to the House of Lords." Baroness Knight is is a former Conservative Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom. She became a Life Peer as Baroness Knight of Collingtree, of Collingtree in the County of Northamptonshire in 1997 after retiring from her seat before that year's general election. For more information please call the Department of History at 254-710-2667.

Lyceum Series: St. Mary's International Men's Choir

Mar. 3, 7:30 p.m., Roxy Grove Hall

Conductor Randy Stenson is instructor of vocal music at St. Mary`s International School in Tokyo, Japan. The choir seeks to nurture a love for and global awareness of music from many cultures and the spiritual heritage that embodies St. Mary's International School. For more information contact the School of Music at (254)710-3571.

2008 Doctrinal Conference

Mar. 5, all day, George W. Truett Theological Seminary

The speaker for this year's conference is Dr. Bill Pinson. Dr. Pinson is the executive director emeritus of the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) and a lecturer at Baylor. The conference is designed to reinforce what the BGCT is doing through their annual "Baptist Doctrine and Heritage Study." For more information call the seminary at (254) 710-3755.

Virtuosity: A Celebration of the Arts at Baylor

Mar. 18, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fountain Mall & Traditions Square

Arts day at Baylor presented by the Baylor University Music Education Association. For more information contact Katie Gibson.

Lyceum Series: St. Petersburg Duo & Pavel Eliashevich

Mar. 19, 7:30 p.m., Roxy Grove Hall

Russian bass player Vjacheslav Gaivoronski founded the duo with bass player Vladimir Volkow in 1978. Pavel Eliashevich will accompany them on the piano. For more information contact the School of Music at (254)710-3571.

Global Issues Lecture Series

Mar. 19, 4 - 5:00 p. m., Draper Hall, room 116

Dr. Ignacio Lopez-Calvo, Professor of Latin American Literature, University of California, Merced will present a lecture entitled "Adios to Tears: the Hidden History of the Internment of Japanese Peruvians in US Concentration Camps during WWII." It is the story of Seiichi Higashide (1909-1997), a Japanese man who migrated to Peru, was persecuted there, and eventually ended up in the United States where he devoted much of his life to human rights. For questions, please contact Dr. Lilly Fuertes at 710-4531.

2nd Annual Women's Leadership Summit

Mar. 21, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Hankamer School of Business

The 2nd Annual Women's Leadership Summit featuring women leaders from the faculty and staff at Baylor University. Hosted by Student Activities, (254) 710-2371.

Honors College Lecture Series

Mar. 24, 7 - 8:00 p.m., Alexander Reading Room

Prof. David Jeffrey, Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Baylor will offer a special lecture for Lent entitled, "An Alterpiece for Lent: Suffering and the Sublime in Christian Painting." Dr. Jeffrey has enjoyed a distinguished teaching career all over the world and won multiple awards. His current projects include a chapter on the relationship between biblical hermeneutics and literary theory for The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, a book on Augustine's aesthetics, a chapter for The Cambridge Companion to the Hebrew Bible, and an historically-based theological commentary on the Gospel of Luke. For more information please click here.

"GRUNTS: The American Combat Soldier in Vietnam"

Mar. 25, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Tidwell Bible Building Room 209

Lecture presented by Professor Kyle Longley of Arizona State University.

University and Distinguished Professors Lecture Series

Mar. 25, 3:30 - 5:00 p. m., Truett Seminary Chapel

Dr. Marc Ellis will speak on "The Holocaust: What Can We Say About God - After". This is part of a series of lectures sponsored by the Office of the Provost, designed to make university and distinguished professors available for conversation in the context of their cutting-edge work with students, faculty, staff and citizens.

Poage Lecture Series: Charlie Wilson's War Comes to Waco

Mar. 26, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m, Meadows Recital Hall

Charlie Schnabel, Chief of Staff to Congressman Charlie Wilson, will deliver the 3rd Annual Poage Lecture. A pre-lecture reception will be held at the W. R. Poage Legislative Library from 4 - 5:15 p.m. The reception and lecture are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Ben Rogers at 254-710-3540.

Global Issues Lecture Series

Mar. 26, 4 - 5:00 p. m., Draper Hall, room 116

Dr. Dorotea Kerr, Professor of Music History and Organ at the State University Paulista (UNESP) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, will present a lecture entitled "Musical Diversity in Brazil." Dr. Kerr received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Indiana University. She is currently president of the Brazilian Association of Organists, and studies Brazilian organ music, evangelical music, and Brazilian classical music. For more information, please contact Dr. Lilly Fuertes at 710-4531.

Beall Poetry Festival

Mar. 26-28, various times, Armstrong Browning Library

Established by Mrs. Virginia Beall Ball in 1993 to encourage contemporary poetry, it is named in honor of Mrs. John A. Beall, and Lily Russell, former dean of women at Baylor, both Baylor alumnae of the Class of 1910. This year's participants include Peter Fallon, C.D. Wright, David Lehman, and Donald Hall in readings and panel discussions. David Lehman delivers the Virginia Beall Ball Lecture in Contemporary Poetry on Mar. 28 at 3:30 p.m. For a complete schedule please click here.

Leadership Lecture Series: Leadership in Contemporary Social Issues

Mar. 28, 9:30 a.m., Kayser Auditorium

The Academy for Leader Development and Civic Engagement presents antiracism activist and author Tim Wise. For additional information please visit or call Ronda Kruse at 254-710-1406.

Third Annual Multicultural Leadership Summit

Mar. 28, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Kayser Auditorium, Hankamer School of Business

The summit is geared toward developing and increasing leadership skills in our students. The keynote speaker is Tim Wise, a well-respected political and racial activist and author of many books. Other activities include workshops, informational sessions and round table discussions. For more information please contact Gretel Hill at (254) 710-1595.

The Salzburg Chamber Soloists

Mar. 29, 7 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Mayborn Auditorium

Formed in 2004, this charismatic, engaging, and exciting group has been taking U.S. audiences and critics by storm. The performance will include Mozart's "Sinfonia Concertante" for violin and viola, a work by Haydn, and a work by Villa-Lobos. A reception will precede the concert at 6:00 p.m. followed by "UpClose" with the artists at 6:15 p.m. For ticket information call (254)773-9926.

Dean's Honor Concert

Mar. 30, 7:30 p. m., Roxy Grove Hall

This event is free of charge and open to the public. Presented by the School of Music.

Northcutt Lecture

Mar. 31, 3:30 p.m., Meadows Recital Hall

Center for Christian Music Studies sponsors this lecture series, designed to bring nationally and internationally known church music scholars to Baylor. Guest lecturer is Dr. Don E. Saliers who was the William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Theology and Worship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, until his retirement in 2007. The topic of his lecture will be "Terror and Beauty, Lament and Praise: What Difference Does Music Make?" This event is free of charge and open to the public. Presented by the School of Music. For more information contact the School of Music at (254)710-3571.

Allbritton Lecture

Mar. 31, 7:30 - 9:00 p. m., Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Building Room 149

Dr. Petra Chu, Professor of Art History Department of Art & Music at Seton Hall University, will be present a lecture entitled "Visual Memory and the Creative Process: A Nineteenth-Century Conundrum." This event is free and open to the public. For more information click here.

Baylor Journalism Lecture Series

Mar. 31, 7 - 9:00 p.m., Meadows Music Hall

The Baylor Journalism department will host four Texas authors at a forum where they will be interviewed, followed by time for audience questions. The authors are Jim Donovan, A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn; Jeff Guinn, Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde; Mary Rogers, Dancing Naked: Memorable Encounters with Unforgettable Texans; and Carlton Stowers, Where Dreams Die Hard: A Small American Town and Its Six-Man Football Team. Autographed books will be available for purchase. On Apr. 1 from 9 -10:00 a.m. the authors will be on hand for book signing and visiting in the Texas Collection at Carroll Library. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information please call Doug Ferdon at 254-710-6350.

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