April Calendar Includes Celebrated Artists, Performances, Lectures and Conferences

April 1, 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 during the semester at Baylor.

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

Ben Williams Distinguished Speaker Series

Apr. 2, 12 - 1:15 p.m., Cashion Academic Center, 5th floor

The speaker is Gerard Arpey, Chairman, President and CEO of AMR Corp. and American Airlines. Registration is required and seating is limited. To register, please click here .

Baylor ShowTime!

Apr. 3-4, 7:30 p.m., Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center

Baylor ShowTime! is one of the premier academic performing ensembles in the United States. Created in 1980, the ensemble performs regularly for Baylor and community events and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Central America, and Europe. Baylor ShowTime! is directed and accompanied by Dr. Leta Horan, Associate Professor in the Baylor University School of Music. For ticket information, call the Theater Department box office at 254-710-1865.

Christian Scholars Forum

Apr. 4, All day, Hankamer School of Business

The forum will consist of panel discussions and a keynote address entitled "Lessons from the Locker Room on Love and Marriage: Literature, Theology, and Biblical Exegesis" presented by David Lyle Jeffrey, Senior Vice Provost and Distinguished Professor of Literature and the Humanities at the Honors College Baylor University. For a complete schedule please click here.

Lyceum Series: Stephen Slawek, sitar

Apr. 6, 7:30 p.m., Roxy Grove Hall

University of Texas music professor Stephen Slawek, who enjoys an international reputation as a scholar of ethnomusicology and a virtuoso sitarist, specializes in the musical traditions of South Asia and has secondary interests in Southeast Asian music and American popular music. For more information contact the School of Music at (254)710-3571.

Leadership Lecture Series: Leadership in Contemporary Social Issues

Apr. 6, 6 - 7:00 p.m., Blume Conference Center on the 5th Floor Cashion

The Academy for Leader Development and Civic Engagement will host Elizabeth Smith, Director of the Cooper Foundation; Ashley Allison, Director of the Waco Foundation; and Tom Stanton, Director of the Rapoport Foundation in a panel discussion about leadership in their respective areas. For additional information please visit https://www.baylor.edu/leadership/index.php?id=59450 or call Ronda Kruse at 254-710-1406.

Global Issues Lecture Series

Apr. 6, 4- 5:00 p.m., Kayser Auditorium, Hankamer Building

Dr. Hanna Massad, Pastor of Gaza Baptist Church & currently on study leave at Overseas Ministries Study Center in Connecticut, will present a lecture entitled "Being a Christian in Gaza." Dr. Massad was born in Gaza City and in 1987 became pastor of the Gaza Baptist Evangelical Church. He later received his Master's in Divinity and PhD in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. His lecture will cover the reality of being a Christian in Gaza. Many people know about the issues relating to the conflict between the Israelis and Hamas in Gaza, but very few know about how Christians live in this troubled strip. For more information, please contact: Dr. Lilly Fuertes @ 710-4531.

Intersections Speakers: authors Tony Jones and Doug Pagitt

Apr. 7, 7 - 9:00 p.m., Memorial Drawing Room

Tony Jones is the national coordinator of Emergent Village, a social network of Christians around the world, and a speaker and consultant in the areas of emerging church, postmodernism, and Christian spirituality. Doug Pagitt is one of the founders of Emergent Village and the author of several books. For more information contact Student Activities at (254) 710-2371.

Worthington Inaugural Lecture Series

Apr. 14-17, All day, various locations

Baylor University and the department of philosophy are pleased to announce the Worthington Lectures, an annual series which highlights the philosopher as a public intellectual. The Inaugural Worthington Lecturer is Dr. Nicholas Wolterstorff, who is the Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology, Yale University; a Fellow of Berkeley College, Yale University, and Senior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia. Dr. Wolterstorff will interact with students, faculty and staff during lectures and workshops in a variety of settings. For a full schedule please click here. For questions please contact Michael_Beaty@baylor.edu.

Global Issues Lecture Series

Apr. 16, 4 - 5:00 p. m., Draper Hall, room 116

Dr. Sara Alexander, Chair & Associate Professor of Anthropology, Forensic Science & Archaeology, and Director of African Studies at Baylor will present a lecture entitled "Changes in the Forecast: Challenges of Third World Development and Climate Change." While the extent of human-induced climate change is inconclusive, the vulnerability of people's livelihoods to changes in climate patterns is regarded as one of the most challenging issues in recent years. This talk will highlight issues around identifying third-world development strategies for areas that experience frequent climate shocks. For more information, please contact: Dr. Lilly Fuertes @ 710-4531.

Three Perspectives on Economics and Faith

Apr. 16 - Apr. 18, All day event, Hankamer School of Business

For twenty-five years, the Association of Christian Economists has encouraged Christian scholars to explore and communicate the relationship between their faith and the discipline of economics and to promote interaction and communication among Christian economists. This anniversary conference will celebrate and continue that tradition. Organized around three areas of inquiry, "Faithful Economics," "Economics of Religion," and "Heterodoxy," this event will feature plenary addresses by: Rodney Stark (Baylor University); Arthur C. Brooks (American Enterprise Institute); Laurence R. Iannaccone (George Mason University); John P. Tiemstra (Calvin College); and numerous contributed papers by other scholars and professionals. For more information call Dr. John Pisciotta at (254) 710-6224.

CASPER Seminar series

Apr. 17, 2 - 3:00 p.m., Baylor Sciences Building A.236

CASPER is an acronym for the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research. It is an official Baylor University center existing around a formal partnership between Baylor University and Texas State Technical College-Waco. This semester long series continues with Brad Walter, Central Texas Astronomical Society speaking on "CCD Photography with Small Telescopes" and on Apr. 24 with Dr. David Hough of Trinity University. For more information please click here.

The President's Concert

Apr. 18, 7:30 p.m., Jones Concert Hall

Concert featuring the Baylor University Wind Ensemble and the Baylor University Choral Union. For tickets call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.

Honors College Lecture Series

Apr. 20, 3:30 p.m., Lecture Room of Armstrong Browning Library

Dr. Gareth Williams, chair of classics, Columbia University and one of the foremost Latin poetry scholars of our day, will present a lecture entitled "Health Matters: Apollo and Aesculapius in Ovid's Metamorphoses." Apollo and Aesculapius are both gods of healing, so this lecture will have broad appeal to not only students of classics, religion, and literature, but also to those interested in the medical profession. For more information please click here.

Intersections Speaker: Rev. Alison Milbank

Apr. 21, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Alexander Reading Room

Rev. Alison Milbank joined the Department of Theology at the University of Nottingham in September 2004. Her research and teaching focuses on the relationship of religion to culture in the post-Enlightenment period, with particular literary interest in non-realist literary and artistic expression, such as Gothic, the fantastic, horror and fantasy. For more information contact Student Activities at (254) 710-2371.

The Willson-Addis Endowed Lecture

Apr. 21, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Paul W. Powell Chapel

Dr. David Augsburger, professor of pastoral counseling at Fuller Seminary is this year's lecture guest. The title of the lecture is "Admirer or Follower?: Radical Spirituality and This Problem Called Jesus." For more information please click here.

Albaugh Lecture

Apr. 22, All day, place TBA

Dr. Allen Guelzo, Associate Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania is this year's speaker. For more information please contact Jeff Fish, Department of Classics at 254-710-4996.

Baylor Opera Theater: A Little Night Music

Apr. 24-25, 7:30 p.m., Waco Hippodrome Theater

Baylor Opera Theater presents two performances of Stephen Sondheim's musical.

Baylor Theatre: Blood Wedding

Apr. 28-May 2, 7:30 p.m. and May 3, 2:00 p.m., Mabee Theatre

Based upon a true event, it is a tale of a bride who flees on her wedding day to be with her lover. Written in 1932, this play is as timeless and tragic as the theme it shares. Written by Federico Garcia Lorca; adapted for the stage and directed by Marion Castleberry and presented by the Baylor Theatre Department. For ticket information click here.

Honors College Lecture Series

Apr. 28, 7 - 8:00 p.m., Morrison Hall 100

Bill McClay, the Suntrust Chair of Excellence in the Humanities at the University of Tennessee, is the guest lecturer for the Honors Program final spring colloquium, covering the following four texts: (1) Edward Shils, "Tradition and Liberty: Antinomy and Interdependence," from Grosby, ed., The Virtue of Civility, 103-22; (2) G.K. Chesterton, "The Ethics of Elfland," from Orthodoxy, 45-66; (3) Eric Hobsbawm, "Introduction: Inventing Traditions," from Hobsbawm and Ranger, eds., The Invention of Tradition, 1-14; and (4) T.S. Eliot, "Tradition and the Individual Talent," from Selected Essays, 3-11. For more information please click here.

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