Fall Calendar Includes Celebrated Artists, Performances, Lectures and Conferences

Sept. 30, 2009

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 October 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


Fall Chapel

Monday and Wednesday mornings at 9:05, 10:10 & 11:15 in Waco Hall. Chapel is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the office of University ministries at 254-710-3517.

The Drowsy Chaperone

Oct. 1 - Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., Jones Theatre, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center
Oct. 4, 2:00 p.m., Jones Theatre, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center

The stage is set for fun as we take you back to the age of showgirls, jazz music, and prohibition with this five-time Tony Award-winning musical! This heartfelt love letter to musical comedy takes audiences on a colorful romp through the Roaring Twenties with the shy but lovable "Man in Chair" as their tour guide. From the book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar with lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. Directed by Lisa Denman. For more information click here click here

Pruit Memorial Symposium

Oct. 1-3, various times, Cashion 5th Floor

This year's theme is "Religion, Politics, Society: The Baptist Contribution." Plenary sessions, panel discussions, and presented papers will examine the impact of Baptists on 400 years of history. Lecturers include Nancy Ammerman, professor of sociology of religion at Boston University; Randall Balmer, professor of American religious history at Columbia University; Neville Callam, general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance; and Fisher Humphreys, professor emeritus of theology at Samford University. For more information click here.

CASPER Seminar

Oct. 2, 2 - 3:00 p. m., Baylor Science Building, room C206

The guest speaker is Dr. John W. Alred, Deputy System Manager for ISS M&P Lead, Non-metallic Materials Team, Materials & Process Branch of NASA. Dr. Alred received his M.S. from Baylor in 1981 and Ph.D from Baylor in 1982. For more information click here.

Fall Honor Concert

Oct. 2, 7:30 p. m., Roxy Grove Hall

Eleven students and two faculty members join together to present this annual concert, which showcases some of the finest talent in the School of Music. This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information please call (254)710-3571.

O.T. Hayward Lecture Series

Oct. 6, 7:00 p.m., Baylor Science Building, room D110

Professor of geomorphology and 2008 MacArthur Fellow Dr. David Montgomery, from the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at University of Washington, will present a lecture on the geophysical forces that determine landscape evolution and how our use of soils and rivers has shaped civilizations past and present. The lecture will be preceded by a reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Montgomery is the inaugural lecturer in the geology department's new O.T. Hayward Lecture Series. For more information click here.

Cherry Award Lecture

Oct. 5, 4 - 5:00 p. m., Armstrong Browning Library

Cherry Award finalist Roger Rosenblatt, Distinguished Professor of English at Stony Brook University, will present a lecture entitled "Tell Me a Story: Why We Talk to Each Other." Rosenblatt has published 12 books, more than 300 essays and articles, authored six Off-Broadway plays and has enjoyed a distinguished 40-year career as an English professor. For more information click here.

Leadership Lecture Series

Oct. 6, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Morrison, room 120

Mary Landon Darden will speak on "Leadership In Contemporary Social Issues." She served eight years as a college administrator, where she transformed a struggling program into a national showcase, winning the National Exemplary Community Service Award from the National Council of Continuing Education and Training (NCCET). Darden who earned her doctorate in educational administration from Baylor University, is currently a consultant for several higher education organizations. For more information click here.

Paul Fiddes Lecture

Oct. 7, 3:30 - 5 p. m., Miller Chapel, Tidwell Bible Building

Baylor welcomes Dr. Paul Fiddes, Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Regent's Park College in Oxford. Dr. Fiddes has a particular interest in the interface between theology and literature, the doctrines of the Trinity and Atonement and is the author or editor of more than 15 books. This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Religion. For more information please call (254) 710-3735.

Global Issues Lecture Series

Oct. 8, 4 - 5:00 p. m., Draper, room 116

Family physician Dr. Mike Hardin, Jr., will present "Missions, Medicine & Culture: a Perspective from the Ecuadorian Amazon." A graduate of Baylor University, Dr. Hardin served for four years as a medical missionary at Hospital Vozandes del Oriente, a 30-bed mission hospital located at the edge of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador. He is currently a faculty member of the Family Medicine Residency Program in Waco. For more information please contact Lilly_Fuertes@baylor.edu.

Willie Ray Parish Gallery Talk

Oct, 8, 2 - 3:00 p. m., Martin Museum of Art, Hooper-Shaefer Fine Arts Center,

Willie Ray Parish, who currently has an exhibit of his work at the museum, will present a gallery talk. He studied art at the University of Mississippi and received an M.F.A. from the Otis Art Institute and has been an artist and a sculptor for over 35 years. Parish currently teaches sculpture at the University of Texas, El Paso. This event is free and open to the public. For more information click here.

RFID Integrated Supply Chain Symposium

Oct. 8-9, all day, Hankamer School of Business

The fifth annual symposium on RFID (radio frequency identification) business applications will include sessions that address the technology, which is changing the landscape of integrated supply chains. The use of RFID ranges from asset tracking to cashless payment to homeland security, and more. Speakers at the event will discuss RFID strategies and implementation used to accomplish this. For more information click here.

Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture

Oct. 8-10, all day, Bill Daniel Student Center

This year's theme is "Secularization and Revival: The Fate of Religion in Modern Intellectual History" and will consider religion's place in modern thought and culture from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century. For a complete list of speakers and topics please click here.

CASPER Seminar

Oct. 9, 2 - 3:00 p. m., Baylor Science Building, room C206

Dr. David Jack, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, will speak. For more information click here.

Honors College Lecture

Oct 12, 4 - 5:00 p. m., Memorial Drawing Room

Patrick Downey, the Department of Philosophy Chair at Saint Mary's College of California will speak on "Violence, Unshareability, and the Heart." Dr. Downey specializes in ethics, political philosophy, and foundational theology. For more information click here.

Distinguished Lecture Series

Oct. 13, 4:30 - 6 p.m., Jones Theater, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center

Oct. 14, 8:30 - 10 a.m., Education Service Center, Region 12

This year's speaker is Dr. Eduardo J. Sanchez, vice president and chief medical officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Dr. Sanchez will present a talk on the role of education in achieving optimal health status and the influence of health in academic achievement. A reception will follow his talk on Oct. 13. The gathering on Oct. 14 will be a community presentation and discussion. For more information call the Baylor School of Education at 254-710-3111.

Parchman Lectures

Oct. 13-15, 9:30 a.m. each day, Paul W. Powell Chapel, Truett Seminary

Dr. Lamin Sanneh, The D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity and Professor of History at Yale Divinity School will deliver three lectures under the theme "Connecting World Christianity: New World Parameters." Dr. Sanneh was born in Gambia of royal African lineage and is the author of more than 100 articles as well as several books. All events are free and open to the public. For more information click here.

Cherry Award Lecture

Oct. 14, 3:30 - 4:30 p. m., Morrison Hall, room 100

Cherry Award finalist Elliott West, Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas will present a lecture entitled "The West before Lewis and Clark: Three Lives." For more information click here.

Miller Lecture

Oct. 19, 7 p.m., Bennett Auditorium

The speaker for the 2009 Robert T. Miller Distinguished Lecture is Dr. Douglas Laycock, the Yale Kadima Collegiate Professor of Law at the University of Michigan and author of many articles on religious liberty and other issues of constitutional law. His topic is The Religious Exemptions Debate. The series is sponsored by the Department of Political Science and is free and open to the public. For more information please call 254-710-3161.

Global Issues Lecture Series

Oct. 22, 4 - 5:00 p. m., Draper, room 116

Dr. Elizabeth Lucas, Professor of Ethnomusicology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil will present "Cultural Heritage and Indigenous Music in Brazil: What We Can Learn with Intercultural Partnership in Academia." This lecture presents the process and results of a collaborative research project involving young ethnomusicologists and Guarani Indians in a safeguarding project of their traditional music and dances. It reflects on the new demands and challenges facing the preparation of a new generation of scholars capable of dealing with cultural differences in less asymmetrical terms. For more information please contact Lilly_Fuertes@baylor.edu.

Baylor Homecoming

Oct. 22-25, all day, various locations

Baylor will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its first Homecoming with traditional events including Pigskin Revue (Oct. 22, 7 p.m.); Singspiration (Oct. 23, 7 p.m.); Cabaret (Oct. 23, 8 p.m.); Pep rally and Bonfire (Oct. 23, 9 p.m.); Parade (Oct. 24, 8:30 a.m.); Football game vs. Oklahoma State (Oct. 24, 2 p.m.); and the Homecoming worship service (Oct. 25, 9 a.m.). For more information click here.

Burleson Quadrangle Marker Dedications

Oct. 23, 10 a.m.-Noon, outside the Carroll Library

The Texas Collection at the Carroll Library will kick off Baylor's 100th Homecoming anniversary with a ceremony dedicating Texas Historical Markers, located in what arguably might be called the most historic part of the Baylor campus, to commemorate Old Main, Georgia Burleson Hall, Carroll Science and the Burleson Quadrangle. For more information click here.

Cherry Award Lecture

Oct. 26, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Baylor Sciences Building, room D109

Cherry Award finalist Edward Burger, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Gaudino Scholar at Williams College will speak on "The Art of Exploring Invisible Worlds: Thinking through the Fourth Dimension." For more information click here.

Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum

Oct. 28 - Nov. 13, all day, Hankamer School of Business

NPR journalist Jim Zarroli will be the keynote speaker on this year's theme "Where Finance Meets Ethics" Oct. 28 at 6:00 pm on the 5th Floor of Cashion Academic Center. He will talk about his experience covering stories such as the accounting scandals at Enron and WorldCom, the trials of Martha Stewart and Bernard Ebbers, and investigations of the insurance industry. He'll also speak about the role that journalists play when corporate scandals occur. This event is free and open to the public. For more information on the forum's speakers, topics and schedule please click here.

Leadership Lecture Series

Oct. 28, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Kayser Auditorium

Tyrone Smith, President and Co-founder of First and Goal, Inc., graduated from Baylor University and in 1996 signed with the San Francisco 49ers. While playing with the 49ers, he worked with the 49er Foundation on community service projects. Following retirement, Tyrone co-founded First and Goal, Incorporated, an organization that equips and empowers today's youth. Through First and Goal, Incorporated, at-risk youth aspire to rise beyond their situations and environments. Mr. Smith will speak on "Leadership In Contemporary Social Issues." For more information click here.

Distinguished Artists Series

Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m., Jones Concert Hall

Chanticleer, a vocal ensemble based in San Francisco, has developed a remarkable reputation for its vivid interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music. The group was named 2008 Ensemble of the Year by Musical America and will perform more than 100 concerts in 2008-09. For more information click here. Tickets may be purchased on line at https://www.baylor.edu/music/index.php?id=5079.

Contemporary Quilt Art Guest Lecture

Oct. 29, 2 - 3:30 p. m., Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, room 158

Kate Lenkowsky, award winning author of Contemporary Quilt Art: An Introduction and Guide, will present a lecture in conjunction with the Baylor Quilt Invitational exhibit at the Martin Museum of Art. Her quilt, "Call to Service," depicting volunteers serving their communities, hangs in the entryway of the Corporation for National and Community Service headquarters in Washington, D.C. The exhibit runs from Oct. 20 to Nov. 14 and features the work of 7 Texas quilters. Running concurrently is an exhibition by internationally recognized ceramic artist Yih-Wen Kuo. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information call 254-710-1867 or visit the museum website at www.baylor.edu/martinmuseum.

Cornelia Marschall Smith Award Lecture

Oct. 30, 3 - 5:00 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room B110

Dr. William Hillis is the recipient of the 2009 Cornelia Marschall Smith Award and will present a public lecture as part of the honor. The annual award is presented to a Baylor faculty member who makes a superlative contribution to the learning environment. In 1985, Hillis was appointed to the endowed chair bearing Smith's name and in 1994 he was named The Cornelia Marschall Smith Distinguished Professor of Biology. For more information regarding the Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year award and lecture series, contact the Office of the Provost at (254) 710-3601.

Honors Program Lecture

Oct. 30, 4 - 5:30 p. m., Alexander Reading Room

Dr. Ursula Mehlendorf, a former member of the Hitler Youth who has chronicled her life growing up in Nazi Germany in the book The Shame of Survival, will speak. For more information please call 254-710-7689.

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