Spring Calendar Includes Celebrated Artists, Performances, Lectures and Conferences

Feb. 26, 2010

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 March 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.

March 2010

Science Vs. Religion: A Lecture by Dr. Elaine Howard Ecklund

Mar. 1, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Bennett auditorium, Draper 175

Rice University sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund has recently completed the most comprehensive study to date of how scientists at top universities understand religion, spirituality, and ethics. Her newest work, Science Vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think on the religious and faith lives (or lack thereof) of university scientists challenges what we thought we knew about the religion and science debates. For more information contact the Department of Sociology at 254-710-3150.

Distinguished Artist Series

Mar. 1, 7:30 p. m., Glennis McCrary Music Building, Jones Concert Hall

Professor Peter Schickele presents "P.D.Q. Bach: The Vegas Years" with guest artists and the Baylor Symphony Orchestra. For ticket information on this event, call the Baylor University School of Music box office at 254-710-3571.

Lyceum Series Lecture

Mar. 2, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Roxy Grove Hall

Professor Peter Schickele presenting. For more information call the Music Department 254-710-3571.

Institute for Faith and Learning Lecture

Mar. 2, 7:00 p.m., Baylor Sciences Building, room 110

World-renowned astronomer Br. Guy Consolmagno, S.J., of the Vatican Observatory will present a lecture entitled "The Virtuous Astronomer: How the Work of Science Is Shaped by the Virtues of Faith, Hope, and Love." Br. Guy is not only a gifted astronomer but a well-traveled lecturer on the intersection of faith and science. Presented in conjunction with the Department of Physics and the Baylor Society for Conversations in Religion, Ethics, and Science. For more information please call 254-710-4805.

Hearn Innovators Series

Mar. 2, 4:00 p. m., Waco Hall East, Room 113

Scottish hymn writer John Lamberton Bell is a Church of Scotland minister, a member of the Iona Community, and an enthusiastic champion of congregational worship at the grass-roots level. This lecture is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call the Music Department 254-710-3571.

Honors College Lecture

Mar. 2, 4 - 5:00 p. m., Memorial Drawing Room

Dr. Marina Berzins McCoy, the Fitzgibbons Chair of Philosophy at Boston College, will present "Exile and Blindness in 'Oedipus the King' and 'Oedipus at Colonus'" For more information click here.

Doctrinal Conference

Mar. 3, 10:00 a. m. - 1:00 p. m., Truett Seminary, Room 107

The Doctrinal Conference is an annual continuing education event for ministers sponsored by the Department of Religion through its Ministry Guidance Program. The conference will include a lunch break in conjunction with the Waco Regional Baptist Association's monthly Pastors' Conference in the Piper Great Hall. Dr. Duane Brooks, senior pastor at Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston will address the topic of salvation. For more information please contact Louine_Adams@baylor.edu.

Religion Department Lecture

Mar. 15, 4 - 5:30 p. m., Tidwell Bible Building, Miller Chapel

The Religion Department presents guest lecturer, James Kugel. For more information please call 254-710-3735.

Charles Edmondson Historical Lectures

Mar. 16 and Mar. 17, 3:30 p. m., Morrison Hall, Room 100

Dr. Judith Bennett, Professor of History at the University of Southern California, will present a lecture entitled "Death and the Maiden in Chaucer's England." For more information please call the History Department at 254-710-2667.

2010 Albaugh Lecture

Mar. 16, 7:30 p. m., Barfield Drawing Room

Join U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer-prize winner Richard Wilbur as he recites and discusses his poetry. Wilbur, perhaps the greatest living American poet, is the author of nine collections of poetry, translations of Molière and Racine, and several children's books. Sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa of Baylor University. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Michael Foley at Michael_Foley@baylor.edu.

Theatre Arts: Macbeth

Mar. 16-20, 7:30 p. m., Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, Jones Theatre

Mar. 20 and 21, 2 p.m., Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, Jones Theatre

Baylor Theatre brings you the classic story of ambition and murder with Shakespeare's exciting play about the choice between good and evil, fate and personal choice, featuring some of the most memorable characters in English drama. Directed by Thomas Ward. To purchase tickets click here.

Poage Library Annual Lecture

Mar. 18, 4 - 5:00 p. m., McCrary Music Building, Meadows Recital Hall

University Libraries welcome Randall B. Woods, an author and distinguished professor of history from the University of Arkansas, here to present a lecture honoring legendary Texan Lyndon B. Johnson. The lecture is being held in conjunction with the Poage exhibit, "LBJ: Texan, Politician, President." The exhibit, a reception and book signing will follow in the Poage Library foyer and are free and open to the public. For more information click here.

CASPER Seminar

Mar. 19, 1:30 - 2:30 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room C206

George Herdrich, head of the plasma department at the University of Stuttgart is the guest speaker. For more information click here.

3rd Annual Women's Leadership Summit

Mar. 20, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p. m., Cashion, 5th floor banquet room

The Department of Multicultural Affairs & The Department of Student Activities host the Women's Leadership Summit with a goal of providing Baylor women with an understanding of the past accomplishments of women in our society and to inspire them to pursue their personal and professional dreams. By providing examples of strong women leaders from within the Baylor family, we hope to motivate women leaders of tomorrow. The summit features speakers and presenters from among the Baylor Faculty and Staff as well as regionally and nationally recognized professionals. For more information please call 254-710-2371.

Dean's Honor Concert

Mar. 22, 7:30 p. m., Roxy Grove Hall

This event is free of charge and open to the public.

Global Business Forum

Mar. 22 - 26, All day event, Hankamer School of Business

The theme for this year's Global Business Forum is Health Care. Speakers and schedule to be posted soon - check our website. https://www.baylor.edu/business/.

Women's History Month Lecture

Mar. 23, 3:30 - 5 p. m., Hankamer School of Business, Kayser Auditorium

Dr. Susan Hartmann, professor of history at Ohio State University, will present a lecture entitled "Women and the Transformation of American Politics" For more information please call 254-710-2667.

The W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lecture in Applied Christianity

Mar. 23, 9:30 - 10:30 a. m., Truett Seminary, Paul W. Powell Chapel

Dr. M. Danny Carroll R. (Rodas), Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary, will present a lecture entitled "A Different Lens for the Immigration Debate: Can the Bible Help Us?" For more information call 254-710-3755.

Laura Blanche Jackson Memorial Lectureship in World Affairs

Mar. 23, 7 - 8:00 p. m., Roxy Grove Hall

This marks the 16th Laura Blanche Jackson Lectureship in World Affairs. The speaker will be Dr. George Weigel, a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a Catholic theologian, and one of America's leading public intellectuals. For more information click here.

The Willson-Addis Endowed Lecture In Practical Christianity

Mar. 24, 3 - 4:00 p. m., Truett Seminary, Paul W. Powell Chapel

Presented by Dr. Philip Jenkins. For more information call 254-710-3755.

Beall Poetry Festival

Mar. 25-27, various times, Armstrong Browning Library

A three-day celebration of some of America's finest contemporary poets, with readings, a panel discussion, and the Virginia Beall Ball Lecture on Contemporary Poetry. This year's participants are John Koethe, Carol Frost, Charles Altieri, and Stanley Plumly. The festival is supported by the John A. and DeLouise McClelland Beall Endowed Fund. For more information click here.

Studio Art Faculty and Art Student Exhibition

Mar. 25 - Apr. 14, All day, Martin Museum of Art Hooper-Shaeffer Fine Arts Center

The Martin Museum of Art will host the annual Studio Art Faculty and Art Student Exhibition. Gallery I is a juried show which will feature artwork by Baylor Art Students that was created in their Studio classes. Gallery II will host artwork by the Baylor Studio Art Faculty. There will be a reception and awards ceremony Mar. 25, 6:30 - 8:30 p. m. Free and open to the public. For more information click here.

A Joint Physics/CASPER Colloquium

Mar. 31, All day event, Baylor Sciences Building, room E125

Dr. Wolfgang Rindler from the University of Texas Dallas will be the guest. For more information click here.

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