Spring Calendar Includes Celebrated Artists, Performances, Lectures and Conferences

March 31, 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 April 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.

April 2010

Northcutt Lecture

Apr. 6, 4:00 p.m., Meadows Recital Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building

The guest lecturer is Emily Brink, a Senior Research Fellow of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and editor emeritus of Reformed Worship, a quarterly journal published by Christian Reformed Church Publications. Her areas of interest include congregational song from all times and places, psalmody, hymnal editing, and consulting with a wide range of churches on worship renewal issues. This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information click here.

OVPR/CASPER Colloquium

Apr. 6, 3:30 p.m., Baylor Sciences Building, room C206

The presenter is Dr. Hans Peter Roeser from the University of Stuttgart. The topic is "A New View on Superconductivity and Superfluidity." A reception will precede the seminar. For more information click here.

Third Annual Colloquium on Ancient And Modern Political Inquiry

Apr. 7 - Apr. 8, All day event, Various locations

Baylor University's Colloquium on Ancient and Modern Political Inquiry (CAMPI) seeks to promote a conversation between those engaged in contemporary politics and scholars grounded in the study of the ancient world. CAMPI seeks to present the best scholarship concerning ancient and modern politics with bearings upon the pressing political and cultural issues of our time. This year's theme is "H2Old and New: Water and Our World" and the speakers are Kip Averitt, Peter Aicher, and Sandra Postel. For more information click here.

Baylor ShowTime!

Apr. 9, 7:30 p.m., Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center

Baylor's musical theater troupe performs under their director, Daniel Farris. For ticket information, call the Theater Department box office at 710-1865.

CASPER Seminar

Apr. 9, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Baylor Sciences Building, room C206

The speaker is Ralph Lorenz from the Space Department, Planetary Exploration Group, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. Dr. Lorenz will speak on "Titan Unveiled." Saturn's giant moon Titan has been of considerable interest since the presence of an atmosphere was hinted at one century ago. This talk will summarize some of NASA-ESA-ASI Cassini-Huygens mission's recent findings with emphasis on the interactions between Titan's surface and atmosphere. These include dune-covered sand seas, river channels that attest to violent but perhaps rare downpours and climate change, and unevenly-distributed lakes of liquid hydrocarbon that may attest to climate change on seasonal and astronomical timescales. For more information click here.


Apr. 9, 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.,Waco Hall

StompFest is a unique collaboration between the Department of Student Activities and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Throughout the fall semester the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta recruit step coaches from the student community. Coaches are paired with teams who have little to no experience in stepping. Coaches train the teams during the months of February and March. Each team develops a routine focused on a central theme and performed to a variety of different styles of music such as Hip Hop, Rap, Latin American, and popular Christian music. Awards are given to the top groups in both the men and women's categories. All the prize money awarded goes to benefit each group's unique philanthropy. Ticket proceeds from the event are donated to Zeta Phi Beta's National Philanthropy, Sickle Cell Anemia. For more information call 254-710-2371.

Department of Physics Colloquium

Apr. 14, 4 - 5:00 p.m., Baylor Sciences Building, E125

The presenter is Larry Overzet from UT Dallas. For more information click here.

Baylor Opera Theatre

Apr. 16, 7:30 p.m., Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Avenue

Baylor Opera Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music For ticket information, call the Waco Hippodrome at 752-9797.


Apr. 22, All day, Fountain Mall

Each spring since 1934, students at Baylor have been given a day off from classes so that they can enjoy the outdoors with their friends and classmates at this annual event. The theme for Diadeloso 2010 is DiaNOW: Noise of Waco. For more information call 254-710-3322 or click here.

Department of Mathematics Seminar

Apr. 21 and 22, 4 - 5 p.m. and 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Sid Richardson, room 344

David Sattinger, a highly respected mathematician who is both nationally and internationally known, will deliver two lectures on astronomy and mathematics. The title of the two part lecture is"Naked Histronomy: What Did Astronomers Know Before The Telescope And When Did They Know It?". Dr. Sattinger has written more than 100 research papers in various areas of pure and applied mathematics and will be available to meet at a reception prior to the lectures in room 340. For more information click here.

CASPER Seminar

Apr. 23, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Baylor Sciences Building, room C206

The presenter is Dr. Peter Hartmann, a research fellow from the Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Peter Hartmann received his Ph.D. degree in physics from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, in 2004. His research interests include experimental and simulational investigations of elementary processes in low-pressure gas discharges and strongly coupled plasmas with special emphasis on the physics of laboratory dusty plasmas. For more information click here.

Black Glasses

Apr. 23, 7 - 11:00 p.m., Waco Hippodrome

The 11th Annual Black Glasses Film Festival at the Hippodrome Theater in downtown Waco, where all types of student projects are celebrated and awards handed out! Open to the public. For more information click here.

President's Concert

Apr. 24, 7:30 p.m., Glennis McCrary Music Building (outdoors, weather permitting)

This year's event, featuring the Baylor Symphony Orchestra under Conductor-in-Residence Stephen Heyde, is presented under the stars, weather permitting. Other performers include tenor Randall Umstead, baritone Robert Best, and the combined Baylor University choirs--with cannons, fireworks, and even a military flyover. In accordance with the outdoor setting, the 2010 President's Concert is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call 254-710-3571.

CASPER/Department of Mathematics Seminar

Apr. 27, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Sid Richardson, room 207

Prof. Zhimin Zhang of Wayne State University will present "High Accuracy Eigenvalue Approximation." A reception will precede the lecture in room 318 at 3:00 p.m. For more information click here.

"The Pulse" Student Lecture

Apr. 27, 7 - 8:00 p.m., Alexander Reading Room

Presenter and title to be announced. This lecture is free and open to the public. All attendees will receive a free copy of the latest edition of The Pulse. For more information click here.

Lyceum Series: Wind Ensemble

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

Guest conductor Allan McMurray is a distinguished professor and Director of Bands at the University of Colorado at Boulder. This Lyceum Series event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information click here.

Theatre Arts: Enchanted April

Apr. 27 - May 1, 7:30 p.m., Mabee Theatre, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center

May 2, 2 p.m., Mabee Theatre, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center

Follow the surprising adventures of four unfulfilled women in the 1920s who discover much more than simple escape during their Enchanted April trip to the Italian countryside. From the book by Elizabeth von Arnim. Directed by Steven Pounders. For ticket information click here.

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