Fall Calendar Includes Celebrated Artists, Performances, Lectures and Conferences

Aug. 31, 2010

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 September at Baylor.

For additions, contact the Office of Media 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.

Physics Colloquium Series

Sept. 1, 4 - 5:30 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room E125

Miguel Jose Yacaman, Ph.D. Chair and Professor, Physics Department, University Of Texas at San Antonio, will present a talk on "The Atomic Structure of Bimetallic Particles at Subangstrom Resolution." For more information contact Dr. Anzhong Wang at (254)710-2276.

Physics Graduate Colloquium Series

Sept. 3, 3:35 - 5 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room E125

Amy D. Robertson, a Ph.D. candidate in the Physics Education Group at the University of Washington, is the presenter. She will discuss the particulate nature of matter that is fundamental to both K-12 and university chemistry and physics instruction. The Physics Education Group at the University of Washington is currently examining student and teacher understanding of this topic. For more information contact Dr. Gerald Cleaver (254)710-2283.

Faith and Music: A Liturgical Celebration of Music and Reflection

Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m., Paul Powell Chapel at Truett Theological Seminary

This annual event, featuring faculty artists from the Baylor University School of Music, is free of charge and open to the public. For recorded information about upcoming concerts, call the 24-hour ConcertLine at (254)710-4200.

After Dark

Sept. 10, 6:30 and 9:30 p. m., Waco Hall

Presented by the Department of Student Activities, After Dark is an all-university variety show held annually during Parent's Weekend. It features top student talent from outstanding solo performances, dance, stand-up comedy to musical theater. Tickets are available from the Baylor Ticket Office or by calling (254) 710-3210. For more information click here.

Music Education Convocation: Matt Stott

Sept. 13, 6:15 p. m., Meadows Recital Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building

Twice each semester the Music Education department presents outstanding speakers in the field of music education. Matt Stott is the orchestra director at Vero Beach High School and Gifford Middle School and recipient of Baylor's 2010 Outstanding Music Educator Alumni Award for strings. This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information click here.

Dean Hibbs' Annual Film Lecture

Sept. 14, 7 - 8:00 p. m., Alexander Reading Room

In concert with the upcoming Honors College symposium and art exhibition, Sacred Texts, Holy Images, Dean Hibbs will present a lecture entitled, "Hope in Exile: Christian Art in the Ruins." Dean Thomas S. Hibbs has made more than 100 appearances on radio, including nationally syndicated NPR shows such as "The Connection," "On the Media" and "All Things Considered," as well as local NPR stations in Boston, Massachusetts; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Dallas, Texas; and Rochester, New York. He also has written extensively on film, culture, books and higher education. For more information on both events click here.

Cherry Award Recognition Luncheon

Sept. 15, 12:15 - 2 p. m., Hankamer School of Business, Cashion room 500

A luncheon honoring Professor Edward Burger, the 2010 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching recipient, will include time for his remarks on teaching. To attend the luncheon call (254) 710-2923 for details. For more information on the Robert Foster Cherry award click here.

Center for Professional Selling 25th Anniversary Celebration

Sept. 16-20, various times and locations

Twenty-five years after opening the first sales center in the country, the Center for Professional Selling at Baylor University continues to lead and excel in all aspects of sales education. To commemorate the anniversary, the Center is hosting five days of events including symposiums, panel discussions and meal time meetings with speakers. For more information click here.

Presidential Inauguration

Sept. 17, 2:00 p.m., Ferrell Center

The keynote speaker at the installation ceremony of Kenneth Winston Starr, J.D., as the fourteenth president of Baylor is Stephen L. Carter, The William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School. The day will begin with several symposiums and the ceremony will be followed by a reception. For more information click here.

Waco Community Hymn Sing

Sept. 19, 7:00 p. m., Ferrell Center

David Hamilton, a noted Nashville arranger, composer, and producer leads an audience of thousands in singing great hymns of faith with the Concert Choir, A Cappella Choir, Women's Choir, Men's Choir, and Chamber Singers, plus the BRH Choir, Heavenly Voices, and Baylor Singing Seniors. Among the guest artists are Steve Green, David Crowder, and Kurt Kaiser. Adding to the grandeur are choral members from two dozen local churches, producing a magnificent five-hundred-voice choir. This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call the School of Music at (254)710-3571.

Fall Preaching Convocation and Workshop

Sept. 20 - 21, All day event, George W. Truett Theological Seminary

Featuring Dr. William Willimon, Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist church and former Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University. Events with Dr. Willimon include a dinner, worship services, a workshop and a luncheon. For more information click here.

Leadership Lecture Series

Sept. 22, 6 - 7:00 p. m., Kayser Auditorium

The speaker is Bethany McCraw, associate dean for Judicial Affairs at Baylor. In 2007, she coordinated the creation of the Office of Academic Integrity and under her leadership, student misconduct cases have been reduced by 64% and mandatory reporting of academic violations has been implemented. Bethany advises one of the Christian sororities at Baylor and serves as a mentor for the Christian Women's Job Corp. Her lecture will be on leadership in the church. For more information click here.

Fall Worship Convocation

Sept. 23, 7 - 9:00 p. m., Paul Powell Chapel at Truett Seminary

Dr. Jon Singletary will be officially recognized as The Diana R. Garland Endowed Chair in Child and Family Studies with a reception following. Students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to this public event. For more information click here.

Kronzer Endowed Professorship Lecture

Sept. 24, 1:30 - 3 p. m., SBC Theatre in the Mayborn Museum

Dr. Dennis R. Myers will present "Multigenerational Family Life in the Longevity Revolution" as part of his installation as The Dorothy Barfield Kronzer Endowed Professor in Family Studies. A reception follows. For more information click here.

Sacred Texts, Holy Images: Rouault's Miserere and Chagall's Bible Series Exhibit

Sept. 25 - Nov. 28, All day event, Mayborn Museum Complex

The Mayborn Museum will have the privilege of housing two of the greatest masterpieces of modern religious art: Georges Rouault's "Miserere" and Marc Chagall's "Bible" series. The opportunity to exhibit these two remarkable collections is made possible by the generosity of the Mark Foster Foundation. Enjoy the works of Rouault (1871-1958) and Chagall (1887-1985), the two preeminent 20th-century artists working in the Christian and Jewish traditions. For museum hours visit www.baylor.edu/mayborn/.

Missions Week Conference: Be the Change

Sept. 26 - 30, All day event, various locations

This year's theme is Building Missional Thinking in a New Generation. Missions Week is an annual event designed to offer the Baylor community interaction with missionaries from all over the world. This year marks the first year that Missions Week is presented as a conference. The program includes a keynote speaker, luncheons, breakout sessions and visiting missionaries who will host seminars, talk about culture at the Global Village, speak to student organizations, and dialogue with anybody interested in learning about how God is moving globally and how students and faculty can get involved. For more information click here.

Lyceum Series: Lecture with Evan Bonds (musicologist)

Sept 27, 4:30 p. m., Meadows Recital Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building

Evan Bonds is the Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has been a faculty member since 1992. His research interests include music of the Classic and Romantic eras, particularly instrumental music and aesthetic theory. This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call the School of Music at (254)710-3571.

Baylor Theatre Presents Gypsy

Sept. 29 - Oct. 2 and Oct. 6-9, 7:30, Jones Theatre

Oct. 3 and 10, 2:00, Jones Theatre

Based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, this Tony Award winning musical is often considered the greatest American musical. Directed by Marion Castleberry and Meredith Sutton with musical direction by Melissa Johnson. To purchase tickets, click here.

Lecture: Dr. Calvin O. Schrag

Sept. 30, 3:30 - 4:30 p. m., Hankamer Treasure Room in Armstrong Browning Library

Dr. Calvin O. Schrag, George Ade Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Purdue University, will give a lecture on "The Communicative Turn in the Dynamics of Philosophical Discourse." For more information contact the Department of Modern Foreign Languages at 254-710-6027.

Benefactors Day 2010

Sept. 30, 3:30 p. m., Armstrong Browning Library

KT Sullivan, popular New York concert, cabaret, and musical theatre artist, will perform Elizabeth Barrett's 21st sonnet from Sonnets from the Portuguese and Robert Browning's love poem "Now," both set to music by composer and pianist Elizabeth Sullivan. Dr. David R. Sorensen, Professor of English at St. Joseph's University will speak on "Selective Affinities: The Browning and Carlyle Marriages." There will be a reception following. Free and open to the public. For more information click here.

Drumwright Family Lecture

Sept. 30, 4:00 p.m., Alexander Reading Room

We welcome Dr. David Solomon from the University of Notre Dame, who will deliver the inaugural Drumwright Lecture. He will present, "The Lure of the Seculure," followed by High Tea on the lawn of Armstrong Browning Library, hosted by the Honors College. For more information click here.

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