Spring Calendar Includes Celebrated Artists, Performances, Lectures and Conferences

Jan. 31, 2011

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 February 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.


Spring 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 Skin of Our Teeth

Feb. 1 - Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 5 & 6, 2:00 p.m., Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, Mabee Theatre

BREAKING NEWS...While the sun rose faithfully this morning at 6:32 a.m., reports arrived that the end of the world will occur in twenty-four hours. This event has been preceded by inexplicably frigid weather which has caused a giant iceberg to float freely, wreaking havoc as it travels. And through all of this impending doom, the family of George Antrobus, inventor of the wheel, attempts to keep familial harmony in the face of certain destruction. THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH is a Pulitzer Prize-winning foray into the theatrical unknown, written by Thornton Wilder and directed by Shelby Hibbs. For more information click here.

Spring Physics Colloquium

Feb. 2, 4 - 5:00 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room E125

Kim-Vy Tran, Ph.D., assistant professor, Texas A&M University & University of Zurich will present a lecture entitled "How Do Galaxies in Massive Clusters Form Their Stars?" For more information, please contact Dr. Anzhong Wang x 2276.

St. Olaf Choir

Feb.3, 7:30 p. m., Glennis McCrary Music Building, Jones Concert Hall

The St. Olaf Choir is the premier choral ensemble of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, is comprised of 75 mixed voices and is the pioneer a cappella choir in the United States. The choir's mission is to provide music of the highest quality that lifts people's hearts and spirits, incorporating a diversity of voices and cultural traditions into the chorus of the Christian faith. Tickets are available through the St. Olaf Choir website. They also may be purchased at the door on the evening of the concert.

Annual Black History Month Lecture

Feb. 3, 3:30 p. m., Morrison Hall, room 120

This year's lecture is entitled "The Freedom Riders" presented by guest lecturer Ray Arsenault, Ph.D. Dr. Arsenault is the John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History and Co-Director of the Florida Studies Program at USF, St. Petersburg. For more information please call the History Department at 254-710-2667.

Lyceum Series Lecture

Feb. 3, 4:00 p. m., McCrary Music Building, Meadows Recital Hall

Dr. Joy Haslam Calico is Associate Professor of Musicology at Vanderbilt University. She has focused her research primarily on opera, with a particular interest in radical staging practices, and on cultural politics during the Cold War. The topic of her lecture is "Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw Behind the Iron Curtain (1958-1968)". This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call (254)710-3571.

Association of Black Students presents 24th Annual Black Heritage Banquet

Feb. 3, 7:00 p. m., Cashion, fifth floor

The keynote speaker for this event is Santana Dotson. He is a member of the Baylor Hall of Fame; NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (Tampa Bay Buccaneers); and former Defensive Lineman with the Super bowl 31st Champions, Green Bay Packers. This is a public event. Tickets are $20 and sold in the Baylor Ticket Office within the Bill Daniel Student Union Building and at Marilyn's Gift Gallery on Elm Street. For more information contact Kelley C. Kimple at (254) 710-6949.

Physics Circus

Feb.3, 5:30 - 7:30 p. m. Mayborn Museum

The CASPER Physics Circus was created during the 2000-2001 school year and was funded by the GEAR UP Waco (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) grant. This year 's Circus participants will use math and science skills to solve a missing persons mystery. Aligned with the National Science Education Standards as well as the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, the event promises to educate and entertain students and adults. Professional actors present scientific information in a light-hearted, entertaining fashion that makes learning science fun. For a schedule and registration information, click here.

Science and Faith: Breaking Down the Wall

Feb. 5, 8:25 a. m. - 4:30 p. m., First Baptist Church, Waco--Fellowship Hall

One of the great challenges deep in American culture today is reconciling tenets of the Christian faith with those of modern science. The goal of this seminar is to educate people of the church (as well as those outside the church) regarding the engagement of faith and science. The intent is to help clergy and laity alike understand how, in their pursuit of truth as Christian people, their faith will be strengthened and their Christian effectiveness increased when they take both biblical theology and science seriously. The speakers for the seminar are Gerald Cleaver, Associate Professor of Physics, Barry Harvey, Professor of Theology, and Phyllis Tippit, Lecturer in Geology and Interdisciplinary Science, all from Baylor. If you wish to receive additional information about this seminar, contact Julie Covington at 254-710-4677. Lunch will be served. To register contact Carol Huckeby at 254-752-3000. There is a $25 registration fee payable to First Baptist Church, Waco; $5 for students.

Sacred Harp Sing

Feb. 5, 10:00 a. m. - 3:00 p. m., Truett Theological Seminary

Sacred Harp singing is so named after the shape-note tunebook Sacred Harp, first published by B. F. White and E. J. King in 1844. The Baylor sing uses the 1991 edition of the book. Much of the music in this book consists of folk hymns that were passed down orally for many years before being written down. Baylor hosts the tenth-annual sing in the seminary's Piper Great Hall. The event will be preceded by a brief singing school at 9:30 a.m., and lunch will be provided for the participants. The Sacred Harp Sing is free of charge and open to the public. Sponsored by the Center for Christian Music Studies. For more information call (254) 710-1417.

Lyceum Series Lecture

Feb. 7, 4:00 p. m., Glennis McCrary Music Building, Meadows Recital Hall

Composer Shih-Hui Chen serves on the faculty at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, where she teaches music composition and analysis. This Lyceum Series event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call (254)710-3571.

Distinguished Artist Series

Feb. 8, 7:30 p. m., Roxy Grove Hall

Emanuel Ax, one of today's most illustrious pianists, will present a concert at Baylor. For ticket information on this Distinguished Artist Series event, call the Baylor University School of Music box office at 254-710-3571, or you may purchase tickets online by visiting https://www.baylor.edu/music/index.php?id=47274.

Birdsall-Dreiss Lecture

Feb. 8, 3:30 - 4:30 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room E231

Dr. Jeffrey J. McDonnell has been selected as the 2011 Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer, offered annually by the GSA Hydrogeology Division; McDonnell is the 33rd GSA Birdsall-Dreiss Lecturer and the first from the field of watershed science. Jeff holds the Richardson Chair in Watershed Science at Oregon State University and is OSU Distinguished Professor of Hydrology. For more information call the Geology Department at (254) 710-2361.

Center for Jewish Studies Lecture

Feb. 8, 2:30 - 4 p. m., George W. Truett Theological Seminary, room 232

Guest lecturer Louis Newman is one of the country's leading scholars of Jewish ethics. He will speak on his most recent book, "Repentance: the Meaning and Practice of Teshuvah." For more information call (254) 710-2866.

eBEARS - Electrical and Computer Engineering, Baylor Engineering and Research Seminar

Feb. 9, 12:20 - 1:10 p. m., Rogers building, room 312

Professor in Electrical Engineering at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in North Korea, Dr. Yu-Taik Chon, will present "Pyongyang University of Science and Technology: A Christian University in North Korea!?!" For more information, click here.

School of Education Lecture Series

Feb. 9, 4:30 - 6 p. m., Hankamer School of Business, Kayser Auditorium

Shirley M. Hord, Ph. D., author and Scholar Laureate in association with the National Staff Development Council will present an academic address entitled "Professional Learning Communities: Insights for Practice." The Baylor School of Education Lecture Series seeks to engage the school, university and community in discussing important, relevant and challenging educational topics. For more information, contact the School of Education at 254-710-3111.

School of Education Lecture Series

Feb. 10, 8:30 - 10 a. m., Education Service Center, Region 12, Community Auditorium

The series continues with a Community Presentation and Discussion, including a conversation on professional learning communities. For more information, contact the School of Education at 254-710-3111.

Honors College Lecture

Feb. 10, 4 - 5:00 p. m., Memorial Drawing Room

Join us as Dr. Kieran McNulty presents "Hobbits, Hooligans, and Hypothesis-testing: why all paleoanthropologists should have a hobbit in their care to teach them the meaning of the word." Reception to follow lecture. For more information call 254-710-7689.

Gospel Fest 2011

Feb. 12, All day event, Waco Hall

For more information, contact Ronald English at (254) 710-8986 or Kelley Kimple, coordinator for multicultural affairs, at (254) 710-6949.

Midwinter Organ Conference

Feb. 13 - 15, All day event, Roxy Grove Hall, Truett Theological Seminary, Jones Concert Hall, Markham Organ Studio, Recital Hall II

Baylor University School of Music presents its 17th-annual Midwinter Organ Conference, funded by a permanent endowment from Retired U.S. Army Chaplain Robert Jones and his wife, Baylor organist-in-residence Dr. Joyce Jones. All of the public performances are offered free of charge. This year is a bicentennial celebration of Franz Liszt (1811-1886) and the Romantic Tradition featuring Joyce Jones, Bradley Hunter Welch, Kiyo Watanabe & Chiemi Watanabe, Joanna Elliott Whitsett, Joel Bacon, Eric Birk & Bernadette Hoke, Stephen Morris, Bynum Petty and C. Randall Bradley. To register or for more information call (254) 710-1417. For a complete schedule, click here.

The 2011 Roy B. Albaugh Lecture

Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m., Cashion, room 510

Dr. Mary Ann Glendon, whom the National Law Journal named one of the "Fifty Most Influential Women Lawyers in America," will discuss the lost art of politics as a vocation in a lecture entitled "Cicero and Burke on Politics as a Vocation." Dr. Glendon is the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a former United States Ambassador to the Vatican. Sponsored by Baylor's Phi Beta Kappa Chapter. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Michael Foley at Michael_Foley@baylor.edu.

The Texas Independent Film Network Spring 2011 Film Series

Feb. 17, 7 - 10:00 p. m., Castellaw 101

Baylor University Film & Digital Media presents "Texas Legends Before They Were Legends (1965-1992)." Texas has a rich legacy of filmmaking, but even the masters had to start somewhere. This collection of rare short films represents six legendary Texas filmmakers' first forays behind the camera. Included are Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson, 1992), Styx ( Jan Krawitz, 1976), Woodshock (Richard Linklater, 1985), Speed of Light (Brian Hansen, 1981), The Heisters (Tobe Hooper, 1965), and Bedhead (Robert Rodriguez, 1991). For more information call (254)710-1621.

Engineering & Computer Science Scholars' Day

Feb. 18, 1 - 4:00 p. m., Rogers Engineering & Computer Science Building, rooms 207 and 210

Symposium showcasing engineering and computer science undergraduate and graduate students' research. For more information please call (254) 710-3871.

The Willson-Addis Endowed Lecture

Feb. 22, 9:30 - 10:30 a. m., George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Paul W. Powell Chapel

This lectureship recognizes the Willsons and their daughter, Oragene Willson Addis, and examines practical Christianity. This year's lecture will be given by Dr. Kenda Creasy Dean, ordained United Methodist pastor in the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference and Professor of Youth, Church and Culture at Princeton Theological Seminary, where she works closely with the Institute for Youth Ministry. For more information please call the seminary at (254) 710-3755.

Issues in Jewish Studies

Feb. 24, 4 - 5:00 p. m., Tidwell Bible Building, room 307

The department of History and the Center for Jewish Studies at Baylor presents Dr. Tudor Parfitt speaking on the Lost Tribes of Israel - a fascinating take on African tribes that claim to be Jewish. For more information call (254) 710-2866.

Author Lecture by Sherry Matthews

Feb. 25, 3 - 5:00 p. m., The Texas Collection at Carroll Library on the Quadrangle

Sherry Matthews, author of We Were Not Orphans: Stories from the Waco State Home, will give a free lecture that will be followed by a book signing and reception. For more information please visit https://www.wewerenotorphans.com/.

Honors Lecture

Feb. 25, 3:30 - 4:30 p. m., Armstrong Browning Library, Treasure Room

Dr. Eleonore Stump, the Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University, will present a lecture entitled "Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering." For more information please visit click here.

Geology Colloquium Series

Feb 25, 2:30 - 4 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room E23

Dr. Ken Tobin of Texas A&M International University is the guest lecturer. For more information please call (254) 710-2361.

A Festival of Spirituals

Feb. 28, 7:30 p. m., Roxy Grove Hall

The Baylor University School of Music and the Campus Diversity Committee, in observance of Black History Month, present "A Festival of Spirituals" with guest vocalist Gwyn Beaver. She will be assisted by tenor Glenn Beals, pianist Alfredo Colman, and reader Robert Best. Among the composers and arrangers represented on Ms. Beaver's program will be Roland Hayes, Francis Hall Johnson, and Moses Hogan. This concert is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.

Hearn Innovators in Christian Music

Feb. 28 - Mar. 2, 12:00 p. m., Location TBA

The Hearn Innovators in Christian Music Series is designed to bring people to campus who are thinking creatively and blazing new trails in the field of Christian Music. This year's music innovator-in-residence is Gloria Gaither, a prolific speaker and contributor to the gospel music industry. She and her husband Bill have been recipients of many Grammies and Dove Awards, the ASCAP Songwriters of the Century Award and have been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum. For more information click here.

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