Spring Calendar Includes Celebrated Artists, Performances, Lectures and Conferences

Feb. 28, 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 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.

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.


Hearn Innovators in Christian Music

Mar. 1, 4:00 p. m., Waco Hall, Recital Hall II

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 or call Dr. Randall Bradley at (254) 710-6522.

The Parchman Endowed Lecture Series

Mar. 1- 3, 9:30 a. m., George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Paul W. Powell Chapel

The Leo and Gloriana Parchman Endowed Lecture Series brings world-renowned theologians to the Baylor campus each year. This year's guest is Dr. Richard Bauckham, until recently professor of New Testament Studies and Bishop Wardlaw Professor at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, now Professor Emeritus. His three lectures will follow the theme "The Gospels as Histories: What Sort of History are They?" For more information click here.

Reich at Baylor: The Music and Jewish Faith of Composer Steve Reich

Mar. 1-2, various times and locations

Mr. Reich has been called "our greatest living composer" (The New York Times) and "...the most original musical thinker of our time" (The New Yorker). Steve Reich, 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner, comes to Baylor this spring for a mini-residency that will focus not only on the performance of his works, but on the influences of his Jewish faith and how it intersected his artistic output over the last several decades. During his time at Baylor, Mr. Reich will present several lectures and a culminating concert of his percussion music featuring the Baylor Percussion Group. Sponsored by the Baylor School of Music Lyceum Fund, the Baylor Center for Jewish Studies, the Baylor University Lecturers Committee, and the Baylor Office of the Vice Provost for Research. For more information and a link to the schedule of events, please click here or call 254-710-3609.


Mar. 2-3 and 16 - 19, 7:30 p.m., Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, Jones Theatre

Mar. 19, 2:00 p.m., Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, Jones Theatre

This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama transports audiences back to Florida, 1929, where workers in a Cuban cigar factory discover the relevance of literature in their lives. A suave young man is brought into the factory and his job is to read to the workers during the long days. As the pages of Leo Tolstoy's novel Anna Karenina are read, passion is brought back into the workers' lives, and with it comes something unexpected---understanding. Written by Nilo Cruz and directed by Stan Denman. To purchase tickets click here or call 254-710-3609.

Geology Colloquium Series

Mar. 4, 2:30 - 4 p. m., Baylor Sciences Building, room E231

Dr. Harry Rowe, UT Arlington, is the featured speaker. For more information please call (254) 710-2361.

Intersections Lecture Series

Mar. 15, 6:30 - 8 p. m., TBD

We welcome acclaimed authors Donald Miller and Anne Lamott, who will engage in a conversation on faith and the art of writing. Sponsored by The Department of Student Activities, The Division of Student Life, and the Honors College. For tickets and more information click here.


Mar. 15, 9:00 p. m. and Mar. 16, 2:30 p. m., Mayborn Museum Complex, SBC Theater

Enjoy a free, advanced screening of "Blue Like Jazz the Movie" written by critically acclaimed author Donald Miller and directed by Steven Taylor. Following the screening, attendees will have an opportunity to engage the writer and director in a discussion about the making of the film. Seating is limited. Contact the Campus Program Center, 254-710-4919, for free tickets and more information. Sponsored by The Department of Student Activities, the Department of Film and Digital Media, and the Office of Spiritual Life.

Annual Women's History Month

Mar. 16, time TBA, Morrison Hall, Room 100

"Defying Convention: Women, Race, and Class in the Civil War-Era South" by guest lecturer Victoria (Vikki) Bynum, Ph.D.

The Texas Independent Film Network Spring 2011 Film Series

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

Baylor University Film and Digital Media Presents: "3/17 Eggshells" (1969). Made five years before the seminal "Texas Chain Saw Massacre," Tobe Hooper made Eggshells while a student at the University of Texas. As Hooper says, "It's a real movie about 1969, kind of verite but with a little push, improvisation mixed with magic. It was about the beginning and end of the subculture." Lost for many years, we're proud to present the newly restored version. For more information call (254)710-1621.

Gooch-Stephens Lecture

Mar. 17, 8:00 p.m., Baylor Sciences Building, room B110

Mar. 18, 4:00 p.m., Baylor Sciences Building, room B110

Dr. Peter G. Schultz, Scripps Family Professor of Chemistry at the Scripps Research Institute will present two lectures, "Expanding the Genetic Code," and "A Chemist's Foray into Translational Research From Stem Cells to Neglected Disease." The lecture series is in honor of Baylor chemistry professors and former department chairmen, Dr. W.T. Gooch and Dr. W.R. Stephens. For more information click here.

Wilken Colloquium

Mar. 18, 7:00 p. m., Armstrong Browning Library, Foyer of Meditation

Dr. Robert Louis Wilken, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of History of Christianity at The University of Virginia will be the speaker at the first gathering, known as The Wilken Colloquium. The intent is to provide a forum for conversations between Catholic and Evangelical scholars. Rather than being traditional ecumenical dialogue, the Colloquium hopes to foster collegial sharing of wisdom inspired by the model of Robert Louis Wilken's work and interests, with particular attention to spiritual exegesis of Scripture. Baylor Honors College is the sponsor and the hope is that is it will be an annual event. For more information click here.

The Siege of Leningrad

Mar. 20, 7:30 p.m., Glennis McCrary Music Building, Jones Concert Hall.

Conductor-in-Residence Stephen Heyde leads this original concert-play that includes readings by Baylor Theatre Arts students and the Baylor Symphony Orchestra performing portions of Dmitri Shostakovich's monumental symphony. The presentation is based on the heroic defense of Leningrad against the invading German forces during World War II. This concert-play is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.

Communication Week 2011

Mar. 21-24, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Castellaw 101

Guest speakers include Dr. Abraham Khan, assistant professor and Rhetorical Critic, University of South Florida speaking on "The Disciplinary History of Jackie Robinson;" Dr. Johny Garner, assistant professor at Texas Christian University speaking on "Beyond the Bottom Line: Communication and Dissent Processes in Churches and Other Nonprofit Organizations;" Dr. Mark Morman, associate professor and Director of Graduate Studies at Baylor, who says "Let's Talk About Graduate School - Is It For You" during Dr. Pepper Float Time; and lastly Dr. David C. Mahan, President & Co-Founder of the Rivendell Institute at Yale University addressing "Radical from the Roots: Shaping the Contemporary Imagination." For more information call Communication Studies at 254.710.1621.

Darren Dochuk Lecture

Mar. 21, 2:30 - 4 p. m., Draper 116

Dr. Dochuk, an assistant professor in the Department of History at Purdue University, presents "From Bible Belt to Sun Belt: The Rise of Conservatism in Southern California". His research focuses principally on the intersection of politics, religion, and culture in post-1940 America. Overlapping with these research concerns are his primary teaching interests in twentieth-century American political, cultural, and religious history, the history of modern conservatism, and the history of American society in the post-World War II era. For more information contact ISR@baylor.edu. or call the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion at 710-7555.

Global Business Forum: Global Energy

Mar. 21, - Mar. 25, All day event, Cashion Academic Center, 5th Floor

The Global Business Forum includes a week of speakers, films, and other activities focused on international issues in the energy industries, including the global outlook for production and demand, environmental sustainability, energy security, energy in developing countries, and the international activities of energy companies. For more information and a link to the schedule of events, please click here.

The W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lectureship in Applied Christianity

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

Dr. Henry Mitchell will present this year's lecture. This lectureship was established in 1995 by Dr. W.C. Dobbs of Mobile, Alabama, retired professor of Christian ethics at Mobile College of Mobile, Alabama. For more information call (254) 710-3755.

Poage Spring Lecture: The Austin-Boston Connection

Mar. 24, 4 - 6:00 p. m., Marrs McLean Science Building, Packard Auditorium

The annual Spring Lecture of the W. R. Poage Legislative Library features Tony Champagne and Jim Riddlesperger discussing the "Austin-Boston" connection, where for fifty years of Democratic leadership in the House the representative was from either Massachusetts or Texas. The lecture analyzes the importance of the friendships (especially mentor-protégé relationships) and enmities within congressional delegations, regional affinities, and the lynchpin practice of appointing the Democratic Whip. For more information click here.

Research @ Baylor Lecture

Mar. 24, 7:30- 8:30 p.m., Location TBA

Guest lecturer Dr. Francisco Ayala presents "Darwin's Gift to Science and Religion." For more information call (254)710-3763.

Baylor Opera Theatre

Mar. 25, 7:30 p. m., Roxy Grove Hall

Baylor Opera Theatre presents Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro" with full staging, costumes, and piano accompaniment. The performance is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call (254)710-3571.

Annual Art Student Exhibition

Mar. 24, - Apr. 12, 10 a. m - 5:00 p. m. daily, Martin Museum of Art Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center The museum hosts the annual Baylor Art Student Exhibition which will be juried by Sherry Owens, a native Texas artist who lives and works in Dallas. Owens will select approximately 75 works from an pool of approximately 200 entries. A reception and awards ceremony will be held on March 24th, from 6:00-8:00pm. The public is cordially invited to this event. For more information click here.

Studio Art Faculty Exhibition

Mar. 24, - Apr. 12, 10 a. m - 5:00 p. m. daily, Martin Museum of Art Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center The Studio Art Faculty Exhibition in Gallery II will showcase original works of art created by the Baylor studio art faculty in a wide range of media. A reception and awards ceremony will be held on March 24th, from 6:00-8:00pm. The public is cordially invited to this event. For more information click here.

Pruit Symposium

Mar. 28, All day event, Armstrong Browning Library

The speaker for this year is the director of the Institute for the Medical Humanities at UTMB, Howard Brody, M.D., Ph.D. His topic will be "The Future of Bioethics." The Pruit Memorial Symposium is an annual event at Baylor University that brings the perspectives of the Christian intellectual traditions to bear on issues of common concern. Through the articulation of differing perspectives within the realms of Christian thought concerning the subjects of the symposia, Baylor aspires to be a locus for a world view that is distinctly Protestant, Christian, and true to the best thought in Baptist traditions. For more information call (254) 710-6036.

Dean's Honor Concert

Mar. 29, 7:30 p. m., Roxy Grove Hall

This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call (254)710-3571.

Paul J. Meyer Christian Leadership in Business Speaker Series

Mar. 29, 7:30 - 8:30 p. m., Cashion Academic Center, 5th floor

The speaker is Ken Blanchard, author of best-selling business books such as "One Minute Manager" and "Lead Like Jesus." The purpose of the speaker series is to promote thinking about Christian faith and business by hosting leaders who are role models in living out their faith in business. Seating is limited. For more information and to reserve your seat click here.

Charles Edmondson Historical Lectures

Mar. 30, 4 - 5:30 p. m., Morrison Hall, room 100

The guest lecturer is Kristin Mann, Ph.D., who will speak on "Trans-Atlantic Lives: Slavery and Freedom in West Africa and Brazil." For more information call (254)710-2667.

T. Boone Pickens "On Topic"

Mar. 30, 7 - 9:00 p. m., Waco Hall

President Starr welcomes legendary entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens, best-selling author, financier and alternative energy proponent, as his inaugural guest in a new series of public conversations called "On Topic." This will be an occasion for welcoming some of the world's leading experts to share their insights on timely issues facing our nation. Please join us at Waco Hall for what promises to be a very lively conversation. For more information contact Laura Hendrix at 254-710-3575.

Presidential Symposium Series

Mar. 31, 12 p. m., Location TBA

Lee S. Shulman, the former president of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a former faculty member of Stanford University and Michigan State University, will speak on the future of higher education. The Presidential Symposium Series is in honor of Judge Ken Starr's first year as president of the University. For more information click here.

Laura Blanche Jackson Memorial Lectureship in World Issues

Mar. 31, 7 - 8:00 p. m., George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Paul Powell Chapel (; (George W. Truett Theological Seminary)

The keynote speaker is Dr. Michael Mandelbaum, the Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He will present "The Frugal Superpower: American Foreign Policy in an Era of Deficit Reduction." This marks the 17th Laura Blanche Jackson Lectureship in World Issues. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Great Hall. For more information click here.

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