Baylor Connections

Fridays at 11:00am

Baylor Connections introduces the Waco community to the people behind Baylor’s teaching, research and distinct role in higher education, and provides additional information and context to issues facing the University and higher education.

Baylor Connections - Kenneth Hafertepe

Jul 19, 2019
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Kenneth Hafertepe takes listeners on a tour of Waco’s historic homes and architecture in this Baylor Connections. Dr. Hafertepe, department chair and professor in Baylor’s Department of Museum Studies, is the author of the recently-released book, “Historic Homes of Waco, Texas.” On the program, he paints a picture of the community through the eyes of a material culture and decorative arts expert and explains how the buildings people inhabit tell a story of the city’s history.


Baylor Connections - Tyrha Lindsey-Warren

Jul 12, 2019
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Storytelling, from the movies people watch to the ads they consume, can have a powerful impact. Dr. Tyrha Lindsey-Warren, Clinical Assistant Professor of Marketing, shares insights gleaned from her time in entertainment and education about empowered storytelling, consumer behavior and the impact of word of mouth on the decisions people make in this Baylor Connections.

Baylor Connections - Chris Hansen

Jul 5, 2019
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Movie studios often save films with broad appeal for summer release. What makes a great summer movie? Chris Hansen, filmmaker and chair of Baylor Film & Digital Media, breaks down summer movies and names a few of his favorites on this Baylor Connections, in addition to sharing personal insights on filmmaking and working with Baylor students in a variety of roles on his seven feature films. 


Baylor Connections - Dr. David Smith

Jun 28, 2019
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Dr. David Smith—historian, author and Senior Lecturer of History at Baylor—invites listeners to consider the meaning of Independence Day and the cost of freedom through the lens of one of the most pivotal days in world history. D-Day took place just over 75 years go and, in this Baylor Connections, Smith paints a picture of the heroism shown that day by thousands of ordinary people who achieved an extraordinary victory, and examines how we can honor their sacrifice today.


Baylor Connections - Dr. Jane Damron

Jun 21, 2019

Jane Damron, Senior Lecturer in Baylor University’s Department of Communication, is the recipient of the 2019 Collins Outstanding Professor Award. In this Baylor Connections, she shares what it means to practice intentional communication—in relationships with others, in the classroom, on social media and more.


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Dr. Tamar Carter and Dr. Jason Pitts are Baylor biologists who study mosquitoes and use their findings to fight disease. In this Baylor Connections, they share information about one of the ubiquitous and unwelcome guests, both close to home and abroad. Learn tips to diminish the impact of mosquitoes on summer plans and discover how, more broadly, mosquito research can stop the spread of disease in impoverished communities around the world.

Baylor Connections - Dr. Nancy Brickhouse

Jun 7, 2019
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On May 1, 2019, Baylor University welcomed Dr. Nancy Brickhouse back to campus as Provost. Get to know Dr. Brickhouse as she shares more about her path back to Baylor University. On this Baylor Connections, she recalls how her days as a Baylor chemistry major shaped her view of a life’s calling, how past experiences as a professor and leader prepared her, and why the vision of a Tier One Christian Research University brought her back to Texas.

Baylor Connections - Dr. Horace Maxile

May 31, 2019
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Dr. Horace Maxile, Associate Professor of Music Theory in the Baylor School of Music, is a leading expert on the contributions of African-American composers in classical and concert music. In this Baylor Connections, he shares his goal of filling a void in scholarly attention focused on African-American composers and offers seminal pieces for listeners to discover.

Baylor Connections - Carlos Colon

May 24, 2019
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As a child growing up in El Salvador, Carlos Colon saw war firsthand before his family left their home country and eventually settled in the United States. Today, Colon composes music and serves as Assistant Director of Worship and Chapel in Baylor Spiritual Life. In this Baylor Connections, Colon shares how his experiences as a refugee inform his music and his calling.

Baylor Connections - Dr. Linda Livingstone

May 17, 2019
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Baylor University recently celebrated the announcement of a historic $100 million dollar gift—the largest current gift ever received by the University. In this Baylor Connections, President Linda Livingstone shares the excitement of this transformative moment, answers questions about its impact and explains the gift’s two major areas—endowed faculty positions and a new Baylor Basketball Pavilion.

Baylor Connections - Kevin Dougherty

May 10, 2019
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Dr. Kevin Dougherty’s religion research has shaped national understanding on topics like religious affiliation, diversity, church attendance, the impact of religion on other aspects of social life and more. In this Baylor Connections, Dr. Dougherty, Associate Professor of Sociology at Baylor, examines the rise of multiracial churches and dives deep into the trends, highlights and meaning behind the numbers of diversity in congregational life.

Baylor Connections - Lenore Wright

May 3, 2019
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Baylor’s Academy of Teaching and Learning supports Baylor faculty through a variety of programs designed to provide development, resources and enrichment. Dr. Lenore Wright, Director of the Academy of Teaching and Learning and Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, shares how the academy benefits professors and the students they teach in this Baylor Connections.

Baylor Connections - Joel Allison

Apr 26, 2019
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Joel Allison, longtime healthcare executive and Chair of the Baylor Board of Regents, shares insights from a meaningful two-year period in the life of the University. In this Baylor Connections, he explains Board of Regent reforms, examines steps taken to serve the Baylor Family and enhance the Baylor Mission, and reflects on two years of leadership with President Linda Livingstone.


Baylor Connections: Robbie Barber

Apr 19, 2019
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Robbie Barber, Associate Professor of Art in Sculpture and 3D Design, is a professional sculptor with a portfolio of work displayed across the country. In this Baylor Connections, Barber shares the themes that motivate his work, examines the craft of sculpting and previews an upcoming sculpture that will be displayed at the entrance to Waco’s Cameron Park Zoo.

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What impact does sleep have on creativity? Two Baylor professors sought to answer that question in interdisciplinary studies which provide insight into the role of sleep, sleep consistency and more on attention, creativity and academic performance. Dr. Michael Scullin, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of the Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, and Elise King, Assistant Professor of Interior Design in Family and Consumer Sciences, share more in this Baylor Connections.

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