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 - David Jack

Sep 20, 2019
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What is materials science and how can it enable automobile and airplane passengers to travel more safely? David Jack, associate professor of mechanical engineering, explains how in this Baylor Connections. 

Jack is a leading researcher in composites. He explains the impact of this vital field and shares how Baylor's investment in materials science positions the university for even greater breakthroughs. 

Baylor Connections - Dr. Sara Dolan

Sep 13, 2019
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As one of just 30 American Psychological Association "Citizen Psychologists" in the nation, Sara Dolan has demostrated commitment to research that benefits the community. In this Baylor Connections, Dolan, an associate professor of psychological and neuroscience at Baylor, shares experiences working with first responders, soldiers and citizens dealing with trauma - and examines themes of community, scholarship and resilience. 


Baylor Connections - Dr. Dwayne Simmons

Sep 6, 2019
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Hearing, the brain and aging: Dr. Dwayne Simmons has built an international reputation as a leading researcher into hearing loss and what it can teach us about the aging process. Simmons, the Cornelia Marschall Smith Endowed Professor and Chair in Biology, came to Baylor three years ago from UCLA and has invested time and energy that invigorate research throughout the biology program. In this Baylor Connections, he shares why he came to Baylor and what motivates his research. 


Baylor Connections - Dr. Linda Livingstone

Aug 30, 2019
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It’s the start of a new school year, and Baylor University President Linda Livingstone looks ahead to 2019-20 on this Baylor Connections. President Livingstone shares on topics like the incoming freshman class, university priorities, Baylor’s R1/Tier 1 aspirations, a new athletic season and more.

Baylor Connections - Kyle Deaver

Aug 23, 2019
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Earlier this spring, the City of Waco was honored with one of Baylor University’s most distinguished awards, the Founders Medal. Waco Mayor Kyle Deaver, a Baylor Business and Baylor Law graduate, accepted the award, which highlighted the partnership between city and university for the betterment of the community. 


Last spring, Baylor unveiled “United,” a new visual identity featuring a new logo, uniforms, interlocking BU and more. Shortly thereafter, the university adopted the interlocking BU across all colleges, schools and divisions to bring everyone together under “One Brand. One Baylor.” Learn more about the new look and how these changes enhance the Baylor brand in this Baylor Connections.  Jovan Overshown, Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs and Jason Cook, Baylor University’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications and Chief Marketing Officer explain.


Baylor Connections - Jeff Brown

Aug 9, 2019
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As Baylor's Director of Social Media Communications, Jeff Brown oversees one of the nation's most engaged university social media communities, through platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram the Baylor Proud Blog and more.  In this Baylor Connections, Brown examines how to strategically navigate the ever-changing social media landscape, shares how Baylor University utilizes social media to communicate with the Baylor Family and provides tips for social media practioners in other areas. 


Baylor Connections - Sarah Schnitker

Aug 2, 2019
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Sarah Schnitker, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience, joined the Baylor faculty last year, compelled by the Illuminate vision of a preeminent Christian research university. Earlier this year, she was awarded a $2.6 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to galvanize widespread development of virtue interventions for adolescents. In this Baylor Connections, she shares what that looks like and examines how individuals can better develop virtues like patience in their own lives.

Baylor Connections - Dr. Monique Ingalls

Jul 26, 2019
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Many churches and services are, in part, identified and defined by the style of music they play. Dr. Monique Ingalls, ethnomusicologist and Assistant Professor of Music at Baylor University, is a worship music expert and the author of the book “Singing the Congregation: How Contemporary Worship Music Forms Evangelical Community.” In this Baylor Connections, she shares how musical styles, technology and parishioners’ expectations shape the communities in which they worship.


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 - Dr. 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.

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