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 - 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.

Baylor Connections - Michael Scullin and Elise King

Apr 12, 2019
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Dr. Michael Scullin serves as Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, and is the Director of the Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory at Baylor. Elise King is an Assistant Professor of Interior Design in Family and Consumer Sciences in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. Their research partnership has produced two projects analyzing the impact of sleep on academic and creative performance. 

Baylor Connections - Steven Fernandez

Apr 5, 2019
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A group of Baylor students has proudly earned the distinction this school year of becoming part of the University’s inaugural class of McNair Scholars. The McNair Scholars Program provides opportunities for underrepresented and first-generation college students at more than 150 schools nationally. Steven Fernandez, program director, shares how McNair Scholars prepare for graduate school, enjoy purposeful faculty mentorship and participate in research in this Baylor Connections.

Baylor Connections - Jason Whitt

Mar 29, 2019
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Dr. Jason Whitt is an ordained minister whose calling has led him to the intersection of faith and learning. As a Senior Lecturer in the Honors Program, Dr. Whitt teaches aspiring medical practitioners through Baylor’s one-of-a-kind Medical Humanities program. In January, Whitt and his family accepted the role of Faculty-in-Residence in Alexander and Memorial Halls as well. He shares more about what it means to teach and live among Baylor students in this Baylor Connections.

Baylor Connections - Martha Lou Scott

Mar 22, 2019
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Dr. Martha Lou Scott joined the Baylor University staff five months before her graduation in 1971. Now Baylor’s Assistant Vice President for Student Life, Dr. Scott has impacted generations of students over 48 years of service. In this Baylor Connections, she shares the joys and responsibilities of serving the students she’s cared for, counseled, disciplined, mentored and inspired  


Baylor Connections - Chloe Honum

Mar 15, 2019
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Dr. Chloe Honum, a Baylor English professor and poet, was recently awarded the Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship—New Zealand’s most prestigious writing fellowship. In this Baylor Connections, she shares her love of poetry, teaching and the craft of writing before closing the show with a reading of an original poem. 

Baylor Connections - John Wilson

Mar 8, 2019
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Baylor University Libraries are more than just repositories for books, they’re centers for creating knowledge. John Wilson serves as University Libraries Interim Dean. In this Baylor Connections, he shares how University Libraries are growing to support the research aspirations of Illuminate, and takes us deep inside Baylor’s beautiful library facilities and fascinating collections.

Baylor Connections - Dominque Hill

Mar 1, 2019

Baylor’s intramural program is the envy of institutions across the nation, with more than 5,300 students participating. In this Baylor Connections, Dominque Hill, assistant director for Intramural Sports, shares how the Baylor mission influences the intramural experience, the impact of character and leadership and how participation leads to deeper student engagement.

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