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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.

Latest Episodes
  • For incoming students and families, Orientation and Line Camp are core moments in the final weeks before they officially become Baylor students.
  • After 22 years in corporate America, Gabe Madison wasn’t expecting the call to lead a nonprofit addressing food insecurity and community wellbeing in South Dallas. In this Baylor Connections, Madison, the 2024 recipient of Baylor’s Pro Texana Medal of Service, shares her journey to Bonton Farms and examines needs in the community that this farm is growing to meet.
  • In this Baylor Connections, a Baylor history professor transports listeners to Colonial times. Julie Anne Sweet, Professor of History and Director of Military Studies has been featured on C-SPAN as she lectures in full Revolutionary War-period military gear. As we approach Independence Day, she shares why that period is so meaningful to her, gives insights on making history come alive, and recounts some of her favorite people and moments from the period surrounding the founding of the U.S.
  • Candi Cann recently spent last year in South Korea after earning a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award. An assistant professor of religion in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, Cann is a noted researcher on death and dying, and the impact of memory in shaping how lives are recalled, remembered and celebrated. In this Baylor Connections, Cann takes listeners to South Korea and shares experiences from her time there, while further delving into her research and why she hopes to make it easier for people to discuss challenging topics like death and grief.
  • Before he even knew his last name carried a legal connotation, Jeremy Counseller showed signs of pursuing a career in law as a child. Today, he serves as the Abner V. McCall Chair of Evidence Law and will take over as dean of the Baylor Law School in July. In this Baylor Connections, get to know Baylor’s newest dean. Counseller shares his experience as both a Baylor law student and faculty member and paints a picture of what makes Baylor Law distinct.
  • Launched at Baylor in 2017, the University’s McNair Scholars program serves undergraduates from low-income, first-generation and other underrepresented backgrounds, through mentorship, research opportunities and other scholarly activities. Steven Fernandez serves as director of Student Opportunity and Achievement Resources at Baylor, which includes the McNair Scholars Program. In this Baylor Connections, he shares how the program fosters relationships and opportunities that have helped propel students to elite academic posts when their time at Baylor is through.
  • Getting product to people—that’s where the supply chain begins, and it is a baseline for Hannah Stolze’s nationally recognized work. Stolze came to Baylor last year as the inaugural William E. Crenshaw Endowed Chair in Supply Chain Management. She focuses on transformative supply chain management, informed by her Christian faith.
  • On the heels of recognition as a Fulbright Top Producing Institution, Baylor University celebrates this Spring a school-record 17 students and recent alumni who have been selected for Fulbright U.S. Student Grants.
  • At the end of another school year at Baylor, President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., sits down to discuss highlights from the past year and looks ahead toward the summer months.
  • Nearly 5,500 graduate students call Baylor home, and a record number of Ph.D. students will receive their degrees this Spring—tangible signs of growth in the Graduate School at Baylor. Larry Lyon serves as Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School.