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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
  • This year, Baylor will host the global broadcast for Collegiate Day of prayer, a centuries-old gathering for prayer and worship. Charles Ramsey, Director for Campus Ministries & Church Connections and Associate Chaplain in Baylor Spiritual Life, has worked with organizations across campus and throughout the community in preparation for the event.
  • What is time disorientation and how does it relate to mental health? Sociologists Matthew Andersson and Paul Froese examined these questions and more while studying Americans’ relationship with time after the COVID-19 pandemic. In this Baylor Connections, Andersson and Froese take listeners inside time disorientation—what it is, what it isn’t, and what factors can impact our perception of time.
  • Baylor has long been recognized as a “Great College to Work For,” earning honor roll status on this competitive list for 12 of the last 13 years.
  • How does Baylor provide relevant opportunities for spiritual growth for hundreds of student-athletes? As the first executive senior associate athletics director for mission impact & enrichment in Baylor Athletics, Juliana Smith works to build opportunities for students and equip colleagues throughout the department to enhance this foundational goal. In this Baylor Connections, Smith explains the heart behind her newly created position and the vision to meet student-athletes wherever they are on their spiritual journey to share the Gospel and provide opportunities for growth.
  • The Baylor in Latin America initiative in Illuminate will shape research, outreach and more to serve neighbors close to home and throughout Latin America. Last summer, Felipe Hinojosa joined the Baylor faculty as the John and Nancy Jackson Endowed Chair in Latin America and Professor of History.
  • The growing Baylor Center for School Leadership has served teachers around the world in the five years since its founding through research, networking, events and more. Jon Eckert came to Baylor in 2019 as the Lynda and Robert Copple Endowed Chair for Christians in School Leadership.
  • Baylor Opera Theatre has spent the last year earning numerous national awards as they annually bring multiple opera performances to campus. This spring, Baylor Opera delivers Luisa Fernanda, their first opera entirely in Spanish.
  • Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business is celebrating 100 years of business education. Founded in 1923, it has since grown into one of the nation’s premier business schools—recognized in the top 12 percent nationally by U.S. News. In this Baylor Connections, Dean Sandeep Mazumder shares reflections from a milestone birthday: people and values over the last century that set the stage for present success, growth within the business school, and priorities that will guide Hankamer School of Business into its second centennial of service.
  • Baylor Alumni is Baylor’s official alumni engagement program, and facilitates numerous events, activities and volunteer opportunities across the nation to connect with the Baylor Family.
  • As 2023 draws to a close, President Livingstone looks back at an exciting year on campus and looks ahead to 2024.