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Baylor Connections - Dawn Rogers

Oct 15, 2021

Few people have led a city’s Final Four efforts and served in leadership for a team that played in a Final Four, but Dawn Rogers has done both. In this Baylor Connections, Rogers shares more about her role as Baylor’s deputy athletics director and a sport administrator for track and field, women’s golf, and the reigning national champion men’s basketball team. As she provides leadership to sport administrators across all 19 Baylor sports, she takes listeners inside the vital role they play in the success of individual teams and the athletic department as a whole, and shares insights from leading Phoenix’s Final Four Local Organizing Committee prior to coming to Baylor.

  

Baylor Connections - Zhenrong Zhang

Oct 8, 2021

A nanometer measures just 1/100,000 the width of a human hair, but the chemical reactions that take place at that level bear significant implications for scientists, engineers, medical practitioners and more. Dr. Zhenrong Zhang, associate professor of physics, is illuminating the nanoscale through the development of a powerful nanoscale microscope. In this Baylor Connections, she shares how the invention can lead to more accurate medical diagnoses, cleaner sources of energy and more.

  

Baylor Connections - Sandeep Mazumder

Oct 1, 2021

Dr. Sandeep Mazumder was named last spring as The William E. Crenshaw Endowed Dean of Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business after an extensive national search. Meet Dr. Mazumer in this Baylor Connections as he shares his journey from London to Waco, which included stops at some of the world’s most prestigious institutions along the way. He further examines his philosophy on faith and scholarship and highlights the experiences that guided him into a new season of leadership at Baylor. 

  

Baylor Connections - Doug Henry

Sep 10, 2021

On the 700th anniversary of his death, Dante’s works still resonate, providing timeless insight into the challenges people face and a guide to navigate those trials. In this Baylor Connections, Douglas Henry, Dean of the Honors College at Baylor, shares why the Honors College is creating the world’s largest Dante reading group, called “100 Days of Dante” and takes listeners inside the Honors College’s approach to transformative education.

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Baylor Connection - President Linda Livingstone

Sep 3, 2021

The start of a new semester heralds much to celebrate. In this Baylor Connections, President Linda A. Livingstone Ph.D., shares the excitement of a new year, and discusses a variety of important topics with the Baylor Family, including the University’s record incoming class, R1 research momentum and ongoing conference realignment developments.

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Baylor Connections - Jason Cook

Aug 20, 2021

A new semester is here at Baylor University and with it comes opportunities to connect students to Baylor’s caring community, tell the Baylor story and share in longstanding traditions together. In this Baylor Connections, Jason Cook, vice president for marketing and communications and chief marketing officer, shares how the University communicates with Baylor Family members and friends both on campus and off and highlights the strength of the Baylor brand.

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Special Education Programming

Aug 5, 2021

The documentary series APM Reports is releasing three new programs this month.  Each delves into different areas of education.

1. Fading Beacon: Why America Is Losing International Students  - August 6th at 7pm and August 8th at 6pm on 103.3, Waco Public Radio - KWBU.

What impact does urban pollution have on thunderstorm activity? It’s a question of interest to the Department of Energy, which turned to two Baylor professors to help find the answer. In this Baylor Connections, Rebecca Sheesley and Sascha Usenko, professors of environmental science at Baylor, discuss their high-level research that can uncover clues about thunderstorms in urban areas and help improve public health in Texas and around the world.

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Baylor Connections - Kenny Befus

Oct 16, 2020

What can volcanoes, gemstones and minerals tell us about the geological forces that physically shape the world around us? Dr. Kenny Befus, assistant professor of geosciences, is a volcanologist who studies clues found in magma flows, gemstones and more that shed light on past and future events. In this Baylor Connections, he shares insights into how these forces interplay with one another, and unpacks an award-winning research project aimed at a new method of studying imperfections in gemstones to uncover geological data.

 

 


Baylor Connections - Nancy Brickhouse

Sep 11, 2020

For Baylor faculty members, the monumental efforts to deliver interactive, engaging classes amidst the COVID-19 public health crisis necessitate learning new technologies and methods of class content delivery. In this Baylor Connections, Dr. Nancy Brickhouse, Baylor University Provost, breaks down resources to enhance class instruction both virtually and in-person and shares how the University is continuing to advance meaningful research goals to address critical challenges.


Baylor Connections - Michelle Cohenour

Aug 28, 2020

Student Success Initiatives at Baylor University walks alongside students to help them successfully navigate the incumbent challenges of different steps of the collegiate journey. In this Baylor Connections, Michelle Cohenour, Student Success Initiatives director, shares how SSI helps students from a variety of backgrounds be their best self, in and out of class, so they can find holistic success and make the most of their time at Baylor.


Baylor Connections - President Linda Livingstone

Aug 21, 2020

Months of preparations for an in-person fall semester culminate with the arrival of students on campus and the start of classes Monday, August 24. In this Baylor Connections, President Linda Livingstone goes deep inside the process of bringing students back to campus safely, preparing meaningful modes of class instruction both virtually and in-person, readying Baylor’s physical spaces for students and more.

Baylor Connections - Kirk Wakefield

Aug 14, 2020

The world of sports has been squarely in the news in recent weeks, as teams, leagues and players grapple with the implications of the COVID-19 public health crisis. Dr. Kirk Wakefield, the Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail Marketing and executive director of Sports Strategy & Sales in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business is a nationally-recognized researcher and sports business expert. In this Baylor Connections, he analyzes how teams at both the professional and collegiate levels navigate change, engage fans and work to make the best of uncertain times.


Baylor Connections - Gail Offringa

Aug 7, 2020

Every parent wants to support their student through the unique joys and challenges of the college years. As Baylor University’s director of parent engagement, Gail Offringa and her team serve parents as they become a part of the Baylor Family and helps them navigate questions that arise. In this Baylor Connections, she shares tips for parents to best support their students and anticipate adjustments throughout the college journey, and addresses common questions heading into the new school year.


Baylor Connections - Dorina and Marius Mitrea

Jul 31, 2020

Thirty years ago, Dorina and Marius Mitrea left everything behind in Romania to come to the United States and pursue a career in higher education. In this Baylor Connections, Dr. Dorina Mitrea, Chair and Professor of Mathematics, and Dr. Marius Mitrea, Professor of Mathematics, share their story of life and work together, the drive to teach, research and impact students, and the factors that brought them to Baylor after more than two decades at Missouri.


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