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In May, Dr. Gary Carini was charged by President Linda Livingstone with the completion and implementation of Illuminate, Baylor’s academic strategic plan. Carini, a longtime Baylor management professor who now serves as Vice Provost for Graduate Professional Education, shares the ways that implementation is taking place, including the ways Baylor faculty help shape the plan in this Baylor Connections.

Baylor Connections - Kevin Jackson

Jul 27, 2018

Creating a culture of engaged students means investing in the whole student—academically, spiritually, emotionally and more. In this episode of Baylor Connections, Baylor Vice President for Student Life Kevin Jackson explains how Baylor intentionally provides programs and resources across campus to help connect, nurture and challenge students as they make the most of their Baylor experience.

Baylor Connections - Rebecca Kennedy

Jul 20, 2018

What does it mean to live missionally? Rebecca Kennedy, Assistant Dean for Spiritual Life & Missions, explains how an individual’s unique calling is also a call to serve. She shares how Baylor students discover the ways they can live out Missio Dei—the “mission of God”— through Baylor Missions opportunities in this Baylor connections.

Baylor Connections - Lori Spies

Jul 13, 2018

Dr. Lori Spies, Assistant Professor and Missions Coordinator at Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, was recently awarded a Fulbright Global U.S. Scholar Award to participate in global health research projects in India, Vietnam and Zambia. Through the years, she’s built and grown a missions program that has enabled Baylor Nursing students to serve around the globe. Spies shares how nursing, global health and service go hand-in-hand in this Baylor Connections.


Baylor Connections - Smith Getterman

Jul 6, 2018

Baylor’s commitment to sustainability goes beyond the basics—it’s about instilling in students, through initiatives and education, a sense of how being good stewards of our resources intersects with their faith. Smith Getterman, Baylor Director of Sustainability and Special Projects, explains why and how in this Baylor Connections.

Baylor Connections - Rebecca Nall

Jun 29, 2018

“Titanic: The Artifact,” the first blockbuster exhibition to come to Waco’s Mayborn Museum, is on display throughout the summer and into next year. Rebecca Nall from the Mayborn Museum shares how the exhibit transports visitors to the ship through a variety of experiences, how the exhibit came to Waco and how the museum serves Central Texans in this Baylor Connections.


“Preparing champions for life” has been Baylor Athletics’ mission statement since Mack Rhoades became Baylor’s Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.  In this Baylor Connections, Rhoades looks back at his first two years at Baylor and shares the many ways Baylor Athletics works as a department to shape champions long after their time on campus is through.

Baylor Connections Brian Webb

May 4, 2018

Beyond the number, what is a university’s endowment? Dr. Brian Webb, Baylor University Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, gives a class on “Endowment 101” in this episode of Baylor connections: how the endowment works, what the numbers mean, where the money goes, and the ways it supports Baylor’s future.


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What goes into nurturing a caring community, both on and off campus? In this episode of Baylor Connections, President Linda A. Livingstone addresses the ways spiritual formation, respect, campus resources and more work in tandem to help students serve as lights to their fellow students, the Waco community and beyond.


Baylor Connections - Jim Ellor

Apr 13, 2018

Dr. Jim Ellor is a professor in the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, gerontologist and bi-vocational minister. In this episode of Baylor Connections, he shares expertise and insights on working and living with older adults, mental health, the spirituality of aging and more. 


Baylor Connections - Dr. Jim Marsh

Apr 6, 2018

The Baylor University Counseling Center provides a comprehensive array of services for the wellbeing of Baylor students. Dr. Jim Marsh, Executive Director for Counseling Services at Baylor, discusses national trends in collegiate mental health and shares how the Counseling Center has grown to meet the needs of students.


Preparing “champions for life” means providing guidance and support to student-athletes far beyond their field of competition. Marcus Sedberry, Baylor Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success, discusses the ways Baylor assists student-athletes in academics, spiritual life, service, health and more. Through the Student-Athlete Center for Excellence, Baylor provides resources to help them find holistic success both during and after their time as student-athletes.


Baylor Connections - Michael McLendon

Feb 2, 2018

Dr. Michael McLendon, Baylor University’s Interim Provost, works with President Livingstone to provide oversight and strategic direction for the university’s academic enterprise. In this episode of Baylor Connections, he discusses Baylor’s vision in preparing the university’s first academic strategic plan—a roadmap to becoming a top research institution while strengthening Baylor’s commitment to outstanding teaching and student formation.

Baylor Connections - Linda Livingstone

Jan 5, 2018

Baylor Connections is a new show on KWBU where each week we'll look at people behind the scenes of Baylor's teaching and distinct role in higher education. This week, in the innagural episode we talk with Baylor President Linda Livingstone. 


Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: The Blind Boys of Alabama

Feb 19, 2017

The Blind Boys of Alabama have been around since 1939, when a group of 9 year olds started singing spirituals at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind. The group was originally called the Happy Land Jubilee Singers. And today, they're a Grammy-award winning group. 


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