Season 7

Apr. 12, 2024
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Dave Morehead

Outlets ranging from The Wall Street Journal to CNBC have highlighted the outstanding performance of Baylor’s endowment. The University’s investment returns are beating those in the Ivy League, long the gold standard in this area. In this Baylor Connections, Chief Investment Officer Dave Morehead shares how, taking listeners inside Baylor’s successful approach as he unpacks common questions surrounding university endowments and casts a vision for future growth.

Apr. 5, 2024
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Hankamer School of Business Centennial

Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business is celebrating its centennial throughout the school year. In this Baylor Connections, Hankamer faculty take listeners on a tour of research and education, with insights from Brad Lail, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Associate Professor of Accounting and Business Law, Patsy Norman, Associate Dean for Graduate Business Programs and Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation, and Mitch Neubert, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development and holder of The Hazel and Harry Chavanne Chair of Christian Ethics in Business.

Mar. 29, 2024
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Sara Dolan and Joe Taube

Baylor celebrates Graduate Student Appreciation Week April 1-5, presenting an opportunity to recognize the nearly 5,500 Baylor graduate students who advance research, teaching and more throughout the University. In this Baylor Connections, Sara Dolan and Joe Taube share more about the importance of graduate education. Dolan serves as Associate Dean for Professional Development in the Graduate School; Joseph Taube is an Associate Professor of Biology and Graduate Program Director for the Department of Biology, and both have partnered with graduate students to advance high-level research.

Mar. 22, 2024
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Coretta Pittman

Coretta Pittman’s focus as Associate Professor of English at Baylor is to build strong writers and communicators. In her role as Associate Dean for Diversity and Belonging in the Baylor College of Arts & Sciences, she works with fellow faculty in purposeful work to support a diverse student body. In this Baylor Connections, Pittman takes listeners inside those roles and shares tips that she provides her own students to become excellent writers.

Mar. 15, 2024
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Curtis Reynolds

Curtis Reynolds officially joined the Baylor Family this month as Vice President of Business and Finance and Chief Financial Officer. He comes to Baylor from the University of Florida, where he served as Vice President for Business Affairs. Get to know Reynolds in this Baylor Connections, where he discusses topics ranging from his family and path to Baylor to current challenges and opportunities in higher education.

Mar. 8, 2024
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Beth Allison Barr

Beth Allison Barr is a history professor, bestselling author and faculty-in-residence at Baylor. In this Baylor Connections, Barr shares insights from her book The Making of Biblical Womanhood, takes listeners inside the experience of living in community with students and examines how the distinct roles she serves on campus enliven her work and scholarship.

Mar. 1, 2024
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Nick Madincea

Baylor senior Nick Madincea took a non-traditional path to Baylor and now serves as Student Body President. In this Baylor Connections, he takes listeners inside Student Government—how those involved seek to serve Baylor students, the impact of Student Government on campus, and the role of student body president.

Feb. 23, 2024
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Charles Ramsey

This year, Baylor will host the global broadcast for Collegiate Day of prayer, a gathering for prayer and worship focused on college students. 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. In this Baylor Connections, Ramsey shares the heart behind the day, examines the importance of community prayer and considers the significance of the spiritual focus throughout the Baylor community.

Feb. 16, 2024
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Matthew Andersson and Paul Froese

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.

Feb. 9, 2024
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Cheryl Gochis

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. In this Baylor Connections, Cheryl Gochis, Vice President for Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer, shares how Baylor HR serves Baylor faculty and staff through initiatives that promote wellness, increased benefits offerings, employee resource groups and more.

Feb. 2, 2024
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Juliana Smith

How does Baylor create spiritual growth opportunities for hundreds of student-athletes? As the first Executive Senior Associate Athletics director for Mission Impact & Enrichment in Baylor Athletics, Juliana Smith works to serve students and equip colleagues 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 to share the Gospel and promote spiritual growth.

Jan. 26, 2024
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Felipe Hinojosa

Illuminate’s Baylor in Latin America initiative shapes research, outreach and service to 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. In this Baylor Connections, Hinojosa shares stories of formative experiences that shaped his path to higher education, the vision that drew him to Baylor from Texas A&M, and his hopes for collaborative work throughout the institution to advance the Baylor in Latin America initiative.

Jan. 19, 2024
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Jon Eckert

The 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. In this Baylor Connections, Eckert takes listeners inside the University’s efforts to serve and equip teachers and to encourage them for excellence as they teach the next generation.

Jan. 12, 2024
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Jen Stephenson - Baylor Opera Theater

Baylor Opera Theatre has spent the last year earning numerous national awards as they annually present multiple performances to campus. This spring, Baylor Opera delivers Luisa Fernanda, their first opera entirely in Spanish. In this Baylor Connections, Jen Stephenson, Director of Baylor Opera Theater and assistant clinical professor in the School of Music, takes listeners inside the world of opera and shares what goes into delivering award-winning performances.

Jan. 5, 2024
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Sandeep Mazumder

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.