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“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. 


WACO ISD Looking for Input on Superintendent Search

Jan 12, 2017
JILL AMENT

The Waco Independent School District Board of Trustees has announced the district’s first step in its search for a new superintendent.

Districts and schools throughout Texas got an idea of how they’ll be evaluated under the state’s new accountability system -- which goes into effect at the start of the 2018 school year -- and they're not pleased.


Waco Independent School District Officials and its Board of Trustees announced that investigations into University High School revealed "fatal errors" in grading and attendance reporting, which ultimately allowed some students to graduate even though they didn’t meet state requirements.


Q&A: Andrea Ramirez on Education Equity and Faith

Oct 18, 2016

Today, the 7th annual National Hispanic Education Summit was held in Waco. The event centered on addressing challenges and discussing solutions for increasing Latino college graduation rates. Andrea Ramirez is one of the presenters. She’s  the executive director of the Faith and Education Coalition, a group born out of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. She talked to us about education equity and how faith can play a role in that.  


First, a story:

Late one night, a man searches for something in a parking lot. On his hands and knees, he crawls around a bright circle of light created by a streetlamp overhead.

A woman passes, stops, takes in the scene.

"What are you looking for? Can I help?"

"My car keys. Any chance you've seen them?"

"You dropped them right around here?"

"Oh, no. I dropped them way over there," he says, gesturing vaguely to some faraway spot on the other side of the lot.

"Then why are you looking here?"

The man pauses to consider the question.

Waco ISD Receives State Money to Strengthen Pre-K Program

Aug 24, 2016

This week students from across the city returned to school. At Waco Independent School District that means kids in pre-kindergarten too. But this year’s a bit different. A bill passed during the state’s last legislative session will send more than $116 million dollars to 578 districts and charter schools in the state. The money is intended to boost pre-kindergarten programs in the state. 


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