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Connections: Dr. Lakia ScottDr. Lakia Scott shares how the School of Education equips future educators to better serve their students and communities after college.Scholars & MentorsDoctoral students in the Baylor McNair Scholars Program spent the summer with their faculty mentors working on their independent research projects.Expert Profile: Kirk WakefieldWhen publications seek commentary on various sports marketing issues from advertising to sports viewership, they turn to Dr. Kirk Wakefield.Global OpportunityReligion doctoral candidate Joshua Smith traveled to Germany for two months to further his dissertation research into the Münster Rebellion.Connections: Linda LivingstonePresident Linda Livingstone explains how Illuminate—Baylor’s academic strategic plan—will enhance Baylor’s strong undergraduate experience.Launching CareersSeniors Sarah Rost and Ashley Rich walked into their 8 a.m. business class expecting an ordinary day. Instead, they left with full-time job offers.Documenting HistoryAward-winning filmmaker Ken Burns spoke at Baylor about his bottom-up approach to answering the question: “Who are we?”Culture AboundsBaylor students can experience a wide array of cultural opportunities that expand their horizons, and they’re all just a short walk away.Connections: Andy HogueSenior lecturer Andy Hogue discusses an Honors College program that pairs academic learning with service to the community.Parents of the YearLifelong North Carolina Tar Heels, they've been sharing and growing the Baylor Family in North Carolina since their daughters became Bears.Renewed VisionBaylor and the Baptist General Convention of Texas signed a cooperative agreement to reinvigorate Baptist Student Ministries on campus.Championing EthicsFor Baylor alumna and ethics advocate Magdalena Gonzalez-Galvan, ethics transcends written requirements and reflect what one should do.Connections: Cori PinkettAssistant Athletics Director for Character Formation Cori Pinkett discusses Baylor’s roadmap to “prepare champions for life.”Another American PrizeFor the fourth straight year, Baylor’s Symphony Orchestra has won the American Prize in Orchestral Performance.Beyond the GreensFormer Baylor golfer Nicole Johnson took the discipline and focus she learned as a student-athlete to become a fighter pilot.Among America's BestBaylor Law’s moot court program is ranked No. 3 in the nation for the 2017-2018 season by the Blakely Advocacy Institute.Connections: Dr. Truell HydeWhat does it mean to oversee the research policy of a Christian research university? Baylor’s Vice Provost for Research, Dr. Truell Hyde explains.A Significant FindingChildren with brain tumors who undergo radiation therapy are less likely to recall recent personal events than to remember pre-treatment happenings.Expert Profile: Laura HernandezWhat is “DACA”? What are the proper channels to legal immigration? For answers, national media outlets turn to Baylor Law’s Laura Hernandez.Nursing’s New ChapterThe School of Nursing got more space for students to strengthen their preparation and for faculty to teach and conduct life-changing research.Connections: Nathan ShelburneDirector of Baylor New Student Programs Nathan Shelburne explains how their programs help students discover their place in the Baylor Family.Retention & DiversityThe Baylor student body set records for diversity, retention and graduation rates, testifying to the university’s strength and resilience.Senior DesignAll Baylor engineering students gain real world experience through a rigorous design course that puts their technical knowledge to the test.Connections: Dr. Linda LivingstoneIn this week’s Baylor Connections visit, President Livingstone discusses why the world needs a place like Baylor.