Distinguished Speakers Podcasts

As part of our overall academic enrichment, we are fortunate to welcome to campus authors, business leaders, religious leaders, and artists from all disciplines as distinguished guest lecturers throughout the year. The following is a list organized by month and year.

Recent Podcasts

  • James Lingo

    Drug and Alcohol Educator

    James Lingo, an expert in drug and alcohol education who has worked with Baylor ‘s Wellness program for the past six years.

    Recorded: Mon, 8 May 2017
  • Daniel McCarthy

    Composer, Professor

    The Baylor Orchestra performs an original commissioned work by composer Daniel McCarthy. The performance featured soloist Lynn Gui.

    Recorded: Thu, 13 April 2017
  • Joan Cronan

    Athletic Director, UT Knoxville (retired)

    Joan Cronan served as the athletic director for the University of Tennessee women's athletics department for almost three decades.

    Recorded: Thu, 13 April 2017
  • Cushman Lecture Series

    Whitney Terrell and Nate Rawlings '00

    Baylor welcomed novelist and journalist Whitney Terrell as part of the school’s Cushman Guest Lecture Series. Whitney was joined Nate Rawlings '00 who arranged for Mr. Terrell to be embedded with his unit in Baghdad to research his latest novel The Good Lieutenant.

    Recorded: Mon, 3 April 2017
  • Florida State University Choir

    Florida State University Choir, Baylor Choir

    The Florida State University Singers are the premier undergraduate choir at Florida State University.

    Recorded: Mon, 13 March 2017
  • Birthday Song for Headmaster Scott Wilson

    Florida University Choir

    A surprise song to celebrate Headmaster Scott Wilson’s birthday.

    Recorded: Mon, 13 March 2017
  • Melissa Stockwell

    Two-time Paralympian

    Melissa Stockwell shares her extraordinary journey from combat in Bagdad to the medals podium on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro!

    Recorded: Tue, 21 February 2017
  • College Forum 2016

    Visiting College Admission Professionals

    The Baylor School College Forum is a unique opportunity for both juniors and their parents to learn first-hand about the college admissions process.

    Recorded: Sat, 4 February 2017
  • Missy Kane

    Covenant Health Instructor

    Missy Kane promotes Covenant Health's not-for-profit mission to improve quality of life through better health and fitness.

    Recorded: Mon, 30 January 2017
  • Franklin McCallie

    Educator, Humanitarian

    Educator and social justice advocate Franklin McCallie has been awarded for his efforts to bring together blacks and whites and for his stand against segregation in the 1960s and 1970s

    Recorded: Mon, 23 January 2017
  • Dr. John McCardell

    Vice-Chancellor, The University of the South-Sewanee

    Dr. John McCardell is a distinguished historian and respected national leader in liberal arts education.

    Recorded: Mon, 9 January 2017
  • Joe Kapacziewski

    Sergeant First Class, US Army

    Sergeant First Class Joseph R. Kapacziewski gives ‘Army Strong’ a whole new meaning. He is the first and only amputee to ever return to combat. Serving a total of 10 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Kapacziewski has received numerous medals and awards, including three Purple Hearts, two Army Commendation Medal and a Bronze Star Medal.

    Recorded: Mon, 7 November 2016
  • Derek Young

    Motivational Speaker

    Derek Young is a motivational speaker, leadership trainer and corporate leader for some of the world’s greatest organizations

    Recorded: Mon, 3 October 2016
  • Rennie Curran

    Motivational Speaker, Author, Musician

    Rennie Curran, motivational speaker, author, musician, and American football linebacker speaks in chapel.

    Recorded: Mon, 26 September 2016
  • Voices of Lee

    World renowned a cappella ensemble

    The Voices of Lee is a 13 member a cappella ensemble from Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn. Founded September 1994, their excellence in harmony, spirit, and performance captivate audiences worldwide.

    Recorded: Mon, 19 September 2016
  • Sharyn McCrumb

    Best-selling Author

    Sharyn McCrumb is an award-winning Southern writer, best known for her Appalachian "Ballad" novels, set in the North Carolina/Tennessee mountains.

    Recorded: Mon, 12 September 2016
  • Camron Wright

    Author, Performer

    Camron Wright, author of the Upper School summer reading book, The Rent Collector speaks in chapel.

    Recorded: Mon, 29 August 2016
  • Cushman Lecture Series: Ron Rash

    Award-winning Author and Poet

    Ron Rash is the author of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Finalist and New York Times bestselling novel, Serena, in addition to three other prize-winning novels.

    Recorded: Thu, 14 April 2016
  • Grant Korgan

    Adventurer, Inspirational Speaker

    World-class adventurer, nanoscientist, and professional athlete Grant Korgan had never balked at a challenge. And on March 5, 2010, the day his life’s direction veered dramatically, he undertook his greatest challenge of all – an astounding recovery from a paralyzing spinal cord injury.

    Recorded: Mon, 21 March 2016
  • Olu Q. Menjay

    Principal, Ricks School, Liberia

    Olu Q. Menjay is a native of Liberia (West Africa). He serves as Chief Administrative Officer and Principal of the Ricks Institute, a community of learning and faith. The campus facilities, located about 15 miles from Liberia’s capital Monrovia.

    Recorded: Mon, 14 March 2016
  • William Back

    Lookout River Foundation & Wetlands Conservancy

    William Back is an attorney and chairperson of the Lookout River Foundation and Wetlands Conservancy.

    Recorded: Mon, 7 March 2016
  • Scott Blakeman and Dean Obeidallah

    Comedians, Standup for Peace

    Scott Blakeman and Dean Obeidallah don't just do standup comedy. They stand up for tolerance, peace and understanding.

    Recorded: Mon, 22 February 2016
  • Thomas Quisenberry

    Pastor,First Baptist Church

    Thomas Quisenberry has been the Pastor at First Baptist since October of 2010.

    Recorded: Mon, 8 February 2016
  • Bill Curry

    NFL Player, Coach, ESPN Analyst

    Bill Curry has spent his entire adult life as a leader and communicator. His NFL career included three Super Bowl titles and a stint as the President of the NFL Players Association.

    Recorded: Mon, 1 February 2016
  • College Forum 2016

    Visiting College Admission Professionals

    The Baylor School College Forum is a unique opportunity for both juniors and their parents to learn first-hand about the college admissions process.

    Recorded: Sat, 30 January 2016
  • Mark Flynn, Willie Kitchens

    Christ Church

    Senior Minister Mark Flynn and Gospel Music Director Willie Kitchens present and perform in chapel speaking to the power of music and the principle of harmony.

    Recorded: Mon, 25 January 2016
  • MLK Day Chapel

    Dan Scott

    Reverend Dan Scott speaks to students in chapel at the start of MLK Day.

    Recorded: Tue, 19 January 2016
  • Rabbi Susan Tendler

    Tradition of Gratitude

    Rabbi Susan Tender speaks at the tradition and practice of thanksgiving.

    Recorded: Mon, 16 November 2015
  • Jim Pfitzer

    Storyteller, Naturalist

    Jim Pfitzer is best known for his nature-based personal tales ranging from too-close-for-comfort black bear encounters, to the significance of sweet tea in southern society.

    Recorded: Tue, 10 November 2015
  • Kevin S. Crutchfield

    Chairman and CEO, Alpha Natural Resources

    Baylor parent Kevin S. Crutchfield speaks about privilege, people, and priorities in chapel.

    Recorded: Mon, 2 November 2015
  • Paul Edner

    Associate Professor, Purdue University

    Dr. Paul Ebner specializes in food safety issues in livestock production.

    Recorded: Mon, 26 October 2015
  • Takisha Hayne

    English Teacher, Singer

    English teacher and singer extraordinaire Takisha Hayne performs a selection of songs of encouragement. Takisha was accompanied by pianist Sam Patton.

    Recorded: Mon, 12 October 2015
  • Peter Nevland

    Author, Performer

    Peter Nevland left his successful and promising engineering career to pioneer his own performance genre called Spoken Groove. His performances and creative writing workshops have taken him to perform for diverse audiences throughout the world.

    Recorded: Mon, 5 October 2015
  • Spirit Week Chapel

    Physicist Alexander Von Nastrin

    Spirit Week kicks off with a special chapel featuring physicist Alexander Von Nastrin speaking on what constitutes matter and reality in our universe.

    Recorded: Mon, 28 September 2015
  • General Ron Griffith

    Ret. Four-Star General

    Ronald Griffith is a retired United States Army four-star general who served as Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1995 to 1997. He was born in Lafayette, Georgia.

    Recorded: Mon, 21 September 2015
  • Alison Wright

    Award-winning Photo Journalist

    Alison Wright travels to all regions of the globe documenting the human condition for editorial, commercial and non-profit clients.

    Recorded: Mon, 14 September 2015
  • Opening Chapel 2015

    Dr. Bill Stacy

    Baylor’s former Headmaster Dr. Bill Stacy addresses the student body during the first chapel of 2015.

    Recorded: Mon, 24 August 2015
  • Cushman Lecture Series: Kittisaro (Randy Weinberg '70)

    100 Years on the Hill Celebration - Keynote

    The Cushman Lecture Series: Kittisaro (Rany Weinberg '70) delivers a keynote address beginning a year-long "100 Years on the Hill" celebration.

    Recorded: Mon, 20 April 2015
  • Luis Carlos Montalvan

    Bestselling Author, Speaker, Advocate

    Luis Carlos Montalvan is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author, speaker and advocate.

    Recorded: Mon, 13 April 2015
  • Maryville College Choir

    Choral Director Stacey Wilner

    The Maryville College Choir perform in Chapel as part of their 2015 Spring Tour.

    Recorded: Mon, 16 March 2015
  • General Chuck Krulak

    President, Birmingham-Southern College

    Gen. Charles "Chuck" C. Krulak, retired commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps and former member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    Recorded: Mon, 9 March 2015
  • Tara Brown

    Educator, Speaker, Author

    As an award-winning educator, author and speaker, Tara understands connecting with diverse populations, building relationships and getting the most out of any youth organization.

    Recorded: Mon, 9 February 2015
  • College Forum 2015

    Visiting College Admission Professionals

    The Baylor School College Forum is a unique opportunity for both juniors and their parents to learn first-hand about the college admissions process.

    Recorded: Sat, 31 January 2015
  • Arthur Pais

    Holocaust Survivor, Businessman

    Holocaust survivor Arthur Pais offers lessons for a new generation.

    Recorded: Mon, 26 January 2015
  • Elaine Swafford, MLK Day Keynote:

    Executive Director, Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy

    Dr. Elaine Swafford, executive director of the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, challenged Baylor students to think of ways they can make a "Purposeful Impact" in her keynote address kicking off Baylor's unique MLK Day observance.

    Recorded: Fri, 16 January 2015
  • Richard Louv

    Best-selling Author, Journalist

    Richard Louv is a journalist and author of eight books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder and The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age.

    Recorded: Mon, 12 January 2015
  • Kellen Smith

    Motivational Speaker

    Kellen Smith is an accomplished youth motivational speaker.

    Recorded: Mon, 5 January 2015
  • Sandra Dubose

    Motivational Speaker, Author, Singer

    Motivational speaker Sandra Dubose speaks in chapel about how to build healthy self-esteem.

    Recorded: Mon, 10 November 2014
  • Rick Napper

    President, Memorial Hospital

    Rick Napper, president of Memorial Hospital in Glenwood speaks to students in chapel.

    Recorded: Mon, 3 November 2014
  • Kayoko Dan

    Music Director, Chattanooga Symphony & Opera

    Kayoko Dan, music director and conductor for the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera speaks in chapel.

    Recorded: Mon, 27 October 2014
  • Bill Fredericks

    Aerospace Engineer, NASA

    NASA engineer William Fredericks presents his work on a vertical takeoff-and-landing vehicle

    Recorded: Mon, 13 October 2014
  • Lieutenant Colonel Greg Gadson

    Veteran, Inspirational Speaker

    Lieutenant Colonel Greg Gadson has survived the very worst of war, but this highly decorated American soldier has not been defeated by unfortunate circumstance

    Recorded: Mon, 29 September 2014
  • Brennan Francois

    CEO, Parkridge Valley Hospital

    Mr. Brennan Francois, CEO at Parkridge Valley Hospital in Chattanooga, is a graduate of Covenant College with a BA in Organizational Management.

    Recorded: Mon, 15 September 2014
  • Dr. Tony Campolo

    Professor, Author, Inspirational Speaker

    Dr. Tony Campolo is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University speaks in chapel.

    Recorded: Mon, 8 September 2014
  • First Chapel of 2014-15

    Scott Wilson ’75, Headmaster

    Headmaster Scott Wilson '75 addresses students during the first chapel of the 2014-15 school year.

    Recorded: Mon, 25 August 2014
  • Rev. Carol Howard Merritt

    Minister, Author

    Rev. Carol Howard Merritt is a minister whose writing, speaking, and teaching is anchored in theological wisdom and fresh sociological insight.

    Recorded: Mon, 21 April 2014
  • Arthur Golden ’74, Best-Selling Author

    Cushman Lecture Series

    Baylor graduate Arthur Golden ’74, who wrote the widely acclaimed novel Memoirs of a Geisha, returned to his alma mater on April 14 as a keynote speaker for the school's Cushman Guest Lecture Series

    Recorded: Mon, 14 April 2014
  • Memorial Service for Laquita Joseph

    The Baylor Community, Family, Friends

    A memorial service for Laquita Joseph took place in Alumni Chapel on March 17.

    Recorded: Mon, 17 March 2014
  • Dr. Rozario Slack

    Trainer, Consultant, Speaker

    Dr. Slack is a much sought-after speaker who travels across the country to conduct seminars in the areas of marriage, fathering and other issues.

    Recorded: Mon, 3 March 2014
  • Parent Meeting with James Lingo

    Freedom from Chemical Dependency Consultant

    Baylor welcomed James Lingo, a consultant with Freedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD), to campus. During the eight days he was on campus, he worked with students and faculty, and also met with Baylor parents.

    Recorded: Thu, 27 February 2014
  • Vincent Ivan Phipps (African American Read-in)

    Speaker, Author, Coach/Consultant

    Vincent has a passion for improving people! He is a Professor of Public Speaking.

    Recorded: Mon, 10 February 2014
  • Mathiang Gutnyin

    Lost Boys of Sudan

    The phrase “Lost Boys of Sudan” describes thousands of children who were separated from their families during the Sudanese Civil War

    Recorded: Mon, 3 February 2014
  • Andy Berke '86

    Mayor of Chattanooga

    Baylor Alum Andy Berke '86 was elected to serve as Mayor of Chattanooga on March 5, 2013, winning over 70% of the electoral vote.

    Recorded: Mon, 27 January 2014
  • MLK Music Presentation

    Baylor Students, Special Musical Guests

    Baylor’s day-on MLK day celebration concludes with a musical presentation of music as an expression of community.

    Recorded: Tue, 21 January 2014
  • MLK Celebration - Kimberley Ellis

    Executive Director, Emerge California

    Kimberly Ellis serves as Executive Director of Emerge California, an organization that empowers women to get involved in public service.

    Recorded: Fri, 17 January 2014
  • Edwina Gateley

    Teacher, Author, Inspirational Speaker

    Edwina Gateley shares stories from her life teaching the poor in Africa, Chicago and around the world.

    Recorded: Mon, 9 December 2013
  • Purely Acoustic


    Purely Acoustic is made up of three sisters, Tabitha, Erin and Hannah Fleenor. They reside in Northwest GA.

    Recorded: Mon, 11 November 2013
  • Stephen Wilber

    Concert Pianist

    Pianist Stephen Wilber has been hailed for the "freshness and refinement" of his playing and for his "force, imagination, feelings, and lyricism" (Edita de Arad, Romania).

    Recorded: Mon, 28 October 2013
  • Jimmy Gould

    Entrepreneur, Founder, The Walnut Group

    Entrepreneur Jimmy Gould speaks to students in chapel.

    Recorded: Mon, 14 October 2013
  • Peter Nevland

    Poet, Teacher, Author

    Peter Nevland has performed thousands of shows on 5 continents, produced 7 CDs, 2 DVDs, 2 books and over 700 poems since he left his job as an engineer at Motorola on September 30, 2001

    Recorded: Mon, 7 October 2013
  • Coach Phillip Fulmer

    UT Head Football Coach, 1992-2008

    Legendary UT football Coach Phillip Fulmer kicks off spirit week at Baylor.

    Recorded: Mon, 30 September 2013
  • Alison Wright

    Documentary Photographer, Photo-journalist

    Alison Wright, a New York based documentary photographer, has spent a career capturing the universal human spirit through her photographs and writing.

    Recorded: Mon, 23 September 2013
  • Alison Goldstein Lebovitz

    Author, Television Host, Non-profit Executive

    Alison Goldstein Lebovitz is an author, television host, speaker, and nonprofit executive who believes that each of us has the power and responsibility to make this world a better place.

    Recorded: Mon, 16 September 2013
  • A.J. Jacobs

    Cushman Lecture Series

    Best-selling author A.J. Jacobs has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, The Colbert Report and Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

    Recorded: Mon, 6 May 2013
  • Maeghan Jones

    CEO & President, Chattanooga Area Food Bank

    Maeghan has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 15 years. She serves as CEO and President of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.

    Recorded: Mon, 22 April 2013
  • Rabbi Micah D. Greenstein

    Teacher, Preacher, Community leader

    Rabbi Micah D. Greenstein has served Temple Israel and was named by Memphis Magazine as one of the city’s most significant leaders.

    Recorded: Mon, 8 April 2013
  • Julie Baumgardner

    CEO, First Things First

    As a passionate advocate for healthy marriage and family, Mrs. Baumgardner frequently speaks on these issues both locally and nationally.

    Recorded: Mon, 18 March 2013
  • James Lingo


    The Parent Alliance hosted FCD consultant James Lingo for a special parent presentation on substance abuse prevention.

    Recorded: Mon, 25 February 2013
  • Brittan Berry

    People Operations, Google

    Brittan Berry talks about her experiences working with orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDs in South Africa's rural townships.

    Recorded: Mon, 25 February 2013
  • Trisha Meili

    The Central Park Jogger

    Trisha Meili shares her amazing story of survival and recovery.

    Recorded: Wed, 13 February 2013
  • Walter Hautzig

    Renowned Pianist, Conductor

    The Baylor School Fine Arts Department hosted internationally renowned pianist Walter Hautzig who performed in chapel.

    Recorded: Mon, 11 February 2013
  • Natalie Daise

    Speaker, Writer, Artist, Facilitator

    For more than 20 years, Natalie Daise has developed and facilitated interactive learning experiences for organizations, educators, students, and audiences in schools, universities, conferences, and other venues.

    Recorded: Mon, 4 February 2013
  • History Department Lecture Series

    Dr. Woody Register

    Dr. Register, a professor at Sewanee, the University of the South, spoke about the creation of the American amusement industry.

    Recorded: Tue, 29 January 2013
  • Joel Hilchey

    Speaker, Writer, Founder, The BeanStalk Project

    Joel Hilchey is a speaker, writer, and the founder of The Beanstalk Project (a youth engagement initiative to promote global citizenship, develop youth leadership, and create positive social change).

    Recorded: Mon, 28 January 2013
  • Naomi Tutu - MLK Day Celebration

    Human Rights Activist

    Human rights activist Naomi Tutu delivered the keynote for Baylor School's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration.

    Recorded: Fri, 18 January 2013
  • Rabbi Bill S. Tepper

    Mizpah Congregation, Chattanooga

    Rabbi Bill S. Tepper, a native of Toronto, is the 17th Rabbi to lead the historic Mizpah Congregation in Chattanooga.

    Recorded: Mon, 14 January 2013
  • Jack Stanford Memorial Service

    Baylor Community, Family, Friends

    A memorial service was held in the Alumni Chapel to celebrate and honor the life and many contributions of Jack Stanford.

    Recorded: Mon, 10 December 2012
  • Annie M. Paul

    Author, Journalist

    Annie Murphy Paul is an author, journalist, consultant and speaker who helps people understand how we learn and how we can do it better.

    Recorded: Mon, 10 December 2012
  • Louis “Kayo” Erwin

    WW II Veteran

    Local WW II veteran Louis “Kayo” Erwin, 87, shared a detailed accounting of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis (July 30, 1945) and his incredible story of survival with Bob Olson’s World War II class.

    Recorded: Tue, 4 December 2012
  • James L Catanzaro

    President of Chattanooga State

    Dr. James L. Catanzaro, President of Chattanooga State speaks in Chapel.

    Recorded: Mon, 3 December 2012
  • Kyle Matthews

    Musician, Songwriter

    In two decades of writing and performing, Kyle Matthews has emerged as one of Christian music’s most outstanding and unique songwriters.

    Recorded: Mon, 29 October 2012
  • Rev. Dan Scott

    Baylor Chaplain

    Rev. Dan Scott shares perspectives and stories from his many years of working with students and parents.

    Recorded: Mon, 15 October 2012
  • Invisible Children Presentation

    National Volunteers

    Invisible Children Uganda (ICU) is a non-governmental organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for war-affected northern Ugandans by providing access to quality education and improved livelihoods.

    Recorded: Mon, 1 October 2012
  • Rev. Lou Parsons

    Assisi Episcopal Church

    The Reverend Louisa “Lou” Tucker Parsons is currently rector of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Ooltewah, Tennessee.

    Recorded: Mon, 24 September 2012
  • Dr. Arun Gandhi addresses Middle School

    Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Non-violence Advocate

    Dr. Arun Gandhi speaks with Middle School students plus students from other visiting schools. Dr. Gandhi carries on the work of Mahatma Gandhi teaching his message of nonviolence in cities around the world.

    Recorded: Wed, 19 September 2012
  • Dr. Arun Gandhi

    Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Non-violence Advocate

    Dr. Arun Gandhi speaks with the Baylor community during a special chapel event. Dr. Gandhi carries on the work of Mahatma Gandhi teaching his message of nonviolence in cities around the world.

    Recorded: Wed, 19 September 2012
  • Jerry Faulkner

    Basketball Coach, Speaker

    Coach Jerry Faulkner, former Charlotte Latin (NC) Head Boys Basketball Coach, won over 700 games at the high school level.

    Recorded: Mon, 17 September 2012
  • Ryan Long and Alathea

    Songwriters, Musicians

    Musicians Ryan Long and singer/songwriter duo Alathea perform in chapel.

    Recorded: Mon, 7 May 2012
  • Bill Curry

    Head Coach, ESPN Analyst

    Bill Curry has spent his entire adult life as a leader and communicator. His NFL career included two Super Bowl titles and a stint as the President of the NFL Players Association.

    Recorded: Mon, 30 April 2012
  • Chinese Folk Musicians

    China Ocean University

    The highly acclaimed virtuoso players of Chinese Folk Music recently performed for Baylor School music and Chinese classes.

    Recorded: Fri, 20 April 2012
  • Walter Hautzig

    Concert Pianist

    Austrian concert pianist Walter Hautzig performs with Baylor’s orchestra under the direction of Tom Schow.

    Recorded: Mon, 16 April 2012
  • Jennifer Pharr Davis

    Cushman Lecture Series

    Jennifer has hiked over 11,000 miles of Long Distance Trails on 6 continents and currently holds endurance records on the Appalachian Trail, Long Trail and Bibbulmun Track.

    Recorded: Mon, 2 April 2012
  • Zan Guerry Tennis Center Dedication

    Scott Wilson, Zan Guerry, Special Guests

    Parents, alumni, and friends of Baylor attended the dedication of an expansive new tennis center in honor of Zan Guerry ’67.

    Recorded: Sat, 31 March 2012
  • Jason Taylor

    President, Chattanooga Times Free Press

    Jason Taylor, President of the Chattanooga Times Free Press newspaper, is one of the most dynamic and accomplished leaders in his industry.

    Recorded: Mon, 26 March 2012
  • Eddie Davis

    Athletics Trainer

    Eddie Davis shares his reflections about the worst thing that ever happened in his life - the loss of his wife and beloved Baylor community member Janie Davis.

    Recorded: Mon, 27 February 2012
  • Chris Waddell

    Executive Director, One Revolution

    Chris Waddell, the most decorated male skier in Paralympic history, shares his inspiring story during a special chapel presentation.

    Recorded: Wed, 22 February 2012
  • Todd Etter '86

    Scholarship Dinner Keynote

    Todd Etter '86, who is one of the founding employees and partner of the non-traditional investment advice company known as the Motley Fool was the keynote speaker at Baylor's annual scholarship dinner

    Recorded: Tue, 21 February 2012
  • Karl Dewayne Gardner

    Actor, Director, Destiny Theater

    Karl D. Gardner…presents "African American Theatre: Yesterday and Today," as part of Baylor's African American Read-in

    Recorded: Mon, 6 February 2012
  • Dr. Ernest Morrell

    Professor, Writer, Producer

    Dr. Ernest Morell, Professor of English Education and Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) at Teachers College, Columbia University.

    Recorded: Fri, 13 January 2012
  • Colloquium

    Westminster Choir

    During Colloquium, upper school students enjoyed a special concert by the Westminster Choir College, one of the top collegiate choirs in the country.

    Recorded: Thu, 12 January 2012
  • Dr. Grady Butler

    College Dean, Morehouse Collge

    Grady Butler was arrested in October 1960 for attempting to eat at a restaurant in Rich’s in Atlanta. He spent several days in the Fulton County jail along with his cellmate, Martin Luther King, Jr

    Recorded: Mon, 5 December 2011
  • Dr. Clifford Kuhn

    Author, Trainer, Personal Coach

    Dr. Clifford Kuhn presents concepts from his latest book "All Starts With A Smile: Seven Steps to Being Happier Right Now"

    Recorded: Mon, 24 October 2011
  • Dr. James L. Catanzaro

    President, Chattanooga State Community College

    Dr. James L. Catanzaro speaks on what it takes to be happy.

    Recorded: Mon, 17 October 2011
  • Amy-Jill Levine

    Vanderbilt University

    Amy-Jill Levine is E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School.

    Recorded: Mon, 3 October 2011
  • Alan Williams

    Teammates Matter

    Project Teammates Matter exists to put perspective back into sports by promoting TEAM in school communities throughout the country.

    Recorded: Mon, 19 September 2011
  • Rev. Brian Davis


    Brian is currently on staff at First Centenary United Methodist Church and pastor for the contemporary service called The Vine.

    Recorded: Mon, 9 May 2011
  • Tucker Carrington

    Cushman Fellows Lecture Series

    Tucker Carrington, the executive director of the Mississippi Innocence Project shared insights from his work with two wrongly convicted men

    Recorded: Mon, 2 May 2011
  • Kelleen Corrigan

    Associate Protection Officer, United Nations

    Kelleen serves in Bogotá, Colombia, working to prevent displacement and to ensure protection for refugees

    Recorded: Mon, 25 April 2011
  • Reverend Charles Hasty, Jr.


    Rev. Charles “Chuck” Hasty, Jr. spoke at chapel about the value of appreciating the opportunity of each day.

    Recorded: Mon, 18 April 2011
  • Betsy Barks Cox

    Writer, Teacher

    Betsy Barks Cox, who will be inducted this year into the Fellowship of Southern Writers speaks at a special assembly.

    Recorded: Wed, 13 April 2011
  • Rene Johnson

    Professor, Finlandia University

    Rene Johnson came to Finlandia University in Hancock, Mich. in 2005 after 12 years of teaching in the African countries of Ethiopia, Kenya and Tarzania.

    Recorded: Mon, 11 April 2011
  • Ed Huey

    Musician, Former Faculty Member

    Former faculty member Ed Huey wows the crowd with his musical prowess

    Recorded: Mon, 4 April 2011
  • The Von D. Oehmig Sports Performance Center Dedication

    School Officials, Donors, Guests

    The Von D. Oehmig Sports Performance Center was officially dedicated on March 11.

    Recorded: Wed, 16 March 2011
  • College Forum 2011

    Panel of College Deans and Directors

    The Baylor School College Forum is a unique opportunity for both juniors and their parents to learn first-hand about the college admissions process

    Recorded: Sat, 19 February 2011
  • LaFrederick M. Thirkill

    Educator, Playwright, Actor, Musician

    A distinguished local educator, playwright, actor, and musician, LaFrederick M.Thirkill serves an assistant principal at Apison Elementary School.

    Recorded: Mon, 7 February 2011
  • Athletic Recruiting Program

    Administrators from several colleges

    The Athletic and College Counseling Offices sponsored an Athletic Recruiting Program for all Baylor upper school students and their parents.

    Recorded: Mon, 31 January 2011
  • Br. Ron Fender

    Outreach Manager, Community Kitchen

    Br. Ron Fender is a vowed member of the Brotherhood of Saint Gregory, a religious order in the Episcopal Church. He serves as the outreach case manager at the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.

    Recorded: Mon, 31 January 2011
  • MLK Day Concluding Celebration

    Love, Peace and Happiness, Faculty & Students

    The Baylor community enjoyed wrapping up our 17th annual MLK "Day On" celebration with a lively event led by faculty member Ken Parks and his band, Love, Peace, and Happiness.

    Recorded: Mon, 17 January 2011
  • Ruth Brinkley

    MLK Day Celebration Keynote

    Former Memorial Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Ruth Brinkley was the featured guest speaker for Baylor School’s 17th annual “MLK Day On” celebration

    Recorded: Mon, 17 January 2011
  • Theodore Roosevelt Malloch

    CEO, Author, Global Leadership

    Theodore Roosevelt Malloch discusses his upcoming PBS documentary on ethical leadership in business. Introduction by Baylor alumni Lauren Templeton.

    Recorded: Fri, 10 December 2010
  • Pat Bassett - TAIS Keynote

    President, NAIS

    Pat Bassett, president of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) opened the TAIS conference speaking on "The Three Essential Questions for Creating 21st Century Schools.”

    Recorded: Mon, 8 November 2010
  • Holmes Rolston III

    Professor, Environmental Ethics

    Holmes Rolston III is University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University. He is unanimously regarded as a founder of the field of environmental ethics

    Recorded: Mon, 25 October 2010
  • Bud Krogh

    Senior Fellow on Leadership, Ethics, and Integrity

    Mr. Krogh currently serves as a Senior Fellow on Leadership, Ethics, and Integrity at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress.

    Recorded: Mon, 11 October 2010
  • Marc Elliot

    Motivational Speaker on Tolerance

    Motivational speaker Marc Elliot speaks about the importance of tolerance.

    Recorded: Thu, 7 October 2010
  • John Two-Hawks

    Native American Musician

    John Two-Hawks is a Grammy-and-Emmy nominated, Platinum-Award winning musician whose music has been featured in movies by Fox Searchlight, films by HBO, and programs by The History Channel.

    Recorded: Tue, 28 September 2010
  • Col. Tommy Preston

    Chaplain, US Army

    Col. Tommy Preston speaks about the importance of heroes in the military and in everyday life.

    Recorded: Mon, 20 September 2010
  • Dr. Susan O. Underwood

    Poet, Creative Writing Professor

    Susan O'Dell Underwood directs the creative writing program at Carson-Newman College and also teaches courses in poetry, short fiction, and Appalachian literature

    Recorded: Mon, 13 September 2010
  • Start of School Address

    Dr. Herb Barks ‘51

    Dr. Herb Barks ’51 speaks at chapel about the true nature of intelligence.

    Recorded: Mon, 30 August 2010
  • Olu Q. Menjay

    Headmaster, Ricks School, Africa

    Olu Q. Menjay speaks to students about the power of investing in small things that change our world.

    Recorded: Mon, 26 April 2010
  • Sean Swarner

    Cancer Survivor, Mountain Climber

    Sean Swarner, a two-time cancer survivor recounts his inspiring story of climbing the 7 highest mountains in each of the seven continents.

    Recorded: Tue, 6 April 2010
  • Michael Golden ’67

    Vice Chairman of the New York Times Company

    Michael Golden ’67, Vice Chairman of the New York Times Company speaks at Baylor’s annual scholarship dinner.

    Recorded: Thu, 18 March 2010
  • Rob and Jennifer Rice

    Humanitarian Pilots

    Rob and Jennifer Rice share about their recent relief efforts in Haiti via their aviation company Great Commission Air.

    Recorded: Mon, 1 March 2010
  • Roger Crawford

    Author, Inspirational Speaker

    Best–selling author and inspirational keynote speaker, Roger Crawford speaks at Chapel about how to turn the pessimism of “I can’t” into the unstoppable power of “I can.”

    Recorded: Tue, 23 February 2010
  • Abdullah Antepli

    Duke University Chaplain

    Imam Abdullah Antepli is the Muslim Chaplain at Duke University.

    Recorded: Mon, 8 February 2010
  • Kenneth Hoats at Parent Alliance

    Education Counselor

    Baylor parents attended a special program featuring Kenneth Hoats on “Raising a Resilient Child: Giving your Child an Effective Philosophy of Life.”

    Recorded: Mon, 1 February 2010
  • Kenneth Hoats

    Education Counselor

    A licensed professional counselor and certified educational counselor, Hoats speaks with students on leadership and developing an effective philosophy of life.

    Recorded: Mon, 1 February 2010
  • The Power of Words

    Rabbi Ken Kanter

    Rabbi Ken Kanter, Director of the Rabbinical School for the Hebrew Union College speaks to Baylor students about the power of words.

    Recorded: Wed, 27 January 2010
  • Tennis Greats Visit

    Melanie Oudin & the Bryan Brothers

    Baylor students were treated to a visit from some world-class tennis greats, rising star Melanie Oudin and five-time world champions Bob and Mike Bryan.

    Recorded: Thu, 3 December 2009
  • Kyle Maynard

    Champion Wrestler, Author

    Champion wrestler and author, Kyle Maynard, who was born without arms or legs, spoke to Baylor students Monday in chapel.

    Recorded: Mon, 16 November 2009
  • Joe Gawrys Receives Conrow Miller Award

    Joe & the Baylor Community

    Joe Gawrys was on campus to receive this year’s Conrow Miller award, which was presented in assembly by Tim Larramore, Yasmine Kangles Key, and Kristen Jenkins, members of the class of 1999.

    Recorded: Fri, 6 November 2009
  • Kani Xulam

    American Kurdish Information Network

    Kani Xulam, founder of the American Kurdish Information Network speaks to students about the plight of the Kurdish people in Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria.

    Recorded: Mon, 26 October 2009
  • Alumni Awards Banquet

    Honorees & Guests

    Baylor honored 14 individuals at the annual Alumni Awards Banquet as part of the school’s Alumni Weekend festivities.

    Recorded: Sat, 3 October 2009
  • Dr. Stephen Post

    Professor, Author

    Stephen Post, author of the book "Why Good Things Happen to Good People", shares with students some of the thoughts and research around what makes people happy

    Recorded: Mon, 28 September 2009
  • A Challenge to the Class of 2010

    Dr. Herb Barks '51

    Former headmaster Dr. Herb Barks '51 addresses the Class of 2010.

    Recorded: Mon, 31 August 2009
  • Floyd Celepino

    Senior Luncheon Keynote

    Veteran Latin instructor Floyd Celapino muses on linoleum and the difference between life and living at the class of 2009 luncheon.

    Recorded: Mon, 18 May 2009
  • Harrison Hall Dedication

    School Officials & Guests

    School officials cut the ribbon for Baylor's new Harrison Hall dormitory.

    Recorded: Fri, 8 May 2009
  • Scott Wilson '75

    Incoming Headmaster

    In his keynote Chapel address to Baylor students, faculty, and staff, Scott Wilson '75 looks back to his days as a student

    Recorded: Mon, 27 April 2009
  • Lauren Templeton '94

    Principal, Lauren Templeton Capital Management

    Recorded: Tue, 21 April 2009
  • Dr. Bill Stacy


    Headmaster Dr. Bill Stacy delivered a farewell message today to the student body, Introduction by Chairman Zan Guerry.

    Recorded: Mon, 20 April 2009
  • Wendell Berry

    Poet, Author, Essayist

    Poet, essayist, farmer, and novelist Wendell Berry visited classes and spoke to Baylor students about sustainable land use and the importance of community

    Recorded: Thu, 2 April 2009
  • Bill McClay

    Professor of History, UTC

    Wilfred M. McClay is the SunTrust Bank Chair of Excellence and Professor of History in Humanities at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

    Recorded: Mon, 26 January 2009
  • Morris Dees

    Civil Rights Leader

    Stating that America is a great nation "because of our diversity and not in spite of it," Civil Rights leader Morris Dees spoke to more than 1,300 members of the Baylor community

    Recorded: Mon, 19 January 2009
  • Grant Teaff

    Coach, Executive

    In 13 years as the Executive Director of the American Football Coaches Association, Grant Teaff has become one of the most effective administrators in intercollegiate athletics.

    Recorded: Mon, 27 October 2008
  • Bill Cushman ’59

    Baylor Teacher - Retired

    A Baylor graduate himself, Bill Cushman '59 taught generations of Baylor students the importance of both knowing and feeling and the value of both experiencing and imagining during his 44 years on the Baylor faculty

    Recorded: Mon, 29 September 2008
  • Will Bowen

    Minister, Author

    Will Bowen has been featured on Oprah, The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, The ABC Evening News, Fox News Channel and in hundreds of TV and radio interviews

    Recorded: Mon, 15 September 2008
  • Kyle Matthews

    Christian Songwriter

    One of Christian music's most prolific songwriters, Kyle Matthews performs in the Chapel.’

    Recorded: Mon, 8 September 2008
  • A Challenge to the Class of 2009

    Dr. Herb Barks '51

    Baylor’s third headmaster, Dr. Herb Barks speaks to the class of 2009.

    Recorded: Mon, 25 August 2008
  • Jeff Wolfsberg

    Substance Abuse Expert

    Jeff Wolfsberg, an expert on adolescent substance abuse issues, speaks with Middle School parents

    Recorded: Thu, 22 May 2008
  • Dr. Herb Barks '51

    Former Headmaster

    Former Headmaster Dr. Herb Barks '51, keynotes our Scholarship Dinner

    Recorded: Tue, 15 April 2008
  • Coleman Barks '55

    Poet, Author, Translator

    Poet and author Coleman Barks '55 shared his poetry with students.

    Recorded: Mon, 14 April 2008
  • Sylvia Mackey

    A talk to Baylor students today regarding using life's adversity as a way to create something positive for others

    Recorded: Mon, 31 March 2008
  • Joe Ehrman

    Founder - Building Men and Women for Others

    Former NFL player Joe Ehrmann spoke to Baylor students regarding finding the meaning, value, and purpose of life.

    Recorded: Mon, 3 March 2008
  • Bishop William H. Willimon

    United Methodist Church

    Bishop Willimon speaks to the upper school student body.

    Recorded: Fri, 7 December 2007
  • Barbara Gaines

    Advertising Manager, BellSouth

    Barbara discusses the segregated culture of her childhood, her aspirations for college, and her long association with Agnes Scott College.

    Recorded: Mon, 22 October 2007
  • Best-selling Author Pat Conroy

    The Baylor Chapel

    Pat Conroy, the author of "Prince of Tides," "The Great Santini," “The Lords of Discipline” and numerous other best-selling novels

    Recorded: Mon, 8 October 2007
  • Class of '67 Economics Leaders Panel

    Jim Frierson, Zan Guerry, Rob Mayfield, Hal Bosworth, Rick Estabrook

    The Class of '67 presented a panel discussion for one of Baylor's economics classes.

    Recorded: Fri, 5 October 2007
  • Dr. Herb Barks '51

    Former Headmaster

    Dr. Herb Barks '51 addressed Baylor students in chapel about the essence of Baylor.

    Recorded: Mon, 27 August 2007