Faculty & Staff News: Baylor Proud

Aug
17
2017

Top 10 pieces of advice from alumni for Baylor freshmen

On Facebook earlier this week, Baylor asked a simple question of the university’s 200,000+ followers: What one piece of advice would you share with #Baylor freshmen on their first day of college? Baylor alumni and others were quick to respond, sharing more than 5,000 words worth of wisdom. Feel free to read through all their advice […]

Aug
17
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “That’s when she fell in love with Baylor.”

Mom: “We had a friend coming with her son, and they said, ‘You should go visit Baylor and some of the schools around there with us!’ We went to Baylor, TCU and SMU; we looked at all three, and that’s when she fell in love with Baylor. Then she came back, and she came back, […]

Aug
16
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’m excited for him. My whole life, I wanted the best for my kids.”

Student: “I’m really nervous about grades, about falling behind. But I know there are a whole bunch of tutoring programs to help me, and I’m not alone. There are probably people in my classes that will help me out. I’m sure if I just stayed behind and asked the teacher to explain some things, they’d […]

Aug
15
2017

Recent Baylor grad takes leadership role at ancient Israel synagogue dig site

For the last five years, explorers from Baylor and three other colleges have painstakingly uncovered a puzzle in Huqoq, Israel. Buried underground for centuries, an ancient synagogue filled with elaborate mosaics has emerged from the rubble, and amazingly, many of the 1,500-year-old artifacts have been found mostly intact. This summer, the excavation team uncovered even […]

Aug
14
2017

Looking back at Baylor Line Camp 2017

The Class of 2021 begins classes in just a week, which means the summer season at Baylor is already winding down. Before they ever took a class at Baylor, however, many of those students received a crash course in what it means to be a Bear thanks to Baylor Line Camp, that great summer tradition […]

Aug
14
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “I think I was kind of na´ve about college.”

“I think I was kind of naïve about college. Everyone who comes to college, there’s a certain maturity they get from that first year. They change a little bit, but it’s for the better. I feel like you go into college as a kid from high school, but after your first year you’re 25% less […]

Aug
11
2017

Three triplets, three personalities, one college — Baylor

When starting their college search, one major factor for many high school students is distance from family. Your college years are about meeting new people, growing into your own person, and having your own experiences — independent of your parents and siblings. That’s all the more important when you’ve lived your entire life as a triplet, […]

Aug
11
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “Take advantage of your resources.”

“I feel like I’m really observant; I like observing people. When I was younger I saw a movie about a teen, his behavior was kind of drastic. It was about a counsellor. I think it was called The Grace Card. It had to do with a counselor helping this teen get through his issues. Ever […]

Aug
10
2017

Show you’re BaylorProud with these new Facebook photo frames

Just in time for the start of school, Baylor has unveiled a series of new photo frames designed to help you share your Baylor pride on Facebook. Baylor fans can add a simple interlocking BU, or a graphic featuring a Baylor Line jersey with your graduation year (like Bruiser’s above). Here’s how: 1. Go to […]

Aug
9
2017

The 10 most popular dorm decor ideas on Baylor’s Pinterest

Believe it or not, we’ve almost reached the start of a new year here at Baylor! Soon, Baylor Move-In — known here as “Move2BU” — takes place Aug. 16-17. Hundreds of students, faculty and staff will unload car after car of freshman belongings and carry them to rooms across Baylor’s residence halls. And if you’re like […]

Aug
9
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’m radiating positivity all the time now; I just love it here so much.”

[How has being a Line Camp leader changed your Baylor experience?] “Oh, my goodness. I mean, I loved Baylor before with all my heart, but I think this has not only changed my perception of Baylor, but with my whole life I’m seeing everything in a whole new perspective. I’m radiating positivity all the time […]

Aug
8
2017

Happy 10th birthday to BaylorProud!

Ten years ago this month, America’s attention was focused on the subprime mortgage crisis, Barry Bonds breaking Major League Baseball’s career home run record, and early debates leading up to the 2008 presidential election. Far fewer eyes were on the launch of a little blog called [Baylor Proud], which went live with its first post […]

Aug
7
2017

Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert on fighting hunger

Whether in the halls of Congress or the streets of Waco, Jeremy Everett, MDiv ’01, spends his days addressing a topic that has become a burning passion — fighting hunger. Everett is the founder and executive director of Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative (THI), an organization that began in a small office in a Baylor parking […]

Aug
6
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s the type of environment that I want [my child] to be in.”

“Everyone that I’ve actually met at Baylor has been so genuinely loving and caring, even with the parents. It’s the type of environment that I want [my child] to be in. It’s almost like going to a really, really good church, and everybody just truly and genuinely loves the Lord; you just connect.” [What are […]

Aug
4
2017

What you might have missed on Baylor YouTube

If you’re not yet following Baylor on YouTube, you’re missing out on literally hours of green-and-gold nostalgia and excitement. The site features hundreds of videos showcasing life on campus and what it means to be a Baylor Bear. To give you a taste of the great content Baylor videographers have been posting lately, here are 10 […]

Aug
4
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “Knowing what [my dad] thought of the university encouraged me…”

“I’ve been thrown heaping amounts of Baylor paraphernalia over the last several weeks [by my] parents, relatives, friends. My dad’s an alum, and then he has a lot of friends who went to Baylor, too.” [Was your dad a big influence in choosing Baylor?] “Yeah. Knowing what he thought of the university encouraged me. I’m […]

Aug
3
2017

Something’s been missing from Rufus Burleson’s statue for decades

Since 1905, a statue of legendary Baylor President Rufus Burleson has stood watch over the Baylor quadrangle that bears his name. It’s seen millions of students, professors, parents and visitors pass through campus. But for years — so long that nobody quite knows how long — he’s been standing without one of his key personal effects: […]

Aug
2
2017

7 tips for sailgating Baylor football games

Baylor has plenty of special traditions: running the Line, Sing, Christmas on 5th, Homecoming… The list goes on. But one of our best traditions is also one of our newest: sailgating. For the uninitiated, sailgating is exactly what it sounds like: tailgating, on a boat. Part of McLane Stadium’s beauty is that its right on […]

Aug
2
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “Now when I go home, it’s like, ‘When can I come back to Baylor?’”

“When I first came to college, that first semester was really difficult, because I was just homesick. My parents weren’t there, and I got mono in October… My parents tried to comfort me over the phone, but it’s something you have to deal with yourself, get back up and go to class the next day […]

Aug
1
2017

How does Baylor’s athletic director describe his job? ‘Preparing champions for life’

The Baylor athletic department has seen a lot of change in the last year. The new football coaching staff has received the most attention, but more than 20 other athletic staff members — including most of the senior administration — are new to Baylor and/or in new positions entering this fall. That includes, of course, […]