Faculty & Staff News: Baylor Proud

May
23
2017

Thank you, Dr. Garland!

If you want to get a sense of David Garland’s place in the Baylor family, just read through the comments left on Facebook earlier this month when Baylor Regents announced the establishment of a $5 million scholarship fund at Truett Seminary in his honor. Over and over again, you’ll see one phrase pop up: “servant leader.” And […]

May
23
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “I can stand on my own now because of everything I’ve done at Baylor.”

[We interviewed you last fall! What’s changed for you since then?] “My confidence in myself. I was always confident in myself, but I wasn’t always sure I’d be ready to graduate. You know what? Waking up this morning, I was. It felt right. I have the confidence I’ll be able to support myself and do […]

May
22
2017

10 Baylor alumni leading Downtown Waco’s revitalization

If you’ve visited Downtown Waco recently, chances are you’ve seen a new business or building and thought, “That wasn’t here last time,” or “A lot has changed downtown since I was a student!” That even happens with those of us who live here. Downtown Waco is hot right now, and countless Baylor alums are at […]

May
18
2017

Baylor professors of the year come from all across the arts and sciences

We’ve reached the end of another academic year at Baylor, when final grades are submitted, seniors are graduated — and Baylor’s professors of the year are named. The Collins Outstanding Professor Award is voted on each year by the outgoing senior class and includes a cash prize of $10,000. Past Collins Professors include Dr. Tom Hanks (1998), […]

May
16
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “I had a blast. It’s sad that it has to come to an end.”

[Reflecting on your five years here at Baylor, what’s going through your head?] “It was too short! I had a lot of fun. I was a vice president in student government, I was a president of my fraternity… I had a blast. It’s sad that it has to come to an end.” [What would you […]

May
16
2017

New shows coming this summer from two Baylor alumni

There are so many Baylor alumni on screen lately, it’s getting hard to keep up – and that’s a good problem to have! So if you’re looking for something new to watch, here are two more TV shows to add to our ever-growing list of Bears in Hollywood. Downward Dog debuts May 17 (8:30 p.m. CT, ABC). Allison […]

May
16
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “Your experiences here at Baylor will shape you…”

“It’s surreal… There’ve been moments leading up to right now that have been incredibly nostalgic, like walking around campus for the last time as an undergrad student, little things like that. Packing up my apartment that I’ve been in all four years. I think surreal is the best way to describe it.” [What would you […]

May
15
2017

Congratulations, Baylor Class of 2017!

Congratulations, Class of 2017 — you did it! More than 2,500 Bears walked the Ferrell Center stage over the weekend at Commencement to receive their diplomas and officially become Baylor alumni. As usual, the highlight was seeing so many students celebrate the culmination of their years of hard work; you can see it in their faces […]

May
12
2017

Prof’s caring heart led this Bear from Syrian civil war to a Baylor degree

Amjad Dabi is one of the 2,500+ members of Baylor’s Class of 2017 who will take the symbolic walk from undergraduate to graduate this weekend during Baylor’s Spring Commencement ceremonies. For Dabi, who will receive his Bachelor’s of Music degree in piano pedagogy, that walk has been nearly eight years in the making, thousands of miles and a […]

May
10
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “What sealed the deal for my attending Baylor was when I visited…”

“From a very young age, I knew I wanted to be a doctor. I grew up surrounded with parents, aunts and uncles with careers in healthcare, and I have always looked up to them. After graduating high school, I knew I needed to attend a college that would cultivate my pathway to medicine. … “What […]

May
9
2017

Jordan’s new Minister of Foreign Affairs is also a Baylor Bear

The small Middle Eastern nation of Jordan is bordered by Israel, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, which makes foreign relations incredibly important for the country. Earlier this year, when King Abdullah named a new Minister of Foreign Affairs, he turned to a trusted advisor — who just so happens to be a Baylor graduate. Ayman Safadi, […]

May
9
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “I love being an EMT.”

“This summer, I’m going to be working in Houston on an ambulance. I’m an EMT. I work in North Houston. It’s pretty cool, actually. I get to work with the first aid service team here at Baylor, so I get to do my EMT work through Baylor a little bit. It’s volunteer. It’s not paid. And […]

May
8
2017

Baylor’s new parental leave and adoption assistance benefits among the best in higher ed

If you’re a parent, you understand how important your employer’s support is when you’re having a baby — even more so if you’re adopting. Earlier this spring, Baylor added some new employee benefits to help in both situations. Baylor’s new parental leave policy, signed into effect in late March by President David Garland, provides up to […]

May
8
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “I wanted to show students why I love Baylor and why they should come to Baylor.”

“I work for the Baylor Visitor Experience at the Wiethorn Visitors Center… I’m actually a graduating senior, and so today is my last tour. I’m very excited and very, very emotional about it, because of what this university has done for me. The people that I’ve met in the community of Baylor are what makes […]

May
5
2017

Baylor’s Foster Campus certified LEED Gold for environmental friendliness

Heaven and the heaven of heavens belong to the LORD your God, the earth with all that is in it. ~ Deuteronomy 10:14 Baylor’s mission statement heavily emphasizes a “Christian commitment within a caring community” — which includes stewardship for God’s natural resources on the Baylor campus. Baylor’s Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and […]

May
5
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “I would also love to be the President of the United States one day.”

“My family’s from Mexico, so coming here to the United States was really hard for them. It was a difficult transition, mostly because in Mexico you weren’t encouraged to go to school, especially in the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s. You had to work and get money to provide for your family. “My parents went to college, […]

May
4
2017

George W. Truett: A Texas, Baptist and Baylor legend

If you know of George W. Truett today, there’s a good chance it’s because Baylor’s seminary bears his name. That honor was based largely on his half-century as one of Texas’ (and even our nation’s) leading pastors — but the important role he played in keeping Baylor University alive at the turn of the 20th century should not be forgotten, […]

May
4
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s so important these days to know about other people and understand where they’re coming from…”

“[Better Together Day] is just about sharing your stories, sharing about where you’re coming from — learning about other people, what motivates them, what drives them. Getting to know other people is fun, even as a senior, whatever you can do to learn and get to know people, because it’s one of the best things […]

May
3
2017

Hear more from President-Select Linda Livingstone

On June 1, President-Select Linda Livingstone will take office at Baylor and officially become the university’s 15th president. In the meantime, she has met with reporters at virtually every Waco media outlet to talk about her approach to leadership, the challenges and opportunities Baylor faces today, being Baylor’s first female president, and a host of other topics. […]

May
3
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “In good times, in bad times, we’re Baylor family…”

“I absolutely adore Dr. Livingstone. We were at a dinner on Friday; I went up to her right after and introduced myself. She had a long line, and I fangirled. I definitely fangirled. I think that a lot of attention has been put on her because she’s a woman, and I think that’s great. … […]