Faculty & Staff News: Baylor Proud

Sep
29
2016

From Greek life to quidditch, Baylor student organizations offer something for everyone

Pop quiz: How many Baylor students participate in official student organizations? How many student organizations does Baylor offer? Before you guess, take into consideration all the Greek organizations and professional societies Baylor offers. Then start thinking outside the box a little bit; if you’re a Baylor student with an interest in sailing, there’s a club for that. […]

Sep
29
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s probably one of the best leadership experiences anyone could have…”

“I’ve been involved in Baylor Crew for about three years… It’s probably one of the best leadership experiences anyone could have. It’s a unique experience because we’re such a large club, and we handle such a large budget. It’s taught me so much about real-world experience, how to deal with insurance, working with Campus Rec. […]

Sep
28
2016

Get to know Dr. Corey Carbonara, Baylor Master Teacher

Earning the designation as a Master Teacher is a rare honor, one of the highest a Baylor professor can receive. Last month, Baylor President David Garland announced that three Baylor professors had earned the title, increasing the roll of Master Teachers who had earned this designation to 26 since the honor was first bestowed 34 years […]

Sep
28
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s who you know.”

“I’ve always wanted to work in an area where I really feel like I can serve people and help people and better their lives. I got interested in politics and was like, ‘Well, I guess this is the way I can do it!’ I want to work in political communications somehow — trying to figure […]

Sep
27
2016

Renowned historian David McCullough speaks at Baylor

If you can name only one living historian, there’s a good chance it’s David McCullough. The 83-year-old author has won two Pulitzer Prizes and the Presidential Medal of Freedom; written 10 books (including such best-sellers as Truman and 1776); narrated documentaries such as Ken Burns’ Civil War series; and had two of his works translated for […]

Sep
27
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “We had a really cool Welcome Week group…”

“[Welcome Week] was fun. I feel like we got lucky because we had a really cool Welcome Week group, and about half of us really connected and really stuck together. It’s what the majority of our hangout group is still, which didn’t happen with a lot of Welcome Week groups. But it was fun getting […]

Sep
26
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “I really, really love science.”

“I really, really love science. I’m that kind of geeky person that looks into the microscope and is like, ‘This is in your body!’ sort of thing. I’m just so impressed, and I think it’s so beautiful and it’s so amazing that it’s in us. “The great thing about being pre-med is that we don’t […]

Sep
26
2016

From Baylor to the NFL to Harvard — and now to Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Mark Adickes’ career has taken him from the o-line to the O.R. (operating room), and now the 1984 Baylor business graduate — whose resume also includes both a Super Bowl ring and a Harvard medical degree — has found a fitting new home. Last month, he joined Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) as chief of the […]

Sep
23
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “I miss it. You take it for granted…”

“It’s Austin’s official Baylor Watch Party! … We all work at General Motors. He initiated it and let us all know about it. So, it’s kind of like our break from work, too, to come here and watch the Bears.” “There are a ton of Baylor grads working at General Motors!” “We’re all different graduating classes, […]

Sep
23
2016

Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert on presidential rhetoric

With Election Day fast approaching, millions of Americans are focused on what the presidential candidates have to say — but few are listening with as much insight as Baylor professor Martin Medhurst. Dr. Medhurst is widely considered one of the nation’s foremost experts on presidential rhetoric. After teaching at UC-Davis and Texas A&M, Medhurst came to Baylor […]

Sep
22
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’m not very much a ‘damsel-in-distress’ type of person…”

“I’m a professional writing and film double major, and I eventually want to work for Disney and do scriptwriting with Disney and also Marvel — but they’re the same now. That’s my dream job, being able to inspire people through movies and stuff. I want to break female stereotypes, things like that. I’m not very much a […]

Sep
22
2016

New Smithsonian museum features music from Baylor’s Black Gospel Restoration Project

In less than a decade, Baylor professor Robert Darden’s mission to preserve black gospel music for future generations has grown from the basement of Moody Memorial Library to the Smithsonian Institution. This Saturday, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opens on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The museum’s anticipated 20,000+ visitors this […]

Sep
21
2016

Golf tournament extends the legacy of Baylor alum & Waco pastor Kyle Lake

More than a decade has passed since Kyle Lake, BA ’94, MDiv ’97, last closed a service at Waco’s University Baptist Church with the benediction, “Love God, embrace beauty, and live life to the fullest,” but his life and message still resonates with those who knew him, and with many more who never got the […]

Sep
21
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “We’re trying to help students get internships, get jobs…”

“I work for Baylor in Career and Professional Development. I am their events coordinator, so I coordinate all their events and career fairs. … We’re trying to help students get internships, get jobs, and take care of them as much as possible. That’s a goal of Baylor. That’s a goal of our department, to let […]

Sep
20
2016

Armstrong Browning director retires after 50 years with Baylor

You probably know about the basics about Armstrong Browning Library: how it’s named for Dr. A.J. Armstrong, who fought and fundraised to build it; how it’s home to the works of Victorian poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning; and how it’s widely considered one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. Well, if you’ve spent […]

Sep
20
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “I have to start thinking about things like the MCAT…”

“It’s my junior year, so I have to start thinking about things like the MCAT, and my GPA. Right now, I have to get a 4.0 this semester, or at least try my best to, and make sure I maintain that for the rest of my time at Baylor, just so I’m competitive when it […]

Sep
19
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “I love the idea of being able to mentor new people…”

[What’s the best thing going on in your life right now?] “Hmm… That’s a really tough question… Coming back to campus, but not as a freshman where everything’s new. It just feels so much better, having your core group of people. And I love the idea of being able to mentor new people, so I’m […]

Sep
15
2016

8 things you should know about President Garland

If you are fortunate enough to spend even a small amount of time around Baylor’s interim president, Dr. David Garland, you realize quickly what a kind man he is, with a knack for servant leadership that has led him from Truett Seminary to Pat Neff Hall and back again more than once. Dr. Garland’s service since […]

Sep
14
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “I decided to buy a hammock and go hammocking…”

[What’s on your senior-year bucket list?] “Hammocking! I decided to buy a hammock and go hammocking. We’ve done West Fest, which is an experience, if you haven’t gone. It’s Labor Day weekend every year. The State Fair. You know, we’re so close to Dallas, so might as well. We wanna do tandem biking. We did […]

Sep
14
2016

Baylor matches best-ever U.S. News ranking, moves to No. 4 in Texas

When U.S. News released its latest ranking of national universities yesterday, the headlines around Texas didn’t focus on Baylor’s individual rank (although at No. 71, it matched the university’s highest ranking ever). No, the headlines from outlets like the Texas Tribune noted that, after years of steady movement, Baylor passed Texas A&M to become the No. 4-ranked […]