Faculty & Staff News: Baylor Proud

Jul
31
2015

#FiveStarr: Celebrating fundraising highlights of President Starr’s 5 years at Baylor

Five years ago this summer, Ken Starr took office as Baylor’s 14th president. Since those early days, when he challenged Baylor Nation to join together to support student scholarships, Baylor has responded in record-setting numbers, providing for increased scholarships, game-changing facilities and more. “The momentous outpouring of generosity that, remarkably, continues unabated is really a story […]

Jul
30
2015

Another sneak peek at Baylor’s Class of 2019

Last month, we shared a first look at at some of the freshmen who will be joining the Baylor family this fall. Judging from comments and shares on social media, it proved popular, so here we go with a few more fresh faces you might see more of over the next four years: * Best friends since […]

Jul
29
2015

Recent grads give their Baylor experience high marks

We brag a lot about Baylor on this blog; after all, our name is “BaylorProud.” We believe that Baylor is a truly special place, where excellent teaching and advanced research takes place within a caring, Christ-focused community. Of course, we also believe you should be able to back up your bragging points. That’s one reason why Baylor […]

Jul
28
2015

Baylor Film and Digital Media now its own department, thanks to transformative gift

For years, Baylor’s Film and Digital Media (FDM) program has been a well-respected part of the university’s Department of Communication. The program’s long line of successful graduates includes such notable names as John Lee Hancock, BA ’79, JD ’82 (director of The Blind Side, The Rookie and and Saving Mr. Banks), and 2014 Baylor Alumni of the […]

Jul
27
2015

Devoted alumna Sue Getterman honored as ‘Regent Emerita’

Over the years, Ted (BBA ’49, JD’ 51) and Sue (BA ’50) Getterman’s support of Baylor has impacted virtually every area of campus. The Getterman name might stand out most for its connection to Baylor softball, where their lead gifts helped turn Getterman Stadium and the Getterman Indoor Softball Facility from dreams into realities, but the couple has also […]

Jul
23
2015

President Starr joins group in urging Congress to act on worldwide religious persecution

In a 1920 sermon delivered on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., the legendary George W. Truett, AB 1897, proclaimed the historic Baptist emphasis on the need for religious liberty. “This is the chiefest contribution that America has thus far made to civilization,” the Baylor graduate and longtime pastor of First Baptist Dallas told […]

Jul
22
2015

Baylor makes ‘Great Colleges To Work For’ elite honor roll for a record 5th straight year

Record-setting teams have become engrained as a part of the Baylor landscape, and not just on the football field or basketball court. Baylor faculty and staff — the team that serves our students, connects our alumni and keeps the university running on a daily basis — have created such a positive work environment that they’ve […]

Jul
21
2015

Baylor grads minister to impoverished Miami-area communities

The neighborhood of Overtown, Fla., isn’t what most people picture when they think about Miami. Located just across Biscayne Bay from the glamour of Miami Beach, Overtown is one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city, and its residents daily face the difficult issues that come from living in poverty. Overtown is also the home base for […]

Jul
20
2015

Fighting Ebola in West Africa: A Baylor alum finds her calling

Dani Kloepper, BA ’08, knew she wanted to spend her life helping the most vulnerable of people in the world. She didn’t know how exactly, but getting an international relations degree from Baylor sounded like a good place to start — “a wonderful foundation,” as she describes it today. After a few years of learning […]

Jul
17
2015

A Baylor Duck Dynasty? Brothers recognized as world-champion duck decoy carvers

Finding the right duck decoy is serious business for hunters, which means that a pair of Baylor brothers find their work in great demand. Spencer Tinkham, a senior economics major, and his younger brother, Clay, a sophomore pre-business major, are world champion youth duck decoy carvers, and their skill for carving life-like ducks has brought […]

Jul
16
2015

#FiveStarr: Celebrating on-campus highlights of President Starr’s 5 years at Baylor

Five years ago this summer, Ken Starr took office as Baylor’s 14th president. From the beginning, he has repeatedly emphasized that at Baylor, “It’s all about the students.” And those students have taken to the man they call “Judge Starr,” as well. The past five years have provided students with a campus experience unlike anything […]

Jul
15
2015

Baylor Law to honor pioneering female graduate

Her father warned her it would be difficult for a woman to succeed in law. Not because he didn’t believe in his daughter; her parents were quite progressive, by standards of the time, and encouraged her to develop her intellect and knowledge regardless of her gender. But society wasn’t used to women wanting something other […]

Jul
14
2015

Waco Mammoth Site — long run by Baylor — joins National Park System

It’s been almost 40 years since two Central Texas men stumbled across a large bone sticking out of a Waco creek bed and brought it to Baylor for identification. Friday, that event reached its culmination as the Waco Mammoth National Monument was welcomed into the National Park System (NPS). [CNN: “Texas mammoth herd site is a new national […]

Jul
10
2015

What’s so significant to Baylor about these columns?

When it comes to iconic Baylor imagery, near the top of the list — just behind the Judge Baylor statue and the Burleson Quadrangle/Pat Neff Hall skyline — is a series of four columns. Visitors to campus, for instance, are greeted by large signs at the edges of the university that noticeably stand on four pillars. […]

Jul
9
2015

Baylor alum invited to perform her own play at world’s largest arts festival

Whether in front of the camera or working on a stage, Baylor alumni in entertainment have certainly earned their share of the spotlight lately. On TV, prominent Bears have included Angela Kinsey, BA '93 (Angela on NBC's The Office), Michael Brandt (BBA '91, MA '94) and Derek Haas (BA '91, MA & '95) (co-creators of NBC's Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Chicago Med), […]

Jul
7
2015

Loving Annabelle: A Baylor family’s heartbreaking, yet inspiring journey

Warning: You’re going to need Kleenex for this one. Almost exactly a year ago, we wrote about Baylor alumna Tricia Roos, BBA ’04, being named TAPPS 5A Female Coach of the Year — the top honor for any female coach from the state’s largest private schools. She had recently learned she and her husband, Jonas (BBA […]

Jul
6
2015

Summer Send-Off Parties connect new Baylor students from coast to coast

Hundreds of incoming Baylor students are headed to campus this fall from places where seeing someone dressed in green and gold and throwing up a “sic ’em” isn’t an everyday occurrence. But in places like Chicago, Washington, Los Angeles, and dozens of other cities across the nation, there are more members of the Baylor family then […]

Jul
2
2015

Baylor named a Fiske ‘Best Buy’ School – again

I would call a Baylor education “priceless,” but each year, studies like this one from the Fiske Guide to Colleges manage to put a value on it — and this year was no different. Baylor is one of just 44 institutions — public or private, college or university, from the U.S., U.K. and Canada — on […]

Jul
1
2015

#FiveStarr: Celebrating athletic highlights of President Starr’s 5 years at Baylor

Five years ago this summer, Ken Starr took office as Baylor’s 14th president. From the beginning, he said that athletics were “the front porch of the University,” and since the early days of his tenure, when he fought tirelessly to stabilize and secure Baylor’s spot on the national stage, Baylor’s front porch has grown in […]

Jun
30
2015

Summer at Baylor means classes and camps — for all ages

Parking lots and garages are full. Penland is packed during the lunch hour. The workout machines, Ping-Pong tables, racquetball and basketball courts at the SLC are just as busy as ever. You’d think it was the middle of the fall or spring – but this is Summer at Baylor. Many of those on campus are here […]