Faculty & Staff News: Baylor Proud

Jul
31
2014

McLane Stadium opens one month from today

After two years of planning and construction, we are now one month — one month!! — from the opening of McLane Stadium. The Bears will host SMU on Aug. 31 (6:30 p.m., FS1), but the game itself is just part of the opening weekend celebration. Fans will get their first opportunity to set foot inside McLane […]

Jul
30
2014

What killed the dinosaurs? Baylor geology researcher part of new study

We’ve all heard that an asteroid killed the dinosaurs. A new study says that’s almost right — but not the complete story. The research, conducted by an international team that included Baylor geology professor Daniel Peppe, says that the asteroid strike was part of a “perfect storm” of events that proved to be the dinos’ […]

Jul
29
2014

Baylor among nation’s ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ for 5th time in 6 years

For the fifth time in six years, Baylor University has been named one of the country’s “Great Colleges to Work For” following a nationwide survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Perhaps more impressively, Baylor made the study’s Honor Roll — the best of the best — for the fourth straight year, as one of just […]

Jul
28
2014

A sneak peek at Baylor’s Class of 2018

Orientation for this fall’s freshmen is complete, and Line Camp is nearly done as well. So what are Baylor’s newest students like? Here’s a sneak peek at just a few of the faces who make up Baylor’s Class of 2018: * Friends tell identical twins Abbey and Caroline Haines apart by their hair; Abbey, the older of the two, wears […]

Jul
25
2014

Baylor Line Camp sets participation record for 8th straight year

Another summer of Baylor Line Camps is nearly over, and with more than 2,000 expected participants, this year’s group of incoming students was bigger than ever. [See photos from this year's Line Camps.] Of course, that’s become a regular occurrence for the program. Since the program began in 2003, attendance has grown every year but […]

Jul
24
2014

Bears sweep Big 12 Athlete of the Year honors for 2nd time in 3 years

For the second time in three years, Baylor has swept the Big 12 Athlete of the Year honors. Bryce Petty was named Male Athlete of the Year, while Odyssey Sims was the league’s Female Athlete of the Year. To put Baylor’s sweep in perspective: Baylor is the first Big 12 school to sweep both titles, […]

Jul
23
2014

ESPN rolls cameras as Baylor alums’ 12-year-old son’s dream comes true

If you follow @BaylorProud on Twitter, you saw the photo above back in the spring, when the Baylor baseball team and Chi Omega teamed up to help make a wish come true for 12-year-old Jace Andrews. Jace, the son of Baylor alumni John (BS ’92) and Julie (BA ’93) Andrews and brother of incoming freshman […]

Jul
22
2014

Baylor authors fill bookshelves with summer releases

Accounts of heroism from first-responders in West. An example of a church that’s changing the world. The story of a certain football coach whose revolutionary offense changed Baylor forever. These are just some of the options available to Baylor Nation as Bears everywhere hit the beach or otherwise work through their summer reading lists, while the prolific library of […]

Jul
21
2014

Baylor football pegged as preseason Big 12 runner-up for 2014

We are now less than six weeks from kicking off the 2014 college football season and all that entails — including the defending of last year’s Big 12 title and the opening of McLane Stadium. Preseason polls of both media and coaches indicate that Baylor is expected to again be in the hunt for the Big […]

Jul
20
2014

A fountain back on Fountain Mall? Major Fifth Street update coming

A fountain is in the works for Baylor’s historic Fifth Street — appropriately enough, on or near Fountain Mall. And that’s just the beginning of the plans for the heart of Baylor’s campus, thanks to a generous alum. A major renovation is coming to Fifth Street, made possible by a gift from Dr. Thomas Rosenbalm, BS ’50, […]

Jul
17
2014

Show us how you find #BaylorEverywhere

The Baylor name is truly everywhere these days, whether it’s our people being quoted in media outlets all over the country, our sports teams regularly appearing on national broadcasts, or green-and-gold t-shirts popping up all over the world. We want to see just how far the Baylor name goes, so we have a request. When you see […]

Jul
16
2014

Baylor again named a ‘best buy’ among colleges and universities

As a new class of high school seniors spends the summer thinking about which college they’ll attend in the fall of 2015, the latest study from the best-selling Fiske Guide to Colleges has once again named Baylor a “best buy.” Baylor is one of only 44 institutions — public or private, college or university, from the U.S., […]

Jul
15
2014

Baylor alums bring healing and a home to orphans in Kenya

The stories of the children at Naomi’s Village are heart-wrenching. All of have lost their parents, many to extreme brutality at the hands of terrorists or other family members. Still others were abandoned. Sadly, their stories are not uncommon. The orphan crisis in Africa is particularly acute in Kenya, where nearly 700 children are orphaned […]

Jul
14
2014

Baylor prof’s book studies ‘Virtual Afterlives,’ from tattoo tributes to mobile memorials

You’ve seen the car decals, the t-shirts, perhaps even the tattoos honoring someone’s loved one. They’re all covered — along with the answer to “why?” — in Baylor professor Candi Cann’s new book, Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the 21st Century. Dr. Cann, an assistant professor in Baylor’s Honors College and the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core […]

Jul
11
2014

Baylor campus going completely tobacco-free

One month from today — August 11, 2014 — Baylor University will become a tobacco-free, smoke-free campus, joining more than 600 other colleges and universities around the country. That means no smoking or use of any other tobacco products inside or outside of any Baylor-owned buildings, including those on campus, around Waco and in other […]

Jul
10
2014

What does Baylor mean to you?

When people give to Baylor, they often include short notes explaining why they felt led to give. When you put the notes together, you start to get a sense of what this university means to the Baylor family — not just alumni, but parents, Waco residents, and other friends. Here’s just a sampling: “I know […]

Jul
9
2014

Select program offers undergrads direct path to Baylor Law or College of Medicine

What could be better than a Baylor degree? Two Baylor degrees, that’s what. Baylor 2 Baylor provides students with that opportunity. Baylor 2 Baylor (or Baylor²) is a dual-admission program that allows a select group of incoming freshmen to follow their Baylor undergraduate experience with automatic admission into either Baylor Law School or Baylor College of Medicine. Comprised […]

Jul
7
2014

A Century of Sic ’Em: Celebrating 100 years as Baylor Bears

One hundred years ago this summer, Baylor was without a mascot. Our sports teams were occasionally called the Bulldogs or the Baptists in newspaper accounts, but they had no official nickname. By the fall of 1914, Baylor students were ready for that to change. On Oct. 2, 1914, a contest was proposed to come up with […]

Jul
3
2014

McLane Stadium 97% complete with 8 weeks ’til kickoff

Next month (!!), Baylor football will officially open McLane Stadium as the Bears host SMU. A media tour yesterday gave up-close looks at the team’s locker room, a recruiting area, the field (where turf has gone in this week) and lower stands. (If you’re following @BaylorProud on Twitter, you got a glimpse of things yesterday.) […]

Jul
2
2014

Baylor professors of the year represent education, music and business

Each year, Baylor honors three professors with major awards based on slightly varying criteria. The senior class annually votes to determine the Collins Outstanding Professor Award. For the eighth time in the last 11 years, the Collins Award winner is also a Baylor graduate; this year’s recipient is Dr. Paul La Bounty, PhD ’07 (above left), […]