Faculty & Staff News: Baylor Proud

Dec
9
2016

Rand Paul and Bill Murray just the latest among notable Baylor visitors this year

One of the great things about life on campus is access to extraordinary people. Baylor students are blessed, year in and year out, with opportunities to learn from and interact with some of the most accomplished and influential figures in a variety of fields. This isn’t a new thing; a photo from the 1971 yearbook shared […]

Dec
9
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “Seeing others come together as a community — that’s what Baylor’s about…”

“The Multicultural Greek Council [MGC] is basically where people of different multicultural backgrounds can come together and form a community. All of our organizations within the MGC are historically ethnic-related. So the one I’m part of, Delta Epsilon Psi, is historically a South Asian interest fraternity. It’s kind of a good way for us to […]

Dec
8
2016

Make a difference this Christmas; give the gift of Baylor

Last week, we gave you Christmas gift ideas for the Baylor Bears in your life. But if your loved one already has all the green-and-gold t-shirts, coffee mugs and office decor they can handle, then you might take a look at the Baylor Christmas 2016 Gift Catalog. The gifts in this catalog aren’t things you can wrap […]

Dec
8
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “Then I heard, ‘Representing Pi Kappa Phi…’ and I was like, ‘Wait, what was that?!’”

“I’m here for the Phi Beta Kappa induction. It’s the oldest honors society in the country, founded in 1776. … I’m in Phi Alpha Theta, the history honors society. I’m in a couple different honors programs, the general honors program and the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core. … I’m on the club volleyball team. I’m in Pi […]

Dec
6
2016

Why I’m excited about Baylor’s new football coach, Matt Rhule

Once upon a time, Baylor hired a new head coach — a young man from the midwest who wasn’t even on most fans’ radar — to head a program still reeling following a devastating scandal. That coach would go on to become the winningest coach in program history, leading his team to new heights — […]

Dec
6
2016

Christmas on 5th signals the start of #BaylorChristmas

When there are camels and kangaroos on campus, a Christmas tree lighting and concerts, you know it must be Christmas on 5th Street, the official kickoff to the Christmas season at Baylor. The much-loved Baylor tradition was renewed Thursday night, with thousands of members of the Baylor family coming together to pause from the busy-ness of […]

Dec
6
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “Basically the entire Christmas break, we have a giant sleepover.”

“My best memory of the holidays, in general, is that every year we always — my extended family — all get together at my aunt’s house and basically, the entire Christmas break, we have a giant sleepover. We’re all on break and everyone’s visiting, so we all stay at my aunt’s house. There’s like 15-18 […]

Dec
5
2016

Why I’m looking forward to Baylor’s bowl game

Sunday, we learned that Baylor football will face Boise State in the 2016 Motel 6 Cactus Bowl in Phoenix (Dec. 27, 9:15 p.m. CT, ESPN). Over the last couple of weeks, some questioned whether or not Baylor should accept this bowl bid, wondering aloud if we might be better off just moving our focus on to other […]

Dec
5
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s a very impressive accomplishment… He’s our only son, so I had to see it.”

Him: “I’m a biology major and then a great texts minor, so I’m kind of all over the place… I got inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, so I’m here for the induction ceremony. My mother came down from Wichita to be a part of it.” Her: “It’s a very big deal — a classics honors […]

Dec
2
2016

Happy 65th Anniversary, Armstrong Browning Library!

The first indication a visitor receives that Baylor’s Armstrong Browning Library is a special place is the entrance. Bronze doors, each weighing nearly a ton, open slowly as they dramatically reveal what’s inside — and what’s inside is not only one of the most beautiful facilities on the Baylor campus, but one of the most […]

Dec
2
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “Having a dog’s a lot of fun, ’cause they’re so loyal and loving…”

“I grew up with dogs all my life, so it was really hard starting at Baylor and not having any contact with dogs at all. And then later on, a girl in my class told me that a friend of hers was fostering a dog, but she couldn’t bring him home for Christmas, and she […]

Dec
1
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “The love for it is what’s gonna drive you to discover.”

“I teach in the art department. … I’ve always been very interested in art, and when I was 19 years old I was trying to decide what to do. I was in Europe, and I saw the museums and the paintings there, and on my way home I knew that I wanted to be a […]

Dec
1
2016

7 Christmas gift ideas for your Baylor Bear

Chances are, there’s a Baylor Bear in your life that you know and love, and you’d love to come through with the perfect Baylor gift to surprise him or her this Christmas. We’re here to help. Here are 7 gift ideas that will knock this Christmas out of the park: 1. Baylor apparel and […]

Nov
30
2016

Up-and-coming Baylor scholars win prestigious awards in their fields

Baylor professors represent our school well on the national level — sharing expertise on political rhetoric, rescuing black gospel music from obscurity, developing a life-saving app, etc. — all while guiding their own students toward that same level of success. This semester, three young Baylor scholars — one a graduate student, one professor, and one who’s served both roles […]

Nov
30
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “We always get some kind of movie. That’s a thing with my family.”

[What are you looking forward to at Christmas?] “One thing that we do is that we always get some kind of movie. That’s a thing with my family. Every year, we’ll each get two or three movies, and every year, we’ll do a binge-watching party and just watch all kinds of movies, so that’s what […]

Nov
29
2016

Fighting past disability, Baylor Law grad and friends completely fund a new BU scholarship

In January, we introduced you to Allison Dickson, JD ’07, the 2007 Baylor Law valedictorian who refused to let a lifelong battle with a muscular condition deter her from her dreams. Allison lives with Werdnig-Hoffman disease, which leads to atrophy of her spinal muscles. Simple tasks like lifting paper and books can be difficult — […]

Nov
28
2016

Baylor volleyball earns NCAA tournament return

The obstacles facing Baylor volleyball were daunting. After losing three starters to graduation, the team lost two more — including their lone returning All-Big 12 player — to injuries before the 2016 season even began. Then another injury claimed yet another starter just a month into the season. Needless to say, the Bears’ second-year head coach, Ryan McGuyre, had […]

Nov
28
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “I tend to get a lot of dirty looks from gallery guards…”

[As museum studies graduate students, does it ruin the magic to be behind the scenes at a museum?] “It’s a different kind of magic.” “You can appreciate things when they’re done correctly, but it’s harder going to places because you’re trained to see the flaws, so it’s hard to enjoy things as much as you […]

Nov
23
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’m thankful for my family, for their support.”

“I’m thankful for my family, for their support. I wouldn’t be here without them. They’re the ones who inspired me to go into social work. I want to do marriage and family counseling because of them. … I really didn’t know what I wanted to do. So my dad suggested – I was going to […]

Nov
23
2016

Even this year, there is much to be thankful for at Baylor

This year has unquestionably been a hard one for most everyone connected to Baylor. Yet, the Bible tells us to “give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thessalonians 5:18) — so, by His grace, we choose to be thankful. What am I thankful for this year? Sure, there are the usual things about Baylor that, though they […]