Faculty & Staff News: Baylor Proud

Aug
29
2016

Baylor family has 50 years of photos with Judge Baylor

If you love Baylor, you probably have some pictures of you and your friends and family with Judge Baylor. It’s a rite of passage for every Bear, and is even part of the Baylor Bucket List. But you probably don’t have as many as Donna Oates’ family. Since Oates first stepped onto the Baylor campus for a […]

Aug
29
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “If I go to law school in Nigeria, I’ll practice there.”

“I got a scholarship from Nigeria to come to Baylor, [majoring in] international studies. I’m thinking of going to law school and doing immigration law. I’m thinking of going to Baylor Law! It’s one of my options – or SMU. Those are my two main options right now. I’m super excited about it. … “If I […]

Aug
26
2016

Let’s stand together — for our students

One week from today, Baylor football will kick off the 2016 season by hosting Northwestern State at McLane Stadium. The game on the field will feature a lot of firsts — most notably, the first game for the Bears under head coach Jim Grobe and the first game back from injury for senior quarterback Seth […]

Aug
26
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “55 is just an age. I can still hang with the students.”

“My title is assistant director of wellness, and my responsibilities are I get to come to work — according to my husband, I get to come play every day — and I’m in charge of the group exercise classes, all the 40- to 50-person classes of zumba, yoga, pilates, cycling that we have. “I just […]

Aug
25
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “It is juggling.”

Him: “I’m a student [doctoral candidate] here, and I work here. People talk about balance, and I’ve gotten over that idea. It is juggling.” Her: “Juggling the kids is real hard. We’re just getting used to that. … I just had a baby, so stuff I’m dealing with is mostly just trying to raise three […]

Aug
25
2016

Hankamer/Cashion complex and Penland Hall debut new looks

A new school year means the start of a new era for the Hankamer/Cashion complex and Penland Hall, which both reopened for the 2016-17 school year to rave reviews after spending the past year undergoing massive makeovers. New labs and academic units at Hankamer/Cashion and updated residential units, community kitchens and more at Penland were […]

Aug
24
2016

Dr. Garland’s Commencement advice exemplifies the need for Christian universities

Baylor posted President Garland’s Summer 2016 Commencement address online earlier this week, and if you haven’t heard it yet, I encourage you to check it out. (Watch the video or read the complete transcript here.) In his speech, Dr. Garland gives an excellent explanation of what excellence looks like in a Christian context, and particularly at a Christian university. […]

Aug
24
2016

Dr. Garland’s Commencement advice exemplifies the need for Christian universities

Baylor posted President Garland’s Summer 2016 Commencement address online earlier this week, and if you haven’t heard it yet, I encourage you to check it out. (Watch the video or read the complete transcript here.) In his speech, Dr. Garland gives an excellent explanation of what excellence looks like in a Christian context, and particularly at a Christian university. […]

Aug
24
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “Get involved right away.”

[What advice would you give to new students?] “Just get involved right away. Find something that you think might be interesting and give it a shot… I’m part of the Swing Dance Society. It’s really great. I came in as a freshman, second semester, never had danced at all. I came in, just started showing […]

Aug
24
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “Get involved right away.”

[What advice would you give to new students?] “Just get involved right away. Find something that you think might be interesting and give it a shot… I’m part of the Swing Dance Society. It’s really great. I came in as a freshman, second semester, never had danced at all. I came in, just started showing […]

Aug
23
2016

Missions Line Camp student: ‘It’s not about whether they know who to thank’

While most Baylor Line Camp participants took part in a camp on the Baylor campus, two special Line Camps took place far from Waco. One of those took incoming freshmen to Guatemala, where they not only got to know Baylor and one another, but served local children through an organization known as Orphan’s Heart. Garrett Burton, a freshman biology […]

Aug
23
2016

Missions Line Camp student: ‘It’s not about whether they know who to thank’

While most Baylor Line Camp participants took part in a camp on the Baylor campus, two special Line Camps took place far from Waco. One of those took incoming freshmen to Guatemala, where they not only got to know Baylor and one another, but served local children through an organization known as Orphan’s Heart. Garrett Burton, a freshman biology […]

Aug
23
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “There are a lot of hidden treasures around here.”

“I’ve lived in Waco my whole life, and [coming to Baylor] has been something I’ve been looking forward to… Waco is a great town. It’s easy to get involved, and it’s a great community. Explore as much as you can. It’s really easy to get rides, everyone is really friendly, so if someone has a […]

Aug
23
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “There are a lot of hidden treasures around here.”

“I’ve lived in Waco my whole life, and [coming to Baylor] has been something I’ve been looking forward to… Waco is a great town. It’s easy to get involved, and it’s a great community. Explore as much as you can. It’s really easy to get rides, everyone is really friendly, so if someone has a […]

Aug
22
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’m excited to meet everybody.”

“The summer really helped with the transition from high school friends to meeting new college friends. I was here for Line Camp. … It was great. I don’t even know how to describe it — you just have to be there.” “I guess I’m just more nervous about classes, how it differs from high school. […]

Aug
22
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’m excited to meet everybody.”

“The summer really helped with the transition from high school friends to meeting new college friends. I was here for Line Camp. … It was great. I don’t even know how to describe it — you just have to be there.” “I guess I’m just more nervous about classes, how it differs from high school. […]

Aug
19
2016

Move2BU crew welcomes Baylor’s Class of 2020

The smartest (and second-largest) class in Baylor history has moved into its new home — but the Class of 2020 (and their families) didn’t have to do it alone. Almost 3,400 Baylor students, professors and staff members — the most ever — were out in the rain Wednesday and Thursday, swarming upon car after car as […]

Aug
19
2016

Move2BU crew welcomes Baylor’s Class of 2020

The smartest (and second-largest) class in Baylor history has moved into its new home — but the Class of 2020 (and their families) didn’t have to do it alone. Almost 3,400 Baylor students, professors and staff members — the most ever — were out in the rain Wednesday and Thursday, swarming upon car after car as […]

Aug
18
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “Put yourself in the position of your child…”

[What advice would you have for other parents?] Dad: “Put yourself in the position of your child: the excitement, the fun, the thrill. We love our kids, obviously, so put your kid above you, above your feelings. That’s the hardest part, because my selfishness really wants him at home. But the thrill of all this, […]

Aug
18
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “Put yourself in the position of your child…”

[What advice would you have for other parents?] Dad: “Put yourself in the position of your child: the excitement, the fun, the thrill. We love our kids, obviously, so put your kid above you, above your feelings. That’s the hardest part, because my selfishness really wants him at home. But the thrill of all this, […]