Faculty & Staff News: Baylor Proud

Mar
23
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “It feels like one big family…”

“I’m a third-year grad student. I’ve had a really good time [at Baylor]. It’s kind of hard thinking about the fact that I have to leave, because it’s like a little utopia. I like how it’s a nurturing environment that isn’t too laissez faire. You still have people to help you, but you’re given a […]

Mar
23
2017

Why are green and gold Baylor’s official school colors?

In the spring of 1897, Baylor officials tasked a committee of students with selecting the right school colors. If you know anything about Baylor, you probably know what they decided — the green and gold we still fling today. But do you know why they selected those colors to represent all things Baylor? Here’s how it […]

Mar
23
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “People wanted to see me thrive academically, spiritually, socially…”

“I originally came to Baylor because I was interested in studying medicine and was going pre-med, but as I started taking classes here and grew more and more in my faith, I realized it was a decision I made for all the wrong reasons. “Fortunately, through the University Scholars program, I switched to studying linguistics […]

Mar
22
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’m having a good year. Got into grad school, won two competitions…”

“Baylor was the one place I auditioned [as a vocal performance (opera) major]. I like it here. … I’m having a good year. Got into grad school, won two competitions — I get to go to Carnegie Hall and sing in May, and I’m going to go to Germany to sing some opera. So, it’s been […]

Mar
21
2017

Lady Bears on to Sweet 16 for 9th straight year

For the 9th straight season (and the 12th time in 14 years), the Baylor Lady Bears are headed to the Sweet 16! Playing their final games in the Ferrell Center, seniors Nina Davis, Alexis Prince, Alexis Jones and Khadijah Cave pitched in 28 points and 16 rebounds Saturday night as the No. 1-seeded Lady Bears blew […]

Mar
21
2017

Baylor students to compete in ESPN’s new show ‘Bracket Genius’

This week, Baylor students are matched up against other NCAA schools in a competition of skill, expertise and dexterity. If March Madness is what comes to your mind, you’re halfway there. Along with the Sweet 16 teams competing in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament this week, three undergraduate students from each team’s school will face […]

Mar
20
2017

Men’s hoops heads to Sweet 16 for 4th time in last 8 years

For the fourth time since 2010, the Baylor men’s basketball team is headed to the Sweet 16! After beating New Mexico State on Friday and Southern Cal on Sunday, the Bears are the last team from Texas still standing in the tournament. No. 3 seed Baylor is also the highest remaining seed in the East Region, […]

Mar
20
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “We took the tour this morning; I liked it all.”

Daughter: “I’m a junior [in high school]. I’m really excited! I really like Baylor. We took the tour this morning; I liked it all. The dorms were really nice… And the business building is impeccable! I couldn’t believe it.” Mom: “She’s ready — it’s awesome. We’re proud of her.” Daughter: “I’m at the top of […]

Mar
17
2017

Baylor First in Line helps first-generation students transition to college life

Every so often, we get to feature a Baylor family that has been sporting green and gold for generations — like this dad who has sung “That Good Old Baylor Line” to his daughter since she was in the womb, this family that owns “BAYLOR” license plates in three different states, and this family with a century-old […]

Mar
16
2017

Baylor researchers helped discover this 12th-century synagogue in Galilee

Last summer, we shared with you the story of a historic (and cool) discovery: elaborate mosaics, more than 1,500 years old, that were uncovered in the ruins of an ancient synagogue in Israel’s Galilee region. An excavation team featuring a Baylor art history professor and two students was involved in that find. Now, less than a year […]

Mar
15
2017

Baylor grad named Blue Bell president

Ask any Texan who has had to move away what they miss most about the Lone Star State, and near the top of their list will be Blue Bell ice cream. Made at “the little creamery in Brenham,” Blue Bell has been a tradition for generations of Texans since it was founded a century ago. Being “Pro […]

Mar
15
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s necessary for life to tell stories… to feel things and to take a break.”

“I’m a theatre major, so the theatre department [brought me to Baylor]. The professionalism, the set up that they have for jobs afterwards, and the intensity and educational environment. … Almost all of our professors act or direct outside of Baylor, all of them have MFAs and are crazy talented. One of my professors is […]

Mar
14
2017

Lady Bears earn No. 1 seed for 5th time in 7 years, again open in Waco

For the 5th time in 7 years, the Baylor Lady Bears are a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. And for the 6th time in those 7 years, head coach Kim Mulkey’s squad will begin its tournament run right here in Waco. The seven-time defending Big 12 champs will host Texas Southern in the first round Saturday […]

Mar
13
2017

Men’s basketball headed to NCAA tournament for 4th straight year

Ishmail Wainwright is the only senior on this year’s Baylor’s men’s basketball team — and as such, he is the first (and so far, only) Bear in program history to make the NCAA tournament each of his four seasons at Baylor. Wainwright and the Bears are headed back to the NCAA tournament as a No. […]

Mar
13
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “I believe medicine opens a ton of doors in being able to share the Gospel.”

“One thing I love about Baylor is everyone’s so passionate — everyone’s passionate about something. There are so many intelligent and amazing people that I’ve enjoyed learning from… a lot of people that are like me, and a lot of people that aren’t like me. It’s a great learning experience. “I’m really passionate about medicine, […]

Mar
8
2017

45 influential Baylor women you should know

When Baylor was chartered in 1845, it was the first (or one of the first, depending on the source) coeducational college or university west of the Mississippi River — about 10 years before any public institution of higher learning would introduce mixed-gender learning, and a full 75 years before American women were guaranteed the right to vote. Since that groundbreaking […]

Mar
8
2017

Baylor School of Ed students travel to Mexico as part of Baylor’s first ’embedded classroom’

When you’re training future leaders for worldwide service, the ability to immerse students in a culture different from their own is clearly a valuable thing. That’s why many Baylor School of Education (SOE) students are spending their spring breaks this week in Queretaro, Mexico — as part of the university’s first “embedded classroom.” What, you might ask, is […]

Mar
7
2017

‘Fixer Upper’ spin-off — starring another Baylor couple — debuts Wednesday

What do you get when you take a creative husband and wife team, who just happened to graduate from Baylor, and follow them as they provide home products for their Waco neighbors? You’ve got a recipe for a winning television show. Of course, this describes the famous Fixer Upper couple known nationally as “Chip and Jo” […]

Mar
6
2017

Celebrating the student servants we call Baylor Community Leaders

When you were an 18-year-old on the brink of adulthood and headed to college, what worries did you have? Were you afraid you wouldn’t make any friends? Scared you’d get lost on the first day? Just trying to wrap your head around the fact that you were more or less on your own and had to embrace […]

Mar
3
2017

NBC adds 4th show from Baylor pair, ‘Chicago Justice’, to its primetime lineup

Early in their careers, Baylor alumni Derek Haas (BA ’91, MA ’95) and Michael Brandt (BBA ’91, MA ’94) found Hollywood success as the co-writers of such films as Wanted, 3:10 to Yuma and 2 Fast 2 Furious. Then in 2012, they made the move to television when their show Chicago Fire was picked up by NBC. […]