Faculty & Staff News: Baylor Proud

Apr
29
2016

Baylor AFROTC student earns prestigious Pentagon internship

What’s life like inside the Pentagon? One Baylor student is about to find out. Joseph Mabbitt, a senior Russian major and Baylor Air Force ROTC student, earned a highly-coveted internship at the Pentagon for this coming summer. He’ll be working in the Secretary of the Air Force/International Affairs office, which exists to “strengthen US and […]

Apr
27
2016

Baylor MBA students’ plan offers hope to a city 1,700 miles from Waco

The city of North Bay, Ontario, was founded in 1891 because of its location along a main canoe route vital to the fur trade. Today, North Bay is a typical Canadian mid-sized city, with a strong sense of community, low cost of living, and home to two local colleges. But in recent years, the city’s population has dipped […]

Apr
26
2016

Retiring as Publix CEO, Baylor alum leaves legacy of service

After more than four decades with the company, Baylor alumnus Ed Crenshaw, BBA ’73, is retiring as CEO of Publix, one of the nation’s five largest grocery retailers. Crenshaw joined the Florida-based supermarket chain shortly after graduating from Baylor and was named CEO in 2008. It’s fitting that the company he’s led is known for service (and also for […]

Apr
22
2016

Baylor named nation’s No. 1 university on Facebook, No. 3 on Twitter

When it comes to social media, Baylor brought home top honors — thanks in large part to you, Baylor family. Baylor is the nation’s top performing university on Facebook, according to the folks at Engagement Labs, whose research also ranked Baylor No. 3 in the country on Twitter. Only three other schools finished in the top 10 in both platforms, […]

Apr
21
2016

Future Bears incorporate Baylor into their ‘prom-posals’

Ahh, spring at Baylor. For most of our students, this time of year marks the end of the school year, preparing for finals, and making summer plans. But for incoming freshmen, it means one thing: prom season! And what other way for the class of 2020 – or #BU20, as they’re known on social media […]

Apr
20
2016

Baylor Acro: Back-to-back national champs!

In just her second year at Baylor, acrobatics and tumbling coach Felecia Mulkey did something no other Baylor coach has ever done — win back-to-back national championships. In fact, the Bears’ win over Oregon Tuesday night at the Ferrell Center marked an unbelievable sixth straight national championship for Mulkey, who won four in a row (2011-12-13-14) as head coach at […]

Apr
19
2016

Martha Lou Scott: Still inspiring students after 45 years at Baylor

Martha Lou Scott‘s leadership potential became apparent while she was still a Baylor undergraduate student. Five months before she earned her diploma, university administrators made sure Martha Lou would be sticking around campus after graduation, hiring her for a job in the Office of Women’s Residence Halls. Forty-five years later, multiple generations of Baylor students have benefitted from that […]

Apr
15
2016

Baylor alum directed Louisiana’s documentary of the year for 2016

It wasn’t that long ago that Chris Charles Scott, BA ’04, might never have imagined the words “award-winning director” being used to describe him. After all, he had only begun to dabble in filmmaking two years ago when he was invited to join a production team making a documentary about the history of Shreveport, La. Scott directed […]

Apr
14
2016

How big a deal is the Zika virus? Two Baylor professors explain.

You’ve seen the headlines about the latest viral disease, the Zika virus. But what is it really? And should you be concerned? Here’s what you need to know, courtesy of two Baylor professors who have been studying mosquitos and diseases like Zika for more than 30 years. First, says Dr. Richard Duhrkopf, there’s a lot of misinformation out there […]

Apr
13
2016

Diadeloso 2016: Dia expands to Noche, too

Because a full day of games, concerts and competitions just wasn’t enough, Baylor’s Diadeloso expanded this year to include an evening of events the night before — the first Nochedeloso. Monday night, students enjoyed a free crawfish boil and concert from MamaDear and Michael Ray before heading over to McLane Stadium, where Star Wars: The Force […]

Apr
11
2016

Baylor senior wins Texas collegiate Japanese speech competition

In February, ‪‎Baylor‬ sent four students to the Dallas Regional Japanese Speech Contest — and swept 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. In March, Baylor sent two of those students to the Texas State Japanese Speech Contest — and one of them won it all. That one was Sean Nixon, a senior from Eagle, Idaho. Not […]

Apr
8
2016

What is Diadeloso?

It can be a little hard to explain just what Diadeloso is to someone who isn’t an Oso. It’s more than a day of frivolity and shenanigans on a random Tuesday in spring; it’s a time for the Baylor family to take a break from their daily stresses and celebrate life. In the 1930s, the […]

Apr
7
2016

Baylor name stands strong in the world of healthcare

If you’ve spent much time in Texas, you know that Baylor University isn’t the only prominent organization using the Baylor name. Most notably, Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas, treating 5 million patients a year, while the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is annually among the nation’s very best […]

Apr
6
2016

How did “That Good Old Baylor Line” become our school song?

“That Good old Baylor Line
 That Good old Baylor Line 
We’ll march forever down the years 
As long as stars shall shine 
We’ll fling our Green and Gold afar 
To light the ways of time 
And guide us as we onward go 
That good old Baylor Line.” If you’re a Baylor Bear, you have those […]

Apr
5
2016

‘Our goal is to love people’: Baylor grad running ‘pay what you can’ deli

On paper, opening a restaurant that charges no set prices (and allows anyone to eat for free) doesn’t seem like a sound business decision. But Bread of Life Community Deli in Meridian, Idaho, exists to do more than earn a profit. “Our goal is to love people,” owner Cameron McCown, a 2010 Baylor graduate, told KTVB-TV […]

Apr
4
2016

Baylor journalism’s back-to-back ‘triple crowns’ top a slate of recent honors

You’re likely familiar with Baylor’s three major student-run publications: the Lariat newspaper, the Round Up yearbook, and Focus Magazine. But did you know they win armfuls of local and national awards nearly every year? Most recently, Baylor was the only university in the country to earn Crown Awards for overall excellence in all three major print categories (newspaper, yearbook and magazine) […]

Apr
1
2016

Frank Fallon: Longtime Voice of the Bears — and the Final Four

For generations of Baylor fans, hearing Frank Fallon’s unmistakable voice on the radio meant they were immediately transported from whatever they were doing to wherever the Bears were playing. Fallon’s rich voice, vivid descriptions and wealth of information about the games he covered made fans feel like they were right there with the Bears in […]

Mar
31
2016

Baylor Model UN team wins top honor at international competition

Baylor’s Model United Nations team proved itself to be the top superpower at the National Model United Nations competition held earlier this month in New York City. Fourteen Baylor students (led by Dr. Rebecca Flavin, faculty advisor) were among the 5,000+ student participants who traveled to NYC from around the world for this competition. The Baylor contingent was […]

Mar
30
2016

Longtime Baylor advisor receives Texas lifetime achievement award

Generations of Baylor students have been blessed by the guidance and friendship of Baylor staff members all across campus who have made a difference in their lives. It’s not just students, though, who recognize the impact of our dedicated employees — educational and professional organizations across the country take notice, too. The latest example? Laura Scott, […]

Mar
29
2016

30 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 […]