Two wildly successful pieces of Baylor 2012 focused on the creation of the Baylor Honors College and an expansion of the university's doctoral program offerings. The former has provided a new, collaborative home for a growing Baylor Honors Program, an enhanced University Scholars program and the historic Baylor Interdisciplinary Core program. Last fall, Baylor Honors College enrollment boasted 1,386 students with an incoming SAT average of 1338. For doctoral students at Baylor, opportunities are more diverse than ever, with 10 new Ph.D. programs made available since 2002 for a total of 24 programs in all.
Baylor University senior Taylor P. Kohn, a University Scholar on a pre-medical track from Wichita, Kan., has been selected as one of only 282 U.S. undergraduates to receive the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the premier undergraduate award in the United States and its territories in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.
Sociology undergraduate and University Scholar Daniel Jang of Baylor University has accepted a prestigious Edwin Sutherland Fellowship at the University of Maryland's Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
For an individual, for a civilization, is a fresh start possible? "The Dark Knight Rises" has the feel of a fresh start even as it manages to loop back to earlier themes in ways that prepare for a very satisfying ending, an ending that affirms the nobility of the deepest desires of the human heart.
Even after winning Miss Texas and continuing the national headline-grabbing success of her alma mater, dubbed the "Year of the Bear", DaNae Couch, B.A. '10, is humble. While at Baylor, Couch, an English major and public relations minor, was a twirler in the Golden Wave Band, a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, Baylor Ambassadors, Student Foundation and a part of the Honors Program.
Fragments of ancient, rare manuscripts of Greek classical poetry, Greek philosophy and Judeo-Christian Scriptures are being retrieved from papier-mâché-like mummy wrappings on loan to Baylor University -- all part of an international project that will give undergraduate humanities students rare hands-on research.
A select few have been chosen to attend the first-ever Logos Institute at Baylor University --- a summer institute for university and seminary students eager to pore over papyrus and parchment texts, contemplate universal questions, worship, pray and learn to defend their Christian faith.
Evan Choi's high school ambitions are evident in his résumé; in addition to being a rigorous academic, he also served as head prefect and treasurer at Pui Ching Middle School in Hong Kong and still found time to volunteer with the Red Cross.