Faculty & Staff News: Baylor Proud

Sep
16
2014

Baylor Twitter, Instagram accounts top 30,000 followers

Recent surveys show about 20% of American adults are on Twitter, and about the same number is on Instagram. When you consider that Baylor has about 160,000 living alumni, that suggests the university should have about 30,000 followers on each platform. Lo and behold, that’s exactly where Baylor sits today. In the last month, Baylor’s official Twitter […]

Sep
15
2014

Baylor profs honored for excellence in teaching and mentoring

If you were to look inside the classrooms at Baylor, you’d quickly see some of the nation’s best professors teaching and mentoring future Baylor alums. Already this fall, two Baylor professors have been recognized for excellence in working with students in their disciplines. Dr. Wade Rowatt, professor of psychology and neuroscience, and Dr. Andrea Dixon, associate professor […]

Sep
12
2014

Penland dining hall, South Russell get new looks

Penland — Baylor’s “crown jewel of campus dining”? South Russell – a 21st-century residential hall? It’s a new day at Baylor in more ways than one. As the eyes of Baylor Nation have been focused on McLane Stadium’s rise on the banks of the Brazos, other projects have also been underway elsewhere on campus. In addition to the stadium, […]

Sep
11
2014

Baylor sophomore a finalist in national anthem competition

Baylor sophomore Lindsay Webber’s 20th birthday is coming up. It’s Sept. 22 — the same day Webber could be announced as the grand-prize winner of FMC Agricultural Solutions’ “Stand and Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest.” Lindsay, a vocal performance major in Baylor’s School of Music, is one of four finalists in the competition. The grand prize? […]

Sep
10
2014

Baylor earns best-ever U.S. News ranking

In new rankings released yesterday, Baylor came in at No. 71 out of more than 250 national universities — the school’s highest ranking ever. Baylor is the second-highest ranked school in the Big 12, behind only Texas — and Baylor has cut the gap between us and the Longhorns almost in half since 2009 (from 33 spots to […]

Sep
9
2014

Baylor prof working to prevent harmful chemicals from ever being created

Plenty of people care about the environment and the quality of life for humans and animals, but not many have the opportunity to directly impact on the future of our planet. Baylor University’s Dr. Bryan Brooks, professor of environmental science and biomedical studies, is one of the lucky few. As part of the Molecular Design […]

Sep
8
2014

Announcing the winners of our #BaylorEverywhere contest!

This summer, we asked you to show us how you found #BaylorEverywhere by using the hashtag with your Tweets and Instagram photos. In addition to sharing some of those on Twitter and Instagram, we also pulled together our favorites into a Facebook gallery where Bears could vote on their favorites through likes, comments and shares. A clear […]

Sep
5
2014

A thousand different looks at McLane Stadium

The opening of Baylor’s McLane Stadium was a once-in-a-generation (maybe once-in-a-lifetime) event, so it’s no surprise that every angle of the day was covered in a myriad of ways. This video is my favorite: We’ve already shared what national voices had to say about the stadium and about Baylor; now, for posterity (and for those who […]

Sep
3
2014

Honors roll in for Baylor’s first mechanical engineering Ph.D. student

Baylor alumna and doctoral candidate Sarah Stair’s interest in science, math and engineering began innocently enough, as she built Lego towers and entered egg drop contests as a child. These days, her work is a little more advanced — and it’s bringing quite a bit of attention to both her and Baylor. Stair, BS ’12, MS ’14, was […]

Sep
2
2014

What national voices are saying about Baylor’s McLane Stadium

Just about every major sports media outlet had at least one writer at McLane Stadium this weekend for the debut of Baylor football’s new home, and every single one of them came away raving about both the facility and head coach Art Briles’ program. Here’s a sampling: “When they’d applied the last coat of paint […]

Sep
1
2014

McLane Stadium debuts in grand style

Baylor football cruised to a 45-0 win over SMU in Sunday night’s McLane Stadium opener — just the second shutout Mustangs coach June Jones has suffered in his 15+ years as a collegiate head coach. But that wasn’t even the best part of the night; the highlight, naturally, was the celebration surrounding the debut of the 10th-ranked Bears’ new home […]

Aug
29
2014

Enjoy this, Baylor Nation — McLane Stadium is really here

We are blessed. For years, Baylor fans talked about the idea of bringing football back to campus from its home two miles away, but it was never more than a “maybe someday…” dream. But then, in less than three years, that idea jumped from dream to possibility to reality — one we will fully enjoy for the first time this […]

Aug
28
2014

"Sailgaters" to begin new era for Baylor and the Brazos

Three years ago, we learned that McLane Stadium would be built on the banks of the Brazos River, and we wondered, “Could people really boat to the new stadium?” Now, of course, we know the answer. Come Sunday, the Brazos River will take on a decidedly green-and-gold tint as Baylor joins a small and notable […]

Aug
27
2014

Things you should know before Sunday’s #McLaneKickoff

We like to think of Baylor Proud as “the Baylor family’s refrigerator door.” Toward that end, here are some things you need to know before Sunday’s big game: * Join us on social media for #McLaneKickoff. Baylor’s social media accounts will be out in full force to give fans who can’t make it to McLane Stadium a taste of the […]

Aug
26
2014

Iconic Lone Star paintings on display at Baylor’s Martin Museum

Baylor’s roots in Texas run deep. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas (seeing that never gets old), Baylor University has been there for many of the iconic moments in the Lone Star State’s history. Thus it’s fitting that paintings of many of the most important moments in Texas history would find their way to […]

Aug
25
2014

Advice for the Class of 2018, from recent Baylor graduates

There has never been a better time to be a Baylor Bear, and today we welcome the 3,500+ members of Baylor’s Class of 2018 who are experiencing their first day of college. Freshmen and transfers, take note: From the new life of McLane Stadium and the Foster Campus for Business & Innovation to the tradition and history evident in Burleson […]

Aug
22
2014

Know where you’ll park before heading to McLane Stadium

If there’s one message to be conveyed ahead of time to fans attending next week’s McLane Stadium opener, it’s this: Know where you’re going to park (and how you’ll get there) before you leave your house. Like most major college football stadiums, McLane Stadium is not surrounded by acres and acres of parking. Fans will […]

Aug
21
2014

No. 10 Baylor football opens 2014 with highest preseason ranking since 1957

History will be made in more ways than one next week as Baylor football opens McLane Stadium. The stadium’s debut — returning football to campus after nearly 80 years — is historic enough. But don’t forget that the young men on the field are, for the first time in program history, defending a Big 12 […]

Aug
20
2014

Move2BU ready to welcome Baylor’s Class of 2018

The largest class in Baylor history will move into residence halls today and tomorrow — but the students (and their families) won’t have to do it alone. Hundreds of Baylor upperclassmen, professors and staff members will be out in the heat both days, swarming on car after car as families pull up in front of the […]

Aug
19
2014

McLane Stadium first to offer collegiate replays on fans’ mobile devices

USA TODAY put it best: “Baylor fans who attend games at the school’s new $260 million McLane Stadium will get to experience something no other collegiate fan base has experienced before.” With the new Baylor In-Game App (pictured above) and special high-density Wi-Fi throughout McLane Stadium, Baylor is transforming the gameday experience for Bear fans and providing […]