Faculty & Staff News: Baylor Proud

Jun
28
2017

Official Baylor Facebook page breaks 200,000 mark

Eagle-eyed social media users may have noted that the official Baylor Facebook page topped 200,000 followers last week — a milestone worth celebrating! To put that in context, Baylor is now one of just 14 colleges on Facebook to have topped 200,000 followers despite having fewer than 20,000 students. That short list includes three Ivy League schools (Yale, Princeton & […]

Jun
27
2017

A Baylor love story creates a Baylor legacy

Early this month, incoming freshman Collin Enright finished his Baylor Orientation. He registered for his first semester of college classes, signed up for a meal plan, and got his official Baylor ID card. And his parents? They took selfies at the most memorable spots from when they were Baylor students themselves. Heather and Chris Enright […]

Jun
26
2017

Six-man football star, Big 12 starting lineman — and Baylor MBA graduate

Quincy Jenkins came to Baylor in 2003 from tiny Trinidad, Texas (population 1,091), as a pre-med major. After walking on to the football team under head coach Guy Morriss, Jenkins went on to earn a scholarship and appear in 40 games as a defensive tackle for the Bears — all while earning his degree in biology. […]

Jun
22
2017

Ben Franklin’s faith the subject of Baylor prof’s new book

Baylor history professor Thomas Kidd‘s latest book begins with a question: At the 1787 Constitutional Convention, why did Benjamin Franklin, of all people, suggest they begin the proceedings with prayer? The answer to that question turns out to be much more complex than you might think. With that moment as a starting point, Dr. Kidd unpacks Franklin’s complicated […]

Jun
21
2017

This flash mob Baylor proposal is going viral

You probably hear this a lot — but this might be the best video you see all day. Recent Baylor graduate Samuel Azide, BBA ’17, proposed to his girlfriend Anitria Flores, BA ‘15, last month in one of the most exciting ways possible: a flash mob. While celebrating his graduation dinner at Waco restaurant 1424, […]

Jun
20
2017

The U.S. Ambassador to Iraq is a Baylor Bear

When Douglas Silliman, BA ’82, assumed the role of U.S. Ambassador to Iraq last September, he added another link into a 33-year chain of service with the U.S. Department of State that began shortly after he graduated from Baylor. For more than three decades, Silliman has worked in places like Turkey, Jordan, Pakistan, Tunisia and […]

Jun
19
2017

A sneak peek at Baylor’s Class of 2021

Every summer, we take a look at some of the freshmen who will be joining the Baylor family come fall. The incoming Bears in this sneak peek include students who reached milestones and earned honors that resonated in their hometowns, across the state and across the country. Here’s an early look at the class of […]

Jun
16
2017

Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert on spirituality and pop culture

Why is U2 so popular across the globe? How much of our idea of heaven and hell is actually from the Bible? And why are we so obsessed with zombies? Such are the questions that Dr. Greg Garrett, a Baylor professor of creative writing, literature, film and theology, asks in the dozens of books and articles he’s written […]

Jun
15
2017

Little-known Army-Baylor partnership bears great fruit in healthcare education

For more than 65 years, a partnership between Baylor and the U.S. Army has educated thousands of Army officers and federal health officials. Students in the Army-Baylor Graduate Program in Health Administration take their first year of classes at Fort Sam Houston, then are assigned to work hands-on as residents at select hospitals across the country. If you […]

Jun
14
2017

Truett prof to preach at second anniversary of Charleston shooting

On June 17, 2015, parishioners at Emanuel AME Church, an historic African-American church in Charleston, S.C., were visited by tragedy. Gathered for a weekly Bible study, a visitor opened fire on the participants, killing nine, in a hate-fueled spree that shook the nation. In the aftermath of the shooting, survivors and family members of the victims demonstrated […]

Jun
13
2017

Baylor study examines the impact of inconsistent sleep

This scenario may sound familiar: You’re working on a large project for class or work. With the deadline looming, you stay up late night after night to get it finished; after all, you can always make up the missed sleep on a weekend once the project is complete. If that’s you, listen up: What seems normal and […]

Jun
12
2017

Five Baylor Bears make ’40 Under 40′ lists across Texas

A classic “40 Under 40” list comprises of men and women who are making a huge impact in their field and their cities, from business to law to non-profit and beyond — and of course, all 40 of them have achieved this level of influence before their 40th birthday. Five Baylor alumni have been named already […]

Jun
9
2017

Welcome, President Livingstone!

Dr. Linda Livingstone completed her first full week as Baylor’s 15th president today, and it’s been fun to watch it unfold on social media. Here’s a quick recap: At the end of her first day on campus, Baylor posted a photo gallery from the day to Facebook: After spending her first two days as Baylor's 15th […]

Jun
8
2017

Four sisters — Classes of ’05, ’10, ’13, and ’21 — all choose Baylor

In 2001, it was time for a teenaged Natalie Stone to choose a college. The choice was simple for her; because of its legacy and Christ-centered education, Baylor had topped her list since the 5th grade. Then, after watching Natalie (BA ’05) thrive in her college years, younger sister Emily (BA ’10) decided she wanted the […]

Jun
7
2017

How Baylor’s football coach describes his job is one example of how things are changing at BU

In a recent interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education, new Baylor President Linda Livingstone was asked how the university can ever move forward after what happened here. “The university is a different place than it was a few years back,” she replied.”[Now] people have to see concretely that situations, the culture, the behavior has changed. That […]

Jun
6
2017

Historic Baylor softball season ends with 4th World Series trip in 11 years

The Baylor softball team’s historic 2017 season ended Saturday in Oklahoma City at the Women’s College World Series, as the Lady Bears’ made their fourth WCWS trip in the last 11 years. To put that in context, only seven programs have made more Women’s College World Series appearances than Baylor since 2007. (Those seven: powerhouse programs Alabama, Arizona State, […]

Jun
5
2017

How Baylor has changed over the past year to address sexual assault

About a year ago, we wrote about what it means to be BaylorProud, even in disappointment. How could we be proud of a university that had fallen so far short of the standards it sets for itself? The answer: by refocusing on our mission: “to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating […]

Jun
2
2017

‘All I Really Need to Know’ about author (and Baylor alum) Robert Fulghum

If you were around in the late 1980s and early 1990s, you probably remember seeing posters like the one pictured above reminding each of us that “All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten.” “Share everything. Play fair. Don’t hit people,” the title essay reads. “Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don’t take things […]

Jun
1
2017

Baylor alumna inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

If you enjoy ice cream, salad dressing, toothpaste, or gluten-free baked goods, then you probably owe a word of thanks to this Baylor alumna who was recently inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Meet Allene Rosalind Jeanes, a native Wacoan and 1928 Baylor graduate. After leaving Waco, Jeanes earned her master’s degree from Berkeley, then a […]

May
31
2017

‘A Playground To Explore’: Baylor chemistry prof on how faith and science meet

There aren’t many universities where you can conduct world-class scientific research while publicly proclaiming God’s role in the subject you’re studying — but Baylor is one of those special places. Earlier this spring, Christianity Today conducted an insightful interview with Dr. Daniel Romo, a Baylor chemistry professor, about the intersection between faith and science. Romo, a national leader […]