Faculty & Staff News: Baylor Proud

Dec
5
2016

Why I’m looking forward to Baylor’s bowl game

Sunday, we learned that Baylor football will face Boise State in the 2016 Motel 6 Cactus Bowl in Phoenix (Dec. 27, 9:15 p.m. CT, ESPN). Over the last couple of weeks, some questioned whether or not Baylor should accept this bowl bid, wondering aloud if we might be better off just moving our focus on to other […]

Dec
5
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s a very impressive accomplishment… He’s our only son, so I had to see it.”

Him: “I’m a biology major and then a great texts minor, so I’m kind of all over the place… I got inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, so I’m here for the induction ceremony. My mother came down from Wichita to be a part of it.” Her: “It’s a very big deal — a classics honors […]

Dec
2
2016

Happy 65th Anniversary, Armstrong Browning Library!

The first indication a visitor receives that Baylor’s Armstrong Browning Library is a special place is the entrance. Bronze doors, each weighing nearly a ton, open slowly as they dramatically reveal what’s inside — and what’s inside is not only one of the most beautiful facilities on the Baylor campus, but one of the most […]

Dec
2
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “Having a dog’s a lot of fun, ’cause they’re so loyal and loving…”

“I grew up with dogs all my life, so it was really hard starting at Baylor and not having any contact with dogs at all. And then later on, a girl in my class told me that a friend of hers was fostering a dog, but she couldn’t bring him home for Christmas, and she […]

Dec
1
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “The love for it is what’s gonna drive you to discover.”

“I teach in the art department. … I’ve always been very interested in art, and when I was 19 years old I was trying to decide what to do. I was in Europe, and I saw the museums and the paintings there, and on my way home I knew that I wanted to be a […]

Dec
1
2016

7 Christmas gift ideas for your Baylor Bear

Chances are, there’s a Baylor Bear in your life that you know and love, and you’d love to come through with the perfect Baylor gift to surprise him or her this Christmas. We’re here to help. Here are 7 gift ideas that will knock this Christmas out of the park: 1. Baylor apparel and […]

Nov
30
2016

Up-and-coming Baylor scholars win prestigious awards in their fields

Baylor professors represent our school well on the national level — sharing expertise on political rhetoric, rescuing black gospel music from obscurity, developing a life-saving app, etc. — all while guiding their own students toward that same level of success. This semester, three young Baylor scholars — one a graduate student, one professor, and one who’s served both roles […]

Nov
30
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “We always get some kind of movie. That’s a thing with my family.”

[What are you looking forward to at Christmas?] “One thing that we do is that we always get some kind of movie. That’s a thing with my family. Every year, we’ll each get two or three movies, and every year, we’ll do a binge-watching party and just watch all kinds of movies, so that’s what […]

Nov
29
2016

Fighting past disability, Baylor Law grad and friends completely fund a new BU scholarship

In January, we introduced you to Allison Dickson, JD ’07, the 2007 Baylor Law valedictorian who refused to let a lifelong battle with a muscular condition deter her from her dreams. Allison lives with Werdnig-Hoffman disease, which leads to atrophy of her spinal muscles. Simple tasks like lifting paper and books can be difficult — […]

Nov
28
2016

Baylor volleyball earns NCAA tournament return

The obstacles facing Baylor volleyball were daunting. After losing three starters to graduation, the team lost two more — including their lone returning All-Big 12 player — to injuries before the 2016 season even began. Then another injury claimed yet another starter just a month into the season. Needless to say, the Bears’ second-year head coach, Ryan McGuyre, had […]

Nov
28
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “I tend to get a lot of dirty looks from gallery guards…”

[As museum studies graduate students, does it ruin the magic to be behind the scenes at a museum?] “It’s a different kind of magic.” “You can appreciate things when they’re done correctly, but it’s harder going to places because you’re trained to see the flaws, so it’s hard to enjoy things as much as you […]

Nov
23
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’m thankful for my family, for their support.”

“I’m thankful for my family, for their support. I wouldn’t be here without them. They’re the ones who inspired me to go into social work. I want to do marriage and family counseling because of them. … I really didn’t know what I wanted to do. So my dad suggested – I was going to […]

Nov
23
2016

Even this year, there is much to be thankful for at Baylor

This year has unquestionably been a hard one for most everyone connected to Baylor. Yet, the Bible tells us to “give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thessalonians 5:18) — so, by His grace, we choose to be thankful. What am I thankful for this year? Sure, there are the usual things about Baylor that, though they […]

Nov
23
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “One thing that has really hit home for me as far as being thankful is freedom…”

“I’m thankful for family, the opportunity to go home and spend time with my family. … And I’m really thankful this year for friends. Baylor has really provided me with opportunities to make awesome friends in my church community, in my medical organizations, and outside of that, in my classes and stuff. “This year, one […]

Nov
22
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “It gets me everywhere I need to go.”

[What are three things you’re thankful for?] “Definitely rugby. The ability to attend Baylor and get a great education. And my bike.” [Why your bike?] “My bike’s been faithful to me — I bought it for $50 my freshman year. It’s never broken down on me, and I’ve ridden it everywhere. I’ve probably ridden, like, […]

Nov
22
2016

Pat Neff: Governor, president, and Baylor legend

On November 26, 1871, the only man to ever have served as both governor of Texas and president of Baylor University was born. This week marks the 145-year anniversary of the birth of Pat Neff, AB 1894, AM 1898, whose name remains familiar to the Baylor family and whose contributions to the university go far […]

Nov
21
2016

Children join their forever families at Baylor Law School’s Adoption Day

Typically, the atmosphere around Baylor’s Umphrey Law Center — home to Baylor Law School — has more in common with the halls of justice than the halls of an elementary school. But Friday was an exception, as the sharp wood panels were covered in bright colored balloons and streamers, and students and professors walked the halls dressed […]

Nov
21
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “A lot of families here, especially in Texas, are super warm and inviting…”

“I’m from California… I haven’t gone home for Thanksgiving since coming to college, but I’ve always had somewhere to go. Friends will offer me a place to have dinner with them, with their family, people who live close by, so I’m thankful for that as well. … A lot of families here, especially in Texas, […]

Nov
18
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’m thankful for a God that’s active in my life.”

“I’m very thankful for my Baylor family. I don’t know how I’d be able to cope with the stresses of school without my family here. … And not to get all like, ‘Sunday school answer,’ but I would also say I’m thankful for a God that’s active in my life. Even here at Baylor, there’s […]

Nov
18
2016

Baylor entrepreneurship program among nation’s top 5 for 8th straight year

In 2007, Baylor’s entrepreneurship program was ranked 23rd in the nation by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review. A year later, the program moved up to No. 12 nationally. And in 2009, it cracked the top 5 for the first time. It’s never left. For the eighth straight year, Baylor entrepreneurship is ranked among The Princeton […]