Faculty & Staff News: Baylor Proud

Apr
21
2017

McLane Stadium: Home to more than just Baylor football

McLane Stadium made its debut in 2014, complete with sailgating, the RG3 statue dedication, the class of 2019’s very first Baylor Line run, and a 45-0 win over SMU. Every fall since then, fans have packed the stadium to cheer on our Baylor Bears. But this “jewel of the Brazos” wasn’t built with only football in mind. The […]

Apr
21
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “Racial justice and racial reconciliation is an important issue, especially for churches.”

“I think that racial justice and racial reconciliation is an important issue, especially for churches. It’s exciting for churches and the seminary to take an investment in that issue and talk about it. … I’ve had some friends who have had stories, but I think more often than not, it’s just a growing realization through […]

Apr
20
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “Integrating music into the classroom is one of my passions.”

“I’m an elementary education major, so I would love to teach elementary and integrate music into the classroom, or potentially be an elementary music teacher. … Integrating music into the classroom is one of my passions. I’ve been in music all my life, whether that be choirs, orchestras, piano lessons, so it’s always been a […]

Apr
19
2017

6 things you should know about Baylor President-Select Linda Livingstone

On Tuesday, Baylor welcomed Dr. Linda Livingstone, currently dean of the George Washington University School of Business, as the university’s 15th president. Livingstone will become Baylor’s first female president when she takes office June 1. But as Board Chair Ron Murff, BBA ’75, noted, the Regents’ goal was to hire the best president for the university, regardless […]

Apr
19
2017

Alum returns to campus for the first time in 75 years for Baylor Homecoming

The Baylor of 1941 would be completely unrecognizable to most Bears today. Pat Neff Hall was just two years old. Its namesake, former Texas Governor Pat Neff, was still president of Baylor University (and would serve for six more years). Campus was almost entirely contained between Fifth and Seventh streets, with Brooks Hall the only building east […]

Apr
18
2017

Baylor mock trial team headed to nationals for 2nd time in 3 years

The nation’s best mock trial teams will converge on Los Angeles this weekend for the American Mock Trial National Championship Tournament — and for the second time in three years, the Baylor undergraduate mock trial team will be among them. Last month, the Baylor team earned the right to advance thanks to their best-ever second-place finish in the regional […]

Apr
13
2017

How Baylor Bears are working to fight human trafficking

Slavery isn’t just something we read about in history textbooks; sadly, it’s still an issue today, all over the world — including here in the United States. Through force, fraud or coercion, individuals are exploited for sex, physical labor, drug transportation and other acts — treated purely as expendable commodities. Thankfully, people are standing up to the […]

Apr
12
2017

7 things Baylor seniors should know before becoming Baylor alumni

One month from today, some 3,000 Baylor seniors will flip their tassels, receive their diplomas, and turn from students into alumni. Class of 2017 — are you ready? We’re here to help make sure you are. Before you walk the Ferrell Center stage, here are seven things every senior should know that will make the coming days […]

Apr
11
2017

Baylor names finalists for 2018 Cherry Award, nation’s largest award for top teaching

Late last month, Baylor announced the finalists for the university’s 2018 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. (If you’re unfamiliar with the Cherry Award, it’s a unique honor — not only honoring professors for great teaching, but investing in their work with a gift of $250,000. It’s the largest monetary gift for teaching presented by a […]

Apr
11
2017

‘The Gathering’ again draws thousands to McLane Stadium for worship and prayer

From the beginning, McLane Stadium was built with more in mind than just football. Sunday night, the stadium was put to another use — as a common ground for thousands of Christians to worship Jesus, as “The Gathering” returned to the Baylor campus. First held two years ago, The Gathering brought together some 20,000 Christians […]

Apr
7
2017

James Huckins: Missionary, church planter, and Baylor Founding Father

Rev. James Huckins came to what was then the Republic of Texas in 1840 — the first Baptist missionary to Texas, sent to plant churches throughout the region. But he didn’t stop there; he also helped plant what would become the world’s largest Baptist institution of higher learning. While Huckins isn’t as familiar a name […]

Apr
6
2017

“I’M GOING TO BAYLOR!” Student’s acceptance video goes viral

By now, you’ve probably seen the video of the high school senior’s heartwarming reaction after opening an envelope from Baylor and reading the words every future Bear hopes to see: “You’ve been accepted for enrollment into the Class of 2021.” That senior is future Baylor Bear Patrick Eriom, and his video has gone viral within […]

Apr
5
2017

Diadeloso 2017: the GOAT (yoga)

Diadeloso 2017 featured most of the things Baylor Bears have long enjoyed on “The Day of the Bear”: food, bands and other performances, competitions, etc. But it always be remembered for the goat yoga. Yes, goat yoga. It’s exactly what it sounds like — yoga, but with baby goats wandering through the area, like you’re […]

Apr
5
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “Because you’re my brother or sister, I care about you…”

“I’m from New York City, so this is far away, but I was looking for a school that offered a Master of Divinity and a Master of Music program. Truett and the School of Music both are prominent schools, so this was the only school I applied to for grad school. I didn’t have a […]

Apr
3
2017

Rangers manager talks about his family’s experience at Baylor

Given Baylor’s proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, you’ll find a lot of Texas Rangers fans in the Baylor Family. But, even if your baseball allegiance lies with another team, I think you’ll appreciate what their manager had to say about his family’s experience with Baylor. Rangers manager Jeff Banister understands firsthand the emotions of a […]

Mar
31
2017

The Gathering returns to Baylor’s McLane Stadium

Two years ago, more than 35,000 people filled Baylor’s McLane Stadium on a Sunday afternoon — not for a football game, but for the largest worship service in Waco history. On April 9 — Palm Sunday — The Gathering returns to McLane Stadium. The worship and prayer service, coordinated by a team of Central Texas […]

Mar
30
2017

Baylor graduate programs fare well in latest U.S. News rankings

Every year, U.S. News unveils to the world its annual ranking of American colleges and universities. Last fall, they named Baylor No. 71 in the nation and No. 4 in Texas — our highest ranking ever. Such rankings are typically based on undergraduate education, which has long been Baylor’s bread and butter. But for those pursuing master’s […]

Mar
29
2017

Baylor SOE partnership with Midway ISD receives national award

Eight years ago, Midway High School became a Baylor Professional Development School (PDS) campus. For Baylor School of Education (SOE) undergraduate students, that meant that instead of sitting in a classroom staring at PowerPoint slides, they could get real classroom experience with mentor teachers. For Midway, it meant exposure to emerging best teaching practices (like researching […]

Mar
29
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “I knew this is what I was truly called to do…”

“When I came here for orientation, I was a clinical psychology major. My intent was to come in and help people. Very cliché. I’m very independent, I told my mom to stay home during orientation. I told her, “You won’t be in college with me. I’m going to do this on my own.” It backfired, […]

Mar
28
2017

Equestrian claims Baylor’s third Big 12 title of 2017

While many eyes were on March Madness basketball last weekend, the Baylor equestrian team was busy winning the university’s third Big 12 title of 2017. Head coach Ellen White’s squad hosted this year’s Big 12 Championship at the Willis Family Equestrian Center, and the Bears kept the trophy right here in Waco by winning their third conference […]