Faculty & Staff News: Baylor Proud

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 […]

Aug
18
2014

‘Baylor Bound’ program offers more straightforward path for transfers

Baylor administrators take seriously the problems caused by the rising cost of higher education. President Ken Starr has been outspoken in noting that this cannot continue unchecked and unstoppable in working to raise more than $120 million for scholarships since his arrival. At the same time, Baylor Regents are steadily reducing tuition hikes; this past year’s raise […]

Aug
15
2014

Vote for your favorite #BaylorEverywhere photos!

About a month ago, we asked you to show us how you find #BaylorEverywhere by using the hashtag with your Tweets and Instagram photos. It’s been interesting to see how people see Baylor out and about. For some, it was literal — the discovery of a street called Baylor in another city, or a Baylor […]

Aug
14
2014

Oklahoma and Arkansas select Baylor professor to settle long-running dispute

The Illinois River, a tributary of the Arkansas River, runs for 145 miles through Arkansas and Oklahoma. For decades, the two states have fought over pollution in the river, with Oklahoma blaming Arkansas for polluting the river with elevated phosphorus from municipal waste water and poultry fertilizers, which leads to an increase in algae growth. […]

Aug
13
2014

New partnership aims to help Zambia’s lone Christian university take flight

You know Baylor University: the oldest continually operating university in Texas and the largest Baptist university in the world, with a history dating back to 1845 and approximately 15,000 students. Almost 9,000 miles away — across the Atlantic, across the equator, on the other side of the world — sits Northrise University. Founded in 2004 with […]

Aug
12
2014

Baylor uniforms voted best in college football

Baylor’s football uniforms run the gamut, from the classic gold helmet/green jersey pairing to the “Everyone In Black” special to the now famous “chrome dome.” That mix of tradition and bling led fans worldwide to vote Baylor football’s wardrobe “college football’s best uniform” in a bracket conducted by Sporting News. In the 32-team bracket, Baylor defeated North Carolina, Indiana, […]

Aug
11
2014

One-third of Texas ‘Protect Our Kids’ Commission appointees come from Baylor

Sadly, Texas leads the nation in the number of children who die each year from abuse or neglect. While that number has dropped in recent years, there is clearly more progress to be made. Toward that end, in June, the Texas Legislature created a special workgroup composed of six experts in the field who will study and suggest […]

Aug
8
2014

‘Invitation to Excellence’ celebrates 25 years of introducing high achievers to Baylor

Regardless of the season, hardly a weekend goes by without at least a few high school students visiting the Baylor campus as part of their college decision process. Naturally, those crowds are bigger at certain times of year; spring break is popular for college visits, as is summer. Baylor’s Fall and Spring Premieres also draw large crowds. […]

Aug
7
2014

Baylor family rallies behind incoming freshman critically injured in accident

On the morning of July 29, a group of four Baylor Bears — one recent graduate, two current students, and one incoming freshman — were headed to Baton Rouge, where they were to perform at a meeting of the International Clarinet Association. But just about 45 minutes outside of Waco, the group was involved in a […]

Aug
5
2014

Tickets on sale Wednesday for individual football games, Homecoming, Family Weekend

Wednesday’s the day; a very limited number of individual game tickets go on sale at 8:30 a.m., along with tickets for Homecoming and Family Weekend events. General admission (berm) seats for Baylor football’s six home games, along with a few hundred seats returned by visiting opponents, are being made available Wednesday starting at 8:30 a.m.; click here or call […]

Aug
5
2014

A calorie-counting microwave? GE is working with Baylor on the concept

It feels like something from The Jetsons or Star Trek, but it’s much closer to reality than to TV Land. A team from GE, working with faculty and students from Baylor’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, are moving towards a push-button device that could, in an instant, tell you just how many calories are on your plate. Today, they’ve […]

Aug
4
2014

Truett’s sermons archived in Baylor Digital Collections

His name adorns the seminary at Baylor, and the congregation he pastored for almost half a century, First Baptist Dallas, continues to be one of the nation’s more influential churches. Long after his death, the legacy of George W. Truett, AB 1897, continues to grow — and thanks to Baylor Libraries, his message will continue to […]

Aug
1
2014

Baylor alums take ‘Fixer Upper’ skills to HGTV, ‘Today’ show

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Baylor alumni Chip (BBA ’98) and Joanna (BA ’01) Gaines. First, they learned that their show on HGTV, Fixer Upper, has been picked up for a second season; then yesterday, they made their first appearance on NBC’s Today to promote the show and share remodeling tips. Fixer Upper […]

Jul
31
2014

McLane Stadium opens one month from today

After two years of planning and construction, we are now one month — one month!! — from the opening of McLane Stadium. The Bears will host SMU on Aug. 31 (6:30 p.m., FS1), but the game itself is just part of the opening weekend celebration. Fans will get their first opportunity to set foot inside McLane […]