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Coming HomeOver 100 years of reunions, bonfires, parades and football games have called alumni, students, faculty and staff home to renew fellow associations and friendships and catch the Baylor Spirit again.Rebuilding EducationBetween 2003-07, teams of Baylor professors and other volunteers made five trips to Iraq to help their fellow educators rebuild following the rule of Saddam Hussein.A Place for EntrepreneursJunior Baylor Business Fellow Allie Buckmaster turned a passion into good business.Religious Beliefs ExpertDr. Kevin Dougherty researches topics that have real-world applications in churches.Improving LivesA Q&A with Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences Dean Rodney Bowden.Setting StandardsBaylor School of Education professor Dr. Randy Wood travels the world to help churches develop stronger education programs.Overcoming BarriersIn August, Baylor professor Dr. Lewis Lummer launched the Christian Academy for the Deaf—Texas’ first fully functioning, tuition-free Christian school for deaf students.Telling Tomorrow’s StoriesBaylor journalism students excel at communicating in a rapidly changing world.Icons and TraditionsA look at 11 icons and traditions that have come to symbolize, celebrate and unite generations of Baylor students and alumni.Strengthened and RefinedOne of the hallmarks of Baylor Law School's 160-year existence has been the consistent development of successful Baylor lawyers.Serving Waco ISD StudentsBaylor’s School of Social Work received a $235,000 grant to expand programming aimed at addressing the mental health and wellness needs of Waco ISD students.Nursing LegacySince 1909, the Louise Herrington School of Nursing has prepared nurses by integrating faith, professional practice, healthcare leadership and worldwide service.A Vital PartnershipHow a partnership between the Baylor University Police Department and the Waco Advocacy Center is bringing about change on and off campus.Happy 130th Birthday, Old Main!Old Main—Baylor’s first building project in Waco—opened its doors in 1887.Commitment to SustainabilitySIERRA Magazine named Baylor to its “Cool Schools” list for the third straight year.Parents NetworkFrom freshman year to graduation and beyond, the Baylor Parents Network keeps parents connected to the university.Baylor Football AnthemAnswering the challenges on the field and in life requires the strength of family.A Soldier and a ScholarA 2017 Pat Tillman Scholar, U.S. Army veteran Stephen Carl now pursues a Baylor law degree to help orphans.Spirit FridaysShow your Baylor pride in your best green and gold gear every Friday.Education GrantedBaylor awarded grant to implement TRIO McNair Program, cultivating and preparing underrepresented students in STEM fields for doctoral programs.Embracing OpportunityGet to know Houston senior Sakina Haji—an economics major on a pre-law track who has already lobbied for religious freedom on Capitol Hill.Fostering Future FacultyThe Young Scholars Program seeks to cultivate the next generation of Baylor faculty and administrators by supporting graduates pursuing advanced degrees.Multiplying GiftsSchool of Social Work instructor Jennifer Smyer Dickey talks about her inspiration.The College TransitionBaylor University Chaplain and Dean of Spiritual Life, Dr. Burt Burleson, shares his thoughts for parents at the start of a new school year.