On Friday, March 11, Elliott June Rutledge was born at 1:56 p.m. in Tokyo, Japan. Fifty minutes later, the earth began to shake. While living in Japan for almost two years, feeling small earthquakes had become routine to John, BBA '05, MAcc '05, and Cayce Couch Rutledge, BBA '04. But this wasn't a typical Tokyo tremor.
For the first time in 54 years, Baylor had two players' names called in the first round of the NFL Draft when defensive tackle Phil Taylor was taken 21st overall by the Cleveland Browns and offensive lineman Danny Watkins was selected two picks later by the Philadelphia Eagles as the 2011 NFL Draft unfolded in late April.
Baylor University College of Arts and Sciences researchers, along with scientists from Texas A&M University and around the country, have found the oldest archaeological evidence of human occupation in the Americas at a Central Texas archaeological site located about 40 miles northwest of Austin.
After a national search, President Ken Starr announced the appointment of Dr. Jerry T. Haag, BBA '88, MBA '89, former president of Florida Baptist Children's Homes, as vice president for university development. Haag assumed his new position on April 18.