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“We’re roommates!” “We just lived super well together [as freshmen], so we were like, let’s do it again!” [What’s it like living off-campus versus on-campus?] “It’s super different. [On campus,] I feel like you’re just constantly forced to be social, and when you’re in your apartment, you can decide what you want to do. So I […]
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The popularity and frequency of college athletic contests often lead us as fans to think of other Big 12 Conference schools as our opponents, someone we must fight against and try to beat, at all costs. But outside of the world of athletics, Baylor partners with other Big 12 schools (yes, even Texas and TCU) on a regular basis; it just […]
Supported by a Missions Research grant from Baylor Missions, students and faculty from the organization Engineers with a Mission travelled to Laredo, Texas in July 2016 to drill a water well. Despite being only 15 miles outside of Laredo, the people that live in the Las Lomas colonia do not have running water in their homes.…
Baylor signed its first ever exchange program with an HBCU on Thursday, October 20th.
Truett graduate Jeremy Courtney (MDiv ’04) was recently named Baylor University’s Young Alumnus of the year. Courtney cofounded Preemptive Love Coalition, a global coalition of peacemakers changing the way we engage the world’s most polarizing conflicts by confronting fear with acts of love.
Oct. 25, 2016
Article about the life and legacy of David Grotberg, a Baylor sophomore honors student from Fergus Falls, Minn., who died in a hit-and-run accident on Oct. 6. “David loved his God with all of his heart, soul, mind and strength and true to that he loved his neighbor as himself, and he was the epitome of actually doing good things instead of talking about doing good things,” Waco senior Andrew Baas said.
Oct. 25, 2016
VIDEO: Interview with Corey Carbonara, Ph.D., professor and Master Teacher of film and digital media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, about Baylor’s student chapter of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. The chapter began in 1984 and allows students to network with and do joint research with SYMPTE professionals. “We’re working hand in glove with SYMPTE to push the cutting edge of all sorts of frontiers in the new technology arena,” Carbonara said.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 26, 2016) – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released its report, “Household Food Insecurity in the United States in 2015.” The report shows a significant decline in the national food-insecurity rate, from 14 percent to 12.7 percent in one year, which means that millions more people throughout the nation now have access to food.
Oct. 24, 2016
VIDEO: A new student organization called Helping Hands which helps fulfill needs that cannot be met due to a physical or mental disability. The organization, led by Taylor Ernst, a sophomore at Baylor, assists people throughout the local community. “Whether you have a family member with a disability or you have a disability that hasn't been met, we are here to fill that gap. Whether you might need a hearing aid because he can't afford it or possibly it could be you might need an extra battery for your scooter, we are here to bridge that gap,” Ernst said.
Oct. 25, 2016
Caroline Carothers, a Baylor sophomore majoring in secondary education and the reigning Miss Texas, spoke to a group of Hallsville High School freshman girls about their futures, prioritizing activities in their life and making good decisions.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 25, 2016) — The Martin Museum of Art and the Baylor art department will host a free walk-up workshop involving photograms with Dia de los Muertos themed objects.
Oct. 25, 2016
Article about Chip Gaines, B.B.A. (Marketing) ’98, and Joanna Gaines, B.A. (Communication Specialist) ’01, Magnolia House and the author experiencing a stay there.
In the midst of the challenges we are facing at Baylor, it is important for us to remember “the hope to which we have been called” (Eph. 1:18). In a reflection this past summer for Baylor Magazine (www.baylor.edu/alumni/magazine/1403/index.php?id=934251), I note that the virtue of hope enables us to face the brokenness of our lives and…
Oct. 26, 2016
Meeryung Hall, M.M. (Performance) ’92, wife of U.S. Consul-General in Kolkata, Craig Hall, performed nine of Rabindranath Tagore’s compositions on Monday evening.
Oct. 26, 2016
Douglas V. Henry, Ph.D., associate professor of Great Texts and associate dean of the Honors College at Baylor, explored vocation in the context of three narratives: Ken Follett’s “Pillars of the Earth,” George R.R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones” and J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings.” Henry spoke to Lewis University students, faculty and staff as part of the DISCOVER Stories Project, which supports the professional development of faculty interested in helping students explore their vocation and calling through the pedagogical use of narrative and storytelling.
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VIDEO: This story, which is about high school students who became Apple Certified Mac Technicians as part of a school’s new help desk program, quotes Tony Talbert, Ed.D., professor and assistant chair of curriculum and instruction in Baylor’s School of Education. Schools around the country are incorporating “real practice” classes, which is “part of the whole movement of schools not being isolated from the communities they’re serving, and vice versa,” Talbert said.
Oct. 26, 2016
Editorial in the McAllen Monitor that focuses on the importance of transfer agreements between community colleges and four-year institutions that provides students access to an affordable college education. “Congratulations to the administrators of South Texas College who have successfully managed to negotiate transfer agreements with more than 60 universities across the country… The latest agreement was signed on Monday with prestigious Baylor University, located in Waco. And to show what a big deal this is — not only to us but to Baylor, as well — Baylor’s Interim president David E. Garland made a special trip to the Valley to help announce it on Monday.”
Baylor women’s golf won the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown by eight strokes after shooting 10-under-par 278 in Tuesday’s final round at Boulder Creek Country Club. The Bears finished the 36-hole tournament at 25-under 551, and Amy Lee birdied her final two holes to claim her career-first individual title.
Baylor men's golf continued its stretch of great play in the final round and cruised to its first-ever Royal Oaks Intercollegiate team championship. The Bears (-31) bested second place Houston (+1) by an impressive 32-stroke margin, and Matthew Perrine and Braden Bailey shared the individual title at 10-under 203.