Faculty & Staff News: Baylor Proud

Apr
26
2017

Baylor Trumpets win nationals for fourth time in eight years

For the fourth time in eight years, Baylor Trumpets have won first place in the National Trumpet Competition! This year, it was the Trumpets’ “Green” ensemble that took first in the Large Ensemble Division. [Watch their title-winning performance below.] Out of the 157 trumpeters who applied to this national competition in Colorado, 14 members of the […]

Apr
26
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “Sometimes people, including myself, can’t always see the other person’s perspective.”

“I think Baylor is doing a good job of trying to include diversity and trying to be a better neighbor towards everyone, but it’s something that needs to be continually reinforced so that it continues to grow… I think on every college campus, there always are those divides because sometimes people, including myself, can’t always […]

Apr
25
2017

The highlight of Baylor football’s spring game? This special touchdown run.

Saturday’s Green and Gold Game was the first chance most fans got to see what Baylor football will look like under Matt Rhule. But the highlight of the day wasn’t the new coach, the new-look team, or even the touchdown scored by former men’s basketball standout Ish Wainwright; instead, it was a special play by longtime staffer Clint […]

Apr
24
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “That’s my goal — to get us all to work together to move [Baylor] forward.”

[NOTE: On Saturday, we had the chance to speak with the newest Bear of Baylor, Baylor President-Select Linda Livingstone, about her return to Baylor and her view of the university.] “One of the main reasons we decided to come back to Baylor was because we love the mission of Baylor. We think it’s amazing to have a significant […]

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 […]