Faculty & Staff News: Baylor Proud

Jul
2
2015

Baylor named a Fiske ‘Best Buy’ School – again

I would call a Baylor education “priceless,” but each year, studies like this one from the Fiske Guide to Colleges manage to put a value on it — and this year was no different. Baylor is one of just 44 institutions — public or private, college or university, from the U.S., U.K. and Canada — on […]

Jul
1
2015

#FiveStarr: Celebrating athletic highlights of President Starr’s 5 years at Baylor

Five years ago this summer, Ken Starr took office as Baylor’s 14th president. From the beginning, he said that athletics were “the front porch of the University,” and since the early days of his tenure, when he fought tirelessly to stabilize and secure Baylor’s spot on the national stage, Baylor’s front porch has grown in […]

Jun
30
2015

Summer at Baylor means classes and camps — for all ages

Parking lots and garages are full. Penland is packed during the lunch hour. The workout machines, Ping-Pong tables, racquetball and basketball courts at the SLC are just as busy as ever. You’d think it was the middle of the fall or spring – but this is Summer at Baylor. Many of those on campus are here […]

Jun
26
2015

A sneak peek at Baylor’s Class of 2019

Every summer we take a look at some of the freshmen who will be joining the Baylor family come fall. Here’s your first look at some of the members of Baylor’s Class of 2019: * Mandeville, La., native Ryan Keller is one of just 141 students nationwide to be named a 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar. The award […]

Jun
25
2015

A field guide to Baylor fountains, past and present

This fall, Fountain Mall will get its fountain back, as a a 46-by-61-foot water garden will anchor the newly renovated Fifth Street through the heart of campus. The new Rosenbalm Fountain, currently under construction, is actually the third fountain to grace the part of campus known as Fountain Mall. In 1964, the original Green and Gold Fountain was built […]

Jun
24
2015

Baylor named among nation’s top 10 schools on both Facebook and Twitter

A recent study named the top 50 American colleges and universities on Facebook and Twitter. Only four schools cracked the top 10 on both platforms: Florida, Wisconsin, Texas A&M… and Baylor. The evaluation, based on how engaged a school’s followers are and how responsive the university is to those followers, placed Baylor at No. 4 in […]

Jun
23
2015

I-35 bridges through Waco turn green and gold (and other colors)

Bridges are important to Waco. When the city’s Suspension Bridge was completed in 1870, it was the longest single-span suspension bridge west of the Mississippi River. For the next 15 years, it was an important part of the Chisholm Trail’s path through Texas as one of the only bridges to cross the mighty Brazos River. And […]

Jun
22
2015

Baylor friends share interests, career field — and kidneys

Brittany Tucker and Daphne McGee are both 2012 Baylor graduates. Both love to sing and dance, both were extremely dedicated to their studies, and both are in the education field. There’s one other thing they share: a set of kidneys. Brittany (pictured at left above) came to Baylor in the fall of 2007. She quickly excelled […]

Jun
19
2015

7 ways to make your vehicle more BaylorProud

Chances are good that, after your home and office, you spend more time in your vehicle than anywhere else. So shouldn’t it reflect your Baylor pride? Here are 7 simple ways to make your car, truck, SUV or van more BaylorProud: 1. Window stickers. Take your pick from the traditional interlocking BU, a sticker proclaiming your status (Baylor Alumni, Baylor […]

Jun
18
2015

Trayvon Bromell: Baylor’s next Olympic hopeful?

Just how good is Baylor track-and-field star Trayvon Bromell? Earlier this month, the Baylor sophomore earned All-America honors in a pair of individual events at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. To put that in context, the last male athlete from Baylor to accomplish that feat did so only weeks after the end of Pat Neff’s presidency. In his […]

Jun
17
2015

#FiveStarr: Celebrating academic highlights of President Starr’s 5 years at Baylor

Five years ago this summer, Ken Starr took office as Baylor University’s 14th president. Since that day, President Starr has focused his energies on advancing Baylor’s mission of providing an outstanding education that combines academic excellence with unwavering Christian commitment. Over the last five years, he’s led the university and its students, faculty, staff and alumni […]

Jun
12
2015

Cardiologist, priest, fly-fisherman — and pioneering Baylor professor

Dr. Michael Attas, BA ’69, is a man who can’t help but make a difference in the lives of those around him — be they students, patients or friends. His passions and talents are as wide-ranging as the individuals he’s served. As a cardiologist, he’s provided life-saving treatment and care to thousands of Central Texans, including […]

Jun
11
2015

Baylor professors of the year represent sciences and literature

Each spring, Baylor honors professors with three major awards based on slightly different criteria.

Jun
10
2015

The Boys of Lunchtime: Baylor’s Noontime Basketball Association

Your seemingly mild-mannered professor may be harboring a secret: He may be a star in the NBA. Not the National Basketball Association; the Noontime Basketball Association. For the last three decades, a group of professors, staff members, coaches and friends have slipped away from their classrooms and offices to share in a little basketball glory. The NBA […]

Jun
9
2015

Growing ‘Baylor Bound’ program offers more direct path for transfers

Baylor’s administrators take seriously the problems caused by the rising cost of higher education. Upon his arrival at Baylor five years ago, President Ken Starr made it his first priority to raise money for scholarships; at the same time, Baylor Regents have begun steadily reducing tuition hikes; the most recent raise was Baylor’s smallest in more […]

Jun
8
2015

Abner McCall: Judge, President and Baylor legend

That Baylor was founded by a judge (and is currently led by another) is well known. But the legacy of Baylor judges didn’t skip 150 years between R.E.B. Baylor and our current president, Ken Starr. Judge Abner Vernon McCall, the 10th president of Baylor University, was born on June 8, 1915, in Perrin, Texas. His early childhood presented challenges: […]

Jun
5
2015

Baylor sports ministry programs train tomorrow’s athletic chaplains

Sports are great. Competition is great. Conference championships and national titles are great. But it can be easy to forget what — who, really — is greater than all that. With that in mind, Baylor began by hiring a full-time athletic chaplain, Wes Yeary (BA ’87), in 2008. Three years later, they took another step — launching a complete […]

Jun
4
2015

6 ‘must-do’ activities on a visit to Baylor’s campus

Whether you’re a high school student considering Baylor for college or an alumnus who hasn’t been on campus in a few years, here’s the truth: You need to visit Baylor. Of course, we know that your time is limited, and it’s impossible to do everything Baylor and Waco have to offer in a day. So we’ve whittled it down to […]

Jun
3
2015

Baylor to launch new entrepreneurship Ph.D. program

Baylor’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program has long been recognized among the best in the country. Next year, that excellence will extend to the doctoral level, as Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business introduces a Ph.D. program in entrepreneurship starting in the fall of 2016. Only six other universities in America offer such a program — a fitting number, given […]

Jun
2
2015

Are these Baylor’s oldest living alumni?

The Baylor campus was a far different place in the early 1930s. For starters, almost the entire Baylor campus fit between Fifth and Seventh streets, bounded by Speight to the west and Waco Creek to the east. Instead of the SUB, there was a football field. Pat Neff was the new university president, not a […]