Faculty & Staff News: Baylor Proud

Jan
17
2017

Thank you, Baylor Police!

In a time of danger — say, a fire breaks out, or a crime is committed — most of us will run away; that’s just human nature. Thankfully, we have first responders — such as Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) officers — who run to the scene, even into harm’s way, to help keep us safe. We […]

Jan
16
2017

Baylor, Round Rock set to honor 90th anniversary of Immortal Ten’s passing

Sunday, January 22 will mark the 90th anniversary of the tragic accident outside Austin that took the lives of 10 Baylor students — the group we remember today as the Immortal Ten. For generations, their story has been passed down each year during Mass Meeting just before Homecoming, and in 2007, a memorial went up in […]

Jan
13
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “We actually got engaged over break…”

Him: “We actually got engaged over break, just after New Year’s! We met here last year… We’ve been dating for almost a year now.” Her: “Which a lot of people say is very quick, but we’re pretty mature for our age. … I think a part of us was like, why can’t we just start living […]

Jan
13
2017

Baylor named a ‘Best College Value’ again — this time, by Kiplinger’s

Hearing this sort of thing from outside sources never gets old: Once again, Baylor has been named a “Best College Value” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, coming in at No. 64 among private universities. Kiplinger’s 2017 list is based on factors such as admission rate, student-faculty ratio, graduation rate, financial aid, and of course sticker price. […]

Jan
12
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “My mom was a Theta here, so I had a legacy…”

“I went to Colorado [over Christmas break] and visited a friend for a few days. One day we went snowmobiling. Since I’m from Texas, I’d never seen real snow before, so I got to see a lot of real snow; that was really fun. I came back early for Panhellenic recruitment. … I’m in Kappa […]

Jan
12
2017

Baylor grad authors Amazon’s top history book for 2016

One of America’s top authors of popular history is a Baylor graduate. Candice Millard, MA ’92, has written three bestselling books about little-known (but meaningful) moments in the lives of American presidents and world leaders — including a title Amazon named its best history book of 2016. Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a […]

Jan
11
2017

Baylor grad’s photos uniquely capture how the Middle East has changed in recent decades

When Dr. Colbert C. “Cokie” Held, BA ’38, passed away last month, the Baylor family lost a distinguished graduate and beloved professor. But thankfully, his life’s work remains: priceless photographs that uniquely captured the dramatic development of the Middle East over the past 60 years — an effort that scholars and average citizens alike are already finding invaluable. […]

Jan
11
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “[Poppies] symbolize a peaceful rest, and I struggle with anxiety.”

[What did you do over Christmas break?] “The most exciting thing I did was get a tattoo… A lot of women in my family like poppies; they symbolize a peaceful rest, and I struggle with anxiety. It’s something I’m aspiring to achieve — peaceful rest. “My therapist thinks that my anxiety originated with my friend […]

Jan
10
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “I went to Minneapolis, so it was -10 [degrees]…”

[How was your Christmas break?] “It was pretty awesome. Kind of cold. I went to Minneapolis, so it was -10 [degrees]… I’ve pretty much lived all over. My parents are currently living in Minneapolis, but I went to high school in Seattle. My dad used to work for Amazon, so we had to move around […]

Jan
9
2017

Men’s basketball ranked No. 1 in the nation — joining many other Baylor programs

Students returning to campus today for the first classes of the spring semester were greeted with some historic news: Our Baylor men’s basketball team is the No. 1 team in the nation! Baylor received 55 of 65 first-place votes, comfortably outdistancing No. 2 Kansas, No. 3 Villanova and No. 4. UCLA. At 14-0, the Bears are the last […]

Jan
6
2017

Baylor launches new Continuing Ed offerings

Even after we have our diplomas in hand, we should never lose interest in learning. Have you ever wanted to brush up on a foreign language, develop a new creative skill, or even learn how to brew the perfect cup of coffee? Then classes from Baylor’s newly relaunched Continuing Education program might just be for you. […]

Jan
5
2017

Five years after his death, friends and family are fulfilling a former Baylor student’s dreams

Five years ago, the Baylor family mourned the loss of Dustin Chamberlain, a sophomore pre-med/biology major from Arkansas, who was killed in a home invasion over Christmas break in 2011. In the midst of their pain following the tragedy, Dustin’s family and friends honored him by telling his story — the story of a young man passionate […]

Jan
4
2017

Paul Powell: Texas Baptist giant and Baylor legend

Three days after Christmas, Baylor lost one of its greats. Dr. Paul W. Powell, BA ’56, the Texas Baptist legend and former dean of Baylor’s Truett Seminary, passed away Dec. 28 at the age of 83. The level of impact Powell had on Truett Seminary, Baylor University, and Baptist churches across Texas cannot be overstated. In 2001, […]

Jan
3
2017

Baylor basketball teams each ranked No. 2 in the nation to start the new year

Baylor’s men’s and women’s basketball teams each got a nice present when the first rankings of 2017 were announced Monday — matching No. 2 national rankings. While simultaneous success for both men’s and women’s basketball is nothing new at Baylor, the rankings are rarified air for a school. Only one other team (Louisville) currently has […]

Jan
1
2017

The top 10 Baylor Instagram moments of 2016

As we start 2017, we thought we’d take a look back at the last year via the photos on Baylor’s official Instagram account. Here are the top 10 Baylor Instagram photos of 2016: 10. When you want to tell the whole neighborhood that you’re BaylorProud: A photo posted by Baylor University (@bayloruniversity) on Jun 6, 2016 at 1:55pm […]

Dec
28
2016

At age 94, this Baylor grad enjoys another lifetime ‘first’ at Cactus Bowl

For 60 years, life conspired to keep Eddie Morris, BA ’52, from walking at Commencement and officially receiving his Baylor diploma. Finally — in 2012 — Eddie was able to see that dream come true, as he walked the Ferrell Center stage. (You can read more on that part of his story here.) Eddie’s children played […]

Dec
22
2016

Thank you, Coach Grobe!

On Dec. 27, Jim Grobe will coach his last game at Baylor, as he guides the Bears in the 2016 Cactus Bowl before turning over the reins completely to new head coach Matt Rhule. This likely will be Grobe’s last game as a head coach, as he and his wife, Holly, return to the benefits of retirement […]

Dec
21
2016

7 Netflix options featuring Baylor Bears

Here at Baylor, campus is under a blanket of tranquility as students and professors are home for a well-deserved Christmas break. And while the time off around the holidays certainly means spending time with friends and family, the extra time (coupled with the often less-than-delightful weather) can also mean a lot of time huddled in the […]

Dec
20
2016

Baylor sets undergraduate placement rate record for 4th straight year

More Baylor graduates than ever before — nearly 9 in 10 — are finding jobs or starting a graduate school program after their time at Baylor is through. In 2016, Baylor set a new record for undergraduate placement rate — for the fourth year in a row. (Graduate placement rate is simply the percentage of […]

Dec
20
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “I just really love ugly Christmas sweaters.”

“Honestly, I just really love ugly Christmas sweaters. [My other one] is a Christmas tree made out of gold tinsel that has jingle bells on it. Like, it is the most hideous thing I’ve ever found. I’m trying to get my mom to let me wear it to every family dinner. She’s not having it. […]