Faculty & Staff News: Baylor Proud

May
25
2018

7 Baylor alumni added to Waco Vietnam Veterans Memorial

“I can’t think of any greater service that alumni and students of our university can provide than to serve our country in the military.” Those were the words of Baylor President Linda Livingstone in March at a ceremony in which the names of seven Baylor alumni killed in action during the Vietnam War were added […]

May
24
2018

7 excuses to visit Baylor this summer

I never spent a summer in Waco until after I had graduated and started my first job. My impression had been that Waco was dead during the summer, but as I quickly learned, that couldn’t have been further from the truth. Whether you’re a high school student taking a college visit, a student staying in Waco […]

May
23
2018

A deeper dive into some of Baylor’s most influential professors

During Teacher Appreciation Week this spring, the official Baylor Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts each asked the same question: “Which Baylor professor(s) made an impact in your life?” The query drew more than 600 responses, and — reflecting Baylor’s long history of excellent teachers — more than 350 Baylor professors were named at least once. More […]

May
21
2018

6 Baylor Bears bringing a little light into others’ lives

In this blog, we write a lot about the outstanding achievements of Baylor Bears: the academic honors, the national trophies, the alumni who become household names. And yes, these things are important. But there are also those who use the everyday moments of life to bring a little light to their own corners of the world; […]

May
18
2018

Baylor Trumpets win first (again!) in the National Trumpet Competition

For what is now the fifth time in eight years, Baylor trumpeters have won first place at the National Trumpet Competition! Every year, the NTC brings in the top young trumpet players from around the country. This year, the Baylor Gold team took first in the small ensemble division at the competition in Kentucky, upholding […]

May
17
2018

15 Baylor & Waco landmarks that are gone, but not forgotten

Whether it’s been five years or 50 years since you last visited the Baylor campus, chances are good there’s something new that you’ve haven’t seen before. Something new almost always means something else is gone — but gone doesn’t mean forgotten. Below are 15 landmarks that were once an important part of the Baylor experience, […]

May
14
2018

Baylor softball makes NCAA tournament for program-record 8th straight year

Baylor has been responsible for some of college softball’s most memorable moments over the last few years during the program’s run of eight consecutive postseason appearances. Whether it’s two no-hitters in a weekend, historic comebacks, or extra-inning heroics, the Lady Bears have established a national reputation as a postseason force. This year, their postseason run will […]

May
14
2018

Congratulations, Baylor Class of 2018!

Congratulations, Class of 2018 — you did it! Some 2,500 Bears walked the Ferrell Center stage over the weekend at Commencement to receive their diplomas and officially become Baylor alumni. More than 20,000 friends and family members filled the Ferrell Center for each of Baylor’s three ceremonies this weekend, and another 30,000+ watched streaming video of […]

May
10
2018

“Am I Enough?” Graduating Baylor senior becomes a published author with new inspirational book

“Am I enough?” It’s a question many people — especially many women — ask themselves their entire lives. “Am I pretty enough? Smart enough? Successful enough? Good enough?” Having battled such questions herself, Baylor senior Grace Valentine has found answers in God’s word — enough to compile into a book, and written in such a way […]

May
10
2018

Who was Judge Baylor?

Every Baylor student knows of Judge Baylor, even if only because of the statue on campus. But how much do you really know about the man for whom our university is named? Rufus Emmett Bledsoe Baylor — known most commonly as “Judge Baylor” here on campus — was born more than 200 years ago, on […]

May
9
2018

Happy 70th birthday, Baylor AFROTC!

Baylor’s Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) dates back to the very earliest days of the United States Air Force. In 1947, the United States Air Force was recognized for the first time as a service branch by the U.S. Armed Forces. Less than a year later — in July 1948 — Baylor AFROTC […]

May
7
2018

Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert on faith and medicine

“Epidemiology of religion” is a fancy term for the study of how religious faith impacts health and well-being. From prayer to beliefs about God, how do expressions of faith shape the way we feel, heal and respond to illness? At Baylor, we don’t have to look far to find an expert in epidemiology of religion, […]

May
4
2018

‘Fixer Upper’ may be finished, but there’s more to come from Chip and Joanna

With great fanfare, the original run of HGTV’s Fixer Upper — starring Baylor graduates Chip (BBA ’98) and Joanna (BA ’01) Gaines — has come to an end after five hit seasons. For many Baylor alumni, Fixer Upper had become a fun weekly way to reconnect to Waco and Baylor. If that’s you, fear not; […]

May
3
2018

Baylor softball star sets program power marks

The 18th-ranked Baylor softball team closes out the regular season at home this weekend with a pivotal series against Texas, providing Lady Bear fans with one more chance to witness and celebrate the record-breaking achievements of one of the program’s all-time greats. One could make a very good argument that senior Shelby Friudenberg is the best […]

May
1
2018

Four ways Baylor helps students #SicFinals

On Wednesday, they begin: Final exams at Baylor University. It’s a busy time for students, and an important time, but it doesn’t have to be completely stressful. All throughout campus, students will find people eager to help them find needed assistance or a brief respite from the pressure, welcome reminders that Baylor cares. Here are […]

Apr
30
2018

Baylor A&T wins fourth straight national title

In 2016, Baylor acrobatics & tumbling became BU’s first varsity program to ever win back-to-back national championships. In 2017, the Bears became the first BU team ever to win three straight national titles. Now, Baylor A&T has extended that run with an incredible FOURTH STRAIGHT national title! Head coach Felecia Mulkey‘s squad went wire-to-wire as […]

Apr
27
2018

YouTube stars Brooklyn & Bailey join Baylor’s Class of 2022

Brooklyn and Bailey McKnight are not your average teenage girls. The twins from the Dallas area have built an incredible online community, with more than 5 million YouTube subscribers, 3 million Instagram followers, and hundreds of thousands more Facebook and Twitter followers.  And this fall, they’re headed to Baylor as part of the Class of 2022! […]

Apr
26
2018

Baylor parents join their kids as Baylor students, too, thanks to BU’s online MBA program

Paul and Debbie Tkach have really taken the term “Baylor Family” literally. Their son, Joey, is a junior film & digital media major who intends to also pursue his graduate degree at Baylor. Daughter Suzie is a sophomore political science major who plans to attend Baylor Law School after graduation. And the Tkachs’ youngest child, Joshua, […]

Apr
25
2018

The 9 most beautiful study spots on Baylor’s campus

Finals are almost here, which means it’s time for students to sit down with their books and get to studying! Luckily, Baylor’s beautiful campus makes studying for finals much more bearable (pun intended). In no particular order, here are what we consider to be the nine most beautiful study spots on Baylor’s campus — to […]

Apr
24
2018

Baylor art students team with MD Anderson to encourage kids facing cancer

What do you think of when you hear “service” — missionary work abroad? serving at a soup kitchen? volunteering at a nursing home? While those forms of service are vital to bettering our world, there are countless ways we can use our talents to bring a little light to our own corners of the world […]