Faculty & Staff News: Baylor Proud

Jul
25
2016

Baylor prof, students help discover ancient Biblical mosaics in Israel

For 1,500 years, elaborate mosaics depicting Bible stories like Noah’s Ark and the parting of the Red Sea were buried in the ruins of an ancient synagogue in Israel. But this summer, a team that included two Baylor students and Dr. Nathan Elkins, a Baylor art history professor and coin specialist, uncovered this stunning artwork while […]

Jul
25
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “Baylor’s always been a dream school for me.”

“I’m from Frisco, Texas. Baylor’s always been a dream school for me. I’ve grown up knowing I wanted to go into the medical field, and I know Baylor is like the perfect place. I want to work in a Baylor hospital. “I’m currently a CNA [certified nursing assistant] through a high school program, so I’ve […]

Jul
25
2016

Baylor ‘dorm mom’ celebrates 90th birthday with former Collins residents

Doris Gage, BM ’47, had never lived in a Baylor dorm. Because of it, she always felt like she had missed out on the full Baylor experience. She never had the frustration of learning to live with a roommate, or the joy of suddenly realizing she’s become your best friend. But in 1979 — more […]

Jul
25
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “Doing my last thing with VirtuOSO”

“I’m a senior now… I’ll be doing my last thing with VirtuOSO, which is the a cappella group on campus, when we go to Taiwan in about a month.” What’s your favorite memory from VirtuOSO? “My first year in the group, making it to ICCA Finals in New York… Getting to perform at the Beacon […]

Jul
22
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “Letting go is not fun.”

Student: “I think it’s a new season [going off to college]. It’s a little bit difficult, especially that I’m the first child. Letting go is not fun, maybe. I’m enjoying it, though.” Mom: “She’s loving it.” Little brother: ”I get to take her room over.” [Every Baylor Bear has a story; #BearsOfBaylor brings those stories […]

Jul
22
2016

Baylor Campus Kitchen wins national award for service

How did Baylor Campus Kitchen earn a national award for their service to the Waco community? For starters, the student-led organization recovered five tons of food from Baylor dining halls and served 6,320 meals to local charities last year. But beyond the numbers, they represent Baylor student service in action as they get to know […]

Jul
20
2016

A history of U.S. presidents’ visits to Baylor

From Truman to Obama, Baylor has a legacy of hosting presidents that has enabled generations of students to see history up-close. Seven of the last 12 sitting U.S. Presidents have visited campus while in office. Essentially, every 10 years or so, Baylor hosts the leader of the free world — an incredible undertaking and incredible opportunity for the […]

Jul
20
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’ve been to Iraq twice… Nothing’s stressing me out.”

“I’m a 3L [third-year law student]. I actually just finished practice court. I honestly didn’t find it that challenging. I’ll tell you my background — United States Marine. I’ve been to Iraq twice, and if I’m not getting shot at, nothing’s stressing me out.” [Every Baylor Bear has a story; #BearsOfBaylor brings those stories to you, […]

Jul
20
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “Everyone is cool here.”

“I was in the F.A.T. last semester, which is the Freshman Action Team. It’s kind of like a multicultural club. It was the pre-club for CBA [Coalition of Black Ambassadors]. I was going to join the NAACP next semester. I believe [Baylor] is 8% black, but we’re pretty much a community. … The diversity to […]

Jul
20
2016

Baylor engineering grad builds America’s first 3D-printed tiny house

What if it took only 24 hours and no manual labor to build a home? Imagine how the architecture, housing and construction industries would be impacted — and how much more would the tiny house movement explode! Baylor engineering alumnus Alex Le Roux, BS ’15, has found a way to make this a reality. Before […]

Jul
19
2016

Baylor grad traveling the world to serve

Brianna Childs, BA ’16, has only been a college graduate for two months. Most of her peers are just starting their first “real job” or are in the midst of applying for one, or they’re headed to graduate school. But not Brianna — because since high school, she’s had her eyes set on the World […]

Jul
18
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “We’re going to miss him bugging us.”

How did you feel when your son chose Baylor? “We felt excited, so happy. We cried. It was a dream for him to come here, and for us and for him, it was a blessing for him to be accepted at Baylor. “We’re going to miss him being around us, but that’s part of life. […]

Jul
18
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “That’s why I felt accepted.”

“I guess one [challenge] that’s obvious is that I don’t have one arm. I really love it when people straight up ask me. I’m just like, ‘Ask me! I’m really cool about it. I promise I won’t get scared. I’m not ashamed in any way.’ “Up until when I came here, I always had a prosthetic […]

Jul
18
2016

Baylor students make new friends following ‘a wonderful act of kindness’

For several years now, a team of Baylor students has annually entered a national Baja SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) competition, in which participants (typically engineering students) design, build and race an off-road vehicle. This year’s event was held in Gorman, Calif., about 70 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles — but this time around, the story wasn’t what happened […]

Jul
15
2016

Former Lady Bear point guard among the Dallas PD officers responding to last week’s attack

Many Baylor fans remember Chelsea Whitaker, BA ’05, as the gutsy point guard for the 2005 Lady Bears team that won the program’s first national championship. After playing overseas for a couple of years, today Whitaker is a detective and a nine-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department (DPD) — one of the many officers who […]

Jul
15
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “I will be going into the Army.”

“I’m a political science major, and then I’m also in Army ROTC, so I will be going into the Army. My dad was in the Army, and a lot of my family has a military background. It was just always something growing up that I thought I would be good at, something I thought I […]

Jul
14
2016

3 things you should know about Baylor’s new athletics director

Baylor named Mack Rhoades as the Bears’ new Director of Athletics on Wednesday, and will introduce him formally during a press conference on Monday. So what should Baylor fans know about the man now tasked with overseeing Baylor athletics? 1. Rhoades comes to Baylor after successful stints as AD at Akron, Houston and Missouri. During his four years at Akron, the […]

Jul
14
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “I believe in the students.”

What are the best things about working at Baylor? “Oh gosh, I would say for me it’s hands down the students. They are so intelligent and so passionate, and I really do believe the work they’re doing here in their four to five years is transformational. “I also think you are learning not only to […]

Jul
13
2016

Tips for playing Pokémon Go at Baylor

There’s a strange phenomenon happening at Baylor, and the rest of the world. Students are aimlessly wandering around campus, phones in hand, exclaiming to each other about stops, lure modules, eggs, gyms, teams, claiming they’re seeing Pokémon. I’m sure by now you’ve guessed what they’re talking about: Pokémon Go. For the unfamiliar, it’s a game — […]

Jul
13
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s just fun to challenge myself.”

“I got into climbing because I had done team sports all my life, and so coming here and being able to climb is much more of an individual challenge than it is a group effort. When I’m over there on the wall, it’s just me knowing my limits, knowing what I can do, and pushing […]