Faculty & Staff News: Baylor Proud

Sep
23
2016

Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert on presidential rhetoric

With Election Day fast approaching, millions of Americans are focused on what the presidential candidates have to say — but few are listening with as much insight as Baylor professor Martin Medhurst. Dr. Medhurst is widely considered one of the nation’s foremost experts on presidential rhetoric. After teaching at UC-Davis and Texas A&M, Medhurst came to Baylor […]

Sep
23
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “I miss it. You take it for granted…”

“It’s Austin’s official Baylor Watch Party! … We all work at General Motors. He initiated it and let us all know about it. So, it’s kind of like our break from work, too, to come here and watch the Bears.” “There are a ton of Baylor grads working at General Motors!” “We’re all different graduating classes, […]

Sep
22
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’m not very much a ‘damsel-in-distress’ type of person…”

“I’m a professional writing and film double major, and I eventually want to work for Disney and do scriptwriting with Disney and also Marvel — but they’re the same now. That’s my dream job, being able to inspire people through movies and stuff. I want to break female stereotypes, things like that. I’m not very much a […]

Sep
22
2016

New Smithsonian museum features music from Baylor’s Black Gospel Restoration Project

In less than a decade, Baylor professor Robert Darden’s mission to preserve black gospel music for future generations has grown from the basement of Moody Memorial Library to the Smithsonian Institution. This Saturday, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opens on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The museum’s anticipated 20,000+ visitors this […]

Sep
21
2016

Golf tournament extends the legacy of Baylor alum & Waco pastor Kyle Lake

More than a decade has passed since Kyle Lake, BA ’94, MDiv ’97, last closed a service at Waco’s University Baptist Church with the benediction, “Love God, embrace beauty, and live life to the fullest,” but his life and message still resonates with those who knew him, and with many more who never got the […]

Sep
21
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “We’re trying to help students get internships, get jobs…”

“I work for Baylor in Career and Professional Development. I am their events coordinator, so I coordinate all their events and career fairs. … We’re trying to help students get internships, get jobs, and take care of them as much as possible. That’s a goal of Baylor. That’s a goal of our department, to let […]

Sep
20
2016

Armstrong Browning director retires after 50 years with Baylor

You probably know about the basics about Armstrong Browning Library: how it’s named for Dr. A.J. Armstrong, who fought and fundraised to build it; how it’s home to the works of Victorian poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning; and how it’s widely considered one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. Well, if you’ve spent […]

Sep
20
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “I have to start thinking about things like the MCAT…”

“It’s my junior year, so I have to start thinking about things like the MCAT, and my GPA. Right now, I have to get a 4.0 this semester, or at least try my best to, and make sure I maintain that for the rest of my time at Baylor, just so I’m competitive when it […]

Sep
19
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “I love the idea of being able to mentor new people…”

[What’s the best thing going on in your life right now?] “Hmm… That’s a really tough question… Coming back to campus, but not as a freshman where everything’s new. It just feels so much better, having your core group of people. And I love the idea of being able to mentor new people, so I’m […]

Sep
15
2016

8 things you should know about President Garland

If you are fortunate enough to spend even a small amount of time around Baylor’s interim president, Dr. David Garland, you realize quickly what a kind man he is, with a knack for servant leadership that has led him from Truett Seminary to Pat Neff Hall and back again more than once. Dr. Garland’s service since […]

Sep
14
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “I decided to buy a hammock and go hammocking…”

[What’s on your senior-year bucket list?] “Hammocking! I decided to buy a hammock and go hammocking. We’ve done West Fest, which is an experience, if you haven’t gone. It’s Labor Day weekend every year. The State Fair. You know, we’re so close to Dallas, so might as well. We wanna do tandem biking. We did […]

Sep
14
2016

Baylor matches best-ever U.S. News ranking, moves to No. 4 in Texas

When U.S. News released its latest ranking of national universities yesterday, the headlines around Texas didn’t focus on Baylor’s individual rank (although at No. 71, it matched the university’s highest ranking ever). No, the headlines from outlets like the Texas Tribune noted that, after years of steady movement, Baylor passed Texas A&M to become the No. 4-ranked […]

Sep
13
2016

One month to Homecoming 2016!

The nation’s oldest collegiate Homecoming celebration returns exactly a month from today: Baylor Homecoming 2016! If you haven’t already, it’s time to start thinking about Homecoming. Clear your calendar for Oct. 13-15 and plan your visit now; a limited number of tickets are still available for some of the weekend’s main events, including a few for the Baylor-Kansas football game and special […]

Sep
13
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “There have been times where I’ve burned myself out…”

“My biggest struggle [is] wanting to do everything and stretching myself thin, because I do think Baylor has a lot to offer. And me being who I am, I want to take in everything I can, because four years goes by really fast. But I feel like there have been times where I’ve burned myself […]

Sep
12
2016

Baylor alum and family take the Gospel to non-literate people around the world

Tucked away in the mountains of countries such as Mexico and Guatemala, people groups speak languages known almost exclusively among their own tribes, because their language is only spoken — not written. For Baylor alum Jamie Loker, BSEd ’82, and her husband, Jim, the Biblical mandate to carry the Gospel into all corners of the world means overcoming the […]

Sep
12
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “I stayed at Baylor because it became my home…”

“I came [from Colorado] to Baylor for the Christian atmosphere, the business school and the size … and the big sports. I stayed at Baylor because it became my home and I met the best people I’ve ever met in my life. I grew more as a person, both professionally and personally, than I have […]

Sep
9
2016

Get to know Dr. Laine Scales, Baylor Master Teacher

In August, Baylor Interim President David Garland announced three professors who have earned the designation of Master Teacher – one of the highest honors given to Baylor faculty members. One of these new Master Teachers is Dr. Laine Scales, a long-time Baylor social work and education professor and associate dean in the Baylor Graduate School. Being named a Master Teacher […]

Sep
9
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’d love to say that high school has prepared me, but really…”

“I’d love to say that high school has prepared me, but really… Sorry, Dad, my principal, but it hasn’t. Teachers need to have kids read more! We do lots of reading in college, and I don’t think we do enough reading in high school. … “The most surprising thing is that teachers have high expectations, […]

Sep
8
2016

#NextLevelBU: 10 Bears on NFL Opening Day rosters

When the 2016 NFL season kicks off tonight in Denver and this weekend across the country, 10 Baylor alumni will be on active rosters. Here’s who to watch for: * Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons (kicker) — The 15-year veteran ranks among the top 15 in NFL history in field goal percentage and is in the […]

Sep
8
2016

#BearsOfBaylor — “That even more made me want to be a part of the Baylor family.”

“I’m in Student Activities, coordinating Student Union events at Baylor. I just finished my first year this past July. “I love the SUB. I tell my student workers, this is like our Disney World. We get to be here and we get to serve the students and parents and visitors who come. And we get […]