Faculty & Staff News: Baylor Proud

Mar
30
2015

Lady Bears’ run ends with 5th Elite Eight in 6 years

Entering this season, Baylor women’s basketball fans could have been excused for expecting a bit of a downturn. The team had graduated its leading scorer (and one of the best players in program history) for the second straight season. Furthermore, the roster featured just one senior, and more than 2/3 of the team’s minutes would go to freshmen […]

Mar
27
2015

U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait — and a Baylor grad

Douglas Silliman, BA ’82, is approaching the one-year anniversary of his arrival in Kuwait City as the United States ambassador to Kuwait. But this is far from the first time he has flung his green and gold afar. After graduating from Baylor in 1982 with a degree in political science, Silliman (pictured above right) earned […]

Mar
26
2015

7 ‘Dos and Don’ts’ for every Baylor wedding

Whether you’ve just gotten engaged, have a friend who is planning his or her wedding, or are just dreaming of your big day, there are certain things to keep in mind if you or your future spouse is a Baylor Bear. Here are seven dos and don’ts for Baylor couples: 1. DO take engagement or wedding […]

Mar
25
2015

School of Ed welcomes Baylor alum as new dean

Less than an hour after setting foot on campus for the first time as a Baylor freshman, Michael McLendon met the woman who would one day be his wife. That was in 1986. Almost 30 years later, McLendon (and that young lady, the former Kathy Coleman, BBA ’90) are returning to Waco. McLendon, BA ’91, was […]

Mar
24
2015

Yet another Baylor Bear on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

In February, the Baylor family got to cheer on senior Savion Wright on American Idol. In March, Bears rooted for Baylor graduate Clinton Washington, BBA ’11, on NBC’s The Voice. Washington, a former Student Foundation member from Arkansas who now works in marketing in New York City, debuted on The Voice March 2. His rendition of Elton John’s “Candle […]

Mar
22
2015

Lady Bears on to Sweet 16 for 7th straight year

Basketball is a game of runs — and few teams can match the Baylor Lady Bears when it comes to runs. Head coach Kim Mulkey’s squad closed the first half Sunday on a 30-7 run and coasted to a 73-44 win over Arkansas. The victory advances Baylor to a 7th straight Sweet 16; only two schools (UConn and […]

Mar
20
2015

President Starr talks worldwide religious freedom with former Congressman Frank Wolf

Over his 30+ years in Congress, Rep. Frank Wolf came to be known as the “conscience of the House” and a staunch defender of religious liberty, both domestically and abroad. In January, after retiring from politics, he joined the Baylor family as the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom; Wednesday night, he joined President Ken Starr for a […]

Mar
19
2015

7 things you must do before graduating from Baylor

What’s on your Baylor Bucket List? This Baylor Magazine list includes more than 75 experiences and traditions, but in an effort to simplify things — especially for you seniors who have just a few weeks left — we’ve identified these 7 key experiences you’ll want to make sure you’ve crossed off before you cross the Ferrell […]

Mar
18
2015

Baylor makes Final Four in TIME’s Academic March Madness

As top seeds, the Baylor men’s and women’s basketball teams have a great shot at making deep runs in this year’s NCAA tournament. But if the tournament was based on academics, rather than athletics, how would Baylor fare? TIME magazine ran just such an exercise, taking the 68-team field but determining who “wins” each round based on graduation success rate and […]

Mar
16
2015

No. 2 seed Lady Bears hosting NCAA 1st- and 2nd-round games

For the fourth time in five years, the Lady Bears will host NCAA first- and second-round games at the Ferrell Center. Coming off a fifth straight sweep of the both the Big 12 regular season and tournament titles, Baylor is a No. 2 seed in this year’s NCAA tournament and will face Northwestern State in the first round Friday (1:30 […]

Mar
15
2015

Men’s basketball headed to NCAA tourney for 5th time in 8 years

Scott Drew has clearly established himself as the most accomplished head coach in Baylor men’s basketball history. In addition to setting program records for wins and winning percentage, Drew broke the Bears’ 20-year postseason drought and has led Baylor to the program’s first Sweet 16s (2010, 2012, 2014) and the first Elite Eights in modern history (2010, 2012). […]

Mar
14
2015

Incoming freshman class to be among the most selective in school history

If you’ve had a hunch that more people across the country and around the world are taking notice of Baylor, here’s one more indication that you’re right: The fall 2015 incoming class is shaping up to be the most selective in school history. While numbers are not quite final, the acceptance rate is currently at […]

Mar
13
2015

RG3 & Singletary among featured guests at nursing gala

Football players — particularly those who have played at the highest levels — know the importance of good medical care. Thus, it comes as no surprise that so many NFL stars turned out to support Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing‘s “Going for the Gold Gala” last week in Dallas. [SEE PHOTOS from this year’s gala] […]

Mar
12
2015

Baylor recognizes trio of Bears for combined 135 years of service

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord…” – Colossians 3:23 Faculty and staff at Baylor University really take this verse to heart. At the 2015 Service Recognition Ceremony last month, the university recognized three Bears in particular who have dedicated the majority of their lives – nearly 50 years each […]

Mar
11
2015

Baylor professor examines Heaven on Earth in movies, music and more

What does Heaven look like in your mind? Does it have streets of gold, or angels playing harps on clouds? Perhaps you think of departed friends or family members with whom you’ll reunite. What about Hell? Do you imagine a cave filled with flames, or devils with pitchforks? Chances are, most of the images that […]

Mar
9
2015

Lady Bears sweep Big 12 titles for 5th straight year

For the fifth consecutive season, head coach Kim Mulkey’s Baylor Lady Bears are both Big 12 regular season and conference tournament champs. [SEE PHOTOS from Monday’s title game win over Texas.] How unusual is that feat? In the nearly 20-year history of the Big 12 Conference, across every sport, only three times has a team swept both titles […]

Mar
9
2015

Baylor students choose service for spring break

Baylor’s spring break officially began today, but already, students have fanned out across the country and even across the globe. Hundreds of Baylor students are using their spring break to serve others, including about 70 students who are in Guatemala, Peru, the Dominican Republic, and along the Texas-Mexico border on discipline-specific mission trips through Baylor Missions. Baylor […]

Mar
6
2015

Jack Lummus: WWII hero, athlete, Baylor Bear

A Baylor student-athlete turned soldier, Jack Lummus made the ultimate sacrifice 70 years ago this week after leading a daring charge into enemy fire on the island of Iwo Jima. His short but remarkable life saw him rise from humble beginnings to attend Baylor, play in the NFL and give his life for his country, posthumously receiving our […]

Mar
5
2015

Lady Bears sweep Big 12 Coach, Player of the Year honors for 4th time in 5 years

For the fifth straight year, a Baylor Lady Bear is the Big 12 Player of the Year for women’s basketball. Sophomore Nina Davis became the third different Baylor student-athlete to claim the honor during the program’s five-year run, following Brittney Griner (2011-12-13) and Odyssey Sims (2014). The second-year forward from Memphis leads the Big 12 in scoring […]

Mar
4
2015

Granddaughter carries on grandfather’s Baylor legacy

For some Baylor students, wearing the green and gold isn’t so much a decision as part of the family tradition. Junior Rachel Ticknor (pictured above right) is one such student. Her mother, Holli, shares the story of their legacy family: “My parents [Rachel’s grandparents] met and married while attending Baylor University over 50 years ago. They married in the […]