Faculty & Staff News: Baylor Proud

Oct
22
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “Everyone takes off Friday and they come down here. It’s like our holiday.”

“This is my 20th Homecoming. I think I missed one, maybe, when I was pregnant. We just come back every year. We stay with my college roommate; there’s 11 kids at the house this year! We just keep growing and growing. It’s like “family” — friends and family. We call it our Christmas. It’s like […]

Oct
21
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “Baylor is where I found who I was.”

“I graduated in ’97, so this is my 20-year reunion. I was in Chi Omega. I got to be a part of Pigskin and Sing, and they [the kids] got to see that. Those were awesome, awesome memories. They’ve heard me talk about it, and they got to see what it’s all about. “Baylor is […]

Oct
20
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’ve only missed four Homecomings since 1954.”

“I’ve only missed four Homecomings since 1954. It’s what alumni are supposed to do — to meet their classmates! I have family, they live in Dallas, and they had my grandchildren. We brought them from age 1 all the way up. Now I’ve got a great-grandchild. She’s a year and a half. They’re bringing her […]

Oct
19
2017

Teach your friends about Baylor Homecoming in 3.5 minutes

Trying to explain to your friends why Baylor Homecoming is so special? Ask them for 3.5 minutes of their time, and show them these four videos: Baylor University Homecoming History in 60 Seconds: All About the Baylor Homecoming Parade: All About the Baylor Homecoming Bonfire: Baylor’s Immortal 10 / Mass Meeting Tradition: And […]

Oct
18
2017

2017-18 Baylor Meritorious Achievement Award winners to be honored at Homecoming

The university’s Meritorious Achievement Award winners annually demonstrate the wide reach of the Baylor Family. This year’s honorees include alumni who have found success in everything from business and medicine to worship music and athletics — and sometimes, in more than one of those fields. Each has used their success to support Baylor and Baylor students, whether […]

Oct
17
2017

A look back at Baylor Homecoming Parade Grand Marshals through the years

Starting bright and early this Saturday, the Baylor Homecoming Parade will once again be one of the highlights of the nation’s oldest Homecoming celebration. There will be floats, balloons and pageantry, but none of it can begin without the grand marshal. This year’s grand marshal is Baylor’s 15th president, Dr. Linda Livingstone. She joins a […]

Oct
16
2017

It’s #BaylorHomecoming Week!

In 1909, Baylor hosted the first collegiate homecoming celebration in the nation. This weekend, we again renew that tradition, as the Baylor Family returns to campus to “catch that Baylor spirit again,” as President Samuel Palmer Brooks famously wrote so long ago. As usual, the festivities begin in earnest Thursday night with Mass Meeting and the […]

Oct
13
2017

That Good Old Baylor Bloodline

On Aug. 13, 2016, April Clanton (pictured above in the Baylor shirt) graduated from BU with a degree in communication sciences and disorders. The milestone was celebrated by her brother, mom, grandparents — and, no doubt, the dozens upon dozens of Baylor alumni in her family’s history. April’s family includes more than 60 relatives who […]

Oct
12
2017

“God Is Good”: Remembering David Grotberg

On Oct. 6, 2016, the Baylor Family lost one of its own. David Grotberg, a sophomore Honors College student and member of the Golden Wave Marching Band, was riding his bike through Waco when he was struck and killed by an unknown driver, who fled the scene. That night, David’s parents, Clark and Diane Grotberg, […]

Oct
11
2017

The 25 most Instagrammable spots on the Baylor campus

Ever wonder where the Baylor Instagram account and those featured on it get such breathtaking photos of campus? Or looking to fill your own account with photos like it? Well, here you go: your guide to the most share-worthy spots on the Baylor campus. Whether it’s your first time visiting Baylor, or you practically grew up […]

Oct
10
2017

Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert on religious beliefs and practices

Are small groups really good for megachurches? How do the people within these megachurches view racial inequality? What happens when congregations do try to improve their racial and ethnic diversity? How do entrepreneurs within congregations see God? These are questions you might not think about — but Dr. Kevin Dougherty, a Baylor sociology professor and […]

Oct
9
2017

New book recounts Baylor professors’ service in Iraq a decade ago

A little-known story of Baylor service: Between 2003-07, teams of Baylor professors and other volunteers made five trips to Iraq to help their fellow educators rebuild following the rule of Saddam Hussein. Led by Dr. Bill Mitchell, an Emeritus Professor of History and retired U.S. Air Force officer with vast Middle East experience, the teams braved wartime […]

Oct
9
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “My parents moved to Germany three weeks after I came to Baylor.”

“My parents moved to Germany like three weeks after I came to Baylor. (My dad’s in the Air Force.) God extremely came through in so many ways. My roommate from freshman year — we’re still best friends — she is from Waco. So, her family was here for me. They were like a second family […]

Oct
6
2017

Grant brings McNair Scholars program to Baylor

Next year at this time, a select group of students will have earned the coveted title of “McNair Scholars” for the first time at Baylor. Last month, Baylor was awarded a grant to bring the McNair Scholars Program to campus, providing new opportunities for underrepresented students and first-generation college students to prepare for doctoral studies in […]

Oct
5
2017

Must-have: 2017 Baylor Traditions Christmas ornaments revealed

The traditional colors of the Christmas season may be red and green, but if you’re like most Baylor families, chances are good that your tree contains more than a little green and gold. Last year, Baylor introduced something new for every Baylor fan’s tree, and they’re back again this year: Baylor Traditions Ornaments. Last year […]

Oct
4
2017

Meet Baylor Law School’s first female graduate: Emeline Abood Jackson

It’s no secret that the world of law hasn’t always been welcoming to women. While the women’s suffrage movement was still ongoing during the turn of the 20th century, formal law schools were being created. In 1920 — the same year the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote — Baylor Law School was […]

Oct
4
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “I say ‘y’all’ a lot more often than I ever thought I would.”

“My mom is a breast cancer survivor, and my dad recently finished up treatment for stage IV throat cancer; he’s on the road to recovery. Through friends, family and everything else that I had to rely on — help and donations from friends, family, everything like that — being able to see my parents get […]

Oct
3
2017

‘Portal To the Public’ brings Baylor research to life at Mayborn Museum

Over the summer, Dr. Fan Zhang, PhD ’16, a post-doctoral fellow in Baylor’s environmental science program, prepared for an important speech highlighting the usefulness of her research to a very demanding audience. It was vital that she communicate her work on nanoparticles in a way that was accessible and interesting; if she lost the listeners, […]

Oct
2
2017

Baylor law student, veteran, adoptive father honored as Pat Tillman Scholar

It takes a brave person to fly Army helicopters into battle zones in Afghanistan, landing amidst the fighting to evacuate injured soldiers who need treatment. It also takes a brave person to dedicate both their personal and professional lives to serving orphaned children, kids who need someone to fight for them. Baylor law student Stephen […]

Oct
2
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “Dorm life has been a really fun experience… A lot of hallway antics.”

“[As a legacy,] I was pretty familiar with campus. The real exposure probably started in like 7th grade, 8th grade. All the way through high school, I came to campus more often — probably like 10 times a year, at least. It’s nice knowing my way around, knowing where everything is. That’s helped a lot.” […]