Faculty & Staff News: Baylor Proud

Jan
22
2018

After their son’s passing, this family experienced “Baylor Family” at its best

When your child heads to college, whether for an undergraduate or graduate degree, you expect them to take a few years to finish that degree — maybe an extra “victory lap” year. But you never, ever expect their time on earth to end before their studies do. That very thing happened to the Swanson family […]

Jan
17
2018

Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert on coping with grief and loss

Dr. Helen Harris has centered her life’s work on a topic that most would prefer to avoid: grief and loss. While no one likes to think about the loss of a loved one, facing grief is unavoidable. Harris’ research on those tough subjects has made her one of the nation’s most-sought after experts on the […]

Jan
16
2018

#NextLevelBU: How are Baylor alumni doing in the NBA?

Statistics show that only about 1% of college basketball players reach the NBA. In many cases, it takes more than just skill — it takes persistence, too. That’s certainly true of the four Baylor Bears who are playing in the NBA right now. Take Ekpe Udoh, BSEd ’11, for example. The former Bear standout became […]

Jan
11
2018

Denny’s CMO — a Baylor grad — named among 2017’s most innovative CMOs

When it comes to brands on social media, few can match the tone set by Denny’s. The diner chain’s approach — somewhere between snarky and silly, without going too far either direction — has won the acclaim of hundreds of thousands of followers on such platforms as Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. The man overseeing all that? Denny’s […]

Jan
10
2018

Baylor takes on student hunger with on-campus food pantry

It’s not uncommon to hear someone joke about living off of ramen noodles during their college days. For many college students, however, an inability to afford nourishing food is no joking matter. At a private university like Baylor, it’s easy to assume that everyone has enough money for basic necessities like food, but not every […]

Jan
9
2018

The Final Frontier: How Baylor professors are helping shape our understanding of space

Did you know that Baylor has a research center that contributes to our understanding of outer space? It’s called CASPER — the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research — and it’s located at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC). Were you aware that Baylor is part of a prestigious consortium of leading universities […]

Jan
5
2018

Baylor students travel to tsunami-razed Japanese city to serve — and to tell its story

When a large-scale natural disaster happens, the world’s attention turns to that part of the globe for a time. “Pray for” trends on Twitter. GoFundMe accounts are set up for families. Governments argue over how much money to send as relief. But after awhile, other things require our attention, and life goes back to normal […]

Jan
4
2018

Baylor Bears’ books named among 2017’s best by Christianity Today & ALA

The end of each year brings with it a series of lists that bibliophiles eagerly await — a rundown of the year’s best books. Baylor professors are routinely honored on these “best of” lists, particularly in the areas of faith and religion. This year, three books authored by a trio of Baylor professors and one […]

Jan
1
2018

The top 10 Baylor Instagram photos of 2017

As we enter 2018, we thought we’d take a look back at the last year via the photos on Baylor’s official Instagram account. Here are the top 10 Baylor Instagram photos of 2017: 10. Every new student knows it’s not really official until you get your Baylor ID. This was President Livingstone’s moment. Official. 🐻🙋 #SicEm #Baylor A post […]

Dec
21
2017

Merry Christmas, Baylor Family!

With finals completed, grades submitted, and winter Commencement ceremonies celebrated, it’s time for everyone here on campus to head home for some much-needed relaxation during Christmas and New Year’s. It’s been a fun year here at Baylor, and we’ve had plenty to celebrate and be proud of. This blog will be quiet for the next […]

Dec
21
2017

‘A Baylor Christmas’ returns with holiday music for the entire Baylor family

For half a century, the combined choirs and orchestra of Baylor’s School of Music have welcomed Christmas with joyful worship during Christmas on 5th Street. This month — for the fourth year in a row — their hour-long performance is being broadcast on stations across the country. Thanks to a partnership with KWTX, “A Baylor […]

Dec
19
2017

How international students find their ‘American family’ at Baylor

If you’ve ever visited another continent, country, even state or city, you’ve experienced what it’s like to be an outsider — to the area’s culture, foods, road system, language and the unspoken rules of everyday interactions. Now imagine having that “outsider” feeling throughout your four years of college, and you’ll know what it can be […]

Dec
19
2017

What does #BaylorChristmas look like in your home?

Every year, we love seeing how students, alumni, faculty, and fans alike show their Baylor pride during the Christmas season. With ornaments, gingerbread houses, wreaths and more — take a look at how some of your fellow Bears display their green and gold during the most wonderful time of the year! Of course, it […]

Dec
15
2017

As a teen, she was homeless, then left on her own. Now, she’s a Baylor graduate.

In some ways, Denise Anderson’s viral tweet said it all: Two drug-addicted parents. Removed to a domestic abuse shelter at age 12. Homeless and on her own by age 16. Then… Accepted to Baylor. Contractually signed to a law firm at age 20. Baylor University graduate, Class of 2017. But if you tell Denise that she seems to […]

Dec
13
2017

Online MBA student surprises parents by revealing Baylor degree

Imagine for a minute just how much work it would take to keep a secret from your parents that — surprise! — you’ve been taking online MBA classes and your shared dream of a Baylor degree is about to become a reality. Oh, and you reveal the surprise a few weeks before graduation through an […]

Dec
12
2017

Baylor student group raises thousands for local children’s hospital

For the past three years, the Baylor student group BU For the Kids has hosted a dance marathon on campus. Dubbed the “BU-THON,” volunteers push through eight continuous hours of moving, dancing, grooving to music until the wee hours of the morning — all to raise money for Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Hospital in nearby […]

Dec
11
2017

Baylor student-athletes lead Big 12 in Graduation Success Rate for 4th straight year

When it comes to preparing champions for life, Baylor continues to lead. For the fourth consecutive year, Baylor student-athletes are tops in the Big 12 in Graduation Success Rate (GSR). Baylor ’s overall score of 89 led all other Big 12 institutions, continuing a streak of excellence that has seen the Bears at or near the […]

Dec
8
2017

How Baylor’s Roxy Grove became one Canadian family’s ‘angel of mercy’

Just in time for Christmas, we have a beautiful, never-before-told story for you about a Baylor Bear of old who did exactly what Bears do: make the world around them shine just a little brighter. If you attended Baylor, you’ve probably heard the name “Roxy Grove” before. Baylor’s Roxy Grove Hall, a 500-seat concert hall […]

Dec
7
2017

Baylor physicists helping discover the building blocks of the universe

More than five years have passed since an international team of scientists — including several Baylor physicists — discovered what’s become known as the “God particle.” Today, scientists are working on the next steps in uncovering further mysteries of physics — and the same Baylor professors are still helping advance the research. Drs. Jay Dittman […]

Dec
6
2017

40 years of entrepreneurship at Baylor — and another top 10 ranking

Until the late 1970s, Baylor (like most schools) had no entrepreneurship program. Among academia, there was a popular notion that entrepreneurship simply wasn’t something that could be taught. But a group of leaders here thought differently, and in 1977, Baylor became one of the first universities to create a formal academic program in entrepreneurial studies. […]