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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.” […]

Sep
29
2017

7 favorite Baylor-area coffee spots

For many, college is when they first fall in love with coffee. Early morning classes, combined with organizations, dozens of new friends, and test after project after test, quickly leads to at least one coffee a day. So whether you’re a new student whose love for the bean is just beginning or a Waco visitor […]

Sep
28
2017

New WSJ rankings highlight Baylor’s caring community

The Wall Street Journal recently released its annual ranking of American colleges and universities, which they say is “designed to answer the questions that matter most to students and their families.” Among those questions: “Will I be engaged and challenged by my teachers and classmates?” Their findings say that at Baylor, the answer is absolutely […]

Sep
27
2017

#BearsOfBaylor — “I joined band out of just pure… just, I decided to do it.”

“I joined band out of just pure… just, I decided to do it. At Orientation, Dr. Odajima came up to me and convinced me. But it’s been crazy fun. The first week was constantly busy, just going over stuff 24/7. But since then it’s Monday/Wednesday/Friday, and it’s just two hours of those days, and it’s […]

Sep
26
2017

A quick look at Baylor’s bear logos through the years

No, that’s not a real “Sailor Bear” Baylor football helmet pictured above; a fan mocked that up several years ago just for fun. In fact, in the program’s 110+ seasons, the Bears’ helmets have never featured a bear of any kind — only the interlocking BU. But that hasn’t stopped Baylor Bear logos from showing up […]