Along Fifth Street

Campus News and Updates, Winter 2023

Flinging Our Green and Gold Afar

Baylor is committed to competing at the highest levels of intercollegiate athletics with unwavering integrity and maintaining our position as one of the most successful athletics departments in the country through proactive, confident strategic planning.

Regents Approve Fudge Center Funding

At its November meeting, Baylor’s Board of Regents approved $78.6 million for phase two construction of the Fudge Football Development Center. The facility is expected to be completed during spring 2024.

Sacred Spaces

Baylor’s deep dedication to its Christian mission is woven throughout the University experience, including the campus environment. Spaces for restoration, contemplation and communion with God are located across campus and are available daily to students, faculty and staff. 

Institute for Faith and Learning Celebrates 25 Years

Baylor’s Institute for Faith and Learning (IFL) is celebrating 25 years of fostering the pursuit of academic excellence and Christian commitment and its worldwide contributions to nurturing the synergy between faith and reason.

Baylor Shines for Welcoming Environment

With beloved traditions like Line Camp, Welcome Week, the Baylor Line and the on-campus living experience, Baylor goes above and beyond to help new students feel like they are truly a part of the Baylor Family.

Aiming High

The Congressional Award gold medal is the highest honor presented to youth by the United States Congress — and this year’s recipients include two Baylor Bears. 

Tell Me Something Good

The Oral History Association (OHA) made its home in Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History (IOH) effective Jan. 1. 

Shining Bright Abroad

Senior Lauren Jarvis, a University Scholar major with concentrations in political science, economics and international studies, was selected as one of only 40 high-achieving students nationwide.

Listen Up

Baylor faculty and staff produce amazing digital content available in the form of podcasts and other online platforms. Here are a few of our favorites.

Mayborn Museum Becomes Smithsonian Affiliate

Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum joined more than 200 other museums across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Panama, as a Smithsonian Affiliate. 

Leading the Way

Clearing a path, paving the way, being the first to come through — it all takes grit, heart and a sense of purpose.

Core Curriculum Receives an “A”

Baylor and the University of Georgia were the only Research 1 universities to receive a top grade in ACTA’s assessment of the strength of the core curriculum among more than 1,100 U.S. colleges and universities.

A Long-Lasting Faith

According to research from Baylor’s ongoing Faith and Character Study, while peer influence is the top factor that leads to students attaining higher levels of vertical faith maturity and horizontal faith maturity, attending a local place of worship also is a powerful predictor of both measures of faith maturity.

A Bear for Teacher of the Year

Baylor University elementary education graduate Emily Blackwell, B.S.Ed. ’22, now teaching first grade in Texas at Brentfield Elementary in Richardson ISD, was honored as the 2022 National Student Teacher of the Year.

Nationally Ranked in Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation

The Department of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business has been ranked 6th best in the nation for its undergraduate entrepreneurship program by Entrepreneurship Magazine and The Princeton Review.

Paying it Forward

If you spend any time in the Honors College, it does not take long to hear Dr. Alden Smith’s name.

Bright Minds at Work

National STEM Day, a day annually recognized on Nov. 8, encourages schools and organizations to illuminate STEM opportunities and spark interest among young students through projects and activities. 

Bears Win Worldwide

 Members of Baylor’s Model United Nations Team traveled to Kobe, Japan, to participate in the National Model United Nations (NMUN) Japan conference. 

Bears in the Wild

When you see a bear (a Baylor Bear) in their natural habitat, what do you do? You raise a paw and say, “Sic ’em,” of course!