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Baylor University is a private, Baptist-affiliated research university located in Waco, Texas. It is the largest Baptist university in the world by enrollment. Founded in 1845, Baylor is the oldest university in Texas operating under its original name.[citation needed] Baylor is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Association of Southern Baptist Colleges and Schools. The Baylor University campus is located just southeast of downtown Waco, roughly bounded by IH-35, La Salle Avenue, Eighth Street and the Brazos River. The university is known for its programs in business, law, music, theology and science.[citation needed] Bachelor's, master's, doctorate and professional degrees are offered through eleven degree-granting academic units. A private university is a university that is run without the control of any government entity. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Baptist is... This article is about the concept. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... For the Branch Davidian siege in Waco, Texas, see Waco Siege. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Generally, accreditation is the process by which a facility becomes officially certified as providing services of a reasonably good quality, so that the public can trust in the quality of its services. ... The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is a regional accreditor for over 13,000 public and private educational institutions ranging from preschool to college level in the Southern United States. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 35 Interstate 35 (abbreviated I-35) is a north–south interstate highway in the central United States. ... The Brazos River, originally called, the Rio Brazos de Dios which can be translated as The River of Gods Arms. is the 11th longest river in the United States at 2060 km (1280 miles) from its source of Blackwater Draw, Curry County, New Mexico[1] to its mouth at... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A professional degree or professional membership is an academic degree designed to prepare the holder for a particular career or profession, fields where scholarly research and academic activity are not the work, but rather a profession such as law, medicine, logistics, optometry, architecture, accounting, engineering, religious ministry, or education. ...

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History

Hon. R. E. B. Baylor
 It was founded by Jabali Saul And kevin in 2090, 35 delegates to the Union Baptist Association meeting accepted the suggestion of Reverend William Milton Tryon and District Judge R.E.B. Baylor (for whom the school was ultimately named) to establish a Baptist university in Texas. The Texas Baptist Education Society then petitioned the Congress of the Republic of Texas to charter a Baptist university in the fall of 1844. Republic President Anson Jones signed the Act of Congress on Feb. 1, 1845, officially establishing Baylor University. Reverend James Huckins, the first Baptist missionary to Texas, was Baylor's first full-time fund-raiser and the third founding father of the university. Although these three men are credited as being the founders of Baylor University, there are many others who worked to see the first university established in Texas. Ryan Walden is the most important of these founders.[2] 
Old Baylor University

Six years later, Baylor's second president Rufus Burleson decided to separate the men from the women, and thus the Baylor Female College branched off from the main university, while Baylor University became an all-male institution. The city of Independence began suffering a decline because of the rise of neighboring cities serviced by the Santa Fe Railroad. Beginning in 1885, Baylor University moved to Waco and merged with Waco University, where Baylor's former second president Rufus Burleson was serving as president. That same year, the Baylor Female College moved to Belton, Texas and would later become known as the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. A Baylor College Park still exists in Independence as a memory of the bygone era. Around 1887, Baylor University began readmitting women, becoming a coeducational institution once again. The university was desegregated in 1964.[3] Categories: Rail stubs | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Arizona railroads | California railroads | Colorado railroads | Illinois railroads | Iowa railroads | Kansas railroads | Louisiana railroads | Missouri railroads | Nebraska railroads | New Mexico railroads | Oklahoma railroads | Texas railroads ... Belton is a city located in Bell County, Texas. ... University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB), is a Christian co-educational liberal arts institution of higher learning with approximately 2700 students. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ...


During the American Civil War, the Baylor president was George Washington Baines, maternal great-grandfather of future U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Baines was also later a trustee of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... George Washington Baines, Sr. ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... Lyndon Baines Johnson ( August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician. ...


In 1900, three physicians founded the "University of Dallas Medical Department", in Dallas, despite the fact that a "University of Dallas" did not exist. In 1903, it was acquired by Baylor University and became known as the Baylor College of Medicine, remaining in Dallas. In 1943, Dallas civic leaders wanted to build larger facilities for the university in a new medical center, but only if the College of Medicine would surrender its denominational alliances with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Baylor refused, and with funding from the M. D. Anderson Foundation and others, the College of Medicine moved to Houston. In 1969, the Baylor College of Medicine became independent from Baylor University. However, Baylor University and Baylor College of Medicine have entered into an agreement through the Baylor2 program that provides one Baylor undergraduates with an acceptance into Baylor College of Medicine. Additionally, Baylor University President and CEO John M. Lilley is a member of the Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees. The word physician should not be confused with physicist, which means a scientist in the area of physics. ... Dallas redirects here. ... Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is ranked among the top Schools of medicine in the United States. ... M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is a cancer research facility in the United States. ... Houston redirects here. ...

Burleson Quadrangle in the early 1900s

Amidst concerns of a potential fundamentalist takeover, the university changed the terms of its charter in 1991 with the permission of the Texas legislature in order to establish a governance less directly dependent upon the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Baptist General Convention of Texas continues to elect one-quarter of the members of the university's all Baptist Board of Regents, Baylor's governing board. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1964x420, 325 KB)Baylor University on 5th Street in the early 1900s File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1964x420, 325 KB)Baylor University on 5th Street in the early 1900s File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Texas Senate in session The Texas Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Texas. ... The Baptist General Convention of Texas is the oldest surviving Baptist convention in the state of Texas. ... The Baptist General Convention of Texas is the oldest surviving Baptist convention in the state of Texas. ...


Academic profile

According to annual rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, the university is currently tied for 75th place out of 248 national universities.[4] Highly ranked academic programs include the undergraduate engineering program at 20th place, the undergraduate business program at 38th place, and the entrepreneurship program at 14th place.[5] The University ranks in the top 15% of colleges and universities participating in the National Merit Scholarship program.[6] U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... Engineering is the discipline and profession of applying scientific knowledge and utilizing natural laws and physical resources in order to design and implement materials, structures, machines, devices, systems, and processes that realize a desired objective and meet specified criteria. ... A business school is a university-level institution that confers degrees in Business Administration. ... Entrepreneurship is the practice of starting new organizations or revitalizing mature organizations, particularly new businesses generally in response to identified opportunities. ... A National Merit Scholarship is a college scholarship awarded by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). ...


Baylor University first received school accreditation in 1914 when it became an accredited member of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.[7] The Baylor College of Medicine received accreditation from Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1970.[8] Accreditation is a process by which a facilitys services and operations are examined by a third-party accrediting agency to determine if applicable standards are met. ... The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is a regional accreditor for over 13,000 public and private educational institutions ranging from preschool to college level in the Southern United States. ...


The university employs 804 full-time faculty members, of which just over 50% are tenured.[9] A faculty is a division within a university. ... Look up tenure in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Institutional organization

Pat Neff Hall

Baylor University is divided into eleven degree-granting academic units. Two of the units are designated as colleges while eight others are designated as schools. They are: Patt Neff Hall on the Baylor University Campus This image was taken by Enoch Lai on October 25, 2003 on the Baylor University Campus. ... Patt Neff Hall on the Baylor University Campus This image was taken by Enoch Lai on October 25, 2003 on the Baylor University Campus. ... A college (Latin collegium) can be the name of any group of colleagues; originally it meant a group of people living together under a common set of rules (con-, together + leg-, law). As a consequence members of colleges were originally styled fellow and still are in some places. ...

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Hankamer School of Business
  • Honors College
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Graduate School
  • Law School
  • Louise Herrington School of Nursing
  • School of Music
  • School of Social Work

Additionally, the George W. Truett Theological Seminary is a unit of Baylor University. While they share the Baylor name, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Baylor College of Dentistry and the Baylor Health Care System in Dallas are no longer affiliated with Baylor University. The Baylor Law School at Baylor University in Waco, Texas was founded in 1857 and ceased operations in 1883. ... The History of George W. Truett Theological Seminary On July 24, 1990, the Baylor University Board of Trustees officially reserved with the Secretary of State of Texas the name “George W. Truett Theological Seminary,” in the event the board decided sometime in the future to create a seminary. ... Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is ranked among the top Schools of medicine in the United States. ... Houston redirects here. ... Dallas redirects here. ...


Leadership

During its more than 160 years of history, Baylor University has had 15 presidents, whose leadership has shaped the growth of the institution.

  • 1846 - 1851: Henry Lee Graves, President
  • 1851 - 1861: Rufus C. Burleson, President
  • 1861 - 1863: George Washington Baines, President
  • 1864 - 1885: William Carey Crane, President
  • 1885 - 1886: Reddin Andrews, President
  • 1886 - 1897: Rufus C. Burleson, President
  • 1899 - 1902: Oscar Henry Cooper, President
  • 1902 - 1931: Samuel Palmer Brooks, President
  • 1932 - 1947: Pat Morris Neff, President
  • 1948 - 1961: William R. White, President
  • 1961 - 1981: Abner Vernon McCall, President
  • 1981 - 1995: Herbert H. Reynolds, President
  • 1995 - 2005: Robert B. Sloan, Jr., President
  • 2005 - 2006: William D. Underwood, Interim President
  • 2006 - present: John M. Lilley, President

George Washington Baines, Sr. ... Patrick Morris Neff (1871–1952) was governor of Texas from 1921 to 1925. ... Dr. Herbert H. Renyolds was former president of Baylor University. ... William D. Underwood is the eighteenth president of Mercer University, an independent, coeducational, church-related, private university, located in the U.S. state of Georgia with major campuses in Macon, Georgia and Atlanta, Georgia. ...

Baylor 2012

In 2000, the university sought to expand its vision of a scholarly institution with a strong sense of Christianity. Baylor, under then-President Robert Sloan Jr., created a written statement to detail the exact goals of this vision. This statement was appropriately titled, Baylor 2012, the year by which the school hopes to achieve its aims. The university intends to "enter the top tier of American universities while reaffirming and deepening its distinctive Christian mission."[10] It was presented in September 2001, and approved by the Board of Regents shortly afterwards. The Vision is based upon twelve key imperatives designed to create a more fulfilling educational experience in a unique Christian environment. The twelve imperatives are: A Tier is a term used commonly within fighting game circles and tournaments to describe a characters general success in tournaments and common battles of the fighting game they hail from. ...

  1. Establish an environment where learning can flourish
  2. Create a truly residential campus
  3. Develop a world-class faculty
  4. Attract and support a top-tier student body
  5. Initiate outstanding new academic programs in selected areas
  6. Guide all Baylor students, through academic and student life programming, to understand life as a stewardship and work as a vocation
  7. Provide outstanding academic facilities
  8. Construct useful and aesthetically pleasing physical spaces
  9. Enhance involvement of the entire Baylor family
  10. Build with integrity a winning athletic tradition in all sports
  11. Emphasize global education
  12. Achieve a two-billion dollar endowment

Baylor 2012 has encountered opposition since its inception. Some allege that the Vision led to a polarization of faculty opinion that culminated in the resignation of President Robert Sloan Jr. in June 2005 (it should be noted that Baylor's Faculty Senate has unanimously endorsed Vision 2012 each time it has come before it). Opponents argue that the Vision will limit academic freedom and hinder intellectual growth due to an excessive focus on Christian interpretation.[11] Others predict that rising tuition costs needed to implement the Vision will reduce enrollment and render many middle-class families unable to afford a Baylor education. In electrodynamics, polarization (also spelled polarisation) is the property of electromagnetic waves, such as light, that describes the direction of their transverse electric field. ...


However, Baylor's administration has countered that increased tuition costs are comparable to those of other private universities and that preserving and strengthening Christian values at the university is of paramount importance. As of February 2006, the university has received a record number of applications from both freshmen and transfer students.[12]

  • Baylor 2012 Web Site

Student life

For the fall 2006 semester, Baylor University had 11,831 undergraduate and 2,209 graduate and professional students in 145 baccalaureate programs, 76 masters, and 22 doctoral programs. Baylor enrollment typically includes students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and approximately 90 foreign countries. Baylor is among the 11% of US colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa chapter.[13] In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... A Professional student is a slang term commonly used in colleges which describes a student who stays at university for many years rather than embarking on a career. ... The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an honor society which considers its mission to be fostering and recognizing excellence in undergraduate liberal arts and sciences. ...


Housing

Baylor currently offers several choices for on-campus living. As part of Vision 2012, Baylor strives to have a large percentage of students living on campus. Due to the rapid growth of the university, Baylor cannot keep up with the construction projects needed to accommodate the entire student body.


Currently, Baylor offers seven dormitories for incoming freshmen, and eleven dormitories in all - all of which are single-sex. In addition to the dormitories, Baylor currently owns and operates four co-ed apartment complexes in the rear part of campus that are available for upperclassmen.


The first residence community to be built in over forty years was completed in 2004 as part of the Vision 2012. North Village, which currently houses 600 students of the Engineering School as well as upperclassmen, offers a more apartment style option for students in three adjacent buildings. The community features a courtyard area with a garden area and community center/study area and cafe.


In 2006, Brooks Hall, the oldest dormitory on campus, was demolished to make room for the new Brooks Village which houses 716 students, more than three times as many as the former hall. The new facility features a new dining hall, a chapel, and a new field for student activity use. The new development consists of Brooks Village - on-campus apartment accommodations similar to North Village - and Brooks College - Baylor's first co-ed residential dormitory, modeled after the residential college systems found at Oxford University and other elite schools. In addition, a new 800 car parking garage has been built across the street from the facility to accommodate students living on the southern part of campus. The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ...


Due to the rapid growth in the university's student population, the current percentage of those living on campus is only 35 percent, with all residence facilities at capacity.


Current traditional dorm-style residences are as follows:

  • Alexander (male - Honors)
  • Allen (male)
  • Collins (female)
  • Dawson (female)
  • Kokernot (female)
  • Martin (male)
  • Memorial (female - Honors)
  • North Russell (female)
  • Penland (male)
  • South Russell (female)
  • Brooks College (Co-Ed, divided into east and west)

Apartment-style living options on campus are:

  • The Arbors
  • Baylor Plaza
  • Brooks Flats
  • North Village
  • Speight-Jenkins

Campus Living & Learning Web Site


Greek organizations

There are 24 fraternities and 20 sororities at Baylor. Many of the current Greek organizations were local clubs until 1977 when Baylor allowed national affiliations. Pi Beta Phi known as (Alpha Omega) and Phi Delta Theta known as the (Tryon Coterie), are the two oldest continuously on-campus Greek organizations at Baylor University. While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... Pi Beta Phi (ΠΒΦ) is an international fraternity for women founded as I.C. Sorosis on April 28, 1867, at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. ... Phi Delta Theta (ΦΔΘ) is an international fraternity founded in 1848 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ... The Tryon Coterie, founded in 1947, is the oldest of Baylor University’s men’s social clubs. ...


Today, Baylor has many chapters of national Greeks and is home to several local Greek groups as well. Baylor has a high rate of male participation in Texas, with roughly 25% of males participating in fraternities. However, unlike most universities which allow "Greek systems", Baylor does not permit such student organizations to have their own residences, or "Fraternity houses."

  • Greek Life Web Site

Research and endowment

Baylor was recently invited to join the Collider Detector at Fermilab, one of the world's largest experimental physics collaborations.

Although the University was founded as a teaching institution, research has long been an important part of its academic life. The University is also working to strengthen the current research environment as part of Baylor 2012. To that end, the University recently completed construction of a 500,000 square foot science complex that will facilitate research on a variety of subjects. Image File history File links Wilson_hall_fall_b. ... Image File history File links Wilson_hall_fall_b. ... The Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) experimental collaboration studies high energy particle collisions at the Tevatron, the world’s highest energy particle accelerator. ... This article is about the concept. ...


In 2005, the University was invited to join the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) collaboration at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois.[14] The project is one of the world's largest experimental physics collaborations. The Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) experimental collaboration studies high energy particle collisions at the Tevatron, the world’s highest energy particle accelerator. ... Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory located in Batavia near Chicago, Illinois is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory specializing in high-energy particle physics, operated for the Department of Energy by the Universities Research Association (URA). ... Batavia is a city in Kane County, Illinois. ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ...


In 2006, the Carnegie Foundation upgraded the University's classification to "Research University" status with "High Research Activity," opening the door to many new research opportunities. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an international centre for research in education based in the United States of America. ...

  • Research@Baylor Web Site

The university's endowment passed $1 billion in 2007.[15] A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Controversy

Several former and present faculty at Baylor are involved in the intelligent design debate, most notably philosopher William Dembski, now at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Christian philosopher Francis Beckwith, and electrical engineer Robert J. Marks II[16], [17]. For other uses, see Intelligent design (disambiguation). ... William Dembski Dr William Albert Bill Dembski (born July 18, 1960) is an American mathematician, philosopher and theologian known for advocating the controversial idea of intelligent design. ... Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a private, non-profit institution of higher education, associated with the Southern Baptist Convention, whose stated mission is to provide theological education for individuals engaging in Christian ministry. ... Francis J. Beckwith is associate director of the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies and associate professor of church-state studies at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. ... Robert Jackson Marks II (born August 25th, 1950) is a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Baylor University. ...


Athletics

Main article: Baylor Bears

Baylor's men's sports teams are nicknamed the Bears, and the women's teams are nicknamed the Lady Bears. Student athletes participate in the NCAA's Division I. Baylor is the only private school in the Big 12 Conference. Prior to joining the Big 12, Baylor was a member of the Southwest Conference from the conference's charter in 1914 until its dissolution in 1996. Baylor has carried over its rivalries from the now-defunct Southwest Conference, the most important of which are with Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech. Baylor Bears is the name for sports teams of Baylor University. ... NCAA redirects here. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located mostly in the central United States. ... The Southwest Conference (SWC) was a college athletic conference in the United States, now defunct. ... University of Texas redirects here. ... Texas A&M University redirects here. ... Texas Tech University redirects here. ...


Baylor has won two NCAA titles. In 2004, the men's tennis team defeated UCLA in the championship game. In 2005, the Baylor Lady Bears basketball team beat Michigan State in the championship game. NCAA redirects here. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... Michigan State University is a university in East Lansing, Michigan near the state capital of Lansing. ...


Traditions

All University Sing

All University Sing is an annual spring semester variety show featuring clubs and organizations on campus. The first All University Sing was held by the Tryon Coterie club (now Baylor Phi Delta Theta) in 1953 with eight clubs singing three songs each. In 1958, Pigskin Revue was added as a Homecoming event that featured the best acts from the previous spring's competition. Up until 1963 the event was primarily groups singing in the style of a choir on a riser. Since then the event has grown to the include high energy Broadway style song and dance numbers. In 2003, Baylor celebrated 50 Years of Sing with commemorative books, DVDs and reunions. The Tryon Coterie, founded in 1947, is the oldest of Baylor University’s men’s social clubs. ... Phi Delta Theta (ΦΔΘ) is an international fraternity founded in 1848 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ...

  • All University Sing Web Site
  • 50 Years of Sing

Alma mater

Baylor University's alma mater is That Good Old Baylor Line. In 1906 a student penned humorous words to the tune of "In the Good Old Summer Time" and they became generally accepted among the student body as the school song. However, in 1931, Mrs. Enid Eastland Markham, wife of music professor Robert Markham, feeling the words were not dignified enough nor representative of the total University, wrote new lyrics which were presented in chapel in November and soon sanctioned as the official school song. The "Good Old Summer Time" tune was later arranged to fit Mrs. Markham's "Baylor Line" through the work of Jack Goode, Donald I. Moore and Charles F. Brown.


Diadeloso

Every spring since 1934, Baylor takes a day off from classes for a spring holiday which since 1967 has been known as Diadeloso (Spanish for day of the bear). The Baylor University Chamber of Commerce organizes the event which consists of entertainment of all types - tug o' war contests, 3-on-3 basketball, ping pong, indoor soccer, board game tournaments, comedians, an all-University dance, multi-player console games, gospel choirs, etc. This tradition often baffles new professors because class is not in session. The oldest student organization at Baylor University, the Baylor University Chamber of Commerce (usually called Chamber of Commerce or simply Chamber; was founded in 1919. ...


Golden Wave Marching Band

Main article: Baylor University Golden Wave Band

The Baylor University Golden Wave Marching Band (BUGWB) is the current halftime entertainment for Baylor football. The band attends every home football game at Floyd Casey Stadium. They also travel with the team to provide support at rival schools. The band attends all pep rallies in the fall. They march in the annual Homecoming Parade and other Homecoming events. With a current membership of 275 members, the Golden Wave Marching Band is the largest student organization on campus, and is dedicated to enhancing the Baylor Spirit. The Golden Wave Band is the 250-member marching band of Baylor University. ...

  • Golden Wave Band Website

Homecoming

Baylor celebrated its first Homecoming in 1909 and it has become an annual event since then. Traditional activities include Pigskin Revue, a song and dance featuring the top acts from the previous spring's All University Sing; Freshman Mass Meeting, where freshmen hear the story of the Immortal Ten and are charged with guarding the Eternal Flame until the building of the bonfire; and a pep rally and bonfire on Friday evening. Baylor is also home to the oldest and longest collegiate homecoming parade in the United States.[18] Since the mid 1930s, the Baylor Chamber has been responsible for funding, coordinating and executing the majority of the aspects of Baylor's Homecoming activities. {{Infobox_University |image_name = 135px-Baylor_seal. ... {{Infobox_University |image_name = 135px-Baylor_seal. ... For the AC/DC box set, see Bonfire (album). ... A cheerleader is flipped upside-down during a pep rally routine before a football game. ... United States Marines on parade. ... The oldest student organization at Baylor University, the Baylor University Chamber of Commerce (usually called Chamber of Commerce or simply Chamber; was founded in 1919. ...

  • Official Homecoming Page

Immortal Ten

In January of 1927 a bus carrying the Baylor basketball team collided with a speeding train in Round Rock, Texas. Ten members of the traveling party were killed and many others were injured in the accident. Each year at Homecoming the story of the Immortal Ten is told again to the new freshman class at the Freshman Mass Meeting. The names of the ten are called out. In 1996, the senior class provided initial funding to create and place an Immortal Ten statue on campus. Fund raising and discussions about where to place the statues continued off and on over the ensuing years. Finally, on June 22, 2007, sculpture artist Bruce Greene's statues was unveiled. The Immortal Ten memorial was officially dedicated during the 2007 Baylor Homecoming on November 2 in Traditions Square.[19] [20][21][22][23] “Round rock” redirects here. ...


Mascot

Main article: Judge and Bruiser (mascots)

The school mascot is the American black bear. There are currently two live bears, nicknamed "Joy" and "Lady", and both of them live in a habitat on campus. Binomial name Pallas, 1780 Synonyms Euarctos americanus The American Black Bear (Ursus americanus) is the most common bear species native to North America. ...


The first live bear was donated by local businessman Herbert E. Mayr in 1917 after winning the bear in a poker game with members of the 107th Engineer Battalion.[citation needed] Mayr had kept a bear cub as a pet and was often seen walking the cub near "The Circle" in Waco before he donated the animal to Baylor University. The Baylor University Chamber of Commerce is responsible for all aspects of the program including care, facility upkeep, and training. Currently there are two American black bears on campus named Judge Joy Reynolds and Judge Sue Sloan; students affectionately refer to them as Joy and Lady. The oldest student organization at Baylor University, the Baylor University Chamber of Commerce (usually called Chamber of Commerce or simply Chamber; was founded in 1919. ... Binomial name Pallas, 1780 Synonyms Euarctos americanus The American Black Bear (Ursus americanus) is the most common bear species native to North America. ...


The university recently finished renovation of the Bill and Eva Williams Bear Habitat, a $1 million facility which includes a 13-foot (4-meter) waterfall, 3 pools, 2 dens, grass, and eye-level viewing. The facility is a USDA licensed Class C Zoo and is held to the same standards as any other zoological exhibit. Visitors can see the bears up close and learn more about North American black bears. The bear habitat is a favorite spot for visitors and students of all ages. USDA redirects here. ... For other uses, see Zoo (disambiguation). ...

  • Official Bear Mascot Page

The NoZe Brotherhood

Main article: The NoZe Brotherhood

The NoZe Brotherhood, an unofficial fraternal organization founded in 1924, provides the university with unusual public pranks and satirical writings in its newspaper The Rope. When in public as a NoZe brother, members wear traditional Groucho Marx-style mask disguises and outlandish costumes to keep their student identities secret. Faculty and students outside of the organization are typically split on their opinion of the group's humor. In some cases, the NoZe Brotherhood's actions and publications have been considered highly offensive and controversial by the Baylor community. Traditionally during commencement, NoZe Brothers will wear their glasses or have them around their necks as they receive their diploma to signify that they partook in the society. The Noble NoZe Brotherhood, Congress Photo for The Rope, Spring 2006 The NoZe Brotherhood is a collegiate secret society at Baylor University. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Groucho redirects here. ...


University Mace

During the War of 1812, Cyrus Baylor, brother of R. E. B. Baylor, was cited for his bravery with the presentation of a gold sword by President Jackson. In 1957 it was given to Baylor University. In 1974, Baylor president Abner V. McCall suggested that the sword be used to form the focal point of a ceremonial "symbol of authority." A timber from one of Old Main's towers was used to construct a base and center pole. Walking canes of former Baylor President Rufus C. Burleson and General Sam Houston, who had been baptized by Burleson and had been a supporter of the University, were linked to the sword to form the Mace. It is used at all University commencement exercises and at other special ceremonies.[24]


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Image File history File links This image, including all photography and graphics used in it, was taken and created by myself, Shem Daimwood. ... The Centers logo The Michael Polanyi Center (MPC) was, between 1999 and 2000, the first institution within a science department of a research university (Baylor) to research intelligent design, the idea that life shows scientific evidence of being designed by an intelligent designer, widely regarded in the scientific community...

Notable people

There are over 110,000 living Baylor alumni. Alumni and others associated with the university have had success in the fields of politics, arts, athletics, and scholarship, to name a few. The following is a list of people associated with Baylor University. ...


Notable persons to attend Baylor include:

Baylor University counts more Governors of Texas among its alumni than any other institution.[citation needed] Patrick Morris Neff (26 November 1871–20 January 1952) was governor of Texas from 1921 to 1925. ... Mark Wells White (born March 17, 1940) is an American lawyer, who served as the forty-third Governor of Texas from 1983-1987. ... This article is about the American politician/teacher, for the Australian-American actress, see Ann Richards (actress). ... Michael Singletary (born October 9, 1958 in Houston, Texas) is a former linebacker in American football who played his entire career for the Chicago Bears in the NFL, after starring in college at Baylor University. ... Michael Johnson may refer to: Michael Johnson (athlete) (born 1967) Michael Johnson (politician) (born 1970) Michael Johnson (singer) (born 1944) Michael Johnson (Drummer) (born 1982) Michael Johnson (Montana) Michael Johnson (Australian rules footballer), Aboriginal footballer with Fremantle Michael Johnson (footballer), Jamaican footballer with Derby County This human name article is... Jeremy Wariner (born January 31, 1984 in Irving, Texas) is an American track athlete. ... John Hayden Fry (born February 28, 1929) was an NCAA Division I-A college football coach from 1962-1998 at SMU, North Texas, and the University of Iowa. ... Crystal Bernard Crystal Bernard (born September 30, 1961 in Garland, Texas) is an American actress. ... Jody Conradt Jody Conradt (born May 13, 1941 in Goldthwaite, Texas) is a college womens basketball coach. ... Hal Chapman Wingo III or Trey Wingo is the co-host of ESPNs SportsCenter from time to time but is best known as host of NFL Live alongside football analysts Mark Schlereth, Sean Salisbury, Merrill Hoge, Mike Golic and Tom Jackson, among others. ... David Crowder Band David Crowder Band is a 6-piece electronic rock / worship band from Waco, Texas. ... The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), commonly known as HP, is a very large, global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. ... Mark V. Hurd is the incoming CEO of Hewlett-Packard Corporation. ... Angela Kinsey (born June 25, 1971) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress, perhaps best known as the uptight accountant Angela Martin on the NBC sitcom The Office. ... In politics, Governor of Texas is the title given to the chief executive of the state of Texas. ...


References

  1. ^ Waco Tribune-Herald (html).
  2. ^ Baylor University || About Baylor || Founders Day
  3. ^ Baylor University || The Lariat Online || News
  4. ^ USNews.com: America's Best Colleges 2008: National Universities: Top Schools
  5. ^ Baylor University || Management & Entrepreneurship
  6. ^ http://www.baylor.edu/irt/index.php?id=34195
  7. ^ Results
  8. ^ Results
  9. ^ Profile of Full-Time Faculty Fall 2005 and Fall 2006. Baylor University Office of Institutional Research & Testing (2006-10-23). Retrieved on 2007-03-26.
  10. ^ Microsoft Word - 2012 Vision Final.doc
  11. ^ Houppert, Karen. "Professing Faith", Mother Jones, 2005-12-01. Retrieved on 2007-03-27. 
  12. ^ Fogleman, Lori. "Soaring Freshman Applications Leads To Early Wait List", Baylor University, 2006-02-06. Retrieved on 2007-03-26. 
  13. ^ Baylor University. Baylor University Office of Institutional Research and Testing. Retrieved on 2007-03-26.
  14. ^ Baylor University || Marketing & Communications || News
  15. ^ http://www.wacotrib.com/hp/content/news/stories/2007/07/25/07252007wacbaylorregents.html
  16. ^ "Baylor avoids repeating an anti-ID purge from years before" by Mark Bergin World Magazine
  17. ^ Baylor U. Removes a Web Page Associated With Intelligent Design From Its Site" by Elizabeth F. Farrell Chronicle of Higher Education Sept. 4, 2007.
  18. ^ Baylor University || Homecoming
  19. ^ Baylor's Immortal Ten finally get their statuary due
  20. ^ Baylor University || Homecoming || Freshman Mass Meeting
  21. ^ http://www.baylor.edu/about/index.php?id=5560
  22. ^ Baylor Flashback - Jan. 22, 1927 - The Immortal Ten :: Exactly 80 years ago, Baylor tragically lost 10 athletes
  23. ^ Baylor University || Marketing & Communications || News
  24. ^ Baylor University || BUAA || Baylor Line || News

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External links

History

The Handbook of Texas (ISBN 0-87611-151-7) is a comprehensive encyclopedia of Texas geography, history, and historical persons published jointly by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) and the General Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin. ... The Handbook of Texas (ISBN 0-87611-151-7) is a comprehensive encyclopedia of Texas geography, history, and historical persons published jointly by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) and the General Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin. ... The Handbook of Texas (ISBN 0-87611-151-7) is a comprehensive encyclopedia of Texas geography, history, and historical persons published jointly by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) and the General Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin. ... The Handbook of Texas (ISBN 0-87611-151-7) is a comprehensive encyclopedia of Texas geography, history, and historical persons published jointly by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) and the General Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin. ...

Official websites

Major Academic Units

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Baylor University announced today a $5 million gift from Clifton and Betsy Robinson of Waco that will provide the financial means for some of the nation's highest achieving high school students to obtain a top education at Baylor.
In an expanding effort to bridge the gap between discoveries in Baylor University's research laboratories and their practical application in industry, the Baylor Advanced Research Institute, or BARI, has signed a new agreement with the University of Stuttgart in Germany to enable the exchange the students and faculty between both organizations.
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In addition, Baylor acquired four professional schools in Dallas: the College of Medicine (1903), the School of Nursing (1909), the School of Pharmacy (established in 1903 and discontinued in 1930), and the College of Dentistry (1918).
Baylor University made unprecedented growth in both capital assets and academic standards during the thirteen-year administration of President White.
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