Baylor UniversityCollege & University in Waco, Texas
The last time Baylor Lady Bear Basketball lost an NCAA tournament game at home?
2002 -- before most of this year's team had even started kindergarten:
#Baylor President Linda Livingstone and Board Chair Joel Allison are traveling the country this spring/summer to discuss the university's progress and plans with BU alumni and friends.
Dallas, you're up next:
At a time when our nation desperately needs better civics education, these two #Baylor professors have become nationally recognized leaders in the field:
"Traveling abroad with #Baylor taught me to be more adventurous and to have more courage in trying new things. ... It also showed me that we have a really big God who created a lot of different kinds of people."
In their own words, BU students explain how studying abroad (#GlobalBaylor) taught them what "worldwide leadership and service" really means:
"'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" ~ Matthew 22:37-39
Baylor students, alumni & fans can get reduced-price tickets for the game, and the first 250 to purchase will receive a special Baylor-themed Mavs hat: http://bit.ly/2tYnT3t
“I’m the head coach of Baylor Crew, the club team here. They hadn’t had a female head coach in a while, so I was following some really awesome leaders, and that was a lot of pressure on me. The seniors that are on the team have helped guide me and have helped me follow my vision that I really want for the team -- that we’re more than just this competing team, that we’re doing all of this together -- because it is a team sport, and we’re literally in the same boat together, an...d I’m here to support everything that they need.
“We went to Oklahoma for a race in the fall, one of our girls boats. The girls categories are so much harder because it’s Division I; we’re this club team competing against all of these Division I schools. I just remember them rowing back, and I’m standing on the edge of the water and just yelling, ‘I’m so proud of you!’ Seeing how excited and how happy that made them really continues to affirm me in why I do this. Even though it’s hard, it’s 4:30, 5:00 in the morning, and it’s cold right now, but I just keep remembering, ‘You’re doing this because it’s making a difference in their life, and it’s making a difference in your life.’ If that’s what I can do, that’s all I want. It’s so much fun.”
-- Junior health, kinesiology and leisure studies major
-- San Jose, CA
-- One of thousands of #BaylorLights
Dr. Tyrha Lindsey-Warren is a clinical assistant professor of marketing at #Baylor, specializing in consumer behavior and attitudes and multicultural media & advertising.
She's also an accomplished jazz singer who has performed around the world -- including this weekend in Waco: http://bit.ly/2Iv7ZAB
Born in China, Kat Harrington was adopted as a baby and grew up in a town where she was the only Asian student in the school.
At #Baylor, she found a place where she could explore her culture and find her identity:
"Being a student-athlete helps you build strength of character. ... You develop courage and resilience and strength of character [that] are critically important, really in any significant leadership position."
Dr. Linda Livingstone on how her time playing college basketball prepared her to be #Baylor's 15th president: