Written by melissabowman on 10 Aug, 2006
Baylor University is one of the nicest college campuses I have ever been too. I have been there several times for several different purposes. Baylor is a private school in the Big 10 conference and are good in sports like baseball, track and…Read More
Baylor University is one of the nicest college campuses I have ever been too. I have been there several times for several different purposes. Baylor is a private school in the Big 10 conference and are good in sports like baseball, track and cross-country. In fact a top Olympic runner went to school at Baylor and ran there for several years. Michael Johnson. I think he holds a few records in either the 400-meter run or the 200-meter run.The first time I visited the Baylor campus was for a cross-country camp. I stayed a week in the dorms and eat at one of the dinning halls. The dorms were pretty nice for a college campus and the food was much better than anything I have had here at Tarleton. The campus was big so it gave us several places to run and enjoy the scenery of the campus. The area around the college is pretty nice, it has a very college fell to it, with coffee shops, hang- outs and places to study and eat and mingle.The second time I visited Baylor was on a road trip. A friend and I drove out for the day and walked around taking pictures and meeting people. Baylor’s mascot is a bear (The Baylor Bears) and they keep a live bear in a enclosed area for people to see. He is the schools bear/ mascot and makes a great sight to see to visiting people. Also open to the public is the campus chapel. My friend and I decided to go in, take a few pictures and sit to have some quite time, before making the rest of our adventure. The campus is very green and there is lots of shade to stop and rest. I love going to walk around the campus and see how pretty it is.The third time I have been to Baylor I actually went to a track meet. So I was technically not on the campus but at an event. I went to see Michael Johnson run in 1999. He still ran for Baylor, but he ran unattached, which is what you do when you have run your 4 years as a college student. The stadium there is big and is a great place to be able to see the whole track. I was able to see Michael Johnson very well and even got to talk to him after his race.I encourage visiting Baylor campus. It is a pretty place and makes a great adventure. If nothing else at least drive through where you can. Close
Written by melissabowman on 28 Apr, 2006
Home of the David Crowder Band and the most popular church in Waco, the UBC host concert and other events from the church as well as a weekly church service. The UBC is one of the most unique churches I have seen. It has a…Read More
Home of the David Crowder Band and the most popular church in Waco, the UBC host concert and other events from the church as well as a weekly church service. The UBC is one of the most unique churches I have seen. It has a very modern and fun look and feel on the inside. It is a tin-roofed building with brick sides, light bulbs that hang from the ceiling, and bright-colored paint on the walls. There is so much going on in the church that it looks as if the high school and college students decorated. This gives it a very young and welcoming feel to it. There are several classrooms and even a coffee shop/ lounge in the back.Now, the last time I visited the chuch it was for a David Crowder Band concert. David Crowder and his band are a Christian worship group famously known from Passion CD's or One Day. David Crowder got his start here at the UBC and comes back to play concerts for his CD releases. This was the release of Collision, their latest CD. The church is a little bit of a small place (at least when you are talking about hosting a concert), but it is a great place. Being Crowder is part of the experince and makes it fun as well. It does get hot, but it is not for long.David Crowder is a great person, and it is easy to meet him and see him since this is such a small church--it's not like there is a high-security watch. He just walks around freely, minding his own business, and enjoys himself and entertaining the crowds.I love coming back to this place. We go maybe once a year or so, and I look forward to it. If you are in Waco, you should check out the UBC... it is a neat place. Close
Written by gclink on 26 Jul, 2001
It is hard to describe Baylor to those who do not have any connection with the university. Those that attend the institution have great pride in the school. Most look back with fond memories of the school, the professors, and the friends they…Read More
It is hard to describe Baylor to those who do not have any connection with the university. Those that attend the institution have great pride in the school. Most look back with fond memories of the school, the professors, and the friends they made while going here.
Several of the buildings are over 100 years old. All have been refurbished many times since they were built and the campus keeps growing today. These old buildings bring charm to the campus that has mixture of the new and modern and the old and familiar.
Baylor was chartered by the Republic of Texas in 1845 making it the oldest "institution of higher learning" in the state and is the largest Baptist University in the world. It was originally located in Independence, TX but moved to Waco in 1886.
Many museums are located on the campus. Visitors can visit the bear pit to see the bear usually sleeping. There is a visitor's center available that can provide you with the information you need for your visit to Baylor and Waco. Just call us at (254)710-1921.