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Don’t let fear control you, don’t give into the fear of terrorism.
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Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors sang sweet refrains Saturday.
Sports| p. 9 Big 12 champions Baylor soccer defeats TCU in overtime, bringing in the win.
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BREAKTHROUGH Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer (12) and running back Trestan Ebner (25) passes the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan. on Saturday. This is Baylor’s first win this season. The final score was 38-9.
Baylor secures first victory this season against Kansas COLLIN BRYANT Sports Writer Baylor football finally earned its first victory of the season against the Kansas Jayhawks (18) this past weekend, cruising to a 38-9 win in Lawrence, Kan. Freshman quarterback Charlie Brewer was impressive in his first starting game for Baylor (1-8). Brewer passed for 315 yards and three touchdowns, and he completed 23 of his 29 passes. Brewer also ran for 22 yards and
caught a pass for 20 yards off a trick play from sophomore wide receiver Jared Atkinson. Baylor head coach Matt Rhule said the young quarterback exceeded his expectations. “I thought he was really, really good,” Rhule said. “We had a good plan to keep it simple for him, but he threw the ball down the field a good bit and he had a chance at a couple other ones. So, we were aggressive. We know Charlie is a good player and he can run around and make some plays.” With Brewer at quarterback, the offense
managed 455 total yards, including 335 in the air and 120 on the ground, led by junior running back Terence Williams’ 62 yards and one touchdown. Baylor’s defense limited Kansas to just 289 yards of total offense and three field goals, a testament to the strength of the Baylor defense who played one of their best games. Rhule said he felt the defense’s play begin to come together throughout the week at practice. “Well I think it started last week. You saw a lot of pieces coming together for a long time and
they just never really kind of put it together,” Rhule said. “So, just really proud of our players and their resiliency.” The Bears also made Big 12 history for the school by not allowing a touchdown on the road. The defensive effort was led by senior linebacker Taylor Young, who made his first start at middle linebacker. Young stepped into the role of injured sophomore middle linebacker
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BU-thon participants dance to aid local hospital HOLLY LUTTRELL Reporter Baylor University’s For the Kids organization’s third annual BU-THON event helped raise money for a local children’s hospital with food, games and an eight-hour dance party. The dance marathon took place from 6 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday in Russell Gym. Dancers raised funds to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network, benefiting the patients at the Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Hospital in Temple. Members of For the Kids, volunteers from around campus and children from the local hospital all showed up to dance together. Russell Gym was decorated with streamers and balloons for the dance marathon. Game booths were set up around the perimeter of the gym surrounding the dance floor, which was brought to life by a colorful lighting design and upbeat songs from the DJ table. Attendees could dance, have their face painted, write a letter to children in the hospital, visit a photo booth, play games like Mario Kart, Jenga or corn hole and mingle over Pizza Hut and Chick-Fil-A food. Carpentersville, Ill., sophomore and For the Kids member Cameron Wilson welcomed everyone to the event by reminding them of the importance of their work. Each dancer had to collect donations from their friends and families in order to participate. These donations go to the
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DESPAIR Sheree Rumph of San Antonio prays over two of the 26 crosses erected in memory of the 26 people killed in a shooting in Sutherland Springs. The shooting took place during a Sunday service at the Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church.
Texas gunman sent hostile texts before attack JIM VERTUNO Associated Press SUTHERLAND SPRINGS (AP) — The gunman who killed 26 people at a smalltown Texas church had a history of domestic violence and sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law, a member of First Baptist, before the attack in which he fired at least 450 rounds at helpless worshippers, authorities said Monday. A day after the deadliest mass shooting in state history, the military acknowledged that it did not submit the shooter’s criminal history to the FBI, as required by the Pentagon. If his past offenses had been properly shared, they would have prevented him from buying a gun.
Investigators also revealed that sheriff’s deputies had responded to a domestic violence call in 2014 at Devin Patrick Kelley’s home involving a girlfriend who became his second wife. Later that year, he was formally ousted from the Air Force for a 2012 assault on his ex-wife. In the tiny town of Sutherland Springs, population 400, grieving townspeople were reeling from their losses. The dead ranged from 18 months to 77 years old and included multiple members of some families. “Our church was not comprised of members or parishioners. We were a very close family,” said the pastor’s wife Sherri Pomeroy, who, like her husband, was out of town when the attack happened. “Now most of our church family is gone.”
Baylor’s Response Wednesday, Nov. 8: Chaplain’s office will lead a service by the Judge Baylor statue to support those affected by the tragedy The couple’s 14-year-old daughter, Annabelle Pomeroy, was among those killed.
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Live with love, not fear No one likes
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Growing up, we were taught that bullies bully because they feel insecure about themselves. If we give in to the bully, we give them power. As adults, bullies still exist. However, they don’t exist in the traditional sense of a 6-foot kid trying to take your lunch money. Now they exist as terrorists: people intentionally instilling fear or terror, typically through violence, in order to communicate a political, religious or ideological idea. Last Tuesday, The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the deadly terror attack in New York City, where a “soldier of the Caliphate” drove a truck down a bicycle path near the 9/11 site, an act that was considered terrorism. Through the violence demonstrated in New York and around the world over the past few years (such as in London and Nice, France), ISIS is terrorizing. ISIS is trying to take away our lives and instill fear in us, but we cannot cave. It seems we cannot go anywhere without looking over our shoulder and being on edge about the possibility of a terrorist attack. We can’t even walk on the street or ride a bike without feeling like our lives are in danger, but that’s what terrorists want. If we show fear, we let them win. The letter from ISIS even admitted, “The grace of Allah, the operation instilled fear in crusader America, prompting them to increase security measures and intensify actions against immigrants to America.” At times, we do not know how to express our emotions, because the response cannot be summed up in one word. For some, terrorism spurs tears of sadness thinking of families and loved ones lost. For some, terrorism sparks anger and frustration
as we wonder why and how this keeps happening. For some, terrorism elicits straight fear. We do not know of a good way to fight this terrorism that is intimidating the world, because we cannot categorize it with a single emotion. We do not know why terrorists feel the best way to share their political, religious and ideological views is through instilling fear in innocent victims. But, we do know that America is a country that prides itself in bonding together. We know that America is stronger and better than this; we should not just sit back. Darren Drake of Patterson, N.J., was one of the victims of this attack. His father said to The [Bergen County, N.J.] Record, “To be angry is useless. There’s nothing I can do about it. What am I going to do, sue him [soldier of the Caliphate]?” Remember that the victims are our neighbors, friends and peers. Regular people living their regular lives are being affected by terrorism. It may seem distant, but it can happen anywhere, anytime. No one is immune, but everyone is capable of standing strong and saying no to allowing fear to control us. Everyone is capable of displaying the toughness that serves as our country’s backbone. Everyone is capable of saying “I love you” and holding their head high, flaunting our stars and stripes and living purposefully, not anxiously. We cannot live in a state of fear and anger. We must live in a state of love for each other because you never know who or where is next. We can’t show fear; we need to show strength. Just like children are taught to never succumb to the bully, we cannot succumb to the fear that terrorism aims to achieve.
While watching the cult classic “Mean Girls” the other night, a realization dawned on me: I had always envisioned myself as a Cady Heron, the young ingenue with naturally perfect hair and a sweet disposition. A protagonist of high moral values, who may be led astray but eventually returns to her bright, shining self. However, as I sat there watching Mrs. Norberry ask the girls about being victims of bullying, I realized that sometimes, I share more qualities than I’d like with the ice queen Regina George. Sometimes I can be vapid and self-centered, more focused on my appearance or what others think of me than what I believe in. Sometimes I’m a bad friend, worrying more about what is going on in my own life than the fact that someone else might be upset, hurt or suffering. This doesn’t make me a bad person, only human. But while we all aspire to be the glowing heroine, it’s the mean girl that we often let lord over our choices. We, as women of the 21st century and as students at a competitive university, have every opportunity to better ourselves. But so often we fall into ruts where we find ourselves hurting the ones we love or worse, ourselves, in an effort to meet the pressure society puts on us. As mean girls, we frown at the unattractive, awkward middle school versions of ourselves while we primp in an attempt to settle into the perfectly shambly, beautiful but effortless versions of ourselves. You know the one: the “I just woke up and I’m so tired but my hair is brushed and my mascara is flawless” version of ourselves. College students live in a constant contest of who can be the most put together while falling apart, and that is when the mean girl in all of us comes out to play. When you are jealous of your best friend for being busier than you, or of the sorority sister that got a better grade than you, you are not only enforcing the college version of mean girls judgement, but also an unhealthy and harmful image of yourself and others. We don’t all live up to the same standard; what may be seemingly effortless to others may be incredibly difficult on your mental and physical health. What may be easy for you may cause others to cry with frustration. But that’s the beauty in being an individual; we’re not all the same. We don’t have the same strengths, the same looks, the same abilities. Comparing ourselves to each other only reinforces the flawed logic that we have to be as good, if not better, at the same things as everyone else. If we don’t live up to the core standards that are taught in schools, in magazines or on social media of what a college student - or a woman - should be, we are a failure in some way. When we step outside of that mentality, we realize that we are capable of excelling in so many things that don’t fall within those standards, and that we become the worst versions of ourselves when we try to confine ourselves to them. We become the mean girl, the girl nobody wants to be, when we force ourselves to be just like everyone else. Everyone loves Cady Heron and hates Regina George because she tries to change Cady’s “specialness.” But the truth is, Cady Heron and Regina George are one and the same; all that’s different is the way they react to the confines of society. We all have a little bit of Cady and a little bit of Regina in us. We are always trying to change our own “specialness” to fit the world, when instead we should be changing the world to fit our sparkle. Molly is a junior journalism major from Phoenix.
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PHOEBE SUY Staff Writer I wish I could begin my undergraduate years again and be the person I am today. But maybe that’s the point; if we don’t leave changed, perhaps we didn’t do it right. Every day we do things
and the sole beneficiary of those actions is ourselves. I do my homework, I prepare meals, I go to the gym, I go to church. The common thread is “I” and that needs to change if I (there it is again) desire to live a life marked by the life and love of Christ. Even if personal faith is not a motivating factor to serve your community, consider serving anyways. Volunteering is connected with improved physical, mental and emotional health, according to UnitedHealthcare.
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The retail business is a must-have industry in our culture. The American people, are obsessed with buying things. From clothes to electronics to cars to houses, décor and groceries, we are always ready to lay down some money.
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Houston junior crowned Miss Black and Gold SAVANNAH COOPER Staff Writer Eight elegant contestants took the Barfield Drawing Room stage in the Bill Daniel Student Center with big smiles and beaming confidence that rivaled their sparkling floor-length gowns. Nearly 100 friends, family members and others in between came out to the three-hourlong 25th annual Miss Black and Gold pageant Sunday night. Hosted by the Tau Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, this pageant highlights feminine poise by offering scholarships to the top three contestants who were the most wellrounded. The contestants were judged by a five-person panel on their achievements and projections, creative and performing arts, poise and appearance and oral expression, in addition to an interview with the judges prior to the pageant. Pageant chair and Fort Worth senior Christian Broussard has had the taxing, sometimes stressful chore of overseeing the event filled with last-minute things that needed to be done. Throughout the preparation for the event, Broussard was able to see the women become increasingly more comfortable. “It was very interesting watching people breaking out of their shells, watching people getting really out of their comfort zones and I think I can say that each girl did that,” Broussard said. “It was great for me to watch these ladies come alive in front of an audience.” One of the contestants was Signal Hill, Cali., freshman Saumyah Bedford who was awarded Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants. Along with Bedford was the second runner-up, Longview sophomore Kierra Batiste, winning $500, first runner-up Long Island, New York junior Sophia Brice, winning $1,000, and the crowned winner. 2017 Miss Black and Gold and Houston junior Andrenita Achane was nearly speechless when presented with this opportunity. Along
with winning the title, Achane earned Miss Goodwill for selling the most advertisements and Miss People’s Choice for having the greatest amount of guest donations. “It feels great. I’m so excited. I’m so glad that I had this opportunity to be a part of this and Alpha Phi Alpha is a great organization and I’m just very grateful to be the next Miss Black and Gold,” Achane said. “It’s just a beautiful experience. I’m really shocked. It’s so great; I’m just so excited.” Along with the Alpha Phi Alpha members, the contestants received guidance and leadership from longtime pageant coach Lindsey Fortner. Watching the event, Fortner felt like a proud mother looking at the contestants performing in what they spent so long preparing for. “We work on every aspect of the pageant and we just drill it over and over again until they perfect it,” Fortner said. “It’s great to see them grow from day one to now, the pageant, is great.” Knowing Andrenita prior to the event, Broussard was pleased to see that all her hard work was rewarded. “I know Andrenita personally and I know she has a heart of gold and she’s put in a tremendous amount of work for this pageant,” Broussard said. “I’m grateful that she was able to see her hard work come to fruition.” Even after Achane was announced as the winner it may have been hard to tell who actually won because all the contestants were still wearing bright smiles and surrounded by their loved ones. While Achane was being crowned, the audience, full of Sascee’s Southern Eatery catering, was singing Steve Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely” while fellow contestants hugged and congratulated her gently so no makeup would be ruined. Sunday night highlighted eight Baylor students who crafted their talent and represent some of the best and brightest at Baylor. This event kicked off Alpha Phi Alpha’s week of festivities.
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EVERYTHING IS AWESOME Fort Worth senior Megan McCasland performs with Sing Alliance in All-University Sing in February 2017.
Sing Alliance searches for 2018 performers HOLLY LUTTRELL Reporter Sing Alliance welcomed new performers for their 2018 All-University Sing routine during their sign-ups Sunday night. The Sing Alliance leadership team greeted new members and gave each new addition a T-shirt, welcoming them into the organization. Sing Alliance is a student-run group that allows Baylor students not involved with Greek life to participate in Sing. They accept students from all majors across campus, and all grade levels, from freshmen through graduate school. Spots are filled on a firstcome, first-served basis. “Sing Alliance is the only way for non-Greek members at Baylor to do AllUniversity Sing. So we are really what makes it all-university,” Sing Alliance president and choreography chair Austin senior Jenay Lapeyrolerie said. “We just exist for anyone who wants to do Sing to have the opportunity to be part of this Baylor tradition.” Lapeyrolerie said that performers who sign up to participate do not need any previous experience. If a prospective student is not already involved with a Greek life organization, they are welcome to join Sing Alliance.
“We’d love to have as many performers as possible,” Sing Alliance costume chair Altus, Okla., junior Kimberlyn Weaver said. The group’s largest performance consisted of approximately 175 members, but the numbers tend to change year to year. According to Lapeyrolerie, they can expect about 100 performers any given season. Sing Alliance gives students to opportunity to meet other performers from all across campus and put their own unique skills to good use. “Sing Alliance is like a family,” Weaver said. “It’s very accepting of anyone who wants to join. Also, I’m a fashion major so being the costume chair was a lot of fun for me to be able to contribute to such a fun and positive organization.” Lapeyrolerie credits Sing Alliance with helping her feel at home at Baylor. “It was the people who made me want to stay. I found all of my friends at Baylor through Sing Alliance,” Lapeyrolerie said. “Once I found Sing Alliance, I was like ‘I know these are my people.’ They are so quirky and fun and just very accepting and loving. It’s really a family.” Like many other groups on campus, Sing Alliance will soon get to work learning routines with their members in preparation for 2018 All-University Sing in February.
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I. Broad Recommendations 1. Establish Title IX obligations as an institutional priority. Baylor’s BoR adopted Pepper Hamilton’s recommendations and instructed university administration to implement the recommendations as soon as possible. 2. Take swift and certain action consistent with these recommendations. The BoR announced the immediate removal of Ken Starr as President and named Dr. David Garland as Interim President. Head football coach Art Briles was immediately suspended and left one month later. Athletic Director Ian McCaw resigned after being placed on probation. The Board created two actiondriven task forces in response to the 105 Recommendations, the Sexual Assault Task Force and Spiritual Life and Character Formation Task Force. 3. Offer institutional and personal apologies and appropriate remedies. BoR members and senior administrators met with complainants and their families to apologize and try to offer remedies. 4. Consider necessary personnel action for accountability and effective implementation of Title IX. Dr. Linda Livingstone appointed Kristy J. Orr as the university’s Board Professional. Orr will facilitate communication that enhances effective Board operations. 5. Engage in measures that will instill a consistent institutional understanding of Title IX obligations. The University appointed Doug Welch as the University’s first full-time Chief Compliance Officer (CCO). The CCO monitors compliance with Title IX, Clery and other federal and state regulations and reports directly to the president. 6. Take measures to ensure that the level of engagement by board members supports effective oversight of Title IX. The newly created Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Committee will receive an annual report on Title IX functions. 7. Structure senior leadership to ensure appropriate and informed administrative oversight and effective implementation of Title IX and related compliance requirements. On February 1, 2017, the Title IX Coordinator began reporting to the CCO. 8. Commit sufficient infrastructure and resources for effective Title IX implementation. Baylor has invested more than $4 dollars in new Title IX staff positions. 9. Create a culture within the football program that ensures that the reporting, investigation, and disciplinary actions involving studentathletes and athletics department staff are managed in the same manner as all other students and staff on campus, and that student athletes are held accountable to the same standards as all Baylor students. Vice President of Athletics Mack Rhoades now oversees training programs to ensure coaches, staff and studentathletes maintain the culture of high moral standards, enforcement, and discipline. Rhoades has met with all coaches, non-coaching staff and student athletes to reinforce expectations. 10. Identify leadership for the Athletics Department and football program to set a strong and consistent tone regarding Title IX and conduct issues and set expectations for required actions in response to all forms of student misconduct, harassment and discrimination. Rhoades now directly reports to the University President and the Regents no longer play a role in Athletics Department management. Five new positions were created to guide student-athlete character formation and academic development. 11. Make appropriate external reports to enforcement authorities. Baylor self-reported the results of Pepper Hamilton’s investigation to the NCAA. Baylor also initiated a Clery program review and data audit and as a result, updated and revised its Clery statistics and provided the data to the U.S. Department of Education. 12. Consider the importance of forthright communication to the effective implementation of Title IX. The Title IX Office implemented initiatives to make the office a highly visible and accessible resource on campus.
II. Restorative Remedies 13. Develop protocols to address the restorative and ongoing needs of victims of reported sexual assault between 2011 and 2015. Law firm Cozen O’Connor conducted a review of past Title IX cases from 2011 to 2015 to determine any current concerns, need for support or additional investigative or restorative actions. 14. Contact known victims in the specific cases identified in this review to determine if there are appropriate remedies consistent with the goals of Title IX. Baylor identified complainants from 2011 to 2015 who were still at Baylor or withdrew without graduating to offer support, and where requested, support and resources were provided. Thirty-four cases involved current students. 15. Conduct review of past cases from 2011 to 2015 to consider pattern, trends, climate.
Cozen O’Connor met on site with Title IX, Student Life and Student Conduct Administration representatives to confirm additional contacts, documentation of additional support, and ensure the Title IX Coordinator had all necessary information to consider trends that may inform ongoing prevention, training and remedial efforts. 16. Identify victims who are still at Baylor who made reports that did not move forward to determine if the following exist: • any current conduct of concern • any current need for support • any appropriate restorative actions • any need for additional investigative steps 17. Identify victims who made reports, but later withdrew from Baylor, to understand if the withdrawal was connected to Title IX concerns. With respect to recommendations No. 16 and No. 17, the report stated there were no identified complainants beside the 34 who required additional followup or support. The complainants either had already graduated, were anonymous, were not Baylor students or were involved with the university “through counsel in the context of legal process.”
III. Governance, Leadership, and Compliance 18. Resolve current governance issues at the Executive Council and board levels. Regents received Board governance training at the July 2016 Board retreat. On Nov. 9, 2016, the Board announced the formation of the Governance Review Task Force. 19. Empower board committees to take active role in education, oversight, and enforcement of governance issues and fiduciary responsibilities: • Provide Association of Governing Boards training for Board of Regents • Evaluate and make recommendations regarding board size and composition • Review considerations and standards for new board membership, including actual or perceived conflicts of interest, and implement due diligence standards in the selection of board members • Educate and train board members to remain within appropriate reporting protocols and lines of communication when addressing members of the administration and the Athletics Department (consistent with employment contracts) On Oct. 4, 2016, a memorandum from the Board of Regents Governance and Compensation Committee reported that the new communications protocols were working. 20. Expand representation of departments on the Executive Council in order to integrate Title IX across university functions (e.g., human resources). Cheryl Gochis, former director of human resources, was elevated to the role of vice president and chief human resources officer and President’s Council member. 21. Restructure reporting lines for the Title IX and Clery (VAWA) Coordinators to ensure that each position has the power and authority necessary to implement responsibilities. As of February 1, 2017, the Title IX Coordinator reports directly to the Chief Compliance Officer Doug Welch, who reports directly to President Livingstone. 22. Hire a full-time, dedicated, and qualified Chief Compliance Officer responsible for identifying risk, the likelihood of occurrence, the effectiveness of existing controls, the action needed to address gaps in compliance, and the consequences of failure to comply. In October 2016, Baylor promoted Doug Welch to the newly- created position of Chief Compliance Officer (CCO). 23. Develop oversight system of checks and balances to recognize noncompliance and hold administrators accountable for failures to comply. After May 2017, oversight responsibility of the Board of Regents shifted to the Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Committee. The Audit and Compliance Committee now receives quarterly updates from Title IX and Department of Athletics representatives. 24. Properly resource general counsel’s office and the chief compliance officer to track key legal developments in Title IX law and guidance, proactively identify risks associated with Title IX and related compliance requirements, and provide appropriate legal advice. Baylor added an additional full-time attorney to the Office of General Counsel, increasing the total number of legal counsel to six. Under Welch, the Office of Institutional Compliance and Policy (OICP) now employs six staff members and directly oversees NCAA/Athletics compliance. 25. Train senior leadership to understand current federal law and guidance to support the University’s Title IX function and set an informed tone at the top that reinforces Baylor’s commitment to Title IX. On May 11, 2017, Smith and Gomez presented a training entitled, “Understanding Institutional Responses to Sexual and Gender-based Harassment and Violence.” Training included an
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overview of the regulatory framework under Title IX and Clery, the application of compliance requirements and information about effective practices to implement compliance requirements. 26. Identify a special oversight committee of the board to work in conjunction with leadership to ensure that these recommendations are properly resourced, completed in a timely manner, and effectively implemented. The Board’s Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Committee operates as the primary oversight committee. 27. Provide detailed periodic reports to the Board regarding the implementation of these recommendations. The Audit and Compliance Committee of the Board received quarterly updates from the Director of Special Projects and Initiatives (the Project Manager for the Sexual Assault Task Force). 28. Provide detailed continuing quarterly reports to the Board on Student Conduct issues, Title IX compliance, and athletics compliance. The Audit and Compliance Committee shares quarterly updates from Title IX Office and Department of Athletics with the Regents.
IV. Title IX Infrastructure, Resources and Internal Protocols 29. Properly resource (personnel and funding) Title IX office to implement policies, procedures, and practices: • Add Deputy Title IX coordinators for intake, support, and case management In June 2016, Baylor promoted one of its full-time investigators to the position of Deputy Title IX Coordinator. • Add prevention and education coordinator In March 2016, the University added a dedicated Prevention and Training Specialist, Elizabeth Wellinghoff, whose full-time focus is developing and delivering training, intervention and prevention programming on sexual and gender-based harassment and violence. • Evaluate current investigative functioning to ensure thorough, adequate, reliable investigations. Pepper Hamilton reported that Baylor’s response to and support of students affected by Title IX violations “has radically improved” since the 2015 investigation. • Assess the need for additional trained and experienced investigators (internal or external) Baylor continues to “maintain a pool of trained and experienced external investigators and adjudicators who are available” when the number of cases exceed internal team capacity or when conflicts of interest arise. • Provide trained and effective administrative support In May 2017, the Title IX Office hired Christina Jeong as an Administrative Case Manager “to provide administrative support to the office’s interim measures program and hearing process.” • Identify personnel for all positions based on level of training and experience to ensure effective implementation and removal of conflict in roles and reporting structure. Baylor began using a trained Review Panel “to serve as an important check and balance, to eliminate conflicts of interest, and to provide impartiality in the determination of sanctions after an investigative finding of responsibility.” 30. Restructure the Title IX office to improve the implementation of policy, procedure and practices: • Develop specific intake protocol “Initial Assessment” process includes evaluation of known facts and circumstance, balancing of complainant autonomy with campus safety considerations, measures to protect both complainant and campus community, compliance with Title IX, Clery and VAWA and identify Baylor’s appropriate response. • Use case management approach to track and monitor interim measures and student success As of January 2017, Baylor’s Title IX policy also articulates the validity of Interim Remedial and Protective Measures that work to preserve the complainant’s educational experience and protection throughout investigation process. • Separate investigations from the provision of resources and support Baylor’s Title IX team separated the investigative function from the provision of resources and support by adding a dedicated Case Manager who connects students with Baylor resources. • Develop investigative templates and protocols for consistent documentation and evaluation • Review internal operating protocols to assure compliance, consistency, and follow up on all reports 31. Develop structured protocols and systems for the coordination of information between and among
implementers, including internal case management and documentation that tracks timelines, regular and ongoing internal and external communications, and documents investigative steps, interim measures and steps taken to eliminate sexual harassment or violence, prevent its recurrence and address its effects. Baylor has developed multidisciplinary partnerships across campus. Those partnerships help the work of the Title IX team and ensure coordination between Title IX and other related University functions and teams. 32. Develop consistent protocols for application to critical decisions that identify decision making authority, outline the applicable law and guidance, establish a template list of key considerations, and maintain appropriate documentation of the factual foundation for each decision. 33. Review and standardize existing template communications for regular stages of the process to assure consistency, the use of traumainformed language, adherence to policy requirements and compliance with federal law regarding required written communications. In regards to 32 and 33 The Title IX team now maintains a library of forms, tracking documents, and template communications that it uses to ensure thoroughness, accuracy, and the equitable provision of resources and remedies across cases. 34. Conduct an initial assessment in every case and ensure contemporaneous documentation of steps taken and information considered. The initial review should proceed to the point where a reasonable assessment of the safety of the individual and of the campus community can be made, and the Title IX Coordinator and/or Title IX Management Team has sufficient information to determine the best course of action, which may include an investigation or steps to otherwise determine what occurred. Baylor has developed a centralized reporting system that is designed to direct all Title IX-related reports to the Title IX Office and other designated individuals. 35. As part of the initial assessment of a report, develop a standardized process for evaluating a complainant’s request for anonymity, determining the appropriate course of action when balancing individual autonomy with broader campus safety obligations, and documenting the facts and circumstances that inform the University’s determination. This process, which must be supportive of a complainant’s needs and iterative in nature, can involve the Title IX Coordinator, the Title IX Management Team, or a separate entity specially designated to assist or evaluate a request for anonymity. The Title IX Coordinator should document the information gathered, the factors considered, the determination reached, and any additional steps taken to eliminate, prevent, and address the effects of the misconduct. Initial assessment protocols should vet whether a potential pattern of sexual violence is present. Through the use of a complainant intake form and the pending automated intake Triage Form, the intake process has been formalized to take into consideration an individual complainant’s wishes and document known information to properly assess a complainant’s wishes. 36. Ensure that all forms of informal resolution are clearly documented to demonstrate the actions that are taken to meet the University’s Title IX obligation to take action to eliminate a hostile environment, prevent its recurrence and address its effects on the complainant and the community. 37. Maintain appropriate documentation and records of all reports and steps taken to eliminate, prevent and address the effects of the prohibited conduct. In regards to 36 and 37 the University, through its Title IX Coordinator and Title IX Office, now maintains a centralized record-keeping system that documents all reported incidents through a secure shared drive. 38. Review and revise protocols to incorporate patterns, trends and climate assessment for consistent broad remedy analysis and investigation of potential serial offenders. The university has reviewed the process for investigating potential offenders. 39. Evaluate appropriateness and availability of facilities to effectively implement Title IX responsibilities. Beginning in August 2016, the Title IX Office expanded into adjacent office space and underwent extensive renovations to support student safety, privacy, and comfort. 40. Explore the use of available
Baylor released a document on Friday explaining the ways it has implemented Pepper Hamilton’s 105 recommendations. The Lariat staff broke down these explanations to make them easier to understand. The Pepper Hamilton recommendations are listed in bold, followed by the simplified explanations. technology for reporting, responding, and tracking cases. To promote increased reporting and facilitate ease of access for campus constituents, Baylor has launched a central website for making reports of all kinds, including Title IX-related incidents and concerns.
V. Title IX Policy 41. Revise Title IX policy, procedure, and practices consistent with law, guidance, and most effective models from around the country. Incorporate the following considerations: • The findings of this review • Lessons learned from implementation during the 2015-2016 year • Compliance-related required updates • Effective and promising practices/ solutions • Baylor’s institutional values and mission Baylor adopted a new Title IX policy on January 19, 2017 as the result of intensive multi-disciplinary efforts. 42. Revise Baylor’s Title IX policy to include a clear amnesty provision for violation of the Sexual Conduct Policy. New policy includes leniency in drug and alcohol violations for students who are complainants or witnesses in connection with a Title IX report. 43. Revise the Title IX policy appeals process. The January 2017 policy includes a revised appeals process. 44. Revise the Title IX policy to ensure that both parties may be present for, or otherwise participate in, the other party’s presentation to adjudicator. New policy ensures all parties are present for Title IX investigations and proceedings. 45. Revise policies, procedures, and practices to ensure consistent access to interim remedial measures and consistent use, as appropriate, of interim protective measures. New policies ensure temporary measures are applied uniformly and people are given equal access. 46. Review policy regarding informal resolution process. The January 2017 Policy was revised to include an informal resolution process. 47. Commit to conducting an annual review and assessment of Title IX policies, procedures, and practices to incorporate changes in the law and lessons learned from the current year (through student and administrator input). The annual review of the Title IX policy will evaluate the support and resources available, assess the resolution process, include opportunity for individual feedback and include an assessment of the effectiveness of the resolution and appeal process as well as of the policy, procedures and practices.
VI. Centralized Reporting and Resolution of Reports 48. Ensure that relevant policies, procedures, and protocols clearly outline all Title IX, Clery, and any other reporting responsibility (e.g., mandatory child abuse reporting). With the exception of University employees designated as Confidential Resources, all other University employees, including faculty, instructors and staff, are required to report immediately any information they know about suspected prohibited conduct or potential violations of Title IX policies. 49. Provide training and annual updates for clear implementation of reporting responsibilities and centralized reporting expectations. Necessary implementation steps have been taken. The goal is to ensure that a complainant is informed, in advance, about how information they choose to disclose with a University employee will be further shared. 50. Ensure accountability for all failures to report by University employees. Amend “for cause” language in all prospective contracts to specifically include the failure to report misconduct as required by policy or
law. Make clear in existing policies that violation of reporting obligations could be cause for discharge. Future employment contracts amended to include mandatory reporting clauses. 51. Ensure that all reports of sexual or gender-based harassment or violence or other forms of interpersonal violence are reported to the Title IX office. In February 2016, the Baylor Board of Regents approved an administrative action plan that reflects a commitment to ensure all incidents of interpersonal violence are reported. 52. Ensure that all reports of sexual or gender-based harassment or violence or other forms of interpersonal violence are evaluated under the Title IX policy. In February 2016, the Baylor Board of Regents approved an administrative action plan that reflects a commitment to ensure all incidents of interpersonal violence are investigated promptly. 53. Develop a centralized system for all reporting and a database and protocols for consistent record-keeping. A centralized database of student conduct information has been implemented across multiple departments.
VII. Resources and Support 54. Expand resources and support functions to augment the steps taken by the Board of Regents in February 2016. The University has dedicated significant additional resources to these functional areas. 55. Review whether additional resources are needed within student life, Title IX, counseling, or health service to provide an optimal level of care for victims. Add resources as soon as practicable if there are remaining gaps. Baylor has expanded its Counseling Center staff and facilities to improve the support it provides students who need services. The entire clinical staff has received additional training on the best methods to providing treatment for students after a sexual assault or other traumatic event has occurred. 56. Confirm availability of afterhours crisis hotline. The hotline is available 24 hours, and automatically connects the caller to a live representative. 57. Ensure counseling resources currently provided to students adequately address their needs. The Board of Regents invested in hiring more counseling staff and provided “strong measures to immediately address the needs of students.” 58. Ensure that what is communicated to students in need who present to the counseling center is caring and helpful. The entire clinical staff is required to complete training on how to treat students after a sexual assault or other traumatic event has occurred. 59. Ensure there is adequate space for the counseling center. The staff more than doubled from 10.5 clinical full-time employees to 22.5. The ratio of clinical staff to students is 1 to 750, which exceeds recommended standards. 60. Ensure that information about the range of interim measures is widely disseminated and accessible to all community members. Baylor’s January 2017 Policy includes a detailed discussion of interim measures to assist in evaluating and understanding the available resources. 61. Train all implementers to effectively communicate availability of resources, interim measures, and all process options. Develop and provide a written resource guide and process chart. Baylor has educated students about the persons on campus to whom they can confidentially report incidents of sexual violence. 62. Provide dedicated victimadvocacy services on campus through full-time confidential advocate or contracted services with community agencies. Refer to recommendation 59.
VIII. Training, Education, and Communication of Efforts
63. Designate one individual with oversight responsibility for coordination and review of all University training and educational programming related to and required by Title IX, Clery and VAWA. Title IX Coordinator designated to oversee coordinator and review of Title IX training and education and some aspects of Clery. A Prevention and Training Specialist develops and delivers training, intervention and prevention programming on sexual and genderbased harassment and violence. Clery Compliance Office provides training for other Clery aspects. 64. Consider integrated multidisciplinary programming to address issues of sexual and gender-based harassment and violence, gender equity, tolerance, diversity, inclusion, intersectionality, alcohol and substance abuse, consent, social media, bullying and hazing, classism, racism, and other issues that impact campus culture and the development and education of students. The content of Workshop 1 included multi-disciplinary programming to address issues of sexual and genderbased harassment and violence, gender equity, tolerance, diversity, inclusion, intersectionality, alcohol and substance abuse, consent, social media, bullying and hazing, classism, racism, and other issues that impact campus culture and the development and education of students. 65. Until further study demonstrates otherwise, continue to prioritize annual education and training consistent with federal law and guidance for all community members and implementers, including: • Students – undergraduate and graduate • All student groups • Fraternities and sororities • Athletes • Administration and Staff • All athletics personnel including coaches • Baylor Police • Faculty • Student Affairs/Student Conduct • Title IX Staff • Counseling • General Counsel • Executive Leadership • Board • Alumni Baylor is committed to ensuring adequate Title IX training for all students, faculty and staff on all campuses. 66. Ensure that all implementers, investigators and adjudicators have trauma-informed training. All BUPD staff received training on sexual violence response and investigation, ensuring they are aware of and understand the new procedures and expectations. 67. Ensure that all training is informed by effective practices and experienced practitioners and is consistent with Baylor University’s mission and values. Tom Tremblay, a retired Chief of Police from Burlington, Vermont, and the former Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Safety provided trauma-informed sexual assault related training. The Title IX Coordinator trained BUPD staff on trauma-informed communications, University protocol and policies. 68. Communicate all efforts (training, education, policies, procedures, reporting options, resources, and programs) through a user-friendly centralized website and other ongoing and effective means. Baylor’s Our Commitment, Our Response contains copies of the BoR Findings of Fact and the 105 Recommendations, news and press releases and links to Title IX Office and Report It.
IX. Culture and Climate 69. Conduct appropriate climate surveys or assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of campus procedures, identify challenges in the current campus climate that affect the educational or employment environment or create barriers to reporting, and test for prevalence. Social Climate Survey conducted in spring 2017 to evaluate effectiveness of campus procedures and identify challenges in current campus climate. 70. Use the results of the climate survey to inform institutional priorities and educational programming. Baylor publicly released results on
Nov. 2, 2017. 71. Evaluate the role of alcohol or other drugs on campus and the efficacy of existing alcohol or other drug policies. University has expanded alcohol and substance education and p r e v e n t i o n programs to ensure students are aware of risks and informed about campus resources like the Beauchamp Addiction Recovery Center. 72. Design and conduct a campus campaign to provide a visible platform for candid discussion about consent, alcohol or other drug use, common victim-blaming myths, and barriers to reporting (including the University’s amnesty policy). Baylor sponsored a weekly lecture series “Let’s Talk About It” featuring Baylor professors and administrators discussing sexual and gender-based harassment and violence in context of God, science and society. 73. Develop and implement a sustained campaign to keep institutional and community focus on Baylor’s commitment to the prevention of sexual and gender-based harassment and violence. Baylor developed a strategic communications plan to ensure students know how to report, training requirements and campus Title IX resources. 74. Collaborate with the University’s Marketing and Communications personnel to develop an intentional and strategic plan to implement the campaign, identify branding, design visual content, and consider the effectiveness of forms of delivery, including web content, written materials, posters, and other formats. Title IX office collaborated with Marketing and Communications Department to communicate Title IX progress through electronic, print and multimedia resources. 75. Prioritize student engagement. Seek mechanisms to incorporate student input through student leaders, open forums and individual engagement from current and former students. Mr. Rhoades was fully briefed on the failures within the athletics department and discusses these failures with key athletic administrators. Mr. Rhoades has reconstructed his leadership team with the hiring of three new senior level executives. Approximately, 90 new employees have been been hired since Mr. Rhoades’ arrival.
X. Athletics Department 76. Create and maintain culture of high moral standards, enforcement, and discipline. Review, revise, and reinforce the expectation of a culture of high moral standards and discipline from coaches and staff to players. Mr. Rhoades meets with the staff regularly, and expresses that employees will be terminated if they don’t report misconduct. Mr. Rhoades also is committed keeping student-athletes well-rounded and uses his staff meetings to share and discuss new policies, such as his “Preparing Champions for Life” philosophy. 77. Communicate findings to senior leadership and relevant athletic administrators regarding response failures in Athletics Department. Mr. Rhoades has hired new employees and fired ones who have disobeyed the policies as necessary, and discussed response failures with key athletics administrators. 78. Identify leadership to set a tone from the top regarding Title IX compliance, attention to student welfare, and reporting obligations. There has been a large turnover in staff and the Student-Athlete Handbook was updated and now includes new policies. 79. Consider appropriate disciplinary response for employee misconduct or employee failure to respond to several reported allegations of misconduct by football players. All coaches must report concerns and problems to the athletic director, sports administrator, Title IX coordinator and, if necessary, the President of Baylor. All violation of this could result to discipline of the employee, up to and including termination. 80. Charge the Board audit committee with ensuring and monitoring appropriate oversight of Athletics Department and Athletic Director by the President or other senior administration. The CCO monitors studentathlete violations and determined that misconduct for students and for studentathletes are about the same. 81. Through an appropriate board committee, ensure that the President and the Athletics Director have appropriate authority over department personnel. President Livingstone is responsible for the athletics department and under her athletic director Mack Rhoades oversees and appoints an executive leadership team. 82. Consistent with employment
coaches, train and educate coaches about the need to remain with appropriate reporting protocols and lines of communication when addressing members of Board of Regents. Coaches received training on reporting protocols and lines of communication with respect to Regents. 83. Ensure that all athletics personnel receive specific, extended, targeted, ongoing, and annual training regarding Title IX obligations and responsibilities, including an understanding of the risks attendant to Title IX issues. The University provides Title IX training for all athletics personnel. Training will reinforce understanding of policies, responsibilities and risks. Coaches will also go through extensive training regarding communication with regents. 84. Educate athletics personnel about individual student safety risks as well as risks to the program and the university community. All athletics staff received training from Title IX personnel. 85. Build opportunities for athletics personnel to integrate and develop relationships with non-athletics personnel. The Title IX coordinator has implemented increased communication with and between all levels of the athletic department. She reports that the athletics department is very supportive of the initiative to prevent any further incidents. 86. Develop and implement a new drug testing policy. This policy should follow the standard of informed practices among peer institutions. The Baylor University drug testing program has implemented a new policy that is designed to promote the education of student-athletes, maintain the integrity of the athletics program, provide preventative measures, implement a new drug screening program, offer counseling services, and promote student-athlete cooperation. 87. Educate athletics personnel on reporting policies/protocols to ensure immediate sharing of information with the Title IX coordinator and student conduct as required by policy. Rhoades included Athletic staff and student athletes in a university wide Title IX training program that underlined the importance of timely reporting and discussed consequences for failing to comply with the Title IX policy. 88. Establish clear policies and protocols for all Athletic Department staff when students are accused of misconduct in violation of University policy. • Clear documentation protocols for athlete misconduct • Clear reporting protocol • To Head Coach and Athletic Director • To Title IX Coordinator • To Judicial Affairs Baylor university clarified reporting protocols for athlete misconduct. 89. Establish clear disciplinary consequences for personnel who fail to follow reporting and documentation protocols. With respect to the reporting and discipline for employee misconduct, Athletics has vastly improved its responsiveness and consistent approach to maintaining appropriate standards in the department. The specific misconduct matters were reported by Athletics staff to Human Resources. 90. Expand athletics compliance function to capture and monitor athlete misconduct. Consider independent athletics compliance oversight (i.e. Chief Compliance Officer) with dual reporting lines to the President and an appropriate board committee. Baylor University disbanded the Athletics Committee and delegated its duties to other standing committees, all under the oversight of the university President. A new Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Committee was created. 91. Review and revise transfer policies and protocols to ensure due diligence is exercised in the screening of transfer candidates. Consider Big 12 and national best practices when implementing a protocol that will consider, at a minimum, criminal history, college disciplinary history, and character references. Athletic staff and first-year students, including student-athletes, were required to complete an online Title IX training and the Title IX office provided training for all football student athletes. 92. Establish policy and practice for consistent evaluation of any recruit with some level of past legal or disciplinary conduct issue, including the review of the known information by compliance professionals outside of the Athletics Department, and as appropriate, external to the University. A Prospective Student Athlete Background Assessment Policy (PSA) was developed to review the background of incoming student athletes with identified instances of misconduct and to assist in determining whether the misconduct should prevent admission to the University. 93. Formalize team and departmental policies regarding team suspension or dismissal with respect to arrest and or student conduct investigation. The University created an Athletics Privileges Committee to consistently determine how misconduct should affect a student athlete’s playing privileges.
Baylor has also revised the reporting policy for student-athlete misconduct. 94. Consider a software solution for reporting, documenting, and sharing of information. The University developed an online student conduct reporting form. The University is moving toward a single online reporting form for all instances of misconduct. 95. Annually review all cases of athletes accused of misconduct to ensure that responses are consistent with applicable policies and procedures for all Baylor student misconduct. In response to these recommendations, Baylor has taken significant action to foster a new culture within Athletics.
XI. Baylor University Police Department 96. Develop policies, procedures, and protocols to integrate federal, state, and local laws with trauma-informed responses to all forms of sexual and gender-based harassment, violence, interpersonal violence, and stalking. Baylor has also ensured that the Baylor University Police Department receives appropriate training. During the BUPD’s annual in-service training, all BUPD staff received training on the BUPD Sexual Violence Response & Investigation Policy. 97. Identify informed training programs to support BUPD in the effective implementation of Title IX, Clery, and all other federal, state and local laws. BUPD officers completed 100 hours of training including Title IX and sexual assault response. 98. Annually review training, personnel, and policy needs. Baylor will annually review BUPD Sexual Violence Response & Investigation Policy and BUPD has drafted a policy that includes a mandatory annual review of training, policies and staffing needs. 99. Develop systems to consistently coordinate information sharing with Title IX and Student Conduct personnel. Consider use of available technology. BUPD participates in weekly Title IX Case Management meetings and are available to conduct interviews with Title IX investigators and student conduct administrators upon request.
XII. Community Partnerships 100. Meet with local law enforcement and prosecuting authorities to review and update the memorandum of understanding that outlines the coordination of responsibilities between internal and external law enforcement agencies consistent with the proper implementation of Title IX, Clery and VAWA. Baylor University and the City of Waco collaborated to develop and approve a memorandum of understanding (MOU). Baylor law enforcement officials and attorneys are continuing to work with local law enforcement and prosecuting authorities to review and improve the MOU. 101. Revisit protocol for sharing of information between Waco Police Department and Baylor University Police Department. Through meetings, WPD and McLennan County Sheriff ’s Office agreed to meet as needed on individual cases or to discuss crime trends and other updates. BUPD will continue to receive daily briefing reports from WPD. MCSO reported that they are unable to accommodate the request for daily briefing reports. 102. Identify and develop partnerships with external advocacy organizations. Consistent with the recommendations, Baylor implemented a Memorandum of Understanding with the Waco Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children (Advocacy Center), a local rape crisis center. 103. Identify appropriate campus and community supports for respondents. With respect to campus and community resources for respondents, counseling and health services are available to any student. The Title IX brochure, Your Rights, Resources and Options, lists resources for both complainants and respondents. 104. Work with local governmental entities and area non-profits in an effort to develop a Waco-area Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). Members of the Title IX Office participate in the Waco Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) hosted at the Advocacy Center. The BUPD Field Training Manual Checklist includes a visit to the Advocacy Center, and advocates from the center have provided training for BUPD personnel.
XIII. Clery 105. Update Clery analysis and assess reporting obligations based on Pepper Hamilton findings. Baylor initiated a Clery program review and data audit by Margolis Healy. Based on this data audit and consistent with the recommendations, Baylor updated and revised its Clery statistics and provided that data to the U.S. Department of Education.
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Downtown ‘Ekphrasis’ art exhibit spreads awareness about mental health issues JENNIFER SMITH Reporter
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THE MASKS WE WEAR Decorative pieces demonstrated the Ekphrasis Art Festival’s 2017 theme: mental health.
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FACING THE ISSUE Waco resident Gracie Arias enjoys a vocal performance on Austin Avenue during the Ekphrasis Art Festival.
On Saturday night the Central Texas Artist Collective (CTAC) had its opening reception for their new downtown art exhibit, titled “Ekphrasis.” The exhibit is a combination of written and visual arts, and will be displayed until Nov. 22 in the windows of various businesses between Austin Avenue and Washington Avenue, between Sixth and Eighth streets. Steve and Angie Veracruz are the co-founders CTAC, and Steve said the overall importance of Ekphrasis is to provide resources and services to the public for those that may need help with mental health issues. “We felt that location was crucial for the exhibit to get noticed. We wanted to really bring it to the public because most people feel like they have to go out of their way to visit a gallery, and it isn’t easy to encourage that. We chose a location that will bring the art to the public in an encompassing way,” Steve said. “Being so community-driven in everything that we do, we really felt like these were the components that needed to come together in order for it to happen.” Steve said the idea for this downtown art-walk exhibit stemmed from a local open mic night, and because of that, CTAC has been able to collaborate the written and visual arts more frequently. “During one open mic we attended, my friend and I were kind of joking about writing poetry around a visual piece he had made. The director at the time of the Waco Poetry Society told us there’s an art form for combining both of those things, called Ekphrasis,” Steve said. He said the opening reviews of the art exhibit were very positive and exciting, and that people found the artwork to be enlightening and
powerful. “There was a lot of curiosity and probably a little nervousness over what the art would consist of, considering mental health is a serious theme,” Steve said. “An issue that a lot of artists, including myself, struggle with is approaching the topic of mental health in a respectful way, but also in a very informational way. That was the drive for us to curate the 2017 art walk.” DeShauna Hollie, one of the writers for a piece displayed at Ekphrasis, said the creation did not come without it’s challenges. Hollie’s poem “Letting Go” accompanies a sculpture created by Laura Caruthers. “We were given about four months to dialogue and create our pieces. It was incredibly hard to get to a place were I could be vulnerable enough to authentically respond to the prompt,” Hollie said. “I write a lot, but knowing how public these pieces were going to be made me more hesitant to be as vulnerable in my writing as I normally am.” Hollie said she often uses her writing to articulate hard feelings to help her make sense of the world, and Ekphrasis has helped her grow in many ways. “We can’t afford not to have conversations about mental health in the art community. Ekphrasis stretched me as a writer and as a person. It also created a safe place for me to intentionally delve into my own mental health to pull out words and share them freely,” Hollie said. “I’m so thankful to Steve and Angie for organizing the event. They have done such great work with the Central Texas Artist Collective.” Joshua Bueno is an artist who painted a piece accompanied by an essay, “Anxiety Art,” written by Rebekah Kupetz. Bueno said he kept Rebekah in mind throughout the entire creating process.
“The piece was about her anxiety, so I made it in her style and put a ton of effort into the smaller things about the piece, right down to the use and choice of color. None of that piece is what I usually do, artistically,” Bueno said. “She’s a good friend of almost 10 years, and I’ve watched her struggle through her large bouts with anxiety to get some gorgeous pieces done. I wanted to try and do it justice since she’s become almost an inspiration for me to keep going through whatever life throws at me.” Bueno agrees with Hollie that art can help normalize the conversation about mental health. “I feel like there’s this type of double stigma on that subject. One being the standard, ‘Well, we don’t talk about that. It’s not right,’ and the other being an odd dynamic of, ‘Well, art is meant to make people happy or be pretty when you look at it, not sad. Don’t do that,’” Bueno said. “I feel that if this type of thing was more accepted and absorbed, it would amplify the spreading of awareness on serious topics like mental health though a medium that can be a middle ground for all parties.” Bueno was pleasantly surprised by the support the CTAC received Saturday and said it showed major growth within the art community. “I feel like this put the final straw on whether or not there is an art base in Waco, and it’s only upwards from here. I met a lot of people who were only there for the mental health aspect and had no clue there was so much art in Waco in general. This whole thing was a bead of growth for everyone involved or in attendance,” Bueno said, You can experience the creativity and vulnerability of Ekphrasis until Nov. 22 while walking down Austin Avenue and Washington Avenue, between Sixth and Eighth streets.
Baylor Theatre presents emotional new play, ‘This Random World’ CASSIDY PATE Reporter Rain falling on stage is just one of the many surprises the audience can expect in the Baylor theater department’s upcoming production of Steven Dietz’s contemporary play, “This Random World.” The play runs from Nov. 7 to Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m., with two shows Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. in Mabee Theatre. “This Random World is a play about a bunch of people who are kind of one degree of separation apart from each other and they don’t realize this as they’re speaking to each other,” Houston senior Noah Alferder said. With only two people on stage at a time, Alferder said the characters —a brother, a sister, a mother, the mother’s aide, the aide’s sister, along with a boyfriend of the sister and a girlfriend of the brother — intermingle and meet at different times throughout the play without realizing who they’re talking to.
Although there is not an obvious “ah-ha” moment for the characters, Alferder said they do discover how they are all connected. Alferder said these duet scenes made it possible for the director to divide rehearsal time into two hours instead of everyone coming for the usual four. This held true until the last few days, when the full show was rehearsed. Alferder added that a unique characteristic of this play is the outcome depends on how you view it; it could be hopeful or melancholy, but he thinks the play is a combination of both. “It takes place in different locations throughout the world, but each set is only determined by one prop a piece … a lot of the world is created by the actors themselves and the lighting and sound, but it’s not a big, elaborate set,” Alferder said. “This Random World” is set in Mabee Theatre, which contains a thrust, or
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WORLDS COLLIDE Dr. Stan Denman, professor of theater and director of “This Random World,” fought to get the script of this play after he saw the world premiere at a festival in Kentucky. The play will run at 7:30 p.m. from Nov. 7 to Nov. 11 in Mabee Theatre.
extended, stage and contrasts the standard proscenium, or framed, stage. “The thrust stage is very intimate; it really gives a unique experience as a theatergoer,” Alferder said. “You’re very close to the performers, you see lots of minute details that you may not see on a proscenium stage.” Dr. Stan Denman, professor of theater, chairman of the department of theatre arts and director of “This Random World,” said the purpose of this stage is to draw the audience into the performance of the quiet, intimate and dialogue
driven play. Denman attended the world premiere of “This Random World” at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, Ky., last year and became instantly inspired to direct it at Baylor. Getting the script came with complications because the play is new and not yet published, so Denman contacted the author, agent and publisher to attain a manuscript copy. “There’s just something about it that resonated with me, something about
surrendering to the unknown,” Denman said. “All of the answers aren’t black and white, and sometimes you just have to step out on stage.” Casting for the play happened at the beginning of October in conjunction with auditions for the next play, “Anna Karenina.” Because their schedules overlap, none of the cast could be in both productions. Alderfer said the audition process consisted of two contrasting monologues, each about one minute long. The students went into one of Baylor’s theaters one by one,
where the directors and faculty watched them perform. Callbacks consisted of reading monologues from the play in which they were called. Denman added that “This Random World” is unpredictable and about how we all try to change the pattern of our lives and charge the constellations. “Sometimes you have to unlearn the constellations in order to see the stars,” writer of “This Random World” Steven Dietz said. Ticket prices start at $20 and can be bought at https:// www.baylor.edu/theatre/.
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What to do in Waco this week: >> Today 7:30 p.m. — Opening night of Baylor Theater’s new play, “This Random World,” pulls open the curtains at Mabee Theatre. Tickets start at $20. 7:30 p.m. — World-renowned soprano opera star Renee Fleming will perform in Waco Hall, guaranteeing an enlightening performance for free.
>> Wednesday, Nov. 8 8 p.m. — Country rock band Armadillo Mudflaps performs for free at Backyard Bar, Stage & Grill as part of its Waco Wednesdays.
>> Thursday, Nov. 9 6 p.m. — Contemporary Christian artists KB X Trip Lee & Hometeam Tour will be performing at Common Grounds. Ticket prices begin at $10. 7:30 p.m. — Baylor Concert Jazz Ensemble will fill the Jones Concert Hall with sounds from the 18-member group. 8:30 p.m. — Rock artist Sebastian Bach will perform live at the Backyard Bar, Stage & Grill . Ticket prices begin at $20. Kaitlyn DeHaven | Design Editor
MAN OF SONG Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors performed at 9 p.m. Saturday at Common Grounds before a crowd full of locals and students from Baylor and other schools. The Tennessee-based band played acoustic and electronic versions of their songs.
Concert-goers spend musical night with Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors KAITLYN DEHAVEN Design Editor Individuals from all over Texas came to see Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors sing their magical melodies on Saturday night. The band treated attendees to peaceful refrains filled with the sounds of guitars, both acoustic and electric, leaving the audience swaying and singing along to music. The concert began with a folksy opener from Lewis Watson, a London-based singer/songwriter who has been touring with Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors this past year. The crowd was entranced by with some of Watson’s favorite songs, most of which were heartfelt ballads of love and joy. After Watson played his most famous song, “Into The Wild,” Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors came out and wooed the audience with their Tennessee-based tunes. Before the concert began, students and adults alike were buzzing, waiting for the music to begin. Spring sophomore Parker Stalford said he was ecstatic to be able to enjoy a night of music with his friends, and was interested to see what Holcomb would bring to the show.
“I’m here for the music, Drew, the beard especially, and maybe a sighting of his children,” Stalford said. Not only did Baylor students attend the concert, but other students from the University of Texas and Texas A&M traveled to see the band and enjoy the Common Grounds atmosphere. Alyssa Frost and Shelby Magness were two concert-goers who traveled all the way from Austin to see both Lewis Watson and Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors. They said that they found the band through their organization, YoungLife, when the band played during camps, becoming a big name in the YoungLife community. Magness said that she was most excited to see Drew Holcomb because she and Frost make music and it is an inspiration to see live performers. “We make music and he is such a great songwriter and artist, so I’m excited to see the transition from songwriting to live performance,” Magness said. Frost said that she was wondering if the band would steer away from using a lot of instruments and take a moment to do an acoustic version of one of their songs. “I’m excited to see if they do any stripped down, acoustic versions of songs because I feel like that’s where Drew really thrives,” Frost said.
In the end, Drew ended up playing a stripped-down version of “Learning to Fly” by Tom Petty as a tribute to the great artist’s career. Throughout the concert, Holcomb kept the crowd interested by stopping after every song or two to tell an interesting tidbit about the song he was about to play, such as “Mama’s Sunshine, Daddy’s Rain,” which was written for his daughter, Emmylou. Pearland junior Maddie Deyo said that this was one of the best parts of the concert for her because it showed her the meaning behind the music. “My favorite part is the little stories that he tells in between each song,” Deyo said. “You get to hear the meanings behind each song and how he wrote it, and that’s really cool.” All the way through the end of the concert, the venue was packed with cheerful voices singing along and chatting, and people just happy for a night of relaxation and enjoyment. “There are some good vibes out here. Everyone’s really happy, there are cute couples on dates, and some people even have coffee,” Deyo said. “It feels like family.”
>> Ongoing Nov. 4 - Nov. 22 — “Ekphrasis : An Exploration of the Mind Body Soul,” the month-long display of artwork from Sixth to Eighth Street, will bring awareness to mental health challenges. The exhibit will be along Austin Avenue and Washington Avenue. Nov. 7 - Nov. 12 — Baylor Theatre’s new play, “This Random World,” will be pulling open the curtains of Mabee Theater at Baylor until Nov. 12. Tickets start at $20.
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STAGE LIFE The photo above is of “This Random World” play which opens today at 7:30 p.m. in Mabee Theatre.
Today’s Puzzles Across 1 They’re bought and soled 6 Educational foundation 10 Lowest part 15 Make like a tree, facetiously 16 “Uh-huh” 17 Butyl acetate, e.g. 18 AAEGIMRR 21 Balkan region 22 Wild period 23 Edible tuber 24 __ Plantation, site of the world’s largest maze 26 Sun Valley locale 28 AACDEINNV 35 Sea sound 36 One of Suetonius’ “Twelve Caesars” 37 Actor Hawke 38 Youngest March sister 39 Sent away 42 Make a selection 43 “I’ve got this one” 45 Wax on an envelope, say 46 Robert of “The Sopranos” 47 ADEHLNRTUY 51 Structural opening? 52 Angler’s prize 53 Lack of continuity 55 Old painting sites 58 More pinlike? 62 ILST ... and each of three other puzzle clues 65 Not hold one’s peace 66 Domain 67 Of few words 68 Game that may involve complicated shots 69 Mediterranean feeder 70 Three-layer treats
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Down 1 Thick mass 2 Rescuer, often 3 Marine propulsion aids 4 Heavyweight champ between Buster and Riddick 5 __ citizen 6 Mate’s affirmative 7 Garden spots
8 Like-minded group 9 Islamic law 10 Mourning 11 “Take me __ am” 12 Wait for help, perhaps too long 13 Genesis creator 14 Home of Utah Valley University 19 Lead ore 20 Comedian Foxx 25 First place? 27 Porkpie, for one 28 Advanced tests 29 “What light through yonder window breaks?” speaker 30 Other side of “We Can Work It Out” 31 Like Jameson whiskey 32 Long time ending? 33 Heist, say 34 Contest form
39 “Magic Mike” feature 40 “ ... on the sand, / __ sunk, a shattered visage lies”: “Ozymandias” 41 Paige of British musical theatre 44 Map feature with an elev. 46 Asthma sufferer’s relief 48 Boring 49 Ale seller 50 No longer bothered by 53 Severe wound 54 Dinner for Spot 56 Little case 57 Window frame part 59 Weary 60 Canadian gas brand 61 GPS info 63 Is down with 64 Zipper opening
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‘East Meets West’ showcases Indian dances BROOKE HILL Staff Writer American students dancing Bollywood-style and Indian students two-stepping is an exchange that happens quite rarely. Friday night in Jones Theatre of the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, students from Christ University in Bangalore, India, joined Baylor Theatre students in the “East Meets West” dance recital. Students and faculty of Christ University have spent the past three weeks at Baylor, and Baylor theater students got the chance to visit students at Christ University during summer 2017. Christ University students arrived at Baylor just in time to see Pigskin, which members said was a unique experience for them. They also got to experience Baylor’s homecoming parade, which was another first for them. They went bowling, went to the movie theater and explored the American lifestyle that they had only seen in movies. “It was amazing. It was so much fun; it was so surreal,” Christ University student Julianna James said. “We’ve grown up watching stuff like this on TV, it’s so extra but I don’t mind.” Stan Denman, chairman of the department of theater arts, has been traveling to Christ University for about four years, but this is the first year he took Baylor students with him. The department plans for
Baylor theater students to have the opportunity to travel to India every other year from now on, according to Lucas senior Christina Austin, one of the students who traveled to Bangalore this summer. “For Indian dance, everything is about making it super spiritual and giving it all back to God, and I think that’s super super cool, how your art can also be a way you worship,” Austin said. “I also just love Bollywood because it’s so high energy and so intense in cardio.” James said she’s been overwhelmed with how welcomed her group has felt since arriving in America a few weeks ago. “I love how nice people are. It’s amazing,” James said. “We flew literally halfway across the world and everyone greets you. Everyone is so nice to you.” American theater is more realistic than dancing and performing is in India, according to James and Austin. They explained that in India, everything tells a story. Their dance moves are choreographed down to their eye movements. “I like how easy theater is here,” James said. “I don’t mean it like it’s not challenging, it’s very challenging, but it puts you at ease. It’s like how life is — it’s very realistic. Everything in India is very expressive, very out there, but here it’s very natural. There’s a lot more freedom here when it comes to being yourself onstage.” James shared she invited everyone she met to come out to the show,
BU-THON from Page 1 Children’s Miracle Network to help provide playgrounds, games, toys and other gifts for children at Baylor Scott and White Hospital. Representatives and families from the hospital were in attendance to encourage the dancers and show that their fund-raising makes a difference. “What you’re doing, this is a concrete example right here,” said Melanie Trojanowski as she motioned to her daughter, Paisley, who is a patient at the McLane Children’s Hospital. “Your money turns into such great things for the kids.” Volunteers from For the Kids and other organizations around campus helped the event run smoothly. Flower Mound senior Corrie Tung and Driftwood sophomore Andrea Delgado were happy to volunteer for an event they felt invested in. “I’m with the Association for Pre-Pharmacy Students,” said Tung. “I’m one of the service chairs, so I thought this was actually a really good opportunity because pharmacy is about helping people get better and feel better, and I’m also really passionate about helping kids so this was perfect.” Delgado has been helping at dance marathon events
since high school. “One of my best friends organized the first ‘THON’ for our high school, and I helped her out with it. I think I’ve always had a connection with it,” Delgado said. “I love communities, and I feel like being able to help this community is something I’ve loved, so that’s why I wanted to volunteer.” St. Louis sophomore and For the Kids member Julia Tackes explained that the first ‘THON’ dance marathon was held in 1991 at Indiana University in honor of Ryan White. White contracted AIDS from a contaminated blood transfusion and passed away the summer before he would have attended Indiana University. His friends honored him by holding the first dance marathon event to benefit the local hospital, Tackes explained. According to Tackes, dance marathon events now benefit over 170 Children’s Miracle Networks across the country. Over 25 years after the first dance marathon was held, the BU-THON is one of over 300 nationwide dance marathon events that bring volunteers and families from local hospitals together for a good cause.
Will Barksdale | Multimedia Journalist
AROUND THE WORLD Students from Christ University in Bangalore, India and Baylor come together to perform a dance recital Friday at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.
from the guy who serves ice cream at Penland, to bookstore workers to the director of photography Robbie Rogers, who accompanied the Christ University group while they explored the Mayborn. The students were both excited about the nine dances that they performed on Friday night
because they’ve been working on the show since the Christ University group arrived in America. The dances included classical Indian dances, Bollywood contemporary, American theater songs and dances and a little bit of Texas two-stepping. Before the group returned to
India on Saturday morning, James said she wasn’t ready to leave. Both groups celebrated their friendships in the Baylor Club after the show on Friday night and everyone wore saris (traditional Indian clothing) to celebrate the merging of the two cultures.
Think pink, think puppies
Jessica Hubble | Multimedia Journalist
THINK PINK Katy senior Libby Smetak and her Australian Shepard, Millie, kicked off Zeta Tau Alpha’s “Think Pink Week” on Fountain Mall Monday afternoon.
SHOOTING from Page 1 Based on evidence at the scene, investigators believe Kelley died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after he was chased by bystanders, one of whom was armed, and crashed his car. While in the military, Kelley served in logistics readiness at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico from 2010 until his 2014 discharge, Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said. Under Pentagon rules, information about convictions of military personnel for crimes such as assault should be submitted to the FBI’s Criminal Justice Investigation Services Division. A few months before he received the bad-conduct discharge, sheriff’s deputies went to his home to check out the domestic violence complaint involving him and his then-girlfriend. People in the house said there was no problem, and no arrests were made. Kelley married the girlfriend two months later. Also in 2014, he was charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty in Colorado after a neighbor reported him for beating a dog. Kelley
denied abusing the animal but complied with an order to pay almost $370 in restitution. He was also the focus of a protective order issued in Colorado in 2015. On Sunday, the attacker pulled into a gas station across from the church, about 30 miles southeast of San Antonio. He crossed the street and started firing the rifle at the church, then continued firing after entering the white wood-frame building, Martin said. As he left, the shooter was confronted by an armed resident who had grabbed his own rifle and exchanged fire with Kelley. The armed man who confronted Kelley had help from another local resident, Johnnie Langendorff, who said he was driving past the church as the shooting happened. The armed man asked to get in Langendorff’s truck, and the pair followed as the gunman drove away. The pursuit reached speeds up to 90 (144 kph) mph. The gunman eventually lost control of his vehicle and crashed. Police arrived about five minutes later.
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BIG 12 CHAMPIONS Baylor soccer defeats the Horned frogs 2-1 in extra time Sunday in Kansas City, Mo., after Lauren Piercy scored the golden goal to become Big 12 champions. The Bears then got an automatic bid for the NCAA tournament Monday afternoon.
Bears win Big 12 Championship in overtime Soccer hosts first round of NCAA Tournament
Baylor defeats TCU 2-1 with late goal in Big 12 final
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NATHAN KEIL Sports Editor A year ago, Baylor soccer couldn’t quite close the deal against Texas Christian University in the Big 12 Tournament semifinal, letting the NCAA Tournament selection committee determine its fate. Despite having 12 wins, the Bears were left out. On Sunday, Baylor refused to let someone else decide its fate. After a late goal by the Horned Frogs tied the game at one and sent it to overtime, junior forward Lauren Piercy got behind the defense and slipped the golden goal past TCU sophomore goalkeeper Katie Lunt for the game-winner, stamping the Bears’ spot into next week’s NCAA Tournament with a 2-1 victory over the Horned Frogs. Baylor head coach Paul Jobson said it will be a relief to not have to keep his fingers crossed while he waits to find out who the Bears will play this week. “I’m super excited to know that we’re in no matter what,” Jobson said. “We said, ‘You guys remember flash back to the talk we had before the season started? We said we didn’t want to leave it up to a committee to make a decision.’ And we did that.” Baylor entered the Big 12 Tournament (10-5-2) ranked 54th in the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI), a tool used by the NCAA Tournament to rank teams by wins, losses and strength of schedule. Over the course of the past four days, the Bears knocked off the No. 4 seed Texas on Wednesday, the No. 1 seed Oklahoma State on Friday and finally the No. 3 seed TCU on Sunday. The Bears had opportunities to score early and put the pressure on the Horned Frogs. Baylor led TCU 8-0 in total shots in the first half, including four on goal that Lunt was able to deny. The Bears’ first chance came in the 11th minute on a shot from freshman center midfielder Ally Henderson, but she fired high and over the net. Two minutes later, sophomore forward Camryn Wendlandt turned on a ball off a corner kick, but missed it wide right. Piercy had an opportunity in the 27th minute and senior midfielder Aline De Lima had the last chance of the first half in the 36th minute, but Lundt came up with stops to keep Baylor off the board. TCU looked to put the pressure on Baylor with a string of three straight corner kicks beginning in the 53rd minute, but the Bears’ defense held strong.
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OVERCOMING PRESSURE Junior forward Lauren Piercy celebrate Piercy’s golden goal that won the Big 12 Championship for the Bears.
TCU freshman midfielder Ariana Owens then had a shot on goal, but Baylor freshman goalkeeper Jennifer Wandt continued her stellar play this season by making the save. After surviving the first TCU threat, De Lima corralled the ball and sent it through the box and junior midfielder Kennedy Brown tapped it into the net, putting Baylor up 1-0 in the 69th minute. Jobson said Brown, who didn’t even travel with the team last season, is the perfect example of this team’s incredible story. “If you guys knew this kid’s story and kind of where she’s been with us, from not traveling, to finally traveling, to all of a sudden she’s a starter playing almost 90 minutes and scoring a bigtime goal in a Big 12 Championship,” Jobson said. “It’s just another great story that this team has to write. God has done some amazing things for these players this year. She’s just another example of that.” Baylor held off TCU successfully for the next 17 minutes, but TCU did not succumb that easily. Pushing the attack in the 87th minute, TCU drew a free kick after Baylor was assessed a yellow card. The following attempt was blocked, but after a second opportunity for TCU was kicked into the hand of a Baylor defender, the Horned Frogs earned a penalty kick and a chance to tie. Senior defender Ryan Williams delivered a strike to the right side of
the net that Wandt could only watch as TCU tied the game at one goal apiece. Piercy said the Bears’ confidence never wavered after allowing the tying goal. It just gave them the final push they needed. “It was a bummer that they got the PK,” Piercy said. “But I think that just kind of lit a fire under us. We knew they were better than them, and we just knew to step on the gas even harder.” Baylor did not give in to the pressure and would not be denied the win as Piercy’s goal in the 94th minute off the assist from De Lima sent the Bears back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012. Jobson said his team has been fighting all year long and deserved an opportunity to compete in the NCAA Tournament. “It’s just fantastic. I couldn’t be more excited for these girls,” Jobson said. “I know the work they’ve put in, on and off the field, this year to make this happen. I’m just really proud of them.” Baylor held the advantage in shots 15-10, including 9-2 on goal. TCU led in corner kicks 6-4. Senior defender Precious Akanyirige, junior defender Sarah King, De Lima, junior midfielder Julie James and Piercy were all named part of 2017 Big 12 Soccer Championship All-Tournament team. De Lima was named the tournament’s Offensive Most Outstanding Player.
The whirlwind of emotions continued for Baylor soccer Monday afternoon. A day after the team finished their three-win-in-five-day performance, capped off by junior forward Lauren Piercy’s game-winning overtime goal against Texas Christian University to win the Big 12 Tournament, the Bears got the news that they will host the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Betty Lou Mays Field. The Big 12 Tournament title was Baylor’s first since 2012 and has now provides an opportunity that junior midfielder Julie James didn’t think the Bears would get. “It’s always really exciting, but definitely now that we have a home game,” James said. “It’s exciting to bring it back to Betty Lou. We thought we were done at Betty Lou, so to get one more chance, it’s going to be really fun.” The 2017 NCAA Tournament field was announced live on NCAA.com Monday afternoon. In a packed team room at the Williams Family Center, the Bears anxiously waited to hear their names called. Forty-three other schools found out their fate before Baylor, but once its name was called, the room went into fullon celebration. Senior defender Precious Akanyirige said not only to make the tournament but to also host is a testament to the team’s resolve and no-quit attitude. “It’s awesome. I’m just so proud of our team. We had a great week together and played really hard and we’re really excited to continue to play in our season and play together, and it’s awesome that we’re going to be able to play at home. No more road trips and it’s awesome our whole team gets to be here supporting us,” Akanyirige said. “I’m just so proud of our team. We’ve been through so much this season and in the past few years, and it’s just great to see our hard work pay off.” Staring at the Bears on the other side of the bracket will be the Rice Owls, a team that Baylor tied 0-0 after 110 minutes back on Aug. 24. A second chance at Rice follows suit perfectly with the narrative Baylor just finished at the Big 12 Tournament last week. After losing to Texas,
Oklahoma State and TCU during the regular season, the Bears got redemption in against all three in Kansas City, Mo. James said they’d like to add a fourth team to that list. “I think it’s just added excitement just because it’s kind of funny, we’ve had a little bit of a redemption story getting to play a lot of the teams that we lost to in season and that’s another team that we kind of let slip away,” James said. “We tied them but went into overtime. But it’s going to be exciting to try and redeem that story again.” As great of an accomplishment as winning the Big 12 Tournament, returning to and hosting the NCAA Tournament was, the Bears will not be satisfied with just making it. Akanyirge said Baylor has its aspirations set a little bit higher. “We’re definitely a team of competitors, and we’re not just satisfied with just getting in,” Akanyirge said. “Obviously everyone wants to go for the national championship, and that’s what we’re going for. So we’re just taking it one game at a time, but we’ll definitely try to get the win each time.” Despite having their sights set on a loftier goal, Baylor head coach Paul Jobson and the Bears will not overlook Rice, as the Owls put together an impressive 12-3-2 campaign. “They’ve been a quality team for a number of years and Nicki has done a great job there,” Jobson said. “They’ve always played us really well. So it’s going to be a great first round match.” Rice is led offensively by senior forward Nia Stallings, who leads the team 23 points, including eight goals and seven assists. Senior midfielder Samantha Chalken also scored eight goals for the Owls this season. In their meeting in August, Baylor outshot Rice 18-11, but the Owls did not see freshman goalkeeper Jennifer Wandt, who was the 2017 Big 12 AllFreshman goalkeeper. Baylor was not the only Big 12 school to earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Texas earned a No. 4 seed and will host North Texas on Friday; West Virginia earned a No. 2 seed and will host Bucknell on Saturday; Oklahoma State will host Missouri State on Saturday; and TCU will head to Tucson, Ariz.,
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Volleyball sweeps No. 19 Cyclones NATHAN KEIL Sports Editor Baylor volleyball is getting used to winning — and winning quickly. Since a 3-0 loss to No. 11 Kansas on Oct. 18, No. 24 Baylor has swept its last four opponents, including No. 19 Iowa State 25-19, 25-22, 25-17 in a match time of less than two hours Saturday afternoon at the Ferrell Center. The win over the Cyclones marks the third win over a ranked opponent for the Bears this season, and the first one for Baylor at the Ferrell Center. It was also the second time Baylor has swept Iowa State this year, as the Bears won 3-0 in Ames, Iowa, on Oct. 4. Baylor head coach Ryan McGuyre said his team was locked in and ready from the get-go and that type of focus was imperative to get the win over a talented Iowa State team. “It was big because we continue to play well with great enthusiasm and great joy. It was one of the most fun matches we’ve been able to experience against a very good team,” McGuyre said. “They’re a top 25 team for a reason. Iowa State is going to go deep in the tournament. My coaches did a great job preparing us. We looked well-trained and excited to be out there on the court. We got great production from everyone.” One of the reasons for its sustained success, especially in the absence of redshirt senior outside hitter Katie Staiger, has been the play of freshman outside hitter Yossiana Pressley. Pressley led the Baylor attack with 14 kills in 31 swings against the Cyclones. In Staiger’s absence, Pressley has not only filled her spot with offense, but with leadership as well. “I took on the leadership spot because that’s what’s expected,” Pressley said. “In going to Katie’s position, you can’t like, ‘La, la, la, la.’ No, I need to be intentional and be mature and have the same role she had.” Pressley’s leadership and offense got right to work against the Cyclones. After a Baylor service error on the opening point of the match, Pressley delivered a resounding kill to get the Bears on the board. She added three more kills as Baylor raced out to a 9-5 lead in the first set. Baylor continued to control the set, hitting .424 as a team with 17 kills as the Bears’ lead ballooned to as much as 10 at 24-14. Facing set point, Iowa State reeled off five straight before a kill by senior middle hitter Camryn Freiberg ended the Cyclones’ rally. The second set was back and forth, but the Bears finally gained control at 17-16 after a
William Barksdale | Multimedia Journalist FAST-PACED Junior outside hitter Aniah Philo elevates to spike the ball in the sweep against Iowa State on Saturday at the Ferrell Center in Waco.
kill from junior outside hitter Aniah Philo. A few points later, Philo’s ace found a gap in the Cyclones’ defense to push the Baylor lead to 2118. Another kill from Pressley forced another Iowa State timeout. The Bears earned set point at 24-20, but the Cyclones temporarily delayed the win on backto-back Baylor errors. Refusing to give in to the Cyclones, Pressley once again rose to the occasion, powering her fifth kill of the set that ripped through the Iowa State defense to give Baylor the 25-22 set win. The third set began similar to the second, with neither team being able to find their footing as they traded off the first 24 points to the tune of a 12-12 tie. From that point forward, Baylor took control. It started with an Iowa State error and then a timely kill from Pressley. Iowa State got one point back, but then freshman setter Hannah Lockin caught the Cyclones napping with a nifty
SOCCER from Page 9 to play the Arizona Wildcats on Friday. The strength of the Big 12 conference is something that James believes has benefited the Bears in their preparation for the tournament. “It’s really great to be part of a really competitive
conference,” James said. “I told a few people that it really helps being part of a conference that is continuing to grow and get better every year and I really think that that has helped prepare us this year. Playing so many tight games, close games, physical games, it’s
really prepared our team for what’s next.” Baylor (13-5-2) will meet Rice (12-3-2) at 7 p.m. Friday at Betty Lou Mays Field. The winner will advance to take on the winner of the University of Southern California and Eastern Washington matchup.
FOOTBALL from Page 1 Clay Johnston who injured his foot last week and won’t be back for the rest of the season. Young said playing middle linebacker was quite different at first but he felt he did an adequate job given his lack of experience. “It was a huge change, because I was playing middle like a majority of the game. So, I’m telling people how to get lined up and stuff like that, controlling everybody,” Young said. “So, it was a big change for me, but I think I did alright for my first time doing it.” Young led the team with 10 tackles against the Jayhawk offense. After his performance, Young moved into second place on Baylor’s career sacks list with 15.5.
Rhule said he hopes the team will continue to believe in themselves and will stay committed to the gameplay moving forward. “I think the kids have worked hard anyway. I don’t know if I can ask for much more from them,” Rhule said. “To have all the injuries we had last week and have a whole bunch of guys step up, I hope they have a little more confidence and that they continue to just commit to the process of saying what’s next and trying to be the best they can be every day.” Baylor looks to extend its winning streak when it will battle Texas Tech at 11:00 a.m., Saturday at AT&T Stadium.
over-the-head tap for a winner. Then Pressley delivered a strike to the back corner, putting Baylor in front 16-13 and forcing an Iowa State timeout. Then Pressley showed off her serving skills. First it was a low-to-the-net sinker that the Cyclones couldn’t handle. The next serve led to an easy kill from redshirt sophomore middle hitter Shelly Fanning, who finished the match with nine kills. Baylor continued to control the pace as Philo capped off her 13-kill match with three kills down the stretch to give the Bears match point at 24-17. Baylor then sent Iowa State home with a straight sets loss as Freiberg’s kill was tipped and then found the floor to secure the Baylor victory. Pressley said that it was the team’s preparation that helped the Bears put on an impressive display in front of the home crowd. “We prepared very well for this match, so
it means a lot for the hard work to pay off,” Pressley said. It wasn’t just Pressley that had her way with the Cyclones. The Bears hit .302 as a team and the defense didn’t make anything easy for Iowa State. Senior libero Jana Brusek led the way with 12 digs, junior setter Braya Hunt added 10. The Bears also got seven points on the block and limited Iowa State to a .192 hitting percentage. Lockin ran the offense efficiently, contributing 40 assists to the 45 Baylor kills. She eclipsed the 1,000 assist mark on the year, drawing high praise from McGuyre. “It affirms the fact that I think we have one of the best setters in the whole country and she’s proven it as a freshman,” McGuyre said. No. 24 Baylor (20-5, 10-2) will hit the road to Lawrence, Kan. for a rematch with No. 12 Kansas (19-4, 9-2) at noon Saturday.
各国の毎年の労働は、当初はそれが毎年消費する 生活の必需品と簡便さを提供するファンドであり、 その労働の即時生産であるか、他国からの生産で 購入されたものである。それゆえに、 この生産物、 またはそれと一緒に購入されるものは、それを消 費する人の数に比例して、あるいはそれに比例し ているので、国は、そのために必要とされるすべて の必需品および手仕事それは機会を持っています 。 しかし、 この割合は、各国において2つの異なる状 況によって規制されなければならない。まずその 技能、器用さ、そしてその労働が一般的に適用さ れる判断である。第二に、有用な労働に雇用され ている人の数とそのように雇用されていない人の 数に比例する。特定の国の土壌、気候、または地域 の範囲が何であれ、その特定の状況では、その年 間供給の豊富さや不足は、その2つの状況に依存 しなければならない。 この供給の豊富さや不十分 McClinton Auditorium さも、後者の場合よりも、 Paul L. Foster前者の方が後者の方がよ Campus for り重要なようです。 Business野蛮なハンターや漁業者の中 and Innovation でも、働くことができるすべての人は、多かれ少な Baylor University かれ有用な労働に雇われており、 人生の必需品や 便利さ、自分自身、彼の家族や部族は、年を取って Waco, Texas 、年をとったり、年を取ったり、狩りや釣りをするの に苦労したりします。 しかし、そのような国々は、単 なる欲望から、頻繁に減少し、あるいは少なくとも 、自分自身を減らし、時には直接的に破壊し、時に は幼児、老人、およびそれらを捨てる必要性がある MODERN LANGUAGES と考えるように、 非常に貧しい人々です。残酷な病 & CULTURES 気に苦しんで、飢えによって滅びる、野生の獣に食 べさせられる。文明国と繁栄国の間では、逆に多く の人々は全く労働しないが、その多くは10倍の生 産物を消費し、労働者の大部分よりも100倍の労 働力を消費する。 しかし、社会全体の労働生産は 非常に大きいので、すべてが豊富に供給されるこ とが多く、労働者は最低でも最悪の秩序であって www.baylor.edu/globalbusiness も、倹約的で勤勉であれば、 必需品や催し物人生 の あらゆる野 蛮 人 が 得ることよりも可 能で す。
NOVEMBER 16, 2017 2 - 6 P.M.
Published on Nov 7, 2017