Movie night at Burt Pond

Students enjoy a movie night next to Burt Pond on campus Friday night, Oct. 16. The Spanish Club sponsored the event, which offered hot chocolate and churros. At right, UMHB freshman nursing major Fatima Castillo watches as on blankets as her childhood friend Zeny Faz, at left, watches the movie on her phone so she could lie down on the lawn. Both students are form Temple, and Faz is a freshman at the University of Houston. Photo by Rebecca...

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Let me help with those groceries

Photo by Myia Howard Though he is not a trained service dog, six-year-old “Oreo” is so excited to have some dog food enter the house that he tries to help Xavier White get it in the door. White, who works for the Veteran Affairs Hospital in Waco, rescued Oreo when he was a teenager, at 14. Though Oreo is excited about this dog food and was ready to eat, White said Oreo also enjoys red meat, roasted chicken, and vegetables. He also loves bones. His favorite game is tug of war. *This photograph was taken in October by Myia Howard for her “Action” Assignment in her COMM 3330 Photojournalism...

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Crusader Golf whacks competition

By Sterling Dube Even with the trying times that the world is going through, the Crusader Athletics Department is not letting up. While most of the teams are training for the challenging season that will start in the spring semester, the Men and Women’s Golf teams have been representing the University well, both on team and individual levels. At the Women’s Golf Lady Crusader Fall Invitational in Glen Rose on Sept. 29, UMHB placed first place out of three teams. Freshmen marketing major from Houston, Sarah Kmiecik won the tournament with an impressive score of 144. Freshman finance major, Sydney McConnell from Tyler also had a very impressive weekend, coming in only nine strokes behind Kmiecik. The standings for UMHB were as follows: Jo Tiger finished in fifth with a 156, Annie Hasselbach swooped in at sixth place, Lily Self got seventh place, Leah Tyner placed tenth overall, Zoe Kelton got eleventh, and Jade Ming placed fifteenth. The Women’s Golf team will be back in action at the East Texas Baptist University Invitational, at The Tempest Golf Club in Gladewater on October 12-13th. Men’s Golf came in second place at The Preview Event in Brownwood from Sept. 21-22.  While the Crusader’s performance was not enough to clinch first place overall, they had amazing performances individually. A freshman from Spring, William Sammons, was the top finisher for the Cru with a 143, and he finished second overall in the event. Freshman business major from Lewisville, Texas, Luke Lowetz placed third overall with an impressive 144. Tied for ninth place were sophomore Kaden Treybig, and Ari Saidana with...

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See You at the Pole at Walton Chapel

The BSM sponsored See You at the Pole this year in Walton Chapel on campus instead of at the flag pole, because it rained the night before. Students gathered at 7 a.m. on Sept. 23 while socially distancing. They were led in worship by sophomore church music major Collin Elkins and in prayer by sophomore Christian ministry major Daniel Richardson. Photo by Dakota Powell/The...

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The impact of COVID-19 on UMHB’s nursing program
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The impact of COVID-19 on UMHB’s nursing program

By Regan Murr The spread of COVID-19 has had a dramatic effect across the globe and, most noticeably, on the medical field.  Nurses stand on the front lines in the fight against the coronavirus, often at great personal risk, as they struggle to combat the pandemic.  This outbreak, coupled with an ongoing nursing shortage in the United States, has profoundly impacted the environment that future nursing students must confront after they graduate.  At the University of Mary Hardin- Baylor, students in the nursing program face having to adapt to many changes in learning methods and class structures, while also preparing for their future careers in a profession that continues to face unique challenges. Molly Radar, a senior nursing student at the university, plans to work in pediatrics after her graduation next spring.  She describes the transition to CRUflex classes this semester as “cool, but…wild and weird.” “It’s crazy that I will be starting a job, maybe, during a global pandemic,” said Radar.  “It’s kind of terrifying.” Junior UMHB nursing major Hannah Glass studies in between classes for an upcoming exam in the Townsend Memorial Library on campus in September 2020. Photo by Malaika Randolph At the same time, the pandemic has highlighted, perhaps more than ever, the need for more nurses in the workforce.  According to the American Nurses Association, there is projected to be far more nursing jobs available as compared to any other profession in 2022.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 1.1 million new registered nurses will be needed by 2022 to replace retirees and to avoid a continued shortage. When asked whether or not she was concerned about her future career during COVID-19, senior nursing student Sarah Hughes said: “No, because we’re needed.” Hughes also stated that she felt ready to enter the profession. “As nurses, we’re going to be dealing with a whole lot of infectious stuff all the time,” Hughes said.  “This is just a new infectious disease that we have to deal with.” Junior UMHB nursing major Hannah Glass studies in between classes for an upcoming exam in the Townsend Memorial Library on campus in September 2020. Photo by Malaika Randolph Nursing schools may also be facing dramatic fluctuations in applications due to COVID-19.  According to Ilana Kowarski’s  article in  U.S. News and World Report , “How coronavirus affects nursing school admissions,”  universities such as Villanova in Pennsylvania and Regis College in Massachusetts, have witnessed an increase in nursing school applications, which may be due to the pandemic. Still, it is possible that safety concerns may result in fewer applicants to nursing schools across the board, according to Kowarski’s article.  Only...

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ROTC’s Color Guard at the Salute to America at Crusader Stadium
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ROTC’s Color Guard at the Salute to America at Crusader Stadium

The United States Flag unfurls in the wind during The Salute to America on Friday, Sept. 11, which honored the events of 9/11 on the Crusader Stadium field. After the invocation by senior ROTC Cadet Stone Klingaman, ROTC’s Color Guard helped kick off the event along with the Black Shirt CRU Spirit Band on the field. L-R are cadets Alexia Brown, Jasmine Taylor (holding the U.S. Flag), Jami Hayden (holding the Texas flag), and Kayla Nielsen. Photo by Cadet Alexandria...

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