Midday Music on the plaza at Bawcom Student Union
Mar14

Midday Music on the plaza at Bawcom Student Union

By Bells Staff UMHB’s Small Brass Chamber Ensemble performed on the plaza in front of Bawcom Student Union on Thursday, March 11. Midday Music was presented by music department students to bring their music to people outside during the pandemic. More Midday Music events are planned for the rest of the spring semester. Professor Michael Garasi conducts the Small Brass Chamber Ensemble during Midday Music on the plaza in front of Bawcom Student Union on Thursday, March 11.Courtesy Photos UMHB Freshman James Garcia, Jr., plays the tuba at center back, while Joseph Kriczky plays the French horn at foreground left and Cory Gunter plays the euphonium at right in the Small Brass Chamber Ensemble performance of Midday Music Thursday, March 11. Professor Matthew Kundler, a euphonium instructor at UMHB, applauds for music students performing in the Small Brass Chamber Ensemble on the plaza in front of Bawcom Student Union on Thursday, March 11. Father Nick Kriczky and grandmother Jane Bolgen, at right, applaud for UMHB music student Joseph Kriczky after his performance with the Small Brass Chamber Ensemble in front of the Bawcom Student Union on Thursday, March 11. Also applauding for this Midday Music performance at background middle is Provost John Vassar. Joseph Kriczky’s father Nick, of Hutto, is a UMHB alumnus. To bring students’ music to people during the pandemic, Midday Music was presented by the music department at UMHB on the plaza in front of Bawcom Student Union. More Midday Music events are planned for the rest of the spring semester. UMHB senior vocal performance major Maggie DeWulf applauds the performance of her peers in the music department’s Small Brass Chamber Ensemble Thursday, March 11. Senior music education major Travis Dent plays his tuba during a performance by the Small Brass Chamber Ensemble on the plaza in front of Bawcom Student Union on Thursday, March...

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UMHB Crusaders overtake Southwestern University Pirates
Mar13

UMHB Crusaders overtake Southwestern University Pirates

By Bells Staff The UMHB Crusaders overtook Southwestern University’s Pirates in their Homecoming football game Saturday, Feb. 27. The game started off with rain but ended well for the Crusaders. The final score was 52-7, UMHB. The CRU football team gets ready to walk out onto the rainy field for their game with Southwestern University Feb. 27 at Crusader Stadium. The weather cleared as the first half got under way and the final score was 52-7, UMHB.Photo by C.J. Halloran/The Bells The CRU’s supporters at the game with Southwestern University Feb. 27 at Crusader Stadium. The final score was 52-7, UMHB.Photo by C.J. Halloran/The Bells Quarterback Tommy Bowden runs up against the Pirates in the CRU’s game with Southwestern University Feb. 27 at Crusader Stadium. The final score was 52-7, UMHB.Photo by C.J. Halloran/The Bells UMHB’s wide receiver Brandon Jordan makes the catch in the game with Southwestern at Crusader Stadium on Feb. 27. Pirate Jules Williams tries to interfere. The final score was 52-7, UMHB. Courtesy Photo Senior and wide receiver Brenton Martin looks back at the referee to see him making the sign for a touchdown just after Martin caught the ball in the end zone, in the game with Southwestern at Crusader Stadium on Feb. 27. Courtesy Photo Montana Miller hurls through some Southwestern players as he tries to get closer to the goal line in the Homecoming game with Southwestern at Crusader Stadium on Feb. 27. Courtesy Photo The CRU’s quarterback Tommy Bowden runs into some Pirates during the Feb. 27 Homecoming game with Southwestern at Crusader Stadium. Courtesy Photo The Crusaders’ wide receiver Romello Cook is tackled by Southwestern players as he tries to get the ball across another touchdown in the game Feb. 27 at Crusader Stadium. The final score was 52-7, UMHB.Courtesy Photo Cheerleader Sydney Enos shows some spirit during the game with Southwestern University on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Crusader Stadium. Courtesy...

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CAB offers fun and leadership

By Aubrey Kirk Contributing Writer Now is the time to get involved with the Campus Activity Board. The first event on Saturday Jan. 30th featured a Gameday Hangout and Whiteout Basketball game. Events like this offer students opportunities to build a community on campus. Mary Baucom, Asst. Director of Campus Activities and the staff Advisor for CAB, says that getting involved with CAB “is so easy.” “Students can come to a meeting anytime and get plugged in,” Baucom said. “We meet every Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall.” This semester includes multiple Live on King Street events, Gameday Hangouts with CAB before the sports games. CAB is working on a Spring Fun Run and 5k, Movie Nights at Grand Avenue, Bingo and Trivia Nights, as well as the beloved Pancake Supper. Former Executive Leader Taylor Humphrey said CAB has come up with new ways to provide the ability to stay involved during the pandemic. “COVID-19 has caused CAB to think outside of the box in how to reach students,” Humphrey said. “We had to overcome challenges by including technology-based events and using our recourses, such as Instagram, to stay connected.” Members are thinking outside the box by brainstorming about creative events with pandemic restrictions. CAB member Jillian Boucher said that being involved has offered more than just involvement. The mission of CAB is to create events that enhance campus community, as well as fun. It creates a space for the members to grow as student leaders and gain event experience, which can open so many opportunities for the future. “I love getting to develop my leadership skills ad be involved in all of the on-campus activities,” Boucher...

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Heart of Gold helps to fight kids’ cancer

By Malaika Randolph Staff Writer Heart of Gold is a student organization working to fight pediatric cancer. Last year, Heart of Gold revealed that it raised $11,875.70 for Baylor Scott and White McLane Children’s Medical Center and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “It’s something that fills us with joy and makes us want to come back the following year and do it all again – just for the kids,” last year’s co-president, Giselle Reyes said during a virtual reveal via Facebook and Instagram. Heart of Gold hosts dance marathons, concessions, and visits to McLane Children’s Medical Center so that volunteers can meet children they have helped to support. To raise money, members have sold candles and bracelets while partnering with local businesses. The organization also supports other causes like PRO (People Realizing Opportunity) with an annual Nutcracker Ballet, which is presented by children with special needs. Dr. Don Owens has been a co-faculty advisor alongside Dr. Langford for three years. “My favorite part of Heart of Gold is the mission,”  Owens said.  “One of the key things we have done that I think is paramount – is the activities for children at [McLane Children’s Medical Center].” “One of my favorite things is the “Dance Marathon,”  Owens said. “The children get a break from the hospital for a couple of hours. We normally have game booths, food stands, popcorn, and Disney characters walking around.” The dance marathon is normally held at the end of March, but it will likely be cancelled this year , “COVID kind of messed a lot of campus clubs up,” Owens said. “A lot of our projects most likely won’t be back in full force again ‘till the fall, but we are organizing, rebuilding and restarting.’” Heart of Gold kicked off the year Wednesday, Jan. 12 with a student interest meeting in Parker Academic Center.  Fourteen students attended, leaving the club optimistic. Owens said that the Heart of Gold is always looking for more volunteers and business sponsors to support the cause. If interested, reach out to Professor Owens at  dowens@umhb.edu,and/or Professor Langford at...

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Easter Pageant disciples       preparing for March presentation
Mar12

Easter Pageant disciples preparing for March presentation

By Cole Garner Editor-in-Chief 2019 Photo by Bri Bullion/The Bells This semester, the UMHB Easter Pageant is gearing up for its annual show. Due to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor closing its doors last semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Easter pageant was held online in 2020. This semester, two years’ worth of students at UMHB will be able to experience the pageant for the first time in person. This year, Jesus will be played by senior Steve Villalobos, a psychology major. He is followed by the actors for the twelve disciples: freshmen Chis Johnson and Jon Avery, sophomores Justin Villalobos, Noah Bentz, Nathan Chuong, and Robbie Webre, along with juniors Prince Peden, Mark Gonzales, Harper Roland, Evrhett White, and Connor Troy. People around campus may have noticed that the actors for the disciples and Jesus went mute for a week. The disciples were instructed by Villalobos to not speak as an act of dedication to their rolls in the pageant. Villalobos found it to be a beneficial exercise. “[Being mute] resulted in us gaining… empathy for the voiceless,” Villalobos said., “and us seeing how lucky we are that we have the ability to speak, so we should always do it in a way to glorify God… I promise it wasn’t just a way to mess with them.” Villalobos is not going to stop there, as he plans to show the disciples “a different perspective they have had before” with different things planned before and after the pageant. Junior marketing major Evrhett White plays Nathaniel in the pageant, and says that he looks forward to the spring tradition. “What I’m looking forward to most this year is introducing this tradition in person for the first time in two generations of UMHB students,” White said. “[The pageant] changed my life my freshman year and I’m blessed to be on the giving end this year.” The UMHB Easter Pageant will be presented at Luther Memorial on Wednesday, March 31,...

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Org Fair on King Street
Mar06

Org Fair on King Street

Christian Ministry major Morgan Ross (Left) and Nursing major Aly Finner (Right) hold a sign for the Baptist Student Ministry at the Organization Fair on Wednesday, Jan. 27. The BSM seeks to guide students on their spiritual journey and prepare them for missionary work in the future. Photo by Malaika Randolph/The Bells By The Bells Staff The Student Organizations were socially distancing as they were out in force on King Street on Wednesday, Jan. 27, hoping to interest students in joining their clubs. Tables for ABS (Association of Black Students), CAB (Campus Activities Board), and other clubs lined both sides of the walkway in front of Bawcom Student Union where members could greet other interested students as they socially distanced outside and in masks. Their tables illustrated  various club themes, and each included a QR code to provide more information with maximum social distancing. Kaleigh Darnell, a sophomore from Rockwall, left, and senior Maricela Ramirez of Austin, are both math majors manning the Math Club booth at the Org Fair on King Street, Wednesday, Jan. 27. Courtesy...

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