Freshman finds new home with UMHB music
Sep22

Freshman finds new home with UMHB music

By Allyson Hinkle Staff Writer  My Welcome Week 2021 experience went off without a hitch; all the events were incredible, connections were made, and freshmen were thoroughly prepared for the first weeks of classes. Coming from the small town of Franklin, Texas, all the way to the larger community of UMHB, the atmosphere was completely different from anything I had ever imagined, and I am so excited to recount the memories made. As a freshman I enjoyed the time I spent with sophomores Sar ah Kmiecik and Caleb Guenther as they led my Cru Group throughout the week. However, I had to split my time between my Cru Group and another group that helped me make wonderful memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life: the Black shirt Cru Spirit Band.   My time with the Blackshirts started a day prior to Welcome Week, Tuesday, Aug. 3, because the band students were allowed to move in a day early, with similar treatment the rest of the freshman class received on their move-in. After everyone was moved in, the band met in the band hall at around 2:00 p.m. to start the day of practice for the upcoming Spirits and Traditions rally. On that first day, band freshmen did not have to worry about balancing Welcome Week and Spirit Band camp schedules. So for that day, which was solely dedicated to Spirit Band, there were numerous types of practices before the group called it a day. Afterwards, the members of Kappa Kappa Psi held a bonding exercise for the freshman, in which I made some of my closest friends. The exercise, titled Car Tag, involved upperclassmen and freshman alike gathering into several cars and traveling to numerous spots around the Belton area that may be important to know about during their time at UMHB. Once the game was over everyone headed back to their respective homes and awaited the upcoming day. The next day, Wednesday, Aug. 4, was one I was honestly nervous for: the official start of Welcome Week. In my mind I thought that the band would be strict about having to miss practice, but I was pleased to be proven wrong as the band was very accommodating towards freshmen. For instance, rehearsal and the Cru Group Meeting Two were scheduled for the exact same time. However, freshmen were encouraged by the band to partake in the Welcome Week event and then rejoin when they were ready. This was extremely encouraging to me as I did not feel pressured about keeping appearances and I could enjoy my time both with my Cru Group and the band....

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Kyle Parsons wins CRU Knights 2021
Apr18

Kyle Parsons wins CRU Knights 2021

By Cole Garner Editor-In-Chief Kyle Parsons is interviewed in front of the crowd at Walton Chapel during the final round of the Crusader Knights competition on Saturday, Feb. 27. (Screen grab photo from UMHB CRU Knights video) UMHB’s annual tradition of Crusader Knights returned on Saturday, Feb. 27, in Walton Chapel. Men representing organizations and resident halls all around UMHB performed for the title of Crusader Knight. The winner, Mr. University Ambassadors Kyle Parsons, received a Crusader Knight helmet and was knighted by UMHB President Randy O’Rear. The award for best interview was given to Mr. Cru Films, Noah Sprinkle. The award for Best Spotlight was given to Mr. McLane Hall, Christopher Johnson. The award for best video and the Timothy Award winner, which is the award given to the man with the most Christ-like character, was Jacob Dellinger. The finalists of the event were Mr. First Year Collective Jackson Leedy, Mr. Delta Psi Theta Seth Brennan, Mr. Search Cru Evrhett White and Mr. Independence Village Kellen...

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Multicultural Festival Thursday at Bawcom
Mar22

Multicultural Festival Thursday at Bawcom

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s annual Multicultural Festival will celebrate its community of students, faculty and staff from various cultural backgrounds and different countries this Thursday evening. Spanish Club Advisor Dr. Rubi Ugofsky-Méndez, who helps promote the festival, said that this year’s festival offers music and dancing from Mexico and India, poetry of Mexico and Cuba, and foods from a variety of countries. The festival’s dancing in previous years has included lively participation and dance lessons with festival goers. Dr. Ugofsky-Méndez and the Spanish Club invites everyone to come and enjoy the festivities Thursday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall at Bawcom Student...

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Book Club selects “Man’s Search for Meaning”
Mar21

Book Club selects “Man’s Search for Meaning”

The English Club presents “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Victor Frankl at their Spring Central Texas Book Club meeting on Tuesday, March 30, from 6-8:00 p.m.. This will be both a virtual and in-person event,  by Zoom and at the Lord Conference Center.  The special guests are Dr. Tim Crawford and Dr. Aaron...

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Gallery exhibit at Baugh Center for the Visual Arts
Mar14

Gallery exhibit at Baugh Center for the Visual Arts

By Bells Staff The title for the art exhibition at the Baugh Center for Visual Arts at UMHB for a month beginning on February 15. It exhibited modernist prints by artists who were influenced by events in the First World War, and illustrate that God was alive. Courtesy Photos Graphic art senior Blake Dupre of Orange, Texas, checks out the exhibition in the Baugh Center for the Visual Arts on Thursday, March 11. “It’s good inspiration,” Dupre said. He also said that he enjoyed seeing the different styles with which the artists expressed themselves on this subject. The piece being viewed by UMHB graphic art senior Blake Dupre of Orange, Texas, is titled “Resurrection” and is a 1510 woodcut by German artist Albrecht Dürer in the art exhibition titled “Was God...

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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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