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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Baking provides needed self-care during  Coronavirus pandemic
Mar12

Baking provides needed self-care during Coronavirus pandemic

By Annie Lyons Contributing Writer Banana chocolate chip muffins. Photo courtesy of Annie Lyons Banana bread with chocolate chunks. Freshly baked bread. Chocolate chip scones. These might all sound like items you would find in a bustling bakery on a weekend morning, but they also describe the homemade creations from 19-year-old Aisha Mahama’s kitchen over the past couple weeks. Mahama, an English and government sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin, recently moved back home to Dallas because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. She says that baking has provided a necessary distraction from stress. “If you’re following a recipe, everything’s really clear-cut for you, and the end result is really nice,” she said. “You take yourself away from whatever you’re studying or reading about.” Since the enactment of social distancing policies, intentional acts of self-care feel more vital than ever. For some like Mahama, baking is the answer, providing a creative outlet and a sense of routine. Making something with your hands that requires careful attention can be a calming activity, and it brings tangible results that you can taste. Tasnim Islam, a women’s and gender studies and Plan II Honors sophomore at UT, started baking breakfast treats on a procrastinating whim a few weeks ago, and now she can’t stop. While she’s always loved cooking, her busy schedule at school usually meant she didn’t have time to make food that wasn’t purely for sustenance. A heart-shaped apple pie. Photo courtesy of Tasnim Islam. “Ever since quarantine started, I realized I had more time to make things that I actually enjoy eating instead of just things that will sustain myself throughout the day,” she said. “(Baking) is the only thing right now that’s actually bringing me serotonin.” She says part of the appeal is the satisfaction she feels every time she takes something out of the oven. “It’s the feeling at the end when you see the final product … like I did that. You can smell it, you can taste it, you can look at it, post it. Everything about it feels really good.” Islam also enjoys sharing her favorite creations to social media, like a TikTok video of a heart-shaped apple pie with a lattice crust. She’s not alone. Take a scroll down any social media feed, and it seems like the whole world has retreated from the outside to the comforts of a cookbook. There’s a picture of a focaccia loaf here, a plate of cookies there. According to Google Trends, “sourdough” has been a more popular search term this April than it has for the past 16 years. The benefits of baking go beyond...

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