|University of Mary Hardin-Baylor|
|President:||Dr. The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point Year 1845 ( MDCCCXLV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common For the film of this title see Private School (film. Private schools, or Independent schools are Schools not administered Baptist is a term describing individuals belonging to a Baptist church or a Baptist denomination. University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Jerry G. Bawcom|
|Provost:||Dr. Provost is the title of a senior Academic administrator at many institutions of Higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent G. Graham Hatcher|
|Location:||Belton, Texas, USA|
|Campus:||Suburban, 170 acres|
|Colors:||Purple, White and Gold|
|Affiliations:||NCAA Division III|
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) is a Christian co-educational liberal arts institution of higher learning located in Belton, Texas. A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described A doctorate is an Academic degree that indicates the highest level of academic achievement Belton is a city in Bell County, Texas, United States. The population was 14623 at the 2000 census Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the South San Jose (cropjpg||thumb|A suburban development in San Jose California. School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a University or College within the United States is the name officially adopted by The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth The term liberal arts refers to a particular type of educational Curriculum broadly defined as a Classical education. Belton is a city in Bell County, Texas, United States. The population was 14623 at the 2000 census Founded by the Republic of Texas in 1845 as "Baylor Female College", it has grown to approximately 2,700 students and awards degrees at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctorate levels. The Republic of Texas was a sovereign Nation in North America between the United States and Mexico that existed from 1836 to Year 1845 ( MDCCCXLV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common A bachelor's degree is usually an Undergraduate Academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three four or in some cases and A doctorate is an Academic degree that indicates the highest level of academic achievement It is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Baptist General Convention of Texas is the oldest surviving Baptist convention in the state of Texas. 
The university is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools ( SACS) is a regional Educational accreditation agency for over 13000 public and private educational institutions  UMHB's first doctoral program, leading to the Doctor of Education (Ed. The Doctor of Education degree ( EdD or DEd) is a discipline-based doctorate that prepares the student for academic administrative clinical or research positions D. ), officially began in June 2007 with twenty-one students in the inaugural class. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  The overall student/faculty ratio is 15:1. 
UMHB's history dates to the time before Texas became state. Its original charter was granted by the Republic of Texas in 1845 as the female counterpart to Baylor University. Baylor University is a private, Baptist -affiliated Research University located in Waco Texas. It began operations in 1846 in the town of Independence with the first class consisting of twenty-four male and female students meeting in a small wooden building. For the game see 1846 (board game. Year 1846 ( MDCCCXLVI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display Independence is an unincorporated community in Washington County, Texas, United States.  While the males and females attended school on the same campus, classifying it as coeducational, the classes were still separated by gender. 
Baylor College’s coeducation lasted only until 1851 when it was divided into a Female Department and a Male Department. 1851 ( MDCCCLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year  Each began occupying separate buildings approximately a mile apart. 
The changing demography of Texas and relocation of a nearby railroad made it increasingly difficult for college students to get transportation to Independence.  Both colleges were relocated in 1886 to their permanent homes in Central Texas: the men moved to Waco where the school merged with coeducational Waco University and continued as Baylor University and the women relocated to Belton where it continued operations as Baylor Female College. Year 1886 ( MDCCCLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common 
The Cottage Home System, the first work-study program for women in a college west of the Mississippi, was instituted on the new Belton campus in 1893 by Elli Moore Townsend, wife of the serving president. Year 1893 ( MDCCCXCIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common  Its aim was to provide more affordable housing for women students who could not meet the expense of dormitories. The women students earned financial assistance by growing vegetables, raising livestock, and hand making crafts and quality clothing items.  Initially the cottages were modest wood frame residences. In 1905, a permanent residence hall for the Cottage Home System was built by the residents themselves. Year 1905 ( MCMV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting 
A limited number of male students, known as "Campus Boys", were allowed to attend classes and work on campus through their junior year, at which time they transferred to Baylor University or another college for their senior year and graduation.  "Campus Boys" were required to sit in the back of classes and were not allowed to participate verbally.
In 1925 Baylor Female College was renamed Baylor College for Women. Year 1925 ( MCMXXV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A year later in 1926, it was accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Universities (now SACS), being the first Texas Baptist college to do so, and by the American Association of Colleges in 1927. Year 1926 ( MCMXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.  In 1925, enrollment peaked at 2,372 which forced the college to start a costly building project.  That, in addition a devastating campus fire in 1929, required immediate construction of even more buildings and, with the help of the Great Depression, brought the college to the edge of bankruptcy. Year 1929 ( MCMXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.  It was saved by a generous gift from Mary and John G. Hardin and, in gratitude, the college changed its name to Mary Hardin-Baylor College in 1934. 
In 1968, the Scott & White College of Nursing, named for the Scott & White Memorial Hospital located in nearby Temple, became a part of Mary Hardin-Baylor College. Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor ( UMHB) is a Christian co-educational Liberal arts institution of higher learning located in Belton Texas Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Bell County, Texas was founded in 1904 when Dr Temple is a city in Bell County, Texas, United States. Adjacent to the county seat ( Belton) Temple lies in the region referred to as Central 
In 1971, Mary Hardin-Baylor College became fully co-educational. Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar.  With the inauguration of its first graduate program, a Master's of Education, in 1978, the college achieved status as a university with five schools: Arts and Sciences, Creative Arts, Business, Education, and Nursing. Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar)  It was renamed the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. 
There are 66 undergraduate majors and 18 graduate degree programs, including several Master's degree and one doctoral program.  Qualified students can participate in engaged learning through internships with businesses and industries. An intern or stagiaire is one who works in a temporary position with an emphasis on on-the-job training rather than merely employment making it similar to an Apprenticeship Study abroad programs are offered on six continents. 
UMHB is comprised of eight colleges.
Departments within the College of Business include:
The College of Business also includes two Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees:
Departments within the College of Christian Studies include:
Departments within the College of Education include:
Departments within the College of Humanities include:
The S&W College of Nursing includes a generic Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree as well as a degree plan for nurses with an Associates degree wishing to achieve a BSN. The Master of Business Administration ( MBA) is a Master's degree in Business administration, which attracts people from a wide range of academic disciplines The Bachelor of Science in Nursing ( BSN) is a four year Academic degree in the science and principles of Nursing, granted by a Tertiary education An associate degree is an Academic degree awarded by Community colleges Junior colleges four-year Universities, Business colleges 
Departments within the College of Sciences include:
Departments within the College of Visual and Performing Arts include:
UMHB offers graduate study programs leading to five graduate degrees:
UMHB offers one doctoral program:
The Doctor of Education (Ed. D. ) has two tracks, one geared toward higher education and the other to grade school. Higher education is Education that is provided by universities, vocational universities, Community colleges Liberal arts colleges See also Primary education An elementary school is an institution where children receive the first stage of Compulsory education known as elementary It is a three-year program consisting of 60 semester hours of classes and a doctoral dissertation. A dissertation (also called thesis or disquisition) is a document that presents the author's Research and findings and is submitted in support of candidature  Travel commitments are required two weeks every summer either in state, nationally or internationally.  The courses are designed to allow administrators and educators to earn a doctorate without having to give up their employment. Classes are held one weekend a month. 
Former President George H. W. Bush, management expert Dr. The Republic of Texas was a sovereign Nation in North America between the United States and Mexico that existed from 1836 to Samuel Houston ( March 2, 1793 July 26, 1863) was a 19th century American statesman politician and soldier Oveta Culp Hobby ( January 19, 1905 &ndash August 16, 1995) was the first secretary of the Department of Health Education and Welfare The United States Department of Health and Human Services ( HHS) is a Cabinet department of the United States government with the goal of protecting } Sybil Leonard Armes ( January 16, 1914 - June 29, 2007) was a prominent Baptist Author and Musician, who served An author is defined both as "the person who originates or gives existence to anything" and that authorship determines responsibility for what is created A Poet Laureate is a Poet officially appointed by a government and is often expected to compose poems for State occasions and other government events Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Miriam Amanda Wallace "Ma" Ferguson ( June 13 1875 – June 25 1961) became the first female Governor of Texas in 1925 George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12 1924 served as the forty-first President of the United States from 1989 to 1993 Ken Blanchard (author of the "One-Minute Manager" books), and Former First Lady Barbara Bush were recent distinguished guest speakers on campus. Kenneth Hartley Blanchard (born May 6 1939) is an American author and Management expert Barbara Pierce Bush (born June 8 1925 is the wife of the 41st President of the United States, George H Johnson Hall, an all girls dormitory on the UMHB campus was named after Rebekah Baines Johnson, mother of President Lyndon B. Johnson and grand-daughter of Baptist preacher Reverend George Washington Baines who served as president of the college from 1861–1864. Dormitory typically refers in the United States to residence halls which are sleeping quarters or entire buildings primarily providing sleeping and residential quarters for Baptist is a term describing individuals belonging to a Baptist church or a Baptist denomination. George Washington Baines Sr ( December 29, 1809 -- December 28, 1882) a maternal great-grandfather of U  President Johnson, Mrs. Johnson and several other family members were present when the building was dedicated on September 26, 1968. Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar dedicates a Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 
The UMHB Crusaders, or "The Cru", competes in NCAA Division III as a member of the American Southwest Conference (ASC). The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. Member schools History The American Southwest Conference was announced in May 1996 UMHB was formally a member of the NAIA before becoming a full member of the NCAA Division III following the 1999–2000 school year. UMHB held dual membership in the NAIA and NCAA during a provisional period as UMHB was transitioning to the NCAA. 
UMHB sponsors twelve varsity athletic programs, six men's and six women's:
The Crusaders have won one national championship and seven national runner-up finishes:
For 69 consecutive years, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor has produced an outdoor reproduction of the Holy Week. The Tennessee Titans are a professional American football team based in Nashville Tennessee. Holy Week ( Latin: Hebdomada Sancta or Maior Hebdomada, "Greater Week" in Christianity is the last week before Easter.  Each year the pageant takes place on the Wednesday afternoon before Easter and is performed on campus in front of Luther Memorial. Easter ( Greek: Πάσχα Pascha or Pasxa) is the most important religious feast in the Christian Liturgical year. The Easter Pageant is fully produced by the students of UMHB themselves, including directing, costumes and performances and draws nearly 5,000 viewers each year. 
Charter Day is an annual tradition that celebrates the charter signing on February 1, 1845. Events 1327 - Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Year 1845 ( MDCCCXLV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The event is held during chapel service on the first Wednesday in February. During the service, seniors sing the alumni/senior song, "Up with the Purple. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor ( UMHB) is a Christian co-educational Liberal arts institution of higher learning located in Belton Texas " At the conclusion of the service, it is tradition for seniors place a wreath or flowers on the grave of Judge R. E. B. Baylor, located outside of the church. 
The Candlelighting Ceremony was started in 1939 by the Alumni Association to encourage a closer relationship between alumnae, students and the college. Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. During the ceremony, those in attendance are handed a candle at which time the seniors light a smaller candle from the Alumni Association president's larger candle, and the seniors then proceed to light the others in the audience. 
At midnight on the Saturday of Homecoming Weekend, seniors in regalia march with lighted candles around Vann Circle Drive. Academic dress or academical dress is traditional Clothing for academic settings primarily tertiary and sometimes secondary As they sing the senior/alumni song, "Up With the Purple," they stop to light the candles of special friends and alumni.  In the early stages of the Midnight March, the dormitory residents would witness the March inside of their dark rooms. Later during the ceremony, the residents would migrate into the hallway so senior friends could light their candles. Due to fire codes, however, the March was moved outdoors. 
Believed to be held as early as 1902, Robing was initially associated with graduation weekend in which juniors and seniors marched to the front of the Wilson Administration Building, the future site of the Sanderford Administration Complex, possessing a chain of daisies given by the sophomores. Year 1902 ( MCMII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting The juniors were then honored by having the senior's academic regalia passed on to them, symbolizing the transfer of student leadership. It also marked the first time the juniors were allowed to sing "Up with the Purple". The ceremony is now a part of chapel service known as Robing Chapel. 
The Dubbing Ceremony started in 1995 at the request of students who wanted a more emotional attachment to the university. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Thus, the next Fall and every fall thereafter, all new students were honored, or "dubbed," with a ceremonial sword from the university president pronouncing them as "Crusaders Forever. " Starting in 1999, a similar dubbing ceremony was started specially for alumni. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) 
Following the school's annual Christmas Dinner, representatives of different campus organizations are led by the Residence Hall Association in hanging wreaths on all buildings facing the quadrangle. The event includes singing Christmas carols and reading the story of the birth of Christ. 
Up with the Purple, the Gold and the White
High o'er the college tower Forth from her portals we step in her might,
Men and women great in power. Yes, we come from old Baylor,
Her loyal sons and her daughters true, And proudly each one hails the memory
Of Baylor College, for we love you.
All hail to thee, old Baylor,
Proud daughter of the South With heart and voice we praise thee
As we go marching forth.
The current Alma Mater was sung for the first time in February 1994 with the lyrics written by two students and the music written by two graduates of the university. Overview February was named after the Latin term februum, which means purification, via the purification ritual Februa held on February 15 in the Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) Former school songs included "Centennial Song," "Old Baylor," "Mary Hardin-Baylor College," "Old Baylor Is Marching," "Slinga da Ink," and "Swing Song. "
Dear Mary Hardin-Baylor, who stands ever proud and strong.
With courage, boldness and loyalty, our Crusader leads us on.
We will keep you high in honor, forever through our days.
With endless time and wonder, our love will never fade.
Ever thankful for our past, into the future we will go.
With faithfulness and devotion to you. Our Purple, White, and Gold.
Though it's rarely sung, there are words to the UMHB fight song which is played at most sporting events throughout the year.
March on, Crusaders!
We're gonna fight, with all our might,
And it will give us the victory.
We are the Purple, Gold, and White! (Go 'Saders)
Proud our tradition — in faith and loyalty
Come on, let's cheer for the 'Saders,
For 'ole UMHB!
Music — Carl Cooper
Words — Erin Cooper (Class of 1996) and Carl Cooper