This Feels Like Hope Baylor Quad
Jul
18

Before I begin this column and talk about my hope, I must acknowledge the strong women who have come forward about their experiences with sexual assault at Baylor and at other universities and have persevered even when they might have lost hope. They are examples of inner toughness and courage. Their strength inspires my hope. And while I reflect on this concept, they are living it every moment of every day, intuitively. These women have affected legislation that will help …

Bryan FonvilleThis Feels Like Hope: Moving Forward with Integrity and Honor
May
31

The Baylor Line Foundation announced today that it has awarded $2,000 Legacy Scholarships to 45 Baylor students and incoming freshmen – all of them the children and grandchildren of Baylor alumni. “The review committee was very impressed with the caliber of the applicants and wished we could have awarded many more,” said BLF Executive Director Allen Holt ’80, who noted that this year’s awards represented a nearly 10% increase over last year. “We felt it was time to increase the …

Baylor Line FoundationBLF awards $90,000 to 45 Legacy Scholarship winners
Apr
28

Despite pouring rain on a chilly November day, more than 1,200 Baylor students and staff lined up outside Moody Library and patiently waited their turn to fill bags with 47,000 pounds of watermelon, grapefruit, eggs, breads, pastries, and other foods.  Most left drenched but loaded down with food that would refill empty refrigerators in dorm rooms and off-campus apartments. What organizers called the Baylor Free Farmers Market was an effort by a working group of Baylor faculty and staff to …

Baylor Line FoundationNot at Baylor? School faces student hunger head on
Apr
25

Giancarlo Guerrero ’91 was part of a pipeline of music students who came to Baylor from Costa Rica in the 1980s through the efforts of the late Dr. Larry Vanlandingham (professor emeritus of Percussion) and donors from the Baylor School of Music. As music director and conductor of the Nashville Symphony — and his guest conducting around the world — Guerrero’s mission is to champion new music and contemporary American composers. In February, he won his fourth and fifth Grammy …

Baylor Line FoundationGetting to Know…Giancarlo Guerrero ’91
Apr
24

Baylor Line Foundation President Fred R. Norton Jr. ’80, JD ’83, released a statement today in response to a guest column in the Sunday Waco Tribune-Herald by Baylor regent Cary Gray opposing an effort by the Texas Legislature to impose open meetings on Baylor and selected other private universities. There’s an old adage that when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.  With that in mind, we suggest that someone take the shovel out of Cary Gray’s hands. Mr. …

Baylor Line FoundationBLF proposes Town Hall that would enable Cary Gray, other regents to explain why they oppose open meetings
Apr
21

As we talked about the Spring issue of this publication, we all agreed that a profile of Lady Bears basketball coach Kim Mulkey would make a great cover story. We scheduled this interview with Mulkey a week before she won her 500th game and seventh Big 12 championship on Senior Day at the Ferrell Center. In the emotional aftermath of a milestone victory, Mulkey passionately defended the institution she loves. The language she used drew some criticism after the game, …

Baylor Line FoundationKim Mulkey: In Her Own Words
Apr
20

The new issue of the Baylor Line, which should hit your mailboxes soon, includes an edited story on a recent visit to campus by bestselling author Sarah Hepola.  It was written and photographed by Baylor students.  Here’s the full story: Stolen gulps of beer by the age of 6 launched The New York Times bestselling author Sarah Hepola’s dependency on booze, blackouts, and bedrooms. Baylor’s Department of Journalism, Public Relations, and New Media hosted Hepola in Bennett Auditorium on Feb. …

Baylor Line FoundationBaylor Line Bonus Content: Author discusses binge drinking with Baylor journalism students
Apr
19

Baylor announced April 18 that Linda A. Livingstone, the dean at the George Washington University School of Business, would become the university’s 15th president.  Livingstone, who previously served as both a Baylor professor and associate dean of graduate programs at the Hankamer School of Business, will be the first female president in Baylor’s 172-year history and replaces interim President David Garland, who has served in the role since June 1, 2016 and oversaw the early stages of the university’s efforts …

Baylor Line FoundationWelcome back! Linda Livingstone named Baylor president
Apr
17

Shortly after Nancie Wingo ’54 passed away this past Christmas morning, we received notes from a few people who knew her, suggesting that we should publish her story in the next Baylor Line.  To a person, they said there would be no better person to eulogize Nancie than her brother, Hal Wingo ’57, a former Regent who was a journalist at Time Inc. for 33 years as a senior editor of LIFE Magazine and as a founding editor of People Weekly. …

Baylor Line FoundationBaylor Line Preview: Remembering Nancie (Wingo)
Apr
16

The Baylor Line Foundation invited the three candidates for the open Alumni-Elected Regent position to answer a series of questions about their backgrounds, the role of the Alumni-Elected Regent, and the challenges facing Baylor and what they bring to the table to help address those challenges. The process for the election of three Alumni-Elected Regents was created as part of the settlement of a lawsuit brought by the university against the Baylor Alumni Association. Alumni-Elected Regents serve three-year terms, and …

Baylor Line FoundationBaylor Line Preview: Why I Want to Be an Alumni-Elected Regent (with additional Q&A)