Nov
10

Dear Baylor Family, For the last few months, our organization has been a little . . . quiet. Some of you may be wondering what we are up to, and what the future looks like for the Baylor Line Foundation. Those are good questions. I’m happy to share everything we have going on, but first I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Craig Cunningham, and I am the new Editor and Creative Director of the Baylor Line. I was …

allenholtThe Future of the Baylor Line
Dr. Jim Marsh with Baylor Counseling Center
Sep
20

Less than two years ago, the Baylor Counseling Center (BUCC) had one staff person for every 1,775 students, which is at the national average for all colleges, according to the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors. Today, that ratio is roughly one for every 750 students, a figure that puts the school ahead of many other private universities, where the average is roughly one per 1,000 students. But while BUCC Executive Director of Counseling Services Dr. Jim Marsh …

Bryan FonvilleHigh Anxiety: Baylor’s Counseling Center is using new ways to help students
A NoZe for Satire
Sep
06

BACK IN 1973, THE NOZE BROTHERHOOD welcomed Leon Jaworski into its membership when the new Watergate Special Prosecutor came to town to be the Homecoming grand marshal. As he rode down the streets of Waco to cheers from the crowd, the NoZe brotherhood marched behind him holding signs that urged alumni to “clap if he’s guilty” in reference to President Richard Nixon. While we assume the NoZe Brotherhood needs no introduction to Bears everywhere, surely there are a few Aggies …

Bryan FonvilleA NoZe for Satire: A Q&A with the NoZe Brotherhood
BLF Gameday Tailgates
Aug
21

We hope you’ll make the Baylor Line Foundation part of your Baylor Football gameday experience by joining us each home game for our gameday tailgates. Starting two and a half hours prior to kickoff, we’ll have food, drinks, and fun times at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame (1108 S University Parks Dr.). These tailgates, which are free and open to BLF members and up to four family members (or friends)*, are made possible through the generous support of our …

Bryan FonvilleTailgate with the Baylor Line Foundation
The Encourager - A Q&A with Baylor President Linda Livingstone
Aug
10

Dr. Linda Livingstone became the 15th president of Baylor University on June 1, returning to the school she served as an associate dean and associate professor from 1991 to 2002. Livingstone was considered for the same job back in 2005, when she was a finalist to replace Robert Sloan as president. She most recently served as dean and professor of management at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., taking the reins after the very public firing of her predecessor. Before …

Bryan FonvilleThe Encourager: A Q&A with Baylor President Linda Livingstone
Trust the Process - A Q&A with Baylor Head Football Coach Matt Rhule
Jul
25

When Matt Rhule arrived in Waco last December as Baylor’s new head football coach, the program was, to put it charitably, under siege thanks to a sexual-assault scandal. Rhule rolled up his sleeves and got to work, focusing on offering players some much-needed stability and on offering members of the Baylor Family hope for the future. Rhule grew up in New York City. His family moved to State College, Pennsylvania and he attended Penn State University, where he was a …

Bryan FonvilleTrust the Process: A Q&A with Baylor Football Coach Matt Rhule
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