A Baylor junior-to-be has overcome life’s hurdles – both figuratively and literally – in order to chase her dreams. Kelsey Landrum ‘18 has been chosen from more than 56,000 amateur applicants to represent North and South America in the ASICS Beat the Sun Challenge, a relay race where six-person teams will try to circle Mont Blanc — the highest peak in the Alps – in 15 hours and 41 minutes.  Eight teams comprised of three expert runners and three amateurs …

Baylor Line FoundationGet to Know: Kelsey Landrum ’18

Oftentimes, the story is more interesting than the headline. That’s the case with the 140 granite memorial lampposts around the Baylor campus, reminders for those who notice them about Baylor alumni and students who were killed while serving in the military. For the past 70 years, these lampposts and plaques bearing each fallen Bear’s name, rank, division, years at Baylor, and death date have stood thanks to the efforts of then Baylor psychology professor Anna Martin, who used the proceeds …

Baylor Line FoundationGetting to Know…Frank Jasek ’73

Today is a painful day for the Baylor Family. However, just as in any family, we must come together and move forward. We pray for all of those affected by today’s actions, most importantly the victims, their families and our university leadership. As a family, we all need to process what has happened, make the changes necessary to ensure this never happens again and chart a thoughtful path forward, consistent with Baylor University’s mission (link). Links to University Announcement and …

Baylor Line Foundation“Today is a painful day for the Baylor Family.”

In the final three months before an Olympic athlete steps up to the starting line, his or her daily goal is just to “be better today than you were yesterday.”  That advice from Michael Johnson ‘91 about the critical importance of preparation also translates well to non-Olympic athletes A big contingent of Baylor alumni came out to see Johnson, widely regarded as the greatest 400-meter sprinter of all time, as the keynote speaker at May 17’s Second Tuesday Luncheon for the United Way …

Baylor Line FoundationRelentless preparation drove Johnson’s track success

The Spring-Summer 2016 Baylor Line will start arriving in mailboxes early next week, but we thought we’d give you a bit of a preview with this profile of Dutch Schroeder ’49, a man who is revered by nearly everyone whose path he’s crossed. We invite you to read the profile — either here or in the magazine when it arrives — and then let us know how Dutch has impacted your life or the lives of people you know. Dutch Schroeder: …

Baylor Line FoundationMr. Baylor: Dutch Schroeder (A Baylor Line Preview)

As hundreds — if not thousands — of alumni prepare to converge on campus this weekend to celebrate the graduation of family members and friends, we’re wondering: What is your favorite part of returning to Baylor? Or, if you’re not coming this weekend, what do you most look forward to when you do return? For some, it’s a favorite spot on campus (someone recently told us about a bridge that served as a morning prayer spot on the way to …

Baylor Line FoundationWhat is your favorite part of returning to Baylor?

When David Crosby ’75, PhD ’89, talks about his qualifications to be the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention, everything the pastor of First Baptist Church in New Orleans says is rooted in the idea of cooperation. The work that Crosby has done to bring together the churches and pastors to rebuild the city after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, will play a major role in his nomination by former SBC President and fellow New Orleans pastor, Fred Luter. In …

Baylor Line FoundationGetting to Know…David Crosby ’75, PhD ’89

When asked about her superpower, it takes awhile for Holly Smith Duncan ’91 to come up with an answer. “It’s the ability to throw something in the crock pot first thing in the morning, then go be a CEO during the day, then be a cheering mom at a basketball game for my daughter or son, then head to my husband’s game to be a supportive coach’s wife, and then get home and take care of my family when we’re all back together …

Baylor Line FoundationGetting to Know…Holly Duncan ’91

According to the Pew Internet Project, 67% of cell owners find themselves checking their phone for messages, alerts, or calls — even when they don’t notice their phone ringing or vibrating. Welcome to the second installment of our new What’s On Your Phone? feature where we ask Baylor alumni about their mobile-phone use (and occasionally add some links or explanations to help you decide if you want to check them out. Today, we introduce you to Bryan Fonville ‘09, a marketing director …

Baylor Line FoundationWhat’s on Bryan Fonville’s phone?

According to the Pew Internet Project, 67% of cell owners find themselves checking their phone for messages, alerts, or calls — even when they don’t notice their phone ringing or vibrating; 44% of cell owners have slept with their phone next to their bed because they wanted to make sure they didn’t miss any calls, text messages, or other updates during the night: and 29% of cell owners describe their cell phone as “something they can’t imagine living without” (actually, …

Baylor Line FoundationWhat’s On James Nortey’s Phone?