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 …

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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. …

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Sports reporting is a place where you can increasingly find stories about people who have leaned on their faith and lost — and regained — it, says sports-feature producer Lisa Fenn, who shared the stage with ESPN NBA Report Chris Broussard at the Baylor Institute for Faith and Learning’s annual Symposium on Faith and Culture, which drew about 350 attendees from across the country from Nov. 5-7 to hear 120 presentations on “The Spirit of Sports,” including a panel with President Ken Starr …

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If form holds true, then the presence this Saturday of ESPN Game Day on campus and a big win on national television (ABC) over the University of Oklahoma will translate into more donations to the university as a whole. Athletics are “the window by which the world looks at your university,” said former Baylor football coach Grant Teaff, who was part of a panel at the Baylor Institute for Faith and Learning’s annual Symposium on Faith and Culture, which drew …

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By Reagan Starr A packed Waco Hall auditorium gave former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani – also known as America’s Mayor — a warm Texas welcome Wednesday evening as he walked onto the stage with Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and then they settled into their seats for the first question. The question wasn’t a softball.  “What do you think you did right, and what would you do differently, given the same circumstances,” Starr asked Giuliani about his response …

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The Baylor Alumni Association (BAA) will host a pregame Homecoming reception at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday for all alumni. The reception will be held under the BAA tent located at the corner of Dutton Avenue and Thirtieth Street, behind the George’s Restaurant tailgate area adjacent to Floyd Casey Stadium. In lieu of the traditional Friday afternoon meeting and open house, the pregame reception will be an opportunity for alumni to meet and talk with BAA board members about next steps …

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Members of the media were gathering outside East Village early Tuesday morning, August 20, for an exclusive tour of Baylor University’s new residential facility as a few workers hurriedly finished washing the glass doors leading inside. It was the last look at the pristine $73-million complex before students descended on Wednesday—a calm before the storm. Sophomore Audrey Bratcher was checking in a day early. She is a psychology major—one of the few students living in the East Village’s Gordon Teal …

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By Meg Cullar Photographs by Julie Copenhaver Participants in the Baylor Alumni Association’s Lifelong Learning program toured Baylor’s BRIC (Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative) facility in April. More than thirty-five participants got to learn how Baylor professors and students are turning “science to gold” through Baylor’s research and entrepreneurship efforts at the facility. Making research visible is what architects had in mind when they reimagined and renovated the 300,000-square-foot building, a long-shuttered tire plant, into the anchor for a scientific …

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By Sara Ligarde and Elisabeth Marrs Girl Rising, a movie about nine young women and their quest for an education, made its Baylor debut on Monday, April 8, at the Hankamer School of Business in Kayser Auditorium. The room was packed with students and faculty, most females. The movie begins with a young girl foraging to survive at a large dumpsite, which is, as the movie voiceover describes, “a place where a girl is simply one more thing to throw …

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By Elisabeth Marrs Courtesy Photographs If you drive along the outer edge of Baylor University’s campus, you will see the new white-and-blue sign of the business formerly known as Campus Realtors. The business, which has recently shortened its name to Campus, is now located on Waco’s ever-busy 8th Street. In the new building situated just across the street from Baylor and two doors down from Common Grounds coffee shop, Campus is now able to reach out to more Baylor students …

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