Dr. Jim Marsh with Baylor Counseling Center

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

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

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

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

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 …

Baylor Line FoundationShould faith play a role in covering sports?

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 …

Baylor Line FoundationBaylor IFL symposium panelists agree success on football field leads to success in fundraising

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 …

Baylor Line Foundation‘America’s Mayor’ reflects on 9/11, leadership, and Yogi Berra during On Topic speaking series

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 …

Baylor Line FoundationBAA Pregame Homecoming Reception on Saturday

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 …

Baylor Line FoundationNew East Village residential community opens at BU

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 …

Baylor Line FoundationTrip to the BRIC: BAA’s Lifelong Learning group tours BRIC