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)

The Fall 2016 issue of the Baylor Line will start arriving in members’ mailboxes later this week, but you can read it online right now. We have tried to strike a balance in this issue between celebrating the reasons we all love Baylor and talking frankly about the challenges that Baylor faces so that future generations will be able to celebrate their time in Waco. Stories include: What Comes Next? (advice from members of the Baylor Family on how Baylor …

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Baylor Line Foundation President Fred R Norton Jr. ’80, JD ’83, has announced 10 new At-Large Directors who will serve the BLF membership for the next year.  He also announced the return of the organization’s Editorial Board, which will provide BLF leadership with a sounding board as it produces The Baylor Line magazine. “Our Bylaws have given Baylor Alumni Association presidents the privilege for nearly 40 years of appointing directors to serve one-year terms as a way to introduce them to the …

adminBLF names At-Large Directors, new Editorial Board

We are working on the Fall issue of the Baylor Line and are asking the Baylor Family — and others — to provide their thoughts on the “branding challenges” that face the university in the weeks and months ahead. Here’s the question:  What does Baylor need to do to repair its national reputation; rebuild the steadfast faith and pride that alumni have in the institution and the value of their diplomas; and strengthen its mission of educating men and women for …

adminYour Chance to Weigh In: What does Baylor need to do to repair its national reputation?

Honoring friends with gifts is something we all do regularly.  Members of the Baylor family pass away or spend time in hospitals.  They get promoted or graduate with honors, retire after years of tireless service to the university or to their community, or are honored by a grateful community. That’s why we’ve created Beacons – a way for the Baylor family to go beyond a small gift or flowers or card and share someone’s contributions with others – in a way …

adminFlowers die. Chocolates get eaten. But planting a seed is forever

In children’s hospitals all over America, volunteers seek ways to brighten the lives of critically ill children. Kenneth (’04) and Amy (’06) Tice recently brought 2,700 teddy bears to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth as part of their annual donation efforts, which is in memory of their first son, who passed away in 2011 at just five days old after his premature birth. The Tices donate bears each year to Cook Children’s PrayerBear Ministry right around Carter’s birthday. But …

adminGet to Know…Teddy Bear Donors Kenneth and Amy Tice

Earlier this year, two U.S. Congressional committees reached out to Baylor and 55 other private universities with endowments of more than $1 billion to try and understand how those schools were using those endowments to offset skyrocketing tuition increases for low- and moderate-income students. Congress is evaluating the value of federal policies that permit tax-free investment earnings for schools and tax deductions for donors. Baylor shared its response with The Baylor Line (Link) for our Spring/Summer 2016 issue, which is arriving in members’ mailboxes …

adminTug of War: Using the endowment to offset tuition costs for low- and moderate-income students (A Baylor Line preview)

Editor’s note:  The links in this post will take you to the article as it appears in the magazine.  As a result, it is not particularly mobile-friendly.  It should be read on either a desktop/laptop or on a tablet. If you want to read it without the images, you can click on this link for a text-only version. The new issue of the Baylor Line will be in your mailboxes within a few weeks.  In the meantime, we thought we’d share …

adminWhere Have All the Baptists Gone? An early preview of the cover story for the Winter 2016 issue of the Baylor Line

In early November, we asked our readers for feedback on The Baylor Line and our twice-monthly Between the Lines e-newsletter. I was pleased that the vast majority of the 317 respondents like our publications and want the BAA to survive and flourish. Many said they want us to be more positive and not fight with Baylor, but to be fair we got responses across the spectrum.  Here are a few things that you told us: Be careful with the politics. …

adminFive things we learned from our publications survey

By now, all of our active (and recently lapsed) members should have their copy of the new Baylor Line with Congressman Trey Gowdy on the cover (right over there to the right).  If you didn’t receive it, that means we either don’t have your current address or your Annual membership is no longer active.  You can renew your membership here, and we’ll rush you out a copy of this issue. If you didn’t receive the issue, you can access it …

adminWhat did you think of the new Baylor Line?