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
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
Apr
16

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)
Sep
27

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 …

Baylor Line FoundationFall issue of Baylor Line now available online
Aug
08

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 …

Baylor Line FoundationBLF names At-Large Directors, new Editorial Board
Jul
19

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 …

Baylor Line FoundationYour Chance to Weigh In: What does Baylor need to do to repair its national reputation?
Jun
30

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 …

Baylor Line FoundationFlowers die. Chocolates get eaten. But planting a seed is forever