As we talked about the Spring issue of this publication, we all agreed that a profile of Lady Bears basketball coach Kim Mulkey would make a great cover story. We scheduled this interview with Mulkey a week before she won her 500th game and seventh Big 12 championship on Senior Day at the Ferrell Center. In the emotional aftermath of a milestone victory, Mulkey passionately defended the institution she loves. The language she used drew some criticism after the game, …

Baylor Line FoundationKim Mulkey: In Her Own Words

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)

This is only a sampling of the responses we received to our question about what Baylor needs to do to get itself back on track. If you’d like to read all 30 responses, you can click here or check out the fall issue of the Baylor Line. In the wake of recent shocking and tragic events, there are a number of opinions as to what the next chapter at Baylor should look like. National media outlets have written stories, with …

Baylor Line FoundationWhat Comes Next? Now it’s your turn to weigh in

The Baylor Line Foundation’s Oral Histories project has launched on YouTube as a way to capture – in their own voices – what members of the Baylor Family loved about the time here. The first set of video interviews with retired history professor James Vardaman and former baseball coach Dutch Schroeder – both Baylor icons — have been posted on the BLF’s YouTube site (click here), with more scheduled to be published over the weeks to come. “We think this …

Baylor Line FoundationVideo interviews with Dr. James Vardaman, Dutch Schroeder kick off BLF’s Oral Histories project

It’s been just two weeks since Baylor Junior Kelsey Landrum ’18 spent June 21 — the longest day of the year — running in the ASICS Beat The Sun Challenge around the tallest point in the Alps. Kelsey was the leading vote-getter (link to an ASICS video on Kelsey) among six amateur runners chosen for two Americas relay teams that included six professional runners from the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Argentina. The two relay teams didn’t complete the 150-kilometer race …

Baylor Line FoundationSo how did YOU spend the longest day of the year?

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

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 …

Baylor Line FoundationGet to Know…Teddy Bear Donors Kenneth and Amy Tice

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

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?