Apr
21

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
Apr
20

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
Apr
19

Baylor announced April 18 that Linda A. Livingstone, the dean at the George Washington University School of Business, would become the university’s 15th president.  Livingstone, who previously served as both a Baylor professor and associate dean of graduate programs at the Hankamer School of Business, will be the first female president in Baylor’s 172-year history and replaces interim President David Garland, who has served in the role since June 1, 2016 and oversaw the early stages of the university’s efforts …

Baylor Line FoundationWelcome back! Linda Livingstone named Baylor president
Apr
17

Shortly after Nancie Wingo ’54 passed away this past Christmas morning, we received notes from a few people who knew her, suggesting that we should publish her story in the next Baylor Line.  To a person, they said there would be no better person to eulogize Nancie than her brother, Hal Wingo ’57, a former Regent who was a journalist at Time Inc. for 33 years as a senior editor of LIFE Magazine and as a founding editor of People Weekly. …

Baylor Line FoundationBaylor Line Preview: Remembering Nancie (Wingo)
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)
Mar
28

Baylor Line Foundation members can purchase tickets in advance for the Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie and receive 25% off the price of general admission tickets and 10% off the child admission prices by using the promo code BLF2017. Tickets are valid anytime during the 2017 season, and parking is free. Visitors to the Scarborough Renaissance Festival 2017 will step back in time to the 16th Century to the festival’s 35-acre (re-created) English village celebrating the visit of King Henry …

Baylor Line FoundationBLF offers discounted Renaissance Festival tickets
Mar
20

The Baylor Line Foundation will hold its 2017 annual meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, at the Waco Hilton.   The meeting will include the election of directors and officers; a vote on changes to the BLF’s bylaws; updates on the organization’s activities over the past year and future initiatives; and a chance to ask questions of the BLF leadership team. The list of Officer and Director nominees and a summary of the proposed bylaws changes will be published …

Baylor Line FoundationMark Your Calendars: BLF Annual Meeting set for June 3
Mar
15

The Baylor Line Foundation (BLF) has begun funding an endowed scholarship in journalism in the name of Dave Campbell ’50, the legendary Waco Trib writer and founder of Texas Football magazine. “Dave has had a central role in establishing the tradition of sports journalism in Texas, said Tony Pederson ’73, a BLF director, former senior vice president and executive editor of the Houston Chronicle, and current chair of the Journalism department at Southern Methodist University. “As both sports editor of …

Baylor Line FoundationBLF sets up scholarship to honor Dave Campbell
Feb
16

The Baylor Line Foundation was pleased by the turnout for last night’s Town Hall on Governance Reform.  More than 150 people attended in person and countless others joined us through various online feeds.  We had a lively discussion regarding the various reform options with concerned members of the Baylor family. Obviously, the discussion would have been more productive and thorough had the regents’ views been represented. Five regents chose to accept our invitation and attend in person (Jennifer Elrod, Mark …

Baylor Line FoundationBaylor Line Foundation calls for regents to delay their Friday vote on governance reform
Feb
13

The Baylor Line Foundation (BLF) will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Governance Reform on Feb. 15 at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, despite the Baylor Board of Regents’ decision to formally decline the invitation. The town hall is an effort to end an impasse between the regents and the Bears for Leadership Reform (BLR) over separate proposals that each organization says will expand representation to the Baylor family and provide greater accountability and transparency. The Town Hall will …

Baylor Line FoundationTown Hall on Governance Reform Will Take Place Feb. 15 Despite Regents Rejecting BLF Invitation