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 …

adminFall issue of Baylor Line now available online
Sep
25

Click here to see this story as it appears in the Fall 2016 issue of the Baylor Line — with photos and charts. Between rising tuition and the obstacles life has thrown at them, many students are graduating from Baylor with a stunning amount of debt, particularly if they didn’t graduate in four years. What can be done? By Peter Osborne “When I graduated and started at $12.00 an hour, I had to move in with my parents. I was close …

adminStress Test: Many recent grads facing a house of cards that has left them asking “how much student debt is too much?”
Sep
25

As the holidays approach, please consider using the AmazonSmile program to support the Baylor Line Foundation. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets the Baylor family enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the eligible charitable organization of your choice. You must enter the Amazon site through smile.amazon.com for …

adminBuy at Amazon AND support the Baylor Line Foundation
Sep
16

The Baylor Line Foundation (BLF) is now accepting nominations for its alumni awards, which will be presented after a four-year absence on Jan. 28, 2017, at a gala dinner in the Barfield Drawing Room at the Baylor Student Union Building. “We are excited to revive the Baylor Alumni Association’s three-decade-long tradition of honoring outstanding alumni across generational, geographic, and professional lines,” said Laura H. Hallmon ’96, JD ’99, who chairs the BLF’s Programs Committee. “Through a process of nomination and …

adminFoundation now accepting nominations for January alumni awards presentation
Sep
12

The following statement was issued after the Sept. 10 quarterly board meeting of the Baylor Line Foundation. The search committee for the next president of Baylor University seems to represent a narrow segment of the Baylor family. Especially troubling is the lack of representation of some of the key academic units at Baylor or of alumni without close ties to the Board of Regents. This statement in no way is intended as criticism of the qualified individuals named to the …

adminBLF Statement Regarding the Appointment of a Presidential Search Committee by the Baylor Board of Regents
Sep
05

UPDATE ON GAME TIME: The Baylor Line Foundation’s annual Homecoming Tailgate will be held on October 15, 2016, at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame (TSHOF) prior to the game against the University of Kansas.  Kickoff time has been set for 2:30, so the tailgate will begin at 11 a.m. Unlike last year, the TSHOF will not be offering VIP parking or a shuttle, but we will continue to offer a dry place to see old friends and meet new ones …

adminReserve your place at our 2016 Homecoming Tailgate!
Aug
29

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 …

adminVideo interviews with Dr. James Vardaman, Dutch Schroeder kick off BLF’s Oral Histories project
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 …

adminBLF names At-Large Directors, new Editorial Board
Aug
07

The Baylor Line Foundation (BLF) has introduced a new mission statement and logo that will guide the organization going forward. We tell the stories of the Baylor family; help future alumni write their own Baylor stories; and speak with an independent voice committed to preserving the timeless values of Baylor’s founders. “We think this mission statement reflects the balance that we’re striving to find in our programs, our publications, and our interactions with our members and the rest of the Baylor …

adminIntroducing our new mission statement and logo
Jul
27

The Baylor Line Foundation (BLF) has selected 82 incoming freshmen and undergraduates to receive $1,000 Legacy Scholarships for the 2016-17 school year, a 50% increase over last year. The BLF received more than 200 applications from the children and grandchildren of Baylor alumni, and a panel of reviewers based their decisions on a combination of Strength of Legacy, Academics, Extracurriculars, and Need/Impact. “There were so many outstanding applications from terrific students who have grown up surrounded by members of the Baylor …

adminBaylor Line Foundation awards $82,000 in Legacy Scholarships — a 50% increase over 2015-16 school year!