By Charis Boylan Senior professional writing major from Tyler I have a hard time exercising moderation with anything I really like, and my obsession with the Baylor men’s basketball team is no exception. Of all my fixations, however, this one is perhaps the most reasonable. If the men’s team was hidden behind the shadow of the Lady Bears’ national title, they are in hiding no longer. With a 15-5 game record, the whole campus seems to be humming with excitement …

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By Judy Henderson Prather, Communications Coordinator I’m not usually an “after-five” kind of girl. More evenings than not, my after-five attire is pajamas–slipped into as soon as I get home from the office because I can’t think of a good reason for changing clothes twice in an evening. But once a year, I gladly don my shimmery best for an alumni association-sponsored black-tie event–the Distinguished Alumni Awards Banquet. I join my colleagues and a very distinguished guest list, as we …

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By Meg Cullar, News Editor, the Baylor Line One of the things I’ve learned from working at the Baylor Alumni Association (BAA) is that the graduates of Baylor University tend to be amazing people. And during the past few years, as part of the BAA’s Sesquicentennial Celebration, I’ve learned about even more of them. That’s because in every issue of the Baylor Line, we profile ten of the “Alumni 150.” These are individuals, either living or not, who are truly …

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Reaching Out in 2009 By Jeff Kilgore, Executive Vice President and CEO of the Baylor Alumni Association On New Year’s Day, my wife, Stephanie, and I sat at our kitchen table with our sons, Luke (seven years old) and Patrick (five years old), attempting to explain to them why eating black-eyed peas was important this particular day–even though such peas are not, as they protested, a regular part of an elementary scholar’s diet. We spent time talking about tradition and …

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Tis the Season By Meg Cullar It happens every year. Christmas comes on December 25, pretty much like clockwork. And with just as much regularity every year, I’m not ready. I have plenty of excuses. Here at the Baylor Line we generally have a mid-December deadline for the winter issue you receive in January, so it makes perfect sense for me to procrastinate thinking about holiday preparations until after that deadline has passed. And once that’s happened, there are all …

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By Lisa Asher It’s that time of year again. No, I don’t mean the season of joy and giving–I mean the office Christmas party. A time-honored tradition in office buildings large and small, the staff Christmas party is a chance for people to wrap up any old thing they have lying around the house and call it a “white elephant gift.” It’s a chance for people who see each other every day of the week to. . . see each …

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By Todd Copeland Editor, The Baylor Line Back in the middle of November, I traveled down to Round Rock to talk to the Rotary Club chapter there about the Immortal Ten. Around Baylor, most folks know about the Immortal Ten tradition, which honors the ten Baylor students (most of them athletes) who died on January 22, 1927, when the Baylor athletic bus was hit by a train in Round Rock en route to a basketball game in Austin against Texas. …

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By Judy Prather As Baylor alums, if we are to honor our education, we will keep learning for our entire lives. Last Friday morning, it was Baylor students who were my teachers. I was one of about two hundred students, faculty, administrators, alumni, and parents who participated in a “unity march,” held the morning of November 14 in response to the events on the Baylor campus the evening of the presidential election. The march was a true grass-roots effort–conceived, planned, …

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By Lisa Asher When Baylor students receive their official class rings at the alumni association’s December 2 ring ceremony, they will be told the meaning of the symbols depicted on their rings. These images–which include bells, an ivy chain, and the Old Main Tower–are certainly important symbols within the Baylor family. But when I look at my Baylor class ring–sitting right now on the fourth finger of my right hand–I don’t see the Baylor seal or the green-and-gold gems. I …

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By Luke Blount As I spent Homecoming weekend in Waco this year–my first time as an alumnus–one thought kept rolling through my mind: The more things change, the more they stay the same. At least that’s how the saying goes. I graduated from Baylor just a few short months ago and moved to the Dallas area not long after. But as I spent this past weekend on campus, I realized a few months is enough for a mountain of change. …

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