From the editorJune 3, 2002
What you hold in your hands is, in many ways, an invitation from your Baylor family. Some of you still are completing undergraduate studies, others are in graduate school and still others have not walked across the Burleson Quad in many years. Others are "family" by association. We welcome each of you and invite you to join us on this journey.
Baylor Magazine will be delivered to your home six times a year at no cost. There are no subscription fees and no annual dues. Baylor Magazine mission is simple: to help you get to know Baylor, its people, programs, hopes and dreams, accomplishments and challenges. We are a University with a vision, and a major part of that vision is to build a lifelong covenant with our students. You see it in the rosy cheeks of a toddler dressed in green and gold on her father's shoulders at the annual Homecoming parade. You see it in the wrinkled face of a 90-year-old gentleman waving a Baylor pennant courtside at the Ferrell Center. Baylor's impact on its students is more than a marketable degree; it is an ongoing relationship.
In the year 2002, the University began implementation of Baylor 2012 - its 10-year vision for academic and community advancement. This decade of change and growth is the ideal time to launch a publication committed to keeping you informed about and engaged in Baylor's unfolding story, which, after all, is also your story.
In these pages you will find compelling stories about Baylor people, past and present, who are engaged in work, scholarship or mission. Our regular departments will bring you campus news, sports, topical lifestyle issues, profiles of students, faculty and staff, commentaries and alumni essays. In this mix, we'll provide objective reporting on the inquiry and debate endemic to a university environment.
Some of you receive publications from the alumni association or the Baylor School or College from which you received your degree. There has yet to be, though, a University magazine that reaches all our family members on a consistent basis. We hope Baylor Magazine will fill that void.
No worthwhile relationship survives as a one-way conversation, though, so write to us. Tell us what you'd like to see in the magazine, share story ideas and let us know what's happening in your life.
It is an exciting time in the history of Baylor University. We can't wait to share it with you.