All Perspectives on #BaylorForward

Media, letters to the editor, op-eds and more from members of the Baylor family.

September 9, 2013 — The members of the Baylor Alumni Association (BAA) voted today not to approve the Transition Agreement between the BAA and Baylor University with a vote of 830 in favor of the agreement and 668 voting "no," representing a "yes" vote of 55 percent. A two-thirds approval of members present was required to pass the measure.

September 8, 2013 — By REGINA DENNIS - The future of the 154-year-old Baylor Alumni Association is unclear after an agreement to transfer alumni outreach activities to Baylor University failed to gain sufficient support from members.

September 7, 2013 — Baylor University President Ken Starr issued a statement today following the vote by the membership of the Baylor Alumni Association on a Transition Agreement between the BAA and the University.

September 7, 2013 — Brent Edwards, Waco; Danny Huizinga, Waco and Gale Galloway, Austin voice their opinion on the transition agreement. "If you are a member of the BAA, I urge you to vote "yes" on the transition agreement today. Don't be left standing on the sidelines as the university continues forward. Cherish the past but be an active part of the future. The university needs and deserves our support." - Gale Galloway

September 6, 2013 — By Ada Zhang - The Baylor Alumni Network aims to bring the Baylor community together and, to do so, the network relies heavily on volunteers.

September 6, 2013 — By Danny Huizinga - What does "Baylor Forward" mean for us as students? It means that, finally, students will be included in a unified alumni network that reflects the unity of our student body.

September 6, 2013 — The Baylor Board of Regents unanimously approved the new License Agreement for the Baylor Line Corporation (BLC) in a special meeting today (Friday). The BLC will be created if the Transition Agreement receives a two-thirds approval in tomorrow's September 7 vote by the members of the Baylor Alumni Association (BAA). BAA members must vote in person at the meeting in Waco Hall.

September 6, 2013 — Of course, many of us in college don't pay attention to alumni associations till we're well into our professions, earning a living and beginning families. But when Baylor students and recent graduates do think of alumni associations, they're often thinking of the Baylor Alumni Network -- not the proudly independent, 154-year-old Baylor Alumni Association that has warred with previous Baylor administrations and regents over everything from threats of fundamentalism taking over Baylor to concerns about skyrocketing tuition costs -- the latter now being partially addressed by Baylor President Ken Starr through his successful $100 million scholarship fund drive.

September 6, 2013 — In these last few weeks, as we all stand up for the university and the alumni association we care so deeply for, let's agree to change our tone to one of care and civil discourse. Change is difficult for many to absorb, yet I am confidant we can all converse and debate in a manner that we can be proud of at the end of the day.

September 6, 2013 — By REGINA DENNIS - The Baylor Alumni Association on Thursday unveiled a new agreement with Baylor University outlining plans to continue to publish its alumni magazine ahead of Saturday's vote on whether to relinquish other alumni activities to the university's control.

September 6, 2013 — BRAD TOBEN Guest columnist - One expects to find differing opinions about a proposal that would significantly change the status quo. Civil discourse should allow for the thoughtful articulation of such opinions. Our national public square needs much more of it. However, one column published Sunday, written by former Texas House representative Stan Schlueter, was not thoughtful in its presentation and certainly was not civil.

September 6, 2013 — By REGINA DENNIS - Baylor University alum and former Texas Gov. Mark White called upon the school's board of regents to step in and delay a scheduled vote Saturday on a measure that would dissolve the Baylor Alumni Association, in a last-ditch effort to save the organization.

September 5, 2013 — The September 7 vote on the Baylor University/Baylor Alumni Association transition agreement marks an important day in our history. Leaders from across the university, the alumni association and the alumni body at large have spoken out, encouraging others to vote "yes" in favor of the agreement.

September 5, 2013 — By Linda Wilkins, City Editor - After the announcement of the Transition Agreement over the summer, various people have expressed their approval or concerns. While this matter is complicated, these opinions can be sorted into those that support a 'yes' vote on Sept. 7 and those that don't.

September 5, 2013 — By Linda Wilkins, City Editor - After 10 months of negotiations, the leadership of both the Baylor Alumni Association and the Baylor Board of Regents drafted a Transition Agreement.

September 5, 2013 — By Ada Zhang, Staff Writer - If The Baylor Line magazine is to continue with the word Baylor in its title, the Transition Agreement between the Baylor Alumni Association and Baylor Board of Regents must receive a 'yes' vote from at least two thirds of the BAA member present at the meeting on Sept. 7.

September 5, 2013 — The BLC license agreement was developed with input from a Journalism Advisory Group (JAG) of Baylor graduates and supporters with decades of experience in newspapers and magazines. The group, convened by BAA board member Ella Wall Prichard '63, worked with Mike Bourland '66, JD '69, attorney for the BAA, to make recommendations for the BLC license agreement to ensure editorial independence and access to Baylor officials.

September 5, 2013 — New contract offers access, accountability and cooperation
BAA Board votes to secure future for The Baylor Line; accedes other alumni activities to university; Saturday vote scheduled for membership

September 5, 2013 — KELLY RAPP Guest columnist - The transition agreement between Baylor University and the Baylor Alumni Association has multiple aspects, all of which are important to consider when making one's own determination on whether to approve this pact between the two Saturday. There is one part of the conversation, however, to which I bring a unique perspective: the proposal of a non-voting regent specifically representing Baylor alumni perspectives.

September 3, 2013 — On September 3, the Baylor Alumni Association posted this to Facebook:
"The BAA board of directors voted 28-7 in favor of the proposed Transition Agreement in a meeting today. Seventeen members of the board were absent and did not vote."

September 3, 2013 — The Baylor Alumni Association (BAA) has posted the membership list online so that people can check membership status before the vote on Saturday, September 7. Members of the BAA will vote on Saturday at an 11 a.m. meeting in Waco Hall on the proposed Transition Agreement with the university.

September 3, 2013 — We respectfully ask you to do two things. First, we ask that - if you are a member of the BAA - please show up to Waco Hall on September 7 and vote in favor of the transition agreement. Second, we ask that you encourage your classmates and any other Baylor friends to do the same.

September 3, 2013 — On August 29th, 2013, the Student Senate -- which functions as the legislative branch of Student Government and exists to advocate on behalf of students to voice the opinion of Baylor students -- passed a resolution supporting the unification of the Baylor Alumni Association and Baylor University.

September 2, 2013 — The Baylor Alumni Association will host its second all-member conference call on Thursday, September 5, at noon CDT, to update members and answer questions about the Transition Agreement, which is scheduled for a vote in Waco on September 7.

September 1, 2013 — KEN STARR Guest columnist - At 11 a.m. next Saturday Baylor Alumni Association members will gather in Waco Hall to vote on a transition agreement between the BAA and Baylor University. If approved, this potentially historic document will create a truly unified, comprehensive alumni engagement program for our university. Once unified, the program's reach will be global. Its strength will be unparalleled in Baylor's long history.

September 1, 2013 — The Baylor University Faculty Senate supports reconciliation within the Baylor family. Having recently met jointly with the chair of the board of regents and the president of the Baylor Alumni Association on the nature and terms of the Transition Agreement, we believe that this agreement holds great promise for moving our university forward in unity and mutual trust.

August 30, 2013 — As a coach, I know to win, a team must be united, dedicated to a single purpose. For Baylor to continue to win, our alumni must be steadfast in their dedication to move Baylor Forward.

August 30, 2013 — The Baylor Alumni Association board of directors has adopted standing rules for the September 7 all-member meeting to vote on the proposed Transition Agreement and for the preceding discussion forum. The voting meeting will begin at 11 a.m. in Waco Hall, and the discussion forum--also in Waco Hall--will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

August 30, 2013 — The Baylor University Staff Council sent the following statement to all University staff today regarding the Transition Agreement between Baylor University and the Baylor Alumni Association.

August 29, 2013 — By KEN CAMP / MANAGING EDITOR - As members of the Baylor Alumni Association prepare for a called meeting Sept. 7 to vote on a transition agreement with Baylor University, the proposal continues to stir debate and spark a media blitz.

August 28, 2013 — The Baylor Alumni Association's board of directors voted to freeze the BAA membership list that will be used for the Sept. 7 meeting as of today, Aug. 28, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. CDT. New members who join after that time will not be able to vote on the Transition Agreement at the special meeting. The decision was the result of a unanimous vote during a conference-call meeting of the BAA board at noon CDT today.

August 27, 2013 — The Baylor University Faculty Senate sent the following statement to all University faculty today regarding the Transition Agreement between Baylor University and the Baylor Alumni Association.

August 25, 2013 — I care about Baylor. I am proud of my two degrees. I am proud of Baylor's heritage and look forward to its continued growth and continued positive impact on its students and faculty. Following a period of discovery, I have concluded it is time to put this discussion and controversy to bed and vote in favor of the transition agreement.

August 23, 2013 — East Village joins North Village (2004) and Brooks Village (2007) as new Baylor residence halls that have opened in the last 10 years. Prior to those, the last new Baylor residence was South Russell, built in 1967. This year, South Russell is closed for a massive renovation; each of Baylor's older halls will undergo a similar update, one a year, over the next decade or so. Even with South Russell offline, about 40% of Baylor's student body will live on campus this fall.

August 23, 2013 — The Baylor Alumni Association (BAA) held an all-member conference call on Friday, August 23, at noon, and board president Collin Cox '97 answered almost twenty questions about the proposed Transition Agreement between the BAA and Baylor.

August 23, 2013 — MEREDITH PINSON-CREASEY, Guest columnist - Voting "no" is betting on an uncertain future to retain current status, with current or greater restrictions. That seems to be an unwise financial proposition.

August 22, 2013 — Progress on Baylor football's new home continues as crews begin to install structural steel. Sic 'em Sports Productions takes a look at the process.

August 21, 2013 — By REGINA DENNIS - The apartment-style dorm room options in Baylor University's newest residential hall represent the school's largest push to encourage more upperclassmen to live on campus for their entire undergraduate experience.

August 21, 2013 — WILTON LANNING Board of Contributors | It is time to move on.

August 20, 2013 — The Baylor Alumni Association will host an all-member conference call on Friday, August 23, at noon CDT, to update members and answer questions about the Transition Agreement, which is scheduled for a vote in Waco on September 7.

August 18, 2013 — The new on-campus football stadium promises to be great for Baylor University, the city of Waco and the surrounding area. While Baylor is universally recognized for its academics and research, its reputation has clearly been enhanced by successful athletic performances in several sports disciplines besides football.

August 16, 2013 — If approved in September, the transition agreement between Baylor University and the Baylor Alumni Association will mark the advent of a dynamic era in alumni relations.

August 16, 2013 — One of the Baylor Alumni Association's most critical roles in its long history has been to provide alumni with the opportunity to assert an independent voice on university matters.

August 12, 2013 — Baylor Stadium is moving forward toward opening day in August 2014. Enjoy this time lapse of the construction through July 2013.

August 10, 2013 — We believe the time has come for the Baylor Alumni Association to define its course for the future. The pending Transition Agreement represents the best opportunity for the association to retain an independent voice without entering into a litigious relationship with our beloved Baylor. On Sept. 7, please join us on a vote of yes on the Transition Agreement.

August 6, 2013 — The Baylor Alumni Association faces a major decision on September 7, and we want to provide you with as many details as possible about the Transition Agreement that will be up for a vote.

August 4, 2013 — I have had a life-long passion for sports and sports facilities which has led me to a career as a designer where I've been able to help make ideas a reality for universities and teams across the country.

August 4, 2013 — KITALE, Kenya -- "Hope shines here." That's the rallying cry of Baylor University's longtime partner, Buckner International, and it's heard loud and clear here on the beautiful but impoverished western edge of Kenya.

August 1, 2013 — This summer, hundreds of Baylor University students have left the comforts of home to embark on mission trips literally around the globe. In a time of rancor and polarization in America, Baylor Bears are quietly and energetically reaching out to serve some of the neediest people on the planet, including here in East Africa. They are sowing seeds of peace.

August 1, 2013 — The Baylor Nation has been consumed this summer with new developments between the university and the long-independent Baylor Alumni Association. These include the filing of a lawsuit in U.S. district court, issuance of an injunction against Baylor to stop demolition of the Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center on campus and now the razing of the alumni center to pave the way for a walkway bridge crossing the Brazos River to a new $250 million athletic stadium. The lawsuit targets a "transition agreement" negotiated between Baylor and the executive committee of the Baylor Alumni Association.

July 30, 2013 — WACO--A federal judge has lifted the temporary restraining order that delayed Baylor University's plan to demolish the Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center. The university needs the alumni center site to create a plaza leading to a pedestrian bridge that will connect the main campus to a $250 million football stadium under construction across the Brazos River, Baylor administrators have said.

July 29, 2013 — The response we are receiving for the reunions has been amazing. Hundreds of former players have contacted us to confirm their attendance. If you are a former football player and haven't rsvp'd for your reunion, I encourage you to do so today. Join us and let's help make this final season in the Case one to remember.

July 29, 2013 — Dear Baylor Nation, I am happy to report that the litigation over the removal of the Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center has come to an end. The judge has removed the temporary restraining order that prevented us from moving ahead with our construction schedule which is so vital to the timely completion of our new Stadium. We are grateful that Baylor can now move forward.

July 28, 2013 — As a proud alumnus of Baylor University, I have long dreamt of the day when we would restore to the Baylor campus the strong tradition, celebration and pageantry of Baylor game day football.

July 26, 2013 — By REGINA DENNIS - A federal judge has lifted a temporary restraining order banning Baylor University from demolishing its Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center.

July 25, 2013 — Crews began installing masonry at Baylor Stadium a few weeks ago. Sic 'em Sports Productions takes a look at what all goes into the process.

July 23, 2013 — By KEN CAMP / MANAGING EDITOR WACO--Baylor University regents authorized a fund-raising initiative to build a $17 million alumni event center at Baylor Stadium.

July 23, 2013 — However court-ordered mediation between Baylor University, Baylor Alumni Association leadership and a disgruntled alumnus blocking the razing of Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center on campus turns out, last week's vote by Baylor regents to move ahead with a $2.5 million feasibility study and fundraising for a new, $17 million alumni events center alongside Baylor Stadium is yet another significant step toward patching up long-strained relations between the fiercely independent BAA and Baylor. Let no one put asunder this and other moves to heal past wounds.

July 22, 2013 — WACO, Texas (July 22, 2013) - For the third year in a row, Baylor University joined an elite group of universities named to The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2013 Honor Roll as one of the country's "Great Colleges to Work For." Only 42 national universities were awarded honor roll status.

July 22, 2013 — By REGINA DENNIS - Mediation talks between Baylor University and Baylor Alumni Association members ended Monday evening without a formal resolution announced about the future of the Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center on the Baylor University campus.

July 20, 2013 — By REGINA DENNIS - Baylor University will begin seeking donations to build a new $17 million alumni events center next to the on-campus football stadium already under construction, the school's board of regents announced Friday.

July 19, 2013 — Bears of all ages remain connected to Baylor long after graduation. In a national survey of Baylor alumni conducted last fall, 83 percent of alums said they felt a strong bond or connection to their alma mater, and almost two-thirds of those said that bond has gotten stronger in the years since graduation.

July 19, 2013 — WACO, Texas (July 19, 2013) - At its annual July retreat, the Baylor University Board of Regents voted to take significant steps forward on two substantial University projects that have been proposed: an alumni event center at Baylor Stadium and the new Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, which would create a new home for the University's nationally-ranked Hankamer School of Business.

July 19, 2013 — Baylor University's Board of Regents is expected to vote today on a fundraising campaign for a new $17 million alumni events center adjacent to the new on-campus football stadium.

July 12, 2013 — WACO (June 12, 2013)--Members of the Baylor Alumni Association will vote this fall on an agreement that would disband the independent association and move its programs under the aegis of the university.

July 12, 2013 — No matter what your stance on the struggle between Baylor University and the Baylor Alumni Association a decade ago, no one who even remotely prides himself in his Baylor pedigree should conspire to torpedo the great strides Baylor is now making in terms of research, alumni development and athletics, including Baylor Stadium. Certainly, it's time for everyone involved to readjust their paradigms in terms of getting along.

July 11, 2013 — After several hours of testimony in federal court in Waco, the judge told all parties--a single member of the Baylor Alumni Association (BAA) who sued the BAA, its officers, and Baylor University--to choose a mediator and set a meeting date before the end of the day.

July 11, 2013 — By KEN CAMP - WACO--After a long hearing, a federal judge ordered mediation regarding demolition of the Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center at Baylor University.

July 11, 2013 — As I shared with Baylor Nation last month, Baylor University and the Baylor Alumni Association worked collaboratively and cooperatively for ten months to bring about a new day at Baylor -- to agree on a pathway that would re-unite the Baylor family and allow all of Baylor Nation to come together.

July 11, 2013 — A federal judge Wednesday ordered mediation for Baylor University and a Baylor Alumni Association member who successfully obtained a temporary restraining order earlier this month preventing the university from demolishing the 
BAA's building.

July 10, 2013 — The executive committee of the Baylor Alumni Association (BAA) board of directors has recommended that the membership approve a transition for the organization.

July 8, 2013 — Since graduating from Baylor in 2003, Alex Witherow has lived in London, California, New York City and Washington, D.C. None of those areas are particularly partial to covering Baylor news -- but that hasn't been an obstacle for the Baylor business graduate.

July 8, 2013 — I am writing in support of the recommendation of the BAA Executive Committee concerning the future of the Baylor Alumni Association.

July 7, 2013 — The recent transition agreement negotiated by the executive committee of the Baylor Alumni Association (BAA) represents a significant attempt to put a 20-year-old grudge match behind us so we can work together with the very university that the BAA represents.

July 3, 2013 — By KEN CAMP - WACO--A U.S. District Court judge granted a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to stop demolition of the Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center at Baylor University.

July 2, 2013 — The City of Waco is currently considering a proposal for development along the Brazos River that would turn the area adjacent to Robinson Tower into several blocks of riverfront shopping, restaurants, a movie theater, residential units and more — think the San Antonio Riverwalk in miniature. A series of renderings (click here to view) and [...]

July 2, 2013 — Progress on the new riverfront football stadium continues as crews begin installing precast seating. Sic 'em Sports Productions takes a behind-the-scenes look at the process.

July 2, 2013 — A federal judge Tuesday signed a temporary restraining order to stop demolition of the Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center on the Baylor University campus.

July 1, 2013 — As a “thank you” to the men and women who have worked so hard to make the new East Village Residential Community a reality, Baylor held a special Dr Pepper Hour of sorts last week right there in the new facility’s courtyard. The event included Dr Pepper floats for the construction workers and a brief [...]

July 1, 2013 — By KEN CAMP - WACO--A group within the Baylor Alumni Association is opposing a proposal to dissolve the 154-year-old association, create a separate nonprofit corporation to publish the Baylor Line magazine and allow Baylor University to unify its alumni-engagement program.

June 28, 2013 — A group of Baylor Alumni Association members is lobbying the organization's board of directors to reject a proposed agreement to dissolve the association and turn over most of its alumni outreach functions to Baylor University.

June 26, 2013 — Thank you, Baylor Alumni Association and Baylor University, for tirelessly working to resolve our differences and develop an agreement that (if approved by Baylor alumni Sept. 7) will allow us both to move forward to better serve Baylor alumni.

June 17, 2013 — As construction of Baylor's new riverfront stadium continues, crews are now pouring concrete every week. Sic 'em Sports Productions was on hand to show fans what exactly goes into a pour.

June 13, 2013 — BAA leaders' wise, selfless decision to dissolve their organization, hand over alumni operations to the university-established Baylor Alumni Network and seek ways to aid Baylor in a more concerted fashion should be cheered by all who have Baylor's best interests at heart.

June 12, 2013 — By J.B. SMITH - Baylor Alumni Association leaders have voted to dissolve the organization and hand over its alumni relations responsibilities to Baylor's administration.

June 10, 2013 — By KEN CAMP - WACO--Baylor University may unify its alumni-engagement program, and alumni may retain the Baylor Line magazine as an independent voice under terms of an agreement reached by a negotiating team representing the university and the Baylor Alumni Association.

June 10, 2013 — Today, allow me to share the good news of another important milestone for Baylor Nation -- an historic agreement between the leadership of Baylor University and the leadership of the independent Baylor Alumni Association. We have come together and agreed to fashion a single, comprehensive, university-based alumni engagement program.

June 8, 2013 — Athletics has been described as the window through which people view a university. If that's the case, Baylor University has never offered a better view than right now: national championships in women's basketball and equestrian; Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III; women's basketball National Player of the Year Brittney Griner; a trip to the Elite Eight in men's basketball; baseball's Super Regional run and 24-game winning streak; first-round picks in both the NFL and NBA drafts; Big 12 Players of the Year in football, women's basketball and baseball; and postseason appearances for all 19 teams for the first time in school history.

June 8, 2013 — By any scholarly measure, the vision was mammoth. Ten years ago, Baylor tasked itself with a daunting goal -- to advance the university's already prestigious academic reputation into the highest ranks of higher learning, the kind not just mentioned in Ivy League circles, but the standard to which they aspire.

June 5, 2013 — Baylor’s planned new business school building got an incredible boost Tuesday when the university announced a $35 million gift from Paul L. Foster, BBA ’79, that will support both the new facility and Baylor Stadium. The gift is the largest from a living alumnus in Baylor history. Foster’s deep Baptist roots brought him to Baylor [...]

June 4, 2013 — After a long discussion process led by a committee of faculty, staff and students, the two main buildings that will make up East Village Residential Community now have names honoring two distinguished (but perhaps not well-known) Baylor alumni. The north building will be the Gordon Teal Residential College, named for the 1927 Baylor graduate who [...]

May 29, 2013 — When Baylor Stadium debuts in August 2014, the Hart-Patterson Track Complex will claim the honor of being Baylor’s oldest existing athletic facility. But it will hold that title for less than a year, as Regents this month approved a new track and field stadium to be built next door to Baylor football’s new home, with [...]

May 17, 2013 — WACO, Texas (May 17, 2013) - At their spring meeting today, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved construction of phase one of a new on-campus track and field stadium and voted to move forward in developing the design for the proposed new School of Business building.

May 15, 2013 — Ten years ago this week, Baylor broke ground on what would become the North Village Residential Community, the first new residential community at Baylor in nearly 40 years. Three years later, the university unveiled Brooks Village (which includes both Brooks Residential College and Brooks Flats). This fall, another new residential community, East Village, will open [...]

May 14, 2013 — Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the planning process for Baylor football's new riverfront stadium.

May 8, 2013 — How big a deal is Baylor Stadium for the university and the football program? A media tour of the construction site yesterday drew dozens of reporters and news crews from Waco and beyond who wanted to see how the Bears’ new home is progressing. [MEDIA REPORTS: Video and story from the Waco Tribune-Herald || WFAA [...]

May 7, 2013 — Baylor University celebrated significant progress in both fundraising and construction on the new $250 million on-campus football stadium. Sic 'em Sports Productions recaps the announcement.

April 24, 2013 — Way to go, Baylor Nation: Your generosity has led to The President’s Scholarship Initiative topping its $100 million goal ahead of schedule! At this semester’s final Dr Pepper Hour Tuesday afternoon, Baylor President Ken Starr shared the good news with a Barfield Drawing Room crowd full of students, faculty and staff, alums and friends of the university [...]

April 23, 2013 — Fresh off a national championship in 2012, the Baylor equestrian program today celebrates the completion of phase two construction at their home, the Willis Family Equestrian Center. The new Carlile Equestrian Building (to be dedicated in a ceremony this afternoon) provides the program with locker rooms, administrative offices, meeting space and a treatment and training [...]

April 11, 2013 — Despite some tremendous results in helping reduce hunger across the state, Baylor University's Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) has flown somewhat under the radar since its founding in 2009. But no longer. A series of sponsorships and grants from corporate foundations like Walmart and ConAgra Foods, coupled with contracts like this $3.5 million deal with the [...]

March 17, 2013 — The new Baylor Football Stadium is beginning to take shape with construction of the main concourse. Sic `em Sports Productions has an update on the project.

March 1, 2013 — If everything continues to run according to plan, we're now less than 18 months from the debut of Baylor Stadium as the new home for Baylor football. On Aug. 30, 2014, the Bears are scheduled to host SMU in the first BU home game to be played on campus since 1935. [Check out this photo [...]

February 11, 2013 — Coming soon to the Baylor campus: a new home for the Hankamer School of Business that would offer nearly 40 percent more space for its students and faculty, to be built on the east side of campus near the Baylor Sciences Building and the upcoming East Village Residential Community. The new 275,000-square-foot business school facility [...]

February 11, 2013 — WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2013) - A new national survey by a leading academic survey research institute shows that large majorities of alumni of Baylor University are "very proud" to be graduates and report a stronger bond than ever to their alma mater.

February 11, 2013 — Baylor University alumni expressed high interest in university-sponsored events for graduates in a new survey, which Baylor officials say supports their belief that the school should manage its own alumni relations instead of relying on independent groups.

January 28, 2013 — For years, when inclement weather struck during a Baylor tennis match, the teams had to pack up and drive an hour and a half north to use an indoor facility in Ennis, Texas. The lack of nearby indoor courts has also prevented Baylor from hosting NCAA championship final rounds. Thanks to the generosity of supporters [...]

November 5, 2012 — It takes a lot of hands to get something as big as a stadium from idea to reality. You could credit any number of folks with playing a large part in helping bring Baylor Stadium to life, from Robert Griffin III and Art Briles to Ken Starr and Ian McCaw. At Homecoming, four families were [...]

October 26, 2012 — How time flies! Three years ago this time, the official Baylor Facebook page had just gotten off the ground; now, it's topped 100,000 likes! That's 100,000 people -- alumni, students, parents and others -- who have publicly affiliated themselves with Baylor. 100,000 people who have chosen to regularly read and celebrate the good things happening [...]

October 18, 2012 — Looking for a well-rounded education? An independent study found that, once again, Baylor is one of the best universities in the nation. For the third straight year, Baylor is among the fewer than 2% of colleges and universities nationwide to be recognized with an "A" for its well-rounded, high-quality core curriculum from the American Council of Trustees [...]

October 4, 2012 — You could develop the greatest product in the world -- a better mousetrap, a cure for cancer, etc. -- but if it never gets to market, it will never do anyone any good. Companies utilizing the university's upcoming discovery park, the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC), won't have to worry about that. That's because when [...]

September 18, 2012 — The relationship between Baylor University and the City of Waco -- really, all of Central Texas -- only continues to grow. The bond between the school and its city was on display Saturday night, as a crowd of 44,000-plus filled Floyd Casey Stadium for Community Day and a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Baylor Stadium. Waco [...]

July 23, 2012 — It's official: Baylor Stadium is coming to the banks of the Brazos. Baylor Regents officially approved the project Thursday during their summer meeting, just two days after the Waco City Council first voted to award $35 million toward public improvements of the stadium site. [See the latest Baylor Stadium design renderings.] Because the Waco City [...]

July 22, 2012 — By J.B. SMITH and REGINA DENNIS - By the time the Baylor Stadium Express hit Baylor's board of regents meeting last week, it was rolling with unstoppable force.

May 21, 2012 — Momentum continues to build toward a new Baylor football stadium. A month after Drayton McLane, BBA '58, and hiw wife Elizabeth got things started with the largest capital gift in Baylor history, two more sizable gifts -- each among the top 10 such donations ever at BU -- have kept the ball rolling. The gift [...]

March 15, 2012 — As you've likely heard by now, a generous gift from Baylor Regent Emeritus Drayton McLane, BBA '58, and his wife, Elizabeth, has given the university a good start towards its planned on-campus football stadium. [SEE: New renderings of what Baylor Stadium could look like] The design of the stadium -- which has reminded some of [...]

November 8, 2011 — If you saw Saturday's Waco Tribune-Herald, attended Baylor's Homecoming victory over Missouri, frequent BaylorBears.com or follow @BaylorProud on Twitter, then you heard the news first: Baylor Regents have released a conceptual drawing of what a new, on-campus football stadium could look like. (Click on the image at right for a larger version.) The next step [...]

November 4, 2011 — WACO, Texas (Nov. 4, 2011) - At its annual Homecoming meeting today, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved $120 million in capital improvements, the largest investment in construction on the Baylor campus since the Baylor Sciences Building in 2004. Construction will be financed through the issuance of bonds and will include a new 700-bed residential complex and dining facility on the east side of campus, the renovation of the Marrs McLean Science Building and Phase 2 of initial construction on academic and research space in the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC).

October 25, 2011 — I had the opportunity last week to tour what will soon be Baylor's new discovery/research park, the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC). It's a work to behold, and once occupied, will provide an excellent home for Baylor research efforts in science, technology, engineering and math -- a point well made by internationally renowned physicist [...]

September 16, 2011 — Baylor's BRIC project is really beginning to take shape; the old General Tire plant has been gutted down to its shell, with new walls going up daily and interior work just around the corner (see current photo and final drawing at right). That's right in line with the original timeline, which calls for the Baylor [...]

October 28, 2009 — For 40 years, the General Tire & Rubber Co. was one of the largest employers in Waco — up until industry changes led to the plant’s closing in 1985. For most of the past 25 years, the company’s 2 million-square-foot facility sat dormant just up I-35 from Baylor.
Friday, plans were announced to turn the long-shuttered [...]

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