May
28

An Emmy-nominated and award-winning screenwriter and producer – and Baylor’s top teacher for the 2005-06 school year, Dr. Sarah-Jane (SJ) Murray delivered a widely praised (and viewed) local TEDx talk in San Antonio in November 2014 that sought to explain why stories matter.  SJ graduated with honors from Auburn University with a BA in French and Philosophy (after dabbling for …

adminBaylor Professor SJ Murray practices what she preaches on the power of “insanely great” storytelling
May
21

Now that graduation is over, a couple of harsh realities are staring at Baylor graduates and their families.  For many, the job market is not what they hoped or expected and they will soon receive the first notice for their student-debt payments.  And the numbers may well be staggering. Here are the monthly payments required to pay off various debt …

adminAfter graduation comes loan repayment — maybe
May
14

Just a quick note to congratulate the 2015 Baylor graduates (and their parents!) and ask you to send us your graduation photos so we can post them on the website.  We’d be particularly excited to get photos with other family members who graduated from Baylor (please include their graduation years when you tell us who’s who).  Please send the pictures …

adminGraduation Photo Album: Send us your graduation photos with legacy family members
May
06

The Spring 2015 issue of the Baylor Line is about to arrive in our members’ mailboxes (if it hasn’t already).  We’re very excited about the issue, which includes a final remembrance of four Baylor icons; interviews with 14 BAA Distinguished Alumni Award winners; and an extended excerpt of a widely-praised study on student-loan defaults by Baylor Professor Robert Cloud and …

adminCheck your mailbox for the new Baylor Line!
May
06

Baylor Bears — and their Bear cubs — who have received a traffic ticket in Texas can get it dismissed, possibly receive an auto-insurance discount, AND support the Baylor Alumni Association by attending Ticketschool.com’s six-hour Texas Education Agency (TEA)-approved online defensive-driving course. Defensive driving (i.e., a driving-safety course) is a program that can be taken once every 12 months to …

adminNeed traffic school? This online one benefits the BAA
May
04

When we were putting together the Spring 2015 issue of the Baylor Line — and in particular the tributes to Matt Dawson, Mary McCall, Ralph Storm, and Jack Loftis — a few people suggested we include his daughter’s eulogy.  Titled simply, “Dad.” Rebecca Dawson Brumley ’64 delivered a deeply personal salute to her father that offered a (somewhat) different side to the …

adminBaylor Line bonus content: Rebecca Dawson Brumley’s eulogy of her father, Matt Dawson
Apr
29

The BAA is building a list of books authored by Baylor alumni and professors and providing a link to purchase them through Amazon. If you know of a recent book by a Baylor author, please let us know in the Comments below (or to baylorline@bayloralumniassociation.com and we’ll add them to this list.

adminReading List: Books by Baylor alumni and professors
Apr
28

Ryan Sprayberry has come home…and he has a few stories to tell. Just six weeks into his new job as the new exhibits and collections manager at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco, Ryan is a 2012 Baylor graduate who gave up a job at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History to return home to Texas (“I …

adminRyan Sprayberry brings passion for storytelling to TSHOF
Apr
28

The BAA has begun accepting applications for Legacy Scholarships for the 2015-16 school year.  The process is open to all undergraduates (including incoming freshmen) who are the children of Baylor alumni legacy families and are enrolled or admitted into Baylor University. At this point, we anticipate that each scholarship will be for $1,000, payable in two installments directly to the …

adminApply Now! BAA Legacy Scholarship process now open
Apr
27

Just a quick reminder that you need to be ready to show your BAA membership card to receive the 10% member discount for in-store purchases at the Baylor Bookstore. If you have an annual membership that has lapsed, you can renew it here and let it start paying for itself with a bookstore purchase.  If you have a Life Membership but …

adminReminder: Show your BAA card for 10% Bookstore discount