Baylor LineThe Baylor Line—whose
name is taken from a phrase in the school song—was launched in October
1946 after what was then called the Baylor Ex-Students Association was
established as an independently governed organization. Since that time,
the Line has achieved a
remarkable record of success in supporting Baylor University by
strengthening the bonds between Baylor alumni and their alma mater.
Published by the separately chartered Baylor Alumni Association, the Line is empowered by its editorial independence to achieve excellence in publishing and alumni relations. The Line's
contents reflect the full range of alumni interests and concerns, from
balanced coverage of controversial campus issues to news of former
classmates' activities, providing readers with a uniquely candid,
entertaining, and informative mix of stories.
In the 2001 edition of the national CASE Circle of Excellence Awards Program, a panel of jurors awarded the Baylor Line
a silver medal in the "College and University General Interest
Magazines" category—one of only twelve magazines in the nation so
honored and the Line's first
national award for general excellence. Other magazines winning awards
included those from Stanford, Cornell, Brown, and Dartmouth. In
subsequent years, the Line has won three other national CASE awards, for staff writing and illustration.
In addition, the Line
also has earned more than fifty awards in CASE District IV awards
competitions—which include entries from schools in Texas, New Mexico,
Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mexico—during the past six years.