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Baylor Women Gather for a Fling

By Claire Moncla

Fling your green and gold afar, or just come visit Baylor April 16-17 for the Baylor Alumni Association’s (BAA) Fling, a weekend exclusively for women that includes seminars, meals, and activities. This spring marks the twentieth chapter in Fling history—and it will certainly be a memorable one.Fling photo 10

“We have entertainment at every event—either music or speakers,” said Bob Anne McMullan Senter ’63, who coordinates the program for the alumni association. According to Senter, this year’s Fling is also special because the event chair is the niece of Fling’s founder.

Fling was started in 1983 by the late Dorothy Barfield Kronzer ’44, a longstanding BAA supporter, and then-association executive vice president Dr. James Cole. Kronzer’s niece, Diane Wimberly Danner ’64, became chair-elect in 2008 and is now the chair of Fling 2010.

This year’s program will begin on Friday, April 16, with a Mexican buffet and entertainment by Baylor professors Stephen Gardner and Jim Nogalski at the McMullen Faculty Center—which replaced the Harrington House in 2008. Saturday’s festivities will begin with a tour of the chapel in Brooks Residential College. “We like to feature new Baylor facilities,” Senter said.

Dr. Rebecca Sharpless ’78, MA ’83, assistant professor of history at Texas Christian University, will begin Saturday’s lectures with a presentation on women and cooking after 1950. Dr. Diana Garland, dean of the Baylor School of Social Work, will headline Saturday’s luncheon, followed by Austin author and Bible teacher Carolyn Huffman.

To cap off the weekend, Huffman’s two daughters, Lauren Huffman Powell ’84 and Heather Huffman Pierce, will give a music performance during door prize awards. “This is a unique experience for women,” Senter said, “with plenty of time to visit with old friends, make new friends, and be educated and entertained.”

For more information on Fling, contact Senter at 1-888-710-1859, or email her.

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