Welcome to Baylor Line Foundation’s BL Weekly—news for, about, and by the Baylor Family. Each Friday, you can expect a roundup of links about academic, campus life, sports, alumni, students, and commentary to keep you informed, engaged, and excited.
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From BL: Legacy Scholarships applications are OPEN
Every year, thanks to your generosity, we count it a great honor to distribute over $100,000 in scholarships to more than 50 outstanding, Baylor, undergraduate students. Student may apply to these scholarships every Spring. This year, applications will close at 11:59 p.m. March 31, 2022.
How Baylor great Brittney Griner became a political prisoner in Russia
Over the weekend, news broke that the WNBA star, one of the best basketball players Texas has ever produced, has been in custody for weeks after being arrested last month on drug charges at the Sheremetyevo International Airport, and she could face up to ten years in prison. (Possible paywall)
Baylor student from Ukraine speaks out
“I was just devastated,” said Julia Ash, a freshman at Baylor, who was adopted from Ukraine. “I went to my friends and I was just crying. I couldn’t do anything, so we just sat in the corner and prayed for a while.” Her biological family is still in Ukraine, and she says she has lost communication with them.
Baylor professor interviewed on pandemic lessons and how to apply them to your career
Charles E. Davis, professor of accounting at Baylor, was among the researchers interviewed for an article post-pandemic career advice. He recommends making a habit of stepping outside of your comfort zone, even during times of “normalcy.”
Baylor organist Joyce Jones remembered for passion for music, students
Dr. Jones was the Joyce Oliver Bowden Professor of Organ and Organist in Residence at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, from 1969 until her retirement in 2012. She passed away on Monday, February 28, 2022. Friends and colleagues remembered her as a passionate advocate for the organ and her students and as a world-class talent at the keyboard. (Possible paywall)