Alumni, Parents and Friends

Baylor alumni, parents and friends share a family bond rooted in over 170 years of rich history. Whether you enjoy connecting with other Baylor alumni and parents through Baylor Alumni Network and other events in your area or through publications like Baylor Magazine, social media tools, or campus events like Family Weekend and Homecoming, your role in the family is a vital one. From young grads to members of the Heritage Club and from first-generation parents to those whose Baylor legacies go back many years and to friends new and old, this page provides you with important resources and reminders to make your Baylor connections even more meaningful.

Football. No. 2 Football Returns Home to Face West Virginia

Baylor welcomes West Virginia to McLane Stadium for its Big 12 home opener Saturday on FOX at 11 a.m.

Football. Meet the Press: Football Weekly Presser vs. West Virginia

Coach Art Briles and players met with the media to discuss their upcoming game vs. West Virginia.

W. Volleyball. Baylor Volleyball Matches Program Record RPI Ranking

Baylor volleyball matched the program’s highest ever RPI ranking, earning the No. 30 spot in the standings released by the NCAA on Monday afternoon.

Football. Football’s Iowa State Contest Scheduled For 11 a.m.

Baylor football's Homecoming game against Iowa State on Oct. 24 will begin at 11 a.m. CT, the Big 12 office announced Monday.

Baptist News Global: Moving beyond hope to confidence in fight against hunger

Oct. 12, 2015
In spite of some discouraging trends, the problem of hunger in the United States — particularly among children — can be solved, the leader of the national “No Kid Hungry” movement told participants at the Together at the Table Hunger and Poverty Summit Oct. 7-9 at Baylor University. “For the first time, a majority of public school students — 51 percent — live below the poverty line,” said Bill Shore, the founder of Share Our Strength who serves on the National Commission on Hunger along with Jeremy Everett, founding director of Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative.

Epicurean Charlotte (NC) Magazine: Pumped About Pumpkins: Just Hype About Health, or the Real Deal?

Oct. 1, 2015
Pumpkin products proliferate in autumn — and not just for pies, breads and Halloween decor, but for goodies that may not live up to pumpkins’ healthy reputation. Quoted is Suzy Weems, Ph.D., registered dietitian and professor of nutrition sciences in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. “Pumpkin is delightful. Just be sure to read the container or the wrapper to know the details,” Weems said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story in October 2014. She covers family and consumer sciences.) Signs that a child may be vulnerable to human trafficking

Oct. 8, 2015
Elizabeth Goatley, Ph.D., assistant professor in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, studies human trafficking. In this story, she identifies several signs that parents and guardians should look for to determine whether their children are at risk to be recruited for human trafficking. "Each year, there are 30,000 to 40,000 children at risk for trafficking recruitment,” Goatley said. "Some common places for recruitment are schools, bus stations, homeless shelters, malls and on the Internet." (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

History Channel: Alcatraz: Search for the Truth

Oct. 12, 2015
Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, will be featured in the series premiere of the History Channel’s “Alcatraz: Search for the Truth,” at 8 p.m. CT tonight. Baker conducted DNA analysis on the remains of a suspected Alcatraz escapee and will reveal the evidence to the U.S. Marshals working on the decades-long investigation.

At No. 2 in the nation, Baylor football earns highest ranking ever

When the Baylor football team takes the field Saturday against West Virginia, it will do so in a way the Bears never have before — as the No. 2 team in the nation. In both major polls released this week (the AP and Coaches Poll), head coach Art Briles’ squad is ranked No. 2 — […]

Baylor grad running ‘MADD miles’ to honor mother, fight drunk driving

Over the course of 1,000 miles, a runner has plenty of time to think — about her life, about the people who mean the most, about what motivates someone to run a distance equal to a trip from Waco to the outskirts of Chicago. As Emily Guberman, BS ’15, runs 1,000 miles over the course […]

Why return for #BaylorHomecoming?

Two weeks from today, #BaylorHomecoming 2015 will be in full swing. Some of you reading this no doubt finalized your plans to return months ago, but perhaps a few of you are still on the fence, wondering, “Is it really worth the hassle to make the trip?” I can promise you that it will be worth […]

Baylor alum a key to Texas Rangers’ postseason success

If the Texas Rangers have the lead this afternoon in their first game of the 2015 postseason — or in any game the rest of the year, for that matter — you can bet that they’ll have a Baylor Bear on the mound in the 9th inning to close out the game. The Rangers won the American League […]

Armstrong Browning Library Celebrates Benefactors Day Oct. 16

WACO, Texas (Oct. 13, 2015) – Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library will hold its annual Benefactors Day celebration from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. The event commemorates those who support Armstrong Browning Library (ABL), the world’s leading 19th century research center and one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.

Baylor Chapel Invites Students to Prayerfully Respond to Refugee Crisis

WACO, Texas (Oct. 12, 2015) – In response to the refugee crisis happening around the globe, Baylor chapel will host a day of prayer for refugees on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Baylor’s Department of Religion Will Welcome Church Historian for Lecture on Conversion

WACO, Texas (Oct. 12, 2015) – Baylor University’s department of religion in the College of Arts & Sciences will welcome renowned church historian Bill Leonard, Ph.D., for a lecture at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in Marrs McLean Science Room 301.

Political Pundits, Presidential Polls and Primary Debates—Helping Children Understand the Presidential Election Process

WACO, Texas (Oct. 12, 2015) — Every U.S. presidential election season teems with political pundits, presidential polls and primary debates. Commentators and talking heads abound on TV critiquing candidates’ every move, including their debate and campaign trail performances. It can be overwhelming and difficult to understand for adults, but imagine if you are among the youngest Americans—children.