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.

M. Tennis. Both Tennis Teams Reloading After Down Year

The way Joey Scrivano sees it, the Baylor women’s tennis team hit rock bottom a year ago when the Bears “never played with a healthy lineup the entire season” and finished 18-15 with a loss to Georgia in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

W. Tennis. Both Tennis Teams Reloading After Down Year

The way Joey Scrivano sees it, the Baylor women’s tennis team hit rock bottom a year ago when the Bears “never played with a healthy lineup the entire season” and finished 18-15 with a loss to Georgia in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Track. Rhodes, DMR Crew Highlight First Day At Rod McCravy Memorial

Baylor's track and field athletes produced three event wins, including a school record and current No. 1 collegiate time to open the Rod McCravy Memorial Friday at Nutter Field House.

M. Basketball. No. 6 Men's Hoops Heads to Fort Worth to Face TCU

No. 6-ranked Baylor Basketball is headed to Fort Worth for a Saturday night 7 p.m. CT tipoff at TCU. The game will be televised nationally on ESPNU and WatchESPN.

Business Standard: Want to Ace an Exam? Share with Friends What You Learned

Jan. 18, 2017
While preparing for an exam, telling someone else what you learned may help you recall better and for a longer time than simply studying class notes or a textbook, says Baylor psychologist Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., lead author of a study published in the journal Learning & Memory. The study found that the method helped students better recall not only central themes but also details, said Sekeres, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

C-SPAN: Part 1, Baylor Presidential Rhetoric Expert on Today’s Inaugural Address

Jan. 20, 2017
VIDEO: In a live interview from the Baylor campus, presidential rhetoric expert Martin J. Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joined C-SPAN moderator Susan Swain for an analysis of today’s inaugural address by President Donald Trump.

C-SPAN: Part 2, Baylor Presidential Rhetoric Expert on Today’s Inaugural Address

Jan. 20, 2017
VIDEO: In a live interview from the Baylor campus, presidential rhetoric expert Martin J. Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joined C-SPAN moderator Susan Swain for an analysis of today’s inaugural address by President Donald Trump. In this interview, Dr. Medhurst talks about speaking with an authentic voice.

C-SPAN: Part 3, Baylor Presidential Rhetoric Expert on Today’s Inaugural Address

Jan. 20, 2017
VIDEO: In a live interview from the Baylor campus, presidential rhetoric expert Martin J. Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joined C-SPAN moderator Susan Swain for an analysis of today’s inaugural address by President Donald Trump. In this interview, Dr. Medhurst talks about how past presidents have used their inaugural addresses.

Communication Sciences and Disorders’ new home serves BU students — and Waco

Last year, Baylor received an incredible — and anonymous — $10 million gift to transform the Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders (CSD). Part of that gift allowed CSD to move into a new home, leaving Neill Morris Hall for a newly renovated Cashion Academic Center — and what a beautiful new home it is! Approximately 18,000 square feet on […]

Lariat reporters to cover Inauguration live — thanks in part to D.C.-area alumni

Eight years ago, a team of Baylor journalism students covered the presidential inauguration live in Washington, D.C. This week, seven more Baylor students are enjoying the same experience — thanks in part to a group of D.C.-area alumni. The team of seven students includes five Lariat staff members (editor-in-chief Gavin Pugh, digital managing editor Didi Martinez, broadcast […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s really eye-opening to see … how we’ve kept the tradition alive for so long.”

“I’m from Waco, so I’ve been coming to basketball games since I was six months old. It’s really nice to transition from the fans to the student section. There’s a lot of energy.” [What do you know about the Immortal Ten?] “Our freshman year, they take you into Waco Hall and tell you about the […]

‘Blind Side’ director’s latest film, ‘The Founder,’ opens Friday

With hits like The Blind Side, The Alamo and The Rookie under his belt, John Lee Hancock, BA ’79, JD ’82, has built a reputation as one of Hollywood’s top writers and directors. Friday, the two-time Baylor alum’s 10th feature film, The Founder, hits the big screen. Hancock’s latest tells the story of fast-food magnate Ray Kroc, […]

Want to Ace an Exam? Tell a Friend What You Learned

WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2017) — Students who are given information and tell someone about it immediately recall the details better and longer — a strategy which could be a plus come test time, says a Baylor University researcher.

Biblical Mosaics Discovered in Ancient Israeli Synagogue Will Be Topic of Lecture by Excavation Director Jan. 19

WACO, Texas (Jan. 12, 2017) — New discoveries of mosaics uncovered in an ancient synagogue in Israel’s Galilee region will be the topic of an upcoming slide-illustrated lecture by Jodi Magness, Ph.D., director of the excavations.

This Week at Baylor – Jan. 9-14, 2017

WACO, Texas (Jan. 9, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host notable events, including a lecture on the origin of evil.

Baylor Mourns the Passing of Texas Baptist Leader, Dean Emeritus of Truett Seminary Paul W. Powell

WACO, Texas (Dec. 29, 2016) — Baylor University is mourning the passing of Dr. Paul W. Powell, the Texas Baptist pastor and leader who served as dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary and former chair of Baylor University’s Board of Regents. Powell died Dec. 28 in Tyler at the age of 83.