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.

Baseball. Baseball Topples Texas State 10-2

Baylor baseball posted a 10-2 win over Texas State on Tuesday night at Baylor Ballpark. The Bears (25-16) used 15 hits and a quintet of bullpen arms to cruise by the Bobcats (22-20).

M. Golf. Men’s Golf in Fifth at Big 12 Championship

Baylor men’s golf is in fifth place after shooting 12-over-par 292 and 7-over-par 287 in Tuesday’s second and third rounds at the Big 12 Championship. The Bears sit at 46-over 886 entering the final round at Prairie Dunes Country Club.

Softball. No. 13 Softball Tops Lamar, 4-1

BEAUMONT, Texas – No. 13/15 Baylor softball (37-9) won its last nonconference game of the regular season, defeating the Lamar Lady Cardinals (23-24), 4-1, on Tuesday afternoon at LU Softball Complex.

W. Soccer. Soccer Summer Offering Several Summer Camps

Baylor soccer will have three summer camp options for youth players to continue to improve their soccer skills under the guidance of the BU coaches and players at the Bears’ Betty Lou Mays Field.

Baylor University Joins Growing Alliance of Colleges Working to Expand Access and Opportunity for 50,000 Talented Low- and Moderate-Income Students

April 25, 2017
Baylor University is among a select group of 68 of the nation’s top universities that have partnered with the American Talent Initiative (ATI) to enroll and educate an additional 50,000 high-achieving low- and moderate-income students by 2025. “At Baylor, we have long understood that improving access to higher education is key to developing the next generations of leaders who will transform the world,” said Baylor Interim President David Garland. “We feel that the goals of the American Talent Initiative fit well with our mission to educate and equip men and women for worldwide leadership and service. Our nation and the globe can only benefit from the success of this collective effort.”

Business Wire: Study Reveals Impact of Unethical Behavior on an Individual, According to Research from Oklahoma State University

April 25, 2017
This article centers on research by Matt Quade, Ph.D., assistant professor of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Quade coauthored the study, which explores shame and seeks to explain the effect of unethical behavior on an individual’s self-image.

Psych Central: Skimpy Sleep Followed by ‘Catch Up’ Can Hurt Attention & Creativity

April 24, 2017
New Baylor research has found that skimping on sleep, followed by “catch-up” days with long snoozes, is tied to worse cognition — both in attention and creativity — in young adults, in particular those tackling major projects. The multidisciplinary research was conducted by Elise King, assistant professor of interior design in Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, and Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor's Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory and assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is pitching this research to national media. She covers faculty and research in the Robbin College and in the department of psychology and neuroscience.)

The highlight of Baylor football’s spring game? This special touchdown run.

Saturday’s Green and Gold Game was the first chance most fans got to see what Baylor football will look like under Matt Rhule. But the highlight of the day wasn’t the new coach, the new-look team, or even the touchdown scored by former men’s basketball standout Ish Wainwright; instead, it was a special play by longtime staffer Clint […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “That’s my goal — to get us all to work together to move [Baylor] forward.”

[NOTE: On Saturday, we had the chance to speak with the newest Bear of Baylor, Baylor President-Select Linda Livingstone, about her return to Baylor and her view of the university.] “One of the main reasons we decided to come back to Baylor was because we love the mission of Baylor. We think it’s amazing to have a significant […]

McLane Stadium: Home to more than just Baylor football

McLane Stadium made its debut in 2014, complete with sailgating, the RG3 statue dedication, the class of 2019’s very first Baylor Line run, and a 45-0 win over SMU. Every fall since then, fans have packed the stadium to cheer on our Baylor Bears. But this “jewel of the Brazos” wasn’t built with only football in mind. The […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “Racial justice and racial reconciliation is an important issue, especially for churches.”

“I think that racial justice and racial reconciliation is an important issue, especially for churches. It’s exciting for churches and the seminary to take an investment in that issue and talk about it. … I’ve had some friends who have had stories, but I think more often than not, it’s just a growing realization through […]

Baylor Graduate Selected for Prestigious Fulbright ETA to Taiwan

WACO, Texas (April 25, 2017) – Recent Baylor University graduate Taylor Demons, who earned her B.A. in international studies in December 2016, has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Taiwan.

Baylor Model United Nations Team Honored at National Conference

WACO, Texas (April 25, 2017) – The Baylor Model United Nations (MUN) team received Outstanding Position Paper Awards in five of the seven committees in which they participated—the same number of position paper awards that the team received in the last three years combined—at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City, where thousands of students from more than 100 nations participated in a simulation of the U.N.

Graduate School Hosts Doctor of Physical Therapy Open House

WACO, Texas (April 24, 2017) – Baylor University’s Graduate School will host an open house for the new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Room 100 of Morrison Hall, 1410 S. Fifth St.

Alternating Skimpy Sleep with Sleep Marathons Hurts Attention, Creativity in Young Adults, Study Finds

WACO, Texas (April 24, 2017) — Skimping on sleep, followed by “catch-up” days with long snoozes, is tied to worse cognition — both in attention and creativity — in young adults, in particular those tackling major projects, Baylor University researchers have found.