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.

W. Basketball. Davis, Jones Included on Wooden Award Midseason 25

Baylor women's basketball is the only Big 12 Conference program to have players recognized in the Wooden Award Midseason 25. The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced this week that senior forward Nina Davis and redshirt senior guard Alexis Jones are in consideration for the 41st John R. Wooden Award, which honors the most outstanding basketball player of the year.

W. Basketball. Baylor, Iowa State Postgame Quotes

Postgame quotes from Baylor's 68-42 win over Iowa State on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

W. Basketball. No. 2 Baylor Dominant in Win Over Iowa State, 68-42

Nina Davis scored 17 points, Kalani Brown had 16 and second-ranked Baylor won its 16th consecutive game, beating Iowa State 68-42 Wednesday night in a surprisingly low-scoring contest.

W. Basketball. Baylor, Iowa State Postgame Notes

Postgame notes from Baylor's 68-42 win over Iowa State on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

Catholic News Agency: Four Books to Read during the Coming Year

Jan. 18, 2016
Reviewed and recommended is a new book — “Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History” — by Rodney Stark, Ph.D., co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.

City Biz List: Former District Judge Chris Oldner Joins Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson

Jan. 17, 2017
Chris Oldner, B.A. (Political Science) '89, has joined the Dallas and Frisco offices of the family law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, one of the largest law firms in Texas that focuses solely on trials and appeals in family law. Oldner was a state district judge in the 416th District Court in Collin County for three full terms.

Daily Mail (United Kingdom): The secret to acing exams revealed: Psychologists find we recall information better if you tell someone else what you learned

Jan. 17, 2017
When you learn something new, sharing that information with someone else while it’s still fresh in the mind can help you remember it better and for a longer period, according to a study led by Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Not only does the “replaying” method help improve memory of key information, but researchers found that it also can help people to remember peripheral details, which tend to be the first to fade.

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, […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I couldn’t walk for a week… [and] I only had one arm that I could use…”

“Like four years ago I injured my shoulder, and I injured my ankle… They weren’t quite bad enough to where I had to have surgery right away, so I went ahead and waited it out… They weren’t quite bad enough to where I had to have surgery right away, so I went ahead and waited […]

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.