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 Wins Fourth Straight, Shuts Out Nevada 6-0

Baylor baseball notched a 6-0 victory over Nevada on Monday evening at Baylor Ballpark.

W. Basketball. Brown's 35 points lead Baylor over Texas in key Big 12 win

Kalani Brown scored 35 points and No. 4 Baylor took a huge step toward another Big 12 title Monday night with a tough 70-67 win over No. 6 Texas. Baylor trailed most of the way, but stayed close as Brown took the game on her shoulders. Her five straight points in the fourth quarter keyed a 9-0 Baylor run that opened up 65-56 lead. The Lady Bears played most of the game without senior guard and scoring leader Alexis Jones, who left with a knee problem early in the first half. The Lady Bears didn't make a 3-pointer the entire game but dominated inside, outscoring Texas 36-20 in the paint.

AP/Washington Times: Flexing learning areas help students in some Texas schools

Feb. 13, 2017
Article originally in the Waco Tribune-Herald and now on the Associated Press wire about new research by Baylor University and its partners that examines how flexible classroom furniture can help learning environments become more engaging by allowing students to get up, move around and collaborate more.

Ave Maria Radio: Faith-Based Groups Doing Most of the ‘Heavy Lifting’ to Fight Homelessness: Study

Feb. 8, 2017
Sixty percent of all emergency shelter beds, considered the “safety net of all safety nets,” in 11 cities are provided through faith-based organizations, just one of the findings from a new study released Feb. 1 in Washington, D.C., by Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.

Cronkite News (PBS/AZ): Report cites prevalence of faith-based groups in homeless fight

Feb. 14, 2017
An 11-city study by Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) found that faith-based groups had provided nearly 60 percent of emergency shelter beds in those cities over the past two years. Quoted is researcher Byron Johnson, Ph.D., ISR co-director.

ESPN College Gameday: Ishmail Wainright

Feb. 18, 2017
VIDEO: Black History Month feature on Baylor senior basketball student-athlete Ishmail Wainright, who learned in 2007 that his grandfather was Maurice King, the first African-American starter for the University of Kansas men’s basketball team. In this story, which was filmed at Baylor’s Armstrong Browning Library, Wainright reads a letter to his grandfather and shares how he honored his grandfather’s name with a special jersey when Wainright played for the final time at Kansas’ Allen Fieldhouse.

Four ways Baylor parents support Baylor students

Sure, parents of college students everywhere send encouraging text messages and the occasional box of cookies to their kids away at college. But Baylor parents take it a step further, truly becoming part of the Baylor family. Whether they live close to campus or thousands of miles away, here are four special ways Baylor parents support Baylor students: […]

From Baylor to Paris: Alum’s work appears at prestigious modern art museum

At first glance, the images in “Someone to See,” a video by digital photographic and video artist Zach Nader, BFA ’07, appear both familiar and a bit disorienting. There’s a reason for that — Nader takes images from the world of advertising and fashion and digitally manipulates them to help viewers see them in a […]

Barbara Walker: social work leader, and Baylor’s first female African-American graduate

On June 2, 1967, Barbara Walker, BA ’67, graduated from Baylor with her degree in sociology. When she crossed the Commencement stage and received her diploma that day, Walker earned the distinction of becoming the first African-American woman to graduate from Baylor. (Just moments before, her classmate, Robert Gilbert, BA ’67, had received his degree in history […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “He is going to serenade my little…”

Her: “He is going to serenade my little for her basket for Basket Week. … The sororities will do this thing where they’ll get a big, who’s like their sorority mom, who’s in the pledge class above them. That big will put together a series of baskets full of all kinds of t-shirts, goodies and […]

Baylor Board of Regents Adopts Slate of Governance Changes

WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – The Baylor Board of Regents today adopted new bylaws that will improve University governance by increasing diversity among the Regents, provide voting privileges to a second-term student Regent and give the public a more transparent view of Board operations and decisions.

Penn State Professor To Present “The Myth of the Dead Sea Scrolls” Lecture

WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – Daniel Falk, Ph.D., professor of classics and ancient Mediterranean studies and the Chaiken Family Chair in Jewish Studies at Penn State University, will lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Baylor University.

Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science Students Host Activities to Celebrate Engineer’s Week, Feb. 19-25

WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2017) – In recognition of the National Engineer’s Week, Feb. 19-25, Baylor Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) students joined together to plan ECS Week, their adaptation of the event.

Baylor Competition Winners to Perform at Carnegie Hall

WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2017) – Fifteen soloists and four chamber groups have been selected as winners of this year’s Semper Pro Musica Solo and Chamber Music Competition within Baylor University’s School of Music. To celebrate their accomplishments, the student winners will take to the stage May 25 at renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City.