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. Golf. Women’s Golf in 12th at Northrop Grumman

Baylor women’s golf is in 12th place after shooting 19-over-par 303 in Sunday’s opening round at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at Palos Verdes Golf Club.

W. Tennis. Women’s Tennis Tripped By No. 46 Washington, 4-3

The 15th-ranked Baylor women's tennis team suffered a 4-3 setback to No. 46 Washington Sunday at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.

M. Golf. Men’s Golf Opens Spring at UTSA Oak Hills Invite

Baylor men’s golf opens its 2016 spring season at the 16th-annual UTSA Oak Hills Invitational. The two-day, 54-hole event will begin Monday on the par-71, 6,765-yard course at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio, Texas.

Consumer Affairs: Get ready, Zika virus is coming to the U.S.

Feb. 4, 2016
This article on the Zika virus features Richard Duhrkopf, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, a nationally known expert on mosquitoes. “Since we are in February, we will not see any viral transmission immediately, but as the weather warms up and there is a greater flow of the virus into the country, I am confident we will see transmission this summer,” Duhrkopf said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched Duhrkopf as an expert to speak about mosquitoes and transmission of the Zika virus.)

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Analysis: Fort Worth Symphony, other orchestras work to stay in tune with economic reality

Feb. 5, 2016
David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in American history at Baylor University, is quoted in this article about the economics associated with orchestras. “One of the central problems an orchestra faces is no matter what size its patronage is, or how many people it puts in the seats, it takes the same amount of work to put on a Mozart symphony,” he said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Smith as an expert for this story. She covers the history department.)

Fresno Bee: Diane Stafford: Don't use this word in your resume

Feb. 2, 2016
This business column by the Kansas City Star’s Diane Stafford features Anne Grinols, assistant dean for faculty development and college initiatives in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who advises job-seekers to avoid adding “multitasking” to their resumes. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story idea nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Super Bowl Activities for Your Children

Feb. 4, 2016
Anna Burton, a teacher with Baylor’s Piper Center for Family Activities and Child Development, shares ideas for healthy, educational and fun activities to keep children occupied on Super Bowl Sunday. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Burton as an expert for this story. She covers family and consumer sciences research and faculty.)

More BaylorProud artists & bands who have made names for themselves

Last summer, we compiled this list of 14 BaylorProud artists you should be listening to — singers and bands who have made names for themselves in recent years, and who, just like you, are Baylor Bears. Since then, you’ve brought to our attention eight more names that to check out. Here’s a quick rundown, starting with our updated Spotify playlist: Two former Uproar […]

Is Baylor the oldest university in Texas?

In the fall of 1844, when Texas was still its own country, the Texas Baptist Education Society petitioned the Republic of Texas to charter a Baptist university. And on Feb. 1, 1845, Baylor University was established in Independence, Texas. Today, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. That’s not to say Baylor is without […]

Baylor alum receives Texas Hospital Association’s highest honor

The ties between Baylor and the healthcare industry are almost too long to cover in a single blog post. Connections to Baylor College of Medicine and the Baylor Scott & White Health system provide excellent starting points for Baylor graduates, who benefit as students from multiple highly ranked programs that prepare them for careers in the field. […]

Undaunted by disability, Baylor Law valedictorian inspires all who know her

You may not know Allison Dickson, but many at the Baylor Law School do. In 2007, Allison graduated No. 1 in her class from Baylor Law, despite a daily battle with Werdnig-Hoffman disease, a type of spinal muscle atrophy. Allison’s parents learned their daughter had the disease when she was just 15 months old — […]

Baylor Theatre Presents ‘Mary Stuart: Historical Revival of Power and Passion’

WACO, Texas (Feb. 5, 2016) – Baylor University Theatre will begin the spring 2016 season with Friedrich Schiller’s "Mary Stuart," the story of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her sudden incarceration and pending execution at the hands of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.

Baylor Researcher Uncovers Ancient Wildebeest-Like Animal ‘Strange Adaptation’ Similar to Dinosaur

WACO, Texas (Feb. 4, 2016) – While studying fossilized skulls of Rusingoryx atopocranion, an extinct wildebeest-like animal, unearthed on Kenya’s Rusinga Island, researchers discovered that the mammal had a very unusual, trumpet-like nasal dome similar to lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs that lived during the Cretaceous period.

Campus Diversity Committee Will Host Cultural Connection Celebration

WACO, Texas (Feb. 3, 2016) – The Campus Diversity Committee will host the 6th Annual Cultural Connection Celebration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Meyer Conference Center of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation (Foster 250).

Mosquito Expert on Zika Virus: ‘I Am Confident We Will See Transmission This Summer’

WACO, Texas (Feb. 3, 2016) – The World Health Organization (WHO) this week declared the Zika virus – a mosquito-borne illness – an international public health emergency.