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.

Football. Feature Corey Coleman

For 20 years – from the early 1960s until 1983 – Lawrence Elkins held the Baylor record for career receiving yards.

Cross Country. Feature Cross Country

Todd Harbour has no desire to go backward.

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Clashes with Undefeated Kansas

The Baylor volleyball team (13-5, 1-3 Big 12) faces off against the 9th-ranked Kansas Jayhawks (17-0, 5-0 Big 12) on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Ferrell Center.

Football. Feature Spencer Drango

Baylor entered the 2015 season with the highest preseason ranking in program history.

Advocate Health Care: How cell phones are ruining relationships

Oct. 8, 2015
Spending too much time on your cellphone can take a toll on your love life, according to a new study from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. This article focuses on research by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, which shows that cellphones are damaging romantic relationships and leading to higher levels of depression. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, is pitching this research nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

AOL Money: 10 ways to make sure you leave work on time

Oct. 12, 2015
Article about strategies to use to leave work on time includes item No. 5, which mentions new Baylor research that shows that workers who take regular breaks have more stamina, especially if breaks are taken earlier in the day. The research was conducted by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professors of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, has pitched this research nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Business Standard: People with 'intellectual arrogance' get better grades

Oct. 11, 2015
People who think they know it all get better grades, a new Baylor study has found. The finding was a surprise to researchers at Baylor and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, who had theorized that "intellectual humility" (having an accurate or moderate view of one's intelligence and being open to criticism and ideas) would correlate with grades. However, humble people received higher evaluations from team members when it came to group projects. Quoted is Wade C. Rowatt, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. The study was published in the Journal of Research in Personality. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

At No. 2 in the nation, Baylor football earns highest ranking ever

When the Baylor football team takes the field Saturday against West Virginia, it will do so in a way the Bears never have before — as the No. 2 team in the nation. In both major polls released this week (the AP and Coaches Poll), head coach Art Briles’ squad is ranked No. 2 — […]

Baylor grad running ‘MADD miles’ to honor mother, fight drunk driving

Over the course of 1,000 miles, a runner has plenty of time to think — about her life, about the people who mean the most, about what motivates someone to run a distance equal to a trip from Waco to the outskirts of Chicago. As Emily Guberman, BS ’15, runs 1,000 miles over the course […]

Why return for #BaylorHomecoming?

Two weeks from today, #BaylorHomecoming 2015 will be in full swing. Some of you reading this no doubt finalized your plans to return months ago, but perhaps a few of you are still on the fence, wondering, “Is it really worth the hassle to make the trip?” I can promise you that it will be worth […]

Baylor alum a key to Texas Rangers’ postseason success

If the Texas Rangers have the lead this afternoon in their first game of the 2015 postseason — or in any game the rest of the year, for that matter — you can bet that they’ll have a Baylor Bear on the mound in the 9th inning to close out the game. The Rangers won the American League […]

Armstrong Browning Library Celebrates Benefactors Day Oct. 16

WACO, Texas (Oct. 13, 2015) – Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library will hold its annual Benefactors Day celebration from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. The event commemorates those who support Armstrong Browning Library (ABL), the world’s leading 19th century research center and one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.

Memorial Service Set for Diana Garland, Founding Dean of School of Social Work

WACO, Texas (Oct. 13, 2015) - A public memorial service for Diana Garland, founding dean and later namesake of Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at First Baptist Church of Waco, 500 Webster Ave.

Pumpkin Foods May Not Live Up to Healthy Reputation

WACO, Texas (Oct. 12, 2015) -- Pumpkin products proliferate this time of year — and not just for traditional pies and breads, but for whimsical goodies that may not live up to the pumpkin’s healthy reputation.

Baylor Chapel Invites Students to Prayerfully Respond to Refugee Crisis

WACO, Texas (Oct. 12, 2015) – In response to the refugee crisis happening around the globe, Baylor chapel will host a day of prayer for refugees on Wednesday, Oct. 14.