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. Volleyball. VB Takes Quick Trip to Texas State

Baylor volleyball (2-1) will trek to San Marcos to log its first road match of the season, a Tuesday evening match with the Texas State Bobcats (1-2) at 6:30 p.m. in Strahan Coliseum.

M. Tennis. Shankle, Tchoutakian Make Oracle ITA Masters Field

Baylor women's tennis senior Blair Shankle and senior men's tennis player Max Tchoutakian have been selected to take part in the 2016 Oracle/ITA Masters as Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the competitor list Monday.

W. Tennis. Shankle, Tchoutakian Make Oracle ITA Masters Field

Baylor women's tennis senior Blair Shankle and senior men's tennis player Max Tchoutakian have been selected to take part in the 2016 Oracle/ITA Masters as Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the competitor list Monday.

Football. No. 23/21 Football Faces NSU to Kick Off 2016

To open 2016, Baylor hosts Northwestern State Friday at 6:30 p.m. on FSN in McLane Stadium.

Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL): Change of command coming Sunday at 345th Combat Support Hospital in Jacksonville

Aug. 20, 2016
Col. Noel Pace, M.H.A. (Health Care Administration) ’01, will serve as the new commander of the 345th Combat Support Hospital housed at Jacksonville Naval Air Station in Florida.

HealthDay: Friendships Matter if You Want to Lose Weight

Aug. 26, 2016
Overweight people who want to drop weight are less likely to succeed if they only socialize with other overweight people, according to research by Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. His study was published recently in the journal Obesity. HealthDay is a leading syndicator of health news for consumers and medical professionals. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research to national media. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

KPRC-TV (Houston/NBC): Universities take measures to increase safety on campuses

Aug. 17, 2016
Story about campus safety measures taken on Texas college and university campuses highlights measures taken by the Baylor Police Department, including license plate reader technology, BU Campus Guardian Safety app, alarm systems, security escorts and cameras, card access at entry points, emergency call boxes and a “Safe Place" for online exchanges in the BUPD lobby.

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Baylor professor speaks on bullying

Aug. 26, 2016
Tamara Hodges, Ed.D., senior lecturer in educational psychology in Baylor’s School of Education, is the featured expert in this story about bullying and how parents and schools can intervene. "It is more problematic for the child if the parents or the school doesn't listen and do something. So the level of support in a child's life is critical and some adult in their life that validates that they hear them and that they are going to do something about it, can stop the life-long impact of bullying," Hodges said.

Baylor family has 50 years of photos with Judge Baylor

If you love Baylor, you probably have some pictures of you and your friends and family with Judge Baylor. It’s a rite of passage for every Bear, and is even part of the Baylor Bucket List. But you probably don’t have as many as Donna Oates’ family. Since Oates first stepped onto the Baylor campus for a […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “If I go to law school in Nigeria, I’ll practice there.”

“I got a scholarship from Nigeria to come to Baylor, [majoring in] international studies. I’m thinking of going to law school and doing immigration law. I’m thinking of going to Baylor Law! It’s one of my options – or SMU. Those are my two main options right now. I’m super excited about it. … “If I […]

Let’s stand together — for our students

One week from today, Baylor football will kick off the 2016 season by hosting Northwestern State at McLane Stadium. The game on the field will feature a lot of firsts — most notably, the first game for the Bears under head coach Jim Grobe and the first game back from injury for senior quarterback Seth […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “55 is just an age. I can still hang with the students.”

“My title is assistant director of wellness, and my responsibilities are I get to come to work — according to my husband, I get to come play every day — and I’m in charge of the group exercise classes, all the 40- to 50-person classes of zumba, yoga, pilates, cycling that we have. “I just […]

Dr. Michael Korpi Awarded the SMPTE Excellence in Education Medal

WACO, Texas (Aug. 29, 2016) – Michael Korpi, Ph.D., professor of film and digital media, has been awarded the first Excellence in Education Medal Award from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).

Three Baylor Professors Designated Master Teachers

WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2016) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland has announced the designation of Master Teacher – the highest honor granted to Baylor faculty members for sustained excellence in teaching – has been conferred on Corey P. Carbonara, Ph.D., professor of film and digital media, College of Arts & Sciences; T. Laine Scales, Ph.D., professor of higher education, School of Education, and associate dean of graduate studies and professional development, Graduate School; and Gaynor I. Yancey, D.S.W., professor of social work, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.

Musical Tastes Are Cultural in Origin, Not ‘Hard-wired’ in the Brain, Study Suggests

WACO, Texas (Aug. 23, 2016) — Scientists previously thought musical preferences are “hard-wired” in the brain, but a new study of a remote Amazonian farming and foraging community suggests that musical tastes are cultural in origin. One of the study’s authors, published in the journal Nature, is Alan Schultz, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.

This Week at Baylor - Aug. 22

WACO, Texas (August 23, 2016) — This week, Baylor will be hosting several notable speakers, actors and theatre professionals through multiple events. Baylor Student Activities is also reinitiating its Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome beginning next week.