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.

M. Basketball. No. 9 MBB Hosts No. 7 Xavier in Top-10 Matchup

No. 9 Baylor Basketball hosts No. 7 Xavier for the seventh top-10 matchup in program history at 2:30 p.m. CT Saturday at the Ferrell Center. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2 and WatchESPN.

W. Volleyball. VB Opens NCAA Tournament with San Diego

Baylor volleyball (21-11) opens up its play in the 2016 NCAA Volleyball Championship, facing the No. 14 San Diego Toreros (24-5) on Friday, Dec. 2, at 5:30 p.m. PT/7:30 p.m. CT in Pauley Pavilion on the host, No. 8 UCLA campus.

W. Basketball. No. 4/4 Lady Bears Win 46th Consecutive Home Game

Nina Davis scored 18 points and fourth-ranked Baylor stretched its home winning streak to 46 games with a 79-34 victory over Abilene Christian on Thursday night.

Baylor Lariat: Seniors reflect on their last Baylor Line run

Nov. 28, 2016
Baylor seniors got their chance to run “that good ol’ Baylor Line” for the final time before the Bears’ game against Kansas State. Many seniors said they were reflective and nostalgic while waiting to run the Line for the last time. “To me, the Baylor Line represents the best of our community,” McKinney senior Isis Lewis said. “No matter where you come from or what you are involved in, the Line showcases how diverse and special we all are.”

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Jubilee

Nov. 28, 2016
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden takes a look at jubilee, a gospel music styling that could be the root of Doo-Wop, the popular 1950s genre. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program. Beloved Ardmore Physician Announces Retirement

Nov. 23, 2016
Kevin Reed, B.S. (Biology) ’73, M.D., has announced he will retire in January from Mercy Hospital in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He has served the Ardmore community since 1980, and joined Mercy in 2008, where he serves as a critical care physician, a hospitalist and medical director for both the hospitalist department and the intensive care unit.

Salon: Digital duds: Your smartphone is ruining your love life

Dec. 1, 2016
James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business, penned this column about smartphone use and its effects on relationships. Roberts references a study he co-authored with Baylor colleague Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, which measured "phubbing" or "phone snubbing." Roberts wrote: "Something as seemingly innocent as using a smartphone in the presence of a romantic partner undermined the quality of the relationship. This can create a domino effect: As our study also showed, when we’re not happily in love, we are also less likely to be satisfied, overall, with life. We’re also more likely to report that we are depressed."

Happy 65th Anniversary, Armstrong Browning Library!

The first indication a visitor receives that Baylor’s Armstrong Browning Library is a special place is the entrance. Bronze doors, each weighing nearly a ton, open slowly as they dramatically reveal what’s inside — and what’s inside is not only one of the most beautiful facilities on the Baylor campus, but one of the most […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “Having a dog’s a lot of fun, ’cause they’re so loyal and loving…”

“I grew up with dogs all my life, so it was really hard starting at Baylor and not having any contact with dogs at all. And then later on, a girl in my class told me that a friend of hers was fostering a dog, but she couldn’t bring him home for Christmas, and she […]


Chances are, there’s a Baylor Bear in your life that you know and love, and you’d love to come through with the perfect Baylor gift to surprise him or her this Christmas. We’re here to help. Here are 7 gift ideas that will knock this Christmas out of the park: 1. Baylor apparel and […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “The love for it is what’s gonna drive you to discover.”

“I teach in the art department. … I’ve always been very interested in art, and when I was 19 years old I was trying to decide what to do. I was in Europe, and I saw the museums and the paintings there, and on my way home I knew that I wanted to be a […]

‘How Long Does Grief Last?’ Expert Shares Ways to Interact with Those Who’ve Lost Loved Ones This Christmas

WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2016) – Chances are high that you will encounter someone who’s grieving the loss of a loved one this Christmas.

‘Low-Tech Terror’: Researcher Says Attack with a Car and Butcher Knife at Ohio State Shows Evolving Forms of Terrorism

WACO, Texas (Dec. 1, 2016) — The attack at Ohio State University on Nov. 28, when a student rammed his car into a group of pedestrians and began stabbing them with a butcher knife — wounding 11 — illustrates a crucial fact about mass violence, says a Baylor University researcher on terrorism.

Baylor Theatre to Put on CaBEARet: An Evening of Tony Award-Winning Musical Theatre

WACO, Texas (Dec. 1, 2016) — The fall 2016 CaBEARet, an evening of Tony Award-winning musical theatre featuring Baylor University theatre arts students, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 in Jones Theater of the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave.

Baylor University Named to 2017 'Military Friendly' Schools List

WACO, Texas (Nov. 29, 2016) – Baylor University has earned the 2017 Military Friendly School designation by Victory Media, publisher of <i>G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs</i> and <i>Military Spouse</i>.