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. Tennis. Tchoutakian Closes Southern Intercollegiate Championships

Baylor men’s tennis senior Max Tchoutakian lost his only match Saturday in the second round of the Southern Intercollegiate Championships at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

M. Golf. Men’s Golf in Third at Maui Jim Intercollegiate

Baylor men’s golf is in third place at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate, four strokes back of first-place LSU (-27) heading to Sunday’s final round. The Bears shot 8-under-par 276 in Saturday’s second round, bringing their 36-hole total to 23-under 545.

Cross Country. Cross Country Women Finish Runner-Up At Texas A&M Invitational

With three runners in the top-10, Baylor's women's cross country team finished second at the Texas A&M Invitational Saturday at the Dale Watts Cross Country Course.

W. Volleyball. VB Opens Big 12 with No. 23 Kansas State

Baylor volleyball (12-4, 0-0) will open its 16-match Big 12 conference season with a tough test, hosting the 23rd-ranked Kansas State Wildcats (12-2, 1-0) on Sunday, Sep. 25, at 2 p.m. in the Ferrell Center.

Baylor Lariat: Black Gospel Music Restoration Project to be featured in new Smithsonian Museum

Sept. 22, 2016
Article about how Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project is now part of a featured exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opens this weekend. Project founder Robert F. Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media, and other Baylor officials were invited to a preview of the museum and experienced the interactive “Musical Crossroads” experience that includes selections from the Baylor digital collection.

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Black Gospel Collection Goes to Washington

Sept. 23, 2016
AUDIO: Selected recordings from Baylor University’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project – the world’s largest initiative to identify, acquire, digitize and catalog gospel music – can be heard as part of an exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Museum for African American History and Culture, which opens this weekend. Interviewed for the story are project founder Robert Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media, and Eric Ames, curator of digital collections in University Libraries.

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Behind the scenes: Baylor's new Athletic Performance Center

Sept. 21, 2016
Feature on Baylor’s new Margaret and Weldon Ratliff Performance Center, which was designed specifically for student-athletes to help them perform their best on game days. The performance center features a weight room, performance lab and nutrition center which all work together to help athletes succeed.

Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert on presidential rhetoric

With Election Day fast approaching, millions of Americans are focused on what the presidential candidates have to say — but few are listening with as much insight as Baylor professor Martin Medhurst. Dr. Medhurst is widely considered one of the nation’s foremost experts on presidential rhetoric. After teaching at UC-Davis and Texas A&M, Medhurst came to Baylor […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I miss it. You take it for granted…”

“It’s Austin’s official Baylor Watch Party! … We all work at General Motors. He initiated it and let us all know about it. So, it’s kind of like our break from work, too, to come here and watch the Bears.” “There are a ton of Baylor grads working at General Motors!” “We’re all different graduating classes, […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’m not very much a ‘damsel-in-distress’ type of person…”

“I’m a professional writing and film double major, and I eventually want to work for Disney and do scriptwriting with Disney and also Marvel — but they’re the same now. That’s my dream job, being able to inspire people through movies and stuff. I want to break female stereotypes, things like that. I’m not very much a […]

New Smithsonian museum features music from Baylor’s Black Gospel Restoration Project

In less than a decade, Baylor professor Robert Darden’s mission to preserve black gospel music for future generations has grown from the basement of Moody Memorial Library to the Smithsonian Institution. This Saturday, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opens on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The museum’s anticipated 20,000+ visitors this […]

Notification Systems to be Tested Today at 4:00 p.m.

Due to a recent update in programming, a test of the outdoor and indoor speakers of emergency notification system will be conducted today, September 23, 2016, at 4:00 PM.

This Week at Baylor – Sept. 25-30, 2016

WACO, Texas (Sept. 23, 2016) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, lectures, concerts and events, including a performance by chamber ensemble Trio Festivale from Dublin, Ireland, and a lecture from Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough.

Baylor Theatre to Present ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

WACO, Texas (Sept. 23, 2016) — Baylor University Theatre will present a classic musical to kick off its 2016–17 season.

Baylor University Hosts Big 12 Water Conference to Address Water Resource Issues and Collaborate on Research

WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2016) – Baylor University’s department of environmental science in the College of Arts & Sciences is hosting a select group of scientists at the second annual Big 12 Water Conference Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, through Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC).