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. Basketball. Feature: Talented Depth Has Made Mulkey Adjust Her Style

Kim Mulkey’s got a problem. But, don’t expect any of her coaching colleagues to show any sympathy. You see, her problem is having too much talent, too many players.

W. Basketball. No. 2/2 WBB Welcomes Iowa State Wednesday

The No. 2/2 Baylor Lady Bears begin a two-game home stand with a matchup against Iowa State on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. (CT) inside the Ferrell Center. It is the first meeting of the conference season between Baylor and the Cyclones.

Catholic News Agency: Four Books to Read during the Coming Year

Jan. 18, 2016
Reviewed and recommended is a new book — “Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History” — by Rodney Stark, Ph.D., co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.

City Biz List: Former District Judge Chris Oldner Joins Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson

Jan. 17, 2017
Chris Oldner, B.A. (Political Science) '89, has joined the Dallas and Frisco offices of the family law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, one of the largest law firms in Texas that focuses solely on trials and appeals in family law. Oldner was a state district judge in the 416th District Court in Collin County for three full terms.

Daily Mail (United Kingdom): The secret to acing exams revealed: Psychologists find we recall information better if you tell someone else what you learned

Jan. 17, 2017
When you learn something new, sharing that information with someone else while it’s still fresh in the mind can help you remember it better and for a longer period, according to a study led by Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Not only does the “replaying” method help improve memory of key information, but researchers found that it also can help people to remember peripheral details, which tend to be the first to fade.

‘Blind Side’ director’s latest film, ‘The Founder,’ opens Friday

With hits like The Blind Side, The Alamo and The Rookie under his belt, John Lee Hancock, BA ’79, JD ’82, has built a reputation as one of Hollywood’s top writers and directors. Friday, the two-time Baylor alum’s 10th feature film, The Founder, hits the big screen. Hancock’s latest tells the story of fast-food magnate Ray Kroc, […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I couldn’t walk for a week… [and] I only had one arm that I could use…”

“Like four years ago I injured my shoulder, and I injured my ankle… They weren’t quite bad enough to where I had to have surgery right away, so I went ahead and waited it out… They weren’t quite bad enough to where I had to have surgery right away, so I went ahead and waited […]

Thank you, Baylor Police!

In a time of danger — say, a fire breaks out, or a crime is committed — most of us will run away; that’s just human nature. Thankfully, we have first responders — such as Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) officers — who run to the scene, even into harm’s way, to help keep us safe. We […]

Baylor, Round Rock set to honor 90th anniversary of Immortal Ten’s passing

Sunday, January 22 will mark the 90th anniversary of the tragic accident outside Austin that took the lives of 10 Baylor students — the group we remember today as the Immortal Ten. For generations, their story has been passed down each year during Mass Meeting just before Homecoming, and in 2007, a memorial went up in […]

Want to Ace an Exam? Tell a Friend What You Learned

WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2017) — Students who are given information and tell someone about it immediately recall the details better and longer — a strategy which could be a plus come test time, says a Baylor University researcher.

Biblical Mosaics Discovered in Ancient Israeli Synagogue Will Be Topic of Lecture by Excavation Director Jan. 19

WACO, Texas (Jan. 12, 2017) — New discoveries of mosaics uncovered in an ancient synagogue in Israel’s Galilee region will be the topic of an upcoming slide-illustrated lecture by Jodi Magness, Ph.D., director of the excavations.

This Week at Baylor – Jan. 9-14, 2017

WACO, Texas (Jan. 9, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host notable events, including a lecture on the origin of evil.

Baylor Mourns the Passing of Texas Baptist Leader, Dean Emeritus of Truett Seminary Paul W. Powell

WACO, Texas (Dec. 29, 2016) — Baylor University is mourning the passing of Dr. Paul W. Powell, the Texas Baptist pastor and leader who served as dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary and former chair of Baylor University’s Board of Regents. Powell died Dec. 28 in Tyler at the age of 83.