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.

Softball. Softball Lifted by Friudenberg's Walk-off in Season Opener

No. 16 Baylor softball (1-0) kicked off the 2016 season with a bang, lifted by Shelby Friudenberg's walk-off home run in the seventh to knock off McNeese State (0-2), 5-4.

Track. Track & Field Opens Tyson Invitational, Husky Classic

Baylor's track and field team opened the Tyson Invitational with six top-10 finishes Friday at the Randal Tyson Track Center. Baylor's track and field team opened the Tyson Invitational with six top-10 finishes Friday at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

Acrobatics & Tumbling. A&T Opens Up Season At Quinnipiac

The reigning national champion Baylor Acrobatics & Tumbling will start off the 2016 National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) season on the road against the Quinnipiac Bobcats on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 12 p.m. CT in Hamden, Conn.

M. Basketball. No. 21/19 MBB Hosts Texas Tech

No. 21/19 Baylor Basketball hosts Texas Tech for Military Appreciation Night on Saturday at the Ferrell Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT on ESPNU and WatchESPN.

Charlotte Observer (North Carolina): Don't use this word in your resume

Feb. 2, 2016
This business column by the Kansas City Star’s Diane Stafford features Anne Grinols, assistant dean for faculty development and college initiatives in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who advises job-seekers to avoid adding “multitasking” to their resumes. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story idea nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

KWBU (NPR affiliate): Smartphone Addiction Can Be Detrimental to Relationships

Feb. 11, 2016
AUDIO INCLUDED: This story features James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Roberts, who is known internationally for his research on cellphone addiction, discusses the negative impacts of the technology on relationships and shares tips on how people can cut down on cellphone use. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, has pitched Roberts’ research nationally. He covers the Hankamer School of Business.)

Make Use Of: 5 Ways Technology Might Be Feeding Your Depression

Feb. 4, 2016
This article cites a study by Baylor University researchers who found that cellphones can impact the quality of relationships. Being "phone snubbed" by a partner can lead to lower levels of relationship and life satisfaction and can even cause higher levels of depression. The study, co-authored by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, faculty in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, was published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior. (Eric Eckert, specialist with Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally in September 2015. He covers research and faculty in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.)

Baylor prof researches how algae can clean water — and generate the power to do so

When most people look at algae, they see an icky, slippery green patch — something that is either an inconvenience or easily ignored. But when Dr. Scott James sees algae, he envisions the future — a future where cities save energy and money as they harness the power of algae to provide clean water. James, […]

Baylor softball opens 2016 ranked 16th nationally

Friday will mark the fifth straight Opening Day in which Baylor softball has ranked among the nation’s top 25. This year’s squad opens the season at No. 16 in the polls, pegged by league coaches to finish second in the Big 12. In a sport that demands excellent pitching to be successful, the Lady Bears feature one of […]

Baylor grad named president of influential Christian publisher

A Baylor alum who started in the stockroom of a growing company in the 1980s is now the president and COO of that same company — which just so happens to be the largest private publisher of Christian books in the world. Last month, Jeff Johnson, BS ’85, was named president and chief operating officer of […]

More BaylorProud artists & bands who have made names for themselves

Last summer, we compiled this list of 14 BaylorProud artists you should be listening to — singers and bands who have made names for themselves in recent years, and who, just like you, are Baylor Bears. Since then, you’ve brought to our attention eight more names that to check out. Here’s a quick rundown, starting with our updated Spotify playlist: Two former Uproar […]

Prize-winning Author and Vietnam Vet Tim O’Brien Will Lecture at Baylor Feb. 18 and 19

WACO, Texas (Feb. 12, 2016) — Novelist Tim O’Brien, a Vietnam veteran who has written extensively about the war and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, will do a reading and speak about the process of writing his most celebrated novel, “The Things They Carried,” at Baylor on Feb. 18 and 19.

Armstrong Browning Library Will Host ‘Broadway at the Movies,’ Its Eighth Annual Valentine’s Day Extravaganza

WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2016) – Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library will present “Broadway at the Movies,” its Eighth Annual Valentine’s Day Extravaganza at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in Armstrong Browning Library.

Author Discusses Entrepreneurs as Leaders in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters

WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2016) – Virgil Storr, Ph.D., senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center, will give a lecture on his most recent book, "Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster: Lessons in Local Entrepreneurship," from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Room 240 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.

Baylor Center for Christian Music Studies Presents Annual Sacred Harp Sing Event

WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2016) – The Baylor University Center for Christian Music Studies will host Sacred Harp Sing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Great Hall of George W. Truett Theological Seminary.