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. Men's & Women's Basketball Holds Select-A-Seat Event

The 2015-16 basketball season is around the corner and Baylor Athletics invites fans to come watch practice and "Select your Seats" at the Ferrell Center on Friday, October 16th from 1:00-7:00 p.m.

Track. Track & Field Releases 2016 Meet Schedule

Baylor track and field head coach Todd Harbour announced his squad’s 2016 schedule Friday, which features six indoor meets and a total of 11 outdoor competitions.

Softball. Softball Set for Scrimmage Doubleheader with Northwestern State

The Baylor softball team rolls into the final stretch of its fall ball schedule, competing in a pair of scrimmages with familiar foe Northwestern State in a doubleheader starting at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Getterman Stadium.

Joint Statement From Baylor and TCU Athletic Directors

Due to recent acts of vandalism, Baylor and TCU have issued joint statements.

D Healthcare Daily (Dallas/Ft. Worth): Conversation With: Baylor S&W’s New Board Chair Talks Goals, Expectations, Population Health

Oct. 9, 2015
In the first of this two-part Q&A series, distinguished Baylor alumnus and former Regent Jim L. Turner, B.B.A. (Marketing) ’69, the new chairman of the Baylor Scott & White Holdings board of trustees, discusses his initial decision to serve on the board, his role as chairman and “what comes next for the state’s largest nonprofit health system.”

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Smartphones hurt your relationships and your health

Oct. 8, 2015
“Technology, for all its many virtues, may be ruining your life,” writes columnist Cynthia M. Allen in this piece for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which references a new study from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Research by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, shows that cellphones are damaging romantic relationships and leading to higher levels of depression. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, is pitching this new research nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Fox News: Healthy Living: The best vitamins to fix your 14 worst vices

Oct. 9, 2015
Women 31 to 50 should aim for 1,000 milligrams of calcium a day, while those ages 51 to 70 need a little more (1,200). Besides being a good source of calcium, dairy products are also rich in riboflavin, as are lean meat and almonds, says Janelle Walter, Ph.D., a nutritionist in Baylor’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Walter as a source to Prevention magazine. She covers family and consumer sciences.)

KWTX-TV: Hunger and Poverty Summit at Baylor

Oct. 8, 2015
VIDEO: The Together at the Table: Hunger & Poverty Summit, co-hosted by Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative (THI), USDA Southwest Regional Office, Alliance to End Hunger and Feeding Texas, took place Oct. 7-9 on Baylor’s campus. The annual Summit, now in its fourth year, brings together leaders and practitioners from across the country to share their knowledge and expertise on addressing poverty, with a specific emphasis on food insecurity. Jeremy Everett, THI director, was interviewed for this story. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story. She covers the Texas Hunger Initiative.)

Why return for #BaylorHomecoming?

Two weeks from today, #BaylorHomecoming 2015 will be in full swing. Some of you reading this no doubt finalized your plans to return months ago, but perhaps a few of you are still on the fence, wondering, “Is it really worth the hassle to make the trip?” I can promise you that it will be worth […]

Baylor alum a key to Texas Rangers’ postseason success

If the Texas Rangers have the lead this afternoon in their first game of the 2015 postseason — or in any game the rest of the year, for that matter — you can bet that they’ll have a Baylor Bear on the mound in the 9th inning to close out the game. The Rangers won the American League […]

Even ‘Saturday Night Live’ has covered this Baylor research

No matter how you get your news, chances are good you’ve seen a story lately on “phubbing” — short for “phone snubbing,” the act of using or being distracted by your cell phone while in the company of your spouse or significant other. The phenomenon and its effects have been discussed everywhere from the Today Show to TIME magazine. What you […]

Yet another Bear to lead Baylor Scott and White as board chair

Look closely, and you’ll find Baylor’s influence throughout the state of Texas’ largest non-profit health system. It starts with the system’s name: Baylor Scott & White Health. And since 2000, the system and its predecessor have been led by president and CEO Joel Allison, a 1970 Baylor graduate. Now this month, there’s a change at the top, […]

Halliburton Partners with Baylor to Increase College Retention and Graduation Rates among Engineering and Computer Science Majors

WACO, Texas (Oct. 9, 2015) – Baylor University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) has received a grant from Halliburton to support the development of a pilot program, the Learning Resource Center, that aims to increase retention and graduation rates among undergraduate engineering and computer science students.

Rabbi and Historian Will Address Baylor Students about ‘The Church and the Jews’

WACO, Texas (Oct. 9, 2015) –Baylor University’s Honors College will host Rabbi David Dalin, professor of history and politics at Ave Maria University, for “The Church and the Jews” at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in Memorial Drawing Room.

Baylor Opera Theater Will Perform Famous Opera Scenes

WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2015) – The Baylor Opera Theater will present a montage of famous opera excepts entitled “Yes, We Will Make a Scene!” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 in Roxy Grove Hall at the Baylor University School of Music.

Famed Mezzo-Soprano Jamie Barton Will Perform as Part of Baylor School of Music’s Distinguished Artist Series

WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2015) – Baylor University’s School of Music will welcome mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton for its Distinguished Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in Roxy Grove Hall.