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.

Football. Russell, Blanchard Card Big 12 Player of the Week Honors

Baylor football had a pair of players recognized by the Big 12 Conference as QB Seth Russell was named Offensive Player of the Week and NB Travon Blanchard was tabbed as the Defensive Player of the Week, conference officials announced Monday.

M. Golf. Men's Golf Takes Second at Maui Jim Intercollegiate

Baylor men's golf took second place at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate after shooting 13-under-par 271 in Sunday's final round at Mirabel Golf Club. The Bears finished the tournament at 36-under 816, carding the second-best 54-hole team score in program history to finish five strokes behind tournament champion LSU (-41).

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Dominates in Sweep over No. 23 Kansas State

Baylor volleyball (13-4, 1-0 Big 12) pulled out its first win over a ranked opponent under head coach Ryan McGuyre, downing No. 23 Kansas State (12-3, 0-1 Big 12), 25-23, 25-22, 25-19, on Sunday afternoon in the Ferrell Center.

W. Soccer. Soccer Earns 2-1 Overtime Win at Oklahoma State

Baylor soccer earned a 2-1 overtime win at Oklahoma State on Sunday afternoon at Cowgirl Soccer Complex.

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.

From Baylor to the NFL to Harvard — and now to Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Mark Adickes’ career has taken him from the o-line to the O.R. (operating room), and now the 1984 Baylor business graduate — whose resume also includes both a Super Bowl ring and a Harvard medical degree — has found a fitting new home. Last month, he joined Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) as chief of the […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I really, really love science.”

“I really, really love science. I’m that kind of geeky person that looks into the microscope and is like, ‘This is in your body!’ sort of thing. I’m just so impressed, and I think it’s so beautiful and it’s so amazing that it’s in us. “The great thing about being pre-med is that we don’t […]

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, […]

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).