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. Secondary Passes First Test of 2016

This time, Baylor’s secondary was up to the challenge, holding Washington, who FOX Sports considered the nation’s eighth-best receiver entering the season, to 89 yards on six catches with no touchdowns en route to a 35-24 victory over the Cowboys at McLane Stadium.

M. Basketball. Hall of Fame Profile: Aundre Branch

Looking around the NBA, other than Golden State’s Steph Curry, Aundre Branch sees a serious dearth of pure shooters.

Football. No. 13 Football Hits Road to Face Iowa State in Ames

In its first Big 12 road game of 2016, Baylor travels to Iowa State Saturday at 11 a.m. on FS1.

Football. Meet the Press: Football Weekly Presser vs. Iowa State

Head Coach Jim Grobe and select players met with the media Monday afternoon to discuss the Bears' upcoming game at Iowa State. Is it more important to grow up happy or wealthy?

Sept. 26, 2016
Article about research by Matthew A. Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, that found that while growing up in a home with a high socio-economic status can benefit a child’s physical health even decades later, if there isn’t a healthy bond and relationship in that home, the benefits of status may not matter. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)

Baptist News Global: Latino funerals often foster Baptist and Catholic cooperation

Sept. 26, 2016
Article about research on the bereavement practices of Catholic Latino communities by Candi Cann, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core in the Honors College. Cann hopes the research will help expand training programs in the funeral service industry about Latino grieving and funeral practices. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers Baylor Interdisciplinary Core research and faculty.)

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Volunteers work to beautify parts of Lake Waco

Sept. 24, 2016
VIDEO: Volunteers from groups, including Baylor’s Sustainability Student Advisory Board, took part in a cleanup and beautification project at Airport Park at Lake Waco on Saturday. "Being able to volunteer at a park and then being able to see your work in progress and go visit that and bring friends and family to it is something special," Baylor senior Mark McComb said.

Prevent Disease: Do Thinner Friends Help You Lose Weight?

Aug. 18, 2016
Research by Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, found that people trying to shed pounds, but who regularly spend time with heavier people, may feel more comfortable with those individuals but are more likely to lose weight if they include thinner people in their social lives. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)

#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 […]

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 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, […]

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 […]

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).