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. WBB's Care Bear Drive Set for Friday

The Baylor women’s basketball team will have its 10th annual “Care Bear” drive on Friday, Dec. 4 when it hosts Northwestern State at 7 p.m.

Football. Coleman, Linwood Make Tyler Rose Award Semifinalist Cut

Baylor offensive stars Corey Coleman and Shock Linwood are two of 16 semifinalists for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, the award's selection committee announced Monday.

Football. No. 12 Football Faces Texas in Home Finale

Baylor hosts Texas in its regular season finale at 11 a.m. CT Saturday on ESPN.

Football. Meet the Press: Football Weekly Presser vs. Texas

Coach Art Briles met with the media Monday afternoon to discuss Baylor's upcoming game vs. Texas.

Health Central: Are You a Cellphone Snubber (Pphubber)?

Nov. 23, 2015
This column references a study from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business showing that partner phone snubbing – or “p-phubbing” – can damage relationships. Study co-authors are James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched and placed this story nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Baylor Students Use Technology Skills to Bolster Central Texas Ministries and Nonprofits

Nov. 24, 2015
This broadcast centers on Computing for Compassion, a student volunteer group formed within Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science. The group works with Central Texas ministries and nonprofits to help meet those organizations’ technology needs – to free up their time to focus more on ministry and less on logistics. Bill Booth, Ph.D., senior lecturer in computer science, and Victoria Chuba, senior computer science major, are featured. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story. He covers the School of Engineering and Computer Science.)

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Waco: Baylor Rivalry Relic Discovered 100 Years Later

Nov. 26, 2015
The Baylor-TCU football rivalry dates back to 1899, and as the two teams prepared to play another game in the longstanding and competitive rivalry, KWTX-TV reporter Ethan Hutchins found a piece of Baylor-TCU lore in Baylor’s Texas Collection that hasn't seen the light of day for decades. Interviewed for the story on “Bruin the Bear” are Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and University Archivist Amanda Norman. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, helped arrange the interviews.)

HGTV’s ‘Fixer Upper,’ starring two Baylor alums, launches season three tonight

The year was 2001. Chip Gaines, BBA 98, had a truck that needed a brake inspection; Joanna Stevens, BA ’01, needed to put in some hours at her father’s tire shop. A “Hey, you’re the girl from the commercials!” got things started, and two years later, they were married. Fast-forward almost 15 years, and the […]

On #GivingTuesday, remember your alma mater

So we all gave thanks on Thursday — and then immediately our nation’s attention turned to shopping and deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. To help us refocus, in recent years many across the country have followed up by celebrating #GivingTuesday — a day to support worthy causes with a financial gift. Throughout the day Tuesday, you’ll likely see […]

Baylor’s Truett Seminary celebrates its 25th year

It seems only natural now that Baylor University would have a diverse and service-minded seminary that educates future ministers to impact the world around them. But, for almost a century, the dream of a Baylor seminary was just that — a dream. Thankfully, that all changed 25 years ago, as the vision for a Baylor seminary took […]

Make a difference this Christmas; give the gift of Baylor

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. ~ 1 Peter 4:10 As I see it, there are two ways a Baylor fan can go this year when it comes to Christmas presents (whether you’re working on your wish list, or […]

Changing Labor Laws May Weaken Public Employees’ Clout — including in the Presidential Election, Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2015) — Changed labor laws — with some states curtailing collective bargaining rights — may lessen political participation by teachers and other public employees, traditionally cornerstones in the election of Democrats, a Baylor University study has found.

Gaps in Advertising and Public Relations Education Are Due to New Roles in Social Media, Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2015) – Blurred boundaries between advertising and public relations professions due to new roles in social media raise the question of whether educators can adequately prepare their students for a career in those growing fields, according to a Baylor study.

IMPORTANT: Parking, drop-off information for December 5 SAT/LSAT test takers

Road closures in and around campus on December 5 due to the Texas vs. Baylor football game will require alternate routes for SAT and LSAT test takers arriving to campus to take their tests.

Baylor Announces Holiday Hours for Thanksgiving Break

WACO, Texas (Nov. 24, 2015) – Happy Thanksgiving, Baylor Bears! For the upcoming holiday, Baylor will observe special hours for campus libraries, residence halls and dining. Baylor will not hold classes and all administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 29.