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.

Baseball. Baseball Continues Big 12 Road Swing at Kansas this Weekend

Baylor baseball continues its nine-game road swing in Big 12 play with a three-game set at Kansas this weekend. Games are scheduled for 6 p.m. CT Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, all on ESPN3.

Track. Track & Field Readies For Red Raider Shootout

Baylor's track and field program will compete in its final regular season meet by traveling to the Red Raider Shootout hosted by Texas Tech Friday in Lubbock, Texas.

Softball. No. 13 SB Hosts Oklahoma State for Weekend Big 12 Series

WACO, Texas – The No. 13/15 Baylor Lady Bears (37-9, 9-3 Big 12) opens its final full home Big 12 series, facing RV/NR Oklahoma State (32-17, 11-1 Big 12) April 28-29 at Getterman Stadium.

Acrobatics & Tumbling. No. 2 A&T Advances in NCATA National Quarterfinals

No. 2 Baylor acrobatics & tumbling (7-1) took No. 7 Gannon University (3-5) on Thursday afternoon at Felix Event Center to advance to the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) national semifinals.

Harvard Business Review: If You Think Downsizing Might Save Your Company, Think Again

April 26, 2017
Patricia M. Norman, Ph.D., associate professor of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is among a team of researchers from Auburn, Baylor and the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, whose recent research on corporate downsizing found that the practice may actually increase the likelihood of bankruptcy. The study is published in the Journal of Business Research.

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Passion and Authenticity

April 23, 2017
VIDEO: AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden takes listeners to Oakland, California, to visit the Soulful Sons of Zion. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX44): National Drug Take Back Day is This Saturday

April 25, 2017
The Baylor Police Department is participating in National Drug Take Back Day by accepting unused or expired drugs in original bottles or plastic bags to send to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to be properly disposed of.

#BearsOfBaylor — “We have adopted two sons from foster care.”

“I graduated in ’07 – almost a decade ago! I was a studio art major. Now I’m living in Waco; I stay at home with my kiddos. My husband is a pastor here in Waco. We have been foster parents for the last four years, and we have adopted two sons from foster care. One […]

Three Baylor employees reach 50 years of service to the university

Thousands of Baylor alumni return to campus each year for Homecoming. From the day they’re born, future Bears are taught “That Good Old Baylor Line” and how to do a proper sic ’em. And those who decide to continue their careers at Baylor — regularly on the list of “Great Colleges to Work For” — tend to […]

Baylor Trumpets win nationals for fourth time in eight years

For the fourth time in eight years, Baylor Trumpets have won first place in the National Trumpet Competition! This year, it was the Trumpets’ “Green” ensemble that took first in the Large Ensemble Division. [Watch their title-winning performance below.] Out of the 157 trumpeters who applied to this national competition in Colorado, 14 members of the […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “Sometimes people, including myself, can’t always see the other person’s perspective.”

“I think Baylor is doing a good job of trying to include diversity and trying to be a better neighbor towards everyone, but it’s something that needs to be continually reinforced so that it continues to grow… I think on every college campus, there always are those divides because sometimes people, including myself, can’t always […]

Baylor Graduate Selected for Prestigious Fulbright ETA to Taiwan

WACO, Texas (April 25, 2017) – Recent Baylor University graduate Taylor Demons, who earned her B.A. in international studies in December 2016, has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Taiwan.

Baylor Model United Nations Team Honored at National Conference

WACO, Texas (April 25, 2017) – The Baylor Model United Nations (MUN) team received Outstanding Position Paper Awards in five of the seven committees in which they participated—the same number of position paper awards that the team received in the last three years combined—at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City, where thousands of students from more than 100 nations participated in a simulation of the U.N.

Graduate School Hosts Doctor of Physical Therapy Open House

WACO, Texas (April 24, 2017) – Baylor University’s Graduate School will host an open house for the new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Room 100 of Morrison Hall, 1410 S. Fifth St.

Alternating Skimpy Sleep with Sleep Marathons Hurts Attention, Creativity in Young Adults, Study Finds

WACO, Texas (April 24, 2017) — Skimping on sleep, followed by “catch-up” days with long snoozes, is tied to worse cognition — both in attention and creativity — in young adults, in particular those tackling major projects, Baylor University researchers have found.