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.

Softball. Softball Hosts McNeese State for Season Opener Series

Baylor softball starts off its 2016 season with a three game series against the McNeese State Cowgirls (1-0), beginning Friday, Feb. 12, at Getterman Stadium.

W. Volleyball. VB Brings High Expectations into Spring Schedule

After narrowly missing out on an NCAA berth in 2015, head coach Ryan McGuyre, preparing for his second season at the helm of the Baylor volleyball team, enters the 2016 spring season with a team that has a year of experience in his up-tempo, high-flying offense.

Football. Football Has Six Invited to 2016 NFL Scouting Combine

A program record-tying six Baylor Football players have been invited to work out for coaches and front office personnel at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine Feb. 23-29 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the NFL announced Thursday.

Track. Track & Field Travels to Tyson Invitational, Husky Classic

In its fourth weekend of competition, the majority of Baylor's track and field team will be in action at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., while five other women's athletes will travel to the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash., Friday and Saturday.

KLTV-TV: Zonesty Announces the Addition of New Chief Technology Officer Michael Dean

Feb. 9, 2016
Michael Dean, M.B.A. '94 (Information Systems Management), has been named the chief technology officer of Zonesty.com, a Houston-based company that helps small and midsize businesses in Texas compare companies to contract with for electricity. Dean will be responsible for leading the advancement of Zonesty’s website and enhancing the residential electricity shopping platform.

My Web Memo: Companies must adapt internal communication as demographics change, study finds

Feb. 9, 2016
As baby boomers retire and an increasing number of millennials enter the workforce, internal communicators must adapt to accommodate the shift of generations, the rise of internal social media and the development of metrics to determine employee engagement, according to a study by Marlene S. Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers faculty and research in the journalism, public relations and new media department.)

The Baylor Lariat: Professor’s cancer-detecting app helps save lives in Germany

Feb. 10, 2016
Bryan Shaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry along with Greg Hamerly, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, developed CRADLE, an app that helps detect rare eye cancer in children. Since then, it has been downloaded more than 40,000 times, with great success in Germany, and has helped parents discover eye problems early on, which means issues can be treated without chemotherapy or radiation. (Tonya B. Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, assisted with this interview and has pitched Bryan Shaw’s work nationally since November 2013.)

The Gospel Coalition: The Pleasures and Perils of the Online Life

Feb. 3, 2016
Article about the dangers of social media quotes Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Baylor University, following his decision to unplug from most social media indefinitely. “I spent about seven years reading replies to my tweets, and more than a decade reading comments on my blog posts,” Jacobs said. “I have considered the costs and benefits, and I have firmly decided that I’m not going to be held hostage to that stuff anymore.” The article addresses how to “use social media Christianly” by holding our smartphones and social media accounts with a loose grip.

Baylor prof researches how algae can clean water — and generate the power to do so

When most people look at algae, they see an icky, slippery green patch — something that is either an inconvenience or easily ignored. But when Dr. Scott James sees algae, he envisions the future — a future where cities save energy and money as they harness the power of algae to provide clean water. James, […]

Baylor softball opens 2016 ranked 16th nationally

Friday will mark the fifth straight Opening Day in which Baylor softball has ranked among the nation’s top 25. This year’s squad opens the season at No. 16 in the polls, pegged by league coaches to finish second in the Big 12. In a sport that demands excellent pitching to be successful, the Lady Bears feature one of […]

Baylor grad named president of influential Christian publisher

A Baylor alum who started in the stockroom of a growing company in the 1980s is now the president and COO of that same company — which just so happens to be the largest private publisher of Christian books in the world. Last month, Jeff Johnson, BS ’85, was named president and chief operating officer of […]

More BaylorProud artists & bands who have made names for themselves

Last summer, we compiled this list of 14 BaylorProud artists you should be listening to — singers and bands who have made names for themselves in recent years, and who, just like you, are Baylor Bears. Since then, you’ve brought to our attention eight more names that to check out. Here’s a quick rundown, starting with our updated Spotify playlist: Two former Uproar […]

Armstrong Browning Library Will Host ‘Broadway at the Movies,’ Its Eighth Annual Valentine’s Day Extravaganza

WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2016) – Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library will present “Broadway at the Movies,” its Eighth Annual Valentine’s Day Extravaganza at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in Armstrong Browning Library.

Author Discusses Entrepreneurs as Leaders in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters

WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2016) – Virgil Storr, Ph.D., senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center, will give a lecture on his most recent book, "Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster: Lessons in Local Entrepreneurship," from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Room 240 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.

Baylor Center for Christian Music Studies Presents Annual Sacred Harp Sing Event

WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2016) – The Baylor University Center for Christian Music Studies will host Sacred Harp Sing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Great Hall of George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Baylor Law School To Host Annual People’s Law School Feb. 13

WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2016) – Baylor Law School presents its 11th annual People’s Law School, a free half-day curriculum of courses designed to educate the public about their legal rights and to make the law user-friendly.