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. Lady Bears Sweep Big 12 Weekly Awards

For the third time this season, Baylor women’s basketball swept Big 12 weekly awards on Monday, Feb. 27. Sophomore Kalani Brown was selected Big 12 Player of the Week for the third time this season and freshman Lauren Cox earned her fourth Freshman of the Week accolade.

W. Basketball. No. 4/3 WBB Wraps Regular Season at No. 16/16 Oklahoma

The No. 4/3 Baylor Lady Bears conclude regular season action at No. 16/16 Oklahoma on Monday, Feb. 26, 2017. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. (CT) in Norman, Okla.

M. Tennis. Men’s Tennis Welcomes UCF For Monday Match

Baylor’s 11th-ranked men’s tennis team closes out a three-match home stand by hosting No. 48 UCF Monday at 3 p.m. at the Hurd Tennis Center.

M. Golf. No. 11 Men’s Golf in Fourth Place at Querencia

Baylor men’s golf is tied for fourth place after shooting 3-under-par 281 in Sunday’s first round at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate at Los Cabos Querencia Country Club.

Baylor Lariat: Baylor Campus Kitchen competes for hunger relief

Feb. 23, 2017
For the first time, the Campus Kitchen at Baylor University competed in “Raise the Dough,” an annual online fundraiser for the Campus Kitchens Project. Funds raised will help fund seeds and mulch for the Baylor community garden, cooking supplies and potentially a garden shed.

Baylor Lariat: NAACP hosts The Black Art Experience

Feb. 23, 2017
The Baylor NAACP will host The Black Art Experience at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in Barfield Drawing Room, featuring poets, singers, rappers, musicians, painters and vendors. “My number one goal is that the artists featured feel empowered to continue pursuing their artistic passions. This event is all about the artists. It’s their showcase; I’m just here to create a space in which they feel comfortable to do so,” said Tori Hasty, a junior from Washington, D.C., and NAACP vice president.

BBC World Service “Outlook”: On a mission to save gospel music

Feb. 23, 2017
AUDIO: Robert Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, speaks about his dedication to preserving gospel music through Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project. Over the years he's collected 8,000 songs, digitized them and made them available to the public. “Outlook,” a program produced by the BBC World Service, features true life stories from around the world.

Games for Change: Promoting Civics Education Through Serious Games

Feb. 23, 2017
This article cites the research of Brooke Blevins, Ph.D., and Karon LeCompte, Ph.D., both assistant professors of curriculum and instruction in Baylor’s School of Education. Blevins and LeCompte studied the effectiveness of iCivics, a free online website founded by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, and recommend it as a tool for teaching civics to primary and middle school students.

Scenes from Sing 2017

Congratulations to the winners of #BaylorSing 2017 — Kappa Omega Tau, for their act “Bein’ Green”! Phi Kappa Chi (“Fool’s Gold”) and Chi Omega (“Ice Ice Baby”) took home second- and third-place honors, respectively. The three prize-winning acts will be joined at this fall’s Pigskin Revue by Alpha Chi Omega & Pi Kappa Phi, Delta Delta Delta, Kappa […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I really truly wanted to be able to offer the same sense of community I got…”

[For Community Leader Appreciation Week, we’re sharing thoughts from CLs across campus all week; today, a University Parks CL.] “I’m a first-gen college student, so my parents didn’t go to college either, and I’m the oldest, so I really didn’t know what to expect at all. Then one of my professors, Dr. LeCompte, really gave me […]

Meet Baylor’s first professor — a 30-year-old Episcopalian from Connecticut

On Jan. 12, 1846, the original Baylor University Trustees met for the second time, just six months after Republic of Texas President Anson Jones had signed the university’s charter. The Trustees had already chosen Baylor’s first president, Henry Lee Graves; their next task was to determine who would have the honor of being the university’s first teacher. […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “The tests seem to all pile up in the same week.”

“I’m from Kansas City… It is so nice here today! It’s like, 65 degrees but it doesn’t feel like it. It feels like 80. It’s a lot warmer [in Waco compared to Kansas City]. I don’t know how warm it is there today — 45 or 50 degrees, so I’m not used to this, it […]

Millennials in PR Feel Unprepared to Offer Companies Advice on Moral Dilemmas at Work, Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2017) — Millennials who are pursuing careers in public relations do not feel prepared to offer advice on ethics to their companies — and in fact, they do not expect to face ethical dilemmas at work, according to a Baylor University study.

Progress Proceeds to Interviews with Presidential Candidates

WACO, Texas (Feb. 24, 2017) – In a report to the Baylor University Board of Regents on Feb. 17, Presidential Search Committee Chair Bob Brewton, B.B.A. ’74, of Houston, shared progress by the 12-member committee toward the recommendation of the University’s 15th president. The Committee hopes to complete its work and join the University in announcing a new president by the end of the spring semester.

This Week at Baylor – Feb. 26-Mar. 3, 2017

WACO, Texas (Feb. 24, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, events and concerts, including the African Student Association Fashion Show and a black gospel music celebration in honor of Black History Month.

School of Education Associate Professor Doug Rogers Elected President of National Association

WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2017) — Doug Rogers, Ed.D., associate professor in the Baylor School of Education, will be inducted as the president of the National Association of Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) on March 10, 2017, at the organization’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. Elected by a vote of all members, Rogers has served as president-elect since last year.