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. Football Single-Game Tickets on Sale

Single-game tickets for four games of the 2017 Baylor football season are now available to the general public through the Baylor Athletics Department Ticket Office.

Football. Kickoff Time for Football's Season Opener Announced

The Matt Rhule era with Baylor Football will begin in front of a nationally-televised audience when the Bears open the 2017 season at 6 p.m. CT on FS2 against Liberty at McLane Stadium.

W. Basketball. WBB Announces Nonconference Schedule

The seven-time defending Big 12 regular season champion Baylor women's basketball program announced its nonconference schedule on Wednesday afternoon. The Lady bears will host eight home games inside the Ferrell Center, including two exhibition games and a marquee matchup against Kentucky for the annual Big 12/SEC Challenge.

Football. Rhule, Bears Complete Big 12 Football Media Day

Because of attrition in the offensive line, first-year Baylor head coach Matt Rhule has two converted tight ends and three true freshmen listed in the updated two-deep that was released Tuesday at Big 12 Media Days.

KCEN-TV Ch. 6 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): Middle school students in Waco march against childhood hunger

July 19, 2017
VIDEO: Fifty rising sixth grade students, engaged in the Freedom School this summer at Waco's Cesar Chavez Middle School, marched and rallied in downtown Waco Wednesday afternoon -- in an effort to raise awareness for childhood hunger. The Freedom School project is a national seven-week summer literacy enrichment program founded by the Children's Defense Fund and sponsored in Waco by Baylor's School of Education. Lakia M. Scott, Ph.D., assistant professor of curriculum & instruction in the Baylor School of Education, serves as the executive director of Baylor's Freedom School.

KXAN-TV (Austin/NBC): Cup of Joe with Greg Garrett

July 14, 2017
VIDEO: Interview with Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English and author of the new book “Living with the Living Dead: The Wisdom of the Zombie Apocalypse,” about why zombies are so popular in society during times of upheaval, from 1968 — a time of assassinations and the Vietnam War — to post-9/11. Zombies are a “useful symbol,” Garrett said, standing in for “everything that scares us to death,” from terrorists to politicians.

Lake Cities Sun: Corinth city manager receives lifetime achievement award

July 18, 2017
Corinth City Manager Bob Hart, B.S. (Recreation and Physical Education) ’75, was honored with the Texas City Management Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award this year. The award is given to a city manager who has significantly contributed to local government for more than 20 years.

Lawyers Weekly: Do we have a leadership crisis in law?

July 20, 2017
The article cites a 2011 study by Wade Rowatt, Ph.D., professor of psychology, which found that better job performance is linked to people who are more honest and humble.

Baylor prof helping launch Christian school for deaf students from across Texas

Dr. Lewis Lummer, a senior lecturer of deaf education and American Sign Language at Baylor, understands well the challenges that deaf students face — because he has lived it. Having himself overcome educational barriers due to being deaf, his desire to help others do the same has helped lead to a unique school for the deaf opening […]

Meet Baylor’s new class of Regents

As Baylor’s Board of Regents holds its regular summer meeting this week, seven new Regents are taking their seats at the table for the first time: two serving at-large, one elected by alumni, one from the “B” Association, two student Regents, and one faculty member. Each of the seven is new to the job, but certainly not new to the […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “College band is great because you get to play music that you love…”

“I’m in the marching band… We spend so much time together, we went on so many trips together, we had so many great memories that it was a very nice community to be a part of just, because we had all of these great experiences together. We bonded over that. We just got closer. With […]

Remembering Dr. Pennington & Dr. Hanks as they retire

The end of the spring semester brought with it the retirement of two of Baylor’s best. Two of the university’s Master Teachers, Dr. David Pennington (chemistry) and Dr. Tom Hanks (English) have taught their last classes after a combined 90 years at Baylor. When the news spread on social media earlier this month, Baylor alumni responded en masse with […]

Ten Baylor University Faculty Members Selected for 2017-18 Baylor Fellows

WACO, Texas (July 20, 2017) — Ten faculty members have been selected to serve as 2017-18 Baylor Fellows because of their excellence in teaching and desire to transform student thinking through innovation.

Baylor University Named a ‘2017 Great College to Work For’ by The Chronicle of Higher Education

WACO, Texas (July 19, 2017) – For the seventh consecutive year, Baylor University has been named a “Great College to Work For,” according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.

Baylor University's School of Education to Host Summer Literacy Institutue

WACO, Texas (July 17, 2017) – Baylor University’s School of Education is hosting 250 teachers for a three-day Summer Literacy Institute at the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation on July 17-19.

New National Research from Baylor Religion Survey about Values, Mental Health and Technology Will Be Presented to the Religion Newswriters Association Sept. 7-9

WACO, Texas (July 12, 2017) — The fifth wave of the Baylor Religion Survey — “American Values, Mental Health, and Using Technology in the Age of Trump” — will be presented by Baylor sociologists at the Religion Newswriters Association annual conference Sept. 7-9 in Nashville, Tenn.