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. Volleyball. VB Holds Successful Green & Gold Scrimmage

Baylor volleyball played its annual Green & Gold Scrimmage on Tuesday evening at the Ferrell Center, giving fans a preview of the 2016 team, set to open its 2016 season on Friday with the Hampton Inn North Baylor Invitational.

Football. McLane Stadium Honored For Safety, Security

Baylor’s McLane Stadium was recently honored with the Facility of Merit for Safety and Security Award by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

Football. Football Places Five On Senior Bowl Watch List

Five Baylor football players, Kyle Fuller, Shock Linwood, Ryan Reid, Seth Russell and Orion Stewart, were named to the watch list for the 2017 Senior Bowl, bowl officials announced Tuesday.

W. Volleyball. VB Hosts Annual Green & Gold Scrimmage

Baylor volleyball will have a final preseason tune-up, hosting its annual Green & Gold Scrimmage on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Ferrell Center.

Baptist News Global: Despite size, Nagasaki Cross inspires reflection on Christian unity, breaking barriers

Aug. 18, 2016
Baylor is hosting the Nagasaki Cross, forged from debris found in the wreckage of a middle school 1,500 feet from where an American plutonium bomb detonated on Aug. 9, 1945. Quoted are Kathy Hillman, associate professor and director of Baptist collections and library advancement for Baylor Libraries, and Baylor interim President David Garland. “It’s a striking reminder of how the (Christian) cross arises out of total desolation,” Garland said.

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): The "As You Wish" Movie under the Stars, benefiting the Allison Dickson Baylor Law Scholarship

Aug. 11, 2016
VIDEO: Interview with Allison Dickson, J.D. ’07, who was diagnosed with a rare form of muscular dystrophy when she was 15 months old but has not let that stop her from pursuing her dreams. She graduated from Baylor Law School at the top of her class and is raising money to endow the Allison Dickson Baylor Law Scholarship so others can receive the same education she did.

Medical News Today: Healthy people more at ease socializing with stocky folks, but it can hinder weight loss

Aug. 17, 2016
Research by Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, found that people trying to shed pounds, but who regularly spend time with heavier people, may feel more comfortable with those individuals but are more likely to lose weight if they include thinner people in their social lives. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research to national media. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Missions Line Camp student: ‘It’s not about whether they know who to thank’

While most Baylor Line Camp participants took part in a camp on the Baylor campus, two special Line Camps took place far from Waco. One of those took incoming freshmen to Guatemala, where they not only got to know Baylor and one another, but served local children through an organization known as Orphan’s Heart. Garrett Burton, a freshman biology […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “There are a lot of hidden treasures around here.”

“I’ve lived in Waco my whole life, and [coming to Baylor] has been something I’ve been looking forward to… Waco is a great town. It’s easy to get involved, and it’s a great community. Explore as much as you can. It’s really easy to get rides, everyone is really friendly, so if someone has a […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’m excited to meet everybody.”

“The summer really helped with the transition from high school friends to meeting new college friends. I was here for Line Camp. … It was great. I don’t even know how to describe it — you just have to be there.” “I guess I’m just more nervous about classes, how it differs from high school. […]

Move2BU crew welcomes Baylor’s Class of 2020

The smartest (and second-largest) class in Baylor history has moved into its new home — but the Class of 2020 (and their families) didn’t have to do it alone. Almost 3,400 Baylor students, professors and staff members — the most ever — were out in the rain Wednesday and Thursday, swarming upon car after car as […]

Musical Tastes Are Cultural in Origin, Not ‘Hard-wired’ in the Brain, Study Suggests

WACO, Texas (Aug. 23, 2016) — Scientists previously thought musical preferences are “hard-wired” in the brain, but a new study of a remote Amazonian farming and foraging community suggests that musical tastes are cultural in origin. One of the study’s authors, published in the journal Nature, is Alan Schultz, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.

This Week at Baylor - Aug. 22

WACO, Texas (August 23, 2016) — This week, Baylor will be hosting several notable speakers, actors and theatre professionals through multiple events. Baylor Student Activities is also reinitiating its Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome beginning next week.

Sub-Saharan Africans Satisfied with Their Sex Lives, with 18 Percent Rating Them a Perfect 10, Baylor Researcher Finds

WACO, Texas (Aug. 22, 2016) — People in Africa’s Sub-Sahara region, a relatively undeveloped area, are generally satisfied with their sex lives, with the most common rating — reported by 18 percent of respondents — being a perfect “10,” according to Baylor University research presented Monday at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).

Baylor University and Ken Starr Issue Joint Statement Regarding Their Employment Relationship

WACO, Texas (Aug. 19, 2016) – Effective today, Judge Ken Starr will be leaving his faculty status and tenure at Baylor University’s Law School.