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. Equestrian. EQ Hosts 2017 Big 12 EQ Championship

Baylor equestrian (10-4, 3-1 Big 12) is prepped and ready to host the 2017 Big 12 Equestrian Championship, running March 24-25 at the Willis Family Equestrian Center.

W. Basketball. No. 1 Seed Lady Bears Meet Louisville in Sweet 16

Fifth-ranked and top-seeded Baylor (32-3, 17-1 Big 12) will meet 13th-ranked and fourth-seeded Louisville (29-7, 12-4 ACC) in the Sweet Sixteen for the second time all-time on Friday, March 24, inside Chesapeake Energy Arena.

W. Tennis. No. 15 WT Sweeps No. 20 Texas A&M

The No. 15 Baylor women’s tennis team (13-4) secured a 4-0 victory over Texas A&M (10-8) at Hurd Tennis Center on Wednesday night. The win, which ended an eight-game losing streak to the Aggies, keeps the Lady Bears undefeated at home, 10-0, on the season.

Baseball. No. 14/22 Baseball Defeats Dallas Baptist 8-6

No. 14/22 Baylor baseball posted an 8-6 win over Dallas Baptist on Tuesday evening at Baylor Ballpark. The Bears (17-4) used great defense and good hitting to take down the Patriots (13-7) on a second straight Tuesday.

Biz Bahrain: Strategic Entrepreneurship

March 22, 2017
In this article, Peter Klein, Ph.D., professor of entrepreneurship in the Hankamer School of Business and research fellow at the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise, answers questions about his work on economic theory, his tips for budding entrepreneurs and his thoughts on the economy of Bahrain.

CNN: Scientology: What exactly is it?

March 22, 2017
This article on Scientology features J. Gordon Melton, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of American Religious History in the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). Melton writes about Scientology on Patheos, a nondenominational religious website.

Forbes: How I learned to stop worrying and love the machine

March 23, 2017
This story cites a study by Baylor sociologist Paul McClure, which found that people who are fearful of robots, artificial intelligence and technology that they don’t understand are more likely to fear losing their jobs. In the study of more than 1,500 participants, a third fit the definition of “technophobe.” “This is a real concern among a substantial portion of the American population,” McClure said. “They are not simply a subgroup of generally fearful people.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

KGO-AM Morning News (San Francisco): If robots scare you, it could hurt your health

March 23, 2017
AUDIO: People who are afraid of robots are three times more likely to fear losing their jobs to technology and not having enough money in the future, according to a study by Baylor sociologist Paul McClure. Those who feel most threatened are women, non-whites and the less education — and while the fear may be irrational, it is real, McClure said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director for Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Why are green and gold Baylor’s official school colors?

In the spring of 1897, Baylor officials tasked a committee of students with selecting the right school colors. If you know anything about Baylor, you probably know what they decided — the green and gold we still fling today. But do you know why they selected those colors to represent all things Baylor? Here’s how it […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “People wanted to see me thrive academically, spiritually, socially…”

“I originally came to Baylor because I was interested in studying medicine and was going pre-med, but as I started taking classes here and grew more and more in my faith, I realized it was a decision I made for all the wrong reasons. “Fortunately, through the University Scholars program, I switched to studying linguistics […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’m having a good year. Got into grad school, won two competitions…”

“Baylor was the one place I auditioned [as a vocal performance (opera) major]. I like it here. … I’m having a good year. Got into grad school, won two competitions — I get to go to Carnegie Hall and sing in May, and I’m going to go to Germany to sing some opera. So, it’s been […]

Lady Bears on to Sweet 16 for 9th straight year

For the 9th straight season (and the 12th time in 14 years), the Baylor Lady Bears are headed to the Sweet 16! Playing their final games in the Ferrell Center, seniors Nina Davis, Alexis Prince, Alexis Jones and Khadijah Cave pitched in 28 points and 16 rebounds Saturday night as the No. 1-seeded Lady Bears blew […]

Baylor Mock Trial Places Second in Regional Tournament, Continues to Nationals

WACO, Texas (March 23, 2017) – The Baylor undergraduate mock trial team is headed to nationals after placing second in the Opening Round Championship Series for the American Mock Trial Association, held in Memphis, Tennessee from March 17-19.

The Gathering Waco, a Worship and Prayer Service, Will Be Held on Palm Sunday at Baylor’s McLane Stadium on Palm Sunday

WACO, Texas (March 23, 2017) — Former NFL player/recovered drug addict/megachurch pastor Miles McPherson, along with a 1,000-voice choir and Christians eager to share their testimonies, will gather at Baylor University’s McLane Stadium on Palm Sunday, April 9, for The Gathering Waco, an effort to promote unity between church and community.

Baylor Recreation Expert Shares Four Tips To Help You Enjoy The Outdoors This Spring And Summer

WACO, Texas (March 22, 2017) – As the nation inches into springtime and people begin to plan their summer vacations, a Baylor University recreation expert encourages trip planners to make time for outdoor adventures.

Population Health Symposium Brings Together Experts to Address Current Challenges in Health

WACO, Texas (March 22, 2017) – Baylor University will host a Population Health Symposium Friday, March 24. Experts from varied backgrounds will speak during events beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Barfield Drawing Room in Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St.