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. Tennis. Bears Log Successful Day 1

The Baylor women’s tennis program had a strong showing on opening day of the ITA Texas Regional Championship Presented by Oracle. Four singles competitors and each doubles duo advanced to day two with Thursday wins at Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center and Hurd Tennis Center.

W. Soccer. De Lima, Schwartz Making Instant Impact for Bears

With his 2016 signing class seemingly in place with eight incoming freshmen, Paul Jobson quietly added two more pieces during the spring signing period.

W. Soccer. No. 24 Soccer Hosts Iowa State and Kansas this Weekend

No. 24 Baylor soccer ends regular season play this weekend with home matches on Friday at 7 p.m. CT against Iowa State and Sunday at 1 p.m. versus Kansas on FOX Sports Southwest.

M. Tennis. Men’s Tennis Heads to ITA Texas Regional Championships

Baylor men’s tennis will have six players in action at the ITA Texas Regional Championship Presented by Oracle beginning Friday in Fort Worth, Texas.

First Things: Christianity’s Lost World

Oct. 17, 2016
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, is quoted in this article about an archaeological find of seven ancient Christian gravestones near the Kazakhstan-China border. “It is strange to think that at the time those places flourished, they might have been on the same scale as the famous Christian cities of Europe. . . . There is nothing new in the world except the history we have forgotten,” Jenkins said.

Health and Fitness: Money Can’t Buy Child Health without Parent Affection

Oct. 18, 2016
Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child’s physical health even decades later, but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background, according to a Baylor study by Matthew A. Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers psychology research and faculty.)

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Education, Equity and Faith

Oct. 18, 2016
AUDIO: Dr. Andrea Ramirez, executive director of the Faith and Education Coalition-NHCLC (National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference), speaks with KWBU’s Carlos Morales about education equity and how faith can play a role in that. Baylor hosted the 7th annual National Hispanic Education Summit on Oct. 18, which centered on addressing challenges and discussing solutions for increasing Latino college graduation rates.

#BearsOfBaylor — “I would have broadened my friendships.”

Her: “[We met] in Penland.” Him: “In the make-your-own-sandwich line.” Her: “No it wasn’t; we had mutual friends! He was a KOT, and I was a Kappa. … [If you could do your whole Baylor experience over again, would you? What would be different?] Her: “[Baylor] was the best four years of my life, besides […]

Get to know Dr. Gaynor Yancey, Master Teacher

This past August, Baylor Interim President David Garland announced three professors who have earned the designation of Master Teacher – one of the highest honors given to Baylor faculty members. One of these new Master Teachers is longtime School of Social Work professor Dr. Gaynor Yancey. Yancey has been with the Diana R. Garland School of […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “[BUGWB] is like a big family, really.”

“I’m a freshman. I’m about to go to band practice. It’s a great place, the people are very nice — especially the trombone section. It’s like a big family, really.” [What was it like marching for the first time in a Baylor game?] “The first thing that really stuck with me is that there were […]

McLane family gift to help renovate new home of Baylor nursing

Thanks to “Fixer Upper,” the Baylor family is more familiar with home renovation than ever. And now, thanks to a gift from the McLane family, Baylor nursing is preparing to renovate its new home. In 2014, Baylor reached an agreement with the Baptist General Convention of Texas to purchase the facility formerly known as “the Baptist […]

Are You Addicted To Social Media? Expert Offers Six Questions to Ask Yourself

WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2016) – Yes, you spend a lot of time on social media. You might even check your phone every few minutes to see how many people have liked your latest Facebook post. But are you addicted?

Baylor Pledges Cooperation with OCR Review

WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2016) – On Tuesday evening, the University received notice from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) that it will investigate a complaint filed by Baylor’s former Title IX Coordinator. An OCR review of this nature results in a broad, comprehensive look at policies, procedures and practices for a specified number of years: in this case, from the Fall of 2014 to the present. Interim President David E. Garland immediately assured OCR the University will cooperate fully with the investigation.

Behavioral Health Symposium Focuses on Stigma of Mental Health, Access to Resources

WACO, Texas (Oct. 17, 2016) – Baylor University and Baylor Scott & White Health are partnering to host a half-day symposium focused on the stigma of depression and to promote access to behavioral health resources.

Former U.S. Treasurer to Present Lecture at Baylor University

WACO, Texas (Oct. 17, 2016) — Rosie Rios, U.S. Treasurer from 2009 to 2016, will present a public lecture on Oct. 19 at Baylor University.