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.

Track. Multi-Event Athletes Start Texas Relays Run

Baylor's track and field team had five multi-event athletes begin competition at the 90th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, presented by Spectrum Wednesday at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

Softball. No. 13 SB Takes Win over Abilene Christian

WACO, Texas – No. 13/14 Baylor softball (29-6) improved to 9-0 in midweek games, downing Abilene Christian (18-14) with a 6-0 shutout on Wednesday evening at Getterman Stadium.

Track. Track & Field Sweeps Big 12 Athlete of the Week Honors

Baylor track and field athletes Cion Hicks and Ryan Womack were named the Big 12 Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.

Baseball. No. 21/22 Baseball Visits Washington for Weekend Series

No. 21/22 Baylor baseball heads to Seattle this weekend for a non-conference three-game series vs. Washington. The games are scheduled for 8 p.m. CT Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Baylor Lariat: Recent study shows fear of technology can lead to job insecurity

March 28, 2017
People who fear robots, artificial intelligence and new technology are more likely to fear job loss due to automation, according to a study by Baylor sociologist Paul McClure. The “technophobes” also are more likely to suffer anxiety-related mental health issues and worry about not having enough money in the future. Hope for the Homeless: Keep Christians in the Public Square

March 28, 2017
Essay by author and radio host Eric Metaxas, who writes about the importance of keeping Christians in the public square, focusing on recent research by Byron R. Johnson, Ph.D., co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, and William Wubbenhorst, a non-resident ISR fellow, about the quantity and quality of the work that faith-based organizations do for the homeless day in and day out. Their research found that FBOs are “at the forefront of innovation” in helping to transform homeless people and their families through a variety of education, healthcare, job training and addiction recovery services.

East Oregonian: Earwax tells whale of a tale: Pendleton grad seeks insight into whales’ environment

March 28, 2017
This article features Stephen Trumble, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, and Sascha Usenko, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental science, whose whale earwax research and artifacts are currently exhibited at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Trumble and Usenko’s research was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal in 2013 and was featured in more than 100 news articles.

Baylor SOE partnership with Midway ISD receives national award

Eight years ago, Midway High School became a Baylor Professional Development School (PDS) campus. For Baylor School of Education (SOE) undergraduate students, that meant that instead of sitting in a classroom staring at PowerPoint slides, they could get real classroom experience with mentor teachers. For Midway, it meant exposure to emerging best teaching practices (like researching […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I knew this is what I was truly called to do…”

“When I came here for orientation, I was a clinical psychology major. My intent was to come in and help people. Very cliché. I’m very independent, I told my mom to stay home during orientation. I told her, “You won’t be in college with me. I’m going to do this on my own.” It backfired, […]

Equestrian claims Baylor’s third Big 12 title of 2017

While many eyes were on March Madness basketball last weekend, the Baylor equestrian team was busy winning the university’s third Big 12 title of 2017. Head coach Ellen White’s squad hosted this year’s Big 12 Championship at the Willis Family Equestrian Center, and the Bears kept the trophy right here in Waco by winning their third conference […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s exciting, kind of not knowing what’s coming next…”

[As a senior, are you scared or excited?] “A little bit of both. Ask me in about a month, and hopefully it will be a little more excited than scared. Once more of the (hopefully) acceptances — maybe rejections — kind of start rolling back in, so it’s a little bit less of this limbo […]

Baptist World Alliance Leader Will Present the 2017 Willson-Addis Lecture

WACO, Texas (March 24, 2017) – Neville Callam, Ph.D., general secretary and chief executive officer of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA), will present this year’s Willson-Addis Lecture at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28.

On National Medal of Honor Day (March 25), Baylor Remembers WWII Heroes Kane and Lummus

WACO, Texas (March 24, 2017) – Baylor University can count among its thousands of alumni many who could be regarded as heroes – from missionaries, teachers, doctors and nurses to members of the U.S. Armed Forces who served faithfully and heroically in defense of freedom. On March 25, America commemorates the 3,498 individuals who were bestowed the Medal of Honor – the nation’s highest award for valor in action against an enemy force – on National Medal of Honor Day.

This Week at Baylor – March 26-April 1

WACO, Texas (March 24, 2017) – This week, Baylor University is hosting several notable speakers, concerts and events including Browning Day at the Armstrong Browning Library, Movies with MA featuring “The Shack” and BURST URSA Scholars Week.

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.