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.

M. Basketball. Motley Earns BU-Record Fourth Big 12 Player of Week Honor

Baylor junior forward Johnathan Motley was named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, as voted on by a panel of media members and announced Monday by the conference office.

W. Tennis. WTEN Prevails in Dual-Match Doubleheader

The Baylor women’s tennis team (2-0) played its way to a dual-match doubleheader sweep, picking up wins over UTRGV (1-1) and McNeese State (1-2) on Sunday afternoon inside the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center. The Lady Bears bested both the Vaqueros and the Cowgirls, 4-0.

M. Tennis. Men's Tennis Sweeps Doubleheader To Open Season

The 22nd-ranked Baylor men's tennis team began its 2017 regular season with dominating 7-0 sweeps over Incarnate Word and then Grand Canyon University Saturday.

M. Basketball. No. 6 MBB Clutch Down the Stretch in 62-53 Victory at TCU

Manu Lecomte scored 17 points and sixth-ranked Baylor beat TCU 62-53 Saturday night in a game that was back-and-forth for most of the second half until a late run by the Bears.

Business Standard: Want to Ace an Exam? Share with Friends What You Learned

Jan. 18, 2017
While preparing for an exam, telling someone else what you learned may help you recall better and for a longer time than simply studying class notes or a textbook, says Baylor psychologist Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., lead author of a study published in the journal Learning & Memory. The study found that the method helped students better recall not only central themes but also details, said Sekeres, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

C-SPAN: Part 1, Baylor Presidential Rhetoric Expert on Today’s Inaugural Address

Jan. 20, 2017
VIDEO: In a live interview from the Baylor campus, presidential rhetoric expert Martin J. Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joined C-SPAN moderator Susan Swain for an analysis of today’s inaugural address by President Donald Trump.

C-SPAN: Part 2, Baylor Presidential Rhetoric Expert on Today’s Inaugural Address

Jan. 20, 2017
VIDEO: In a live interview from the Baylor campus, presidential rhetoric expert Martin J. Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joined C-SPAN moderator Susan Swain for an analysis of today’s inaugural address by President Donald Trump. In this interview, Dr. Medhurst talks about speaking with an authentic voice.

C-SPAN: Part 3, Baylor Presidential Rhetoric Expert on Today’s Inaugural Address

Jan. 20, 2017
VIDEO: In a live interview from the Baylor campus, presidential rhetoric expert Martin J. Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joined C-SPAN moderator Susan Swain for an analysis of today’s inaugural address by President Donald Trump. In this interview, Dr. Medhurst talks about how past presidents have used their inaugural addresses.

#BearsOfBaylor — “To be really healed, people have to be really seen and really heard.”

“I’m a counselor because I like to be with people and I like to see people and let people know there are people who can see all of them — the good parts and the not-so-good parts. Once we were having a Bible study, and the pastor mentioned that every time someone got healed, it […]

Communication Sciences and Disorders’ new home serves BU students — and Waco

Last year, Baylor received an incredible — and anonymous — $10 million gift to transform the Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders (CSD). Part of that gift allowed CSD to move into a new home, leaving Neill Morris Hall for a newly renovated Cashion Academic Center — and what a beautiful new home it is! Approximately 18,000 square feet on […]

Lariat reporters to cover Inauguration live — thanks in part to D.C.-area alumni

Eight years ago, a team of Baylor journalism students covered the presidential inauguration live in Washington, D.C. This week, seven more Baylor students are enjoying the same experience — thanks in part to a group of D.C.-area alumni. The team of seven students includes five Lariat staff members (editor-in-chief Gavin Pugh, digital managing editor Didi Martinez, broadcast […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s really eye-opening to see … how we’ve kept the tradition alive for so long.”

“I’m from Waco, so I’ve been coming to basketball games since I was six months old. It’s really nice to transition from the fans to the student section. There’s a lot of energy.” [What do you know about the Immortal Ten?] “Our freshman year, they take you into Waco Hall and tell you about the […]

Author of The New York Times Best-seller ‘Blackout: Remembering Things I Drank to Forget’ to Speak at Baylor Feb. 2

WACO, Texas, (Jan. 23, 2017) — Journalist Sarah Hepola — author of <i>The New York Times</i> best-seller “Blackout: Remembering Things I Drank to Forget” — will speak at Baylor University on Thursday, Feb. 2.

Regents Receive Governance Task Force Recommendations

In November 2016, the Governance Committee of the Baylor University Board of Regents approached six individuals with significant for-profit and not-for-profit board governance experience to form a Task Force to complete a detailed, independent review of the Board's governance policies and practices.

Regents Receive Governance Task Force Recommendations

In November 2016, the Governance Committee of the Baylor University Board of Regents approached six individuals with significant for-profit and not-for-profit board governance experience to form a Task Force to complete a detailed, independent review of the Board's governance policies and practices.

Want to Ace an Exam? Tell a Friend What You Learned

WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2017) — Students who are given information and tell someone about it immediately recall the details better and longer — a strategy which could be a plus come test time, says a Baylor University researcher.