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. Basketball. Mulkey Gives Back to Hometown

With her hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in need, Baylor head women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey wanted to lend a hand. After speaking with representatives in Tangipahoa Parish and identifying a specific need, Mulkey arranged to have $35,000 worth of school supplies delivered to students in the area.

Football. Football Completes Final Scrimmage of #CampBU

With an emphasis on keeping players healthy, the Baylor football team went through limited scrimmage situations and capped off Thursday’s session with the first-team units going against the scout team.

W. Volleyball. Baylor Volleyball Opens Season with Baylor Invitational

Baylor volleyball begins the second season under head coach Ryan McGuyre on Friday, hosting the 2016 Hampton Inn Waco North Baylor Invitational.

Football. Football Has Quartet Make Rotary Lombardi Watch List

Baylor football had four players, Kyle Fuller, Shock Linwood, Seth Russell and Taylor Young, make the preliminary watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award for the 2016 football season, the honor’s committee announced Thursday.

Healthcare Daily: As Healthcare Execs Stress Over ‘Competition From Other Providers,’ A Remedy For ‘Cognitive Tunneling’

Aug. 25, 2016
Gary Carnini, Ph.D., associate dean for graduate business programs in the Hankamer School of Business, wrote this article about how employees in the healthcare industry can avoid cognitive tunneling, a deep focus on one thing while avoiding everything else, by combining stretch goals and smaller objectives.

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Baylor Law grad raises money for scholarship in her name

Aug. 19, 2016
VIDEO: Allison Dickson, J.D. ’07, was born with a rare form of muscular dystrophy called Werding-Norman, but she has not let that stop her from achieving her dreams, including earning her degree from Baylor Law School where she graduated No. 1 in her class. “(The scholarship) is kind of a way for me to, I wouldn't say mentor, but hopefully be possible influence (on students) in their life," Dickson said. "I hope they’re proud to say I'm a recipient of the Allison Dickson scholarship and be able to kind of spread my story on and say what that means. Hopefully, it means something to them.”

The Baptist Standard: 2nd Opinion: You need Someone greater than you to guide your life

Aug. 24, 2016
VIDEO INCLUDED: The Baptist Standard features the summer commencement address delivered by Baylor Interim President David E. Garland. His words of biblical wisdom not only apply to university graduates, but also to students at all points on the academic spectrum as they begin the 2016-17 school year.

The Waco Tribune: Panel to discuss arts, cultural diversity at Baylor

Aug. 25, 2016
A multiethnic panel of actors, directors and writers will be moderated by Sam Henderson, theater arts lecturer in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. The panel will discuss cultural diversity in theater at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Mabee Theater in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave.

Let’s stand together — for our students

One week from today, Baylor football will kick off the 2016 season by hosting Northwestern State at McLane Stadium. The game on the field will feature a lot of firsts — most notably, the first game for the Bears under head coach Jim Grobe and the first game back from injury for senior quarterback Seth […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “55 is just an age. I can still hang with the students.”

“My title is assistant director of wellness, and my responsibilities are I get to come to work — according to my husband, I get to come play every day — and I’m in charge of the group exercise classes, all the 40- to 50-person classes of zumba, yoga, pilates, cycling that we have. “I just […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “It is juggling.”

Him: “I’m a student [doctoral candidate] here, and I work here. People talk about balance, and I’ve gotten over that idea. It is juggling.” Her: “Juggling the kids is real hard. We’re just getting used to that. … I just had a baby, so stuff I’m dealing with is mostly just trying to raise three […]

Hankamer/Cashion complex and Penland Hall debut new looks

A new school year means the start of a new era for the Hankamer/Cashion complex and Penland Hall, which both reopened for the 2016-17 school year to rave reviews after spending the past year undergoing massive makeovers. New labs and academic units at Hankamer/Cashion and updated residential units, community kitchens and more at Penland were […]

Three Baylor Professors Designated Master Teachers

WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2016) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland has announced the designation of Master Teacher – the highest honor granted to Baylor faculty members for sustained excellence in teaching – has been conferred on Corey P. Carbonara, Ph.D., professor of film and digital media, College of Arts & Sciences; T. Laine Scales, Ph.D., professor of higher education, School of Education, and associate dean of graduate studies and professional development, Graduate School; and Gaynor I. Yancey, D.S.W., professor of social work, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.

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).