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.

Football. Coleman, Linwood Make Tyler Rose Award Semifinalist Cut

Baylor offensive stars Corey Coleman and Shock Linwood are two of 16 semifinalists for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, the award's selection committee announced Monday.

Football. No. 12 Football Faces Texas in Home Finale

Baylor hosts Texas in its regular season finale at 11 a.m. CT Saturday on ESPN.

Football. Meet the Press: Football Weekly Presser vs. Texas

Coach Art Briles met with the media Monday afternoon to discuss Baylor's upcoming game vs. Texas.

W. Volleyball. VB's Malloy and Fanning Earn All-Big 12 Honors

Senior outside hitter Andie Malloy and freshman outside hitter Shelly Fanning both earned All-Big 12 honors, the league announced Monday. Malloy earned an All-Big 12 First Team selection, while Fanning double-dipped for All-Big 12 Second Team and the Big 12 All-Freshman Team.

EurasiaNet: Paper Examines Russian Orthodoxy’s Influence on Kremlin Foreign Policy

Nov. 14, 2015
This story is about an article written by the Rev. Fr. Daniel Payne, Ph.D., a Greek Orthodox priest and former scholar at J.M. Dawson Center for Church-State Studies at Baylor. He writes that the Russian Orthodox Church has regained its pre-eminence as the cultural and moral guardian of Russia. The church is “supplying the ideology utilized by the Putin administration in its relations with the ‘near abroad,’ as well as those nations that are regarded to be within its sphere of geopolitical influence,” his paper states.

KNOE-TV (Monroe, LA): Mobile Madness: Signs and tips for managing cellphone addiction

Nov. 19, 2015
VIDEO: This story references a 2014 study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which found that college students spent an average of nine hours per day on their cellphones. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Dr. Roberts’ cellphone addiction research nationally in 2014.)

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Researchers Look for A Way to Keep Seniors from Falling

Nov. 23, 2015
VIDEO: A team of Baylor researchers is hoping to develop technology that will enable healthcare providers to recognize individuals who may be prone to falling before potentially life-threatening falls or accidents occur, particularly those involving seniors. Interviewed for the story are Brian Garner, Ph.D., associate professor of mechanical engineering, and Yang Li, Ph.D., associate professor of electrical engineering, both in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, helped arrange interviews for this story. He covers research and faculty in the School of Engineering and Computer Science.) Hyperdynamics Announces Changes to its Board of Directors

Nov. 24, 2015
Attorney and former Baylor Regent Gary D. Elliston of Dallas has been added to the board of directors of Hyperdynamics Corporation, a Houston-based oil and gas exploration company.

On #GivingTuesday, remember your alma mater

So we all gave thanks on Thursday — and then immediately our nation’s attention turned to shopping and deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. To help us refocus, in recent years many across the country have followed up by celebrating #GivingTuesday — a day to support worthy causes with a financial gift. Throughout the day Tuesday, you’ll likely see […]

Baylor’s Truett Seminary celebrates its 25th year

It seems only natural now that Baylor University would have a diverse and service-minded seminary that educates future ministers to impact the world around them. But, for almost a century, the dream of a Baylor seminary was just that — a dream. Thankfully, that all changed 25 years ago, as the vision for a Baylor seminary took […]

Make a difference this Christmas; give the gift of Baylor

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. ~ 1 Peter 4:10 As I see it, there are two ways a Baylor fan can go this year when it comes to Christmas presents (whether you’re working on your wish list, or […]

Governor Bill Daniel: Lawyer, benefactor and Baylor legend

Gov. William “Bill” Partlow Daniel, JD ’38, led a full life; that’s him pictured above, riding his horse, “White Charger,” in a Baylor Homecoming parade. Over the years, he was a successful trial lawyer, governor of the U.S. Territory of Guam, and even an actor in John Wayne’s The Alamo (alongside 400 longhorns and hundreds of horses from […]

Changing Labor Laws May Weaken Public Employees’ Clout — including in the Presidential Election, Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2015) — Changed labor laws — with some states curtailing collective bargaining rights — may lessen political participation by teachers and other public employees, traditionally cornerstones in the election of Democrats, a Baylor University study has found.

Gaps in Advertising and Public Relations Education Are Due to New Roles in Social Media, Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2015) – Blurred boundaries between advertising and public relations professions due to new roles in social media raise the question of whether educators can adequately prepare their students for a career in those growing fields, according to a Baylor study.

IMPORTANT: Parking, drop-off information for December 5 SAT/LSAT test takers

Road closures in and around campus on December 5 due to the Texas vs. Baylor football game will require alternate routes for SAT and LSAT test takers arriving to campus to take their tests.

Baylor Announces Holiday Hours for Thanksgiving Break

WACO, Texas (Nov. 24, 2015) – Happy Thanksgiving, Baylor Bears! For the upcoming holiday, Baylor will observe special hours for campus libraries, residence halls and dining. Baylor will not hold classes and all administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 29.