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. No. 18 WT Downs No. 27 Kansas on Senior Day

The No. 18 Baylor women’s tennis team (20-5) swept No. 27 Kansas (12-9) on Senior Day, 4-0, at Hurd Tennis Center. With the victory, the Lady Bears became the fifth team in program history to go undefeated at home and the first to do so since 2010.

Softball. No. 13 SB Splits Doubleheader at No. 8 Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. – No. 13/15 Baylor softball (37-9, 9-3 Big 12) won the first game of the doubleheader, 4-3, before falling, 6-0, in the series finale with No. 8/8 Oklahoma Sooners (41-8, 11-1 Big 12) on Sunday afternoon at OU Softball Complex.

Baseball. Baseball Drops Rubber Match at No. 6 TCU

Baylor baseball lost an 8-5 series rubber match to No. 6 TCU on Sunday afternoon at Lupton Stadium. The Bears (24-16, 6-9) trailed 3-0 early and fought back twice to pressure the Horned Frogs (30-8, 11-4) but it wasn’t enough to get the series win.

W. Golf. Dylan Kim Wins Big 12 Women’s Golf Championship

Dylan Kim won the 2017 Big 12 Championship individual title by shooting 4-under 68 in Sunday’s final round at The Dominion Country Club. She recorded the best final round by a Baylor player in Big 12 Championship history and became the second BU golfer to win the Big 12 individual championship.

Baptist Standard: Editor Knox to leave Standard for CBF Southwest leadership role

April 12, 2017
Marv Knox, alumnus by choice, Truett Seminary ’02, is leaving the Baptist Standard after almost 22 years to become coordinator of Fellowship Southwest, a new regional network within the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

Baylor Lariat: Engineering, nursing students unite to build swing

April 12, 2017
Baylor engineering students have teamed up with the Baylor Student Nurses Association to design and build a special swing for the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. The “Swing ‘Em Bears” project began last fall and served as the senior design project for several Baylor engineering students this semester.

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Wish List

April 16, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden takes listeners through a heavenly wish list from the Divine Messenger Chorale. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

KWTX (Waco, Killeen, Temple/CBS): Lorena: Man carves Baylor bear sculpture out of old tree stump

April 16, 2017
VIDEO: A local carver is transforming tree stumps into works of art, including a sculpture of a Baylor Bear.

McLane Stadium: Home to more than just Baylor football

McLane Stadium made its debut in 2014, complete with sailgating, the RG3 statue dedication, the class of 2019’s very first Baylor Line run, and a 45-0 win over SMU. Every fall since then, fans have packed the stadium to cheer on our Baylor Bears. But this “jewel of the Brazos” wasn’t built with only football in mind. The […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “Racial justice and racial reconciliation is an important issue, especially for churches.”

“I think that racial justice and racial reconciliation is an important issue, especially for churches. It’s exciting for churches and the seminary to take an investment in that issue and talk about it. … I’ve had some friends who have had stories, but I think more often than not, it’s just a growing realization through […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “Integrating music into the classroom is one of my passions.”

“I’m an elementary education major, so I would love to teach elementary and integrate music into the classroom, or potentially be an elementary music teacher. … Integrating music into the classroom is one of my passions. I’ve been in music all my life, whether that be choirs, orchestras, piano lessons, so it’s always been a […]

6 things you should know about Baylor President-Select Linda Livingstone

On Tuesday, Baylor welcomed Dr. Linda Livingstone, currently dean of the George Washington University School of Business, as the university’s 15th president. Livingstone will become Baylor’s first female president when she takes office June 1. But as Board Chair Ron Murff, BBA ’75, noted, the Regents’ goal was to hire the best president for the university, regardless […]

Alternating Skimpy Sleep with Sleep Marathons Hurts Attention, Creativity in Young Adults, Study Finds

WACO, Texas (April 24, 2017) — Skimping on sleep, followed by “catch-up” days with long snoozes, is tied to worse cognition — both in attention and creativity — in young adults, in particular those tackling major projects, Baylor University researchers have found.

Baylor Ph.D. Candidate Granted Prestigious Department of Energy Award

WACO, Texas (April 21, 2017) – Bulbul Ahmmed, Ph.D. candidate in Baylor University’s department of geosciences, has been awarded a Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Fellowship from the Department of Energy (DOE).

Religious Studies Scholar Will Lecture on Watergate and Politics in Contemporary Evangelical Magazines

WACO, Texas (April 21, 2017) – Anja-Maria Bassimir, a German historian and religious studies scholar specializing in the religious history of the United States, will lecture on “After Crisis: Watergate and Positions on Politics in Contemporary Evangelical Magazines” at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in Cox Lecture Hall of Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave.

This Week at Baylor – April 23-29, 2017

WACO, Texas (April 21, 2017) – This week, Baylor University is hosting several notable speakers, concerts and events, including a LEED Gold Ceremony at the Paul L. Foster Campus, StorySlam! and the premiere of “Noises Off.”