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. Gameday Parking Impact on Campus

This Friday, Sept. 2, Baylor will open the 2016 football season at 6:30 p.m. versus Northwestern State at McLane Stadium.

W. Volleyball. VB Pounds Out Road Win Over Texas State

Baylor volleyball (3-1) kicked off an eight-match road trip with a 3-1 victory over the Texas State Bobcats (1-3) in front of a record-crowd at Strahan Coliseum.

General News. Baylor Statement On Sophomore Wide Receiver Ishmael Zamora

Baylor University and its athletics administration have imposed corrective actions against sophomore wide receiver Ishmael Zamora after its review of the animal abuse incident that resulted in a Class “C” Misdemeanor citation from City of Waco Police last month.

General News. Student-Athletes & Staff Pack Food For Starving Children

Whether it’s video games, checkers, trivia or actually playing their respective sports, student-athletes by nature are some of the most competitive people on the planet.

Baylor Lariat: Cashion Academic Center reopens with new facilities

Aug. 29, 2016
VIDEO: After a full academic year of renovations, the Cashion Academic Center has re-opened as the new home to Baylor’s department of communication sciences and disorders in Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. A transformational $10 million gift from anonymous donors has allowed the department to grow its faculty and graduate student program, as well as add new space for its community clinics. Quoted are Deborah Rainer, senior lecturer and clinical director, and Michaela Ritter, interim chair and associate professor.

News-Medical.net: Research reveals people in Sub-Saharan Africa satisfied with their sex lives

Aug. 22, 2016
Article about research presented at the American Sociological Association meeting by lead author Stephen Cranney, Ph.D., a postdoctoral scholar in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion and lecturer of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences, about sex life satisfaction in Africa’s Sub-Sahara region, a relatively undeveloped area. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, has pitched this research nationally. She covers sociology and ISR research and faculty.)

OZY: Why This Population is Addicted to Smartphones

Aug. 10, 2016
James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this story for his expertise and research on smartphone addiction. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

The Progress Times (Mission, TX): Five to be inducted into MHM 2016 ‘Wall of Fame’

Aug. 29, 2016
Richard Thompson, B.S.Ed. (Secondary Education) ’80, is one of five individuals named to the 2016 Wall of Fame in Mission, Texas, which honors those who positively influenced the community for 30 years or more. A Mission native, Thompson is in his 37th year with the Sharyland School District and has served in an array of programs with the athletic department before becoming the athletic director in 2000.

Baylor nursing alumni turn hospitalized kids into superheroes

Imagine you’re 6 years old again. But instead of running through the playground, climbing trees, and learning to ride a bike, you’re stuck in a hospital bed, surrounded by fluorescent lights and the hums and whirs of medical machinery. Unfortunately, that’s the reality for many children in the United States. But some Baylor nursing alumni are […]

Baylor family has 50 years of photos with Judge Baylor

If you love Baylor, you probably have some pictures of you and your friends and family with Judge Baylor. It’s a rite of passage for every Bear, and is even part of the Baylor Bucket List. But you probably don’t have as many as Donna Oates’ family. Since Oates first stepped onto the Baylor campus for a […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “If I go to law school in Nigeria, I’ll practice there.”

“I got a scholarship from Nigeria to come to Baylor, [majoring in] international studies. I’m thinking of going to law school and doing immigration law. I’m thinking of going to Baylor Law! It’s one of my options – or SMU. Those are my two main options right now. I’m super excited about it. … “If I […]

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 […]

Dr. Michael Korpi Awarded the SMPTE Excellence in Education Medal

WACO, Texas (Aug. 29, 2016) – Michael Korpi, Ph.D., professor of film and digital media, has been awarded the first Excellence in Education Medal Award from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).

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.