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. No. 25 MBB Routs Arkansas State, 94-72

Taurean Prince scored a career-high 25 points and Baylor beat Arkansas State 94-72 Friday, giving the Bears their 28th consecutive home win over a non-conference opponent.

M. Basketball. No. 25 Men's Basketball Hosts Arkansas State

No. 25 Baylor men's basketball hosts Arkansas State at noon CT Friday at the Ferrell Center. Tickets are available for $5 at the door, and the game will be televised on FOX Sports Southwest and various additional regional sports networks.

W. Basketball. No. 5 WBB Routs Cincinnati 72-34

Kalani Brown scored 13 points and the No. 5 Lady Bears played stifling defense to rout the Bearcats 72-34 in the opening game of the Junkanoo Jam on Thursday.

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.

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 […]

Who produces the most ‘Super Lawyers’? Yale, Harvard — and Baylor

Traditional law school evaluations focus on criteria such as acceptance rates, student-professor ratios, and bar passage rates, but often fail to measure the quality of lawyers a school produces. A new ranking, however, has attempted to take the latter approach, judging lawyers based on peer review, awards received and community service undertaken; the best of this group are dubbed “Super Lawyers.” […]

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.

Giving Back: Baylor Students Use Technology Skills to Bolster Central Texas Ministries and Nonprofits

WACO, Texas (Nov. 23, 2015) – When Baylor University senior James Payne saw the children involved in Antioch Community Church’s STARS Mentoring Project reading books and engaging with their mentors, he knew his behind-the-scenes work was making a difference.

Summer schedule now available, online course offerings expanded

The summer schedule of classes is available, and there are some exciting changes thanks to student input. In addition to the schedule's early availability, online course offerings have expanded starting with summer 2016.

When Retailers Open their Doors on Thanksgiving, Do They Risk Tarnishing their Brands?

WACO, Texas (Nov. 23, 2015) – When people choose sides on Thanksgiving, it’s usually whether to eat sweet potatoes or mashed potatoes. But this year, a business debate has made Turkey Day headlines: whether retailers should open or close on Thanksgiving.