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.

Track. Track & Field At 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials

The Baylor track and field team will be represented by nine current and former athletes at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, which start Friday and continue through July 10, at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

M. Basketball. MBB Announces 2016-17 Non-Conference Schedule

Baylor basketball released the non-conference portion of its 2016-17 schedule on Thursday, and the 13-game slate features a pair of home games against preseason top-10 ranked teams, along with a return trip to Fort Hood and the fourth-annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge.

W. Equestrian. No. 3 EQ Falls in NCEA Quarterfinals to End Season

Needing just one point out of the last three rides, Baylor's third-seeded equestrian team came up empty and lost to sixth-seeded TCU by the slimmest possible margin in the NCEA National Championship quarterfinals Friday afternoon.

W. Tennis. Frusci Hired As New Women’s Tennis Assistant Coach

Baylor women's tennis head coach Joey Scrivano announced the addition of Chris Frusci as assistant coach Tuesday.

Around the State: Baylor The Baptist Standard: Campus Kitchen awarded

June 28, 2016
The national Campus Kitchens Project presented its “Going Beyond the Meal” Award to Baylor University’s Campus Kitchen during the 2016 Food Waste and Hunger Summit. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, covers University initiatives and placed this story.)

ASHRAE.org: Outstanding Achievements Recognized At ASHRAE’s Annual Conference

June 25, 2016
Dennis L. O’Neal, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, dean of Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, received a Technical Paper Award, which recognizes the authors of the best papers presented at the annual conference of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers). Dr. O’Neal, research assistant Douglas Damon Ingram and Carl Reid of Bee USA received the award for their paper “Modeling Fan Powered Terminal Unit Fan/Motor Combinations Controlled by Silicon-Controlled Rectifiers.” (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers engineering and computer science research and faculty.)

CBS News: Why parents in the U.S. have the biggest "happiness gap"

June 29, 2016
Parents in the United States generally are not as happy as those without children, with the major reason being the relative lack of family-friendly policies in the American workplace, like paid sick and vacation days, flexible work hours and paid parental leave, said co-researcher Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. The U.S. also has the largest "happiness gap" among parents compared to nonparents in 22 industrialized countries, according to the study, to be published in the American Journal of Sociology. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

KOSA-TV (Odessa/CBS): Researcher: Zika Mosquitoes ‘Bite at All Times of the Day’

June 22, 2016
Richard Duhrkopf, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is working to prevent the spread of mosquitoes with the Zika virus. Duhrkopf said Zika-carrying mosquitoes act differently than other breeds. They breed in almost any container with standing water, large or small, and are active throughout the day. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched Duhrkopf as an expert on mosquitoes and Zika virus.)

Houston civil rights icon a longtime friend to Baylor

In his hometown of Houston, Rev. Bill Lawson is known as a legendary civil rights leader. He marched with Dr. Martin Luther King in the 1960s, and he has been a tireless advocate for the underserved for more than six decades. And for just as long, he has been a friend to Baylor University. That relationship […]

Eight ways Baylor researchers are fighting cancer

For most of us who are not scientifically-inclined, it’s easy to focus more on the beautiful exterior of the Baylor Sciences Building (BSB) than to think about what goes on inside. But what’s going on inside the BSB could save your life, or the life of someone you love. Teams of Baylor professors and students are […]

Baylor’s Prince the No. 12 overall pick in 2016 NBA Draft

Taurean Prince, BSED ’16, came to Baylor four years ago with little acclaim or notice. He leaves with his degree in hand as one of the highest draft picks in program history. Thursday night, the Utah Jazz selected Prince with the the 12th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft; once paperwork is complete, he will reportedly […]

Dr Pepper’s history preserved by a long line of Baylor grads

You know how much Baylor Bears love Dr Pepper. For years, we’ve served it all over campus, mixed it with ice cream every Tuesday, and even popped them open at weddings. Some even joke that the real reason Baylor moved to Waco was because administrators had heard about the drink’s invention the year before! But what […]

Campus Facilities Observe Alternate Hours for Independence Day

WACO, Texas (June 30, 2016) — Most facilities on Baylor University’s campus will be closed on July 4 for Independence Day, and others will operate under alternate hours for the holiday weekend.

Think You Know The American Revolution? Read These Five Books This Fourth of July, Professor Says

WACO, Texas (June 30, 2016) — This Fourth of July marks the 240th anniversary of the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted. This year, in addition to firing up the grill and donning red, white and blue, why not pick up a book?

Baylor University and Art Briles Issue Joint Statement Regarding Their Employment Relationship

WACO, Texas (June 24, 2016) – Baylor University and Art Briles have mutually agreed to terminate their employment relationship, effective immediately. Both parties acknowledge that there were serious shortcomings in the response to reports of sexual violence by some student-athletes, including deficiencies in University processes and the delegation of disciplinary responsibilities with the football program. Baylor is addressing these shortcomings and making ongoing improvements.

Baylor University and Art Briles Issue Joint Statement Regarding Their Employment Relationship

WACO, Texas (June 24, 2016) – Baylor University and Art Briles have mutually agreed to terminate their employment relationship, effective immediately. Both parties acknowledge that there were serious shortcomings in the response to reports of sexual violence by some student-athletes, including deficiencies in University processes and the delegation of disciplinary responsibilities with the football program. Baylor is addressing these shortcomings and making ongoing improvements.